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As announced during an online presentation on December 3, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London has awarded Dong Mei and Liu Xiaochuan of China's BCKJ Architects the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award. John Hill


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Landscape for Architects is an ambitious new book by Gabriele G. Kiefer and Anika Neubauer that provides an introduction to landscape architecture through a series of questions about design, answers in the form of precedents, and hundreds of schematic drawings across five trilingual... John Hill


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The walls of the lobby for Maida Smiles in London's Maida Vale district are covered in more than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs, appropriate for a clinic specializing in cosmetic dentistry. John Hill


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Ten years in the making, The Circle at Zürich Airport, designed by Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto, is now open to the public — in the midst of a pandemic that has seen passenger traffic at the airport reduced by more than 80%. John Hill


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Without a new temporary pavilion this season — the first time in its short history — MPavilion is taking up residency in Parkade Carpark, an architecturally significant parking garage in Melbourne designed by Peter McIntyre. John Hill


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Produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), What It Takes to Make a Home is the first documentary in a three-part series that examines how people live in changing societies. First released in October 2019, CCA has made the half-hour film available online. John Hill


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After canceling its 2020 edition, the next iteration of Milan's famous Salone del Mobile furniture fair has been postponed from April until September 2021 to "[guarantee] safety in light of the ongoing pandemic." John Hill


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The team of 3XN, B+H, and Zhubo Design has been selected to design the new Shenzhen Natural History Museum in Shenzhen, China. John Hill


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La Biennale di Venezia has launched Biennale Architettura Sneak Peek, a digital project that provides podcasts, videos, images — even a playlist of inspirational songs — leading up to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale set to open on May 22, 2021. John Hill


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The principal of Zaha Hadid Architects entered the news this week as a court case over the late Zaha Hadid's estate was decided, and Schumacher's pro-growth comments struck a nerve with other architects. John Hill


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The newly opened WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth's Cultural Centre was designed jointly by Hassell and OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. A short film gives viewers a drone's eye view of the museum's glassy exterior and its exhibition spaces inside. John Hill


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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City has announced the establishment of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment, enabled by a gift from the Legacy Emilio Ambasz Foundation (LEAF). John Hill


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Artist Ben Weir's study of Casa Vilaró, the modern house designed by Sixte Illescas in the late 1920s, is on display at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The exhibition is part of "Artists in Architecture," an interdisciplinary program focused on "re-activating modern European... John Hill


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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) has announced that the team led by KPMB Architects has won the international design competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District. John Hill


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The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens on November 21. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the building completes a campus masterplan a decade in the making.  John Hill


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Architecture must change in order to address the climate crisis. But what directions do architects want to take? Snøhetta is making an interesting contribution to the debate: In southern Norway, the firm has designed an office building that produces more energy than it consumes over its life... John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


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"A publicly accessible sculpture for visitors and residents of Kemerovo," Russia, Coop Himmelb(l)au's design for the Museum and Theatre Complex is depicted in a short film inspired by a 1930s painting by Meshkov Vasily Vasilievich. John Hill


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The National Museum of the United States Army — billed as the first cultural institution to tell the story of the oldest branch of the US military — opened on November 11, Veterans Day. John Hill


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Austria's state of Tyrol has been awarding exemplary buildings every two years since 1996. The winners of the 2020 awards were announced during an award ceremony held online on November 11. John Hill


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What more can be written about Countryside, The Future, the highly ambitious and much anticipated exhibition by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal/AMO that recently reopened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City? John Hill


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The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced that the next European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award will be postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. John Hill


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Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, gives a brief tour of the building designed by Frank Gehry in 1989 and provides some context on why it's such an important piece of museum architecture. John Hill


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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the twelve submissions shortlisted for the Architecture Drawing Prize 2020. Curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, and WAF, the winners will be announced in the new year. John Hill


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Klapster is a space-saving auxiliary staircase that folds up neatly against the wall when not in use. Designed by Frankfurt's raumvonwert, the modular system is ideal for city dwellers living in small spaces.  John Hill


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BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has won a competition for the Student Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, which will replace the nearly 20-year-old Mattin Center designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. John Hill


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The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Ajuntament de Barcelona have announced that Valencian architects Laura Lizondo Sevilla, Débora Domingo Calabuig, and Avelina Prat García have won the secon Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture. John Hill


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The team of Barozzi Veiga, Tab Architects, and Barbara Van Der Wee Architects has won a competition to renovate the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels' Sablon district. John Hill


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Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled five "exclusive homes" inside 130 William, the residential skyscraper in Lower Manhattan designed by David Adjaye, who has also designed a special edition SUV. John Hill


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GRAFT has completed Bricks, a project in Berlin Schöneberg that involved renovating an old post office, adding two new buildings, and converting the existing rooftops for commercial use. A short film gives glimpses above, around, and inside the new mixed-use complex. John Hill


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November 3 is the beginning of a public inquiry for The Tulip, the 305-meter-tall "visitor attraction" designed by Foster + Partners for a site in the City of London directly next to Foster's earlier 30 St. Mary Axe. John Hill


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Norra Tornen, a two-tower residential project designed by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf for a site in Stockholm's city center, has been named the winner of the biennial International Highrise Award 2020. John Hill


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The Pritzker Architecture Prize has announced that Alejandro Aravena will rejoin and chair the jury, and that Manuela Lucá-Dazio will be the new executive director, taking over for Martha Thorne in March 2021. John Hill


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French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal are the 2020 recipients of the BDA Grand Prize that is given out every three years by the Association of German Architects (BDA). John Hill


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The Tidal Basin Ideas Lab has unveiled proposals from five landscape architecture firms – DLANDstudio, GGN, Hood Design Studio, James Corner Field Operations, and Reed Hilderbrand – to reimagine Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin and National Mall. John Hill


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A Legacy of Mies and King is a documentary about Mecanoo's renovation of Washington, DC's MLK Memorial Library, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1972 and named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Mecanoo is making the 2017 film available following the reopening of the renovated library... John Hill


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Louisiana Channel has released a short film, The Walls Are Dancing, in which architect Anna Heringer describes the design and realization of Anandaloy, the building in Bangladesh that just won the John Hill


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