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The 2018 World Architecture Festival took place at RAI Amsterdam over three days in late November. After festivals in Barcelona, Singapore, and Berlin, it was the first WAF in Amsterdam. WAF took advantage of the setting with talks by OMA partners Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf, the awarding...
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Six hundred architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and entertainment designers from 18 countries flocked to sunny Phoenix, Arizona, in early November for the 2018
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An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, reveals the relevance today of the Austrian designer, author, and activist Victor Papanek.
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On August 14th, a section of the Morandi Bridge measuring more than 200 meters long collapsed, killing 43 people and causing several injuries. The bridge in Genoa was one of the 20th century's most exceptional works of Italian engineering. We talked about it with architect Luca Zevi, Vice...
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In conjunction with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE, Council of Spanish Architects) and World-Architects.com, World-Architects interviewed CSCAE President Lluís Comerón Graupera.
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The newly expanded Glenstone Museum opens to the public on Thursday, October 4th. The private museum’s latest addition is the Pavilions, designed by New York architect Thomas Phifer and sure to be his masterpiece. Editor in Chief John Hill got a peek at the Pavilions before their public...
Artist Robert Irwin turned 90 on September 12th, a week after Robert Irwin: Site Determined opened at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn. World-Architects editor John Hill walked through the exhibition with curator Matthew Simms to learn more about Irwin and four...
Four years after Martino Stierli was named the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York – he took over the post from his predecessor, Barry Bergdoll, one year later, in 2015 – we finally see a major exhibition from the...
They all agree: Architecture deserves better dissemination. This is precisely why so many journalists met up in Barcelona on May 14th and 15th at the Fundació Mies van der Rohe for the 1st European Conference on Architecture & the Media.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf brings the lush, naturalistic landscapes of the famed Dutch planting designer to the big screen. World-Architects editor John Hill caught a screening in New York last month when Oudolf and director Thomas Piper were in attendance.
To wrap up our coverage (in English, at least) of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, we take a look at ten of the best national participations in the Giardini, Arsenale, and elsewhere.
With three of four prizes in FREESPACE, the 16th International Exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, being given to displays of large photographs, the question arises: has architectural photography displaced drawings and models to become the mode for...
Artist Jill Magid's The Proposal tells the story of architect Luis Barragán's professional archive, currently held by the non-profit Barragan Foundation in Switzerland, and the artist's attempt to return it to Mexico. World-Architects editor John Hill attended a...
Japan in Architecture: Genealogy of Its Transformation is on display at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from 25 April to 17 September 2018. The exhibition is curated by the Mori Art Museum with advisor Terunobu Fujimori. Ulf Meyer visited Japan in Architecture on opening day...
Danish fittings manufacturer Vola celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. At the IMM Cologne trade fair in January, World-Architects spoke with Vola about company's history and values.
The exhibition Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials in Tokyo reveals the goals and failures of contemporary Japanese avant-garde architecture.
Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture — now on display at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, from 18 March to 17 June 2018 — presents dozens of photographs by famous artists and architectural photographers. Editor in Chief John Hill walked...
Last week, 90-year-old Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi was named the 2018 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the profession’s highest honor. Here we highlight three of Doshi’s masterpieces: a university realized over five decades; low-cost housing; and his own...
The influence of large internet companies on the urban space is becoming increasingly obvious. With its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, Google's parent company, Alphabet, even acts as a city planner. In Toronto, Canada, it is said to develop an entire quarter – a good opportunity to take...
In Berlin, Zalando and Google are only just beginning to actively influence the urban development. On the West Coast of the United States, on the other hand, the influence of large internet companies on urban space is obvious: Seattle is suffering from Amazon's growth, and now the online...
Never Built New York, on display at the Queens Museum until February 18, is a 200-year tour through the New York City that might have been. Born from the 2016 book of the same name, co-authors and co-curators Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell have crafted one of the most...
For our first Insight feature of 2018 we take a look at 18 buildings set to be completed by the end of the year.
For our last Insight feature of 2017, World-Architects looks back – month-by-month and week-by-week – at the most important headlines, projects, competitions, features and products we featured in the last twelve months.
The Vectorworks Design Summit 2017 took place in September in Baltimore, where World-Architects served as an Exclusive Media Partner and took in three days of keynotes, learning, and networking. Here we highlight a
This year's World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin is a modest rammed-earth dwelling in a Chinese village. What does the win say about WAF and other awards?
What is the source of architectural innovation today? Increasingly it is found in the software that architects use to design, document, and coordinate their projects. A key component of this is parametric design, which is responsible for some of the most exciting recent developments in...
Allied Works Architecture is responsible for numerous notable museums, such as the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, and institutional projects. But how does the firm work? How do Brad Cloepfil and his team develop such distinctive designs?
The Vectorworks Design Summit 2017 took place over three days last month in Baltimore, not far from the software company's U.S. headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. Just like last year's event in Chicago, World-Architects served as an Exclusive Media Partner. Here is our recap of the...
The second Chicago Architecture Biennial opened to the public for its four-month run on September 16th. Artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee, asked participants to address the theme Make New History. How did they respond?
Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For Lester Levine, author of a book on the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition, this anniversary comes at a time when all of the steel from the Twin Towers has been distributed around the world for use in 9/11...
The art island of Naoshima in Japan’s Inland Sea is a synthesis of the arts. Here, architecture, nature and art are combined to form a synesthetic experience, which is without equal even in the culturally spoilt Land of the Rising Sun.
Denis Esakov, Karina Diemer
Spying on Moscow is a new "winged guide" by photographer Denis Esakov and author Karina Diemer that portrays Russia's largest city from above to reveal the "fifth façades" of its important buildings.
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...
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.
How should an institution celebrate the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth? With a comprehensive overview of his long career? By focusing on one particular aspect, such as Wright's Prairie or Usonia houses?
Camilo José Vergara
For photographer and writer Camilo José Vergara, photography "is a tool for continuously asking questions, for understanding the spirit of a place, and, as I have discovered over time, for loving and appreciating cities." One of the cities he has trained his lens on is Detroit,...