• Jean Nouvel's 53W53 tower tops out over New York's MoMA
    Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel's first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above the city's Museum of Modern Art. The images by photographer Giles Ashford capture the 53W53 tower as construction reaches the final 82nd floor and the building's curtain wall takes shape... Read more »
  • Andrey Avgust reimagines US dollar bills as vertical designs
    Belarusian designer Andrey Avgust has turned American banknotes 90 degrees and created graphics for the new format, in this conceptual take on the country's currency. Avgust's project sees the country's one, five, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills imagined as boldly coloured polymer banknotes. The New US Dollars series would be... Read more »
  • Prefab metal structures form True North housing complex in Detroit by EC3
    American studio EC3 has created a residential development in central Detroit, comprising a cluster of different-sized Quonset huts made of steel and polycarbonate panels. The True North complex is located in Core City, a quiet neighbourhood that sits a few miles west of the downtown district. The development is the neighbourhood's... Read more »
  • Jumbo designs tubular steel chair and matching lamps
    New York design studio Jumbo has created a dark purple chair and three matching lamps, all from curved tubes of steel. The curved tubular forms serve as the chair's structure and the lamps' bases, in the pieces that comprise the Neotenic collection. The small series, which was launched at the NYCxDesign festival last month, was... Read more »
  • Lake Flato and Matsys build pavilions with "petals" for San Antonio's Confluence Park
    American firms Lake Flato and Matsys, along with landscape architect Rialto Studio, have designed a riverfront park in southern Texas, with sculptural pavilions that provide shade on sunny days and help collect rainwater during storms. Confluence Park is located on a bluff overlooking the point where the San Pedro Creek merges with the... Read more »

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