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Film
on 5/31/18

French architect Odile Decq spoke with PLANE—SITE in the last video of a series produced for the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.


Insight
on 5/30/18

With three of four prizes in FREESPACE, the 16th International Exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, being given to displays of large photographs, the question arises: has architectural photography displaced drawings and models to become the mode for...


Film
on 5/30/18

A new short film from NOWNESS directed by Adinah Dancyger speaks with Catalan architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch i Gilabert and follows her around the streets of New York City as she expounds on the multifaceted roles of architecture and describes herself as a "midwife"...


ACDF Architecture
Works
on 5/29/18

On the vast Lac Ouareau, located near the town of Saint-Donat, sits a charming traditional house surrounded by birch trees. The owners, a dynamic stepfamily, commissioned ACDF to design for their many children a larger area to play and relax.


Products
on 5/28/18

Facing Gaia, an installation designed by Studio Libeskind, was unveiled in Giardini Marinaressa during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale last week. Part of the Time Space Existence exhibition, the rectilinear column punctured by an amorphous aperture was built with...


Oudens Ello Architecture
Reviews
on 5/28/18

One refreshing trend this century is libraries being recognized not just as repositories of books, but as important civic spaces. In turn, the design of libraries is improving in many ways: usability, flexibility, and quality of space, to name but a few. In some cases, such as with the Scituate...

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Headlines
on 5/28/18

As one of four awards given to exhibitors in FREESPACE, Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and his firm Souto Moura – Arquitectos have won the Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition with Vol de Jour, two...


Headlines
on 5/27/18

Switzerland's Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It is the first time the Swiss Pavilion has won the prestigious award.


Found
on 5/25/18

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, have described the buildings of the Biennale as active participants in the exhibition. In the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, they peeled back layers of historical additions to reveal the skylights...


Found
on 5/24/18

As part of the opening of the Dutch Pavilion's Work, Body, Leisure exhibit in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, this afternoon architecture historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina held Bed-In Interviews: a four-hour non-stop interview marathon echoing the...


Film
on 5/24/18

In a short film from PLANE—SITE, Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara explain their position behind the


Headlines
on 5/24/18

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the twelve finalists, culled from 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...


Found
on 5/23/18

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...


Found
on 5/23/18

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.


unassigned
on 5/23/18

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.


Headlines
on 5/22/18

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.


Specht Architects
Reviews
on 5/21/18

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,...

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Film
on 5/17/18

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.


Headlines
on 5/17/18

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.


Insight
on 5/16/18

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...


Found
on 5/16/18

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
Works
on 5/16/18

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...


SCHAUM/SHIEH
Works
on 5/15/18

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
Works
on 5/15/18

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.


Headlines
on 5/15/18

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...


Atelier Barda
Works
on 5/14/18

"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.


FXCollaborative
Reviews
on 5/14/18

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...

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Headlines
on 5/14/18

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.


Products
on 5/11/18

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.


Headlines
on 5/10/18

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.


piuarch
Works
on 5/10/18

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
Works
on 5/9/18

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...


Film
on 5/9/18

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.


Headlines
on 5/9/18

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
Works
on 5/8/18

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...


Headlines
on 5/8/18

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."


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