Archinect - News 2014-09-17T21:49:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109026006/charlie-rose-grupo-aranea-mill-st-skatepark-and-longwood-gardens-are-among-this-week-s-winners Charlie Rose, Grupo Aranea, Mill St. Skatepark, and Longwood Gardens are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-09-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T15:28:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zf/zf15q29adjqy9trs.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, 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 we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #26 for September 8-12, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/vincent_scully_prize_2014_awarded_to_journalist_and_tv_host_charlie_rose/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jcg497tiim34f5ne.jpg"></p><p>TV anchor and journalist Charlie Rose was announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. In November, Rose will receive the award in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_finalists_of_americas_best_public_restroom_are_anything_but_crap/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The 2014 finalists of America&rsquo;s Best Public Restroom are anything but crap</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxme91fnl13imlsi.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.cintas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cintas</a>' America's Best Restroom Contest is back for its 13th year, and 10 finalists are still in the running to become America's next top toilet. Winners will be selected by a <a href="http://www.bestrestroom.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public online vote</a> happening now until October 31.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_next_helsinki_launches_call_for_alternatives_in_response_to_guggenheim_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in r...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108886363/unc-coastal-studies-institute-wins-chicago-athenaeum-international-architecture-award UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ifjnlmxscxfxynh.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T10:03:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7zfndikcleqtt5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy Justine Testado 2014-09-09T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T09:25:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qcna17w27zigz7xz.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the same day that Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition will conclude, The Next Helsinki is launching their own international call for alternative solutions to attract the best ideas that they believe would better meet the needs and enhance the city of Helsinki, Finland. Launched by a group of independent arts organizations and chaired by Michael Sorkin, The Next Helsinki bluntly addresses the controversy that the Guggenheim Helsinki competition has sparked [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below is <em>The Next Helsinki</em> announcement:</p><p>"Coinciding with the end of the official competition for the design of the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki, a group of independent arts organizations has issued a call for submissions for alternative ideas. This competition&mdash;titled The Next Helsinki&mdash;is designed to attract innovative ideas about how to more fully meet the city&rsquo;s cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p>Following the success of the Guggenheim Bilbao in transforming that region&rsquo;s tourist economy, many city managers have been seduced by the fantasy that a high-concept museum, designed by a starchitect, will turn around its urban fortunes in a similar way. Advocates of this branding formula see Helsinki as an ideal candidate for a new Guggenheim franchise. Yet the proposal has generated a surprisingly heated public debate among Finland&rsquo;s citizenry, with pro and anti-Guggenheim sentiment running high.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Next Helsinki competition aims to elevate the debate by giving voice to b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108508046/winners-of-the-regional-holcim-awards-2014-for-europe Winners of the regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe Justine Testado 2014-09-09T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9ksm8szktx6q95i.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The announcements of the regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 have begun -- with the first set of winners coming from the Holcim Awards for Europe. During a recent ceremony in Moscow, 12 projects from throughout the continent were recognized as top examples of sustainable construction that illustrate the evolving state of sustainable construction and address challenges in the building and construction industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a couple of the winning projects:</p><p>(Pictured above): <strong>Holcim Awards Gold 2014:<em> Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation, Saline Joniche, Italy</em></strong><br>Main authors: Francisco Leiva - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Marco Scarpinato - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Silver 2014: <em>Public Condenser: Low-cost flexible university building, Paris, France</em></strong><br>Main authors: Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvkj1vovg7j7n72i.jpg"></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Bronze 2014:</strong><em><strong> The Commons: Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria</strong></em><br>Main authors: Enrique Arenas Laorga - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Basabe Montalvo - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Palacios Labrador - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/images/news2/A14EUbrAT-01.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Holcim Awards for Europe - Bronze: The Commons Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/sized/images/news2/A14EUbrAT-01-530x398.