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World’s Largest Airport Opening in Istanbul

The plainly named Istanbul New Airport is nearing completion and will become the world’s largest airport. Although its name lacks creativity, the airport’s awe-inspiring design makes up for it. The design team was led by London-based Grimshaw and also included the Norway-based Nordic Office of Architecture and London studio Haptic. This grand gateway ...

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The Grand Egyptian Museum

The design competition for The Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt was the second largest architectural competition in history. The organizers received 1557 entries from 82 countries and on June 2, 2003 Heneghan Peng Architects from Dublin, Ireland, was crowned the winner. 15 years later, the building is nearing completion ...

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Shenyang’s Upcoming Tallest Building “Pearl of the North”

Two supertall towers are being built in Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China … The Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center. At 568 meters high, the highest of the two towers will become ...

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Yugoslavia’s Architectural Utopia

The Museum of Modern Art is celebrating the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition, which opened in July, includes more than 400 ...

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Zaha Hadid’s Exoskeleton-Wrapped Morpheus

Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau, opened last month. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) was commissioned to build the hotel in 2012. At that time, foundations were already in place of a condominium tower that did not progress. Informed by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving ...

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Bansky at London’s Lazinc Gallery

London’s Lazinc Gallery is bringing all of Bansky’s work all in one place for the first time. “Banksy Greatest Hits: 2002-2008” opens July 12 and runs through August 25. The exhibition will display everything from stenciled canvases, to unique paintings, to limited-edition prints and many more. The unique collection will reaffirm how relevant the anonymous artist’s ...

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Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place is a program for architecture students that over the last two decades has become one of the most influential environmental and cultural forces in reshaping the built environment while creating the archeology of tomorrow. The program has received numerous design and educational awards over the years. The Spirit of Place has recently been featured in the ...

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SoCal’s Golden Age of Architecture

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall presents “Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection.” The exhibition will be ...

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The Architecture and Planning of Secret Cities

On May 3, the National Building Museum opens Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project. Through photos, artifacts, maps, and models, this new exhibition explores the vast, highly classified effort to produce the atomic bomb, with an emphasis on the three “secret cities” that were built to ...

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