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Michele De Lucchi's L'Anello Mancante ("The Missing Link") is a site-specific installation inside Zaha Hadid's MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. On display until March 2019, the accessible object made from Solid Surface...


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Like other architecture fairs, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has its share of manufacturer booths, in this case accompanying the crit rooms where architects presented their projects to juries. A standout was the MaterialDistrict pop-up; here we present a slideshow of it and some material...


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The Staatsoper Unter den Linden (State Opera House) in Berlin traces its origins to 1742, though the building was rebuilt following a fire in the 1840s and bombing in World War II. Although the latest renovation maintains the building's historical architecture, at its heart is an innovative...


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During the London Design Festival in September, the Victoria & Albert Museum's recently redesigned Sackler Courtyard was occupied by "MultiPly," an installation designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects that was made with prefabricated tulipwood modules.


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Two new lecture halls on a medical campus outside Stockholm are covered in concrete panels that glow from the inside, thanks to a technique developed by Sweden's Butong.


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Two recent Swiss buildings ― an apartment building in Winterthur and villas at Bürgenstock Resort in Obbürgen ― use Air-Lux sliding wall systems to open up their interiors to the elements and to views of their surroundings.


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James Turrell's Skyspace Lech opened to the public on 17 September 2018 near the village of Lech am Arlberg in the high mountains of Austria's Vorarlberg province. The largely underground, oval space is open to the sky and illuminated on the inside with Zumtobel fixtures and...


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on 9/7/18

In a definitive break with the cookie-cutter modernism and faux-classicism that dominates Beverly Hills, California, Belzberg Architects have transformed a nondescript office building into an absolute showstopper, wrapping its three-story façade in a quilt of slumped glass and sculpted stone.


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on 8/24/18

Mario Botta grew up at the base of Monte Generoso and used to climb to the summit, camping there overnight to watch the sunrise. Some six decades later, the world-famous architect has capped the summit with a restaurant, a flower-like design that alternates stone and glass.


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on 7/9/18

In Unterengstringen near Zurich, architect Tilla Theus shows that architecture is ideally more than just a shelter: The facade of the town's new community center expresses a piece of the town's identity.


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on 6/25/18

A new lobby installation designed by James Carpenter Design Associates enlivens the lobby of a twelve-year-old office tower in Chicago's West Loop. The combination of stainless steel mesh and LED lighting rightfully earns it the name Suspended Light Veils.


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on 6/11/18

The Asplund Pavilion, designed by architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of Italy's MAP studio, is the cornerstone of the first Pavilion of the Holy See at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Covered in ALPI wood surfaces inside and out, the small pavilion was inspired by...


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on 5/28/18

Facing Gaia, an installation designed by Studio Libeskind, was unveiled in Giardini Marinaressa during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale last week. Part of the Time Space Existence exhibition, the rectilinear column punctured by an amorphous aperture was built with...


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on 5/11/18

Buildings for banks often express their brand rather than anything of architectural interest. An exception is found in Tourcoing in northern France, where architects D’Houndt + Bajart have created a facade whose design was inspired by a material integral to the bankers' core business.


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on 4/30/18

In the midst of typical narrow-walled facades in Berlin, Richter Musikowski has built an exhibition and event building that breaks with this monotony, creates urban spaces through its massing, and stands out from its neighbors through a carefully detailed glass skin.


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on 4/13/18

The new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, is located just two blocks from the National Mall, in an old warehouse from 1922. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the museum features channel-glass walls from Bendheim that illuminate parts of the renovated building.


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on 4/2/18

On the first day of June, the Kunsthalle Mannheim will celebrate its grand opening, with a new extension designed by Hamburg's gmp. The architects conceptualized the extension as a "city in the city," using the metal panels and metal mesh on the facade to express it.


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on 3/19/18

As part of the renovation of 22 Parkside, the 50-year-old "flexible machine for living" that Richard Rogers designed for his parents and is now used by Harvard University as a fellowship residence and event space, renovation architect Philip Gumuchdjian lined its two wet rooms with...


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on 3/1/18

On February 8th at Empa in Dübendorf, Switzerland, the "Urban Mining & Recycling" residential unit (UMAR) was inaugurated inside NEST. Designed by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel, the unit aims "to advance the construction industry's transition to a...


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on 2/16/18

Harvard GSD's Material Processes and Systems (MaP+S) Group teamed up with ASCER Tile of Spain to create Ceramic Tectonics: Tile Grid Shell at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings that took place in Valencia, Spain, earlier this month. 


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on 2/2/18

A new building for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg features glass facades with circular patterns meant to recall the coral stones that inhabit much of the area's coastline.


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on 1/19/18

The real estate mantra of "location, location, location" is particularly important for hotels, which position themselves for the convenience of travelers. The Hotel Tivoli in Aachen is located appropriately on a busy, four-lane thoroughfare, a site that gave CROSS Architecture the...


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on 1/5/18

The aptly named Brock Commons Tallwood House – currently the world's tallest mass timber tower – opened on the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus in July 2017. The building, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, delivers on the promise of mass timber and aspires...


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on 12/6/17

Migliore+Servetto Architects has completed a two-part installation for the Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, a two-year-old tower on the edge of Turin's historic town center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.


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on 11/27/17

Barozzi / Veiga's extension to the Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts in Chur, Switzerland, is a strong architectural statement that relates to its predecessor through prefabricated concrete elements that cover its facade in a regular grid.


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on 11/10/17

A few recently completed buildings share a predilection for creating textured surfaces from that most humble and rectilinear of materials: brick.


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on 10/30/17

DDG recently completed a residential building at 12 Warren Street in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood. The twelve-story building is faced in bluestone blocks with a jagged appearance that recalls quarries or natural rock formations.


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on 10/13/17

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is one of the best known universities in Germany and one where Daniel Libeskind has served as a visiting professor. The architect has now supplied the university with a new Central Building in his recognizable style.


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on 9/29/17

In June London architect Norman Foster opened an eponymous foundation in Madrid focused on interdisciplinary thinking and research. In addition to the historic main building it occupies, the Norman Foster Foundation consists of a pavilion with a transparent façade and some glossy...


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on 9/18/17

In Oldham, England, Maggie's recently realized another one of its helpful and inspiring cancer centers. With a growing awareness of wood's soothing effect on people, dRMM designed a building with restorative spaces full of American Tulipwood.


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on 9/1/17

To fit in with the brick facades of other developments on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, Mei architects and planners finished their De Verkenner Residential Tower with brown concrete exterior walls embedded with 13,000 ceramic tiles.


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on 8/18/17

A new restaurant designed by RCR Arquitectes, the recipients of the 2017 Pritzker Archtecture Prize, with Pau Llimona features flooring and other sintered stone surfaces that immerse diners in an "enigmatic" environment derived from a watercolor.


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on 7/7/17

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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on 6/23/17

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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on 6/9/17

A new office building designed by Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés, located on Paris's Left Bank not far from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, stands out with its narrow footprint and faceted facade made from aluminum tubes.


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on 5/26/17

P6PA+Architects' design of the Bieblova Apartments in Prague features a facade "written" with white HI-MACS® panels incised with letters that glow at night. 


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