Burning Man 2022: 10 architectures raising from the Nevada desert

Burning Man 2022, Paradisium by Dave Keane & Folly Builders - Photo via IG, follow @davekeane.

Burning Man 2022 explores the transformative power of dreams with mesmerizing architecture and design. Am ‘empyrean temple, a grove of geometric trees, space cats, an afro-futuristic shrine and more.

The ‘Nature in Motion’ pavilion by Ahmed El-Sharabassy is inspired by the UAE moving desert

ABWAB, Nature in Motion by Ahmed El-Sharabassy - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week 2021.

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.

Israel Pavilion at Dubai Expo welcomes the Arab world and beyond with a open tent-like architecture

Israel Pavilion @ Expo 2020 Dubai - Courtesy of Israel Pavilion.

For the Israel Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, AVS and Knafo Kilmore Architects have created a multimedia experience inviting visitors to explore the country’s commitment to smart and sustainable innovation springing from the common desert landscape Israelis share with their neighbours in the Gulf.

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.

‘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.

Summer 2020: 5 unbuilt pavilions due to the COVID-19 emergency

Pavilion of African Diaspora by Ini Archibong x London Design Biennale 2020 - Image by Ini Archibong.

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.

2019 Best architecture: twisting bridges, Bauhaus and desert roses

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.