Chemical Brothers: "Go". Frame from the music video directed by Michel Gondry.

Chemical Brothers: “Go”. Frame from the music video directed by Michel Gondry.

Best interiors. In Tokyo, id inc has designed Cafe Ki: a minimal urban forest combining a pure white space with stylized coffee coloured tree.

Cafe Ki by id inc - Photo by @id inc.

Cafe Ki by id inc – Photo by @id inc.

In New York, Wonderwall studio and Nicola Formichetti designed Diesel new store in Manhattan as a “house of denim” for all the brand’s fans.

Diesel @ Madison Ave - All photos: courtesy of Dielsel.

Diesel @ Madison Ave – All photos: courtesy of Dielsel.

Best residential. Pergolas and patios with olive trees and bespoke interiors. Massimo Iosa Ghini’s “contemporary masseria” in Southern Italy pays homage to traditional architecture and Mediterranean countryside.

Contemporary Masseria by Massimo Iosa Ghini - Photos by Cosmo Laera, courtesy of Massimo Iosa Ghini.

Contemporary Masseria by Massimo Iosa Ghini – Photos by Cosmo Laera, courtesy of Massimo Iosa Ghini.

Near Valencia, Fran Silvestre arquitectos designed the Balint house, an aerodynamic and ellipiptical villa facing a crescent-shaped pool.

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At Design Days Dubai 2015, established international designers like Zaha Hadid and Nada Debs and emerging talents from Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates showed how women are shaping Middle East design.

Courtesy of Design Days Dubai 2015 - Art Deco booth.

Courtesy of Design Days Dubai 2015 – Art Deco booth.

Beside the “Hollywoodian” line-up of brands and VIP, Design Shanghai 2015 shone a light on design that is actually “created” and not just “made” (or “copied”) in China.

Photos: courtesy of LYCS Architecture

Photos: courtesy of LYCS Architecture

Our special report on Milan Design Week includes Ron Arad bulbous sofa for Moroso and composable sofa by Matali Crasset for Campeggi but also stunning installations, emerging talents’ furnitures and even cutting edge technology blending design with synthetic biology.

Self Made sofa by Matali Crasset for Campeggi - Photo by Enzo Prandini.

Self Made sofa by Matali Crasset for Campeggi – Photo by Enzo Prandini.

Vertical fields and human sized behives, at Milan Expo 2015, We selected some of the best architectures designed to convey the sustainable motto Feed the Planet, energy for Life. From Russia to Bahrain, from Israel to Japan.

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Best Sustainable project: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into the Bottle-Up collection of responsible design accessories.

Bottle Up: Spice jar - Photos by Jeroen Van der Wielen.

Bottle Up: Spice jar – Photos by Jeroen Van der Wielen.

Crazy architecture. We would definitely candidate the projects at Burning Man festival: desert cathedrals, interstellar observatories but also Dragons on wheels, nomadic houses and self-propelled dance clubs.

Fire shooting Mutant Vehicle @ BM2013 - Photo by Curtis Simmons.

Fire shooting Mutant Vehicle @ BM2013 – Photo by Curtis Simmons.

For the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, emerging and world-reknown architects gathered from all over the planet to take over the so-called Windy-City.

Chicago by Iwan Baan 2015

Our report includes panoramic kiosks made by international studios with local schools, a new art centre dedicated to black culture and a delicate studio by Jeanne Gang that rethinks US police space within local communities.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and NLÉ in Millennium Park. Photo by Steve Hall, © Hedrich Blessing - Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and NLÉ in Millennium Park.
Photo by Steve Hall, © Hedrich Blessing – Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Architectural mirrored cars, cartoonish redevelopments and a design football team to take over the stadium but also talents awards and groovy gigs. Did Dutch Design Week posed the right questions to free designers’ power of imagination?

Free Kick by Guus Voermans at 90 minutes exhibition FC DDW 2015 curated by Jules van den Langenberg - Photo by Ronald Smits.

Free Kick by Guus Voermans at 90 minutes exhibition FC DDW 2015 curated by Jules van den Langenberg – Photo by Ronald Smits.

Architectural skyscraping. In 2015 architects battled above the clouds. AMBS Architects presented the first vertical city that could overshadow the Burj Khalifa and relegate super tall towers as thing from the past.

The Kingdom Tower - Courtesy of AS+GG.

The Kingdom Tower – Courtesy of AS+GG.

Best alternative architecture.Mark Foster Gage adds contemporary gargoyles and gothic designs to Manhattan tower and criticizes the city’s soul-less skyscrapers made in glass and steel.

Mark Forster Gage Architects' proposal for 41 West 57th Street New York

Human “ascensions” and digital crafts, solar installations and “whishing” walls. At DesignMiami/, we plunged into the Latin American vibe of the city and gave space to emerging designers of the Americas.

Ascend with you

“Ascend with you” installation by Diego Montoya @ SuperFine! – Photo by James Miille, courtesy of SuperFine!.

At London Design Festival, Designers, emerging artists and makers are concerned as well about eye-watering rents and an unaffordable cost of life that risk to push creatives away from the city.

Multipex - Photo courtesy of Tom Dixon.

Multipex – Photo courtesy of Tom Dixon.

With 260 towers under construction and a £175 million garden bridge, what is the future of London and Londoners? We collected opinions and concerns of some of the protagonists of the city’s transformation.

1 Undershaft by Eric Parry Architects - Courtesy of ric Parry Architects.

1 Undershaft by Eric Parry Architects – Courtesy of Eric Parry Architects.

Best sound & music projects. In 2015 music tuned with architecture and design. Artists, designers and engeneers created TW3RKBOT 1.0 for Basement Jaxx dance video Never say never.

Frame from "Never say never" - Basement Jaxx.

Frame from “Never say never” – Basement Jaxx.

French filmaker Michel Gondry shoot Chemical Brothers‘ new music video in Paris brutalist architecture, OK GO played with optical illusion for a mall commercial.

Luxury automotive brand Lexus unveils full reveal of project ‘SLIDE’ Photo Credit: Olly Burn.

Luxury automotive brand Lexus unveils full reveal of project ‘SLIDE’ Photo Credit: Olly Burn.

Alternative vehicles: in Barcelona, Lexus revealed the long awaited Back to the Future hoverboard floating both on ground and water. In the meantime, Pininfarina went rural with a bespoke tractor.

Zetor by Pininfarina

Marta Santambrogio transformed Indian traffic noise into musical jam sessions creating from harmonical tuk-tuks, New Dheli street cahos and local musical instruments.

The Fuzzy Logic Project - Photos: courtesy of Marta Santambrogio.

The Fuzzy Logic Project – Photos: courtesy of Marta Santambrogio.

In 2015 we reported from over 20 international architecture and design hotspot including Maison & ObjectStockholm furniture, Beijing Design Week, ICFF New York and more giving space to emerging designer and visionary professional from all over the planet. From Lapland ice hotels to Syrian refugee camps.

Missoni Home tableware by Richard Ginori.

Missoni Home tableware by Richard Ginori.