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Insight
on 7/7/21

June 20th marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention on Refugees coming into force. It offers millions of people protection and a life in safety — things that people who have not suffered war or displacement take for granted. To remember history, but also to perpetuate it, the... Katinka Corts


Headlines
on 7/6/21

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of the 2021 AIASF Design Awards. The awards were announced during a virtual ceremony held on the last day of June. John Hill


Film
on 7/6/21

Last summer we learned about public toilets designed by Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, and others popping up over Tokyo's Shibuya district. They have been joined by a "toilet village" at Nabeshima Shoto Park designed by Kengo Kuma, the latest facility in the Nippon Foundation's Tokyo Toilet... John Hill


Reviews
on 7/5/21

Many adaptive reuse projects turn old buildings, many of them industrial, into entirely different uses: offices, residences, even museums. In this regard, an appealing aspect of AutoHaus is the way it retains part of its original function. KUBE architecture answered a few questions about the... KUBE architecture

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Number
on 7/5/21

Number of slender stone columns holding up a roof made entirely of patch-like stones in the "All Purpose" installation by Palestinian architects Elias and Yousef Anastas at the Venice... René Ammann


Headlines
on 7/1/21

Alison Killing, an architect and geospatial analyst, is part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for a series "that used satellite imagery and architectural expertise," John Hill


Found
on 6/30/21

David Adjaye's Asaase, billed as the architect's first "large scale autonomous sculpture," is on display at Gagosian Gallery in New York as part of Social Works, a group exhibition curated by Antwaun Sargent that "considers the relationship between space — personal, public,... John Hill


Headlines
on 6/30/21

The Startup Lions Campus, designed by Kéré Architecture, has opened on the banks of Lake Turkana. The building's form, inspired by termite mounds, naturally ventilates the interior spaces and creates a local landmark. John Hill


Film
on 6/29/21

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has released a 14-minute film with snippets of longer interviews they conducted with Renzo Piano, Tatiana Bilbao, Frank Gehry, Kengo Kuma, Anna Heringer, Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Alejandro Aravena, Anne Lacaton, and Anupama Kundoo. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/29/21

Delayed by the pandemic, the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero's first-century palace, opened to the public on June 23rd. It features a new entrance by Stefano Boeri, new lighting by ERCO, and the exhibition Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of the Grotesques. John Hill


Reviews
on 6/28/21

Old buildings need not be grand or architecturally significant to be reused. Take a diminutive machine shop in Seattle's trendy Ballard neighborhood that was transformed into a cannabis shop. Graham Baba Architects answered a few questions about their transformation of an industrial building... Graham Baba Architects

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Headlines
on 6/28/21

For a small town like Arles, not far away from the Cote d’Azur, Frank O. Gehry’s tower is a landmark because of its height and twisted shape; yet even without its shininess, the building at the heart of the new art campus in France would stand out. The 11,000 stainless steel panels that cover... Ulf Meyer


Number
on 6/28/21

Estimated net worth of the world’s most affluent architect, Norman Foster: $240 million (€201m) René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/25/21

Puppy, the massive Jeff Koons sculpture that sits proudly in front of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, requires restoration work totaling 100,000€. The Guggenheim is asking the public to fund the work through donations. John Hill


Works
on 6/24/21

Architectural studio Young Projects has completed Six Square House, a new 3,500-square-foot home located on a verdant, two-acre lot in Bridgehampton, New York.  Young Projects


Headlines
on 6/24/21

Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the firm started by its namesake in 1963, is now Meier Partners, coinciding with the 86-year-old architect's retirement and reflecting the firm's effort to move past the sexual... John Hill


Found
on 6/23/21

The latest addition to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein Germany, famous for its collection of contemporary architecture, is a garden instantly recognizable as a Piet Oudolf creation. Planted last year, the perennial garden designed by the famed Dutch gardener recently opened to the public. John Hill


