Grimshaw’s Sustainability Pavilion at Dubai Expo is energy and water self-sufficient

TERRA - SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION by Grimshaw Architects @ Expo 2020 Dubai - Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai.

Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw Architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features a forest of giant solar panel-clad e-trees following the sun like sunflowers, a thriving garden challenging desert environment and underground exhibition spaces thermally isolated with a smart earth roof system.

Italy Pavilion by Carlo Ratti at Dubai Expo is an experiment of circular and reconfigurable architecture

Italy Pavilion @ Expo Dubai 2020 - Photo by Michele Nastasi, courtesy of CRA - Carlo Ratti Associati.

Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.

2021 architecture and design calendar and events guide

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

We rounded up the architecture and design calendar of 2021 including major events, fairs and exhibitions from Dubai to Milan and Shanghai.

Best of 2020: 10 quirky furniture designs

THE CARWASH collection by Carlijn Olde Beverborg - Photo by Magdalena Wierzbicka.

Frugal chairs by working-class migrants in the UAE and tumbling ‘carwash’ poufs, ‘Dimmable’ measuring tapes-like lamps and 3D printed brutalist chaise seaters. We rounded up 10 quirky furniture designs we liked the most in 2020!

Dubai 2020: 5 beautiful design stories from Dubai Design Week

Dubai 2020. Frugal chairs by UAE working class migrants collected by Christopher Benton.

Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.

‘Fata Morgana’ pavilion by Hozan Zangana: Middle Eastern heritage meets social distancing in Dubai

Dubai Design Week 2020 Abwab. FATA MORGANA by Hozan Zangana - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week.

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.

Dubai Design Week 2020: 10 highlights on show under the Burj Khalifa

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

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.