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!
Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction
French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations.
Junya Ishigami cancels MIT lecture over unpaid internship pushback
Junya Ishigami + Associates has canceled a planned lecture at MIT after students and faculty proposed asking the studio about its unpaid internships.
KieranTimberlake’s vision for Washington University to open this fall
Sweeping changes designed by KieranTimberlake and Michael Vergason are coming this fall to half of the urban campus of Washington University in St. Louis.
Jakarta is sinking, so Indonesia is relocating its capital
Jakarta is plagued by rising sea levels, sinking land, and the world’s worst traffic, and President Joko Widodo wants to move the country’s capital.
Get some exclusive insight into Atelier Bow-Wow’s New York exhibition
Atelier Bow-Wow’s Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will cocurate Made In Tokyo: Architecture and Living 1964–2020 at New York’s Japan Society.
Happy May, and have a great weekend!