For those in the northern hemisphere, the last full week in January last week kicks off with Blue Monday - the day claimed to be the most depressing of the year. Weather is bleak, sunsets are early, resolutions are broken, and there’s only the vaguest glimpse of a holiday on the horizon. It’s perhaps this miserable context that is making the field seem extra productive, with a spate of new projects, toppings out and, completions announced this week. The week of 21 January 2019 in review, after the break: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Dominate New York practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro dominated early-week headlines, after announcing both their new design for the London Centre for Music and the completion of their Hudson Yards skyscraper (with Rockwell Group as Lead Interior Architect) in New York. The proposed Centre for Music sits amongst prime central London real estate, ensconced within the Barbican (itself a cultural hub) and within spitting distance of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, and the Tate Modern - perhaps a point of inspiration.
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