At The Architect’s Newspaper, we’re plain addicted to Instagram. Sure, we love seeing Brutalist concrete through “Inkwell” or “Ludwig” filters, but there’s also no better place to see where architects are getting their inspiration, how they’re documenting the built environment, and where they’ve traveled of late.
Below, we bring you some of the best Instagrams of this past week! (Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram account here.)
Richard Meier & Partners unveiled a dual pedestrian and vehicular bridge in Alessandria, Italy, suspended from an enormous white steel arc. Sleek, Richard.
Courtesy of @domusweb we are very pleased to share new images of our first pedestrian and vehicular bridge. With a surface area of approximately 4,150 meters and a length of 185 meters, the new Cittadella Bridge is a precast-concrete and painted-steel modern structure designed to connect the city of Alessandria, Italy with the 18th-century citadel across the Tanaro River in northwestern Italy. For more information, link in bio. Image by Hufton+Crow. #Modern #Contemporary #Bridge #Architecture #Design #Italy
Adjaye Associates released new, more detailed renderings for the new home of the Studio Museum in Harlem this week – along with this gorgeous model (via Field Condition). The five-story building block structure will increase the museum’s space by 115 percent. It will break ground next year.
Not to over-saturate your feed with Iwan Baan, but he’s just … so good at what he does. Here, an aerial of BIG’s big new LEGO House in Billund, Denmark – a terraced, colorful playground for adults and children alike.
Any excuse for a garden wall. Steven Holl Architects here tried a mock-up vertical sedum for the Kennedy Center expansion.
Progress on the Kennedy Center Expansion continues. This recently planted mock-up is a definite success – glad to see the sedum so green and lively! | #Repost @garrickambrose Vertical sedum wall mock-up for Kennedy Center Expansion | #jfkcenterexpansion #kennedycenterexpansion #kennedycenter #washingtondc #construction #performingarts #BNIM #bnimarchitects #stevenholl #stevenhollarchitects
You thought you could escape Thomas Heatherwick for a second – but here he is again, haunting your weekend. The Heatherwick-designed Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opened in Cape Town last week, featuring immense sections cut out of concrete grain silos to form a central atrium. We demand receipts.
Moments from the #ZMRibbonCuttingCeremony: @zeitzmocaa is officially open to the public! Thank you to Arch Bishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu; Premier of Cape Town, Helen Zille; Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille; Chairman at @vandawaterfront, Elias Masilela; Co-chair and founder of Zeitz MOCAA, @jochenzeitz; Lead Architect, Thomas Heatherwick; Executive Director and Chief Curator at Zeitz MOCAA, Mark Coetzee; and the many other dignitaries, VIP's, artists, school children and guests from all walks of life for being here on this historical day! #ZeitzMOCAAGrandOpening #ZeitzMOCAA
Finally, from Mexico City-based architect Michael Rojkind and his firm Rojkind Arquitectos, a sobering view of the future of reconstruction needed in the aftermath of the city’s most recent earthquakes. He will be at a MAS Context fundraiser in Chicago to provide an update from Mexico City.
#Repost @ikergil ・・・ The design journal @mascontext is organizing a fundraising event in Chicago on Friday, October 6, from 6 to 9 pm at @hopewellbrewing for the relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. 20% of every purchase during that period of time will be donated to two organizations operating in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Mexican architect Michel @rojkind will be at the event to discuss the situation in Mexico City. Please, join us and share the event with friends and colleagues. More information here: http://www.mascontext.com/news/fundraising-for-mexico-and-puerto-rico-october-6-2017/ • • • Photo by @rojkind
That’s it for today, hashtag archilovers and quote-on-quote gallerinas. See you next week for more drama.