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Specials
on 8/1/22

Birgit Walter from Barcelona's BMLD is a lighting designer with a passion. In this interview, she is talking about the special challenges in the Spanish market, how important intelligent technology is, and what accents she is setting on for her tour of Light + Building. Martina Metzner


Headlines
on 7/27/22

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has unveiled a trio of proposals that aim to keep the Chicago Bears pro football team at Soldier Field on the city's lakefront. John Hill


Works
on 7/27/22

The Casamirador Savassi residential building, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. Gisele Borges Arquitetura


Headlines
on 7/26/22

Announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in early 2021 as a "170-kilometer revolution in urban living," some details of The Line have been unveiled.


Reviews
on 7/25/22

For fifty years Covenant House has been providing shelter for homeless youth across New York City, first with facilities in Lower Manhattan. Since 1976 the organization has been located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where their new home, designed by... FXCollaborative

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Film
on 7/22/22

In a talk given at the TED Conference in Vancouver in April of this year, British designer Thomas Heatherwick argues against boring architecture and in favor of architectural diversity and a "global humanizing movement." John Hill


Headlines
on 7/21/22

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six buildings in the running for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize, considered "the UK’s most prestigious architecture award." John Hill


Works
on 7/20/22

Designed on a small corner plot of a residential villa layout, Mirai is a contextual house in response to the hot desert climate of Rajasthan, India. Sanjay Puri Architects


Headlines
on 7/19/22

The famed artist known for oversized sculptures of everyday objects, many carried out with his wife Coosje van Bruggen (1942–2009), died on July 18 at the age of 93. John Hill


Reviews
on 7/18/22

A faceted facade and lush green wall make this extension to an electrical substation a good neighbor in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. The architects at TEF Design answered a few questions about the project. TEF Design

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Insight
on 7/15/22

Bernd & Hilla Becher, the first posthumous retrospective of the German photographers famous for documenting industrial structures in the second half of the twentieth century, opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 15. Six years in the making, the exhibition is a must-see. John Hill


Works
on 7/14/22

Cuerpo Gris: an ephemeral intervention for the Sacred Art Museum in Bilbao. The Gau Zuria (White Night) festival took place on the 17th and 18th of June 2022, for the 722nd jubilee of Bilbao City Foundation. On the occasion, 28 artistic interventions transformed the Basque capital’s... Martillo Neumático


Specials
on 7/13/22

Light + Building will take place at its new date from 2 to 6 October. With around 1,300 exhibitors from 46 countries, it is well prepared for both lighting and building automation. Martina Metzner


Headlines
on 7/12/22

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has unveiled renderings for the ninth MPavilion, designed by Bangkok's all(zone) and set to open in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens on November 17. John Hill


Works
on 7/11/22

Marra Marra Shack is built using timber pillars made out of repurposed 200 years old electrical posts. The house is entirely built in timber; only the facade is covered by thin, fire-resistant fiber cement sheets. Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide


Headlines
on 7/10/22

The new, long-awaited Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, opened to the public on July 9. John Hill


Insight
on 7/9/22

With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through some of the many architecture books published this year to find fifteen recommendations for summer reading, presented from small to extra-large — from a book that fits in your pocket to a two-volume title for your coffee table. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/7/22

Azure Magazine has revealed the 24 winners of its twelfth annual AZ Awards competition. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/7/22

The Japanese architect was awarded for his efforts to give architectural dignity to the numerous humanitarian architectural interventions carried out around the world. Antonio La Gioia


Number
on 7/6/22

Typical thickness of a wall made of mud (banco) that, in a country like Senegal, provides natural insulation from the sun and... René Ammann


Insight
on 7/6/22

Enzo Enea is a new type of landscape architect, sometimes filling the landscapes he designs with plants from his own arboretum in Switzerland. Ulf Meyer visited Enea at his office and tree museum in Rapperswil-Jona, southeast of Zurich, speaking with the landscape architect about his design... Ulf Meyer


Film
on 7/5/22

Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands is the first feature-length documentary film made by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The film follows Rael San Fratello’s experiments with 3D-printing technology and traditional adobe architecture. John Hill


Number
on 7/4/22

Share of heritage buildings in Vietnam — from the country's colonial era to modernist period — that are not protected: 90% René Ammann


Reviews
on 7/4/22

The Valley in Amsterdam is a new type of high-rise cluster. The design by MVRDV uses its publicly accessible namesake “valley” to unite the mixed uses of the 75,000-m2 project. Ulf Meyer toured the recently completed development and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer

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Insight
on 7/2/22

World-Architects stopped by the atelier of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats on Carrer de Trafalgar in Barcelona in May, a couple of days after the EU Mies Awards were handed out at the Barcelona... John Hill


Headlines
on 7/1/22

When we visited Mother's House, Robert Venturi's icon of postmodernism in Philadelphia, and told the resident, Agatha Hughes, that we were from Berlin, she replied, "How is Kristin?" That was in 1992. Since then, her fame in architectural circles has only grown. On July 1, Kristin Feireiss... John Hill, Falk Jaeger


Headlines
on 6/30/22

MVRDV is slated to turn Herman Hertzberger's Centraal Beheer office building into housing, while RSHP is reportedly exploring the transformation of its own iconic Lloyd's of London building into a hotel. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/29/22

FLUGT – Refugee Museum of Denmark, an international museum designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group that is devoted to stories about refugees, was inaugurated on June 25 by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. John Hill


Found
on 6/29/22

More than a decade in the making, the new home for the Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum opened to the public in December. Photographs taken by Thomas Mayer capture the design by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, whose most striking features are the boxes bathed in red light that cantilever... John Hill


Film
on 6/28/22

For the Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition now at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Gramazio Kohler Research is revisiting its ten-year-old Flight Assembled Architecture project, adding virtual inhabitants to the utopian city for 30,000 inhabitants. John Hill


Insight
on 6/27/22

June is Pride Month, marking June 28, 1969, when a group of LGBTQ+ people rioted following a police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn. Fittingly, this June sees the release of Gay Architects: Silent Biographies, from 18th to 20th Century, which finds two German experts, Wolfgang Voigt... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 6/27/22

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that the Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle, Washington, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 1997, has been awarded the 2022 Twenty-five... John Hill


Reviews
on 6/27/22

The first new building at Glenstone since the 2018 opening of the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, is a bespoke pavilion housing a Richard Serra sculpture. World-Architects editor John Hill got a peek at the new building, also designed by Phifer, before it opened to the... Thomas Phifer and Partners

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Number
on 6/26/22

Factor by which a trio of prestigious London hotels — Claridge’s, the Connaught, and the Berkeley — have potentially... René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/23/22

Baiziwan Social Housing is a large 12-building project spanning six blocks near Beijing's CBD. The design by Ma Yansong's MAD Architects accommodates 4,000 families. John Hill


Film
on 6/22/22

Foster + Partners has shared an episode of the Sky Arts documentary series The Art of Architecture that is devoted to the firm's Dolunary Villa in Kaplankaya, Turkey. John Hill


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