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2 months ago

US President Joe Biden has removed four Trump-appointed members of the US Commission of Fine Arts, the agency that reviews designs for government buildings and other public projects in Washington, DC, replacing them with four new — and diverse — members. John Hill


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2 months ago

Although an exact date is not known yet, reports indicate the long-delayed opening of ANOHA — The Children's World of the Jewish Museum Berlin is scheduled to take place in the second half of June. Ulf Meyer


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Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander died on Saturday, May 22, in Vancouver, about a month shy of her 100th birthday. She is the namesake for the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize that will be conferred for the first time later this year. John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

The great Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha died on Sunday, May 23, at the age of 92. Just a week earlier he was named recipient of the UIA Gold Medal, which he would have received at the delayed UIA2021RIO in July. John Hill


Found
2 months ago

Germany emptied its pavilion, minus scannable QR codes; Spain filled its pavilion with thousands of papers suspended in space; the United States built a four-story, wood-framed installation in front of its neoclassical pavilion. Here we present some views of the national pavilions and the main... John Hill


Number
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Number of days it takes to assemble a foldable home of 125 m2 (1,345 sf) using 15 m2 (161 sf) modules... René Ammann


Headlines
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The City of Los Angeles has announced the winners of Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, the "design challenge" that asked entrants to propose new models of low-rise housing across four categories: Corners, Fourplex, (Re)Distribution, and Subdivision. John Hill


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2 months ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) have announced the five winners of the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, "the only award that recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of their design." John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

Architect and curator Terence Riley has died. The news was delivered via the Instagram account of K/R, the New York- and Miami-based architecture firm Riley led with John Keenan. John Hill


Reviews
2 months ago

"In designing the Neilson Library, I envisioned a dance between old and new," Maya Lin writes in her artist's statement on the recently completed project. "The design... Maya Lin Studio

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Insight
2 months ago

March saw the fifth anniversary of Zaha Hadid’s death, something the architecture scene took surprisingly little notice of. An exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich, intended as an homage, focuses on the Pritzker Prize winner’s enthusiasm for the Russian avant-garde. Elias Baumgarten


Film
2 months ago

The latest film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features an interview with Kengo Kuma in his Tokyo office. Filmed in May 2020, the interviews features numerous in-progress international projects by the prolific architect as well as his thoughts on what architecture should address after... John Hill


Insight
2 months ago

The Urban Environment House is a new nearly net-zero building in Helsinki's former docklands designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects for the city's Urban Environment Division. Its completion during the pandemic means the building is yet to be occupied by city workers, but hopefully... Ulf Meyer


Number
2 months ago

Number of city blocks in Downtown Los Angeles comprising the largest containment of unhoused people in the United States: 50 René Ammann


Headlines
2 months ago

The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile will be held from September 5 to 10, 2021, as "an innovative, iconic and unique edition" curated by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and a team of "young international architects and professionals." John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that the Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library, designed by Will Bruder and opened in 1995, has been awarded the 2021 Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


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2 months ago

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and built in 1972, is making headlines once again, with reports of the owners selling their units and moving out. This news means the likely demolition of one of the only built manifestations of Metabolism. John Hill


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2 months ago

Two new installations in Manhattan — Maya Lin: Ghost Forest at Madison Square Park and "The GREEN" at Lincoln Center — take divergent approaches to nature but each give New Yorkers pleasant settings for enjoying the outdoors. World-Architects visited them on a sunny day shortly... John Hill


Film
2 months ago

M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., founder of the global architecture and interior design firm Gensler, died on Monday, May 10, at the age of 85. A short film celebrates the life of Art, as he was known, featuring statements from the architect and businessman and photos spanning his 65-year career. John Hill


Works
2 months ago

Situated on one of the most sensitive and biodiverse nature reserves in the Gulf, the Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a cluster of rounded building forms that creates a sanctuary for rehabilitating turtles and nurturing endangered birds, connecting with local initiatives and... Hopkins Architects


Reviews
2 months ago

Seen from the street, Chapman Stables is an old — if lovingly restored — two story brick building in Washington, DC's Truxton Circle neighborhood. Behind the brick is a two-story addition and a new five-story building whose massing preserves the appearance of the century-old historic stables... Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

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Number
2 months ago

Number of cooking facilities in the 145 tiny modular living boxes (10 m2 / 107 sf) in Tokyo’s 50-year-old iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower "destined... René Ammann


Headlines
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German architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, May 8, when he was struck by two cars while riding his bicycle in Campton Hills, a far western suburb of Chicago. The 81-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. John Hill


Insight
2 months ago

In their new book, Old Is New: Architectural Works by New Material Research Laboratory, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida reveal the inner workings of the practice they formed in 2008. Although the name New Material Research Laboratory expresses innovation, the duo... Ulf Meyer


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2 months ago

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2021 Skyscraper Competition. Three winners and 20 honorable mentions, as selected by the jury from nearly 500 submissions, "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments." John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

After a summer spent putting on events in a parking garage due to the pandemic, the next iteration of MPavilion will return to Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens and a new structure to be designed by Venice's MAP studio. John Hill


Works
2 months ago

Designed for a couple and their two children, the Residence de l'Isle is a reinterpretation of modern American houses of the mid-20th century. This single-family home, built on the banks of a river, in the northern suburbs of Montreal, is the result of an architectural conversation with the... John Hill, Chevalier Morales


Film
2 months ago

A team led by Milan Ingegneria, with architecture by Labics and Fabio Fumagalli, has won a competition to design and build a retractable floor at the Flavian Amphitheater, the most visited site in Rome. A short film explains the complex workings of the movable wood floor. John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

The State of Illinois has issued an official RFP for the sale of the 17-story James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop. Designed by Helmut Jahn in the 1980s, the controversial icon of postmodern architecture faces potential demolition. John Hill


Works
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Montreal's KANVA has unveiled "the delicate grandeur of the newly redesigned Biodome, a Montreal science museum that immerses visitors in the authentic environs of multiple ecosystems." KANVA


Headlines
2 months ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that Robert Ivy will retire by the end of the year as the Institute's Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, leadership roles he has held since 2011. John Hill


Reviews
2 months ago

One of the most anticipated adaptive reuse projects this century opened on January 1, 2021, more than 20 years after it was first unveiled. Although Skidmore Owings & Merrill's design for Moynihan Train Hall went through numerous design iterations, a dramatic skylight over the main hall... Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Number
2 months ago

Court bill UK architect Sophie Hicks was ordered to pay after losing a six-year-long battle over a... René Ammann


Headlines
2 months ago

LUO studio's Zheshui Natural Library in Shanxi Province has won the top prize in the architectural design category of the 2021 Design Educates Awards, which are given out by Laka Foundation, the non-profit organization and international network "focused on social impact via design and... John Hill


Headlines
3 months ago

Lemay and Atelier 21 have won the Innovation in Architecture Award for their refurbishment of the Grand Théâtre de Québec’s exterior envelope, and Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey have won the President’s Award for Multimedia Representations of Architecture for their book Canadian Modern... John Hill


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3 months ago

David Chipperfield Architects' refurbishment of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is complete. The keys were handed over to the client on April 29 in a virtual ceremony, with the physical reopening scheduled for August 2021 with an exhibition of works by Alexander... John Hill


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