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Headlines
on 05/04/2022

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


Headlines
on 01/04/2022

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


Headlines
on 30/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 28/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 25/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 24/03/2022

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 23/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 19/03/2022

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 18/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 16/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 15/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 14/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 11/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 09/03/2022

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 08/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 03/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 02/03/2022

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


Headlines
on 28/02/2022

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


Headlines
on 23/02/2022

The Museum of the Future (MOTF), billed as a "home for optimistic imagination, committed to a more sustainable future for all," opened to the public in Dubai on February 22. John Hill


Headlines
on 23/02/2022

Dan Graham, the "unclassifiable" artist known for glass pavilions that literally and figuratively reflected the cities they were part of, died this month at the age of 79. John Hill


Headlines
on 22/02/2022

Construction is now underway on the Kéré Architecture-designed Goethe Institute in Dakar, Senegal, with the new cultural center set to open its doors in the summer of 2023. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 21/02/2022

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the eleven recipients of its 2022 Architecture Awards, the program that "celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type." John Hill


Headlines
on 16/02/2022

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five works in the running for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, plus the two projects vying for the Emerging Architecture prize. John Hill


Headlines
on 15/02/2022

Under construction since 2010 and set to be complete in 2025, six years behind the original schedule, the budget for the huge Stuttgart 21 infrastructure project have more than tripled — to an estimated 9.2 billion euros. John Hill


Headlines
on 11/02/2022

The Wolf Foundation, which "both celebrates and promotes exceptional achievements in the Sciences and the Arts worldwide," is giving 2022 prizes to Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow. John Hill


Headlines
on 08/02/2022

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York has named Maria Nicanor, currently executive director of the Rice Design Alliance in Houston, as the museum's new director, effective next month. John Hill


Headlines
on 08/02/2022

Boris Iofan's Soviet architecture is rediscovered in a new exhibition, Stalin’s Architect: The Rise and Fall of Boris Iofan, now on display at the Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin.  Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 04/02/2022

The General Services Administration (GSA), which overseas the design and construction of federal buildings in the United States, has approved Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) design concept for a new $191 million federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. John Hill


Headlines
on 03/02/2022

The Serpentine Galleries has revealed the design for the 21st Serpentine Pavilion, which will be on display in London's Kensington Gardens this summer. Black Chapel is designed by Chicago artist Theaster Gates with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates. John Hill


Headlines
on 02/02/2022

On Saturday, January 29, the funeral of Lluís Comerón Graupera, president of the Superior Council of Architects of Spain, took place in Barcelona, at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The event was attended by a large crowd, a clear sign of the immense loss that this death represents to... Madeline Beach Carey


Headlines
on 28/01/2022

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has named the San Riemo residential building in Munich as winner of the DAM Preis 2022. The cooperative housing project was designed by ARGE SUMMACUMFEMMER BÜRO JULIANE GREB. John Hill


Headlines
on 26/01/2022

Five architecture and design fellows are among the 63 recipients of fellowships for 2022 from United States Artists (USA), an arts funding organization based in Chicago. Each receives a $50,000 cash award. John Hill


Headlines
on 26/01/2022

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of the 2021 RIBA International Prize: the Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh designed by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA. John Hill


Headlines
on 23/01/2022

In 2021 we presented 44 Buildings of the Week on American-Architects, most of them renovations and adaptive reuse projects. The voting for the US Building of the Year 2021 runs until Sunday, January 30, 2022, with the winner announced at the beginning of February. John Hill


Headlines
on 19/01/2022

One of Kenji Hirose’s best houses — SH-60, located in Nakano ward of northwestern Tokyo — has been demolished. Ulf Meyer


Headlines
on 19/01/2022

The tech giant has bought the Central Saint Giles development, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) more than a decade ago for a site near Covent Garden in central London, for £730 million, or $1 billion. John Hill


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