Foster's House of Wisdom in Sharjah opens to public This iconic library and cultural centre in Sharjah seeks to be the catalyst for a new cultural quarter in the city Bill introduced to continue border wall construction in Texas In an attempt to pick up border wall construction, a state lawmaker in Texas has introduced legislation that would see the construction of a border wall along the Texas-Mexico border Places Journal: Active Exclusion Too often the concept “active transportation” produces environments that are not fully accessible. The history of Roosevelt Island, named for a disabled president who used a wheelchair, offers lessons at once troubling and hopeful. Preapproved ADU designs might cut housing red tape in Los Angeles How Los Angeles is bringing high design to the granny flat — while saving time and money New Affordable Housing in Bronx & Harlem revealed by Body Lawson Associates With rallying cry that “Design for housing has to change,” Victor Body-Lawson unveils new ideas in “community wealth and wellness” for today’s low-income and senior developments Construction begins on MVRDV’s mixed-use tower in San Francisco The Mixed-Use tower is one of four buildings in Phase 1 of a multiphase masterplan developed by the San Francisco Giants and Tishman Speyer Tate Modern of classical music building canceled Corporation says impact of Covid pandemic has made $400m Centre for Music project unfeasible MVRDV reveals the design of London's Marble Arch Hill MVRDV revealed “Marble Arch Hill”, a temporary installation next to London’s Marble Arch that will add a new attraction to the area beginning in July this year. For its Fiftieth Anniversary, NEUF Launches a University Scholarship in Quebec For the Occasion of its Fiftieth Anniversary, NEUF architect(e)s Launches a University Scholarship Bringing Together Students from Quebec’s three Schools of Architecture to Explore the Challenges Facing the Cities of Tomorrow. Henning Larsen Foundation Announces 2020/21 Competition: Architecture and Utopia The Henning Larsen Foundation has launched the of its competition series, this year focusing on Utopia and architecture. Kohn Peterson Fox selected to design a 900-foot residential tower for 5 World Trade Center site The new tower will be largely residential with 1,325 rental apartments; 25 percent of those are planned permanently affordable (330 units) and will be offered to households earning less than 50 percent of the area’s median income Foster and Partners reveals designs for Shurayrah Island in the Red Sea Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has launched the Coral Bloom concept. Hailed as the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, the striking vision for its main hub island at the destination, Shurayrah, is designed to blend in with the island’s pristine natural environment. UNStudio offers New Model of Urban Living in Munich UNStudio and Bauwerk unveiled the design for Van B, a new residential project in Munich that offers a completely new urban living concept centred around making the home as flexible as possible How can design help alleviate overcrowded emergency departments? Hames Sharley Project Leader, Cheyenne Lee, explores how a more holistic design approach will alleviate overcrowding in Emergency Departments across Australia Frank Gehry Toronto Condo Towers moving forward After more than eight years of discussion, Frank Gehry's project is advancing. Sales on its condo apartments will begin in 2022. Zaha Hadid Architects to design Phase II of Beijing’s International Exhibition Centre Zaha Hadid Architects announced winner of the design competition to build Phase II of the International Exhibition Centre in Beijing. Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking Announced for 2021 Project estimated to generate $3.1 billion in economic impact for Cook County and bring 700,000 visitors to the area each year to stimulate additional economic growth Pencil Tower Hotel - Sydney’s latest tower Pencil Tower Hotel has a street frontage of just six metres and is barely wider than a terraced house. The 110-metre “skyscratcher” promises bird’s eye views of the city – albeit from a narrow perch. Amazon unveils the design of their HQ2 in Virginia Designed by NBBJ, the new headquarter will feature a tree-covered swirling glass tower named "The Helix"
Snohetta unveils the redesign of Blanton Museum of Art in Austin Snøhetta unveiled last month a comprehensive grounds redesign for The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin