Milan vs Corona virus – Check our architecture & design blog from the city.
While scientists, doctors, and nurses form the first line of defense, architects and designers can contribute to find solutions with design thinking.
In order to contain the Corona virus outbreak the Chinese government has quarantined the whole city of Wuhan. We look into he most ambitious lockdown in the history of human civilization which turned a vibrant metropolis into a ghost town where silence reigns on empty streets, emergency hospitals are being built in few days and people living in high-rise apartment blocks shout words of encouragement to their neighbours at night
CES 2020: urban flying taxis, solar-powered compact electric tricycles and Jurassic Park-inspired electric wheelchairs… 5 future mobility innovations debuting in Las Vegas.
Toyota Woven City, the sustainable urban development and living laboratory at the foothills of Mount Fuji will bring together sharing-economy, self driving mobility and smart homes in a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Sergio Sebastiàn has created a 24 metre high Christmas tree made of crystal and metal geometries towering over a blustling motorways in Madrid. The landmark installation juxtaposes the city’s moving flows of light with BauHaus and Expressionism.
Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Leeza Soho Tower in Beijing. The skyscraper contains a mix of shops and offices surrounding a 194.15m-high spiraling atrium.
De StraatMakers collaborative installation, Atelier NL has invited Eindhoven’s residents to collect soil samples in their favourite urban places “to reflect on the unique characteristics of the very place we call home”.
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’, a public seating commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center encouraging conversation and social intimacy in the UN Headquarters Plaza.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Niederhafen River Promenade transform Hamburg’s flood protection barrier into a riverwalk carved with white amphitheatres.
Inflatable plants, stones, and hills populate SKNYPL’s New Korean Garden combining traditional aesthetics with a playful, sustainable and flexible attitude.
An austere and fictitious border fence, a snow globe-turned into monument and an architectural sphere rolling down the alley… Check our favourite installations on show at PASSAGES INSOLITES 2019, Quebec City’s serendipitous urban art trail.
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.
Manhattan visionary development Hudson Yards has inaugurated VESSEL, the 1 mile-high steel beehive offering unexpected glimpses of New York.
Self driving cars, internet of things, social media and sharing economy. How will the city of tomorrow look like? THE ROAD AHEAD exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum showcases visions ready to make a blast in the very next future.
The Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center by MAD Architects features mountainous ‘liquid’ towers embracing a village-like mixed-use development. Connecting pathways and green contemplative spaces merge nature with the conveniences of modern day living.
A former chocolate factory promoting photography, a glass industrial plant redeveloped for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts and a brewery turned into a design center. 7 must-visit creative epicenters at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.
In Moscow, architecture lovers can explore the city’s different styles without walking up to the streets. The new Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map guides visitors through some of the most stunning stations such as the baroque-esque Komsomolskaya the Avantgarde Krasnye Vorota and the futuristic Fonzinskaya.
The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.
Camille Walala permanently reinvented the façade of a seven-storey historic building in Brooklyn with a Memphis-inspired mural for Wanted Design. The designer created also a interactive and playful installation composed of magnetic textiles.
Thank you Larry Harvey. Burning Man visionary father’s legacy dismantled pre-conceived notions in the creative world.
Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…
Bjarke Ingels’ architecture firm conceived a prismatic architecture open the city for the National Theatre of Albania in the country’s capital. The design arches up from the ground creating a public space for impromptu performances or other cultural events.
Artemide’s O lighting design collection by studio ELEMENTAL aims to reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment. Darkness and disappearance will be the contribution of “O” to nature and public spaces.
Lambert Lénack architects’ masterplan for the new Joia Meìridia neighbourhood in Nice features a tower with undulating, tree-covered canopies by Sou Fujimoto as well as buildings by Cino Zucchi, Chartier Dalix and more.
Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines Milan’s World Expo site as a theme park for science and technology featuring the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars.
Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first major new park in 50 years, features a “floating bridge” stretching over the city’s river and areas celebrating the natural landscapes and climates of Russia.
Muralist Katrien Vanderlinden transformed an old and dull basket court in Belgium into a vibrant playground merging sport and street art.
Upcycled chairs battling selfish egos, anti-bullying benches and an installation raising awareness on blood cancer… Designers send responsible and positive messages at London Design Festival 2017.