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Insight
on 5/26/14

To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the fourth biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles.


Insight
on 5/12/14

Next month the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Brazil, which will also play host to the Summer Olympics two years later. With so much attention being lauded on the South American country around these events, World-Architects spoke with the authors of the recently published Architectural Guide...


Insight
on 4/28/14

As the school year winds down for architecture students around the world, we highlight 10 design/build programs that are making a difference by developing experience and skills in the future architects, by contributing to local communities through their efforts, and by exploring the integral...


Insight
on 4/14/14

Mies van der Rohe once said a skyscraper is "almost easier" to design than a chair. That didn't stop Mies and other modern architects from designing the objects we sit in, light our rooms with, and eat our meals at. We highlight the furniture and other products designed by nine...


Insight
on 3/31/14

Most of the news on 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Shigeru Ban focuses on his humanitarian efforts made from paper tubes. We look at how his material innovation extends to other structures built with paper tubes, complex wood structures, buildings made from prefabricated components,...


Insight
on 3/24/14

Spurred by "a steady stream of exhibitions and events that address the social and societal issues connected with architecture," Swiss-Architects eMagazin editor Inge Beckel looks at what happens when European architects work in Africa and other non-"First-World" contexts.


Insight
on 3/10/14

On February 28, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) was scheduled to wrap up its three-month run at the renovated Value Factory in Shenzhen, China (the exhibition was extended to March 14). We highlight some of the award-winning exhibits from the UABB.


Insight
on 2/24/14

Lettering Large is the title of a new book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić that looks at the "art and design of monumental typography." Published by The Monacelli Press, the book highlights the cross-disciplinary expressions of architecture, art, typography, graphic design and...


Insight
on 2/10/14

Architects will flock to Venice in June to take in the Architecture Biennale at the Arsenale and in the national pavilions, but Venice will also host a number of other architecture-related events during the Biennale's six-month run. One such event is the "Time-Space-Existence"...


Insight
on 1/27/14

In two years Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will celebrate its 80th anniversary, having been founded on January 1, 1936. In the ensuing decades the firm has expanded from two offices in the United States to eleven offices on three continents, while becoming one of the most recognizable and...


Insight
on 1/13/14

Prizes, awards, rankings. Tributes, scathing reviews, recommendations. 'Likes', rankings and achieved (or missed) targets for visitor numbers. Evaluations are commonplace in architecture like anything else. So what is it, you may ask, that makes a good building, that makes an award-winner?


Insight
on 12/16/13

For our last Insight feature of 2013, World-Architects is taking a look back at the events, significant projects, and passings of the last 12 months, while also taking a look ahead at projects expected to be completed next year.


Insight
on 12/2/13

Brothers Piet and Wim Eckert have always worked together, be it during their studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) or at OMA, where they both worked after graduating. They knew that if they would work as architects, they would not want to design for someone else. And due to...


Insight
on 11/18/13

Italian architect Renzo Piano may be considered the go-to architect for museum commissions, but two recent projects show he is also the choice when it comes to adding to icons of 20th-century architecture: A gatehouse and monastery next to Le Corbusier's chapel at Ronchamp was completed in...


Insight
on 11/4/13

To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the third biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles.


Insight
on 10/21/13

While in Singapore for the 2013 World Architecture Festival, World-Architects visited local firm WOHA to check out their five-story office, chat about some of their projects in the city, and look at some in-progress projects. Here is our report.


Insight
on 10/7/13

World-Architects traveled to Singapore for the sixth World Architecture Festival (WAF), held at Marina Bay Sands from October 4-6. Architects from all over the world converged on the city-state to present their shortlisted projects, listen to other architects do the same, and find out what...


Insight
on 9/23/13

Architecture exhibitions are valuable means of bringing buildings, the processes of designing and making them, and other aspects of architecture to the public. With a myriad of institutions, venues, and ways of exhibiting, it's hard to determine the best way to make something as complex as...


