Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced today the first group of contributors to the 2019 edition and its publication. Titled …and other such stories, the biennial will form an expansive and multi-faceted exploration of the field of architecture and the built environment globally. The first 50 contributors — spanning the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia — form an initial, representative group, and include an early selection of ambitious commissioned projects. These projects will address key questions about the implications of architecture as it relates to land, memory, rights, and civic participation, and are particularly inspired by the history and conditions of the City of Chicago.
“Our initial list of contributors comprises practices and projects that resonate deeply with our four curatorial focus areas” noted Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu “We are especially proud to commission a series of new projects that address some of the most pressing issues of our time while advancing new forms of thinking and practice across the field of architecture and beyond.”
Monday, May 20, 2019
The Chinese-American architect (born April 26, 1917) was arguably the greatest living member of the modernist generation of architects. When he received his Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that he "has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms." His most notable work is the Louvre Pyramid.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The International Spy Museum is located in Washington DC's L'Enfant Plaza – a large historic plaza in the city's southwest quarter that is encircled by older commercial buildings.
Monday, April 22, 2019
in addition to commemorating the structure itself, the moving projections aim to evoke the apollo 11 moon landing space flight, which marks its 50th anniversary this year and gave the pavilion its name. the installation also reflects the monochrome geometric aesthetic associated with the bauhaus school of art, which is also celebrating its centenary this year. this special event brings victor pasmore’s paintings to life and temporarily transforms the pavilion into a flowing structure of shape-shifting patterns.
Monday, April 8, 2019
By any superficial account, Norway and Saudi Arabia share one thing in common: oil. Saudi Arabia has the world’s second-largest proven reserves; Norway has the world’s largest oil-based sovereign wealth fund. Otherwise, the contrasts almost defy comprehension: taiga and desert, democracy and autocracy, civil liberties and Wahhabism. One other difference: Saudi Arabia has no international architecture firms of note, which helps explain why the Saudis turned to Snøhetta, the celebrated practice founded in Oslo, to design the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dammam.
Monday, February 25, 2019
the centre pompidou in paris has acquired twelve architectural scale models that represent ten of the most significant projects by beijing-based studio MAD architects. each model exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes — one that creates a dialogue with nature, the earth, and the sky. the centre pompidou’s permanent acquisition of these models signifies the first major cultural institution in europe to procure such a collection of MAD’s work, and will be acknowledged in an exhibition at the centre pompidou in april 2019.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
The project is located in the Dashahe Innovation Zone in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, and in the North District of the Science and Technology Park. It is the North Green Corridor site in the planning of the 9th Neighborhood of the headquarters of Liuxiandong. Vanke would like to take this opportunity to create a creative park-design community in the North Green Corridor that integrates the upstream and downstream of the industry chain. Vanke and the project overall planning unit URBANUS selected and convened the design units, and finally determined that the design of the first start-up area of the 05-02, 05-01 plot should be completed through Cluster Design under the guidance of URBANUS.
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