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: <em>Circular Voids: Energy-efficient office building</em></strong><br>Main Author: Christian Kerez - Christian Kerez, Zurich, Switzerland</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x98cqjfz2qnglrh9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Acknowledgement Prize: <em>Aggr...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108498411/update-world-architecture-festival-2014-adds-ole-scheeren-as-speaker-new-conference-sessions UPDATE: World Architecture Festival 2014 adds Ole Scheeren as speaker + new conference sessions Justine Testado 2014-09-08T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T18:30:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6w7luro0k3kfk3d.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The anticipated <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 World Architecture Festival</a> is less than a month away! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, WAF is expecting over 2,000 visitors from over 60 countries to experience a jam-packed program of conferences, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. This year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Awards shortlisters</a> will also be preparing their live presentations to the Super Jury for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99825508/apply-now-for-world-architecture-festival-awards-2014-deadline-is-may-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Competition</a>.</p><p>Just recently, WAF announced Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; the principal of Buro Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; as the latest addition to the notable lineup of keynote speakers. New sessions that were added to the program highlight building sustainable cities, a look into Heatherwick Studio's work, and a series of networking sessions titled "Meet your next client".</p><p>Details below.</p><p><strong>Ole Scheeren announced as 2014 keynote speaker:</strong></p><p>"The festival will start at 10am on Wednesday 1st from Ole Scheeren, Principal, Buro Ole Scheeren. Ole will give his unique perspective on the relationship between architects, architectur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108483945/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-mandaworks-hosper-sweden-and-alison-brooks-architects-are-among-this-week-s-winners Foster + Partners and FR-EE, Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden, and Alison Brooks Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-09-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T14:45:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rjyfun3w7hh6aua.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, 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 we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #25 for September 2-5, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/architecture_and_the_city_2014_celebrates_in_san_francisco_for_the_month_of/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture and the City 2014 celebrates in San Francisco for the month of September</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2vvr5kz41fvta11i.jpg"></p><p>The 11th annual Architecture and the City festival is happening throughout San Francisco for the whole month. With "Home: My San Francisco" as this year's theme, the festival invites the public to join the fun with a variety of events and activities including behind the scenes features, walking tours, films, exhibitions, and lectures.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_of_mandaworks_first-prize_vaasan_raviradan_masterplan_entry_in_vaas/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details of Mandaworks&rsquo; first-prize Vaasan Raviradan master plan entry in Vaasa, Finland</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c8qand1mr3r9wwy.jpg"></p><p>Out of 63 submitted proposals, longtime collaborators Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden won first prize in an open international ideas competition to redevelop the former horse race track Vaasan Raviradan into a new mixed-use urban development in V...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108270481/shortlists-for-the-riba-manser-medal-and-the-2014-stephen-lawrence-prize Shortlists for the RIBA Manser Medal and the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-05T19:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:32:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8uab4xfog4yg8w4.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA has announced the 2014 shortlists for the Manser Medal - Best New House in the UK and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Check out these stellar projects below.</p><p><strong>MANSER MEDAL</strong> <strong>- Best New House in the UK</strong></p><p>The Manser Medal was established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE. It recognizes private homes or major extensions that are deemed to be exemplary of innovation, sustainability, and style, and were also completed within the past year by a UK architect.</p><p>Out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640741/riba-manser-medal-2014-longlist-for-the-best-new-house-in-the-uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">23 longlisted projects</a> announced earlier this summer, the jury shortlisted these six houses:</p><p>(pictured above) <strong>Lens House </strong>in north London by Alison Brooks Architects</p><p><strong>The Kench</strong> in Hampshire by MELOY Architects and John Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e7afaj8njcc7uar.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cliff House</strong>, Isle of Skye, Scotland by Dualchas Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwukc9b0pwagb28x.jpg"></p><p><strong>House No 7,</strong> Isle of Tiree, Scotland by Denizen Works</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxwdjmjwzpslftps.jpg"></p><p><strong>Luker House</strong> in Barnes, southwest London by Jamie Fobert Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx5njosull4ku187.jpg"></p><p><strong>Stormy Castle</strong> in Gower, Wales by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1ymm6rc4k624ym2f.jpg"></p><p><strong>STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE</strong></p><p>The Stephen Law...