CES 2020: urban flying taxis, solar-powered compact electric tricycles and Jurassic Park-inspired electric wheelchairs… 5 future mobility innovations debuting in Las Vegas.
From an inflatable permanent lunar settlement to a Sputnik replica making some noise at Burning Man festival. We rounded up some of the ultimate and most visionary moon-inspired designs and architectures.
A brain-scanned symphony of a kiss, a romantic FaceTime kinetic sculpture, VR sex toys and a AI cheating female-bots gone wild. Can we trust loving robots? Can they trust us? The Robot Love exhibition explores love in the era of intelligent machines.
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts present UFO-like performances which visualise real-time space waste connecting earth with the layer of junk orbiting the planet.
Sasha Shtanuk crowfunds for THE BLANKET, a 100 sqm ‘sea’ constantly changing it’s silhouette by the power of wind and “taking different surreal forms- waves, mountains or some giant fantastic sculptures”.
Bjarke Ingels and Jacob Lange of studio BIG launched a crowdfunding campaign to build THE ORB, a huge reflective sphere raising in Black Rock City, the iconic temporary city rising from its ashes every year for the Burning Man festival.
Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.
Australian photographer Tom Blachford explores Tokyo’s Blade Runner-style architecture portraying iconic buildings by Kenzo Tange, Kisho Kirosawa and more…
Inspired by light-reflective butterflies wings, kites and bioluminescent algae, Dan Roosegaarde envisions futuristic sustainable light designs by the floodgates of the historic Afsluitddjk site in the Netherlands.
Anime Architecture: London’s House of Illustration showcases hand drawn dystopian futures shaping sci-fi and beyond.
From Blade Runner to Game of Thrones, but also Mulholland Drive, North by Northwest and The Big Lebowsky. Archipanic celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary featuring 12 iconic movies filmed or inspired by the American Architect’s masterpieces.
Syzygy design collection by Os & Oos projects overlapping geometries that reproduce the astronomical light interactions between the sun, the moon and the Earth.
From Terminator to smart floor sweepers but also 3D printers for bridges and responsive fashion designs. Shall we trust robots? Vitra Design Museum looks into our complex relationship with intelligent machines that could either save our lives or steal our job.
Mayfield Robotics introduces Kuri, a real live home pet-bot that smiles, blinks and speak its robot language but also films, plays music and works as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
In 2017, long awaited masterpieces will either reach us out from galaxies far far away or envision cyberpunk urbanscapes. Get ready for iconic Sci-Fi architecture and design from Alien, Metropolis, Blade Runner and more.
Maison Caran D’Ache and horological laboratory MB&F launch Astrograph bespoke sci-fi pen tuning the skills of Swiss master craftsmen.
Is the Internet of Things “such stuff as dreams are made of”? ECAL students present When objects dream: an interactive and playful exhibition to make reflect on our relationship with designs that communicate with each other and even seem to retain a sort of conscience.
Design from a galaxy far far away. We peeked into the rolling technology of BB-8, the adorable droid starring in Star Wars’ new trilogy: The Force Awakens. Can you guess how does it work?
Fraser Ross combined human and animal anatomy to create synthetic organs and show how design and bio-technologies can shape the future.
At Burning Man 2015, Desert Wizards of Mars present Black Rock Observatory, a mobile planetarium with a giant hand-made telescope for dreamers who wish to sneak a peak into outer space.
After a successful testing phase on especially designed ramps in Barcelona, Lexus revealed the long awaited Back to the Future hoverboard floating both on ground and water.
Twerking meet design. From TW3RKBOT 1.0 of Basement Jaxx’s video to the “Real Booty Music” project. Artists, designers and engineers playfully go beyond Miley Cyrus hype.