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Insight
on 3/30/16

Light+Building, the internationally most important trade fair for lighting and building services technologies is over. We have found many new things, discovered several unexpected products, missed expected solutions and, every now and then, we also learned something new. Our trade fair... Thomas Geuder


Insight
on 3/21/16

A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond opened to the public at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Sunday, March 13, running until Monday, July 4. World-Architects visited the exhibition to file this review. John Hill


Insight
on 3/3/16

In her new book, The Inspired Lansdcape, landscape architect Susan Cohen explores the creative process of 21 leading international landscape architects. Here we present an excerpt from the book and highlight just a few of the projects found in its pages. John Hill


Insight
on 2/19/16

Andreas Schulz ranks among the leading masterminds in the field of lighting design. Prior to the upcoming Light+Building trade fair, we asked him for a short interview on the developments and changes in his industry. A practice-oriented conversation. Thomas Geuder


Insight
on 2/3/16

The extension to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich has been completed. At the end of last month the new wing, of exposed concrete, was opened for viewing for the first time. Jenny Keller


Insight
on 1/25/16

What does the selection of Alejandro Aravena as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate mean for the future of "architecture's Nobel"? World-Architects ponders the question and offers a handful of nominations for future Pritzker Prize juries to consider. John Hill


Insight
on 1/11/16

On Sunday, the exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, closed at the National Academy Museum in New York. World-Architects eMagazine Editor in Chief John Hill visited the exhibition on the 2015 AIA Gold Medal winner and filed this report. John Hill


Insight
on 12/14/15

For our last Insight feature of 2015, World-Architects looks back – month-by-month, and week-by-week – at some of the headlines, projects, competitions, features and products of the last year, while we glance ahead to some projects slated for completion in 2016. John Hill


Insight
on 12/7/15

In Ulf Meyer's previous article, "Architecture of a Thousand Pinpricks," the tone was deliberately polemical. So does Germany really have reason to envy other countries... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 11/21/15

Developers’ architecture, a crisis in ecological construction, misunderstood modernism, no stars – what are the concerns shaping contemporary German architecture at the moment? A polemic. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 11/9/15

Last week the eighth annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) was held in Singapore, when more than thirty projects were given awards and the "super jury" crowned the World Building of the Year. John Hill


Insight
on 10/26/15

It's the last half of 2015 and the monograph – long bemoaned to be on the way out – is alive and well, as witnessed by these dozen recently published (or soon-to-be-published) monographs on World-Architects member firms.   John Hill


Insight
on 10/12/15

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened to the public on 3 October 2015, running until 3 January 2016. Under the direction of curators Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, the Biennial takes a look at "The State of the Art of Architecture" through more than 100 participating... John Hill


Insight
on 9/28/15

To parse just what it is that creates the distinctive architecture of Barcelona and the Catalan region, architect and Cities Connection Project co-director Xavier Bustos presents three snapshots in three categories of architectural production: education, cultural initiatives, and awards. Xavier Bustos


Insight
on 9/11/15

Diller Scofidio + Renfro recently completed the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Writer Fred Bernstein got a tour of the building from Charles Renfro and filed this report for World-Architects. Fred Bernstein


Insight
on 8/31/15

With last week's announcement of the international search for an architect to design the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, we take a look at 20 libraries designed by World-Architects member firms since 2004, the year of the striking Clinton Presidential Library designed by ennead architects. John Hill


Insight
on 8/17/15

At World-Architects we are big fans of art with an architectural twist, so we decided to focus on some artists who look to architecture and building as subjects for their paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and films. John Hill


Insight
on 7/6/15

The third and last leg of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio opened at the Cooper Hewitt in New York on 24 June, running until 3 January 2016. eMagazine Editor in Chief John Hill got a look at the exhibition and filed this report. John Hill


Insight
on 6/22/15

With a growing awareness of the environmental benefits of solid wood over steel and concrete construction, more and more buildings this century are being constructed out of wood. With over twenty case studies in Joseph Mayo's new book, Solid Wood, World-Architects spoke with the... John Hill


Insight
on 6/8/15

The London Festival of Architecture takes place throughout the month of June under the theme Work in Progress. We highlight ten of the installations, exhibitions, and events happening as part of the LFA. John Hill


Insight
on 5/25/15

Memorial Day Weekend saw the opening of a two-block stretch of the Chicago Riverwalk, one of the most anticipated projects in the midwestern city. The riverwalk is designed by Ross Barney Architects (with Sasaki Associates), which World-Architects recently visited. John Hill


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


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