Instagram Eavesdrop

Adjaye’s Studio Museum, a view from Mexico City, and other updates from the architects of Instagram

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The Richard Meier-designed Cittadella Bridge in Alessandri, Italy. (Instagram/Richard Meier & Partners)
The Richard Meier-designed Cittadella Bridge in Alessandri, Italy. (Instagram/Richard Meier & Partners)

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.

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.

@lego #bricks @legohouse @bjarkeingels @big_builds

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Any excuse for a garden wall. Steven Holl Architects here tried a mock-up vertical sedum for the Kennedy Center expansion. 

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.

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.

That’s it for today, hashtag archilovers and quote-on-quote gallerinas. See you next week for more drama.

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