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'A Tomb with a View'

Film23. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
A Tomb with a View is a short film directed by Ryan J. Noth that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. It takes a look at the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, the world's tallest cemetery, located in Santos, Brazil.

The Wave

Works23. January 2017
By: schneider+schumacher
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 2016
All photographs courtesy of schneider+schumacher
Even from far away, the new sculpture in the office complex “die welle” draws attention to itself, inviting further exploration. It is an attraction that promotes the urban integration of the office complex within the adjacent inner city district.
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Works23. January 2017
By: OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Caen Basse-Normandie, France - 2016
Photo: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel.
All photos courtesy of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Of the 356 projects from 39 countries competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, we highlight some of the contending projects designed by World-Architects member firms.

The Nordic Way of Building

Film20. January 2017
By: John Hill
Trollstigen national tourist route (Photo: diephotodesigner)
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel has released an interview with Reiulf D. Ramstad of Oslo's Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. In the half-hour film he talks about his firm, his approach to architecture, and such notable projects at the Trollstigen national tourist route.

An Open Letter to Trump

Headlines19. January 2017
By: John Hill
The White House (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Architects Advocate, which launched on the first day of September last year, has penned an open letter to President-elect Trump, who will be inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, tomorrow.
Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-DESIGN


Works19. January 2017
By: Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-DESIGN
Imabari Ehime, Japan - 2016
Photo: Takahiro Shimokawa
Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design designed a house located in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, whose name, WAFFLE, refers to the lattice pattern of huts and waffle-slab construction, here executed in wood rather than concrete.
View of the back of the house (Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Makowsky/BAM Luxury Development)
Beverly Hills developer Bruce Makowsky is listing a speculative house in Bel Air, California, for $250 million. Appropriately, he has annointed the 38,000-square-foot house, "Billionaire."
Stendardo Menningen Architectes

Maison de Quartier de Châtelaine - Balexert

Works18. January 2017
By: Stendardo Menningen Architectes
Vernier Geneva, Switzerland - 2016
Photo: Federal Studio
Situated on a slight slope, the building is located in the center of a public park surrounded by several communal buildings. The image of the east entrance of the site has been requalified by the new construction whereas to the west, bleachers connect the building to the new esplanade.

The 7th Room

Works18. January 2017
By: Snøhetta
Northern Sweden, Sweden - 2017
Photo: Johan Jansson
In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, where the tricolored tree trunks stretch up to the soaring crowns, a new addition to the renowned Treehotel has opened. Hovering ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, the Snøhetta-designed 7th room provides its guests with a breathtaking view of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River.