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Reviews
on 8/23/21

People can be excused for mistaking this house in Manhattan Beach, California, as a building at Sea Ranch: the homeowners were inspired by the the famous residential community along the Pacific coast in Sonoma County. In turn, the architects at Blue Truck Studio remodeled the client's existing... Blue Truck Studio

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Number
on 8/23/21

Number of trees that were cut down to build a 17-kilometer access road to the 300-room resort of Turkish president Erdogan in Marmaris: 50,000 René Ammann


Found
on 8/23/21

NEBULOSUS is a "pavilion" of vapor clouds created by AUTHOS.ch and Stella Speziali for the third iteration of Design Biennale Zurich, taking place at the Old Botanical Garden until September 5th. The ephemeral installation will host a special augmented reality display during the Lange... John Hill


Headlines
on 8/19/21

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have announced that Mecanoo is this year's recipient of "Europe's Highest Award for Architecture." John Hill


Film
on 8/18/21

A new short film from Safdie Architects looks at the impact of Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67, the iconic residential structure built in Montreal in 1967. The film has been released to coincide with construction milestones on three of the firm's large residential projects, all of which build upon... John Hill


Headlines
on 8/17/21

The Jencks Foundation and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the 2021 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award is Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. John Hill


Insight
on 8/16/21

The new pedestrian promenade in Bastia, France, is a masterpiece of urban design and engineering. Designed by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, the corniche follows the rocky coastline of the Mediterranean Sea below the Corsican city. Ulf Meyer recently visited the path that has become a... Ulf Meyer


Reviews
on 8/16/21

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission often requires that rooftop additions to landmarked buildings are invisible from the street. Such is clearly not the case with this building overlooking Union Square Park. BKSK Architects added a glass dome to the historic home of Tammany... BKSK Architects

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Works
on 8/13/21

Snøhetta’s design, most of which is underground, but also partly excavated from the landscape, creates a holistic and continuous path throughout the entire museum and its surrounding park and gardens, linking Zaha Hadid’s 2005 extension for special exhibitions with the museum’s original... Snøhetta


Headlines
on 8/12/21

Construction is underway on a 34-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop for Columbia University, located across the street from its Manhattanville campus and three other buildings designed by the firm. John Hill


Works
on 8/11/21

Marsk Tower’s simple design, defined by Corten steel materiality, exudes a natural aesthetic that blends with the surrounding environment while simultaneously becoming a new, visible destination in Denmark. BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


Headlines
on 8/10/21

Updated renderings of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) — designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot for Adelaide's Lot Fourteen development — have been released as the project is submitted for planning approval. John Hill


Reviews
on 8/9/21

Located in an industrial area in West Oakland, 1901 Poplar is the interior transformation of a warehouse into a start-up innovation hub aimed at creating tech opportunities for underserved communities. Custom furniture and partitions that are easy to move and reconfigure give the large space... Medium Plenty

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Works
on 8/6/21

Hotel Bohinj, the former Hotel Kompas, was built spontaneously over the last three decades, without thinking about its final appearance. It is raised on a plateau, which gives it a special intimacy, with views of Lake Bohinj, the mountains and the church of Janez Krstnik. The new owners of the... OFIS arhitekti


Works
on 8/5/21

Drift, a timber-and-steel pedestrian bridge by designer Volkan Alkanoglu, has been completed and installed in Fort Worth, Texas. Fabricated off-site and installed in just a few hours, Drift is an innovative example of plug-and-play urbanism, an emerging sustainable and affordable design... Volkan Alkanoglu


Works
on 8/4/21

The International Garden Festival is pleased to reveal the new contemporary gardens of its 22nd edition. Magic Lies Outside is the annual theme that aims to bring us hope, to exalt creativity, and to add color to this world that is struggling to overcome the global pandemic and to come... International Garden Festival


Film
on 8/3/21

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art speaks with artist Ibrahim Mahama about his installations that often consist of buildings covered with jute sacks, a material synonymous with the trade markets in Ghana, where he lives and works. John Hill


Reviews
on 8/2/21

The new home of Dick Clark + Associates in Austin, Texas, occupies a portion of a building that formerly served as a pawn shop. The architects admit the tilt-up concrete building was pretty "drab," but in their hands it has been transformed into a light-filled building that illustrates how... Dick Clark + Associates

