Fuorisalone 2018: 7 secret gardens, eclectic forests and green pavilions in Milan

piuarch @ Milan Design Week 2018 - Photo by piuarch

Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…

7 must-see temporary architectures on show at Fuorisalone 2018

Altered States Ice Kitchen Island - Image by Alex Lukey.

Stefano Boeri goes to Mars, Arup’s 3D-prints homes while INTERNI Magazine explores millennials’ nomadic lifestyles. Milan Design Week has never been so architectural. We selected 7 must-see temporary architectures on show at Fuorisalone.

Night Fever – Designing Club Culture 1960-Today: Vitra design Museum explores the relationship between club culture and design

"Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today" © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Mark Niedermann.

From Studio 54 to Berghain and Rem Koolhaas’ shape-shifting proposal for London Ministry of Sound II. The “Night Fever” exhibition at Vitra design Museum explores the history of nightclubs through interior design, architecture, new media and alternative lifestyles.

5 verdant skyscrapers aiming to turn our cities’ skylines into forests

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Suspended green oases, energy-consumption extensions and wooden high-rises. Sou Fujimoto, Stefano Boeri, Stephan Malka, Big and Carlo Ratti designed verdant skyscrapers for a greener urban future.

Joia Meìridia neighborhood in Nice features Sou Fujimoto’s verdant towers and French Riviera style architectures

Joia Meìridia - Meìridia Tower - Credit by Sou Fujimoto Architects + My Lucky Pixels.

Lambert Lénack architects’ masterplan for the new Joia Meìridia neighbourhood in Nice features a tower with undulating, tree-covered canopies by Sou Fujimoto as well as buildings by Cino Zucchi, Chartier Dalix and more.

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.

8 innovative designs and technologies at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 - Opening ceremony with drones show - Photo by @Pyeongchang_2018

A demountable roofless stadium (at -25° blankets are provided), a legion of over 1.200 drones creating a floating light-show and a pavilion absorbing light for you to look into the deep darkness of the universe. Winter Olympics 2018 kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Check the most innovative designs, architectures and technologies on show.

Asif Khan’s super-black pavilion frames glimpses from outer space at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan's super black pavilion @ PyeongChang Olympics 2018 - Photo: © Luke Hayes

Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.

7 cultural architectures to look forward in 2018

Qatar National Museum - Photo by @aeadesigns via IG.

A concrete cliff shaped like a vessel and a desert rose inspired architecture but also a grand museum by the Giza pyramids and a musical tower remembering 9.11 heroes… 7 cultural architectures inaugurating in 2018.

10 architecture and design exhibitions worthy a trip in 2018

Discotheque Flash Back, Borgo San Dalmazzo, ca. 1972. Interior Design/ Studio65. Photo/ © Paolo Mussat Sartor

From Venice and Istanbul Biennials to Tokyo, New York and London. Make sure to explore 2018 best exhibitions and events cross-pollinating architecture and design with fashion, art, digital technologies and more.

David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for London Holocaust memorial was conceived as a “park of Britain’s conscience”

Front view of London Holocaust Memorial - image by Adjayes Associates and Ron Arad.

London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.

Zaryadye Park brings tundra, steppe and Russian forests a stone’s throw from the Red Square and the Kremlin

Zaryadye Park - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Diller Scrfido + Renfro.

Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first major new park in 50 years, features a “floating bridge” stretching over the city’s river and areas celebrating the natural landscapes and climates of Russia.

WAF 2017: Hong Kong students’ project for the earthquaked Guangming village wins World Building of the Year 2017

Post-earthquake reconstruction of Guanming - Cpurtesy of WAF 2017.

In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.