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Headlines
on 1/24/19

BuzzFeed News has posted renderings of a proposed tower from 2015 that, if built, would have been called Trump Tower Moscow and become the tallest skyscraper in Europe. John Hill


Works
on 1/24/19

The demolition and reconstruction of 615 student lodgings works at three scales: the campus, the buildings, the lodging. Its ambition is to create an active and welcoming place to live, where each resident can appropriate their own space. ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA


Insight
on 1/23/19

It’s all about efficiency. Efficient and streamlined were oft-repeated words in the presentation Joseph Marshall and Brian Hores of Flansburgh Architects gave at the John Hill


Specials
on 1/23/19

At Heimtextil 2019, the focus of the extended range of contract textiles geared to architects was on acoustically effective fabrics. Martina Metzner


Works
on 1/22/19

This two-story, 212-square-meter apartment sits in a reinforced concrete building in Hiroshima, Japan. It features a generous terrace designed with Toshiya Ogino. Keisuke Maeda / UID


Headlines
on 1/22/19

Three months after being selected to design the new Centre for Music near the Barbican, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design for a site currently occupied by the Museum of London has been unveiled. John Hill


Reviews
on 1/21/19

The food truck boom continues: Food Truck Nation contends it is a $2 billion industry in the US, while Denver, Colorado, has nearly 600 food trucks -- one for every 1,200 residents. The Sol Coffee Mobile Espresso Bar in nearby Longmont addresses one aspect of food trucks lost in the hype: the... Hyperlocal Workshop

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Number
on 1/21/19

Number of "new" megacities like Baghdad, Luanda, and Xi'an expected to have populations above 10 million by the year 2035: 15 René Ammann


Found
on 1/18/19

Thanks to generous donations and a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), Roden Crater – the work of celestial land art James Turrell has been shaping in Arizona's Painted Desert for four decades – may open to the public by 2024. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/17/19

Proposals from five teams for the $8.5 billion expansion of O'Hare International Airport (ORD) have been unveiled. The designs focus on a new terminal that would replace the existing Terminal 2. John Hill


Works
on 1/17/19

The LocHal is a new, world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways. It houses the Midden-Brabant Library, the cultural institutions Kunstloc and Brabant C and the co-working spaces of Seats2meet. Mecanoo


Insight
on 1/16/19

Europe has a new center: Istanbul Airport. In the 19th century major train stations were celebrated as "cathedrals of traffic." Thus the new mega-airports in the Middle East could be called "mosques of... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 1/16/19

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works selected by the jury for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. John Hill


Film
on 1/15/19

Chris Downey, a San Francisco-based his architect who lost his sight at the age of 45 after an operation, spoke with 60 Minutes about his decision to remain in the profession and how he designs for other blind people. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/15/19

Mithun and Hodgetts + Fung have announced a merger that will turn the latter's Los Angeles office into Mithun | Hodgetts + Fung and "[complement] Mithun’s 170-member staff in Seattle and San Francisco." John Hill


Works
on 1/15/19

The owner of this property came to Hoedemaker Pfeiffer looking for a personal retreat inspired by a treasured stone and wood home lost to fire decades earlier in the hills of Appalachia. Hoedemaker Pfeiffer


Reviews
on 1/14/19

Like a glowing gem amidst its dark industrial surroundings, the Lighthouse Office stands out as something special. Designed and built by L.A.'s Knowhow Shop as an office space adjacent to their workshop, the small structure can be moved about the yard or even to another site, if needed. The... Knowhow Shop LLC

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Number
on 1/14/19

Number of days Walter Chrysler, the founder of Chrysler company who gave the name to the Chrysler Building in New York City put on sale recently, René Ammann


Headlines
on 1/14/19

Chicago's Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won the design competition for the Shimao Shenzhen Longgang master plan and its associated tower, Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, which will reach approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet). John Hill


Products
on 1/11/19

The Eco Brooklyn Show House is a traditional brick rowhouse with a difference: it's fronted by a living wall. Completed late last year, the Eco Brooklyn Living Wall hopes to set a precedent for the facades of residential buildings in the borough of Brooklyn – and beyond.... John Hill


Works
on 1/10/19

Located in southern China's Guangdong province, on the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) estuary, the LN Garden is part of the Nansha Seaside Park. 3LHD


Works
on 1/10/19

Built on a former industrial site of Esch-sur-Alzette, the campus of the University of Luxemburg Faculty of Sciences is laid out over the remains of the old steelworks, dominated by its blast furnaces. Inessa Hansch Architecte


Headlines
on 1/9/19

Empty of its penguins since 2004, the London Zoo's Grade I-listed Penguin Pool, designed by Berthold Lubetkin and engineered by Ove Arup in the early 1930s, is hearing calls for its demolition — from none other than Lubetkin's daughter. John Hill


Film
on 1/9/19

Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Marco Casamonti, a founding partner of Italy's Archea Associati. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/8/19

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London, designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA) and completed in 1991, is the latest recipient of its Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


Found
on 1/8/19

A 15-square-meter trailer resembling the workshop wing of the famous Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, will travel from Dessau to Berlin and beyond in 2019 to celebrate the Bauhaus centennial and invite people "to question the complex heritage of modernity." John Hill


Works
on 1/7/19

Situated opposite the old medieval market squarein the Santa Caterina neighborhood, the new project posits a change of use for the existing office building: Barcelona Edition hotel, operated by Ian Schrager, creator in the 1970s of New York’s iconic Studio 54. OAB Ferrater & Partners


Number
on 1/7/19

Estimated number of guidelines developed by the DeafSpace Project at Gallaudet University on how to design with the deaf in mind: 150 René Ammann


Reviews
on 1/7/19

Located almost ten miles southeast of Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church sits appropriately amidst a sea of parking. This suburban context offered a challenge to BVH Architecture when they designed a new columbarium sited on the edge of the parking lot. Wood... BVH Architecture

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Found
on 1/4/19

In 2018 we presented more than forty Building of the Week reviews of projects in the United States. It's your turn to help us crown a Building of the Year by voting for your favorite before the end of January. The winner will be announced the first week of February. John Hill


Insight
on 1/4/19

There is no way to get around the Bauhaus in 2019. Whether in the form of relaunched furniture series, numerous publications from architecture and art publishers, the ads of tour operators, or announcements of special shows and exhibitions, you will encounter it everywhere. This is an... Katinka Corts


Works
on 1/3/19

Rising to a height of 246 meters the ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is one of the tallest structures in Germany. The tower structure is used to test and certify high-speed elevators. It thus contributes considerably towards reducing the development time of future skyscrapers... Werner Sobek – Engineering & Design


Headlines
on 1/2/19

New York's WORKac, led by Lebanese-born architect Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, has been selected to design BeMA: Beirut Museum of Art, a new 12,000-square-meter museum intended as an "open museum" for the city. John Hill


Works
on 1/2/19

The louvers on the façade of the NICCA Innovation Center envelope the space in a tender embrace, constitute an interface that expresses the identities of Fukui and NICCA Chemical, and forge a link with the community and its lush green landscape. Tetsuo Kobori Architects


Headlines
on 1/2/19

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's (CTBUH) year in review reveals that the momentum to build tall continues unabated, particularly in China and in the realm of supertalls, those skyscrapers topping at least 300 meters. John Hill


Works
on 12/26/18

M9 is a museum of the cultural inheritance of the 20th century, located in a small museum quarter in Mestre, the mainland gateway to Venice. M9 consists of one larger and one smaller new building plus a former convent and an office building. Sauerbruch Hutton


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