This week on Dezeen, we announced the architecture, interiors, design and sustainability shortlists together with the designers of the 12 months for the 2023 Dezeen Awards.
We revealed the 85 buildings shortlisted in the architecture categories, which included Studio Home by William Samuels Architects (above) together with buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects, Olson Kundig and Open Structure.
The interiors shortlist featured 47 designs by studios together with Omar Gandhi Architects and Common Design Studio, whereas the 47-strong design shortlist included creations by Muoto, Luceplan, Fuseproject and Tom Dixon.
In design information, Australian student Alexander Burton unveiled an affordable electric car conversion kit.
Named REVR (Speedy Electrical Automobile Retrofits), the equipment, which received the nation’s nationwide James Dyson Award, was designed to offer a less expensive method to convert petrol automobiles into electrical automobiles.
Talking on a BBC radio sequence this week, British designer Thomas Heatherwick said that 20th-century architect Le Corbusier was responsible for architecture’s current “global blandemic”.
“I believe we’re dwelling via a worldwide ‘blandemic’ in constructing design,” stated Heatherwick. “This age of boring has resulted in soulless, inhuman city environments.”
Additionally this week, style home Prada revealed that it was creating lunar spacesuits for NASA’s Artemis III mission – the primary crewed moon touchdown since 1972.
Developed with business house firm Axiom Area, the fits are known as Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) and can give astronauts “superior capabilities for house exploration”, in response to the model.
We additionally spoke to design duo Carl Philip Bernadotte – who is Prince Carl Philip of Sweden – and Oscar Kylberg, who launched a model this week.
Talking in an interview, the duo advised Dezeen how public scrutiny had saved them on their toes.
Our newest lookbooks featured living rooms with low-slung furniture and restful bedrooms decorated in the colours of autumn leaves.
This week on Dezeen