Not content with presenting 12 projects during the furniture fair, the Spanish designer also staged her first exhibition of limited-edition pieces on the theme of wastefulness.
Snøhetta has mixed traditional and modern construction techniques to create a shelter “like a big bench” in the Norwegian wilderness.
Synthetic biologist Dr Rachel Armstrong has designed an artificial cell programmed to form a limestone reef that would shore up the crumbling foundations of Venice. Could these microscopic agents succeed where the might of civil engineering has so far failed?
For a recent installation at the V&A, design duo Martin Postler and Ian Ferguson used images and objects from their own archives to create a modern-day cabinet of curiosities.
In the lead-up to the year’s biggest furniture fair, we preview products from British designers Barber Osgerby and Benjamin Hubert, shine a light on Greta Grossman’s reissued 1940s lamps, and ask Tom Dixon why he’s leaving the exhibition halls to break new ground.
An unusual upholstery method makes the experience of sitting on this bench by Swedishduo Fulo more comfortable than it looks.
Some unlikely structures have started to appear in London parks and Kent woodlands – elaborate birdboxes inspired by council estates, gated communities and dictators’ palaces.
Singaporean designer Tan Lun Cheak has returned a traditional South-east Asian cooking pot to the heart of social gatherings.
Studio Job creates a teasing parody of a gentlemen’s club in the entrance hall of Alessandro Mendini’s Groninger Museum.
Austrian practice LP Architektur has designed a timber-clad modernist “Passivhaus” cut into a hillside near Salzburg.
Spanish studio Subarquitectura has built a family home that resolves its sloping site by looping the loop.
Prototypes that combined new ways of seeing with bright execution stole the show at this year’s Belgian Design Biennale.
A sensitive context and a host of technical challenges haven’t prevented Becker Architects from creating a hydroelectricity plant that’s a sculptural delight.
Swedish designer Pål Rodenius’ range of do-it-yourself plywood furniture is inspired by the simplicity of magazine clothing patterns.
Christoph Thetard’s pedal-powered kitchen unit puts old techniques to new uses in an effort to reduce our dependence on electricity.
Influenced by houses in hill towns, Olson Kundig Architects’ residence for an art collector is integrated into the rocky landscape by force.