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Insight
on 5/11/15

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants a green bridge crossing the Thames. Critics point out that the Garden Bridge would not be a public space. The fact that state funds are nevertheless channelled into its construction and maintenance has prompted them to take this case to court. Oliver Pohlisch


Insight
on 4/27/15

The State of the Art in Architecture is the theme of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which gets underway in just over five months. To get a sense of the state of architecture in the city, we take a look at 15 buildings from the last 15 years. John Hill


Insight
on 4/13/15

Gender equality in architecture has been an increasing concern in recent years, most overtly since Denise Scott Brown called for a retroactive Pritzker Prize in 2013. To get some impressions on the current state of women in the architecture profession, we surveyed eleven women-owned,... John Hill


Insight
on 3/27/15

Early in March, architect Frei Otto died at the age of 89. He was announced posthumously as the winner of the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize – only the second German architect, after Gottfried Böhm, to receive this honor. Ulf Meyer looks back at the life of a visionary. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 3/16/15

Last year saw the most supertall (300 meters or higher) skyscrapers built than in any year (11 of them), most significantly One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. World-Architects is taking a look at it and nine other supertalls under construction. John Hill


Insight
on 3/2/15

World-Architects recently visited the Princeton, New Jersey, office of ikon.5 architects to speak with partners Joseph Tattoni, Arvind Tikku and Charles Maira about the firm's background and their working process, and to look at some new projects. John Hill


Insight
on 2/16/15

Atelier Bow-Wow, Rice University professor Jesús Vassallo and students from Rice School of Architecture recently completed the "Learning from Houston" study of the city's vernacular shotgun houses, culminating in an exhibition in the university's art gallery. John Hill


Insight
on 2/2/15

Bjarke Ingels Group has followed up last year's successful BIG Maze at the National Building Museum by ringing the building's atrium with 60 of their projects to take visitors on "an odyssey of architectural adaptation" from hot to cold climates. John Hill


Insight
on 1/19/15

This week, building design and construction professionals head to Munich for BAU 2015, the "world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials, systems." Here we highlight a few of BAU Blog's "Team Building" and "Talks About Tomorrow" features. John Hill


Insight
on 1/5/15

Of the 420 projects from 36 countries competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, we highlight some of the contending projects designed by World-Architects member firms. John Hill


Insight
on 12/8/14

For our last Insight feature of 2014, World-Architects takes a look back at some of the headlines, projects, competitions, features and products of the last 12 months while we look ahead to some projects to be completed in 2015. John Hill


Insight
on 11/24/14

World-Architects recently visited the Manhattan office of James Corner Field Operations to get a tour of their office space, speak with Mr. Corner about the firm's philosophy, and see where the landscape architecture and urban design firm is heading. John Hill


Insight
on 11/7/14

At World-Architects we are big fans of architectural models, but we'll admit their imagery is not as prevalent online as computer renderings. To remedy that we decided to focus an Insight on models, asking a few questions to some W-A member firms. John Hill


Insight
on 10/27/14

In response to Chinese leader Xi Jinping's call for an end to "weird architecture" in China, we combed through the profiles on the Chinese-Architects platform of World-Architects to highlight some firms working in a different vein. John Hill


Insight
on 10/12/14

AS+GG is on a roll, with many high-performance skyscrapers in the works, one of them soon to be the world's tallest. While in Chicago World-Architects got a tour of the office and chatted with a couple senior team members about some current projects. John Hill


Insight
on 9/26/14

Seoul is one of the most exciting cities in the world. The Architecture Forum Aedes has dedicated a major exhibition to the capital of South Korea in Towards a Meta-City: Recent Urban Projects in Seoul. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 9/15/14

In recent years a number of popular tech companies – Airbnb, Dropbox, Pinterest, and Twitter – have opened new headquarters in San Francisco's South of Market area. We take a look inside them for a side-by-side comparison of their workplace designs. John Hill


Insight
on 8/29/14

Inspired by the recent unveiling of Bjarke Ingels Group's Zootopia proposal for Givskud Zoo in Denmark, we've assembled some recent projects from World-Architects member firms to get an idea of the state of zoo design in the 21st century. John Hill


