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5 days 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.
4 weeks ago
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.
1 month ago
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...
1 month ago
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.
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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...
2 months ago
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....
3 months ago
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 10-02-17
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 17-01-17
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 17-01-17
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 07-01-17
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 23-12-16
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 21-12-16
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 08-12-16
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has uploaded to its Facebook page a twelve-part illustration by Carlsen Verlag where "a number of famous...
on 07-12-16
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 06-12-16
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 30-11-16
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 19-11-16
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 16-11-16
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 04-11-16
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 19-10-16
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 17-10-16
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 28-09-16
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 23-09-16
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 14-09-16
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 07-09-16
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.
on 24-08-16
German architect J. Mayer H. unveiled his new installation, XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE, in New York City's Times Square this morning. The pink seats reference the X-shaped street inersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue as well as the adult theaters that once populated...
on 08-08-16
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has released new renderings of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's design for their $600 million expansion.
on 15-07-16
Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, a new exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, presents 30 visions for the city by 30 international architects.
on 08-07-16
The Euro Cup finals take place on Sunday with Portugal squaring off against France on its home turf in Saint-Denis. André Chiote, an illustrator who happens to live in Oporto, Portugal, has depicted a few of the Euro Cup venues in his distinctive style.
on 05-07-16
Over the weekend the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, DC, opened ICEBERGS, an installation designed by James Corner Field Operations for the museum's huge Great Hall.
on 27-06-16
World-Architects stopped by the New York Public Library's new 53rd Street Library this morning for its opening. Designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, the library is highlighted by an amphitheater visible from the street.
on 21-06-16
For the first time the Venice Architecture Biennale includes three Special Projects, one focused on applied arts. A World of Fragile Parts, curated by Brendan Cormier of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, explores the production of copies in the 21st century.
on 10-06-16
The colorful Weaving the Courtyard, Escobedo Solíz Studio's winning design in MoMA PS1's 17th annual Young Architects Program (YAP), recently opened to the public in Long Island City, Queens.
on 08-06-16
The US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Cynthia Davidson and Monice Ponce de Leon, sets its aim at Detroit to exhibit twelve speculative architectural projects for the post-industrial American city.
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