To be happy, how much do we need? How can we reduce our footprint and still live large? CÂPSULA is a new typology of high-end cabins that inspire new ways to live well.
The new Mendel’s Greenhouse is in direct conversation with the original 19th-century greenhouse in Brno, Czech Republic, where the scientist conducted his first pioneering experiments.
The Serpentine Pavilion 2023 by French Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh in central London “is an encouragement to enter into a dialogue, to convene and to think about how we could reinstate and re-establish our relationship to nature and to the Earth.”
The ‘Essential Homes’ emergency housing prototype features a rollable low-carbon concrete sheet wrapping a safe and decent home for displaced people across the globe.
There is a great dose of optimism and commitment to make a change at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. The most influential architecture event explores the transformative power of contemporary architecture to find solutions and build an environmentally friendly future… And starting from Africa, the true ‘Laboratory of the Future,’ says curator Lesley Lokko.
Milan Design Week enters the famed San Vittore prison, where inmates who joined a circular design workshop crafted upcycled furniture and tableware and presented it at the ‘Without Invitation’ behind-bars exhibition.
Green design and mass consumerism? Maarten Baas and G-Star RAW’s thought-provoking MORE OR LESS exhibition features a jet and cabinets dressed in denim.
Rossana Orlandi, the good mother of Milan Design Week, has opened the doors of her gallery hosting brilliant furniture designs going beyond sustainability in the name of ‘Responsibility.’ We talked with Rossana and selected Seven highlights at Rossana Orlandi Collectible 2023.
Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota explore digital printing and circular economy for the world of bespoke design with the ‘Wood You Believe?’ installation for Gruppo Saviola at Salone del Mobile.
Chaix et Morel has transformed a former fire station in Paris into ‘La Caserne,’ a vibrant hub for sustainable fashion open to the city.
ADAT Studio is completing the Opera169 residential building in Manhattan, NYC. Geometrical lines and brick facades integrate with its surrounding green and inclusive neighbourhood.
Textiles and ceramics, contemporary art jewelry, the African diaspora’s cross-cultural fertilisation, and K-Culture are among the key trends of Collect 2023.
Jonas Bohlin and Christine Ingridsdotter created Underbar, a temporary and 100% circular bar where every element and material from furniture to walls, lamps, and ceiling will have a second life after the fair.
Conceived as a vertical village, the Quay Quarter Tower won the World Building of the Year Award 2022 at the 15th World Architecture Festival.
Expedition Aequalis ongoing project and exhibition at Dutch Design Week explored new design thinking paths tuning with Nature’s priorities.
Architecture should merge with the natural landscape instead of standing out against it, believe at MAD Architects. Their Quzhou Stadium submerges itself into nature to welcome everyone to gather and share the sports spirit.
SEE MONSTER by NEWSUBSTANCE studio in Weston-super-Mare, UK, opens to the public, triggering conversations about reuse, renewables, and the great British weather.
The R for Repair exhibition shines a timely spotlight on consumerism by showing how cherished but broken objects can be given both new meaning and a fresh lease of life with a bit of ingenuity.
With ‘The Last Ocean’ luminescent installation, Jen Lewin raises awareness of ocean pollution. She teamed up with Ocean Plastic Technologies to bring forward an innovative, circular, and poetic solution to recycle and reclaim ocean plastic.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the design of THE LINE, a 170 km-long metropolis composed of only two parallel mirrored skyscrapers and connected by cutting-edge sustainable technology.
Summertime, cocktail time. Our indefatigable contributor Antonella Galimberti has selected ten sustainable design straws made from blades of grass, pasta and borosilicate glass. Enjoy!
Ukrainian ancient crafts, Louis Carrol’s in-wonderland quirky furniture and Gio Ponti’s ode to colour. Design Miami/ Basel 2022 looks back to look forward. The Golden Age, reimagined.
Tortona Rocks 2022: discover an interactive musical lighting design show, anamorphic street art and rising talents from Germany and Slovenia.
Californian springs, giant olive shoots with golden leaves, floating forests and choreographies with flowers and drones. Milan Design Week celebrates nature with blooming exhibitions.
DesignMarch 2022: up-cycled minerał wool, crayons made from Icelandic clay, an icy puffer coat filled with discarded face masks found in the street of Reykjavik and more…
Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré challenges Africa’s scarcity and extreme climate to empower local communities with sustainable contemporary architecture.
2022 Pritzker Architecture: Diébédo Francis Kéré is the first black professional to receive the Nobel equivalent for architecture. The Burkinabé architect challenges Africa’s scarcity and extreme climate to empower local communities and beyond.
Sidney Modern Project will almost double the Gallery’s exhibition space, both contrasting and dialoguing with its much-loved late-19th-century neo-classical building, while creating a new public art garden and civic space.
The Beijing sub-centre library by Snøhetta features an amphitheatre-like space promoting interaction and exchange of knowledge. Extended from the sculpted reading landscape are columns that support the roof creating a ginkgo forest-like canopy.
Germany Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai blends visionary environmental ideas with real-life results. The sustainable architecture features suspended cubes and a forest of steel poles, covered by a floating roof.