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Headlines
19.01.21

Winners in the seven awards and competition programs of the Tamayouz Excellence Award for 2020 have been announced. Established in 2012, the awards draw attention to architecture in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. John Hill


Headlines
19.01.21

London's Design Museum has named the "Teeter-Totter Wall," designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with Colectivo Chopeke, as the Beazley Design of the Year 2020. John Hill


Bau der Woche
18.01.21

This single-family house in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood was initiated by architects Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow, who answered a few questions about the project. Being client and architect enabled them to invert the typical stacking of a house's program: bedrooms are on the first... Kwong Von Glinow

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Number
18.01.21

Size of the 500 minimalist and sustainable tiny homes for formerly homeless individuals at Community First! Village in Austin, Texas: 200... René Ammann


Works
15.01.21

Powerhouse Company’s Paper Roof, the light-as-air design for a reception center for a new city district next to Jin Hai Lake in Bin Hai, Tianjin has been completed.  Powerhouse Company


Found
15.01.21

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


Insight
14.01.21

OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Ingenhoven Architects are building a vertical city in Tokyo for Mori Building Co., Ltd. All that's missing are the Olympic Games. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
14.01.21

The Vessel, the 150-foot (45m) tall climbable sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio for the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's West Side, has closed indefinitely after a third suicide in less than one year. John Hill


Works
13.01.21

A series of three vaults and four niches is offered to the public space as a three dimensional façade — an unfinished and versatile structure which can be adapted to situations. unparelld'arquitectes


Headlines
13.01.21

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled THE LINE, a "170-kilometer revolution in urban living" that would house one million residents in a string of communities "with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions." John Hill


Headlines
12.01.21

During a virtual symposium held on Monday, January 11, the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the 24 winners in its 2021 AIANY Design Awards. John Hill


Film
12.01.21

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents a half-hour film on Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, the subject of a major monographic exhibition at the museum, the latest in its "The Architect's Studio" series. John Hill


Headlines
12.01.21

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his State of the State address on January 11, proposed a $60 million extension of the High Line that would connect the elevated park to the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall two blocks away. John Hill


Works
11.01.21

Fold House is a residential property in Hamilton, Ontario that “folds” into the contours of a hillside through its undulating wood and steel structure.  PARTISANS


Number
11.01.21

Average distance a Londoner who left the city last year travels to their new home: 41 miles (66 km) René Ammann


Headlines
11.01.21

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin is stepping down from the post he held for close to thirty years, leaving the Windy City with no architecture critics at its two main papers, which also includes the Chicago Sun-Times. John Hill


Works
08.01.21

The ABC concept comes from R&D programs conducted by Valode & Pistre over the past eight years with Bouygues Construction. Valode & Pistre


Products
08.01.21

A new pavilion, made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), acts as an architectural ambassador of Finland in Japan. The new Metsä Pavilion, designed by Helin & Co Architects from Helsinki, stands on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo's Roppongi district. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
07.01.21

Designed by LMN Architects, the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, linking Whidbey Island to the Seattle-Everett metropolitan area, opened on December 29, the first new ferry terminal in Washington State in more than 40 years. John Hill


Headlines
07.01.21

Munich's DETAIL magazine has published around 450 issues since its founding in 1961. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with special peeks into its archive, multimedia feedback from readers, and a "big" anniversary issue in June. John Hill


Found
06.01.21

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


Works
05.01.21

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 Life Plaza is nestled within the leafy streets neighboring Shekou’s South Mountain. At the heart of this new development is a "secret garden" floating over three floors of retail space that sits at the summit of a grand atrium and offers visitors a pleasant retreat from... CLOU architects


Film
05.01.21

Swiss architect Luigi Snozzi died on December 29, 2020, at a nursing home in Minusio after contracting the coronavirus. A short video portrait made when he was laureate of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2018 captures the architect's passions and ideals. John Hill


Bau der Woche
04.01.21

Although the striking five-story ARRIVE Hotel reflects the increasing density along Sixth Street in popular East Austin, the project retains an unassuming century-old, one-story brick building. It houses Lefty's Brick Bar, one of six dining venues in a hotel that clearly prioritizes pedestrian... baldridgeARCHITECTS

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Number
04.01.21

Share of 826 apartments sold in the new Qiyi City Forest Gardens in Chengdu, China, that are inhabited: 10 René Ammann


Found
04.01.21

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


Insight
30.12.20

Between April and December, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Swiss-Architects editor Elias Baumgarten interviewed a slew of German, Austrian, and Swiss architects: virtual conversations that were transcribed into the five-part D-A-CH Talks series. The fifth conversation is translated... Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
29.12.20

The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIMA) has announced plans to raze 14 of the 18 dormitory buildings designed by Louis I. Kahn. The buildings are an integral part of the campus designed by Kahn and completed in 1974. John Hill


Works
28.12.20

The new building for the Faculty of Social Work (Building T) and the Sports Hall Extension at Kampus Schoonmeersen of University HOGENT in Ghent, Belgium, were completed in September 2020. The buildings are now open but with limited access due to the coronavirus. SADAR+VUGA, STUDIO LENS°ASS


Film
23.12.20

Although it will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, BAU 2021 is still taking place over three days in January. Four short films, created in cooperation with World-Architects, explore the event's four main themes.  John Hill


Headlines
22.12.20

In one of his last official acts as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has signed the "Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture." John Hill


Bau der Woche
21.12.20

As part of its "Branching Out: Building Libraries, Building Communities" initiative, the Chicago Public Library has built and renovated dozens of libraries, including a modernization and expansion of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch Library. The design by bKL Architecture builds upon the "good... bKL Architecture

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Works
18.12.20

With the completion of its new headquarters, the 1,600 employees of the Le Monde Group have been brought together under the same roof in a generously arching building on 67-69 Avenue Pierre-Mendès-France in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Snøhetta


Works
17.12.20

Residents are moving into The Smile, a mixed-use residential development in Harlem designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. The main architectural feature of the Y-shaped building is a leaning facade that Ingels says "[fulfills] the century old set-back requirements in a new way." BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group


Works
16.12.20

Castelnau-le-Lez is a town located near Montpellier in the South of France which enjoys a very mild Mediterranean climate. The new Prado Concorde development on the edge of the Lez river and at the entry to the town combines collective housing with school facilities and shops in a vast urban... Valode & Pistre


Headlines
15.12.20

A team led by Milanese architect Stefano Boeri has designed a temporary pavilion with a flower logo as part of Italy's coronavirus vaccination program. The pavilion expresses the program's campaign slogan: "With a flower, Italy comes back to life." John Hill


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