Magazine

Found
on 5/12/21

Two new installations in Manhattan — Maya Lin: Ghost Forest at Madison Square Park and "The GREEN" at Lincoln Center — take divergent approaches to nature but each give New Yorkers pleasant settings for enjoying the outdoors. World-Architects visited them on a sunny day shortly... John Hill


Film
on 5/11/21

M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., founder of the global architecture and interior design firm Gensler, died on Monday, May 10, at the age of 85. A short film celebrates the life of Art, as he was known, featuring statements from the architect and businessman and photos spanning his 65-year career. John Hill


Works
on 5/11/21

Situated on one of the most sensitive and biodiverse nature reserves in the Gulf, the Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a cluster of rounded building forms that creates a sanctuary for rehabilitating turtles and nurturing endangered birds, connecting with local initiatives and... Hopkins Architects


Reviews
on 5/10/21

Seen from the street, Chapman Stables is an old — if lovingly restored — two story brick building in Washington, DC's Truxton Circle neighborhood. Behind the brick is a two-story addition and a new five-story building whose massing preserves the appearance of the century-old historic stables... Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

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Number
on 5/10/21

Number of cooking facilities in the 145 tiny modular living boxes (10 m2 / 107 sf) in Tokyo’s 50-year-old iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower "destined... René Ammann


Headlines
on 5/10/21

German architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, May 8, when he was struck by two cars while riding his bicycle in Campton Hills, a far western suburb of Chicago. The 81-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. John Hill


Insight
on 5/7/21

In their new book, Old Is New: Architectural Works by New Material Research Laboratory, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida reveal the inner workings of the practice they formed in 2008. Although the name New Material Research Laboratory expresses innovation, the duo... Ulf Meyer


Found
on 5/6/21

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2021 Skyscraper Competition. Three winners and 20 honorable mentions, as selected by the jury from nearly 500 submissions, "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments." John Hill


Headlines
on 5/5/21

After a summer spent putting on events in a parking garage due to the pandemic, the next iteration of MPavilion will return to Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens and a new structure to be designed by Venice's MAP studio. John Hill


Works
on 5/5/21

Designed for a couple and their two children, the Residence de l'Isle is a reinterpretation of modern American houses of the mid-20th century. This single-family home, built on the banks of a river, in the northern suburbs of Montreal, is the result of an architectural conversation with the... John Hill, Chevalier Morales


Film
on 5/5/21

A team led by Milan Ingegneria, with architecture by Labics and Fabio Fumagalli, has won a competition to design and build a retractable floor at the Flavian Amphitheater, the most visited site in Rome. A short film explains the complex workings of the movable wood floor. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/4/21

The State of Illinois has issued an official RFP for the sale of the 17-story James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop. Designed by Helmut Jahn in the 1980s, the controversial icon of postmodern architecture faces potential demolition. John Hill


Works
on 5/4/21

Montreal's KANVA has unveiled "the delicate grandeur of the newly redesigned Biodome, a Montreal science museum that immerses visitors in the authentic environs of multiple ecosystems." KANVA


Headlines
on 5/4/21

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that Robert Ivy will retire by the end of the year as the Institute's Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, leadership roles he has held since 2011. John Hill


Reviews
on 5/3/21

One of the most anticipated adaptive reuse projects this century opened on January 1, 2021, more than 20 years after it was first unveiled. Although Skidmore Owings & Merrill's design for Moynihan Train Hall went through numerous design iterations, a dramatic skylight over the main hall... Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Number
on 5/3/21

Court bill UK architect Sophie Hicks was ordered to pay after losing a six-year-long battle over a... René Ammann


Headlines
on 4/30/21

LUO studio's Zheshui Natural Library in Shanxi Province has won the top prize in the architectural design category of the 2021 Design Educates Awards, which are given out by Laka Foundation, the non-profit organization and international network "focused on social impact via design and... John Hill


Headlines
on 4/29/21

Lemay and Atelier 21 have won the Innovation in Architecture Award for their refurbishment of the Grand Théâtre de Québec’s exterior envelope, and Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey have won the President’s Award for Multimedia Representations of Architecture for their book Canadian Modern... John Hill


