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Insight
on 12/14/20

For sure, 2020 is a year many people would like to soon forget, what with the coronavirus pandemic derailing the events that regularly attracted architects and leading to the deaths of some notable figures in architecture, among other things. Nevertheless, against the backdrop of the pandemic,... John Hill


Number
on 12/14/20

Share of United States workers who are employed in an occupation where exposure to COVID-19 occurs at least once per month: 18.4% René Ammann


Works
on 12/11/20

The major new training center of 5,000 m², dedicated to the transmission and promotion of French gastronomic expertise, is located in the outlying district of Meudon-la-Fôret, 10km southwest of Paris, in an area of huge potential for the Greater Paris region. Arte Charpentier Architectes


Film
on 12/10/20

Andi Schmied's forthcoming book, Private Views: A High-Rise Panorama of Manhattan, documents Manhattan luxury apartment towers from the inside, after the artist gained access to them by posing as a Hungarian billionaire. A short film reveals some of those visits. John Hill


Found
on 12/10/20

OMA’s long-anticipated Taipei Performing Arts Centre, nearing completion in the capital of Taiwan, aims to be a theatre for everybody and everything. Ulf Meyer explores how the novel-looking building follows from an idea born a century ago. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 12/9/20

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, is recipient of the AIA Gold Medal. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/8/20

Point Counterpoint II, a floating concert hall designed by Louis I. Kahn for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, has found a permanent home on the Delaware River in Kahn's hometown of Philadelphia. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/8/20

A group of architects, designers, educators, and artists is calling on MoMA, Harvard GSD, and other US institutions to remove the name Philip Johnson from any titles or other honorifics due to the architect's "commitment to white supremacy." John Hill


Reviews
on 12/8/20

The city of Yangshuo in Guangxi Province lays about 65 kilometres south of Guilin and is surrounded by a dramatic landscape of towering karst mountains, which as a tourist attraction have been a highlight of domestic and foreign visitor programs for decades. The karst landscape has been on the... Eduard Kögel

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Works
on 12/7/20

As an existential financial crisis threatens Lebanon, the opening of the LSB regional headquarters, located in the city of Tyre on the southern coast of Lebanon, examines the untapped potential in challenging established code. Domaine Public Architects


Reviews
on 12/7/20

The National Museum of the United States Army opened last month, on November 11, better known as Veterans Day. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the building is wrapped in a... Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Number
on 12/7/20

Share of time Hugh Broughton Architects, in London, designed a research station in Antarctica with a team in Australia over Zoom: 100% René Ammann


Headlines
on 12/4/20

As announced during an online presentation on December 3, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London has awarded Dong Mei and Liu Xiaochuan of China's BCKJ Architects the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award. John Hill


Works
on 12/4/20

Green Pea inaugurates in Turin: An architecture in which sustainable materials, greenery and natural light are the protagonists. A manifesto built as an experience of the possibilities and beauty of new technologies of conscious building and of the values represented by a vision of respect for... ACC Naturale Architettura Cristiana Catino, Negozio Blu Architetti Associati


Found
on 12/3/20

Landscape for Architects is an ambitious new book by Gabriele G. Kiefer and Anika Neubauer that provides an introduction to landscape architecture through a series of questions about design, answers in the form of precedents, and hundreds of schematic drawings across five trilingual... John Hill


Products
on 12/2/20

The walls of the lobby for Maida Smiles in London's Maida Vale district are covered in more than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs, appropriate for a clinic specializing in cosmetic dentistry. John Hill


Works
on 12/2/20

Gerhard Heusch, founder of Heusch Inc. has unveiled a 1,500-sf underground office addition to his innovative Oak Pass residence in Beverly Hills, California.  Heusch Inc


Works
on 12/2/20

Situated in the eclectic Marconi-Alexandra neighborhood, the project takes advantage of unusual urban conditions such as surrounding garages, train tracks, an adjacent laneway. Rather than being seen as negative, these elements are incorporated to the project beneficially. Pelletier de Fontenay


Headlines
on 12/1/20

Ten years in the making, The Circle at Zürich Airport, designed by Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto, is now open to the public — in the midst of a pandemic that has seen passenger traffic at the airport reduced by more than 80%. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/1/20

Without a new temporary pavilion this season — the first time in its short history — MPavilion is taking up residency in Parkade Carpark, an architecturally significant parking garage in Melbourne designed by Peter McIntyre. John Hill


Film
on 11/30/20

Produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), What It Takes to Make a Home is the first documentary in a three-part series that examines how people live in changing societies. First released in October 2019, CCA has made the half-hour film available online. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/30/20

After canceling its 2020 edition, the next iteration of Milan's famous Salone del Mobile furniture fair has been postponed from April until September 2021 to "[guarantee] safety in light of the ongoing pandemic." John Hill


Number
on 11/29/20

Additionally monthly maintenance cost per tenant for three gardeners to trim the 20,000... René Ammann


Headlines
on 11/27/20

The team of 3XN, B+H, and Zhubo Design has been selected to design the new Shenzhen Natural History Museum in Shenzhen, China. John Hill


Insight
on 11/27/20

The biographies of architect Rudolf Hamburger and his wife Ursula are outstanding, since Rudolf’s journey through life brought him deep into Asia in 1930, while Ursula later worked for various secret services and finally as an author in the GDR under the name of Ruth Werner. Author Eduard... Katinka Corts


Works
on 11/25/20

Rising high above the Moravian Gate valley, Helfštýn Castle is the second largest complex in the Czech Republic right after Prague Castle. Helfštýn was established in the 14th century. In 2014 the Renaissance palace ruins had to close down due to the severe safety hazards such as falling... atelier-r


Found
on 11/24/20

La Biennale di Venezia has launched Biennale Architettura Sneak Peek, a digital project that provides podcasts, videos, images — even a playlist of inspirational songs — leading up to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale set to open on May 22, 2021. John Hill


Works
on 11/24/20

The clients owned this log cabin which has been in the family for 40 years. It is anchored on a rocky point which juts out into the lake. Paul Bernier Architecte


Headlines
on 11/24/20

The principal of Zaha Hadid Architects entered the news this week as a court case over the late Zaha Hadid's estate was decided, and Schumacher's pro-growth comments struck a nerve with other architects. John Hill


Film
on 11/23/20

The newly opened WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth's Cultural Centre was designed jointly by Hassell and OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. A short film gives viewers a drone's eye view of the museum's glassy exterior and its exhibition spaces inside. John Hill


Number
on 11/23/20

Number of beds for elderly residents in the micro nursing homes built by the nonprofit Green House... René Ammann


Headlines
on 11/20/20

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City has announced the establishment of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment, enabled by a gift from the Legacy Emilio Ambasz Foundation (LEAF). John Hill


Found
on 11/19/20

Artist Ben Weir's study of Casa Vilaró, the modern house designed by Sixte Illescas in the late 1920s, is on display at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The exhibition is part of "Artists in Architecture," an interdisciplinary program focused on "re-activating modern European... John Hill


Headlines
on 11/18/20

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) has announced that the team led by KPMB Architects has won the international design competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/18/20

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens on November 21. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the building completes a campus masterplan a decade in the making.  John Hill


Insight
on 11/17/20

Architecture must change in order to address the climate crisis. But what directions do architects want to take? Snøhetta is making an interesting contribution to the debate: In southern Norway, the firm has designed an office building that produces more energy than it consumes over its life... John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


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