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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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


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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced a new exhibition that will open in the fall: Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China will feature eight projects by "a new generation of Chinese architects that rethink existing definitions of social, cultural, and... John Hill


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The Centre Pompidou and the mayor of Jersey City have announced that the Pompidou will open its newest outpost in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the city-owned Pathside Building that will be renovated by OMA New York under partner Jason Long. John Hill


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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), renovated by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, celebrated its reopening on June 1st. It is the largest circulating branch among the New York Public Library's (NYPL) 92 locations. John Hill


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US President Joe Biden has removed four Trump-appointed members of the US Commission of Fine Arts, the agency that reviews designs for government buildings and other public projects in Washington, DC, replacing them with four new — and diverse — members. John Hill


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Although an exact date is not known yet, reports indicate the long-delayed opening of ANOHA — The Children's World of the Jewish Museum Berlin is scheduled to take place in the second half of June. Ulf Meyer


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Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander died on Saturday, May 22, in Vancouver, about a month shy of her 100th birthday. She is the namesake for the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize that will be conferred for the first time later this year. John Hill


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The great Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha died on Sunday, May 23, at the age of 92. Just a week earlier he was named recipient of the UIA Gold Medal, which he would have received at the delayed UIA2021RIO in July. John Hill


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The City of Los Angeles has announced the winners of Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, the "design challenge" that asked entrants to propose new models of low-rise housing across four categories: Corners, Fourplex, (Re)Distribution, and Subdivision. John Hill


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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) have announced the five winners of the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, "the only award that recognizes entire library structures and all aspects of their design." John Hill


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Architect and curator Terence Riley has died. The news was delivered via the Instagram account of K/R, the New York- and Miami-based architecture firm Riley led with John Keenan. John Hill


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The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile will be held from September 5 to 10, 2021, as "an innovative, iconic and unique edition" curated by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and a team of "young international architects and professionals." John Hill


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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that the Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library, designed by Will Bruder and opened in 1995, has been awarded the 2021 Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


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The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and built in 1972, is making headlines once again, with reports of the owners selling their units and moving out. This news means the likely demolition of one of the only built manifestations of Metabolism. John Hill


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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


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