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International 2015 Piranesi Award

Headlines24. November 2015
By: John Hill
Piranesi Award: Market and Fish Market, Vodice, 2015 (All photographs courtesy of Piran Days of Architecture)
The recipients of the 27th Piranesi Awards were announced last week at the conclusion of the Piran Days of Architecture in Slovenia.

We Built This City: Chicago

Film24. November 2015
By: John Hill
Educator and urbanist Clare Lyster on the shore of Lake Michigan (Photo: Screenshot)
A new ten-minute documentary from the Irish Architecture Foundation "traces the Irish involvement in building Chicago, from the famous I&M canal to the rise of the Irish culturally and politically."

BIG's High Line Towers Unveiled

Headlines24. November 2015
By: John Hill
The project seen from the south on the High Line (Image: BIG, via New York YIMBY)
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is designing a large, two-tower residential project for a prominently located empty parcel next to the High Line and across the street from Frank Gehry's IAC building.

Zalando Headquarters

Works23. November 2015
Berlin, Germany - 2015
Image: HENN
Munich's HENN has won first prize in the competition for Zalando's Headquarters in Berlin. It is designed as an ensemble of two new buildings that form the heart of the corporate campus in Berlin-Friedrichshain.
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture


Works23. November 2015
By: OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2015
Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
For Rotterdam's Timmerhuis, a new building for the city hall that will accommodate municipal services, offices, and residential units, OMA conceived a modular building with repeated units gradually set back from the street as they rise into two irregular peaks.

REX to Design at WTC

Headlines23. November 2015
By: John Hill
REX's Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center in Istanbul (Photo: Iwan Baan)
REX, the Brooklyn firm headed by former OMA partner Joshua Prince-Ramus, has been selected to design the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, long a question mark in the sixteen-acre master plan.

Architecture of a Thousand Pinpricks

Insight21. November 2015
By: Ulf Meyer
Developers’ architecture, a crisis in ecological construction, misunderstood modernism, no stars – what are the concerns shaping contemporary German architecture at the moment? A polemic.

Olafur Eliasson: BAROQUE BAROQUE

Found19. November 2015
By: John Hill
New Berlin Sphere, 2009 Colored glass (cyan, magenta, yellow), aluminum, paint (black, white) Installation view: “Innen Stadt Außen,” Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2009 (Photo: Jens Ziehe, Courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2009)
BAROQUE BAROQUE is a new exhibition in Vienna that brings together a selection of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's artworks from private collections and places them into the baroque spaces of the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy.
NFOE et associés architectes

Barclay School Expansion

Works19. November 2015
By: NFOE et associés architectes
Montréal Quebec, Canada - 2014
West façade (Photo: Charles Lanteigne)
Montreal grew rapidly during the first half of the 20th century and keeping pace was the construction of neighborhood schools, often designed by well-known architects of the time.
Edouard Brunet and François Martens

Renovation of a Typical Brussels Terraced House

Works19. November 2015
By: Edouard Brunet and François Martens
Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium - 2015
Photo: Dennis De Smet
Taking into account the city’s urban tissue, the project is the renovation of a Brussels typical terraced house. Originally inhabited by a single family, the house appeared too big and difficult to take care of after the children grew up and left.