'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."

Happy Holidays!

Found23. December 2016
By: John Hill
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great support and trust in 2016. At World-Architects we are looking forward to the opportunities and challenges lying ahead in 2017. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2017.

Pop a Cork, Design a Chair

Found21. December 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: DWR/Screenshot
Design Within Reach's 13th annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest has launched. It asks entrants to "create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles."

Illustrating Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Found 8. December 2016
By: John Hill
Image: Screenshot/Facebook
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has uploaded to its Facebook page a twelve-part illustration by Carlsen Verlag where "a number of famous composers, musicians and comic-strip heroes are hiding."

MPavilion Photographed by Rory Gardiner

Found 7. December 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Rory Gardiner (All photographs courtesy of MPavilion)
MPavilion has released a series of photographs by London-based photographer Rory Gardiner of Bijoy Jain's summer pavilion in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens. The photographs catpure the pavilion in its setting as well as the details of the handmade bamboo structure.

Woven Chronicles

Found 6. December 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The flows and movements of travelers, migrants, and labor across the world are depicted memorably in artist Reena Saini Kallat's "Woven Chronicles," which is on display at the Museum of Modern Art as part of its Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter exhibition.

OMA's Faena Forum Opens

Found30. November 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Bruce Damonte (All photographs courtesy of OMA)
Argentinian developer Alan Faena marked the completion of his Faena District in Miami Beach with week-long festivities that included a Carneval-esque parade and site-specific performances inside OMA's Faena Forum, the cultural heart of the new district.