Glare bombs and razzle-dazzle

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond.

1. Atlas Obscura details the Lower East Side’s Lowline and Arup’s sunflower-like sun-tracking technology that filters daylight into the once-abandoned trolley terminal.

2. The Wall Street Journal reviews the Chicago Architecture Biennial, declaring it “largely free from… academic navel-gazing.”

3. Urban Land Magazine offers a glimpse of Mcity — a simulated city in Ann Arbor, Michigan, used to test autonomous vehicles — as well as insights about from industry thought leaders about the potential for a driverless world.

4. CNN reports on the latest trends in sports architecture, from climate-based design to more sculptural forms, in honor of the annual World Architecture Festival.

5. Wired Magazine profiles National Sawdust, a new not-for-profit performance venue in Brooklyn.

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