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Share of heritage buildings in Vietnam — from the country's colonial era to modernist period — that are not protected: 90% René Ammann


Reviews
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The Valley in Amsterdam is a new type of high-rise cluster. The design by MVRDV uses its publicly accessible namesake “valley” to unite the mixed uses of the 75,000-m2 project. Ulf Meyer toured the recently completed development and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer

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Insight
2 days ago

World-Architects stopped by the atelier of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats on Carrer de Trafalgar in Barcelona in May, a couple of days after the EU Mies Awards were handed out at the Barcelona... John Hill


Headlines
3 days ago

When we visited Mother's House, Robert Venturi's icon of postmodernism in Philadelphia, and told the resident, Agatha Hughes, that we were from Berlin, she replied, "How is Kristin?" That was in 1992. Since then, her fame in architectural circles has only grown. On July 1, Kristin Feireiss... John Hill, Falk Jaeger


Headlines
4 days ago

MVRDV is slated to turn Herman Hertzberger's Centraal Beheer office building into housing, while RSHP is reportedly exploring the transformation of its own iconic Lloyd's of London building into a hotel. John Hill


Headlines
5 days ago

FLUGT – Refugee Museum of Denmark, an international museum designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group that is devoted to stories about refugees, was inaugurated on June 25 by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. John Hill


Found
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More than a decade in the making, the new home for the Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum opened to the public in December. Photographs taken by Thomas Mayer capture the design by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, whose most striking features are the boxes bathed in red light that cantilever... John Hill


Film
6 days ago

For the Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition now at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Gramazio Kohler Research is revisiting its ten-year-old Flight Assembled Architecture project, adding virtual inhabitants to the utopian city for 30,000 inhabitants. John Hill


Insight
1 week ago

June is Pride Month, marking June 28, 1969, when a group of LGBTQ+ people rioted following a police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn. Fittingly, this June sees the release of Gay Architects: Silent Biographies, from 18th to 20th Century, which finds two German experts, Wolfgang Voigt... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that the Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle, Washington, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 1997, has been awarded the 2022 Twenty-five... John Hill


Reviews
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The first new building at Glenstone since the 2018 opening of the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, is a bespoke pavilion housing a Richard Serra sculpture. World-Architects editor John Hill got a peek at the new building, also designed by Phifer, before it opened to the... Thomas Phifer and Partners

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Number
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Factor by which a trio of prestigious London hotels — Claridge’s, the Connaught, and the Berkeley — have potentially... René Ammann


Headlines
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Baiziwan Social Housing is a large 12-building project spanning six blocks near Beijing's CBD. The design by Ma Yansong's MAD Architects accommodates 4,000 families. John Hill


Film
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Foster + Partners has shared an episode of the Sky Arts documentary series The Art of Architecture that is devoted to the firm's Dolunary Villa in Kaplankaya, Turkey. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) announced that the firm was victorious in the competition to design the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre in China's Shaanxi province.


Reviews
2 weeks ago

The likeness of the tower at Hayward Field to an Olympic torch is no coincidence: the architects at SRG Partnership designed it to resemble one as a nod to the many University of Oregon students reaching the Olympics. Also fitting was the renovated field serving as a venue for the US Olympic... SRG Partnership

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Works
2 weeks ago

The white perforated facade enfolding Wave One was partly inspired by a series of photographs by Pierre Carreau, titled AquaViva, in which the architects analyzed the geometric complexity of the sea waves captured by the photographer. FAAB Architektura


Number
2 weeks ago

Number of cities the Gulf state of Bahrain wants to build on reclaimed land: 5 René Ammann


Found
2 weeks ago

One of the latest titles in Detail's "Architecture and Construction Details" series is devoted to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, the 17-year-old firm that was founded in Copenhagen but now has 500 employees in five offices around the world. World-Architects takes a look inside its pages. John Hill


Headlines
2 weeks ago

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has announced the 38 Outstanding Projects culled from the more than 250 works nominated for the 2022 MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge awards. John Hill


Headlines
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A team led by Rotterdam's West 8 has been named the winner in the international design competition for the design of Parque Central Madrid Nuevo Norte. John Hill


Headlines
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A team led by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has been selected in a global competition to design the new Dock A at Zurich Airport, with a design that is "comprised predominantly of solid regional wood." John Hill


Insight
3 weeks ago

The Bubble, a documentary by Austrian filmmaker Valerie Blankenbyl, was the big winner at the BARQ Festival in May, winning Best Documentary Feature Film. World-Architects editor John Hill... John Hill


Film
3 weeks ago

Engineers Jürg Conzett and Gianfranco Bronzini, recipients of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2022, speak about their process of designing bridges and other structures in a short film released upon their receipt of the prize on June 13. John Hill


Reviews
3 weeks ago

The Thaden School, a five-year-old high school in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, has a 30-acre campus with school buildings and landscapes designed by EskewDumezRipple and Marlon Blackwell Architects through a regional design excellence program administered by the Walton Family Foundation.... EskewDumezRipple

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Reviews
3 weeks ago

Eduard Kögel reviews Walter Koditek's HONG KONG MODERN, Architecture of the 1950s–1970s, which documents more than 300 buildings and ensembles and, per DOM Publishers, "gives an unprecedented comprehensive overview on the architecture of that transformative period" in Hong Kong. Eduard Kögel

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Headlines
3 weeks ago

The limestone-clad 611 West 56th Street, a 35-story residential tower designed by Alvaro Siza, is now complete, as documented in photos taken recently by João Morgado. John Hill


Number
3 weeks ago

Number of city-center two-bedroom flats one could buy in Egypt for the price of one city-center two-bedroom flat in Hong Kong: 52 René Ammann


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Architect Kazuo Shinohara’s Umbrella House has found a new home — in Germany, though, not in its former home of Japan. The building joins the Vitra Campus as a venue for small gatherings and, following buildings by R. Buckminster Fuller and Jean Prouvé, the third historic building to be... Ulf Meyer


Headlines
3 weeks ago

The west facade of the former GSW Headquarters high-rise in Berlin, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton, is set to be renewed and redesigned. This is architecturally, ecologically, but also economically questionable and sends the wrong signal. Elias Baumgarten


Reviews
3 weeks ago

The new Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum), designed by Klaus Schuwerk Architects, is the largest art museum in Scandinavia — and one of its finest, according to Ulf Meyer, who visited ahead of its opening day. Ulf Meyer

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Products
3 weeks ago

At the Resource Rows, Copenhagen's Lendager Group — an architecture studio, business consultancy, and material supplier in one — shows how facades in new construction can be made from materials cut out of old buildings. John Hill, Martina Metzner


Film
4 weeks ago

The Plus is a factory and experience center east of Oslo, Norway, designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for urban furniture manufacturer Vestre. A short film takes viewers above and inside the carbon-neutral facility that opens this month. John Hill


Headlines
4 weeks ago

Black Chapel, Chicago artist Theaster Gates's design for the Serpentine Pavilion 2022, opens to the public in Kensington Gardens on Friday, June 10, with a new series of paintings by the artist inside the cylindrical space. John Hill


Film
4 weeks ago

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been posting short films of the twenty shortlisted projects in the running for the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture to its YouTube channel. John Hill


Number
1 month ago

Share of the world's 250 biggest contractors who are Turkish and are challenging China as leading builder in Africa: 40 René Ammann


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