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

Norway’s spectacular treetop cabins.

by Ron Bernthal For travelers to Norway who wish to enjoy a quiet and unique experience in the Norwegian countryside, renting a treetop cabin in any of the several regions that offer them offers a memorable, off-the-beaten-path journey that is … Continue reading

New York City Journal: Lincoln Center’s renovation of David Geffen Hall to finish sooner than expected.

by Ron Bernthal New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New YorkPhilharmonic announced in spring, 2021, that the acceleration of the comprehensive renovation of David Geffen Hall, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie … Continue reading

Colorado Springs Journal: Newly opened museum is an architectural gem.

by Ron Bernthal The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum (USOPM), which opened in Colorado Springs in 2020, is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the museum experience. The 60,000 square-foot … Continue reading

Stockholm Journal: A national ‘Street Moves’ plan hopes to create a “one-minute city” concept in several Swedish cities.

by Ron Bernthal An innovative project is being proposed in Sweden that will enable residents to travel no more than one-minute from their home to access everything from an outdoor gym, to a playground and from bike docking stations to … Continue reading

Brisbane Journal: Green Bridges project will add design-savvy water crossings to Australia’s sunsplashed city.

by Ron Bernthal The Brisbane Australia City Council is building five new “green” bridges across the city which will make it even easier to get around the city on foot, bike or electric scooter, and more convenient to connect with … Continue reading

Floating saunas are one of Norway’s “hottest” trends.

by Ron Bernthal One of the hottest trends in Norway in recent years, architecturally savvy floating saunas offer an unbeatable combination of a hot sauna experience and a more than refreshing dip in a chilly Norwegian lake or fjord. In Norway you … Continue reading

Lubbock Journal: A new building dedicated to native son Buddy Holly.

by Ron Bernthal The new Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is West Texas’ largest dedicated performance venue, bringing under one roof the city’s vibrant performing arts community including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock, along with … Continue reading