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Además Arquitectura completes boutique hotel with zig zag facade on the outskirts of Buenos Aires

WA Contents • Oct 17, 2018 • 263

Además Arquitectura completes boutique hotel with zig zag facade on the outskirts of Buenos Aires

Además Arquitectura has completed a new boutique hotel in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina in order to serve passengers coming from the airport and nearby activities.

Named María Rafaela Hostel, the 216-square-metre building is composed of 5 rooms, protruded with zig zag volumes on the facade. Situated on a narrow plot, the hotel is surrounded by brick walls and dense vegetation, holds an old villa.

"Diverse ideas emerged from the symbolic meaning of the existing house and the repetition of material, formal and chromatic characteristics of the adjacent architecture," said Además Arquitectura.

The hotel was built towards one of the sides of the plot, redefining (...)

New Exhibition Space designed by Tadao Ando opened in Chicago

WA Contents • Oct 17, 2018 • 516

New Exhibition Space designed by Tadao Ando opened in Chicago

A new exhibition space, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, has officially been opened on October 12, 2018 in Chicago, with inaugural exhibition "Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture", which runs from October 12 to December 15, 2018.

Called Wrightwood 659, the architect has transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light, the building will be devoted to exhibitions of architecture and socially engaged art. The inaugural exhibition, Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture, on view October 12–December 15, 2018, will explore Le Corbusier’s pivotal influence on Ando.

In a city rich with art institutions and internationally known (...)

WAC launched World Architecture Materials

WA Contents • Oct 17, 2018 • 7526

WAC launched World Architecture Materials

World Architecture Community is launching its first ever product service World Architecture Materials (WAM), a new marketplace for architects to discover new materials, products and services around the globe, and to use in their next projects, but with an exclusive feature facilitating the projects of architects and manufacturers.World Architecture Community aims to be a keystone between architects, manufacturers and vendors, and for this reason, WAC has added a new feature to its product service as being one of the two main differentiators from other architecture portals and websites offering similar services.

"World Architecture Materials brings the materials' or products' Draft Technical Specifications Documentation to th (...)

Send Your Entries To WA Awards 29th Cycle Until October 17, 2018

WA Contents • Oct 17, 2018 • 1345

Send Your Entries To WA Awards 29th Cycle Until October 17, 2018

World Architecture Community has opened the 29th Cycle of WA Awards to accept innovative projects from all around to be judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics and top design leaders. All architects and students can send their entries until October 17, 2018.

Since 2006 and for over 25 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 10+5+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

WAP Art Space in South Korea by Davide Macullo Archi (...)

WAF announces its 2018 Prize Shortlist

WA Contents • Oct 16, 2018 • 714

WAF announces its 2018 Prize Shortlist

World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced shortlist for its 2018 World Architecture Festival Prizes, varying from the Amsterdam Prize, Best Use of Certified Timber, Glass Future Prize to Best Use of Colour and Small Project of the Year Prize.

Selected projects will be presented by the shortlisted architects to a special WAF jury on Friday 30th of November in Amsterdam. The overall winner for each prize will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in the Beurs van Berlage that evening.

This year, WAF will be held at the RAI convention centre in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam from November 28 to November 30, 2018. World Architecture Community is an official Media Partner for the event and will be bringing you the hottest top (...)

MONU #29 On Narrative Urbanism Released

WA Contents • Oct 16, 2018 • 418

MONU #29 On Narrative Urbanism Released

MONU Magazine has released its 29th issue on Narrative Urbanism. Editor-in-Chief Bernd Upmeyer explains that "to create a better general culture of understanding around architecture, urban design and urban development issues, we need to use all of the narrative tools that we have at our disposal, claims Cassim Shepard in the interview we did with him entitled "Understanding Urban Narratives: What Cannot be Measured" for this new issue of MONU, "Narrative Urbanism".

Being a filmmaker, he points out that moving images in this day and age are particularly effective forms of communication as they have the capacity to make people want to engage. For him, filmmaking is a very useful process that taught him how to talk to people, how to li (...)

Herzog & de Meuron revizes plans for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin

WA Contents • Oct 15, 2018 • 1022

Herzog & de Meuron revizes plans for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin

Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has released the revised version of plans for the Museum of the 20th Century which will be built at the Berlin's Kulturforum.

Herzog & de Neuron won a competition in collaboration with Vogt Landscape Architects in Zurich in 2016 to design new building for the museum "Neue Nationalgalerie - Museum of the 20th Century" at the Berlin Cultural Forum.

Two intersecting boulevards inside the museum invite the visitors to meet, to linger and together To watch art. From the north entrance a large staircase leads to the basement with further exhibition rooms. Illustrated works: Andy Warhol: Double Elvis, 1963, Marx Collection, on loan from private ownership. Ronald Bladen: Cathedra (...)

WAC Appoints Asma Haddouk As Country Reporter For Tunisia

WA Contents • Oct 15, 2018 • 502

WAC Appoints Asma Haddouk As Country Reporter For Tunisia

Asma Haddouk - Tunisia Since October 12, 2018Asma Haddouk has been appointed as Tunisia's Country Reporter, as part of the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Haddouk is a Tunisian architect and she has been mainly working and living in the suburb of Tunis for three years. Haddouk participates in national and international architecture and design competitions. She also writes articles, takes and edits photos, videos and interviews for a Tunisian online magazine monthly printed. Haddouk is also an active member of architectural heritage preservation organizations such as ASM, INP, ASSIDJE, etc. She is concerned about the socially engaged actions of public and private refurbishment issues.

You can follow Asma on Facebook.< (...)

WA Awards 28th Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

WA Contents • Oct 15, 2018 • 2031

WA Awards 28th Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

World Architecture Community announced WA Awards 28th Cycle Winner Posters and Certificates!

You are invited to Download! We present 30 winner posters and certificates for the 28th Cycle. Please visit your project page to download or preview your high-resolution Winner Posters and visit your winner page from your WA settings to download your Winner Certificates.

Please see WA Awards 28th Cycle Winners!

One Cycle ends and another begins, so if you want to see your projects potentially awarded, the best is to participate. The 29th Cycle of WA Awards is now open for submissions, so hurry up and participate to the WA Awards 29th Cycle now.

If you are a Student or an Academic Member of any University, you can send y (...)

World's Largest Arts Centre Under One Roof designed by Mecanoo opens in Taiwan

WA Contents • Oct 15, 2018 • 1171

World's Largest Arts Centre Under One Roof designed by Mecanoo opens in Taiwan

The world's largest arts centre designed under one roof has been opened in Taiwan this weekend, which is presented as Taiwan’s biggest cultural investment in a generation.

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, the single undulating building covers a surface area of 35 acres (141,000 square meters) and is set in the spectacular 116-acre (470,000 square meters) subtropical park, making it the world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof.

Named National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, the building consists of a 2,236-seat Opera House, a 1,981-seat Concert Hall, a 1,210-seat Playhouse, a 434-seat Recital Hall and an Outdoor Theater, the centre is presented as "a new cultural hub for East Asia." The spectacul (...)