The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!
Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.
3D-printed models of internationally renown educational spaces populate ‘The School of Athens’ exhibition at the Greek Pavilion to create a stepped symposium for learning free space.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
Concrete cake cake stands and candle holders. Gian Paolo Venier translates Iranian architecture into a tableware collection for UrbiEtOrbi.
Chivas Venture 2018: a high-tech glove able to speak out sign language, a device translating printed books in Braille and a special seat allowing people with mobility issues to reach the sea for a swim. 7 start ups empowering people with disabilities.
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
From Iran to Greece… And New York. Siba Sahabi’s explores ancient crafts techniques with the Between Rivers collection of laquered felt vases.
OPA studio designed Casa Brutale, a conceptual architecture completely immersed into the cliffside of the Aegean cost. Concrete, glass, wood and a pool-roof integrate with the natural landscape paying homage to pure brutalism as well.