Found
on 4/29/21

David Chipperfield Architects' refurbishment of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is complete. The keys were handed over to the client on April 29 in a virtual ceremony, with the physical reopening scheduled for August 2021 with an exhibition of works by Alexander... John Hill


Insight
on 4/28/21

Sergei Tchoban – Lines and Volumes: Encounters with the Architect, Artist, Collector and Museum Founder is a new book of conversations between curator Kristin Feireiss and Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban, who has practices in both countries but, as the subtitle makes clear, is... John Hill


Headlines
on 4/28/21

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, which he will be given on May 22, 2021, at the opening of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition. John Hill


Works
on 4/27/21

Aya is a tower with an original concept, resulting from in-depth research on the Arab dwelling, a hybridization of archetypes of the traditional architecture of the Mashreq, and new technologies for dwellings with a context-sensitive and contemporary design. SOA architectes


Film
on 4/27/21

Two Architects is a 1966 documentary by Ron Parks that features James Stirling and James Gowan explaining their iconic, award-winning Leicester University Engineering Building. Digitized by Drawing Matter, the 18-minute film is now available online for anyone to watch. John Hill


Works
on 4/26/21

As an anchor point along a major access road stretching east to west from Hangzhou, the OPPO R&D Headquarters Tower will be an iconic landmark and gateway to the Future Sci-Tech City and Hangzhou itself. BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


Reviews
on 4/26/21

Omega Yeast was founded in 2013 to provide freshly made yeast to professional brewers and homebrewers in and beyond its Chicago home. Rapid growth led to the need to expand its facilities, which were designed by Valerio Dewalt Train to fit well into the residential area on the city's Northwest... Valerio Dewalt Train

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Number
on 4/26/21

Number of "ultra luxury" flats, each more than 3,000 square feet (279 m2), that sold for 219 million USD at Eden in Singapore, the city-state acclaimed for its attention to biophilia, René Ammann


Headlines
on 4/23/21

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have revealed the ten winning projects for 2021 that meet the committee's "rigorous criteria" and are making "significant achievements in advancing climate action." John Hill


Insight
on 4/23/21

Madeline Carey reviews Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging, the new book by Marwa al-Sabouni, a follow-up to The Battle for Home, the memoir that brought the Syrian architect international acclaim five years ago.  Madeline Carey


Headlines
on 4/22/21

New details have been released for the Sydney Modern Project, SANAA’s expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales that will be the Japanese architecture firm’s first building in the Southern Hemisphere when it is inaugurated next year. Ulf Meyer


Film
on 4/21/21

Christian Pagh, director and curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, has announced the theme for the 2022 iteration: Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities "will explore how we form the places we share." John Hill


Headlines
on 4/20/21

The team of Basel's Christ & Gantenbein and Barcelona's Harquitectes has won the international competition to extend the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), as decided by a 21-member jury. John Hill


Found
on 4/20/21

Artist Olafur Eliasson has "carefully and caringly" removed the glass facades of Renzo Piano's Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, flooding the museum with pools of water died bright green. The installation titled Life is on display 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until July... John Hill


Works
on 4/20/21

On a sloping estate in Bedford, NY, the LX Pavilion stands at the intersection of minimal and cerebral, of material and space: dualities emanating from the Richard Serra sculpture, London Cross (2014), within.  OLI Architecture


Works
on 4/19/21

To introduce this meeting of culture, aoe created a Cultural Exchange City Reception Center in the city where it all begun. The marriage of the Italian and Sino style was at the heart of the project to illustrate the cultural mix and was adapted to merge the structure and its surrounding. aoe


Reviews
on 4/19/21

Our focus on adaptive reuse projects for this year's US Building of the Week feature takes us to the Bronx and a charter school housed in an old industrial building. KSS Architects renovated the building and added a gymnasium, the latter of which gives the school a strong presence in the... KSS Architects

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Number
on 4/19/21

Estimated number of oak trees at least 200 years old needed to restore the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris:... René Ammann


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