Archinect - News 2015-04-19T13:43:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125454077/2015-aia-housing-awards-continue-to-foster-designing-high-quality-housing-for-all 2015 AIA Housing Awards continue to foster designing high-quality housing for all Justine Testado 2015-04-16T20:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T13:08:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ff0zstkk6cvhv292.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Residential design doesn't have to stop at neat rows of identical apartment buildings or houses, although sometimes it's what is inside a home that can leave the biggest impression. But what's most important is the availability of high-quality housing that suits the various needs for people from all walks of life. The AIA likes to promote these residential-design qualities in their Housing Awards, one of their several annual architectural awards programs.</p><p>For 2015, ten recipients received awards in three of the four awards categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. The jury didn't select any winners for the One/Two Family Production Housing category this year.</p><p>Get a glimpse of this year's winning projects, which include an apartment building that supports former homeless families, a housing community for senior-aged LGBT residences, and a cottage cluster for musicians, to name a few.</p><p><strong>Multifamily Housing</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/housing-awards/BroadwayAffordableHousing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broadway Affordable Housing; Santa Mon...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125373667/three-teams-left-to-compete-for-st-petersburg-pier-redesign Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign Justine Testado 2015-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:55:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz7frq3rof9c0g1p.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just three proposals left in the second attempt of the St. Petersburg Pier design competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tom Leader Studio won the original competition, but that design was kicked to the curb after local group <a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> fiercely <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opposed</a> it -- mostly because it eliminated the pier's iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inverted pyramid</a> that was built in 1973. The group's request to preserve the pyramid became a requirement for RFQ #2.</p><p>A final shortlist of seven new proposals was revealed last December. The Pier Selection Committee convened on March 20 to discuss each proposal, and then narrowed down the list to the following three proposals and their current designs:</p><p><strong>ALMA by Alfonso Architects</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/ALMA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2yam1sfff6s207rk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yziv3l1dudtl5q1t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4cp033xktzpv2ao.jpg"></p><p><strong>Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/destination_stpete_pier.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moersoey29mte5rp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnf0xdlphlgp9m6n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1tx09mjx0b2llj7.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4cp3ba5um4lv4uz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhdwagh8ryovdpgb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p0ndr9ak39z9ibz.jpg"></p><p>Each team is now preparing responses to an additio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125306108/budapest-national-gallery-ludwig-museum-competition-sn-hetta-and-sanaa-tied-for-1st-prize Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition: Snøhetta and SANAA tied for 1st prize Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T21:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:50:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfjb7s56vshy6mct.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a not-so-ideal turnout in its first run in 2014, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the V&aacute;rosliget Zrt's Liget Budapest Design Competition 2.0 is a stark contrast! A few months after the architects for three of the development's buildings were announced, Sn&oslash;hetta and SANAA tied for first prize for Budapest's [...] National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. However, it seems that the ultimate winning proposal is yet to be chosen between the two, after the jury meets with both teams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116678727/three-winners-including-sou-fujimoto-are-selected-for-the-liget-budapest-museum-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112957840/new-competition-launched-for-national-gallery-and-ludwig-museum-in-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125296470/vote-now-for-your-favorite-az-awards-2015-finalists Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2015 finalists Justine Testado 2015-04-14T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T18:51:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae09359uqb3nopb0.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="http://www.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>AZURE</em></a> is hosting their fifth AZ Awards, which invites architects, designers, students, clients, and manufacturers to submit the best of their completed works for a shot at fame -- or just that extra dose of public recognition.</p><p>Out of a grand total of 720 entries, the jury chose 66 finalists in a multitude of categories and subcategories in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Concepts, Interiors, and the A+ Award student category. Azure introduced the Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award for 2015.</p><p>You can participate in this year's awards by <a href="https://azure.awardsplatform.com/entries/vote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casting your vote</a> for the People's Choice now until May 8 at midnight, Eastern Time -- you just have to register.