For more information on each of the stories featured in this month’s video news round-up (above), see below.
- Forest lodge: After an alarming wake-up call, Japanese architect Kiyoaki Takeda set himself a personal challenge: to design a home – for humans – that could also support a thriving ecosystem of plants, insects and wildlife. Read more.
- Stylish stay: Once the favoured haunt of brooding artists and musicians, the Saint-André des Arts Hotel in Paris is now a playground for cheerful curves, bold colour and enchanting patterns, ready and awaiting a new generation of movers and shakers. Read more.
- Maze runner: Built with interlocking clay bricks, a procession of small corridors and open-air rooms filled a narrow laneway in Spain for the duration of Concéntrico – the city of Logroño’s annual design and architecture festival. Read more.
- Brick flicks: In the French village of Cahors, the team from Antonio Virga Architects partnered locally recognised materials with new ways of thinking to sculpt the glimmering Cinéma Le Grand Palais. Read more.
- Dune display: The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt form the ancient backdrop to an epic exhibition of sculptures among the sand – the first presentation of its kind in the site’s 4500-year history. Read more.
- Future city: An entirely new city where technology and “human potential” is prioritised might sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but for American entrepreneur Marc Lore and Danish architect Bjarke Ingels it’s a very near reality. Read more.
Step into a brick-and-gold cinema in France plus tour the streets of a future city.