TOP 10 museums and cultural venues of 2018

see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive: 2018 saw the opening of several much-anticipated museums and cultural centers around the world. bold designs characterize the buildings, as established names in the field of architecture have collaborated...

studio 10 creates ‘impossible’ escher-inspired hotel interior in china

these pink and green hotel interiors are inspired by the work of dutch graphic artist M.C. escher. the project is the work of studio 10, a design practice with offices in shenzhen, hong kong,...

designboom interviews india mahdavi at the 2018 world architecture festival

meet india mahdavi, an architect and designer based in paris whose work includes some of the most instagrammable interiors around the world. recognized for her whimsical and soft pink candy chair in spaces including sketch...

‘future towers’ marks MVRDV’s first completed project in india

‘future towers’ by rotterdam based architects MVRDV, is a residential complex that provides over 1,000 new units in one single building. located in pune, india‘s 8th largest city, ‘future towers’ aims to provide accommodation for a diverse...

zaha hadid-designed ‘al wakrah’ stadium nears completion in qatar

a new video has been released showing the progress of qatar’s al wakrah stadium — the 2022 world cup venue designed by the late zaha hadid. the 40,000 capacity arena, which will host games up...

timber cabin with network of decks suspended among california redwoods

in the wooded mountain region of santa cruz, jeffrey waldman and his team worked together to construct a cabin and network of tree decks integrated into the native california redwoods. over the past two years,...

bjarke ingels group reveals new imagery of KING toronto

first revealed in 2016, the ambitious bjarke ingels group (BIG) proposal for residential project KING toronto has been approved for construction. new imagery has been revealed of the mixed-use development which spans nearly 600 feet...

interval architects creates a botanic art center from a disused brick kiln in china

the shanghai based practice, interval architects, has designed a new botanic art center in the hebei province of china. the ‘tower of bricks’ project is located between a wetland park and the city of hengshui. after...

MVRDV’s winy maas selected as domus editor-in-chief for 2019

domus, the architecture and design magazine founded in 1928 by gio ponti, has announced that winy maas will be its director for 2019. the MVRDV principal and co-founder will lead domus for the upcoming 10...

red brick and vertical gardens define ‘canteria’ restaurant design in ecuador

architecture practice, natura futura arquitectura, has designed the urban restaurant, ‘canteria’, in the city of babahoyo, ecuador. the project arises from a series of interventions working with young entrepreneurs in under-used or abandoned spaces across the city, and, transforming them...