Amsterdam Journal: A new floating residential community is more than just houseboats.

by Ron Bernthal Schoonschip, a unique floating residential community project in the Buiksloterham district of Amsterdam, is managing to catch the attention of local residents, and many EU residents as well, in a city where canals and houseboats are as … Continue reading

Bucharest Journal: Rooftop running track is one of many building amenities, says Swedish developer Skanska.

by Ron Bernthal With new office construction in Romania rapidly increasing throughout the country, developers are competing with their peers by adding more sustainable, healthy and environmentally friendly features to their projects, including tenant amenities like easy access to public … Continue reading

Tom Kundig: New book showcases architect’s global reach in 29 projects.

by Ron Bernthal Like his large body of work, even the title of a new book celebrating the wide-ranging portfolio of American architect Tom Kundig – “Working Title” – is both smart and subtle. Published in 2020 by Princeton Architectural … Continue reading

Austin Journal: Nicely designed new stadium for soccer-loving city.

by Ron Bernthal Opened in spring 2021, Austin’s new Q2 Stadium is a modern stadium and soccer park at McKalla Place, in the North Burnet section of North Austin. The Q2 Stadium is Austin’s first major league sports stadium and home … Continue reading

London Journal: Mixed-use community hub in city’s Westminster district.

by Ron Bernthal The Copenhagen-based architectural firm Henning Larsen, whose urban project, “105 Victoria Street,” is located just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, will contain not just office space, but a reinterpretation of the typical commercial building lobby as … Continue reading

New York City Journal: A park along the Hudson will create Manhattan’s first public beach.

by Ron Bernthal New York City’s Hudson River Park Trust has begun construction on Gansevoort Peninsula, a riverfront park designed by the noted landscape firm James Corner Field Operations that will be home to  Manhattan’s first public beach. Construction began … Continue reading

Kolonaki Journal: Yes, stunning design and pain chocolat are quite compatible at new Athens bakery.

by Ron Bernthal One of the nicest looking bakeries in the world opened in December, 2020, in the city of Athens, Greece. The bakery is not only beautifully designed by the Athens-based firm called en-route-architecture (e-r-a), with designers Katerina Kourkoula … Continue reading

Shanghai Journal: Mainland China’s first SITES Gold project converts former airport runway into sustainable urban park

by Ron Bernthal Xuhui Runway Park is an innovative urban revitalization project that breathes new life into a unique piece of Shanghai’s history. Designed by the global design firm Sasaki, and located in the Xuhui Riverfront Area, the park is … Continue reading

Melbourne Journal: Australia’s largest gallery will add to this city’s vibrant arts district.

by Ron Bernthal The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced in late 2020 that The Ian Potter Foundation has pledged AUD$20 million (USD$15 million) towards the building of Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery, the NGV Contemporary. The funding is part … Continue reading

Rennes Journal: Downtown revitalization project transforms historic French city.

by Ron Bernthal The Saint-Michel quarter has always been a transient place. Rennes’s history goes back more than 2,000 years, at a time when it was a small Gallic village named Condate. Together with Vannes and Nantes, Rennes was one … Continue reading