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Found
3 days ago

A brick pylon that once marked the entrance to Toronto's Galleria Mall has been transformed by artist Thrush Holmes into a colorful, glowing beacon — a gateway to the Galleria on the Park development being built on the site of the mall. John Hill


Works
3 days ago

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead typology. The Villa’s functions are distributed within three distinct volumes, shaped to resemble the vernacular of a small village. Mecanoo


Film
3 days ago

Ed Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, is profiled in a short film from Redshift by Autodesk, which reveals his path from basketball to architecture to a non-profit aimed at making the built environment "a central part of the solution to the climate crisis" rather than a contributor... John Hill


Headlines
4 days ago

On the morning of November 13 the Swarovski Star — designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and made with millions of Swarovski crystals — was raised into position atop the famed Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in... John Hill


Works
4 days ago

Criteria such as universal accessibility and parametric design consolidate the Manta Hospital, the third healthcare center designed by PMMT Architecture in Ecuador. PMMT


Headlines
4 days ago

The sixth annual MPavilion opens to the public on November 14, with four months of free events before it closes on March 22, 2020. Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the MPavilion coincides with the Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect's 50th year of practice. John Hill


Film
5 days ago

Luftwerk and Iker Gil have taken the laser light show they installed at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona earlier this year and transported it to another Mies masterpiece: the Farnsworth House... John Hill


Insight
5 days ago

World-Architects editor John Hill recently visited the studio of Alloy Development in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The firm has been transforming the neighborhood's historic fabric with thoughtful buildings and renovations and is branching out to other parts of the New York City borough.  John Hill


Number
6 days ago

Share of households in Afghanistan that consist of one person only: 0.19% (For the sake of comparison, the same statistic in the USA is 27.45%, in Switzerland is 37.51%, and in Germany is 39.53%.) René Ammann


Reviews
6 days ago

Seven professorships at ETH Zurich under the banner of NCCR Digital Fabrication came together to take digital planning and construction methods out of the lab. Matthias Kohler and Konrad Graser answer our questions about the DFAB HOUSE. ETH Zurich, NCCR Digital Fabrication

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Specials
6 days ago

Heimtextil (7 to 10 January 2020) is expanding its range of contract textiles even further with the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality format — World-Architects offers guided tours for architects, designers and interior decorators. Martina Metzner


Works
1 week ago

The Sauerland-Museum, located in the historically listed Landsberger Hof, has been expanded to become Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia. The existing building connects to the extension by means of a bridge-like docking structure with three diagonally cut windows. Bez + Kock Architekten


Headlines
1 week ago

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has revealed that the Los Angeles Public Works Committee has approved the air space vacation that will allow the Peter Zumthor-designed building for the museum's permanent collection to span Wilshire Boulevard. John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

Following Monday's formal notification from the Trump administration to the United Nations that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the American Institute of Architects issued a statement deploring the "shortsighted decision." John Hill


Headlines
1 week ago

The architect born in Valladolid and based in Madrid has received the Medalla de Oro de la Arquitectura from the Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE) in honor of his life's work. John Hill, Miriam Giordano


Headlines
1 week ago

Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties have unveiled Untitled, a pair of residential towers planned for midtown Toronto that are designed by musician Pharrell Williams working with architects IBI Group and interior designers U31. John Hill


Reviews
1 week ago

Today, officially about 31 million of the 1.4 billion inhabitants of the People’s Republic of China are counted as Christians. With the economic opening-up of China in the early 1980s, the communist party used capitalist principles to marginalize the radical socialism of Mao Zedong, and in the... Eduard Kögel

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Found
1 week ago

Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, a new book by architect Chad Oppenheim, is an extremely fun romp through fifteen films that are united by the incredible lairs of their bad guys, and are beautifully depicted through highly detailed architectural illustrations. John Hill


