for 2018
about 2017

SASHA BHAVAN

2017 was our first year in our new office, which we built ourselves exploring ways of building. Building processes will move towards and become more streamlined and product-based with prefabrication coming to the fore…

for 2018
about 2017

NIKOLA KNEZEVIC

When I first came in contact with 3D printer technology in 2001, it was a very expensive toy. 10 – 15 years later, home variants are available at affordable prices. This enables everybody to design and produce their own products. This trend…

for 2018
about 2017

IAN RITCHIE

There seems to have been an increasing focus on good design for social housing, especially in Asia and South America, which is a good thing. I do think architects will show more social responsibility in the future. Perhaps they may begin by…

for 2018
about 2017

GABRIELE CHIAVE

We, as Marcel Wanders, during 2017, saw a real shift toward consumers wanting immersive, multisensory experiences. That's why we crafted our interior designs to be destinations where guests can be transported within a journey of the senses. I think one of the…

for 2018
about 2017

CHRISTIANE BAUSBACK

2017 was all about digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence on the one hand and human-centered solutions, invisible technology and experience design on the other. Interestingly, two opposing trends, yet both emerged at the same time and have a different importance depending on the…

for 2018
about 2017

CECILIE MANZ

I'm not sure how to describe 2017, it's often easier to get the picture many years after an event. Thought, it seems there was a tendency towards more daring, bold, extravagant look than before. And, on the other hand, a direction pointing…

for 2018
about 2017

AYBARS AŞÇI

2017 was a pivotal year for my firm. We were awarded to be the global design architect for Avenues, a very prestigious private school company based in New York. We are now commissioned to design their Shenzhen campus in China. 2017 was…

for 2018
about 2017

MELISSA STERRY

On the surface of it, 2018 was a relatively uneventful, if not somewhat disappointing year for design and architecture, for all too often consumed with quantity not quality of conversation, the sectors' print and digital press tended to circulate one too many…

for 2019
about 2018

MAGNUS MAGNUSSEN

I'm pretty positive about the direction the whole design business is moving towards these days. There have been many great introductions and relaunches this year and most important of all, the business began to look deeper into its own footprint on the…

for 2019
about 2018

LUISA BATTAGLIA

2018 had, in my opinion, a single recurring theme, a search for curvilinear and rounded shapes dictated above all by the nostalgia for a bygone era, a reference to the sixties and seventies. Warm and natural shades - earthy colours like green…