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?
Gold and silver are some of the most unsustainably recycled materials in the global electronic waste emergency. With the Ore Streams exhibition FormaFantasma looks into this challenge starting from an imaginary office design collection.
How can we repair the ground’s public and social relevance? A field of endangered plants thrives in the Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 to remind architects to build sustainably by taking care of the ground they use.
Dorte Mandrup’s partially submerged Icefjord Centre in Greenland offers a breathtaking view on one of the most active glaciers on the planet. The project is on show at Venice Biennale with an exhibition which recreates the sounds and the colours of Arctic wilderness.
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…
How can a restaurant be truly sustainable? The Zero Waste bistro at Wanted Design in Manhattan is made of recycled food packaging and composts all of its leftovers.
With Project TrumpNoMore Finnish NGO Melting Ice is raising half a million dollars to demonstrate that climate change exists in a monumental way: carving the US President’s face into an arctic iceberg.
Recycled stools re-shaped by random salt crystallization, animal-free paper and silk clothes which harm no butterfly. Vegan design is possible, says Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana.
The Living Nature garden pavilion by Carlo Ratti for Salone del Mobile uses energy flow controls to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof.
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…
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.
From climate change to women rights, from the refugees emergency to natural calamities but also Trump, Brexit and more. Check our 2017 round up featuring some of the most visionary projects responding to our times challenges.
Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines Milan’s World Expo site as a theme park for science and technology featuring the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars.
Inspired by light-reflective butterflies wings, kites and bioluminescent algae, Dan Roosegaarde envisions futuristic sustainable light designs by the floodgates of the historic Afsluitddjk site in the Netherlands.
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Manta rays, whale sharks and shells from the reefs inspired WOW Architects’ St. Regis Maldive Vummuli Resort which aims to raise awareness on sustainability and pays homage to local craftsmanship.
Binh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects brings tropical vegetation into Vietnamese urbanscape allowing breeze to whisper sustainably through a three generations-family building.
Bhutan Happiness Center by architect Hoang Thuc Hao and studio 1+1>2 balances human-made and Nature-made, sustainability and spirituality.
SPARK propose beach huts made of discarded plastic collected from the beaches and seas of South East Asia . The colourful pineapple-shaped designs will convey a message in support of sustainable awareness.
Daan Roosegarde inaugurates the Smog Free Project, an air-purifying tower envisioning a cleaner urban future. Starting from Beijing.
The longest glass bridge on the planet could reopen within days after sudden closure. The 380 m long project by Haim Dotan in China will invite for breathtaking views of the 300m drop below.
By the end of this century, global warming, over population and humans’ comsumption of natural resources will effect Antactica as well. Hani Rashid’s exhibition showcases future scenarios of sustainable and high-tech architecture.
A breathing building ventilated like a living organism, floating villages which bring life back to the Dead Sea and a Life Object inspired by the resilience of a bird’s nest. Israel pavilion at Venice Biennale foresees a more sustainable future achieved through blending architecture and biology.
In Peru, architects, students and native communities build respectful school units in the Amazon frontier, one of the most endangered and neglected corners of the planet.
Dror conceived a planet-like structure that aims to become a cultural venue and to keep company to Buckminster Fuller’s lonesome Biosphere pavilion in the site of Montreal Expo ‘67.
As design world seems to be projected into digital culture, students of Design Academy Eindhoven reflects on the importance of tactile experience with the TOUCH BASE, an exhibition you can digit with your bare fingers… and a petting zoo to actually caress instead of watching YouTube videos.
Reinventer.Paris: David Chipperfield, Sou Fujimoto, DGT Architects and others won a very ambitious competition promoted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo: reinventing Paris.
Stephan Malka presents 3BOX, a green housing model aimed to reconnect Paris with its inhabitants and that is even 40% below the real estate market price.
Bottle Up: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into a collection of responsible design accessories.
Bahrain Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is a poetic interpretation of the country’s agrarian heritage and features blooming gardens nested in white concrete alcoves, an ancient artifacts’ exhibiton and a video installation.