Assessing society’s needs and people’s desires

Assessing society’s needs and people’s desires

Audacious private homes, diverse cultural buildings, but above all innovative and high-quality projects for the socially disadvantaged—in Los Angeles, architect Michael Maltzan is building oases for our future way of life.

Natural curiosity

Natural curiosity

Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen creates lamps. And uses scientific knowledge to bring them to light. Behind these creations is an irrepressible passion for research and love of experimentation as well as the desire to ensure that scientific findings don’t just gather dust in a lab.

Futuristic visions

Futuristic visions

If you want to see how Silicon Valley elites envision the world, enroll in Singularity University. Their business plan: permanent optimism.

Street food with star

Street food with star

A gourmet meal that costs less than a cup of coffee? Try the chicken in soy sauce Chan Hon Meng cooks up at his food stall in Singapore. The chef has just received a Michelin star for the second year running.

Sustainable city

Sustainable city

Denmark’s capital is not only considered one of the most livable cities, but also aims to become the world’s first carbon-neutral metropolis by 2025.

By the way

By the way

Kärt Ojavee, textile designer and lecturer: "An urban innovation culture calls for dynamic design."

Not too perfect

Not too perfect

How can art bring visions of the future to life? And what are the advantages of analog depictions in a digital world? Swedish artist Anne-Li Karlsson finds the answers by using special ink to run power lines through a paper city. There is just one thing the set should not be: too perfect.