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A Gehry Inside a Viñoly

Found30. January 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
World-Architects toured Princeton University earlier today, taking in the campus's appealing mix of old and new buildings. A standout was Rafael Viñoly's Carl Icahn Laboratory from 2003, which contains a conference room designed by Frank Gehry.

Cultural Satellites in the Works

Headlines29. January 2015
By: John Hill
"Olympicopolis" site in London. Photo: Kevin Allen/London Legacy Development Corp. (LLDC)
Both the Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian announced this week that they are considering building new venues in Libourne, France, and London, respectively.


Works29. January 2015
DoiSakt Chiang Mai, Thailand - 2014
All images courtesy of VINN PATARARIN and FAHPAV
‘Self-Ornamentalize’ is a multidisciplinary installation​, challenging the resources limitation and experimenting on material manipulation, through a custom computational design of structure, skin and ornamentation.

Filling a Hole Wrought by Foreclosure

Found28. January 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons
Five local architecture firms have responded to Chicago magazine's challenge to design something – anything – for the site of Santiago Calatrava's failed Chicago Spire, what would have been the city's tallest building.
All construction photos: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Chile
Hariri Pontarini Architects' competition-winning design for a temple for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Chile is under construction on the outskirts of Santiago.
Maxwan Architects + Urbanists

Bus Station Canopies

Works28. January 2015
By: Maxwan Architects + Urbanists
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2014
All images courtesy of Maxwan
The World's Thinnest Steel Roof: Large budgets and enormous amounts of energy are spent on the upgrading of major Dutch railway stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Sketch to Structure

Found27. January 2015
By: John Hill
Lorcan O’Herlihy; Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects; Formosa1140, 2010; Elevation study; pen and oil on watercolor paper; Gift of Lorcan O’Herlihy, 2014.67.4 © 2007 Lorcan O’Herlihy
The Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art presents Sketch to Structure, an exhibition that promises to "lay out the architectural design process so that visitors can see with real clarity the ways in which buildings take shape."


Found27. January 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: Kristin Marand, via @os31architects/Twitter
Billed as Winnipeg's "winter fine dining experience," RAW:almond is a temporary restaurant located ON the frozen mouth of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. The third annual installation is designed by UK's OS31.

MIPIM Awards 2015 Finalists

Headlines27. January 2015
By: John Hill
Gerber Architekten: King Fahad National Library (Photo: Christian Richters)
The MIPIM Awards, which honor "the very best of the real estate industry," have shortlisted 40 finalist projects from 22 countries in 11 categories, including a Special Jury Award for the first time.
Aaron Betsky, photo via Archpaper
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation today announced that they have selected teacher, author, curator and critic Aaron Betsky to lead the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, effective immediately.