Next in our review of 2023 we highlight the top 10 most-viewed Reels that we have published on Dezeen's Instagram this year, including a film showcasing Ecuador's tallest building by BIG and a tour of Barbie's life-size dream house.
The past 12 months also saw Dezeen interview creative studio AMO on the moving ceiling they designed for a Prada fashion show, run a series of talks exploring "planet-saving" solutions using crafts and discover a delft blue archway wrapped in 3,000 unique 3D-printed ceramics tiles in the Netherlands.
Read on for Dezeen's top 10 Instagram reels of 2023:
Called Maxon Studio, the project comprises a two-storey weathering-steel structure, constructed as an office for the client's branding agency in Carnation, Washington. The studio was built on top of 15-foot-gauge railroad tracks so that it can either be a "nested" addition to the client's home, or move away to become an independent structure.
Besides the functional aspect of the rails, other elements of railroad design were implemented in the project, as an ode to the "legacy of the rail industry in the local region", the studio said.
Kinetic architecture proved to be popular again on Instagram Reels in 2023, as this moving ceiling for the Prada menswear show garnered 1.1 million views.
AMO, the research and creative studio of OMA, added a retractable ceiling to the Fondazione Prada which moved to reveal a series of art deco chandeliers for Prada's Autumn Winter 2023 menswear show.
Shown as part of their solo exhibition, Guo-Qiang collaborated with fashion label Saint Laurent to create a daytime firework display in Fukushima Prefecture.
Our audience demonstrated their appetite for on-the-ground fashion coverage as this reel showcasing menswear label Harri's Spring Summer 2024 show from London Fashion Week racked up nearly 850,000 views.
The collection features latex pieces with inflatable elements, as well as tailored jackets and suits. The balloon-like trousers are inflated through valves at the bottom of each garment, while a tightly-fitted waist prevents air from escaping.
The video showcases many of the smaller details designed for the house, including a vanity with a pink Barbie phone, perfume bottles and debit cards. On the deck outdoors, a barbecue is cooking plastic cuts of meat and a bright-pink slide ends in a pink pool.
Innovative fashion design proved popular again with the Dezeen audience, as this Reel looking back at Coperni's viral spray-on dress garnered nearly 700,000 views.
The video highlighted The Mills Fabrica's collaboration with London Craft Week on a series of talks presenting future-facing climate solutions using crafts, which was livestreamed on Dezeen.
The event featured presentations from leaders in sustainable fashion, including Manel Torres who invented the technology behind the spray-on Coperni dress which was modelled by Bella Hadid at Paris Fashion Week in 2022.
This Reel, filmed by Pablo Casals Aguirre, shows Danish architecture studio BIG's recently completed Iqon tower in Quito, Ecuador, which gained 675,000 views on Instagram.
The 32-storey high-rise, now the tallest building in the Ecuadorian capital, is defined by a facade of cascading balconies dotted with native plants and trees. The balconies were arranged by BIG to frame views over the city and the Pichincha volcano.
Architecture practice Pad Studio completed New Forest House in 2010. Over the past year, it has been actively measuring the home's energy usage. The studio funded the study itself, as a learning exercise.
Spring Summer 2024 marked Williams' first season with the French fashion house following his appointment to the role of men's creative director earlier this year.
Architecture practice Studio RAP has combined algorithmic design and 3D printing to create a pair of archways informed by Delft Blue porcelain at the PoortMeesters housing in the Netherlands, featured in this Reel which gained nearly 600,000 views.
The archways were designed to frame entrances to a courtyard garden at the centre of the housing development in Delft designed by The Hague-based VY Architects.
This article is part of Dezeen's roundup of the biggest and best news and projects in architecture, design, interior design and technology from 2023.