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3XN's Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, which just a month ago was named the "world’s most innovative high-rise," took home the top honor at the 15th World Architecture Festival (WAF), held in Lisbon. John Hill


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Architects Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang of Melbourne's NWMN have created the 2022 NGV Architecture Commission, Temple of Boom, a one-third-scale version of the Parthenon that will be transformed by artists over its nine-month duration. John Hill


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A new book published by Thames & Hudson and an exhibition now on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) respectively map the interactive worlds of video games and investigate how people conceive of space and time through interactive design. Take a brief tour through Videogame... John Hill


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Three floors of the New Museum in New York City are devoted to artist Theaster Gates. Young Lords and Their Traces is the first American museum survey exhibition on an artist known for a diverse output that embraces sculpture, painting, video, performance, historical archives, and even... John Hill


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On display on the campus of Rice University in Houston until December 17, 2022, Rana Begum's No.1187 Mesh and No. 1193 Mesh are colorful mesh sculptures meant to "push the material and conceptual possibilities of public artwork." John Hill


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This year's iteration of The Cultural Landscape Foundation's annual Landslide report and exhibition focuses on threatened and at-risk landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., and his successor firms, not coincidentally on the bicentennial of his birth. John Hill


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In Praise of Caves, now on display at The Noguchi Museum in New York City, presents projects by four Mexican artist–architects that explore "how humanity might reconnect with the essential happiness of living in concert with nature." Serpents, not just caves, are in abundance. John Hill


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Photographer Ivo Tavares sent us photographs of Escadinhas Footpaths, a network of pedestrian paths linking the the neighborhood of Monte Xisto with the Leça River in Matosinhos, Portugal. Paulo Moreira Architectures and the art collective Verkron have enlivened the paths with bright colors. John Hill


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Model Behavior is an exhibition of models — architectural and otherwise — on display at The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in New York City. Curated by Anyone Corporation, the exhibition of 55... John Hill


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The City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank have announced the five finalists for the 2022/23 Internationale Hochhaus Preis (International High-Rise Award). The winner will be announced in November. John Hill


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Six projects have been announced as winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The winners, ranging from an international airport in Indonesia to a riverfront landscape in Bangladesh, will split the $1 million USD prize. John Hill


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Out of the Clouds is a new book that presents more than one thousand sketches by Wolf dPrix, head of Vienna's Coop Himmelb(l)au. The big book traces five decades of the studio's projects through the loose sketches born from Prix's brain and drawn by his hand. John Hill


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Along the Minett Trail that runs through the eleven municipalities within the Minett UNESCO Biosphere in Luxembourg, eleven young architects have designed eleven lodgings for hikers and other visitors to the region. Ulf Meyer, who spent the night in one of them, explains the... Ulf Meyer


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on 8/26/22

A report on the new Daigo Town Hall in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, by Katsuhiko Endo Architect and Associates: A public plaza for the town, the theme of this... Endo Architect and Associates


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on 8/19/22

World-Architects spent the morning of World Photography Day (August 19) watching the sunrise from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, a three-story immersive experience more than 1,000 feet above the sidewalks of Midtown Manhattan. John Hill


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on 8/4/22

The Donum Estate in Sonoma, California, has inaugurated Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a colorful canopy designed by John Hill


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on 6/29/22

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


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on 6/17/22

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


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on 6/10/22

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


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on 6/1/22

The Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for Rotterdam Rooftop Days, giving visitors a different experience of the city from an "orange carpet" at a height of 30 meters. John Hill, Katinka Corts


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on 5/26/22

The Novartis Pavillon, a new exhibition, meeting and event center designed by the firm of Michele De Lucchi, recently opened on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland. A highlight of the campus's first publicly accessible building is its zero-energy media facade. John Hill


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on 5/23/22

Artist Tomás Saraceno's permanent installation, Cloud Cities Barcelona, has opened to the public at the top of Torre Glòries, the iconic skyscraper, previously known as Torre Agbar, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. John Hill


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on 5/14/22

The award ceremony for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award was held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on Thursday, May 12, the same day an exhibition of the 40 shortlisted projects ended. Take a tour through the EUmies Awards 2022 Exhibition... John Hill


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on 5/4/22

Villa M is a new mixed-use building covered in plants and trees in Paris's Montparnasse area that its creators — Triptych Architecture and Philippe Starck — describe as "a naturalist architectural manifesto." John Hill


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on 4/29/22

A new book from architect Charlotte von Moos explores "the vanishing architecture of a 'Paradise Lost'" — Miami in the Eighties, the decade of Miami Vice, Arquitectonica's pastel-colored buildings, large beachfront houses, and other South Florida creations. John Hill


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on 4/20/22

After two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival has returned for two weekends in April. The 2022 festival includes eleven immersive installations by architects, artist and designers, including The Playground, a colorful standout... John Hill


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on 4/12/22

Today, April 12, marks the start of the demolition of one of the most important works of postwar architecture in Japan: Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed exactly fifty years ago. John Hill


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on 4/8/22

Compared to their male colleagues, female architects still do not receive the recognition they deserve. Art historian Ursula Schwitalla and architect Christiane Fath are committed to increasing the visibility of women in the architectural profession, having founded the Katinka Corts


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on 3/30/22

The 2022 Whitney Biennial, titled Quiet as It's Kept, opens to the public on April 6 at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Renzo Piano-designed building in New York's Meatpacking District. World-Architects got an early look, finding a half-dozen contributions with architectural... John Hill


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on 3/22/22

The 23rd Biennale of Sydney, rīvus, opened earlier this month with more than 330 artworks by over 80 participants spread across various venues in the Australian city. Photogenic highlights are the large-scale artworks on display at The Cutaway, a subterranean space at Barangaroo... John Hill


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on 3/17/22

The Colburn School, Los Angeles’s world-renowned school for music and dance, has unveiled Frank Gehry's design for the Colburn Center, to be located across the street from the school's existing facilities and two blocks from Gehry's famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. John Hill


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on 3/10/22

Last summer, students in the Architectural Association's nanotourism program built three interconnected interventions at Wörthersee, a predominantly privatized lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia, including a Sound Cannon that taps into the presence of the Vienna Boys' Choir Summer... John Hill


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on 3/3/22

MVRDV has designed a rooftop event space for Het Nieuwe Instituut: a flexible, 600-square-meter space sitting atop the pergola of the building designed by Jo Coenen in 1993. The bright pink surface 29 meters above the ground will be reached by 143 steps — also in pink — and will open to the... John Hill


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on 2/22/22

A rediscovered 1952 design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for a fraternity house on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University has been completed, adapted as new facilities for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. John Hill


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on 2/17/22

The magic world of Hans Christian Andersen and his legendary fairy tales is on display in Odense, Denmark, in the House of Fairy Tales designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Ulf Meyer visited the H.C. Andersen House, sending us his impressions. Ulf Meyer


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on 2/10/22

Housed in a 95-foot-diameter sphere, Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web is a multisensory experience that is the standout element of Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s), the artist's new exhibition at The Shed in New York's Hudson Yards. John Hill


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