This week on Dezeen, we looked forward to the buildings set to be completed in 2024 and the architecture, design and interiors trends that will impact the upcoming year.
We rounded up 12 key buildings that will be completing over the next year – these include projects by Kéré Architecture, Sou Fujimoto, Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners.
We also looked at the architecture, design and interiors trends of 2024. Interior design will have a focus on individualism and see a backlash to the rise in AI design, while we will see less experimentation and more “safe spaces” this year in architecture.
Dezeen’s editorial director Max Fraser predicted that in design, we will see the rise of material intelligence and a rush for sustainable accreditation.
In architecture news, car brand Mercedes-Benz and developer Binghatti have revealed plans for a supertall skyscraper in central Dubai.
The car company’s first branded residential tower will reportedly be 341 meters high and located close to the Burj Khalifa.
“Our aim with our first branded real estate residential tower is to create new, desirable grounds that inherit our brand’s DNA and give our customers a place to arrive, unwind and come home to,” said Britta Seeger, a member of the management board for Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
In Saudi Arabia, the latest region of the Neom mega-development was revealed.
Named Norlana, the development designed by architecture studio 10 Design will be a town wrapped around a marina on the Gulf of Aqaba.
Following Carlo Ratti’s appointment as the curator of the next Venice Architecture Biennale, critic Catherine Slessor wrote an opinion piece that raises questions about how the event will be impacted by Italy’s far-right government.
“Viewed as a supposedly safe pair of Italian hands, Ratti’s appointment marks a screeching U-turn from [previous curator] Lesley Lokko, whose tenure was structured around narratives of decarbonisation and decolonisation,” she wrote.
In the UK, online design magazine Design Week announced that it had ceased publication and that its website will be taken offline later this month.
“Design Week is ceasing publication with immediate effect,” said a statement.
“Design Week’s parent company, Centaur, has made the decision to close the publication as its strategy shifts towards its ‘core audience of marketers, and focuses on training, information, and intelligence’.”
This week on Dezeen