Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Inside the Belarusian Memorial Chapel, designed by Spheron Architects. (Photo: Joakim Boren, via The Architect's Journal)

Timber Tabernacle

London’s first wooden church in 350 years was recently completed by Spheron Architects. The building is intended to serve members of Britain’s Belarusian diaspora, and the design was inspired by the tradition of wooden religious architecture in the Eastern European country.
[The Architect’s Journal]

NYC Gets an Upgrade

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has revealed a plan to revamp New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The $10 billion project comes after Cuomo launched a $8 billion redevelopment of the city’s LaGuardia Airport.

Legal Arts

President Obama signed a bill to protect artworks on loan from foreign countries while they are in the U.S. The law is designed to facilitate international loans to stateside museums, but critics worry that indigenous peoples and victims of state-sanctioned theft will be unable to reclaim previously confiscated art.

Drawing on Air

Google is recruiting artists to experiment with Tilt Brush, a virtual reality program designed to enable three-dimensional painting. Collaborators thus far include Dustin Yellin and Jeff Koons.
[The New York Times]

Fashion About-Face

Chloé’s new creative director will be Natacha Ramsay-Levi, currently the right-hand designer to Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton. This comes as rumors circulate that Ghesquière intends to leave.
[Business of Fashion]

Career Change

Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich is leaving his post to found his own design firm. “No one can see the future, but I know I’m happiest when I’m chasing it,” Dadich said.
[New York Post]

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