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Headlines
on 8/23/18

A jury has selected five towers as finalists in the International Highrise Award 2018, which will be presented by the City of Frankfurt/Main together with Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in early November.


Headlines
on 8/22/18

The Oslo Council has blocked artist Bjarne Melgaard's attempt to build his "death house" and atelier, designed by Snøhetta, near the site of Edvard Munch's studio.


Film
on 8/22/18

A new film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel features an interview with architect Anne Lacaton, one half of the award-winning Parisian firm Lacaton + Vassal.


Found
on 8/22/18

Ahead of his exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios has installed Link in a pedestrian triangle next to Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The bulbous wood sculpture sits proudly between the Flatiron and the Empire State Building.


meier + associés architectes
Works
on 8/21/18

The scheme for the planned new Sion media library has a very strong visual relationship with the surrounding architectural heritage. The contemporary element inserted between the two existing buildings provides a free-flowing link for access to both.


Found
on 8/21/18

The paintings of Thomas Kinkade – the Painter of LightTM – and icons of modern residential architecture by the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Gehry would seem to be an incompatible mix. But in the hands of @robyniko, a series of Kinkade + Modernism...


Film
on 8/20/18

PLANE—SITE, with archipinion, has produced a series of 90-second videos that feature interviews with the curators of four pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale: France, Germany, the Nordic countries, and the United States.


NADAAA, John Wardle Architects
Works
on 8/20/18

The new Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge linking Birrarung Marr with the Melbourne Park sports precinct creates a major new arrival address for Melbourne Park. The bridge serves as a major pedestrian entrance point during the Australian Open.


Matthew Mazzotta
Reviews
on 8/20/18

Artist Matthew Mazzotta appears obsessed with transforming vernacular through dynamic interventions, something we discovered back in 2014 with "Open House," an abandoned house in rural Alabama that...

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Found
on 8/17/18

British artist Alex Chinneck has turned a 1960s office building slated for demolition in Ashford, England, into a surprising and humorous piece of art by "unzipping" the facade and allowing passersby to peer inside.


Headlines
on 8/17/18

The Hyatt Foundation appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, one of eight judges currently on the U.S. Supreme Court, as Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury. His announcement comes after Australian architect Glenn Murcutt stepped down from the Prize jury.


Taller Héctor Barroso
Works
on 8/16/18

In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.


KSLD
Works
on 8/16/18

The Debating Chamber in the Scottish Parliament effectively functions as a TV studio during parliamentary business. The new lighting uses specially designed LED light guide fittings to provide soft broadcasting light, with LED spotlights providing front fill.


Headlines
on 8/15/18

Beulah International has selected "Green Spine," the design by UNStudio and Cox Architecture, for the Southbank development in Melbourne. The scheme includes two twisting towers, one of which would become Australia's tallest.


Cell Space Architects
Works
on 8/14/18

The compact two-story villa is located in the grounds of an old villa at the foot of Mount Asama. The plane area, 6.2 m square is rotated by 45 degrees between the first floor and the second floor.


Headlines
on 8/14/18

Earlier this month the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission selected the winning design in a competition for a permanent memorial that will honor the 26 children and adults who died as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.


b720 Fermin Vazquez arquitectos
Works
on 8/13/18

The existing school was the result of additions of temporary buildings over many years around two villas of the early twentieth century. The new set brings forward a dialogue between the historical school and the new one.


OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)
Reviews
on 8/13/18

With USA's high rate of home ownership (approximately 2 in 3 Americans own their own homes), the "starter home" is seen as the first step in the process of upward mobility, between renting a home and owning larger and larger houses over one's lifetime. New Orleans' OJT...

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Film
on 8/10/18

As part of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, MAD Architects has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel with a series of artistic installations.


BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Works
on 8/9/18

The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company is designed to look and feel at home in the cultural, political and business center of Shenzhen, while standing out as a new social and sustainable landmark at the main axis of the city.


Film
on 8/8/18

Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Nanne de Ru of Rotterdam's Powerhouse Company.


Headlines
on 8/7/18

University College Dublin (UCD) and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have announced that the team led by New York's Steven Holl Architects has won the two-stage Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.


AUX Architecture
Reviews
on 8/6/18

Although "good bones" is an overused phrase (enough that it's the name of a reality TV show), it's a fitting argument for renovating a building rather than tearing down and starting anew. The Hollyridge House, in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, is just such a residential...

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AZL Atelier Zhanglei
Works
on 8/4/18

AZL's Eshan practice has experienced its fifth year since being founded in 2013 -- House Lei is the project with the longest construction.


Headlines
on 8/2/18

The six finalists for the third Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) were announced earlier this week at an event in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2014, The Americas Prize awards "the best architectural work in the Americas realized...


Headlines
on 8/1/18

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated the AT&T  Building, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in the early 1980s, as a city landmark. LPC described the building, later known as Sony Plaza and now 550 Madison Avenue, "as an icon of the...


brg3s
Reviews
on 7/31/18

Fronting Health Sciences Park in the middle of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's campus, the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation cuts a striking profile -- literally, in a brick facade canted at the corner. Designed by Memphis's brg3s,...

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Headlines
on 7/28/18

The firm of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron has been selected to expand the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Swiss architects will work with New York's Beyer Blinder Belle on the school's "significant transformation."


Film
on 7/26/18

Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Francine Houben of Delft's Mecanoo.


Headlines
on 7/25/18

The official LEAF judging panel has announced its 2018 shortlist of entries, projects in 14 categories that "are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community."


Process Architecture
Reviews
on 7/24/18

Pre-engineered metal building systems are ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape, but most examples are, to put it mildly, architecturally uninspiring. Process Architecture took the system, exposed it outside and inside, made it an armature for solar panels, and in turn made a strong...

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Found
on 7/23/18

DesignCurial and Looking4.com held an online poll to find the most amazing car park architecture. After thousands of votes they unveiled three winners from the shortlist of ten projects – from Amsterdam to Seattle.


Works
on 7/20/18

Planar House is a radical exercise in horizontality, an aspect commonly explored in the projects of the studio. Discreetly inserted in the highest point of the plot and favoring the existing topography, its presence is most strongly felt in the footprint rather than volumetrically.


Rocco Design Architects Limited
Works
on 7/20/18

The project is the master planning and comprehensive development of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) comprising five faculty building blocks.


Headlines
on 7/19/18

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six shortlisted buildings for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, aka "the UK's best new building."


Headlines
on 7/17/18

The Musée de la Romanité, designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, opened to the public last month. Located in the center of Nîmes, opposite the famous 2,000-year-old Roman Arena, the Museum of Romanity presents the city's extensive archaeological collection.


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