Form Follows Environment: Nordic architects vs Climate Change

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: forget boring maquettes and plunge into urban and geopolitical architecture

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.

LDF2019 leading trade destinations: the best of designunction, 100% Design, London Design Fair and Focus/19

LDF2019 leading trade destinations. Coal Drops Yard @ Kings Cross Design District - Photo via IG by @designjunction

A bioknit pavilion, a global journey in collectable design and natural materials promoting circular economy. What to see at London Design Festival, LDF2019 leading trade destinations.

Paris Design Week 2019: 10 highlights in the Ville Lumière

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @ublik.paris

A giant digitally-designed stool at Musée des Archives Nationales, Sou Fujimoto’s nature-driven architecture, emerging international talents in Vertbois rising creative neighborhood and more… 10 must-see exhibitions at Paris Design Week 2019.

Burning Man 2019: 10 architectures diving into the metamorphosis and beyond

Burning Man 2019 - Photo via IG by @me_lana_

A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.

Design Biennale Zürich 2019: are you ready to PLAY with design?

Design Biennale Zürich 2019. 'Fragments of sound' by Toru Wada.

Design Biennale Zürich 2019 explores the playful, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge imprint of design. Discover experimental game design, an immersive algorithmic music showcase and a sound installation interacting with the city, but also virtual reality, architecture and dance!

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 14 must-see contemporary architectures in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Niterói - Photo by Carlos Alcocer Sola Flickr CC.

An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.

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.

7 trends and highlights from ‘3 Days of Design 2019’ in Copenhagen

3 Days of Design 2019 - JH97 Lounge Chair and Planner shelving and PM-02 table lamp - Photo by Fritz Hansen

At 3 Days of Design 2019 Nordic workplaces become flexible, design crafts are ‘not-necessarily’ functional, chairs protect the ocean while art injects irreverence into design.

Fuorisalone 2019: Milan’s top 25 exhibitions, installations and events

Repubblica del Design debuts at Fuorisalone 2019 - Photo via IG, follow @bovisadesigndistrict.

Rossana Orlandi’s ‘Guiltless Plastic’ project, Google smart installation exploring the psychology of design, a new creative district hosting the very first Republic of Design and more… The very best of Fuorisalone 2019 is on Archipanic!

Design Shanghai 2019 highlights the strong links between Eastern and Western design

Design Shanghai 2019. Gervasoni stand - Photo via IG, follow @gervasoni1882.

Chinese and international creatives met at Design Shanghai 2019. On show electroplated stainless steel benches, inside-out upholstered seats, furniture tuning with the new rituals of Millennials and more…

Collect 2019: 4 trends at the London international art fair for modern craft and design

COLLECT 2019. Umberto Dattola's 'Invisible Cities' Cabinet made of plywood, natural wood, gold leaf - courtesy of Collect

Collect 2019: a bejeweled shawl hijab encouraging conversation about the role of the hijab today, blown glass visuals infused with fishnets and plastics addressing to the oceans’ pollution issue and digital technologies merging with bespoke creations. Isobel Dennis, Director of Collect – The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, highlights some of the main trends to look out for in London.

Nomad St Moritz 2019: 6 brilliant design installations plunged into the Swiss Alps

Carsten Holler's 'mushroom carpet' for Massimo de Carlo' @ Nomad St Moritz 2019.

Quilted fabrics exploring the complexity of migration, handcrafted bioplastic vessels and nun-shaped lamps. 6 inspiring design series on show at Nomad St Moritz 2019.

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.

Miami 2018: 7 must-visit exhibitions blending art with design and architecture

Miami 2018. Derrick Adams’ America’s Playground' installation at Faena Festival - Photo by Kris Tamburello, courtesy of Faena Art.

Miami 2018: ArtBasel and DesignMiami/ but also The Haas Brothers’ hallucinogenic creatures at the Bass Museum and the free-to-all Faena Festival aiming to unite rather then divide. If you are in town blend in with the creative vibe!

DesignMiami 2018: 12 exquisite and quirky designs on show

Design Miami 2018 - Photo by James Harris; courtesy of DesignMiami 2018

Copper and gold vessels mirroring dysfunctional relationships, furniture made with discarded flowers, a re-interpreted windowless office for Russian interns and Walt Disney’s 1930’s animation studios. 12 out-of-the-box designs at DesignMiami 2018, starting from an installation supporting immigrants’ families divided at the US-Mexico Border.

Dubai Design Week 2018

Dubai Design Week 2018 - Photo by Jalal Abuthina.

Interactive VR installations, a global grad show focusing on Artificial Intelligence and a parametric design installation exploring the emotional states of autism. Dubai Design Week 2018 bridges tradition and cutting edge technologies highlighting the most creative scene of the Middle East.

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?’

Salone del Mobile – Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to look out

Salone del Mobile. Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to keep an eye on.

Smart lamps tuning with the colours of Nordic dawns, expandable wardrobes with a Russian Avant Garde imprint and white blood cell-inspired chairs. We selected 7 emerging Russian designers showcasing their work at the Salone Satellite exhibition in Moscow.