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Headlines
on 6/17/20

Raffles City Chongqing, a mixed-use project in the center of Chongqing, China, recently opened the skybridge that caps four of the project's eight towers. John Hill


Works
on 6/16/20

The project is the design of a communal respite facility and a restaurant within the grounds of Raycap, an international electrical equipment company. Being apart of a larger industrial complex, it is located in Drama region of northern Greece an area renowned for its varying topography and... Kois Associated Architects


Headlines
on 6/16/20

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe is launching the second edition of the Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture today, June 16, on the 135th anniversary of Lilly Reich's birth. John Hill


Reviews
on 6/15/20

Sideyard fits a narrow space in Portland's Eastside, near the Burnside Bridge and across the street from the Fair-Haired Dumbell. Skylab's design for the five-story office building... Skylab

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Number
on 6/15/20

Percentage of registered architects in the United States who are Black women: 0.3% (just 2% are Black) René Ammann


Found
on 6/12/20

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) reopened on the Lisbon waterfront on June 10 with Beeline, a museum-wide architectural intervention by SO-IL, the Brooklyn practice of Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu. John Hill


Film
on 6/12/20

Amnesty International and SITU Studio, an architectural practice based in Brooklyn, have released Choking Dissent: How Tear Gas is Used to Crush Protests, a video analysis that explores the mechanics of tear gas and how the "less lethal" munition interacts with spaces of protest. John Hill


Works
on 6/11/20

On the border between Switzerland and France, Lugrin extends over a succession of terraces dominated by the first foothills of the Alps. Located opposite Lausanne, the town offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of Lake Geneva. ateliers O-S architectes


Insight
on 6/11/20

The new Deichman Library opens to the public in Oslo’s Bjørvika district on June 18. The building, known as Deichman Bjørvika and designed by Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier Oslo, reveals its true qualities on the inside. Ulf Meyer visited the building ahead of its opening. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 6/10/20

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the theme for 13th edition taking place in December in Lisbon: "Greening the City." John Hill


Headlines
on 6/10/20

The School of Architecture at Taliesin, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932, is parting with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and moving to Cosanti and Arcosanti, the campuses started by Paolo Soleri in Arizona in the 1960s. John Hill


Film
on 6/9/20

Swiss furniture company Vitra is making the 90-minute film from 2018 Chair Times: A History of Seating – From 1800 to Today available to watch for free on its website, alongside sixteen short "Chair Stories." John Hill


Reviews
on 6/8/20

The world-famous High Line park has spawned much development on Manhattan's West Side since it opened in 2009. Many of the new buildings abutting the elevated park incorporate terraces and roof gardens, but none more creatively or abundantly than 512 West 22nd Street, a new office building... COOKFOX

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Number
on 6/8/20

Number of U.S. homeowners in forbearance plans at the end of May, representing 8.9% of all active mortgages and more than $1 trillion in... René Ammann


Found
on 6/8/20

Dutch photographer Iwan Baan headlined the second Architecture & the Media conference, which was organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and took place online over four days in May. World-Architects spoke one-on-one with Baan after the conference to dig deeper into some of the... John Hill


Insight
on 6/8/20

The second Architecture & the Media conference, organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, took place May 11 - 14, 2020, two years after the inaugural event was held at the... John Hill


Film
on 6/4/20

A new short film by Jim Stephenson and Laura Mark mixes visits to some of Zaha Hadid's buildings — Vitra Fire Station, MAXXI, London Aquatics Centre — with remembrances of the late architect by Eva Jiřičná. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/3/20

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are designing a slender 87-story mixed-use tower on Toronto's Mink Mile that would be the tallest building in Canada if completed. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/3/20

As is tradition with the MPavilion commissions installed in Melbourne's Queens Victoria Gardens each summer, Glenn Murcutt's recent iteration is being given a second life. John Hill


Headlines
on 6/2/20

Details on the nominees for the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2020 are now available. Now in its third edition, the biennial award recognizes the best graduation projects by students from European schools of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. John Hill, Miriam Giordano


Headlines
on 6/2/20

AIA Minnesota's staff and member leadership have responded to the murder of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis and the unrest that has followed in their communities. The statement is reposted here with permission. Karen Lu, Mary-Margaret Zindren


Reviews
on 6/1/20

With some of its sixty buildings designed by Pietro Belluschi, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Tod Wlliams Billie Tsien Architects, and others, Bennington College has a strong tradition of modern architecture. The latest campus project renovates one of the college's oldest buildings, giving it... Christoff:Finio Architecture

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Headlines
on 6/1/20

The artist Christo, who long collaborated with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, on major public artworks around the world, died on May 31 at his home in New York City. He was 84. John Hill


Number
on 6/1/20

Size of warehouse space the biggest property investment firm, Prologis, owns and manages: 90 square kilometers (or 1.5 Manhattans) René Ammann


Headlines
on 5/28/20

Preservation efforts to save MARABAR, a site-specific artwork by Elyn Zimmerman in Washington, DC, took a positive step forward, when DC's preservation review board determined it would revisit its 2019 decision that paved the way for its demolition. John Hill


Works
on 5/28/20

NEON’s “Shiver House” has been re-imagined in wood in celebration of its five-year anniversary. NEON


Film
on 5/27/20

Every Friday the Swiss Architecture Museum is holding "S AM Calls," in which S AM director Andreas Ruby talks with architects, urbanists, and others about the significance of the "coronavirus condition" on architecture and cities. John Hill


Found
on 5/27/20

Europe's largest green facade — 8 kilometers of hornbeam hedges, more than 30,000 plants — was recently completed in Düsseldorf's city center. Kö-Bogen II was deigned by ingenhoven architects, who assert the hedges are the ecological equivalent of 80 fully grown deciduous trees. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/26/20

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC — home to the recently refurbished Great Hall, a popular event venue and scene of summer installations — has laid off two-thirds of its staff, according to reports. John Hill


Reviews
on 5/26/20

Inspired by historic and modern precedents, and recalling the work of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the aptly named Three Chimney House strives for "timeless yet contemporary voice for Southern architecture in America." TW Ryan Architecture answered a few questions about the recently completed house. TW Ryan Architecture

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Number
on 5/25/20

Number of people arrested in the Albanian capital of Tirana for protesting against the demolition of the 80-year-old National Theatre: 37 René Ammann


Reviews
on 5/25/20

Hong Kong is considered a city of extreme density due to the large number of high-rise buildings. This brings advantages; for public transport provision, for example. A limited buildable area causes high site values, that in turn necessitate this high building density. Some negatives of this... Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
on 5/22/20

The Chicago Plan Commission voted unanimously in favor of Related Midwest's two-tower residential development for 400 North Lake Shore Drive, the site of Santiago Calatrava's proposed Spire. John Hill


Headlines
on 5/21/20

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have revealed the ten projects for 2020 that meet the committee's "rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value." John Hill


Headlines
on 5/21/20

After March saw a historic drop of the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index to 33.3, the ABI score dropped further in April to 29.3, "a new all-time low for the index." John Hill


Found
on 5/20/20

Miner Road House is the latest book in Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers' Masterpiece Series. Designed by Faulkner Architects, the single-family house near Oakland, California, is striking for its Cor-ten steel exterior and its incorporation of the “bones” of the 1950s ranch house that... John Hill


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