Monday News Roundup

A roundup of the top headlines from art, design, sustainability and architecture:

The slow-track checkout lane at Finnish K-citymarket is aimed at the elderly, the disabled, and anyone else who wants a more relaxed shopping experience.

This sturdy tower designed by 24H Architects acts as a recognizable sculpture from all sides. It will serve as a housing program, new public space for citizens and a community health center.  

These assorted projects showcase her uncanny ability to portray ordinary objects in extraordinary ways

VIA's own takes a closer look at the success and cost efficiency of Issaquah's net-zero energy townhouse development.

ArtPlace America has issued a landmark series of grants dedicated to supporting the 'creative class' and enhance communities through the arts.

As seen on campus at the Minneapolis Art Institute

A fascinating bit of creative land use (Sustainable Cities Collective)
NYC's conceptual, subterranean public park attempts to pipe natural light underground
A return to community focused development is changing the design of neighborhoods across the country.