Archinect - News 2015-03-27T06:25:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123826644/riba-seeks-architect-to-redesign-remote-island-community-of-300 RIBA seeks architect to redesign remote island community of <300 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T17:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:09:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24e208ba62003f1b6827e8502e930273.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[RIBA] has launched the contest to create a self-sustainable future for those living on Tristan, a tiny community &ldquo;ruled by the weather&rdquo;, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. [...] Tristan&rsquo;s government, led by Alex Mitham, called in Riba to manage the process of finding an architect to overhaul residential property as well as carry out urgent replacement of the government buildings, currently little more than agricultural sheds which &ldquo;are nearing the end of their useful life&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123657071/competitions-legitimate-search-for-the-best-design-or-a-political-lobby Competitions - legitimate search for the best design? Or, a political lobby? b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-24T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T16:33:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgmu6tjsjhvcorpf.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...while we were serious, it turned out this competition was not. Even before announcing the results, Westminster City council - one of the two river sides to be connected - stated that it did not want and never had wanted a bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123584719/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-folly-2015-non-finalist-proposals BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Folly 2015 non-finalist proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:03:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wsioyrfusn6abd.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Folly 2015 competition is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already done</a>, but Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler </a>want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning Folly entries in our latest Call for Non-Finalists.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!) Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also check out our ongoing call for entries for the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> competitions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123583110/peter-stutchbury-wiel-arets-architects-and-ik-studio-are-among-this-week-s-winners Peter Stutchbury, Wiel Arets Architects, and IK Studio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T14:18:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0gmbvqqyz8q32l9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #52 for Mar 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wiel_arets_architects_to_design_am_hirschgarten_cluster_in_munich/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wiel Arets Architects to design &lsquo;Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; cluster in Munich</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/ormhlvb89dxrzwrj.jpg"></p><p>Wiel Arets Architects won the competition to design the Am Hirschgarten cluster in Munich. The four-building cluster features WAA's signature sleek, window-clad facades as well as a flexible program.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_fairy_tales_architecture_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxigbz3ws20y6fwn.jpg"></p><p>Blank Space announced the winners to their second Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, where participants worldwide wrote and illustrated their own architectural narrative. Pictured above is 1st prize winner &ldquo;Empty&rdquo; by Zigeng Wang.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside2015_is_accepting_submissions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inside2015 is accepting submissions!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwdzhwns5jergd1z.jpg"></p><p>Inside2015 invites all young architects and designers to share their "inside" work with the&nbsp; community. Hosted by the Morpholio Project, participants no...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122044605/marvin-architects-challenge-all-eyes-on-your-design Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zggwhzxn8lmi76q.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kehldl90btq7gre.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymnhg9ta9yas7yth.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avoq13fcledpj2ta.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="http://www.ikstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssbaaxve35o4a8u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlmtp2mqbhe6x5w5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07g4tts51kyb5st4.jpg"></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123125518/fairy-tales-2015-competition-winners-revealed Fairy Tales 2015 competition winners revealed Justine Testado 2015-03-17T16:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:11:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zv1oetam47av972.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From endearing and colorful to clandestine and foreboding, Blank Space's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/fairy_tales_2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">annual Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> is back a second time with more architectural anecdotes to tell. Blank Space co-founders Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani started the open competition as one way to showcase how architecture shapes society and vice versa in a multitude of perspectives. Young architects, designers, artists, illustrators, writers and the creatively inclined worldwide put their storytelling skills to the test by creating their own architectural fairy tale narrative. In its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural run</a>, the competition attracted over 300 entries from 50 countries. One year later, 1,200 participants based in 65 countries submitted entries.</p><p>The jury awarded the $1,500 first prize to <em>Empty</em> by Zigeng Wang, a Masters student at Princeton University. Wang's rich, sci fi-inspired illustrations narrate the ethical and environmental dilemmas of a post-industrial and globalized world. The story attempts to "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms Chicago Architecture Biennial announces three Lakefront Kiosk teams between local architecture schools + international firms Justine Testado 2015-03-16T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-17T16:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoh2g9wc3uo9n4db.