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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 20th Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on June 11, 2021, following a one-year pandemic-induced delay. The pavilion that references the shapes of London buildings is designed by Johannesburg's Counterspace, which is led by Sumayya Vally, the youngest... 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 Living's contribution to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale is "Alive: A New Spatial Contract for Multi-Species Architecture," an immersive installation made from luffa that asks: "What if we could change our architectural environments to be better hosts for a diversity of microbes 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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Little Island, formerly known as Pier 55, opened to the public on Friday, May 21. World-Architects visited on opening day to get some firsthand impressions of the much anticipated park. He we present photos from that visit as well as a brief history of the industrial piers that once defined... 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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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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Germany emptied its pavilion, minus scannable QR codes; Spain filled its pavilion with thousands of papers suspended in space; the United States built a four-story, wood-framed installation in front of its neoclassical pavilion. Here we present some views of the national pavilions and the main... 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


Film
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The latest film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features an interview with Kengo Kuma in his Tokyo office. Filmed in May 2020, the interviews features numerous in-progress international projects by the prolific architect as well as his thoughts on what architecture should address after... 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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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


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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


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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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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


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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
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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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
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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


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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


Film
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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


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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


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