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Sigve Knutson creates textured 3D versions of his abstract sketches


For his Milan design week exhibition, Norwegian designer Sigve Knutson presented a series of textured objects inspired by the lines he uses in his drawings.

Pitsou Kedem adds white plaster and black iron surfaces to vaulted Jaffa apartment


Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem has updated an apartment in the ancient port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, adding arched windows and door frames that echo the form of the traditional vaulted ceilings.

Five highlights from the Ventura Lambrate district at Milan design week


A supermarket filled with waste products and an overview of Norway's hottest young designers are among design reporter Alice Morby's pick of the best exhibitions at the Ventura Lambrate district during Milan design week last month.

Eduardo Souto de Moura transforms whole Portuguese farming village into luxury retreat


Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has helped to revive a former farming village in the Alentejo region as a high-end hotel featuring whitewashed interiors and original vaulted ceilings.

Ten thousand IKEA refugee shelters left unused over fire fears, United Nations admits


The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has mothballed 10,000 of IKEA's award-winning refugee shelters over concerns about the product's vulnerability to fire.

This week, safety issues with IKEA's refugee shelters emerged and Turkey built a Syrian border wall


This week on Dezeen, Turkey completed phase one of its Syrian border wall and IKEA revealed that deployment of its award-winning refugee shelters has been put on hold due to safety risks.

Atelier Swarovski Home collaborates with Aldo Bakker and Tomás Alonso for second collection


The latest Home range from Swarovski includes bottle stoppers, polygonal paperweights, and marble trays decorated with slices of brightly coloured crystal.

CCY Architects uses weathering steel and locally quarried stones for Colorado ranch


US firm CCY Architects has divided this low-slung Colorado home into private and public zones, encasing the former within weathering-steel boxes that define the property's layout.

Leers Weinzapfel completes America's first cross-laminated timber academic building


The University of Massachusetts Amherst's new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

IM Pei's Grande Louvre receives AIA 25-year award


The American Institute of Architects has honoured IM Pei's renovation of the Musée du Louvre in Paris with an award during the organisation's national convention, the same week that the Chinese-American architect is celebrating his 100th birthday.

MIT Self-Assembly Lab's Rapid Liquid Printing technology produces furniture in minutes


A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a 3D printing method that is considerably faster and can work at a much larger scale than current processes.

Postmodern architecture: Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels by Michael Graves


With the AIA 2017 conference currently taking place in Orlando, we've reprised our series on postmodern architecture and design for a one-off special, spotlighting an iconic pair of buildings in the Florida city: Michael Graves' colourful hotels for Disney World.

Competition: win a book filled with over 250 mobile architecture designs


Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a copy of Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move, a book profiling structures that roll, slide and even float across water.

10 homes from Dezeen's Pinterest boards that take mezzanines to new heights


This week we've found 10 homes from our Pinterest boards that feature space-maximising mezzanines, including a Russian residence with elevated net hammocks and a lofty extension in a Parisian apartment.

Campana brothers create tile collection based on Brazilian gemstones


The Agate gemstone commonly found in Brazil provided the inspiration for these handmade tiles, designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Italian brand Bisazza.

Ma Yansong invites architecture students to apply for 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship


Dezeen promotion: Beijing architecture studio MAD is calling for students to apply for its travel fellowships, allowing them to research architecture in countries all around the world.

Sculptural extension to French farmhouse protects interiors from harsh summer sun


Paris studio Dixneufcentquatrevingtsix has created this faceted concrete extension with just a small collection of openings scattered across its facades for a traditional farmhouse in France's Provence region.

London mayor pulls plug on Garden Bridge


London mayor Sadiq Khan has withdrawn support for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge by refusing to sign the vital financial guarantees that would allow building to go ahead.  Read more

Kitty Hawk's prototype personal aircraft flies over water


The latest company to enter the race to build personal aircraft is Kitty Hawk, which has revealed a prototype electric vehicle that moves like a flying jet ski.

"If we're going to have cities, then we have to invest" says Michelle Obama


Former US first lady Michelle Obama has urged architects to consider working on more community projects in poorer city neighbourhoods, during her keynote at the 2017 AIA conference this week.


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