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Preparation for the anticipated <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this October are already well underway. Today, the Biennial announced the three partnerships -- between local Chicago architecture schools and international firms -- who will each envision an innovative kiosk design to be realized during the Biennial. The project marks a unique collaboration between architectural industry leaders, students, schools, and citywide programs.</p><p>The three collaborative teams are: the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Pezo von Ellrichshausen, an art and architecture studio from Concepcio&#769;n, Chile; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Amsterdam + Lagos-based practice&nbsp;NL&Eacute; led by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi; finally, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will work with an architectural design team comprising of Paul Andersen of Denver-based Indie Architecture as well as Paul Preissner, principal of Chicago-based Paul Preissner Architects.</p><p>If you haven't forgotten, the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront K...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123043546/frei-otto-adept-the-kun-house-and-belatchew-arkitekter-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Frei Otto, ADEPT, the Kun House, and Belatchew Arkitekter are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-03-16T13:55:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T13:58:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k4zt7ymbnel1j0l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #51 for Mar 9-13, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/frei_otto_named_as_2015_pritzker_prize_laureate_one_day_after_his_untimely_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frei Otto named as 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, one day after his untimely death</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zs/zsqauzzde0didyb2.jpg"></p><p>Best known for his lightweight structural style and his collaborative, holistic approach to architecture, celebrated German architect Frei Otto was publicly announced as the 2015 Pritzker Prize, one day after he passed away.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sixty-eight_buildings_shortlisted_for_riba_london_awards_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sixty-eight buildings shortlisted for RIBA London Awards 2015</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9kyesqqztm735as.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://architecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> announced the 68 shortlisted buildings for the RIBA London Awards 2015, which reflect the organization's mission of honoring design excellence throughout the United Kingdom. But the London Awards, while an honor, are just the beginning for more RIBA award programs later in the year. (Pictured: Friends House by John McAslan and Partners)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/adept_to_design_new_flensburg_city_gate_in_german-danish_border/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ADEPT to design new Flensburg city ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122996207/editor-s-picks-408 Editor's Picks #408 Nam Henderson 2015-03-16T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T18:43:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xfwav4xoahiej7e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/122742069/art-architecture-the-los-angeles-nomadic-division-sets-up-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Nomadic Division</a> (LAND).&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>&nbsp;was excited as has "<em>been looking for a way to get involved with something like this</em>".&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpksum3853iikizn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;- The world lost visionary Frei Otto and his death moved up the announcement of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122595638/frei-otto-wins-2015-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his winning the 2015 Pritzker Prize</a>.&nbsp;Plus,&nbsp;the renowned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves died</a> and his firm promised to "<em>continue to honor Michael&rsquo;s humanistic design philosophy</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpalmx50v0jgcrtk.jpg"></p><p>While&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> thought Otto was "<em>a spectacular choice. &nbsp;Bravo.</em>",&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>Frei Otto's work inspired Glen Small's BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE and much of early SCI_Arc student work</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/rmagoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RJ Magoon</a>&nbsp;also opined "<em>No matter your opinion on the man or his work, it's hard to deny Graves' enormous influence on the practice and education in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/oksnbyw1tucscl3h.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;reported in from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122752532/aranda-lasch-and-cc-arquitectos-give-first-emerging-voices-lecture-of-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the first of the Architectural League of New York 2015 </a><a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122752532/aranda-lasch-and-cc-arquitectos-give-first-emerging-voices-lecture-of-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> lecture series</a>, with firms <a href="http://arandalasch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a> and <a href="http://www.ccarquitectos.com.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS</a>. There Aranda claimed "<em>we like th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122738835/the-met-selects-david-chipperfield-to-design-its-new-museum-wing The Met selects David Chipperfield to design its new museum wing Alexander Walter 2015-03-12T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T20:17:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3dhdnruhurb2bzw.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> in New York has named the architect for the institution's latest expansion project: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>, the British master of elegance with offices in London, Berlin, Shanghai &amp; Milan, was selected after a year-long research and selection process and announced yesterday by museum director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell.</p><p>The job calls for the redesign of The Met's Southwest Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art, and&nbsp;&mdash; quite likely&nbsp;&mdash; also for adjacent exhibition spaces for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.</p><p>&ldquo;We based the final selection of an architect on three criteria: vision, experience, and compatibility," Campbell remarked in his announcement. "David Chipperfield&rsquo;s global architectural experience and sensibility, along with his commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture, make him a perfect partner on this milestone project. &nbsp;His museum projects are brilliantly coherent, elegant, and accessible&mdash;from the Neues Museum in Berl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122508785/david-chipperfield-h-l-ne-binet-and-kanva-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners David Chipperfield, Hélène Binet, and KANVA are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-03-09T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-03-09T14:52:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqnr0ylw346u64zw.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #50 for Mar 2-6, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_winning_results_of_d3_unbuilt_visions_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning results of d3 Unbuilt Visions 2014</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw771kycqx6sxgi3.jpg"></p><p>Open to all makers of the built environment, the annual d3 competition promotes conceptual and unbuilt work and its value in highlighting critical debate and advance global architectural discourse.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/helene_binet_celebrates_first_u.s._exhibit_at_wuho_with_the_2015_jsi_photog/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 JSI Photography Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g7buytx07a3xrex.jpg"></p><p>Known for her atmospheric black and white photos of buildings by some of the most famous architects, H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet received the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award last Saturday during her first U.S. exhibition at the WUHO Gallery in Hollywood.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/built_by_women_nyc_highlights_100_of_the_best_woman-built_nyc_projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Built By Women NYC highlights 100 of the best woman-built NYC projects</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auy94nq0p7g36smu.jpg"></p><p>Let's hear it for the ladies of architecture<em>,</em> engineering, and construction. The Built By ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122383572/editor-s-picks-407 Editor's Picks #407 Nam Henderson 2015-03-08T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-09T12:55:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqk1dye1x3680sz8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;recapped <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan&rsquo;s recent talk</a> at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, in which Maltzan explained "<em>the relationship his projects hold to their infrastructural, urban and social contexts</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reported in from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the WUHO Gallery in Hollywood for opening night</a> of '<a href="http://jsi.architecture.woodbury.edu/portfolio/helene-binet-fragments-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light</a>'. The event was held in celebration of Binet as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/er3ayk28zj5ni8xd.jpg"></p><p>The NYT published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121968291/building-the-first-slavery-museum-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Amsden&rsquo;s profile of the Whitney Plantatio</a>n - a museum dedicated to telling the story of slavery &mdash; the first of its kind in the United States.&nbsp;<strong>Matt4e</strong> commented "<em>This place is awesome. &nbsp;Kudos to Mr. Cummings</em>"&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Responding to the discussion in Archinect Sessions Episode #19:</a> <strong>Lscapeisaverb</strong> offered up some suggestions "<em>Given how engaged everyone was with the topic, I think the Slavery Park/Museum deserves more time on the show with one addition- voices of color...It's a problematic topic and exc...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121990834/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Bamiyan Cultural Centre proposals! Archinect 2015-03-02T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T09:50:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/885z69nfcral6sh1.jpg" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many teams have already followed Archinect &amp; Bustler's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent call</a> to post your non-finalist entries to the highly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/528743/bamiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition</a> in Afghanistan directly on your Archinect profiles.</p><p>As we're continuing to gather all submissions in one handy list, you can now access the <strong>Bamiyan Project Collection</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To give you a better impression of the quality and scope of received entries, here are just a few proposals that especially stood out to us.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqnxg689o8qkfwtk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121634210/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by KSR Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4i7s12kvbw23x3m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121893613/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Kaluzhak Maxim, Oleg Budeanu, Andrei Vatamaniuc, Ina Borozan, Irina Dubinschi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v92f2dq44zkc4g1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121332284/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Karolos Michailidis, Zapantiotis Fotis, Papanagiotou Stathis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z2b8wt5sopbc6fe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121974734/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by 1.61 Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtzv3r6p822qmvxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121936979/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Shift Process Practice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68iawrii29b3atjx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121846274/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center-competition-bamiyan-vaults" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by Jong Kim, Shawn Conte, Mark