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!”
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.
10 space dividers to create post-COVID-19 flexible office spaces from paper softwalls unfolding like accordions to hued glass panels creating see-through geometries of light and Lapland villages-inspired working pods.
FOUNTAIN OF HYGENE design competition: forget hand sanitizing pumps, discover disinfecting doorbells, air cleansing bubbles machines and spongy door handles dispensing hand-washing liquid.
Longing for some convivial time with friends? PLEX EAT by Christophe Gernigon is the elegant solution to safely dine out without renouncing the aesthetics.
Venice Architecture and Art Biennales delayed by one year as a majority of architects participating in the show had asked for a postponement.
After a decade of design innovation at Milan Design Week and beyond, Ventura Projects ends operations due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Enjoy a safely served plant-based menu in the ‘Serres Separées” dining units by Mediamatic’s restaurant on the Dutch capital riverfront terrace.
Discover some of the most clever design solutions fighting COVID19… and check our design and architecture ongoing report!
Who wouldn’t love to have a pint at the pub with mates, dine out or join a friend’s dinner party? Inspired by summer inflatables, Soffio is the post-lockdown colorful and reusable face shield helping bars and restaurants to ‘stay afloat’.
With the ‘One step at a time’ communication campaign the City of Milan calls on architects and designers to find creative solutions to create social-distancing devices.
Metalworking, furniture making, textiles and embroidery, glassblowing, and ceramics have been part of Palestine’s cultural identity for centuries. Today, these crafts are being reimagined by designers presenting their works at ADORNO virtual exhibition ‘Here and there: a Palestinian Collection’. All resilient as Palestine itself which is used to lockdowns, check points and curfews, says curator Dima Srouji to Archipanic.
How do we encourage mass adoption of an unwanted necessity? Joe Ducet has designed a fashionable face shield that could be worn as a pair of glasses.
Synthetic flowers allowing bumblebees to thrive, a water harvesting urban panel and a paper pulp 3D printer are among the sustainable designs on show at the Ventura Projects’ digital exhibition ‘Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain”.
HANDY by Matteo Zallio is a multipurpose tool allowing to safely handle everyday routines in public spaced. The project was born from the idea of open source, where people share ideas, tools, methodologies and building capacity.
After over 7 weeks of strict lockdown, Italy has flatten the curve and the government has started to lift some restrictions. Some of the major Italian design brands reopen factories with safety measures in place.
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.
Dutch furniture company Moooi has released the video ‘Milano ci manchi’ – ‘Milan we miss you’ in English – as a tribute to the most important design events of the year which has been canceled due to Coronavirus.
The inaugural Virtual Design Festival organised by influential magazine Dezeen kicked off. The event was conceived as an innovative way to support the global design community hardly hit by the economic consequences of the pandemic.
Burning Man 2020 won’t be rising from its ashes, the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City in the Nevada desert won’t be built. Organisers announced that the iconic festival will go virtual instead. See you on line, or in 2021!
Life after COVID-19: from the rise of the ‘disinfection zone’ and the ‘smart working space’, to the boom of hype-free home gardening. Sergey Makhno predicts how our homes will change after the world’s quarantine.
Due to COVID-19, the 7bn $ global event expecting to welcome 25 million visitors has been postponed. Looking forward to exploring Expo 2021 Dubai! In the meantime, how such decision will affect the construction site? How much will it impact on budgets, investments and national participations?
Flat packed, die cut, ergonomic and easy to assemble. These is are the some of the key features of the face shields that Apple, Nike, Foster+Partners and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed and put in production to help health and social care workers fighting COVID-19.
Architecture and design studios, platforms and institutions launched COVID-19 competitions and open source projects to develop solutions to save lives and tackle the pandemic.
Dezeen announces Virtual Design Festival, the world’s first online design festival, which will take place at www.virtualdesignfestival.com from April 15.
Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.
Milan Design Week – It’s official. The world’s leading furniture fair Salone del Mobile has been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.
CURA, the acronym for Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments – is a modular open-source solution that could be as fast to mount as a hospital tent, but as safe as an isolation ward and it can be deployed in few hours.
“In the globalized world, we architects are only asked to amaze. My advice to younger generations is not to distance from your roots.” Said late architect and urbanist Vittorio Gregotti known for important projects in Milan and across the world.
2020 Venice Biennale will run from 29 August to 29 November. The world’s most influential architecture event has now been shortened to just three months instead of the usual six due to the “complexity of the organisational machine.”