sustainable design

Seven designers from the Change the System exhibition who are tackling global issues

Designers are working harder than ever to create projects with a social and environmental conscience, according to the curator of an exhibition about “changemakers” at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Here’s a look at seven figures leading the charge…

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals greenhouse-like technology hub to accompany world’s first wooden football stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a set of glasshouse-like technology buildings and a slatted-timber footbridge, which will join its wooden football stadium on a eco park in Gloucestershire, England. Read more

Arturo Vittori’s Warka Water towers harvest clean drinking water from the air

Future Makers: in this exclusive movie, Italian architect Arturo Vittori explains how his wooden Warka Water structures can provide clean drinking water for rural communities in the developing world. Read more

House Zilvar by ASGK Design is an angular wooden home in the Czech countryside

A+Awards: next up in our collaboration with Architizer is this energy-efficient wooden home on the outskirts of a small village in the Czech Republic, which was one of the private houses recognised in this year’…

Micaella Pedros explains how to make furniture using discarded plastic bottles


Graduate shows 2016: design graduate Micaella Pedros demonstrates how heat-shrunk plastic bottles can be used to create stable furniture joints in this movie filmed by Dezeen for the Royal College of Art (+ movie). (more…)