The Malin Makes a Harmonious Entry in Music City, and Other News

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The Malin Makes a Harmonious Entry in Music City

After transforming the membership-based co-working landscape in Manhattan and Brooklyn, The Malin is heading west. Its newest space, a welcome entry in Nashville’s burgeoning Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, takes over the second floor of the Nashville Warehouse Co., the first mass timber building in Music City. More than 16,000 square feet accommodates not only The Malin’s signature mix of eclectic furnishings, from open tables and plush booths to dedicated desks and private offices, but also new media mainstays including a pair of libraries, a listening room and podcast studio, a screening room, and a trio of meeting rooms. 

Custom-built woodwork makes each space feel one-of-a-kind, while the exposed ductwork tucked between the ceiling’s soaring wood beams nods to the area’s industrial roots. The end result evokes a high-end hotel rather than a traditional workspace. “This is by far our most brilliant workspace to date,” says Ciaran McGuigan, CEO of The Malin. “We’re in the hospitality business, so we carefully tailor each location of The Malin to fit the needs of the neighborhood and professional community. Not only are we providing the highest level of hospitality, but we’re doing it in a refined and beautiful space that contributes to a productive workflow.” —Jesse Dorris

Image courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti reveals a master plan for one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites.

Stefano Boeri Architetti has revealed a visionary master plan for a meditation center and lush gardens at the ancient Ramagrama stupa in Nepal. More than just adding new prayer facilities, the scheme celebrates the stupa’s serenity with two vast gardens. Named the Peace Meadow and Biodiversity Ring Garden, they’ll weave around the holy mound and bodhi tree, offering pathways for reflection and a stunning tribute to native flora. This project promises to enhance the visitor experience while safeguarding the site’s spiritual significance for generations to come.

Farfetch, once a billion-dollar luxury e-commerce titan, teeters on the brink of collapse.

Once a billion-dollar luxury e-commerce titan, Farfetch is now teetering on the brink of collapse. Its ambitious vision of connecting buyers with independent boutiques across the globe has stumbled under soaring costs, risky acquisitions, and a shifting fashion landscape. As investor confidence plummets and the company desperately seeks a lifeline, its potential demise could reshape the future of how we shop for luxury goods, impacting not just major brands but countless independent players caught in the web of its troubled digital marketplace.

“Untitled” (2022) by Daniel Arsham. Image courtesy of the artist

Daniel Arsham will reveal his photography chops with a Fotografiska show next year.

Daniel Arsham, the artist known for his eroded sculptures, will unveil his hidden talent as a photographer in a major New York exhibition next year. “Daniel Arsham: Phases,” opening on March 22 at Fotografiska, will showcase hundreds of unseen photographs spanning his career. Expect landscapes, cityscapes, and rare birds—glimpses into the creative wellspring that fuels Arsham’s artworks. The exhibition also features select sculptures, revealing how photography shapes his artistic vision. This first peek into Arsham’s photographic archive aims to provide a fresh perspective on the artist’s mind and craft.

Quinn Evans Architects is named the latest winner of the AIA Architecture Firm Award.

Renowned for sustainable design and adaptive reuse, Quinn Evans Architects has scooped the prestigious 2024 AIA Architecture Firm Award. From revitalizing iconic landmarks like Michigan Central Station to empowering communities through Main Street projects, the firm’s four-decade legacy of stewarding history while tackling climate and social equity challenges was celebrated. Their unwavering commitment to greening existing buildings and pioneering preservation as a powerful social tool continues to set Quinn Evans apart as a visionary force in architecture.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo receives the prestigious ULI Prize for her green investments.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, nicknamed “La Dauphine,” has received the prestigious ULI Prize for her green investments, walkability focus, and “15-minute city” vision. From reducing air pollution to boosting affordable housing, she has helped transform Paris and inspired others to rethink urban development for a healthier, more just tomorrow, especially ahead of the city’s turn hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. She is the fourth mayor to win the award and follows last year’s winner Jeanne Gang as the 24th recipient.

Cassiopeia A captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Photography by NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Danny Milisavljevic (Purdue University), Ilse De Looze (UGent), Tea Temim (Princeton University)

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a sprawling $100 million compound in Hawaii.

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The James Webb Telescope captures a supernova that “shattered” a star.

A guy dubbed the “Annihilator” wins the world spreadsheet championships.

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