Archinect - News 2016-09-25T06:38:34-04:00 Níall McLaughlin wins RIBA 2016 Charles Jencks Award Justine Testado 2016-09-21T18:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-21T18:48:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For me, architectural practice includes drawing, writing and building as interlinked activities. It is a continual ferrying between an engagement in the natural processes required to bring something reliable and concrete into being, and the need to clear a space for the expression of doubt, possibility and a half-glimpsed ideal...I am very grateful for the recognition.&rdquo; &mdash; N&iacute;all McLaughlin</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RIBA revealed&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">N&iacute;all McLaughlin</a> as the 2016 Charles Jencks Award recipient today.&nbsp;Named after landscape designer and architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the award recognizes an individual or practice for their recent major contributions to architectural theory and practice simultaneously.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Bishop Edward King Chapel. Photo &copy; Nick Kane.</em></p><p>Most recently, McLaughlin <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">represented Ireland</a> in the 2016 Venice Biennale with his&nbsp;&lsquo;Losing Myself&rsquo; installation, which focuses on the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer's. His firm also won the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize last year.</p><p>Find out more&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedetta Tagliabue wins 2013 RIBA Jencks Award</a></p> David Adjaye and Daan Roosegaarde take home London Design Medals Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-21T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:18:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="207" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its tenth year, the prize celebrates &lsquo;the achievements of designers who are making or who have made a significant difference to our lives through innovation, originality and imagination&rsquo;, with past winners including Zaha Hadid,&nbsp;Marc Newson and Dieter Rams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Adjaye received the Panerai London Design Medal for "consistent design excellence", while Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde) took home the Airbnb Design Innovation Medal, for his work designing building (and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jewelry</a>)-sized smog filters.</p><p>Other winners of this year's prizes include industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange and furniture and product designer, Bethan Laura Wood.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='Oliver Wainwright finds the National Museum of African American History "embodies its complexities and contradictions"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright finds the National Museum of African American History "embodies its complexities and contradictions"</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother</a></li><li><a title="Rotterdam's smog transformed into jewelry thanks to an outdoor air filter" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam's smog transformed into jewelry thanks to an outdoor air filter</a></li></ul> Steven Holl, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and ADC Young Guns are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-09-20T19:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight 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>Check out recap #125 for the week of September 12-16, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha will receive yet another prestigious prize: the Japan Art Association's 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award. Recent winners of the architecture award include Dominique Perrault and Steven Holl.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl named 2016 Daylight Award Architecture laureate</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Speaking of Steven Holl, he was named the Architecture laureate of the 2016 Daylight Award for his &ldquo;experiential and emotive architecture&rdquo; through light.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Research Award will go to&nbsp;Marilyne Andersen, Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2016 ADC Young Guns Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Every year, the Art Directors Club distinguishes rising creative talent under ag...</p> The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team Justine Testado 2016-09-20T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau</a></p> 12 AIA CAE awardees, RIBA Client of the Year nominees, and more in this week's competition recap Justine Testado 2016-09-14T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:36:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight 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>Here's midweek recap #124 for the week of September 6-9, 2016.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA announces 2016 Client of the Year shortlist</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Four clients for four projects were revealed as the nominees for the yearly RIBA award. The award recognizes&nbsp;the positive impact that clients can create&nbsp;for their local communities.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Partners, Marlon Blackwell, Gensler among 2016 AIA CAE Awardees</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Just in time for back-to-school season, the AIA&nbsp;Committee on Architecture for Education celebrated another winning set of schools across the U.S. (and one in Canada) that were deemed as exemplary models for educational spaces.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Met celebrates &ldquo;Manus x Machina&rdquo;, another blockbuster exhibition</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the star-studded gala to its closing day, The Met's Manus x Machina exhibition was a glamorous affair. Designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu...</p> Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award Justine Testado 2016-09-13T14:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:35:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few months after winning the honorable 2016 Venice Biennale Golden Lion, Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha was announced today as the architecture recipient of the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for 2016. Comparable to the Nobel Peace Prize in prestige, the Praemium award celebrates extraordinary [lifetime] achievement [in the arts].