Archinect - News 2017-02-20T17:35:20-05:00 Jenny E. Sabin is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program Nicholas Korody 2017-02-20T12:32:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T16:23:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Ithaca-based design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has been named the winner of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1. The annual competition awards an emerging architecture firm the opportunity to design a site-specific installation in the courtyard of the Long Island City art institution. Jenny Sabin Studio beat out five other practices with her entry&nbsp;<em>Lumen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Lumen&nbsp;</em>is made of responsive tubular structures in a lightweight knitted fabric. The installation will include a canopy of photoluminescent, solar active textiles, which absorb and deliver light.&nbsp;<em>Lumen&nbsp;</em>will also feature a misting system, satisfying the competition stipulation that the installation include water in order to help cool down visitors to the&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>event.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Jenny Sabin's catalytic immersive environment, <em>Lumen</em>, captured the jury's attention for imaginatively merging public and private spaces," states Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design. "With innovative constructi...</p> BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T10:31:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award Nicholas Korody 2017-02-15T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:08:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &mdash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with &euro;60,000.</p><p><strong>This year&rsquo;s finalists are:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL</p><p>Offices: NL Architects and XVW architectuur, Amsterdam</p><p>Authors: Walter van Dijk(NL) and Xander Vermeulen Windsant (NL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Ely Court, London, UK</p><p>Office: Alison Brooks Architects, London</p><p>Authors: Alison Brooks (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Kannikeg&aring;rden, Ribe, DK</p><p>Office: Lundgaard&amp;Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen</p><p>Authors: LeneTranberg (DK) and BojeLundgaard (DK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL</p><p>Office: BBGK Architekci, Warsaw</p><p>Authors: Jan Belina-Brzozowski (PL) and Konrad Grabowiecki(PL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, FR</p><p>Office: Rudy Ricciotti, Bandol</p><p>Author: Rudy Ricciotti(FR)</p> “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The latest Social Design Circle honorees for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2017-02-08T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T19:10:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With so many designers who dedicate their work to tackling society's most pressing problems, it can be tricky to select only one winner for a top social impact award like the Curry Stone Design Prize. So for 2017, the Curry Stone Foundation decided to change things up a bit. Instead of awarding only one winner, they will announce a total of 100 Social Design Practices and/or Individuals as a member of the Social Design Circle, which acknowledges the most socially engaged practices.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Throughout the year, new members of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Design Circle</a> will be announced every month in relation to the issue that the Curry Stone Design Prize is addressing for that particular month. For February, the topic is:&nbsp;&ldquo;Is The Right To Housing Real?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the latest Social Design Circle members:</p><p><strong>Asian Coalition for Housing Rights</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Breaking Ground</strong>, New York, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>David Baker Architects</strong>, San Francisco, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Jonathan Kirschenfeld</strong>, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>L'Oeuf Architects</strong>, Montreal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Kraftwerk1</strong>, Zurich</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Lacaton &amp; Vassal</strong>, Paris</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about the honorees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Announcing the winners of the 2017 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-07T03:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T22:31:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> concluded another successful edition Monday evening with the anticipated reveal of its 2017 winners. The competition had its biggest winners announcement yet in front of a live audience at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.</p><p>Like every year, the submissions blur the line between fictional and non-fictional. Narratives are depicted as storybook-friendly illustrations, but refer to themes like real-life current events&nbsp;or evergreen topics like the creative process, mundane everyday activities, and relatable human emotions.</p><p>The esteemed jury &mdash; which included&nbsp;Marion Weiss, Jing Liu, Stefano Boeri, Michael Maltzan, National Building Museum Executive Director Chase W. Rynd, and&nbsp;Archinect's very own Alexander Walter, among others &mdash;&nbsp;selected three prize winners, an American Institute of Architecture Students winner, and 10 honorable mentions.</p><p><strong>1ST PRIZE: &ldquo;Last Day&rdquo; by Mykhailo Ponomarenko | Ukraine</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Synopsis:&nbsp;&ldquo;The entry utilizes classical painti...</p> Recounting stories from the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition — 2017 winners to be revealed February 6! Justine Testado 2017-02-03T14:54:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:06:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Storytelling has the magical ability to influence our perception of the world we live in, and such observations couldn't be more valuable in the field of architecture. