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3 days ago

June is Pride Month, marking June 28, 1969, when a group of LGBTQ+ people rioted following a police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn. Fittingly, this June sees the release of Gay Architects: Silent Biographies, from 18th to 20th Century, which finds two German experts, Wolfgang Voigt... Ulf Meyer


Insight
2 weeks ago

The Bubble, a documentary by Austrian filmmaker Valerie Blankenbyl, was the big winner at the BARQ Festival in May, winning Best Documentary Feature Film. World-Architects editor John Hill... John Hill


Insight
4 weeks ago

Boonserm Premthada, Thailand’s most interesting architect, argues that “architecture is the physical creation of an atmosphere, serving to heighten our awareness of our natural surroundings.” Premthada revealed other interesting aspects of his unique approach to architecture in his... Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

Witnesses, the new exhibition on the research practice Forensic Architecture and the fifth exhibition in The Architect’s Studio series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is disturbing, says Ulf Meyer. Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

Earlier this month Shigeru Ban spoke at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin as part of the "On the Duty and the Power of Architecture" lecture series. Ulf Meyer sat down with the Japanese architect after the talk,... Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

World-Architects editor John Hill was in Barcelona for EUmies Awards Day last week, sitting down with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects in the Mies van der Rohe... John Hill


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1 month ago

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao just wrapped up a mentorship with Luísa Sol as part of Germany’s Forecast Festival. Now Bilbao is the subject of an exhibition opening on May 14 at Aedes Forum and her practice is designing a monastery outside Berlin. Ulf Meyer spoke with Bilbao about these... Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

Strange Objects, New Solids and Massive Things is a "non-standard book" about the "non-standard way" Winka Dubbeldam and her New York Studio of Archi-Tectonics designs buildings and interiors. Here, we take a look inside the "strange object." John Hill


Insight
2 months ago

John Ronan became world famous with the Poetry Foundation and Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, two elegant orthogonal buildings in Chicago. Now, with the headquarters for the Chicago Park District under construction, he is on to something else. Ulf Meyer


Insight
2 months ago

A handful of projects in Finland’s capital find local and international architects alike grappling with masterpieces of modern architecture and tackling large-scale mixed-use developments. Ulf Meyer visited Helsinki recently to get a handle on things. Ulf Meyer


Insight
3 months ago

Two books and two exhibitions celebrate two decades of the Flemish government in Belgium commissioning architects for building projects through the Open Call, a unique "more-than-a-competition" process that has resulted in more than 300 completed buildings, landscapes, and infrastructural... John Hill


Insight
on 23/03/2022

On March 15, Francis Kéré was named the 2022 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered by many as architecture's highest honor. Ulf Meyer visited Kéré in his Berlin office to speak with the architect about the Pritzker, his career, and some of the buildings his firm is working... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 15/03/2022

In one moment, everything in Anhelina Starkova's life changed. Putin's war devastated her hometown of Kharkiv and thwarted her plans for the future. But she has not lost her courage. Elias Baumgarten


Insight
on 10/03/2022

Anna Heringer has already developed projects in Bangladesh using updated traditional building methods, and she is currently implementing a school complex in Ghana. In our interview, she argues in favor of a political change of thinking towards truly sustainable action and construction in... Katinka Corts


Insight
on 04/03/2022

The Museum of Resistance and Human Rights in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, got an interesting make-over, courtesy of architect Jim Clemes and designer Nathalie Jacoby. Ulf Meyer visited the reworked museum, sending us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 27/02/2022

The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 presents notable post-Independence buildings and projects in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka through a variety of media: drawings, photographs, videos, publications and other documents, and... John Hill


Insight
on 21/02/2022

Visitors to the American-Architects platform of World-Architects last month voted Mecanoo’s renovation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC as US Building of the Year, picking it from dozens of adaptive reuse and renovation projects. Following... John Hill


Insight
on 09/02/2022

The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 opens at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York on February 20, 2022. Eduard Kögel spoke with MoMA chief curator Martino Stierli ahead of the opening about the theme of the exhibition and... Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 02/02/2022

In August 2014, the Ordrupgaard Museum reopened with a new primarily underground extension designed by Norway's Snøhetta. Ulf Meyer visited Ordrupgaard recently, sending us his impressions of the newly expanded museum. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 27/01/2022

