Bamboo Biennale in Baoxi

Found13. April 2017
By: John Hill
Three Hostels, Anna Heringer (Photo: Julien Lanoo)
Although we missed the inaugural International Bamboo Architecture Biennale last September, when eighteen works of architecture made of bamboo went on display in the village of Baoxi in China's Zhejiang province, we are grateful to photographer Julien Lanoo for documenting some of the stunning projects.

Jan Palach Memorial

Found29. March 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
As part of an exhibition highlighting the work of architect John Hejduk, The Cooper Union has reconstructed his Jan Palach Memorial in the adjacent Cooper Square Park, done in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program.

The Shapes of Assembly

Found 6. March 2017
By: John Hill
Bangladesh (Horsehoe; all images are screenshots from
The Dutch architecture office XML, under partners Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt, has spent the last six years collecting plans for each one of the 193 United Nations member states' plenary halls. The findings were published in the 2016 book, Parliament, from which we feature some of the plans.
Denis Esakov

This Is Not a Tower

Found28. February 2017
By: Denis Esakov
All photographs by and courtesy of Denis Esakov
Disgruntled with "gray concrete boxes" in his home city, Moscow-based photographer Denis Esakov set his lens on them in a way that deliberately recalls Bernd and Hilla Becher's photographs of industrial architecture. This Is Not a Tower, presented here, collects fifteen buildings captured by Esakov.

Elytra Filament Pavilion at Vitra

Found27. February 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Julien Lanoo
This striking structure is a temporary addition to Vitra's campus of architectural delights in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Designed by Achim Menges of the University of Stuttgart's Institute for Computational Design (ICD), the cellular canopy is a complement to the Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

African Modernism at AIANY

Found22. February 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
Architecture of Independence: African Modernism is on display at the Center for Architecture in New York City until 27 May 2017. World-Architects stopped by and snapped some photos of the exhibition.

'Last Day'

Found10. February 2017
By: John Hill
"Last Day" by Mykhailo Ponomarenko (Image courtesy of Blank Space)
Blank Space has announced the winners of its 2017 Fairy Tales competition. The first prize, Mykhailo Ponomarenko's "Last Day," envisions "monumental landscapes with strange scifi megastructures inserted into them."

Tall Trends of 2016

Found17. January 2017
By: John Hill
MahNakhon in Bangkok by Buro Ole Scheeren (Photo: Pace Development)
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has published a study and report examining all of the buildings over 200 meters tall that were completed in 2016. 


Found17. January 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs courtesy of Partisans
Partisans, the architecture and design "syndicate" of Alex Josephson and Teddy Shropshire, has created Gweilo, a "new family of visual LED lights" made from thin sheets of LED bulbs that have been molded into flowing, sculptural shapes.

Art Under Second Avenue

Found 7. January 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The first section of the long-awaited (it was first proposed in 1919!) Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on Manhattan's Upper East Side on the first day of 2017. More than the architecture, a big highlight of the new stations is the artwork that lines their walls. World-Architects visited one week after opening to check out the new below-grade "museum."