2020 Best Architecture: an Arctic whale watching facility, a pitched-roof garden house in Beverly Hills and a sustainable micro-library in Indonesia are among our favourite architectures of the year.
Tucked in the heart of the Norwegian forest, The Plus factory by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for urban furniture manufacturer Vestre was “envisioned as a village for a community dedicated to the cleanest, carbon neutral fabrication of urban and social furniture.”
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’, a public seating commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center encouraging conversation and social intimacy in the UN Headquarters Plaza.
Archipanic meets young CEO of Norwegian urban furniture company VESTRE who shares his mind on a responsible and sensible approach to design public spaces.
It has got the aerodynamic lines of a power-boat and the flashy colours of a sport-car that rockets through urban space… But it was designed to stun in its motionless state. ICON is VESTRE’s brand new bench that won this year the Red Dot Design Award.