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Prince Charles reveals 10 principles for "more mature view" of urban design


News: the Prince of Wales has called for urbanists to "reconnect with traditional approaches" in an essay that lays out his vision for the future of architecture and planning.

House by Double Negatives Architecture adapted to suit a difficult woodland site


The concrete and chipboard components of this irregularly shaped holiday home in Japan have been designed to deal with the difficult conditions of its woodland site, from restricted lighting to hilly topography (+ slideshow).

Architects "haven't learned" how to connect skyscrapers to the public realm, says Safdie


Movie: in the final video interview from our exclusive series, architect Moshe Safdie says that architects are too concerned with designing objects to create skyscrapers that work with the city.

Emmy Curl's own image is projected onto her face in Come Closer music video


Music: director Nuno Barbosa layered images of pop artist Emmy Curl over her body during this one-take music video for her single Come Closer.

Poulsom Middlehurst adds copper-clad extension to east London attic flat


This rust-coloured copper home extension by British studio Poulsom Middlehurst sits above the red-brick walls and clay-tiled roof of a Victorian terrace in east London.

Form Us With Love uses monochrome palette for Pen Store interior


Swedish studio Form Us With Love has designed an all-white interior for a Stockholm boutique dedicated to coloured pens.

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: Thonet No 14 Chair


A staple in cafes around the world, Thonet's steam-bent No 14 chair is T in the alphabetical list of iconic seats we're publishing each day until Christmas.

This week on Dezeen


This week London firm Stanton Williams completed a home designed to evoke "the spirit of a treehouse" (pictured), and we featured interviews with world-famous architects Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie and Álvaro Siza. Read on for more architecture and design highlights.

Moshe Safdie used "all the Lego in Montreal" to design Habitat 67


Movie: in the second interview from our exclusive series, AIA 2015 Gold Medallist architect Moshe Safdie explains how he used Lego to design the groundbreaking Habitat 67 housing development.

Combined home and barber shop features exposed ceiling beams


The lower floor of this live-work building in Japan was designed by architects SNARK and OUVI as a barber shop, while the upper level contains an apartment featuring a spacious loft (+ slideshow).

Driverless cars in cities "20 to 30 years" away, says senior Audi engineer


News: autonomous vehicles in urban areas could be up to thirty years away, according to Audi's Thomas Müller, the engineer leading the development of the brand's driverless sports car (+ interview).

Zaha Hadid's first Brazilian building designed for Copacabana Beach


News: Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its first project in Brazil – an 11-storey apartment building overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Álvaro Siza: "Emotion is very important" in architecture


Interview: Álvaro Siza, one of the world's most decorated architects, spoke to Dezeen recently in his home city of Porto, Portugal.

Chunky tower covered in plants proposed for Taiwan's capital


Architect Fernando Menis has developed a concept for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool and plants growing out of every crevice.

Job of the week: head of architecture at the Royal College of Art


This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for the Royal College of Art's head of architecture programme.

Naturehumaine add maple and steel staircase to 1960s house


Angular shapes have been sliced out of the planks of smooth maple that encase a staircase at the centre of this Montreal renovation by Naturehumaine (+ slideshow).

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen


As we head closer to Christmas with our A-Zdvent list of iconic seats, S is represented by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chair.

Clover-shaped house by Felipe Escudero built near Chimborazo mountain


Architect Felipe Escudero designed and built this clover-shaped house near the Ecuadorian mountain immortalised in the Walter J Turner poem Romance (+ slideshow).

"They thought I was a troublemaker" says Zaha Hadid


Feature: Zaha Hadid was in a garrulous mood at a panel discussion in Miami earlier this month, discussing the lack of women in architecture, describing her "untraditional" education and recalling the stressful early days of her practice, when "there were years when I didn't sleep for four nights in a row".

"Anything threatening to be a subculture is commodified before it can walk"


Opinion: William Gibson offers a vision of the future where technology and design have enabled the creation of a socially cleansed London.


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