Noah and Gubi Bring Copenhagen-Cool Outside, and Other News

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Noah and Gubi Bring Copenhagen-Cool Outside

The menswear staple collaborated with Gubi on an exclusive drop of the roped MR01 outdoor lounge chair, accompanied by a five-piece collection that pulls inspiration from the chair’s rope accents. The range includes a beach towel, hat, swim shorts, tote bag, and boat neck sweater that were created to accompany the lounge chair, which is a favorite piece of Noah cofounder and Dreamawake principal Estelle Bailey-Babenzian. The Noah x Gubi MR01 chair is made from speed sailing-grade nylon in gray, mustard, royal blue, and navy, and is available online now and at the brand’s Mulberry Street and Amagansett shops. —Jenna Adrian-Diaz

Stockholm is planning to build the world’s largest mass-timber development by 2027.

Henning Larsen and White Arkitekter are collaborating on the design of Stockholm Wood City, set to be the world’s largest mass-timber development with a serene forest-like atmosphere. Developed by Atrium Ljungberg, the project will utilize more timber than any other ongoing development, featuring 7,000 office spaces, 2,000 homes, and spanning 2.7 million square feet. The district will incorporate nature-inspired elements, green roofs for insulation, large windows for natural light, and fire-proofed mass timber construction, offering reduced climate impact, improved well-being, and a faster construction process. The project is scheduled to break ground in 2025 with completion of the first buildings expected two years later.

Chicago is starting to convert disused office space downtown into affordable housing. 

Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development has unveiled the LaSalle Reimagined plan, aimed at revitalizing the dormant downtown LaSalle Street corridor by converting office towers into affordable apartments. The plan requires a minimum of 30 percent of units to be affordable for households with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income, surpassing the city’s baseline requirement of 20 percent. The initiative, which focuses on historic buildings, is considered a leading effort in utilizing subsidized housing development to create a live-work district with accessible, equitable housing options in downtown Chicago.

The Moynihan Connector. Photography by Andrew Frasz

A glulam pedestrian bridge linking Manhattan’s High Line to Penn Station opens.

New York City has unveiled a new L-shaped bridge connecting the northern end of the High Line to Moynihan Train Hall, creating a safer and more enjoyable pedestrian link. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations, the High Line-Moynihan Connector is part of a longstanding vision to enhance the connection between the popular public space and the city’s busiest transit hub. The bridge features a woodland path with trees, shrubs, and grasses, followed by a timber bridge resembling train trusses. The bridge was prefabricated in British Columbia and installed to minimize disruption to traffic below.

Two people are missing after an explosion destroys the Paris American Academy.

French officials have reported two people are missing after a building housing the Paris American Academy school in Paris was destroyed in an explosion on Wednesday. The blast resulted in 37 injuries, with four individuals in serious condition. Firefighters are conducting a search operation to locate potential victims, and an investigation into the cause of the explosion has been initiated by the Paris public prosecutor’s office.

TenBerke will transform dormant horse stables into artist residences in Montauk.  

TenBerke has revealed visuals for an artist residence housed in a former 1920s horse stable in Montauk. The renovation will include a shared library, renovated sleeping quarters with private bathrooms for each artist, an expanded communal kitchen, and accessibility improvements with a new elevator. The project, which is slated for completion by 2024, aims to preserve the barn’s form while incorporating refined modifications.

A still from the upcoming “Barbie” movie. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Today’s attractive distractions:

This interactive scroll illustrates the ocean’s fascinating, terrifying depths.

Margot Robbie’s body double in the Barbie film dishes on the experience. 

You can now visit the Roman square where Julius Caesar was stabbed.

The UK’s most remote pub is offering free beers to hikers who can find it.

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