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One of the latest titles in Detail's "Architecture and Construction Details" series is devoted to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, the 17-year-old firm that was founded in Copenhagen but now has 500 employees in five offices around the world. World-Architects takes a look inside its pages. John Hill


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Architect Kazuo Shinohara’s Umbrella House has found a new home — in Germany, though, not in its former home of Japan. The building joins the Vitra Campus as a venue for small gatherings and, following buildings by R. Buckminster Fuller and Jean Prouvé, the third historic building to be... Ulf Meyer


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The Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for Rotterdam Rooftop Days, giving visitors a different experience of the city from an "orange carpet" at a height of 30 meters. John Hill, Katinka Corts


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The Novartis Pavillon, a new exhibition, meeting and event center designed by the firm of Michele De Lucchi, recently opened on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland. A highlight of the campus's first publicly accessible building is its zero-energy media facade. John Hill


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Artist Tomás Saraceno's permanent installation, Cloud Cities Barcelona, has opened to the public at the top of Torre Glòries, the iconic skyscraper, previously known as Torre Agbar, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. John Hill


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The award ceremony for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award was held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on Thursday, May 12, the same day an exhibition of the 40 shortlisted projects ended. Take a tour through the EUmies Awards 2022 Exhibition... John Hill


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Villa M is a new mixed-use building covered in plants and trees in Paris's Montparnasse area that its creators — Triptych Architecture and Philippe Starck — describe as "a naturalist architectural manifesto." John Hill


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A new book from architect Charlotte von Moos explores "the vanishing architecture of a 'Paradise Lost'" — Miami in the Eighties, the decade of Miami Vice, Arquitectonica's pastel-colored buildings, large beachfront houses, and other South Florida creations. John Hill


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After two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival has returned for two weekends in April. The 2022 festival includes eleven immersive installations by architects, artist and designers, including The Playground, a colorful standout... John Hill


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Today, April 12, marks the start of the demolition of one of the most important works of postwar architecture in Japan: Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed exactly fifty years ago. John Hill


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Compared to their male colleagues, female architects still do not receive the recognition they deserve. Art historian Ursula Schwitalla and architect Christiane Fath are committed to increasing the visibility of women in the architectural profession, having founded the Katinka Corts


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The 2022 Whitney Biennial, titled Quiet as It's Kept, opens to the public on April 6 at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Renzo Piano-designed building in New York's Meatpacking District. World-Architects got an early look, finding a half-dozen contributions with architectural... John Hill


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22/3/22

The 23rd Biennale of Sydney, rīvus, opened earlier this month with more than 330 artworks by over 80 participants spread across various venues in the Australian city. Photogenic highlights are the large-scale artworks on display at The Cutaway, a subterranean space at Barangaroo... John Hill


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17/3/22

The Colburn School, Los Angeles’s world-renowned school for music and dance, has unveiled Frank Gehry's design for the Colburn Center, to be located across the street from the school's existing facilities and two blocks from Gehry's famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. John Hill


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10/3/22

Last summer, students in the Architectural Association's nanotourism program built three interconnected interventions at Wörthersee, a predominantly privatized lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, including a Sound Cannon that taps into the presence of the Vienna Boys' Choir Summer... John Hill


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3/3/22

MVRDV has designed a rooftop event space for Het Nieuwe Instituut: a flexible, 600-square-meter space sitting atop the pergola of the building designed by Jo Coenen in 1993. The bright pink surface 29 meters above the ground will be reached by 143 steps — also in pink — and will open to the... John Hill


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22/2/22

A rediscovered 1952 design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for a fraternity house on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University has been completed, adapted as new facilities for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. John Hill


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17/2/22

The magic world of Hans Christian Andersen and his legendary fairy tales is on display in Odense, Denmark, in the House of Fairy Tales designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Ulf Meyer visited the H.C. Andersen House, sending us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


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10/2/22

Housed in a 95-foot-diameter sphere, Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web is a multisensory experience that is the standout element of Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s), the artist's new exhibition at The Shed in New York's Hudson Yards. John Hill


