Designed as an architectural reaction to changing weather conditions, architecture firm Snøhetta’s Tungestølen hiking cabin in the western part of Norway on a small plateau overlooks the Jostedalen glacier.
Would you take a nap hugging a polar bear or finding a comfy space between a white shark jaws? Probably YES if your cuddling mate is one of Porky Hefer’s creations!
Disposed in a spiral formation symbolizing their decline, the 100 elephants Charlotte Mary Pack has crafted in a 24 hours-long performance raise awareness and challenge the public’s opinion on ivory.
Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!
Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.
The Monkey 47 dry gin exhibition is part of the SAD BUT TRUE campaign which supports WWF and other international organizations striving to grant a brighter future for 6 primates threatened with extinction.
A kids’ school project during lockdown inspired ecoLogicStudio to devise BioBombola, a pioneering algae garden inviting individuals, families and communities to cultivate a healthy domestic algae garden as a sustainable source of vegetable proteins.
8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.
Located just metres off shore in exclusive Sidney Palm Beach, Lilypad floating villa brings resort style comforts to one of the most tranquil of settings.
The accessible and affordable LivingHomes take inspiration by the sustainable imprint of Scandinavian design and invite to fully immerse in nature.
Synthetic flowers allowing bumblebees to thrive, a water harvesting urban panel and a paper pulp 3D printer are among the sustainable designs on show at the Ventura Projects’ digital exhibition ‘Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain”.
From 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.
Freebooter residential building by GG-loop was conceived as a modern “ship on land” as well as a biophilic architecture bringing together Nature-made and human-made.
The inclusive microlibrary Warak Kayu by architecture studio SHAU is made from locally sourced wood and takes advantage of the tropica climate to minimise energy consumption.
Greenhouse 2020: a stool inspired by geological erosion, tilting wooden cabinets and sustainable benches made from corrugated roofing sheets.
The ‘TABLE OF ELEMENTS’ pays homage to Mendeleev’s revolutionary discovery with sustainable collectible designs.
What if it a hand gesture or a swipe on the phone could monitor and control the energy consumption and environmental performance of your home? DiCE smart home device helps to check on air quality, control energy waste and monitor plants health through a colorful interactive design.
GES-2 sustainable art center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop invites to experience art on the Red October island, few stones-throw away from the Kremlin in the Russian capital.
CES 2020 sustainable startups: sharing solar energy, affordable carpooling and a smart compact cooler are among the sustainable innovations in Las Vegas.
2019 Best Design. A chair made from 100 % recycled plastic from fishing nets in the Arctic, a floor-to-ceiling luminous belt and violently psychedelic benches are among our favourite furniture designs of the year.
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.