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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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Norway’s Energy-Positive Building

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, an energy-positive building in Trondheim, Norway will open to the public in 2019. The structure will generate more energy in its operational phase than it consumes through the production of building materials, construction, operation and disposal of the building. With a nice view of Trondheimsfjorden and ...

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Artist Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector

When artist Trevor Paglen imagined launching a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, the Nevada Museum of Art understood that his artistic gesture could help to change the way humanity sees our place in the world. Together with the aerospace engineering firm Global Western, they designed and manufactured Orbital Reflector. On Monday, December 3rd, SpaceX ...

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323 Million Dollar Auction of American Modernist Art

Barney A. Ebsworth passed away in April 2018 and left behind the largest ever American Modernist art collection by a private owner. Last week Christie’s auctioned this massive collection earning an incredible $323,103,500! Highlights included ...

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Holding Up a Stack of Books: A Look at La Jolla’s Brutalist Library

The Geisel Library is the main library building at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California and opened in 1970. The distinctive original building was designed in the late 1960s by William Pereira to sit at the head of a canyon. The building's arches, in combination with the design of the individual floors, are intended to look like hands holding up a stack of books. Pereira originally conceived a steel-framed building, but this was changed ...

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