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Weekend edition: Björk, World War I, vintage hand drawings

The elaborate sets—including the reverberation chamber—have to be transportable throughout the tour. (Santiago Felipe/Courtesy Björk and Arup)

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Photo of stage set with green platforms in the foreground, a large lit web in the back, and to the right side a domed chamber

Arup collaborated closely with the Icelandic musician Björk to develop a reverberation chamber for her Cornucopia tour. (Santiago Felipe/Courtesy Björk and Arup)

Björk enlists Arup engineers to design musical chamber for her latest tour

Björk, the Icelandic pop icon, enlisted Arup acoustical engineers to design a portable singing chamber for her Cornucopia tour.

Colored section detail drawings of an ironwork roof truss labeled in French

Jules-Germain Olivier (French, 1869-1940) Ironwork, Details of the Roof Truss, c. 1905, ink, watercolor on paper (Courtesy Victoria Munroe Fine Art)

New York gallery displays hand-drafted architecture drawings

Victoria Munroe Fine Art in New York’s Upper East Side is displaying hand-drawn architecture drawings from the past 300 years.

Rendering of relief sculpture of soldiers within water fountain and urban park

A contentious plan to create a National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on its way to final approvals later this year. (Courtesy The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission)

National WWI Memorial moves ahead with controversial Pershing Park plan

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has approved the massive relief sculpture at the heart of the potential National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Aerial photo of Kitakyushu Central Library

Kitakyushu Central Library (1974), Fukuoka, Japan (FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa/Courtesy Pritzker Prize)

Why Arata Isozaki deserves the Pritzker

Our executive editor, Matt Shaw, argues in support of Arata Isozaki’s Pritzker Prize win and the architect’s unique path through postmodernism and more.

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