Biennale Arte 2022: 10 national pavilions with great architecture and design

US Pavilion - Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, ©Simone Leigh.

Biennale Arte 2022: surreal environments inspired by William S. Burroughs, Parisian bistros and black women-powered settings. We selected 10 must-see national pavilions in Venice.

Venice 2022: 12 must-see exhibitions cross-pollinating art, architecture and design

Homo Faber Event 2022, 12 Stone Garden - Photo by Alessandra Chemollo, ©MichelangeloFoundation.

Venice 2022: Forma Fantasma’s capsule exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia, Homo Faber’s ode to craftsmanship, Galleria Nilufar’s design exhibition, Studio Drift’s mesmerising flying drones, the opening of the magnificent Procuratie Vecchie restored by David Chipperfield Architects and more…

Russia-Ukraine war: architecture and design news

Russia-Ukrain war, bombed playground in Kyiv - Photo by the SAY NOT TO WAR image collection.

Archipanic stands for Ukraine. Here we collect architecture and design news related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. “The mission of architecture and design is to create spaces where people can share a better future. War is just the opposite of it; it destroys both the physical space and its purpose.” Enrico Zilli, Archipanic Editor in Chief.

Desert X AlUla 2022: the Saudi desert blooms with landscape art installations inspired by mirage and oasis

Dana Awartani's installation @ Desert X AlUla 2022, photo by Lance Gerber.

Desert X AlUla 2022: until March 30, the second edition of the free and open to all exhibition places politically-charged contemporary artworks by 15 Saudi and international artists.

Passages Insolites 2021: unexpected urban installations take over Quebec City

Delirious Quebec @ PASSAGES INSOLITES 2021 - Photo by Stéphane Bourgeois_EXMURO, courtesy of Passages Insolites 2021.

Upside-down cars turned into planters, buried libraries and a monumental arch of gilded baguettes. Passages Insolites 2021 takes over Quebec City with serendipitous urban installations by local and international artists.

Desert X 2021: 5 landscape art installations in the Coachella Valley exploring the desert as both a place and idea

Alicja Kwade @ Desert X 2021 - Photo by Lance Gerber.

Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.

Berlin’s infamous club Berghain reopens as an art space

STUDIO BERLIN exhibition at Berghain - Photo via IG by @monicakalpakian.

Famed temple of techno music Berghain has reinvented itself as an art gallery featuring sound installations and art projects by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and more.

The ‘Scream The House Down’ project funnels lockdown frustration screams into an urban light installation

SCREAM THE HOUSE DOWN project - Courtesy of Marcus Lyall and Illuminate Productions.

With social distancing still in place and tensions continuing to rise, London-based artist Marcus Lyall and not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions have transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block in London Bridge into ‘Scream The House Down’, a light-responsive public artwork. “Please scream responsibly!”

Can creativity save animals’ lives? Archipanic-curated virtual exhibition features projects looking after endangered species

Porky Hefer's ENDANGERED, Orangutan and Porky - Courtesy of Southern Guild and SFA Advisory - Photo Antonia Steyn.

Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s BENT POOL in Miami invites to reflect on climate change

Bent Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset in Miami Pride Park - Photo by Robin Hill.

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.

Maestro DOBEL® Tequila and Julian Mayor unveil bespoke agave-inspired bar and drinking vessels

Agave-inspired handcrafted steel cup & glass by Julian Mayor x Maestro DOBEL Tequila - Courtesy of Maestro DOBEL Tequila

It all started from the agave, the base ingredient of tequila, and a trip to Mexico – then it took a lot of computer work and welding. That’s how the agave-inspired limited-edition set by Julian Mayor and Maestro DOBEL® tequila was born.

10 aquatic exhibitions tuning with DesignMiami/’s main theme ‘ELEMENT: WATER’

Gallery ALL @ DesignMiami - Photo by James Harris

Sinking furniture reminding of Venice challenging tasks and iceberg-like pottery going beyond the natural-artificial dichotomy… 10 aquatic exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2019.

‘FOR FOREST’: bringing an Alpine forest into an Austrian stadium, to make statement on climate change

FOR FOREST by Klaus Littman - Photo by Gerhard Maurer, courtesy of ©For Forest

One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.

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.