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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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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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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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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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Mixing Hand-Weaving with Modern Art: Anni Albers

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers' pivotal contribution to modern art and design, the first major exhibition of her work in the UK is now on display at London’s Tate Modern. As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from ...

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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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