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Studio Gang-Nick Cave collaboration, bouncy castles, and other updates from the architects of Instagram

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Studio Gang-Nick Cave collaboration, bouncy castles, and other updates from the architects of Instagram (Instagram/Never Built NY)

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.)

The City of Miami, days before Hurricane Irma is projected to make a direct hit, sent out its Fire Rescue Department’s emergency recovery fleet to help out victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston:

Elsewhere on the continent, lighter content made it onto the feed. Andrew Kovacs’ model for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial was sighted in the wild, a re-imagination of Sir John Soane’s home and museum as a dense, colorful cityscape.

Stopping Point @erin.k.wright @ocaptainuniverse

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Over at the Queens Museum, Never Built New York (curated by AN contributing editor Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin) inflated a recreation of Eliot Noyes’ unbuilt Westinghouse Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair … as a space-age, noded bouncy castle. Kind of looks like a fidget spinner, no?

In the Zuidas neighborhood of Amsterdam, MVRDV has broken ground on Valley, a terraced green-tower mixed-use complex evocative of Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest in Milan. The project is in collaboration with famed landscape architect Piet Oudolf.

Finally, Studio Gang posted a Chicago magazine article on the collaboration between heavyweights Jeanne Gang and Nick Cave for the Navy Pier event opening both the Chicago Expo and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial—but its content are still under wraps.

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