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Headlines
on 2/27/20

Preservation Chicago has released its annual "7 Most Endangered" list. It includes numerous repeats, most notably Helmut Jahn's James R. Thompson Center, which the State of Illinois is currently selling and could be demolished. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/25/20

Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair, a staple for globetrotting interior designers and the design press every April, has been postponed until June in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy.


Headlines
on 2/25/20

OMA, together with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, has won the competition for the design of the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium. Designed by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf, the 75,000-sm project will create work space for 4,000 SNCB employees. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/21/20

Visionary French architect Yona Friedman, who was born in Budapest in 1923, has died at the age of 96, as announced on his Instagram account on February 21, 2020. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/20/20

The concept design for the Autobahnkirche along the A13 motorway near Andeer, Switzerland, features an above-ground chapel and three smaller chapels built into an earth berm. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/19/20

A judge has ruled that the "gerrymandered" zoning lot for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a residential tower that topped out at 668 feet last summer, is invalid and the developer must remove floors to comply with zoning. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/13/20

Hollywood's Architect, a new documentary on Paul Revere Williams, celebrates the life and work of the African American "Architect to the Stars" who was the posthumous recipient of the John Hill


Headlines
on 2/13/20

The National Railway Museum and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the five concept designs by the shortlisted teams vying to design the Central Hall for the museum in York, England. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/11/20

French President Emanuel Macron is mandating that all new public buildings in France which are financed by the government must contain at least 50% wood or other organic materials starting in 2022. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/10/20

Counterspace — the Johannseburg-based firm of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar — has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will be on display in London's Kensington Gardens this summer. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/6/20

The Architectural League of New York has announced the eight firms receiving its 2020 Emerging Voices awards.  John Hill


Headlines
on 2/5/20

A preliminary draft of an executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump would ensure that "the classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style" for federal buildings.


Headlines
on 2/4/20

On the evening of February 1st, a 19-year-old college student jumped from the sixth level of Vessel, the Heatherwick Studio-designed climbable sculpture at the center of the Hudson Yards development in New York City. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/31/20

Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected in an international competition to design the new headquarters for smartphone manufacturer OPPO in Shenzhen, China. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/31/20

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has named the James-Simon-Galerie by David Chipperfield Architects as the winner of the DAM Preis 2020. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/30/20

A full-scale replica of the Walker Guest House, originally built in 1952 on Sanibel Island, Florida, is on display in Palm Springs, California, where it will be sold in situ in an online auction coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week in mid-February. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/28/20

The School of Architecture at Taliesin, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932, was unable to reach an agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and therefore will close at the end of June. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/23/20

IKEA has started construction on its new store in central Vienna designed by querkraft architekten. Once complete in 2021, the building will be covered with 160 trees — and have zero parking spaces.


Headlines
on 1/22/20

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari and Spanish-American critic and historian Beatriz Colomina are this year’s recipients of the Jane Drew Prize and Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, respectively, part of the W Awards given out by The Architectural Review and the Architects’... John Hill


Headlines
on 1/21/20

Architect Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, principal of Ong-ard Architects in Chiang Mai, Thailand, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for traditional architecture from the University of Notre Dame. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/17/20

The New York Post is reporting that Silverstein Properties is shelving the 2015 design by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group for 2 World Trade Center in favor of a "modified" design of Foster + Partners' scheme from 2006. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/16/20

The third annual prize — given by the Royal Academy of Arts and supported by the Dorman Foundation — is being given for the first time to an artist instead of an architect: installation artist and sculptor Cristina Iglesias from Spain. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/14/20

At a symposium on Monday, January 13, at the Center for Architecture, the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the 35 winners in its 2020 AIANY Design Awards. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/13/20

Roger Scruton, the conservative British philosopher who specialized in aesthetics and wrote The Aesthetics of Architecture, died on January 12 at the age of 75 following a six-month battle with cancer. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/8/20

In the latest news on the renovation of Philip Johnson's iconic Postmodern AT&T Building, Snøhetta's design for an open-air garden to replace the formerly enclosed atrium was approved by the New York City Planning Commission. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/7/20

As bushfires have ravaged parts of Australia and destroyed thousands of homes, hundreds of Australian architects are offering pro bono design and planning assistance to people needing to rebuild. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/2/20

In 2019 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


Headlines
on 12/24/19

Related Companies, co-developer of New York's Hudson Yards, has agreed to increase accessibility of the Vessel, the climbable sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio with 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 80 landings, and one elevator. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/17/19

The team of Moreau Kusunoki and Genton has won the competition to design the new Powerhouse Parramatta, Sydney, what is considered the largest arts and cultural investment in New South Wales since the Sydney Opera House. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/12/19

Four months after three visions for the La Brea Tar Pits were unveiled, New York's WEISS/MANFREDI has been selected to lead the master plan to re-imagine the Los Angeles... John Hill


Headlines
on 12/12/19

New York's Architecture Research Office (ARO) has been named recipient of the 2020 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architectural practice. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/11/19

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named Marlon Blackwell, head of his eponymous firm in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as the recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal, the AIA’s highest annual honor. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/6/19

Mexico City's Comunal Taller de Arquitectura won the £10,000 prize during the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam this week for the practice's community-driven work in the rural village of Tepetzintán in Mexico. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/5/19

Helsinki's JKMM Architects has been chosen as the winner in the two-stage competition to design an annex to the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/3/19

Four years after Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects were selected to reimagine the home of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln... John Hill


Headlines
on 12/3/19

Gergely Karácsony, the recently elected Green Party mayor in Budapest, has stopped construction of the new museum in the city's 200-year-old City Park, claiming it will have an "enormous impact on its environment." John Hill


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