With the world getting more and more crowded, housing shortages are demanding increasingly creative solutions. Estonian architects are using clever design to squeeze the most out of limited living space.
Germans love functional living spaces, but comfort is the catchword at the IMM Cologne furniture design fair. Plants and decorative objects are a must, and so are new materials — used to revisit Bauhaus classics.
Space in Copenhagen is limited, so the Danish government wants to reclaim land from the sea around the capital city. The head of the country's employers' association says it could help create a "European Silicon Valley."
The Russian president has called the incident a calculated provocation designed to help Poroshenko win re-election. US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told DW he doesn't see how it can be regarded as such.
Milan's Salone del Mobile is the world's top event in the design calendar. While some criticize the participation of big brands such as Google and Instagram, the fair remains a celebration of the "optimism" of design.
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