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Headlines
on 7/30/21

On Thursday, July 29th, a 14-year-old boy jumped to his death — the fourth suicide since the climbable sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick opened in March 2019. The Vessel promptly closed and was immediately followed by renewed calls to install higher barriers. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/29/21

Instead of opening to fanfare this week, the Marble Arch Mound, a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for the western end of London's Oxford Street, was derided by visitors and mocked online for failing to meet expectations. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/28/21

The design of the seventh MPavilion, designed by Italy's MAP studio, has been unveiled. Called "The LightCatcher," the project will be erected in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens and start hosting events in November. John Hill


Reviews
on 7/26/21

The Algin Sutton Pool opened to the public last month in Los Angeles's underserved Vermont Vista neighborhood. The design by Lehrer Architects LA reimagines the existing Palladian building through the addition of dynamic forms and colorful surfaces. The architects answered some questions about... Lehrer Architects LA

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Headlines
on 7/22/21

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 16 projects from 11 countries receiving 2021 International Awards for Excellence; all projects are now in the running for the third RIBA International Prize. John Hill


Insight
on 7/21/21

Harvard University’s new Science and Engineering Complex in Boston, designed by Behnisch Architekten, has a LEED Platinum certified from the USGBC and a Living Building Challenge Petal certification from the International Living Future Institute, making it one of the healthiest laboratory... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 7/20/21

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the 478-strong shortlist for the 2020/21 WAF Awards, which will be decided at the FIL exhibition center in Lisbon at the beginning of December – delayed one year due to the pandemic. John Hill


Reviews
on 7/19/21

The highlight of Form4 Architecture's modernization of an office complex in the San Francisco Bay Area is a sculptural installation made from weathering steel, aptly called Corten Ribbon. The architects answered a few questions about the project. Form4 Architecture

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Headlines
on 7/14/21

The National Gallery has selected a team led by New York's Selldorf Architects to work on "a suite of capital projects," including a remodeling of the postmodern Sainsbury Wing on Trafalgar Square, that will mark the London institution's Bicentenary — "NG200" — in 2024. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/14/21

Glenstone Museum has released renderings of a new building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners that will house a major sculpture by Richard Serra. It is set to open on the museum's grounds in Potomac, Maryland, next year. John Hill


Insight
on 7/13/21

In the 1960s, Astra Zarina was the only female architect among many male colleagues who designed more than 1,000 flats in the Märkisches Viertel housing estate in Berlin. Yet she went unnoticed. Why is that? Eduard Kögel


Reviews
on 7/12/21

The youngest mega-city in China is Shenzhen. Since its designation as a special economic zone 40 years ago not only have many immigrants found a new home here, but also an innovative atmosphere has established itself. This is reflected in the Shenzhen College of International Education... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 7/12/21

Inspired by fishing shacks found in Scandinavian coastal villages, architect Malcolm Davis renovated an old, dilapidated residence into a contemporary beach house with a home studio. The architect answered a few questions about the house located in Pacifica, south of San Francisco. Malcolm Davis Architecture

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Number
on 7/12/21

Price of the St James Quarter in Edinburgh, Scotland, an iceberg of shops, restaurants, a cinema, luxury... René Ammann


Headlines
on 7/9/21

Although the Nakagin Capsule Tower, an icon of Metabolist architecture in Tokyo designed by Kisho Kurokawa, could not be saved, plans are afoot to remove the capsules, refurbish them, and donate them to museums in and beyond Japan. John Hill


Works
on 7/8/21

Sanya Farm Lab is a 4,000-m2, four-story exhibition space located in Nanfan High Tech District of Sanya, the southernmost city on tropical Hainan Island. The design combines the climate characteristics of Sanya, integrates the regional scientific and technological agricultural elements, and... CLOU architects


Found
on 7/8/21

With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through numerous recently published books on architecture and related fields to find ten recommendations for summer reading. John Hill


Headlines
on 7/7/21

The Park Union Bridge opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 1st, one year after the US Olympic Museum opened to the public. The bridge and building are designed by New... John Hill


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