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2 days ago

A new short film by Jim Stephenson and Laura Mark mixes visits to some of Zaha Hadid's buildings — Vitra Fire Station, MAXXI, London Aquatics Centre — with remembrances of the late architect by Eva Jiřičná. John Hill


Headlines
3 days ago

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are designing a slender 87-story mixed-use tower on Toronto's Mink Mile that would be the tallest building in Canada if completed. John Hill


Headlines
3 days ago

As is tradition with the MPavilion commissions installed in Melbourne's Queens Victoria Gardens each summer, Glenn Murcutt's recent iteration is being given a second life. John Hill


Headlines
4 days ago

Details on the nominees for the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2020 are now available. Now in its third edition, the biennial award recognizes the best graduation projects by students from European schools of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. John Hill, Miriam Giordano


Headlines
5 days ago

The artist Christo, who long collaborated with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, on major public artworks around the world, died on May 31 at his home in New York City. He was 84. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

Preservation efforts to save MARABAR, a site-specific artwork by Elyn Zimmerman in Washington, DC, took a positive step forward, when DC's preservation review board determined it would revisit its 2019 decision that paved the way for its demolition. John Hill


Film
1 week ago

Every Friday the Swiss Architecture Museum is holding "S AM Calls," in which S AM director Andreas Ruby talks with architects, urbanists, and others about the significance of the "coronavirus condition" on architecture and cities. John Hill


Found
1 week ago

Europe's largest green facade — 8 kilometers of hornbeam hedges, more than 30,000 plants — was recently completed in Düsseldorf's city center. Kö-Bogen II was deigned by ingenhoven architects, who assert the hedges are the ecological equivalent of 80 fully grown deciduous trees. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC — home to the recently refurbished Great Hall, a popular event venue and scene of summer installations — has laid off two-thirds of its staff, according to reports. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Chicago Plan Commission voted unanimously in favor of Related Midwest's two-tower residential development for 400 North Lake Shore Drive, the site of Santiago Calatrava's proposed Spire. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have revealed the ten projects for 2020 that meet the committee's "rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value." John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

After March saw a historic drop of the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index to 33.3, the ABI score dropped further in April to 29.3, "a new all-time low for the index." John Hill


Found
2 weeks ago

Miner Road House is the latest book in Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers' Masterpiece Series. Designed by Faulkner Architects, the single-family house near Oakland, California, is striking for its Cor-ten steel exterior and its incorporation of the “bones” of the 1950s ranch house that... John Hill


Film
2 weeks ago

As part of its ongoing Texture & Transparency series, The Glass House has released a virtual tour of the Studio, one of ten structures on Philip Johnson's New Canaan, Connecticut, estate. John Hill


Insight
2 weeks ago

Belgium's Osar Architects is a leader in designing healing communities in healthcare and related sectors. World-Architects spoke recently with Osar Architects about their projects, Building Information Modeling, BIM "translators," and how Osar uses John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

Dietmar Steiner was the founding director of the Architekturzentrum Wien, taught at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, and was president of the International Confederation of Architecture Museums (ICAM). He died on Friday, May 15, at the age of 68. John Hill, Katinka Corts


Headlines
2 weeks ago

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — How Will We Live Together?, curated by Hashim Sarkis — will take place from May to November 2021, one year later than planned. John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

The Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 is among the fifteen collateral events approved by curator Hashim Sarkis to be part of the Venice Architecture Biennale opening in August. John Hill


Found
3 weeks ago

As restaurants reopen after months of lockdown, one in Amsterdam is offering diners the option of two-person greenhouses. The gimmick is working: the restaurant is fully booked until the end of June. John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

The Danish capital has been named by UNESCO and the Union of the International Architects (UIA) as UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2023, when it will host the UIA World Congress of Architects. John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

The Russian Pavilion for the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale — curated by former OMA partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and titled Open? — is the first to move to a strictly online presence. John Hill


Film
3 weeks ago

Spaceship Earth is a new documentary directed by Matt Wolf that tells the story of Biosphere 2, the experimental laboratory in the Arizona desert that housed eight scientists for two years nearly thirty years ago. John Hill


Headlines
4 weeks ago

The Australian Institute of Architects has selected John Wardle as the 2020 recipient of the Gold Medal, the institute's highest honor. John Hill


Products
4 weeks ago

The facade of 30 Warren Street, a 12-story residential building nearing completion in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, is covered in precast concrete panels with a corded texture formed from rolls of corrugated cardboard. John Hill


Headlines
4 weeks ago

In a "three-minute read" on Medium, Sidewalk Labs CEO Daniel Doctoroff explains why "it no longer made sense... John Hill


Headlines
4 weeks ago

Architect and educator Marvin Malecha, president of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and former president of the American Institute of Architects, died on May 4 from complications following a heart transplant. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

If and when the Frankfurt Book Fair takes place in mid-October, a new Arts and Architecture cluster will display books by publishers Birkhäuser, JOVIS, Deutscher Kunstverlag and De Gruyter Arts in a new pop-up bookstall system recently chosen in a design competition. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

John Paul Eberhard, the founding president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, died on May 2 from complications of coronavirus and congestive heart failure. He was 93. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Victoria & Albert Museum has launched Pandemic Objects, "an editorial project that compiles and reflects on objects that have taken on new meaning and purpose during the coronavirus outbreak." John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Santiago Calatrava's design has been selected in a competition to build a new highway bridge over the Rhine River west of Eglisau, Switzerland. A short film presents a model of the winning design. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

A/D/O, the design space created by MINI and housed in a former warehouse in Brooklyn renovated by nARCHITECTS, will close permanently at the end of May. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The last piece of steel decking for the replacement of the Morandi Bridge, portions of which collapsed in August 2018 killing 43 people, was recently hoisted into... John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Need a more interesting backdrop than the wall behind your couch or messy shelves for for your next Zoom or Skype meeting? We dug through projects recently uploaded to World-Architects for some eye-catching visuals that should liven up online meetings. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA has unveiled designs by six finalists in an ideas competition aimed at providing alternatives to, and correcting the perceived deficiencies of, Peter Zumthor's new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Serpentine Galleries has announced that the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Johannesburg's Counterspace will open in summer 2021, one year later than originally planned, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Three winners and 22 honorable mentions "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments." John Hill


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