MAAT’s Playmode Exhibition Intertwines Art and Games

Playful but precise and poignant, the Playmode exhibition (curated by Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveiaat and on now through 17 February) at Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology features works by David Shrigley, Mary Flanagan and plenty of others. The work range from dark and conceptual to entertaining and emotionally informative, and span visual art and gaming to form coherent narratives about life and …

Snøhetta’s NYC Green Space Moves Forward

The Phillip Johnson-designed 550 Madison has been a postmodern icon of NYC since its completion in 1984. Now, the midtown structure will receive new life, thanks to Snøhetta. The design and architecture firm has been given the go-ahead by the Manhattan Community Board to revitalize the building’s privately-owned public space and create a community-focused green space. Working with horticulture specialists from Phyto Studio, Snøhetta promises …

Toyota’s City of the Future at the Base of Mount Fuji

Announced at CES 2020, Toyota has an ambitious plan for a newly redeveloped 175-acre site at the foot of Japan’s Mount Fuji. Ground will officially break next year on Woven City, a Bjarke Ingels Group-designed prototype town meant for piloting mobility services, in-home and public technologies, and connected innovations. Autonomous vehicles will be the only cars allowed in this pedestrian-centric city. Green space will takes …