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A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (GFA) with Charlotte Haywood

No Occupation: A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal with Charlotte Haywood

Day 10 is a portable and temporary Jewish structure built in Australia on Aboriginal land that raises important questions.

Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

Encapsulated Time: Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.

Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects Ph. Federico Cairoli

Caught in Changing Nature: Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects

A childhood reference transforms a multi-use space in the outskirts of Santa Fe, Argentina.

Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham. Ph. by Daniel Kukla

Distorted Futures: Daniel Arsham for Friedman Benda

In this FestiveNESS pick, Daniel Arsham builds a kunstkammer and reimagines classic archetypes.

Courtesy Designers On Holiday

Collective Making: Designers On Holiday

A design-filled creative retreat to collaborate and build structures for camping and relaxing.

Sharing the Energy: Sammanlänkad by Little Sun, Olafur Eliasson, and Ikea

Our sixth pick is a gadget that harnesses the power of the sun and promotes the sustainable.

XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

Waste Not: XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

These limited-edition ornaments are made from unused liquid resin.

Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Insect Aesthetic: Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Day four brings a chocolate that includes a very special ingredient.

Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects Ph. Courtesy VTN

Studious Tranquility: Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects

In the outskirts of Hanoi, this education facility aims to generate a relaxed environment.

Astral Bodies by Enorme Studio Ph. Ph. Javier de Paz García

Material Cuts: Astral Bodies by ENORME Studio

The third FestiveNESS item explores the materiality of meteorites.

Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki Ph. Archmospheres

Compact Island Living: Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki

A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.

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Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

FestiveNESS. A Design Advent Calendar

A daily celebration of an eclectic mix of design objects and ideas.

Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

The Plastic Monobloc Chair Sets its Own Stage: Homage by Objects of Common Interest

First up in our advent calendar is a performative look at a cultural and flexible plastic chair by Objects of Common Interest.

The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler Ph. Brett Beyer

Natural Circulation: The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler

The expansion adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new ways.

Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac Ph. Bruce Damonte

Valuing Knowledge: Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac

A renovation of this existing library, a key institution for the Kew Gardens Hills community neighborhood in Queens.

N.N. Residence, by J.MAYER H und Partner Ph. Ilya Ivanov

Landscape and Architecture: N.N. Residence by J.MAYER H und Partner

This house, located in the outskirts of Moscow, explores the dissolution of the boundary between interior and exterior.

Plywood House by SMS Architects Ph. Luis Diaz Diaz

Atmospheric Variety: Plywood House by SMS Architects

An extension and adaptation of an existing home in Palma using a modular and lightweight plywood system.

Albion Terrace Extension by Outpost London Ph. French + Tye

Contrasting Composition: Albion Extension by Outpost London

The transformation and extension of a traditional Victorian house into a new and contemporary domestic space.

House in Ohasu by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

A Peaceful Combination of Styles: House in Ohasu by arbol

The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.

Casa ocho vigas by Covachita Ph. Onnis Luque: Arquitectura Vista

In the Search of Shade: Casa Ocho Vigas by Covachita

The Mexican studio designed this single-family house around a courtyard composed by a concrete structure.

The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee Ph. Richard Barnes

Quietly Innovative: The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee

The new building is built especially for the acquisition, study, exhibition, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects ScagliolaBrakkee / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Integration and Growth: Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The expansion of the center drove an integral renovation that combines new and existing spaces.

CLUBE at Monte, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of Flora, Architecture Office

Thoughts in Architecture: CLUBE

A young Brazilian studio whose practice orbits around producing and discussing architecture.

Congress and Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan © Simone Bossi

Between Village & Nature: A New Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan

The building offers a new meeting point for the Agordo community in Italy.

City of Spreads and Densities, top down view of the City Center of São Paulo. Courtesy of Somatic Collaborative

A Trans-Scalar Approach to Architectural Design by Somatic Collaborative

An exhibition, a book, a house, and a table corroborate architecture’s role as a critical mediator.

Covered Market and Exhibition Space in Schiltigheim by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Heritage and Community: Covered Market and Exhibition Space by Dominique Coulon & associés

A restoration in the historical center of Schiltigheim brings back to life a building that was closed over a decade ago.