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> captured the imaginations of architects everywhere when <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> first launched the 2014 edition. Every year, architects, designers, artists and the like are invited to write and illustrate their very own architectural narrative.</p><p>The competition brings up both evergreen topics and timely issues that constantly press on the minds of architects, but the submissions themselves vastly differ from year to year. What kinds of stories will the 2017 edition tell?</p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">big winners announcement</a>&nbsp;will happen at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum on February 6 &mdash; so be on the lookout for the winning entries right here on Archinect and Bustler on Monday night!</p><p>In the meantime, here's a flashback to the winning entries in the previous Fairy Tales competitions.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016</strong></a></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;1st Prize: "Welcome t...</p> TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:07:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development of a functional Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>This past weekend, SpaceX held the first Competition Weekend at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California. After various performance tests, only three student teams were qualified to test their pods on the 1.2 kilometer test tube: TU Delft, the&nbsp;Technical University of Munich, and&nbsp;MIT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Delft Hyperloop pod at the SpaceX competition in Hawthorne. Photo via TUDelft/Twitter.</em></p><p>Their&nbsp;pod wasn't the fastest one, but&nbsp;TU Delft achieved the&nbsp;highest overall score and won&nbsp;best innovative design. The Technical University of Munich came in second and won the fastest pod award, while MIT placed in third overall and won best safety and reliability.</p><p>Speed wasn't the main pri...</p> The Future Architecture Platform Announces Winners of its Second Annual Competition Nicholas Korody 2017-02-02T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:06:40-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Future Architecture Platform is &ldquo;the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.&rdquo; In its second year, the Platform runs an open competition to choose emerging practices with innovative ideas about the future of architecture, which they then bring together in a series of events and exhibitions. One practice is chosen by public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This year, the winner was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembling Narratives</a>, a project by Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou of Greece. The other winners, selected by the organization, are:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adriana Pablos Llona (Spain) with Urban homework for Europe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo (Spain) with Hidden Architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bika Rebek, Matt Choot (Austria) with The Invisible Blanket</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Culture Territories Association (&#321;ukasz Pa&#322;czy&#324;ski, Agnieszka Ko&#322;aci&#324;ska, Jakub Andrzejewski, Hania Raniszewska, Natalia Kobyli&#324;ska, Adrian Kr&#281;&#380;lik) (Poland) with Culture Territories</a></li></ul><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DRRlab (Shar...</a></li></ul> AIA picks 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award and 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-01-31T15:48:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T15:48:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA announced last Friday that Philadelphia architect&nbsp;Alan Greenberger will receive the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award for architectural advocacy and achievement. On the same day, the AIA selected the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship</a> and Lawrence Scarpa for the 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award, which recognizes &ldquo;distinguished collaborative achievements between allied professionals, clients, organizations, and knowledge communities that have positively impacted and advanced the profession&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of Alan Greenberger's notable projects in Philadelphia.</em></p><p>Formerly a principal at MGA Partners, Greenberger served as both Philadelphia Deputy Mayor and chairman of the City Planning Commission. He spearheaded the Philadelphia2035 initiative to&nbsp;rewrite the city&rsquo;s antiquated zoning code, and also completed and approved plans to redevelop the city's 37-mile waterfront. Greenberger is now a Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and a Dist...</p> The 40 Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EUmiesaward Nicholas Korody 2017-01-30T13:25:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:47:05-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The European Commission and the Funaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture&mdash;the Mies Van der Rohe Award, also known as the EUmiesaward.</p><p>Selected from a pool of 355 nominations, the 40 shortlisted projects reflect &ldquo;the importance of the new generation of architects who have come strongly to the fore in this edition to show how architecture addresses and provides solutions for a broad diversity of issues related to the city and society, to housing, to cultural facilities, to memory and identity, to refurbishment or new buildings, in a convocation that echoes this diversity more than ever,&rdquo; according Daniel M&ograve;dol, President of the Funaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe.</p><p>As stated in the press release, a third of the works &ldquo;tackles the contemporary challenges of housing&rdquo; and another third &ldquo;tackles the challenge of contemporary architecture in relationship with built heritage.&rdquo; The five finalists will be announced in ...