World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Eric Chang of Buro Ole Scheeren discusses the importance of the communal courtyards in The Interlace, the "vertical village" that was crowned World Building of the Year 2015 last week. More
This week's Dezeen Mail includes grocery-delivering robots, the Ole Scheeren-designed World Building of the Year and a Chilean housing block featuring a textured facade of zigzagging bricks (pictured).
The trend for open-plan living may be over say architects, as families now favour "broken-plan" homes that offer more privacy for using mobile devices. More
Japanese studio Nendo has designed a minimal emergency kit for those affected by earthquakes, containing a whistle, radio, raincoat, lantern, water container and multipurpose case in a slender tube (+ slideshow). More
From affordable robotic arms to self-driving grocery delivery pods and a bridge that will be 3D-printed by robots, 2015 has seen big jumps in the use of programmable machines in design. See all of our stories about robots »
New York firm Alloy has completed a row of skinny houses in Dumbo, with a concrete, wood and steel facade that is meant to reference the Brooklyn neighbourhood's industrial character (+ slideshow). More