London Design Festival 2020: 7 phygital highlights on show

London Design Festival 2020, graphic design by Studio Pentagram - Courtest of LDF.

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.

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.

Summer 2020: 5 unbuilt pavilions due to the COVID-19 emergency

Pavilion of African Diaspora by Ini Archibong x London Design Biennale 2020 - Image by Ini Archibong.

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.

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!”

10 office space dividers to safely team up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

ROOM DIVIDERS by Dutch Invertuals - Photo bt Ronald Smits

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.

‘Here and there’ virtual exhibition: ADORNO shines a light on Palestinian design and crafts

HERE AND THERE - A PALESTINIAN COLLECTION. Vessels by Hollow Forms - Photo by Mothanna Hussein, courtesy of F ADORNO-

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.

Channelling Change: 6 sustainable Dutch design projects at Ventura Project’s virtual exhibition

Channelling Change exhibition - Pictured: Future Remnants - Photo by Xandra van Der Eijk.

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”.

Production Club reveals Daft Punk-style ‘Micrashell Suits’ allowing people to safely club and rave in times of pandemic

Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

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.

Expo 2021 Dubai: 5 questions on the implications of the one year delay due to COVID-19

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

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?

Coronavirus: 4 clever face shields tackling the pandemic with design-thinking

Foster+Partners' Face shield design prototype - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

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.