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Well known for his elegant use of concrete and steel, here's a peek at some of da Rocha's projects:</p><p>National Coach Museum, 2015. Lisbon, Portugal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Patriarch Square Portico, 2002. S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Pinacoteca do Estado de S&atilde;o Paulo, 1993, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. Courtesy of Japan Art Association</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault presented with the 2015 Praemium Imperiale gold medal for architecture</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture</a></p> 2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions Sponsor 2016-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:43:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 15, 2016 - Early registration deadline</a></strong></li><li>January 24, 2017 - Late registration deadline</li><li>February 7, 2017 - Project submission deadline</li><li>April 4, 2017 - Winner's announcement</li></ul><p><strong>JURY</strong></p><p><strong>Eric Bunge</strong> [principal <em>nArchitects</em>]&nbsp;<br><strong>E...</strong></p> Vote now for the AIA 2016 I Look Up People's Choice Award film Justine Testado 2016-09-09T18:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:15:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects and filmmakers team up in the AIA's yearly I Look Up Film Challenge to create a short film responding to the open-ended prompt of &ldquo;demonstrating architecture as a solution&rdquo;...the second edition made its return with double the number of submissions. While the competition jury will decide which submissions will win the top prizes (expected to be announced this month), the public can take part in the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Voting is open now until October 3. Find more details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A &ldquo;terrible, enjoyable bloody business&rdquo;: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film</a></p> MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge Sponsor 2016-09-08T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:45:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in&nbsp;space are igniting a new race.&nbsp;</p><p>This time, however, we are tired of just walking. We want to inhabit!&nbsp;</p><p>But how?</p><p><em>Eleven</em> has launched its first international ideas and design competition on Space Architecture! The&nbsp;challenge ends on the 11th&nbsp;November 2016 and will be judged by a&nbsp;prestigious group of space architects, researchers, academics and representatives from NASA&rsquo;s lunar inhabitation program.</p><p><em>Eleven</em> invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for&nbsp;Moontopia&nbsp;- the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism, too.</p><p><em>How will mankind exist on the Moon?&nbsp;You decide.</em></p><p>Find out more:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">htt...</a></p> And the winner of this year's "worst new building" is... Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-07T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:33:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This years wooden spoon goes to a luxury block of flats in London&rsquo;s Docklands. Lincoln Plaza, a residential development in London&rsquo;s Docklands is the winner of the 2016 Carbuncle Cup. Designed by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes, the development consists of two residential towers integrated with a hotel and a standalone drum shaped building set off to one side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The luxury block of flats in London designed by BUJ Architects has beaten five other projects in the running, Saffron Square by Rolfe Judd, The Diamond by Twelve Architects, One Smithfield by RHWL, Poole Methodist Church by Intelligent Design Centre and 5 Broadgate by Make Architects.&nbsp;The judges <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">described</a> the scheme as "a hideous melange of materials, forms and colours... Lincoln Plaza is the type of project that gives high-rise housing a bad name". Four of the nominees featured facades composed of offset geometrical patterns, utterly confusing to the eye at odds with the openings on their facades. It seems that the once fashionable patchwork quilt approach to facade design has worn thin.</p><p>However, there is a certain amount of discomfort surrounding the Carbuncle Cup. With the position of architects and their authority in the construction industry being ever challenged, is it productive to have an award of shame singling out architects? (and not dodgy contractors or clients?). Or is t...</p> Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> Designs of the Year nominees, Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist, and more in this week's competition recap Justine Testado 2016-09-06T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T15:31:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Among last week's London-filled competition highlights, RIBA announced the projects going head-to-head for the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize. The Design Museum also revealed a lengthy nomination list of well-known firms and emerging talent for Designs of the Year. Read on for recap #123:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Museum reveals 2016 Beazley Designs of the Year nominees</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Back for its ninth installment, the Design Museum's slightly renamed Beazley Designs of the Year Award revealed&nbsp;more than 70 fascinating nominated designs.&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group, MAD, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, OMA, and Grafton Architects are some of the Architecture category nominees.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Six shortlisted for 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Established in memory of aspiring architect Stephen Lawrence, the prize recognizes the best UK...</p> Proposals for the puzzle at the heart of Church’s vision Nam Henderson 2016-09-05T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T12:48:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twenty-one architects and landscape architects made concept sketches for a theoretical summer house &mdash; an open-air structure sometimes known as a &ldquo;folly.&rdquo; It would have occupied a central spot on a grassy knoll on the southern slope that fronts the main house.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Ted Loos reviews&nbsp;a new exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Follies, Function &amp; Form: Imagining Olana&rsquo;s Summer House&rdquo;</a>, running through November&nbsp;13th at the Coachman&rsquo;s House Gallery at NY's&nbsp;Olana State Historic Site.</p> Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition. Erin Whalley 2016-09-05T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it&rsquo;s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Recently, they have beaten Zaha Hadid Architects (amongst many other forerunning practices) in the competition to design Cairo&rsquo;s &lsquo;Science City&rsquo;; a complex that will include a planetarium, observation tower, science park and other facilities for learning and research.