Summer 2018: 7 holiday destinations offering serendipitous architectural experiences

HOPE mural by Alfalfa - Photo by Bloop Festival.

Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.

Triennial Bruges 2018: architects and artists take over the Belgian city in name of a sustainable Liquid City

Triennial Bruges 2018 - John Powers' installation - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Triennial Bruges.

A 9m high whale made from recycled plastic jumping out of the canals and a Nigerian buoyant school… International artists and architects created floating installations for Triennial Bruges 2018 tuning the the theme Liquid City and reflecting on a pressing question: how flexible, fluid and resilient a city can be at a time when nothing seems certain?

7 poetic designs on show at Design Miami/ Basel 2018

Porky Hefer for Southern Guid - Photo by James Harris.

Snuggle-up alcoves within endangered monsters’ hugs, bespoke thrones in a barn and ‘watercoloured’ furniture… 7 poetic designs debuting at Design Miami/ Basel 2018.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…

Public, free and generous. Architecture is a gift, say to Archipanic Venice Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara

Architecture is a gift: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in Venice - Photo by Andrea Avezzù Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Curators of Venice Biennale 2018 say to Archipanic that architects can contribute to improve our lives through the design of public and free spaces… “Because architecture is a gift and this planet is our client”.

NYCxDESIGN 2018: 12 must-see exhibitions in New York

Spirit of the City installation by United Visual Artists for A/D/O - Rendering by UVA.

NYCxDESIGN 2018 – An inflatable pavilion in Times Square and a giant Sottsass-inspired mural in Brooklyn’s Industry City but also a contemporary take on Shakers’ furniture and Norwegian-American collaborations. The best of New York Design Festival is on Archipanic.

Fuorisalone 2018: 15 must-see exhibitions in Milan

Fuorisalone 2018. Bar Anne - Photo by Children of the Light and Space Encounters.

The debut of Ventura Future and the Vegan design challenge, a sky-mirroring courtyard and choreographies of light inspired by folk dance. 15 must-see exhibitions at Fuorisalone 2018.

Light+Building 2018: nature-driven and human-centric lighting design innovation

Flos stand at Light+Building 2018 - Photo by C41 Studio.

Broadband Internet connection through light waves, urban lighting designs allowing Nature to recharge its batteries and Internet of Lighting technology nested in brutalist secret gardens… The best of Light+Building 2018 is on Archipanic.

Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

CES 2018: 7 cutting-edge human-based designs debuting at Las Vegas high-tech show

CES 2018. Exterior view OF BYTON'S autonomous SUV - Photo by Byton.

CES 2018: from human-responsive self-driving SUVs to headphones made from seized illegal guns and a toy helping kids to cope through cancer treatments. 7 responsible designs looking after and healthily interacting with their owners.

12 must-see exhibitions and installations at DesignMiami/ 2017

DesignMiami/ 2017: FENDI - Photo by James Harris

Cutting edge robotic printing, Shaker furniture, Space Age and Desert Modernism. DesignMiami/ 2017 is bigger in size… and less flamboyant. Did the fair sober up from last year’s extravaganza?

Dutch Design Week 2017: design as a mind-stretching tool to innovate and improve everyday life

Dutch Design Week 2017. (W)Ego by MRDV - Photo by MRDV.

Can design save the world? A circular economy-driven pavilion, loving robots and a project sand-mapping the planet: 10 brilliant exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2017.

Summer 2017: ten must-see pavilions and ephemeral architectures across the globe

Summer 2017 - Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré @ Serpentine Gallery, London - Photo: © Kéré Architecture, Photography © 2017 Iwan Baan.

Make sure to add some architecture to your holidays and visit the hottest pavilions of Summer 2017. From the Burning Man to Astana World Expo but also the Serpentine Pavilion in London and Le Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, France.

Robots. Work. Our Future: 2017 Vienna Biennale showcases multidisciplinary visions for a humane digital tomorrow

2017 Vienna Biennale - © Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014; UV flatbed print on polyester foil. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Titled ROBOTS. WORK. OUR FUTURE, 2017 Vienna Biennale explores how robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cutting-edge digital technologies will shape our lives, jobs and emotions.

2017 London Festival of Architecture: 7 experiences empowering nostalgia for a brighter future in the UK

2017 London Festival of Architecture. The Dulwich Pavilion - Photo via @dulwichgallery IG.

Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.

5 architecture and design-related collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale

Damien Hirst: Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017

A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.