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Found
29.04.21

David Chipperfield Architects' refurbishment of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is complete. The keys were handed over to the client on April 29 in a virtual ceremony, with the physical reopening scheduled for August 2021 with an exhibition of works by Alexander... John Hill


Insight
28.04.21

Sergei Tchoban – Lines and Volumes: Encounters with the Architect, Artist, Collector and Museum Founder is a new book of conversations between curator Kristin Feireiss and Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban, who has practices in both countries but, as the subtitle makes clear, is... John Hill


Headlines
28.04.21

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, which he will be given on May 22, 2021, at the opening of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition. John Hill


Works
27.04.21

Aya is a tower with an original concept, resulting from in-depth research on the Arab dwelling, a hybridization of archetypes of the traditional architecture of the Mashreq, and new technologies for dwellings with a context-sensitive and contemporary design. SOA architectes


Film
27.04.21

Two Architects is a 1966 documentary by Ron Parks that features James Stirling and James Gowan explaining their iconic, award-winning Leicester University Engineering Building. Digitized by Drawing Matter, the 18-minute film is now available online for anyone to watch. John Hill


Works
26.04.21

As an anchor point along a major access road stretching east to west from Hangzhou, the OPPO R&D Headquarters Tower will be an iconic landmark and gateway to the Future Sci-Tech City and Hangzhou itself. BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


Bau der Woche
26.04.21

Omega Yeast was founded in 2013 to provide freshly made yeast to professional brewers and homebrewers in and beyond its Chicago home. Rapid growth led to the need to expand its facilities, which were designed by Valerio Dewalt Train to fit well into the residential area on the city's Northwest... Valerio Dewalt Train

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Number
26.04.21

Number of "ultra luxury" flats, each more than 3,000 square feet (279 m2), that sold for 219 million USD at Eden in Singapore, the city-state acclaimed for its attention to biophilia, René Ammann


Headlines
23.04.21

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have revealed the ten winning projects for 2021 that meet the committee's "rigorous criteria" and are making "significant achievements in advancing climate action." John Hill


Insight
23.04.21

Madeline Carey reviews Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging, the new book by Marwa al-Sabouni, a follow-up to The Battle for Home, the memoir that brought the Syrian architect international acclaim five years ago.  Madeline Carey


Headlines
22.04.21

New details have been released for the Sydney Modern Project, SANAA’s expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales that will be the Japanese architecture firm’s first building in the Southern Hemisphere when it is inaugurated next year. Ulf Meyer


Film
21.04.21

Christian Pagh, director and curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, has announced the theme for the 2022 iteration: Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities "will explore how we form the places we share." John Hill


Headlines
20.04.21

The team of Basel's Christ & Gantenbein and Barcelona's Harquitectes has won the international competition to extend the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), as decided by a 21-member jury. John Hill


Found
20.04.21

Artist Olafur Eliasson has "carefully and caringly" removed the glass facades of Renzo Piano's Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, flooding the museum with pools of water died bright green. The installation titled Life is on display 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until July... John Hill


Works
20.04.21

On a sloping estate in Bedford, NY, the LX Pavilion stands at the intersection of minimal and cerebral, of material and space: dualities emanating from the Richard Serra sculpture, London Cross (2014), within.  OLI Architecture


Works
19.04.21

To introduce this meeting of culture, aoe created a Cultural Exchange City Reception Center in the city where it all begun. The marriage of the Italian and Sino style was at the heart of the project to illustrate the cultural mix and was adapted to merge the structure and its surrounding. aoe


Bau der Woche
19.04.21

Our focus on adaptive reuse projects for this year's US Building of the Week feature takes us to the Bronx and a charter school housed in an old industrial building. KSS Architects renovated the building and added a gymnasium, the latter of which gives the school a strong presence in the... KSS Architects

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Number
19.04.21

Estimated number of oak trees at least 200 years old needed to restore the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris:... René Ammann