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251176/sydney-s-nsw-gallery-announces-jurors-for-museum-expansion-competition Sydney's NSW Gallery announces jurors for museum expansion competition Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76fd7acaac14dc13627e7945ec764c8e.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's rare for an Australian gallery to extend the call for an architect beyond local boundaries. But that's exactly what the Art Gallery of NSW has done in their national and international callout for the Gallery's transformation into 'an art museum for the 21st century'. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, The Art Gallery of NSW has announced the jurists to decide the architectural practice that will be responsible for the Gallery&rsquo;s transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The jury members include Gallery Director, Michael Brand as well as Kathryn Gustafson, Michael Lynch, Toshiko Mori, Glenn Murcutt, Juhani Pallasmaa and Hetti Perkins."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108191789/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-collaboration-to-design-new-mexico-city-international-airport Foster + Partners and FR-EE collaboration to design new Mexico City International Airport Justine Testado 2014-09-04T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrsjt45vjaqt0p5q.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A collaboration consisting of Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design the new Mexico City International Airport in Mexico. The airport's design is surely aiming to set the standard for the airport of the future. Not only is the new structure expected to be one of the world's largest airports at 555,000 sq. meters, it also aims to be the world's most sustainable airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbup10w48atlzlaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t64ee1hfwpd9zo.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_and_fr-ee_collaboration_to_design_new_mexico_city_internati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108018917/mecanoo-oma-hao-and-earth-roofs-in-the-sahel-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Mecanoo, OMA, HAO, and Earth Roofs in the Sahel are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-09-02T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T13:38:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqsyyhcrcdnd5neq.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the beginning of the 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 we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #24 for August 25-29, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/genius_loci_weimar_videomapping_fest_returns_to_make_the_walls_talk_in_weim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Genius Loci Weimar videomapping fest returns to &ldquo;make the walls talk&rdquo; in Weimar, Germany</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvo035fdikjltigx.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Klang3&rsquo; by ruestungsschmie.de (above) and the rest of this year's annual Genius Loci Weimar competition winners had the chance to project their videomapping skills onto some of Weimar's historic buildings in front of over 15,000 festival-goers during the two-night event. Find <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/genius_loci_weimar_videomapping_fest_returns_to_make_the_walls_talk_in_weim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">video clips</a> of each winner on Bustler.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA&rsquo;s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ie0txmnz5soxx8.jpg"></p><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Taiwan is coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. According to OMA, the center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Publi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107582365/the-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge-semi-finalists The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists Justine Testado 2014-08-27T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:53:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ywt4eihgjs6cope.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of 450 proposals worldwide. Each project went through three rounds of rigorous evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hn9u5rpyjfymklre.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbp4q5q7fmamg1ig.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6idp3onkig03bmzu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2p1pyhjfxz2an95.jpg"></p><p><strong>See the rest of the projects and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_buckminster_fuller_challenge_semi-finalists1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:12:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sij53wzytnhzhzwq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Taipei city mayor Hau Lung-pin, and other city government representatives took part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02o791j585ags3na.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduofsvthof8rdck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn27ftrb1knpakyu.jpg"></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again! Alexander Walter 2014-08-26T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T22:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...] The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107189395/ie-spaces-for-innovation-prize-win-a-scholarship-much-more IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE: Win a scholarship & much more! Sponsor 2014-08-26T10:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T10:20:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znbyygg2h4a3ayba.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop or learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize</strong> is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.