This week we revealed the shortlists for the Dezeen Awards 2022


This week on Dezeen, we announced the architecture, interiors, design, sustainability and media projects and studios shortlisted for this year’s Dezeen Awards.

This year, the Dezeen Awards received the highest number of nominations in its history, with the 2022 awards totaling over 5,000 international submissions.

The 2022 Architecture Shortlist includes 57 of the world’s best buildings, including those designed by MVRDV, Neri&Hu and Richard Rogers. The shortlist of interiors includes projects located in 24 different countries, including Ukraine, Japan and Canada.

The 2022 Dezeen Awards Architecture Shortlist Revealed

This year’s design shortlist includes projects from Kengo Kuma, Tom Dixon and Snøhetta, while the media shortlist includes projects such as a film that documents the issues of homeless young people living in emergency accommodation in bad condition.

Fifteen projects have been shortlisted in the sustainability category for this year’s Dezeen Awards, while the 31 studios competing across the six studio categories were revealed today.

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The Queen has died aged 96

In British news, Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne – the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

We’ve looked back at twenty of the many significant buildings she opened during her time as queen.

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Launch of Dezeen’s Solar Revolution Series

Dezeen has launched its latest series, titled Solar Revolution, which celebrates the power of the sun and explores how science and design can harness its potential.

With the launch of Solar Revolution, designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen discussed the need for a sea change to fully embrace solar energy. Dezeen has also collected 10 buildings that challenge the conventional use of solar panels in their designs.

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Emerging designers and brands showcased their work in a group show at Stockholm Design Week

This week, Dezeen reported on Stockholm Design Week and Amsterdam Fashion Week.

During Stockholm Design Week, 42 ​​up-and-coming designers and brands exhibited pieces such as a bench made from mining waste, while in Amsterdam a fashion show took place at the art depot covered in MVRDV mirrors.

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Researchers have developed a method of 3D printing with soil impregnated with seeds

In other design news, researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a method of 3D printing with seed-impregnated soil.

The researchers hope that this innovative design can be used to create walls and roofs covered with vegetation.

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Saunders Architecture designed an overwater villa

Popular projects this week include an overwater villa overlooking a Norwegian lake, an all-black cottage in Vermont, and an elevated snake-shaped house.

This week’s lookbooks featured eight homes with floating staircases and ten atriums in residential buildings that brighten up the interior.

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