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3/2/22

Geoffrey Bawa: It is Essential to be There is the first exhibition on the work of architect Geoffrey Bawa to be shown in his home country of Sri Lanka. More than 120 documents from the Bawa archives are now on display, with many of the drawings and other artifacts not previously shown... John Hill


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1/2/22

The transformation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC, has received the most votes in our poll for US Building of the Year, which focused on adaptive reuse and renovation projects in 2021. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the 1972 library was renovated by... John Hill


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24/1/22

House of Music, Hungary has opened its doors in Budapest's City Park. Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto as part of Light Budapest Project, a cultural development in the city's largest and most iconic public park, the building features an undulating roof pierced by openings for light... John Hill


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13/1/22

A new McDonald's restaurant in Moscow is covered in mirrored glass panels that reflect its Pushkin Square locale. Designed by Landini Associates, the project sits on the site of the first ever Russian McDonald's, which opened on Pushkin Square on January 31, 1990. John Hill


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7/1/22

Parallect Design's LIM Café at Suzhou Bay Sports Park in Suzhou, China, has traditional gabled forms that recall the wooden structure originally in its location and modern mirrored glass facades that reflect its setting on the edge of Taihu Lake. John Hill


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29/12/21

As 2021 segues into 2022, World-Architects looks ahead to a dozen notable buildings opening in the new year, including OMA's long-awaited Taipei Performing Arts Center, Herzog & de Meuron's flagship building for the Royal College of Art, and SANAA's Sydney Modern Project. John Hill


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8/12/21

The House of Hungarian Music in Budapest's City Park will open to the public at the end of January. Sou Fujimoto's design is an undulating canopy above glass walls that is all about blending the new building into its natural setting near the city center. Ulf Meyer


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4/12/21

Copenhill, also known as Amager Bakke, the waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope in Copenhagen, was judged the top prize at the annual World Architecture Festival that was held virtually this year. Here we present some images of the design by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and other winners... John Hill


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29/11/21

Curators Ilka and Andreas Ruby have transformed the Barcelona Pavilion into a domestic space — a temporary version of the EU Mies Prize-winning "Transformation of 530 Dwellings in the Grand Parc Bordeaux" by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture, and Christophe Hutin... John Hill


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18/11/21

OMA NY: Search Term is the first monograph produced by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) since Content came out in 2004. Focused, as the title indicates, on OMA's New York studio, Search Term uses thousands of images — 5,565 of them, to be precise — to tell... John Hill


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9/11/21

The recently completed Babyn Yar Synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine, commemorates the massacre of approximately 35,000 Jews over two days in September 1941. The building was designed by Manuel Herz Architects to literally open like a book, echoing the congregation's act of coming together to read from... John Hill


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2/11/21

Curator Mohamed Elshahed, author of Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide, has mounted the exhibition Cairo Modern at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The exhibition features twenty notable projects designed by Egyptian architects between the 1930s and the 1970s,... John Hill


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29/10/21

Architect and educator Michael Sorkin, who died in March 2020 in the wave of Covid that swept through New York City, was known best as a tenacious and irascible critic of buildings and cities. His writing was also joyful, apparent in the widely circulated list of "250 Things an Architect... John Hill


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22/10/21

Architects At Play is now on display at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. Centered on the idea of "creating worlds," Architects At Play is the Portuguese iteration of the exhibition of the same name that originated at CIVA in Brussels two years ago. John Hill


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15/10/21

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize and 2020 RIBA Gold Medal, can add another honor to their CV: RIBA Stirling Prize. The firm's Town House for Kingston University London is the winner of the 25th RIBA Stirling Prize.


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5/10/21

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan and his friend, architect Francis Kéré, traveled around Burkina Faso. The result of their trip is an inspiring illustrated book on the role of sunlight in African architecture. Elias Baumgarten


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1/10/21

The latest exhibition by Martino Stierli, curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, is Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China, which focuses on the work of seven Chinese architects and "highlights their commitment to social and environmental... John Hill


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