This week on Dezeen, we revealed Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone, which has a flexible screen that bends around the exterior of the device.
According to Huawei, the Mate X “defines a new category of mobile devices” by way of its thin screen that can be folded in half, allowing it to be used as either a tablet or smartphone.
The announcement came less than a week after the Chinese tech giant’s rival Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold device, which unfolds “like a book”.
Costume design was brought into the spotlight when Ruth E Carter won an Oscar for the 3D printed costumes she created for Black Panther.
At Design Indaba, IKEA unveiled its latest furniture collection that was developed in collaboration with top African designers, including Selly Raby Kane and Studio Propolis.
In the UK Dezeen’s Tom Ravenscroft challenged the claim that recently opened IKEA in Greenwich was its “most sustainable store”, in an opinion column, highlighting that another green building was demolished to make way for it.
British designer Es Devlin was appointed as the artistic director of the 2020 London Design Biennale, an international exhibition for which she has chosen the theme of Resonance.
Female architects were celebrated at the annual Women in Architecture Awards, where Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey was named Woman Architect of the Year, and DnA founder Xu Tiantian won the title of emerging female architect.
In the US, BIG revised its proposal for a baseball stadium in Oakland, and unveiled new visuals that reimagine its seating in a more circular layout.
Developers pulled the plug on Foster + Partners Red Hoek Point office complex planned for Brooklyn’s waterfront, and instead earmarked the site for industrial warehouses.
Architecture firms Gensler, HDR and Luis Vidal also revealed their design for a T-shaped terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport, billed as a “new gateway for the region”.