Prato Journal: The first “Urban Jungle” in the world proposed for Tuscan city.

by Ron Bernthal Prato is the capital of the Province of Prato in Tuscany, Italy. Over the centuries, Prato has mainly been famous for its textile industries, with its products being sold to various parts of Italy as well as Europe. Prato … Continue reading

Denver Journal: New downtown building will reflect city’s urban and mountain environment.

By Ron Bernthal In late 2020, the Chicago-based architectural firm Studio Gang announced their design for Populus, a vibrant new social center and hotel in downtown Denver whose proposed design is attracting much attention from Denver residents and architecture fans. … Continue reading

Lindesnes Journal: Europe’s first underwater restaurant attracts visitors to southern Norway.

By Ron Bernthal Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where cold winter winds and ethereal summer breezes blow over rocky beaches, an underwater restaurant, the first in Europe, is situated at a unique geographical confluence, where thousands … Continue reading

Milan Journal: Proposed “skyscraper forest” building to be part of revitalized urban district.

By Ron Bernthal In early 2021 COIMA SGR, Italy’s leading independent company in the asset management of real estate investment funds on behalf of institutional investors in Italy, announced that the architectural firms of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+r) and … Continue reading

Nine Elms Journal: Along the Thames a neighborhood continues to prosper with regeneration projects and plenty of green space.

By Ron Bernthal A site called Nine Elms has existed on London South Bank since the mid- 17th century. Once just a row of elm trees, in the late 19th-century and early 20t-century Nine Elms was a notorious slum. Today, … Continue reading

New York Journal: Proposal to revitalize historic NYC park.

By Ron Bernthal For nearly 170 years New York City’s Union Square has been a gathering place for commerce, entertainment, for labor and political events, and of course for recreation. The park owes its name to its location at the … Continue reading

Toulouse Journal: New Exhibition and Convention Center built in city’s ‘innovation zone”

by Ron Bernthal MEETT, Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Centre, is located in the innovation zone north of Toulouse. The project’s design firm, OMA, founded in the Netherlands, led by partners Chris van Duijn, Ellen van Loon and Rem Koolhaas, … Continue reading

Airport City Manchester Journal: A large, mixed-use development ent to Manchester Airport in England satisfies business and residential needs.

By Ron Bernthal With little fanfare and just modest media coverage, the total planning area of the Airport City Manchester project now comprises about five-million square-feet, with a total development value of over $1.3 billion. The project, situated next to … Continue reading