Summer 2019: 7 architecture and design experiences for your holidays

Summer 2019. Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles - Photo by Felipe Ribon.

A design festival on a stunning villa in Côte d’Azur, Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus tours and New York’s celebration of moon landing 50th anniversary but also Venice Biennale and São Paulo Design Weekend. Explore the best events, fairs and exhibitions marking Summer 2019!

Leong Leong and KFA complete new campus for the LA LGBT Center

Anita May Rosenstein Campus at LA LGBT Center in Hollywood - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Leong Leong.

How can architecture support the LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual – community with an inclusive attitude? The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the LA LGBT Center in Hollywood features social and housing programs, cultural venues and open spaces open and in dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood.

7 LA-based female designers shaping the city’s creative scene

Portrait of Kenesha Sneed - Photo via IG by Cindy Hsu Zell, follow @tactilematter

Model-turned-designer Meyghan Hill empowered herself after a breakup by picking up a welding torch, Emiliana Gonzalez and Jessie Young of Studio Persona interweave their feminine minimalism with Uruguayan brutalism while Another Human’s Leah Ring challenges traditional constructs of form drawing inspiration from the Memphis Group and outer space. Discover the work and stories of 7 LA-based female designers making a difference in the City of Angels.

San Francisco Design Week 2019: 6 highlights on show

Ken Fulk's new St. Joseph Arts Society - Courtesy of San Francisco Design Week 2019.

San Francisco Design Week 2019 celebrates the unity in community. On show the SF Design Awards exhibition, a conversation space inviting people to compose furniture to share ideas, a Nature-inspired digital interactive installation and more.

WantedDesign 2019: 10 rising designers on show

WantedDesign 2019. Slash Objects' daybed - Photo by Slash Objects.

A mountainous ‘crumbling’ cabinet, an astro-mathematical lamp, a Caribbean architecture-inspired side table and a recycled rubber squishy daybed… Check our top picks at WantedDesign 2019.

‘Deeper than Text’ all-women exhibition aims “to redefine the visual message of creative professionals in design”

DEEPER THAN TEXT exhibition in New York by Female Design Council and 1stdibs - Photo by Design Council and 1stdibs.

19 international female designers present their latest works at the Deeper than Text exhibition in New York. On show a tiger-rug crafted from wool, velvety bright blue chairs, architectural furniture, and more.

NYCxDESIGN 2019, the survival guide to New York’s design festival

Fernando Mastrangelo's Tiny House in Time Square - Photo by Fernando Mastrangelo.

NYCxDESIGN 2019 kicked off! Discover what’s going on at ICFF, WantedDesign and Brooklyn Designs as well as some highlights in New York’s prominent design districts.

Modernism Week 2019: 12 not-to-be-missed events and exhibitions in Palm Springs

Edris House - Photo by Jake Holt, courtesy of Modernism Week.

Modernism Week 2019 takes over Palm Springs with a focus on interior design. Join guided tours in iconic private homes generally close to the public, 1960’s psychedelic-themed parties, an architectural theatre play, a mid-century modern film festival and a vintage trailer show.

8 new museums and cultural architectures to look forward in 2019

Kistefos Museum by BIG - Image by Bjarke Ingels Group

From Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ in Hong Kong to Jean Nouvel’s desert rose-inspired Qatar National Museum but also Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s expandable art centre on New York’s Highline and Dessau Bauhaus museum celebrating the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement. 8 cultural architectures worthy a trip in 2019!

Burning Man 2018 explores ‘freedom of expression’ in the era of robots and digital technology

Frame from 'Burning Man 2018' video by Phil of Drones.

3D-modeled galactic temples, anti-consumerist architectures made of shopping trolleys and blooming aircrafts. Burning Man 2018, the most surreal event of the planet, reflects on how new technology effect our lives.

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

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…