Archinect - News 2014-08-30T18:28:35-04:00 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 >2014-08-28T15:45:56-04:00 <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 >2014-08-27T21:19:21-04:00 <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 >2014-08-29T12:00:32-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/105421785/sure-architecture-s-winning-endless-city-skyscraper-proposal-for-the-streets-of-london SURE Architecture’s winning “Endless City” skyscraper proposal for the streets of London Justine Testado 2014-07-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T18:50:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9yjcpjdwp2p5qmv.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. Proposed for the SkyScraper &amp; SuperSkyscraper Competition, the entry recently won first place in the international competition. Designed to integrate itself with the surrounding streets in London, pedestrians discover the skyscraper's vertical city inside while walking up and down the "endless" interweaving ramps that wrap around the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w3zq4wodvs6n9jd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvzmogeovswdju57.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105394389/architecture-competitions-are-risky-but-we-can-build-on-that Architecture Competitions Are Risky, but We Can Build on That Archinect 2014-07-30T11:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dfa16a4fb0ceedea9c02c7fb6487457.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design competitions play a fascinating role in the history of architecture, with losing entries often as important in defining the progress of architectural thought and theory as the actual winning and built projects: the projects that might have been built becoming as influential as those that perhaps should never have been built.</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/105257824/jahn-rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-junya-ishigami-associates-with-svendborg-architects-and-tex-fab-s-plasticity-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners JAHN, Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson, junya ishigami+associates with Svendborg Architects, and TEX-FAB's "Plasticity" finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-07-28T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T12:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ewdnrye4vgdq2ub.jpg" width="514" height="333" 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 #19 for the week of July 21-July 25, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_pinup2014_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Pinup2014 competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvzk2ob0k6but3hu.jpg"></p><p>Morpholio revealed the 2014 winners of their popular "Pinup" competition. Categorized under Emerging Talents and Future Voices, Pinup gives today's emerging creative talent and academics a chance to publicly showcase their ongoing research, explorations, and investigative work and get their name out there.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_finalists_of_tex-fabs_plasticity_digital_fabrication_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The finalists of TEX-FAB&rsquo;s &ldquo;Plasticity&rdquo; digital fabrication competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w8y4gp6g8ie72cw.jpg"></p><p>The four finalists for <a href="http://tex-fab.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TEX-FAB</a>'s 2014 digital fabrication competition, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/plasticity/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plasticity</a>, were announced. The annual competition connects experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/homegrown_design_challenge_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winning ideas of the Homegrown Design Challe...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105259431/what-the-future-looks-like-to-north-koreans-who-have-never-left What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left Archinect 2014-07-28T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/909db09da3110adf8b5e9b0208941462.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] One of its latest projects: Inviting a North Korean architect to imagine the future of local design for travel. The Jetsons-style results include hovercraft hotel rooms and cone-shaped mountain villas connected by ski slopes. Nothing looks like it would be that out of place in a 1950s magazine, down to details like an old-fashioned rotary phone. This is what the future looks like to someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project <em>Utopian Tours</em>, initiated by English-born landscape architect turned Beijing-based North Korea tour operator <a href="http://koryogroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Bonner</a>, was part of the Korean Peninsula&rsquo;s &ldquo;Crow&rsquo;s Eye View&rdquo; pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105036124/jahn-s-post-tower-wins-the-ctbuh-10-year-award JAHN’S Post Tower wins the CTBUH 10 Year Award Justine Testado 2014-07-25T19:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:32:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pw5hlj6ad4s385cb.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat gave their 10 Year Award to JAHN's Post Tower out of seven finalists. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years since the building's completion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located in Bonn, Germany, the 163-meter Post Tower office building made itself known as one of the world&rsquo;s lowest energy-consuming tall buildings and a predecessor to sustainable tower design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9tnsi1tc8lxau3x.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jahns_post_tower_wins_the_ctbuh_10_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104721804/ie-spaces-for-innovation-competition-now-open-for-applications IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications Sponsor 2014-07-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T13:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gtw875dawv2mx4jg.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><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 and Design</a> announces <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize </strong>for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the <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=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments</a> starting next February 2015.</p><p><strong>THE CHALLENGE:</strong><br>We are able to undertake working, shopping and learning in a variety of settings and in new ways. Traditional typologies and spaces are changing, overlapping and becoming new models. Foresee the future of these new blurred spaces over the next decade and propose or comment on how you think our activities might evolve.