Buildings by Santiago Calatrava (pictured above), Renzo Piano and MAD Architects were among the 235 longlisted architecture projects, while interiors projects in the running for an award include a home in Kyiv that celebrates Ukrainian craft and a store in London made from salvaged materials and biotextiles.
Snøhetta, Bocci and Samsung are in with a shot of winning in one of nine Dezeen Awards design categories, and this year’s sustainability longlist features 93 projects across six different subcategories.
In architecture news, images from the Cityscape conference in Riyadh revealed a Zaha Hadid Architects-designed skyscraper that will form part of the Trojena ski resort at Neom in Saudi Arabia.
Standing atop a mountain across from the main ski area, the 330-metre-tall crystalline skyscraper will contain shops, restaurants, exhibition spaces and observation decks.
We also launched a live blog where the Dezeen team will reveal exclusive previews and report updates from London Design Festival as they happen.
Several major awards were announced this week, including Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré being selected as this year’s architecture laureate in the Praemium Imperiale awards, which celebrates creatives working in the fields of architecture, music, sculpture, painting and theatre or film.
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo was named the 2024 recipient of Le Prix Charlotte Perriand by the Créateurs Design Association & Awards in recognition of her contribution to “ushering in a new era of architecture”.
In design news, Apple unveiled a lineup of new smartwatches that the company claims will be its first carbon-neutral products.
Apple announced it will reduce air transport and switch suppliers to renewable energy to manufacture the watches, which will be made from at least 30 per cent recycled or renewable materials.
Popular projects this week included a sculptural Hamptons house with a fibreglass roof and a coastal home in Dorset informed by rural barns.
Our latest lookbooks featured basement apartments that make the most of their subterranean environment and interiors that use lattice screens to divide spaces.
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