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

Southbank Journal: US$1.5 billion mixed-use tower with a “green spine” proposed for Melbourne riverside neighborhood.

By Ron Bernthal An Australia developer, Beulah International, has selected the Amsterdam-based UNStudio’s design proposal for a mixed-use tower in the Southbank area of Melbourne. The Australian firm Cox Architecture, is working with UNStudio on the project. Southbank, a busy … Continue reading

Arlington Journal: Amazon’s design proposal for HQ2

by Ron Bernthal It was November 13, 2018 when Amazon announced its new co-headquarters (with Seattle), known as HQ2, would be built in Arlington, Virginia, a 26 square-mile suburb of Washington, D.C., located on the southwest bank of Potomac River. … Continue reading

Køge Journal: A harborside eatery built with Danish practicality and simplicity.

by Ron Bernthal Designed for possible disassembly, the Braunstein Pakhuset (Warehouse) opened in 2020 and will eventually, after Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted, welcome thousands of annual visitors who have been visiting the popular Braunstein Bryggeriet and Destilleriet (micro-brewery and … 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

New York Journal: Moynihan Train Hall Opens in Midtown

Ron Bernthal View Post Designed by SOM, the new Moynihan Train Hall, which opened on January 1, 2020, completely reimagines the travel experience at the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, and evokes the architectural heritage of New York’s … Continue reading

Paris Journal: Snøhetta-designed headquarters for Le Monde Group opens

by Ron Bernthal With the completion in late 2020 of its new Paris headquarters, designed by Snøhetta, the 1,600 employees of the Le Monde Group have been brought together under the same roof. With its new plaza and semi-transparent facade, … Continue reading