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Headlines
on 3/24/22

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library has selected Orbits, the entry by Oyler Wu Collaborative, as the winner of the design competition for the Cold War Veterans Memorial, to be built at the Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center (PAMPC) in Somers, Wisconsin. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/23/22

Two new initiatives are aiming to add more modern architecture to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Ulf Meyer reports on a recent symposium focused on the built heritage of Erich Mendelsohn. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 3/23/22

On March 15, Francis Kéré was named the 2022 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered by many as architecture's highest honor. Ulf Meyer visited Kéré in his Berlin office to speak with the architect about the Pritzker, his career, and some of the buildings his firm is working... Ulf Meyer


Found
on 3/22/22

The 23rd Biennale of Sydney, rīvus, opened earlier this month with more than 330 artworks by over 80 participants spread across various venues in the Australian city. Photogenic highlights are the large-scale artworks on display at The Cutaway, a subterranean space at Barangaroo... John Hill


Film
on 3/22/22

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has released two more short videos made as part of its Find and Tell program, in which scholars in residence at the CCA discuss some of their discoveries in the CCA's extensive archive. John Hill


Reviews
on 3/21/22

Located in a Brooklyn neighborhood scarred by years of industrial pollution, the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center was designed as a demonstration project for innovative approaches to sustainable design. Marble Fairbanks answered a few questions about the project that is on... Marble Fairbanks

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Number
on 3/21/22

Base price for a one-night stay in the two-person Biosphere, designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group with a facade made from 340 bird nests: 12,000 SEK ($1300/€1150) René Ammann


Headlines
on 3/19/22

Christopher Alexander, the enormously influential architect and theorist best known for authoring the seminal A Pattern Language, died on March 17 after a long illness. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/18/22

A team led by the firm of Australian architect Angelo Candalepas was selected by the Victorian Government and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in a competition to design the NGV Contemporary. Ulf Meyer


Found
on 3/17/22

The Colburn School, Los Angeles’s world-renowned school for music and dance, has unveiled Frank Gehry's design for the Colburn Center, to be located across the street from the school's existing facilities and two blocks from Gehry's famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. John Hill


Specials
on 3/17/22

Smart Technology is increasingly shaping our daily life. While getting more advanced anddominant, the users are growing more skeptical. What are smart buildings and how do theycontribute to the fight against climate change? In what way can technology serve both thepeople and nature without...


Headlines
on 3/16/22

Architect Lee Jeong-hoon is building a pavilion on the roof of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea in Gwacheon. Ulf Meyer


Works
on 3/16/22

Indian culture is known for its vivid use of color in traditional crafts, festivities, and clothing. India is the only country that annually celebrates Holi, a festival of color. Three of the most vivid primary colors — red, blue, and yellow — highlight the cantilevered balconies of each room,... Sanjay Puri Architects


Film
on 3/15/22

Francis Kéré talks about his contributions as an architect, how he builds in his home town of Gando, the role of trees in his design, and more in five short films made on the occasion of being named John Hill


Headlines
on 3/15/22

Diébédo Francis Kéré has been named the laureate of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize. Born in Gando and based in Berlin (he is a dual citizen of Burkina Faso and Germany), Kéré is the first architect from Africa to win the prize considered architecture’s highest honor.  Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 3/15/22

In one moment, everything in Anhelina Starkova's life changed. Putin's war devastated her hometown of Kharkiv and thwarted her plans for the future. But she has not lost her courage. Elias Baumgarten


Headlines
on 3/14/22

Seven years after David Chipperfield Architects was selected to design a new wing for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York — and five years after that project was put on hold — the Met has hired architect Frida Escobedo to renovate and expand its galleries of modern and contemporary... John Hill


Reviews
on 3/14/22

Wineries give architects the opportunity to engage directly with nature, often finding inspiration in the vineyards that surround them. Alton Wines takes its cues from the landscape it is nestled into and the mountains that surround Walla Walla in the southeastern region of Washington.... GO’C

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Number
on 3/14/22

Average property price per square meter in Turkey: $736 (€646) René Ammann


Specials
on 3/13/22

Every city has its own built fabric, which becomes interesting when incongruous elements are combined. The existing fabric is juxtaposed with the new in surprising ways that ultimately aim to become part of the whole.


