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.
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.