Casa João de Barro by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Close to Nature: Casa João de Barro by Brazilian Firm Terra e Tuma

Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.

Redefining the Riverbank: Tanzhaus Zurich by Barozzi Veiga

A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.

Museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Site by Valerio Olgiati © Archive Olgiati

A New Dimension: PEARLING SITE, museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Path by Valerio Olgiati

The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects © Gustavo Frittegotto

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects

A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.

The Enrico Fermi School by BDR bureau © Simone Bossi

Built for Community: the Enrico Fermi School by BDR Bureau

The school in Turin, Italy embodies a cultural, pedagogical, and architectural reflection on educative spaces.

Guayacan Pavilion by Ambrosi Etchegaray © Jaime Navarro

A Place for Nature: Guayacan Pavilion by AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

A nursery for the care and reproduction of the Guayacan tree in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Sede CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

A New Public Space for the City: CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos

A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.

Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura © Federico Cairoli

An Atmospheric Office: Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura

This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.

Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini © Dylan Perrenoud

An Alternative to Concrete: Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini

A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation © José Hevia

An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.

Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates Ph. Kai Nakamura

Old and New Adjoin in the Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates

A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.

MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27 ph. Fernando Guerra

Open and Flexible: MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27

A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.

Sea Things by Sam Jacob Ph. Ed Reeve

Rethinking Plastic: Sea Things by Sam Jacob in the London Design Festival

Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.

The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects ©Richard Barnes

A Living Memorial: The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects

This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.

L’Arbre Blanc by French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel with Sou Fujimoto © Cyrille Weiner / SFA+NLA+OXO+DR

L’Arbre Blanc: A Bold Design that Embraces the Outdoors in Montpellier, France

French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.

Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

adamo-faiden: Architecture as an Evolutionary Discipline

Buenos Aires-based studio adamo-faiden works on the problem of the city as well as the use, the program, and the scale of architecture—no matter the commission.

La Vecindad Plaza Mafalda. From the podcast with Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

Silent Revolutions: adamo-faiden Talk from (and About) Buenos Aires

adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.

Courtesy of MDF Mexico Design Fair

A First for Mexico: The MDF Mexico Design Fair

Mexico is bringing its designs to the international stage in 2020.

Residential Building in Málaga by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda ph. Javier Callejas Sevilla

Seaside Housing that Dialogues with an Industrial Past by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects Ph. Ute Zscharnt for DCA

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects

After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.

Central Square of Naberezhnye Chelny / DROM Ph. Evgeny Evgrafov

A Fresh Look at Public Space in Russia by DROM

The architects created a sustainable design for the soviet city Naberezhnye Chelny.

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo

The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.

Housing for the Elderly in Huningue by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Housing for the Elderly by Dominique Coulon & associés

Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.

Concrete Plant Park. Photo: Nathan Kensinger

Community and Climate Change: IdeasCity Bronx

An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes. © Cyrille Weiner

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes

A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo. © Roland Halbe

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo

A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.

River Lab in the Critical Zone by Courtesy Alexandra ArènesFrédérique Aït-Touati, Alexandra Arènes, Axelle Gérgoire,  The Soil Map   (detail),  Terra Forma, manuel de cartographies potentielles,  2019. © the artists.

Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics.

An exploration of the Critical Zone with Bruno Latour and Alexandra Arènes.

Xylem by Kéré Architects. ©Iwan Baan

Xylem by Kéré Architects

Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.

eggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. © Courtesy of Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Reggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects. © Arch-Exist - MUDA-Architects

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects

Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.

Model for the Neotenic Exhibition. Courtesy of Jumbo.

Jumbo and Juan Garcia Mosqueda on the Warm, the Cute & the Chair

A conversation about Jumbo’s Neotenic design practice and its larger implications on consumerism and design.

Twin Houses by Extrastudio. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Twin Houses by Extrastudio

Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal

De Río a Sur, 2019, a collection that represents Argentinian design. Courtesy Lafeliz.

Lafeliz: An Exploration of Argentinian Design

A peek at Lafeliz’s new collection De Río a Sur and their unique approach to design.