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RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 shortlist announced

London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
photo credit Hufton + Crow

News: the six buildings shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize have been announced, including The Shard by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatics Centre, and Europe's largest public library by Mecanoo.

Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
photo credit Hufton + Crow

them Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and the severed horse's head prop from The Godfather) and financed to the tune of $300 million, just to start, by some of the most powerful players in the business (Geffen, Spielberg, Katzenberg) -- will open... more




portrait by Mark Heitoff

Steven Holl awarded Praemium Imperiale arts prize

News: Steven Holl has been named as the architecture laureate for the 2014 Praemium Imperiale arts prize from the Japan Art Association.

Photography is by Paul Riddle.

American architect Steven Holl, whose best-known projects include the Glasgow School of Art extension and the Linked Hybrid towers in Beijing, is one of five laureates of this year's Praemium Imperiale awards, which are given in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theatre/film.... more



MoMA Design Curator Paola Antonelli On The Dark Side Of Design

Design isn't always pretty. And it shouldn't be, according to the woman who curates one of the most influential museums in the world. Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people... more

Can design mitigate or eliminate the inherent violence of the slaughterhouse? Can and should the experience of pain transcend gender boundaries? Should design production be normalized to the extent that we are able to print weapons from the comfort of our... more

Defense Distributed. The Liberator pistol. 2013. Photo: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes.

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MoMA Names Martino Stierli New Architecture and Design Curator

"The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday named Martino Stierli, a professor at the University of Zurich, its new chief curator of architecture and design. Mr. Stierli, 40 years old, will begin at MoMA in March... more



Awwchitecture: Couple Gets Engaged In Bjarke Ingels' Giant Maze

"True love is no match for a starchitect's labyrinth. Yesterday, two lovebirds got engaged in the middle of Bjarke Ingels Group's giant wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The couple, identified by the National Building Museum as Erin O'Connor and Peter Dwyer, went to the museum on their first date. The whole heartwarming event was filmed from a balcony... more Youtube


Miracle Mile Architecture, circa 2023: Zumthor, Piano/Gehry?

For the last year or so there has been a lot of talk about new, major works of architecture proposed for the Miracle Mile—more specifically the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard from Fairfax to Curson. First to come will be a renovation and new façade for the Petersen Automotive Museum, followed in 2017 by the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures—a design by Renzo Piano... more ArchDaily KCRW


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University of Cincinnati (College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning)

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati has as its primary mission the creation of a better visual and design environment. Through excellence in educational programs, research, creative works, and service to the community, the faculty... more

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