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Arata Isozaki Receives the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Arata Isozaki, distinguished Japanese architect, city planner and theorist, has been selected as the 2019 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor. Lauded as a visionary amongst his international contemporaries, Isozaki’s forward-thinking approach, deep commitment to the “art of space,” and transnational methodology have been evidenced since the 1960s. The prolific architect has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West ...

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Preserving Tradition with Robotics in China

China’s extraordinary urbanization has created a need to build swiftly and economically. This has led to losing some of the culture’s architectural identity. Shanghai-based architectural design firm Archi-Union Architects has been experimenting with digital fabrication and robotics in an effort to merge the best of both worlds … 

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German Architecture Meets American Hip-Hop

The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The brutalist building, which is considered a masterpiece by many architectural experts, recently was celebrated in an event launching ...

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The First Frieze Los Angeles

More than 70 invited galleries will take part in the first Frieze Los Angeles – including a special selection of emerging spaces from the city – presenting a global cross-section of today’s most significant and exciting artists and creating an exceptional opportunity for collecting and discovery. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from February 14 through ...

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American Institute of Architects Announce 2019 Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. The award program celebrates the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. AIA’s nine-member jury selects submissions that demonstrate design ...

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Whitney’s Warhol Retrospective

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art has the first Andy Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. This expansive exhibition reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Through his willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in ...

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Roden Crater by Light and Space Artist James Turrell

Light and space artist James Turrell has been working for decades on an unprecedented large-scale artwork within a volcanic cinder cone, Roden Crater. A new and innovative partnership between Turrell and Arizona State University will help complete the artist’s magnum opus and also develop an ...

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Illuminating Ice and Snow in China

Early January brought the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. The 35th annual winter festival takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. In the early years ...

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Architect Jean Nouvel’s Qatar Museum Opening

The National Museum of Qatar’s construction is nearing completion. It originally was scheduled to open in 2016, but several delays pushed it to March of 2019. The new NMoQ features an innovative design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel that is inspired by the desert rose that grows organically around the original Emiri palace ...

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