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Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life is on display at the Design Museum in London from June 19 to September 5, 2021. The retrospective highlights the furniture, interiors, and architectural projects of "one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design... 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 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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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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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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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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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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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


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Artist Olafur Eliasson has "carefully and caringly" removed the glass facades of Renzo Piano's Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, flooding the museum with pools of water died bright green. The installation titled Life is on display 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until July... John Hill


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Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life is a major exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York City devoted to the self-taught French-American artist known for playful figural sculptures, the large Tarot Garden in Italy, and other architectural works that spark joy, especially in... John Hill


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Opening on April 16 at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, At Home: Projects for Contemporary Housing follows the exhibition of the same name that opened at MAXXI in Rome back in 2019. The new iteration builds upon the predecessor's pairing of housing projects at a range... John Hill


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Following a sixteen-month closure due to restoration work and the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Building Museum in Washington, DC is reopening with two exhibitions on Boston's MASS Design Group: Justice Is Beauty and Gun Violence Memorial Project. John Hill


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Es Devlin's Forest of Us, made of mirrored surfaces that echo natural structures, is one of the immersive artworks that visitors will encounter next month when Superblue Miami, a new experiential art center located in a former industrial building in the city's Allapattah neighborhood,... John Hill


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on 17-03-2021

A Glimpse into the Past is an art installation by Ohel Shovenko that was recently unveiled at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) in Kyiv. The glass-and-brick monument commemorates the Kurenivka Tragedy, a mudslide caused by a dam burst on March 13, 1961, that killed at... John Hill


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on 10-03-2021

When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan opens at Japan Society on March 11. It is the first exhibition at the New York institution since lockdown measures went into place one year ago. Organized by Japan Society with the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, the exhibition was... John Hill


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on 08-03-2021

Architect Junya Ishigami's design for Restaurant Noel in Yamaguchi, at the western end of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is a series of cave-like spaces seemingly carved into the earth. Construction photos of the project hint at the special qualities that will be on display when the restaurant... Ulf Meyer


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on 26-02-2021

Constructed of approximately 100,000 black LEGO bricks, artist Ekow Nimako's Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE is an Afrofuturist cityscape that "celebrates the cultures of the African diaspora" and a new addition to the Aga Khan Museum's permanent collection. John Hill


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on 17-02-2021

A Story for the Future is a new exhibition that sees MAXXI, the contemporary art museum in Rome, looking back at its first decade of existence. Inside Outside, the Dutch firm of Petra Blaisse, designed the immersive exhibition as a response to the curved walls of the museum's Zaha Hadid... John Hill


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on 11-02-2021

Anime Architecture, the new book from curator Stefan Riekeles, presents hundreds of backgrounds from eight classics of Japanese animation. The stunning book immerses readers into the "imagined worlds and endless megacities" of Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Metropolis,... John Hill


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on 04-02-2021

The Vilcek Foundation, which "raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences," has partnered with artist Hiroki Otsuka on a series of manga devoted to Vilcek Prize recipients. The first is about architect Denise Scott Brown,... John Hill


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on 01-02-2021

For the second year in a row, a building on Chicago's South Side has received the most votes in our Building of the Year poll on American-Architects.com. In 2019 it was an academic building at Illinois Tech. For 2020 it's the dynamic orange building that Juan Moreno's firm, JGMA, designed for... John Hill


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on 21-01-2021

Architect Petr Hájek recently completed a pet crematorium inserted into an old military bunker about a one-hour drive from Prague. Named Věčná loviště (Hunting Grounds), the crematorium is hidden behind a new wall of mirrors that reflects nature and adds, in the architect's words, "a... John Hill


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on 15-01-2021

Artist Olafur Eliasson's installation, Atmospheric wave wall, was recently unveiled on the base of Chicago's Willis Tower, which was bought by Blackstone for $1.3 billion in 2015. The artwork is part of a $500 million renovation of the iconic skyscraper still known to many as the Sears... John Hill


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on 06-01-2021

The Moynihan Train Hall at Pennsylvania Station opened inside the landmark James A. Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan on the first day of 2021. The design by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill — more than two decades in the making — is accompanied by other contributions, including a trio of... John Hill


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on 04-01-2021

In 2020 we presented 42 Buildings of the Week, featuring short Q&As with architects about recently completed buildings in the United States. It's your turn to help us crown a Building of the Year by voting for your favorite this month. The winner will be announced in February. John Hill


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on 10-12-2020

OMA’s long-anticipated Taipei Performing Arts Centre, nearing completion in the capital of Taiwan, aims to be a theatre for everybody and everything. Ulf Meyer explores how the novel-looking building follows from an idea born a century ago. Ulf Meyer


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on 03-12-2020

Landscape for Architects is an ambitious new book by Gabriele G. Kiefer and Anika Neubauer that provides an introduction to landscape architecture through a series of questions about design, answers in the form of precedents, and hundreds of schematic drawings across five trilingual... John Hill


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on 24-11-2020

La Biennale di Venezia has launched Biennale Architettura Sneak Peek, a digital project that provides podcasts, videos, images — even a playlist of inspirational songs — leading up to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale set to open on May 22, 2021. John Hill


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on 19-11-2020

Artist Ben Weir's study of Casa Vilaró, the modern house designed by Sixte Illescas in the late 1920s, is on display at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The exhibition is part of "Artists in Architecture," an interdisciplinary program focused on "re-activating modern European... John Hill


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on 10-11-2020

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the twelve submissions shortlisted for the Architecture Drawing Prize 2020. Curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, and WAF, the winners will be announced in the new year. John Hill


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on 06-11-2020

The Japanese Center in Berlin (JDZB) is hosting a presentation on Japan’s planned contribution to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia that is scheduled to open in May 2021. The livestream lecture and discussion are scheduled for November 19, when curator Kozo... Ulf Meyer


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on 30-10-2020

The DJTrumpLibrary.com website launched the week before the US Presidential election, showing what looks like a design for Donald Trump's future presidential library. A work of satire, the architectural design and website are the product of a small New York City architecture firm that "has...


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on 21-10-2020

More than 90 architects have donated around 100 original drawings, models, photographs, and other architectural objects to be sold on Design Miami's website. All of the proceeds are going to Beirut Urban Lab, which is working to restore buildings and public spaces in Beirut following the... John Hill


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on 14-10-2020

The eagerly anticipated Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, designed by Studio Zhu-Pei, was completed recently. Composed of nine barrel-vaulted elements structured in concrete, the building stands out for its brick cladding that is composed of a mix of new bricks and recycled bricks, the latter... John Hill


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on 06-10-2020

One of three contributions to this year's Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is Tim Portlock's Nickels from Heaven, a series of large-scale prints that dramatically depicts cityscapes in the midst of major transformations. John Hill


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on 01-10-2020

Women Take the Lead is the title of this year's Landslide, The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) annual program drawing attention to threatened and at-risk landscapes in the United States. An online exhibition highlights a dozen landscapes designed by "women who shaped the American... John Hill


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