Coronavirus closes China to the world… and to the global design business as well

Coronavirus disrupts Chinese business

China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.

Chinese metropolis Wuhan braces for Corona virus lockdown

Wuhan in Lockdown

In order to contain the Corona virus outbreak the Chinese government has quarantined the whole city of Wuhan. We look into he most ambitious lockdown in the history of human civilization which turned a vibrant metropolis into a ghost town where silence reigns on empty streets, emergency hospitals are being built in few days and people living in high-rise apartment blocks shout words of encouragement to their neighbours at night

Losing myself: architects’ contribute to ease Alzheimer progressive sense of displacement

Irish Pavilion @ Venice 2016 - Photo by Riccardo Tosetto

With the Losing Myself exhibition, Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016 presents a research on Alzheimer. The installation refers to the sensitive architecture of a respite care centre that was designed to alleviate disorientation.

The Lullaby Factory

Studio Weave has transformed an awkward exterior space landlocked by buildings into the LULLABY FACTORY, a secret world in the heart of London that cannot be seen except from inside the hospital and cannot be heard by the naked ear (only by tuning in to its radio frequency or from a few special listening pipes).