Desert X AlUla 2022: until March 30, the second edition of the free and open to all exhibition places politically-charged contemporary artworks by 15 Saudi and international artists.
Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced THE LINE, a 170km urban belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature. Breaking ground in the first half of 2021, the smart city is a direct response to some of the most pressing challenges such as legacy infrastructure, pollution, traffic, and human congestion.
KWY.Studio’s Desert X Al Ula Visitor Centre welcomes visitors to the inaugural lanscape art exhibition in the Saudi Desert with a neat juxtaposition of geometries.
Desert X AlUla 2020: 7 brilliant installations taking over an ancient oasis to bring together a plurality of voices from the past.
Saudi Design Week 2018 highlighted the sustainable approach of local designers unveiling the crafts and creativity of a country at the cross between cultural reform, tradition and geo-sociopolitical circumstances.
A computer programmed Saudi lounge and a personal perfume mixing machine. 5 Saudi designers celebrating their country’s cultural heritage and craftsmanship in a sustainable way on show, from fashion to furniture and technology.
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.
The sanctuary design-set by Ayah Al Bitar is designed to help Muslim prayers in their rituals but also to accompany vernacular home routines… Like pilates.
Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.
Who challenges the Burj Khalifa? The first vertical city could overshadow the architecture battle to build the ultimate skyscraper and relegate super tall towers as thing from the past.