Alex is the assistant editor at Architectural Record. A native New Yorker, she has worked in marketing and communications for New York-based architecture firms and has written for Architect’s Newspaper. Alex holds a master’s degree in design criticism from the School of Visual Arts and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
In a 53 to 32 vote on November 30, the Helsinki City Council rejected a proposal to build Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ design for a new Guggenheim satellite museum on the Finnish capital’s waterfront.
The clients wanted the house—which is situated on a ravine near the city center—to have a strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, and to encompass a modernist sensibility, with every space and site line being fully considered.
Among the dozens of temporary installations erected at this summer’s weeklong Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, Tangential Dreams—an undulant timber tower designed by French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani—was a celebration of mathematics, teamwork, and free spirit.