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Headlines
27/11/19

Ray Kappe, the founding director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, better known as SCI-Arc, died on Thursday, November 21, "surrounded by family and loved ones," per a farewell statement from SCI-Arc. John Hill


Headlines
27/11/19

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have officially launched the third edition of the biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). Established in 2016, the prize "recognizes the talent of recently graduated architects, urbanists and landscape architects who will be... John Hill


Works
26/11/19

A playful arrangement of organic volumes set on various planes divide the "white cube" of the former technical hall of a 19th century brewery into individual spaces, thereby reflecting the scale and atmosphere of traditional wine cellars of the region through several smaller interconnected... Chybik + Kristof Architects & Urban Designers


Headlines
26/11/19

The recipients of the 31st annual Piranesi Awards have been announced, following the jury's deliberations on November 22 at Monfort Exhibition Hall in Portorož, Slovenia. John Hill


Reseñas
25/11/19

Cocoon House is the perfect name for this L-shaped house on New York's Long Island: The rounded walls on the more public side of the house are solid, while the glassy, private side is colorful, like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Nina Edwards Anker's nea studio sent us some text and... nea studio

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Number
25/11/19

Estimated share of Parasite, directed by Bong Joon Ho, that takes place in the impressive home of a wealthy family designed and built expressly for the film: 60% René Ammann


Insight
25/11/19

A remarkable exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark – the latest in its “The Architect’s Studio” series – portrays the aspiring architect Tatiana Bilbao: the only woman in the mega-city of Mexico City running her own architectural practice. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
22/11/19

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has launched its online Student Work Collection database, a free, public website that presents decades of studio projects produced at New York's famed The Cooper Union. John Hill


Headlines
22/11/19

London's Design Museum has announced the winners of the Beazley Designs of the Year: Sameep Padora's Maya Somaiya Library won the Architecture category, while the Beazley Design of the Year 2019 went to the "Anatomy of an AI System" research project.


Works
21/11/19

The result of a dynamic partnership between the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford and Wilfrid Laurier University, the Laurier Brantford YMCA revitalizes the City of Brantford as a hub for community health, recreation and wellness.  CannonDesign


Headlines
21/11/19

The competition deciding the architect of the extension of Santiago Calatrava's Zurich Stadelhofen from 1990 has wrapped up, and Giuliani Hönger Architekten with Caretta Weidmann have won over Calatrava and... John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


Found
20/11/19

Leeza SOHO, a 45-story office tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was completed this week in Beijing's new Fengtai business district. At 194.15 meters, the twisting atrium is the world's tallest, besting Burj Al Arab Jumeirah by nearly 15 meters. John Hill


Headlines
20/11/19

Architect Gustav Peichl, born in Vienna in March 1928, died at his home in Grinzing, a district of Vienna, on Sunday, November 17 at the age of 91. John Hill, Falk Jaeger


Film
20/11/19

A new trailer for Bêka & Lemoine's ongoing Homo Urbanus series — what the filmmakers call "a huge cinematic odyssey shot in many different cities" — features footage of the floods Venice has been battling recently. John Hill


Works
19/11/19

The Pavilion is the starting point of the Festival des Architectures Vives. It aims to inform and inform visitors to guide them in their journey. Waste is More


Film
19/11/19

The latest architectural feature from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel focuses on Balkrishna Doshi, the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and the subject of a major retrospective at the Vitra Design Museum earlier this year. John Hill


Works
19/11/19

During the last three decades, the quiet village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, known for its longstanding woodcarving tradition, has been a rallying point for artists from various locations around the world. What started as a series of casual encounters in the early 1990s gradually turned into an... Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes


Headlines
18/11/19

Winners in the third annual Architecture Drawing Prize, to be given at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in early December, have been announced. John Hill


Products
18/11/19

Immobile sunscreens that are designed for a particular location and aim to amplify and optimize sunlight at certain times of the year rather than simply screening the sun are an integral element in three recent projects designed by John Hill


Reseñas
18/11/19

Named for the nearby Frio River, this house in Texas Hill Country is broken up into four buildings, giving it the feel of a camp rather than a contemporary dwelling. The forms of the buildings and the materials covering them furthers this impression. Tim Cuppett Architects answered a few... Tim Cuppett Architects

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Number
17/11/19

Estimated share buildings contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions: 40% René Ammann


Found
14/11/19

A brick pylon that once marked the entrance to Toronto's Galleria Mall has been transformed by artist Thrush Holmes into a colorful, glowing beacon — a gateway to the Galleria on the Park development being built on the site of the mall. John Hill


Works
14/11/19

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead typology. The Villa’s functions are distributed within three distinct volumes, shaped to resemble the vernacular of a small village. Mecanoo


Film
14/11/19

Ed Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, is profiled in a short film from Redshift by Autodesk, which reveals his path from basketball to architecture to a non-profit aimed at making the built environment "a central part of the solution to the climate crisis" rather than a contributor... John Hill


Headlines
13/11/19

On the morning of November 13 the Swarovski Star — designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and made with millions of Swarovski crystals — was raised into position atop the famed Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in... John Hill


Works
13/11/19

Criteria such as universal accessibility and parametric design consolidate the Manta Hospital, the third healthcare center designed by PMMT Architecture in Ecuador. PMMT


Headlines
13/11/19

The sixth annual MPavilion opens to the public on November 14, with four months of free events before it closes on March 22, 2020. Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the MPavilion coincides with the Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect's 50th year of practice. John Hill


Film
12/11/19

Luftwerk and Iker Gil have taken the laser light show they installed at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona earlier this year and transported it to another Mies masterpiece: the Farnsworth House... John Hill


Insight
11/11/19

World-Architects editor John Hill recently visited the studio of Alloy Development in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The firm has been transforming the neighborhood's historic fabric with thoughtful buildings and renovations and is branching out to other parts of the New York City borough.  John Hill


Number
11/11/19

Share of households in Afghanistan that consist of one person only: 0.19% (For the sake of comparison, the same statistic in the USA is 27.45%, in Switzerland is 37.51%, and in Germany is 39.53%.) René Ammann


Reseñas
11/11/19

Seven professorships at ETH Zurich under the banner of NCCR Digital Fabrication came together to take digital planning and construction methods out of the lab. Matthias Kohler and Konrad Graser answer our questions about the DFAB HOUSE. ETH Zurich, NCCR Digital Fabrication

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Specials
11/11/19

Heimtextil (7 to 10 January 2020) is expanding its range of contract textiles even further with the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality format — World-Architects offers guided tours for architects, designers and interior decorators. Martina Metzner


Works
8/11/19

The Sauerland-Museum, located in the historically listed Landsberger Hof, has been expanded to become Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia. The existing building connects to the extension by means of a bridge-like docking structure with three diagonally cut windows. Bez + Kock Architekten


Headlines
7/11/19

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has revealed that the Los Angeles Public Works Committee has approved the air space vacation that will allow the Peter Zumthor-designed building for the museum's permanent collection to span Wilshire Boulevard. John Hill


Headlines
6/11/19

Following Monday's formal notification from the Trump administration to the United Nations that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the American Institute of Architects issued a statement deploring the "shortsighted decision." John Hill


Headlines
6/11/19

The architect born in Valladolid and based in Madrid has received the Medalla de Oro de la Arquitectura from the Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE) in honor of his life's work. John Hill, Miriam Giordano


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