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Film
2 months ago

"A Meeting with Architects" is a series of short films produced and hosted by Julia Zhu, featuring her interviews with Chinese architects Ma Yansong and Yung Ho Chang, European architects Álvaro Siza and Christian de Portzamparc, and Israeli-Canadian-American architect Moshe Safdie. John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced that architects Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe are recipients of the 2021 RAIC Gold Medal, "the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian... John Hill


Number
2 months ago

Consecutive months architecture billings in the United States were in decline before turning positive in February: 11 René Ammann


Works
2 months ago

The Mushroom is located in a pine forest. Thus, handling the relationship between nature and the architecture became the essential approach of our design. ZJJZ


Reviews
2 months ago

The Shanghai office Scenic Architecture was commissioned to design a rowing club for young people at an inner-city wetland park in Shanghai. The park is located in the Pudong district planned by Arte Charpentier in 1999 and ends an urban development axis that begins in the Lujiazui financial... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
2 months ago

Anonymous Hall is the new name for Dartmouth College's former Dana Biomedical Library, which was stripped down to its steel-and-concrete frame and transformed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates into a sleek four-story building wrapped in terra cotta and glass. The architects answered a few... Leers Weinzapfel Associates

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Headlines
2 months ago

On March 20, Louis Vuitton opened its transformed Ginza Naminki store in Tokyo, where Jun Aoki has wrapped the building in wavy dichroic glass and Peter Marino has designed the interiors.  John Hill


Found
2 months ago

Es Devlin's Forest of Us, made of mirrored surfaces that echo natural structures, is one of the immersive artworks that visitors will encounter next month when Superblue Miami, a new experiential art center located in a former industrial building in the city's Allapattah neighborhood,... John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

Barcelona's Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has been selected to design the Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, one of ten new cultural landmarks being funded by the Shenzhen Municipal Government for sites in and around the Chinese metropolis.  John Hill


Insight
2 months ago

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America opened in late February at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Curated by MoMA's Sean Anderson and Columbia University's Mabel O. Wilson, the exhibition explores "how people have mobilized Black cultural spaces, forms,... John Hill


Headlines
2 months ago

Nearly one year after Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs abandoned plans for a mixed-use "smart neighborhood" on twelve acres of Toronto's Quayside, Waterfront Toronto has launched a competition to find a development partner for the site.


Reviews
2 months ago

This aptly named townhouse stands out from its neighbors in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood by way of a bold color choice. The same blue covers the rear elevation that faces a minimalist patio in concrete and corrugated metal, while the interior spaces are bright and white. LOT office for... LOT office for architecture

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Headlines
2 months ago

The Shenzhen Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Bureau has announced the winners of two international design competitions: for the Shenzhen Opera House and the Shenzhen Maritime Museum, two of ten new cultural attractions in the city. John Hill


Number
2 months ago

Price paid for Mars House, a purely virtual piece of architecture created by contemporary artist Krista Kim that is also the world's... René Ammann


Film
on 3/19/21

A new short film made by Akira Koyama of Key Operation Inc. takes viewers inside the Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre north of Osaka, Japan. The four-year-old building was designed by David Chipperfield Architects with Key Operation Inc. as associate architect.


Works
on 3/18/21

Song Art Museum is an "Art Container," with "Art" as the mainstay and "Container" as the supplement. It transforms everything into geometry and purity and takes “Non-Action” from the outside to within. Vermilion Zhou Design Group


Headlines
on 3/18/21

Indian architect Bijoy Jain and his office, Studio Mumbai, have won the 14th Alvar Aalto Medal, conferred by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA), Finnish Architectural Society, Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and the City of Helsinki. John Hill


Film
on 3/17/21

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal talk about their partnership, the principles behind their buildings, the greenhouses they append to many of their projects, and their early experiences in West Africa, in five short films made on the occasion of being named the John Hill