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The project was instigated by the Bibliotheca Alexandria, who asked candidates to design motivational, exciting interior spaces that were also inspiring on the outside. Their vision was for the winning proposal to embody the human pursuit of science and our unceasing quest for knowledge.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Weston Williamson&rsquo;s design, which owes a mention to their architect Phil Turner, appears to look like an eye from above; a direct reference to Egyptian culture and history. Visuals...</p> RIBA client of the year shortlist is announced Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-05T11:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 1 September 2016) announced the shortlist for the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RIBA Client of the Year award recognises that great architecture is often born from a good relationship between the client and the architect. The award reinforces that a good client can have a positive impact on what the architect produces. The winner is to be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Party on the 6th of October.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2016 shortlist is:</p><ul><li>Leicester Print Workshop&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Takero Shimazaki Architects for their 2016 RIBA Award-winning Leicester Print Workshop</li><li>Manchester City Council&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Mecanoo for their 2016 RIBA National Award-winning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME</a> (in addition to the 2016 RIBA North West Award winners Manchester Central Library by Ryder Architecture and Library Walk Link Building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners)</li><li>University of Oxford Estates&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by WilkinsonEyre for their 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Library</a></li><li>Westmorland Limited&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Glenn Howells Architects for the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Ar...</li></ul> OMA, MAD, Herzog & de Meuron among 2016 Designs of the Year architecture nominees Justine Testado 2016-09-02T19:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Designs of the Year Award always presents a flurry of memorable projects, from Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center to human organs-on-chips...Established by London's Design Museum, the slightly renamed Beazley Designs of the Year Award celebrates the most innovative global design in Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport from the last 12 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2016&nbsp;Designs of the Year Award competition is in full swing, with more than 70 projects on the nomination list.&nbsp;Will another architecture project be crowned as the overall winner next January, joining Zaha Hadid's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heydar Aliyev Center</a>?&nbsp;Here are a few of the Architecture nominees:</p><p>Fondazione Prada. Designer: OMA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>VIA 57 West.&nbsp;Designer: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Arena for Learning, UTEC, Lima, Peru. Designer: Grafton Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Better Shelter. Designers: Johan Karlsson, Founder &amp; Interim MD; Dennis Kanter, Designer; Christian Gustafsson, Industrial Designer; John van Leer, Engineer and Industrial Designer; Tim de Haas, Head of Technology; IKEA Foundation, Partner; UNHCR, Partner.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Nida house in Navidad (Chile). Designers: Mauricio Pezo, Principal Architect; Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Principal Architect; Diego Perez, Collaborator Architect; Carlos Atala, Client; Ricardo Ballesta, Builder.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tate Modern Switch House. Designer: Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>(cover image)</em>&nbsp;Harbin Opera House by MAD Arch...</p> RIBA announces 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist Justine Testado 2016-09-01T18:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:20:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year again when RIBA reveals the Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist. The Marco Goldschmied Foundation established the annual prize in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who aspired to become an architect but whose life tragically ended when he was murdered in 1993. The prize recognizes the best UK-based projects designed by emerging talent and was built with a construction budget of less than &pound;1 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Six projects made it onto this year's shortlist:</p><p>Exhibition Mews, Hampshire by Ash Sakula Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>House of Trace, London by Tsuruta Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mellor Primary School, Stockport by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Modern Side Extension, London by Coffey Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Observatory, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tin House, London by Henning Stummel Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More RIBA award news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> Revisiting the urban plan of Burning Man Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:24:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a group of Burners describing themselves as the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning announced a design competition last fall for a new urban plan for Burning Man, Phil Walker had never given the matter much thought. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m actually not a Burner. I&rsquo;ve never done it,&rdquo; says Walker, the senior associate vice president for CallisonRTKL, an architecture firm and design consultancy. &ldquo;Maybe a bit of vicarious living for a middle-aged suburban dad is what appealed to me.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"So Walker didn&rsquo;t set about to change the orientation of Black Rock City [...] instead, he built out a &ldquo;kit of parts&rdquo; for simple streetscape interventions that he says can have a dramatic impact on urban flow and cultural space."</em></p><p>Related Burning Man stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rod Garrett, the Urban Planner Behind &lsquo;Burning Man&rsquo;, dead at 74</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Burning Man</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Your annual reminder that Burning Man isn't that special of an idea</a></li></ul> Fuller Challenge finalists, 17th International Garden Festival winners, and more in this week's competition + event recap Justine Testado 2016-08-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:57:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just like that, August is coming to a close.