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.
Our first of three features on the three main components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale – the Reporting from the Front exhibition, the National Pavilions, and the Collateral Events – focuses on Alejandro Aravena's contribution, Reporting from the...
As part of the Vectorworks Design Summit that took place in Chicago from April 25th to 27th, Kyle Fiddelke, Principal at The Office of James Burnett (OJB), presented "Integrating Technology while Designing for the Public," focusing on the nearby Park at Lakeshore East.
Last week Eva Franch i Gilabert, Chief Curator and Executive Director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, gave the keynote address at the Vectorworks Design...
WOHA's GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY exhibition is on display at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City from 23 March until 4 September 2016. World-Architects editor John Hill got an opening-day tour from WOHA partners Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell and filed this report.
Light+Building, the internationally most important trade fair for lighting and building services technologies is over. We have found many new things, discovered several unexpected products, missed expected solutions and, every now and then, we also learned something new. Our trade fair...
In her new book, The Inspired Lansdcape, landscape architect Susan Cohen explores the creative process of 21 leading international landscape architects. Here we present an excerpt from the book and highlight just a few of the projects found in its pages.
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