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The Pingtung Public Library is an extension and renovation project of an existing cultural center, originally built in 1983 and located in the middle of the Millennium Park of Pingtung City. The main objective of the transformation is to introduce transparency and accessibility to the once... MAYU architects


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In Project Without Form: OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and the Laboratory of 1989, ZHAW professor Holger Schurk delves inside the Office of Metropolitan Architecture when it was working on three competition submissions in one year. OMA has not bee the same since. John Hill


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Open since March, The Pitch is a destination in Austin, Texas, for eating a burger, drinking a beer, watching a football game, or just relaxing outdoors. The design by Mark Odom Studio uses shipping containers to house kitchens and other functions, arranging the modular pieces to create a... Mark Odom Studio

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With Kaunas as the European Capital of Culture in 2022, the Lithuanian city is rediscovering its heritage of modern architecture, particularly the two interwar decades when the country's second city served as its capital. Ulf Meyer


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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake — influential in the world as fashion as well as in the world of architecture — died on Friday at the age of 84. Ulf Meyer


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The impressive Shilin Night Market is a magnet for locals and tourists in Taipei. Starting this week, the new Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC), designed by... Ulf Meyer


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Narrow House is an apt name for this townhouse in Brooklyn that is situated on a lot that is approximately half as wide as a typical lot. The architects at Only If searched out such a "leftover" space, ending up with a light-filled, open space just eleven feet wide. The architects answered a... Only If

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Snøhetta designs a tower for Tokyu Corporation in Tokyo that features a terraced roof topped with trees. Ulf Meyer isn’t buying it. [First published on July 28, 2022; updated with renderings on August 5.] Ulf Meyer


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The Donum Estate in Sonoma, California, has inaugurated Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a colorful canopy designed by John Hill


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The project is composed of eleven small cabins, including four different typologies, from 28sqm to 58sqm. They are distributed across the plot according to the natural configuration of the terrain, altering it as little as possible. SUMMARY


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The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is turning from an infamous Superfund site into a cultural district where old industrial buildings are being transformed into performance venues. These include the new home for Powerhouse Arts designed by Herzog & de Meuron and CO Adaptive's transformation of... CO Adaptive

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Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkins are designers at Lichtvision, an international office for lighting design. In this interview they speak about upcoming trends, the importance of sustainability, and what visitors can expect on their tour at Light + Building. Martina Metzner


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Birgit Walter from Barcelona's BMLD is a lighting designer with a passion. In this interview, she talks about the special challenges in the Spanish market, how important intelligent technology is, and what accents she is setting on for her tour of Light + Building. Martina Metzner


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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has unveiled a trio of proposals that aim to keep the Chicago Bears pro football team at Soldier Field on the city's lakefront. John Hill


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The Casamirador Savassi residential building, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. Gisele Borges Arquitetura


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Announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in early 2021 as a "170-kilometer revolution in urban living," some details of The Line have been unveiled.


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For fifty years Covenant House has been providing shelter for homeless youth across New York City, first with facilities in Lower Manhattan. Since 1976 the organization has been located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where their new home, designed by... FXCollaborative

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In a talk given at the TED Conference in Vancouver in April of this year, British designer Thomas Heatherwick argues against boring architecture and in favor of architectural diversity and a "global humanizing movement." John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six buildings in the running for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize, considered "the UK’s most prestigious architecture award." John Hill


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Designed on a small corner plot of a residential villa layout, Mirai is a contextual house in response to the hot desert climate of Rajasthan, India. Sanjay Puri Architects


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The famed artist known for oversized sculptures of everyday objects, many carried out with his wife Coosje van Bruggen (1942–2009), died on July 18 at the age of 93. John Hill


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A faceted facade and lush green wall make this extension to an electrical substation a good neighbor in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. The architects at TEF Design answered a few questions about the project. TEF Design

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Bernd & Hilla Becher, the first posthumous retrospective of the German photographers famous for documenting industrial structures in the second half of the twentieth century, opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 15. Six years in the making, the exhibition is a must-see. John Hill


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Cuerpo Gris: an ephemeral intervention for the Sacred Art Museum in Bilbao. The Gau Zuria (White Night) festival took place on the 17th and 18th of June 2022, for the 722nd jubilee of Bilbao City Foundation. On the occasion, 28 artistic interventions transformed the Basque capital’s... Martillo Neumático


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Light + Building will take place at its new date from 2 to 6 October. With around 1,300 exhibitors from 46 countries, it is well prepared for both lighting and building automation. Martina Metzner


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The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has unveiled renderings for the ninth MPavilion, designed by Bangkok's all(zone) and set to open in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens on November 17. John Hill


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Marra Marra Shack is built using timber pillars made out of repurposed 200 years old electrical posts. The house is entirely built in timber; only the facade is covered by thin, fire-resistant fiber cement sheets. Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide


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The new, long-awaited Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, opened to the public on July 9. John Hill


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With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through some of the many architecture books published this year to find fifteen recommendations for summer reading, presented from small to extra-large — from a book that fits in your pocket to a two-volume title for your coffee table. John Hill


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Azure Magazine has revealed the 24 winners of its twelfth annual AZ Awards competition. John Hill


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The Japanese architect was awarded for his efforts to give architectural dignity to the numerous humanitarian architectural interventions carried out around the world. Antonio La Gioia


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Typical thickness of a wall made of mud (banco) that, in a country like Senegal, provides natural insulation from the sun and... René Ammann


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Enzo Enea is a new type of landscape architect, sometimes filling the landscapes he designs with plants from his own arboretum in Switzerland. Ulf Meyer visited Enea at his office and tree museum in Rapperswil-Jona, southeast of Zurich, speaking with the landscape architect about his design... Ulf Meyer


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Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands is the first feature-length documentary film made by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The film follows Rael San Fratello’s experiments with 3D-printing technology and traditional adobe architecture. John Hill


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Share of heritage buildings in Vietnam — from the country's colonial era to modernist period — that are not protected: 90% René Ammann


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The Valley in Amsterdam is a new type of high-rise cluster. The design by MVRDV uses its publicly accessible namesake “valley” to unite the mixed uses of the 75,000-m2 project. Ulf Meyer toured the recently completed development and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer

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