Archinect - News 2017-05-27T17:34:26-04:00 Four projects shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T13:43:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's down to the final four for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize. Established in 2014 by notable Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the CAD$100,000 prize celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines,&rdquo;&nbsp;says&nbsp;Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s to serve the community and humanity.&rdquo; Back in 2014, Li Xiaodong <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the inaugural prize.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the 2017 shortlist:</p><p><strong>&#8203;8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Bjarne Tulinius.</em></p><p><strong>Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Katsuhisa Kida.</em></p><p><strong>Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: John Horner.</em></p><p><strong>The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: James Brittain.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The Graham Foundation awards over $560,000 in Grants to Individuals Nicholas Korody 2017-05-24T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twice a year, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> issues a series of significant grants, first to individuals and then to organizations. The Foundation has just released the list of recipients of the 2017 Grants to Individuals, totaling over $560,000 divided amongst 72 projects.</p><p>"Many of our grantees this year are exploring the agency of design," states Graham Foundation director <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a>. "They are testing the limits of conventional practice to make new work that directly engages the social and political dimensions of the designed environment."</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the full list of grantees:</p><p><strong>Exhibitions</strong></p><p>Marcelo Araya, Andr&eacute;s Garc&eacute;s, Iv&aacute;n Ivelic &amp; Manuel Sanfuentes<br>Daniel Cardoso Llach<br>Assaf Evron<br>Nathan Friedman<br>Anna Halprin<br>Suzanne Harris-Brandts &amp; Angela Wheeler<br>Rick Lowe<br>Zahra Malkani &amp; Shahana Rajani<br>Senam Awo Okudzeto<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maxi Spina</a><br>Martine Syms</p><p><strong>Film/Video/New Media Projects</strong></p><p>Josef Asteinza &amp; Mariano Ros<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TOMA</a>: Leandro Cappetto, Mathias Klenner, Eduardo P&eacute;rez, Ignacio Rivas &amp; Ignacio Saavedra<br>Aggie Ebrahimi, Oscar Molina, Br...</p> RAMSA awards 2017 Travel Fellowship to Kyle Schumann Justine Testado 2017-05-22T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T19:39:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a> announced last week that they granted their 2017 RAMSA Traveling Fellowship to Kyle Schumann, a master's candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, for his submission &ldquo;Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking&rdquo;.</p><p>The prize will fund Schumann's travels to&nbsp;Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, where he will study the work of architects Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik, Otto Wagner, Edoardo Gellner, and Edvard Ravnikar. He argues in his submission that these specific architects engaged with &ldquo;complex and often conflicting cultural histories, coupled with the challenging geography and climate of the Alpine region,&rdquo; and therefore &ldquo;necessitated an architecture intricately sensitive to material, cultural, and programmatic contexts.&rdquo;</p><p>The jury &mdash; RAMSA Partners Melissa DelVecchio, Daniel Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani &mdash; was &ldquo;intrigued&rdquo; by Schumann's clear intent &ldquo;to investigate Alpine architecture that mediates modernism and regional tradition,&rdquo; they wrote. ...</p> 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> Six projects win in 2017 RIBA West Midlands Awards Justine Testado 2017-05-19T15:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T07:05:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="567" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues with the recent reveal of six winning buildings for the 2017 West Midlands Awards. &ldquo;The winners deliver an architecture with a narrative and a poetry, while also fully responding to the functional needs of the facilities they created,&rdquo; stated RIBA Jury Chair Natalia Maximova. &ldquo;It is a year of quieter and well-mannered design, nevertheless, no less confident and powerful for that reason.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>The Compound&nbsp;by BPN Architects</strong></p><p><a title="The Compound by BPN Architects&#8203;. Photo: Tom Bird." href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em>Photo: Tom Bird.</em></p><p><strong>St. Michael&rsquo;s Hospice, Hereford by Architype</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Dennis Gilbert.</em></p><p><strong>Croft Lodge Studio, Leominster by Kate Darby Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: James Morris.</em></p><p><strong>Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham by Berman Guedes Stretton</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Quintin Lake.</em></p><p><strong>Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas by Glenn Howells Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="">Photo: Rob Parrish.</p><p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre by Arup Associates</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Simon Kennedy.</em></p><p>Learn more about the projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The World Architecture Festival entry deadline has been extended! Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-19T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T14:26:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&nbsp;<a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em></p><p>To give you a bit more time to submit your award-winning entries, WAF has extended the entry deadline to&nbsp;<strong>Friday, June 2nd.</strong></p><p>In a truly unique format, all shortlisted architects present to, and receive live feedback from WAF's international jurors live at the festival in Berlin. You can view the full list of judges <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Watch last year's World Building of the Year finalist presentation below.