• Jenny Sabin stretches robotically woven canopy across MoMA PS1 courtyard
    New York-based Jenny Sabin Studio has made a canopy of robotically knitted textile at MoMA PS1 in Queens that sprays mist in the day and glows at night. Lumen was designed for MoMA's 2017 Young Architects Program as a sustainable shelter for the museum's Warm Up music series during summer. To create the canopy, architectural design practice Jenny Sabin Studio chose to... Read more »
  • Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution
    US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country's border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, to provide cheap energy and help foot the bill. Trump told supporters at a rally in Iowa last Wednesday that he was the one who came up with... Read more »
  • 18 "rail-to-trail" projects following in the High Line's footsteps
    The creators of New York's High Line have launched a platform to advise similar infrastructure reuse projects in the USA. We've rounded up the 18 other schemes in the works, including an OMA-designed bridge with ramps and waterfalls, and an underground park. The hugely popular High Line park, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James... Read more »
  • LA's tallest skyscraper opens
    The Wilshire Grand Center, America's tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened in Los Angeles. The glass-clad skyscraper designed by local firm AC Martin is topped with a spire that takes its height to 1,099 feet (335 metres), overtaking the US Bank Tower by more than 80 feet... Read more »
  • Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic
    American design-build firm Go Logic has created a range of factory-made dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be constructed onsite in less than two weeks. Called Go Home, the line features 10 models ranging from 600 to 2,500 square feet (56 to 232 square metres). The largest... Read more »

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