Burning Man 2022: 10 architectures raising from the Nevada desert

Burning Man 2022, Paradisium by Dave Keane & Folly Builders - Photo via IG, follow @davekeane.

Burning Man 2022 explores the transformative power of dreams with mesmerizing architecture and design. Am ‘empyrean temple, a grove of geometric trees, space cats, an afro-futuristic shrine and more.

Jen Lewin’s Last Ocean interactive installation glows at Burning Man 2022

Burning Man 2022, The Last Ocean + Ursa Major by Jen Lewin - Photo by Matt Emmi, ©Jenlewin Studio.

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.

Biennale Arte 2022: 10 national pavilions with great architecture and design

US Pavilion - Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, ©Simone Leigh.

Biennale Arte 2022: surreal environments inspired by William S. Burroughs, Parisian bistros and black women-powered settings. We selected 10 must-see national pavilions in Venice.

7 quirky and surreal furniture designs debuting at Design Miami/ 2021

HALO sculpture by Bradley Bowers x The Future perfect Gallery - Photo by James Harris

Tables that dream of being lights, weird creatures from another planet, a glittering disco chair, and a clay celebration of African womanhood… We picked seven bold and surreal furniture designs in Miami.

September floor lamp by Fernando Mastrangelo celebrates Nature in the Post-Antropocene

SEPTEMBER floor lamp by Fernando Mastrangelo - Photo: courtesy of Fernando Mastrangelo.

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.

NYCXDESIGN 2021: 10 furniture designs on show at ICFF + Wanted Design Manhattan

GIGI collection by Studio D'Armes and Verre D'Onge - Photo via IG by @icff_official.

ICFF + Wanted Design Manhattan 2021: pendant lamps inspired by fireflies in the Mexican forest, an ergonomic seat doubling as a tool for posture exercises, ethical carpets combating illegal child labor and more…

Colony’s ‘Join’ exhibition in New York explores togetherness through design

JOIN exhibition @ Colony, NYCXDesign 2021 - Photo by David Mitchell.

Colony, the designers’ co-op, presents the ‘Join’ exhibition featuring new work from 12 independent American designers exploring the tactile meanings and emotional complexities of togetherness. A mother/son lighting design, two armchairs for slow conversation and shared meditation and a set of urns/vessels in honor of a beloved family member lost during the pandemic.

New York Design Week 2021: 7 must-see exhibitions, fairs and destinations

New York Design Week 2021. Liam Lee x Patrick Parrish Gallery @ Salon Art + Design.

New York Design Week 2021: a collective showcase reflecting on the power of post-pandemic togetherness, a wall-light anchoring ourselves among the chaos and psychedelic furniture drawing from the natural and biological world.

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.