Manhattan Island expansion

This week a proposal to extend Manhattan was revealed

This week on Dezeen, Rutgers professor Jason Barr proposed extending Manhattan to add homes for 250,000 people to the city of New York.

Barr's scheme, which would be named New Mannahatta in reference to the indigenous name for the island, would see 1,760 acres of reclaimed land added to the tip of Manhattan.

The land would be covered with 180,000 new homes and surrounded with wetlands and marshlands to absorb storm surges.

The Danish Wadden Sea Centre by Dorte Mandrup
Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 shortlist revealed

In architecture news, the 40-strong shortlist for the biannual European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award was revealed.

Among the shortlisted schemes was a visitor centre by Dorte Mandrup (pictured), David Chipperfield's restoration of Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie and a memorial park on the site of a former synagogue.

La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Ten notable projects by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill

Following the news of Ricardo Bofill's death last week, we looked at 10 standout projects from his six-decade-long career.

Spanish architect Bofill, who passed away on 14 January at the age of 82, was the founder of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.

Salone del Mobile
Salone del Mobile confirms move to June for 2022 edition

In design news, Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair announced that this year's edition will be postponed until June "to ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals".

We also rounded up the 11 top architecture events taking place in 2022 selected from Dezeen Events Guide.

Peter Barber portrait
Homeless housing is "a Band-Aid" for UK shortages says Peter Barber

We also interviewed British architect Peter Barber this week. The housing specialist told Dezeen that architects should be using their influence to help bring an end to London's homelessness crisis.

However, he admitted that his homeless housing projects projects are "just scratching the surface" of the problem.

Aerial view of Camber Sands houses
Pink concrete covers "fun house" on English coast by RX Architects

Popular projects this week included a pink concrete house on a British beach, a triangular house near Tel Aviv and a Spanish villa with a pared-back colour palette.

Our lookbooks this week focused on modernist living rooms and hotels with original bathrooms.

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