Talma</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/sknxjukxjbk6d24i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121621367/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Maryam Moayery Nia, Hamed Zarrinkamari, Fatemeh Mousavi, Masoud Moayery Nia (CG artist: Milad Kambari, Pouria Abbasi)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80nnkdg7x84u61g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121980368/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition-with-4rkitects-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Chiara Mazzarello with 4rkitects Team </a></p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet but would like t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121986815/transsolar-klimaengineering-thomas-e-lollini-thomas-luebke-the-mies-van-der-rohe-2015-finalists-and-peter-kitchen-are-among-this-week-s-winners Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Thomas E. Lollini, Thomas Luebke, the Mies van der Rohe 2015 finalists, and Peter Kitchen are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-02T19:02:00-05:00 >2015-03-07T20:26:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mv3d034zpcq2hrub.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #49 for Feb. 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_aia_2015_thomas_jefferson_award_institute_honors_for_collabo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the AIA 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x7r3kjj3tr7fzuyf.jpg"></p><p>Both awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession and the community. University campus architect Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA and Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Thomas Luebke, FAIA won in their respective categories for, coincidentally, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Lyceum Fellowship and Transsolar KlimaEngineering were the lucky recipients for the Collaborative Achievement award.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/entrants_showcase_potential_for_nine_elms_to_pimlico_pedestrian_bridge_over/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Entrants showcase their potential for Nine Elms to Pimlico Pedestrian Bridge over London&rsquo;s River Thames</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pn/pnz7e4tblr2itsl3.jpg"></p><p>The London Borough of Wandsworth launched a competition back in December inviting multidisciplin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121677646/the-edmonton-freezeway-may-soon-become-a-reality The Edmonton Freezeway may soon become a reality Justine Testado 2015-02-26T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5n1n0t17bhviayr.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If all goes accordingly, Canada might get another ice-skating trail known as The Freezeway to turn Edmonton -- a city that can get average below-freezing winter temperatures up to five months in a year -- into a hot destination. Or more like a winter wonderland. Proposed by Edmonton-born graduate student Matthew Gibbs, the 11 km Freezeway is a climate adaptive trail that would enable users to skate to different parts of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns1po56zzclx9nq4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlq7xcmcpiyicnv4.jpg"></p><p>Gibbs got inspiration for the skating trail when former city councilor <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1763767/freezeway-would-allow-edmontonians-to-skate-to-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tooker Gomberg suggested</a>, perhaps lightheartedly, back in the 1990s that the city "crack the fire hydrants open in the winter and flood the streets so people can skate to work."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f58603oiect9q2rn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8gfdfaz2dzhp6do.jpg"></p><p>In the summer months, the Freezeway would become a greenway for bikes and walking. According to Gibbs, the trail would promote a more active winter lifestyle, winter programming and social activities, and an alternative method of sustainable transportation.</p><p>Since the Freezeway was one of three winners in the annual ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Bamiyan Cultural Centre submissions! Archinect 2015-02-25T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T10:24:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thcy8oyg4sxeeyne.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent announcement of the final results for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition in Afghanistan was met with euphoric excitement by the winning teams and blunt disappointment by other participants, even resulting in an online petition to re-evaluate the jury's decision. While the dispute continues, we want to invite all you non-finalists to submit your competition entries and present them to our huge international audience after all.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In our last <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115597776/bustler-s-call-for-entries-share-your-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-proposals" target="_blank">Call for Non-Finalists</a>&nbsp;&mdash; following&nbsp;the insanely popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> design competition &mdash;&nbsp;we were overwhelmed with a great number of stunning submissions, which you can now find <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/people" target="_blank">people</a> or <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121599686/the-five-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-finalists-are-revealed The five 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award finalists are revealed Justine Testado 2015-02-25T18:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:22:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfy7mf1td7ppanj5.jpg" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116210253/the-european-mies-van-der-rohe-award-rounds-up-420-nominated-projects-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120447466/the-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-shortlists-40-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a> and now the final five. The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe announced the finalists of the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award today in London. Initiated in 1987, the biennial &euro;60,000 prize is one of the highest-ranking prizes in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old.</p><p>The award highlights recent projects that best represent the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. Previous <a href="http://www.miesarch.