The Line: Saudi Arabia unveils the masterplan for a 170km long smart city without cars

THE LINE project @ NEOM, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced THE LINE, a 170km urban belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature. Breaking ground in the first half of 2021, the smart city is a direct response to some of the most pressing challenges such as legacy infrastructure, pollution, traffic, and human congestion.

Covid-19 took over CES 2021: highlights and trends from the world’s most influential tech event

CES 2021 backstage - Courtesy of CES.

CES 2021 went all-digital, featuring more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum from automotive to 5G, smart cities and beyond. From rollable smartphones to self-driving race-cars… But the real protagonist was Covid-tech.

2020 round up: best 10 COVID-19 related architecture and design stories

10 COVID-19 related architecture and design stories of 22020. CURA by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati - Photo by Max Tomasinelli

From shipping containers turned into ICUs to to ‘silent’ architectural photo-essays, functional & safe furnitures and iconic techno clubs reopening as art spaces. We rounded up 10 Covid-19 related architecture and design stories of 2020.

THE NEW REALITY: ADORNO Gallery presents virtual design exhibitions from 14 European countries

Spain pavilion at THE NEW REALITY group virtual exhibition by ADORNO - Image: courtesy of ADORNO Gallery.

Are you ready to explore a Finnish submarine environment of a Magritte-inspired setting over the clouds? VR experiences and interactive 3D Models of over 200 exclusive European collectibles are on show at THE NEW REALITY digital group exhibition by ADORNO gallery. We have selected 6 brilliant designs from our favourite country-specific showcases.

Yves Behar’s unveils PROTEUS™ underwater research station set to tackle Climate Change

PROTEUS by Yves Behar fuseproject - Courtesy of the Fabien Cousteau Ocealn Learning Center.

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.

Production Club reveals Daft Punk-style ‘Micrashell Suits’ allowing people to safely club and rave in times of pandemic

Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

The high-tech visionary ‘Micrashell Suits’ offer a solution for the music and nightlife industries and the future of human interaction. Unique features include in-suit beverage and vape supply system, mounted-in speakers, smartphone integration, computer vision safety camera, privacy-driven voice communicator, and a breathable helmet with unobscured views.

CES 2020: 5 future mobility innovations on show

5 Future mobility innovations debuting at CES 2020. 'Vision AVTR' car design by Mercedes Benz - © Mercedes Benz.

Urban flying taxis, solar-powered compact electric tricycles and Jurassic Park-inspired electric wheelchairs… CES 2020: flying taxis, solar-powered electric tricycles and Jurassic Park-inspired wheelchairs. Archipanic’s Editor in Chief Enrico Zilli picks 5 future mobility innovations debuting in Las Vegas.5 future mobility innovations debuting in Las Vegas.

GEO-DESIGN: JUNK Design Academy Eindhoven graduates focus on junk networks as the design ultimate and most urgent global resource

GEO-DESIGN Junk 2019 - Plastisphere by Shahar Livne.

From satellite graveyards to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ‘GEO-DESIGN: Junk’ exhibition explores global junk networks of discarded things and the new realities and potentialities of waste.

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!

Moon landing 50th anniversary: 8 moon-inspired designs and architectures

Museum of The Moon - Les Tombees de Les Nuit Festival, Rennes France

From an inflatable permanent lunar settlement to a Sputnik replica making some noise at Burning Man festival. We rounded up some of the ultimate and most visionary moon-inspired designs and architectures.

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures explore future forms of spatial intelligence at Centre Pompidou

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures at Centre Pompidou - H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g by ecoLogicStudio - Photo ©NAARO.

A bulbous 3D-printed bio-architecture powered by bacteria’s photosynthesis and an algorithmically designed spatial scaffolding revealing the alien beauty of spiders’ crafts. ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures merge Nature’s architectural imprint with synthetic technologies.