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Lucas Museum Heading West

Headlines24. June 2016
By: John Hill
Rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that won't be built on Chicago's lakefront (Image: MAD Architects/Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)
Star Wars creator George Lucas has issued a statement announcing he is abandoning plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, where lawsuits have delayed the project since it was unveiled in 2014.

Studio (Re)Visit: OMA NY

Insight24. June 2016
By: John Hill
"Manus x Machina" Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto)
Three years after a 2013 visit to the Office for Metropolitan Architecture's (OMA) New York office to speak with partner Shohei Shigematsu, World-Architects editor John Hill returned to 180 Varick Street to learn about some new projects and hear about a few nearing completion.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Beijing Greenland Center

Works23. June 2016
By: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Beijing, China - 2016
Photo: Courtesy SOM © LV Hengzhong
Anchoring Beijing’s Dawangjing business district, the mixed-use Beijing Greenland Center is a highly sustainable landmark building equidistant from Beijing’s bustling core and the airport.

Best Tall Buildings of 2016

Headlines23. June 2016
By: John Hill
L-R: Via 57 West, Shanghai Tower, The White Walls, The Cube (Photos via CTBUH)
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the regional winners of the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards culled from 132 submissions, the most entries to date.
TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE

Peter Eisenman Interview

Film22. June 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
In the latest installment in an interview series that explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at "TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE," a collateral event at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Peter Eisenman speaks about architectural education, history, drawing and meaning.
Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Hipark Hotel

Works22. June 2016
By: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Paris, France - 2016
Photo: Luc Boegly
This development is in the 19th arrondissement on the northern edge of Paris, within an urban environment characterised by the brick buildings of low-cost housing units developed between the wars.

Modernism in America Awards

Headlines21. June 2016
By: John Hill
Image: Docomomo US
Docomomo US has announced the winners of the 2016 Modernism in America Awards program with ten projects that raise "awareness of the importance to advocate, restore and celebrate the architecture, landscapes and typologies of postwar society in the United States."
pH+ Architects

The Milkshake Tree

Works21. June 2016
By: pH+ Architects
Greenwich Peninsula, London Greater London, Great Britain - 2016
Photo: Paul Raftery
Pop-up sensory garden and giant xylophone arrives in Greenwich for London Festival of Architecture.

A World of Fragile Parts

Found21. June 2016
By: John Hill
A computerized reproduction of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph that was partially destroyed by ISIS in 2015 (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
For the first time the Venice Architecture Biennale includes three Special Projects, one focused on applied arts. A World of Fragile Parts, curated by Brendan Cormier of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, explores the production of copies in the 21st century.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 (Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo)
On Saturday The Floating Piers, the first project completed by Christo since his wife, Jeanne-Claude, died in 2009, opened to the public at Lake Iseo in northern Italy.