Insight
on 8/15/14

Good architecture depends upon good clients, a fact not lost on Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), as evidenced by the buildings gracing its four international campuses. This year NPC expanded its New Jersey campus with five new buildings. John Hill


Insight
on 7/4/14

Uta Abendroth speaks with architect David Adjaye about his design philosophy in regards to buildings like the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and furniture like the new Washington Chair for Knoll. Uta Abendroth


Insight
on 6/24/14

In addition to the three-part 14th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Rem Koolhaas, a number of collateral events are taking place as part of the Venice Biennale. We highlight a few... John Hill


Insight
on 6/18/14

The Fundamentals theme for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition consists of three components: Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Elements of Architecture, and Monditalia. Here we look at the national pavilions and Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014. John Hill


Insight
on 6/11/14

The Fundamentals theme for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition consists of three components: Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Elements of Architecture, and Monditalia. Here we look at Monditalia in the Arsenale's Corderie. John Hill


Insight
on 6/9/14

The Fundamentals theme for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition consists of three components: Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Elements of Architecture, and Monditalia. Here we look at Elements of Architecture in the Central Pavilion. John Hill


Insight
on 5/26/14

To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the fourth biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles. John Hill


Insight
on 5/12/14

Next month the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Brazil, which will also play host to the Summer Olympics two years later. With so much attention being lauded on the South American country around these events, World-Architects spoke with the authors of the recently published Architectural Guide... John Hill


Insight
on 4/28/14

As the school year winds down for architecture students around the world, we highlight 10 design/build programs that are making a difference by developing experience and skills in the future architects, by contributing to local communities through their efforts, and by exploring the integral... John Hill


Insight
on 4/14/14

Mies van der Rohe once said a skyscraper is "almost easier" to design than a chair. That didn't stop Mies and other modern architects from designing the objects we sit in, light our rooms with, and eat our meals at. We highlight the furniture and other products designed by nine... John Hill


Insight
on 3/31/14

Most of the news on 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Shigeru Ban focuses on his humanitarian efforts made from paper tubes. We look at how his material innovation extends to other structures built with paper tubes, complex wood structures, buildings made from prefabricated components,... John Hill


Insight
on 3/24/14

Spurred by "a steady stream of exhibitions and events that address the social and societal issues connected with architecture," Swiss-Architects eMagazin editor Inge Beckel looks at what happens when European architects work in Africa and other non-"First-World" contexts. Inge Beckel


Insight
on 3/10/14

On February 28, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) was scheduled to wrap up its three-month run at the renovated Value Factory in Shenzhen, China (the exhibition was extended to March 14). We highlight some of the award-winning exhibits from the UABB. John Hill


Insight
on 2/24/14

Lettering Large is the title of a new book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić that looks at the "art and design of monumental typography." Published by The Monacelli Press, the book highlights the cross-disciplinary expressions of architecture, art, typography, graphic design and... John Hill


Insight
on 2/10/14

Architects will flock to Venice in June to take in the Architecture Biennale at the Arsenale and in the national pavilions, but Venice will also host a number of other architecture-related events during the Biennale's six-month run. One such event is the "Time-Space-Existence"... John Hill


Insight
on 1/27/14

In two years Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will celebrate its 80th anniversary, having been founded on January 1, 1936. In the ensuing decades the firm has expanded from two offices in the United States to eleven offices on three continents, while becoming one of the most recognizable and... John Hill


Insight
on 1/13/14

Prizes, awards, rankings. Tributes, scathing reviews, recommendations. 'Likes', rankings and achieved (or missed) targets for visitor numbers. Evaluations are commonplace in architecture like anything else. So what is it, you may ask, that makes a good building, that makes an award-winner? Inge Beckel


Insight
on 12/16/13

For our last Insight feature of 2013, World-Architects is taking a look back at the events, significant projects, and passings of the last 12 months, while also taking a look ahead at projects expected to be completed next year. John Hill


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