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4 weeks ago

The Legends Tower, part of The Boardwalk at Bricktown, a proposed mixed-use development in Oklahoma City by developer Matteson Capital and architecture firm AO, is targeting a height of 1,907 feet — 131 feet taller than the tallest building in the United States. John Hill


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The National Building Museum in Washington, DC, opened Building Stories on January 21. Six years in the making, the ambitious multigenerational exhibition curated by Leonard Marcus, an expert on children's literature, will be on display for ten years. John Hill


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1 month ago

Mass Studies, the office of South Korean architect Minsuk Cho, has been selected to design the 23rd Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, set to open in London's Kensington Gardens in June. Archipelagic Void is inspired by small courtyards found in old Korean houses.  John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Price per square meter paid for the plot of land where The Henderson, a 36-story office building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is nearing... René Ammann


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1 month ago

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Lesley Lokko the 2024 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, given annually “to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on the advancement of architecture.” John Hill


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1 month ago

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works selected by the jury for the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. John Hill


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1 month ago

Finnish architect Juha Leiviskä, known for a series of stunning churches with light-filled interiors in his native country, died on November 9, 2023, at the age of 87. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Point of Origin – Building a House in Austria documents the construction of an alpine house designed by Rem Koolhaas that is notably the Dutch architect’s first house realized since the House in Bordeaux 25 years ago. With apparently unfettered access to architect, client, and... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The ten “regions” of NEOM, the new urban plan in northwestern Saudi Arabia, were unveiled over the course of the last three years, from The Line in January 2021 until Aquellum just this month. Ten short films reveal the preliminary imagery and themes for each region. John Hill


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1 month ago

Last week Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced that the “Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration” will take place July 18–21, almost exactly 20 years after 24-acre park opened to the public. John Hill


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1 month ago

Nine years after winning the competition to design a new shared learning building (BEM) at the École Polytechnique in Paris-Saclay, France, construction of the building designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, OXO Architectes, Nicolas Laisné Architectes, and DREAM is complete. John Hill


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1 month ago

Swiss-born architectural historian Kurt Forster, who held positions at the CCA, Getty Center, and ETH Zurich, among other institutions, died at his home in New York City on January 6 at the age of 89. John Hill


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1 month ago

Terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR), which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and opened to passengers last year, recently received a special prize from Prix Versailles for its stunning bamboo-lattice interior. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

In a short film from Vlaams Architectuurinstituut (Flanders Architecture Institute), curators Bie Plevoets and Sofie De Caigny describe As Found. Experiments in Preservation, the exhibition focusing on contemporary approaches to renovating existing buildings that is John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Madeline Beach Carey's latest installment in her “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, delves into Time Shelter, the Booker Prize-winning novel by Georgi Gospodinov in which the different floors of a Zurich... Madeline Beach Carey


Number
1 month ago

Six years after its launch, number of the anticipated 270,000 homes to be “unlocked” by £4.2 billion ($5.34 billion, or €4.88 billion) in spending promised by Britain's major housebuilding infrastructure fund René Ammann


Reviews
1 month ago

Last month New York City opened the East Midtown Greenway, an eight-block-long link in a loop of pedestrian and bike paths around Manhattan, located along the East River between 53rd and 61st Streets. World-Architects visited the project to take a closer look at the design by Stantec. John Hill

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Film
1 month ago

Listen to Ben van Berkel talk about his travels to China, the theater UNStudio is building in Hong Kong, projects in Australia, Germany and Spain, the recently completed John Hill


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1 month ago

The project titled “Becoming, Architectures for a Planet in Transition” has been chosen for the general commissioning of the UIA World Congress to be hosted by Barcelona in 2026. Seven architects — Pau Bajet, Mariona Benedito, Maria Giramé, Tomeu Ramis, Pau Sarquella, Carmen Torres, and José... Madeline Beach Carey


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1 month ago

In 2023 we presented just shy of 40 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 US Building of the Year by voting for your favorite. The winner will be announced at the end of... John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Architect Patrick Keane of Enter Projects Asia shared with me his fascination with basketry and weaving patterns, his commitment to working with local economies and progressive engineers to push for optimizing structures and invent construction details, and starting every day with a blank... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Headlines
2 months ago

Italian architect, engineer, and educator Carlo Ratti has been selected as curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale's 19th International Architecture Exhibition, which is set to open in May 2025. John Hill


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2 months ago

David Lake and Ted Flato, founder partners of San Antonio, Texas's Lake|Flato Architects, are winners of the 2024 AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor given by the American Institute of Architects. John Hill


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2 months ago

As 2023 draws to a close and our thoughts linger on what transpired over the last twelve months, World-Architects is taking a month-by-month look at some of the stories we covered: awards, competitions, buildings, books, exhibitions, and passings. John Hill


Reviews
2 months ago

The white exterior of Promenade, a new commercial development in suburban Houston designed by Brooklyn's MODU, is made with “self-cooling concrete walls” developed in consultation with Transsolar — the white, corrugated surfaces aim to cool the tenants' interior and exterior spaces in the... MODU

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Insight
2 months ago

Variations on our reality are currently on display at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. The curators of “What if” have given a stage to entries from architectural competitions that will never be realized. It is a look into the past that is sad, albeit briefly, but with positive... Katinka Corts


Number
2 months ago

Estimated number of housing units being created by office-to-residential conversions in the United States right now: 21,000 René Ammann


Headlines
2 months ago

Ahead of construction set to start soon, Google has released renderings of the renovation of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, the postmodern “spaceship” that was designed by Helmut Jahn in the 1980s and recently John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban studies have announced that Miami's Chad Oppenheim is winner of “the highest honor for architecture in the United States.” John Hill


Film
2 months ago

The latest video tour by Akira Koyama, founder and owner of KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS, goes inside the new headquarters the studio designed for Juzen Chemical Corporation near the Jintsu River in the city of Toyama. John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

Dogma, the Brussels-based practice of Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara, is the 2023 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award, named for the influential architecture critic and landscape designer.  John Hill


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2 months ago

A highlight of ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, the comprehensive retrospective on Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha now on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, is Chocolate Room, a gallery covered in more than 500 sheets of paper screen-printed with chocolate. John Hill


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2 months ago

Number of homeless kids in San Francisco, California, waiting for shelter ahead of Christmas: 363 René Ammann


Headlines
2 months ago

Amy Hau, who began her career as artist Isamu Noguchi's assistant in 1986 and for the last eight years has been a principal at New York's WXY Architecture and Urban Design, has been appointed director of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. John Hill


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2 months ago

Brett Steele, who moved from the Architectural Association in London to the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture in 2017, has been named the new dean of the USC School of Architecture, a post he'll assume in February 2024. John Hill


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2 months ago

Japanese architect Toyo Ito is donating a portion of his archive, documenting projects spanning the years 1971 and 1995, to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal.  John Hill


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