Fieldwork Design & Architecture
A former vitamin factory in Dundee, Oregon, has a new lease on life as a communal winemaking facility. Architecture and landscape work together to give the winery a strong sense of place, oriented about a new courtyard between the parking lot and the building. Fieldwork Design & Architecture...
The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) has unveiled the design for the Southern California museum’s new building by Morphosis Architects, the firm of Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne.
One of the highlights of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is the first Holy See Pavilion. Curated by Francesco Dal Co, Vatican Chapels consists of ten chapels and an exhibition pavilion location on a wooded corner of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Chicago's Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named the Oasia Downtown Hotel designed by Singapore's WOHA as the "2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide."
The project is located at a private garden in suburban Shanghai, which has a splendid view of trees with shade in late spring. By living and working here away from the hustle and bustle of city, the owner tries to seek a balance between modern life and his inner world.
The Japan Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale displays 42 drawing projects under the theme Architectural Ethnography, with the intention "to develop and deepen the discussion about life and architecture, the role of architecture [and] our society in the future."
Spasm Design Architects
This is a private home in Ahmedabad, is an expression in Dhrangadhra stone. The stone used in many of the architectural antiquities of Ahmedabad. The stone has a mottled texture and bone coloration, available in blocks; slabs and dust from quarries nearby it became an obvious choice.
French architect Odile Decq spoke with PLANE—SITE in the last video of a series produced for the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
With three of four prizes in FREESPACE, the 16th International Exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, being given to displays of large photographs, the question arises: has architectural photography displaced drawings and models to become the mode for...
A new short film from NOWNESS directed by Adinah Dancyger speaks with Catalan architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch i Gilabert and follows her around the streets of New York City as she expounds on the multifaceted roles of architecture and describes herself as a "midwife"...
On the vast Lac Ouareau, located near the town of Saint-Donat, sits a charming traditional house surrounded by birch trees. The owners, a dynamic stepfamily, commissioned ACDF to design for their many children a larger area to play and relax.
Facing Gaia, an installation designed by Studio Libeskind, was unveiled in Giardini Marinaressa during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale last week. Part of the Time Space Existence exhibition, the rectilinear column punctured by an amorphous aperture was built with...
Oudens Ello Architecture
One refreshing trend this century is libraries being recognized not just as repositories of books, but as important civic spaces. In turn, the design of libraries is improving in many ways: usability, flexibility, and quality of space, to name but a few. In some cases, such as with the Scituate...
As one of four awards given to exhibitors in FREESPACE, Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and his firm Souto Moura – Arquitectos have won the Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition with Vol de Jour, two...
Switzerland's Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It is the first time the Swiss Pavilion has won the prestigious award.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, have described the buildings of the Biennale as active participants in the exhibition. In the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, they peeled back layers of historical additions to reveal the skylights...
As part of the opening of the Dutch Pavilion's Work, Body, Leisure exhibit in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, this afternoon architecture historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina held Bed-In Interviews: a four-hour non-stop interview marathon echoing the...
In a short film from PLANE—SITE, Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara explain their position behind the
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the twelve finalists, culled from forty shortlisted projects, competing for the second biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). Four winners will be announced in late June and celebrated at a ceremony in Venice in...
In addition to the two FREESPACES in the Corderie, Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have used other parts of the impressive Arsenale building to express the theme of...
Two spaces in the Arsenale's Corderie serve to embody the FREESPACE theme developed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.
World-Architects has arrived in Venice for the Vernissage of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin's Grafton Architects under the theme FREESPACE.
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the forty shortlisted projects competing for the second biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). Four winners will be announced in late June and celebrated at a ceremony in Venice in September.
The name of this house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an apt one, referring to the 125-foot-long skylight that casts shadows upon the adjacent board-formed concrete wall. The wall also serves to divide the parts of the house in plan: living spaces, bedrooms and porch on the skylight side; kitchen,...
Balkrishna Doshi gave his 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate lecture, “Paths Uncharted,” last night at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Watch a video of his lecture here.
The Tippet Rise Art Center has commissioned architect Francis Kéré to design a permanent pavilion that will open on the art center's 10,260 acres in Montana in summer 2019.
Artist Jill Magid's The Proposal tells the story of architect Luis Barragán's professional archive, currently held by the non-profit Barragan Foundation in Switzerland, and the artist's attempt to return it to Mexico. World-Architects editor John Hill attended a...
In just over a week the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens to the public. While the exhibition shines a spotlight on an international assemblage of architects in the Arsenale and the national pavilions in the Giardini, the anticipatation also has us thinking about the buildings being...
Estudio Carme Pinós
The project starts with the wish of using the government building as an element joining the historical center’s public spaces. For this reason we avoided the idea of a big square with the building in its background but instead we chose to create a game of squares in which the new building...
The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology is a multifaceted platform for the creative activities of an artist and independent curator in Houston, Texas. Designed by SCHAUM/SHIEH of Houston and New York, the new building will house visitors, art, exhibitions and performances, and will host...
Steven Holl Architects
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has completed the first phase of its campus redevelopment project with inauguration of the Glassell School of Art on May 20.
Adjaye Associates, BIG, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro are among the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary, a new gallery and sculpture park that "will show art from around the world alongside the Government of South Australia’s peerless collection of Aboriginal and Torres...
"La Maison Gauthier" (the Gauthier House) is located in the Laurentians, in Quebec, near the town of Mont-Tremblant. It is set in a hilly terrain and is surrounded by a dense expanse of forest characteristic of this mountainous region.
Manhattan's pervasive grid logically leads to rectilinear buildings. Exceptions exist where Broadway intersects the grid, creating Flatiron-shaped buildings, and instances like Frederick Douglass Circle, at the northwest corner of Central Park. Here sits Circa Central Park, whose southwest...
British architect Will Alsop, designer of the Stirling Prize-winning Peckham Library in London and the Sharp Centre for Design in Toronto, died on Saturday after a short illness. He was 70.
Buildings for banks often express their brand rather than anything of architectural interest. An exception is found in Tourcoing in northern France, where architects D’Houndt + Bajart have created a facade whose design was inspired by a material integral to the bankers' core business.