</p><p>If you are interested in being a part of the challenge, you are still in time. The registration period is open until the 27th of October, 2014. Note that registrations should be made individually. Proposals are to be presented in a digital story board (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong></p><p>Winners will be awarded admittance to <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mdwrle_reminder_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments </a> from IE School of Architecture &amp; Design, for the 2015-2016 academic year, and 30% scholarship over the tuition fees plus full-time paid professional internships in top tier companies and design firms such as <strong>UNStu...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107414866/francis-jones-morehen-thorp-and-team-v-are-among-this-week-s-winners Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and TEAM V are among this week's winners Archinect 2014-08-25T17:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T17:33:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxlnu75v4fsgtxma.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and event updates on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #23 for the week of August 18-22, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/st._petersburg_launches_a_second_rfq_for_a_new_redesign_of_the_pier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>St. Petersburg launches a second RFQ for a new redesign of the Pier</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q1ujghvlkor1pv9.jpg"></p><p>The City of St. Petersburg is going in for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the iconic St. Petersburg Pier in Florida after the first proposal, "The Lens", was met with controversy and never built. In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each be given a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a full initial d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107035932/submit-your-vision42-entries-to-transform-manhattan-s-42nd-street-registration-due-september-8 Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vyi7l5abianrkqc.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106961208/editor-s-picks-381 Editor's Picks #381 Nam Henderson 2014-08-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5lff5ykdnxgxtpnj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106114990/shitting-architecture-the-dirty-practice-of-waste-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal</a>.&nbsp;Therein drawing lessons; from Slavoj Zizek on the toilet and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Morton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Timothy Morton</a> (of Object-Oriented Ontology [OOO]) on sustainability as the preservation of the status quo, he argues that "<em>Under the weight of the ecological crisis, the world has been flattened. There is no exit</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0fcle6sz9qdc5cu.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;In response, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;offered up an image of the sublimely absurd, "<em>I am always baffled by big houses that are marketed with +5.5 bathrooms (very common in wealthy neighborhoods) and so on. And of course these host extremely hi end living styles. It is kind of funny to think all these people do all day is shit and shit and shit everywhere in the house</em>".</p><p><br>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai, of </a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Tsai-Illustration-and-Concept-Design/367692304491?ref_type=bookmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai Illustration and Concept Design</a>,&nbsp;who received a Master's degree in 1993 from <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas in Austin</a>.</p><p><strong>Xenaxis</strong>&nbsp;"<em>worked with Francis Tsai at Rockstar games and he was one of t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier A second chance for a new St. Petersburg Pier Justine Testado 2014-08-18T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:16:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vj3z42bdvomorrt.jpg" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The City of St. Petersburg is up for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the historic St. Petersburg Pier after the first proposal, <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>,&nbsp; was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">met with controversy</a> and never built -- even after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revisions</a> were made.</p><p>In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each receive a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a complete initial design concept.</p><p>After a technical review to analyze the concept's feasibility and budget, the committee will select the finalists, whose concepts will be presented to both the committee and the general public. The public will then have the chance to vote in a public survey. The committee will take resu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106865497/lola-landscape-architects-urban-reef-and-budcud-are-among-this-week-s-winners LOLA landscape architects, "Urban Reef", and Budcud are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-08-18T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx9gphxfh6xe4se7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #22 for the week of August 11-15, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/zumtobel_group_award_2014_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zumtobel Group Award 2014 shortlist</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pqlk3at0tzl3gb4.jpg"></p><p>The biannual Zumtobel Group Award is back for its fourth edition. Competition was high with a total of 356 submissions that the high-profile jury&nbsp;&mdash; which includes&nbsp;Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Winy Maas, and Kazuyo Sejima, among others &mdash; narrowed all the way down to 15 nominated projects.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Urban Reef&rdquo; wins Robson Redux 2014 in downtown Vancouver, Canada</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5iddfotmzr1p7ql.jpg"></p><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural 2014 VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submission...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106578975/the-leaf-awards-2014-shortlist The LEAF Awards 2014 shortlist Justine Testado 2014-08-14T20:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiw7ybot69mfe8ml.