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Headlines
on 6/21/22

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) announced that the firm was victorious in the competition to design the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre in China's Shaanxi province.


Reviews
on 6/21/22

The likeness of the tower at Hayward Field to an Olympic torch is no coincidence: the architects at SRG Partnership designed it to resemble one as a nod to the many University of Oregon students reaching the Olympics. Also fitting was the renovated field serving as a venue for the US Olympic... SRG Partnership

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Works
on 6/20/22

The white perforated facade enfolding Wave One was partly inspired by a series of photographs by Pierre Carreau, titled AquaViva, in which the architects analyzed the geometric complexity of the sea waves captured by the photographer. FAAB Architektura


Number
on 6/18/22

Number of cities the Gulf state of Bahrain wants to build on reclaimed land: 5 René Ammann


Found
on 6/17/22

One of the latest titles in Detail's "Architecture and Construction Details" series is devoted to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, the 17-year-old firm that was founded in Copenhagen but now has 500 employees in five offices around the world. World-Architects takes a look inside its pages. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/16/22

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has announced the 38 Outstanding Projects culled from the more than 250 works nominated for the 2022 MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge awards. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/16/22

A team led by Rotterdam's West 8 has been named the winner in the international design competition for the design of Parque Central Madrid Nuevo Norte. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/15/22

A team led by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has been selected in a global competition to design the new Dock A at Zurich Airport, with a design that is "comprised predominantly of solid regional wood." John Hill


Insight
on 6/14/22

The Bubble, a documentary by Austrian filmmaker Valerie Blankenbyl, was the big winner at the BARQ Festival in May, winning Best Documentary Feature Film. World-Architects editor John Hill... John Hill


Film
on 6/14/22

Engineers Jürg Conzett and Gianfranco Bronzini, recipients of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2022, speak about their process of designing bridges and other structures in a short film released upon their receipt of the prize on June 13. John Hill


Reviews
on 6/13/22

The Thaden School, a five-year-old high school in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, has a 30-acre campus with school buildings and landscapes designed by EskewDumezRipple and Marlon Blackwell Architects through a regional design excellence program administered by the Walton Family Foundation.... EskewDumezRipple

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Reviews
on 6/13/22

Eduard Kögel reviews Walter Koditek's HONG KONG MODERN, Architecture of the 1950s–1970s, which documents more than 300 buildings and ensembles and, per DOM Publishers, "gives an unprecedented comprehensive overview on the architecture of that transformative period" in Hong Kong. Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
on 6/13/22

The limestone-clad 611 West 56th Street, a 35-story residential tower designed by Alvaro Siza, is now complete, as documented in photos taken recently by João Morgado. John Hill


Number
on 6/13/22

Number of city-center two-bedroom flats one could buy in Egypt for the price of one city-center two-bedroom flat in Hong Kong: 52 René Ammann


Found
on 6/10/22

Architect Kazuo Shinohara’s Umbrella House has found a new home — in Germany, though, not in its former home of Japan. The building joins the Vitra Campus as a venue for small gatherings and, following buildings by R. Buckminster Fuller and Jean Prouvé, the third historic building to be... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 6/9/22

The west facade of the former GSW Headquarters high-rise in Berlin, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton, is set to be renewed and redesigned. This is architecturally, ecologically, but also economically questionable and sends the wrong signal. Elias Baumgarten


Reviews
on 6/9/22

The new Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum), designed by Klaus Schuwerk Architects, is the largest art museum in Scandinavia — and one of its finest, according to Ulf Meyer, who visited ahead of its opening day. Ulf Meyer

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Products
on 6/8/22

At the Resource Rows, Copenhagen's Lendager Group — an architecture studio, business consultancy, and material supplier in one — shows how facades in new construction can be made from materials cut out of old buildings. John Hill, Martina Metzner


Film
on 6/7/22

The Plus is a factory and experience center east of Oslo, Norway, designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for urban furniture manufacturer Vestre. A short film takes viewers above and inside the carbon-neutral facility that opens this month. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/7/22

Black Chapel, Chicago artist Theaster Gates's design for the Serpentine Pavilion 2022, opens to the public in Kensington Gardens on Friday, June 10, with a new series of paintings by the artist inside the cylindrical space. John Hill


Film
on 6/6/22

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been posting short films of the twenty shortlisted projects in the running for the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture to its YouTube channel. John Hill


Number
on 6/3/22

Share of the world's 250 biggest contractors who are Turkish and are challenging China as leading builder in Africa: 40 René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/3/22

Twenty projects in sixteen countries have been shortlisted for the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, culled from 463 projects nominated for the 15th cycle of the prestigious $1 million award. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/3/22

Developers Great Gulf, Dream, and Westdale Properties have unveiled design details for Forma, a two-tower residential development in Downtown Toronto designed by Frank Gehry. John Hill


Insight
on 6/2/22

Boonserm Premthada, Thailand’s most interesting architect, argues that “architecture is the physical creation of an atmosphere, serving to heighten our awareness of our natural surroundings.” Premthada revealed other interesting aspects of his unique approach to architecture in his... Ulf Meyer


Works
on 6/2/22

Air Square is a transportable venue that activates underused urban spaces by bringing them purpose and a vibrant public life. It responds to the need to alleviate climate change issues by tackling overexposed heat islands and lack of green and livable public spaces. The upper ring is designed... KOGAA


Headlines
on 6/1/22

The Royal Academy of Arts in London has announced that French architect is the recipient of the 2022 RA Architecture Prize, which recognizes architects who have made "a significant impact on society." John Hill


Found
on 6/1/22

The Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for Rotterdam Rooftop Days, giving visitors a different experience of the city from an "orange carpet" at a height of 30 meters. John Hill, Katinka Corts


Headlines
on 5/31/22

Roberto Cicutto, President of La Biennale di Venezia, and Lesley Lokko, who was appointed artistic director of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale in... Lesley Lokko


Reviews
on 5/31/22

Home to Sesame Street for decades, Kaufman Astoria Studios is a storied New York City institution that is uniquely integrated into the neighborhood of Astoria, Queens, where it has been located for more than 100 years. Recent developments include an outdoor backlot and the construction... GLUCK+

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Number
on 5/31/22

Number of custom colors used on the sun-protection panels on the west facade of the former GSW Headquarters in Berlin, now threatened with "disfigurement" by... René Ammann


Headlines
on 5/27/22

The new home of the Museum of Ethnography, designed by Napur Architect and built as part of the ambitious Liget Budapest Project that is transforming Budapest's City Park, opened to the public on May 23. John Hill


Found
on 5/26/22

The Novartis Pavillon, a new exhibition, meeting and event center designed by the firm of Michele De Lucchi, recently opened on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland. A highlight of the campus's first publicly accessible building is its zero-energy media facade. John Hill


Works
on 5/26/22

Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) recently announced the winner of the Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant competition, awarding the first-place prize to architects Derin Kinacigil and Juan... Derin Kinacigil, Juan Franco


Insight
on 5/25/22

Witnesses, the new exhibition on the research practice Forensic Architecture and the fifth exhibition in The Architect’s Studio series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is disturbing, says Ulf Meyer. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 5/24/22

The Royal College of Art has unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the latest and largest building project in the 185-year history of the RCA. John Hill


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