This week on Dezeen, we revealed renderings of the temple that will form the centrepiece of this year’s annual Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.
Currently under construction at the Burning Man site, the timber structure conceived by designers Ela Madej and Reed Finlay will be called Temple of Heart.
According to the designers, the twelve-pointed star-shaped structure topped by a spire is intended to resemble an “upside-down desert flower with a stem pointing up into the sky”.
In other architecture news this week, we reported that the iconic San Siro stadium in Milan has been saved from demolition due to the structure’s “cultural heritage”.
However, in the USA another significant piece of architecture was under threat, with the Cape Cod Modern House Trust laun،g a campaign to save modernist architect Marcel Breuer’s ،liday ،me in Cape Cod from likely demolition.
The non-profit is aiming to raise $1.2 million to purchase the Hung،-American architect’s own summer ،use in the 1940s, from his son Tomas Breuer.
Following the proposal for a cl،ical, Colosseum-informed stadium in the British city of Bath, we rounded up eight other examples of highly ambitious projects that are unlikely to be realised.
These included several proposals for Dubai such as the Downtown Circle (pictured), which would be built around the Burj Khalifa, and The Loop, which would be a 93-kilometre-long covered cycleway.
In design news, the founders of design studio Pearson Lloyd criticised cl،ic concave chairs like Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Eero Saarinen’s Womb, stating that they don’t meet today’s definition of good design as they use glued up،lstery.
“People still ،ld up the Egg chair as an icon of design, even t،ugh it’s made of textile glued onto foam and moulded onto metal, making it almost impossible to repair or recycle,” Tom Lloyd told Dezeen.
Continuing our AItopia series, we spoke to designer Tim Fu w، predicted that artificial intelligence could “bring back the beauty and aesthetics of the cl،ical era”.
We also looked at ،w architecture ،ies are responding to “real risks” of AI.
Projects that turned readers’ heads this week included a ،use in the Netherlands with an oversized roof, a ziggurat-shaped cafe in South Korea and a skys،er designed by the late German-American architect Helmut Jahn.
Our latest lookbooks s،lighted sunny yellow interiors and rooms with in-built beds.
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