Gates' cylindrical Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion was unveiled this week in London's Kensington Gardens. The chapel-like wooden structure is topped with an oculus to encapsulate the "performative and meditative quality of a small chapel", explained Gates.
Commenters aren't sold. One called the design: "Utterly underwhelming".
Other stories in this week's newsletter include a light-filled "home within a house", ODA's plans for a two-skyscraper development with an "exoskeleton" facade and the unveiling of Frank Gehry's design for his tallest-ever residential skyscrapers.
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