William Menking

William Menking is the Editor-in-Chief of The Architect's Newspaper.

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Wright holds Four Seasons Restaurant auction preview

The auction company Wright's preview for the upcoming (July 26) Four Seasons Restaurant auction was held today and The Architect’s Newspaper went along to see what was on offer. (You can recap our full coverage of the controversy surrounding the auction here.) Mixed in among the innumerable ladles, serving trays, wine glasses,…
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Andrés Jaque awarded the Kiesler Prize

  The New York- and Madrid- based architect Andrés Jaque has been award the 2016 Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Prize for Architecture and Art. The Kiesler Foundation made the announcement today that the Spanish-born, Columbia University and Princeton University Professor of Architecture has been given the prize, which comes…
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How Donald Trump transformed New York without any regard for design quality

There is something about the towering, architectural designs of Donald Trump that brings out the best in New York’s architectural wordsmiths and critics: The Trump International Hotel & Tower at 1 Central Park West was a perfect foil for Herbert Muschamp in The New York Times. Philip Johnson…

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AN Lions: 20 must-see things at the 2016 Venice Biennale

The 2016 Venice Biennale is now open to the public until November 27, 2016. "Reporting From the Front" is Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's manifesto of sorts, a gorgeous aesthetic project with a slightly less clear political overlay. In this Biennale, he was looking to share success stories from engaged practitioners who…
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Five pavilions to open in this year’s Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses show

For the first time, the Serpentine Galleries has commissioned not a single pavilion but five separate structures by different architects for London's Kensington Gardens. For the past fifteen years, the summer pavilion has occupied a space between the gallery and West Carriage Drive in the park. This year, that primary pavilion…
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Why are there (almost) no American architects at the 2016 Venice Biennale?

Alejandro Aravena, curator of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (themed "Reporting from the Front"), claims that this 15th architecture exhibition wants to “offer a new point of view” and is about “listening to those who are able to gain perspective and are in the position to share knowledge and experiences,…