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On May 20th the nearly kilometer-long Seoullo 7017, the transformation of an old highway overpass into an elevated park designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, opened to the public in South Korea's capital city.
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The aptly named hotel from The Royal Portfolio opened recently in Thomas Heatherwick's conversion of a historic grain silo at the V&A Waterfront in the South African city. The Silo sits above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which will open later this year.
6 days ago
With each week bringing a new controversey to the administration of Donald Trump – the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the leaking of confidential information to Russia, most recently – it's not just Democrats, pundits, and late night talk show hosts taking aim at the...
1 week ago
Qatar Museums has announced that ELEMENTAL, the Chilean firm of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena, has won the Art Mill International Design Competition for a historic waterfront site in the center of Doha.
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Today in Brussels the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: Amsterdam's DeFlat Kleiburg by NL Architects and XVW Architectuur wins the 2017 Prize, and the...
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From May 6th to 9th the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference – "Planning in Motion NPC17" – was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. World-Architects attended for the first time to gather some impressions.
1 week ago
Five projects – in Denmark, England, France, the Netherlands, and Poland – are in the running for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. One winner will be named during a press conference in Brussels tomorrow, May 12th.
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On Thursday Swiss architect Peter Zumthor presented his design for the extension to the Renzo Piano-designed Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel. The extension is sited in the adjoining Iselin-Weber Park, which Fondation Beyeler recently acquired.
2 weeks ago
Documents filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning for the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in LA's Exposition Park include updated renderings by architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects.
2 weeks ago
New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2017 National Design Awards, which recognizes design excellence and innovation in eleven categories.
3 weeks ago
The Obama Foundation has released a couple teaser images for the Obama Presidential Center, designed by New York's Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners with Chicago's Interactive Design Architects for a site on Chicago's South Side.
3 weeks ago
New York architect and educator Diane Lewis, a stalwart of The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, where she was the first woman architect to be appointed to their full-time faculty, died yesterday at the age of 65.
3 weeks ago
Starbucks is taking over the Crate & Barrel flagship on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to open the coffee company’s sixth and largest Reserve® Roastery.
3 weeks ago
The New York artist known for designing, with Steven Holl, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, died last week at the age of 77.
3 weeks ago
In a letter to the Garden Bridge Trust, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan indicated he would pull the necessary financial guarantees for the controversial pedestrian bridge with trees designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
4 weeks ago
Wednesday, 26 April 2017, is the 100th birthday of the great architect Ieoh Ming Pei, whose Louvre Pyramid is this year's recipient of the American Institute of Architects' Twenty-five Year Award.
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The Lisbon Architecture Triennale has announced that a team led by Parisian architect Éric Lapierre will curate the fifth Triennale, which will take place October to December 2019.
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Although the Trump administration expresses skepticism in regards to human-induced climate change, architects know better – as does the AIA. Just in time for Earth Day on 22 April, the American Institute of Architects has released a list of principles that serve to highlight architects'...
1 month ago
Washington, DC's National Building Museum has released renderings of Studio Gang's "Hive" interactive installation that will be on display this summer as part of the museum's annual Summer Block...
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The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced that San Francisco's Form4 Architecture is the recipient of the...
1 month ago
The American Institute of Architects has announced fourteen projects that are recipients of the 2017 Housing Awards, which range from single-family houses to multifamily housing.
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Planning authorities have approved Tate Harmer's design for a new hotel at the famous Eden Project in Cornwall, England, designed by Nicholas Grimshaw.
1 month ago
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winners of the 23rd American Architecture Awards.
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eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition, which asked entrants to "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments."
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At a lecture on Wednesday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Swiss architect Peter Zumthor unveiled new images of his evolving design for LACMA's new $600-million building that would span across Wilshire Boulevard.
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The Bahá’í Temple of South America, designed by Toronto's Hariri Pontarini Architects, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.
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Centro Botín, the first building in Spain designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is complete and set to open 23 June 2017 as the permanent home of the Fundación Botín's art, cultural, and educational programs.
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Brooklyn architecture firm SO-IL has teamed up with car maker MINI to create MINI LIVING – Breathe, an installation billed as "a forward-thinking interpretation of resource-conscious, shared city living within a compact footprint" that is on display at Salone del Mobile.
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The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the most recent MPavilion, designed by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated from Queen Victoria Gardens to the Melbourne Zoo in Parkville.
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The New York-based American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its 2017 architecture awards, including the $20,000 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize to Diébédo Francis Kéré.
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The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has announced the acquisition of more than thirty years of Frank Gehry's drawings, models, project documentation, correspondence, photographs, and other artifacts on 283 projects.
2 months ago
A federal court has vacated the permit for the $200 million Pier 55, designed by Thomas Heatherwick for a site in the Hudson River, leading The Architect's Newspaper to...
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Yesterday Columbia University opened up the doors of the 60,000-square-foot Lenfest Center for the Arts on its new Manhattanville campus for a press preview. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the building is set to open next month with an exhibition of student work.
2 months ago
A rendering for the conversion of 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City by Kushner Companies – the former firm of Jared Kushner, aka Donald Trump's son-in-law – has been released, revealing a supertall design by the late Zaha Hadid.
2 months ago
The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York has annouced the honor and merit winners in its 2017 Design Awards.
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The newly established practice Vargo Nielsen Palle, in collaboration with ADEPT and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter, has bested BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal in the restricted international competition for the new school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.
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