</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Berlin: Presentation of the WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2016</a> from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Enter your completed or future projects into one or multiple of the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> to get the chance of joining the ranks of the architectural elite who are proud owners of a WAF award and prove that your practice is among the best in the industry.</p><p><strong>Final Entry Deadline:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 2nd</p><p>Plus, enter the discount code <strong>MULTIENTRY15</strong>&nbsp;at checkout to get a&nbsp;<strong>15% discount on your total order when you submit 3 or more entries.</strong></p><p>Click <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to view the 2017 entry guide w...</p> SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Alejandro Aravena's ELEMENTAL to design the 1 million sq.ft. Qatar Art Mill Justine Testado 2017-05-15T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alejandro Aravena's Santiago firm ELEMENTAL had the winning concept for the Qatar Art Mill Design Competition. Launched by Qatar Museums in 2015, the three-stage competition sought the architect who will convert an approximately 1 million square-foot flour mill into a new waterfront art museum for Doha Bay...&ldquo;The [winning] concept design was praised by the international jury as &lsquo;a serene artwork...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Elemental Art Mill Concept Design. Image &copy; Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants.</em></p><p>Chosen from eight top-notch finalists, Elemental was inspired by the iconic &ldquo;rhythmic monumental grain silos&rdquo; of the original Flour Mills that formerly occupied the site.</p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p> These Nka Foundation-winning ideas will be built in Ghana's Abetenim Arts Village Justine Testado 2017-05-11T19:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T19:47:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Nka Foundation recently revealed the winners of the 2017 Land Art Competition for Ghana...architects, landscape architects, engineers, and students alike were invited to submit their most inventive ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations in rural Ghana. Entrants had to emphasize creating a unique arts village experience and how their design functions as a place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize-winning entries:</p><p><strong>1st place: Earth Archive Project by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Yusuke Suzuki and L&eacute;o All&egrave;gre of Yusuke Suzuki Design Office in Japan</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd place:&nbsp;Nonnegligible Village by the Urban Active Space Research Studio&nbsp;at Dalian Polytechnic University in China</strong><br><strong>Team: Ruixuan Li, Jiazi Zhang, Qiuming Dong, Rui Xu, Ying Zheng, Xiaoming Wang, Ziyi Zhao, Yanying Zhao, Yuxiang Zhang, Na Li, Henan Wang, Pengzhe He</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd place: Ashanti Domino by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sara Arfaian, Junko Yamamoto and Jenny Zhan in USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Images courtesy of Nka Foundation Land Art Competition.</em></p><p>Find more of the top-winning entries&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #468 Nam Henderson 2017-05-10T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T14:01:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, back in April&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, about their contextually-sensitive, regionally specific, vernacular.&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Therein MacKay-Layons explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The other non-object sense of our work is that we see the buildings as helmets that you wear[&hellip;] Being inside and understanding where you exist in the world in terms of the sun and the wind and the biography. We really designed the buildings to be like helmets to be inside of.</em>"</p><p><strong>Chemex</strong> was pleased</p><p>"<em>Nice interview. McK-L work and words, it seems, are the perfect example of good design inspired by tradition and context...Whenever I hear a client or friend complain about modern architecture, I show them McK-L or Holl.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> chatted with Will Wright instigator of L.A. AIA's "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encompass</a>" conference.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> (one of the speakers) offered up a review "<em>great conference....It was carefully curated by AIA Los Angeles chapter to be inclusive...Discussions and stories of diver...</em></p> Foster + Partners | Branch Technology win Phase 2, Level 1 of NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Justine Testado 2017-05-09T19:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T09:08:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Foster + Partners and Branch Technology team recently won first prize in the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge's Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition. The three-phase Challenge envisions a future where autonomous machines can help build extra-terrestrial shelters for human habitation.&nbsp;Phase 2 is divided into three levels, with each one focusing on a different structural challenge.</p><p>After winning second place in Phase 1 in 2015, Foster + Partners teamed up with Branch Technology to refine the original concept.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners' Mars Habitat concept. Images &copy; Foster + Partners.</em></p><p>In Phase 2 - Level 1, the seven competing teams had to use a combination of recycled mission materials and indigenous Martian regolith to 3D-print a truncated cone and a cylinder, which went through compression testing to assess their suitability as structural components.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners and Branch Technology's Cone Print. Courtesy of Foster + Partners | Branch Technology.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners and Bran...</em></p> More of the notable 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-05-08T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T19:57:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In an era of tumultuous change, design is asking deep questions about its purpose and contributions to a better society,&rdquo; Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann said in a statement. &ldquo;The achievements of this year&rsquo;s class of National Design Award winners have informed that dialogue...