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Insight
1 week ago

The latest issue of MONU, the magazine on urbanism put out by BOARD in Rotterdam, explores the phenomenon of a “new social urbanism.” What is it, and how does it relate to other “urbanisms”? Architect and writer Nishi Shah digs into Nishi Shah


Insight
2 weeks ago

Arkitekten (The Architect), winner of a special mention at the 2023 Berlinale Series Award, is a dystopian work about a female architect who is forced to live in an underground parking garage due to rising housing prices. Spanish-Architects spoke with the series creators, Nora... Ana María Álvarez


Insight
1 month ago

World-Architects Editor in Chief John Hill spoke with Shashi Caan, CEO of IFI – International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, about how IFI works, the challenges interior architects and designers face today, Caan’s career leading up to IFI and her role as CEO, and IFI’s Global... John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Point of Origin – Building a House in Austria documents the construction of an alpine house designed by Rem Koolhaas that is notably the Dutch architect’s first house realized since the House in Bordeaux 25 years ago. With apparently unfettered access to architect, client, and... John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Madeline Beach Carey's latest installment in her “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, delves into Time Shelter, the Booker Prize-winning novel by Georgi Gospodinov in which the different floors of a Zurich... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
1 month ago

Architect Patrick Keane of Enter Projects Asia shared with me his fascination with basketry and weaving patterns, his commitment to working with local economies and progressive engineers to push for optimizing structures and invent construction details, and starting every day with a blank... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
2 months ago

Variations on our reality are currently on display at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. The curators of “What if” have given a stage to entries from architectural competitions that will never be realized. It is a look into the past that is sad, albeit briefly, but with positive... Katinka Corts


Insight
2 months ago

Can a work of architecture reveal something about its creator? Or does a building only tell stories about its occupants? In Skin of Glass, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol attempts to learn more about her father, who died when she was just fourteen, by visiting his masterpiece, the 24-story... John Hill


Insight
on 11/21/23

In Vladimir Belogolovsky's interview with Chris Bosse, the Sydney-based co-founder and co-director of LAVA discusses achieving more with less, combining ideas coming from nature based on principles that remain constant and technology that constantly evolves, being innovative, and pursuing a... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 11/15/23

On October 19, Penguin released Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise: A Maker's Guide to Building our World, billing it as “a story about humanity told through the lens of our buildings.” The book, a website, and other components under the Humanise name also comprise a manifesto — one... John Hill


Insight
on 11/10/23

Marta Vall-llossera Ferran became the president of the Superior Council of Architects’ Associations in Spain (CSCAE) after the sudden death of her predecessor Lluís Comerón in 2022. Madeline Beach Carey spoke with Vall-llossera Ferran about her challenges as president, the crises Spain is... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 11/1/23

While Tom Kundig was designing Chicken Point Cabin in Northern Idaho in 2003, the opportunity arose to explore opening up buildings with moving parts, something that became a recurring and instantly recognizable theme of his buildings. A captivating photo of the front wall of the house lifted... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 10/23/23

A new exhibition and companion book draws attention to experimental approaches in intervening in existing buildings and spaces by architects from Flanders and Brussels. World-Architects looks in the pages of As Found: Experiments in Preservation to see what lessons it offers architects... John Hill


Insight
on 10/10/23

In this interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, Stanley Saitowitz discusses coming to America from his native South Africa, studying at Berkeley, getting excited when his architecture succeeds in finding its own logic and starts to form itself, working with the earth and grid, the differences... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 10/6/23

In this latest installment in the “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, Madeline Beach Carey reads Houses, the classic novel by Borislav Pekić that is set in Belgrade and is about a man who has devoted his... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 9/29/23

The 19th Asian Games opened on September 23 and run through October 8, 2023, in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. The Games, originally scheduled for 2022, were postponed for a year because of China’s Covid-19 policy. Of the more than fifty competition venues for the Games, only twelve... Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 9/19/23

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, the founders of Barcelona-based Prats & Flores Arquitectes, the couple talked about treating the apartment where they run their practice as a pedagogical tool, learning by drawing over and over again, adapting and... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 9/14/23

A “ribbon connecting," as opposed to a typical ribbon cutting, was held on September 13, 2023 — two days after the 22th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — at the Perelman Performing Arts Center, a translucent marble box designed by REX. World-Architects was in attendance. John Hill


