This week on Dezeen, photographs were revealed of a building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe nearly 70 years ago, which is finally under construction in the USA.
Named the Mies Building for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, the building was designed for Indiana University in the 1950s but forgotten about for decades.
Now over 50 years after the 20th-century architect’s death it is set to be complete on the university’s Bloomington campus.
The sustainable-design guru describing climate change as a “design failure” that involve “hundreds of technologies and systems” to solve.
As part of the series, we also interviewed the creators of a 2012 animation showing New York City being buried under a mountain of giant bubbles.
The computer-generated timelapse helped “make the cause of climate change visible” said the visualisers who made the viral video over a decade ago.
In Paris, the historic La Samaritaine department store has reopened following an extensive renovation led by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning studio SANAA.
UK studio Foster + Partners also completed a retail space designing an Apple Store within an abandoned 1920s movie theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.
Also in China, Broad Group revealed a timelapse video showing a modular 10-storey apartment block being built in just over a day.
Popular projects this week included a bookshop in Beijing with rotating walls, a raised addition small holiday home in an Ecuadorian forest and a Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store in Los Angeles’ historic Tower Theatre.
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