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Insight
4 weeks ago

Is architecture able to heal? How can the working conditions of nursing staff be improved? And is this actually affordable? These were the issues discussed by experts at the roundtable "Organismus Krankenhaus nach Covid-19" (Organism of the Hospital after Covid-19) in Vienna on October 14th. Katinka Corts


Reviews
4 weeks ago

Optimist Hall is a former textile mill and pantyhose factory that was recently transformed into a food hall with indoor and outdoor seating. Many parts of the existing building outside of its structure, walls, and floors were salvaged and incorporated into the project. Square Feet Studio,... Square Feet Studio, Perkins&Will

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Number
4 weeks ago

Maximum height skyscrapers in Chinese cities counting less than 3 million people can be built, to reduce energy consumption and as part of a broader René Ammann


Headlines
4 weeks ago

The TRANSFER Global Architecture Platform has revealed the winner of its 2021 Architecture Video Award: Split Lives by Joshua Bolchover and John Lin of Rural Urban Framework. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Architect and educator Michael Sorkin, who died in March 2020 in the wave of Covid that swept through New York City, was known best as a tenacious and irascible critic of buildings and cities. His writing was also joyful, apparent in the widely circulated list of "250 Things an Architect... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced it is sending a delegation of architects to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), taking place from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is the first time the AIA is officially participating in a COP event. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

City Climb, billed as "the highest open-air building ascent in the world," has opened on the top of 30 Hudson Yards in New York City, directly above Edge, an outdoor skydeck that cantilevers from the supertall skyscraper. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

A new short film from Spirit of Space captures people relaxing and playing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the post-industrial waterfront park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates that recently won the 2021 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

The International Conference on Architectural Criticism took place online over four days in October, with dozens of academics addressing the theme “On the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism.” Ulf Meyer watched the proceedings and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


Works
1 month ago

The Forestias is one of the largest property development projects in Thailand. The highlight of the project is a 48,000 square meter of urban forest at the center of The Forestias, connecting all developments within the site to create a healthier and happier living for all residents. TK Studio Co. Ltd.


Reviews
1 month ago

BNIM describes West Bottoms Flats, their adaptive reuse of four historic warehouse and manufacturing buildings in Kansas City's West Bottom District, as "designing with a light touch." Now home to 265 residential units, the architects preserved many existing elements to make the project "feel... BNIM

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Headlines
1 month ago

The Transfer Global Architecture Platform has announced the ten finalists in the second TRANSFER Architecture Video Award. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 29. John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Number of American renters who fear eviction from their home by the end of this year: 1.3 million René Ammann


Found
1 month ago

Architects At Play is now on display at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. Centered on the idea of "creating worlds," Architects At Play is the Portuguese iteration of the exhibition of the same name that originated at CIVA in Brussels two years ago. John Hill


Works
1 month ago

Qinchang Village Town Hall is the second phase of the Qinchang Village CPC Center Complex. It focuses on the introduction of small local businesses as well as cultural and recreational programs, including a store selling local farm produce and handicrafts souvenirs, a small café, a restaurant,... Studio 10


Headlines
1 month ago

Unveiled by Foster + Partners in late 2018 but then rejected by London mayor Sadiq Khan less than a year later, The Telegraph is reporting that the Tulip is expected to gain approval from the housing secretary, allowing the 305-meter tower to proceed. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The wedge-shaped tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron for the SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation recently opened to the public in Seoul, complete with an exhibition on the Swiss architects. Jacques Herzog discusses the building and exhibition in a short film made by the firm. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Annie Coggan — designer, artist, educator, and a principal at Coggan + Crawford Architecture and Design in Brooklyn — has created a quirky, gorgeous, singular book called The Book of Errors. This slim volume is a beautiful object, but it is also a manifesto of sorts, a primer on how “to... Madeline Carey


Headlines
1 month ago

Renderings have been released for a proposed 1,500-foot tower designed by the firm of David Adjaye, as part of an "all Black team aiming to develop [the] first skyscraper built by African Americans in NYC history." John Hill


Works
1 month ago

The inspiration behind this project is derived from carefully listening to the subtle murmurs and whispers of environments like this, as well as the client's search for protection and shelter. HW Studio


Film
1 month ago

American architect Oswald Nagler discusses the "House without Walls" he designed more than sixty years ago in Rangoon, Burma — present-day Yangon, Myanmar — in a short film made by Eduard Kögel as part of the Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism project. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize and 2020 RIBA Gold Medal, can add another honor to their CV: RIBA Stirling Prize. The firm's Town House for Kingston University London is the winner of the 25th RIBA Stirling Prize.


Reviews
1 month ago

Songyang has a new poetry museum. The Beijing-based architect Xu Tiantian received the commission for this. With her office DnA_Design and Architecture, she has already completed many small interventions in... Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
1 month ago

The Torch Tower will dominate Tokyo's skyline when it's completed in 2028. The 63-story tower is the main element in Tokyo Torch, a mixed-use development in the city's historic Tokiwabashi district. Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

Stockholm’s ArkDes portrays the famous Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975) as the “Architect of death and life” in a major monographic exhibition that opened on October 1, 2021, and is on display until August 28, 2022. Ulf Meyer toured Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
1 month ago

Julie Bargmann, founder of D.I.R.T. (Dump It Right There) studio, has been named the winner of the first Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, a biennial award initiated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Number of (mostly) Catholic churches built in Poland between 1945 and 1989, during the country's communist era:... René Ammann


Headlines
1 month ago

Tenjin Business Center is a new 640,000-square-foot office complex just completed in Fukuoka, Japan. Designed by Shohei Shigematsu, the building is billed as OMA's first ground-up office building in Japan. Ulf Meyer


Works
1 month ago

The activation of rural field public space has always been an important part of rural construction projects. The participation of the designers and students in the rural space experimental project provides another possibility for the issue of rural construction space, focusing on joint... LIN architecture


Reviews
1 month ago

On July 28, 2004, IKEA opened a new store in New Haven, Connecticut, a store that controversially cut up Marcel Breuer's 50-year-old Pirelli Building. A decade and a half later, architect and developer Bruce Redman Becker bought the empty office building, with plans to convert it into a hotel.... Becker + Becker

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Number
1 month ago

Number of the estimated 8,000 architectural marvels threatened by wind erosion, war, and economic struggles in Sana’a and other ancient cities of Yemen that were René Ammann


Headlines
1 month ago

The first of four quadrants masterplanned by OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture for Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), the largest department store in continental Europe, has opened its doors. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 received their awards in a ceremony on September 28 at Palazzo Michiel in Venice. To celebrate their victories and the hard work the winners put into their student projects, here we present the short films documenting their projects —... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The inauguration of the new Aarhus School of Architecture — the first ever new building for a school of architecture in Denmark — was held on October 4, followed a few days later by a two-day architecture festival with the title "Opening: Staying with the Trouble." John Hill


Found
1 month ago

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan and his friend, architect Francis Kéré, traveled around Burkina Faso. The result of their trip is an inspiring illustrated book on the role of sunlight in African architecture. Elias Baumgarten


Insight
1 month ago

Expo 2020 opened to the public in Dubai on October 1, 2021, one year behind schedule. Carrying the theme “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future,” Expo 2020 is the first world’s fair to take place in the Middle East. Ulf Meyer visited the Expo ahead of opening day and sent us his impressions... Ulf Meyer


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