Weekend edition: Atelier Bow-Wow, Junya Ishigami, Notre Dame, and more

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Weekend edition: Atelier Bow-Wow, Junya Ishigami, Notre Dame, and more

Weil Hall will connect to adjacent structures via a pedestrian plaza. (Rendering Courtesy KieranTimberlake/StudioAMD)

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 exterior photo of an enormous stained glass window with limestone support veins
The exterior of one of Notre Dame Cathedral’s massive rose windows, pre-fire (Stephanie LeBlanc/Unsplash)

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.

Rendering of people huddled below a stone canopy
The proposed interior of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, which has been envisioned as a canopy of stone. (Courtesy Junya Ishigami + Associates)

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.

Exterior rendering of Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis with reflective mirror panels
The expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum by KieranTimberlake will be finished in time for the 2019-2020 school year. (Rendering Courtesy KieranTimberlake/StudioAMD)

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.

Photo of several tall towers surrounding trees at ground level
Jakarta’s skyline (ekokalula/Unsplas)

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.

Headshots of Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Co-curators Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow (Courtesy Atelier Bow-Wow)

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!