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Film
on 4/20/22

On April 26, 2022, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is launching What's Out There Olmsted, a digital guide to hundreds of landscapes in North America designed by Olmsted and his successor firms. John Hill


Found
on 4/20/22

After two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival has returned for two weekends in April. The 2022 festival includes eleven immersive installations by architects, artist and designers, including The Playground, a colorful standout... John Hill


Headlines
on 4/19/22

A decade after the great Brazilian architect died at the age of 104, a new pavilion designed by Oscar Niemeyer has been inaugurated at Château La Coste, the winery north of Aix-En-Provence, France. John Hill


Headlines
on 4/19/22

The building in Tokyo's Ginza district that houses the first Apple Store to open in Japan — in 2003, when it was also the first Apple Store outside of the United States — will be demolished later this year. John Hill


Reviews
on 4/18/22

Chicago is a city known for, among other things, its grid: a regular grid with eight blocks to every mile. Diagonal streets are found here and there, disturbing the rectangular grid and creating the occasional oddly shaped lot. Vladimir Radutny Architects encountered one such lot a few steps... Vladimir Radutny Architects

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Insight
on 4/18/22

A handful of projects in Finland’s capital find local and international architects alike grappling with masterpieces of modern architecture and tackling large-scale mixed-use developments. Ulf Meyer visited Helsinki recently to get a handle on things. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 4/15/22

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has announced the completion of 800 Fulton Market, a mixed-use office tower in Chicago's booming Fulton Market District. Ulf Meyer finds in it a return to structural expression for SOM. Ulf Meyer


Number
on 4/14/22

Thickness of walls at the base of the Monadnock Building, a landmarked 1891 building in Chicago's Loop, located two blocks away from the Consumers Building (1913) and Century Building (1915), René Ammann


Headlines
on 4/13/22

Jürg Conzett and Gianfranco Bronzini, known for engineering many of Switzerland’s most beautiful bridges, have been named recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim in the Architecture category. John Hill


Film
on 4/13/22

Architectural photographer and filmmaker Hans Georg Esch (aka HGEsch) presents a short film with video footage of numerous buildings in Europe and Asia designed by Tadao Ando, from the UNESCO Meditation Space in Paris to the Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima, Japan. John Hill


Headlines
on 4/12/22

Miami's Oolite Arts has unveiled architectural renderings of its new headquarters designed by Barcelona's Barozzi Veiga. It is set to open in 2024, coinciding with the organization's 40th anniversary. John Hill


Found
on 4/12/22

Today, April 12, marks the start of the demolition of one of the most important works of postwar architecture in Japan: Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed exactly fifty years ago. John Hill


Reviews
on 4/11/22

Although San Diego recently surpassed San Francisco as the least affordable metro housing market in the United States, the City by the Bay has long been notorious for the expense of buying or renting a home. In turn, the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, providing housing for formerly homeless veterans... Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

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Number
on 4/11/22

Factor by which the space per person in the Global North is greater than in the Global South: 6 René Ammann


Headlines
on 4/8/22

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), founded in 1980 as a community-based organization focused on sharing the stories of Chinese Americans, has revealed Maya Lin's design for their future, permanent home. John Hill


Found
on 4/8/22

Compared to their male colleagues, female architects still do not receive the recognition they deserve. Art historian Ursula Schwitalla and architect Christiane Fath are committed to increasing the visibility of women in the architectural profession, having founded the Katinka Corts


Products
on 4/7/22

MUNCH, the museum in Oslo dedicated to famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, opened to the public on October 22, 2021. Designed by Madrid's estudioHerreros, the towering museum is covered in perforated aluminum outside, with Munch's artworks carefully illuminated with LED spotlights inside. John Hill


Headlines
on 4/6/22

Three influential voices in the world of architecture died in March: an Australian architect, a Swiss theorist, and an American publisher of architecture books. John Hill


Headlines
on 4/6/22

Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism has unveiled plans for the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi, a new museum designed by Mecanoo that is under construction in the UAE's Saadiyat Cultural District. John Hill


Film
on 4/5/22

With construction wrapping up on 111 West 57th Street, the super-skinny supertall designed by SHoP Architects for JDS Development, we present some footage by The Dronalist that shows how it and its Billionaire's Row neighbors are reshaping the Manhattan skyline. John Hill


Headlines
on 4/5/22

The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello have announced that architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the 2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. John Hill


Reviews
on 4/4/22

The large campus of Morgan State, a historically black public university (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland, is broken up into five distinct campus zones. Anchoring the Morgan Commons in the center of campus is the new Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall, which was completed in September 2020 but wasn't... Teeple Architects, GWWO Architects

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Specials
on 4/4/22

Before the pandemic, the team at HPP designed The Cradle office building for the INTERBODEN Group. Antonino Vultaggio is convinced that the flexibly usable timber hybrid building, which is designed to be recyclable and support a circular... world-architects


Number
on 4/4/22

Day the demolition of the iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and completed in 1972, René Ammann


Specials
on 4/4/22

The pandemic has turned our everyday working lives upside down. But that doesn’t mean the office as a workplace is obsolete, says Ina Nikolova from the Berlin-based architectural office Kinzo. What is needed are sustainable and flexible concepts. world-architects.com


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Works
on 4/1/22

From fluid promenade to pragmatic functionality, MB offers a rehabilitation of a Montreal cottage orchestrating a sculptural experience with an architectural dimension. Interfering in the daily life of a couple of young professionals, a system, both simple and complex, multiplies geometric... Studio Jean Verville architectes


Headlines
on 4/1/22

Folkestone 51 — or F51 — billed as the world's first multi-story skatepark, opens to the public on April 4 in Folkestone, a seaside town in Kent, England. Designed by Hollaway Studio, the building also includes a climbing wall and boxing ring. John Hill


Insight
on 3/31/22

Two books and two exhibitions celebrate two decades of the Flemish government in Belgium commissioning architects for building projects through the Open Call, a unique "more-than-a-competition" process that has resulted in more than 300 completed buildings, landscapes, and infrastructural... John Hill


Reviews
on 3/31/22

Under the direction of Ma Yansong, the office MAD Architects has realised its first social housing project. MAD Architects, known for spectacular forms and spaces in their projects, in... Eduard Kögel

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Found
on 3/30/22

The 2022 Whitney Biennial, titled Quiet as It's Kept, opens to the public on April 6 at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Renzo Piano-designed building in New York's Meatpacking District. World-Architects got an early look, finding a half-dozen contributions with architectural... John Hill


Headlines
on 3/30/22

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City will open its Studio Gang-designed expansion, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, next winter. John Hill


Film
on 3/29/22

Spirit of Space visits the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California, to speak with Olson Kundig partner Alan Maskin about the design of the play spaces inside and outside the museum. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/28/22

Accessory dwelling units in the form of carriage houses, granny flats and the like were common in the United States for centuries, but the rise of the suburbs after World War II, accompanied by restrictive single-family zoning, meant ADUs were no longer built — or even legal. But demographic... Tres Birds

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Headlines
on 3/28/22

At the 2022 Doha Forum taking place over the weekend, Qatar Museums announced the development of three major museums, each one designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. John Hill


Number
on 3/27/22

Median age for first-time home buyers in the United States: 32 René Ammann


Headlines
on 3/25/22

Just over a year after Blair Kamin left his post at the Chicago Tribune, leaving the architecturally significant city with no architecture critics, the Chicago Sun-Times has announced Lee Bey... John Hill


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