Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
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…
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.
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.
Multitasking side tables and pastel coloured poufs: Iratzoki Lizaso design Egon, a furniture collection for millennials’ co-living and co.working lifestyles.
Juliette Le Goff and Nicolas Verschaeve design Mirage, a millennials-friendly portable soft-wall for co-living and co-working spaces.
UUfie re-designed the interior spaces of Paris iconic department store Printemps inserting a vertical dome which creates a game of reflections spanning across 9 floors.
Louvre Abu Dhabi by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel mesmerises guests with a huge dome creating a “rain of light” over a floating village of galleries which explores humanity through art.
ENSCI students Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage design Papier Machine playful booklet which allows to create responsive electronic toys from “powered” paper,
Lunar landscapes, Italian pasta rituals and translucent tea time according by Tom Dixon… It’s time for being together with convivial tableware in Paris!
Paris Design Week 2017: a massive talent incubator, slow food dinner rituals and up cycling workshops but also a fungi light show, an olfactive installation and design urns. 12 not-to-be-missed events celebrating creativity in the French capital.
Madrid-based architecture studio SelgasCano designed a forest of hight-tech and transparent waves at the multidisciplinary foundation of Martell cognac brand.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Sculptural metal skin-cladded volumes and linked by a walk-through wooden porch compose the Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod architectes in Normandy.
“Innovators at Heart” exhibition at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair showcases Färg & Blanche’s Long Neck armchairs nesting visitors with a textile armour.
Inspired by traditional techniques of joining wood, Iratzoki Lizaso designs Heldu office furniture for Alki.
Grand vaults and an alchemy of wood, cast iron and light. The historical site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France has just reopened after ten years of renovation works by Bruno Gaudin and Virginie Brégal.
Archipanic selected 5 comfortable ways to seat at Maison Objet 2017. From Pierre Charpin’s rainbow-ish modular seating to Petite Friture’s Modernist lounge… Please make yourself at home in France.
From Paris to Sicilian volcanos and Lisbon. International designer Emmanuel Babled tells to Archipanic how different cultures, craftsmanship and a human-driven approach shaped his designs… and led him to settle in the Portuguese capital.
Pierre Clément Nivière designed “The Trophy” human powered 3D-printer to make us reflect on the process of design-making by using technologies with more awareness.
Färg & Blanche experiments with felt to create Succession Ceramic, the new organic-shaped tableware design set of French brand Petite Friture.
From Italy to France, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The Kitchen on the Run project aims to bring refugees and Europeans together around a table: a nomad container created by design students to make #EuropeABetterPlate.
Ibride presents Les Dandys, a design collection of storage furniture hidden by portraits of imaginary and noble valets, confidents and secretaries determined to keep their owner’s secrets with an austere attitude.
Landskating: 9 great stories of concrete ramps from Tokyo to Paris… What happens when architects and skaters team up to make cities friendlier?
With the PARIS PAR NOUS, PARIS POUR TOUS proposal Périphériques Marin + Trottin Architectes envision a crowd-founded cluster of Parisian buildings to return the city to its own people.
Meet George, Edgar and Marius, but also monsieur and madame Noyer. HARTÔ teamed with young designers to create furniture with smooth shapes, playful colours and a warm feel.
Wild, untamed and uncontaminated: MAISON&OBJET international furniture fair in Paris presents 2016 design trend.
Pastel coloured Aura pendant lamp by Tomas Kral for Petite Friture is designed as simple as possible to diffuse a soft and mellow light.
Brutalist melancholia and neglecter modernism: Souvenir d’un Futur photo essay by Laurent Kronental dives into the concrete ocean floating around Paris and portrays the elderly “urban veterans” who live in it.
Studio Janréji and Lemoal & Lemoal re-design the interiors of the famous Moulin de la Galette in Paris: brutalist concrete meet velvet and wooden paneling to welcome guests into the windmill restaurant loved by Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec and Dalida.