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Curators Ilka and Andreas Ruby have transformed the Barcelona Pavilion into a domestic space — a temporary version of the EU Mies Prize-winning "Transformation of 530 Dwellings in the Grand Parc Bordeaux" by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture, and Christophe Hutin... John Hill


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Influential artist and designer Virgil Abloh has died of cancer at just 41. Head of his own Off-White label and artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear, Abloh graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Master of Architecture in 2006. John Hill


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Price paid in 1993 for the first high-rise in Fresno, California, the ten-story, 107-year-old Helm Building, now respectfully renovated: $200,000 René Ammann


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Diller Scofidio + Renfro has unveiled their design for Sarofim Hall, which reinterprets Butler Buildings to create a "new hub for cross-disciplinary practice" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. John Hill


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Upon the opening of the new Bastian Gallery in Berlin’s Dahlem district on November 13, Ulf Meyer spoke with its architect, John Pawson — the king of British minimalism and a prolific Instagrammer — who revealed some insights behind his architectural designs in and beyond the German capital. Ulf Meyer


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Six long years after it was approved by the Parisian city council, Herzog & de Meuron's Tour Triangle proposed for the 15th arrondissement is moving forward following a recent financing deal. John Hill


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The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow has unveiled SANAA's design that will revive The Hexagon, a building with six pavilions originally designed by Ivan Zholtovsky. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa explain their design in a short film. John Hill


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The 104-year-old Obama Building in Detroit's Old Redford neighborhood takes its name from a mural that used to grace the building's exterior and depicted Barack and Michelle Obama's "First Dance." The restored mural is now inside the Obama Building, which was renovated by Lorcan O'Herlihy... Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

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Number of single-family homes the United States is short of: 5.24 million René Ammann


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The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has announced that John Puttick Associates has been awarded the 2021 WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize for their preservation of the Preston Bus Station in Preston, UK. John Hill


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OMA NY: Search Term is the first monograph produced by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) since Content came out in 2004. Focused, as the title indicates, on OMA's New York studio, Search Term uses thousands of images — 5,565 of them, to be precise — to tell... John Hill


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For a period of two weeks starting in late September, the Arc de Triomphe was only recognizable by its shape. Schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) implemented the wrapping project of the artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Paris. Katinka Corts spoke with Mike Schlaich on the engineering of... Katinka Corts


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As part of the two-part exhibition at Wrightwood 659, Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright, Chicago cultural historian emeritus Tim Samuelson gives short video tours of five demolished Louis Sullivan buildings in the Loop. John Hill


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Push the glass curtain door open and observe the unique C-shape bookshelves, with natural walnut color, before your eyes. The seemingly irregular sequence builds intimacy within the space and becomes a highlight in the front hall. X+Living


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The Sir John Soane's Museum in London has announced that the recipient of the fourth annual Soane Medal is Marina Tabassum, Bangladeshi architecture and pioneer of "‘the architecture of relevance." John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the 2021 shortlist for the RIBA International Prize, the biennial award that "celebrates projects that demonstrate design excellence and social impact." John Hill


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During an award ceremony held in Venice on November 13, the Holcim Foundation announced the four winners and four commendations in the Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.  John Hill


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Originally built as a gatehouse for the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, the century-old Schiff House now serves as daycare center for the City College of New York. Stone outside and wood inside, the small building was renovated by Michielli + Wyetzner Architects and opened in 2020.... Michielli + Wyetzner Architects

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Price of a salad bowl at Swedish retailer Ikea that served as an inspiration for MVRDV's Depot Boijmans Van... René Ammann


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M+ opened to the public on Friday, November 12, in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, in a building designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Billed as Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, M+ opened with approximately 1,500 works on display. A fifteen-minute film from... John Hill


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Luxembourg’s second city, Esch-sur-Alzette (or Esch, for short, population 36,000), is preparing for its role as the European Capital of Culture next year. Ulf Meyer visited Esch to take in different parts of the city and highlight some of the additions being made in the run up to next year’s... Ulf Meyer


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One month after reports indicated Norman Foster's Tulip tower planned for the City of London was "likely to happen," the 305-meter-tall tower has been rejected over its "unsustainable concept" and its visual impact on heritage buildings. John Hill


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One River North, the third project in the United States and the first in the country east of the Rockies for Ma Yansong's MAD Architects, features a landscaped "canyon" traversing ten of its sixteen floors. John Hill


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CROSSROADS: Life in the Resilient City is a short film by Nils Clauss and Neil Dowling that tells five stories in five cities — New York, Seoul, Mumbai, Paris, Nairobi — inspired by this year's Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. John Hill


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The Tampa Museum of Art has announced a $65 million expansion that is being designed by New York's WEISS/MANFREDI and will "enliven Tampa’s cultural scene and significantly alter the city skyline." John Hill


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The recently completed Babyn Yar Synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine, commemorates the massacre of approximately 35,000 Jews over two days in September 1941. The building was designed by Manuel Herz Architects to literally open like a book, echoing the congregation's act of coming together to read from... John Hill


Works
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Cantilever House is located in Mosha, Damavand, sixty kilometers from Tehran at an elevation of 2,400 meters, where we have very strong winters. The 600 m2 (30x20 m) site has a slope of 20% — we confronted such a difficult circumstance and did our best to meet the client's demands. uc21 architects


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The Real Deal is reporting that the 76-story residential tower at 8 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan designed by Frank Gehry and that goes by the name New York by Gehry is for sale, with an asking price of $850 million.  John Hill


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Fourteen residential units and two retail spaces now fill the former Columbia City Abbey, a 1924 building at 39th and Ferdinand in Seattle. Allied8 handled the adaptive reuse, making each apartment unique from the rest. The Seattle studio answered a few questions about the project. Allied8

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Share of time Americans stay inside of buildings: 90% René Ammann


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As part of PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, held virtually from November 2–5, the United States' National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the recipients of the 2021 National Preservation Awards. John Hill


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The Aspen Art Museum has announced that My Dear Mountains, a site-specific artwork by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, will cover the facade of the museum's Shigeru Ban-designed building next year.


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Following the successful Air Bubble biotechnological playground project built in Warsaw, ecoLogicStudio presents the Air Bubble air-purifying eco-machine, which has been installed in front of the Glasgow Science Centre within the COP26’s Green Zone area. The project has been developed in... ecoLogicStudio


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Ricardo E. Bofill — the son of famed architect Ricardo Bofill Levi, who founded Taller de Arquitectura in 1963 — answers "what is architecture?" and other questions posed by a group of architects from Innsbruck in the latest installment of WIA. John Hill


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Despite nationwide criticism over the lack of windows in most bedrooms, the University of California, Santa Barbara is apparently moving forward with plans for a 4,500-bed, 11-story dormitory partially funded and designed by 97-year-old billionaire Charles Munger. John Hill


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Curator Mohamed Elshahed, author of Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide, has mounted the exhibition Cairo Modern at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The exhibition features twenty notable projects designed by Egyptian architects between the 1930s and the 1970s,... John Hill


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