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On Thursday, July 29th, a 14-year-old boy jumped to his death — the fourth suicide since the climbable sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick opened in March 2019. The Vessel promptly closed and was immediately followed by renewed calls to install higher barriers. John Hill


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Instead of opening to fanfare this week, the Marble Arch Mound, a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for the western end of London's Oxford Street, was derided by visitors and mocked online for failing to meet expectations. John Hill


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The design of the seventh MPavilion, designed by Italy's MAP studio, has been unveiled. Called "The LightCatcher," the project will be erected in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens and start hosting events in November. John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 16 projects from 11 countries receiving 2021 International Awards for Excellence; all projects are now in the running for the third RIBA International Prize. John Hill


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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the 478-strong shortlist for the 2020/21 WAF Awards, which will be decided at the FIL exhibition center in Lisbon at the beginning of December – delayed one year due to the pandemic. John Hill


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The National Gallery has selected a team led by New York's Selldorf Architects to work on "a suite of capital projects," including a remodeling of the postmodern Sainsbury Wing on Trafalgar Square, that will mark the London institution's Bicentenary — "NG200" — in 2024. John Hill


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Glenstone Museum has released renderings of a new building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners that will house a major sculpture by Richard Serra. It is set to open on the museum's grounds in Potomac, Maryland, next year. John Hill


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Although the Nakagin Capsule Tower, an icon of Metabolist architecture in Tokyo designed by Kisho Kurokawa, could not be saved, plans are afoot to remove the capsules, refurbish them, and donate them to museums in and beyond Japan. John Hill


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With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through numerous recently published books on architecture and related fields to find ten recommendations for summer reading. John Hill


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The Park Union Bridge opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 1st, one year after the US Olympic Museum opened to the public. The bridge and building are designed by New... John Hill


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The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of the 2021 AIASF Design Awards. The awards were announced during a virtual ceremony held on the last day of June. John Hill


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Last summer we learned about public toilets designed by Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, and others popping up over Tokyo's Shibuya district. They have been joined by a "toilet village" at Nabeshima Shoto Park designed by Kengo Kuma, the latest facility in the Nippon Foundation's Tokyo Toilet... John Hill


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Alison Killing, an architect and geospatial analyst, is part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in International Reporting for a series "that used satellite imagery and architectural expertise," John Hill


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David Adjaye's Asaase, billed as the architect's first "large scale autonomous sculpture," is on display at Gagosian Gallery in New York as part of Social Works, a group exhibition curated by Antwaun Sargent that "considers the relationship between space — personal, public,... John Hill


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The Startup Lions Campus, designed by Kéré Architecture, has opened on the banks of Lake Turkana. The building's form, inspired by termite mounds, naturally ventilates the interior spaces and creates a local landmark. John Hill


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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has released a 14-minute film with snippets of longer interviews they conducted with Renzo Piano, Tatiana Bilbao, Frank Gehry, Kengo Kuma, Anna Heringer, Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Alejandro Aravena, Anne Lacaton, and Anupama Kundoo. John Hill


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Delayed by the pandemic, the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero's first-century palace, opened to the public on June 23rd. It features a new entrance by Stefano Boeri, new lighting by ERCO, and the exhibition Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of the Grotesques. John Hill


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Puppy, the massive Jeff Koons sculpture that sits proudly in front of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, requires restoration work totaling 100,000€. The Guggenheim is asking the public to fund the work through donations. John Hill


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Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the firm started by its namesake in 1963, is now Meier Partners, coinciding with the 86-year-old architect's retirement and reflecting the firm's effort to move past the sexual... John Hill


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The latest addition to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein Germany, famous for its collection of contemporary architecture, is a garden instantly recognizable as a Piet Oudolf creation. Planted last year, the perennial garden designed by the famed Dutch gardener recently opened to the public. John Hill


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Two new films from Tokyo's Key Operation Inc. take viewers inside a pair of recently completed apartment buildings in Yokohama designed by the firm for ZOOM. Though dramatically different in architectural expression, each project addresses the same functional and code considerations, while... John Hill


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The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has announced the Next Generation prize winners in the sixth cycle of its LafargeHolcim Awards: 21 "visionary concepts" by students and practitioners up to 30 years of age in five regions. John Hill


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Indiana University has dedicated a recently rediscovered 1952 design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that is being adapted for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and will open on IU's Bloomington campus in the fall. John Hill


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Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life is on display at the Design Museum in London from June 19 to September 5, 2021. The retrospective highlights the furniture, interiors, and architectural projects of "one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design... John Hill


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Vectorworks has announced the winners – 21 projects by 28 students from eight countries – in this year's scholarships for students in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and entertainment. John Hill


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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has announced that Carson Chan is the first director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment, which was created last year. John Hill


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Known for sculptural churches made of concrete, German architect Gottfried Böhm, recipient of the 1986 Pritzker Architecture Prize, died on Wednesday, June 9, at home in Cologne. He was 101. John Hill


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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2021 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards: 22 awards in 15 categories. Rush\Wright Associates' Brunswick Street Streetscape Masterplan garnered an Award of Excellence in the Urban Design category. John Hill


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The Miller Hull Partnership, long a leader in green building, has launched EMission Zero, an initiative that aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in buildings the Seattle-based firm designs. John Hill


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The 20th Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on June 11, 2021, following a one-year pandemic-induced delay. The pavilion that references the shapes of London buildings is designed by Johannesburg's Counterspace, which is led by Sumayya Vally, the youngest... John Hill


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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced a new exhibition that will open in the fall: Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China will feature eight projects by "a new generation of Chinese architects that rethink existing definitions of social, cultural, and... John Hill


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The Living's contribution to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale is "Alive: A New Spatial Contract for Multi-Species Architecture," an immersive installation made from luffa that asks: "What if we could change our architectural environments to be better hosts for a diversity of microbes and... John Hill


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The Centre Pompidou and the mayor of Jersey City have announced that the Pompidou will open its newest outpost in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the city-owned Pathside Building that will be renovated by OMA New York under partner Jason Long. John Hill


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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), renovated by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, celebrated its reopening on June 1st. It is the largest circulating branch among the New York Public Library's (NYPL) 92 locations. John Hill


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Little Island, formerly known as Pier 55, opened to the public on Friday, May 21. World-Architects visited on opening day to get some firsthand impressions of the much anticipated park. He we present photos from that visit as well as a brief history of the industrial piers that once defined... John Hill


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US President Joe Biden has removed four Trump-appointed members of the US Commission of Fine Arts, the agency that reviews designs for government buildings and other public projects in Washington, DC, replacing them with four new — and diverse — members. John Hill


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