Reviews
on 3/11/22

In April 2021, Xu Tiantian and her office DnA_Design and Architecture were invited by the local authority of Jinyun County to develop ideas for the conversion of former quarries. Those... Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
on 3/11/22

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has revealed the more than 250 built works in the running for the MCHAP 2022 and MCHAP.emerge 2022 awards, plus the makeup of the jury that will decide the winners. John Hill


Found
on 3/10/22

Last summer, students in the Architectural Association's nanotourism program built three interconnected interventions at Wörthersee, a predominantly privatized lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, including a Sound Cannon that taps into the presence of the Vienna Boys' Choir Summer... John Hill


Insight
on 3/10/22

Anna Heringer has already developed projects in Bangladesh using updated traditional building methods, and she is currently implementing a school complex in Ghana. In our interview, she argues in favor of a political change of thinking towards truly sustainable action and construction in... Katinka Corts


Headlines
on 3/9/22

Six years after its namesake founder's sudden death, the Zaha Hadid Foundation (ZHF) has announced plans to to create a permanent museum and study center in two locations in London. John Hill


Headlines
on 3/8/22

Considered an important work of organic architecture, the residence of the tragically deceased architect Yves Delhez (1956–2016) burned down recently in Eupen, a city in the German-Belgian border region. John Hill, Manuel Pestalozzi


Works
on 3/8/22

Furla Headquarters “Progetto Italia”: an industrial architecture and office project integrated into nature, where working environment, sustainability and landscape are harmoniously conceived. GEZA - Gri e Zucchi Architettura


Film
on 3/8/22

A short film made in 2020 draws attention to the Soviet-era modernist apartment buildings in Kyiv's Left Bank, which local tour guide Nate Robert describes as "the largest area of urban decay anywhere in the former Soviet Union." John Hill


Number
on 3/6/22

Discount the owner of a Los Angeles hilltop mega-mansion featuring 21 bedrooms, 49 baths, and 5 swimming pools had to grant: $154 million (€141m) René Ammann


Insight
on 3/4/22

The Museum of Resistance and Human Rights in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, got an interesting make-over, courtesy of architect Jim Clemes and designer Nathalie Jacoby. Ulf Meyer visited the reworked museum, sending us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 3/3/22

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial (SAT) has announced that architect Tosin Oshinowo, based in Lagos, is the curator of the its second edition, set to take place in 2023.  John Hill


Found
on 3/3/22

MVRDV has designed a rooftop event space for Het Nieuwe Instituut: a flexible, 600-square-meter space sitting atop the pergola of the building designed by Jo Coenen in 1993. The bright pink surface 29 meters above the ground will be reached by 143 steps — also in pink — and will open to the... John Hill


Headlines
on 3/2/22

How are architects responding to Russia's armed invasion of Ukraine? Here is a roundup of some statements and actions from architects around the world, plus some architecture-related news related to the war. (Updated April 4) John Hill


Film
on 3/1/22

The World Monuments Fund has revealed its 2022 World Monuments Watch, "a selection of 25 heritage sites of extraordinary cultural significance facing global challenges and whose preservation is urgent and vital to local communities." A video announcement discusses some of the sites and the... John Hill


Reviews
on 3/1/22

The new two-building home for the Columbia Business School opened at the beginning of this year, marking the completion of phase one of Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus, following a trio of buildings designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. World-Architects got a tour of the... Diller Scofidio + Renfro, FXCollaborative

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Headlines
on 2/28/22

Architect Farshid Moussavi and artist Mona Hatoum are this year’s recipients of the Jane Drew Prize and Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, respectively, part of the W Awards given out by The Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. John Hill


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