Upcycled wastelands’ materials, moths’ bio-waste and furniture made by blowing plastic like glass with a responsible attitude… 7 out-of-the-box sustainable designs on show in Eindhoven.
From satellite graveyards to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ‘GEO-DESIGN: Junk’ exhibition explores global junk networks of discarded things and the new realities and potentialities of waste.
A diner made from waste materials and discarded design parts, kinetic light installations in a former church and lamps made from recycled plastic printed on textile by a robot arm. 15 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2019.
What if Apocalyptic storms and rising sea levels could cause the collision of a ship with a skyscraper? Black n’Arch’s winning proposal for a ‘shipwreck-tower’ in Prague could become Czech Republic’s tallest building.
The climate crisis is like an eruption about to devastate our future. From here, Fernando Mastrangelo has expanded his sculptural practice through MAGMA, a new mirror series inspired by volcanic formations… with an encouraging message.
Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…
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.
An ancient dye plant painting the world indigo, spider silk engineering technology and the world’s first microbe-grown headset. Helsinki Design Week 2019 is all about a greener future!
Lava and tempered glass tables creating awareness on rising sea levels and a shelf inspired by waves and ripples created as the water flows on the endangered coral sea floor. CYPRAEA reinterprets the luxurious nature of Mauritius through an innovative design collection with a sustainable message.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
A ribbon-like sculpture taking olive wood to the extreme, an installation inspired by Brazilian urban birds’ architectural ‘woven’ nests and more. Design Miami/ Basel 2019 focuses on how designers can help to shape a more sustainable future.
“If a tree and a chandelier had a baby… it would look something like Chime” says to Archipanic the founder of lighting design brand Stickbulb which unveiled an architectural chandelier at ICFF in New York.
Where to find a verdant and peaceful oasis in New York? In Time Square! Fernando Mastrangelo’s sensory immersive TINY HOUSE disconnects you from New York’s hustle and bustle.
Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.
Salvador Dali to Foster + Partners, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and more… We selected 10 great egg-shaped buildings from Beijing to London, Mumbai and more.
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.
Note Design Studio has filled the hall of a historic Milanese building with round ended poles and geometrical shapes. Titled FORMATION, the exhibition explores the creative possibilities of iQ Surface, Tarkett’s new vynil collection which can be continuously recycled.
Jorge Penadés has converted left over extruded aluminium profiles into a colourful collection of vases called PISCIS for BD Barcelona Design.
How does the landscapes shape the architecture? The Irreplaceable Landscapes exhibition at Copenhagen DAC Museum narrates four of Dorte Mandrup’s most audacious projects dealing with natural environments threatened by Climate Change.
The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.
A bulbous 3D-printed bio-architecture powered by bacteria’s photosynthesis and an algorithmically designed spatial scaffolding revealing the alien beauty of spiders’ crafts. ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures merge Nature’s architectural imprint with synthetic technologies.
Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.
Heatworks launches a smart water heater, a portable countertop dishwasher and a battery operated carafe heating water instantly thanks to an innovative technology that get rids of metal heating parts and plumbing hassles.
Solar powered connected street lights, a digital gardener sharping green thumb skills and an IoT device to shower responsibly… Meet the CES 2019 Climate Change Innovators reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions.
Petals, stems and buds from the excess accumulated by florists create exquisite patterns in Marcin Rusak’s Perma bespoke furniture.
Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?
The Crystal town-hall by Henning Larsen was inspired by the iron minerals of a historical mine which threats to swallow the city center of Kiruna. The building marks the first stage in the relocation of the Swedish city.
The AZULIK Art Center by Roth features sustainable biomorphic concrete volumes and floating bridges which seem to naturally grow from the Mexican wilderness.
Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.
An all inclusive loving robot catwalk, Design Academy Eindhoven grad show and mussels in the 3D printer. 10 must-see exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2018 tuning with the main theme ‘If not you, then who?’