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LEAF Awards are back with a new shortlist. The annual awards highlight projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Category winners and an overall winner will be announced during the LEAF Awards 2014 at the Swiss&ocirc;tel, D&uuml;sseldorf/Neuss in Germany on October 10.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's shortlisters.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e236wfjakzbjch32.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7nhgtb4t8bcodao.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ja/jaob7rpzaq41fhaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqsnaxtqd0x6ygos.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4no926b8fakhlg7.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_leaf_awards_2014_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106557284/rockefeller-foundation-and-usaid-announce-global-resilience-design-challenge Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Announce Global Resilience Design Challenge Alexander Walter 2014-08-14T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znurvb4odczoj8c9.jpg" width="480" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first feature of the Resilience Partnership will be the launch of a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing people and organizations from a diverse set of industries together to collaborate on bold and innovative solutions to the toughest resilience challenges facing the three focus regions.</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/106419197/have-a-seat-at-the-urban-reef-installation-in-downtown-vancouver-canada Have a seat at the "Urban Reef" installation in downtown Vancouver, Canada Justine Testado 2014-08-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlf8otn1m8mquaal.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submissions worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition had entrants create a temporary urban installation to transform the block to a welcoming public plaza from Canada Day (July 1) until Labor Day (September 1).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/su0ovyqg9vkrscwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j03rmqc0x8v6bv0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vglpt2wecaf0zfkw.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out a timelapse video and the making-of teaser below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106347674/more-details-on-microalgae-fa-ade-solarleaf-a-zumtobel-group-award-2014-nominee More details on microalgae façade “SolarLeaf”, a Zumtobel Group Award 2014 nominee Justine Testado 2014-08-11T20:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T13:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbuec8cv6jqwzrqu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"SolarLeaf" has been described as the world's first bioreactive fa&ccedil;ade that can help further research into algae as a potential renewable energy source. Designed by ARUP, SSC Strategic Science Consult, and Colt International, the fa&ccedil;ade was recently selected as one of 15 nominees for the prestigious Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the award program's newest category, "Applied Innovations".</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hek6x65bfnejkab2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qj9ro7c0z6ffuhjh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cli65tah8a0qcuu8.jpg"></p><p>More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_details_on_microalgae_facade_solarleaf_a_zumtobel_group_award_2014_nom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106326775/big-ar-ma-and-platform-for-architecture-research-are-among-this-week-s-winners BIG, AR-MA, and Platform for Architecture + Research are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-08-11T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T14:55:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pd/pds2wismgnh2q1nd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here is Recap #21 for the week of August 4-8, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_4th_edition_is_arch_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 4th Edition IS ARCH Awards</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0skwr6okou7v1r8w.jpg"></p><p>IS ARCH announced the winning projects of their 4th edition IS ARCH Awards, which serves as a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects presented on an international scale. This year garnered 204 submissions from students and recently graduated architects.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_urban_open_space_award_2014_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Urban Open Space Award 2014 finalists</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/grsoo3a3mc2haatn.jpg"></p><p>The best public spaces are the ones that give back to their communities in a multitude of ways, as celebrated in the <a href="http://uli.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Land Institute</a>'s Urban Open Space Award. The annual award recognizes exemplary small and large-scale public spaces that have successfully socially&nbsp;enriched and revitalized the economy of&nbsp;their communities.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_proposes_cagefree_zootopia_redesign_for_iconic_danish_zoo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BIG proposes cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign for iconic Danish zoo...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106098934/par-wins-the-2014-aia-los-angeles-emerging-practice-award PAR wins the 2014 AIA Los Angeles Emerging Practice Award Justine Testado 2014-08-08T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T22:27:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92adt9ima7ri7g61.