The ideal locations to admire unique and unexpected details related to the world of design
Traveling is undoubtedly one of the best ways to enrich one’s life with unforgettable experiences and memories and to fill mind and eyes with incredible views. The world is full of breathtaking natural landscapes, and we often forget to stop and contemplate the urban ones.
From Europe to Asia, from America to Africa, you can find real pearls or immerse yourself in the beauties of the most famous places. Our beautiful country, cradle of the Renaissance, is rich in history and cities that seem immune to the passage of time and have managed to create a marvelous combination of antiquity and modernity. Rome, Florence and Venice are just some of the most famous cities able to fully re-enter in this light.
But focusing on the most current and avant-garde in Italy today, one cannot fail to mention the fashion capital: Milan. The Lombard capital is full of modern installations and futuristic areas, just think for example of Piazza Gae Aulenti or the famous Bosco Verticale, a contemporary project and friend of the environment.
Turin, for its part, rightfully enters the list of design cities: in the Piedmontese capital, known for being one of the most avant-garde from an industrial point of view, the Design Circle is indeed present, that is a meeting point and exchange of experiences for designers, designers, companies, training institutions and institutions, interested in networking for the development of territorial design.
Going "further up", and remaining in Europe, it is necessary to mention places like Vienna and Prague, made fascinating by the predominant presence of twentieth-century art and by the possibility of taking long walks admiring historical buildings and incredibly modern and abstract areas. In fact, it is impossible not to think of the Prague "Dancing House", or the headquarters of the Dutch National Offices or the Viennese Hundertwasserhaus. The not distant Budapest, a jewel of Hungary, is another incredible futuristic discovery that can be contemplated between the Old and New cities.
Changing completely "geolocation", if you are looking for incredible skylines, able to give the best at sunset without disappointing in daylight hours, then it is good to move to China. Shenzhen and Shanghai cannot ignore the expectations of those who are looking for urban landscapes dominated by tall buildings, characterized by different shapes and volumes as well as beautifully illuminated and, in turn, sources of light and incomparable reflections.
Other locations in which to find "last generation" neighborhoods, profiles drawn against the background of the sky from natural elements, mixed with those mainly artificial, and rooftop able to leave you speechless, are undoubtedly Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, Miami and none other than London.
You can easily alternate design shops with super modern installations, present both in contemporary art galleries and in points of aggregation of the cities themselves, even moving to Scandinavian countries. Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo are ideal for those in search of places where nature, technology and environmental protection meet.
The typically linear aspect of the Nordic cities is perfectly integrated with the philosophies (of life and related to the building) that make them always more functional and creative, while preserving and preserving their own tradition. The Danish capital has also been ahead of its time being, since 1960, the home of the first design hotel in the world (Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) while the Swedish is synonymous with furniture excellence. Practical and aesthetically sought after. It is not less, nor for essentiality, originality, inventiveness or elegance, even Helsinki.
Although the list could be, understandably, long to the incredible, in the context of the "unexpected" cities of design is the last of our "list", that is Cape Town. In South Africa futuristic and above all eco-sustainable buildings are in fact emerging more frequently. Right here, over the last few decades, the homes of the future are conceived, designed and built; similar to those we mentioned in previous appointments with our blog.
That is to say comfortable, modern, creative, environmentally conscious as well as design queens.