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Headlines
on 11/22/23

On Monday, November 20, a topping-out ceremony was held for the 1,388-foot (423m) tower designed by Foster + Parters for JPMorgan Chase, the replacement for the bank's Midtown Manhattan office tower that was torn down in 2021. John Hill


Insight
on 11/21/23

In Vladimir Belogolovsky's interview with Chris Bosse, the Sydney-based co-founder and co-director of LAVA discusses achieving more with less, combining ideas coming from nature based on principles that remain constant and technology that constantly evolves, being innovative, and pursuing a... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Film
on 11/21/23

The new wing of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal, will open to the public in early 2024. The museum first opened to the public in 1999 in a building designed by Álvaro Siza, who also added the new wing — appropriately called the Álvaro Siza Wing. John Hill


Reviews
on 11/20/23

A gateway should provide access — literally, an opening — but also present a strong image that attracts people toward it. The Roger Williams Park Gateway Center achieves both of these: acting as a point of entry for the eponymous historic park and making a bold statement with colorful... INFORM Studio

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Specials
on 11/20/23

Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will take place from January 09 to 12, 2024. It is a meeting point and melting pot for the international community from the fields of design and production, architecture and interior design, expertise, trend forecasting,... Silke Bücker


Headlines
on 11/20/23

The Reggio School in Madrid by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation and the Gabriela García Márquez Library in Barcelona by SUMA Arquitectura are the joint winners of the FAD Architecture Award 2023. John Hill


Number
on 11/20/23

Amount Canadian architect Asen Vitko spent to turn the empty 123-year-old neo-Gothic St. Mary the Virgin church in Toronto into 17 townhomes: $16 million... René Ammann


Headlines
on 11/17/23

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has completed a restoration of Lever House, designed by SOM in 1952, as part of a $100 redevelopment of the Midtown Manhattan office tower by Brookfield Properties and WatermanClark. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/16/23

The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has announced the comprehensive restoration of the Brick House, designed by Philip Johnson at the same time as the iconic Glass House. The restoration will be complete next year, in time for the Glass House's 75th... John Hill


Specials
on 11/16/23

Creating well-designed hospitals is an enormous challenge, as they must cater to a variety of needs. Four examples from Europe demonstrate how hospitals can become places of recovery. Susanna Koeberle


Found
on 11/16/23

The tenth MPavilion, designed by Tadao Ando, opened to the public on November 16 in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens. The temporary concrete structure — notably the Japanese architect's first ever project in Australia — will host more than 150 events before it closes on March 28,... John Hill


Insight
on 11/15/23

On October 19, Penguin released Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise: A Maker's Guide to Building our World, billing it as “a story about humanity told through the lens of our buildings.” The book, a website, and other components under the Humanise name also comprise a manifesto — one... John Hill


Film
on 11/14/23

With the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale wrapping up its six-month run on November 26, La Biennale di Venezia has been adding short videos to its 2023 architecture... John Hill


Headlines
on 11/13/23

Space Caviar and the Practice Lab at re:arc institute have launched “non-extractive architecture(s),” an online directory that aims to assist in the "creation and amplification of more equitable paradigms in architecture.” John Hill


Number
on 11/13/23

Amount Morocco plans to spend to rebuild each individual home that was completely destroyed by the earthquake that hit on September 8, 2023:... René Ammann


Insight
on 11/10/23

Marta Vall-llossera Ferran became the president of the Superior Council of Architects’ Associations in Spain (CSCAE) after the sudden death of her predecessor Lluís Comerón in 2022. Madeline Beach Carey spoke with Vall-llossera Ferran about her challenges as president, the crises Spain is... Madeline Beach Carey


Headlines
on 11/9/23

COOKFOX Architects is designing the new Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music (BSACAM) at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, as a mass-timber structure covered in weathering steel. John Hill


Reviews
on 11/9/23

In China, everyone knows the saying “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there is Suzhou and Hangzhou”. In Suzhou, the many historic gardens and the old city centre with its whitewashed buildings and grey roofs along the canals have been protected for fifty years. New high-rise districts... Eduard Kögel

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Found
on 11/9/23

Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion opened in late September at the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) in Shenzhen, China, presenting a retrospective of MAD’s... John Hill


