Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: the Elements exhibition focusses on architectural components such as elevators and escalators, which "have never really been incorporated into either the ideology or the theory of architecture," says curator Rem Koolhaas (+ movie). More »
First the connected home; now the connected garden: designer Yves Behar and entrepreneur Jason Aramburu have created products that monitor soil conditions and automatically water plants when they get thirsty (+ movie). More »
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: this new movie by White Arkitetker reveals the firm's masterplan for the relocation of an entire Swedish city, before continued iron ore mining destabilises the ground beneath it (+ movie). More »
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: developing "living architecture" could help humanity survive, claims senior University of Greenwich lecturer Rachel Armstrong, who is investigating how we could grow a city in space. More »
Milan 2014:Marc Viardot of Swiss bathroom brand Laufen explains the concept behind two installations by Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen, which showcased the company's new slimline SaphirKeramik product in Milan (+ movie). More »
Milan 2014: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the SU stool, which is based on American furniture company Emeco's iconic Navy Chair and which which features interchangeable seats made from recycled and reclaimed materials (+ movie). More »
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: scanning people's brains to learn about their preferences "opens up new possibilities" for designers, according to Merel Bekking, who has designed a range of "perfect" products based on data from MRI scans.