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Works
on 3/10/20

Along the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River, five decommissioned aviation fuel tanks once stood abandoned on an empty industrial site. Today, these tanks and the surrounding site—forgotten relics of the city's former Longhua Airport—have been given new life and relevancy by OPEN Architecture. OPEN Architecture


Reviews
on 3/9/20

Whidbey Island, located in the Puget Sound north of Seattle, is a scenic island dotted by small farms. One such farm is the setting for a single-family residence designed by mwworks, whose design maintains as many trees on the site as possible. The architects answered a few questions about the... mwworks

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Products
on 3/9/20

The fourth configuration of MultiPly, a pavilion made from twelve cross-laminated timber (CLT) modules, was on display in early February as part of the Madrid Design Festival, provoking visitors to reconsider how buildings and cities are constructed. 


Number
on 3/9/20

Number of slave dwellings across the United States that preservation architect Jobie Hill has registered so far in the René Ammann


Insight
on 3/6/20

When the Munch Museum in Oslo opens to the public in the fall of 2020, it will be one of the world's largest museums dedicated to a single artist. Ulf Meyer got an early peek at the building designed by Estudio Herreros. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 3/6/20

The School of Architecture at Taliesin has reversed its January decision to close, after it was then unable to reach an agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, with hopes of remaining open. John Hill


Found
on 3/5/20

The naming of Yvonne Farrelly and Shelley McNamara as the 2020 laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize has drawn attention to the work of their Dublin... John Hill


Headlines
on 3/4/20

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition How will we live together?, originally set to open in May, will open in late August instead, over travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/4/20

American architect Henry Cobb, best known as the architect of Boston's John Hancock Tower and name partner in Pei Cobb Freed & Partners with I.M. Pei and James Ingo Freed, has died, just one month shy of his 94th birthday. John Hill


Film
on 3/3/20

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara talk about each other, the work of Grafton Architects, and the responsibility of architects in our age of environmental crises, in a trio of films made on the occasion of being named the John Hill


Headlines
on 3/3/20

Tom Pritzker, chairman of The Foundation, has announced that Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects are the 2020 laureates of the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered architecture's highest honor. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/2/20

Sited on the edge of a ravine in Raleigh, North Carolina, this single-family house has its own ravine of sorts: a curvaceous entry and stair that cuts through the middle of the plan. In situ studio answered a few questions about the Yamato Philbeck Residence. in situ studio

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Number
on 3/2/20

Number of architecture offices that worked on what will open later this year as The Enclave Dormitory, a 55-unit dormitory in Berkeley,... René Ammann


Found
on 2/28/20

A press conference on Thursday, February 27, revealed that the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale will open as planned on May 23 despite the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy. Curator Hashim Sarkis unveiled additional information on the exhibition's theme and some of its participants. John Hill


Works
on 2/28/20

The construction of the Jaurès recreation center provided the city of Athis-Mons with an opportunity to equip itself with a facility for small children adapted to open learning methods and at the same time help to reduce the pressures of the towns growing population. Graal


Works
on 2/27/20

In a context of the human history stacked like thick sedimentary rocks, Dongxiang Culture Center was gently placed into it not with a historic vocabulary but in a modern way. CU Office


Headlines
on 2/27/20

Preservation Chicago has released its annual "7 Most Endangered" list. It includes numerous repeats, most notably Helmut Jahn's James R. Thompson Center, which the State of Illinois is currently selling and could be demolished. John Hill


Works
on 2/26/20

A major tourist attraction for well over a century, the Charlevoix region features some of Québec’s most striking landscapes. Over the last fifteen years, with the opening of a new ski resort, this already popular spot truly became a year-round destination. Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes


Insight
on 2/26/20

"Journalism is chatting in the corridor." This bon mot by publisher Henri Nannen from Hamburg has been translated into architecture at the new Axel-Springer-AG building in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 2/25/20

Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair, a staple for globetrotting interior designers and the design press every April, has been postponed until June in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy.


Headlines
on 2/25/20

OMA, together with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, has won the competition for the design of the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium. Designed by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf, the 75,000-sm project will create work space for 4,000 SNCB employees. John Hill


Reviews
on 2/24/20

The appearance of the Edgecliff Residence is dictated by its site: a filtered facade faces the street, while expanses of glass at the rear of the house open to a vista of trees and a nearby lake. Miró Rivera Architects answered a few questions about the house in Austin, Texas’s Travis Heights... Miró Rivera Architects

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Number
on 2/24/20

Estimated decline in properties sold in the 30 biggest Chinese cities during the week... René Ammann


Headlines
on 2/21/20

Visionary French architect Yona Friedman, who was born in Budapest in 1923, has died at the age of 96, as announced on his Instagram account on February 21, 2020. John Hill


Found
on 2/21/20

ODA New York's recently completed Denizen Bushwick is a large residential development on the site of a former brewery in Brooklyn. At its heart are a series of courtyard punctuated by colorful murals behind glass walls. John Hill


Headlines
on 2/20/20

The concept design for the Autobahnkirche along the A13 motorway near Andeer, Switzerland, features an above-ground chapel and three smaller chapels built into an earth berm. John Hill


Reviews
on 2/20/20

Designed by Studio Zhu Pei from Beijing, the District Arts and Culture Centre is adjacent to the old city of Shouxian, in the southeast Chinese province of Anhui. Eduard Kögel

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Products
on 2/19/20

The UQAM Centre de Design is presenting Concrete in All its Forms, an exhibition of drawings and enigmatic constructions of artist and architect Mark West. UQAM Centre de Design


Headlines
on 2/19/20

A judge has ruled that the "gerrymandered" zoning lot for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a residential tower that topped out at 668 feet last summer, is invalid and the developer must remove floors to comply with zoning. John Hill


Film
on 2/18/20

The design of the gift shop inside Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar was inspired by caves, as explained by architect Koichi Takada in a short film from ERCO. John Hill


Reviews
on 2/17/20

At only eleven feet wide, the narrow lot for XS House was surface parking for a long time, seen as unbuildable. Strategically using bays and other other features, ISA managed to pack seven residential units on the site, setting a precedent for other leftover spaces in and beyond Philadelphia.... ISA

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Number
on 2/17/20

Number of historical architectural icons in and around Cairo, Egypt, explored in a... René Ammann


Found
on 2/14/20

Discourse is a new biannual publication series from Princeton University School of Architecture under dean Mónica Ponce de León. The first issue explores authorship through essays, interviews, and projects — and an impressive design that inserts posters, gatefolds, and other special... John Hill


Insight
on 2/13/20

The most recent book by Richard Sennett, grand seigneur of urban design and originally a planner himself, is Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City. In it, following in the tradition of Jane Jacobs, he makes a vehement plea for open cities. Here are some thoughts on the book. Inge Beckel


Headlines
on 2/13/20

Hollywood's Architect, a new documentary on Paul Revere Williams, celebrates the life and work of the African American "Architect to the Stars" who was the posthumous recipient of the John Hill


Headlines
on 2/13/20

The National Railway Museum and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the five concept designs by the shortlisted teams vying to design the Central Hall for the museum in York, England. John Hill


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