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a giant replica of le corbusier’s villa savoye has been half-sunk off a danish fjord as part of the country’s floating art 2018 festival. the installation has been designed by asmund havsteen-mikkelsen as a “comment on the sinking of the public sphere after the disclosure of the cambridge analytica scandal and the manipulation of democratic elections through social media”

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libano, baalbek

saudi men standing at the site of an archaeological discovery about eight kilometres north of the city of sakaka in saudi arabia's northwestern jawf province. ph fayez nureldine/afp


javier senosiain’s nido de quetzalcoatl (quetzalcoatl’s nest) is a surreal house north of mexico city in the shape of a snake – now available to rent on airbnb. a key proponent of organic architecture within the 5,000 sq.m of irregular land. the ten apartments contained within its contoured walls contrast the vibrant exterior with a white palette and soft, wooden surfaces

the walls of a soon-to-be-demolished office building in kent, england, appear to have been zipped open in this installation by artist alex chinneck

balconies with adjustable covers pepper the brick facade of the habitat for orphan girls designed by zav architects in khansar, iran. the residential centre provides a safe place for girls for aged between seven and 16 to live, learn and play in a country where young women without families can be extremely vulnerable

agroup of artists in taiwan have transformed a 10-metre-tall brutalist concrete loudspeaker, formerly used to broadcast anti-communist propaganda to china, into an art installation. located on taiwan's kinmen island, less than four miles off the coast of mainland china, the former broadcast tower has an enormous concrete facade that is embedded with 48 military-grade loudspeakers

consistently using red at the core of his work, bernard tshumi believes that ‘red is not a color,’ but instead an idea. in the case of parc de la villette, the choice of using red carried both a historical and conceptual significance. located in paris, the site used to be home to the french national wholesale meat market and slaughterhouse; hence the crimson, bloody facades of the various deconstructivist follies reference to the former function of the land

oma reveals '24/7 vertical city' proposal for southbank by beulah tower in melbourne. the tower's total size marks it the largest building the firm has ever designed


brazilian artist ernesto neto has designed gaiamothertree, a monumental installation that aims to bring the spirit of the amazonian rainforest inside zurich’s central station. organized by the fondation beyeler, the project sees a twenty-meter high sculpture extending right up to the ceiling of the station concourse. its see-through structure is made of brightly colored hand-knotted cotton strips and resembles a majestic tree

oversized versions of five classic lamps illuminate a manchester square. the public installations double as street furniture and lighting

a bold multicolor mural you can see from the australian ocean, by momo. sydney artists georgia hill and elliott routledge collaborated with momo to install the large-scale mural, with photographer callie marshall documenting the progress


i maestri del paesaggio quest’anno si diffonderanno per la città lombarda di bergamo dal 6 al 23 settembre. la manifestazione è dedicata all’architettura del paesaggio e all’outdoor design e mette in dialogo la città, al centro del suo territorio. importante la serie di incontri dal titolo international meeting of the landscape and garden a cui partecipano ogni anno i più importanti paesaggisti del mondo, e l’imperdibile scenografia della green square, reinterpretazione di piazza vecchia. ph matteo bonaldi

fino al 30 settembre nella città della ceramica di grottaglie (ta) – unica al mondo per il suo quartiere nato in una gravina con botteghe di ceramisti ancora in attività – apre la mostra delle ceramica 2018 con 46 artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo

lorenzo vitturi, remixed properties, as part of the shoreditch design triangle and london design festival 2018. established & sons

hotels, restaurants and bars

this hotel has no roof or walls, just a summer night sky and a swiss valley as a backdrop. situated in eastern switzerland, 'no real estate' is a revival of the the null stern hotel art installation by swiss concept artists frank and patrik riklin

“savona 18 suites”: un nuovo design hotel nel cuore dei navigli, a milano, firmato aldo cibic,

bjork swedish brasserie, milano


from top

roll tables by patricia urquiola for kettal,

il paese delle meraviglie by paolo lomazzi for tonelli design

chunk tables by anna karlin and fernando mastrangelo,

from left

princess, display cabinet by opinion ciatti,

sideboard by lanzavecchia wai for exto,

samsara cabinet by antonella tesei for antes design,

from top

metal cabinets by konstantin grcic for magis,

armadietti quark by nichetto for mdf italia,

quinque console by mauro mori,

left, libreria libera by ronda design,

right, librerie tito by franco raggi for zeus,

from top

cabinet laos by promemoria,

prop sideboard for karimoku new standard,


from top left, clockwise

pillolina table by parisotto formenton; pillola table by parisotto formenton; etoile table by daniela puppa; servoluce floor park; badessa table by mreginald; ginevra table by de lucchi. all lamps by firmamento. ph menghi

left, la lampe petite by maiori,

center, lucerna lighting by christofle pillet for ethimo,

right, sollos by jader almeida,

from top left, clockwise, into the center

led-lighting by samuel wilkinson,; circus floor light by resident studio,; mad converts its iconic pingtan museum into small-scale illuminated landscape for artemide,; circus floor light by resident studio,; pearl pendant by nick ross; bloom table lamp by tim rundle; wall lamp by colonel,; lamps legato by luca nichetto,; ersa additions by william brand for brand&egmond,

alphabeta floor lamps by nichetto studio


‘géométries sud, du mexique à la terre de feu’ , fondation cartier explores the diversity of modern art in latin america

left,  yorgos papadopoulos at vessel gallery,

right, chiara dynys, vega installazione metacrilato, foto, vetro

biennalina 2018 filicudi

left, salvatore di benedetto, filicudi in essenza

right, emilio battisti, siamo qui (ettore sottsass, emilio battisti e  dario passi),


skissernas museum, lund, sweden, elding oscarson architects,


roberto benavidez turns religious monsters into colorful piñatas. the work of roberto benavidez is on display at conduit gallery in dallas texas. the exhibit, illuminated piñata, features his second series of ornate latin paper sculptures,

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