News

5 days ago
The latest children's book by author and illustrator Jeanette Winter is about the life of Zaha Hadid and the famed architect's "triumph over adversity."
3 weeks ago
Late last month Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen opened at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. World-Architects visited today to get some impressions of the 2017 YAP installation.
1 month ago
In celebration of Prospect Park's 150th anniversary, the famous Brooklyn park's Rose Garden has been taken over by 7,000 yellow pinwheels per a design by Reddymade Architecture and Design with AREA4.
1 month ago
Last week World-Architects held a company retreat in Zürich, pulling in our various editors for a few days of brainstorming, presentations, and a tour around the largest of Swiss cities; here we highlight some of the places we found during the last.
2 months ago
One of the numerous publications coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth asks people to cut and fold the architect's creations using the kirigami technique.
2 months ago
Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright. Fascination with the architect and his buildings continues well after his death in 1959, as evidenced by numerous celebrations this year and a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that opens on Monday.
2 months ago
One year after she died unexpectedly from a heart attack at the age of only 65, architect Zaha Hadid has been celebrated with a Google Doodle depicting her firm's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.
2 months ago
Architecturally trained designer Nathan Kiatkulpiboone – aka KXIV – has designed the Nest Adidas Ultraboost with a nod to Herzog & de Meuron's Bird's Nest and PTW Architect's Watercube, two of the main venues for the 2008 Olympics.
2 months ago
Here are a dozen photos from a hard hat tour of The Shed, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group as the cultural anchor of the large Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's West Side.
2 months ago
Artist Anish Kapoor, working with the Public Art Fund, has installed a version of Descension in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Initially realized at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India in 2014, the current iteration is the first time the artwork has been displayed in the United States.
on 4/26/17
Amsterdam's Attika Architekten designed a mixed-use building in Amersfoort decorated with 22 emojis in cast concrete. Completed last year, the photographs from last month have been making a splash on mainstream websites and social media.
on 4/13/17
Although we missed the inaugural International Bamboo Architecture Biennale last September, when eighteen works of architecture made of bamboo went on display in the village of Baoxi in China's Zhejiang province, we are grateful to photographer Julien Lanoo for documenting some of the...
on 3/29/17
As part of an exhibition highlighting the work of architect John Hejduk, The Cooper Union has reconstructed his Jan Palach Memorial in the adjacent Cooper Square Park, done in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program.
on 3/6/17
The Dutch architecture office XML, under partners Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt, has spent the last six years collecting plans for each one of the 193 United Nations member states' plenary halls. The findings were published in the 2016 book, Parliament,...
Denis Esakov
on 2/28/17
Disgruntled with "gray concrete boxes" in his home city, Moscow-based photographer Denis Esakov set his lens on them in a way that deliberately recalls Bernd and Hilla Becher's photographs of industrial architecture. This...
on 2/27/17
This striking structure is a temporary addition to Vitra's campus of architectural delights in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Designed by Achim Menges of the University of Stuttgart's Institute for Computational Design (ICD), the cellular canopy is a complement to the Hello, Robot....
on 2/22/17
Architecture of Independence: African Modernism is on display at the Center for Architecture in New York City until 27 May 2017. World-Architects stopped by and snapped some photos of the exhibition.
on 2/10/17
Blank Space has announced the winners of its 2017 Fairy Tales competition. The first prize, Mykhailo Ponomarenko's "Last Day," envisions "monumental landscapes with strange scifi megastructures inserted into them."
on 1/17/17
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has published a study and report examining all of the buildings over 200 meters tall that were completed in 2016. 
on 1/17/17
Partisans, the architecture and design "syndicate" of Alex Josephson and Teddy Shropshire, has created Gweilo, a "new family of visual LED lights" made from thin sheets of LED bulbs that have been molded into flowing, sculptural shapes.
on 1/7/17
The first section of the long-awaited (it was first proposed in 1919!) Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on Manhattan's Upper East Side on the first day of 2017. More than the architecture, a big highlight of the new stations is the artwork that lines their walls. World-Architects...
on 12/23/16
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great support and trust in 2016. At World-Architects we are looking forward to the opportunities and challenges lying ahead in 2017. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2017.
on 12/21/16
Design Within Reach's 13th annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest has launched. It asks entrants to "create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles."
on 12/8/16
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has uploaded to its Facebook page a twelve-part illustration by Carlsen Verlag where "a number of famous...
on 12/7/16
MPavilion has released a series of photographs by London-based photographer Rory Gardiner of Bijoy Jain's summer pavilion in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens. The photographs catpure the pavilion in its setting as well as the details of the handmade bamboo structure.
on 12/6/16
The flows and movements of travelers, migrants, and labor across the world are depicted memorably in artist Reena Saini Kallat's "Woven Chronicles," which is on display at the Museum of Modern Art as part of its Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and...
on 11/30/16
Argentinian developer Alan Faena marked the completion of his Faena District in Miami Beach with week-long festivities that included a Carneval-esque parade and site-specific performances inside OMA's Faena Forum, the cultural heart of the new district.
on 11/19/16
The National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przelomy, Poland, has been declared the 2016 World Building of the Year at the ninth World Architecture Festival, held in Berlin.
on 11/16/16
World-Architects is in Berlin for the three-day-long 2016 World Architecture Festival. Look for daily roundups, coverage of the keynotes and other special events, and the announcement of the Building of the Year in the coming days.
on 11/4/16
Although Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie won't open fully until 11 and 12 January 2017, the City of Hamburg recently took delivery of the building after nearly ten years of construction, while the Elbphilharmonie Plaza – a public viewing platform situated between the...
on 10/19/16
Architekturzentrum Wien's Photo Award 2016, which goes under the motto "I LOVE ARCHITECTURE," sought photographs of buildings completed within the last fifty years. A jury selected ten winners that are featured here.
on 10/17/16
The ashes of the late, great Prince, have been interred in a model of his Paisley Park Studios, now on display within the full-sized building.
on 9/28/16
Zupagrafika, the "Hispano-Polish creative design studio" of David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka, are the creators of a series of irresistible paper collections inspired by modernist and brutalist architecture.
on 9/23/16
Tomorrow, 24 September 2016, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture will be dedicated in Washington, DC. To celebrate its much-anticipated opening, we present ten facts on the project through photos of the completed building.
on 9/14/16
An Occupation of Loss, an installation and performance piece designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu in collaboration with artist Taryn Simon, runs at New York's Park Avenue Armory from 13 to 25 September 2016.
on 9/7/16
For a short three weeks – from 1 to 26 September 2016 – Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, is covered in bright red polka dots courtesy of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
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