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!

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.

Venice Art Week 2019: 6 architecture and design-related exhibitions

Kenneth Goldsmith's "HILLARY - The Hillary Clinton Emails" at Despar Teatro Italia - Photo © Giorgio De Vecchi, Gerda Studio.

A library of exile in Venice Jewish Ghetto and a supermarket where to shop Hillary Clinton’s emails but also Fornasetti’s dreamlike installation at Fondaco Tedeschi and Dante’s Inferno, Russian style! We selected 6 architecture and design-related exhibitions inaugurating at Venice Art Week 2019.

The ‘DYSFUNCTIONAL’ exhibition in Venice explores the boundaries between art and design

'Inside a Forest Cloud' chandelier by Nacho Carbonell @ DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibtion - Image by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Lombard Odier inaugurate the DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibition at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca’ D’Oro in Venice. On show, works by international designers such as Virgil Abloh, Nacho Carbonell and Matthieu Lehanneur which seek to forget functionality whilst celebrating the power of artistic expression and extraordinary craftsmanship.

Summer 2018: 7 holiday destinations offering serendipitous architectural experiences

HOPE mural by Alfalfa - Photo by Bloop Festival.

Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.

MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD exhibition in Venice celebrates the geometric shapes and the bright colours of the rebel design group

MEMPHIS - PLASTIC FIELD exhibition by Fondazione Berengo - Photo by Francesco Allegretto.

Fondazione Berengo presents the exhibition MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD which highlights the irreverent spirit of the Memphis group by framing iconic designs within the sumptuous halls of a 16th century Venician palazzo.

5 architecture and design-related collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale

Damien Hirst: Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017

A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.

Tokyo-lization: Daigo Ishii+Future-scape merges Japanese urban features with world cities’ architecture

Tokyo-lization, Venice - Image by Daigo Ishii+Future-scape.

Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.

The Architectural Imagination: architects go visionary to save and re-invent Detroit

The Architectural Imagination - MexicanTown proposals.

Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.

Losing myself: architects’ contribute to ease Alzheimer progressive sense of displacement

Irish Pavilion @ Venice 2016 - Photo by Riccardo Tosetto

With the Losing Myself exhibition, Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016 presents a research on Alzheimer. The installation refers to the sensitive architecture of a respite care centre that was designed to alleviate disorientation.

Eight fronts, battlefronts and frontiers on show at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

Korean Crow’s Eye View

The Korean Pavilion develops Rem Koolhas brief about “Absorbing Modernity” with a political and ambitious exhibition that features 40 works and projects from both North and South Korea. Curator Misuk Cho aimed to proove the potential of a unified country were two extreme ideas of modernity shaped two opposite cultures and architectures in much less than a century.