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Meinhard von Gerkan, the prominent German architect, died in Hamburg on Wednesday, November 30, at the age of 87. Falk Jaeger


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6 days ago

Swiss Llife Arena, host to the Zurich Lions ice hockey team, is the largest project to date for London’s Caruso St John Architects, the firm of Adam Caruso and Peter St. John. The Lions played their first match in the new arena in October. Ulf Meyer traveled to Zurich to see the building and... Ulf Meyer


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2 weeks ago

Poet Christine Stewart-Nuñez is the author of numerous poetry collections and a professor at University of Manitoba. Her work explores women’s lives and art practices, as well as the body in relationship to public space. Madeline Beach Carey reviews The Poet and the Architect, published... Madeline Beach Carey


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2 weeks ago

Radical Landscapes is a new documentary directed by Elettra Fiumi about Gruppo 9999, the Radical Architecture collective from Florence that was co-founded by her father, Fabrizio Fiumi. Shown as part of DOC NYC, the film is as much a personal exploration on the part of the filmmaker as... John Hill


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3 weeks ago

Reflective Nostalgia is an exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum that presents the work of Neri&Hu, the Shanghai firm (with studios in London, Paris, and Milan) of Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. Ulf Meyer visited the Berlin gallery and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


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1 month ago

The award-winning book Swissness Applied focuses its attention on New Glarus, the tiny Wisconsin town whose downtown buildings draw tourists through facades that exude Swissness. World-Architects editor John Hill delved into the book by Nicole McIntosh and Jonathan Louie of Architecture... John Hill


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1 month ago

The sixth Lisbon Architecture Triennale is dedicated to the theme "Terra." It is about nothing less than the future of our planet. The many projects showcased in several exhibitions are groundbreaking for the future of architecture. Susanna Koeberle


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1 month ago

World-Architects editor John Hill recently visited the studio of Dattner Architects in Midtown Manhattan, talking with partner Daniel Heuberger about some projects the firm is working on and looking around the office they moved in to earlier this year. John Hill


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1 month ago

At the beginning of October, Xu Tiantian and Tei Carpenter were in Berlin at ANCB, The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, for a workshop with their students from Yale University School of... Eduard Kögel


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2 months ago

Ulf Meyer visited the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany, to check out its newest building: the Center for Advanced Mobility, designed by studioMDA "as the epicenter of the... Ulf Meyer


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2 months ago

Kirsty Bell’s The Undercurrents: A Story of Berlin is billed as a “hybrid literary portrait of a place [that] makes the case for radical close readings: of ourselves,... Lynnette Widder


Insight
on 9/7/22

In Year Zero to Economic Miracle: Hans Schwippert and Sep Ruf in Postwar German Building Culture, Lynnette Widder compares two intriguing architects. Ulf Meyer delves into the recently published book. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 9/5/22

He was modest, warmhearted, and, in addition, a guiding intellectual force of sustainable construction who was full of enthusiasm and persuasive conviction. Edward Schwarz contributed greatly to Swiss and international architecture. Andreas Ruby


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on 8/16/22

In Project Without Form: OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and the Laboratory of 1989, ZHAW professor Holger Schurk delves inside the Office of Metropolitan Architecture when it was working on three competition submissions in one year. OMA has not bee the same since. John Hill


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on 8/11/22

With Kaunas as the European Capital of Culture in 2022, the Lithuanian city is rediscovering its heritage of modern architecture, particularly the two interwar decades when the country's second city served as its capital. Ulf Meyer


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on 7/15/22

Bernd & Hilla Becher, the first posthumous retrospective of the German photographers famous for documenting industrial structures in the second half of the twentieth century, opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 15. Six years in the making, the exhibition is a must-see. John Hill


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on 7/9/22

With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through some of the many architecture books published this year to find fifteen recommendations for summer reading, presented from small to extra-large — from a book that fits in your pocket to a two-volume title for your coffee table. John Hill


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on 7/6/22

Enzo Enea is a new type of landscape architect, sometimes filling the landscapes he designs with plants from his own arboretum in Switzerland. Ulf Meyer visited Enea at his office and tree museum in Rapperswil-Jona, southeast of Zurich, speaking with the landscape architect about his design... Ulf Meyer


