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Insight
on 7/26/23

The challenge of rethinking our built and future environment is a global one. Politician Margrethe Vestager and architect Bjarke Ingels engaged in a conversation on a UIA panel about the responsibility shared by all stakeholders in the construction industry, policymakers, and the general... Katinka Corts


Headlines
on 7/24/23

Thom Mayne's Los Angeles studio has completed a mixed-use complex that will foster connections outside and inside Vigo through high-speed trains, a shopping mall, and the city's largest public plaza. Silvia Pujalte Toledo


Reviews
on 7/20/23

In recent decades, the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone has developed into the fastest growing metropolis in the world. As a result, new ways of natural resource management are needed. Doreen Heng Liu and her  Eduard Kögel

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Film
on 7/18/23

Architects Thom Mayne, Rienier de Graaf, and Peter Cook, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and other players involved in The Line, the controversial NEOM project unveiled in 2021, discuss the... John Hill


Reviews
on 7/17/23

A diminutive new studio for artist Richard Erdman is clad in corrugated Cor-ten steel, a reference to the older structures on the artist's working farm in Vermont. The material is also a pleasing contrast to the white Carrara marble pieces Erdman is known for. Birdseye answered a few questions... Birdseye

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Insight
on 7/17/23

During the first week in July, the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) took place in Denmark's capital. The focus of the discussions was the future-oriented and climate-friendly realignment of the construction industry in times of global warming. Katinka Corts


Headlines
on 7/12/23

Concept designs by the six shortlisted firms in the “Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art International Design Competition” have been revealed, with a winner to be announced in August. John Hill


Number
on 7/10/23

Estimated number of households globally who have solar panels installed on their roofs today: 25 million René Ammann


Reviews
on 7/10/23

One of the many impacts of the shift from print to digital media this century has been the closure of printing plants. The Los Angeles Times closed its large Costa Mesa facility in 2010, but instead of tearing it down and starting anew, developer SteelWave and Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney... Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

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Headlines
on 7/8/23

Together with architect Christian Heuchel of O&O Baukunst and editor Christiane Fath, World-Architects conceived “Town Planning in Democratic Structures,” a special theme on our platform and now a book. World-Architects


Found
on 7/7/23

The sixth and final exhibition in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s “The Architect’s Studio” series presents the Kenyan architectural studio Cave Bureau (stylized as cave_bureau), founded by Kabage Karanja and... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 7/6/23

Back in May, the winner of the inaugural divia award was announced in Berlin and then celebrated in Venice, the latter coinciding with the opening of this year's Architecture Biennale.... John Hill


Headlines
on 7/4/23

The Centro de Investigación del Mar de Cortés (Sea of Cortez Research Center) opened in Mazatlán, Mexico, at the end of May. Located in Parque Central Mazatlán, the impressive building was designed by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 7/4/23

The Royal Academy of Arts in London has announced that Irish architect Shane de Blacam is the recipient of the 2023 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, which recognizes architects who have made "a significant impact on society." John Hill


Film
on 7/3/23

In a short film produced by Glenstone Museum, founders Emily and Mitch Rales, architect Thomas Phifer, artists Doris Salcedo, Glenn Ligon, and Jeff Wall, and numerous members of the Glenstone team discuss the museum located on 230 acres in Potomac, Maryland. John Hill


Number
on 7/3/23

Frequency with which the Great Mosque in Djenné, Mali, is freshly plastered in mud: Yearly René Ammann


Film
on 6/30/23

OPEN's sculptural Sun Tower topped out, appropriately, on June 21, the summer solstice. The 50-meter-tall structure in Yantai, China, is expected open to the public next year. Watch a time-lapse of its construction. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/30/23

During a ceremony in Venice on EUmies Awards Day, June 29, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe announced the three winners of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Awards in the Young Talent category. A fourth award given by the Mies Foundation was also... John Hill


