At the Pingtan Book House by Condition_Lab, kids can read and play at the same time. The project draws on a typology of traditional Dong Houses and is primarily composed of two interwoven spiral staircases.
Shaped like a compass rose beacon, the Empyrean Temple rose and burnt in Black Rock City. The architecture featured a tessellation pattern latticework with a hanging lantern flame at its peak.
Robert George debuts at Collect Art Fair with Simmer Down, four sculptural vessels respectfully crafted from saw felled Sycamore and storm felled Oak.
Kengo Kuma’s CLT Park Harumi recreational venue is dressed with a skin of wooden leaves filtering light like trees in a forest.
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.
There is a delicate balance of gravity and tension in the ‘Sannouno’ office building by Studio Velocity in Japan. The architecture features a white convivial curved roof and a randomly-disposed forest of wooden columns.
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.
The ‘TABLE OF ELEMENTS’ pays homage to Mendeleev’s revolutionary discovery with sustainable collectible designs.
“If a tree and a chandelier had a baby… it would look something like Chime” says to Archipanic the founder of lighting design brand Stickbulb which unveiled an architectural chandelier at ICFF in New York.
Hitzig Militello Architects’ Mamba Bar features a window display with disused broken crockery, an enveloping volumetric wooden structure, a back-lit American bar and a verdant backyard with glowing neons.
New smart technologies are demanding and intrusive. What if we could manage them with just a hand swipe? mui is the connected humble wood panel empowering IoT and sponsoring intimacy at the same time.
London Design Festival teamed up with Waugh Thistleton Architects, to create MULTIPLY, a sustainable installation encouraging visitors to re-think the way homes and cities are designed and built.
Suspended green oases, energy-consumption extensions and wooden high-rises. Sou Fujimoto, Stefano Boeri, Stephan Malka, Big and Carlo Ratti designed verdant skyscrapers for a greener urban future.
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Inspired by Nordic gourmet traditions, Snøhetta, Thorstein Schmidt and René Redzepi conceived the wooden interior design of BARR restaurant in the former home of world’s renown noma restaurant.
In Ushuaia, Argentina, THE BIRRA brewery and hamburger store by hitzig militello arquitectos is inspired by traditional Argentinian grocery-warehouses.
Inspired by traditional techniques of joining wood, Iratzoki Lizaso designs Heldu office furniture for Alki.
British studio Alison Brooks Architects designed The Smile, a habitable rectangular mega-tube bent in the shape of an upside down arch.
Clark Bardsley uses steam bent oak to give shape to ARM anti-chair: imagined as the “contour” of a seating place, the non-sense design fits over everyday seats.
New York design studio Fort Standard paired traditional methods of production with innovative ways to create the new Quality of Materials collection.
Thonet launches Thonet All seasons, a collection of tubular outdoor chairs originally designed by Bauhaus art school teachers Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Meet George, Edgar and Marius, but also monsieur and madame Noyer. HARTÔ teamed with young designers to create furniture with smooth shapes, playful colours and a warm feel.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
With Tsumiki, Kengo Kuma and Ryuichi Sakamoto launch an interactive Japanese Lego game that allows kids to express their architectural skills.
The adventures and the style of heroic Brazilian bandits inspired Cangaço, a traditionally crafted design collection by Humberto and Fernando Campana.
WELL HUNG design collection of sculptural cantilevered furniture marks the debut of The Workshop by Minale + Mann at London Design Festival.
Japan Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 features an wooden grid made without nails or bolts. Architect Atsushi Kitagawara combined ancient construction methods with the latest technologies whilst Nendo and TeamLab powered up the exhibition with stunning designs.
Russia Pavilion by Sergei Tchoban at Milan Expo 2015 features sustainably sourced timber, glass and a 30 m long underside-mirrored cantilever to welcome visitors into the country’s richness of flavours and knowledge for future generations.
At Milan Expo 2015, Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid designed “The gallery of Estonia”, a pavilion dedicated to the country’s traditional heritage and high-tech imprint according to motto “Feeding the Planet”.
In Milan, Cassina launched Réaction Poétique design collection by Jamie Hayon who took inspiration by the work of Le Corbusier, 50 years after his death.