NMAAHC Opens in DC

Found23. September 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC
Tomorrow, 24 September 2016, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture will be dedicated in Washington, DC. To celebrate its much-anticipated opening, we present ten facts on the project through photos of the completed building.

'An Occupation of Loss'

Found14. September 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Naho Kubota
An Occupation of Loss, an installation and performance piece designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu in collaboration with artist Taryn Simon, runs at New York's Park Avenue Armory from 13 to 25 September 2016.

Yayoi Kusama's 'Dots Obsession'

Found 7. September 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
For a short three weeks – from 1 to 26 September 2016 – Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, is covered in bright red polka dots courtesy of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

'XXX' in Times Square

Found24. August 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
German architect J. Mayer H. unveiled his new installation, XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE, in New York City's Times Square this morning. The pink seats reference the X-shaped street inersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue as well as the adult theaters that once populated the area.

A New Look at LACMA

Headlines 8. August 2016
By: John Hill
Aerial view of the design bridging Wilshire Boulevard (Image courtesy of LACMA / Atelier Peter Zumthor)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has released new renderings of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's design for their $600 million expansion.

Sharing Models: Manhattanisms

Found15. July 2016
By: John Hill
Models by, L-R: Archi-Tectonics, nARCHITECTS, SO-IL (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, a new exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, presents 30 visions for the city by 30 international architects.

The Stadiums of Euro Cup 2016

Found 8. July 2016
By: John Hill
Herzog & de Meuron: Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 2015 (Image: André Chiote)
The Euro Cup finals take place on Sunday with Portugal squaring off against France on its home turf in Saint-Denis. André Chiote, an illustrator who happens to live in Oporto, Portugal, has depicted a few of the Euro Cup venues in his distinctive style.

Summer 'Icebergs' in DC

Found 5. July 2016
By: John Hill
ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. (Photo: Timothy Schenck)
Over the weekend the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, DC, opened ICEBERGS, an installation designed by James Corner Field Operations for the museum's huge Great Hall.

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.

A World of Fragile Parts

Found21. June 2016
By: John Hill
A computerized reproduction of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph that was partially destroyed by ISIS in 2015 (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
For the first time the Venice Architecture Biennale includes three Special Projects, one focused on applied arts. A World of Fragile Parts, curated by Brendan Cormier of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, explores the production of copies in the 21st century.