A big Peter Cook retrospective is now on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Peter Cook – City Landscapes opened on January 21, with the famed architect and founding member of Archigram in attendance. Ulf Meyer filed this report and spoke with Cook. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 20/01/2022

Apartment Blossom is the second volume in the Urban Studies Degree Zero Series. This beautifully designed, delicately bound book includes short essays by Li Han, partner at Drawing Architecture... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 17/01/2022

The Norwegian office of Mad arkitekter, the subject of Mad About Dugnad – Work Together, Build Better, a new exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, has great concepts — and a ways to go. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 03/01/2022

Interventions and Adaptive Reuse is a recently published that looks back at ten years of academic journalism focused on the “responsible practice” of adaptive reuse. Looking to the past, by virtue of an approach that has preservation at its heart, the book also provides perspectives... John Hill


Insight
on 13/12/2021

As 2021 — year two of the coronavirus pandemic — draws to a close, World-Architects takes a month-by-month look back at some of the stories that transpired over the last twelve months: awards, competitions, buildings, exhibitions, and passings.  John Hill


Insight
on 03/12/2021

Is idealism economically sensible? Yes, says Katharina Lehmann. In an interview with Swiss-Architects editor Elias Baumgarten she talks about values, what it means to be a female boss, and why coercive measures are not enough to stop climate change. Elias Baumgarten


Insight
on 24/11/2021

Upon the opening of the new Bastian Gallery in Berlin’s Dahlem district on November 13, Ulf Meyer spoke with its architect, John Pawson — the king of British minimalism and a prolific Instagrammer — who revealed some insights behind his architectural designs in and beyond the German capital. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 18/11/2021

For a period of two weeks starting in late September, the Arc de Triomphe was only recognizable by its shape. Schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) implemented the wrapping project of the artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Paris. Katinka Corts spoke with Mike Schlaich on the engineering of... Katinka Corts


Insight
on 12/11/2021

Luxembourg’s second city, Esch-sur-Alzette (or Esch, for short, population 36,000), is preparing for its role as the European Capital of Culture next year. Ulf Meyer visited Esch to take in different parts of the city and highlight some of the additions being made in the run up to next year’s... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 02/11/2021

Is architecture able to heal? How can the working conditions of nursing staff be improved? And is this actually affordable? These were the issues discussed by experts at the roundtable "Organismus Krankenhaus nach Covid-19" (Organism of the Hospital after Covid-19) in Vienna on October 14th. Katinka Corts


Insight
on 27/10/2021

The International Conference on Architectural Criticism took place online over four days in October, with dozens of academics addressing the theme “On the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism.” Ulf Meyer watched the proceedings and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 19/10/2021

Annie Coggan — designer, artist, educator, and a principal at Coggan + Crawford Architecture and Design in Brooklyn — has created a quirky, gorgeous, singular book called The Book of Errors. This slim volume is a beautiful object, but it is also a manifesto of sorts, a primer on how “to... Madeline Beach Carey


Insight
on 14/10/2021

Stockholm’s ArkDes portrays the famous Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975) as the “Architect of death and life” in a major monographic exhibition that opened on October 1, 2021, and is on display until August 28, 2022. Ulf Meyer toured Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 05/10/2021

Expo 2020 opened to the public in Dubai on October 1, 2021, one year behind schedule. Carrying the theme “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future,” Expo 2020 is the first world’s fair to take place in the Middle East. Ulf Meyer visited the Expo ahead of opening day and sent us his impressions... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 01/10/2021

On September 18, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York opened the exhibition Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China, which will be on display until July 4, 2022. This is the first time in the history of the museum that it has turned its attention to contemporary... Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 27/09/2021

The M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice-Mestre is hosting draw love build, a large exhibition on thirty years of the work of Sauerbruch Hutton, the architectural practice that can boast of M9 as one of its flagship designs. Ulf Meyer visited the exhibition after its September 3rd... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 31/08/2021

The 15th International Alvar Aalto Symposium took place online on August 12th and 13th with the theme "Future of Industry" approached from perspectives of art, industry, and technology. Ulf Meyer attended the two days of talks to see how the participants responded to the theme, filing this... Ulf Meyer


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