Specials
on 11/9/23

Acoustics, lighting, and indoor climate are important factors in office planning, says Katrin Jacobs from the architectural firm HENN. However, the well-being of the people who will use the spaces always takes center stage in any room planning. That's why a detailed analysis in the... Thomas Geuder


Specials
on 11/9/23

Robi Wache, from the Stuttgart-based office Robi Wache Architekten, believes that the office is no longer just a place of work but primarily a platform for social exchange and building interpersonal relationships. Therefore, he emphasizes the importance of a flexible design for both... Thomas Geuder


Headlines
on 11/8/23

Construction of the tower designed by David Chipperfield Architects for a site near Hamburg's Elbe bridges was interrupted at the end of October. An investor's financial difficulties are the cause — a solution has yet to be determined. Manuel Pestalozzi


Reviews
on 11/7/23

The Interactive Learning Pavilion opened at the University of California, Santa Barbara earlier this year as the campus's first new building dedicated to classroom space in more than fifty years. Partner Stephen Van Dyck and the team of architects at LMN Architects answered a few questions... LMN Architects

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Film
on 11/7/23

Vox Media explores the prevalence of brutalist concrete buildings on university campuses across the United States, speaking with University of Massachusetts professor Timothy M. Rohan, author of The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, to dig into the phenomenon — and many people's hatred... John Hill


Found
on 11/6/23

What significance does the work of the late Austrian architect Hans Hollein have for a younger generation of architects? The Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) is juxtaposing Hollein's projects with the designs of fifteen European firms in Hollein Calling: Architectural Dialogues, a major... Elias Baumgarten


Number
on 11/6/23

Number of skyscrapers in London’s “City Cluster” area that are either under... René Ammann


Headlines
on 11/6/23

A year ahead of its fall 2024 opening, World-Architects got a hard-hat tour of Longwood Reimagined, the transformation of Longwood Gardens, the renowned botanical garden west of Philadelphia, being carried out by John Hill


Headlines
on 11/3/23

During a special event held at the Royal Academy of Arts on the evening of November 2, Mexican architect Gabriela Carrillo was awarded the RA Dorfman Award, which “champions architecture from around the world that looks forward to the future of architecture and architectural practice.” John Hill


Headlines
on 11/2/23

Neoplus Sixten Inc., the curators of the Japan-Architects platform, have posted photographs from their visit to Tenjincho Place, an apartment building in Tokyo's Bunkyō ward designed by Hiroyuki Ito Architects with a stunning teardrop-shaped courtyard in its center. John Hill


Insight
on 11/1/23

While Tom Kundig was designing Chicken Point Cabin in Northern Idaho in 2003, the opportunity arose to explore opening up buildings with moving parts, something that became a recurring and instantly recognizable theme of his buildings. A captivating photo of the front wall of the house lifted... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Film
on 10/31/23

Nyasha Harper Michon, an architect and self-described “archtivist” spoke with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel at WomenMakeTheCity in Amsterdam in October, explaining how designing with “archtivism” leads to less elitist, more inclusive built environments. John Hill


Reviews
on 10/30/23

Two weeks ago we featured the first mass timber condominium in New York City (Timber House), and this week we have another building in Brooklyn that boasts another first: the first single-family residence... Schiller Projects

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Found
on 10/30/23

Generation Proxima: Emerging Environmental Practices in Portuguese Architecture, curated by Pedro Gadanho, is now on display at AIA New York's Center for Architecture. World-Architects stopped by recently to learn about the seven architecture studios that are “extending Earth's lifespan... John Hill


Number
on 10/30/23

Estimated time the office-to-residential conversion of the empty 22-story, triangular-shaped Flatiron Building in New York City, which sold for $161 million (€152m)... René Ammann


Headlines
on 10/27/23

Anthony Vidler, architectural historian and former dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, died on October 19 at the age of 82. And on October 25 artist Robert Irwin, known for site-specific, architectural interventions, died at the age of 95. John Hill


Products
on 10/27/23

The Learning Architecture for Learners is a new building at Tokyo Gakugei University that is part of the Explayground Project. It was designed by VUILD, the studio headed by Koki Akiyoshi that specializes in digital fabrication. Here we present a report on the project from Japan-Architects. VUILD, Neoplus Sixten Inc.


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