Works
1 week ago

The office building in the center of Oberhausen, Germany, combines the diverse functions of a public administrative building and rooftop garden in a new way, integrating features of both typologies. KUEHN MALVEZZI


Specials
1 week ago

Anyone planning an office today has to deal with a wide variety of possibilities in terms of both spatial and technological configuration. Working in the office has changed considerably in the last few years, new tools result in completely new concepts and also needs of cooperation—in real as... Thomas Geuder


Specials
1 week ago

Anyone planning an office today has to deal with a wide variety of possibilities in terms of both spatial and technological configuration. Working in the office has changed considerably in the last few years, new tools result in completely new concepts and also needs of cooperation—in real as... Thomas Geuder


Products
2 weeks ago

As part of the Gwangju Design Biennale, which wrapped up its two-month run on the last day of October, AIM Architecture installed a pop-up garden that briefly turned "a bare leftover public space into an urban oasis." John Hill


Number
2 weeks ago

Average decline in price when a residential property in Hong Kong is thought to be "haunted" by a former inhabitant who died from an accident, murder or suicide: 20% René Ammann


Works
2 weeks ago

Our focus was to return the house to its essence of form and to create a home full of atmosphere and individuality. The brief was to create an authentic home with a strong sense of identity and with clients being of Danish heritage, a house that at its core was the definition of “Hygge” (a... studiofour


Headlines
2 weeks ago

Vectorworks has announced the winners – twenty projects by thirty students from more than a dozen countries – in this year's scholarships for students in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and entertainment. John Hill


Reviews
2 weeks ago

This civic hall in Kamaishi, Japan, that replaces the one destroyed in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami offers numerous cultural venues marked by flexibility. Most striking is the glass-roofed "People's Plaza" that hosts outdoor performances and other events. Aat + makoto yokomizo... aat + makoto yokomizo architects

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Headlines
2 weeks ago

A team led by Coldefy with RDAI | HHCP has won a competition to design the National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando, Florida, beating Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Daniel Libeskind, and MVRDV, among other teams. John Hill


Found
2 weeks ago

At more than 5,000 square meters, a new residence near Moscow designed by J.MAYER.H and Partners is a clear sign of wealth inequality in the world today. But its size is balanced by a highly commendable tactic of integrating the building into the landscape, in effect fusing the two parts into... John Hill


Film
2 weeks ago

Arup has been the most familiar name in engineering for the last half-century, the global firm involved in buildings designed by Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, and many others. But who was Ove Arup? The firm has made Ove Arup: The Philosopher Engineer, a 2015 documentary directed by Taghi... John Hill


Works
2 weeks ago

Designed by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and executive architect LEO A DALY, The Heights Building opens as a cascade of green terraces fanning from a central axis, addressing the academic needs of Arlington’s two county-wide school programs while forming a vertical community within its dense... BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Obama Foundation has revealed updated renderings for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), the project designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) for a site in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. John Hill


Works
2 weeks ago

When we were commissioned to renovate the main lobby of the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, we saw an opportunity to bring people together on campus and to encourage new ways of relating to the environment, inside and out. Atelier Nuno Architects


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced that the Baha’i Temple of South America in Santiago, Chile, designed by Toronto's Hariri Pontarini Architects, is the winner of the 2019 RAIC International Prize. John Hill


Reviews
2 weeks ago

With an urban landscape full of single-family houses and with baby boomers reaching retirement age, the United States is seeing a boom in accessory dwelling units, commonly known as granny flats. Best Practice Architecture's Granny Pad can be seen as a precedent for future ADUs, especially... Best Practice Architecture

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Number
2 weeks ago

Number of plastic-yarn wall panels crocheted by unemployed women to make cladding for a sustainable house in Africa: 558 René Ammann


Insight
3 weeks ago

The Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles fair took place over four days in late August at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. World-Architects, working with Messe Frankfurt Hong Kong, organized some "Talks and Tours" at ITSH and also interviewed two highly talented... World-Architects


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