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3 weeks ago

The world-famous High Line park has spawned much development on Manhattan's West Side since it opened in 2009. Many of the new buildings abutting the elevated park incorporate terraces and roof gardens, but none more creatively or abundantly than 512 West 22nd Street, a new office building... COOKFOX

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Number
3 weeks ago

Number of U.S. homeowners in forbearance plans at the end of May, representing 8.9% of all active mortgages and more than $1 trillion in... René Ammann


Insight
3 weeks ago

The second Architecture & the Media conference, organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, took place May 11 - 14, 2020, two years after the inaugural event was held at the... John Hill


Found
3 weeks ago

Dutch photographer Iwan Baan headlined the second Architecture & the Media conference, which was organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and took place online over four days in May. World-Architects spoke one-on-one with Baan after the conference to dig deeper into some of the... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

A new short film by Jim Stephenson and Laura Mark mixes visits to some of Zaha Hadid's buildings — Vitra Fire Station, MAXXI, London Aquatics Centre — with remembrances of the late architect by Eva Jiřičná. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are designing a slender 87-story mixed-use tower on Toronto's Mink Mile that would be the tallest building in Canada if completed. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

As is tradition with the MPavilion commissions installed in Melbourne's Queens Victoria Gardens each summer, Glenn Murcutt's recent iteration is being given a second life. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Details on the nominees for the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2020 are now available. Now in its third edition, the biennial award recognizes the best graduation projects by students from European schools of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. John Hill, Miriam Giordano


Headlines
1 month ago

AIA Minnesota's staff and member leadership have responded to the murder of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis and the unrest that has followed in their communities. The statement is reposted here with permission. Karen Lu, Mary-Margaret Zindren


Reviews
1 month ago

With some of its sixty buildings designed by Pietro Belluschi, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Tod Wlliams Billie Tsien Architects, and others, Bennington College has a strong tradition of modern architecture. The latest campus project renovates one of the college's oldest buildings, giving it... Christoff:Finio Architecture

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Headlines
1 month ago

The artist Christo, who long collaborated with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, on major public artworks around the world, died on May 31 at his home in New York City. He was 84. John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Size of warehouse space the biggest property investment firm, Prologis, owns and manages: 90 square kilometers (or 1.5 Manhattans) René Ammann


Headlines
1 month ago

Preservation efforts to save MARABAR, a site-specific artwork by Elyn Zimmerman in Washington, DC, took a positive step forward, when DC's preservation review board determined it would revisit its 2019 decision that paved the way for its demolition. John Hill


Works
1 month ago

NEON’s “Shiver House” has been re-imagined in wood in celebration of its five-year anniversary. NEON


Film
1 month ago

Every Friday the Swiss Architecture Museum is holding "S AM Calls," in which S AM director Andreas Ruby talks with architects, urbanists, and others about the significance of the "coronavirus condition" on architecture and cities. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Europe's largest green facade — 8 kilometers of hornbeam hedges, more than 30,000 plants — was recently completed in Düsseldorf's city center. Kö-Bogen II was deigned by ingenhoven architects, who assert the hedges are the ecological equivalent of 80 fully grown deciduous trees. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC — home to the recently refurbished Great Hall, a popular event venue and scene of summer installations — has laid off two-thirds of its staff, according to reports. John Hill


Reviews
1 month ago

Inspired by historic and modern precedents, and recalling the work of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the aptly named Three Chimney House strives for "timeless yet contemporary voice for Southern architecture in America." TW Ryan Architecture answered a few questions about the recently completed house. TW Ryan Architecture

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Number
1 month ago

Number of people arrested in the Albanian capital of Tirana for protesting against the demolition of the 80-year-old National Theatre: 37 René Ammann


Reviews
1 month ago

Hong Kong is considered a city of extreme density due to the large number of high-rise buildings. This brings advantages; for public transport provision, for example. A limited buildable area causes high site values, that in turn necessitate this high building density. Some negatives of this... Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
1 month ago

The Chicago Plan Commission voted unanimously in favor of Related Midwest's two-tower residential development for 400 North Lake Shore Drive, the site of Santiago Calatrava's proposed Spire. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have revealed the ten projects for 2020 that meet the committee's "rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value." John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

After March saw a historic drop of the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index to 33.3, the ABI score dropped further in April to 29.3, "a new all-time low for the index." John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Miner Road House is the latest book in Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers' Masterpiece Series. Designed by Faulkner Architects, the single-family house near Oakland, California, is striking for its Cor-ten steel exterior and its incorporation of the “bones” of the 1950s ranch house that... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

As part of its ongoing Texture & Transparency series, The Glass House has released a virtual tour of the Studio, one of ten structures on Philip Johnson's New Canaan, Connecticut, estate. John Hill


Works
1 month ago

Inspired by Philip Johnson's Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pavilion A is a tribute to modern architecture. Maurice Martel architecte


Insight
1 month ago

Belgium's Osar Architects is a leader in designing healing communities in healthcare and related sectors. World-Architects spoke recently with Osar Architects about their projects, Building Information Modeling, BIM "translators," and how Osar uses John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Dietmar Steiner was the founding director of the Architekturzentrum Wien, taught at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, and was president of the International Confederation of Architecture Museums (ICAM). He died on Friday, May 15, at the age of 68. John Hill, Katinka Corts


Works
1 month ago

Located in the northern zone of the core region of Chongqing, China, the project consists of a cliffside building, designed and constructed into its surrounding mountain façade. aoe


Reviews
1 month ago

Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic of HANNAH worked with various students, researchers, and departments from Cornell University to realize the Ashen Cabin, a prototype and research project that "upcycles" ash trees decimated by beetles. Lok and Zivkovic, who recently won a HANNAH

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Headlines
1 month ago

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — How Will We Live Together?, curated by Hashim Sarkis — will take place from May to November 2021, one year later than planned. John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Year in which the Chinese government decided erecting skyscrapers over 500 meters are "not allowed" and buildings over 250 meters should be "strictly... René Ammann


Headlines
1 month ago

The Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 is among the fifteen collateral events approved by curator Hashim Sarkis to be part of the Venice Architecture Biennale opening in August. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

As restaurants reopen after months of lockdown, one in Amsterdam is offering diners the option of two-person greenhouses. The gimmick is working: the restaurant is fully booked until the end of June. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Danish capital has been named by UNESCO and the Union of the International Architects (UIA) as UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2023, when it will host the UIA World Congress of Architects. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Russian Pavilion for the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale — curated by former OMA partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and titled Open? — is the first to move to a strictly online presence. John Hill


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