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Headlines
on 9/1/20

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the 43 shortlisted projects competing for the third biennial Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). John Hill


Headlines
on 8/31/20

Tehran-born sculptor Siah Armajani, who lived in Minneapolis since 1960 and created art with an architectural bent, died in Minneapolis on August 27 at the age of 81. John Hill


Reviews
on 8/31/20

The aptly named Lantern Studio, which houses a scooter workshop and other spaces for a creative couple, glows at night through a wall of slatted wood. Flavin Architects answered a few questions about the backyard retreat in suburban Wellesley, near Boston. Flavin Architects

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Number
on 8/31/20

Estimated share of research on the impacts of climate change on world heritage sites that is related to Africa: 1% René Ammann


Headlines
on 8/28/20

The mixed-use project in Beverly Hills — designed as a "hillside village" with eighteen residences "growing" from a base wrapped in a living green wall — is the first completed building in the United States for Beijing's MAD Architects. John Hill


Headlines
on 8/27/20

Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti, who died in March at the age of 92, is one of four former artistic directors of La Biennale di Venezia who will be given posthumous Golden Lions in early September. John Hill


Works
on 8/27/20

When developing its new head office, international trekking and adventure travel company ASI Reisen sought to have its new space reflect the company’s working culture and commitment to offering sustainable trekking experiences for travelers around the world. Snøhetta


Works
on 8/26/20

The project with 59 residential units has prosperous and well thought internal common areas which create a positive and worthy common framework for the residents. Cast-in-place concrete walls create a modern but timeless expression together with a warm oak wrapping up the staircase. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter


Headlines
on 8/25/20

The International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) has released its shortlist of books and essays in the running for the Dennis Sharp CICA Awards 2020. John Hill


Found
on 8/25/20

Future Architecture Rooms is a website with 27 curated "rooms" occupied by architectural institutions that are members of the Future Architecture platform. Arriving in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the project is billed as "an attempt to build an environment at the intersection of the... John Hill


Headlines
on 8/24/20

OMA New York has unveiled the glass-topped transformation designed by Shohei Shigematsu for the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. John Hill


Found
on 8/24/20

Lab-École, a Québec non-profit focused on impacting the design of tomorrow's schools, has unveiled the winners in the "Imagining the Schools of Tomorrow, Together" competition that will be built in different parts of the Canadian province in the coming years. John Hill


Headlines
on 8/21/20

Six months after news leaked of a draft executive order by the Trump administration to mandate classical architecture for federal buildings, a contract opportunity for a new courthouse in Florida embeds that same mandate, drawing the ire of the AIA. John Hill


Products
on 8/20/20

Punctuating the entrance of the newest Us&Co co-working location in London is a helical staircase designed by Stamos Yeoh Architects with a bevy of consultants. Here we take a closer look at how this unique stair was built. John Hill


Number
on 8/20/20

Number of Stirling Prize winning architects backing a campaign to save and retrofit old energy-hungry buildings rather than replacing them with new well-insulated buildings, in an effort to fight... René Ammann


Insight
on 8/19/20

In June author Adrian Duncan won the inaugural John McGahern Book Prize from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies for Love Notes from a German Building Site. Named for one of the most important Irish writers of the twentieth century, the annual prize recognizes the... Madeline Carey


Film
on 8/19/20

The winner of the professional category of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition organized by the New York City Council and the Van Alen Institute, Brooklyn Bridge... John Hill


Film
on 8/18/20

Skateboarders Murilo Peres and Pedro Barros — with a lot of help from Red Bull and the estate of Oscar Niemeyer — were granted permission to skateboard in, under, and atop thirteen of Niemeyer's buildings in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and other parts of Brazil. John Hill


Headlines
on 8/18/20

Architectural design concepts by the three finalists — Henning Larsen, Snøhetta, and Studio Gang — have been unveiled in the competition to design the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota. John Hill


