From fortress-style architecture to candy-coloured interiors, here are the six biggest trends to emerge from the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists. The rising use of cork in architecture and the popularity of low-tech cabins set in remote locations also stood out among the 903 projects that made the longlists this year. Here are six trends that our judges and the Dezeen Awards team spotted while trawling through all 4,500 entries. Check out all the longlisted projects on our dedicated Pinterest boards and vote for your favourites by saving them to your own boards. Shortlists for the 36 Dezeen Awards categories will be announced online from 2 September 2019, with winners unveiled in October ahead of our winners party and Dezeen Day conference on 30 October. Lightweight, highly insulating and fireproof, cork is a versatile and renewable material harvested from the bark of cork-oak trees. Besides its traditional uses, cork is increasingly being used as a cladding material by architects including Rundzwei Architekten, who used panels of waste cork from the wine industry to clad the facade of Corkscrew House in Berlin. Architects Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton took...