Will the world end while we be chatting about suntan and summer holidays? Think about it at the Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice

Lithuanian Pavilion - Photo by Andrea Avezzu - Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.

Note Design Studio’s FORMATION installation showcases the potential of Tarkett’s ultimate vinyl material

FORMATION installation by Note Design Studio for Tarket @ Milan Design Week 2019

Note Design Studio has filled the hall of a historic Milanese building with round ended poles and geometrical shapes. Titled FORMATION, the exhibition explores the creative possibilities of iQ Surface, Tarkett’s new vynil collection which can be continuously recycled.

Irreplaceable Landscapes: at Dorte Mandrup showcases sustainable architectures in endangered UNESCO sites

IRREPLACEABLE LANDSCAPES exhibition @ DAC. Photo by R. Hjortshoj - courtesy of the Danish Architecture Center.

How does the landscapes shape the architecture? The Irreplaceable Landscapes exhibition at Copenhagen DAC Museum narrates four of Dorte Mandrup’s most audacious projects dealing with natural environments threatened by Climate Change.

Sophie Thomas’ Broken Ocean glassware series turns ocean plastic waste into bespoke crafts

Broken Ocean by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson - Photo by Ester Segerra.

The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures explore future forms of spatial intelligence at Centre Pompidou

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures at Centre Pompidou - H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g by ecoLogicStudio - Photo ©NAARO.

A bulbous 3D-printed bio-architecture powered by bacteria’s photosynthesis and an algorithmically designed spatial scaffolding revealing the alien beauty of spiders’ crafts. ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures merge Nature’s architectural imprint with synthetic technologies.

Maison Objet honours 6 emerging Chinese designers forging a new national identity

MaisonObjet2019 - Frank Chou @ Rising Design Talents - Courtesy of Frank Chou.

Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.

Climate change innovators: 7 cutting-edge technologies protecting the planet at CES 2019

GoSun Fusion Solar-electric Oven.

Solar powered connected street lights, a digital gardener sharping green thumb skills and an IoT device to shower responsibly… Meet the CES 2019 Climate Change Innovators reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions.

Coral reefs are dying, luckly Living Coral is the colour of the year!

Living Coral: PANTONE Colour of the Year 2019. ©Pantone.

Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?

Global Grad Show 2018: 7 out-of-the-box innovative designs saving water, protecting oceans and helping people

Photo via Instagram - Follow @Paolostylops.

Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.

Dutch Design Week 2018: 10 must-see exhibitions in Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week 2018 - B Baars & Bloemhoff @ DDW - Courtesy of Baars & Bloemhoff.

An all inclusive loving robot catwalk, Design Academy Eindhoven grad show and mussels in the 3D printer. 10 must-see exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2018 tuning with the main theme ‘If not you, then who?’

A whale of a good design: 7 sustainable projects protecting the seven seas

An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.

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?

Ore Streams: Formafantasma explores design solutions tackling the electronic waste global issue

Ore Streams cublcle - Photo by Formafantasma.

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.

10.000 plants flourishing in the Australian Pavilion in Venice remind the need to repair the land occupied by architecture

Australian pavilion @ Venice Biennale - Courtesy of Australian pavilion

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.

The Icefjord Centre: Dorte Mandrup takes Venice Biennale to an Arctic extreme with a sensuous installation

Icefjord Centre by Dorte Mandrup in Venice - Photo by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

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.

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…