Wendy at MoMA PS1- On July 1, the 13th edition of the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City opened to the public. Wendy is the competition-winning design by New York-based architects Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner (HWKN). The exploding blue form trapped in scaffolding is slathered in a titania nanofilm that neutralizes airborne pollutants. By maximizing the surface area of the PVC fabric, the architects contend Wendy will clean the air on par with taking 260 cars off the road. See our "Insight" interview with MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho for more information on the installation. jh
Álvaro Siza Vieira to Receive Golden Lion
Álvaro Siza Vieira has been chosen to be the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia.More
Günther Domenig 1934-2012
Austrian architect Günther Domenig passed away on June 15 at the age of 77. More
World's Tallest Building in 90 Days?
Broad Sustainable Building is boasting they can build the world's tallest tower in China's Hunan Province in only 90 days. More
Photo: Bruno Klomfar
Rehearsal Stage Wiener Staatsoper:
In a construction period of just 11 months the Vienna State Opera rehearsal stage was carried out almost without compromises by Kiskan-Kaufmann + Venturo. The structurally optimized addition clad in expanded metal forms a new end element for the stage set depot in the Arsenal. It serenely spans a turning area for trucks and internally offers idea rehearsal conditions.
Photo: BIArch - Barcelona Institute of Architecture
Curating Contemporary Architecture with Pedro Gadanho- In December, 2011, the Museum of Modern Art appointed Portuguese architect Pedro Gadanho as its Curator of Contemporary Architecture. World-Architects met with Mr. Gadanho to talk about his new responsibilities at MoMA, how his background informs his curatorial post, and his ideas on architecture’s relationship to art, literature, and other cultural productions.
Monocle magazine's 2012 "Quality of Life" survey has been released, and Zurich, Switzerland—home to World-Architects.com—tops the list. This short film shows that there is more to Zurich "than beautiful architecture, clean living and stunning scenery."
Designed by Grimshaw and Dattner Architects, Via Verde (Green Way) in the Bronx is a distinctive affordable housing project that terraces from an internal courtyard to a 20-story on the south. The crisp facade, composed of a prefabricated rainscreen in three materials (fiber cement, aluminum composite, wood composite), receives a punch from Prodema's ProdEX colorful wood composite panels.