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Headlines
on 10/9/23

The 2023 OBEL Award Teaching Fellowships are being given to four new university-level courses that "will amplify and enhance debate and learning around well-being and cities," in line with themes from previous OBEL Awards. John Hill


Number
on 10/9/23

Number of elements of the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) building designed by Swiss architect and 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Peter Zumthor that, he says, René Ammann


Headlines
on 10/7/23

Twenty years after the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and six years after the Getty acquired the archive of its architect, Frank Gehry, the Getty is putting on a two-part exhibition devoted to the design of the building. John Hill


Insight
on 10/6/23

In this latest installment in the “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, Madeline Beach Carey reads Houses, the classic novel by Borislav Pekić that is set in Belgrade and is about a man who has devoted his... Madeline Beach Carey


Found
on 10/5/23

A Permanent Nostalgia for Departure: A Rehearsal on Legacy with Zaha Hadid is on display at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, until January 28, 2024. The exhibition features artworks that engage directly with the 20-year-old building designed by Zaha Hadid, notably... John Hill


Headlines
on 10/3/23

Beverly Willis, the artist, self-taught architect, filmmaker, and untiring proponent of women in architecture, died on October 1, 2023, at the age of 95. John Hill


Film
on 10/3/23

The latest installment of The Architects Series, a project of The Plan Magazine and Iris Ceramic Group, presents a 27-minute documentary on the London studio of Alison Brooks. John Hill


Reviews
on 10/2/23

Five years ago Magazzino Italian Art, an institution focused on Arte Povera, opened its art space in Cold Springs, in New York's Hudson Valley. Just last month, Magazzino expanded with the new Robert Olnick Pavilion. The first building was designed by Miguel Quismondo's MQ Architecture, and... Alberto Campo Baeza & Miguel Quismondo

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Headlines
on 10/2/23

Skin of Glass, a film by Denise Zmekhol that follows her journey to a modernist skyscraper in São Paulo that was designed by her later father and subsequently occupied by hundreds of homeless families, won Best Documentary Feature Film at the BARQ Festival. John Hill


Number
on 10/2/23

Number of Japanese architects by the likes of Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, and Kuma Kengo, who have redesigned public toilets in various locations throughout Shibuya, Tokyo: 16 René Ammann


Found
on 10/2/23

On display at Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Frances Loeb Library until October 15, The Book in the Age of … is an exhibition that came out of a research seminar at the GSD taught by architect Rem Koolhaas, graphic designer Irma Boom, and architectural historian Phillip... John Hill


Insight
on 9/29/23

The 19th Asian Games opened on September 23 and run through October 8, 2023, in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. The Games, originally scheduled for 2022, were postponed for a year because of China’s Covid-19 policy. Of the more than fifty competition venues for the Games, only twelve... Eduard Kögel


Headlines
on 9/28/23

The latest edition of Shaping the City is taking place over two days in early October in New Orleans, Louisiana. Organized by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) and NANO, Shaping the City New Orleans focuses on “designing for climate emergency.” John Hill


Headlines
on 9/27/23

Zvi Hecker, the “Bad Boy of Israeli Architecture” (according to Haaretz, at least) who was born in Poland, immigrated to Israel in 1950, and moved to Germany in 1991, died at his home in Berlin on September 24, 2023, at the age of 92.  John Hill


Reviews
on 9/27/23

Hainan Island, located in the South China Sea, has a tropical climate all year round. Since 1988, the island has been an independent province and the largest special economic zone in the People’s Republic. The capital Haikou is located at the northern end of the island with a population of... Eduard Kögel

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Film
on 9/26/23

Gwen North Reiss, a writer and poet who has been involved with The Glass House as an educator and historian since 2008, talks about the history and architecture of the famous building designed by Philip Johnson in 1949, in a ten-minute film made by Open Space. John Hill


Headlines
on 9/25/23

Subtitled “Architecture of Optimism, 1919-1939,” Modernist Kaunas is one of 42 newly inscribed properties on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee during its annual meeting in Riyadh last week. John Hill


