In a world facing myriad environmental challenges where almost 9 million tons of furniture are found in landfills, it’s more important than ever to design thoughtful designs that use recycled materials that can be reused once their life cycle ends. These furniture pieces offer an eco-friendly solution to this ever-growing issue of plastic waste.
Month: June 2023
Lush greenery crawling up the walls expose us, city dwellers, to Nature and organic materials, resulting in a profoundly positive effect. If you are concerned by the rumour that ivy and other climbing plants can ruin the façade of your home, consider growing vines up a screen or metal armature placed in front of an exterior wall. We have selected a few of fascinating exteriors brought alive with foliage.
Building blocks enhance children’s problem-solving abilities and mathematics skills, as well as help them builds self-esteem and feelings of success. That is probably why these architects have used them as the inspiration for the buildings of schools and nurseries composed of diversely colored rectangular building volumes, aiming to stimulate imagination and surprise, instead of simply following the rules and regulations.
From ancient timber buildings to modern skyscrapers, China’s architecture reflects the country’s rich culture. The projects featured in this selection are carefully designed to work within historic contexts, accommodating or extending pre-existing structures.
London Design Biennale is a global stage for world-leading contemporary design and design-led innovation, creativity and research. This year’s edition is curated by the Nieuwe Instituut and its artistic director, Aric Chen. With the theme of The Global Game: Remapping Collaboration, the event aims to rethink how nations communicate and collaborate. Over 40 exhibitors from around the world will showcase world-leading design, confronting global challenges and inspiring audiences with thought-provoking and interactive installations. Here are the key installations not to miss.
Many people who live in in the crowded cities and urban centers rely on bikes as their main means of transportation. Indeed, often this appears to be the most efficient, environment-friendly and in most cases the fastest option. Experts expect that the number of bicycle riders is going to double in the coming decade. Aware of the trend, industrial designers devise innovative bike designs that seek to be practical, lightweight and swift.
The U.S. Navy revealed concepts for its new national museum by five leading architectural firms who were selected after 80 firms initially showed interest in the project. The firms were tasked with creating a design that would be able to show off some larger Naval artifacts like submarines, boats, and aircrafts. Each team focused on the storied history and timeless traditions of the U.S. Navy to develop a sleek, modern, and state-of-the-art concept. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), DLR Group, Perkins & Will are just three of the five finalists.