Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

Plant Prefab and Alchemy Architects Launch Net Zero–Ready Prefabs Starting at $170K
Plant Prefab and Alchemy Architects Launch Net Zero–Ready Prefabs Starting at $170K
The new lightHouse LivingHomes are Plant Prefab’s smallest modular dwellings to date.
By Lucy Wang - 13 hours ago
This Svelte, Expandable Camper Packs All the Perks of a Tiny Home
Dutch company Haaks just rolled out its most compact camper to date—but the slight footprint doesn’t skimp.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Bee Home for World Bee Day
IKEA’s design lab, SPACE10, is sharing free plans to build a custom home for bees.
The Best New E-Bikes Are Smart, Stylish, and a Blast to Ride
The Best New E-Bikes Are Smart, Stylish, and a Blast to Ride
If you think electric bicycles are clunky and ugly, it’s time to take another look.
- 8 days ago
How Ancient Technologies Can Show Us the Way to More Sustainable Building
We present four case studies on more viable ways of living in mountains, forests, wetlands, and deserts.
Architects and Designers Weigh In on the Future of Work
Right now, the logistics of “going back to normal” are a mystery. We asked some prominent voices to predict what we can expect when the worst is over.
Living Vehicle Unveils 3 New Solar-Powered Trailers for Going Off-Grid in Luxury
With the motto “luxury unplugged,” Living Vehicle debuts three new solar-powered trailers that provide freedom from the grid.
Plant Prefab and Koto Launch New Net-Zero Homes With Scandinavian Style
Sustainable, stylish, and packed with smart tech—the latest LivingHomes are here just in time for Earth Day.
How Van-Lifers Are Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic
When home is the open road, it’s tricky to navigate where and how to shelter in place.
This New Frank Lloyd Wright–Inspired Furniture Is Surprisingly Affordable
Act fast, and you can snag pieces from the Usonia collection at special preorder pricing.
We Asked 13 Designers to Share Their Work-From-Home Setups and Tips
We Asked 13 Designers to Share Their Work-From-Home Setups and Tips
Peek inside some of our favorite designers’ home offices, and get their tips for creating a successful WFH setup (or mindset) of your own.
- 2 months ago
How Design Brands Around the World Are Pivoting to Tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic
Designers, makers, and companies are harnessing their talents to fight against COVID-19.
Create a Healthier Home With These Eco-Friendly Furnishings
The Spring 2020 Collection from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offers fabrics in a plant-based finish and rugs made from upcycled plastic bottles.
Shelter in Place: How Our Readers Are Adjusting to the New Normal
Dining rooms everywhere are working overtime as offices, yoga studios, and game zones—and weekend warriors are camping out on the roof.
How the Quest for Sustainability Fuels Gloster’s Production and Minimalist Modern Designs
Gloster’s recent acquisition of land in Indonesia is just another example of how the company is an industry leader in sustainability.
How to Get Mortgage Relief if Your Income Is Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here’s how homeowners affected by the COVID-19 crisis can receive mortgage relief.
Makers Around the World Are 3D Printing Face Shields to Combat COVID-19
Companies, collectives, and individuals are 3D printing face shields to help safeguard healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Architects on How COVID-19 Is Urging Us to Rethink Home Design
The pandemic is already reshaping our ideas of home to emphasize wellness, hygiene, and work/life balance.
These New Modular Hospital Rooms Can Be Flat-Packed and Shipped to Crisis Zones
Jupe Health has developed a line of rapidly deployable, pop-up recovery units to address the coronavirus pandemic.
17 Architects and Designers on How the Pandemic Will Change Our Homes Forever
Architects around the world sound off on how the COVID-19 pandemic will change our homes—and what “shelter” means in the new normal.
CURA Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Emergency Hospitals for COVID-19
The nonprofit design/build collective is converting shipping containers into modular, pop-up ICUs.
The AIA Is Urging Congress to Safeguard the Future of Architecture—and America
As U.S. lawmakers finalize a bill to restart the economy, the 95,000-member-strong American Institute of Architecture proposes a plan for the greater good.
Carnival Proposes Turning Cruise Ships Into Floating Hospitals—But Experts Are Wary
After poorly managed coronavirus outbreaks aboard multiple Princess cruise ships, parent company Carnival wants to be part of the solution.
Volkswagen Just Unveiled an Uber Nostalgic All-Electric Microbus
The first Volkswagen Microbus hit the streets in 1950—and the rest is history. Now, the automaker has partnered with eClassics to revamp the beloved classic.
Elon Musk Offers to Manufacture Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
“We will make ventilators if there is a shortage,” Musk tweeted last night—and the U.S. faces a severe shortage.
Copper’s Known to Combat Viruses—Can it Help With Public Health?
Copper’s comeback could be beneficial for more than just interior design.
High-End Brands Like LVMH Are Pitching In to Make Hand Sanitizer
LVMH is pausing perfume production in three factories to pump out free hand sanitizer for France.
The Super Rich Are Buying Up Condos in Converted Missile Silos to Flee the Coronavirus
While the rest of us slather on hand sanitizer and self quarantine, the elite are taking social distancing to the extreme.
The 10 Weirdest Airbnb Listings Let You Sleep in a Shoe, an Elephant, and a Flying Saucer
These far-fetched, ultra-Instagrammable homes are blowing up the short-term rental market—and Airbnb wants more of them.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture Has Another Chance to Stay Open
After an overwhelming show of student support, Taliesin’s board of directors has rescinded a vote to shutter the school—but to keep it open, they’ll need a plan.