Pack the bathtub in the suitcase! Contemporary design paths

Pack the bathtub in the suitcase! Contemporary design paths

The designs selected by Milano Trend.Lab demonstrate a change in today’s society often made of urban nomads for whom a house is a temporary space

Olivetti Programma 101: at the origins of the Personal Computer

Olivetti Programma 101: at the origins of the Personal Computer

The Olivetti Programma 101 desk-top computer; history, design and legacy of what possibly is the first human-centered personal computer ever invented

All the Danish chairs at the Designmuseum Danmark

All the Danish chairs at the Designmuseum Danmark

Chairs by Panton, Jacobsen, Wegner, Saarinen, & Aalto narrate the fascinating history of modern Danish and Scandinavian design at the Designmuseum Danmark

Computer design: Commodore PET 2001 (1977)

Computer design: Commodore PET 2001 (1977)

The Commodore PET 2001, possibly the first personal computer ever, with its angular, white colored, case is the epitome of technology design in the ’70s

History of Computer design: Holborn 9100 (1981)

History of Computer design: Holborn 9100 (1981)

Released in 1981, the Dutch microcomputer Holborn 9100, with its periscope-like monitor, is one of the most “futuristic” computer designs of the Eighties

Los Angeles – Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD, a preview

Los Angeles – Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD, a preview

A preview of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – to be built in Exposition Park, Los Angeles -, designed by China-based design firm MAD Architects

Poissy Galore – Insects Museum and Visitor Center  | AWP + HHF

Poissy Galore – Insects Museum and Visitor Center | AWP + HHF

Nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2017, the Poissy Galore Insects Museum designed by AWP + HHF combines contemporary architecture and rural culture

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion – Viewpoint Snøhetta

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion – Viewpoint Snøhetta

The iron and timber Wild Reindeer observation pavilion designed by Snøhetta in central Norway is an example of how good architecture often relies on simplicity

NYC | Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse at the Cooper Hewitt

NYC | Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse at the Cooper Hewitt

The exhibition “Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse” presents the work of 3 designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – Danish pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – Danish pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010

The spiraling architecture of the Denmark pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Bjarke Ingels Group housed a little futuristic Danish city teleported to China

Prada opens Osservatorio, a new gallery focused on photography in Milan

Prada opens Osservatorio, a new gallery focused on photography in Milan

In December 2016, the Prada Foundation opens “Osservatorio”, a new exhibition space focused on photography, in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Paris: Archiee’s exhibition system makes tradition and technology meet

Paris: Archiee’s exhibition system makes tradition and technology meet

The project “Pleat Luster” has been conceived by Paris-based design practice Archiee for an exhibition at the “Maison de la Culture du Japon ” in Paris

House of Natural Science, Bjerringbro – Nord Architects

House of Natural Science, Bjerringbro – Nord Architects

The House of Natural Science is a learning center, and an iconic and sustainable cylindrical building, designed by NORD Architects in Bjerringbro, Denmark

London | Mathematics gallery at the Science museum – Zaha Hadid Architects

London | Mathematics gallery at the Science museum – Zaha Hadid Architects

On December 8, 2016, the Science Museum in London opens a new permanent exhibition dedicated to mathematics, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Amsterdam | “Dream Out Loud”, radical design ideas at the Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam | “Dream Out Loud”, radical design ideas at the Stedelijk Museum

With the exhibition “Dream Out Loud. Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands” the Stedelijk Museum presents an overview on the future of Dutch design

“Next Level” ARoS extension by Schmidt Hammer Lassen & James Turrell

“Next Level” ARoS extension by Schmidt Hammer Lassen & James Turrell

Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with James Turrell, “Next Level” is an ambitious extension project for the ARoS museum in Aarhus, Denmark

Vitra Schaudepot – Herzog & de Meuron

Vitra Schaudepot – Herzog & de Meuron

The Vitra Schaudepot is a new exhibition venue, dedicated to the history of design, conceived by Herzog & de Meuron in the famous Vitra Campus near Basel

Rem Koolhaas – OMA | BLOX – Copenhagen

Rem Koolhaas – OMA | BLOX – Copenhagen

BLOX is a new mixed-use building designed by Rem Koolhaas / OMA in the Copenhagen harbor. Set to open in 2018, it will also accommodate the new home of DAC

Bjarke Ingels Group | Blåvand Bunker Museum

Bjarke Ingels Group | Blåvand Bunker Museum

The iconic architecture of the Blåvand Bunker Museum by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, built on the site of the former WWII Tirpitz bunker near Varde, Denmark

Pavilion of Germany | Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of Germany | Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Four new large openings framed in steel have transformed the German pavilion for the 2016 edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Bubble House by Jean-Benjamin Maneval – 1963

The Bubble House by Jean-Benjamin Maneval – 1963

The history of the “Maison Bulle”, the futuristic plastic bubble house designed in 1963 by French architect Jean-Benjamin Maneval and produced until 1970

Lisbon | MAAT Museum by AL_A – Amanda Levete

Lisbon | MAAT Museum by AL_A – Amanda Levete

The MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology in Lisbon, designed by British practice AL_A – Amanda Levete Architects, opened on October 5, 2016

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by UNStudio

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by UNStudio

The steel and bent plywood pavilion designed by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio in 2009 for the celebrations of the centennial of the Burnham Plan of Chicago

The (successful) challenge of DGT for the new Estonian National Museum

The (successful) challenge of DGT for the new Estonian National Museum

The design by Paris-based DGT architects for the new Estonian National Museum in Tartu is located in the airfield of a former Sovier Union military base

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The Burnham Pavilion in Chicago, designed by Zaha Hadid in 2009 to celebrate Burnham’s Plan, was a temporary venue made in tensile fabric

Pavilion of Argentina – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of Argentina – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, the exhibition of Argentina at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 is a timber labyrinth which evokes an endlessness Pampa

Pavilion of France – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of France – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

“New Riches”, the French exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016, criticizes the idea of buildings made by few starchitects for a handful of wealthy people

Makoko Floating School II by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ

Makoko Floating School II by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ

The revised Makoko Floating School II by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, from NLÉ, winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016


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