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This year's World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin is a modest rammed-earth dwelling in a Chinese village. What does the win say about WAF and other awards?
2 weeks ago
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...
4 weeks ago
Allied Works Architecture is responsible for numerous notable museums, such as the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, and institutional projects. But how does the firm work? How do Brad Cloepfil and his team develop such distinctive designs?
1 month ago
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...
1 month ago
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?
Lester Levine
2 months ago
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...
2 months ago
The art island of Naoshima in Japan’s Inland Sea is a synthesis of the arts. Here, architecture, nature and art are combined to form a synesthetic experience, which is without equal even in the culturally spoilt Land of the Rising Sun.
Denis Esakov, Karina Diemer
2 months ago
Spying on Moscow is a new "winged guide" by photographer Denis Esakov and author Karina Diemer that portrays Russia's largest city from above to reveal the "fifth façades" of its important buildings.
on 7/12/17
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...
on 6/27/17
Last month NL Architects and XVW Architectuur were named the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award for DeFlat Kleiburg. World-Architects interviewed the firms when they received the award.
on 6/15/17
How should an institution celebrate the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth? With a comprehensive overview of his long career? By focusing on one particular aspect, such as Wright's Prairie or Usonia houses?
Camilo José Vergara
on 6/2/17
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,...
on 5/22/17
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...
on 5/8/17
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...
on 4/5/17
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...
on 4/3/17
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 3/7/17
On March 1st, the world of architecture celebrated RCR Arquitectes when it was announced the studio's founders, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, are the
on 3/6/17
The Architect's Studio: Wang Shu - Amateur Architecture Studio is on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark until 30 April 2017. The exhibition is the first in the museum's new series of...
on 2/20/17
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.
on 2/3/17
Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, an exhibition that opened last month at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens, examines how the months spent in a World War II internment camp...
on 1/20/17
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.
on 1/9/17
With more than 5,000 employees, Gensler is easily one of the largest architecture firms in the world, often topping the annual lists of architecture firms with the highest revenue. Founded by Art Gensler in San Francisco in 1965, the firm...
on 12/16/16
For our last Insight feature of 2016, World-Architects looks back – month-by-month and week-by-week – at the most important headlines, projects, competitions, features and products we...
on 12/2/16
As the year draws to a close we're presenting a selection of monographs on World-Architects member firms. Like last year's list, this baker's dozen illustrates that the architectural...
on 11/21/16
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...
on 11/3/16
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...
Fiona Shipwright
on 10/12/16
Housing Cairo: The Informal Response, edited by Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, was published earlier this year by Berlin-based publisher Ruby Press. Recently it won a
on 10/3/16
Earlier this year World-Architects met with Zurich-based interior designer Karsten Schmidt, an expert in the world of hospitality. We got a tour of one of his recent projects, the
on 9/22/16
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...
on 9/9/16
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. To track progress on the rebuilding efforts, we present 15 pieces – built and in-progress – on the 16-acre site.
on 8/15/16
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.
on 7/11/16
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.
on 6/27/16
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.
on 6/24/16
Three years after a 2013 visit to the Office for Metropolitan Architecture's (OMA) New York office to speak with partner Shohei Shigematsu, World-Architects editor John Hill returned to 180 Varick Street to...
on 6/9/16
In the second part of our three-part look at the major components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, here are a dozen of our favorite National Pavilions from the 65 found in the Giardini, the Arsenale, and beyond.
on 5/30/16
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...
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