It's International Cat Day! To mark the occasion we've rounded up some of the best architecture and design for felines – including a series of cat houses by Los Angeles-based architects, a veterinary clinic dedicated to cats and a Seoul home where the owners' pet has its own loft. Browse all our architecture and design for cats »
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As housing crises grip several of our global cities, architects and designers are getting creative with ever smaller spaces.
We're celebrating their ingenuity with some of the best examples of micro homes and apartments from our archives, including petite cabins in the woods, an apartment that fits in just 13 square metres, and a narrow home designed to fill the gaps between buildings. See more micro homes on Dezeen »
Today is Bastille Day, a French national holiday that celebrates the country's reinvention as a republic. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on 14 July 1789 – a symbolic moment for the French Revolution.
We're joining the celebrations with a look back at some of the best French houses from our archive, including a dilapidated barn turned into a holiday home using traditional hemp-based plaster (pictured) and a villa designed to look like a bump in the landscape. See more French houses on Dezeen »
Today is the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting period for Muslims. To celebrate, we're revisiting some of the best contemporary mosque designs from around the world, including Emre Arolat's "cave-like" prayer hall near Istanbul and Amanda Levete's proposal for the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi development (pictured). See more mosque design »
We're celebrating this 4 July – US Independence Day – with a look back at some of the most recent examples, including Rafael Viñoly's already iconic 432 Park Avenue and Herzog & de Meuron's "Jenga tower" (pictured). See more US skyscrapers »
Today is International Yoga Day, organised by the United Nations to promote worldwide cooperation and harmony through the popular physical, mental and spiritual practice.
To mark the occasion, we've rounded up some of the most serene meditation spaces we've featured on Dezeen – including a wooden room that cantilevers across a lake and the bamboo forest standing in the Venice Giardini. See more meditation spaces »
Today is Icelandic Independence Day and we're celebrating by revisiting some of the country's best architecture and design projects on Dezeen!
Examples include a wooden cabin split into asymmetric apartments (pictured), and playground equipment made from rubbish washed up onto the shores of the island nation. See more Icelandic architecture and design »
Today is Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexico's victory against France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To mark the occasion we're showcasing beautiful Mexican houses, including a home with a rooftop stable and Casa Wabi by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (pictured), described as "paradise on earth" by one Dezeen reader. See more Mexican houses »
To celebrate Earth Day, we've put together some of the best examples of green and eco-friendly projects on Dezeen – from a vertical garden covering the side of a five-storey Parisian block, to a bikini designed to absorb pollution from the sea. See more sustainable design »
Celebrate Easter by gorging on all of our chocolate-related stories. Dezeen's confection selection includes a cafe with walls that appear to ooze melted chocolate, edible Lego bricks and a geometric hen-shaped Easter egg. See more design with chocolate »
From back-to-front high heels that force the body into awkward shapes, to concrete shoes that are too heavy to lift, designers seem intent on creating footwear that is almost impossible to walk in. Zaha Hadid, Studio Swine and Benjamin John Hall are among the culprits. See more impractical footwear »
White concrete is popular with architects thanks to its pure, uniform appearance, offering a less brutal alternative to board-marked and raw concrete. It is created by combining materials with lower iron, chromium and manganese levels.
Recent examples of projects with white concrete include Daniel Libeskind's proposal for an art museum in Lithuania, a tiny chapel in rural Austria and three additions to a pair of 18th century French mansions (pictured). See more architecture using white concrete »
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