Found
on 3/17/21

A Glimpse into the Past is an art installation by Ohel Shovenko that was recently unveiled at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) in Kyiv. The glass-and-brick monument commemorates the Kurenivka Tragedy, a mudslide caused by a dam burst on March 13, 1961, that killed at... John Hill


Insight
on 3/16/21

Patrick Lüth, the managing director of Snøhetta’s Innsbruck studio, talked to Austrian-Architects about social and ecological sustainability and the digitalization of architecture. Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
on 3/16/21

French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have been selected as laureates of the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award given out by the Hyatt Foundation and widely considered "architecture’s highest honor." John Hill


Reviews
on 3/15/21

Made up of new construction and the adaptive reuse of an old warehouse and church building, the Rabbit Hole Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky's East Market District (aka Nulu) is truly a campus, with retail, dining, office and event spaces, in addition to those for manufacturing bourbon, rye,... pod architecture + design

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Headlines
on 3/15/21

Construction has begun on "Welcome, feeling at work," the office building in Milan's Parco Lambro district designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for Europa Risorse. John Hill


Number
on 3/15/21

Decline in prices for property in the Philippines last year, one of the few countries where home prices did not René Ammann


Insight
on 3/12/21

The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn, released in 1962, is considered the first monograph on the great American architect. It is also the first of nearly 100 books by influential "information architect" Richard Saul Wurman. Long out of print and hard to find, a facsimile edition... Richard Saul Wurman, as told to John Hill


Headlines
on 3/11/21

Hugh Newell Jacobsen, an architect based in Washington, DC, known for high-end houses organized as pavilions with gabled forms, died at an assisted-living center in Front Royal, Virginia, on March 4 — exactly one week shy of his 92nd birthday. John Hill


Works
on 3/11/21

In the chaos of life today a home needs to be a place of refuge, a solitude for the homeowners to retreat to. Built for an Italian couple, the design pays homage both to the clients' Italian heritage and that of the Toronto residential building fabric, while ensuring a sensitivity towards... Batay-Csorba Architects


Film
on 3/10/21

In a new short film, Spirit of Space visits the Beloit College Powerhouse designed by Studio Gang Architects. Over footage shot inside the former coal plant, Jeanne Gang explains how the project follows from the firm's efforts in tracking how much carbon goes into each building and how the... John Hill


Found
on 3/10/21

When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan opens at Japan Society on March 11. It is the first exhibition at the New York institution since lockdown measures went into place one year ago. Organized by Japan Society with the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, the exhibition was... John Hill


Works
on 3/9/21

In 2020, Michael Green Architecture completed two new mass timber buildings for the internationally recognized College of Forestry at Oregon State University: the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center and the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory. MGA | Michael Green Architecture


Headlines
on 3/9/21

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the famous "Italian architect, designer, scenographer, artist and critic naturalized as a Brazilian citizen" will be given a Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam when the Biennale opens in May. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/8/21

Not long after Public School 122 in New York's East Village closed in 1977, the late-19th-century building it was housed in found new life as space for artists. PS122 became Painting Space 122 and Performance Space 122. A few years ago the building underwent further transformation, into the... Deborah Berke Partners

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Insight
on 3/8/21

Aldo Rossi: The Architect and the Cities is a major retrospective opening on March 10 at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. The exhibition explores the architecture and theories of Italy’s “unusual architect.” Ulf Meyer


Number
on 3/8/21

Reduction of per-unit costs to build 146 apartments for formerly homeless people in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa)... René Ammann


Found
on 3/8/21

Architect Junya Ishigami's design for Restaurant Noel in Yamaguchi, at the western end of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is a series of cave-like spaces seemingly carved into the earth. Construction photos of the project hint at the special qualities that will be on display when the restaurant... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 3/4/21

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has announced that MARABAR, Elyn Zimmerman's site-specific installation in Washington, DC, has been saved from demolition and will be moved to a new location. John Hill


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