2019 Best architecture: twisting bridges, Bauhaus and desert roses

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.

Stellar Works’ 2019 collections debut at Shanghai and Milan design weeks

Stellar Works' 2019 collection - Photo by Stellar Works

Stellar Works’ 2019 collections by Neri&HU, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg and more highlight the international imprint the the Chinese brand as well the strong links with its hometown Shanghai and Milan, the brand’s design ‘godmother’.

10 Chinese design brands debuting brand-new collections at Design Shanghai 2019

Paper clip-inspired chairs by 8 Hour Design - Photo by 8 Hour Design

At Design Shanghai 2019, 10 Chinese design brands launched brand-new series inspired by millennials’ lifestyle, digital algorithms, paper clips, quirky comics and even Minions.

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…

Maison Objet honours 6 emerging Chinese designers forging a new national identity

MaisonObjet2019 - Frank Chou @ Rising Design Talents - Courtesy of Frank Chou.

Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.

Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

WAF 2017: Hong Kong students’ project for the earthquaked Guangming village wins World Building of the Year 2017

Post-earthquake reconstruction of Guanming - Cpurtesy of WAF 2017.

In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.

Design Shanghai 2017: 10 indie Chinese designs

10 independent Chinese designs brands and creatrives - Moon series by EY Products.

At Design Shanghai 2017, big international companies showed off along with the status of the art of independent Chinese design. Archipanic selected 10 renown, up-and-coming brands, galleries and designers from Jamy Yang to Yuue, WUU and more.