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MoMA PS1 YAP Winner Announced

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio
Ithaca, New York's Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen has been selected as the winner of the 18th annual Young Architect's Program. The installation will take over the courtyard of MoMA PS1's courtyard in Long Island City, Queens, this summer.

Learning from a Master Architect

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry will give an online master class on design and architecture as part of MasterClass's series of "online classes from world-renowned instructors."
Photo: Screenshot
On 31 January 2017 Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha delievered a public lecture celebrating his receipt of the 2017 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Earlier this week RIBA published the lecture online.
FAHR 021.3

Eclipse

Works16. February 2017
By: FAHR 021.3
Porto, Portugal - 2017
Photo: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
The celebratory piece Eclipse marks the 20th anniversary of the classification of the historic centre of Porto as Unesco World Heritage site. A temporary installation, Eclipse is a project by architecture studio FAHR 021.3 who created a sphere that temporarily shifts the centre of the city square towards its gravitational pull. 
Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Teachers Village

Works16. February 2017
By: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Newark New Jersey, USA - 2017
Photo: Scott Frances
Richard Meier & Partners Architects has completed three new Workforce Housing Buildings in Newark, New Jersey. These new buildings now provide 123 residential units and a variety of retail spaces. Within the Teachers Village project, all of the Richard Meier & Partners buildings have been designed with open interior spaces full of natural light.
Anna Philipp - Philipp Architekten

Hulliger

Works16. February 2017
By: Anna Philipp - Philipp Architekten
Aarwangen, Switzerland - 2016
Photo: José Campos
The characteristic of the narrow, steep hillside plot is its tapering, triangular shape. The view sweeps far and wide over an extensive, natural landscape towards the valley.
Giovanni Vaccarini Architetto

SPG

Works15. February 2017
By: Giovanni Vaccarini Architetto
Geneva, Switzerland - 2016
Photo: Adrien Buchet
The project for the new headquarters of the SPG in Geneva starts from the conversion of the existing building expanded with two new levels and a new facade.
Ronald Lu & Partners

The Tanner Hill

Works15. February 2017
By: Ronald Lu & Partners
Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong - 2015
Lifts include seats for resting and can accommodate beds. (Photo: © Ronald Lu & Partners)
The Tanner Hill, a housing development for the elderly, was designed to address Hong Kong’s urgent demand for senior care facilities. It is not simply a residential development where elderly people live; The Tanner Hill also provides a comprehensive range of health care and amenity facilities to encourage healthy lifestyle to its ageing residents, both physically and psychologically.

5 Finalists for EU Mies Award

Headlines15. February 2017
By: John Hill
All images courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
During a press conference today the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the five finalists in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: three cultural facilities and two collective housing projects.
Boogertman + Partners Architects

The Wangari Muta Maathai House

Works14. February 2017
By: Boogertman + Partners Architects
Nairobi, Kenya
Approach from Parking Area (Image: Boogertman + Partners Architects)
The Wangari Muta Maathai House is envisaged as a living memorial - a forum for experiential learning for all Kenyans, Africans and peoples of the globe. Unfolding the life of Wangari Maathai, in an intimate facility, will enable visitors to understand her commitment to human rights, environmental conservation and promoting the culture of peace.