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Reviews
on 1/6/20

The expressive use of wood, human scale, variety of outdoor public spaces, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean make the new Civic Center, in the words of Miller Hull Partnership, "quintessential Del Mar architecture." The architects answered a few questions about the project. Miller Hull Partnership

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Number
on 1/6/20

Estimated lifespan of a house built entirely of cork: 60 years René Ammann


Insight
on 1/4/20

The 21st edition of the famous Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture, first published in 1896, was released in late 2019. In addition to being the first revision this century, the longstanding reference is for the first time in color, in two volumes, and in an online format... John Hill


Reviews
on 1/3/20

Taiyuan is the largest city in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, where about a quarter of Chinese coal is mined. There are over three million inhabitants in Taiyuan city centre and the city has long been known for its high levels of air pollution. In recent years, air quality has... Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
on 1/2/20

In 2019 we presented more than forty Building of the Week reviews of projects in the United States. It's your turn to help us crown a Building of the Year by voting for your favorite before the end of January. The winner will be announced the first week of February. John Hill


Works
on 1/2/20

ANNSO HILL, located in Heshun, Yunnan, is a drastic L-shaped architecture situated alongside an alleyway market. It begins with a compressed street-front zone on a steep slope and ends on a gently reclined hillside aligned with beautiful tall trees. Studio Qi Architects


Found
on 12/30/19

Designer Sabine Marcelis's No Fear of Glass — furnishings, lighting, and a fountain made from glass, travertine, and chrome — is on display at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion until January 12, 2020. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/24/19

Related Companies, co-developer of New York's Hudson Yards, has agreed to increase accessibility of the Vessel, the climbable sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio with 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 80 landings, and one elevator. John Hill


Film
on 12/19/19

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, spoke with PLANE—SITE in the second of three videos being released before the European Cultural Centre's... John Hill


Works
on 12/18/19

The James-Simon-Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island in Berlin, completing the ensemble between the Kupfergraben canal and Neues Museum. David Chipperfield Architects


Headlines
on 12/17/19

The team of Moreau Kusunoki and Genton has won the competition to design the new Powerhouse Parramatta, Sydney, what is considered the largest arts and cultural investment in New South Wales since the Sydney Opera House. John Hill


Reviews
on 12/16/19

Balbao Park, located in the San Francisco neighborhood of the same name, is full of recreational facilities: baseball diamonds, a soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, and an indoor pool. The last is housed in a concrete-and-glass building from the 1950s that was recently renovated by a... ELS/Kuth Ranieri Architects

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Number
on 12/16/19

Estimated number of codes and ordinances the US state of California has that disproportionately affect homeless people, such as making it a criminal offense to... René Ammann


Products
on 12/13/19

UNStudio recently completed the renovation of a facade on P.C. Hoofstraat, the exclusive shopping street lined with dozens of Dutch and international fashion boutiques. The Looking Glass, as the architect's call it, features glass boxes that flow like fabric. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/12/19

Four months after three visions for the La Brea Tar Pits were unveiled, New York's WEISS/MANFREDI has been selected to lead the master plan to re-imagine the Los Angeles... John Hill


Headlines
on 12/12/19

New York's Architecture Research Office (ARO) has been named recipient of the 2020 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architectural practice. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/11/19

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named Marlon Blackwell, head of his eponymous firm in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as the recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal, the AIA’s highest annual honor. John Hill


Works
on 12/11/19

Standing beside the beltway surrounding the dense center of Bayeux with its winding narrow streets, the new Bayeux Media Library is thoughtfully integrated into the rich historical context of the town.  Serero Architectes Urbanistes


Works
on 12/11/19

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is a viewpoint for the most beautiful stage on the Adriatic. No matter where he is in the hotel, the guest gets the impression he is staying in a park overlooking Rovinj, St. Euphemia, the island of St. Catherine and the most beautiful sea sunset.  3LHD


Works
on 12/11/19

Some may question why a city like Shanghai — which only began its large-scale urbanization in the 1990s and is still undergoing rapid growth — needs to be concerned about regeneration.  AIM Architecture


Film
on 12/10/19

Pritzker Prize-winning Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi spoke with PLANE—SITE in the first of three videos being released before the European Cultural Centre's Time-Space-Existence exhibition that opens in Venice in May and coincides with the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. John Hill


Works
on 12/10/19

Sky Green is a mixed-use development located at the heart of Taichung in a densely developed and vibrant neighborhood. WOHA


Found
on 12/9/19

With 2019 — the centennial of the Bauhaus — coming to a close, Google Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Bauhaus Dessau, has released Bauhaus Everywhere, a collection of articles, videos, and virtual tours on the influential design school. John Hill


Reviews
on 12/9/19

The moniker for this residential addition in a small town north of Washington, DC, says it all. KUBE architecture doubled the footprint of a 1950s modern house but "splits" its gable roof into two sheds to bring in lots of natural light and frame views of the property's mature trees. The... KUBE architecture

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Number
on 12/9/19

Time it takes to walk between any two places inside the Pentagon, the world’s largest office building, outside Washington, DC, to enable rapid... René Ammann


Found
on 12/6/19

LocHal Public Library, located in a former locomotive hangar from the 1930s in Tilbug, The Netherlands, has been crowned the World Building of the Year 2019 at the conclusion of the 12th annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam. John Hill


Headlines
on 12/6/19

Mexico City's Comunal Taller de Arquitectura won the £10,000 prize during the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam this week for the practice's community-driven work in the rural village of Tepetzintán in Mexico. John Hill


Works
on 12/5/19

Located adjacent to their existing manufacturing facility, the new 42,800-square-foot facility contains exhibits, a retail shop, a restaurant and ice cream counter, allowing Tillamook to share their traditions, processes and products with 1.3 million visitors every year. Olson Kundig


Headlines
on 12/5/19

Helsinki's JKMM Architects has been chosen as the winner in the two-stage competition to design an annex to the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. John Hill


Insight
on 12/5/19

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill turns 80 years old today, December 5, 2019. Ulf Meyer


Works
on 12/4/19

The House is located in a typical plot in the outskirts of the city of Guimarães and is characterized by a dense construction environment that surrounds the plot where we are intervening. REM'A


Headlines
on 12/3/19

Four years after Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects were selected to reimagine the home of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln... John Hill


Headlines
on 12/3/19

Gergely Karácsony, the recently elected Green Party mayor in Budapest, has stopped construction of the new museum in the city's 200-year-old City Park, claiming it will have an "enormous impact on its environment." John Hill


Reviews
on 12/2/19

Located in Brooklyn's popular Williamsburg neighborhood, this residential building on three adjacent lots has to contend with a busy expressway right out its front door. Studio ESNAL's design responds with a facade that cuts down on the noise of traffic and fits into the industrial area... Studio ESNAL

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Found
on 12/2/19

The TRANSFER Global Architecture Platform has revealed the winner of its 2019 Architecture Video Award: Luis Úrculo's intriguing unveiling of the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago, Chile, recently renovated by Ipiña + Nieto Arquitectos. John Hill


Number
on 12/1/19

Estimated amount activists need to restore the architectural value of Tarilka, or "Flying Saucer," a concert hall built in 1971 and René Ammann


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