Number
on 9/25/23

Cost of the world’s most expensive building — Islam's most sacred site and the largest mosque in the world,... René Ammann


Headlines
on 9/22/23

Construction of Kingdom Tower, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is set to resume, as reports indicate contractors have been invited to bid for completing the 1,000-meter-tall tower. John Hill


Found
on 9/21/23

Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, the inaugural exhibition from the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and Natural Environment at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), opened to the public on September 17. John Hill


Headlines
on 9/20/23

Architect Christoph Ingenhoven is the latest recipient of the Golden Flower of Rheydt, an environmental prize presented by the city of Mönchengladbach, Germany, biennially since 1967. His concept of holistic sustainable architecture was the deciding factor. Manuel Pestalozzi


Film
on 9/20/23

Canadian landscape architect Claude Cormier died on September 15, 2023, at the age of 63. One month earlier, Cormier spoke with The Cultural Landscape Foundation for a forthcoming oral history project. Upon his passing, TCLF released a clip from the project in which Cormier revisits a... John Hill


Insight
on 9/19/23

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, the founders of Barcelona-based Prats & Flores Arquitectes, the couple talked about treating the apartment where they run their practice as a pedagogical tool, learning by drawing over and over again, adapting and... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Reviews
on 9/18/23

The Chicago Park District welcomed employees and the public inside its new Headquarters in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side in June. The bold design by John Ronan Architects is a circular building that sits within a new park. Ulf Meyer visited over the summer and... Ulf Meyer, John Ronan Architects

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Headlines
on 9/15/23

The recipient of the fifth Obel Award, created in 2019 to honor “outstanding architectural contributions to human development” around the world, is “a visionary green infrastructure project” off the shore of New York's Staten Island. John Hill


Number
on 9/15/23

Price of 11 flats worth £640,000 ($800,000) in Looe, a village in Cornwall, England, sold to renovate and let as affordable homes for locals: £1 ($1.25) René Ammann


Found
on 9/15/23

Artist and architect Oscar Abraham Pabón has installed a terracotta wall on the pond of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The temporary installation was inspired by the architecture of the pavilion but also the ink blots of the famous psychological tests created by Hermann... John Hill


Headlines
on 9/14/23

The Créateurs Design Association has announced that the Mexican architect will be awarded Le Prix Charlotte Perriand during the Créateurs Design Awards ceremony to be held in Paris on January 20, 2024. Antonio La Gioia


Insight
on 9/14/23

A “ribbon connecting," as opposed to a typical ribbon cutting, was held on September 13, 2023 — two days after the 22th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — at the Perelman Performing Arts Center, a translucent marble box designed by REX. World-Architects was in attendance. John Hill


Headlines
on 9/12/23

Gando-born, Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has been named a recipient of Japan Art Association’s 2023 Praemium Imperiale, one of the world's most prestigious awards for architects and other artists. John Hill


Film
on 9/12/23

Marc-Christoph Wagner interviewed Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Prize laureate and partner with Yvonne Farrell in Grafton Architects, during the UIA World Congress of Architects in July for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel. John Hill


Headlines
on 9/11/23

Landscape architect Alan Ward, a partner at the Boston interdisciplinary firm Sasaki, has donated approximately 2,500 photographs of landscapes he shot in thirteen countries to The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). John Hill


Number
on 9/11/23

Office vacancy rate in San Francisco, California, at the end of the second quarter 2023: 31.6% René Ammann


Specials
on 9/11/23

Hadi Teherani designed the new wellness area of the Krallerhof Hotel. The exceptional building features downward opening facade elements from HIRT kinetics AG


Found
on 9/8/23

The fourth iteration of the biennial Exhibit Columbus opened to the public on August 26, 2023, with a dozen installations spread across Columbus, Indiana, the small town that is famous as a Midwestern mecca of modern architecture. The three-month-long exhibition was shaped by a large... John Hill


Headlines
on 9/7/23

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six buildings in the running for the 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize, considered "the UK’s most prestigious architecture award." John Hill


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