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  • Watershed Core is a cyclical installation that filters rainwater in New York
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    Artist Mary Mattingly has designed a sphere filled with native plants that filter water in a gravity-fed system to mimic New York City's water system. Named Watershed Core, the installation in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, was designed to draw attention to issues around quality, access and privatisation of water in the city. Watershed Core mimics... Read more »
  • MGA creates mass timber buildings for forestry college in Oregon
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    Canadian firm Michael Green Architecture used materials such as mass plywood panels and cross-laminated timber to construct two buildings at an Oregon university. The buildings are part of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, a public institution in the city of Corvallis. The AA "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory Both... Read more »
  • Apple opens store by Foster + Partners in Los Angeles' historic Tower Theatre
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    Apple Tower Theatre is a new Apple Store designed by UK studio Foster + Partners inside an abandoned 1920s movie theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Foster + Partners worked with the technology company to renovate the historic building, which was originally designed by American architect S Charles Lee in 1927 in the... Read more »
  • SOM reveals plan to add curving glass canopy to Chicago metro station
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    Global architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril has unveiled its redesign for the State/Lake Station in downtown Chicago. Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) is working with construction engineers TranSystems to revamp the station on Chicago's elevated train line, which is nicknamed the L. The station redesign includes a glass canopy The project is... Read more »
  • Rediscovered Mies van der Rohe design being built at Indiana University
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    A building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe nearly 70 years ago is under construction at Indiana University in the USA, over 50 years after the 20th-century architect's death. The steel and glass two-storey building is being built as part of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design on... Read more »


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