29 Palms

Here we are back at it again with another installment of the B&C newsletter. We’ve got a good batch of links this week (to make up for last week’s) so take a look and click any that grab your attention. I received some good submissions this week so a special thanks to those who sent links in - Hanna, Mark, Claire, Anaïs, Liana, Nils, Simon & Mateo.

Not sure where to start this week so I’ll kick it off with a great project by one of my favorite museums. Let’s get started.

The Noguchi Museum is inviting AAPI artists to submit designs for their outdoor banners advocating anti-racism

Tadao Ando's Casa Wabi is an artist's retreat that stretches along the Mexican coast (Why am I just learning about this now?)

A home designed to coexist with nature in Japan

A peaceful Japanese house surrounded by greenery

A couple who bought an abandoned farmhouse in rural Japan for $30,000 two years ago just finished renovating it

A designer’s Japanese-inspired Melbourne family home

This Hawaiian beach retreat has major laidback vibes

A relaxed California home with vintage touches and sky high exposed beams

This London home is inspired by 1970s California

The return of retro wood paneling

A wooden treehouse hovers above a blooming garden in Bali

Medellin returns to its tropical modernist roots

Naples, the city of ultra-modern archaism

German gallery rediscovers Berlin’s postmodern cityscapes in new exhibition

Critics mourn modernist French Railways House ahead of planned demolition

New film explores the free spirit of legendary architect Marcel Breuer

A farmhouse from the 19th century transformed into a modern retreat in Portugal

A warm, bright, eye-catching home in Australia

A home built within the shell of an old brick building

Industrial heritage meets natural beauty at this converted malthouse in England

A 200-year-old British townhouse gets a traditional renovation

A Shaker-inspired farm & fermentory in the Catskills

A turn-of-the-century apartment in Sweden with amazing historic features

A 1920s Barcelona flat trades confining walls for a green-painted partition

Bold colors and textures used in this Spanish apartment

This tiny Madrid apartment takes a radical approach to saving space

Unlocking architectural moments in small spaces

Icebergs, zombies and the ultra thin: architecture and capitalism in the twenty-first century

A new Manhattan for Amsterdam

Brooklyn borough president gives thumbs-down to proposed towers that would block sunlight to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A napping corner in Hudson Square that’s also a playscape and lunch spot is the curbside architecture New York City needs right now

What remains of Olympic architecture, when the Games are over?

Why is the brutalist movement still so trendy?

Brutalist-style family of major Boston Arts benefactor home lists for $2.5M

A children's centre inside a brutalist building in Melbourne is decorated with pastel hues and rainbow murals

Architect draws on tradition to construct breathtaking school for girls amongst the sand dunes of India’s Thar Desert

NASA seeking volunteers to live for a year in Bjarke-Ingels-designed, 3D-printed Mars habitat

Architect teams up with Habitat for Humanity to build middle-income row houses in Austin

A supportive housing complex in Downtown Los Angeles rises in repurposed shipping containers

These new micro-apartments in New Jersey are addressing affordability through design

Everyone gets a stoop in this inside-out apartment building in Brooklyn

People living in dense cities are among the least happy

Workplace of the future is more clubhouse than cubicle

Is this the future of New York’s coffee carts?

A mysterious painting could be an earlier plan for one of Mies van der Rohe's most revered residential projects

Italian artist creates architecture-themed illustrations

Robert Longo shows charcoal drawings based on prominent paintings from the American Abstract Expressionist movement in new exhibition

An Indianapolis gallery debuts dozens of Andy Warhol drawings from the 1950s

How Andy Warhol left his mark on fashion

Why is there such a boom in Basquiat merchandise?

KAWS wants his new 18-foot-tall sculpture at Rockefeller Center to make you feel good

In Japan, a typhoon swept a giant Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture out to sea

California man has pleaded guilty to peddling $1.1M in fake Richard Hambleton and Barkley Hendricks paintings

Why do forgeries sometimes deceive even the most venerable experts?

Banksy appears to have been busy recently

Francis Bacon’s former handyman has threatened to sue Tate because the works he donated are sitting in storage

Should you work at a gallery? (lol)

Join Printed Matter / St Marks this Saturday for a sidewalk launch and signing of Daniel Shepard’s new zine Los Amantes

Lastly, watch this short film that follows a 90-year-old fisherman who clears plastic from Bali’s coasts

That’ll do it for this week. Thanks for reading and I hope something in here brought you joy. Send to a friend and I’ll see you next week.

Thomas