What is the source of architectural innovation today? Increasingly it is found in the software that architects use to design, document, and coordinate their projects. A key component of this is parametric design, which is responsible for some of the most exciting recent developments in...
The Vectorworks Design Summit 2017 took place over three days last month in Baltimore, not far from the software company's U.S. headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. Just like last year's event in Chicago, World-Architects served as an Exclusive Media Partner. Here is our recap of the...
The second Chicago Architecture Biennial opened to the public for its four-month run on September 16th. Artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee, asked participants to address the theme Make New History. How did they respond?
Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For Lester Levine, author of a book on the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition, this anniversary comes at a time when all of the steel from the Twin Towers has been distributed around the world for use in 9/11...
Parametric design, building information modeling, computer-aided manufacturing – these terms represent the digital change in architecture and the building industry. Such architects as Jürgen Mayer H. and Tobias Wallisser, as well as engineers like Werner Sobek, are carrying out...
Camilo José Vergara
For photographer and writer Camilo José Vergara, photography "is a tool for continuously asking questions, for understanding the spirit of a place, and, as I have discovered over time, for loving and appreciating cities." One of the cities he has trained his lens on is Detroit,...
El Helicoide de la Roca Tarpeya, a spiraling mall designed by Venezuelan architect Jorge Romero Gutiérrez in the late 1950s, is the subject of an exhibition and forthcoming book that trace its evolution into a current-day prison. World-Architects attended a tour by...
Twenty years after the "Bilbao effect" was created with the opening of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the time appears to be ripe for books critiquing the plethora of architectural icons, the popularity of celebrity architects, and the changing face of cities...
From CAD to BIM, 3D printing, and virtual reality, technology's influence upon architectural production is pervasive and increasingly rapid. Much talk of the next big thing focuses on generative design. But what is it and how will it impact architects? Marc K. Howe spoke with Danil Nagy...
Over five days we battled our way through the ISH trade fair jungle and found much to be stimulated by. Along with the digitalization of buildings, the sanitary and heating sector is increasingly changing – and is looking for answers to the questions of our time. Our review of the trade fair.
On Friday evening architect Peter Zumthor spoke with architecture critic Paul Goldberger in front of a packed house at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The event was the 34th iteration of Surface magazine's Design Dialogues series.
Of the 356 projects from 39 countries competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, we highlight some of the contending projects designed by World-Architects member firms.
World-Architects was a media partner for the ninth World Architecture Festival that took place last week at Arena Berlin – the first time back in Europe after four years in Singapore. Here we present a handful of highlights from the three-day program of awards, seminars, tours, and other...
Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design opens tomorrow at The Jewish Museum in New York. Billed as "the first U.S. exhibition devoted to [the] visionary French designer and architect," the show is notable as well for its technological design by the architecture studio...
Baubotanik, “Living Plant Construction,” is an artificial word – composed of the German words “Bau” (construction) and “Botanik” (botany) – and a method of constructing living buildings with living plants. We spoke with Ferdinand Ludwig, who has...
Great Britain’s architecture scene regrets Brexit. Does that include all architects? No, a single prominent representative of the profession regards the withdrawal from the EU as a great opportunity – for the full development of entrepreneurial creativity.
In the third and final segment of our three-part survey of the major components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, here are a seven of the Collateral Events and Special Projects that World-Architects visited in Venice.
The shock over the unexpected outcome of the EU Referendum sits deep in the British architecture scene. This can be seen in first reactions from different British offices, which also employ a large number of nationals from other EU countries. Now their future is uncertain.
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