&nbsp;At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&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 any of these competition and event highlights over the last two weeks, here's recap #122:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Final six revealed for 2016 Fuller Challenge</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>And then there were six. The Buckminster Fuller Institute revealed the final initiatives that still have a chance at winning the $100,000 grand prize. Each project focuses on a different pressing issue, so it seems like the competition is anyone's game at this stage.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Feast your eyes on this sleek trade center by HALLUCINATE, a 2016 INSIDE shortlister</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Shenzhen-based practice HALLUCINATE earned a spot on the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors shortlist with their eye-catching design for&nbsp;The&nbsp;Midwest Inland Port Financial Town, an industrial trade center in China'...</p> 2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced Justine Testado 2016-08-23T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:37:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Multi-disciplinary teams from across the globe work hard for a chance to win the $100,000 Fuller Challenge grand prize that will help implement their initiative. Last month, the Buckminster Fuller Institute revealed 19 hopeful initiatives who were shortlisted for the 2016 cycle. Now, that competition pool has narrowed down to the final six.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>CommuniTree by Taking Root</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Cooperaci&oacute;n Comunitaria</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Rainforest Solutions Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Una Hakika by the Sentinel Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Urban Death Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>(cover image)<strong>&nbsp;Waterbank Schools by PITCHAfrica</strong></p><p>Read more about the finalists&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fuller Challenge winner says his GreenWave 3D ocean farm concept "could feed the world"</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Living Breakwaters wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle architect seeks to redesign America's burial landscape</a></p> Snøhetta and the New York State Pavilion awardees are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-08-15T20:11:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T15:31:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="644" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #121 for the week of August 8-12, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First look at Sn&oslash;hetta's winning &ldquo;Magic Box&rdquo; concept for Banque Libano Francaise</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sn&oslash;hetta is making their mark on Lebanese soil with their &ldquo;Magic Box&rdquo; concept for the Banque Libano Francaise's Beirut office, which literally carves out the distinction between public and private space to create a stronger sense of community.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The New York State Pavilion winning ideas have been revealed!</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The question still holds: What should happen to Philip Johnson's &ldquo;Tent of Tomorrow&rdquo;?&nbsp;From a burger museum to a Metro station to variations of botanical gardens,&nbsp;entrants worldwide sent their boldest ideas on repurposing the historic New York State Pavilion into a new public space.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design a wall separating Donald Trump from the U....</strong></a></p> MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge... Sponsor 2016-08-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:21:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.<br>Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the moon, all from the USA. In total, 12 people (all male) have walked on the lunar surface.<br>No one has walked on the surface of the moon since 1972.<br>Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed desire for space exploration have ignited a new race. Attention is moving back to the moon. This time, however, we are tired of just walking&hellip; what we want is to inhabit! Space Architecture is becoming a growing field with the desired outcome to kick-start space tourism, expand our scientific knowledge, and ultimately make mankind a multi-planetary / galactic species.<br>But how?<br>Eleven is excited to announce its first international ideas and design competition on space architecture.<br>We invite thinkers, architects, designers, academic...</p> Open Call : MASKS the Journal // FAUX FAMI(lies) Anthony Morey 2016-08-11T18:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-13T00:23:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MASKS</strong>&nbsp;is an independent journal of dissimulation in art | architecture | design&nbsp;founded in 2015 by Clemens Finkelstein and Anthony Morey&nbsp;while being graduate students in the History and Philosophy of Design at Harvard University.</p><p><strong>Faux Families&nbsp;</strong>exploits our insatiable longing for&nbsp;be-longing.&nbsp;It infiltrates our conscious and unconscious disciplinary behavior.&nbsp;Conceived at a time that has been dubbed&nbsp;<em>the age after-belonging</em>, the upcoming issue of&nbsp;<strong>MASKS&nbsp;</strong>will take a&nbsp;closer&nbsp;look at the structures of connectivity and the patterns of disconnection at work&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&hellip;</a></p><p>//</p><p><strong>MASKS&nbsp;</strong>is a questing spirit for everything exploring the aggregate of present, past and future disciplinary structures in and between the fields of art, architecture and design.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>MASKS&nbsp;</strong>challenges the basic assumption of the dialectic reality/fiction. Fictional narratives become reality through ritualistic events. MASKS is the shaman that performs these rituals.</p><p><strong>MASKS&nbsp;</strong>believes in the performance of appearance, not the predetermined disciplin...</p> Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on Cadogan Estate in West London Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:11:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London architecture practice Nex- have won an open design competition to build a new restaurant on the King Road Chelsea. Named the Cadogan Caf&eacute;, the new full-service restaurant will be open from breakfast through to evening meals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The caf&eacute; has a sleek 'ribbon-like' wall of white polished concrete that curls round to a circular seating area&nbsp;for over 100 diners. A curved&nbsp;glass wall tracing the perimeter rises and falls into the basement depending on the weather. This is a world first in glass design and allows flexible yearly use and al-fresco dining.