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Film
on 11/10/20

Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, gives a brief tour of the building designed by Frank Gehry in 1989 and provides some context on why it's such an important piece of museum architecture. John Hill


Works
on 11/10/20

The project is located in the Changqing Economic Development Zone, 20 kilometers away from the city center of Jinan. The area has not yet been developed on a large scale. The surrounding environment is a messy mix of high-voltage line towers dotting weed-strewn farmland. aoe


Found
on 11/10/20

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the twelve submissions shortlisted for the Architecture Drawing Prize 2020. Curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, and WAF, the winners will be announced in the new year. John Hill


Products
on 11/9/20

Klapster is a space-saving auxiliary staircase that folds up neatly against the wall when not in use. Designed by Frankfurt's raumvonwert, the modular system is ideal for city dwellers living in small spaces.  John Hill


Number
on 11/9/20

Cost of the new Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, where only 50 of its 200 rooms have been made available this year, when... René Ammann


Found
on 11/6/20

The Japanese Center in Berlin (JDZB) is hosting a presentation on Japan’s planned contribution to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia that is scheduled to open in May 2021. The livestream lecture and discussion are scheduled for November 19, when curator Kozo... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 11/6/20

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has won a competition for the Student Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, which will replace the nearly 20-year-old Mattin Center designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/5/20

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Ajuntament de Barcelona have announced that Valencian architects Laura Lizondo Sevilla, Débora Domingo Calabuig, and Avelina Prat García have won the second Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture. John Hill


Works
on 11/5/20

Located on a municipally owned quay that is a part of the Koege, Denmark's climate adaption strategy, the Braunstein Taphouse was "designed for disassembly' to make the recycling of building components a realistic option if the building cannot stay. ADEPT


Headlines
on 11/5/20

The team of Barozzi Veiga, Tab Architects, and Barbara Van Der Wee Architects has won a competition to renovate the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels' Sablon district. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/4/20

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled five "exclusive homes" inside 130 William, the residential skyscraper in Lower Manhattan designed by David Adjaye, who has also designed a special edition SUV. John Hill


Film
on 11/4/20

GRAFT has completed Bricks, a project in Berlin Schöneberg that involved renovating an old post office, adding two new buildings, and converting the existing rooftops for commercial use. A short film gives glimpses above, around, and inside the new mixed-use complex. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/3/20

November 3 is the beginning of a public inquiry for The Tulip, the 305-meter-tall "visitor attraction" designed by Foster + Partners for a site in the City of London directly next to Foster's earlier 30 St. Mary Axe. John Hill


Reviews
on 11/2/20

A prominent gable roof and small footprint help this new building for Little Tiger blend into its residential Austin, Texas neighborhood. A trio of openings – a ribbon window, a tall dormer, and a ridge skylight – bring plenty of light into the classroom building but also signal it is anything... Murray Legge Architecture

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Works
on 11/2/20

Snøhetta has completed its fourth energy positive Powerhouse — a sustainable model for the future of workspaces — in Telemark, Norway. Snøhetta


Number
on 11/1/20

Amount Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation has to pay to demolish an affordable $130,000 home built after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Louisiana, due to René Ammann


Found
on 10/30/20

The DJTrumpLibrary.com website launched the week before the US Presidential election, showing what looks like a design for Donald Trump's future presidential library. A work of satire, the architectural design and website are the product of a small New York City architecture firm that "has...


Headlines
on 10/29/20

Norra Tornen, a two-tower residential project designed by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf for a site in Stockholm's city center, has been named the winner of the biennial International Highrise Award 2020. John Hill


Headlines
on 10/29/20

The Pritzker Architecture Prize has announced that Alejandro Aravena will rejoin and chair the jury, and that Manuela Lucá-Dazio will be the new executive director, taking over for Martha Thorne in March 2021. John Hill


Headlines
on 10/28/20

French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal are the 2020 recipients of the BDA Grand Prize that is given out every three years by the Association of German Architects (BDA). John Hill


Headlines
on 10/27/20

The Tidal Basin Ideas Lab has unveiled proposals from five landscape architecture firms – DLANDstudio, GGN, Hood Design Studio, James Corner Field Operations, and Reed Hilderbrand – to reimagine Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin and National Mall. John Hill


Insight
on 10/27/20

Two of the Netherland’s most prominent architecture firms are reshaping Rotterdam’s Museumpark: MVRDV is giving the city an art depot that looks like a bowl; and Mecanoo is renovating the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, whose art will be stored in the depot. Ulf Meyer visited Rotterdam to take... Ulf Meyer


Film
on 10/26/20

A Legacy of Mies and King is a documentary about Mecanoo's renovation of Washington, DC's MLK Memorial Library, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1972 and named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Mecanoo is making the 2017 film available following the reopening of the renovated library... John Hill


Reviews
on 10/26/20

Two artists with a house and guest house hired The LADG to add two buildings with studio space for ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography. The additions in concrete, wood, and metal are striking, but it's the outdoor space between the buildings that is the heart of the project. The... The LADG

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Number
on 10/26/20

Share of US residents — of every age, sex, race and class category — who prefer Classical over Modern architecture, according to a recent... René Ammann


Works
on 10/22/20

Fletcher Priest Architects’ Brunel Building provides an abundance of light-filled responsive workspace and delivers a new focus for an area of London rich in engineering history. Fletcher Priest Architects


Film
on 10/22/20

Louisiana Channel has released a short film, The Walls Are Dancing, in which architect Anna Heringer describes the design and realization of Anandaloy, the building in Bangladesh that just won the John Hill


Headlines
on 10/22/20

After speculation as to if the 2021 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial would happen, the Biennial has announced a new format and artistic director for its fourth edition. John Hill


Found
on 10/21/20

More than 90 architects have donated around 100 original drawings, models, photographs, and other architectural objects to be sold on Design Miami's website. All of the proceeds are going to Beirut Urban Lab, which is working to restore buildings and public spaces in Beirut following the... John Hill


Headlines
on 10/21/20

German architect Anna Heringer's Anandaloy Building, a combined center for people with disabilities and textile studio in northern Bangladesh, has won the second annual award from the Henrik Frode Obel Foundation. John Hill


Works
on 10/21/20

Originally to be the dormitory building of Shangyou River Hydropower Station in Shangyou County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, the site is close to Yangming Lake Scenic Area which has beautiful natural scenery and is about 40-50 minutes' drive distance from downtown Ganzhou.  MONOLITH ARCHITECTS


Film
on 10/20/20

A new video from Polygon explores the role of architecture in video games, discussing how players move and feel in such games as Control, Dark Souls, Portal, and Gone Home. John Hill


Headlines
on 10/20/20

The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist for its 13th annual Beazley Designs of the Year, the exhibition and awards celebrating "the most game-changing designs of the  last year ." John Hill


Works
on 10/19/20

This joint city hall and police station serves the residents of Green Forest, a small town in Northwest Arkansas. The building is easy to find, since it sits directly next to the town's historic water tower that was built in the 1930s. Modus studio answered a few questions about their design... modus studio


Insight
on 10/19/20

While his generation failed in its attempt to change society through architecture, Wolf D. Prix says today’s young talent does not even try to do so, preferring to take refuge in a romanticized past. What is urgently needed are fresh concepts for the next twenty years. Elias Baumgarten


Number
on 10/19/20

Time it took for Indian architect Arun Prabhu N G to turn a three-wheel auto... René Ammann


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