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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.
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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.
"Inverted Portal" (Photo: Screenshot)
The Tippet Rise Art Center opens tomorrow on an 11,500-acre (4,450-hectare) ranch just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana. Among its many artworks are a few pieces by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio.

The Sound of Crinkling

Film16. June 2016
By: John Hill
"317 prepared dc-motors, papper bags, shipping container | Zimoun 2016" (Photo: Courtesy of Zimoun)
As part of Art Basel (16-19 June), Swiss artist Zimoun has installed hundreds of paper bags and DC motors inside an elevated shipping container. A small opening in the base of the container allows one visitor at a time to immerse themselves in the sound of the slowly moving bags.

Building the Tate Modern Extension

Film14. June 2016
By: John Hill
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Watch the six-year construction of Herzog & de Meuron's extension of their 2000 Tate Modern on London's South Bank in this two-minute time-lapse film made by Lobster Pictures (via Wallpaper*). The "New Tate Modern" opens to the public on Friday.
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In a statement to Il Giornale dell'Architettura Patrik Schumacher, principal at Zaha Hadid Architects, describes Alejandro Aravena's Reporting from the Front as "confusing the general public on the tasks of contemporary architecture" and calls for its closure.
Catalan Pavilion (Photo:Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre)
Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture beyond architects is a collateral event presented by the Ramon Llull Institute within the framework of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition.
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Curtis W. Fentress

Film25. May 2016
By: John Hill
Fentress Architects: Denver International Airport (Photo: Screenshot)
The fifth 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, features architects Curtis W. Fentress of the global design firm Fentress Architects.
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WOHA's Green Superdensity

Film20. May 2016
By: John Hill
Permeable Lattice City (Image: Courtesy of WOHA)
The fourth 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, features architects Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell of Singapore's WOHA.
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Meinhard von Gerkan

Film20. May 2016
By: John Hill
gmp: National Stadium, Brasilia (Photo: Marcus Bredt)
The third 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, features architect Meinhard von Gerkan, founding partner of Germany's gmp Architekten.