</p><p>The 2015 jury features:</p><ul><li>architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics</li><li>architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane</li><li>designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency</li><li>landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg &amp; Studio</li><li>designer Philippe Malouin</li></ul><p>Winners will be announced...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125201578/amanda-levete-mike-schlaich-and-sou-fujimoto-oxo-architectes-nicolas-laisn-are-among-this-week-s-winners Amanda Levete, Mike Schlaich, and Sou Fujimoto+OXO Architectes+Nicolas Laisné are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-13T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T15:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7k35ta6lh0fad6d.jpg" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #55 for April 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_aia_ala_library_building_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wrnmrpuksagu0fwk.jpg"></p><p>Community public libraries around the U.S. competed for a winning spot in the AIA and American Library Association's Library Building Awards, which recognize and encourage library design excellence in a time when libraries continue to evolve.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sou_fujimoto_manal_rachdi_oxo_nicolas_laisne_win_ecole_polytechnique_learni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sou Fujimoto + Manal Rachdi OXO + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; win Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezjg2w90i0iykv5l.jpg"></p><p>Sou Fujimoto Architects + Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates won a closed competition for the new Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre for the Paris-Saclay University. Donned in a Sou Fujimoto-signature white, the team's open and porous design will integrate six of the university's education and research institutions into one building.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/tex-fab_plasticity_winner_plastic_stereotomy_now_on_exhibition_at_universit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>TEX...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124677931/aia-ala-library-building-award-winners-bolster-the-value-in-caring-for-community-libraries AIA/ALA Library Building Award winners bolster the value in caring for community libraries Justine Testado 2015-04-06T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:44:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8n5yt7g5us43uze.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The arched ceilings, stained glass windows, and other embellished details of some of the world's oldest university libraries or contemporary hotspots like, say, OMA's glass-clad Seattle Public Library get enough attention when it comes to the "best" library designs. While those libraries are impressive in their own regard, smaller and local community libraries are equally valuable. They can be that much-needed catalyst to revive a neighborhood or that comfortable quiet haven to get work done or temporarily escape from it all (including napping). Even as library archives become increasingly digital, libraries are evolving facilities that shouldn't be taken for granted.</p><p>In this spirit, the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) like to recognize and promote local libraries that are considered to be exemplary models of stellar library design in their Library Building Awards program. The awards jury (listed at the bottom) selected six projects for 2015:</p><p><a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/library-awards/cedar-rapids-public-library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Rapids Public Library...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124663424/arid-lands-institute-perkins-will-bomp-and-weiss-a-u-are-among-this-week-s-winners Arid Lands Institute, Perkins + Will, BOMP, and Weiss A + U are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-06T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T13:53:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0i89sgwqb0jn59au.jpg" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #54 for March 30-April 3, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_evolo_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q8/q8us549z6pvecitg.jpg"></p><p>The sky is indeed the limit for eVolo's global Skyscraper Competition. Every year, participants are given complete freedom with their skyscraper designs, while also examining the definition of a skyscraper and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century. (Pictured: 1st prize: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP; 2nd prize: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla + Sharan Sundar; 3rd prize: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arid_lands_institutes_drylands_resilience_initiative_wins_100k_2015_latrobe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arid Lands Institute&rsquo;s Drylands Resilience Initiative wins $100K 2015 Latrobe Prize</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou7o9xd1f0k4cjn4.jpg"></p><p>Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute won the $100K biennial Latrobe Prize to support their "Hazel" digital design tool, which intends to enable arid communities anywhere to design a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhx6hcj9h4dr02q.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvwiqhw3of4xfwq1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61daneuj756vcni3.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="http://www.weissau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1l4azcv6gybx902.jpg"></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124212148/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-folly-2015-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Folly 2015 proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kndkex0r1onn8j1p.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent conclusion</a> of the official Folly 2015 competition, Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> invited everyone who participated to share their entries by posting them right on their Archinect profiles.