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Architecture Exchange, a platform “dedicated to catalyzing ideas and debate within architecture,” recently put out a call soliciting nominations “for the most significant architectural theory texts in the period between 2008 and 2024.” John Hill


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Unzoomed is a daily online game that asks people to guess the city they are looking at in an aerial view; each incorrect guess reveals more context as the view zooms out. The game by Benjamin Td is fun and addictive, especially for architects and planners. John Hill


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In January, we asked visitors to our American-Architects platform to vote for their favorite Building of the Week from 2023. In the end, the US Building... John Hill


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The latest episode of Mossback's Northwest, the Cascade PBS video series hosted by Knute Berger (aka Mossback), tells the story of architect Minoru Yamasaki and the US Science Pavilion he designed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. John Hill


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The Glass House — Philip Johnson's estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, that is open to the public through the National Trust for Historic Preservation — is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the reopening of the Brick House, which was built in 1949 alongside the more famous Glass... John Hill


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Jenny Holzer: Light Line is on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City from May 17 until September 29, 2024. The major exhibition features a selection of artworks created by the artist from the 1970s to the present and, at its center, a new manifestation of Installation for... John Hill


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Spanish architect and professor Albergo Campo Baeza and German professor of chronobiology Till Roenneberg have been named the 2024 laureates of The Daylight Award, respectively in the architecture and research categories. John Hill


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The creepy (slow-moving) landslide of Portuguese Bend forced the closure of Wayfarers Chapel earlier this year, but with the landslide accelerating since, management has decided to disassemble the 1951 building designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, so it can be reassembled... John Hill


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A short film from Serpentine features Korean architect Minsuk Cho speaking about the work of his firm, Mass Studies, and his design of Archipelagic Void, this year's Serpentine Pavilion, opening to the public in London's Kensington Gardens on Friday, June 7. John Hill


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Film director Steve McQueen's Bass is an immersive light-and-sound installation in the lower-level gallery of Dia Beacon in New York's Hudson River Valley. World-Architects visited ahead of the artwork's opening on May 12.  John Hill


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Riken Yamamoto, recipient of the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will present his laureate lecture, “Community: The Architect as Catalyst for Change,” at the Illinois Institute of Technology's S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago on Thursday, May 16. The lecture, followed by a panel discussion with... John Hill


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Five months after Italy's Carlo Ratti was named curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale that is set to open in May 2025, Ratti and new Biennale President Pietrangelo Buttafuoco have revealed the exhibition theme: Intelligens. John Hill


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Two months after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed, a team including architect Carlo Ratti and engineer Michel Virlogeux has revealed a proposal for its replacement. John Hill


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Architectural Record is reporting that the Hanging Gardens created by Patric Blanc for the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the 200,000-square-foot (18,580-m2) building designed by Herzog & de Meuron that opened in 2013, have been replaced with artificial plants. John Hill


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The new home for the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) opened at the end of April. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to be “the computing crossroads of the MIT campus.” John Hill


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For Le Grand Soir, which opened last month and is on display for two years in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada stacked colored concrete blocks into towers inspired by the tradition of constructing human pyramids in Morocco as well... John Hill


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A new short film from Spirit of Space takes viewers inside Studio Gang's transformation of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Jeanne Gang and Juliane Wolf of Studio Gang and Kate Orff of SCAPE explain the design aspects of the project and how it reflects the changing nature of museums this... John Hill


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Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj has installed Abetare on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the museum's 2024 Roof Garden Commission. The exhibition, opening on April 30, consists of sculptures inspired by children's doodles, drawings, and scribbles found on... John Hill


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The Glass House is displaying the Paper Log House designed by Shigeru Ban Architects and constructed by students from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. A short film shows the fabrication of the building off-site and its assembly on Philip Johnson's 49-acre estate... John Hill


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Twenty-one years after the Chicago Bears landed a glass-and-steel seating bowl inside the iconic Soldier Field, the NFL team is proposing to tear down the stadium and build a new domed stadium just steps away, saving the original's colonnades as an enclosure for outdoor sports fields and... John Hill


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Christ Luebkeman is an engineer, educator, and futurist who leads the Strategic Foresight Hub in the Office of the President at ETH Zurich and is founder of Your2040, a yearly gathering aimed at accelerating change. World-Architects editor John Hill spoke with Luebkeman about these roles and... John Hill


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The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the two winners of the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: the Study Pavilion at TU Braunschweig by Gustav Düsing and Max Hacke is the Architecture Winner, and SUMA... John Hill


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Ride: Antoine Predock: 65 Years of Architecture is a new monograph from Rizzoli released this week on famed American architect Antoine Predock, who died last month at the age of 87. The hefty, nearly 700-page “memoirograph” traces Predock's highly active life and prolific career. Here... John Hill


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The Olympic Park in Montreal has launched an international ideas competition for the creative reuse of all the materials and structural components from the dismantling of the roof of the Olympic Stadium, which is set to start this summer. John Hill


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A short video produced in collaboration with the MoMA exhibition ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, now on display at LACMA, explores Ed Ruscha’s Streets of Los Angeles archive, which was acquired by the Getty Research Institute in 2012 and is in the process of being digitized and made publicly... John Hill


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The Vessel, the 150-foot-tall climbable sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio for Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side, has been closed since 2021, following four suicides in just two years. Related Companies, the developer of Hudson Yards, will reopen the attraction later this year,... John Hill


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The 23rd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is taking place over two weekends in April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, near Palm Springs. As in previous years, the grassy expanse between the mountains is the setting for colorful large-scale artworks that serve as backdrops... John Hill


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A new video by Preservation Futures, working with the Chicago Architecture Center and Alex Ensign, draws attention to the threats to the Century and Consumer Buildings in Chicago's Loop, which the Federal government wants to demolish and leave as empty lots over security concerns. John Hill


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A US federal judge has halted the demolition of Greenwood Pond: Double Site, a 1996 work of environmental art in Des Moines, Iowa, by Mary Miss, and a German court has ruled that Ravensburger can continue to produce jigsaw puzzles bearing the iconic image of Leonardo da Vinci's... John Hill


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The Naomi Milgrom Foundation — the commissioner of the annual MPavilion — and the City of Melbourne have announced that the tenth MPavilion, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, will remain open to the public in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens through March 2025. John Hill


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Watch a short film from VernissageTV of Ryoji Ikeda's data.tecture [nº1], the immersive sound and video installation that was recently shown at Blum Gallery in Los Angeles as part of Thirty Years: Written with a Splash of Blood. John Hill


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World-Architects takes a look at four recently published books on housing in North America and Latin America: Housing: Strategies for Urban Redensification; Housing the Nation: Social Equity, Architecture, and the Future of Affordable Housing; Laboratorio de Vivienda / Housing... John Hill


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Safdie Architects is designing a multi-billion-dollar expansion of Marina Bay Sands, the landmark resort in Singapore that the firm led by Moshe Safdie designed a decade and a half ago. John Hill


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Gaetano Pesce, the Italian architect and designer who “revolutionized the worlds of art, design, architecture and the liminal spaces between these categories” over six decades, died on Thursday, April 4, at the age of 84. John Hill


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A. Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey's experimental Aluminaire House, which was built in New York City in 1931, subsequently moved to Long Island, but then faced an uncertain future in recent decades, is now on permanent display at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. The iconic,... John Hill


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Writer, curator, and educator Ole Bouman is in the midst of a “Journey to the East”: a roughly 7,000-mile (11,250-km) bicycle tour from Amsterdam to Shanghai and Tongji University, where he currently teaches. Bouman is documenting the journey through his website, social media, and a YouTube... John Hill


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