</p> IF_DO chosen to design Dulwich Picture Gallery's summer pavilion Ellen Hancock 2017-01-30T04:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:33:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It will be a carefully proportioned rectilinear timber structure whose movable walls are translucent mirrored screens. The translucency allows for &ldquo;Pepper&rsquo;s ghost&rdquo; illusions where ghostly objects appear, transform and fade away. A cantilevered mesh roof will hang down around the gallery creating dappled sunshine on good days or a gentle waterfall along the sides in summer showers. The mirrored movable screens are a reference to Soane&rsquo;s own playful house: the Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum in Holborn...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Shortlisted concepts for UK Holocaust Memorial revealed Justine Testado 2017-01-27T18:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T20:42:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the somber occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 10 shortlisted proposals for the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition have been publicly revealed. The proposals were designed by the 10 star-studded teams who were invited to submit concepts this past fall.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are the 10 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> concepts for the Memorial and the Learning Centre.</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects</strong><br>With Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Plan A and DHA Designs&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Allied Works</strong><br>With Robert Montgomery, The Olin Studio, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Allied Info Works, Arup, Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture, PFB Construction Management Services Ltd, BuroHappold and Nathaniel Lichfield &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects</strong><br>With Sophie Walker Studio, Arup Lighting, Event London, Lord Cultural Resources, Max Fordham, Michael Hadi Associates, Gardiner &amp; Theobald, Whybrow, Access=Design and Goddard Consulting</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread</strong><br>With Vogt Landscape Architects, Arup Lighting and David Bonnett Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Diamond Schmitt Architects</strong><br>With Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Martha Schwartz Partners and Arup</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner</strong><br>With Simon Schama, Avner Shalev, Local Projects, Samantha Heywood, David Bonnett Associates, Til...</p> The Emerging Voices winners for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-01-25T20:34:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:34:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Launched in 1982, the [Architectural League of New York's] reputable Emerging Voices program helped propel the careers of more than 250 North America-based architects, many whose names are well known today, like Steven Holl, Morphosis, Toshiko Mori, Deborah Berke, Enrique Norten, Jeanne Gang, and Tatiana Bilbao.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The invite-only portfolio competition recognizes&nbsp;distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. The&nbsp;jury evaluates each candidate's significant bodies of realized work and how the work addresses larger issues in the built environment and landscape.</p><p>Here are the 2017 Emerging Voices. Perhaps you already recognize some of them.</p><p><strong>Brian Bell and David Yocum<br>BLDGS | Atlanta, Georgia&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Sol&agrave;-Morales<br>Cadaval &amp; Sol&agrave;-Morales |&nbsp;Mexico City and Barcelona&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker<br>Duvall Decker Architects | Jackson, Mississippi&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Frida Escobedo<br>Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura | Mexico City&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Chris Leong and Dominic Leong<br>Leong Leong | New York City&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Thomas F. Robinson</strong><br><strong>LEVER Architecture |&nbsp;Portland, Oregon&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Jonathan Tate<br>OJT | New Orleans, Louisiana&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>David Scott and Susan Scott<br>Scott &amp; Scott Architects |&nbsp;Vancouver, Canada&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>You can find more details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>... First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations Justine Testado 2017-01-24T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:29:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to the all-too-familiar &ldquo;nature-deficit disorder&rdquo; in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive &ldquo;Playsages&rdquo; that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids &mdash; and adults &mdash; to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>LA CHRYSALIDE</strong> by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe &amp; Virginie Roy-Mazoyer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE</strong> by MANI</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>L'ESCALE</strong> by Collectif Escargo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HAIKU </strong>by architects Francisco A. Garcia P&eacute;rez &amp; Alessandra Vignotto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SOUNDCLOUD</strong> by Johanna Ballhaus, landscape architect &amp; Helen Wyss, architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>THE WOODSTOCK</strong>&nbsp;by Atelier Yok-Yok</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> 144 finalists advance in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2017-01-19T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T20:30:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its third edition, the Knight Cities Challenge asks one question: &ldquo;What&rsquo;s your best idea to make cities more successful?