</p><p>We already started our Folly 2015 list, which you can now check out <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/574340/2015-Socrates-Folly-Competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a little preview at some of the Folly 2015 entries we've added so far:</p><p><strong><a title="KaleidoScape - Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123796885/574340/kaleidoscape-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KaleidoScape by Mazdak Jafarain, Shima Mlabadi, Gregory Serweta </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t0x6q1q80oiyfw0g.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="FOLLY 2015: MERRY-GO-GROUND" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123691674/574340/folly-2015-merry-go-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MERRY-GO-GROUND by Julien Leyssene </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q44ljqhybvv1tzks.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="The Anamorphic Hut / Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123674792/574340/the-anamorphic-hut-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Anamorphic Hut by OP.AL w/ HiJac</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saezknqo7zb2stvx.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123604059/574340/mochi-2015-socrates-folly-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mochi by Hou de Sousa</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aj1g2moyrcva0v6x.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015 : Scroll" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121689708/574340/folly-2015-scroll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scroll by derek pirozzi </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4t2cqxhs978om4f.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015: so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118882066/574340/folly-2015-so-o-p-rflo-o-s-shed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED by Alfredo Pimentel </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80fbk7qoxk9q0ssy.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Remnant, Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118820225/574340/remnant-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remnant by Atelier of Digital Design (ADD) </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qyfxgd5deabi92w3.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Balloon Swing, Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118757534/574340/balloon-swing-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balloon Swing by Lockhart Krause Architect </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4hlxx1bpmvniw8g.jpg"></p><p>If you haven't gotten the chance to upload your project to be added to the list, no problem. Project Collections is ongoing, so we'll continuously add more proposals as you post them onto your Archinect profiles.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>Simply create an Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124143827/kengo-kuma-atelier-yokyok-and-the-waterfront-toronto-finalist-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners Kengo Kuma, Atelier YokYok, and the Waterfront Toronto finalist teams are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-30T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T14:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70iyjt81j4xw0rhe.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #53 for Mar 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kengo_kuma_associates_to_design_saint-denis_pleyel_metro_station_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates to design Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station in Paris</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e13pyw2175vroq5m.jpg"></p><p>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates had the winning design for the Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station, which will become a central train station for the upcoming Grand Paris Express development.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stoss_narchitects_dsr_kpmb_west_8_among_competitors_for_waterfront_toronto_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stoss, nARCHITECTS, DS+R, KPMB, West 8 among competitors for Waterfront Toronto terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rii95jo7oeq9khso.jpg"></p><p>Who will have the winning concept for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park? Competition organizer Waterfront Toronto is down to five teams, and the winning proposal will become part of a longterm masterplan.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_images_of_selgascanos_colorful_polygonic_2015_serpentine_pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First images of SelgasCano&rsquo;s colorful polygonic 2015 Serpentine Pavilion</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zna0s5hy6t78zfmi.jpg"></p><p>If you missed it last week, here are the first renderings of SelgasCano's design for the 2015 S...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture Justine Testado 2015-03-30T18:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T08:30:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qes4pzsib0l6u02.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Behold the almighty skyscraper, both a historical architectural feat and a signifier of change&nbsp; -- whether in an idealistic sense or not -- in the urban landscape. In relation to that, eVolo Magazine hosted another year of their popular Skyscraper Competition, which gives participants worldwide the freedom to conjure up their own skyscrapers as a way to challenge how we understand vertical architecture and its relationship to the natural and built environment.</p><p>This year's competition brought in 408 entries from all seven continents, from vertical getaways, protective bio-habitats, arctic structures, to atmospheric labs. In the end, the 2015 jury (listed at the bottom) chose three top winners:</p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/essence-skyscraper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzmkr9lojg16ha0y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gdwhcbcqrk2b9qy.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/invisible-perception-shanty-scaper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/40cmsb647x8mpe5v.