Sculptural staircase connects two mosaic floors in an old fisherman’s cottage in Sicily

A staircase formed of wooden boxes and platforms, and supported by a black metal framework, rises up through this Sicilian residence that was recently renovated by …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Rattan backrest curves around Hiroomi Tahara’s Wrap sofa

Milan 2015: a curved rattan structure forms the flexible backrest of this sofa by Japanese designer Hiroomi Tahara (+ slideshow). (more…) …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Patkau Architects designs chalet with steep angled roof beside a Whistler ski slope

This timber-clad ski chalet has a crystalline form designed to “shed snow” from the roof and an elevated living room that optimises views across Canada’s …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Thomas Kroeger creates a holiday home inside an old German cowshed

This 19th century barn in rural Germany has been remodelled into a holiday home and guest house, connected by a huge open hall featuring a network of original wooden trusses …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Amy Congdon’s couture fashion integrates textile design and tissue engineering

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in this movie, designer and researcher Amy Congdon explains how tissue engineering could be used to grow new biological textiles for the fashion industry. …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Pine-clad sauna by Murman Arkitekter sits on the Stockholm archipelago

This timber-clad sauna for a seaside home in Sweden was designed by Stockholm studio Murman Arkitekter with two gently angled wings that overlook the Baltic …read more Shared by : Dezeen

AOC combines a reading room with a gallery for London’s Wellcome Collection

Architecture studio AOC has created an interactive gallery space at London’s Wellcome Collection museum, featuring a grand stairway lined with cushions where visitors are invited to …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Raw Edges installs dye-soaked wooden floor across 19th-century sculpture gallery

Curved wooden benches and stools “grow” from a gridded floor of dyed timber installed in the sculpture gallery at English stately home Chatsworth House. (more…) …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Nathalie Dackelid’s “wooden tablecloth” folds out to form table extensions

This table by design student Nathalie Dackelid can be extended by folding out a series of batons that hang beside the legs (+ movie). (more…) …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Candy Crush offices are designed as a cartoon “kingdom”

Carousel dining tables and trampoline seats are among the cartoonish fittings in the Stockholm offices for King, the company behind popular video game Candy Crush …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Arnau Vergés builds concrete outbuilding for 17th-century Spanish farmhouse

A grassy lawn grows on top of this board-marked concrete farm building by Spanish architect Arnau Vergés, which is set into a slope beside an old stone house in rural …read more Shared by : Dezeen

Montreal home updated with corrugated metal cladding and a vibrant staircase

La Shed Architecture has renovated an old residence in a Montreal neighbourhood, adding a roof terrace flanked by corrugated metal and a bright red-orange Shared by : Dezeen