The Big U, one of ten proposals presented today as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design competition, aims to protect New York from "the next Hurricane Sandy" with a network of gardens, knolls, and parks. This berm, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, would slow storm surges

Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group has won a competition to build a Museum of the Human Body near Montpellier, the French town whose medical school dates back to the 12th century. Ingels compares the design to interlocking fingers—though it seems more intestinal, to us. Construction is due to begin in 2016. [BIG]

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