Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 - On June 1 the 12th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London opened for the Summer 2012 season. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei, the pavilion digs underground to supposedly reveal the foundations of the previous pavilions. Cork lines the excavated space, below a slightly pitched roof topped with water. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were on hand for the opening, but not Ai Weiwei, whose well-known troubles with Chinese authorities restrict his travels. jh
World's "Tallest Tower" Opens
On May 22 the Tokyo Skytree Tower opened. The world's tallest free-standing broadcasting tower includes two observation decks open to the public. More
Gehry Revises National Eisenhower Memorial Design
In responses to criticisms from the Eisenhower family, architect Frank Gehry has revised his design for the memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, D.C. More
The Barnes Foundation Opens after Controversial Move
On May 19 The Barnes Foundation opened its new Philadelphia home, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, moving its artwork from the nearby Merion residence of Albert C. Barnes. More
This year, DETAIL is inviting submissions for the DETAIL Prize for the fifth time. The main prize – the DETAIL Prize 2012 – will be picked by an internationally renowned jury consisting of David Chipperfield, Odile Decq, Norman Foster, Jürgen Mayer H., Richard Meier, Volker Staab, and Graham Stirk. Register now and submit your projects online by 31 July 2012!
Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life and Residence Center:
In 1947, two years after its founding, Roosevelt University moved into the historic Auditorium Building in Chicago's Loop. Six decades later, the university has opened its 32-story Wabash Building. The zig-zagging tower, designed by VOA Associates, sits just one block from Grant Park and cuts a striking profile on the downtown skyline.
A Week of Architecture & Design- May is a month when architecture and design events converge in the United States. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, held in Washington, D.C. this year, was followed immediately by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City. World-Architects was on hand for both expos and other events during a packed "week of architecture and design." Here is our report.
Two ovoid forms atop a square base define the new Hospital Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. Wrapping the curved surfaces is a diagonal grid of Cricursa's Cridecor® glass panels that further give the objects their distinctive appearance. More
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