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D.C.’s New Spy Museum

Since 2002, the International Spy Museum has called Washington D.C.’s Penn Quarter home. On May 12, the museum will officially open its new location to the public. Located near L’Enfant Plaza in the Southwest quadrant of D.C., the $162 million building will double the size of the existing downtown museum to ...

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Building a “Bridge” in Paris

This fall, Paris’ media icon Le Monde will be moving into its brand-new building, a multimillion-dollar creation that will look like a bridge.  The building is designed by the Norway-based firm Snøhetta—known for striking architecture such as Under, the underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, Norway and the National September 11 Museum at the ...

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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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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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