The Polish Pavilion at the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition presents Greenhouse Silent Disco, a greenhouse of the future where sensors capture plants’ reactions to humans and the environment. Such reactions are then translated into a concert of lights and sounds.
Heatherwick Studio and the British National Trust unveiled a pyramidal kinetic glasshouse that literally unfolds to reveal an immense space full of sub-tropical vegetation paying tribute to the ancient trading Silk Route.
Crafted wall orchids, exquisite textiles and a rug with patterns inspired by butterfly wings. At the Florilegio exhibition, the historical spaces of a Milanese flower shop dialogue with contemporary pieces by Italian designer Cristina Celestino.
The Beijing sub-centre library by Snøhetta features an amphitheatre-like space promoting interaction and exchange of knowledge. Extended from the sculpted reading landscape are columns that support the roof creating a ginkgo forest-like canopy.
The Singapore Pavilion by WOHA Architects in Dubai features a lush tropical urban landscape and innovative technologies, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.
ANNA Stay’s dynamic architecture is derived from “a desire to live with nature’s elements, rather than shielding them off,” explains Caspar Schols. Initially conceived for his mum, the project has won the prestigious 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Project of the Year Award.
A cyclic water system connects visitors, senses and surroundings at CON-NECT-ED-NESS, the biophilic exhibition at the Danish Pavilion.
Inspired by sound waves, Sou Fujimoto’s ‘House of Hungarian Music’ is topped by a white roof, punctuated with almost 100 holes for trees to grow through.
Verdant balconies and green canyons define Jean Nouvel’s biophilic high-rise AQUARELA apartment complex near Quito, aiming to combine sustainability with social justice.
Plunged in the northeastern French countryside, 48°Nord sustainable village hotel combines Scandinavian countryside cottages architecture with local traditions.
Tucked in the heart of the Norwegian forest, The Plus factory by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for urban furniture manufacturer Vestre was “envisioned as a village for a community dedicated to the cleanest, carbon neutral fabrication of urban and social furniture.”
Designed as an architectural reaction to changing weather conditions, architecture firm Snøhetta’s Tungestølen hiking cabin in the western part of Norway on a small plateau overlooks the Jostedalen glacier.
Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!
Peter Pichler Architecture’s Mirror Houses completely disappear in the landscape while providing breakthrough views on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The floating building’s reflective surfaces are laminated with an UV coating preventing birds collision.
A kids’ school project during lockdown inspired ecoLogicStudio to devise BioBombola, a pioneering algae garden inviting individuals, families and communities to cultivate a healthy domestic algae garden as a sustainable source of vegetable proteins.
8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.
Located just metres off shore in exclusive Sidney Palm Beach, Lilypad floating villa brings resort style comforts to one of the most tranquil of settings.
The accessible and affordable LivingHomes take inspiration by the sustainable imprint of Scandinavian design and invite to fully immerse in nature.
Freebooter residential building by GG-loop was conceived as a modern “ship on land” as well as a biophilic architecture bringing together Nature-made and human-made.
Bourgeois-Lechasseur architectes completes CABIN A, a cozy accommodation overlooking some of Québec’s most striking landscapes with an unexpected nautical graphic design.
Traversing the winding Randselva river, The Twist museum designed by Bjarke Ingels Group opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and an architectural art piece.
Flexible, cocooning, private, verdant and healthily connected. The contemporary workspace might not be in an office at all, it will be connected, cocooning and, most probably, between the bathroom the living room, or in the nearest park!
WOHA and Patricia Urquiola complete the Singapore’s Oasia Hotel, a sustainable and naturally ventilated tower featuring panoramic sky gardens and topped by an open-air intimate oasis.
BHDM Design merged Hawaii’s luxuriant vibe and dramatic landscape and sunsets with a vibrant and contemporary twist for the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu.