Herzog & de Meuron returns to St Gallen for fourth Helvetia office extension

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> <a title="Herzog &amp; de Meuron archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/herzog-de-meuron/">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a> has unveiled designs for its fourth extension to the headquarters of insurance company Helvetia in the Swiss city of St Gallen. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/29/helvetia-head-office-extension-switzerland-herzog-de-meuron/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

MAD’s landscape-inspired Chaoyang Park Plaza breaks ground in Beijing

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Chinese firm <a title="MAD archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mad/">MAD</a> has unveiled new images of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/09/ma-yansong-unveils-mountain-inspired-skyscrapers-for-beijing/">Chaoyang Park Plaza</a> – a complex of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces modelled on the mountains, hills and lakes depicted in Chinese landscape paintings – which is now under construction in <a title="Beijing archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/beijing/">Beijing</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/29/mads-mountain-inspired-chaoyang-park-plaza-breaks-ground-in-beijing/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Long Island College Hospital Could Get The Residential Tower Treatment

After a long and heated fight to save Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital from demolition, the site’s future as a medical center has been cemented. But along with the full-service hospital could come two residential towers that are significantly taller than anything in the predominantly-brownstone Cobble Hill neighborhood. According to Crain’s, “the would-be real estate developers […]

Here’s Your Chance To Live in a Frank Lloyd Wright House For the Weekend

A recently restored Frank Lloyd Wright house on Chicago’s far North Side will be open for weekly tours this summer, starting May 7. The Emil Bach House, 7415 North Sheridan Road, is a Chicago Landmark and an entry on the National Register of Historic Places. As a vacation rental, the carefully crafted private dwelling invites Wright enthusiasts […]

MVRDV chosen to transform Moscow’s Hammer and Sickle factory into housing

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Dutch firm <a title="MVRDV archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mvrdv/">MVRDV</a> has won a contest to overhaul a 58-hectare steel factory in <a title="Moscow archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/moscow/">Moscow</a>, described as "a stronghold during the Russian revolution", to create a major new city quarter offering homes, offices, schools and a hospital (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/28/mvrdv-win-serp-molot-factory-transformation-in-moscow/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Rahm Emanuel looks to lure George Lucas museum to Chicago

A short time from now in a neighborhood not far, far away… filmmaker extraordinaire George Lucas may land his art and film museum in Chicago. The move comes after the filmmaker’s bid to build the museum in San Francisco fell through last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel formed a task force last week, directing a dozen […]

Valerio Dewalt Train’s 13-Story Hyde Park Development Advances With Changes

Last year, Mesa Development and the University of Chicago announced they’d planned a 13-story mixed-use development for the western end of Hyde Park’s 53rd Street commercial strip. The massive project drew opposition to its scale and a lawsuit delayed construction—until now.   The Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA) design and its density ruffled some feathers around the […]