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oa6nbenlx9e729gw.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/cybertopia-future-of-an-architecture-space-death-of-analogous-cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwq028pb3vkdwz15.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tb/tbo1bujevig65kgy.jpg"></p><p>The jury selected 15 more different skyscraper approaches as honorable ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123826644/riba-seeks-architect-to-redesign-remote-island-community-of-300 RIBA seeks architect to redesign remote island community of <300 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T17:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:02:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24e208ba62003f1b6827e8502e930273.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[RIBA] has launched the contest to create a self-sustainable future for those living on Tristan, a tiny community &ldquo;ruled by the weather&rdquo;, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. [...] Tristan&rsquo;s government, led by Alex Mitham, called in Riba to manage the process of finding an architect to overhaul residential property as well as carry out urgent replacement of the government buildings, currently little more than agricultural sheds which &ldquo;are nearing the end of their useful life&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123657071/competitions-legitimate-search-for-the-best-design-or-a-political-lobby Competitions - legitimate search for the best design? Or, a political lobby? b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-24T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgmu6tjsjhvcorpf.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...while we were serious, it turned out this competition was not. Even before announcing the results, Westminster City council - one of the two river sides to be connected - stated that it did not want and never had wanted a bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123584719/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-folly-2015-non-finalist-proposals BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Folly 2015 non-finalist proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:25:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wsioyrfusn6abd.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Folly 2015 competition is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already done</a>, but Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler </a>want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning Folly entries in our latest Call for Non-Finalists.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!) Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also check out our ongoing call for entries for the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> competitions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123583110/peter-stutchbury-wiel-arets-architects-and-ik-studio-are-among-this-week-s-winners Peter Stutchbury, Wiel Arets Architects, and IK Studio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T14:18:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0gmbvqqyz8q32l9.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #52 for Mar 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wiel_arets_architects_to_design_am_hirschgarten_cluster_in_munich/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wiel Arets Architects to design &lsquo;Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; cluster in Munich</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/ormhlvb89dxrzwrj.jpg"></p><p>Wiel Arets Architects won the competition to design the Am Hirschgarten cluster in Munich. The four-building cluster features WAA's signature sleek, window-clad facades as well as a flexible program.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_fairy_tales_architecture_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxigbz3ws20y6fwn.jpg"></p><p>Blank Space announced the winners to their second Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, where participants worldwide wrote and illustrated their own architectural narrative. Pictured above is 1st prize winner &ldquo;Empty&rdquo; by Zigeng Wang.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside2015_is_accepting_submissions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inside2015 is accepting submissions!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwdzhwns5jergd1z.jpg"></p><p>Inside2015 invites all young architects and designers to share their "inside" work with the&nbsp; community. Hosted by the Morpholio Project, participants no...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122044605/marvin-architects-challenge-all-eyes-on-your-design Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zggwhzxn8lmi76q.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kehldl90btq7gre.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymnhg9ta9yas7yth.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avoq13fcledpj2ta.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="http://www.ikstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssbaaxve35o4a8u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlmtp2mqbhe6x5w5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07g4tts51kyb5st4.jpg"></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123125518/fairy-tales-2015-competition-winners-revealed Fairy Tales 2015 competition winners revealed Justine Testado 2015-03-17T16:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:11:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zv1oetam47av972.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From endearing and colorful to clandestine and foreboding, Blank Space's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/fairy_tales_2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">annual Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> is back a second time with more architectural anecdotes to tell. Blank Space co-founders Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani started the open competition as one way to showcase how architecture shapes society and vice versa in a multitude of perspectives. Young architects, designers, artists, illustrators, writers and the creatively inclined worldwide put their storytelling skills to the test by creating their own architectural fairy tale narrative. In its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural run</a>, the competition attracted over 300 entries from 50 countries. One year later, 1,200 participants based in 65 countries submitted entries.