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Headlines
on 11/8/18

A jury has selected the Terra Reforma office building in Mexico City, designed by architect L. Benjamín Romano of LBR&A, as the winner of the International Highrise Award 2018. John Hill


Works
on 11/8/18

In a city center with a housing stock largely built before the Second World War, Norra Tornen introduces a new way of living which brings together density with the possibility to enjoy outdoor space (Stockholm ranks fourth among the cities with the highest air quality in the European Union). OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture


Headlines
on 11/7/18

JPMorgan Chase has selected Foster + Partners to design a 2.5 million-square-foot skyscraper to replace its for its current 1.5 million-square-foot corporate headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/7/18

Calgary, Alberta's new Central Library, designed by Oslo's Snøhetta with Canada's DIALOG, opened to the public on the first of November one block east of City Hall in the city's popular East Village area. John Hill


Works
on 11/7/18

The ceremonial opening of the first pavilion of the BioMatresearch group at ITKE took place on Wednesday, August 15th next to the Kollegiengebäude II on the Campus Stadtmitte opposite the Katharinenhospital. BioMat Group at ITKE


Reviews
on 11/5/18

Where two 60-foot-tall Golden Arches once stood ― a symbol of the world's most famous fast-food chain's origins ― now sits a glass box capped by a green roof and a steel armature of photovoltaic panels: a symbol of McDonald's sustainable future. The McDonald's flagship in... Ross Barney Architects

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Works
on 11/5/18

The KCI headquarters is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was constructed adjacent to a 30-meter road providing office, conference, and warehousing space. Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute


Headlines
on 11/2/18

Six years after Los Angeles's Johnston Marklee was selected to design the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas, the $30,000-square-foot, $40 million building has opened on the Menil Collection's 30-acre campus. John Hill


Number
on 11/2/18

Price for a one-night stay in the all-glass hotel suite sitting 5 meters (16.5 feet) under sea level in the Maldives: $50,000 René Ammann


Products
on 11/2/18

During the London Design Festival in September, the Victoria & Albert Museum's recently redesigned Sackler Courtyard was occupied by "MultiPly," an installation designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects that was made with prefabricated tulipwood modules. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


Film
on 11/1/18

The Block Research Group (BRG) at ETH Zurich recently erected KnitCandela, a flexibly formed thin concrete shell, at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City after carrying the knitted formwork from Switzerland to Mexico in a few small suitcases. John Hill


Found
on 11/1/18

New banknotes for Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, were recently put into circulation. Designed by Snøhetta and Metric Design, the colorful new banknotes are meant to express the importance of the sea in Norwegian national identity. John Hill


Headlines
on 10/31/18

The $13 billion international airport designed by Foster + Partners for Mexico City is facing cancellation after a national referendum saw 70 percent of people at the polls vote "no" on the project now under construction. John Hill


Works
on 10/31/18

Located in the old fabric of Poble Nou, the corner, empty but with well-defined arrises that stand out against the sky, looks out at the city of Barcelona with its animated flux of inhabitants and visitors who flow beachwards. John Hill, OAB Ferrater & Partners


Headlines
on 10/30/18

Google has announced that it is withdrawing its plan to transform an old electric company building in Berlin's Kreuzberg neighborhood into an incubator for tech start-ups. John Hill


Works
on 10/30/18

Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures... Skylab


Headlines
on 10/30/18

The Secular Retreat, designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for Living Architecture, has been completed and is available for holidays in South Devon, England. John Hill


Insight
on 10/29/18

An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, reveals the relevance today of the Austrian designer, author, and activist Victor Papanek. Susanna Koeberle


Number
on 10/29/18

Estimated number of homes made of earth in Timimoun, a desert town and oasis in Algeria, where architect Yasmine Terki is working to preserve the country's heritage of earth... René Ammann


Specials
on 10/29/18

The ever-present digitalisation is particularly noticeable in the office, where many technologies come together and open up undreamt-of possibilities for work. But how do we want to work in the future? What future models are available? How flexible must workplaces and thus employees... Thomas Geuder


Specials
on 10/29/18

The ever-present digitalisation is particularly noticeable in the office, where many technologies come together and open up undreamt-of possibilities for work. But how do we want to work in the future? What future models are available? How flexible must workplaces and thus employees... Thomas Geuder


Found
on 10/26/18

SEE-ING: The Environmental Consciousness Project is on display at the School of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte until November 16th. Curated by UNC... John Hill


Headlines
on 10/26/18

Coal Drops Yard, a new shopping and restaurant district designed by London's Heatherwick Studio, opened on Friday, October 26th, in the city's King's Cross area. John Hill


Works
on 10/25/18

"Form follows function," one of the strongest mantras of modern architecture, found another tight fit at the new studio premises of SinnerSchrager in Prague. Kurz Architects


Headlines
on 10/25/18

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, announced on Tuesday, October 23rd that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2018/19 school year, after more than a decade as head of the GSD. John Hill


Works
on 10/24/18

SPF:a was chosen in 2014 for their proposal to create a direct, public connection between two major Long Beach venues: the Long Beach Convention Center and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. SPF:a


Headlines
on 10/24/18

REDBAAL, the Architecture Biennial Network of Latin America, has announced that Teopanzolco Cultural Center, designed by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA, has won the 2018 Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture. John Hill


Works
on 10/24/18

Termalija Family Wellness is the latest in the series of projects which we have built at Terme Olimia in the last fifteen years and concludes the complete transformation of the complex from a classic health center built in the 1980s to a modern relaxing thermal spa. ENOTA


Reviews
on 10/24/18

The Thousand Islands Lake (Qiandao Hu) was created as an artificial reservoir almost 60 years ago. The water masses drive the Xin’an river hydroelectric station, completed in 1959. The water covered countless villages and an ancient city, which is still well preserved today. The... Eduard Kögel

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Insight
on 10/23/18

On August 14th, a section of the Morandi Bridge measuring more than 200 meters long collapsed, killing 43 people and causing several injuries. The bridge in Genoa was one of the 20th century's most exceptional works of Italian engineering. We talked about it with architect Luca Zevi, Vice... Antonio La Gioia


Works
on 10/23/18

This program, featuring 58 apartments and 2 shops, forms part of the development of the ZAC des Bords du Lac, Quartier Nouvel Aix, an exceptional, 15-hectare site connecting the historic heart of Aix-les-Bains with Lac du Bourget. PietriArchitectes


Reviews
on 10/23/18

One-story-tall cedar wood walls may seem like the opposite of "good neighbor," but their use in Craig Steely Architecture's intriguingly named Roofless House are born from its neighbors: the blank walls of houses in Atherton, a suburb in California's Silicon Valley. Craig Steely... Craig Steely Architecture

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Works
on 10/22/18

Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal district in Montreal, the Monument project explores an architectural orientation that allows the design of bright and open residential spaces in a structure formerly dedicated to manufacturing and warehousing; while ensuring the... Blouin Tardif Architectes


Headlines
on 10/22/18

The Getty Foundation has announced more than $1.7 million in architectural conservation grants to be given to nearly a dozen significant modern buildings from last century, designed by the likes of Louis I. Kahn and Oscar Niemeyer, as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. John Hill


Number
on 10/22/18

Year when the term "social design" — the design of relationships, including those that are invisible and intangible ― fully entered the lexicon: 2006 René Ammann


Products
on 10/19/18

Two new lecture halls on a medical campus outside Stockholm are covered in concrete panels that glow from the inside, thanks to a technique developed by Sweden's Butong. John Hill


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