&rdquo;. Every year the Challenge's national call for ideas attracts a staggering number of applicants, who submit their strongest written ideas that they believe can improve everyday living in cities across the U.S. &mdash; particularly the 26 Knight communities. Out of more than 4,500 hopeful ideas, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalist ideas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the full list of finalists <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> AIA names 11 winning projects in 2017 Institute Honor Awards Architecture category Justine Testado 2017-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:20:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA recently revealed the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honors Awards, which are regarded as the profession's highest recognition for outstanding projects in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design...Out of nearly 700 submissions, a total of 23 recipients won awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at some of the 2017 Architecture category winners:</p><p><strong>Aspen Art Museum</strong>; Aspen, CO by Shigeru Ban Architects; Associate Firm: CCY Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&#8203;Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project</strong>; New York, NY by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLP</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&#8203;The Six Affordable Veteran Housing</strong>; Los Angeles, CA by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>(cover image) <strong>Grace Farms</strong>; New Canaan, CT by SANAA; Associate Firm: Handel Architects.</p><p>Find the rest of the category winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Sam Fox students design a First Class Meal Liam Otten 2017-01-11T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:26:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;First Class Meal&nbsp;does what the best sharing opportunities do &mdash; it identifies excess capacity from one person or organization and makes it available to another one in need, creating a symbiotic relationship that improves the success and efficiency of both partners,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda C. Samuels</a>, associate professor of urban design, who served as faculty advisor. &ldquo;That symbiosis results in more profitable organizations and, ideally, a more equitable distribution of resources.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The first phase of renovations would prioritize storage and pickup areas as well as space for classes.</em></p><p>Urban SOS is sponsored by multinational engineering company AECOM and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>&nbsp;in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 Resilient Cities</a>. Other finalists &mdash; working to solve challenges in Athens as well as Durban, South Africa and Quito, Ecuador &mdash; include: Monash University, Harvard, California at Berkeley, Oxford, Columbia, The New School and Universidad Polit&eacute;cnica de Madrid.</p><p>For more information, visit or follo...</p> The top architectural competitions in 2016 on Bustler Alexander Walter 2017-01-03T19:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T22:21:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After revisiting the most popular/talked-about/award-winning Architects, Projects, and Events on Bustler in 2016 over the past few days, we're closing out our look back with the top Competitions of the year.&nbsp; Regulars will recognize recurring audience favorites from 2015, like eVolo's annual Skyscraper Competition (eVolo also features the highly popular VMODERN Furniture Design Competition among the top 10 this year) and the Laka 'Architecture that Reacts' Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now that earth has completed its full circle around the sun, let's take a quick look back at some of the most visited competition posts of 2016 on our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> that also had an impact on the Archinect news this past year:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon?</a></li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales 2017</a></strong></p><p>Related on Archinect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales 2016 winners highlight real architectural issues through fictional storytelling</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2016 (WAF Awards)</a></strong></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes and Hayball among big winners in 2016 World Architecture Festival</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Fuller Challenge</strong></a></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller C...</a></li></ul> The top prize-winning architects of 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-21T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T21:34:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not a year goes by without&nbsp;one &mdash; or maybe 10 &mdash; of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award;&nbsp;not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice,&nbsp;scholarly research, teaching, or expertly juggling all three,&nbsp;these architects have made their lasting mark.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s 2016 list of the top prize-winning architects, in no particular order:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena - Pritzker Prize</a></em></p><p>Not only was Alejandro Aravena the director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, he became the first Chilean architect and one of the youngest architects to win the Pritzker this past January. Reactions to Aravena's selection were generally positive, though also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conflicted</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo Mendes da Rocha</a></em></p><p>2016 was a golden year for&nbsp;Paulo Mendes da Rocha. In four months' time, the 2006 Pritzker laureate received three lifetime achievement awards:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale Golden Lion</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale Award</a>, and...</p> The architecture projects that won big in 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-20T17:56:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T09:50:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring&nbsp;folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly&nbsp;work&nbsp;hard&nbsp;toward a better future.