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.
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.
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.
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter’s Icefjord Centre in Greenland features a panoramic boardwalk overlooking the surrounding UNESCO landscape and a partially submerged cultural centre.
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.
At Milan Expo 2015 international architects designed sustainable and temporary national pavilions in name of the fair motto “Feed the planet”.
ArchiPanic met David Knafo, architect of Israel Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, who unveils how “vertical planting” technology can innovate agriculture and make way to sustainable cities where buildings will grow food from vertical crops on their facades.
Alejandro Plasencia designed REMORA, an anti ghost-net system that could reduce the deadly volume of ocean floating plastic waste to encourage a more sustinable fishing industry.
912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water thanks to nanoFLOWCELL® revolutionary powertrain technology.
Designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress, UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is inspired by the unique role of the honeybee in name of food security and biodiversity.
Middle & Far East Architecture: Foster & Partners, KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and SOM worked on these new urban areas that will most probably define our future way of living the present.
It’s high time for the world’s first underground park. New York City is working on the LOWLINE, the haedan sister of the worldwide famous HighLine.
Klaura, Kaden + Partners tag the sky with Pyramidenkogel the highest wooden tower in the world that will rise in Carinthia, Austria.