Our #BEOPENDesignCity open call held together with the Mayor’s Fund for London is still rolling. There is only a couple of weeks left before the deadline on January 31st! Are you in? If yes, just post your picture on Instagram or Facebook with the tag #BEOPENDesignCity to win €300! Today we suggest taking a look at the works we find most impressive – those submitted to the challenge by the participants from all over the world.
Dear friends, BE OPEN team wishes you all a very Happy New Year!
How will our cities change in the future? The idea that haunts the minds of architects, designers, and philosophers all over the world. New projects and suggestions keep emerging constantly — from taxibots, flying and floating, to hydroelectric waterfall prisons and jetway hotels. Check out the most interesting urban initiatives (existing ones or projects), and be sure to share your own — to win our #BEOPENDesignCity open call!
Dear friends, BE OPEN is launching its next global Internet open call together with the Mayor’s Fund for London. The open call is named #BEOPENDesignCity. The challenge presents the opportunity for those who are eager to share their love of their city as well as any ideas on how to make it a better place.
(the photo is from BE OPEN Sounding Space Symposium project)
Dear friends, the BE OPEN Foundation is happy to announce the winner of our Instagram #BEOPENUrbanPattern open call!
Our congratulations go to Giancarlo Cazzaniga from Italy!
Giancarlo’s photo with a distinct futurist poster vibe has been chosen as the winning one by our jury comprised of BE OPEN Founder Elena Baturina and the members of BE OPEN Community from the shortlist of entries with the most likes. The winner will be awarded the prize of €300.
We applaud all the contestants: we are truly amazed by the number of outstanding submissions we have received in response to our challenge. Thank you all for taking part in the open-call!
Please, stay tuned, as the next open call is just a few days away!
Each year the world demands more flexibility from each of us. The need to adjust to the constantly changing environment is a great challenge for designers these days. Divided furniture, inclusive furniture, mix-and-match, mobile and flat-packed furniture — many names and many ways to in fact respond to the same urge for sustainability and minimalism, boosted up by an extensive housing crisis. Still, before our furniture gets intelligent enough to transform and fit our needs with the help of AI, let us marvel at some of those smart design decisions.
The saying “Art for the art’s sake” might as well go further to visiting museums… for the sake of museums. At times the architecture of museum buildings can even rival the art hosted inside. Each of these museums has a spirit and a philosophy of its own, attractive enough to inspire us for a long journey. Here is our list of the museums with the most impressive architecture.
As the housing crisis becomes a major issue in cities all over the world, architects and artists are pitching in to search for unusual ways to solve this problem. Yet most of the ideas that have already come into reality seem to be more of art projects, speaking the words of urban poetry and bringing cities’ fairy tales to life: houses on roof-tops, in parks, affixed to other buildings walls… Check out the most interesting alternative urban spaces of today.