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Insight
1 week ago

World-Architects spoke recently with architect, engineer, author, and educator Carlo Ratti via Zoom, to discuss his plans for the 2025 Venice Architecture Biennale and parse the theme — Intelligens. Natural. Artificial. Collective. — that he has defined for the exhibition. Our... John Hill


Insight
1 week ago

The long-established Swiss company Jansen has been one of the sponsors of the EUmies Awards for many years. For Ron Jacobs, Project Sales Manager International at the company specialising in steel systems, architects are... Editors of Swiss-Architects


Insight
2 week ago

This June, Rotterdam shines as the epicenter of architectural innovation with its highly anticipated Architecture Month, the large annual festival dedicated to envisioning the Dutch city's future. Amid the myriad of events capturing the city's cultural scene, one standout deserves special... Nishi Shah


Insight
3 week ago

The Hessian state capital of Wiesbaden is celebrating the opening of a shining architectural icon. The museum of private collector Reinhard Ernst is architecture at its finest, designed by the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, the 1993 Pritzker Prize laureate  Falk Jaeger


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1 month ago

As in other fields, artificial intelligence is also playing an increasingly important role in architecture. How it will change the discipline depends on the people who use it. This became clear at the “AI – Architectural Intelligence” conference held at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied... Elias Baumgarten


Insight
1 month ago

Site Specific, Surface/Subsurface, Public Natures, Evolutionary Infrastructures — the titles of the books by and about Weiss/Manfredi, the... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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


Insight
2 month ago

The Study Pavilion on the campus of the Technical University of Braunschweig, designed jointly by Berlin-based architects Gustav Düsing and Max Hacke, has been honored with the Katinka Corts


Insight
2 month ago

Studio Sangath, the Ahmedabad studio of Khushnu Panthaki Hoof and Sönke Hoof, employs 15 architects from across India. They work on houses, building conversions, and various extensions to existing buildings, and they design art installations, exhibitions, lighting, furniture, and books.... Vladimir Belogolovsky


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2 month ago

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


Insight
on 2024/04/09

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


Insight
on 2024/03/21

Four years in the making, Art Applied is the third and latest book by Petra Blaisse on her Amsterdam design studio Inside Outside. Clocking in at nearly 900 pages and cloaked in a dust jacket that... John Hill


Insight
on 2024/03/15

Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood opened at the Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan in late February. World-Architects stopped by to see which projects are included in the exhibition, what they say about the current state of mass timber, and what they portend to the future of... John Hill


Insight
on 2024/02/29

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Abin Chaudhuri, the Kolkata-based architect talks about buildings having a soul, never simply following the brief, engaging local crafters, turning every project into a discovery, and believing in the architecture of generosity. Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2024/02/13

The latest issue of MONU, the magazine on urbanism put out by BOARD in Rotterdam, explores the phenomenon of a “new social urbanism.” What is it, and how does it relate to other “urbanisms”? Architect and writer Nishi Shah digs into Nishi Shah


Insight
on 2024/02/07

Arkitekten (The Architect), winner of a special mention at the 2023 Berlinale Series Award, is a dystopian work about a female architect who is forced to live in an underground parking garage due to rising housing prices. Spanish-Architects spoke with the series creators, Nora... Ana María Álvarez


Insight
on 2024/01/25

World-Architects Editor in Chief John Hill spoke with Shashi Caan, CEO of IFI – International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, about how IFI works, the challenges interior architects and designers face today, Caan’s career leading up to IFI and her role as CEO, and IFI’s Global... John Hill


Insight
on 2024/01/17

Point of Origin – Building a House in Austria documents the construction of an alpine house designed by Rem Koolhaas that is notably the Dutch architect’s first house realized since the House in Bordeaux 25 years ago. With apparently unfettered access to architect, client, and... John Hill


Insight
on 2024/01/09

Madeline Beach Carey's latest installment in her “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, delves into Time Shelter, the Booker Prize-winning novel by Georgi Gospodinov in which the different floors of a Zurich... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 2024/01/02

