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The 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial opened its three-month run on September 17. Unlike previous iterations that were headquartered at the Chicago Cultural Center, the 2021 event breaks free of the gallery, activating some vacant lots in a half-dozen neighborhoods through site-specific... John Hill


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Imperial 400 Motel was a chain of motels that started in Los Angeles in the late 1950s and subsequently expanded into other parts of the United States. One of their locations in Washington State was recently transformed into a boutique hotel called Civic Hotel. The architects at Wittman Estes... Wittman Estes

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Debts China’s property giant Evergrande, the country's second-biggest property company, suddenly cannot pay: $300 billion... René Ammann


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Design District, billed as "London's landmark new creativity hub," has opened on the Greenwich Peninsula, with a campus of sixteen buildings designed by half as many architects, including Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architects, and SelgasCano. John Hill


Specials
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In the midst of rapid climatic changes, urban space is also currently undergoing a phase of upheaval: open spaces and regionality are gaining in importance, the city is becoming greener and spending time in urban space is taking on communal characteristics. Architects, the city and its... Christiane Fath


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As part of the Swedish furniture company's push to be more sustainable, in line with its buy back program and longterm goal to be "circular and climate positive," IKEA recently opened a store in central Vienna that was designed by the architects at querkraft with terraces for 160 trees — and... John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the six buildings in the running for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize, which annually awards the "UK's best new building." John Hill


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Vectorworks, Inc. has announced the 2022 release of its suite of software for architecture, landscape, entertainment, and interior design industries: Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD, and Vision. John Hill


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The award ceremony for the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize, given to French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal of Lacaton Vassal, was released on September 14th — taking place online for the second time in its 43-year history. John Hill


Works
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The Huiming Tea Workshop serves as a facility for visitors to the Chimu Mountain Scenic District and a place for the daily activities of the surrounding villagers, showcasing the traditional Huiming tea production process and integrating the local She culture with Buddhist culture. DnA Design and Architecture


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Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has been named a recipient of the Japan Art Association’s 2021 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, one of the world's most prestigious awards for architects and other artists. John Hill


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The Commercial Observer is reporting that Foster + Partners is working on a new design for 2 World Trade Center, the office tower they were commissioned for but then lost to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. John Hill


Reviews
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From asphalt to apartments: 83 Gardner Street, in Boston's Allston neighborhood, is an apartment building that replaces a former parking lot and further connects to a Victorian house that was renovated as part of the project. Hacim + Associates answered a few questions about the restoration... Hacin + Associates

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Number of architecture-themed musical scripts Canadian-Chinese architect Peter Fu has written — the latest, "West East Park," will René Ammann


Film
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The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the second and final list of works competing for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Together with the first list announced in February, 532 works are in the running for the... John Hill


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Saturday, September 11, marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Much rebuilding has taken place on the 16-acre site in these two decades. Here we present a visual tour of the current state of the WTC in Lower Manhattan. John Hill


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Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi will expand the Cisternerne in Copenhagen, adding a fourth underground chamber for art. The Fourth Chamber displays the architect's interest in traditional Japanese ways of building and his ability to merge art, architecture, and nature. Ulf Meyer


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He lived his life with a natural cosmopolitan attitude and open-mindedness into his old age. Jörg Schlaich was a quiet and modest man, yet self-confident and without the airs and graces of many of the stars acting on the architecture stage worldwide. Jörg Schlaich died on September 4. Falk Jaeger


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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed the eight shortlisted projects in the WAF Certified Timber Prize 2021, supported for the third consecutive year by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).  John Hill


Found
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Walter de Maria's The 2000 Sculpture — a horizontal sculpture made up of 2,000 white plaster rods — is back on display at the Kunsthaus Zürich, in the large column-free gallery it was created for nearly thirty years ago. John Hill


Number
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Share of American contractors who say they are struggling to find workers, leaving nearly 300,000 roles vacant: 88% René Ammann


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The latest episode of "Architecture with Stewart," the YouTube channel of Stewart Hicks of Chicago's Design with Company, addresses Louis I. Kahn's assertion that a brick wants to be an arch. He goes on a tour of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood with photographer and brick lover Will Quam. John Hill


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Construction has wrapped on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion, the first religious commission for OMA New York. The building leans away from the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple to form a courtyard, bring in natural light, and create a "forward-looking" image for the congregation. John Hill


Headlines
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New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2021 National Design Awards, which recognizes design excellence and innovation in nine categories. John Hill


Works
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Crossboundaries was commissioned to regenerate a linear streetscape adjacent to a parking lot close to the Xiaopu Cultural Plaza into a lively outdoor community park. This project is the first realized vibrant design project of many to follow in the footsteps of this new communal spirit. Crossboundaries


Insight
3 weeks ago

The 15th International Alvar Aalto Symposium took place online on August 12th and 13th with the theme "Future of Industry" approached from perspectives of art, industry, and technology. Ulf Meyer attended the two days of talks to see how the participants responded to the theme, filing this... Ulf Meyer


Works
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A multifunctional building has risen at the corner of the Komunardů and Přístavní streets in Prague, providing the missing piece for one of the typical regular Holešovice blocks. It is replacing two five-story apartment blocks that had to be taken down after the floods of 2002 compromised... Stanislav Fiala / FIALA+NEMEC


Works
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This hotel in Beppu, Japan, stands on a fault scarp that forms the edge of the alluvial fan terrain. We envisioned flocking walls carved from the ground of the fault scarp, and made a space where the inside and the outside were connected by making holes in the flocking walls like digging a... DABURA.m


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During a ceremony held in Venice on Monday, August 30, the awards for participation in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, "How will we live together?," and for the best national pavilions were announced. John Hill


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Our URL is staying the same, but as of October 1st the office of World-Architects and its various national platforms will be located at Headsquarter, a co-working space at Talacker 41 in Zurich's first district. John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


Number
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Estimated number of neglected, 50-to-70-square-meter properties selling for just €1 in bucolic Maenza, an Italian town of some 3,000 people in Rome's... René Ammann


Headlines
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The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) has revealed plans for an expansion to its iconic building. When complete in 2024, the vertical addition will be named for MASP co-founder Pietro Maria Bardi, with its historic building renamed in honor of its architect, Lina Bo Bardi. John Hill


Works
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As the Flagship restaurant for a growing and innovative franchise, it was important to the client that the project create a recognizable landmark along the main axis road, and that it be welcoming to the community. Studio Link-Arc


Headlines
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TCHOBAN VOSS Architects recently completed Ferrum 1, a seven-story office building in Saint Petersburg, Russia, that is highlighted by a sculptural Corten steel facade. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
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The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and the Chicago Architectural Club have revealed the seven finalists in the ideas competition that calls for "new, creative visions" for Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center/James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. John Hill


Found
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The third Exhibit Columbus exhibition opened on Saturday, August 21, with numerous site-specific installations and photography on display across Columbus, Indiana, the small town that is famous as a mecca of Midwestern modern architecture. The three-month exhibition, curated by Iker Gil and... John Hill


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