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Visitors to Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now have the option of descending the 76-meter-tall tower via Carsten Höller's newly opened Tunnel Slide – the world's longest at 178 meters.
Hal Ingberg architecte

Chromazone

Works28. June 2016
By: Hal Ingberg architecte
Montreal Quebec, Canada - 2016
Photo: Hal Ingberg
Chromazone is about the creation of memorable perceptual experience. It explores optical complexity, ambiguity and mutability within an outline of formal austerity. It operates with the knowledge that perceptually equivocal conditions can situate experience in enigmatic places that resist interpretation.

Frustration and Anger over Brexit Vote

Insight27. June 2016
By: Oliver Pohlisch
Britain dashed to the ground? (Photo: Ivan Bandura/Wikimedia Commons)
The shock over the unexpected outcome of the EU Referendum sits deep in the British architecture scene. This can be seen in first reactions from different British offices, which also employ a large number of nationals from other EU countries. Now their future is uncertain.

NYPL on 53rd

Found27. June 2016
By: John Hill
The amphitheater with the laptop bar cut into the corrugated wall panels (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
World-Architects stopped by the New York Public Library's new 53rd Street Library this morning for its opening. Designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, the library is highlighted by an amphitheater visible from the street.

MCHAP Finalists Announced

Headlines26. June 2016
By: John Hill
UTEC Campus by Grafton Architects (Photo: Iwan Baan)
The seven finalists of the second biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), which recognizes the best built works of architecture in the Americas realized from January 2014 through December 2015, have been announced.

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
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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.