Weekend edition: Floating cities, wrapped monuments, and more

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Weekend edition: Floating cities, wrapped monuments, and more

(Courtesy Oceanix)

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!

An elevated train in Toronto
TransPod is a Toronto-based hyperloop startup that has proposed an elevated tube system for the city. (Courtesy TransPod)

Canada hops on the Hyperloop train with Montreal-to-Toronto study

Canada is the latest nation to get on board the hyperloop hype, and its national transportation agency has put out a request for proposals.

Rendering of an island chain
An aerial rendering of what an Oceanix city could look like (Courtesy Oceanix)

OCEANIX and BIG unveil a floating city of the future at the United Nations

Bjarke Ingels and MIT released renderings of a new floating city, Oceanix, a zero-waste, energy-positive, and self-sustaining series of islands.

A view of a purple lit room with art installed. At the back is a screen.
Low purple lighting gives the Cruising Pavilion unusually low visibility for an art exhibition, making everything blend together and making you work. (Photo by Jason Loeb/Courtesy of the Cruising Pavilion curators)

The Cruising Pavilion, New York, maps queer pasts and futures

The Cruising Pavilion, closing this weekend in New York, brings the spaces of sex into the art gallery after a run at the Venice Biennale.

Drawing of the Arc de Triomphe
L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l’Etoile – Charles de Gaulle – 2019 drawing in two parts (André Grossmann/Christo)

Christo to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in plastic next spring

Next April, Parisians and art connoisseurs can take in Christo’s public wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe, turning the public icon into pure form.

Enjoy your weekend, and see you next week!