In addition to the two FREESPACES in the Corderie, Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have used other parts of the impressive Arsenale building to express the theme of...
Two spaces in the Arsenale's Corderie serve to embody the FREESPACE theme developed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.
World-Architects has arrived in Venice for the Vernissage of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin's Grafton Architects under the theme FREESPACE.
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the forty shortlisted projects competing for the second biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). Four winners will be announced in late June and celebrated at a ceremony in Venice in September.
The name of this house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an apt one, referring to the 125-foot-long skylight that casts shadows upon the adjacent board-formed concrete wall. The wall also serves to divide the parts of the house in plan: living spaces, bedrooms and porch on the skylight side; kitchen,...
Balkrishna Doshi gave his 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate lecture, “Paths Uncharted,” last night at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Watch a video of his lecture here.
The Tippet Rise Art Center has commissioned architect Francis Kéré to design a permanent pavilion that will open on the art center's 10,260 acres in Montana in summer 2019.
Artist Jill Magid's The Proposal tells the story of architect Luis Barragán's professional archive, currently held by the non-profit Barragan Foundation in Switzerland, and the artist's attempt to return it to Mexico. World-Architects editor John Hill attended a...
In just over a week the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens to the public. While the exhibition shines a spotlight on an international assemblage of architects in the Arsenale and the national pavilions in the Giardini, the anticipatation also has us thinking about the buildings being...
Estudio Carme Pinós
The project starts with the wish of using the government building as an element joining the historical center’s public spaces. For this reason we avoided the idea of a big square with the building in its background but instead we chose to create a game of squares in which the new building...
The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology is a multifaceted platform for the creative activities of an artist and independent curator in Houston, Texas. Designed by SCHAUM/SHIEH of Houston and New York, the new building will house visitors, art, exhibitions and performances, and will host...
Steven Holl Architects
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has completed the first phase of its campus redevelopment project with inauguration of the Glassell School of Art on May 20.
Adjaye Associates, BIG, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro are among the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary, a new gallery and sculpture park that "will show art from around the world alongside the Government of South Australia’s peerless collection of Aboriginal and Torres...
"La Maison Gauthier" (the Gauthier House) is located in the Laurentians, in Quebec, near the town of Mont-Tremblant. It is set in a hilly terrain and is surrounded by a dense expanse of forest characteristic of this mountainous region.
Manhattan's pervasive grid logically leads to rectilinear buildings. Exceptions exist where Broadway intersects the grid, creating Flatiron-shaped buildings, and instances like Frederick Douglass Circle, at the northwest corner of Central Park. Here sits Circa Central Park, whose southwest...
British architect Will Alsop, designer of the Stirling Prize-winning Peckham Library in London and the Sharp Centre for Design in Toronto, died on Saturday after a short illness. He was 70.
Buildings for banks often express their brand rather than anything of architectural interest. An exception is found in Tourcoing in northern France, where architects D’Houndt + Bajart have created a facade whose design was inspired by a material integral to the bankers' core business.
Historic England has announced that seventeen "bold, playful, brightly coloured Post-Modern buildings of the late 1970s to 1990s" have been listed and are now protected by law.
The M89 Hotel – the new four-star destination at number 89 of via Mecenate– faces the factory halls that one hundred years ago hosted one of the leading aviation companies and which are now home to Gucci.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition features Papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy and fashions from the early twentieth century to the present, shown in The Met's Byzantine and medieval galleries and at The Met Cloisters. DS+R’s approach to this...
New York architect Toshiko Mori spoke with PLANE—SITE in the ninth video of a series leading up to the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence, twenty buildings that are now in the running for the RIBA International Prize 2018.
LAN Architecture has delivered the 360˚ View Tower, a panoramic 18-story tower in Nantes, France. This new apartment building is located on the Brossette site, which completes the transformation of the Boulevard Vincent-Gâche, with the largest project built on the Île de Nantes. This...
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts have announced the recipients of the biennial Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, which "celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects."
New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2018 National Design Awards, which recognizes design excellence and innovation in ten categories.
A short film from Coop Himmelb(l)au celebrates the 50th anniversary of the firm started by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in May 1968.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a successful waterfront open space with recreational amenities on formerly industrial piers, only one ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. To pay for its annual operations and maintenance budget, the park contains commercial and residential development sites. Marvel Architects...
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center, contains exhibition spaces, offices and co-working spaces, a café, a bookstore, a fitness centre, a restaurant, twenty-two apartments and an underground automated public carpark. It opened to the public on 4 May 2018.
RIBA's Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place in London recently opened Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space, where Sam Jacob Studio explores "how perspective drawing has been applied to the art of building for centuries and used as a tool to...
Japan in Architecture: Genealogy of Its Transformation is on display at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from 25 April to 17 September 2018. The exhibition is curated by the Mori Art Museum with advisor Terunobu Fujimori. Ulf Meyer visited Japan in Architecture on opening day...
Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Overlooking the Bassin du Roy, the Bassin du Commerce and the heart of the city centre reconstructed by Perret, whilst also being located next to Niemeyer’s Volcan and the city’s historic monuments such as the Town Hall and the Saint-Joseph church, the Videcoq project is a building...
Landmarks Illinois has released renderings that reimagine Helmut Jahn's James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop as a mixed-use project with a renewed public plaza, an open atrium, and a tower with hotel and apartments.
Mecanoo’s Social Housing philosophy focuses on the development of affordable living spaces defined by flexibility, the right balance of private and communal spaces, mixed housing types, connection with the environment and identity.
Nestled in the dense forest of Harestua, located 45 kilometers north of Oslo in the municipality of Lunner, Snøhetta has designed a new planetarium and a visitor center for Norway’s largest astronomical facility.
Ballet Memphis had outgrown its current space and wished to move from a suburban location to a performing-arts district undergoing revitalization in Memphis. With large windows and public courtyards, the building contributes to the already thriving urban district.
Docomomo US has announced the recipients of the 2018 Modernism in America Awards, thirteen projects that "showcase the highest level of expertise and commitment to careful preservation methods while serving as strong testaments to the efficacy of grassroots efforts, and public and private...