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Late last month Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen opened at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. World-Architects visited today to get some impressions of the 2017 YAP installation.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six shortlisted buildings for the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize, aka "the UK's best new building."
Dan Brunn Architecture
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The name given this residential renovation is a fitting one: A main feature of Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn's renovation of a 1975 Frank Gehry house is hidden behind a large pivoting wall. In addition to the "Hide Out," the project includes a sculptural wood stair that references...
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Today the UK's Royal Mail released a special issue of ten stamps that feature "some of the finest public buildings erected in the last 20 years."
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
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Varde Museums, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, and Tinker Imagineers celebrate the opening of TIRPITZ – a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark.
Büro Koray Duman Architects
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The ASMA (American Society for Muslim Advancement) and Büro Koray Duman are working on a new cultural center prototype that aims for the full integration of American Muslims into society while promoting and enriching their religious identity. The new center will be in New York City and is...
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Parametric design, building information modeling, computer-aided manufacturing – these terms represent the digital change in architecture and the building industry. Such architects as Jürgen Mayer H. and Tobias Wallisser, as well as engineers like Werner Sobek, are carrying out...
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In a letter to The New York Review of Books, cellist Yo-Yo Ma makes a plea to save Point Counterpoint II, a floating concert hall designed by Louis I. Kahn in the 1960s.
Ateliers 2/3/4/
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A high school is like a small estate made up of work, recreation, leisure, encounter and shared places. The access as streets, squares provides perspectives that give life to the estate.
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In celebration of Prospect Park's 150th anniversary, the famous Brooklyn park's Rose Garden has been taken over by 7,000 yellow pinwheels per a design by Reddymade Architecture and Design with AREA4.
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The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama have announced the shortlist for the planned Centre for Music in the City of London.
ODA New York
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One of the most enticing amenities for residents buying or renting an apartment in a big city is outdoor space, yet in far too many cases the balconies hung off of buildings are too shallow to be of much use. Such is definitely not the case with ODA's new rental apartment building at 2222...
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Expanding a famous museum that so happens to also be an industrial icon in brick requires an expressive architectural solution. Herzog & de Meuron achieved a balancing act with a new building for the Tate Modern that is elegantly linked to its South Bank London surroundings.
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The Architectural League of New York has announced the two recipients of the Deborah J. Norden Fund travel grants: Kevin Malawski and Indian-Architects curator Priyanka Shah.
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The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlisted projects for the 2017 awards taking place in Berlin in November.
Mecanoo
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Château St. Gerlach is an estate near Maastricht, situated in the middle of the hilly Limburg countryside: a unique complex with a luxury hotel, restaurant and spa. Mecanoo architecten designed an elegant pavilion which balances the historic buildings on the site.
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Photographer and filmmaker Yiannis Biliris hones his camera on the glass facades of Hong Kong in Theory of Relativity, a three-minute essay "about perception and knowledge as reflection of our reality" and the beauty found in the individual panes of glass covering some...
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How can architects, professional organizations, and government bodies deter a repeat of last month’s disaster in London's North Kensington area?
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Work has wrapped up on one aspect of the ongoing restoration of Louis I. Kahn's classic Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California: the conservation of its teak window walls.
Payette
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All universities experience growing pains, especially those in big cities. For Boston's Northeastern University, growth led them to a brownfield site south of some railroad tracks for its Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Payette contributed a strong architectural...
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Last week World-Architects held a company retreat in Zürich, pulling in our various editors for a few days of brainstorming, presentations, and a tour around the largest of Swiss cities; here we highlight some of the places we found during the last.
Fortunen AS
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On the site of Skjervsfossen (Skjervet waterfall), Fortunen have designed a small service building consisting of two restrooms and a small technical room, while the landscape design is made by Østengen & Bergo.
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On June 23rd at Toronto’s historic and iconic Evergreen Brick Works, Azure Magazine revealed the 20 winners of its seventh annual AZ Awards competition.
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Tomorrow the Victoria & Albert Museum in London opens its largest project in more than a century: V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A.
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Four months after being selected as the winner of the 18th annual Young Architect's Program, Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen opens at the Queens outpost of the Museum of Modern Art.
UNStudio
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Lane 189, located in the Putuo district in central Shanghai - opposite Chang Shou Park and close to the Jade Buddha Temple - is designed to provide a lifestyle destination for Shanghai’s young professionals.
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Last month NL Architects and XVW Architectuur were named the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award for DeFlat Kleiburg. World-Architects interviewed the firms when they received the award.
Studio B Architecture + Interiors
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The Aspen Community School is one of two charter schools in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley run by Compass, a nonprofit educational organization that has served the area since 1970. Located on a beautiful site in Woody Creek, the K-8 school recently expanded, adding a new classroom building...
1 month ago
Hansel & Gretel, a collaboration between architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and artist Ai Weiwei, opened at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City earlier this month. World-Architects spoke with iart's Valentin Spiess to learn about what went into making the...
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2017 RIBA National Awards for architecture.
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the eleven recipients of the 2017 Small Project Awards, which recognize "small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and ... promote excellence in small-project design."
Mecanoo
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Zaans Medical Centre is the first lean hospital in the Netherlands. It is an efficient and compact building in which professional healthcare and a personal approach strengthen each other.
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New renderings of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have been unveiled, coinciding with the project's groundbreaking on June 9th.
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Seven shortlisted design teams – David Adjaye and BIG, among them – have produced concept designs for the new Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The 17th annual Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Burkina Faso-born, Berlin-based architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré, opens to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on Friday.
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
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Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has been awarded first prize for their project "Towers within a Tower" in the 2017 Hong Kong Pixel Homes Competition. The project responds to current housing shortages in Hong Kong caused by inflationary markets and economic.
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