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Headlines
on 3/22/21

The Shenzhen Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Bureau has announced the winners of two international design competitions: for the Shenzhen Opera House and the Shenzhen Maritime Museum, two of ten new cultural attractions in the city. John Hill


Number
on 3/22/21

Price paid for Mars House, a purely virtual piece of architecture created by contemporary artist Krista Kim that is also the world's... René Ammann


Film
on 3/19/21

A new short film made by Akira Koyama of Key Operation Inc. takes viewers inside the Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre north of Osaka, Japan. The four-year-old building was designed by David Chipperfield Architects with Key Operation Inc. as associate architect.


Works
on 3/18/21

Song Art Museum is an "Art Container," with "Art" as the mainstay and "Container" as the supplement. It transforms everything into geometry and purity and takes “Non-Action” from the outside to within. Vermilion Zhou Design Group


Headlines
on 3/18/21

Indian architect Bijoy Jain and his office, Studio Mumbai, have won the 14th Alvar Aalto Medal, conferred by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA), Finnish Architectural Society, Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and the City of Helsinki. John Hill


Film
on 3/17/21

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal talk about their partnership, the principles behind their buildings, the greenhouses they append to many of their projects, and their early experiences in West Africa, in five short films made on the occasion of being named the John Hill


Found
on 3/17/21

A Glimpse into the Past is an art installation by Ohel Shovenko that was recently unveiled at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) in Kyiv. The glass-and-brick monument commemorates the Kurenivka Tragedy, a mudslide caused by a dam burst on March 13, 1961, that killed at... John Hill


Insight
on 3/16/21

Patrick Lüth, the managing director of Snøhetta’s Innsbruck studio, talked to Austrian-Architects about social and ecological sustainability and the digitalization of architecture. Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
on 3/16/21

French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have been selected as laureates of the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award given out by the Hyatt Foundation and widely considered "architecture’s highest honor." John Hill


Reviews
on 3/15/21

Made up of new construction and the adaptive reuse of an old warehouse and church building, the Rabbit Hole Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky's East Market District (aka Nulu) is truly a campus, with retail, dining, office and event spaces, in addition to those for manufacturing bourbon, rye,... pod architecture + design

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Headlines
on 3/15/21

Construction has begun on "Welcome, feeling at work," the office building in Milan's Parco Lambro district designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for Europa Risorse. John Hill


Number
on 3/15/21

Decline in prices for property in the Philippines last year, one of the few countries where home prices did not René Ammann


Insight
on 3/12/21

The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn, released in 1962, is considered the first monograph on the great American architect. It is also the first of nearly 100 books by influential "information architect" Richard Saul Wurman. Long out of print and hard to find, a facsimile edition... Richard Saul Wurman, as told to John Hill


Headlines
on 3/11/21

Hugh Newell Jacobsen, an architect based in Washington, DC, known for high-end houses organized as pavilions with gabled forms, died at an assisted-living center in Front Royal, Virginia, on March 4 — exactly one week shy of his 92nd birthday. John Hill


Works
on 3/11/21

In the chaos of life today a home needs to be a place of refuge, a solitude for the homeowners to retreat to. Built for an Italian couple, the design pays homage both to the clients' Italian heritage and that of the Toronto residential building fabric, while ensuring a sensitivity towards... Batay-Csorba Architects


Film
on 3/10/21

In a new short film, Spirit of Space visits the Beloit College Powerhouse designed by Studio Gang Architects. Over footage shot inside the former coal plant, Jeanne Gang explains how the project follows from the firm's efforts in tracking how much carbon goes into each building and how the... John Hill


Found
on 3/10/21

When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan opens at Japan Society on March 11. It is the first exhibition at the New York institution since lockdown measures went into place one year ago. Organized by Japan Society with the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, the exhibition was... John Hill


Works
on 3/9/21

In 2020, Michael Green Architecture completed two new mass timber buildings for the internationally recognized College of Forestry at Oregon State University: the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center and the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory. MGA | Michael Green Architecture


Headlines
on 3/9/21

La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the famous "Italian architect, designer, scenographer, artist and critic naturalized as a Brazilian citizen" will be given a Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam when the Biennale opens in May. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/8/21

Not long after Public School 122 in New York's East Village closed in 1977, the late-19th-century building it was housed in found new life as space for artists. PS122 became Painting Space 122 and Performance Space 122. A few years ago the building underwent further transformation, into the... Deborah Berke Partners

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Insight
on 3/8/21

Aldo Rossi: The Architect and the Cities is a major retrospective opening on March 10 at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. The exhibition explores the architecture and theories of Italy’s “unusual architect.” Ulf Meyer


Number
on 3/8/21

Reduction of per-unit costs to build 146 apartments for formerly homeless people in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa)... René Ammann


Found
on 3/8/21

Architect Junya Ishigami's design for Restaurant Noel in Yamaguchi, at the western end of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is a series of cave-like spaces seemingly carved into the earth. Construction photos of the project hint at the special qualities that will be on display when the restaurant... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 3/4/21

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has announced that MARABAR, Elyn Zimmerman's site-specific installation in Washington, DC, has been saved from demolition and will be moved to a new location. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/4/21

As part of Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, now on display at MoMA, a sign bearing Philip Johnson's name has been covered by the manifesto of the Black Reconstruction Collective. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/3/21

The Underline is a multi-phase transformation of the space beneath Miami’s MetroRail into a park, trail, and art destination. The first phase, a half-mile section in downtown, opened to the public on Friday, February 26. John Hill


Specials
on 3/3/21

ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for heating, water and air-conditioning solutions, will be held in a purely digital format with panels, matchmaking and product presentations from 22 to 26 March 2021. The programme also includes talks with architects, curated by... Martina Metzner


Headlines
on 3/3/21

Foster + Partners has released a website with immersive tours of the exteriors and interiors of 22 of the firm's UK projects, from the 1966 Creek Vean House to the 2017 headquarters for Bloomberg. John Hill


Works
on 3/2/21

The site had been left undeveloped as it was a part of steep land. The form of the architecture, an angled volume, emerged from the topography of the site. Inside are five different levels, each one with a specific function.  Matsuyama Architect and Associates


Film
on 3/2/21

The latest film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features Marc-Christoph Wagner interviewing German architect Anna Heringer at her studio in Laufen, Germany, in September 2020. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/1/21

Like most corporate campuses, Nike's large world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, is served by numerous surface lots and parking structures. Two of the latter — the LA and NYC garages — were designed by SRG Partnership, who incorporated amenities not often found in parking structures. The... SRG Partnership, Inc.

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Number
on 3/1/21

Share of architects working on residential projects in the United States who reported receiving requests for home offices last year: 68% René Ammann


Headlines
on 3/1/21

Metsä Group, Aalto University, and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment have announced the winners of the Urban Adaptation competition, which asked architects and students to design adaptable modular buildings made from wood. John Hill


Found
on 2/26/21

Constructed of approximately 100,000 black LEGO bricks, artist Ekow Nimako's Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE is an Afrofuturist cityscape that "celebrates the cultures of the African diaspora" and a new addition to the Aga Khan Museum's permanent collection. John Hill


Insight
on 2/25/21

The 760-page Atlas of Digital Architecture is an ambitious reference book about the myriad ways architects use computers. With contributions by two-dozen experts in the digitization of architecture and hundreds upon hundreds of illustrations, the book is a nearly complete picture of the... John Hill


Headlines
on 2/25/21

US President Joe Biden has revoked Executive Order 13967, "Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture," that former President Donald Trump signed on December 18, 2020, one month before the end of his term. John Hill


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