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Featuring a new public rooftop terrace overlooking the square and the Saatchi Gallery, the cafe allows visitors to sit amidst the bustling Duke of York Square and enjoy the surrounding environment.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is planned to begin in Autumn 2016 and completed by Autumn 2017.</p><p>Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, &lsquo;The Jury was won over by Nex&rsquo;s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containme...</p> One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition! Sponsor 2016-08-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas Justine Testado 2016-08-09T17:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T16:01:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid everything that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to recklessly spew, one of the milestones in his circus of a campaign is his apparent plans to build the U.S./Mexico border wall... Competition creator Reality Cues turns the tables in their newest installment: Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump. The objective is pretty straightforward: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We want to ask questions more than produce answers,&rdquo; Reality Cues emphasizes in the brief.&nbsp;Curious? Learn more about their latest snarky competition&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blight</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump is architecture's nightmare client</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture</a></p> Olson Kundig, Junya Ishigami, and the AIA National Healthcare Design Awardees are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-08-09T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:50:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>With the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer Olympics</a> already underway, competition surely hasn't simmered down in architecture. Check out recap #120 for the week of August 1-5, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Structural Awards shortlist highlights</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The shortlist is out for the next edition of the Structural Awards, and competition is as fierce as ever. See the creme of the crop of structural engineering face off in the industry's most prestigious awards.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First glimpse: Olson Kundig's winning Noah's Ark concept for the Jewish Museum Berlin</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Alan Maskin of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects won the commission to design the Jewish Museum Berlin's upcoming Children's Museum, which will be a Noah's Ark-themed space with &ldquo;interactive installations [that appeal] to the imagination and scientific elements [that] e...</p> A glimpse of the winning New York State Pavilion revival ideas Justine Testado 2016-08-08T17:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T23:08:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects and non-architects alike sent their boldest ideas on how they would revive the Philip Johnson-designed [New York State Pavilion] into a contemporary public space. From a burger museum to a Metro station to variations of botanical gardens, after reviewing over 250 submissions the jury awarded the coveted first prize to &ldquo;Hanging Meadows&rdquo; by Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan of Seattle.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The results are out for the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition! As expected, the open ideas competition attracted an interesting mix of submissions envisioning how the New York World's Fair icon should be repurposed.&nbsp;Here's a glimpse of the top three prize winners.</p><p>1ST PLACE: Hanging Meadows by Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan, Seattle, WA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2ND PLACE: Civic Hub by Javier Salinas, New York, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3RD PLACE: Pavilion for the Community by Rishi Kejrewal and Shaurya Sharma, Bhopal, India</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another chance at re-envisioning Philip Johnson's &ldquo;Tent of Tomorrow&rdquo;</a></p> Transforming the Bao'an G107 into a multi-modal “organic highway” Justine Testado 2016-08-04T19:12:00-04:00 >2016-08-06T07:07:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[T]he city of Bao'an in Shenzhen is setting its sights on revamping the 30 kilometer, 12-lane G107 highway...By rethinking the notion of a highway and envisioned with a series of utopian-like renderings, [Avoid Obvious Architects + Tetra Architects &amp; Planners] proposed &ldquo;a smaller, more fluid, multi-layered thoroughfare that will be a spectacular starting point of growth for an organic smart city.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a preview of their proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more of the project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>. You can also watch the video below.</p> Olson Kundig will design the Noah's Ark-themed Children's Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin Justine Testado 2016-08-03T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:01:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Noah's Ark will be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought to life</a> once again in the upcoming Children's Museum on the Jewish Museum Berlin campus. The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation&nbsp;launched an invite-only international competition this past January wherein participants added their own spin in incorporating the biblical story in their proposals. Late last month, Seattle-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig Architects</a> won the commission. Berlin-based Staab Architekten won second place, while Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH of Vienna received third.</p><p>Authored by Olson Kundig owner and principal Alan Maskin, their team's approach to the concept ultimately won the jury's favor with its playful depiction of the essential themes of the Children's Museum. Visitors both young and old will get to experience the museum as if they were Noah, exploring the space through interactive and imaginative installations that tailor to kids ages 5-12 years old.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;The design by Olson Kundig has the potential to unpack the biblical story in all its relevance, as ...</p>