Headlines
16.04.21

As part of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects' (CSLA) 2021 Awards of Excellence, the transformation of a former quarry along the Bow River in Calgary into Dale Hodges Park has been awarded the Jury's Award of Excellence. John Hill


Headlines
15.04.21

The Fundació Enric Miralles, with the support of Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia, has launched MIRALLES, a series of exhibitions and events celebrating the life of Enric Miralles, the still-influential Catalan architect who died in 2000. John Hill


Products
15.04.21

The new Brooklyn outpost for D.S. & Durga, the perfume house founded by David Seth Moltz (D.S.) and Kavi Ahuja Moltz (Durga), stands out for the striated walls that resemble rammed earth. The walls are actually concrete, though, a product of circumstance and hands-on testing. John Hill


Film
14.04.21

Tianjin Juilliard School was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the same firm that expanded Juilliard's iconic New York home at Lincoln Center twelve years ago. A short film takes viewers inside the new building that welcomed its first students last fall. John Hill


Headlines
14.04.21

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced that set designer Mimi Lien will turn the plaza at the heart of its iconic 1960s campus on Manhattan's Upper West Side into "The GREEN," a park-like "site of social infrastructure." John Hill


Found
13.04.21

Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life is a major exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York City devoted to the self-taught French-American artist known for playful figural sculptures, the large Tarot Garden in Italy, and other architectural works that spark joy, especially in... John Hill


Headlines
13.04.21

During a virtual press conference on Monday, April 12, Biennale president Roberto Cicutto announced this year's exhibition will indeed open on May 22. Curator Hashim Sarkis also outlined the expanded program that will take place over its six months. John Hill


Bau der Woche
12.04.21

From cheese to culture: The Momentary is a new contemporary art space housed in a former Kraft factory in Bentonville, Arkansas. The cultural venue with galleries, theatre, and dining spaces is a satellite of the popular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Wheeler Kearns Architects

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Number
12.04.21

Estimated number of villages across China: 940,000 René Ammann


Found
11.04.21

Opening on April 16 at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, At Home: Projects for Contemporary Housing follows the exhibition of the same name that opened at MAXXI in Rome back in 2019. The new iteration builds upon the predecessor's pairing of housing projects at a range... John Hill


Headlines
09.04.21

Genevese architect/landscape architect Georges Descombes is one of three recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim for 2021, alongside curator Esther Eppstein and artist Vivian Suter. John Hill


Headlines
08.04.21

London's National Gallery has announced the six shortlisted teams vying to work with the museum on "a suite of capital projects," including a reconfiguration of the famous Sainsbury Wing, to mark its bicentenary in 2024. John Hill


Headlines
08.04.21

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has revealed plans for a major expansion designed by Safdie Architects, the architect of the original museum that opened in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2011. John Hill


Headlines
07.04.21

Vienna's Coop Himmelb(l)au has won an international design competition to design the "SCA Arena and Park" in St. Petersburg. Their design follows follows the tradition of Russian Constructivists El Lissitzky and Vladimir Tatlin. John Hill


Film
06.04.21

Paris's Bruther, the firm of Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, is the recipient of the seventh biennial Swiss Architectural Award, as announced in early April. Three short films by Daniele Marucci show a trio of the firm's buildings in context and in use. John Hill


Insight
06.04.21

Swiss-Architects Editor in Chief Elias Baumgarten recently interviewed architect Saikal Zhunushova, who placed third in the 2021 Foundation Award, which annually recognizes the innovate work of Swiss architecture offices less than five years old. Born in Kyrgyzstan and now based in Winterthur,... Elias Baumgarten


Bau der Woche
05.04.21

The first Avenues: The World School opened in 2012 inside a former industrial building next to the High Line in New York City, setting a precedent of adaptive reuse for the international system of schools. The first piece of the Avenues Silicon Valley Campus transforms part of an old office... Efficiency Lab for Architecture

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Number
05.04.21

Number of skyscrapers up to 59 stories containing approximately 6,000 mostly rental apartments in the 12-acre development planned by the Canadian indigenous group Squamish First Nation in Vancouver, René Ammann


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