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Beijing Daxing International Airport, located nearly 50 kilometers south of the city center, was inaugurated on Wednesday. The design by Zaha Hadid Architects resembles a starfish when seen from above. John Hill


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Landscape and public artist Walter Hood and urban designer Emmanuel Pratt are among the 26 MacArthur Fellows for 2019. John Hill


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The new Charles Library at Temple University in Philadelphia has opened its doors for the start of the fall 2019 semester. Snøhetta’s design, developed in collaboration with Stantec, reinterprets the traditional typology of the research library as a repository for books. Snøhetta


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The Hunters Point Library, a branch of the Queens Public Library system in New York City, held its public opening on Tuesday, September 24. Located next to the East River, the building was designed by Steven Holl Architects with irregular openings framing views of Midtown Manhattan. John Hill


Works
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Lucknow city in India has a rich heritage with numerous buildings dating back to the 18th century. The site for this house lies along a busy arterial road and is on the peripheral edge of an extensive plotted development for private homes. Patterned screens derived from traditional Indian... Sanjay Puri Architects


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Liminal, a new site-specific artwork by Wolfgang Buttress, has been unveiled opposite the Tate Modern on the north bank of the Thames as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Small apertures in the installation frame kaleidoscopic views of the river's surface. John Hill


Works
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Located between major highways of Istanbul, D-100 and TEM, in the proximity of Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Pendik, the project transforms the site of an old industrial chemical factory into a technology campus for one of the most dynamic Turkish banks. ERA Architects


Reviews
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What looks like a new building attached to, and referencing, the original, neo-Gothic neighbor is in fact the renovation of a 1960s building. The renovated building updates systems, improves accessibility, and gives the institution a unified appearance. The architects at brg3s answered a few... brg3s architects

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Global number of people living in inadequate housing, most living in slums and informal settlements in cities: 1.6 billion René Ammann


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Scandinavia is seen as a pioneer for good work culture. Flat hierarchies, a strong team philosophy, and family life considerations are taken for granted, and statistics repeatedly ascribe workers from the Nordic countries higher productivity with less stress. With "work away from work,"... ERCO


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The Geneva headquarters of the Swiss property company SPG gained a new "second skin" of light and vertical offset glass fins as part of an extensive refurbishment. During the day the fins shade the building and create high visual comfort and a good indoor climate for the workstations.... Kristina Raderschad


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Just as painters need brushes with different widths, lighting designers need luminaires with different beam angles. The contrast between narrow, precise lighting accents and floodlighting is a central means of design with architectural and presentation lighting. Flexibility through... ERCO


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An architect from Sydney and his team acquired a listed commercial building. The newly furnished rooms show in an exemplary fashion how a lighting solution for offices that is based on perception-oriented lighting design can be both effective and pleasing. ERCO


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Individually switching and dimming luminaires, setting up light scenes and integrating sensors — all are made possible by the new wireless method of control offered by ERCO in the form of Bluetooth-capable luminaires. Only a smartphone or tablet with the ERCO


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The antiques and art dealer Axel Vervoordt has created an impressive mix of industrial heritage and contemporary architecture on the site of a distillery built just outside Antwerp in 1857. The old grain storehouses and silos are supplemented by various new buildings and today house offices... Kristina Raderschad


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Sculptural facades, long quay walls and listed warehouses characterize the appearance of Düsseldorf's Media Harbour. The offices of ingenhoven architects are located in the midst of this urban environment — a... ERCO


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The cleanly designed loft office of communications agency mai public relations in Berlin-Kreuzberg has been upgraded with a new lighting solution from ERCO. Jilly downlights meet all the requirements of contemporary office lighting with LED technology.... ERCO


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Proven for decades, the ERCO track is, even in the LED era, an unbeatably flexible and economical infrastructure for lighting. It is now taking over modern offices: Jilly... ERCO


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Since EXPO 2015 the interior of Milan Cathedral has radiated in new splendor thanks to efficient LED lighting tools from ERCO. Recently the entire exterior lighting of the impressive marble building has also been upgraded to high-performance, durable ERCO... Kristina Raderschad


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The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture. The interior of the monolithic masonry construction designed by Studio KO surprises with its dramatic exhibition concept referencing the theatre. Kristina Raderschad


Headlines
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On Friday Apple reopened its 24-hour Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. The famous glass cube is back, accompanied by a redesigned interior and plaza courtesy of Foster + Partners. John Hill


Film
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Musician Max Cooper takes repetition in the built environment to absurd extremes in a hypnotic short film featuring seamlessly edited special effects directed by filmmaker Kevin McGloughlin. John Hill


Products
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The North Rhine-Westphalia Textile Academy (Textilakademie NRW), established in 2018, aims to ensure the future of the textile and clothing industry in Germany through education and vocational training. Appropriately, its new home is draped in a textile membrane. John Hill


Works
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Sitting in the center of the Gujiaying horticulture village in China, the building features a piazza made of traditional tiles bending upwards, revealing the subterranean art space below. Atelier TeamMinus


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25 Kent is a social campus that brings innovators, startup founders, and tech leaders together in one collaborative workplace. HWKN, Gensler


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The Twist is a new building at Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway, that torques 90 degrees as it bridges the Randselva river. Photographs of the small, sculptural building indicate that it is one of the best buildings designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in recent years. John Hill


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The Hyatt Foundation has announced that architectural historian Barry Bergdoll and architect and educator Deborah Berke, both based in New York City, are the newest jury members for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, whose 42nd edition takes place next year. John Hill


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New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been named recipients of the Japan Art Association’s 2019 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, one of the world's most prestigious awards for architects and other artists. John Hill


Reviews
2 months ago

The name of this project translates from Danish as "Three Sisters." It's an apt name, given how the three vacation houses in the northeast corner of Minnesota were designed by Salmela Architect with similar attributes yet unique plans and other features — like siblings. The architects answered... Salmela Architect

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Insight
2 months ago

How to Build a House, a traveling exhibition about the DFAB House in Dübendorf, Switzerland, is on display at The Cooper Union in New York City. World-Architects attended the exhibition opening and related panel discussion last week, learning everything we ever wanted to know about the... John Hill


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Number of villas the Saudi Arabian government will build for $633 million (€572 million) on a 2.4-square-mile (6.3 km2) area in the Taif region east of Mecca in the south of... René Ammann


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The renowned British architect, critic, historian, and longtime professor at Columbia University in New York City has been named the recipient of the third annual Soane Medal, given out by London's Sir John Soane’s Museum. John Hill


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Exhibit Columbus, the "annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community" opened in Columbus, Indiana, late last month. A highlight of this year's exhibition are the five J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize installations. John Hill


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The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal has announced that Mirko Zardini, director of the CCA for nearly 15 years, will step down from his post as CCA director at the end of the year, with Giovanna Borasi assuming the position. John Hill


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MAD Architects has released renderings of an elevated rapid transport system they've designed in collaboration with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT). John Hill


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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel has released a "cordial conversation" between Swiss architect Jacques Herzog and Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, "two long-time friends and titans of architecture." John Hill


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