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.
GES-2 sustainable art center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop invites you to experience art on the Red October island, just a stone’s throw away from the Kremlin in the Russian capital.
With its carved organic body and brass branches embracing a luminous glass globe, Fernando Mastrangelo’s ‘September’ floor lamp delivers a ‘sort of’ optimistic message on the climate change issue. Because Nature will survive us and thrive again.
A Biosand cabinet, a tech-crafted ottoman with river tamarind leather-like fabric, ghaf tree lamps and desert cotton upholstery. With the Tanween 2021 program, Tashkeel platform for the UAE design scene presents the work of four emerging female designers who teamed up with local botanists, scientists, engineers and manufacturers to develop innovative materials and create bespoke furniture and lighting collections.
At Dubai Design Week 2021, Ahmed El-Sharabassy has created the NATURE IN MOTION pavilion inspired by shapeshifting dune landscapes in the UAE. Made of sustainable and recyclable materials, the sinuous lightweight architecture provides multi-functional and multi-purpose public spaces and hosts an exhibition exploring compostable building materials and structures made of paper pulp.
The winners of Dutch Design Awards 2021 mark a new impetus for the design world that thrives on change and cross-pollination and radiates hopeful optimism.
Material innovation, upcycled furniture and digital exoterism. Dutch Design Week 2021 looks into the future of our homes and cities, challenging contemporary social and environmental issues with a proactive and positive attitude.
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw Architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features a forest of giant solar panel-clad e-trees following the sun like sunflowers, a thriving garden challenging desert environment and underground exhibition spaces thermally isolated with a smart earth roof system.
Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.
Stefan Scholten, Birgitte Due Madsen and Studio Pepe present exquisite design projects challenging unsustainable marble and stone production processes.
With the UNNATURAL PRACTICE solo exhibition, Marcin Rusak explores the decaying, ephemeral and preserved processes through design.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
Curated by Es Devlin, London Design Biennale 2021 takes over Somerset House with 38 exhibitions from six continents and a ‘forest for change’ in the historic building’s courtyard.
A cyclic water system connects visitors, senses and surroundings at CON-NECT-ED-NESS, the biophilic exhibition at the Danish Pavilion.
MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP, World’s Advanced Saving Project, teamed up to develop and create the TECLA eco-sustainable housing model.