The pandemic has turned our lives upside-down. At the all-virtual Consumer Electronic Show, innovators presented smart gadgets and robots, helping us contain the COVID-19 spread and adjust to the new normal.
CES 2021 went all-digital, featuring more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum from automotive to 5G, smart cities and beyond. From rollable smartphones to self-driving race-cars… But the real protagonist was Covid-tech.
Happy 2021! Robots Dynamics’ bots celebrate the New Year with a perfectly choreographed dance off party.
From shipping containers turned into ICUs to to ‘silent’ architectural photo-essays, functional & safe furnitures and iconic techno clubs reopening as art spaces. We rounded up 10 Covid-19 related architecture and design stories of 2020.
We will have to wait until September 2021 to finally enjoy Milan Design Week. Salone del Mobile.Milano postponed its 60th edition which, for the first time, will bring together Euroluce, Eurocucina and all the product categories, representing a special moment.
With the BENIDORM EMPTY HOTELS photo essay, Manuel Alvarez Diestro “provides a reflection on the devastating effects of the pandemic on the built environment”.
The pandemic has forced us to think hard and get creative to convert our homes from anti-pandemic prisons to friendlier, even productive living spaces. For the RELATED STORIES project, JPAG studio has created colorful billboards placed outside of Beirut apartments and short videos narrating the physical and emotional change each home has undergone.
Seven pillars and safely distanced public seatings compose Hozan Zangana’s ‘Fata Morgana’ centripetal installation in the heart of Dubai where people can safely cross each other’s paths according to Middle Eastern construction techniques.
The city’s inaugural architectural festival, convertible benches and a palm tree textile design celebration. We have rounded up 10 highlights on show at Dubai Design Week 2020 kicking off on November 9.
Judgemental algorithms, living coffins and independent design rising from the rubbles. 10 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2020!
Farewell Enzo Mari. Prominent designer, philosopher, professor and “Giant” innovator died leaving a legacy in human-based design thinking.
Due to COVD-19 rising cases in Eindhoven organizers made the “unbelievably painful” decision to cancel all physical events of Dutch Design Week 2020 which will stream online focusing on the search for new forms of intimacy.
Covid-19 sanitizing light technology, ‘dimmable’ measuring tapes and luminous suspended mathematical grids… 6 lighting designs debuting at Milano Design City. Milan shining!
Visitors are invited to collaborate to breath life into the interactive UNITY installation by Marlene Huissoud at Coal Drops Yard in London.
A Victorian greenhouse with a warning climate change message, dogs’ architecture, biophilic design and architectural soundscapes explorations. London Design Festival 2020 goes ‘phygital’, focusing on the city’s resilient imprint.
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.
From Burning Man’s ‘Empyrean’ temple to Tokyo Olympics and Venice Biennale architectures. 5 unbuilt pavilions we will be able to visit after the pandemic.
For the INVISIBLE CITIES lockdown project, Camille Benoit and Mariana Gella have created fictional paper architectures at home.
35.000 cypresses, as many as the victim of COVID-19 in Italy, stand in the ‘SANSIRO 2.0 – A A MONUMENT FOR LIFE’ memorial envisioned by Angelo Renna. The proposal repurposes Milan’s iconic stadium as a silent place for contemplation, saving it from demolition.
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.