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Found
on 1/10/18
The Obama Foundation has released updated renderings and model views of the Obama Presidential Center, planned for a 20-acre site in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side.
Headlines
on 1/9/18
Last night the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the winners of the 2018 Design Awards in four categories – Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design – plus a Best in Competition winner.
Headlines
on 1/9/18
For the first time in the prize's history, the American Institute of Architects will not be awarding a Twenty-five Year Award.
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Works
on 1/9/18
After a life in the center of Europe, a couple returns to the Mediterranean. Among their mere desires is the power to enjoy a place where they spent the summer during their childhood.
Atelier Urban Face
Works
on 1/8/18
The recently installed kiosks at Beaver Lake, designed by Montreal’s Atelier Urban Face, features a delicate balance between the demands of infrastructure, and the integration of the buildings into the landscape.
Anne Carrier architecture
Works
on 1/8/18
This building is characterized by its interplay between opacity and transparency and between interior and exterior. It is very carefully integrated into its setting, following the site’s topography so closely that the building appears to be sculpted from the landscape itself. The mix of...
Mell Lawrence Architects
Reviews
on 1/8/18
Architect Mell Lawrence is no stranger to designing structures for parks: in 2011 he completed the Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, a rain shelter, sunshade, and weather vane that we featured as a...
Nelson Resende, Architect
Works
on 1/5/18
The recovery of the house located at Rua Dr. José Falcão aims to introduce a series of gains that would enable its full use, updating it according to the specific pretensions of a household that recently acquired the property.
Products
on 1/5/18
The aptly named Brock Commons Tallwood House – currently the world's tallest mass timber tower – opened on the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus in July 2017. The building, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, delivers on the promise of mass timber and aspires...
Headlines
on 1/4/18
Apple's plan for a global flagship store at Melbourne's Federation Square, unveiled last month, is being met by opposition, due in part to the proposed plan's demolition of one of the buildings in the 15-year-old project.
Valerie Schweitzer Architects
Works
on 1/4/18
Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings and other organic forms, this 350 square-foot art studio and private office for a family home in Westport, Connecticut, provides a serene refuge.
Headlines
on 1/4/18
The Oslo Architecture Triennale has announced the chief curators for OAT 2019, which will investigate "a potential architecture of degrowth" under the theme Common Future.
Aaron Neubert Architects
Works
on 1/3/18
Situated at the confluence of two well traveled local streets, having a close adjacency to the constant drone of the 405 Freeway, and with captivating views of the Getty Center and the surrounding mountains, the design for this home places an emphasis on presenting the site’s distinct...
Headlines
on 1/3/18
In 2017 the Building of the Week feature on American-Architects presented nearly fifty buildings located in the United States. To bring this year's feature to a close, we are holding a Building of the Year poll – with just a few mouse clicks you can vote for your favorite building.
Film
on 1/2/18
Renzo Piano speaks with Louisiana Channel's Marc-Christoph Wagner about what influenced him to become an architect, what he learns when traveling, the importance of drawing, how he and his team work at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and what remains for the great architect.
Besonías Almeida Arquitectos
Works
on 1/2/18
It is a corner lot in a closed neighborhood founded in 1968, with an important afforestation, to which the years have added an incalculable value. Different species of trees and shrubs combined give landscape value to the place throughout the year. The lot to intervene is crossed by a row of...
Snøhetta
Works
on 1/2/18
Situated at the heart of Muttrah, on Oman’s largest harbor, the new fish market is a tribute to both the past and the future of Oman.
Headlines
on 1/1/18
Atlanta's John C. Portman, Jr., pioneer of the modern atrium hotel, died on Friday, 29 December 2017 at the age of 93.
Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos
Works
on 12/29/17
The design brief was for a small cabin with a roof, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom – the necessities for resuming the mountain trek begun the day before.
Headlines
on 12/27/17
Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has been hired by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, to transform the lobby inside its Gordon Bunshaft-designed building -- the first cohesive redesign in the museum's 42-year history.
unassigned
on 12/22/17
This year's holiday graphic – an architectural analogy – depicts a jellyfish floating in a sea of blue. What recently completed building does it bring to mind?
Headlines
on 12/21/17
The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has announced highlights from its new acquisitions, including drawings of Peter Salter's recently completed townhouses on Walmer Road in West London.
Steven Holl Architects
Works
on 12/21/17
The building is envisioned as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel.” The structure is a branching concrete frame, the inner layer is bamboo and the outer layer is matte white glass with colored glass fragments recalling “neume notation” of Medieval music of the 13th...
Film
on 12/20/17
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has posted a 45-minute interview with Bjarke Ingels, titled "Different Angles," that traces the Danish architect's career from childhood to such recent projects as VIA 57 West in Manhattan.
Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Works
on 12/20/17
With ample space for people to live, work, and play, the new Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza is an Envision certified sustainable mixed-use facility consisting of a 1-acre connecting plaza and community event spaces, a drop-off area for light rail users, retail space with dedicated bike...
Barkow Leibinger
Reviews
on 12/18/17
One of the best recent buildings in Chicago isn't located in the Loop or one of the city's neighborhoods – it's in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb near O'Hare International Airport. The area is known for big box stores, large malls, and unexceptional office parks. Barkow...
Found
on 12/17/17
Budapest's Hello Wood has created a handful of wooden Christmas trees in London, Vienna, and cities in Hungary, three of which are made of firewood that will be given to families in need for heating during the cold winter months.
Insight
on 12/15/17
For our last Insight feature of 2017, World-Architects looks back – month-by-month and week-by-week – at the most important headlines, projects, competitions, features and products we featured in the last twelve months.
Headlines
on 12/14/17
Take a peek at the U.S. Embassy London at 33 Nine Elms Lane. The building was designed by KieranTimberlake and will open for business on 16 January 2018.
Elsedesign
Works
on 12/14/17
The project is located outside the West Gate of Shenzhen University, facing Nanhai Road and Guimiao Village, where most of teachers and students live. This district is a popular area for coffee shops; the client set the coffee shop as creative business hub, where people may periodically share...
MAD Architects
Works
on 12/13/17
Iwan Baan visited Beijing in early August, when the summer heat and humid climate left a heaviness in the air – one that could be seen and felt. Over the course of the days he was scheduled to shoot “Chaoyang Park Plaza”, he was dealt less than ideal photographic conditions....
Headlines
on 12/13/17
Twenty years ago, Richard Meier's Getty Center opened to the public on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles. The institution is celebrating its anniversary with an exhibition of photographs taken just before the project's completion.
Vegas&Mileto
Works
on 12/12/17
This vault was designed by architects Fernando Vegas and Camilla Mileto and executed by Salvador Gomis under the supervision of Salvador Tomás. It was created as a tribute both to the region’s rich ceramic-making tradition and to the characteristic tile vault technique, historically...
Film
on 12/12/17
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma spoke with PLANE—SITE in the third 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 12/12/17
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced a 62-strong longlist for its second biennial RIBA International Prize.
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Works
on 12/11/17
Hariri Pontarini Architects worked in close collaboration with St. Thomas Commercial Developments Inc. to design 7 St. Thomas, a building that harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a...
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