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3 days ago

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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1 week ago

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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2 weeks ago

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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3 weeks ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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


Found
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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on 24/09/2020

Renderings of Adjaye Associates' design of the Princeton University Art Museum's new building have been revealed. Slated to open in 2024, the new building aims to embody "flexibility, openness and connectivity to break down barriers to participation and invite entry by all." John Hill


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on 14/09/2020

For the first time — and for good reason, given COVID-19 — the annual Bartlett Summer Show is taking place exclusively in a digital environment. The online exhibition presents the work of more than 700 students in an immersive environment that is a lot of fun to browse. John Hill


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on 11/09/2020

The Line is a "micro-budget" structure designed by Sacramento design practice REgroup that was installed in rural California late last year. The 75-foot-long white surface marks a place in the landscape that can be used for weddings, performances, and other events. John Hill


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on 04/09/2020

Lattice Detour, Mexican artist Héctor Zamora's site-specific installation for the Cantor Roof Garden at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a porous brick wall that clearly confronts political issues while also recalling a controversial icon of public art. John Hill


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on 25/08/2020

Future Architecture Rooms is a website with 27 curated "rooms" occupied by architectural institutions that are members of the Future Architecture platform. Arriving in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the project is billed as "an attempt to build an environment at the intersection of the... John Hill


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on 24/08/2020

Lab-École, a Québec non-profit focused on impacting the design of tomorrow's schools, has unveiled the winners in the "Imagining the Schools of Tomorrow, Together" competition that will be built in different parts of the Canadian province in the coming years. John Hill


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on 14/08/2020

Public toilets designed by Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Fumihiko Maki, and other architects are popping up over Tokyo's Shibuya district. The Tokyo Toilet, as the project is called, is replacing old facilities with fully accessible, eye-catching designs. John Hill


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on 07/08/2020

Under the Radar opened at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel in November 2019, when it was meant to run until March 15, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic closed museums around the world. After reopening in May, S AM has extended the timely exhibition until the end of August. John Hill


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on 05/08/2020

Chybik + Kristof Architects & Urban Designers have completed construction of the Lahofer Winery in the Dobšice, Czech Republic, a building that "fuses [Moravia's] longstanding wine tradition with a contemporary design." John Hill


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on 23/07/2020

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has temporarily populated the Farnsworth House — the iconic work of modern architecture designed by Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth — with furnishings that reflect its original appearance in the 1950s. John Hill


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on 21/07/2020

Commissioned by 'T' Space and available online since July 18, Ca’n Terra: Architecture of the Earth is the virtual exhibition of a house designed by Ensamble Studio, a house that actually occupies an abandoned quarry in Menorca, Spain. John Hill


Found
on 10/07/2020

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition organized by the New York City Council and the Van Alen Institute, "challenges participants to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway." Images of the six finalists have been released. John Hill


Found
on 30/06/2020

The Jewish Museum Berlin is reopening its core exhibition on August 23 after a nearly two-and-a-half-year redesign. It replaces the exhibition that was on display from the opening of the building designed by Daniel Libeskind in 2001 until December 2017, having attracted 11 million visitors in... John Hill


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on 26/06/2020

An online exhibition of photographs by Camilo José Vergara shows residents in and around New York City adjusting to the "new normal" of social distancing, wearing face masks in public, waiting in long lines for basic services, and making ends meet when so many are out of work. John Hill


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on 18/06/2020

The World as an Architectural Project is a recently published book written by Venice Architecture Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis and Roi Salgueiro Barrio with Gabriel Kozlowski. It details 50 projects over more than 100 years, all of them seeing architects thinking at the scale of the... John Hill


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on 12/06/2020

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) reopened on the Lisbon waterfront on June 10 with Beeline, a museum-wide architectural intervention by SO-IL, the Brooklyn practice of Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu. John Hill


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