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=23&amp;Itemid=36&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grand-prize winners</a> include familiar names like David Chipperfield Architects, SN&Oslash;HETTA, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Nicholas Grimshaw, Peter Zumthor, Dominique Perrault, Foster + Partners, &Aacute;lvaro Siza Vieira, and Henning Larsen Architects.</p><p>The five contenders are:</p><p>&darr; <strong>Ravensburg Art Museum</strong> <strong>in Ravensburg, Germany by Lederer Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir Oei</strong><br>Authors: Arno Lederer IC), J&oacute;runn Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir, and Marc Oei (DE)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2djibe5sdglipu7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms7lpa1bxmq8zlgi.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Danish Maritime Museum</strong> <strong>i...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121529828/would-you-cross-these-bridges-check-out-a-few-nine-elms-to-pimlico-bridge-entries-for-london-s-river-thames Would you cross these bridges? Check out a few Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge entries for London's River Thames Justine Testado 2015-02-24T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2ds54tomrzypi06i.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of the <a href="http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/publications/vauxhall-nine-elms-battersea-opportunity-area-planning-framework" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework</a>, London's Borough of Wandsworth has its sights on constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the River Thames, between the two very distinct districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Quite evidently, the teams currently in the Nine Elm to Pilmico Bridge competition aren't holding back their imaginations.</p><p>Launched this past December, the competition invited multidisciplinary teams worldwide to conjure up a design concept that would serve as a basis for the final design of the bridge for construction -- if the project <a href="http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/InaJk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even gets to that point</a>. The competition organizers state on their website that they're not looking for a specific design, but rather the best team that shows the strongest capability of designing the landmark bridge.</p><p>Out of the 74 schemes from Stage One, we picked out a few that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftzt0kibxzpwmm9p.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 70</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztc7gcc1ae9mihpw.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 60</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmdfeg7816vlhh1r.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 62</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1di2ij46i35hdnr.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 04</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op7ieb9v968q64t8.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 43</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzvucqs4p4s92utf.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 08</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wskuqzlaz1r3fvp9.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 80</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcqy5w4x20ds0yp2.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 10</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj6ojhn6dx8mhm7e.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 29</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvs5m9zu28oqeg1b.jpg"><br>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121518570/aia-distinguishes-2015-thomas-jefferson-award-collaborative-achievement-honorees AIA distinguishes 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Collaborative Achievement honorees Justine Testado 2015-02-24T16:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xu0ncqy5bh9386zi.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA recently announced the 2015 recipients of their annual Thomas Jefferson Award and the Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement winners. The honorable achievement awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession as well as the community.</p><p>Out of three categories in the Thomas Jefferson Award, the jury selected winners only for Category Two and Category Three this year. University campus architect <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA</a> won in Category Two, which recognizes public-sector architects that manage or produce top-quality design. More info <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Category Three award highlights a public official or other individuals for raising the public's awareness and/or support of design excellence. <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-luebke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Luebke, FAIA</a>, who serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, was selected. The AIA awarded Luebke for his enduring advocacy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and his long-term architectural contributions throug...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121444677/alessandro-mendini-provencher_roy-and-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-nominees-are-among-this-week-s-winners Alessandro Mendini, Provencher_Roy, and the Designs of the Year 2015 nominees are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-02-23T18:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-23T18:16:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1xs0qr73guqajju.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #48 for Feb. 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alessandro_mendini_receives_the_latest_european_prize_for_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alessandro Mendini receives the latest European Prize for Architecture</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtihrj70o449rugo.jpg"></p><p>The 2014 European Prize for Architecture, regarded as one of Europe's highest architectural awards, went to iconic Italian architect and designer <a href="http://www.ateliermendini.it/index.php?page=69" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alessandro Mendini</a>. A few of Mendini's projects include the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Paradise Tower in Hiroshima, and the Proust Armchair, among many others.