Biennale Pavilion Roundup

Insight 9. June 2016
By: John Hill
Spain: "Unfinished" (Photo: Antonio La Gioia/World-Architects)
In the second part of our three-part look at the major components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, here are a dozen of our favorite National Pavilions from the 65 found in the Giardini, the Arsenale, and beyond.
Entrance to the Central Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Photo: Antonio La Goia/World-Architects)
Our first of three features on the three main components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale – the Reporting from the Front exhibition, the National Pavilions, and the Collateral Events – focuses on Alejandro Aravena's contribution, Reporting from the Front​.
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Architectural Competitions: From Sketch to BIM

Insight18. May 2016
By: John Hill
Viscontini School, Milan (Rendering: Luca Stortoni; all images courtesy of 5+1AA Architectures)
One of the highlights of the Vectorworks Design Summit that took place in Chicago from April 25th to 27th was a talk by Simonetta Cenci, partner at 5+1AA Architectures: "Architectural Competitions: From Sketch to BIM."
Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra HQ, São Paulo, 1983 (Photo: Leonardo Finotti)
World-Architects got a peek at the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist on display at the Jewish Museum in New York City until 18 September 2016.
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OJB at Lakeshore East

Insight10. May 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Steinkamp Photography
As part of the Vectorworks Design Summit that took place in Chicago from April 25th to 27th, Kyle Fiddelke, Principal at The Office of James Burnett (OJB), presented "Integrating Technology while Designing for the Public," focusing on the nearby Park at Lakeshore East.
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Outside Your Comfort Zone: Eva Franch i Gilabert at the Summit

Insight 2. May 2016
By: John Hill
Eva Franch giving the keynote address at the Vectorworks Design Summit (Photographs by John Hill/World-Architects, unless noted otherwise)
Last week Eva Franch i Gilabert, Chief Curator and Executive Director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, gave the keynote address at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago. World-Architects editor John Hill spoke with Franch after her talk to find out more about some of her initiatives.

WOHA at the Skyscraper Museum

Insight13. April 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Christian Erroi, courtesy of WOHA
WOHA's GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY exhibition is on display at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City from 23 March until 4 September 2016. World-Architects editor John Hill got an opening-day tour from WOHA partners Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell and filed this report.

Show me your light

Insight30. March 2016
By: Thomas Geuder
This year, the Light+Building trade fair was a highlight, where there was much to discover. In the photograph: trade fair presence of XAL. (photo: Mathias Duerr)
Light+Building, the internationally most important trade fair for lighting and building services technologies is over. We have found many new things, discovered several unexpected products, missed expected solutions and, every now and then, we also learned something new. Our trade fair retrospective:
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond opened to the public at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Sunday, March 13, running until Monday, July 4. World-Architects visited the exhibition to file this review.

Finding the Muse

Insight 3. March 2016
By: John Hill
Kongjian Yu: Shenyang Architectural University Campus, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China (Photo courtesy of Turenscape)
In her new book, The Inspired Lansdcape, landscape architect Susan Cohen explores the creative process of 21 leading international landscape architects. Here we present an excerpt from the book and highlight just a few of the projects found in its pages.