Architect Patrick Keane of Enter Projects Asia shared with me his fascination with basketry and weaving patterns, his commitment to working with local economies and progressive engineers to push for optimizing structures and invent construction details, and starting every day with a blank... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/12/18

Variations on our reality are currently on display at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. The curators of “What if” have given a stage to entries from architectural competitions that will never be realized. It is a look into the past that is sad, albeit briefly, but with positive... Katinka Corts


Insight
on 2023/12/01

Can a work of architecture reveal something about its creator? Or does a building only tell stories about its occupants? In Skin of Glass, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol attempts to learn more about her father, who died when she was just fourteen, by visiting his masterpiece, the 24-story... John Hill


Insight
on 2023/11/21

In Vladimir Belogolovsky's interview with Chris Bosse, the Sydney-based co-founder and co-director of LAVA discusses achieving more with less, combining ideas coming from nature based on principles that remain constant and technology that constantly evolves, being innovative, and pursuing a... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/11/15

On October 19, Penguin released Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise: A Maker's Guide to Building our World, billing it as “a story about humanity told through the lens of our buildings.” The book, a website, and other components under the Humanise name also comprise a manifesto — one... John Hill


Insight
on 2023/11/10

Marta Vall-llossera Ferran became the president of the Superior Council of Architects’ Associations in Spain (CSCAE) after the sudden death of her predecessor Lluís Comerón in 2022. Madeline Beach Carey spoke with Vall-llossera Ferran about her challenges as president, the crises Spain is... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 2023/11/01

While Tom Kundig was designing Chicken Point Cabin in Northern Idaho in 2003, the opportunity arose to explore opening up buildings with moving parts, something that became a recurring and instantly recognizable theme of his buildings. A captivating photo of the front wall of the house lifted... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/10/23

A new exhibition and companion book draws attention to experimental approaches in intervening in existing buildings and spaces by architects from Flanders and Brussels. World-Architects looks in the pages of As Found: Experiments in Preservation to see what lessons it offers architects... John Hill


Insight
on 2023/10/10

In this interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, Stanley Saitowitz discusses coming to America from his native South Africa, studying at Berkeley, getting excited when his architecture succeeds in finding its own logic and starts to form itself, working with the earth and grid, the differences... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/10/06

In this latest installment in the “Building Novels” series, which focuses on works of fiction where buildings and architecture play integral roles, Madeline Beach Carey reads Houses, the classic novel by Borislav Pekić that is set in Belgrade and is about a man who has devoted his... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 2023/09/29

The 19th Asian Games opened on September 23 and run through October 8, 2023, in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. The Games, originally scheduled for 2022, were postponed for a year because of China’s Covid-19 policy. Of the more than fifty competition venues for the Games, only twelve... Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 2023/09/19

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, the founders of Barcelona-based Prats & Flores Arquitectes, the couple talked about treating the apartment where they run their practice as a pedagogical tool, learning by drawing over and over again, adapting and... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/09/14

A “ribbon connecting," as opposed to a typical ribbon cutting, was held on September 13, 2023 — two days after the 22th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — at the Perelman Performing Arts Center, a translucent marble box designed by REX. World-Architects was in attendance. John Hill


Insight
on 2023/09/05

Of the ten tallest buildings in New York City only one of them is outside of Manhattan: Brooklyn Tower, designed by SHoP Architects for JDS Development. The tower recently reached a milestone, and World-Architects got a peek inside. John Hill


Insight
on 2023/08/29

In Vladimir Belogolovsky’s interview with Christoph Ingenhoven, the architect talks about learning from his professors in Aachen and Düsseldorf, his decision not to go into an architectural partnership with his father, and trying to incorporate every progressive and sustainable idea into his... Vladimir Belogolovsky


Insight
on 2023/07/26

The challenge of rethinking our built and future environment is a global one. Politician Margrethe Vestager and architect Bjarke Ingels engaged in a conversation on a UIA panel about the responsibility shared by all stakeholders in the construction industry, policymakers, and the general... Katinka Corts


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