The ‘Circular Dimensions x Microscape’ installation and pavilion by Cristopher Cichocki is made from 25.000 feet of resonating PVC pipes.
Coachella 2022: iridescent towers inspired by Roman architecture, a giant cocoon composed of iconic chairs, a pavilion made from PVC tubes and oversize tilted buoys bringing people together.
Desert X AlUla 2022: until March 30, the second edition of the free and open to all exhibition places politically-charged contemporary artworks by 15 Saudi and international artists.
A Biosand cabinet, a tech-crafted ottoman with river tamarind leather-like fabric, ghaf tree lamps and desert cotton upholstery. With the Tanween 2021 program, Tashkeel platform for the UAE design scene presents the work of four emerging female designers who teamed up with local botanists, scientists, engineers and manufacturers to develop innovative materials and create bespoke furniture and lighting collections.
At Dubai Design Week 2021, Ahmed El-Sharabassy has created the NATURE IN MOTION pavilion inspired by shapeshifting dune landscapes in the UAE. Made of sustainable and recyclable materials, the sinuous lightweight architecture provides multi-functional and multi-purpose public spaces and hosts an exhibition exploring compostable building materials and structures made of paper pulp.
The ‘Wetlands’ exhibition explores the fragile link between waste and production with forward-thinking, innovative and responsible solutions. The United Arab Emirates win the Golden Lion for best National pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura di Venezia.
Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced THE LINE, a 170km urban belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature. Breaking ground in the first half of 2021, the smart city is a direct response to some of the most pressing challenges such as legacy infrastructure, pollution, traffic, and human congestion.
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!
KWY.Studio’s Desert X Al Ula Visitor Centre welcomes visitors to the inaugural lanscape art exhibition in the Saudi Desert with a neat juxtaposition of geometries.
Desert X AlUla 2020: 7 brilliant installations taking over an ancient oasis to bring together a plurality of voices from the past.
THE CAPITAL COLLECTION of mirrors by Fernando Mastrangelo references Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape.
Giant mystical shards emerge from the desert sands in the ‘Fragments’ installation and temple for meditation and wisdom.
The very best of BurningMan2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our dedicated Pinterest board…And do not forget to check our report!
A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
Interlocking concrete disks compose Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar, a cutting edge architecture merging with the desert landscape. Inside, 11 galleries narrate the history of the country with multi-sensorial exhibitions.
Immigration, Native Indians’ heritage, cultural exchange and climate change inspired architecural artworks on show at the second edition of Desert X 2019.
Celestial fields, a magical and responsive desert tree and high-voltage Tesla beams. After sunset, Burning Man 2017 shines across the desert.
Cadillacs rising from the desert, kinetic wheels from hell and gravity defying shrines but also a temple doomed to burn down raising awareness on environmental issues… Welcome to Burning Man 2017!
At Burning Man 2017, Eleanor Cranke invites ‘burners’ to walk through and interact with the Celestial Fields installation: over 600 individually programmed rods rise directly from Nevada Black Rock desert.
Discover the free spirit of 2015 Burning Man festival through the eyes artists and architects, planners and designers who lived in the temporary metropolis that will rise again from its ashes.