In this week’s comments update, readers are debating two stories we published further exploring plans for the 170-kilometre-long Saudi city The Line.
Dezeen spoke to experts who called the project’s sustainability and liveability claims “naive”. We also exclusively interviewed the executive director from the developer, Neom, who claims The Line will “revolutionise our current way of life”.
Commenters had their own views on the project.
Meanwhile, Chuck is asking the really important question; “Where does the poop go?”
Where do you stand on The Line? Join the discussion ›
Commenters were split over a Californian studio by Eric Owen Moss Architects that changes shape as it rises over three storeys and features an industrial-strength rubber coating.
Mezabarch commented: “Beautifully suited for La La Land. I find it joyful”.
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“Only modernists could get excited by such a drab box”
Commenters have been considering a relatively simple building by US firm Neumann Monson Architects that houses Iowa City’s street and water departments, including all of their equipment and vehicles.
The Iowa City Public Works building features polycarbonate walls and a row of tall window boxes.
JB suspected “only modernists could get excited by such a drab box”.
Archi declared “this is pure excellence”.
Simple or boring – or maybe both? Join the discussion ›
“Downward dog here I come!”
Readers were unanimous in their praise of Invisible Studio’s rammed-earth yoga studio at The Newt in Somerset.
Design Junkie is getting excited: “Downward dog here I come!”
Jay C. White Cloud described it as “brilliant, simple, pragmatic architecture.”
Would you practice yoga in this rammed-earth studio? Join the discussion ›
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