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Weekend edition: BIG moves to DUMBO, Wynn sues in Vegas, and more

BIG and Artemide's "Alphabet of Lights" on display (Courtesy BIG)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Photo of Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) office in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Rows of workstations are illuminated by O-shaped lights from the Alphabet of Light collection from BIG and Artemide. (Courtesy BIG)

BIG shows off its new full-block office in DUMBO

BIG’s full-floor office is a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge and is rife with fixtures and furniture from the studio’s collaborators.

Photo of Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club

Wynn Resorts is suing Resort World, claiming that Resort World’s new Las Vegas casino is too architectural similar to Wynn buildings. (Håkan Dahlström/Via Flickr)

Wynn Resorts sues rival for imitating its architectural style

Wynn Resorts is suing Resorts World Las Vegas, claiming a new casino infringes on Wynn’s signature style of curved bronze bar buildings.

Photo of The Spectra installation by NEWSUBSTANCE from 2017 Coachella

Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and others have been tapped to create art installations for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival in California. Shown: The Spectra installation by NEWSUBSTANCE from 2018. (Courtesy Goldenvoice)

Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and others tapped for 2019 Coachella installations

The art and design installations at the 2019 Coachella music festival in Southern California will be created by an array of new and returning participants.

The dome of the Pantheon in Rome, still the largest free-standing concrete structure in the world.

The dome of the Pantheon in Rome, still the largest free-standing concrete structure in the world. (Lode Lagrainge/Unsplash)

Concrete production produces eight percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions

Concrete plays a larger role in climate change than previously thought, as the 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions nearly rivals the agriculture industry.

James Nieheus Breckenridge

James Niehues is one of the world’s foremost experts on sketching ski maps. Shown here: Breckenridge Ski Resort, 2017 (Courtesy James Niehues)

Meet the artist who hand-paints ski maps for resorts around the world

James Niehues is a Denver-based artist who draws and paints trail maps at ski resorts from New Zealand to Utah.

Have a great weekend!

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