This week we launched our Design for Disaster Resilience series
This week at Dezeen we launched our latest series, Designing for Disaster, which will look at how designers and architects can help manage and mitigate natural hazards.
Dezeen Features Editor Nat Barker kicked off the series by explaining why it’s time for architects and designers to start designing for disasters and how they can prevent, mitigate and recover from increasingly common natural hazards.
In an opinion piece as part of the series, Cameron Sinclair urged architects to start prioritizing humanitarian projects.
“The way we respond to disasters tells us a lot about our future,” he said.
In architecture news, a retrofitted skyscraper in Sydney has been named the world’s tallest building of the year by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Designed by Danish studio 3XN and Australian studio BVN, the 206-metre-tall Quay Quarter Tower skyscraper was a renovation of the 1970s fashionable AMP Centre.
In other skyscraper news, Snøhetta has unveiled a beveled skyscraper on the site of a former airport in Hong Kong.
This week we also continued reporting on Dutch Design Week by rounding up eight trends from the influential design event.
Trends identified by Dezeen’s editor-at-large Amy Frierson included products made from eggs and hybrid objects designed by artificial intelligence.
In other design news, the sportswear company Nike has released the Swoosh 1 Flyknit for babies and toddlers.
The shoe is made from 80% recycled materials and was designed to “help support our first walkers,” the brand said.
As October comes to a close, we’ve named the best homes of the past month, with four out of five homes being renovated or expanded in October.
Homes include a Victorian terrace in Melbourne interspersed with small gardens (pictured), along with a pale brick family home in Berlin and a barn-like villa in rural Belgium.
Popular projects this week included a cliffside café in China designed by Trace Architecture Office, a minimalist pink house in Mexico, and a Corten cabin in Nova Scotia designed by Omar Gandhi.
Our latest brochures feature inviting bathrooms with stunning subway tile countertops and rustic Italian interiors that evoke Mediterranean history.
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