The Weekly Stripe – 12.04.19
With the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile and its pioneering projects in full swing – our five links this week are bringing you the most interesting and controversial architectural news from both sides of the pond.
Have you heard about the Highline? How about the Lowline? The world’s first underground park is set to open in 2021.
The ‘Tulip’ also known as the ‘Gherkin on a Stick’ or ’Fungus’ got the planning permission last week. The prediction is it would be the most meme-ized skyscraper in modern history.
Thomas Heatherwick’s newly opened Vessel awaits the result of the public naming competition. Doner Kebab, Stairy McStairface and Meat Tornado rank quite high.
This week Alex Chinneck, famous for planting an upside-down electricity pylon near Canary Wharf, has quite literally unzipped an old building in Milan.
…and 2019 Top Pier Award goes to a 19th Century Art Deco Worthing Pier in West Sussex, UK.