Wutopia Lab creates dreamlike minimalist forest in Huzhou

A three-petal motif is repeated as canopies, skylights and screen perforations across this ethereal landscape by Wutopia Lab, located outside a sales office in Huzhou, China. The temporary White Upland project spans 3,296 square metres of land beside a sales centre...

Boris Johnson proposes roundabout beneath Isle of Man as part of tunnel system under Irish Sea

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has proposed connecting England, Scotland and Northern Ireland via tunnels connected to a giant underground roundabout beneath the Isle of Man. The roundabout, nicknamed the Douglas Junction after the Isle of Man’s capital, would...

MVRDV to build artificial hill alongside London’s Marble Arch

MVRDV has revealed visuals of its Marble Arch Hill viewpoint, which will be built in central London near Oxford Street to attract people back to the shopping street following the coronavirus pandemic. Aptly named Marble Arch Hill, the 25-metre-tall structure will open...

New York High Line designer to create raised park on disused railway in Camden

US studio James Corner Field Operations has won a competition to convert a kilometre-long section of disused railway in central London into “a garden in the sky” named the Camden Highline. Informed by the New York High Line, which was designed by James...

OMA and GMP design Chengdu Future City as “alternative to the typical masterplan”

Chengdu Future City is a car-free masterplan for the capital of China’s Sichuan province designed by architecture studios OMA and GMP to focus on the site’s existing geography and topography. The 4.6-square-kilometre scheme, which is being developed within...

New York City pledges $51 billion for Midtown West architecture projects

A pier park and a rooftop farm atop the Javits Center will be built as part of a $51 billion investment in the Midtown West neighbourhood of New York City. Governor Andrew Cuomo earmarked a significant chunk of his $306 billion infrastructure plan for the city for the...