7:30 PM

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

1:10 PM

Vines of bougainvillea and jasmine wind their way up laser-cut screens, engulfing these high-rise apartment buildings Casablanca, Morocco. The Gardens of Anfa is an under-construction mixed-used development designed by Maison Edouard François, and I bet it will smell heavenly. [design boom]