&nbsp;The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude&nbsp;of memorable structures brought to life from renowned and emerging practices alike. And several of those projects won accolades in some of&nbsp;architecture's most&nbsp;prestigious competitions.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s list of 2016's top award-winning projects, in no particular order:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>SANAA's Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; building wins latest MCHAP</em></a></p><p>The IIT College of Architecture bestowed their second biennial Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize to SANAA's meandering Grace Farms community center in New Canaan. The prize distinguishes the best architecture in the Americas.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award</em></a></p><p>Initiatives like the Rainforest Solutions Project show that compromise is attainable despite multiple clashing perspectives. The ...</p> AIA honors I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre with 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award Justine Testado 2016-12-15T20:54:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T12:26:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a>'s Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed&nbsp;in 1989,&nbsp;it was denounced as a modernist insult to its historic location, the 800-year-old Grand&nbsp;Palais. But 27&nbsp;years later, the 71-foot-tall&nbsp;glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. In an announcement today, the AIA announced the Grand Louvre - Phase I project as the 2017&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-Five Year Award</a> recipient.</p><p>The Twenty-Five Year Award distinguishes&nbsp;a building that has gracefully stood the test of time over the last 25-35 years. Chaired by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a>'&nbsp;Mark Reddington, the 2017 jury&nbsp;selected the project that best&nbsp;&ldquo;demonstrate[s] excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today&rsquo;s standards.&rdquo; The nine-person jury also included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith</a>,&nbsp;Timothy J. Johnson of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Q. Sabatini</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Grand Louvre was executed in two phases over the course of a decade. In Phase I, Pei built the pyramid and&nbsp;reorganized the museum...</p> The Murphy House wins 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-12-15T17:39:00-05:00 >2016-12-27T07:31:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wait is over! Today, RIBA revealed&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Murphy Architects</a>' Murphy House in historic New Town, Edinburgh as the 2016 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA House of the Year</a>.&nbsp;Henning Stummel Architects'&nbsp;Tin House in west London was also announced as the seventh <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted house</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Architect Richard Murphy designed the house as his personal residence. The house, which sits on an awkward plot at the end of a terrace,&nbsp;only has an&nbsp;11 m. x 6 m. footprint and a floor area of 165 m2.&nbsp;Despite its modest size, the Murphy House comprises of five levels, with&nbsp;hidden spaces and a quirky jigsaw element of moving pieces and disappearing walls that charmed the jury. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The house includes three bedrooms, a living/dining/kitchen area at varying levels, a study, basement storage, garage, utility room, and a roof terrace. In creating the scheme, Murphy drew inspiration from his own design heroes like architect Carlo Scarpa.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><img alt="" src=""><br><img alt="" src=""><br><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Jury member Philip Thorn of Hiscox Home Insurance praised the Murphy House as a delightful &ldquo;box of tricks&rdquo; and...</p> 2016 Faith & Form Religious Architecture Awards name Koning Eizenberg, John McAslan & Partners, John Ronan among winners Justine Testado 2016-12-14T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:59:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether you frequently visit a religious space or not, there are plenty of projects out there that are worthy of praise in their own right, as seen in the 2016 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith &amp; Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), the annual competition scopes out the best in religious architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Open to all, from architects to clergy to students, the 2016&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards</a>&nbsp;concluded with 28 winning projects based worldwide. Categories included New Facilities, Restoration, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, and more. Here are a few of the winners:</p><p>Sacred Landscape:&nbsp;Shoji Oshio + UA architects; 8-Shaped Passage; Ueno, Tokyo, Japan&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Liturgical/Interior Design:&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners; Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho; Kericho, Kenya</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Adaptive Reuse/Repurpose:&nbsp;Koning Eizenberg Architecture; Temple Israel of Hollywood; Los Angeles, California</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Murphy Burnham &amp; Buttrick Architects; St. Patrick&rsquo;s Cathedral; New York, New York; Restoration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;New Facilities:&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners; Jumaa Mosque; Doha, Qatar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Student Work:&nbsp;Rafaela Paes; &ldquo;City of Spirits&rdquo;; Recife, Brazil</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>cover image:&nbsp;New Facilities:&nbsp;John Ronan Architects; Chapel of St. Ignatius; Chicago, Illinois</em></p><p>Find the full list of winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about religious architecture on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LeRoy's Ark: LeRoy Tro...