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on 7/15/13
Inspired by a recent Alvaro Siza lecture, in which the architect traced the design process of one of his buildings through a myriad of ever-more-refined sketches, we've combed through the profiles on World-Architects to find sketches and other hand drawings—not an easy feat, considering...
on 7/1/13
June is the beginning of summer and also a month when a number of architecture and design events converge in the United States. The middle of the month saw the 2013 American Institute of Architects Convention, held in Denver, Colorado. Before and after those three days in the Mile-High City,...
on 6/17/13
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes runs from 15 June - 23 September 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It is the museum's first comprehensive exhibition on Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), and is billed as "the largest...
on 5/27/13
The Zurich office of Dutch firm KCAP Architects & Planners could hardly be in a better location: The Limmat River and the public baths are right out the front door; one is surrounded by greenery; and one is right in the middle of the city with Zurich Main Station only a 10-minute walk....
on 5/20/13
To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the second biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles.
on 5/6/13
What is the state of architectural publishing today? How, if at all, are publishers responding to the changes to reading brought on by digital technologies, such as E-books and E-readers? These and other questions are the focus of our Short Survey of Architectural Publishing, in which we asked...
on 4/22/13
There exists a long tradition of architects designing houses for themselves, something that continues to today. Yet very little attention is given to the unique circumstances these projects represent. How do architects design for themselves? What experiments do they incorporate that...
on 4/8/13
The sixth World Architecture Festival (WAF) will take place October 2-4, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With the awards submissions process underway (the deadline for entry is May 24), World-Architects thought it a good time to interview Paul Finch, the driving force behind WAF and...
on 3/25/13
The importance of photography in promoting buildings and architects is undeniable. But what about the uncommissioned work—the personal explorations, the fine art exhibitions, the free work, the side projects—that architectural photographers undertake outside of their commercial jobs?...
on 3/11/13
World-Architects visited the New York office of BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group to check out their newly expanded studio on the 12th floor of the Starret-Lehigh building in Chelsea, chat about some of the differences and similarities between working in Denmark and the United States, and look at some...
on 2/25/13
In December World-Architects attended a BIM Boot Camp organized by Nemetschek Vectorworks. The increasingly important topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) was tackled across seven presentations in nine hours, ranging from basic definitions of BIM to in-depth case studies. This article...
on 2/11/13
World-Architects visited the New York office of OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture, headed by partner Shohei Shigematsu. We talked with Mr. Shigematsu about his background and experience with OMA, got a tour of the SoHo office space, and looked at some in-progress projects.
on 1/28/13
The Museum of Modern Art recently held an informal conversation with Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley on the seminal 
on 1/14/13
World-Architects visited the office of Studio Gang Architects in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood for a tour of the studio and a chance to talk with Jeanne Gang about her exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, the state of architecture in her hometown, and some in-progress projects in...
on 12/7/12
For our last Insight feature of 2012, World-Architects is taking a look back at the events, significant projects, and passings of the last 12 months, while also taking a look ahead at projects expected to be completed next year.
on 12/3/12
Japan-Architects.com’s Yuna Yagi recently visited Horibe Associates Architect's Office in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture. Yuna’s conversation with Ms. Horibe touched on everything from what it’s like to be one of relatively few female architects in Japan and her approach...
on 11/19/12
To recognize the achievements of firms profiled on World-Architects.com, we present the first biannual roundup of Awards, Competitions, Completed Buildings, Exhibitions, and Monographs; carefully selected, just like the profiles.
on 11/5/12
Coinciding with the rise of digital tools that foster participatory systems, Hybrid Space Lab is an entity that exists in the realm between architect and client, the traditional shapers of space. Here Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab share three of their projects...
on 10/22/12
On the eve of the Orgatec modern office & facility fair in Cologne, World-Architects.com interviews Vitra CEO Hanns-Peter Cohn about today's work environment, Vitra's "Citizen Office" project, and what innovations they'll present at the fair (Oct. 23-27).
on 10/8/12
Earlier this year the National Trust for Historic Preservation appointed Henry Urbach as director of The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. World-Architects.com visited Philip Johnson's 47-acre estate, walking the grounds, peeking inside some of the...
on 9/24/12
Mesmerized by URBANSCREEN's performance on the shells of the Sydney Opera House, we contacted the team to ask them about their background, how they work, what they hope to accomplish, and where they see themselves heading next with their "architectural projections."
on 9/10/12
World-Architects.com presents a short international survey of architecture offices occupying ground-level storefrtont offices, stemming from vacant retail spaces and a growing desire to engage with the life on the street, among other reasons.
on 9/5/12
World-Architects.com is in Venice for the 13th International Architecture Biennale, directed by English architect David Chipperfield and titled "Common Ground."
on 8/31/12
World-Architects.com is in Venice for the 13th International Architecture Biennale, directed by English architect David Chipperfield and titled "Common Ground."
on 8/28/12
World-Architects.com is in Venice for the 13th International Architecture Biennale, directed by English architect David Chipperfield and titled "Common Ground."
on 7/16/12
World-Architects visited the office of WEISS/MANFREDI in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood for a tour of the studio and a chance to talk with partners Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi about their past, present, and future.
on 7/2/12
In December, 2011, the Museumof Modern Art(MoMA) appointed Portuguese architect Pedro Gadanho as its Curator of Contemporary Architecture. World-Architects met with Mr. Gadanho to talk about his new responsibilities at MoMA, how his background informs his curatorial post, and his ideas on...
on 6/18/12
World-Architects spoke with Scott Marble, director of C-BIP’s Integrated Design Studios, about how the Columbia University GSAPP program is attempting to transform architectural education. The interview, which took place at the Brooklyn office of Marble Fairbanks, is transcribed here,...
on 6/4/12
May is a month when architecture and design events converge in the United States. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, held in Washington, D.C. this year, was followed immediately by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City. World-Architects was on...
on 5/21/12
In February the Pritzker Architecture Prize—regarded as architecture's highest honor—was awarded to Wang Shu (b. 1963), whose firm, Amateur Architecture Studio, is based in Hangzhou, China. On the eve of the formal ceremony in Beijing, Eduard Koegel explores the themes of...
on 5/7/12
A studio visit to Cannon Design's St. Louis, Missouri, office, housed in an old power station. Principal George Nikolajevich gave World-Architects a tour.
on 4/23/12
An interview with Austrian Cultural Forum Director Andreas Stadler on the 10th anniversary of the ACFNY building designed by Raimund Abraham.
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