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A glowing crystal lands on the waterfront in Alexandria, Virginia

New York–based practice SOFTlab recently completed an interactive installation on the waterfront of Alexandria, Virginia. Titled Mirror, Mirror, the eight-foot-tall circular construction features a faceted surface made of acrylic lined with one-way mirror film. During the day, the acrylic is opaque, creating a crystalline mirrored exterior and a brightly-colored…
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International Plumbing Code changes facilitate all-gender restrooms

At the 2018 meeting of the International Code Council, the council approved two amendments that could facilitate the design and creation of gender-neutral restrooms. The changes will affect the International Plumbing Code, which has been adopted by 35 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, and are…
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Cold War dystopia comes back in New York gallery show

The Village, an upcoming show at New York's Carriage Trade gallery, will revisit Cold War–dystopia through the art of several contemporary artists. According to a statement from the gallery, the show will look at "contemporary modes of surveillance and 'civic management' courtesy of both private and state-sponsored actors" through the lens…
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Peter Zumthor lightens and shortens LACMA design

Peter Zumthor's office has released new renderings of its new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In this latest update, the building's amorphous "canopy" level still sprawls across Wilshire Boulevard, and several pavilions still connect the upper level to the plaza, but now those…