Weekend edition: Notre Dame, ADUs, LACMA, and more

Weekend edition: Notre Dame, ADUs, LACMA, and more

Los Angeles–based firm LA-Más has designed a series of affordable accessory dwelling units for Southern California. (Courtesy LA-Más)

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!

Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral
The bell towers, situated at the front end of the cathedral, held the vaults of the nave in place. (Via Pixabay)

Foster + Partners pitches new Notre Dame spire as competition heats up

Foster + Partners has floated a glassy replacement for the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral’s roof, including a crystal spire and observation deck.

An aerial photo of the southern tip of Manhattan
Mayor de Blasio has already floated a number of resiliency policies, including extending the southern tip of Manhattan—OneNYC 2050, a Green New Deal for the city, would take things much further. (Brandon Jacoby/Unsplash)

De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal

In announcing a sweeping Green New Deal for the city, Mayor de Blasio announced that inefficiently-designed glass towers would be banned.

Illustration showing a small structure with two differently-sized 2d columns in front
Los Angeles–based practice LA-Más has designed a set of ADUs to be made available through an affordable housing initiative. (Courtesy LA-Más)

LA-Más designs colorful accessory dwelling units for Los Angeles

Los Angeles–based firm LA-Más has designed a new “postmodern-plus” accessory dwelling unit to tackle the city’s affordable housing crisis.

Ground level rendering of LACMA proposal
Atelier Peter Zumthor has unveiled the latest batch of renderings for its controversial LACMA replacement proposal. (Courtesy Atelier Peter Zumthor/The Boundary)

New batch of renderings for Zumthor’s LACMA proposal unveiled

Atelier Peter Zumthor released updated renderings of its proposed LACMA replacement that was recently approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.