The RE:Ukraine housing scheme comprises timber-frame boxes that can be assembled in multiple layouts to create residential sections and neighbourhoods. balbek bureau has met Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the construction of the first settlement.
From pink seesaws allowing children and grown ups from both sides of the US-Mexico border to play together to multi-faith temples encouraging inter religious understanding and the Alpine forest in the stadium triggering reflection on Climate Change. The Best of 2019? Check how architects and designers can truly make a difference to shape minds and places for a better future!
Christoph Büchel brings to Venice BARCA NOSTRA, the shipping vessel that sank on April 18, 2015 with over 800 migrants imprisoned in its cargo.
How can design learning make our future more humane? Titled A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS, Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 explores the design process across 6 venues in Turkey’s cultural capital.
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.
The Refugee Nation Olympic flag, Brexit-related graphic designs and the Pussyhat worn by protesters in the USA following President Trump’s sexist comments. There are a lot of politics in the shortlisted projects competing for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year Award.
At 2017 Venice Art Biennale visitors can join the Green Light workshops to create lighting-designs with migrants, architects, designers and urban planners as an act of welcoming.
Germany, Austria and Finland pavilions at 2016 Venice Biennale showcase solutions to humanly face the European refugee emergency with a positive and pragmatical attitude.
From Italy to France, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The Kitchen on the Run project aims to bring refugees and Europeans together around a table: a nomad container created by design students to make #EuropeABetterPlate.
With Refugee Republic interactive online documentary, awarded Submarine Channel allows to discover everyday life in a refugee camp in Iraq. Drawings, photos and videos narrate the transformation of a temporary site to a small city but also the life, struggles and hopes of its residents.