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hartmut Esslinger, Susan S. Szenasy, Craig L. Wilkins,&nbsp;MASS Design Group, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke Partners</a> are among the notable winners of the 2017&nbsp;Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards.&nbsp;First launched in&nbsp;2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the National Design Award recipients across 11 disciplines are recognized for design excellence, innovation, and public impact.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><strong>Lifetime Achievement: Hartmut Esslinger</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Courtesy of Hartmut Esslinger.</em></p><p><strong>Director&rsquo;s Award: Susan S. Szenasy&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Laurel Golio.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan S. Szenasy on the Importance of Design in the Everyday</a></p><p><strong>Design Mind: Craig L. Wilkins</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Craig L. Wilkins (author), Ruffneck Constructivists (2014). Published by Dancing Foxes Press/ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.</em></p><p><strong>Corporate &amp; Institutional Achievement: Design Trust for Public Space</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Architecture Design: MASS Design Group&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How To Get A Jo...</a></p> Deborah Berke Partners to receive a 2017 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt Justine Testado 2017-05-08T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T17:47:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently bestowed a 2017 National Design Award to Deborah Berke Partners in the Interior Design category. The awards competition recognizes designers, patrons, and companies for &ldquo;excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life&rdquo; in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ten categories</a>. Firms and individuals are nominated and portfolios are evaluated by a multidisciplinary jury of prominent design leaders, as well as previous winners.</p><p>&ldquo;Our work, especially with old buildings, is quietly resistant to throw away-culture, to junk-space,&rdquo; Deborah Berke said in a statement. &ldquo;Call it architecture, interior design, or adaptive reuse. Labels don&rsquo;t matter. It&rsquo;s about creating spaces that people love, spaces that dignify contemporary life.&rdquo;</p><p>Partners Deborah Berke, Maitland Jones, and Marc Leff and Senior Principals Stephen Brockman and Caroline Wharton Ewing will accept the award on behalf of the firm during the ceremony on October 19.</p>... Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Receives Two AIA Housing Awards Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-03T13:23:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T13:23:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2017 National Conference on Architecture put on by the AIA over the weekend came with a parade of honors and awards including the Housing Awards program. Now in its 17th year, the AIA Housing Awards&nbsp;were established to honor the best in residential architecture and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>&nbsp;was one of firms to be recognized by the program for their exception design, receiving multiple accolades.</p><p>Their Los Altos Residence was honored in the "One/Two Family Custom Residences" category. The home is a modernist reinterpretation of the Northern California ranch. With a simple layout and detailing, the firm has created a home that is both calm and restful.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The second accolade was awarded to the Stellar Residence and Townhomes at Mountainside Northstar, falling in the "One/Two Family Production Homes" category. The Residence is a challenging update on the traditional mountain chalet while using familiar materials common to the...</p> Nine honorees join Curry Stone Social Design Circle for May 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T17:37:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Another month has begun, so that means a new set of honorees for the Curry Stone Social Design Circle have been announced!...For May, nine new members &mdash; including Rural Studio, bcWORKSHOP, and Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation &mdash; were selected for the theme &ldquo;Can We Design Community Engagement?&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the May honorees:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>buildingcommunityWORKSHOP</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Fallen Fruit</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Farm Cultural Park</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo Credit: Giuseppe Guarneri.</em></p><p><strong>Institute of Play</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Project Row Houses</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Peter Molick.</em></p><p><strong>Public Works</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Rebuild Foundation</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo via</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rural Studio</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Timothy Hursley.</em></p><p><strong>Sergio Palleroni</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>, and check out honorees from previous months below.</p> Get one of ten free advertisements in the first issue of 'Ed', Archinect's new print magazine! Nicholas Korody 2017-05-02T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T16:02:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Ed</em></a>, Archinect&rsquo;s new hybrid print/digital magazine, is entitled &ldquo;The Architecture of Architecture&rdquo; and seeks to investigate the forces that determine and delimit the possibilities of architectural practice and thought. In short, the issue endeavors to make visible the limits of architecture, to probe its normative assumptions, and to propose alternatives for the discipline and profession. Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>A constitutive part of the &lsquo;architecture of architecture&rsquo; in the 21st century is self-promotion, branding, and other forms of identity-production. We&rsquo;d like to critically interrogate this imperative, without necessarily issuing a single or reductive judgment. To that end, we&rsquo;re including 10 free advertisements in the inaugural issue of <em>Ed</em>, both solicited and selected from an open call that is now open.</p><p>We welcome a range of approaches in these advertisements&mdash;from the polemical to the self-promotional. You can take this as an opportunity to sell your practice, sel...</p> Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> Architects envision Trump's America in the “Complicity and Defiance” charrette — winners announced! Justine Testado 2017-04-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T17:21:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S.A. is barely 100 days into the Trump presidency, and a sure hell of a lot has happened in the last few months, huh? No doubt, the design community has reacted strongly to Trump's rambunctious power-mongering, including a revival of the debate on complicity and defiance in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response, competition organizer Archistophanes/Reality Cues &mdash; who previously created the cheeky <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump&rdquo;</a> competition &mdash; launched the Complicity and Defiance in Architecture charrette, wherein entrants had to create&nbsp;&ldquo;a provocative message of critique and/or defiance&rdquo; towards any of Trump's authoritarian legislation measures. Here's a peek of the top three winners and a few honorable mentions:</p><p><strong>1ST PLACE: Oil Border by Elisabeth Drumpf&#8203;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2ND PLACE: &#8203;Absurdity Redlined by SJ Kwon</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3RD PLACE: &#8203;Humane Security Corridor by Zachary Wilson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: EcoPorn by Yoshihara Hisao</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: Trumpe L&rsquo;&oelig;il by Sara Castillo</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: The Garden of Contemporary Blight by Black Fish</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more of the top entries <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> One of these crafty pavilions will win the 2017 CHART ARCHITECTURE competition Justine Testado 2017-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T17:59:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The competition's 2017 &ldquo;The Living City&rdquo; theme revolves around promoting public awareness of sustainable urbanization. Participants had to propose a sustainably designed pavilion for the Chart Art Fair's gastronomy partners and SPACE10 that considers upcycling and reusing materials, multifunctionality, and innovative fabrication methods. Most recently, five teams were announced as the finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the proposals:</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Algae Dome&rdquo; by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski, and Anna Stempniewicz</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Paper Pavilion&rdquo; by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Stick Box&rdquo; by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Sunday Temple&rdquo; by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Adapt&rdquo; by&nbsp;Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabrian Puller</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>All renderings &copy; CHART ART FAIR.</em></p><p>Learn more about each project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Announcing the 2017 winners of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers! Justine Testado 2017-04-26T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T14:55:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Six talented winners were revealed today for the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Established in 1981 by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>, the Prize carries a legacy in that many now-well-known architects received the award at the start of their careers, like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, Stan Allen,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shih-Fu Peng &amp; Roisin Heneghan</a>, J. Meejin Yoon, James Slade &amp; Minsuk Cho, and several more.</p><p>Open to North America-based designers who are no more than 10 years out of school, the juried portfolio competition had &ldquo;Support&rdquo; as its 2017 theme. Support &ldquo;identified a present situation in which precarious forms and precarious social arrangements exist side by side. How does one clarify the modes of support in architecture today when the discipline&rsquo;s role is obscured by a tangled network in which exchanges between built form and various systems of framing, assistance, and reinforcement are constantly in flux?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the winners!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Corso and Molly Hunker - S...</a></strong></p> Aravena wins the 2017 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Design Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T16:25:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From winning the Pritzker to curating the Venice Biennale, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena had a pretty good 2016. Apparently, he&rsquo;s still on a roll: Aravena has just been awarded the 2017 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Design. Awarded each year to people or organizations for &ldquo;outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future&rdquo;, the award comes with 1 million swedish krona (just over $100,000).</p><p>&ldquo;Mr Alejandro Aravena is an innovative Chilean architect that together with his colleagues in the &lsquo;Do-Tank&rsquo; Elemental applies a design philosophy including citizens as part of the solution and not part of the problem, creating bridges of trust between people, government and business,&rdquo; write the jury. &ldquo;All three dimensions of sustainability are balanced in a participatory process; socially, environmentally and economically.&rdquo;</p> "Future-Use Architecture", a project by faculty members at Northeastern, wins $100K Latrobe Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Awarded every other year by the AIA College of Fellows, the Latrobe Prize is a major award&mdash;$100,000&mdash;granted to a two-year project that leads &ldquo;to significant advances in the architectural profession.