Geodesic dome cabin in New England gets major overhaul by Jess Cooney

Large triangular windows bring daylight into this dome house in western Massachusetts, which has received an extensive makeover by local firm Jess Cooney Interiors. Built in the 1980s, the cabin is located on a lakefront site in Becket, a town in the pastoral Berkshires region. The house takes the form of a geodesic dome – […]

Doug Aitken’s mirrored balloon New Horizon flies over Massachusetts

American artist Doug Aitken has created a mirrored hot air balloon to travel across rural landscapes of Massachusetts this summer. Called New Horizon, Aitken‘s design comprises a 100-foot-tall (30-metre-tall) balloon made of a semi-mirrored material and a gondola. It will fly over various sites in Massachusetts that are managed by the Trustees, a local non-profit […]

Five polycarbonate volumes form Harvard University’s ArtLab by Barkow Leibinger

Architecture firm Barkow Leibinger has covered this experimental arts hub at Harvard University in polycarbonate panels to make it illuminate like a “lightbox at night”. Harvard University enlisted Barkow Leibinger to design the ArtLab as part of its new growing campus in Allston, Massachusetts – a Boston neighbourhood located across the Charles River from the main […]

Pelli Clarke Pelli unveils folded glass One Congress tower in Boston

Pelli Clarke Pelli has revealed plans to build an office tower in Boston with a folded glass facade that resembles a “dramatic theatrical curtain”. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the Connecticut firm behind San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower, the building is set to rise 611 feet (186m metres) and feature a curved glass shell that […]

BIG wraps Massachusetts university building with “domino effect” copper walls

BIG has completed an extension to the business school at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with gradually sloping walls that resemble falling dominos.  New York firm Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) teamed with Boston firm Goody Clancy, which served as the architect of record to design the extension for the college’s Isenberg School of Management. Photo by Laurian […]

Gender Bending Fashion exhibition in Boston challenges notions about clothing

Designs by Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and Rei Kawakubo feature in this fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which aims to explore and question assumptions about gender-specific clothing. Michelle Tolini Finamore curated the show, which includes garments by Rei Kawakuboa, Christian Siriano and Bindle & Keep (left to right) The show, titled Gender Bending Fashion, presents clothing over […]

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