This week on Dezeen, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels revealed that he is master planning a “new city in America” for five million people.
The city, named Telosa, is being designed for US entrepreneur Marc Lore and set to be built on an unoccupied 150,000-acre site in the US desert “from scratch”.
“Our vision is to create a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential and becomes a blueprint for future generations,” said a statement from Telosa.
Also in the USA, Logan Architecture completed four 3D-printed homes in Austin, which developer ICON claims are the first 3D-printed houses available for sale in the country.
“They are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in the US and ready for move-in,” ICON told Dezeen.
In other architecture news, United Arab Emirates’ Wetland pavilion curated by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
The UAE pavilion, which investigates using salt as an alternative to Portland cement, was named the winner for its focus on the construction possibilities of waste materials.
In design news, Technical University in Munich graduate Rebecca Weiss won a James Dyson Award for her design concept for a male contraceptive device.
The device would use ultrasound waves to temporarily halt sperm regeneration.
As September began we looked ahead to the biggest events taking place this month.
This week we took a look at the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The author of Kuma Complete Works 1988-Today picked 10 key projects designed by the architect from the book.
We also interviewed architect Jane Hall, the author of Woman Made: Great Women Designers, an A to Z-style book charting the work of both iconic and unknown female product designers over the last century.