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Insight
on 1/27/22

A big Peter Cook retrospective is now on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Peter Cook – City Landscapes opened on January 21, with the famed architect and founding member of Archigram in attendance. Ulf Meyer filed this report and spoke with Cook. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 1/26/22

Five architecture and design fellows are among the 63 recipients of fellowships for 2022 from United States Artists (USA), an arts funding organization based in Chicago. Each receives a $50,000 cash award. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/26/22

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of the 2021 RIBA International Prize: the Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh designed by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA. John Hill


Works
on 1/25/22

With the rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia, van Bergen Kolpa Architects (NL) and META Architectuurbureau (BE) have delivered Europe’s largest public building dedicated to urban food production, a commission from the Flemish research institute for agriculture and horticulture, Inagro, and REO... van Bergen Kolpa Architects and META architectuurbureau


Reviews
on 1/24/22

After its founding in 1974, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company resided in various locations in Chicago and its suburbs, eventually moving into a permanent home on North Halsted Street in 1991. Thirty years later, in November 2021, the renowned theater company completed a major multi-phase... Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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Found
on 1/24/22

House of Music, Hungary has opened its doors in Budapest's City Park. Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto as part of Light Budapest Project, a cultural development in the city's largest and most iconic public park, the building features an undulating roof pierced by openings for light... John Hill


Number
on 1/24/22

Extent the historic 1743-seat Palace Theatre in New York's Times Square will be hoisted above street level to... René Ammann


Headlines
on 1/23/22

In 2021 we presented 44 Buildings of the Week on American-Architects, most of them renovations and adaptive reuse projects. The voting for the US Building of the Year 2021 runs until Sunday, January 30, 2022, with the winner announced at the beginning of February. John Hill


Film
on 1/21/22

NOWNESS presents Energy of the Land, a short film with Kengo Kuma speaking about his geologically inspired design of the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa, not far from Tokyo.  John Hill


Insight
on 1/20/22

Apartment Blossom is the second volume in the Urban Studies Degree Zero Series. This beautifully designed, delicately bound book includes short essays by Li Han, partner at Drawing Architecture... Madeline Beach Carey


Headlines
on 1/19/22

One of Kenji Hirose’s best houses — SH-60, located in Nakano ward of northwestern Tokyo — has been demolished. Ulf Meyer


Works
on 1/19/22

A stack of four cubes, Zomorrod 11 stands firmly at the heart of a traffic junction in Tehran. The design has incorporated the use of geometric brick pattern modules following a strategy by which the exterior façade of the building stretches inside and forms many elements of the interior; from... Ákaran Architects


Headlines
on 1/19/22

The tech giant has bought the Central Saint Giles development, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) more than a decade ago for a site near Covent Garden in central London, for £730 million, or $1 billion. John Hill


Works
on 1/18/22

Kuba & Pilař architekti converted a 1980s canteen building into new headquarters of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. While preserving the external shape and proportions of the original building, their main intervention was the creation of a generous central hall – a... Kuba & Pilař architekti


Insight
on 1/17/22

The Norwegian office of Mad arkitekter, the subject of Mad About Dugnad – Work Together, Build Better, a new exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, has great concepts — and a ways to go. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 1/17/22

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works selected by the jury for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. John Hill


Reviews
on 1/17/22

At the center of the Beloit Powerhouse, Studio Gang's transformation of a former power plant into a student union for Beloit College, is a grand space that formerly housed turbines. Juliane Wolf, partner and design principal at Studio Gang, answered a few questions about the project, which... Studio Gang

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Number
on 1/17/22

Average floor area of a newly built house in the United States and Australia: 229 m2 (2,465 sf) René Ammann


Headlines
on 1/14/22

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill Levi, the founder of the eponymous Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in Barcelona and the prolific designer of hundreds of buildings in dozens of countries, died on January 14, 2022, at the age of 82. John Hill


Reviews
on 1/13/22

The XXIV Winter Olympics will take place in China in February 2022. The various sporting competitions will be held at a location in Beijing and in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, located 75 km and 100 km northwest of the capital. While snowboarding has been an Olympic discipline since 1998, the big... Eduard Kögel

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Found
on 1/13/22

A new McDonald's restaurant in Moscow is covered in mirrored glass panels that reflect its Pushkin Square locale. Designed by Landini Associates, the project sits on the site of the first ever Russian McDonald's, which opened on Pushkin Square on January 31, 1990. John Hill


Works
on 1/12/22

S-LAB, the new complex of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) in Turin, Italy, is located within the premises of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) in order to promote collaborations between the two institutions in... ELASTICOFarm


Headlines
on 1/12/22

The City of London Corporation has announced the shortlist of "five world-class, international design teams" competing for a major renewal of the Barbican Centre, an icon of brutalist architecture. John Hill


Film
on 1/11/22

A short film by 9sekunden presents the Kunsthaus Zürich extension that was designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and opened in October 2021. Filmed during the preview last spring, the film highlights the contemplative nature of the building, which borders on the monastic as the... John Hill


Works
on 1/11/22

Rocco Design Architects Associates’ Performing Arts Centre, flagship of the Bao’an Cultural Complex, opened on 17 September 2021 in Shenzhen, China. Overlooking Quanhai Bay and the South China Sea, the building anchors the southern end of the cultural complex. Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd


Products
on 1/10/22

Long used for textiles, food, and medicine, hemp — when mixed with lime and formed into panels and bricks — is increasingly being seen as a viable renewable building material for achieving carbon-neutral and healthy-building goals. John Hill, Martina Metzner


Reviews
on 1/10/22

On December 11, 2021, the City of Winter Park, just north of Orlando, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Winter Park Library and Events Center. Designed by the firm of Sir David Adjaye, the complex made up of three pavilions is marked by arching rose-pigmented concrete facades that... Adjaye Associates

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Number
on 1/7/22

Average annual price growth across 150 cities worldwide in the year to Q2 2021, according to a Global Residential Cities Index:... René Ammann


Found
on 1/7/22

Parallect Design's LIM Café at Suzhou Bay Sports Park in Suzhou, China, has traditional gabled forms that recall the wooden structure originally in its location and modern mirrored glass facades that reflect its setting on the edge of Taihu Lake. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/6/22

The Tate Gallery has posted a tender looking for an architect and lead designer for "Reimagining Tate Liverpool," the museum housed in a warehouse in Liverpool's former Albert Docks which was previously reimagined by James Stirling in the 1980s. John Hill


Works
on 1/6/22

Creating a vibrant space for social interaction, education, and appreciation for the arts, Studio Gang’s design for the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts transforms this premier cultural institution into a signature civic asset. Studio Gang


Film
on 1/5/22

The answer, from director Altor Bigas in a short but dense film about the building at 43 Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí nearly 120 years ago: "CASA BATLLÓ - This Is Not A House." John Hill


Headlines
on 1/4/22

The Ponte della Costituzione in Venice, designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2008, will have its glass steps replaced in favor of stone, after years of tourists and residents falling on the slippery surfaces. John Hill


Headlines
on 1/4/22

MARABAR, Elyn Zimmerman's site-specific installation in Washington, DC, that was saved from demolition last year, has found a new home: the campus of American University, just four miles northwest of the monumental artwork's original location. John Hill


Insight
on 1/3/22

Interventions and Adaptive Reuse is a recently published that looks back at ten years of academic journalism focused on the “responsible practice” of adaptive reuse. Looking to the past, by virtue of an approach that has preservation at its heart, the book also provides perspectives... John Hill


Number
on 1/3/22

Number of plants and trees the 75,000-square-meter "Valley" tower block in Amsterdam, featuring 200... René Ammann


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