MAD proposes conceptual “vertical village” for LA as alternative to sprawl

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        Chinese firm <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mad/">MAD Architects</a> has proposed a futuristic housing scheme for LA that features sculptural towers wrapped in gardens and connected by sky bridges. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/31/mad-skyscraper-concept-vertical-village-los-angeles-alternative-to-sprawl/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

CHA:COL creates a live-work space in LA using hacked Ikea products

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        American studio CHA:COL has incorporated modified <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/ikea/">Ikea</a> products into a unit that serves as an office and apartment for two visual artists in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/los-angeles/">Los Angeles</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/31/cha-col-toy-loft-live-work-space-office-los-angeles-ikea-hacked-products-storage/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Office Mian Ye wraps a Maryland home in wood battens made of knotty cedar

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        This family home in Maryland by Office Mian Ye is sheathed in a wooden brise-soleil, enabling views of the landscape while also offering privacy (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/31/office-mian-ye-meadow-house-wood-battens-maryland-usa/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Gehry unveils design for mixed-use development on LA’s Sunset Strip

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        Architect <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/frank-gehry/">Frank Gehry</a> has conceived five distinct but interrelated buildings for a prominent site along <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/los-angeles/">LA</a>'s famous Sunset Strip. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/27/gehry-unveils-design-mixed-use-development-8150-sunset-boulevard-strip-hollywood-hills-los-angeles/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Kennedy & Violich adds copper-clad volume to the top of a Harvard building

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        Kennedy &amp; Violich Architecture has enlarged a 1970s brick building at <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/harvard-university/">Harvard University</a> by creating two new levels topped with a pitched roof. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/26/kennedy-violich-harvard-university-tozzer-anthropology-building-brick/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

SO-IL unveils design for Brooklyn’s Artes Amana art gallery

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        New York architecture studio <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/so-il/">SO-IL</a>'s design for a new Brooklyn <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/galleries">art gallery</a> features a sculpted form that is meant to "exist in tension" with the building's interiors. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/25/so-il-brooklyn-art-gallery-artes-amana-new-york/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Burning Man “needed urban design because it’s a city” says founder Larry Harvey

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        Later this week, 70,000 people will converge on a temporary city in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/burning-man">Burning Man</a> founder Larry Harvey told Dezeen about the "stunning achievement" of creating a high-density, car-free <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/music-festivals">festival</a> in a remote and inhospitable landscape (+ slideshow + transcript). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/25/burning-man-needed-urban-design-because-its-a-city-says-founder-larry-harvey/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

University graduates design and build cabins on Navajo reservation in Utah

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        Graduate students of a Colorado university design-build programme have completed a pair of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cabins/">cabins</a> on the Navajo reservation made of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/weathering-steel">rusted steel</a> and reclaimed barn wood (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/25/university-colorado-students-design-build-bluff-micro-cabins-navajo-reservation-utah-rusted-steel-reclaimed-wood/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

MPGMB creates pedestals inspired by work of Postmodern master Ettore Sottsass

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/postmodernism/"><strong>Pomo summer:</strong></a> Montreal designers Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp of MPGMB have created a trio of stacked pedestals influenced by the work of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/memphis/">Memphis Group</a> founder <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/ettore-sottsass/">Ettore Sottsass</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/24/mpgmb-sass-pedestals-ettore-sottsass-memphis-group-postmodernism/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Ross Barney Architects wraps a Chicago rail station in a perforated tube

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        US firm Ross Barney Architects has completed a <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/railway-stations/">transit station</a> for an emerging <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chicago/">Chicago</a> neighbourhood, featuring a tubular structure made of stainless steel and polycarbonate panels (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/24/ross-barney-architects-cermak-mccormick-place-rail-station-chicago-perforated-tube-structure/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

John Short rediscovers New York’s lost creative spaces

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/23/john-short-unforgotten-new-york-legendary-spaces-twentieth-century-avant-garde-lost-creative-spaces-photography-essay/">
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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/photo-essays/"><strong>Photo essay:</strong></a> London-based photographer John Short was determined to depict the death of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/new-york-city">New York</a>'s creative scene, but his images of its once-legendary arts venues proved that the spaces are far from "lost" (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/23/john-short-unforgotten-new-york-legendary-spaces-twentieth-century-avant-garde-lost-creative-spaces-photography-essay/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Postmodern architecture: Piazza d’Italia, New Orleans by Charles Moore

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/postmodernism">Pomo summer:</a></strong> the Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans, designed by Charles Moore, is one of the few icons of Postmodern architecture that isn't a building, and is next in our <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/postmodernism">summer season on Postmodernism</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/21/postmodern-architecture-piazza-d-italia-charles-moore-new-orleans/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Zaha Hadid’s High Line installation protects park visitors from construction debris

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/zaha-hadid/">Zaha Hadid</a> has created a swooping canopy for New York's <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/high-line/">High Line</a> – in an area of the elevated park abutting the construction site for a building designed by the architect. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/19/zaha-hadid-high-line-installation-protects-park-visitors-construction-debris-new-york/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

California tech incubator by CHA:COL discourages occupants from staying too long

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        LA-based CHA:COL has completed a "bare bones" <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/offices/">office</a> for tech startups that features a retrofitted <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/shipping-containers/">shipping container</a> and a wooden bleacher that doubles as a storage unit (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/19/cha-col-technology-startup-incubator-space-kennel-k9-ventures-california-shipping-container/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Höweler + Yoon creates canopy of folded metal plates for urban park in Phoenix

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        Boston studio <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/howeler-yoon-architecture/">Höweler + Yoon</a> has stitched together steel modules to form a faceted canopy that shades an urban pocket <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/parks/">park</a> in the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/18/howeler-yoon-shadow-play-canopy-folded-metal-plates-urban-park-phoenix-arizona-pavilion/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>