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.

Norway’s Newest Museum Opens Today—and it Spirals Over a Rushing River
Norway’s Newest Museum Opens Today—and it Spirals Over a Rushing River
Set in the sprawling, wooded Kistefos sculpture park—just 50 miles north of Oslo—The Twist by Bjarke Ingels Group connects the banks of the Randselva River.
- 10 months ago
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes—and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes for the homeless.
An Entire Region of Italy Will Pay You $27,000 to Move There
Just east of Rome, the bucolic region of Molise is doling out hefty cash sums to lure in new residents.
Kanye West’s Prefab Dome Homes Have Been Demolished
Kanye West’s Prefab Dome Homes Have Been Demolished
The Star Wars–inspired structures have been torn down after Yeezy failed to adhere to permitting regulations and ignored a warning from Los Angeles County.
- 10 months ago
Dwell 24: The Best Emerging Designers of 2019
Welcome to our annual presentation of the 24 designers who need to be on your radar now.
10 Famous Designers Give Their Advice to Industry Up-and-Comers
We asked Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, and other heavyweights in the industry to share their wisdom for young designers.
The Design Life: What Inspires This Year’s Dwell 24?
Learn how our favorite emerging talents live, work, and dream design in 2019.
Dwell 24: Ian Cochran
In 2018‚ Ian Cochran burst onto the scene with his first piece‚ Plump Table‚ a playful coffee table made from sinuous molded slabs of resin.
Lighting Designer Lindsey Adelman Explains How a Trip to Japan Taught Her Humility
The fabricator of luminaires, tiles, and wallpapers is inspired by humble mementos from the journey: scrap pieces of silk.
A Conversation With Berlin Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré
The visionary architect talks about his home village in Burkina Faso and his lodgepole pine-log pavilion at Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.
A New Home for More Than 49,000 Bauhaus Works Opens in Dessau
A New Home for More Than 49,000 Bauhaus Works Opens in Dessau
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens with thousands of never-before-displayed works.
- 10 months ago
These Affordable Backyard Homes Can Be Installed in Two Weeks, and They Start at $199K
Bay Area–based company Abodu has developed a permitting program to spur lightning-fast build-outs of backyard houses.
Lenny Kravitz Brings His Singular Brand of Glam to a New Toronto Hotel
Bisha Hotel & Residences gave Kravitz Design free reign to design the entire seventh floor, and the results are appropriately plush.
Living Vehicle Launches New 2020 Luxury Trailer With Off-Grid Living in Mind
The company’s founders give us the scoop on the new 2020 model, which they completely redesigned from the ground up.
A 3D-Printed Pod Home Designed For Mars Is Now Bookable Here on Earth
A tiny house designed to withstand the red planet's harsh climate is being built on the banks of the Hudson River—and Indiegogo backers get first dibs on rentals.
Oil/Lumber Unites Japanese Design, Skate Culture, and Blue-Collar Roots in Nashville
Ethan Summers quit his desk job in 2014 to start a furniture and apparel brand that definitely deserves your attention.
Blu Dot’s Giving Away an Ultra Greasy ’72 El Camino Loaded With $10K of Goodies
For those that like to go fast, Blu Dot's Modern Heist contest features an American classic brimming with swag.
Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award For Architecture
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was just bestowed upon six boundary-pushing projects.
Here’s Why You Need to Visit Columbus, Indiana This Year
Exhibit Columbus 2019 debuts a rich program exploring the intersection of community and design in America’s hidden design mecca.
Take a First Look at the Future of La Brea Tar Pits
Three top architecture firms just revealed new designs for La Brea Tar Pits—including Hancock Park’s 12 acres and the Page Museum, which displays ice age relics found on-site.
After Years of Renting, the Obamas May Buy This $15M Martha’s Vineyard Estate
A stay on the quaint New England island is a summer ritual for the Obamas, who visited seven times over the president’s eight years in office. Now they’re looking to buy.
This Year, the Chicago Architecture Biennial Is All about Inclusion
The international exhibition has returned with more than 100 civic, educational, and cultural events—and the entire program is free to the public.
Coney Island’s Newest Hotel Is a Miniature Mansion Made of Sand
Booking.com just opened reservations for the “Sand”-sion—a life-size sandcastle in the midst of all the fun at Coney Island’s Luna Park.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid Is For Sale—For the First Time Ever
The landmark structure—bundled with two adjacent buildings—is on the market for an estimated $600 million.
A Frank Lloyd Wright Home Catches Fire, Suffering $100K in Damages
On Thursday evening, a fire badly burned the front room of the Boulter House—a two-story Usonian in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati.
Here’s Why You Should Be Paying Close Attention to Colombia’s Design Scene
Rooted in rich craft traditions, Colombia’s luminous young designers are leading the way in the country’s upswing.
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Is Opening Next Year in Paris
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden is expected to yield a ton of organic produce every day for the French capital.
Rock Star Designer Virgil Abloh Unveils the First Off-White Home Collection
Virgil Abloh's new home goods line is quietly hip—and it launches on September 1st.
This Tiny Home Was 3D Printed in Half a Day For Less Than $2,000
SQ3D just 3D printed an entire home in less than 12 hours—and the process used about as much current as a standard hair dryer.
Affordable Shipping Container Tiny Homes Get the Green Light in the UK
Eight shipping containers will be recycled into green-roofed homes for low-income residents in Aylesbury, England.