</p><p>The jury awarded the $1,500 first prize to <em>Empty</em> by Zigeng Wang, a Masters student at Princeton University. Wang's rich, sci fi-inspired illustrations narrate the ethical and environmental dilemmas of a post-industrial and globalized world. The story attempts to "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms Chicago Architecture Biennial announces three Lakefront Kiosk teams between local architecture schools + international firms Justine Testado 2015-03-16T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-17T16:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoh2g9wc3uo9n4db.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Preparation for the anticipated <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this October are already well underway. Today, the Biennial announced the three partnerships -- between local Chicago architecture schools and international firms -- who will each envision an innovative kiosk design to be realized during the Biennial. The project marks a unique collaboration between architectural industry leaders, students, schools, and citywide programs.</p><p>The three collaborative teams are: the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Pezo von Ellrichshausen, an art and architecture studio from Concepcio&#769;n, Chile; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Amsterdam + Lagos-based practice&nbsp;NL&Eacute; led by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi; finally, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will work with an architectural design team comprising of Paul Andersen of Denver-based Indie Architecture as well as Paul Preissner, principal of Chicago-based Paul Preissner Architects.</p><p>If you haven't forgotten, the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront K...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123043546/frei-otto-adept-the-kun-house-and-belatchew-arkitekter-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Frei Otto, ADEPT, the Kun House, and Belatchew Arkitekter are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-03-16T13:55:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T13:58:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k4zt7ymbnel1j0l.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #51 for Mar 9-13, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/frei_otto_named_as_2015_pritzker_prize_laureate_one_day_after_his_untimely_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frei Otto named as 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, one day after his untimely death</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zs/zsqauzzde0didyb2.jpg"></p><p>Best known for his lightweight structural style and his collaborative, holistic approach to architecture, celebrated German architect Frei Otto was publicly announced as the 2015 Pritzker Prize, one day after he passed away.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sixty-eight_buildings_shortlisted_for_riba_london_awards_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sixty-eight buildings shortlisted for RIBA London Awards 2015</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9kyesqqztm735as.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://architecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> announced the 68 shortlisted buildings for the RIBA London Awards 2015, which reflect the organization's mission of honoring design excellence throughout the United Kingdom. But the London Awards, while an honor, are just the beginning for more RIBA award programs later in the year. (Pictured: Friends House by John McAslan and Partners)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/adept_to_design_new_flensburg_city_gate_in_german-danish_border/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ADEPT to design new Flensburg city ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122996207/editor-s-picks-408 Editor's Picks #408 Nam Henderson 2015-03-16T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T18:43:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xfwav4xoahiej7e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/122742069/art-architecture-the-los-angeles-nomadic-division-sets-up-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Nomadic Division</a> (LAND).&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>&nbsp;was excited as has "<em>been looking for a way to get involved with something like this</em>".&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpksum3853iikizn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;- The world lost visionary Frei Otto and his death moved up the announcement of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122595638/frei-otto-wins-2015-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his winning the 2015 Pritzker Prize</a>.&nbsp;Plus,&nbsp;the renowned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves died</a> and his firm promised to "<em>continue to honor Michael&rsquo;s humanistic design philosophy</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpalmx50v0jgcrtk.jpg"></p><p>While&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> thought Otto was "<em>a spectacular choice. &nbsp;Bravo.</em>",&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>Frei Otto's work inspired Glen Small's BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE and much of early SCI_Arc student work</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/rmagoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RJ Magoon</a>&nbsp;also opined "<em>No matter your opinion on the man or his work, it's hard to deny Graves' enormous influence on the practice and education in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/oksnbyw1tucscl3h.