Insight
on 9/9/13

Four tech giants—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—are currently undertaking new campus headquarters on America's West Coast, an area encompassing Silicon Valley. The companies' current homes are undistinguished, and therefore they are aiming to realize ground-up campuses...


Insight
on 8/26/13

The end of summer also means the beginning of the school season, so as students head off to architecture school we present a selection of distinctive "spaces for learning." With the understanding that students learn as much from their environment as their professors, it's no wonder...


Insight
on 7/15/13

Inspired by a recent Alvaro Siza lecture, in which the architect traced the design process of one of his buildings through a myriad of ever-more-refined sketches, we've combed through the profiles on World-Architects to find sketches and other hand drawings—not an easy feat, considering...


Insight
on 7/1/13

June is the beginning of summer and also a month when a number of architecture and design events converge in the United States. The middle of the month saw the 2013 American Institute of Architects Convention, held in Denver, Colorado. Before and after those three days in the Mile-High City,...


Insight
on 6/17/13

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes runs from 15 June - 23 September 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It is the museum's first comprehensive exhibition on Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), and is billed as "the largest...


Insight
on 5/27/13

The Zurich office of Dutch firm KCAP Architects & Planners could hardly be in a better location: The Limmat River and the public baths are right out the front door; one is surrounded by greenery; and one is right in the middle of the city with Zurich Main Station only a 10-minute walk....


Insight
on 5/20/13

To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the second biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles.


Insight
on 5/6/13

What is the state of architectural publishing today? How, if at all, are publishers responding to the changes to reading brought on by digital technologies, such as E-books and E-readers? These and other questions are the focus of our Short Survey of Architectural Publishing, in which we asked...


Insight
on 4/22/13

There exists a long tradition of architects designing houses for themselves, something that continues to today. Yet very little attention is given to the unique circumstances these projects represent. How do architects design for themselves? What experiments do they incorporate that...


Insight
on 4/8/13

The sixth World Architecture Festival (WAF) will take place October 2-4, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With the awards submissions process underway (the deadline for entry is May 24), World-Architects thought it a good time to interview Paul Finch, the driving force behind WAF and...


Insight
on 3/25/13

The importance of photography in promoting buildings and architects is undeniable. But what about the uncommissioned work—the personal explorations, the fine art exhibitions, the free work, the side projects—that architectural photographers undertake outside of their commercial jobs?...


Insight
on 3/11/13

World-Architects visited the New York office of BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group to check out their newly expanded studio on the 12th floor of the Starret-Lehigh building in Chelsea, chat about some of the differences and similarities between working in Denmark and the United States, and look at some...


Insight
on 2/25/13

In December World-Architects attended a BIM Boot Camp organized by Nemetschek Vectorworks. The increasingly important topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) was tackled across seven presentations in nine hours, ranging from basic definitions of BIM to in-depth case studies. This article...


Insight
on 2/11/13

World-Architects visited the New York office of OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture, headed by partner Shohei Shigematsu. We talked with Mr. Shigematsu about his background and experience with OMA, got a tour of the SoHo office space, and looked at some in-progress projects.


Insight
on 1/28/13

The Museum of Modern Art recently held an informal conversation with Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley on the seminal 


Insight
on 1/14/13

World-Architects visited the office of Studio Gang Architects in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood for a tour of the studio and a chance to talk with Jeanne Gang about her exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, the state of architecture in her hometown, and some in-progress projects in...


Insight
on 12/7/12

For our last Insight feature of 2012, World-Architects is taking a look back at the events, significant projects, and passings of the last 12 months, while also taking a look ahead at projects expected to be completed next year.


Insight
on 12/3/12

Japan-Architects.com’s Yuna Yagi recently visited Horibe Associates Architect's Office in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture. Yuna’s conversation with Ms. Horibe touched on everything from what it’s like to be one of relatively few female architects in Japan and her approach...


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