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.

Weaving the Courtyard

Found10. June 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The colorful Weaving the Courtyard, Escobedo Solíz Studio's winning design in MoMA PS1's 17th annual Young Architects Program (YAP), recently opened to the public in Long Island City, Queens.

The Architectural Imagination

Headlines 8. June 2016
By: John Hill
MPdL Studio: Totems announcing "The Architectural Imagination" (Photo: Aaron Dougherty)
The US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Cynthia Davidson and Monice Ponce de Leon, sets its aim at Detroit to exhibit twelve speculative architectural projects for the post-industrial American city.

In Therapy

Headlines 8. June 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Aaron Dougherty
The Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale goes by the theme In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face and features a wooden ziggurat that allows visitors to get close to the concrete beams of Sverre Fehn's 1962 masterpiece.

Olafur Eliasson in Versailles

Found 7. June 2016
By: John Hill
Waterfall, 2016 (Photo: Anders Sune Berg)
Studio Olafur Eliasson has inserted three installations in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles as part of his summer residency that runs from 7 June to 30 October 2016.

En: Art of Nexus

Found 6. June 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
The Japanese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale goes by the theme En: art of nexus to explore the changes taking place in Japan as new communities and architecture based on sharing appear.

The FAR Game

Found 6. June 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Aaron Dougherty
The Korean Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on how the country's architects "perform a high-wire balancing act" between the Seoul metropolitan area's high land values and the government's strict building regulatory system.

This is the Incidental Space

Headlines 4. June 2016
By: Jenny Keller
New technologies without the aesthetics of CAD (Photo: John Hill)
In the run-up to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Christian Kerez did not disclose many details about his intervention in the Swiss Pavilion. Having visited it, we are slightly disillusioned.

With National Pride

Headlines 3. June 2016
By: Katinka Corts
The “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” statue crowned the USSR Pavilion at the Paris World Exposition in 1937. Today, the original 24-meter-high sculpture stands on a large plinth in front of the VDNH site. (Photo: Katinka Corts)
At this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice contributions at the Arsenale and many of the Giardini exhibitions deal with major topics like climate change, urbanization and dwindling resources, while other contributions, including Russia, remain very national.