Headlines
on 8/18/20

The 13th edition of the World Architecture Festival, originally scheduled to take place in Lisbon in early December, is moving to June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, launching WAFVirtual in its place. John Hill


Works
on 8/17/20

Two roads were there. A wide road with traffic and a narrow alley in a residential area. The new office space for R/URBAN DESIGN OFFICE LLC was planned between these two contrasting roads. Originally, it was divided into a commercial tenant space facing the wide road and a residential space... R/URBAN DESIGN OFFICE


Reviews
on 8/17/20

Taking its name from the two rivers that abut the property, the Confluence House is a relaxed composition of three structures that prioritizes outdoor spaces as much as those inside. The architects at Cushing Terrell answered a few questions about the house in northwest Montana. Cushing Terrell

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Number
on 8/17/20

Estimated number of homes destroyed or damaged in Lebanon’s capital Beirut after a major explosion on August 4th: 80,000 René Ammann


Found
on 8/14/20

Public toilets designed by Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Fumihiko Maki, and other architects are popping up over Tokyo's Shibuya district. The Tokyo Toilet, as the project is called, is replacing old facilities with fully accessible, eye-catching designs. John Hill


Headlines
on 8/13/20

The announcement of a $100,000 gift to the department of architecture at Alabama's Tuskegee University signals the strides being taken to diversify the profession in the United States, but data indicates there is a lot more that needs to be done. John Hill


Works
on 8/12/20

Revealing our body heat in three-dimensional space through experiential illumination, "Thermally Speaking" used thermography and infrared measuring instruments to uncover the fields of energy of which we’re all apart.  LeuWebb Projects with Mulvey & Banani Lighting Inc.


Works
on 8/12/20

Cube Gallery of Vanke Xiaoshan is a 21,000 square meter community retail center located in Hangzhou. It is designed as a convivial place of interaction between the young families and seniors living in the surrounding residences. CLOU architects


Film
on 8/11/20

Studio Gang: Architecture is the name of the new monograph of the Chicago firm led by Jeanne Gang, and it is the title of a short film in which Gang speaks about the themes behind Studio Gang's completed and... John Hill


Headlines
on 8/11/20

Simon Allford, co-founder and principal of London's Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, has been elected the 79th president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, in a year when the position has been marked... John Hill


Insight
on 8/10/20

The second and expanded edition of Michael Green and Jim Taggart's Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance builds upon the successful first edition from 2017 to present more case studies of high-rise timber structures and argue for more of them to be built. Georg Windeck


Reviews
on 8/10/20

This house, located in a part of a Japan with a lot snowfall, was designed to be resilient outside and amenable to daily life inside. The architects at Eureka answered a few questions about the recently completed Silver Water Cabin. Eureka

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Found
on 8/7/20

Under the Radar opened at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel in November 2019, when it was meant to run until March 15, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic closed museums around the world. After reopening in May, S AM has extended the timely exhibition until the end of August. John Hill


Film
on 8/6/20

In the lead up to the 27th World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro in July 2021 — delayed one year from its original date due to COVID-19 — the International Union of Architects (UIA) features an interview with architect Francis Kéré, who will give a keynote at UIA2021RIO. John Hill


Found
on 8/5/20

Chybik + Kristof Architects & Urban Designers have completed construction of the Lahofer Winery in the Dobšice, Czech Republic, a building that "fuses [Moravia's] longstanding wine tradition with a contemporary design." John Hill


Headlines
on 8/4/20

Construction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, designed by Santiago Calatrava to replace the 82-year-old church destroyed on September 11, 2001, resumed this week after years of sitting idle. John Hill


Reviews
on 8/3/20

A great room sits at the heart of this house on a steep slope in the Hollywood Hills. Even though it has views of Los Angeles, the space feels like a Manhattan industrial loft, with large windows and steel framing. That was intentional, as explained by Kristen Becker, who started the house's... Mutuus Studio

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