This week, Renzo Piano offered to design a bridge to replace the Ponte Morandi

This week on Dezeen, Italian architect Renzo Piano volunteered to design a new bridge for his home town of Genoa to replace the collapsed Ponte Morandi bridge.

Piano, the architect behind the Shard in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, offered to design a structure to replaced the Ponte Morandi bridge, which collapsed in bad weather on the morning of 14 August 2018, killing 43 people.

The architect told the Observer magazine that the new bridge must stand as a both a memorial and an embodiment of a “positive moment of unity and cooperation”.

BIG architects’ mirrored orb among installation highlights at Burning Man 2018

This year’s Burning Man festival is well underway in the Nevada desert with a huge reflective sphere designed by BIG’s Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange one of the highlights.

Technological advancements is the theme of this year’s festival called I,Robot , and thanks to multiple cameras set up around the temporary Black Rock City, fans can watch the event live through an online broadcast for the first time.

Amos Rex’s bulging underground galleries create playful landscape in Helsinki plaza

Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum made headlines this week after JKMM Architects designed a series of domed subterranean galleries for the building, which bubble up through the ground to create a playful outdoor landscape.

Inside the domes, Japanese art collective TeamLab created a site-specific digital installation of water moving towards a vortex on the ceilings

Architectural imagery pioneer Alan Davidson diesArchitectural imagery pioneer Alan Davidson dies

There were two losses to the architecture world this week, as the industry mourns the deaths of architectural imagery pioneer Alan Davidson and Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal-winning architect Kerry Hill, who designed the City of Perth Library.

Davidson set up the first company dedicated to producing computer-generated imagery for the architecture industry in 1989. At the time, architectural imagery was produced manually in pen, ink or paint by individual artists.

Hamptons retreat features grassy roof that blends with slope overlooking Peconic Bay

Popular projects this week include a grass-topped holiday home overlooking the Hamptons, a coffee table made from over 10,000 bricks of Lego, and David Chipperfield’s proposed new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

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