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Women in Architecture, or How to Break the Glass Ceiling

Women in Architecture, or How to Break the Glass Ceiling

Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey’s has been named Architect of the Year at the Women in Architecture (WIA) awards, while 43-year-old Xu Tiantian from China has won the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. The annual awards, which were presented at a prizegiving lunch 1 March at The Savoy in London, are backed by the AJ and sister title The Architectural Review.

3D-Printing Changes the Game Rules

3D-Printing Changes the Game Rules

Eindhoven University of Technology has announced plans to 3D print a series of concrete houses that will be made available to rent. In what is being described as a world first, the Dutch university is set to build five 3D-printed houses over the next five years, which will all become rental properties.

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain

The architect behind a splayed shipping container house in California has revealed plans for a Canadian lakeside residence, comprising a string of prefabricated modular units. The Anywhere House is set to be completed in Canada’s Alberta province in 2019. It will be the first property built using James Whitaker’s prefabricated modular system, which the London-based architect developed following the publication of his Joshua Tree residence – one of Dezeen’s most popular stories in 2017. 

Lord Richard Rogers – Citizen of The World

Lord Richard Rogers – Citizen of The World

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are honoring Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, with the 2019 Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the AIA’s highest annual honor, recognizing individuals whose work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. 

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Safdie Architects has completed a comprehensive renovation of Moshe Safdie’s unit at Habitat 67, icon of modern architecture and historic monument designated by the Quebec Ministry of Culture. The 10th floor duplex unit, which originally belonged to the Commissioner of Expo 67, is perched atop the residential complex, looking across the Saint Lawrence River towards downtown Montréal. The landmark interior was restored to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Habitat 67, in conjunction with a major 2017 exhibition of Safdie Architects’ work at UQAM, entitled “Habitat ‘67 vers l’avenir: The Shape of Things to Come”. 

New Type of Art Space

New Type of Art Space

Wrightwood 659 is an exhibition space in Chicago, designed by Tadao Ando, who has transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light. Wrightwood 659 will be devoted to exhibitions of architecture and socially engaged art. In a city rich with art institutions and internationally known for its architecture, Wrightwood 659 is a site for both intimate experiences of art and architecture, and thoughtful engagement with the pressing social issues of our time.

Living Building for All

Living Building for All

After more than a year of extensive testing and documentation, the Frick Environmental Center (FEC), Pittsburgh, United States, has achieved prestigious Living Building certification, the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard by the International Living Future Institute. Designed by renowned architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the FEC is the first Living Building in the U.S. that is municipally owned and free and open to the public.

Kindergarten for Active Children

Kindergarten for Active Children

Japanese architectural firm HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, specializing in the design of preschool institutions, rebuilt an old decrepit kindergarten located at Izumi city in the south of Osaka. Izumi is a city which manufactures the textile as the main industry from long time ago.

The Shelter of Peace and Tranquility

The Shelter of Peace and Tranquility

In the heart of the Northern California wine country sits a charming small town Sonoma surrounded for miles by the quintessential landscape of rolling, golden hills and rows of grapevines. Climb a nearby winding country road and one finds a scenic survey of the entire region.

House on… a Stalk

House on… a Stalk

At first glance, this house in Prague may look like a fanciful and whimsical work of art with little regard for practicality, but a deeper inspection reveals that careful computer modeling and budgeting actually informed its unusual design.

Library in Maple Dress

Library in Maple Dress

Murado & Elvira Architects transforms an old 17th century hospital into a municipal Library, enveloping the inner structure in maple wood to accommodate readers while offering a sense of coziness and domesticity.

A Globe for Our Times

A Globe for Our Times

Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre by Studio Andrew Todd revealed as the winner of the prestigious Wood in Architecture Award. Designed Paris-based British office Studio Andrew Todd, the Elizabethan theatre is located in the grounds of the historical castle Chateau d’Hardelot near Calais on the Cote d’Opal, northern France. The Elizabethan Theatre is France’s first permanent neo-Shakespearean theatre, its first naturally-ventilated complex arts building and the world’s first all-curved, exposed CLT building