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Works
2 days ago

Ma Yansong/MAD have revealed their latest installation, "Ephemeral Bubble," at the 2024 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. This installation opens a dialogue with the ancient Japanese countryside. It is integrated into a century-old house in the Murono Village, resembling a bubble being gently... Ma Yansong/MAD


Works
3 days ago

The Simone Veil Bridge, designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Chris van Duijn, has opened. The project consists of a platform stretched across the River Garonne in Bordeaux that is 549 meters (1,800 feet) in length and 44 meters (144 feet) wide. OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture


Reviews
5 days ago

A narrow trapezoidal lot pushed Paulo Merlini Architects to be creative with the floor plans and balconies in their design of Boavista 339, a residential building in Porto. The balconies and arched windows define the facade, which also expresses the building's mix of studio and one-bedroom... Paulo Merlini Architects

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Found
1 week ago

With summer break upon us, World-Architects has rummaged through some of the many recently published architecture books to find a dozen recommendations for summer reading, presented in alphabetical order by title — or clockwise per our sunny illustration. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

A few years after the opening of MUNCH, the museum in Oslo dedicated to famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, Estudio Herreros has also completed Trosten, a floating sauna in the... Antonio La Gioia


Reviews
1 week ago

The D-Day Museum in Arromanches, France, was inaugurated on June 6, 1954, on the tenth anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Fast forward 65 years and this first museum to commemorate the landings was in need of larger facilities, leading to a design competition. The winning scheme by...

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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


Number
2 weeks ago

Purchase price for a one-room government house in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi: $3,800 (€3,500) René Ammann


Film
2 weeks ago

The latest installment of The Architects Series, a project of The Plan Magazine and Iris Ceramica Group, presents a half-hour documentary on the architecture and interior design studio NOA... John Hill


Insight
2 weeks 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


Headlines
2 weeks ago

What would have been the first Pompidou outpost in North America, the “Centre Pompidou x Jersey City” paroject has been put on hold indefinitely, with New Jersey lawmakers pulling funding for the project that would have adaptively reused the city-owned Pathside Building. John Hill


Specials
2 weeks ago

Good lighting design should incorporate natural daylight wherever possible and supplement it with artificial lighting where needed for specific tasks. In the design of healthcare and nursing facilities, the partial or complete immobility of patients is an additional criterion that must be... Katinka Corts


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Architects' Journal is reporting that among the numerous firms that have pulled out of The Line, the flagship project of the $1.5 trillion NEOM development in Saudi Arabia, is Morphosis, the Los Angeles firm of Thom Mayne that was leading the 170-kilometer-long project and designing its... John Hill


Reviews
2 weeks ago

Studio Saar, an architecture practice with office in England and India, recently completed a new learning and cultural center in Udaipur, Rajasthan for Dharohar, a nonprofit organization working with schools and volunteers to provide extra-curricular activities in the area. Studio Saar sent us... Studio Saar

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Number
2 weeks ago

Number of ownerless apartments in Mariupol listed for sale by the statelet Donetsk National Republic, where roughly 350,000 Mariupolans from a... René Ammann


Insight
3 weeks 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


Found
3 weeks ago

Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Buildings is a new book published by Prestel that sees architectural photographer Cemal Emden visiting all of the completed works of Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978). The book presents such famous works as the Brion Tomb and Castelvecchio as well as... John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

Alexandros Tombazis, who was considered the father of bioclimatic architecture in Greece and espoused a “less is beautiful” approach to architecture, died on June 24 at the age of 85 following a long illness.  John Hill


Film
3 weeks ago

Watch a trailer for Green Over Gray – Emilio Ambasz, a documentary that explores the revolution in green architecture through four projects designed by Emilio Ambasz, including the terraced ACROS Building in Fukuoka, Japan. The film is being shown at numerous film festivals this year. John Hill


Found
3 weeks ago

I. M. Pei: Life Is Architecture, the highly anticipated exhibition on influential, world-famous architect Ieoh Ming Pei (1917–2019), opens at M+ in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District on June 29. Here we take a visual tour through a smattering of the drawings, photographs, and... John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

Miss Dior: Stories of a Miss opened recently at Roppongi Museum in Tokyo. Designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, the exhibition unfolds through seven rooms, each revealing a different facet of the Miss Dior parfum. Japan-Architects got a preview of this latest stop for the touring... John Hill


Number
3 weeks ago

Years beyond which the doomed Ontario Science... René Ammann


Reviews
3 weeks ago

Most of the structures that comprised the Domino Sugar Refinery on the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, were demolished after operations ceased in 2004 and a masterplan for a mixed-use development was approved a decade later. The landmark refinery building from 1884 remains, effectively a... Practice for Architecture and Urbanism | PAU

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Headlines
3 weeks ago

The French office of architects Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki, in collaboration with Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and France's AIA Life Designers, have been selected to renovate the Centre Pompidou, the iconic Parisian building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in the 1970s.


Insight
3 weeks 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


Film
1 month ago

The latest video from Stewart Hicks takes a deep dive into 400 Lake Shore, a pair of skyscrapers that recently broke ground in Chicago, focusing on how the architects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed the form of the skyscrapers to address wind forces. John Hill


Found
1 month ago

How long after an architecture firm is established should it release its first monograph? A number of variables come to play in determining an answer, but the notorious slowness of architecture means a firm might not put its project in print until it has reached drinking age. The four recently... John Hill


Reviews
1 month ago

CIA Conad recently completed its new headquarters on the outskirts of Forlì, the city in Northern Italy where the retail cooperative was founded 65 years ago. The design by tissellistudioarchitetti, based in nearby Cesena, is a slender linear volume that is covered in glass and aluminum fins... tissellistudioarchitetti

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Number
1 month ago

Minimum number of pensioners living in Mirabella, a 20-story “university retirement community” on the campus of Arizona... René Ammann


Insight
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


Headlines
1 month ago

Two years ahead of Barcelona serving as World Capital of Architecture and hosting the UIA World Congress in 2026, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Barcelona City Council are launching an international ideas competition asking young architects to remodel ten party walls spread across the... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Les Matérialistes is a short documentary film produced by Architecture Without Borders Quebec, Dark Matter Labs, Les Interstices, and RECYC-QUÉBEC about the titular participatory futurist pilot project that is focused on the circular economy of construction materials in Quebec. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Fumihiko Maki, the celebrated Japanese architect who was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1993, died of natural causes at his home in Tokyo on June 6. He was 95. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

As announced at the annual AIA Conference on Architecture that recently took place in Washington, DC, Rafael Viñoly's Tokyo International Forum, completed in 1996, is the 2024 recipient of the AIA's Twenty-five Year Award. John Hill


Reviews
1 month ago

Industrial buildings converted into cultural venues are nothing new, but recent years have seen some notable examples of an apparently inflexible type — grain silos — transformed into eye-catching places of culture. Adding to Thomas Heatherwick's MOCAA in South Africa and the... Prokš Přikryl architekti

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Number
1 month ago

Years the Michigan Central Station Detroit stood vacant before more than 3,100 skilled tradespeople worked 1.7 million hours to restore the iconic building that... René Ammann


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