A concert hall in Poland featuring concrete and crushed brickwork impressed readers this week, so we've visited the Dezeen archives to create a Pinterest board full of awe-inspiring performance venues. Others include a spiky building shortlisted for last year's Mies van der Rohe Award and Herzog & de Meuron's part-completed Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
Readers were up in arms this week about a folded steel staircase, which they claimed were missing a crucial handrail. Our latest Pinterest board is dedicated to similarly extreme staircase design, from cantilevered wooden treads "as thin as plates" to a conceptual flight of steps attached midway up a skyscraper.
Rotterdam is "the city of the future" say architects, who claim that experimental construction is transforming the Netherlands' second city into a world-class destination. So we've created a new Pinterest board celebrating innovative Dutch architecture, including OMA's vertical city complex and MVRDV's colossal market hall.
Alejandro Aravena was named as the 2016 recipient of the Pritzker Prize this week. We've created a Pinterest board of projects by the Chilean architect, as well as buildings by past winners including SANAA, Shigeru Ban and many more.
Mirrored facades can help buildings camouflage into their surroundings or create optical illusions. We've created a new Pinterest board full of reflective architecture, including a desert cabin that appears to be invisible and a Japanese cafe that mirrors a bank of cherry blossoms.
We've recently published a lot of buildings clad in wood that has been charred using a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban. These include a blackened garden studio in London and a rural Icelandic cottage that settles into the landscape. Visit our new Pinterest board for even more examples of burnt-wood facades.
Rising sea levels are leading to a surge of interest in floating architecture. We've created a new Pinterest board full of the best buoyant buildings, including a proposal for mass housing on London's canals and a conceptual amphibious city in China.
Herzog & de Meuron unveiled its final design for the revamp of Chelsea FC's London stadium this week, so we've created a Pinterest board full of iconic stadiums. Others include Zaha Hadid's scrapped plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the world's largest free-spanning dome and and a solar-powered structure in Brazil.
Refugee camps are the "cities of tomorrow", according to one of the world's leading aid experts. Explore more approaches to humanitarian architecture on our new Pinterest board, including Ikea's "unusually sensitive" flat-pack shelters and an earthquake-resistant school in Thailand.
The transformation of an east London warehouse into a photographer's live-work space was one of our most-read stories this week, so we've created a new Pinterest board full of the best warehouse conversions and re-purposed industrial spaces.
With a group of architects branding timber as the wonder material of the 21st century, we've created a Pinterest board full of the best wooden architecture projects from the pages of Dezeen. Explore examples including Finland's tallest wooden apartment block, a house with a burnt-wood exterior, and much more.
We've been reporting from the World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival 2015 in Singapore this week. Our new Pinterest board is filled with award-winning projects from the events, including Ole Scheeren's World Building of the Year and March Studio's World Interior of the Year.
London is becoming a global centre for the collectable design market, contributing to a glut of new gallery architecture. But other cities and countries are also riding the wave of investment in art and design, with recent examples including Los Angeles' The Broad art museum, and China's numerous new institutions. Explore our new Pinterest board that collects together the best galleries from the pages of Dezeen.
Following the popularity of a fully functional car made entirely out of cardboard by Japanese manufacturer Lexus, we've created a new Pinterest board full of architecture and design projects utilising the heavy-duty paper. Examples include a cathedral by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, a bicycle that costs less than £10 to manufacture and jewel-like vases.
Dezeen is reporting from the first Chicago Architecture Biennial this week. Browse the city's newest projects, historic icons and lesser-known gems on our new Pinterest board, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and the University of Chicago's Joe and Rika Mansueto Library by Helmut Jahn.
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