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4 day ago

The latest video from Stewart Hicks takes a deep dive into 400 Lake Shore, a pair of skyscrapers that recently broke ground in Chicago, focusing on how the architects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed the form of the skyscrapers to address wind forces. John Hill


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5 day ago

How long after an architecture firm is established should it release its first monograph? A number of variables come to play in determining an answer, but the notorious slowness of architecture means a firm might not put its project in print until it has reached drinking age. The four recently... John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

Two years ahead of Barcelona serving as World Capital of Architecture and hosting the UIA World Congress in 2026, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Barcelona City Council are launching an international ideas competition asking young architects to remodel ten party walls spread across the... John Hill


Film
1 week ago

Les Matérialistes is a short documentary film produced by Architecture Without Borders Quebec, Dark Matter Labs, Les Interstices, and RECYC-QUÉBEC about the titular participatory futurist pilot project that is focused on the circular economy of construction materials in Quebec. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

Fumihiko Maki, the celebrated Japanese architect who was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1993, died of natural causes at his home in Tokyo on June 6. He was 95. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

As announced at the annual AIA Conference on Architecture that recently took place in Washington, DC, Rafael Viñoly's Tokyo International Forum, completed in 1996, is the 2024 recipient of the AIA's Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


Headlines
2 week ago

The Obel Award, the annual prize founded by the Henrik Frode Obel Foundation in 2019 to honor architectural contributions to human development all over the world, has announced the focus of its sixth cycle: “Architectures WITH.” John Hill


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2 week ago

The 23rd Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on June 7. Designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies, the pavilion is titled Archipelagic Void, referring to the five “islands” radiating from a central open space and referenceing... John Hill


Film
2 week ago

The fifth edition of Living Places - Simon Architecture Prize launched at the end of May at Simon Company's headquarters in Barcelona. The event was accompanied by a new short film, “El Luchador,” that features a professional wrestler inside Agustín Hernández's famous Taller de Arquitectura in... John Hill


Headlines
2 week ago

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, which last expanded in 2007 with the Bloch Building designed by Steven Holl Architects, will hold a design competition later this year to select the architect for its next expansion. John Hill


Headlines
3 week ago

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department of Aviation have released renderings for the design of Satellite Concourse One at O’Hare International Airport, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ( John Hill


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3 week ago

A recent issue of Architectural Design (AD) delves into the early archive of Lebbeus Woods, the visionary architect, celebrated delineator, and influential educator who died in 2012. Focusing on the Black Notebooks he filled from the late 1960s to 1985, the publication offers something... John Hill


Products
3 week ago

To express the fluid, soft shapes of their design of the Hainan Science Museum, now under construction in Haikou, China, Ma Yansong and MAD Architects opted for panels made from fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). John Hill


Film
3 week ago

Seven and a half years after it opened to the public, Snøhetta co-founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen speaks about the Lascaux IV International Centre for Cave Art in Montignac, France, in a new six-minute video. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Architecture Exchange, a platform “dedicated to catalyzing ideas and debate within architecture,” recently put out a call soliciting nominations “for the most significant architectural theory texts in the period between 2008 and 2024.” John Hill


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1 month ago

Unzoomed is a daily online game that asks people to guess the city they are looking at in an aerial view; each incorrect guess reveals more context as the view zooms out. The game by Benjamin Td is fun and addictive, especially for architects and planners. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

In January, we asked visitors to our American-Architects platform to vote for their favorite Building of the Week from 2023. In the end, the US Building... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The latest episode of Mossback's Northwest, the Cascade PBS video series hosted by Knute Berger (aka Mossback), tells the story of architect Minoru Yamasaki and the US Science Pavilion he designed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

The Glass House — Philip Johnson's estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, that is open to the public through the National Trust for Historic Preservation — is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the reopening of the Brick House, which was built in 1949 alongside the more famous Glass... John Hill


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1 month ago

Jenny Holzer: Light Line is on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City from May 17 until September 29, 2024. The major exhibition features a selection of artworks created by the artist from the 1970s to the present and, at its center, a new manifestation of Installation for... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Spanish architect and professor Albergo Campo Baeza and German professor of chronobiology Till Roenneberg have been named the 2024 laureates of The Daylight Award, respectively in the architecture and research categories. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The creepy (slow-moving) landslide of Portuguese Bend forced the closure of Wayfarers Chapel earlier this year, but with the landslide accelerating since, management has decided to disassemble the 1951 building designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, so it can be reassembled... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

A short film from Serpentine features Korean architect Minsuk Cho speaking about the work of his firm, Mass Studies, and his design of Archipelagic Void, this year's Serpentine Pavilion, opening to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on Friday, June 7. John Hill


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1 month ago

Film director Steve McQueen's Bass is an immersive light-and-sound installation in the lower-level gallery of Dia Beacon in New York's Hudson River Valley. World-Architects visited ahead of the artwork's opening on May 12.  John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Riken Yamamoto, recipient of the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will present his laureate lecture, “Community: The Architect as Catalyst for Change,” at the Illinois Institute of Technology's S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago on Thursday, May 16. The lecture, followed by a panel discussion with... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Five months after Italy's Carlo Ratti was named curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale that is set to open in May 2025, Ratti and new Biennale President Pietrangelo Buttafuoco have revealed the exhibition theme: Intelligens. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Two months after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed, a team including architect Carlo Ratti and engineer Michel Virlogeux has revealed a proposal for its replacement. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Architectural Record is reporting that the Hanging Gardens created by Patric Blanc for the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the 200,000-square-foot (18,580-m2) building designed by Herzog & de Meuron that opened in 2013, have been replaced with artificial plants. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The new home for the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) opened at the end of April. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to be “the computing crossroads of the MIT campus.” John Hill


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1 month ago

For Le Grand Soir, which opened last month and is on display for two years in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada stacked colored concrete blocks into towers inspired by the tradition of constructing human pyramids in Morocco as well... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

A new short film from Spirit of Space takes viewers inside Studio Gang's transformation of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Jeanne Gang and Juliane Wolf of Studio Gang and Kate Orff of SCAPE explain the design aspects of the project and how it reflects the changing nature of museums this... John Hill


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1 month ago

Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj has installed Abetare on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the museum's 2024 Roof Garden Commission. The exhibition, opening on April 30, consists of sculptures inspired by children's doodles, drawings, and scribbles found on... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The Glass House is displaying the Paper Log House designed by Shigeru Ban Architects and constructed by students from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. A short film shows the fabrication of the building off-site and its assembly on Philip Johnson's 49-acre estate... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Twenty-one years after the Chicago Bears landed a glass-and-steel seating bowl inside the iconic Soldier Field, the NFL team is proposing to tear down the stadium and build a new domed stadium just steps away, saving the original's colonnades as an enclosure for outdoor sports fields and... John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Christ Luebkeman is an engineer, educator, and futurist who leads the Strategic Foresight Hub in the Office of the President at ETH Zurich and is founder of Your2040, a yearly gathering aimed at accelerating change. World-Architects editor John Hill spoke with Luebkeman about these roles and... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the two winners of the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: the Study Pavilion at TU Braunschweig by Gustav Düsing and Max Hacke is the Architecture Winner, and SUMA... John Hill


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