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Fernando Donis’ Frame City proposal to “combine city and countryside” wins Redesign the World contest

November 19, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Frame City by Fernando Donis

Fernando Donis’ proposal to create new habitable topographies in which humanity and nature coexist has won first place in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Donis’ Frame City concept aims to undo the damage to nature and people’s wellbeing caused by a century of rapid urbanisation. Each high-density city, which is designed to

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Oliver Salway calls for people to “redesign their lives” instead of redesigning the planet

November 15, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Redesigning Our Lives by Oliver Salway

A short film by Oliver Salway that imagines a future where humanity has chosen to embrace a simpler existence to avert climate catastrophe has been highly commended by the judges of Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Salway’s film, which was generated using architectural visualisation tool Twinmotion and then cut together using video

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Mando Xie proposes green floating cities to enable “human civilization to continue” on the ocean

November 5, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Titan Ark 2100 by Mando Xie

Mando Xie imagines humanity moving into ship-like floating cities covered with trees to escape rising sea levels in this proposal, which is a finalist in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Xie imagines converting aircraft carriers to create the floating cities in his proposal, which is called Titan Art 2100. Almost half of

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Justinian Khoo envisions networks of floating cities “to provide freedom for nature on land”

November 2, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
The Whales floating cities by Justinian Khoo

The second finalist in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion is Justinian Khoo, who has proposed moving humanity into sustainable floating cities so that nature can reclaim the land. Called The Whales, the clusters of cities, which Khoo designed to resemble pods of the large marine mammals, would be powered entirely by renewable

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Pawel Rymsza proposes domed cities with algae lakes “to make big reductions in atmospheric carbon”

November 1, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Carbon Neutral Rings by Pawel Rymsza

Pawel Rymsza’s proposal to house humanity in a network of ring-shaped structures built around huge algae-rich lakes is the first of 15 visionary projects selected as finalists for Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Called Carbon Neutral Rings, Rymsza’s proposal is to create a network of enclosed carbon-neutral cities for humanity to live

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Redesign the World winners to be announced during Dezeen 15

October 29, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Redesign the World logo

The 15 best entries for Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion will be revealed during our Dezeen 15 festival, which starts next week. The Redesign the World competition, which we launched earlier this year with Epic Games, called for radical new ideas to rethink the future of planet Earth. The contest received over

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Watch The World Around In Focus: Land live talks

October 22, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Wild rice harvesting in a field

Environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck and MASS Design Group principal Joseph Kunkel are among the speakers participating in The World Around In Focus: Land, an afternoon of talks exploring contemporary post-colonial land-use issues. Watch live from 1:00pm New York time. The live stream has not started yet. It will start at 1:00pm new York

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Striatus 3D-printed bridge “establishes a new language for concrete” says Holcim CEO

October 12, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Striatus 3D-printed concrete bridge

Holcim CEO Jan Jenisch explains how 3D-printed concrete bridge Striatus aims to showcase how to build with less material without compromising performance in this video Dezeen produced for the building materials company. Striatus is a 16-metre-long 3D-printed concrete footbridge built by Block Research Group at Swiss university ETH Zurich and the Computation and Design Group at Zaha

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Last chance to enter Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition with Epic Games

September 14, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Redesign the World logo

Our Redesign the World competition with Epic Games closes for entries at midnight tomorrow! Here is a recap of the talks and workshops we have run to provide some last-minute inspiration and tips for how to enter. Redesign the World is the ultimate design competition, which calls for radical new ideas to rethink planet Earth.

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Watch Atelier Bow-Wow’s 2021 Royal Academy annual architecture lecture

September 3, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Portrait of Atelier Bow-Wow founders Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima

Dezeen has teamed up with London’s Royal Academy of Arts to broadcast this year’s annual architecture lecture by Atelier Bow-Wow founders Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. In the lecture, which is titled Architectural Behaviorology, the Japanese architects discussed the architectural impact of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 and 2021 and how it has

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