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OPEN Architecture has wrapped up work on UCCA Dune Art Museum, a new museum for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art that is located on a quiet stretch of beach in Qinhuangdao, about 300 km east of Beijing. The museum, in the words of the architects, "quietly disappears underneath the...
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Of the numerous high-profile buildings that have sprung up along the High Line on Manhattan's Far West Side, Zaha Hadid Architects' (ZHA) 520 West 28th Street is easily one of the most popular. Next to it are a couple finds: gallery projects designed by Markus Dochantschi, who worked...
2 weeks ago
New banknotes for Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, were recently put into circulation. Designed by Snøhetta and Metric Design, the colorful new banknotes are meant to express the importance of the sea in Norwegian national identity.
3 weeks ago
SEE-ING: The Environmental Consciousness Project is on display at the School of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte until November 16th. Curated by UNC...
The state of drawing in architecture is strong, if the winners of the second annual Architecture Drawing Prize are any indication. Winners and commendations have been chosen in three categories: Digital, Hand-drawn, and Hybrid.
Jorge Otero-Pailos, the artist and architectural preservationist known for The Ethics of Dust series, has completed a site-specific installation at New York City Center that celebrates the...
A highlight of Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018), on display at the Queens Museum in New York City until 24 February 2019, is Volumes Cyanotype, a 100-foot-long tablecloth that documents a communal meal with the exhibition’s participating artists.
Recently MVRDV completed The Imprint, a night club and indoor theme park near Seoul’s Incheon Airport where two windowless buildings are covered in "shadows" of the surrounding buildings. The Imprint prompted us to consider how the Dutch architecture firm uses images in their...
New Yorker Spencer Finch is the latest artist to intervene at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. He has placed fifteen rocks in the pavilion's pool, echoing the rock garden at Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, Japan.
Scripts for a new world, a new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, presents the images, storyboards, scripts and audio that Superstudio member Alessandro Poli used in the early 1970s to visualize radical ways of living through film.
Recently ON design partners celebrated the opening of Muon, a new meditation studio in the middle of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district. The darkened space is illuminated by pillars that give the impression of a light forest.
Artist Conrad Bakker has been documenting the life of influential artist Robert Smithson (1938-1973) by creating carved and painted reconstructions of each book in the late artist's 1,120-strong library.
Matter to Matter, an interactive installation by designer Arthur Analts that invites visitors to draw on a wall covered with condensation, is a highlight of Latvia's contribution to the 2018 London Design Biennale, taking place at Somerset House until 23 September.
Budapest's Hello Wood has revived its POP-UP Park for the second straight year. Now in a more colorful iteration, the temporary installation revives Városháza Park, an underused public space next to City Hall in the architecture studio's hometown.
Ahead of his exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios has installed Link in a pedestrian triangle next to Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The bulbous wood sculpture sits proudly between the Flatiron and the Empire State Building.
3 months ago
The paintings of Thomas Kinkade – the Painter of LightTM – and icons of modern residential architecture by the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Gehry would seem to be an incompatible mix. But in the hands of @robyniko, a series of Kinkade + Modernism...
British artist Alex Chinneck has turned a 1960s office building slated for demolition in Ashford, England, into a surprising and humorous piece of art by "unzipping" the facade and allowing passersby to peer inside.
DesignCurial and Looking4.com held an online poll to find the most amazing car park architecture. After thousands of votes they unveiled three winners from the shortlist of ten projects – from Amsterdam to Seattle.
Dream the Combine's Hide & Seek, the winner of the 2018 Young Architects Program, opened today at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. World-Architects visited at lunchtime today to take some photos and a video of the installation.
The 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, the 18th and youngest architect to be selected for the annual pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens, opens to the public on Friday.
Sleeping Beauty, an exhibition on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia draws attention to Frei Otto's Multihalle, a pavilion built in Mannheim for the 1975 Bundesgartenschau (National Garden Show) that nows sits unused.
RCR Arquitectes — the 2017 Pritzker Prize-winning trio of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta — are the subject of the Catalan pavilion, a collateral event at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, in what is billed as "not an architecture exhibition."
The Czech and Slovak Pavilions at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is the setting for UNES-CO (United Nations Real Life Organization), a fictitious company founded by artist Kateřina Šeda that draws attention to the impact the UNESCO World Heritage List has on cities.
One of the highlights of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is the first Holy See Pavilion. Curated by Francesco Dal Co, Vatican Chapels consists of ten chapels and an exhibition pavilion location on a wooded corner of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, have described the buildings of the Biennale as active participants in the exhibition. In the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, they peeled back layers of historical additions to reveal the skylights...
As part of the opening of the Dutch Pavilion's Work, Body, Leisure exhibit in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, this afternoon architecture historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina held Bed-In Interviews: a four-hour non-stop interview marathon echoing the...
In addition to the two FREESPACES in the Corderie, Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have used other parts of the impressive Arsenale building to express the theme of...
Two spaces in the Arsenale's Corderie serve to embody the FREESPACE theme developed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.
In just over a week the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens to the public. While the exhibition shines a spotlight on an international assemblage of architects in the Arsenale and the national pavilions in the Giardini, the anticipatation also has us thinking about the buildings being...
RIBA's Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place in London recently opened Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space, where Sam Jacob Studio explores "how perspective drawing has been applied to the art of building for centuries and used as a tool to...
The new reception building at Saurierpark (Dinosaur Park) in Bautzen, Germany, was designed by Hamburg's rimpf ARCHITEKTUR to resemble mitosis.
The National Museum of Qatar, set to open in December 2018, has released new images of its readymade icon designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Iwan Baan's photos capture, from near and afar, the blade-like petals inspired by the desert rose and the new building's relationship to Sheikh...
To celebrate Panasonic's 100th anniversary and signal its "new creative philosophy" of addressing "wellbeing, feelings and experiences," the Japanese company created Air Inventions, a mist-filled pavilion that nabbed the Best Technology - Milano Design Award 2018 at...
The world of design is focused on Milan this week. As part of the Salone del Mobile, COS's Open Sky installation doesn't reflect a person's new clothes. Instead it mixes the beauty of the Milanese sky with the historic architecture of the Palazzo Isimbardi.
BowWow Haus London features around 70 custom dog kennels designed by architects, artists and designers to raise funds for charity. Here we highlight a half-dozen kennels made from wood.