The Polish Pavilion at the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition presents Greenhouse Silent Disco, a greenhouse of the future where sensors capture plants’ reactions to humans and the environment. Such reactions are then translated into a concert of lights and sounds.
Heatherwick Studio and the British National Trust unveiled a pyramidal kinetic glasshouse that literally unfolds to reveal an immense space full of sub-tropical vegetation paying tribute to the ancient trading Silk Route.
Californian springs, giant olive shoots with golden leaves, floating forests and choreographies with flowers and drones. Milan Design Week celebrates nature with blooming exhibitions.
Glamorous gloves for dirty nails, a pocket pruner working like a Swiss knife and a luminous rake you wouldn’t want to walk on. We embrace spring with 7 stylish urban gardening designs.
The Singapore Pavilion by WOHA Architects in Dubai features a lush tropical urban landscape and innovative technologies, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.
With the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ installation at Design Miami/ Basel 2021, the eclectic artist and designer creates a still life setting reflecting on moral codes, prejudice and lust.
With the UNNATURAL PRACTICE solo exhibition, Marcin Rusak explores the decaying, ephemeral and preserved processes through design.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
We are not alone on this planet. To save it from the social and climate crisis, architects can team up with other beings, learn from bees and birds, look after elephants and harness the unexpected superpowers of algae: 8 multi-species architecture projects and exhibitions on show at the Venice Biennale.
A cyclic water system connects visitors, senses and surroundings at CON-NECT-ED-NESS, the biophilic exhibition at the Danish Pavilion.
Verdant balconies and green canyons define Jean Nouvel’s biophilic high-rise AQUARELA apartment complex near Quito, aiming to combine sustainability with social justice.
By 2050 mangos and pineapples are likely to ripe in orchards across the UK, say scientists. THE HOTHOUSE conservatory by Studio Weave highlights the reality of Climate Change and rising temperature.
Chinese firm MAD Architects has completed the Gardenhouse residential building that looks like a hilltop village and features the US’ “largest living wall”. White-off pitched roofs and a verdant communal courtyard bring residents together in the heart of Beverly Hills.
35.000 cypresses, as many as the victim of COVID-19 in Italy, stand in the ‘SANSIRO 2.0 – A A MONUMENT FOR LIFE’ memorial envisioned by Angelo Renna. The proposal repurposes Milan’s iconic stadium as a silent place for contemplation, saving it from demolition.
8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.
One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.
In the hearth of Milan,CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has created THE CIRCULAR GARDEN, an architectural structure composed of a series of arches made from a record one-kilometer-long mycelium.
The AZULIK Art Center by Roth features sustainable biomorphic concrete volumes and floating bridges which seem to naturally grow from the Mexican wilderness.
How can we repair the ground’s public and social relevance? A field of endangered plants thrives in the Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 to remind architects to build sustainably by taking care of the ground they use.
The Living Nature garden pavilion by Carlo Ratti for Salone del Mobile uses energy flow controls to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof.
Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…
Artemide’s O lighting design collection by studio ELEMENTAL aims to reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment. Darkness and disappearance will be the contribution of “O” to nature and public spaces.
Suspended green oases, energy-consumption extensions and wooden high-rises. Sou Fujimoto, Stefano Boeri, Stephan Malka, Big and Carlo Ratti designed verdant skyscrapers for a greener urban future.
Binh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects brings tropical vegetation into Vietnamese urbanscape allowing breeze to whisper sustainably through a three generations-family building.
Spring kicks in with Milan Design Week just around the corner. We selected 7 blooming designs and installations by Nendo, Front, Piuarch and more on show at Fuorisalone 2017.
A 3D-printed champagne vine to chill out fancifully and a bioresponsive forest, a decompressing green-hub where people can connect and a Shakespearean secret garden. Relax, at four temporary gardens in London.
Transnatural Label & Lab explored the the world of synthetic fabricated bio materials and presented the Living Matter(s) exhibition at Milan Design Week.
ArchiPanic met David Knafo, architect of Israel Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, who unveils how “vertical planting” technology can innovate agriculture and make way to sustainable cities where buildings will grow food from vertical crops on their facades.
Taylor Cullity Lethlean won the Landscape of the year Award at the World Architecture Festival with a garden that puzzles 100 forests of the world’s most endangered tree species.
Vertical crops and vegetable roof gardens transform the French Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 into a productive and fertile market ready to be harvested and tasted on the spot – Project by XTU Architects.