Insight
on 9/5/23

Of the ten tallest buildings in New York City only one of them is outside of Manhattan: Brooklyn Tower, designed by SHoP Architects for JDS Development. The tower recently reached a milestone, and World-Architects got a peek inside. John Hill


Insight
on 8/29/23

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Christoph Ingenhoven, the architect talks about learning from his professors in Aachen and Düsseldorf, his decision not to go into an architectural partnership with his father, and trying to incorporate every progressive and sustainable idea into his... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 7/26/23

The challenge of rethinking our built and future environment is a global one. Politician Margrethe Vestager and architect Bjarke Ingels engaged in a conversation on a UIA panel about the responsibility shared by all stakeholders in the construction industry, policymakers, and the general... Katinka Corts


Insight
on 7/17/23

During the first week in July, the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) took place in Denmark's capital. The focus of the discussions was the future-oriented and climate-friendly realignment of the construction industry in times of global warming. Katinka Corts


Insight
on 7/6/23

Back in May, the winner of the inaugural divia award was announced in Berlin and then celebrated in Venice, the latter coinciding with the opening of this year's Architecture Biennale.... John Hill


Insight
on 6/27/23

In this interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, architect Michael Rotondi discusses the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the promise of architecture, using architecture as a medium for learning, and the role of play as a way to grow imagination. Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 6/21/23

Norman Foster, the massive monographic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until August 7, 2023, looks back at six decades of arguably the world’s most successful architect. Ulf Meyer asks if it is a premature obituary. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 6/15/23

Madeline Beach Carey spoke with Martha Thorne recently in Barcelona. Their initial chat about cities continued by email with a discussion of education and architecture and some very interesting new opportunities for universities and teaching professionals, including a grant of up to €75,000... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 6/5/23

On June 25, Álvaro Siza will celebrate his 90th birthday. The Portuguese architect is still active, designing and constructing projects in various locations around the world. An exhibition titled Two Towers is on display in Berlin until early July, showcasing two of his projects that... Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 5/31/23

Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ first met at the Singapore office of Kerry Hill Architects, where they worked as designers for five years, predominantly on resorts in Bali, Indonesia. Working well together led them to start their own independent practice in Singapore in 1994: Vladimir Belogolovsky


Found
on 5/28/23

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition, The Laboratory of the Future, opened to the public on May 20, 2023. Curated by Lesley Lokko, the ambitious exhibition shifted the focus of the Venice Architecture Biennale to Africa and many upstart practitioners. The exhibition offers... John Hill


Insight
on 5/26/23

In 2019, after more twenty years living together, Toni Casamor and Anna Codina, two well-known, experienced architects in Catalonia, started working together. Codina and Casamor had worked at their own offices for many years. Each had taught, won competitions and awards, and practiced... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 5/18/23

An exhibition at Werkraum Bregenzerwald in the Austrian village of Andelsbuch presents some 40 architectural models from the Atelier Peter Zumthor. Through the models exhibited and the building itself, this show gives a tangible impression of his architectural approach. Susanna Koeberle


Insight
on 5/9/23

In the 1960s, a number of Indonesian architects graduated in Germany and set out on their careers — many in their home country, but some also in Europe. An exciting new book sheds light on the buildings they designed and the lives they lived. Elias Baumgarten


Insight
on 5/2/23

Toranomon Hills Station Tower is a mixed-use tower in Tokyo designed by OMA / Shohei Shigematsu for the Mori Corporation. When it opens to the public in fall 2023, it will be OMA’s first tower in Tokyo. Ulf Meyer looked at the project in-progress and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 4/25/23

Curator and critic Vladimir Belogolovsky recently spoke with Hong Kong-based architect Gary Chang about his background, his firm, EDGE Design Institute, and some of the projects he has created since the completion of the famous Suitcase House at the Commune by the Great Wall two decades ago. Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 4/20/23

Yuko Nagayama & Associates designed the exterior and part of the interior of Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, the commercial building with 48 floors above ground and 5 basement levels, whose unique appearance has attracted attention since it started construction. Japan-Architects visited the tower... Yuko Nagayama, Kume Sekkei


Insight
on 4/16/23

At 80 years old, more active than ever, Mario Botta multiplies projects across the world. For this Ticino native, the role of architecture is to go beyond function and to conjure up the sacred. Let’s meet the architect. Patricia Lunghi


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