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One of Kenji Hirose’s best houses — SH-60, located in Nakano ward of northwestern Tokyo —has been demolished. Ulf Meyer


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A stack of four cubes, Zomorrod 11 stands firmly at the heart of a traffic junction in Tehran. The design has incorporated the use of geometric brick pattern modules following a strategy by which the exterior façade of the building stretches inside and forms many elements of the interior; from... Ákaran Architects


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The tech giant has bought the Central Saint Giles development, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) more than a decade ago for a site near Covent Garden in central London, for £730 million, or $1 billion. John Hill


Works
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Kuba & Pilař architekti converted a 1980s canteen building into new headquarters of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. While preserving the external shape and proportions of the original building, their main intervention was the creation of a generous central hall – a... Kuba & Pilař architekti


Insight
3 days ago

The Norwegian office of Mad arkitekter, the subject of Mad About Dugnad – Work Together, Build Better, a new exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, has great concepts — and a ways to go. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works selected by the jury for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. John Hill


Beoordelingen
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At the center of the Beloit Powerhouse, Studio Gang's transformation of a former power plant into a student union for Beloit College, is a grand space that formerly housed turbines. Juliane Wolf, partner and design principal at Studio Gang, answered a few questions about the project, which... Studio Gang

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Number
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Average floor area of a newly built house in the United States and Australia: 229 m2 (2,465 sf) René Ammann


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Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill Levi, the founder of the eponymous Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in Barcelona and the prolific designer of hundreds of buildings in dozens of countries, died on January 14, 2022, at the age of 82. John Hill


Beoordelingen
6 days ago

The XXIV Winter Olympics will take place in China in February 2022. The various sporting competitions will be held at a location in Beijing and in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, located 75 km and 100 km northwest of the capital. While snowboarding has been an Olympic discipline since 1998, the big... Eduard Kögel

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A new McDonald's restaurant in Moscow is covered in mirrored glass panels that reflect its Pushkin Square locale. Designed by Landini Associates, the project sits on the site of the first ever Russian McDonald's, which opened on Pushkin Square on January 31, 1990. John Hill


Works
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S-LAB, the new complex of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) in Turin, Italy, is located within the premises of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) in order to promote collaborations between the two institutions in... ELASTICOFarm


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The City of London Corporate has announced the shortlist of five "five world-class, international design teams" competing for a major renewal of the Barbican Centre, an icon of brutalist architecture. John Hill


Film
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A short film by 9sekunden presents the Kunsthaus Zürich extension that was designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and opened in October 2021. Filmed during the preview last spring, the film highlights the contemplative nature of the building, which borders on the monastic as the... John Hill


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Rocco Design Architects Associates’ Performing Arts Centre, flagship of the Bao’an Cultural Complex, opened on 17 September 2021 in Shenzhen, China. Overlooking Quanhai Bay and the South China Sea, the building anchors the southern end of the cultural complex. Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd


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Long used for textiles, food, and medicine, hemp — when mixed with lime and formed into panels and bricks — is increasingly being seen as a viable renewable building material for achieving carbon-neutral and healthy-building goals. John Hill, Martina Metzner


Beoordelingen
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On December 11, 2021, the City of Winter Park, just north of Orlando, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Winter Park Library and Events Center. Designed by the firm of Sir David Adjaye, the complex made up of three pavilions is marked by arching rose-pigmented concrete facades that... Adjaye Associates

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Number
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Average annual price growth across 150 cities worldwide in the year to Q2 2021, according to a Global Residential Cities Index:... René Ammann


Found
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Parallect Design's LIM Café at Suzhou Bay Sports Park in Suzhou, China, has traditional gabled forms that recall the wooden structure originally in its location and modern mirrored glass facades that reflect its setting on the edge of Taihu Lake. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Tate Gallery has posted a tender looking for an architect and lead designer for "Reimagining Tate Liverpool," the museum housed in a warehouse in Liverpool's former Albert Docks which was previously reimagined by James Stirling in the 1980s. John Hill


Works
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Creating a vibrant space for social interaction, education, and appreciation for the arts, Studio Gang’s design for the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts transforms this premier cultural institution into a signature civic asset. Studio Gang


Film
2 weeks ago

The answer, from director Altor Bigas in a short but dense film about the building at 43 Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí nearly 120 years ago: "CASA BATLLÓ - This Is Not A House." John Hill


Headlines
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The Ponte della Costituzione in Venice, designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2008, will have its glass steps replaced in favor of stone, after years of tourists and residents falling on the slippery surfaces. John Hill


Headlines
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MARABAR, Elyn Zimmerman's site-specific installation in Washington, DC, that was saved from demolition last year, has found a new home: the campus of American University, just four miles northwest of the monumental artwork's original location. John Hill


Insight
2 weeks ago

Interventions and Adaptive Reuse is a recently published that looks back at ten years of academic journalism focused on the “responsible practice” of adaptive reuse. Looking to the past, by virtue of an approach that has preservation at its heart, the book also provides perspectives... John Hill


Number
2 weeks ago

Number of plants and trees the 75,000-square-meter "Valley" tower block in Amsterdam, featuring 200... René Ammann


Beoordelingen
2 weeks ago

In 2021 we presented 44 Buildings of the Week, featuring short Q&As with architects about recently completed buildings in the United States, most of them renovations and adaptive reuse projects. It's your turn to help us crown a US Building of the Year by voting for your favorite — the... John Hill

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As 2021 segues into 2022, World-Architects looks ahead to a dozen notable buildings opening in the new year, including OMA's long-awaited Taipei Performing Arts Center, Herzog & de Meuron's flagship building for the Royal College of Art, and SANAA's Sydney Modern Project. John Hill


Works
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Are there any new architectural space prototypes that can be discussed? This is the starting point of this experimental project. This space experiment is located near the river in the tourist area of Jiangxin Island in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. In this project, architects give up the... LIN Architecture


Specials
4 weeks ago

Before the pandemic, the team at HPP designed The Cradle office building for the INTERBODEN Group. Antonino Vultaggio is convinced that the flexibly usable timber hybrid building, which is designed to be recyclable and support a circular... world-architects


Headlines
1 month ago

The buildings of Richard Rogers, especially those of his early creative period, were often hardly accepted at first — before eventually becoming landmarks of modern architecture. Rogers died at his home in London over the weekend at the age of 88. John Hill, Falk Jaeger


Specials
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Population growth, housing shortage, rising rents, the desire for livable accommodation — housing is a subject of intense political and social debate in Germany. Stakeholders in the housing industry are striving to meet the demands of people from all walks of life, both architecturally and... Christiane Fath


Headlines
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A development plan preserving the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, a postmodern icon designed by Helmut Jahn, has been accepted in the State of Illinois's bid to sell the building. John Hill


Specials
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The pandemic has turned our everyday working lives upside down. But that doesn’t mean the office as a workplace is obsolete, says Ina Nikolova from the Berlin-based architectural office Kinzo. What is needed are sustainable and flexible concepts. world-architects.com


Headlines
1 month ago

The Board of La Biennale di Venezia has announced that Ghanaian–Scottish architectural academic, educator, and novelist Lesley Lokko will curate the next Venice Architecture Biennale, which will take place from May to November, 2023. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

As 2021 — year two of the coronavirus pandemic — draws to a close, World-Architects takes a month-by-month look back at some of the stories that transpired over the last twelve months: awards, competitions, buildings, exhibitions, and passings.  John Hill


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