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;reported in from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122752532/aranda-lasch-and-cc-arquitectos-give-first-emerging-voices-lecture-of-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the first of the Architectural League of New York 2015 </a><a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122752532/aranda-lasch-and-cc-arquitectos-give-first-emerging-voices-lecture-of-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> lecture series</a>, with firms <a href="http://arandalasch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a> and <a href="http://www.ccarquitectos.com.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS</a>. There Aranda claimed "<em>we like th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122738835/the-met-selects-david-chipperfield-to-design-its-new-museum-wing The Met selects David Chipperfield to design its new museum wing Alexander Walter 2015-03-12T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T20:17:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3dhdnruhurb2bzw.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> in New York has named the architect for the institution's latest expansion project: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>, the British master of elegance with offices in London, Berlin, Shanghai &amp; Milan, was selected after a year-long research and selection process and announced yesterday by museum director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell.</p><p>The job calls for the redesign of The Met's Southwest Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art, and&nbsp;&mdash; quite likely&nbsp;&mdash; also for adjacent exhibition spaces for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.</p><p>&ldquo;We based the final selection of an architect on three criteria: vision, experience, and compatibility," Campbell remarked in his announcement. "David Chipperfield&rsquo;s global architectural experience and sensibility, along with his commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture, make him a perfect partner on this milestone project. &nbsp;His museum projects are brilliantly coherent, elegant, and accessible&mdash;from the Neues Museum in Berl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122508785/david-chipperfield-h-l-ne-binet-and-kanva-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners David Chipperfield, Hélène Binet, and KANVA are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-03-09T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-03-09T14:52:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqnr0ylw346u64zw.jpg" width="514" height="337" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #50 for Mar 2-6, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_winning_results_of_d3_unbuilt_visions_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning results of d3 Unbuilt Visions 2014</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw771kycqx6sxgi3.jpg"></p><p>Open to all makers of the built environment, the annual d3 competition promotes conceptual and unbuilt work and its value in highlighting critical debate and advance global architectural discourse.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/helene_binet_celebrates_first_u.s._exhibit_at_wuho_with_the_2015_jsi_photog/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 JSI Photography Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g7buytx07a3xrex.jpg"></p><p>Known for her atmospheric black and white photos of buildings by some of the most famous architects, H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet received the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award last Saturday during her first U.S. exhibition at the WUHO Gallery in Hollywood.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/built_by_women_nyc_highlights_100_of_the_best_woman-built_nyc_projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Built By Women NYC highlights 100 of the best woman-built NYC projects</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auy94nq0p7g36smu.jpg"></p><p>Let's hear it for the ladies of architecture<em>,</em> engineering, and construction. The Built By ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122383572/editor-s-picks-407 Editor's Picks #407 Nam Henderson 2015-03-08T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T19:04:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqk1dye1x3680sz8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;recapped <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan&rsquo;s recent talk</a> at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, in which Maltzan explained "<em>the relationship his projects hold to their infrastructural, urban and social contexts</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reported in from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the WUHO Gallery in Hollywood for opening night</a> of '<a href="http://jsi.architecture.woodbury.edu/portfolio/helene-binet-fragments-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light</a>'. The event was held in celebration of Binet as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/er3ayk28zj5ni8xd.jpg"></p><p>The NYT published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121968291/building-the-first-slavery-museum-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Amsden&rsquo;s profile of the Whitney Plantatio</a>n - a museum dedicated to telling the story of slavery &mdash; the first of its kind in the United States.&nbsp;<strong>Matt4e</strong> commented "<em>This place is awesome. &nbsp;Kudos to Mr. Cummings</em>"&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Responding to the discussion in Archinect Sessions Episode #19:</a> <strong>Lscapeisaverb</strong> offered up some suggestions "<em>Given how engaged everyone was with the topic, I think the Slavery Park/Museum deserves more time on the show with one addition- voices of color...It's a problematic topic and exc...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121990834/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Bamiyan Cultural Centre proposals! Archinect 2015-03-02T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T09:50:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/885z69nfcral6sh1.jpg" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many teams have already followed Archinect &amp; Bustler's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent call</a> to post your non-finalist entries to the highly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/528743/bamiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition</a> in Afghanistan directly on your Archinect profiles.