Headlines
on 6/29/23

The Tchoban Foundation's Museum for Architectural Drawing has become a must-visit for architects and architecture enthusiasts from around the world when visiting Berlin, just like the neighboring Aedes Architecture Forum. The exhibition ArchiVision is celebrating the museum's tenth... Falk Jaeger


Found
on 6/29/23

As part of the World-Architects team that visited Venice for the vernissage in May, Italian photographer Flavia Rossi put the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale in the pictures. Her photos give an impression of the diverse interpretations of curator Lesley Lokko's theme Susanna Koeberle


Headlines
on 6/28/23

Two decades in the making, the International African American Museum (IAAM) opened to the public on June 24, 2023, in Charleston, South Carolina, on “hallowed ground” — waterfront land that centuries ago served as a port of arrival for enslaved Africans. John Hill


Insight
on 6/27/23

In this interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, architect Michael Rotondi discusses the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the promise of architecture, using architecture as a medium for learning, and the role of play as a way to grow imagination. Vladimir Belogolovsky


Reviews
on 6/26/23

Before the opening of the Paul D. Wachholz College Center at Flathead Valley Community College in November 2022, Cushing Terrell had completed a building for nursing and health science and an apartment complex on the school's Kalispell, Montana campus. Cushing Terrell answered a few questions... Cushing Terrell

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Number
on 6/26/23

Size of the Floating Bamboo House 2 by Vietnam's H&P Architects, constructed from bamboo stems, leaves, corrugated iron, and bamboo screens, featuring a flexible interior layout and floating... René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/24/23

The Moynihan Connector, a new L-shaped pedestrian bridge designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations, opened to the public on June 22, 2023. It connects the High Line to Manhattan West and Moynihan Train Hall. John Hill


Film
on 6/23/23

The Royal Institute of British Architects has released a 17-minute film on Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari, the 2023 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, RIBA's highest honor, in recognition of an individual's or collective's lifetime achievement. John Hill


Found
on 6/23/23

Architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats have transported their studio on Carrer de Trafalgar in Barcelona to the Corderie building at the Arsenale, as part of the 2023 Venice Architecture... John Hill


Works
on 6/22/23

Floating Bamboo House (FB House) is a housing model for Vietnamese locals whose livelihoods are river-based, especially those in the Mekong Delta. A first prototype was displayed at Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul last year, and a second prototype, presented here, was completed in Hanoi in... H&P Architects


Headlines
on 6/22/23

Even though the National Portrait Gallery in St. Martin’s Place boasts the world’s largest collection of portraits, it was sometimes overlooked relative to the other great art museums in London. A new transformation hopes to change that. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 6/21/23

Norman Foster, the massive monographic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until August 7, 2023, looks back at six decades of arguably the world’s most successful architect. Ulf Meyer asks if it is a premature obituary. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 6/21/23

British architect Michael Hopkins, recipient of the Royal Gold Medal in 1994 with his wife Patty, died on June 17, “peacefully” and “surrounded by his family,” per Hopkins Architects. He was 88. Ulf Meyer


Reviews
on 6/19/23

This small office building at 1729 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California — just a five-minute drive to Venice Beach — stands out thanks to its fluted-brick facade punctuated by a dark horizontal window along the sidewalk. Architect Mark Bittoni answered a few questions about... Bittoni Architects

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Number
on 6/19/23

Figure New York City is sinking each year under the weight of more than a million buildings that weigh 762 million tonnes (1.68 trillion pounds): 1-2 millimeters René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/19/23

Last Thursday, June 8, 2023, the Council of Spanish Architects and World-Architects.com renewed a memorandum of understanding to further promote quality Spanish architecture globally.  Madeline Beach Carey


Found
on 6/16/23

One of the numerous exhibitions in Venice unrelated to the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale but taking place during its six-month run (see also: John Hill


Insight
on 6/15/23

Madeline Beach Carey spoke with Martha Thorne recently in Barcelona. Their initial chat about cities continued by email with a discussion of education and architecture and some very interesting new opportunities for universities and teaching professionals, including a grant of up to €75,000... Madeline Beach Carey


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