It's late August, which means it's time for Burning Man, the week-long "temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance" in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Curator Nora Atkinson gives a TED Talk about "why art thrives at Burning...
noa* network of architecture
The Hotel Hubertus is located in Valdaora, at the foot of the famous ski and hiking area Kronplatz in the Puster Valley at an altitude of about 1350 m. The new 25 m long pool, functioning as a connector between old and new, underlines the essence of this comprehensive renovation and renewal project.
The Danish Architecture Center (DAC) launches a podcast series, The Architecture City, with a conversation about BLOX, the new building in Copenhagen by OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture that houses the DAC among numerous other functions.
Budapest's Hello Wood has revived its POP-UP Park for the second straight year. Now in a more colorful iteration, the temporary installation revives Városháza Park, an underused public space next to City Hall in the architecture studio's hometown.
A special "relax center" that serves as an hour hotel was a really unusual brief and a big challenge – as well as the given underground space with no windows. The main issues were to avoid vulgarity while meeting all the specific requirements of such a hotel, how to create...
Located in the breathtaking Faroese landscape, the 750m2 green roofed town hall of Eysturkommuna completely merges with nature. The town hall bridges the river in the village of Norðragøta.
The Miller Hull Partnership
Along with the Space Needle, Pike Place Market is one of the must-see attractions for first-time visitors to Seattle, Washington. Famous for its fish slingers and being one of the longest continuously operating markets in the United States, Pike Place Market expanded recently with...
Mario Botta grew up at the base of Monte Generoso and used to climb to the summit, camping there overnight to watch the sunrise. Some six decades later, the world-famous architect has capped the summit with a restaurant, a flower-like design that alternates stone and glass.
Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten
The auditorium is part of a group of buildings in the central park of Roche Kaiseraugst site. The space program includes a visitor center as well as two small auditoriums, each with about 100 seats, and a main auditorium with 450 seats.
Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Caroline Bos of Amsterdam's UNStudio.
A jury has selected five towers as finalists in the International Highrise Award 2018, which will be presented by the City of Frankfurt/Main together with Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in early November.
The Oslo Council has blocked artist Bjarne Melgaard's attempt to build his "death house" and atelier, designed by Snøhetta, near the site of Edvard Munch's studio.
A new film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel features an interview with architect Anne Lacaton, one half of the award-winning Parisian firm Lacaton + Vassal.
Ahead of his exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios has installed Link in a pedestrian triangle next to Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The bulbous wood sculpture sits proudly between the Flatiron and the Empire State Building.
meier + associés architectes
The scheme for the planned new Sion media library has a very strong visual relationship with the surrounding architectural heritage. The contemporary element inserted between the two existing buildings provides a free-flowing link for access to both.
The paintings of Thomas Kinkade – the Painter of LightTM – and icons of modern residential architecture by the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Gehry would seem to be an incompatible mix. But in the hands of @robyniko, a series of Kinkade + Modernism...
PLANE—SITE, with archipinion, has produced a series of 90-second videos that feature interviews with the curators of four pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale: France, Germany, the Nordic countries, and the United States.
NADAAA, John Wardle Architects
The new Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge linking Birrarung Marr with the Melbourne Park sports precinct creates a major new arrival address for Melbourne Park. The bridge serves as a major pedestrian entrance point during the Australian Open.
Artist Matthew Mazzotta appears obsessed with transforming vernacular through dynamic interventions, something we discovered back in 2014 with "Open House," an abandoned house in rural Alabama that...
British artist Alex Chinneck has turned a 1960s office building slated for demolition in Ashford, England, into a surprising and humorous piece of art by "unzipping" the facade and allowing passersby to peer inside.
The Hyatt Foundation appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, one of eight judges currently on the U.S. Supreme Court, as Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury. His announcement comes after Australian architect Glenn Murcutt stepped down from the Prize jury.
Taller Héctor Barroso
In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.
The Debating Chamber in the Scottish Parliament effectively functions as a TV studio during parliamentary business. The new lighting uses specially designed LED light guide fittings to provide soft broadcasting light, with LED spotlights providing front fill.
Beulah International has selected "Green Spine," the design by UNStudio and Cox Architecture, for the Southbank development in Melbourne. The scheme includes two twisting towers, one of which would become Australia's tallest.
Cell Space Architects
The compact two-story villa is located in the grounds of an old villa at the foot of Mount Asama. The plane area, 6.2 m square is rotated by 45 degrees between the first floor and the second floor.
Earlier this month the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission selected the winning design in a competition for a permanent memorial that will honor the 26 children and adults who died as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
b720 Fermin Vazquez arquitectos
The existing school was the result of additions of temporary buildings over many years around two villas of the early twentieth century. The new set brings forward a dialogue between the historical school and the new one.
OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)
With USA's high rate of home ownership (approximately 2 in 3 Americans own their own homes), the "starter home" is seen as the first step in the process of upward mobility, between renting a home and owning larger and larger houses over one's lifetime. New Orleans' OJT...
As part of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, MAD Architects has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel with a series of artistic installations.
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company is designed to look and feel at home in the cultural, political and business center of Shenzhen, while standing out as a new social and sustainable landmark at the main axis of the city.
Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Nanne de Ru of Rotterdam's Powerhouse Company.
University College Dublin (UCD) and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have announced that the team led by New York's Steven Holl Architects has won the two-stage Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.
Although "good bones" is an overused phrase (enough that it's the name of a reality TV show), it's a fitting argument for renovating a building rather than tearing down and starting anew. The Hollyridge House, in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, is just such a residential...
AZL Atelier Zhanglei
AZL's Eshan practice has experienced its fifth year since being founded in 2013 -- House Lei is the project with the longest construction.
The six finalists for the third Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) were announced earlier this week at an event in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2014, The Americas Prize awards "the best architectural work in the Americas realized...
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated the AT&T Building, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in the early 1980s, as a city landmark. LPC described the building, later known as Sony Plaza and now 550 Madison Avenue, "as an icon of the...