As the summer turns to fall, itâ€™s easy to look back and remember the season that was. There was that outdoor concert, that weekend trip to Montreal, that margarita served in a mason jar, and that time you and your neighbor Karl tried to repave the deck. Hey there, chin up, no need to get so nostalgic just yet, that’s what the winter is for. There is one last way to relive that glorious summer right now. How? Through theÂ Architecture Billings Index (ABI), of course. With the newly-released August-time data it’s like the Autumnal Equinox never even happened at all.
Bridges. They can be grand and majestic, awe-inspiring symbols of engineering ingenuity, city-defining pieces of infrastructure, and, as you may have heard by now, at serious risk of collapsing. To stop that from happening, engineers basically have two options: repairÂ or replace. Both of those strategies are currently pursued in theÂ New York CityÂ region.
Whether used to enhance the identity of an entire community or an individual institution, street furnishings present a primary opportunity to engage the public with design.Â Here’s our pick of productsâ€”created by Zaha Hadid, Yves Behar, Antonio Citterio, and othersâ€”for seating, lighting, and other outdoor accoutrements that have exceptional architectural appeal.