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on 7/2/22

World-Architects stopped by the atelier of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats on Carrer de Trafalgar in Barcelona in May, a couple of days after the EU Mies Awards were handed out at the Barcelona... John Hill


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on 6/27/22

June is Pride Month, marking June 28, 1969, when a group of LGBTQ+ people rioted following a police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn. Fittingly, this June sees the release of Gay Architects: Silent Biographies, from 18th to 20th Century, which finds two German experts, Wolfgang Voigt... Ulf Meyer


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on 6/14/22

The Bubble, a documentary by Austrian filmmaker Valerie Blankenbyl, was the big winner at the BARQ Festival in May, winning Best Documentary Feature Film. World-Architects editor John Hill... John Hill


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on 6/2/22

Boonserm Premthada, Thailand’s most interesting architect, argues that “architecture is the physical creation of an atmosphere, serving to heighten our awareness of our natural surroundings.” Premthada revealed other interesting aspects of his unique approach to architecture in his... Ulf Meyer


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on 5/25/22

Witnesses, the new exhibition on the research practice Forensic Architecture and the fifth exhibition in The Architect’s Studio series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is disturbing, says Ulf Meyer. Ulf Meyer


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on 5/23/22

Earlier this month Shigeru Ban spoke at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin as part of the "On the Duty and the Power of Architecture" lecture series. Ulf Meyer sat down with the Japanese architect after the talk,... Ulf Meyer


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on 5/16/22

World-Architects editor John Hill was in Barcelona for EUmies Awards Day last week, sitting down with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects in the Mies van der Rohe... John Hill


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on 5/3/22

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao just wrapped up a mentorship with Luísa Sol as part of Germany’s Forecast Festival. Now Bilbao is the subject of an exhibition opening on May 14 at Aedes Forum and her practice is designing a monastery outside Berlin. Ulf Meyer spoke with Bilbao about these... Ulf Meyer


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on 5/2/22

Strange Objects, New Solids and Massive Things is a "non-standard book" about the "non-standard way" Winka Dubbeldam and her New York Studio of Archi-Tectonics designs buildings and interiors. Here, we take a look inside the "strange object." John Hill


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on 4/21/22

John Ronan became world famous with the Poetry Foundation and Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, two elegant orthogonal buildings in Chicago. Now, with the headquarters for the Chicago Park District under construction, he is on to something else. Ulf Meyer


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on 4/18/22

A handful of projects in Finland’s capital find local and international architects alike grappling with masterpieces of modern architecture and tackling large-scale mixed-use developments. Ulf Meyer visited Helsinki recently to get a handle on things. Ulf Meyer


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on 3/31/22

Two books and two exhibitions celebrate two decades of the Flemish government in Belgium commissioning architects for building projects through the Open Call, a unique "more-than-a-competition" process that has resulted in more than 300 completed buildings, landscapes, and infrastructural... John Hill


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on 3/23/22

On March 15, Francis Kéré was named the 2022 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered by many as architecture's highest honor. Ulf Meyer visited Kéré in his Berlin office to speak with the architect about the Pritzker, his career, and some of the buildings his firm is working... Ulf Meyer


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on 3/15/22

In one moment, everything in Anhelina Starkova's life changed. Putin's war devastated her hometown of Kharkiv and thwarted her plans for the future. But she has not lost her courage. Elias Baumgarten


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on 3/10/22

Anna Heringer has already developed projects in Bangladesh using updated traditional building methods, and she is currently implementing a school complex in Ghana. In our interview, she argues in favor of a political change of thinking towards truly sustainable action and construction in... Katinka Corts


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on 3/4/22

The Museum of Resistance and Human Rights in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, got an interesting make-over, courtesy of architect Jim Clemes and designer Nathalie Jacoby. Ulf Meyer visited the reworked museum, sending us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


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on 2/27/22

The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 presents notable post-Independence buildings and projects in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka through a variety of media: drawings, photographs, videos, publications and other documents, and... John Hill


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on 2/21/22

Visitors to the American-Architects platform of World-Architects last month voted Mecanoo’s renovation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC as US Building of the Year, picking it from dozens of adaptive reuse and renovation projects. Following... John Hill


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