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalist_concepts_for_the_from_those_you_saved_commemoration_winner_chosen_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist concepts for the &ldquo;From Those &ndash; You Saved&rdquo; Commemoration, winner chosen in April</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/ri51rsiiqn0b46hq.jpg"></p><p>The Remembrance and Future Foundation organized the "From Those &ndash; You Saved" competition to build a commemorative monument that expresses gratitude to the Poles who rescued Jews during German occupation in the WWII era. The memorial project, currently valued at US$...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121435019/bamiyan-cultural-centre-online-petition-calls-for-jury-to-revise-winning-decision Bamiyan Cultural Centre online petition calls for jury to revise winning decision Justine Testado 2015-02-23T15:00:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T09:05:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mp2bkitdkz3q4rxw.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Note: This post has been updated to correctly list the petition organizers, the number of signatures, and includes a comment from the team.</em></p><p>Shortly after the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121048115/unesco-afghanistan-reveals-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced the anticipated results</a> of the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/bamiyan_cultural_centre_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a> on February 18, competition entrants Kia Massoudi along with Nick Roseboro, Fabio Pradarelli, and Alessandro Orsini of New York-based firm Architensions set up an online petition expressing opposition against the Jury's selection of the winners. It currently has 89 signatures.</p><p>A total of 1,070 online submissions to the single-stage competition, which invited professional architects worldwide to propose designs for the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan, near the World Heritage property of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of Bamiyan. The Jury selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Fran...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees Get a glimpse of the Designs of the Year 2015 Architecture nominees Justine Testado 2015-02-20T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T04:47:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkqzsbm1z3shswr5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time of year for <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular Designs of the Year 2015 awards, a showcase of noteworthy works created by international stars, up-and-coming startups, and students. A total of 76 projects from the previous year were selected for the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport. Last year, Zaha Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took the top prize</a> with the all-too-familiar Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.</p><p>Category winners will be announced on May 4, and the overall winner will be revealed during a Design Museum event on June 4. In the meantime, all nominated works will be exhibited at London's Design Museum beginning March 25.</p><p>The Architecture category has some solid contenders that could make it anyone's game (maybe), with some of them having already won some top awards. Love 'em or hate 'em, here they are:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7asdp12rtft6d4fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Paris, France. Designed by Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6otmt4fc1vx8i1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; ONE CENTRAL PARK Sydney, Australia. Designed by Atelie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121146922/canadian-wood-council-pushes-for-more-wood-architecture-excellence-in-the-latest-wood-design-awards Canadian Wood Council pushes for more wood architecture excellence in the latest Wood Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-02-19T21:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:34:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfakp2nm5qgd17v8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the <a href="http://cwc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Wood Council</a>'s annual North American Wood Design Awards demonstrate, building with wood easily fuses aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability for various projects. Aiming to push for more demand in wooden design and construction, the prestigious awards program scopes out projects that best exhibit contemporary design excellence and good ol' innovation in wood architecture.</p><p>The three-member jury -- Larry McFarland, Principal of McFarland Marceau Architects; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brigitte Shim, Principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects; and Keith Boswell, Technical Partner at SOM -- selected 24 out of 166 online submissions. Winners were selected in Honor, Merit, and Citation categories for North America, and a few International projects were recognized as well. Despite the categories, one could say these projects are on the same level.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6wcpi4r5hkp4xnn.jpg"><br>&uarr; <em>Refuge on the Bay of Fundy, Red Bank Farm, Hants County, NS, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. </em>(Foundi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121048115/unesco-afghanistan-reveals-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-results UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results Justine Testado 2015-02-18T15:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T23:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz3atmt6wur0pfv1.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unesco_accepting_entries_for_bamiyan_cultural_centre_in_afghanistan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a>. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural&nbsp; center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country's gradual process of reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict.</p><p>In addition to complementing the physical and historical landscape of Bamiyan, the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre will be built as an emblem of heritage preservation, cross-cultural exchange, and strengthening cultural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83lpn6d7q95fe389.jpg"></p><p>Out of 1,070 submissions from 117 countries, the seven-member <a href="http://bamiyanculturalcentre.org/jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Franco Morero from Argentina as the winning proposal, with a cash prize of US$25,000. The Jury included Elizabeth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120888133/brian-mackay-lyons-paul-vincent-and-the-40-mies-van-der-rohe-award-2015-shortlisters-are-among-this-week-s-winners Brian MacKay-Lyons, Paul Vincent, and the 40 Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 shortlisters are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-02-16T13:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-17T18:14:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72pkpl3zdu7v2vx5.