Linda Tischler

Linda Tischler writes about the intersection of design and business for Fast Company.

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Co.Design

Safdie’s Singapore Spectacular: 9M SF of Tricked-Out Space In Less Than 5 Years

There’s a lot to be said for an economy where pesky barriers like democracy don’t block the way for major initiatives. Want to launch a job-creating, tourism-enhancing, revenue-generating multibillion dollar development in record time? If you’re Singapore, you can pull off a mega-resort, with hotels, shopping, convention center, casino, museum and theater in oh, say, four and a half years, start to finish.

Safdie’s Singapore Spectacular: 9M SF of Tricked-Out Space In Less Than 5 Years
Co.Design

12 Wacky Holy Shelters Arrive in New York’s Union Square [Slideshow]

Sukkahs, the shelters that Jews annually build to celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot, are flimsy pieces of work meant to symbolize the transience of life. Traditionally, they’re made with poles, slats, and landscaping refuse (whatever branches came down during the latest windstorm or whatever vegetation is turning brown in the garden). But the sukkahs now appearing in Union Square -? the finalists in an international competition — ramp up that handiwork to the level of architectural artistry. Imagine Rem Koolhaas building a yurt, and you’ll get the picture.

12 Wacky Holy Shelters Arrive in New York’s Union Square [Slideshow]
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