</a></p> Team jvantspijker - Felixx wins tender with free haven for Reykjavik Jaakko van 't Spijker 2016-12-14T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:00:11-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dutch design offices jvantspijker and Felixx, together with Orri Steinarsson, have won the international urban design competition in Gufunes, Reykjavik. The task was the strategic redevelopment of a vast coastal area of approximately 140 hectares, at the edge of the city. The winning proposal is committed to transform the area, with striking industrial buildings along the coast and a vast green zone inland, into a haven for urban pioneers. The 1st prize was awarded during a ceremony on Wednesday night (December 7th) by the mayor of Reykjavik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winning proposal positions the area as an overflow for downtown Reykjavik. Tourism keeps growing, and the city can hardly cope with the increasing pressure on space and program in the center. Gufunes will therefore become an unpolished haven for starters, city pioneers and creative businesses that can no longer be accommodated elsewhere in the city. The vast area is being restructured into a coherent whole. The zone around the existing i...</p> Paul Revere Williams and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-14T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:55:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, here's midweek recap #135 with last week's competition headliners:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2017 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams &mdash; the first African-American recipient</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The AIA awarded a posthumous Gold Medal to architect Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American laureate &mdash; it's about time! A trailblazer throughout his career, Williams was&nbsp;the first black architect to join the AIA and to be elected in the Institute's College of Fellows.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>SF-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects won&nbsp;the AIA's highest accolade given to an architecture firm. LSMA was acknowledged for a&nbsp;diverse portfolio that reflects their steadfast dedication to&nbsp;social conscio...</p> Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew Justine Testado 2016-12-13T18:56:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T23:48:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about bridges on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up</a></p> Modern Mews and The Garden House shortlisted for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-12-08T17:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:17:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just one spot left on the shortlist for the 2016 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA House of the Year</a>, which distinguishes the most innovative house designed by a UK-based architect. The Institute announced today that Modern Mews by Coffey Architects and The Garden House by Hayhurst and Co. are the latest projects to join the list. Once all seven houses are revealed, only one will be crowned as the winner on December 15.</p><p>Have a look at the latest shortlisted houses. In case you missed them, the other four houses are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Garden House in Hackney, east London by Hayhurst and Co.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Captivated by the meticulous attention to detail in the house, the jury cited Hayhurst and Co for&nbsp;skillfully creating a peaceful and private home that also provides &ldquo;a rich and layered experience in a very small space&rdquo;, calling it &ldquo;a real achievement given the overlooked and enclosed nature of the site.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Modern Mews in central London by Coffey Architects</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Through clever restructuring and a smart choice of materials, Coffey Architects r...</p> RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:24:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning research projects this year are:</p><p><strong>History and Theory:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage&nbsp;Project, Eritrea<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Asmara &ndash; Africa&rsquo;s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Cities and Community:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;The Common Camp: Temporary Settlements as a Spatio-political Instrument in Israel-Palestine&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design and Technical:</strong>&nbsp;Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK;&nbsp;Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK;&nbsp;Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, UK&nbsp;<br><strong>Project:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Learning from Projects:</strong>&nbsp;David Roberts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s Balfron Tower&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... Foster + Partners and BIG are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:24:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="942" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out last week's competition headliners in recap #134 below.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura win Museo del Prado Hall of Realms restoration</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foster +&nbsp;Partners and Rubio Arquitectura had the winning scheme to refurbish&nbsp;the Museo del Prado's historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, or Hall of Realms.&nbsp;The winners were selected over&nbsp;big contenders including OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.</p><p><strong>2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist&nbsp;</strong></p><p>RIBA is currently in the process of revealing the seven projects in the House of the Year shortlist. So far, they've announced four homes:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects + Ansty Plum by Coppin Dockray</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House by DSDHA + Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p>