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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) returned to Singapore last week, crowning the Huizhen High School in Ningbo, China, designed by Approach Design Studio and the Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group, as World Building of the Year 2023. John Hill


Found
3 days ago

On display at DuSable Park as part of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, Parallel Histories is an installation that looks back to the Haitian-born immigrant the park is named for — and forward to the imminent creation of the park that has been more than 35 years in the making. John Hill


Insight
4 days ago

Can a work of architecture reveal something about its creator? Or does a building only tell stories about its occupants? In Skin of Glass, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol attempts to learn more about her father, who died when she was just fourteen, by visiting his masterpiece, the 24-story... John Hill


Headlines
5 days ago

The Tangshan Quarry Park in Nanjing, China, designed by Shanghai's Z+TStudio, has been named the winner of the 2023 Rosa Barba Casanovas International Landscape Prize, awarded at the 12th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture Biennial in Barcelona. John Hill


Headlines
6 days ago

Lacaton & Vassal, the French architecture practice of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Soane Medal, given out by Sir John Soane's Museum in London. John Hill


Film
6 days ago

London's Architecture Foundation recently held its annual Book Week, featuring “fourteen of the best newly published architecture books” in roughly half-hour videos presented by their authors. Some highlights. John Hill


Found
1 week ago

More than five years in the making, An Atlas of Es Devlin opened at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City on November 18, 2023. It is the first monographic exhibition on Es Devlin, the renowned artist and set designer from London, and is accompanied by a... John Hill


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1 week ago

The recipients of the 34th annual Piranesi Awards were announced on Saturday, November 25, 2023, during the 40th Piran Days of Architecture held in Portorož, Slovenia. John Hill


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Rob Krier, the influential architect, author, and sculptor who was born in Luxembourg and spent much of his life in Germany, has died at the age of 85. John Hill


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On Monday, November 20, a topping-out ceremony was held for the 1,388-foot (423m) tower designed by Foster + Parters for JPMorgan Chase, the replacement for the bank's Midtown Manhattan office tower that was torn down in 2021. John Hill


Film
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The new wing of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugla, will open to the public in early 2024. The museum first opened to the public in 1999 in a building designed by Álvaro Siza, who also added the new wing — appropriately called the Álvaro Siza Wing. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Reggio School in Madrid by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation and the Gabriela García Márquez Library in Barcelona by SUMA Arquitectura are the joint winners of the FAD Architecture Award 2023. John Hill


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2 weeks ago

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has completed a restoration of Lever House, designed by SOM in 1952, as part of a $100 redevelopment of the Midtown Manhattan office tower by Brookfield Properties and WatermanClark. John Hill


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2 weeks ago

The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has announced the comprehensive restoration of the Brick House, designed by Philip Johnson at the same time as the iconic Glass House. The restoration will be complete next year, in time for the Glass House's 75th... John Hill


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2 weeks ago

The tenth MPavilion, designed by Tadao Ando, opened to the public on November 16 in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens. The temporary concrete structure — notably the Japanese architect's first ever project in Australia — will host more than 150 events before it closes on March 28,... John Hill


Insight
2 weeks ago

On October 19, Penguin released Thomas Heatherwick's Humanise: A Maker's Guide to Building our World, billing it as “a story about humanity told through the lens of our buildings.” The book, a website, and other components under the Humanise name also comprise a manifesto — one... John Hill


Film
2 weeks ago

With the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale wrapping up its six-month run on November 26, La Biennale di Venezia has been adding short videos to its 2023 architecture... John Hill


Headlines
3 weeks ago

Space Caviar and the Practice Lab at re:arc institute have launched “non-extractive architecture(s),” an online directory that aims to assist in the "creation and amplification of more equitable paradigms in architecture.” John Hill


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3 weeks ago

COOKFOX Architects is designing the new Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music (BSACAM) at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, as a mass-timber structure covered in weathering steel. John Hill


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3 weeks ago

Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion opened in late September at the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) in Shenzhen, China, presenting a retrospective of MAD’s... John Hill


Film
3 weeks ago

Vox Media explores the prevalence of brutalist concrete buildings on university campuses across the United States, speaking with University of Massachusetts professor Timothy M. Rohan, author of The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, to dig into the phenomenon — and many people's hatred... John Hill


Headlines
4 weeks ago

A year ahead of its fall 2024 opening, World-Architects got a hard-hat tour of Longwood Reimagined, the transformation of Longwood Gardens, the renowned botanical garden west of Philadelphia, being carried out by John Hill


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1 month ago

During a special event held at the Royal Academy of Arts on the evening of November 2, Mexican architect Gabriela Carrillo was awarded the RA Dorfman Award, which “champions architecture from around the world that looks forward to the future of architecture and architectural practice.” John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Neoplus Sixten Inc., the curators of the Japan-Architects platform, have posted photographs from their visit to Tenjincho Place, an apartment building in Tokyo's Bunkyō ward designed by Hiroyuki Ito Architects with a stunning teardrop-shaped courtyard in its center. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Nyasha Harper Michon, an architect and self-described “archtivist” spoke with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel at WomenMakeTheCity in Amsterdam in October, explaining how designing with “archtivism” leads to less elitist, more inclusive built environments. John Hill


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1 month ago

Generation Proxima: Emerging Environmental Practices in Portuguese Architecture, curated by Pedro Gadanho, is now on display at AIA New York's Center for Architecture. World-Architects stopped by recently to learn about the seven architecture studios that are “extending Earth's lifespan... John Hill


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1 month ago

Architectural historian and former dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union died on October 19 at the age of 82. And on October 25 artist Robert Irwin, known for site-specific, architectural interventions, died at the age of 95. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

During its international conference in Singapore last week, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) named the Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia, the 2023 Best Tall Building Worldwide. It is the 3XN-designed tower's third major award in less than twelve months. John Hill


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1 month ago

Eight months after Britain's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the residents of Neo Bankside, whose apartments sit next to a 10th-floor observation deck at Tate Modern, it's been determined the Tate will restrict access on that level, putting “an end to the nuisance.” John Hill


Film
1 month ago

A new video from Architectural Digest delves into something fans of architecture and cinema have long appreciated: the prevalence of ultra-modern houses as the lairs of villains in Hollywood movies. John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

A new exhibition and companion book draws attention to experimental approaches in intervening in existing buildings and spaces by architects from Flanders and Brussels. World-Architects looks in the pages of As Found: Experiments in Preservation to see what lessons it offers architects... John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winner of the 27th RIBA Stirling Prize: Mæ's John Morden Centre, which provides social and medical facilities for residents of Morgan College, a 300-year-old residential and nursing facility in Blackheath, London. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The latest video at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel features an interview with artist Rachel Whiteread, who won the Turner Prize in 1993 — the first time a woman won the prize — for House, the concrete cast of an old Victorian house. John Hill


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1 month ago

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and Frankfurt Book Fair have announced the winners of 2023 DAM Architectural Book Award, selecting the ten best architecture books from 245 submissions from 102 publishers. John Hill


Headlines
1 month ago

Canadian architect, educator, and theorist George Baird died in Toronto on October 17, 2023, at the age of 84. His death was announced by the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, where he formerly served as dean. John Hill


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1 month ago

Chinese landscape architect Kongjian Yu is the winner of the 2023 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, the biennial $100,000 award organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). John Hill


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