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Bau der Woche
27.05.19

The angular, flared form of the The Hive may look arbitrary at first glance, but it was born from building code limitations in Austin, Texas, and the functional requirements of a one-bedroom dwelling. Architect Nicole Blair of Studio 512 answered a few questions about the compact, clever... Studio 512

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Headlines
24.05.19

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the full list of more than 80 contributors to the 2019 exhibition, titled ...and other such stories under artistic director Yesomi Umolu. John Hill


Number
24.05.19

Number of the 1,648 brutalist masterpieces (or "concrete monsters") listed on #SOSBrutalism that are facing demolition: 171  René Ammann


Headlines
23.05.19

Five decades after it first opened to the public, and 18 years after it closed, Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York City has reopened as the TWA Hotel. John Hill


Headlines
22.05.19

The Swiss architecture firm headed by the Pritzker Prize-winning duo of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron has been selected to design a new $105 million building for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. John Hill


Works
21.05.19

The Urbach Tower constitutes the very first structure worldwide made from self-shaped, building-scale components. It not only showcases this innovative manufacturing approach and resultant novel timber structure; it also intensifies the visitors’ spatial involvement and landscape experience by... ICD/ITKE


Insight
21.05.19

Two days, 17 speakers, 5 events: the “Architecture Matters” conference took place in Munich on April 11 and 12, 2019. The highlight was Friday’s dense program of lectures and discussions spread across the afternoon and evening. The conference was organized for the fourth time by the curator... Elias Baumgarten


Found
21.05.19

In 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, the platform “Architecture for Refugees” was launched. Its initiators are meanwhile thinking bigger and, under the catchy and memorable slogan “Architecture is a Human Right,” they are committed to bringing about fundamental change in the social... Elias Baumgarten


Bau der Woche
20.05.19

In the aptly named Stack House, four floors of boxes are stacked atop each other to follow the steep slope of a hill. Angled boxes express the different rooms and form a number of terraces. FreelandBuck answered a few questions about the project. FreelandBuck

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Number
20.05.19

Amount a construction worker in the devastated Iraqi city of Mosul is paid per day: $12.50 (€11.20) René Ammann


Film
20.05.19

Following I.M. Pei's death last week at the age of 102, CBS has uploaded a couple clips from its archive, one focusing on the Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the other on the JFK Presidential Library in... John Hill


Bau der Woche
20.05.19

Jishou city is the regional capital of the autonomous prefecture of the Tujia and Miao ethnic minorities. It is located within in the Western Hunan province, and has a population of over 300,000 people. Huang Yongyu, a famous artist belonging to the Tujia minority led an initiative for a... Eduard Kögel

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Found
17.05.19

The competition-winning design by OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture and KOO LLC for the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for the Arts consists of two towers and some performance spaces beneath a tent-like roof. John Hill


Headlines
17.05.19

I.M. Pei, best known for the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in DC and the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, died early Thursday at his home in Manhattan a few weeks after his 102nd birthday. John Hill


Products
16.05.19

Flare of Frankfurt is a mixed-use development completed last year in the center of Frankfurt am Main. Hadi Teherani Architects' use of Neolith sintered stone for the facades makes the project stand out in its context while also expressing its constituent parts. John Hill


Bau der Woche
15.05.19

In 2012 "Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy" in Muharraq was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In turn, Bahrain has been investing in the area: upgrading historic facades, creating new public spaces, and adding new parking garages and other structures. Most striking is a museum... Valerio Olgiati

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Headlines
15.05.19

The Statue of Liberty Museum, which broke ground in October 2016, opens to the public on May 16, 2019 on Liberty Island. The 26,000-sf building offers three galleries, the famous statue's original torch, and an accessible green roof. John Hill


Headlines
14.05.19

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) have announced the five finalists in the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC competition. John Hill


Works
14.05.19

Led by Design Principal Alan Maskin, Olson Kundig’s design of the Space Needle’s new observation deck and restaurant level “core and shell” builds on the same conceptual premise that originally informed the Space Needle – a place devoted to observation. Olson Kundig


Headlines
14.05.19

After a public presentation on Monday, May 13, at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London, an international jury named Boonserm Premthada, founder of Bangkok Project Studio, winner of the 2019 Royal Academy Dorfman Award. John Hill


Bau der Woche
13.05.19

Covered in charred wood, this small building designed by MQ Architecture serves visitors to a large property in Upstate New York. Designed for the same clients as MQ's Magazzino Italian Art, the... MQ Architecture

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Headlines
13.05.19

This summer, New Story, Icon, and Yves Béhar's Fuseproject will break ground on what they bill as the world's first 3D-printed community, for impoverished families somewhere in Latin America. John Hill


Number
13.05.19

Price of a niche for an urn in a private columbarium "in the best position" in Hong Kong: €204,000 ($229,000)  René Ammann


Headlines
10.05.19

FutureHAUS — the modular house designed, engineered, and built by faculty and students from Virginia and winner of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai — has been erected in Times Square as part of NYCxDESIGN and John Hill


Insight
09.05.19

With the exhibition Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, the Vitra Design Museum presents the first retrospective on the complete work of the Indian architect outside of Asia. In 2018, Doshi became the first architect from India to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Susanna Koeberle


Works
09.05.19

Lily, a floating structure, offers a new playful and sensorial experience on the central lake of the Futuroscope. Wild Architectural Objects


Found
08.05.19

Later this year, Klaus Littmann will turn Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria, into a temporary art intervention inspired by Max Peintner's 50-year-old drawing The Unending Attraction of Nature. John Hill


Works
08.05.19

On a narrow and elongated hillside property, architect Anna Philipp designed a building in the form of two L-angles set against each other to create two attractive but functionally very different exterior spaces. PHILIPPARCHITEKTEN


Headlines
08.05.19

During the first week of May, two teams spent 30 hours robotically 3D printing their designs in the final stage of the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. After building and testing, New York's AI. SpaceFactory nabbed the $500,000 first-place prize. John Hill


Number
06.05.19

Estimated profit the U.S. developer Vornado will make on the sellout of the $3.4 billion limestone palace 220 Central Park South in Manhattan, designed by Robert A.M. Stern: $1 billion René Ammann


Film
06.05.19

Last month, the twenty shortlisted projects competing for the 2019 Aga Khan Award Architecture were revealed. This month, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been unveiling short... John Hill


Bau der Woche
06.05.19

This weekend house takes its name from an old railroad junction in the small town of Gallatin, about 100 miles north of New York City. Inspired by the barns that still dot the area, the two structures take on gabled forms, looking at home on the property's many acres. Amalgam Studio answered a... Amalgam Studio

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Found
03.05.19

The world-famous auction house Sotheby's has completed the transformation of its headquarters on New York's Upper East Side. Some of the galleries designed by Shohei Shigematsu of OMA New York... John Hill


Works
02.05.19

With breathtaking views of Mt. Rokko to the north and a vast waterscape to the south, Kobe sits as a strip of land with phenomenal views both inland and to the sea. Richard Beard Architects


Products
02.05.19

On March 12, the bus station in Tilburg, Netherlands, designed by architectenbureau cepezed had its official opening. Waiting passengers are shielded from the elements by an awning covered in ETFE foil and equipped with solar panels. John Hill


Headlines
01.05.19

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC, has released renderings for its sixth annual Summer Block Party installation. Lawn, designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, will fill the museum's Great Hall as a sloping green surface. John Hill


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