This week on Dezeen, we revealed the architecture, interiors and design projects shortlisted for Dezeen Awards, as well as the studio shortlists.
All shortlisted projects and studios are featured on a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website, alongside information about the works.
This week saw Paint brand Dulux reveal an earthy beige hue called Brave Ground as its pick for colour of the year 2021.
According to the brand, the colour was chosen to “the strength we can draw from nature [and] our growing desire to align more with the planet and looking towards the future” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In transport news, German bicycle manufacturer Canyon unveiled a pedal-powered concept vehicle that has an enclosed cockpit so it looks like a car.
To power the increasing number of electric cars on the roads, Architecture studio Cobe has created a pair of charging stations for electric vehicles in Denmark. The timber, tree-like structures are the first of 48 charging stations being built across Scandanavia.
Architecture studio A-01 built a prefabricated house in Costa Rica, wrapped in slanted wooden louvres to offer natural light and cross-ventilation, as a prototype for a series of future zero-carbon homes.
In Sydney, Australia, CplusC Architectural Workshop also created a house that aims to be more sustainable. Named Welcome to the Jungle, the home has a rooftop vegetable garden and an aquaponics system containing edible fish.
Also in architecture news, Apple opened a spherical store in Singapore that is completely surrounded by water, which it describes as its “most ambitious retail project”.
Designed by architecture studio Foster + Partners the store is topped with a structural glass dome and is accessed by an underwater tunnel.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week include a traditional Japanese bathhouse that was updated by Schemata Architects, a cedar-clad hideaway in the Quebec woodland and a modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton designed by Surman Weston.