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The Architectural League of New York has announced the 2023 recipients of its annual Emerging Voices award. Since 1982, Emerging Voices has spotlighted as its name suggests, emerging practices or individuals doing work within the design and architecture field. The invited, juried portfolio competition is awarded annually to eight United States, Mexico, and Canada practices or practitioners with “distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism,” according to The Architectural League. “The works of this year’s Emerging Voices winners exhibit architecture’s ability to work across the various scales of the built environment…

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Twin villas, made of rammed earth, feature “strongly minimalist and simple” touches in contrast to the messy jungle in Costa Rica. Designed by the Czech Republic and Costa Rica-based studio Formafatal, the twin villas are situated on a hillside in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass and three solid exterior walls – made from rammed earth – to grasp mesmerizing views from the jungle.The sharp lines and minimalist layout of the villas create a strong contrast with its surrounding where they are situated in. The variation of colors complements the natural beauty of the site.Named Achioté, the two minimalist-shaped villas…

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The World Architecture Festival has announced the Overall Winner for the 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize with Prize co-curators Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum.The winner is a hybrid drawing entitled “Fitzroy Food Institute” by Samuel Wen and Michael Ren, combining different rendering techniques.The winners describe their joint entry as a project about a dumpling institute that deviates from a traditional orientalist attitude towards Chinese culture, while also examining ideas of globalisation and automation.Samuel Wen, a Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture graduate from the University of Melbourne as well as a student architect at Cox Architecture says: “We…

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Two devastating major earthquakes, first 7.8 and second 7.4 magnitude, hit Turkey and north-west Syria early Monday morning, February 6.Recorded as “one of the most powerful earthquakes in at least a century”, the epicenter of the earthquake is the town of Pazarcık in Kahramanmaraş – a city located on the crossroad of southern, eastern and southeastern Turkey. Gaziantep, 150 miles from the border with Syria 50 miles from the epicentre of the earthquake in Kahramanmaraş, Diyarbakır, 300 km from the epicenter, Adana, Adıyaman, Hatay, Malatya, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, Kilis are among the most affected areas and neighbouring cities.Lebanon, Greece, Israel, and the…

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There’s no question that climate change is intensifying. If we’re not experiencing a record-breaking deep freeze in the winter, we’re dealing with scorching heat waves. One of the most serious outcomes of this ecological crisis is the growing number of powerful storms we’re witnessing. Nowhere is this more evident—at least now—than in the low-lying coastal areas of southern Florida. Last September, Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the state’s western seaboard and left a whopping $50 billion of damage in its wake. Though predicted to sustain the worst of the impact, the midsize city of Sarasota was miraculously spared. Situated between…

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The Danish Pavilion has announced its theme, curator and details for the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale which will take place from Saturday 20 May to Sunday 26 November, 2023 at the Arsenale and Giardini venues in Italy.Titled Coastal Imaginaries, the Danish Pavilion, curated by Josephine Michau, will represent Denmark at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition. The 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale is curated by Lesley Lokko under the theme of The Laboratory of the Future. The exhibition of Danish Pavilion will shine a spotlight on nature-based design solutions to raise questions against global challenges like rising sea levels and storm floods.The pavilion’s team…

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MAD Architects in collaboration with China Airport Planning & Design Institute and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design has revealed design for the Changchun “Longjia” International Airport Terminal 3 in China.The plans have been reevaled following an international competition in China. The new terminal building, which will be the airport’s first large-scale air transportation junction, will cover a total of nearly 270,000 square meters on a footprint of 177.6-hectare area.Resembling “a floating feather”, the precise shape of the airport features a fluid skin that frames its internal logic and roof design in a clear arrangement. Aiming to accomodate 22 million passengers per…

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Umlaut is the private while destructuring the complexity of the private life in the public spaces. It is a life that contains public and private in its domain of being. It is private which is in accordance with the self and its discourse with the public. Personal freedom of thought is the first thing that strikes one’s mind when we talk about private life in a public space whereas it is just a notion. Every individual is preoccupied with two aspects such as inner and outer. The inner aspect of life projects a very idea of self that is hardly…

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Late last week the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced it has picked Selldorf Architects for a major revamp of the galleries in its main building. Selldorf Architects’ work with the Smithsonian goes back to 2020, when the New York firm completed concept design and master plan for the museum. The plan proposed display areas for old and new media, such as gallery devoted to video and time-based works. Even as exhibition areas are being refitted with larger wallspaces and new galleries to accommodate an ever-more-diverse collection, the design will preserve the Greek Revival elegance of the 19th-century building. All in…

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Looking to expand your mind this year? AN’s editors have you covered with four exhibitions you won’t want to miss out on. From coast to coast, these highlighted exhibitions pulled from the January/February issue of The Architect’s Newspaper include a historical account of the 1900 World’s Fair, a showcase of innovative furnishings designed in response to the pandemic, and a look at ADUs. And for those who crave more, check out AN‘s spring lecture series roundup, a concise list of public programming at architecture schools across the country. Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair Cooper…

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