Is Snøhetta's "7th room" 2017's coolest (literally and figuratively) treehouse?
Snøhetta's "7th Room" is an addition to the previously existing Treehotel in Northern Sweden. The tree-canopy-level, snow-blanketed room features a pretty cool assortment of sleek furnishings and views, whether you're standing on the ground looking up, or lounging on the fur-lined chairs looking... View full entry
Restricted Areas: abandoned Soviet structures photographed in all their eerie beauty
Danila Tkachenko is a Russian photographer whose series Restricted Areas crystallises the tendencies of many artists working on themes of the post-Soviet space. As Calvert 22’s Power and Architecture season demonstrates, there is a healthy interest in the abandoned or neglected buildings that once served as landmarks of Soviet ambition: the rack and ruin of utopia. What sets Tkachenko apart is the unforgiving simplicity of his compositions.
All photos from Danila Tkachenko's series Restricted Areas. For far more of these beauties, head over to Calvert Journal.Related stories in the Archinect news:New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stopsHaunting beauty: Alexander Gronsky photographs... View full entry
"The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture"
Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging... View full entry
$450K panel of glass at Apple’s iconic 5th Avenue ‘Cube’ store shattered by snowblower
Several readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago.
Like nature's tracing paper
For urban planners, the attention paid to snowy neckdowns is a welcome one - and one that could bring on change without much cost or risk.
— BBC News Magazine
Kate Dailey talks with advocates for safer streets who say massive snowfall can help illustrate how pedestrian conditions can be improved. View full entry