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #47 for Feb. 9-13, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/brian_mackay-lyons_wins_the_raic_2015_gold_medal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brian MacKay-Lyons wins the RAIC 2015 Gold Medal</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r0u7vgafrmx42a1u.jpg"></p><p>The RAIC Gold Medal went to Nova Scotia architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, the founding partner of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/13014492/mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects-ltd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</a> and the founder of GhostLab. The Gold Medal is the RAIC's highest honor that recognizes an individual's influential body of work. <em>Above: Cliff House</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/forty_projects_shortlisted_for_the_2015_mies_van_der_rohe_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Forty projects shortlisted for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p9/p9u8q1b0kwouugev.jpg"></p><p>From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116210253/the-european-mies-van-der-rohe-award-rounds-up-420-nominated-projects-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420 nominations</a>, the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award competition shortlisted 40 projects based throughout Europe. The biennial award is considered as the highest honor in European architecture for works completed within the past two years. <em>Above: Childrens Home of the Future in Kerteminde, Denmark by CEBRA.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicago_prize_2014_results_imagining_obamas_presidential_library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chicago Prize 2014 results: Imagining Obama&rsquo;s...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120674750/get-inspired-for-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-with-zimoun-s-250-prepared-ac-motors-325-kg-roof-laths-1-8-km-rope Get inspired for the Bigger Than A Breadbox competition with Zimoun's "250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-14T11:57:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1n7i66feys4aeay.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There&rsquo;s something strangely social about Zimoun's hypnotizing installation, referred to by its list of materials: 250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope. Currently on view at Knockdown Center NYC,&nbsp;the laths wiggle and bounce on a pre-programmed sequence, imitating an ambiance of a group gathering, with complementary gesticulations and conversations held at a not quite intelligible but still audible level.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/119456298" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zimoun : 250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope, 2015</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/zimoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZIMOUN</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>The installation is one of the Swiss artist&rsquo;s three concurrent exhibitions in New York, collectively referred to as [KE]3 , each with their own structured system put into motion. This &ldquo;sonic architecture&rdquo;, as described by Zimoun, &ldquo;signifies a space of entrance, but also a sound composition that functions more like an organism, something that is not changing into something else over time, but rather is full of variations in its details, and potent in its sonic possibilities. It&rsquo;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120664296/2014-chicago-prize-winners-envision-the-obama-presidential-library 2014 Chicago Prize winners envision the Obama Presidential Library Justine Testado 2015-02-13T18:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T20:21:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3n4644n55g9wndt.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although an American president has <a href="http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1955-act.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the right</a> to having a dedicated Presidential Library, it's no surprise that the museum-library-shrine typology can spark debate and <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/opinion/obama-and-his-library-go-small.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism </a>regarding its true civic purpose. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-obama-presidential-library-sites-20140915-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plans</a> for the Barack Obama Presidential Library appear to slowly take shape, the Chicago Architectural Club organized the 2014 Chicago Prize ideas competition that invited architects to send their own speculative designs of the Obama Presidential Library. The latest competition aimed to initiate further discussion on how the presidential library typology can be reimagined.</p><p>At the end of the competition, the jury (listed at the bottom) selected two winners and three honorable mentions:</p><p>&darr; <strong>WINNER: Zhu Wenyi, Fu Junsheng, and Liang Yiang</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yrpndsq67j76tv.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09acx883zv7dro2g.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl78uedtf3m68ha7.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>WINNER: Aras Burak Sen</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1r2anjpke18pni6l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/747jt0htdhg78lis.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1j446kj81g3yiae.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTIONS:</strong></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: D&aacute;niel Palotai</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qc827jspmjtjl09w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oas01nrvuqefe6iz.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: Drew Cowdrey and Trey Kirk</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntie2051fbkuacrb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9e6wnyj4va2ccjs.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: Ann Lui and Craig Reschke</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pztpdggks144cigg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4uormbh79053a3d.jpg"></p><p>To find out more, click <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturalclub.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2014 Chicago Prize Jury:<br>Andy Metter (Epstein); Brian Lee (SOM); ...</p>