Film
on 6/22/21

Two new films from Tokyo's Key Operation Inc. take viewers inside a pair of recently completed apartment buildings in Yokohama designed by the firm for ZOOM. Though dramatically different in architectural expression, each project addresses the same functional and code considerations, while... John Hill


Headlines
on 6/22/21

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has announced the Next Generation prize winners in the sixth cycle of its LafargeHolcim Awards: 21 "visionary concepts" by students and practitioners up to 30 years of age in five regions. John Hill


Insight
on 6/21/21

Contested Modernities consists of symposia, an exhibition, and a publication focused on postcolonial architecture in Southeast Asia as part of the long-term program Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism. Ulf Meyer watched Contested Modernities’ second symposium, “The... Ulf Meyer


Reviews
on 6/21/21

Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op opened last fall inside a former grocery store that sat empty for years. Instead of simply renovating the interior, Modus Studio also put a new facade on the old building, reoriented the entry, and gave Northwest Arkansas the largest porch around. The architects at... modus studio

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Number
on 6/21/21

Estimated area of office space globally that has been vacated since the pandemic began: 103 million square feet... René Ammann


Headlines
on 6/18/21

Indiana University has dedicated a recently rediscovered 1952 design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that is being adapted for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and will open on IU's Bloomington campus in the fall. John Hill


Works
on 6/17/21

With a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, the City of Rogers, Arkansas has embarked on a project to design a new downtown park that will enhance economic development, spur placemaking, and improve connectivity. Ross Barney Architects


Found
on 6/17/21

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life is on display at the Design Museum in London from June 19 to September 5, 2021. The retrospective highlights the furniture, interiors, and architectural projects of "one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design... John Hill


Headlines
on 6/16/21

Vectorworks has announced the winners – 21 projects by 28 students from eight countries – in this year's scholarships for students in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and entertainment. John Hill


Insight
on 6/16/21

In April the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design in Atlanta earned Living Building Challenge certification, making it one of just 28 buildings that can boast of meeting the world's most stringent green building standard. The building by Miller Hull Partnership and Lord Aeck... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 6/15/21

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has announced that Carson Chan is the first director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment, which was created last year. John Hill


Film
on 6/15/21

Each week, we present one of the four expert lectures held at the ISH digital 2021. Markus Pfeil from Pfeil & Koch ingenieurgesellschaft, based in Stuttgart and Cologne, talks about the possibilities of climate protection in the building sector. Pfeil & Koch ingenieurgesellschaft


Reviews
on 6/14/21

Across the street from Archi-Tectonics' earlier 497 GW apartment building, the 512 GW Townhouse similarly reuses an old warehouse, transforming 19th-century industry into 21st-century residential luxury. While the predecessor used undulating glass to make a statement, the new townhouse is... Archi-Tectonics

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Insight
on 6/14/21

What do architects think about important future issues such as climate change or digitalization? How do they envision a sustainable building culture? What solutions do they have? What framework conditions do they need in order to fulfill their tasks and responsibilities in the best possible... Elias Baumgarten


Number
on 6/14/21

Number of mosques that were inaugurated in Bangladesh on June 9th to celebrate 50 years of the country's independence: 50 René Ammann


Insight
on 6/11/21

What do architects think about important future issues such as climate change or digitalization? How do they envision a sustainable building culture? What solutions do they have? What framework conditions do they need in order to fulfill their tasks and responsibilities in the best possible... Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
on 6/10/21

Known for sculptural churches made of concrete, German architect Gottfried Böhm, recipient of the 1986 Pritzker Architecture Prize, died on Wednesday, June 9, at home in Cologne. He was 101. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/10/21

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2021 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards: 22 awards in 15 categories. Rush\Wright Associates' Brunswick Street Streetscape Masterplan garnered an Award of Excellence in the Urban Design category. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/9/21

The Miller Hull Partnership, long a leader in green building, has launched EMission Zero, an initiative that aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in buildings the Seattle-based firm designs. John Hill


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