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Film
on 2/13/18
Fumihiko Maki, the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect, spoke with PLANE—SITE in the fifth video of a series leading up to the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Works
on 2/13/18
The church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, is the first church built in France’s Brittany region in the 21st century. Siza’s use of light and white concrete provide a unique ceremonial space that gently folds into the...
Headlines
on 2/13/18
The London-based institution has awarded Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa its first Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2018 and released a shortlist for the new RA Dorfman Award.
Snøhetta
Works
on 2/12/18
"Svart" is the first building to be built after the energy positive Powerhouse standard in a Northern climate. Not only does this new hotel reduce its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85% compared to a modern hotel, but it also produces its own energy – an absolute...
Wiel Arets Architects
Works
on 2/12/18
WAA has begun construction on the Van der Valk Hotel in Amsterdam’s Zuidas District. The new 240 room hotel stands at a height of 55m; this location of this Dutch hotel chain, expands upon its twentieth-century motel-centric history, while updating its amenities for the twenty-first.
SCHAUM/SHIEH
Reviews
on 2/12/18
The White Oak Music Hall (WOMH) is a three-stage music complex that sits on seven acres just north of downtown Houston. In addition to the Main Hall and Small Room in the Main Venue, the complex includes The Lawn for outdoor performances and a bar in the repurposed Raven Tower. SCHAUM/SHIEH...
Headlines
on 2/12/18
The fifth annual MPavilion, commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, will be designed by Spain's Carme Pinós, making it the first public project by a Spanish female architect in Australia.
Found
on 2/9/18
Artist Simon Fujiwara has inserted a full-size replica of the Anne Frank House inside Peter Zumthor's Kunsthaus Bregenz, creating an odd juxtaposition between the traditional Dutch house and the museum's glass-and-concrete box.
Insight
on 2/8/18
In Berlin, Zalando and Google are only just beginning to actively influence the urban development. On the West Coast of the United States, on the other hand, the influence of large internet companies on urban space is obvious: Seattle is suffering from Amazon's growth, and now the online...
Headlines
on 2/8/18
The Serpentine Galleries has selected Mexican architect Frida Escobedo to design the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, which will be on display in London's Kensington Gardens from 15 June to 7 October 2018.
Headlines
on 2/7/18
Following mentorships by David Chipperfield, Peter Zumthor, and Kazuyo Sejima, architect Sir David Adjaye has been selected as the architecture mentor for 2018-19 in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Found
on 2/7/18
Architect Asif Khan has realized a pavilion at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics that is covered with Vantablack VBx2, a "super-black, non-nanotube visible spectrum spray paint coating" that absorbs 99% of visible light.
Julien Lanoo
Works
on 2/6/18
The Jan Michalski Foundation was originally imagined as a small community sheltered beneath a canopy and completely surrounded by nature, an inspirational setting at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Today it offers a unique communal venue that is turned outward to the world at...
Headlines
on 2/6/18
For the first time since 2007, the Vilcek Foundation, which raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America, has awarded a prize in architecture. San Diego-based architectural designer Teddy Cru is the recipient.
Lagula Arquitectes
Works
on 2/6/18
In the first glance, the house materializes as a remembrance of Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz’s Nordic classicism. A concrete portico, as-a-colonnade-in antis, is creaky opened to the sky.
Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster
Works
on 2/5/18
A net-zero lakeside home: Negotiating the steep topography of a lakeside site, this holiday house consists of two volumes stacked on one another.
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Reviews
on 2/5/18
Hyde Park is a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that is anchored by the University of Chicago. Although the school has been in the midst of a building boom this century, other parts of the neighborhood are also flourishing. Vue53, a mixed-used building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train...
Headlines
on 2/5/18
Amanda Levete, founder and director of AL_A, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Jane Drew Prize by The Architects' Journal/Architectural Review.
Products
on 2/2/18
A new building for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg features glass facades with circular patterns meant to recall the coral stones that inhabit much of the area's coastline.
Headlines
on 2/1/18
Your votes determined that the John W. Olver Design Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, is the U.S. Building of the Year 2017.
Headlines
on 2/1/18
London's Serpentine Galleries and Beijing's WF CENTRAL have announced a co-commission for the first Serpentine Pavilion outside of London. Designed by Jiakun Architects, the pavilion will open in May 2018.
Plano Humano Arquitectos
Works
on 2/1/18
The construction of this building came from the desire to have a chapel at the National Scout´s Activities Camp (CNAE), in the municipality of Idanha a Nova, central region of Portugal, for the XXIII National Jamboree of Portuguese Catholic Scouts, which involved about 22,000 participants,...
Found
on 1/31/18
A new book by Olivier Meystre, Pictures of the Floating Microcosm: New Representations of Japanese Architecture, provides a critique of the design process and representational methods of contemporary Japanese Architects.
Headlines
on 1/31/18
The Spheres, the centerpiece of the new Amazon headquarters in downtown Seattle, officially opened on Monday. Designed by NBBJ, the glass-enclosed biodomes house more than 40,000 individual plants.
JHW IROJE architects & planners
Works
on 1/31/18
The Second Life: The client, who is a professor and an engineer, is facing retirement in three years time. He wants to prepare for this second life, where he will enjoy the surrounding environment in a nature-friendly home.
Headlines
on 1/30/18
The Pritzker Architecture Prize has announced that Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima – co-founder of SANAA and the 2010 Pritzker Laureate alongside SANAA partner Ryue Nishizawa – is joining the jury for what is considered "architecture’s highest honor."
SYN Architects
Works
on 1/30/18
"Indeed, bamboo is like a man of virtue. From deep and resolute roots, straight and honorable stems extend toward the sky. When a gentleman contemplates the nature of bamboo, only a feeling of integrity can come to mind." - Excerpt from Planting Bamboo by Bai Juyi
Labics
Works
on 1/30/18
This project is part of the Municipality of Rome’s initiative to redevelop a number of transport depots within the city in conjunction with local public transport authority ATAC. It involves the regeneration of a neighborhood with a weak identity but with good growth potential due to its...
Headlines
on 1/29/18
Located in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Lakhta Center, designed by Gorproject and RMJM, just received its spire and therefore hit its final height of 462 meters, making it the tallest skyscraper in Europe.
Film
on 1/29/18
A short film with a mix of drone footage, time-lapse photography, and on-the-ground views takes viewers along the nearly one-mile-long Chicago Riverwalk, whose third and last phase opened last year.
I-Kanda Architects
Reviews
on 1/29/18
This cabin, perched on a granite outcropping in New Hampshire's White Mountains, is shaped by the landscape. A faceted form bends to the terrain and distant views, and conceals a simple rectangular plan that later accommodates the client's family of four on their weekend outings. I-Kanda...
Headlines
on 1/26/18
The National Museum of African American History and Culture – designed by Adjaye Associates in partnership with The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond and SmithGroupJJR – has been named the Overall Winner in the Beazley Designs of the Year 2017.
Insight
on 1/26/18
Never Built New York, on display at the Queens Museum until February 18, is a 200-year tour through the New York City that might have been. Born from the 2016 book of the same name, co-authors and co-curators Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell have crafted one of the most...
Found
on 1/25/18
An article in the New York Times this week brings to light an unexpected, yet unsurprising, fact: "Many of the country’s top pastry chefs have practiced or studied architecture."
Headlines
on 1/25/18
Steven Holl Architects, in collaboration with Russia's Kamen, has won the international design competition for a large mixed-use development in Moscow's Tushino district.
Headlines
on 1/24/18
Global architectural firm Perkins+Will announced that it has joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen – the Danish firm founded in 1986 by Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John Lassen – in "a strategic partnership."
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