Xavier Bustos

3x3: Snapshots of Catalonian Architectural Production

Insight28. September 2015
By: Xavier Bustos
EU Mies Award Traveling Exhibition at MUHBA Oliva Artés, Barcelona (Photo: Pepo Segura)
To parse just what it is that creates the distinctive architecture of Barcelona and the Catalan region, architect and Cities Connection Project co-director Xavier Bustos presents three snapshots in three categories of architectural production: education, cultural initiatives, and awards.
Photo: Iwan Baan
Diller Scofidio + Renfro recently completed the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Writer Fred Bernstein got a tour of the building from Charles Renfro and filed this report for World-Architects.
ennead architects: William J. Clinton Presidential Center (Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto)
With last week's announcement of the international search for an architect to design the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, we take a look at 20 libraries designed by World-Architects member firms since 2004, the year of the striking Clinton Presidential Library designed by ennead architects.

Architecture as Subject for Art

Insight17. August 2015
By: John Hill
Sarah McKenzie: Patriot, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 72 in
At World-Architects we are big fans of art with an architectural twist, so we decided to focus on some artists who look to architecture and building as subjects for their paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and films.
The Garden Bridge propsed for crossing the Thames River in London (All photos: John Hill/World-Architects)
The third and last leg of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio opened at the Cooper Hewitt in New York on 24 June, running until 3 January 2016. eMagazine Editor in Chief John Hill got a look at the exhibition and filed this report.

Designing with Solid Wood

Insight22. June 2015
By: John Hill
Helen & Hard: Vennesla Library (Photo: Emile Ashley)
With a growing awareness of the environmental benefits of solid wood over steel and concrete construction, more and more buildings this century are being constructed out of wood. With over twenty case studies in Joseph Mayo's new book, Solid Wood, World-Architects spoke with the architect and author about a handful of them.

A Short Guide to the LFA

Insight 8. June 2015
By: John Hill
Red Pavilion by TAKA, Clancy Moore and Steve Larkin in King’s Cross, as part of ID2015’s New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, for London Festival of Architecture 2015 (Photo: © Ed Reeve)
The London Festival of Architecture takes place throughout the month of June under the theme Work in Progress. We highlight ten of the installations, exhibitions, and events happening as part of the LFA.
Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
Memorial Day Weekend saw the opening of a two-block stretch of the Chicago Riverwalk, one of the most anticipated projects in the midwestern city. The riverwalk is designed by Ross Barney Architects (with Sasaki Associates), which World-Architects recently visited.

The Mayor's New Bridge

Insight11. May 2015
By: Oliver Pohlisch
Visualisierung der geplanten Garden Bridge
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants a green bridge crossing the Thames. Critics point out that the Garden Bridge would not be a public space. The fact that state funds are nevertheless channelled into its construction and maintenance has prompted them to take this case to court.
Photo: Courtesy of JGMA
The State of the Art in Architecture is the theme of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which gets underway in just over five months. To get a sense of the state of architecture in the city, we take a look at 15 buildings from the last 15 years.