Opinions

On water, we need to learn from oasis

Cities must stop being drainage sinks. Those who, for centuries, have been designing oasis, have a lot to teach us about sustainable cities

Irony should be taken very seriously

Ironic objects trigger a relationship of complicity between those who conceived and designed them and those who grasp their meaning and intelligence. They give an intense and deep pleasure, which lasts over time, like a friendship or love. Too much irony, however …

Irony should be taken very seriously

Ironic objects trigger a relationship of complicity between those who conceived and designed them and those who grasp their meaning and intelligence. They give an intense and deep pleasure, which lasts over time, like a friendship or love. Too much irony, however …

We need multi-generational homes

The number of over60s is increasing dramatically: one in four people by 2050. They will dictate the new rules of living. And they are not what you expect

A playlist is a project of love for others

To create a playlist for someone you have to ‘get in touch’ with him or her, just like when you design something as personal as the interior of a house

A playlist is a project of love for others

To create a playlist for someone you have to ‘get in touch’ with him or her, just like when you design something as personal as the interior of a house

Opening up to the world is a happiness project

Do something you would never do, but that is not too far from you because the essence of open-mindedness – which leads to excel in what you do and live better – is a mix of knowledge and experience

In praise of emptiness

It is everywhere, inside and outside of us. This is why designing means making proper use of the void. Which is not the opposite of the full, but a richer space, as full of possibilities

On water, we need to learn from oasis

Cities must stop being drainage sinks. Those who, for centuries, have been designing oasis, have a lot to teach us about sustainable cities

We need multi-generational homes

The number of over60s is increasing dramatically: one in four people by 2050. They will dictate the new rules of living. And they are not what you expect

I create new materials using mushrooms

Thanks to mushrooms, that turn waste into value through decomposition, life can be infused into something that has never been alive. Like synthetic polycarbonates

I create new materials using mushrooms

Thanks to mushrooms, that turn waste into value through decomposition, life can be infused into something that has never been alive. Like synthetic polycarbonates

Opening up to the world is a happiness project

Do something you would never do, but that is not too far from you because the essence of open-mindedness – which leads to excel in what you do and live better – is a mix of knowledge and experience

From emergency to emergent design

Catastrophism prevents the western world from understanding the potential of the African continent: the capillary and very widespread talent for self-organization. From which we have a lot to learn

From emergency to emergent design

Catastrophism prevents the western world from understanding the potential of the African continent: the capillary and very widespread talent for self-organization. From which we have a lot to learn

In praise of emptiness

It is everywhere, inside and outside of us. This is why designing means making proper use of the void. Which is not the opposite of the full, but a richer space, as full of possibilities