Desert X 2021: 5 landscape art installations in the Coachella Valley exploring the desert as both a place and idea

Alicja Kwade @ Desert X 2021 - Photo by Lance Gerber.

Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.

Covid-19 has re-shaped iconic carnival capitals from Rio to Venice and New Orleans

Venice Carnival - Photo by Archipanic.

Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.

DesignMiami/ 2020 asks what does America mean through the lens of design and crafts

DesignMiami 2020 - DesignMiami Podium - Photo by Kris 2Tamburello.

DesignMiami/ 2020: from Shakers objects to Black Live Matters-inspired works, but also Native Indian textiles, the new generation of immigrant American designers and dinosaurs’ skeletons. Aric Chen curates DesignMiami/ Podium, the fair’s major phygital exhibition.

Yves Behar’s unveils PROTEUS™ underwater research station set to tackle Climate Change

PROTEUS by Yves Behar fuseproject - Courtesy of the Fabien Cousteau Ocealn Learning Center.

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.

The Ruby Street: from church to community hub and coworking space

The Ruby Street by Lourdes hernandez - Photo by Candida Wohlgemuth.

Stain glass windows and working stations as well as recreational and co-working spaces for Los Angeles creative community. The Ruby Streets venue rethinks the way of getting inspired together, with exquisite furniture and pastel coloured interiors.

Production Club reveals Daft Punk-style ‘Micrashell Suits’ allowing people to safely club and rave in times of pandemic

Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

The high-tech visionary ‘Micrashell Suits’ offer a solution for the music and nightlife industries and the future of human interaction. Unique features include in-suit beverage and vape supply system, mounted-in speakers, smartphone integration, computer vision safety camera, privacy-driven voice communicator, and a breathable helmet with unobscured views.

Zaha Hadid Architects’ One Thousand Museum tower in Miami photographed by Hufton+Crow

One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Miami - Photo ©Hufton+Crow.

The One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects features a hurricane-proof structural concrete exoskeleton with a fluid design. The 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami offers views across Biscayne Bay which includes the city’s new art and science museums.

2019 Best architecture: twisting bridges, Bauhaus and desert roses

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s BENT POOL in Miami invites to reflect on climate change

Bent Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset in Miami Pride Park - Photo by Robin Hill.

Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.

Miami Art Week 2019: 12 highlights empowered by architecture and design

Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse @ Miami Design District - Photo via @miami_tips on IG by @gnazzogroup.

A tribute to Lina Bo Bardi at Art Basel Miami, crafted pink beasts in the city’s design district and a brand new museum dedicated to the urban imprint of graffiti culture. 12 not-to-be.-missed fairs, exhibitions and installations at Miami Art Week 2019.

The Gun Violence Memorial Project honours the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty, courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial.

MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas have created ‘The Gun Violence Memorial Project’: four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each one representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: forget boring maquettes and plunge into urban and geopolitical architecture

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.

Burning Man 2019: 10 architectures diving into the metamorphosis and beyond

Burning Man 2019 - Photo via IG by @me_lana_

A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.