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The Rothko Chapel under construction

The Rothko Chapel, located in Texas in the United States, will be closed until the end of the year. This space, dedicated to ecumenical meditation, has grown to attract more than 100,000 visitors annually. Since 2000 it has been listed in the National Register of Historical Places but now must be renovated to ensure proper […]

‘Vessel’ and Snark Park kick off at Hudson Yards

New York’s shiny new Hudson Yards kicked off over the weekend welcoming New Yorkers to experience the six skyscrapers, seven-story mall, and arts centre. Six years in the making, the new Manhattan community has garnered critique and admiration. Alongside the retail and restaurants attracting visitors, there are two major art projects that Hudson Yards hopes […]

Restoration of Valongo Wharf underway, museum still uncertain

Nearly one million African slaves would have walked up the steps of Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro between 1811 and 1831. Brazil would be the destination for more than a third of all the African slaves sent to Latin America.   Valongo Wharf was uncovered by accident in 2016 when preparations for the Olympics led to an ad hoc […]

‘Put it back’: San Francisco house by architect Richard Neutra to be rebuilt

At 49 Hopkins Avenue in San Francisco, one would expect to find a white, modern house that today looks fairly typical of 20th century modern architecture. The house was built in 1936 by Richard Neutra, one of the defining architects of the modernist movement and a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Named the Largent House […]

Snarkitecture to introduce Snark Park to NYC in 2019

New York-based Design Prize winner Snarkitecture, headed by partners Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham, and Ben Porto, has announced the March 2019 opening of their permanent exhibition space called Snark Park. Snarkitecture’s creation will be located in Hudson Yards, a multi-billion-dollar, large scale redevelopment programme aimed to expand Manhattan’s midtown business district west towards the Hudson […]

2019 Young Architects Programme finalists list

The finalists for the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2019 Young Architects Programme (YAP) have been officially announced. Pedro & Juana, Low Design Office (LOWDO), Oana Stanescu & Akane Moriyama, Matter Design, and TO will compete in the 20th annual YAP. Each finalist will now organize a preliminary proposal for PS1’s outdoor courtyard […]

Frank Gehry’s twisting aluminium tower for Luma Arles

Frank Gehry’s architectural style is nothing if not unique. Even to the untrained eye, it can be easy to spot a creation by the Canadian-American architect that are dotted around the world. Prague’s Dancing House, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum are only a few of the architectural […]