West 8 is something of a darling in the landscape-architecture world for designs that look wildly innovative but also manage to walk in lock-step with regional identities, whether you’re talking about a wavy wooden boardwalk in Canada or a labyrinth of dragon-like bridges in China. The architects’ latest project is proof positive: It’s a park in Miami Beach that moonlights as a sort of outdoor nightclub.
Aqua, a new 82-story residential tower in Chicago, is being billed as the tallest skyscraper designed by a woman-headed firm. It's also being described as "feminine." Can you really tell if a building is designed by a woman or a man, just by looking at it?