Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Controlling lightning with lasers, transforming dumps into parks, mapping subterranean passageways and more

The First 3D-Printed Two-Story Home in the US New York design firm Hannah, Germany-based company Peri 3D Construction, and Texas engineering and construction firm Cive have partnered to create the first 3D-printed two-story home in the US—currently being built in Houston. The 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom property will serve as a case study on how to best streamline 3D-printed construction, test the capabilities of the machine and …

Transforming a Dumping Ground Into a Floating Forest in China

Fish Tail Park is a new 126-acre floating forest in Nanchang, China that helps regulate floods, restore wildlife habitation and create a recreational area for the city. Transforming what was once a dumping ground, Beijing-based landscape architecture firm Turenscape built numerous islets, created by recycling coal ash found on location and mixing it with dirt. The islets house recreational areas like beaches, fountains and playgrounds …

Frieze Sculpture 2022: Large-Scale Highlights

Five of our favorite pieces at the outdoor show in Regent's Park

Open now through 13 November and free to visit, Frieze Sculpture—curated by Claire Lilley—returns to London’s Regent’s Park for the 10th consecutive year. Sprawled throughout open greenery, each of the 19 large-scale sculptures proves itself to be as ideologically challenging as it is attractive, with sculptures exploring complex themes like environmentalism, materiality and the metaphysical. Spending time alongside all of these sculptures leaves visitors moved …