</p><p>As we're continuing to gather all submissions in one handy list, you can now access the <strong>Bamiyan Project Collection</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To give you a better impression of the quality and scope of received entries, here are just a few proposals that especially stood out to us.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqnxg689o8qkfwtk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121634210/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by KSR Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4i7s12kvbw23x3m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121893613/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Kaluzhak Maxim, Oleg Budeanu, Andrei Vatamaniuc, Ina Borozan, Irina Dubinschi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v92f2dq44zkc4g1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121332284/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Karolos Michailidis, Zapantiotis Fotis, Papanagiotou Stathis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z2b8wt5sopbc6fe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121974734/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by 1.61 Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtzv3r6p822qmvxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121936979/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Shift Process Practice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68iawrii29b3atjx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121846274/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center-competition-bamiyan-vaults" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by Jong Kim, Shawn Conte, Mark Talma</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/sknxjukxjbk6d24i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121621367/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Maryam Moayery Nia, Hamed Zarrinkamari, Fatemeh Mousavi, Masoud Moayery Nia (CG artist: Milad Kambari, Pouria Abbasi)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80nnkdg7x84u61g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121980368/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition-with-4rkitects-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Chiara Mazzarello with 4rkitects Team </a></p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet but would like t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121986815/transsolar-klimaengineering-thomas-e-lollini-thomas-luebke-the-mies-van-der-rohe-2015-finalists-and-peter-kitchen-are-among-this-week-s-winners Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Thomas E. Lollini, Thomas Luebke, the Mies van der Rohe 2015 finalists, and Peter Kitchen are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-02T19:02:00-05:00 >2015-03-07T20:26:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mv3d034zpcq2hrub.jpg" width="514" height="403" 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 <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #49 for Feb. 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_aia_2015_thomas_jefferson_award_institute_honors_for_collabo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the AIA 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x7r3kjj3tr7fzuyf.jpg"></p><p>Both awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession and the community. University campus architect Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA and Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Thomas Luebke, FAIA won in their respective categories for, coincidentally, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Lyceum Fellowship and Transsolar KlimaEngineering were the lucky recipients for the Collaborative Achievement award.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/entrants_showcase_potential_for_nine_elms_to_pimlico_pedestrian_bridge_over/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Entrants showcase their potential for Nine Elms to Pimlico Pedestrian Bridge over London&rsquo;s River Thames</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pn/pnz7e4tblr2itsl3.jpg"></p><p>The London Borough of Wandsworth launched a competition back in December inviting multidisciplin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121677646/the-edmonton-freezeway-may-soon-become-a-reality The Edmonton Freezeway may soon become a reality Justine Testado 2015-02-26T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5n1n0t17bhviayr.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If all goes accordingly, Canada might get another ice-skating trail known as The Freezeway to turn Edmonton -- a city that can get average below-freezing winter temperatures up to five months in a year -- into a hot destination. Or more like a winter wonderland. Proposed by Edmonton-born graduate student Matthew Gibbs, the 11 km Freezeway is a climate adaptive trail that would enable users to skate to different parts of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns1po56zzclx9nq4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlq7xcmcpiyicnv4.jpg"></p><p>Gibbs got inspiration for the skating trail when former city councilor <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1763767/freezeway-would-allow-edmontonians-to-skate-to-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tooker Gomberg suggested</a>, perhaps lightheartedly, back in the 1990s that the city "crack the fire hydrants open in the winter and flood the streets so people can skate to work."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f58603oiect9q2rn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8gfdfaz2dzhp6do.jpg"></p><p>In the summer months, the Freezeway would become a greenway for bikes and walking. According to Gibbs, the trail would promote a more active winter lifestyle, winter programming and social activities, and an alternative method of sustainable transportation.</p><p>Since the Freezeway was one of three winners in the annual ...</p>