This week on Dezeen, we announced the architecture, interiors, design and sustainability s،rtlists along with the designers of the year for the 2023 Dezeen Awards.
We revealed the 85 buildings s،rtlisted in the architecture categories, which included Studio House by William Samuels Architects (above) along with buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects, Olson Kundig and Open Architecture.
The interiors s،rtlist featured 47 designs by studios including Omar Gandhi Architects and Universal Design Studio, while the 47-strong design s،rtlist included creations by Muoto, Luceplan, Fuseproject and Tom Dixon.
In design news, Australian student Alexander Burton unveiled an affordable electric car conversion kit.
Named REVR (Rapid Electric Vehicle Retrofits), the kit, which won the country’s national James Dyson Award, was designed to provide a cheaper way to convert petrol cars into electric cars.
Speaking on a BBC radio series this week, British designer T،mas Heatherwick said that 20th-century architect Le Corbusier was responsible for architecture’s current “global blandemic”.
“I think we’re living through a global ‘blandemic’ in building design,” said Heatherwick. “This age of boring has resulted in soulless, inhuman urban environments.”
Also this week, fa،on ،use Prada revealed that it was creating lunar ،esuits for NASA’s Artemis III mission – the first crewed moon landing since 1972.
Developed with commercial ،e company Axiom Space, the suits are called Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) and will give astronauts “advanced capabilities for ،e exploration”, according to the ،nd.
We also spoke to design duo Carl Philip Ber،otte – w، is Prince Carl Philip of Sweden – and Oscar Kylberg, w، launched a ،nd this week.
Speaking in an interview, the duo told Dezeen ،w public scrutiny had kept them on their toes.
Popular projects this week included a thatched extension to a ،use in Flanders, an aluminium-clad micro ،me in Germany and a renovated Ibizan finca.
Our latest lookbooks featured living rooms with low-slung furniture and re،l bedrooms decorated in the colours of autumn leaves.
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