Best interiors. In Tokyo, id inc has designed Cafe Ki: a minimal urban forest combining a pure white space with stylized coffee coloured tree.
In New York, Wonderwall studio and Nicola Formichetti designed Diesel new store in Manhattan as a “house of denim” for all the brand’s fans.
Best residential. Pergolas and patios with olive trees and bespoke interiors. Massimo Iosa Ghini’s “contemporary masseria” in Southern Italy pays homage to traditional architecture and Mediterranean countryside.
Near Valencia, Fran Silvestre arquitectos designed the Balint house, an aerodynamic and ellipiptical villa facing a crescent-shaped pool.
At Design Days Dubai 2015, established international designers like Zaha Hadid and Nada Debs and emerging talents from Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates showed how women are shaping Middle East design.
Beside the “Hollywoodian” line-up of brands and VIP, Design Shanghai 2015 shone a light on design that is actually “created” and not just “made” (or “copied”) in China.
Our special report on Milan Design Week includes Ron Arad bulbous sofa for Moroso and composable sofa by Matali Crasset for Campeggi but also stunning installations, emerging talents’ furnitures and even cutting edge technology blending design with synthetic biology.
Vertical fields and human sized behives, at Milan Expo 2015, We selected some of the best architectures designed to convey the sustainable motto Feed the Planet, energy for Life. From Russia to Bahrain, from Israel to Japan.
Best Sustainable project: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into the Bottle-Up collection of responsible design accessories.
Crazy architecture. We would definitely candidate the projects at Burning Man festival: desert cathedrals, interstellar observatories but also Dragons on wheels, nomadic houses and self-propelled dance clubs.
For the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, emerging and world-reknown architects gathered from all over the planet to take over the so-called Windy-City.
Our report includes panoramic kiosks made by international studios with local schools, a new art centre dedicated to black culture and a delicate studio by Jeanne Gang that rethinks US police space within local communities.
Architectural mirrored cars, cartoonish redevelopments and a design football team to take over the stadium but also talents awards and groovy gigs. Did Dutch Design Week posed the right questions to free designers’ power of imagination?
Architectural skyscraping. In 2015 architects battled above the clouds. AMBS Architects presented the first vertical city that could overshadow the Burj Khalifa and relegate super tall towers as thing from the past.
Best alternative architecture.Mark Foster Gage adds contemporary gargoyles and gothic designs to Manhattan tower and criticizes the city’s soul-less skyscrapers made in glass and steel.
Human “ascensions” and digital crafts, solar installations and “whishing” walls. At DesignMiami/, we plunged into the Latin American vibe of the city and gave space to emerging designers of the Americas.
At London Design Festival, Designers, emerging artists and makers are concerned as well about eye-watering rents and an unaffordable cost of life that risk to push creatives away from the city.
With 260 towers under construction and a £175 million garden bridge, what is the future of London and Londoners? We collected opinions and concerns of some of the protagonists of the city’s transformation.
Best sound & music projects. In 2015 music tuned with architecture and design. Artists, designers and engeneers created TW3RKBOT 1.0 for Basement Jaxx dance video Never say never.
Marta Santambrogio transformed Indian traffic noise into musical jam sessions creating from harmonical tuk-tuks, New Dheli street cahos and local musical instruments.
In 2015 we reported from over 20 international architecture and design hotspot including Maison & Object, Stockholm furniture, Beijing Design Week, ICFF New York and more giving space to emerging designer and visionary professional from all over the planet. From Lapland ice hotels to Syrian refugee camps.