Tesla’s solar roof will cost less than normal roofs
While the oil companies struggle to maintain their environmentally disastrous stranglehold on the market and the planet, there are some very realistic technologies that threaten to disrupt the status quo. One of the most dangerous for the oil companies is the Tesla solar roof, an off-the-shelf consumer system of tempered glass tiles.
Digital Frank Lloyd Wright catalogue is almost as good as the hardcover
In conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, a new online version of the exhibition catalogue book is now available to preview and purchase.
Designers halt work on Staten Island wheel
It looks like plans for a giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island have ground to a halt. Court papers reveal the designers, Mammoet-Starneth, left the job in May after a pay dispute with the developer. Now, plans for the New York Wheel are on hold.
Philadelphians: How should architects revamp 30th Street Station?
As part of Philadelphia’s massive downtown redevelopment efforts, new plans were released on Tuesday for an integrated civic space surrounding 30th Street Station—the third-busiest Amtrak station in the country—by a design team including FXFOWLE, !melk, and ARUP. Amtrak and the project’s team have opened up the renderings for public comment via an online survey.
Louis Kahn’s floating concert hall faces demolition
Kahn’s lesser-known and only maritime project, Point Counterpoint II, a 195-foot floating concert hall, could soon face demolition if no potential buyer claims the ship.