&rdquo; This year, the award, which is named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was given to a team of three faculty members of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory.</p><p>Their project is titled &ldquo;Future-Use Architecture&rdquo;, and focuses on &ldquo;the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable contingencies while conserving the essential architectural design and performance.&rdquo; In other words, the project seeks to study how to design for unknown futures, with a focus on adaptive reuse and regeneration. The researchers are examining the tectonic and performative attributes of a building within the purview of its future use in the long-term, acknowledging persistent change as fundamental. According to the press release, the jury ...</p> WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> Jennifer Ly wins 2017 Rotch Travelling Scholarship Justine Testado 2017-04-20T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:51:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="543" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jennifer Ly, a designer at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster +&nbsp;Partners</a>, was recently announced as the lucky winner&nbsp;of the 2016-17 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a>. Founded in 1883 in honor of Benjamin Smith Rotch,&nbsp;it allows the&nbsp;recipient to travel for at least 6 months studying architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>Starting with 110 entrants in stage one, only five finalists advanced to present their projects to the jury in Boston.&nbsp;Jennifer Ly ultimately&nbsp;won the jury's favor with her project &ldquo;New Common&rdquo;. Based in Silicon Valley, Ly &mdash; who received her master's in architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> in 2014 &mdash;&nbsp;will receive&nbsp;$38,500 to fund at least six months of travel in the coming year.</p><p><strong>New Common</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Project text: &ldquo;Situated in Boston&rsquo;s City Hall Plaza, the Forum is a contemporary civic place that promotes information, dialogue and collaboration. It fosters education and social interaction through the spatial intersections, ranging from intimate encounters to larger, urban spectacle.&rdquo;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;The public auditorium serves as the center of the Forum, and opera...</p> “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> AIA COTE announces 2017 Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2017-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T19:14:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In time for Earth Day this Saturday, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the Top Ten Green Projects for 2017. Established 21 years ago, the rigorous awards competition recognizes projects that best demonstrate sustainable design excellence.</p><p>The jury selected projects by firms like Sasaki, ZGF Architects, Payette, Mithun, and HOK, while SmithGroupJJR won the COTE Top Ten Plus honor. In light of the AIA's recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate-change principles</a>, the winning projects conveyed a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology, as well as positive community impact, improving comfort for building occupants, and design strategies used to reduce environmental impact. Here are the 2017 winners:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chatham University Eden Hall Campus</a>; Richland Township, Pennsylvania</strong><br>Architect: Mithun</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</em></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University</a>; Washington, D.C.</strong><br>Architects: Payette and Ayers Saint Gross&#8203;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Phot...</em></p> MAD announces the 2017 Architecture Travel Fellowship for students Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T16:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T16:59:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1156" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2009, Ma Yansong of MAD started a fellowship for young architects. Dubbed the MAD Architecture Travel Fellowship, it sends five international students to China, and five Chinese students out of the country. It's an incredibly simple application process: just submit a letter explaining your interests in architecture alongside a CV and a portfolio to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> More of the 2017 American Architecture Award winning projects Justine Testado 2017-04-18T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T18:07:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Architecture Awards has been America&rsquo;s highest public tribute for architecture since its inception in 1994. Co-organized by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is presented to recently built top-notch projects in architecture, landscape, and planning that were either built in the U.S. or abroad by the country's leading designers and planners, like Steven Holl, Renzo Piano, and Olson Kundig, to name a few.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over 130 projects around the world were awarded in multiple categories. Here are a few of them:</p><p><strong>&#8203;BENJAMIN P. GROGAN AND JERRY L. DOVE FEDERAL BUILDING</strong>, <strong>Miramar, Florida, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Krueck + Sexton Architects&#8203;. Architect of Record: Gensler.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographers: Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing&#8203;.</em></p><p><strong>MIRRORHOUSE, Beverly Hills, California, 2016.</strong><br>Architect: XTEN Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photographer: Art Gray</em></p><p><strong>PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, Los Angeles, California, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographer: Raimund Koch.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award</a></p><p><strong>MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE, Leelanau County, Michigan, 2016. </strong>Architect: Desai Chia Architecture</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographer: Paul Warchol.</em></p><p><strong>SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea, 2015. </strong>Architect: Olson Kundig&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographers: Kevin Sco and Kyungsub Shin.</em></p><p>Find more of the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>