Weekend edition: Hudson Yards, Kengo Kuma, and more

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Weekend edition: Hudson Yards, Kengo Kuma, and more

Vessel is the centerpiece of the first phase’s public space. (Courtesy Related Oxford)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Collage image of Hudson Yards and Dubai skyline
New York’s window on Dubai (Courtesy Related/Oxford and Lars Plougmann)

Welcome to Little Dubai, New York City’s newest neighborhood

Hudson Yards opened this week, and our executive editor weighed in.

A collage of different people in front of microphones for a radio show
For Office Hours and Food Radio, Dong-Ping Wong invited over 50 voices in art, architecture, politics, and more to chat. Livestreamed last fall, they’re all now available online. (Courtesy Food)

Food Radio’s conversations about succeeding in creative fields are now online

Last fall, Dong-Ping Wong hosted Food Radio, where he talked to creative professionals about how to succeed, and the recordings are now online.

A timber cabin suspended from concrete piers
Suspended Forest is itself hung below a concrete canopy that references tree cover. (Leo Fabrizio)

Kengo Kuma dangles a timber cabin for a Swiss writers’ residency

Suspended Forest, a timber-clad family house designed for Kengo Kuma, is now complete and offers sweeping views of the Swiss Alps.

Photo of First Christian Church Oklahoma City
First Christian Church, a 32-acre property featuring an iconic concrete dome, is in danger of being destroyed by its future owner. (Via Creative Commons)

Historic Oklahoma City “Egg Church” is in danger of being demolished

Protestors are rallying to protect Oklahoma City’s modernist “Egg Church,” which is up for sale and lacks any historical preservation protection.

Photo of a cantilevering concrete hotel
The Hôtel du Lac in Tunis, Tunisia, has sat empty since 2000. (Stefan Krasowski/Wikimedia)

Tunisia’s high-flying Brutalist hotel is safe after demolition scare

Hôtel du Lac, an “upside-down pyramid” in Tunisia has sat vacant for 19 years, and rumors of the historic building’s demolition have swirled for years.