Immersing yourself in the landscape makes you become more creative. Living in contact with nature increases your well-being. But bushes and flower beds are not enough to turn a workplace into a garden factory. «Nature needs to be designed», experts say. And manifesto-projects such as Guido Canali’s Prada factory in Valvigna.
In the face of climate change, we will have to re-think the way we design cities. In India, Holland, China and America, cement gives way to green areas and “strategic” landscape. Because the way forward is a better designed nature and less concrete.
Brutalism, with its grey buildings typical of the 50s and 70s, is in full revival. Some say it’s due to social media, where #brutalism is very popular. Yet this rebirth also shows the desire of architects to play once again a social role. And to support the principles of the welfare state: such as the right to the city, and to a home
We all think we know how to listen. Yet we do it less and less. We cling to our positions. And (best case scenario) wait for the other to talk only to prove him wrong. But as politicians use this tendancy to gather political consensus (and oppose the creation of a collective intelligence), the lack of qualitative listening becomes a huge danger for society. One that a culture of active listening could counteract. If each of us – all included – did some honest self-analysis.
Can playing a videogame replace a pill? As gamification enters the health sectors, digital therapies promise to change the way we heal. And the role of patients in the process.
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)
It takes little to fall into Love Addiction. That sounds romantic, but isn’t. Just as it is not love. Here’s how to get out of it
Platform owners make millions while workers are exploited. Can collaborative platforms design a fairer future for the sharing economy workers?
Passion doesn’t last. And to save a marriage it helps to invest time and creativity in love. How much? And how should we go about it?.