The S-1500 chair is made from fishnets and ropes contributing to building a local circular economy. The material is processed to create a marble-like matte, pebbled, dark green surface which is unique and mass produced at the same time.
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.
Heatworks launches a smart water heater, a portable countertop dishwasher and a battery operated carafe heating water instantly thanks to an innovative technology that get rids of metal heating parts and plumbing hassles.
Petals, stems and buds from the excess accumulated by florists create exquisite patterns in Marcin Rusak’s Perma bespoke furniture.
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’?
The Crystal town-hall by Henning Larsen was inspired by the iron minerals of a historical mine which threats to swallow the city center of Kiruna. The building marks the first stage in the relocation of the Swedish city.
The AZULIK Art Center by Roth features sustainable biomorphic concrete volumes and floating bridges which seem to naturally grow from the Mexican wilderness.
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.
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?’
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts present UFO-like performances which visualise real-time space waste connecting earth with the layer of junk orbiting the planet.
Charlotte Kidger developed an innovative solution using waste stream from CNC fabrication to create the ‘Industrial craft’ design collection.
London Design Festival teamed up with Waugh Thistleton Architects, to create MULTIPLY, a sustainable installation encouraging visitors to re-think the way homes and cities are designed and built.
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.
WOHA and Patricia Urquiola complete the Singapore’s Oasia Hotel, a sustainable and naturally ventilated tower featuring panoramic sky gardens and topped by an open-air intimate oasis.
Are you ready to embrace Nature by floating in mid air or on a lake, sleeping in a sci-fi inflatable unit or stargazing in a posh bubble dome? We selected 5 out-of-the-box tent designs allowing explorers to camp in unexpected ways.
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.