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Headlines
on 6/14/23

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced the ‘‘Beautifying Federal Civic Architecture Act,’’ which would effectively resurrect former US President Donald Trump's revoked executive order mandating classical styles for federal buildings. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/14/23

As announced on Friday, June 9, when architects were gathering in San Francisco for the AIA Conference on Architecture, Frank Gehry's iconic, game-changing Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the latest recipient of the AIA's Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


Film
on 6/13/23

Short video portraits of the recipients of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2023 have been released, with two of relevance featured here: art historian Stanislaus von Moos and architecture platform Parity Group. John Hill


Works
on 6/12/23

Tropical Space unveils Premier Office, an office building for rent located on a quiet street in Ho Chi Minh City where several other rental offices have been built.  Tropical Space


Headlines
on 6/12/23

After winning first prize in an architectural design competition, New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro will design the Pina Bausch Zentrum in Wuppertal, a city in Western Germany. Ulf Meyer


Reviews
on 6/12/23

The just-completed Amsterdam headquarters of Booking.com was designed by UNStudio with a focus on health and well-being. Does it pull it off? Ulf Meyer got a tour of the building and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer

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Found
on 6/9/23

A recent visit to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia — always a must while in Venice for the Biennale — yielded an unexpected find: models by the winner and finalists in the DoorScape international architecture contest displayed in the ground-floor spaces remodeled by Carlo Scarpa. John Hill


Number
on 6/9/23

Share of all the rice straw produced in France, according to researchers at Atelier LUMA, that would be enough... René Ammann


Film
on 6/8/23

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released a three-part oral history of Julie Bargmann, the founder of D.I.R.T. studio and recipient of the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize in 2021. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/7/23

The Smithsonian has announced that Perkins&Will will design the Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, named for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos following his $200 million gift to the institution. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/7/23

The 22nd Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on June 9, where it will host live music and other events until October 29, 2023. John Hill


Reviews
on 6/6/23

With its stepped silhouette, courtyards, and open-air circulation, there is something village-like about 450 Warren, a collection of eighteen condominium residences in Brooklyn designed by SO-IL for Tankhouse. Metal mesh “walls,” pulled taut, line the exterior corridors to further give the... SO-IL

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Insight
on 6/5/23

On June 25, Álvaro Siza will celebrate his 90th birthday. The Portuguese architect is still active, designing and constructing projects in various locations around the world. An exhibition titled Two Towers is on display in Berlin until early July, showcasing two of his projects that... Eduard Kögel


Headlines
on 6/5/23

The famous jeweler's flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street reopened at the end of April following the building's first comprehensive renovation since it opened in 1940. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/3/23

The Whitney Museum of American Art is selling its landmark Marcel Breuer-designed building on Manhattan's Upper East Side to auction house Sotheby's for its new global headquarters. John Hill


Number
on 6/2/23

Rankings of Ghana, Syria and Argentina among the 107 countries indexed Serbian databank numbeo.com, where mortgages are more than 1000 percent of income: 1, 2 & 3 René Ammann


Found
on 6/1/23

One of the most unexpected contributions to a national pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale is the figural sculptures Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza made for the Holy See Pavilion on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. John Hill


Film
on 6/1/23

Documentary filmmaker Nathan Eddy's sequel to Starship Chicago, his 2017 film on Helmut Jahn's James R. Thompson Center, is available to stream on the MAS Context website from June 1 to 18, 2023. 


Headlines
on 5/31/23

Paolo Portoghesi died on May 30 at his home in Calcata, a medieval village north of Rome, at the age of 91. Though a prolific architect, historian and educator, Portoghesi will forever be known as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale who created the Strada Novissima. John Hill


Insight
on 5/31/23

Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ first met at the Singapore office of Kerry Hill Architects, where they worked as designers for five years, predominantly on resorts in Bali, Indonesia. Working well together led them to start their own independent practice in Singapore in 1994: Vladimir Belogolovsky


Reviews
on 5/30/23

The Stanley Museum of Art opened on the University of Iowa campus in August 2022, fourteen years after rising waters from the Iowa River flooded the original museum building. The new building designed by BNIM is marked by its dark brick exterior and a lightwell bringing natural light inside... BNIM

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Headlines
on 5/29/23

With its stacked landscapes, MVRDV's Dutch Pavilion was a symbol of Expo 2000 in Hanover and one for the future of architecture par excellence. Now, after a long period of neglect, it is being given a second life. Manuel Pestalozzi


Found
on 5/28/23

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition, The Laboratory of the Future, opened to the public on May 20, 2023. Curated by Lesley Lokko, the ambitious exhibition shifted the focus of the Venice Architecture Biennale to Africa and many upstart practitioners. The exhibition offers... John Hill


Number
on 5/27/23

Price celebrities Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid — in cash — for a 40,000-square-foot (3700 m2) mansion on eight acres (3.2 ha) in Malibu, California, designed by... René Ammann


Insight
on 5/26/23

In 2019, after more twenty years living together, Toni Casamor and Anna Codina, two well-known, experienced architects in Catalonia, started working together. Codina and Casamor had worked at their own offices for many years. Each had taught, won competitions and awards, and practiced... Madeline Beach Carey


Film
on 5/26/23

VernissageTV, which covers exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture, tours the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/25/23

Designs by Morphosis and other big-name architects for The Line, the flagship project of NEOM in Saudi Arabia, are on display in Venice as part of Zero Gravity Urbanism—Principles for a New Livability. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/24/23

The City of New York is suing Steven Holl Architects over the additional costs needed to make parts of the Hunters Point Library, which the NYC firm designed and which opened in Long Island City, Queens, in 2019, fully accessible. John Hill


Number
on 5/22/23

Increases in the prices of building materials between January 2022 and May 2023 in Nigeria, Africas biggest country: 70% René Ammann


Found
on 5/22/23

Brazil won the Golden Lion and Great Britain received a special mention. What are a few other standout national pavilions in the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale that opened on... John Hill


Headlines
on 5/21/23

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe announced the twelve finalists of the EUmies Awards Young Talent 2023 on May 19. The winners will be announced on June 29 during EUmies Awards Day. John Hill


Film
on 5/21/23

Is the future of humanitarian housing in concrete? A prototype of the Essential Homes Research Project, devised by the Norman Foster Foundation (NFF) and covered with rollable concrete sheets from Holcim, is on display at the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/20/23

On the morning of Saturday, May 20, the opening day of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, the international jury's choice for the exhibition's Golden Lions and other awards were announced. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/19/23

In a press conference two days ahead of Saturday's opening of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, curator Lesley Lokko addressed recent controversies over the Italian government's denial of visas to members of her team from Ghana. John Hill


Found
on 5/18/23

The first Ukraine Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in nearly ten years consists of two pieces: an earthwork in the Giardini and a low, darkened space in the Arsenale. John Hill


Insight
on 5/18/23

An exhibition at Werkraum Bregenzerwald in the Austrian village of Andelsbuch presents some 40 architectural models from the Atelier Peter Zumthor. Through the models exhibited and the building itself, this show gives a tangible impression of his architectural approach. Susanna Koeberle


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