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Film
14/4/20

One of the ways architects have been helping with the COVID-19 pandemic is making face shields and other PPE with the 3D printers in their office. A shield from ICD caught our attention for its simplicity: one sheet of plastic, two folds, two holes, and one rubber band. John Hill


Works
14/4/20

City entrances have an identity-creating function, but far too often gas stations and industrial areas welcome guests. Not so in Tirschenreuth, which decided to build a fire station in one such prominent location. Brückner & Brückner Architekten, Schulz und Schulz


Works
14/4/20

ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski architects, a Montréal-based firm, is proud to unveil one of its most recent projects, an innovative residence for young students. ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski Arch


Number
13/4/20

Size of the mansion that Canadian rapper Drake just built in Toronto, only 5,000 square feet smaller than the U.S. White House: 50,000 square feet René Ammann


Headlines
12/4/20

William Menking, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Architect's Newspaper, died on Saturday, April 11, at his home in Tribeca after a long bout with cancer. He was 72. John Hill


Insight
9/4/20

TAMassociati, based in Venice and with offices in Bologna and Trieste, is working on high-profile projects with Renzo Piano and for the Aga Khan Development Network. But the studio has been active in social design and building sustainably since its inception decades ago. World-Architects... John Hill


Found
8/4/20

If not for the coronavirus, Neyran Turan's Architecture as Measure would be opening next month in the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. For those who don't want to wait until (fingers crossed) August, we take a look inside Turan's newly released book of the same... John Hill


Headlines
7/4/20

Brothers Laurids and Manfred Ortner are recipients of the Grand Austrian State Prize, the highest award for artists from Austria. They are the first architects to receive the prize since 2015. John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
7/4/20

Milan's Piuarch has been selected to design the Human Technopole Foundation's new building and campus for scientific research, part of the MIND Milano Innovation District located in the former Expo Area. John Hill


Film
7/4/20

The first dozen films and lectures in SpazioFMG's ongoing "The Architects Series" are available to stream online. Here we highlight seven of the films about World-Architects member firms. John Hill


Reseñas
6/4/20

The remote Flowers Vineyard & Winery has produced popular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines for nearly 30 years on California's rugged Sonoma Coast. The opening of the House of Flowers last year just a few miles from downtown Healdsburg has made their wines more accessible. Walker Warner... Walker Warner Architects

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Found
6/4/20

With architecture among the many "non-essential" professions required to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, a new website invites architects to post information about their remote-working experiences. John Hill


Number
6/4/20

Estimated drop in real estate showings in North America from early March 2020 to now: 75% René Ammann


Headlines
3/4/20

The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello have announced that Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are recipients of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. John Hill


Film
3/4/20

A short film by architectural photographer Jim Stephenson explores the architecture of Walmer Yard, the residential building in London designed by Peter Salter with Fenella Collingridge for developer Crispin Kelly. John Hill


Insight
2/4/20

At the beginning of January, the new coronavirus broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and became a pandemic within a few weeks. The measures taken by the Chinese government affected everyone, including architects and the country's entire construction sector. Now that the acute wave of... Voices collected by Eduard Kögel


Insight
2/4/20

At the beginning of January, the new coronavirus broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and became a pandemic within a few weeks. The measures taken by the Chinese government affected everyone, including architects and the country's entire construction sector. Now that the acute wave of... Voices collected by Eduard Kögel


Insight
2/4/20

World-Architects recently corresponded with Ángela Baldellou, who runs Observatorio 2030, a group created by the Council of Spanish Architects that brings together professionals and experts from... Madeline Carey


Works
1/4/20

Shou County Culture and Art Center is designed to draw people in to discover and experience it, unlike a beautiful sculpture that can only be viewed but not experienced. Studio Zhu-Pei


Headlines
1/4/20

Michael McKinnell, whose firm Kallmann McKinnell & Wood designed Boston's famous Brutalist City Hall, died on March 27 following complications from COVID-19. John Hill


Works
31/3/20

The Project arises in a small land with a slightly slope, in the vicinity of Ansião Village. Bruno Dias Arquitectura


Headlines
31/3/20

Following an executive order from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, "all work on non-essential construction and demolition sites is suspended," in response to the spread of COVID-19. John Hill


Reseñas
30/3/20

This two-unit house designed by an architect for his family features a generous indoor/outdoor living space removed from the street. Contemporary in materials and architectural expression, the house nevertheless looks to historic houses in New Orleans for inspiration. Architect Nathan Fell... Nathan Fell Architecture

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Insight
30/3/20

Planning architecture for emergencies; transforming buildings for temporary needs; rethinking the model of hospitals; reflecting on empty cities to rediscover how design plays an active role in activating social relationships and connections; reconsidering the importance of architecture and... Paola Pierotti, PPAN


Number
29/3/20

Number of beds for patients with Covid-19 that New York City's largest convention center,... René Ammann


Headlines
27/3/20

Architecture critic, urban designer, author, and educator Michael Sorkin died on March 26, 2020, from complications brought on by the novel coronavirus. He was 71. John Hill


Film
26/3/20

The 2019 MPavilion, designed by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, closed on March 18 after its four-month run in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens. A new podcast series includes a conversation between Murcutt and MPavilion organizer Naomi Milgrom. John Hill


Works
26/3/20

In the architect’s vision, at some point in the future, people can be listening to folk songs, drinking beer and looking up into the starlit sky, in the way life is actually supposed to be. 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio


Found
25/3/20

Ávila‎, Spain's Nagami Design, a design brand that specializes in 3D printing, has put its furniture production on hold to accelerate the production of the face shields used by health care workers treating people with COVID-19. John Hill


Headlines
25/3/20

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed CURA, an open-source design that uses repurposed shipping containers to create plug-in intensive care units at hospitals faced with shortages of ICU space from the spread of the novel coronavirus. John Hill


Works
25/3/20

The Galleria is Korea’s first and largest upscale department store franchise. The store in Gwanggyo is Galleria's sixth branch, its stone-like appearance making it a natural point of gravity for public life in the city. OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture


Works
24/3/20

This is a fantasy and uncommon space where buildings of various shapes are ‘floating’ in space. What kind of light is needed for such a space? Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co.,LTD.


Headlines
24/3/20

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee have announced that the Summer Olympics, scheduled to open in Tokyo in July, is being postponed to "not later than summer 2021" in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. John Hill


Insight
24/3/20

One year ago Vista Tower topped off at 363 meters (1,191 feet), making it the third tallest building in Chicago. Vista towers over the nearby Aqua Tower, which ten years ago brought fame to Studio Gang and its founder, Jeanne Gang. Ulf Meyer looks at Vista in the context of Gang's earlier work... Ulf Meyer


Works
23/3/20

The former Lourcine barracks are located in Paris’ 13th district and comprise a parade ground with accompanying military buildings erected in 1875.  ChartierDalix


Reseñas
23/3/20

LR2 Residence sits on a hillside in Pasadena, California, a city northeast of Los Angeles. Montalba Architects exploited the location by lifting the living spaces to the top of three floors to take advantage of panoramic views. The architects answered a few questions about the house. Montalba Architects

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