What to See First: Your GPS Guide to the Tate Modern – The New York Times

On Friday the world’s most popular modern art museum, the Tate Modern, opens a new 10-story wing designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Called the Switch House, the extension will show off contemporary work, including film, installation and live performance, and will add 60 percent more space to the already enormous former power station on the banks of the Thames.

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Glass act: BIG’s Serpentine pavilion and its four summer houses revealed – Wallpaper

Initiated by outgoing gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery’s programme of pavilion building began at the turn of the century with a tensile structure by the late Zaha Hadid. Sixteen years later, and the pavilion is a highlight of the summer calendar, both in terms of its creative direction and as a venue for events.

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Serpentine pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels’ pyramid for the Minecraft generation – The Guardian

Is it a wall? Is it a cave? Actually, this year’s pavilion started life as shelves – but it has gawp-factor by the bucketload. And for those who like follies, there are four satellite summer houses to explore too.

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Iwan Baan receives Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award from The American Institute of Architects

Congratulations to #AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon honorees @annabelleselldorf, @iwanbaan, and Robert Rubin

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Every year, AIANY honors architects, philanthropists, public servants, and organizations that are committed to improving communities through design excellence. The Chapter’s annual Honors and Design Awards reinforce AIA’s central principle: design matters. In 2016, the AIANY Medal of Honor was awarded to Anabelle Selldorf, FAIA, of Selldorf Architects; the Award of Merit was conferred to Robert M. Rubin; and acclaimed photographer Iwan Baan was honored with the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award.

Read the press release from the American Institute of Architects here.

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Interview with Iwan Baan in Dutch Volkskrant newspaper

The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant featured a profile of and interview with Iwan Baan.

Read the interview here.

In the profile he guides the reader through his favourite destinations, hotel, building, camera, clothes, landscape and other objects. Read the full profile here.