</p><p>Submit your proposal in a story board presented electronically (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p>The winning entries will be awarded a 30% scholarship towards the program tuition fees and a full-time paid professional internship in one of these three world class firms: UNStudio (A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104728232/modernist-houses-across-north-carolina-win-top-honors-in-the-2014-matsumoto-prize Modernist Houses Across North Carolina Win Top Honors In The 2014 Matsumoto Prize kimweiss 2014-07-23T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yy9opi15hmydmzbf.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modernist houses from Asheville to Wilmington received top honors last week in the third annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2014.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Matsumoto Prize for Modernist residential design</a>&nbsp;across the state, sponsored by the award-winning non-profit organization&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;(NCMH).</p><p>The houses submitted had to be in North Carolina but the designers could be based anywhere. All submissions were capable of winning in two, or both, categories: the Jury Awards and the People&rsquo;s Choice Awards.</p><p>During a special ceremony that NCMH held at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, sponsored by CAM, Foundation bar, and Palette &amp; Parlor, architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, announced the winners of the Jury Awards category, which were chosen by a team of professional architects from California, Massachusetts, and New York, and included cash prizes. The 2014 Jury Award winners were:</p><ol><li>First Place: The&nbsp;<a href="https://plus.google.com/photos/103046963176197570017/albums/6022611242617226465" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smart-Stell House&nbsp;</a>in Durham, designed and built by Vincent Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction of Raleigh.</li><li>Se...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/104707314/ateliers-jean-nouvel-steven-holl-and-team-rhome-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl, and Team Rhome are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-07-21T15:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T15:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1dfuzewm8bpd4gv.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #18 for the week of July 14-July 18, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_selected_to_participate_in_the_re-envisioning_branch_libraries_d/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u1ct4hozprkfuilz.jpg"></p><p>The Architecture League and the Center for an Urban Future selected the five interdisciplinary teams to participate in their "Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study". The initiative seeks to address the various issues that New York's branch libraries face as city policymakers continue to overlook them.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects&rsquo; award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7pdzmvggxai04sz.jpg"></p><p>One Central Park has gained plenty of recognition in recent weeks like winning a regional award in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, being shortlisted in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">upcoming World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and receiving a Commendation in Australia's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Aw...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104708119/behind-the-scenes-at-bloomberg-s-ideas-camp-for-cities Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:29:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d236ebbb44fd6df1cadedb6c1fc39c8f.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Serious money is in play in the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; &ldquo;Mayors&rsquo; Challenge&rdquo; for cities competing to show they have come up with promising innovations to cope with 21st-century challenges. &ldquo;It was a big surprise to hear we&rsquo;d share our ideas with competitors,&rdquo; says Gomes. &ldquo;But it works brilliantly. It&rsquo;s exactly what you need&mdash;everyone sharing and trying to help each other. It&rsquo;s crazy, but it works.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102860203/how-the-bloomberg-mayors-challenge-is-being-received-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104476190/cummins-picks-deborah-berke-shop-and-twbta-to-design-its-downtown-indianapolis-hq Cummins picks Deborah Berke, SHoP and TWBTA to design its Downtown Indianapolis HQ Archinect 2014-07-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:04:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4e14bfb3f9109142e6b4125cff09bd3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. hasn't revealed even a back-of-the-napkin sketch of what its regional headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis might look like, but one thing is certain at this point: It won't be locally designed. The engine maker said today it's picked three small to mid-sized New York City architectural firms to compete for the contract to design the $30 million multi-story building [...]. The competitors are Deborah Berke Partners, SHoP Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's some additional information about the Indianapolis office design competition we've received directly from Cummins Inc.:</p><p>"The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company&rsquo;s goals to construct a building that enhances the community, creates a productive workplace for Cummins employees and reflects Cummins&rsquo; mission and values. [...]</p><p>The winning architect will be announced in September and selected based on a number of factors including their ability to align with Cummins values, deliver on the vision of the building, and assemble a diverse team. [...]</p><p>Cummins initially announced plans to build its new Indianapolis office in March of 2014. Cummins will build on approximately four acres that previously housed a portion of Market Square Arena and expects to break ground in early 2015 and open in late 2016. The company&rsquo;s plan for the site includes an office building with ground floor retail, a flexible learning center, public green s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104422375/italian-team-wins-first-place-at-the-solar-decathlon-europe-2014 Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-17T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:09:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvwe7tylh6f0ut8w.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Pictured above) <strong>1st Place/Overall: </strong>"Rhome for Dencity" by Team Rhome (Universit&aacute; Degli Studi di Roma TRE)</p><p><strong>2nd Place:</strong> "Phil&eacute;as" by Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/7240nedqzdse327u.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Place:</strong> "A Home with a Skin" by Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-loger (TU Delft, The Netherlands)<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94365163/saving-face-pr-t-loger-designs-solar-powered-skin-to-preserve-dutch-row-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Previously on Archinect)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcjzocsjqyv4ikja.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/italian_team_wins_first_place_at_the_solar_decathlon_europe_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>