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Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Linde Center Opens at Tanglewood

05:00 - 14 August, 2019
Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Linde Center Opens at Tanglewood, © Robert Benson
© Robert Benson

The new Linde Center for Music by William Rawn Associates has opened at the Tanglewood music venue in western Massachusetts. As the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood welcomes its first new performance facility in 25 years. The Linde Center was designed to provide additional concert and rehearsal space and create a truly multi-season facility.

World’s First Smart Mini-City to be Built in Las Vegas

05:00 - 13 August, 2019
World’s First Smart Mini-City to be Built in Las Vegas, Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties
Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties

Real-Estate Trust Bleutech Park Properties plans to build the world’s first digital infrastructure mini-city in Las Vegas, Nevada. Called Bleutech Park, the $7.5 billion project is set to break ground this December and aims to redefine the infrastructure industry sector. The development will be home to a net-zero insular mini-city as a high-tech biome in the desert valley.

West 8 Wins Middle Branch Competition to Revitalize Baltimore's Waterfront

05:00 - 1 August, 2019
West 8 Wins Middle Branch Competition to Revitalize Baltimore's Waterfront, Courtesy of West 8
Courtesy of West 8

West 8 has won the competition to revitalize the Middle Branch Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. The design competition managed and developed by the Parks & People Foundation on behalf of the City of Baltimore and facilitated in coordination with community-based organizations. Working with local partners Mahan Rykiel and Moffatt & Nichol, the team aims to recreate and redefine the blue green heart of Baltimore.

Pink Seesaws Installed along US-Mexico Border

06:30 - 31 July, 2019
Pink Seesaws Installed along US-Mexico Border, © Ronald Rael / Instagram
© Ronald Rael / Instagram

Two design professors have designed and built a set of fluorescent pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border, seeking to evoke a concept of unity and play between the two sides. As reported by The Guardian, the set was installed along the steel border fence on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Kengo Kuma Builds Upon Historic Facade in New Seattle Skyscraper

13:00 - 26 July, 2019
Kengo Kuma Builds Upon Historic Facade in New Seattle Skyscraper, Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Berger Partnership
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Berger Partnership

Kengo Kuma & Associates have proposed a new 40-story mixed-use skyscraper incorporating a historic Gothic Revival facade in Seattle. Located in the Belltown neighborhood, the project would reuse the ornate five-story Bebb & Gould’s Terminal Sales Annex facade. Made in collaboration with Ankrom Moisan Architects and the landscape architecture firm Berger Partnership, the project aims to reinforce the Gothic and Art Deco heritage of Seattle’s downtown.

Cutaway America: Discover 8 United States Landmarks in Cross-Section

05:00 - 24 July, 2019
Cutaway America: Discover 8 United States Landmarks in Cross-Section, Courtesy of NeoMam Studios
Courtesy of NeoMam Studios

American home services website Angie's List has released a series of commissioned images showcasing eight United States landmarks in cross-section. Dubbed Cutaway America, the project takes a new perspective on projects that people are used to seeing from the outside. From idealistic designs that attempt to become one with nature to complex infrastructure, these cutaways hint at a longer story of America and its history.

Rockwell Group's LAB Creates a "Lawn" for the National Building Museum

05:00 - 11 July, 2019
Rockwell Group's LAB Creates a "Lawn" for the National Building Museum, LAWN. Image © Timothy Schenck
LAWN. Image © Timothy Schenck

The LAB at Rockwell Group has partnered with The National Building Museum to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation LAWN. Designed to be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, the project presents a series of interactive experiences for all ages. The lawn itself is programmed with summer entertainment and activities, including movie nights, yoga, and meditation. By creating custom software, the LAB also developed an Augmented Reality game alongside the installation.

Historic Mental Hospital Will Transform Into North Carolina’s “Central Park”

13:00 - 5 July, 2019
Historic Mental Hospital Will Transform Into North Carolina’s “Central Park”, Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The largest park project in the United States is underway at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The city purchased the Dorothea Dix campus from the State of North Carolina in 2015 with the intent of creating a great destination park in the heart of the community. This year, Raleigh City Council adopted the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan, and now an implementation plan is underway for Phase 1. Designed to span decades, the creation of the 300 acre park will include the site of North Carolina’s first mental hospital.

OMA Reveals New Design to Convert Historic Houston Post Office

05:00 - 2 July, 2019
OMA Reveals New Design to Convert Historic Houston Post Office, POST Houston. Image Courtesy of LUXIGON
POST Houston. Image Courtesy of LUXIGON

OMA Partner Jason Long has designed a new redevelopment of the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston. Dubbed POST Houston, the 550,000 sf project will be re-used as a mixed-use cultural and commercial hub. Created for Lovett Commercial, the redevelopment rethinks the post building that was in use by the US government from 1936-2014. The new design aims to reinvigorate the city’s north downtown neighborhoods.

How Herman Miller's GreenHouse Inspired the Construction of Sustainable Buildings in the US

08:30 - 24 June, 2019
How Herman Miller's GreenHouse Inspired the Construction of Sustainable Buildings in the US, Herman Miller GreenHouse (interior), William McDonough, Holland, Michigan, 1995. Image Courtesy of Herman Miller Archives
Herman Miller GreenHouse (interior), William McDonough, Holland, Michigan, 1995. Image Courtesy of Herman Miller Archives

While the United Statesgreen-building industry was still relatively slow in the early 1990’s, Herman Miller, who are known for their architectural experimentation, decided to construct a new facility for Simple, Quick, Affordable (SQA), a company that bought used office furniture to refurbish them and sell them to smaller businesses. To do so, they chose to build sustainably, a design approach that was not yet utilized in the region.