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our friends at PAR &mdash; or Platform for Architecture + Research &mdash; were announced as the 2014 recipient of the Presidential Emerging Practice Award from the AIA Los Angeles. In a constantly evolving setting like the City of Angels, the award is the highest honor that the AIA|LA Presidential Board presents to an emerging architecture firm in recognition of consistently creating innovative work. It also highlights individuals who take leadership roles in advancing the architectural profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p>An evening awards ceremony will take place at the Million Dollar Theatre &amp; Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles on October 29, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl5eb3v1zr0cita5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4xqawdmujwjz23p.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PAR</a> Founding Partner, Jennifer Marmon:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zdyldyyk407mg4uq.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/par_wins_the_2014_aia_los_angeles_emerging_practice_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105800701/new-dead-prize-launched-by-cameron-sinclair New "DEAD PRIZE" launched by Cameron Sinclair Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T19:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stzx5dztldlu5vs4.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the past decade we have seen an explosion of honors and awards for the most innovative and forward thinking solutions. Yet no one recognizes the projects that have caused harm to the environment - designs that are helping shorten our existence on this planet. This is why we created the DEAD prize. Let's recognize the bad, honor the failures and hopefully do something to rectify these designs against humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/dead_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Prize</a> may be the first ever anti-prize in architecture. Launched by Cameron Sinclair, the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.mjpasia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolie-Pitt Foundation</a> and co-founder of <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>, Dead Prize opened its nominations today for architecture that has caused remarkable environmental harm. The goal is to create an anti-standard, by which architects can understand what makes a design harmful, how to not repeat that harm, and hopefully, how to form solutions to the winning Dead Prize design. To curate a set of "worst practices" in architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>The Prize's website makes clear that this is a satirical mix of serious and tongue-in-cheek commentary on the architecture profession. Once a winner is chosen, sometime in early 2015, the Dead Prize committee will reach out to the designer for their side of the story, to gain the widest angle on why things went wrong.</p><p>If the Prize acquires sufficient funding, a complementary competition will be launched to design a solution to a Dead Prize ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105799899/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-thomas-phifer-and-partners-arup-and-sure-architecture-are-among-this-week-s-winners Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Thomas Phifer and Partners, Arup, and SURE Architecture are among this week's winners. Justine Testado 2014-08-04T18:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gs3rmr4pv8nxvx8g.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out Recap #20 for the week of July 28-August 1, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SURE Architecture&rsquo;s winning &ldquo;Endless City&rdquo; skyscraper proposal for the streets of London</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3udxu9p3hrv35mah.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.sureaa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SURE Architecture</a>'s "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. The entry won first place in the international <a href="http://www.superskyscrapers.com/viewResultslist.asp?sid=50285" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Organic Skyscraper" Competition</a>.<strong> </strong>See <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_winning_projects_of_the_london_organic_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more of the winning projects here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/tod_williams_and_billie_tsien_presented_with_national_medal_of_arts_by_pres/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President Obama</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noit0be40ky4fdqv.jpg"></p><p>Architects <a href="http://www.twbta.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a> had a quick encounter with President Obama as he presented the National Endowment for the Arts' National Medal of Arts to each of them. The medal is the highest honor from the U.S. federal government that is bestowed to artists and arts patrons.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/thomas_phifer_and_partners_chosen_to_design_new_museum_and_theater_cultural/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thomas Phifer and Partners chosen to design new museum and...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105567174/structural-awards-2014-shortlist-is-announced Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced Justine Testado 2014-08-01T17:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:08:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gmnmelin4982lxf.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. The Institution of Structural Engineers revealed the 2014 shortlist for their annual Structural Awards today. The awards recognize achievement, innovation, and excellence in the field of structural engineering in addition to promoting its significant role in the creation of inventive design solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the shortlisted projects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37q2kacp0i72cmid.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzzll7445wegvo7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tngpzqii2ubsqz6o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37e7aygvcogwehfr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzihsdvxtuglndsl.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/structural_awards_2014_shortlist_is_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>