A New Look for Google HQ

Headlines 5. March 2017
By: John Hill
Aerial view from the southeast (All images courtesy of City of Mountain View)
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio have released renderings for their updated design of Google's East Charleston campus in Mountain View, California, near San Francisco. 
Image: KCAP
Today the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that KCAP Architects&Planners has won the international design competition to redevelop the city's Sewoon District #4 area into a sustainable mixed-use area that respects its cultural heritage.
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (Photo: Javier Lorenzo Domínguez)
Tom Pritzker, Chairman of the Hyatt Foundation, the sponsors of what is considered architecture’s highest honor, has announced that Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of RCR Arquitectes have been selected as the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates.

RAIC Gold Medal to Roger du Toit

Headlines28. February 2017
By: John Hill
Roger du Toit (Photo: Sandy Nicholson)
The late architect, landscape architect and planner (1939-2015) is being honored with the Architecture Canada's highest honor, which is given "in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture."

25 Reasons to Keep the NEA

Headlines24. February 2017
By: John Hill
Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture at Philip Johnson Glass House (Photo: Richard Barnes, courtesy of Philip Johnson Glass House)
Reports have indicated that the Trump administration's upcoming budget cuts will include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, which funds a wide array of arts programs. Architecture programs might not jump to the fore when considering NEA grants, but a few examples illustrate just how important they can be.

The WAF Manifesto

Headlines22. February 2017
By: John Hill
2016 WAF Building of the Year: National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przelomy (Photo courtesy of WAF)
Entries for the 10th edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which will take place at Arena Berlin from 15 to 17 November 2017, are now open, accompanied by a manifesto "identifying key challenges which architects will need to address over the next ten years."
Serpentine Pavilion 2017, Designed by Francis Kéré, Design Render, Exterior (Image: © Kéré Architecture)
Diébédo Francis Kéré – the architect from Burkina Faso who heads Berlin-based Kéré Architecture – has been commissioned to design the 17th annual Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens.

Koolhaas Tapped for MPavilion

Headlines20. February 2017
By: John Hill
David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas (Photo: Jane Hobson, courtesy Barbican Art Gallery)
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the commission for the fourth annual MPavilion has been awarded to OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The project will be designed by partners Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten.

MoMA PS1 YAP Winner Announced

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio
Ithaca, New York's Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen has been selected as the winner of the 18th annual Young Architect's Program. The installation will take over MoMA PS1's courtyard in Long Island City, Queens, this summer.

Learning from a Master Architect

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry will give an online master class on design and architecture as part of MasterClass's series of "online classes from world-renowned instructors."