Archinect - News 2016-10-22T01:40:13-04:00 SANAA's Grace Farms “River” building wins latest MCHAP Justine Testado 2016-10-19T23:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T12:41:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The verdict is out! <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s meandering Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; project has won the second Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, as announced by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIT College of Architecture</a> Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison during a ceremony tonight at the S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago. First awarded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, the biennial MCHAP is IIT's way of illuminating the most distinguished architectural projects built in the Americas. Projects for the second edition had to be completed between January 2014 and December 2015.</p><p>As part of their prize package, SANAA founders Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa will be appointed as MCHAP Chair at IIT Architecture Chicago for the following academic year and will receive up to $50,000 to fund research and a collaborative publication with the school.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>SANAA won over an international group of finalists that included Michael Maltzan, Grafton Architects, and Patkau Architects + Kearns Mancini Architects, to name a few (projects pictured in photo gallery below).</p><p>The River has co...</p> MVRDV and KANVA are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-10-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-18T12:22:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>See some of last week's competition highlights in recap #128 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MVRDV + Zhubo Architecture Design appointed for new Shenzhen sports and cultural center</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; MVRDV</em></p><p>As sports and fitness centers rapidly&nbsp;sprout up throughout Shenzhen, MVRDV + Zhubo Architecture Design's winning 105,000m2 scheme for the Xili Sports and Cultural Center allows anyone &ndash; sports-minded or not &mdash; to enjoy themselves.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>It's official: OMA's scheme for the Axel Springer HQ in Berlin</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; OMA</em></p><p>It's already been a few years since OMA won the competition to design the new Berlin headquarters for media company Axel Springer. During Axel Springer's 50th anniversary celebration of their current headquarters, the official design scheme of their new building was unveiled.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 LAGI Santa Monica winners artfully rethink clean-ener...</strong></a></p> Grab 'Em by the Brick: The winning designs behind the Stirling Prize, the Aga Khan Award, and the other Trump border competition, on Archinect Sessions #85 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-13T16:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-16T22:59:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We discuss the latest big news from the awards-world of architecture, as we saw <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caruso St John take home the Stirling Prize</a> for their Newport Street Gallery, and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aga Khan Award</a>&nbsp;recipients ranged from a female Muslim starchitect to lesser-known female Muslim architects. We also take a slanted look at the hilarious winners of the satirical <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump"</a> ideas competition.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 85 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Grab 'Em by the Brick":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>This episode is sponsored by AIA Advantage Partner, BQE Software, and the makers of ArchiOffice. ArchiOffice is the only Office and Project Management Software built with the needs of arch...</p> Caruso St John, Tsuruta Architects, and Rainforest Solutions Project are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2016-10-12T14:39:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T22:52:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>The last two weeks have seen plenty of big announcements from high-profile award competitions. Check out some of these highlights in recap #127 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John wins 2016 Stirling Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a>'s most anticipated announcement, the coveted Stirling Prize went to&nbsp;Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caruso St John</a>, the gallery won over contenders like WilkinsonEyre's&nbsp;recently revamped Weston Library at Oxford and the Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co Architects.&nbsp;In recent years, the Prize has sparked heated debate on London's social housing problem.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize awarded to House of Trace</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>RIBA also revealed Tsuruta Architects as the 2016 winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize, which recognizes stellar projects built with small budgets. Built as an extensi...</p> Want to live (and work) in Richard Rogers' Wimbledon House? Apply to Harvard's new Richard Rogers Fellowship Nicholas Korody 2016-10-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T22:52:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Wimbledon House, a landmarked building designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s, has been donated to Harvard Graduate School of Design and will host a new research residency program. Dubbed the Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program is open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in fields related to the built environment.</p><p>Accepted applicants, pooled from an international open call, will inhabit the Wimbledon House for three months. Harvard will provide travel expenses to London and a $10,000 USD prize. The residency is intended to foster research around alternative and sustainable futures, in line with Rogers&rsquo; own cross-disciplinary, research-driven practice.</p><p>The house, a bright yellow modern masterpiece, was originally designed for Rogers&rsquo; parents. It will also serve as a venue for lectures and events in 2017.</p><p>Applications for the residency are due by November 28, 2016 and winners will be announced in early December.</p><p>For more information on the Fellowship, head...</p> “Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” — the verdict is in Justine Testado 2016-10-10T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:48:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects around the globe got to show some Internet meme-worthy snark in Reality Cues' latest installment, the &ldquo;Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump&rdquo; ideas competition. Based on Donald Trump's xenophobic plans to make the historically controversial U.S./Mexico border wall into a reality, the charrette invited architects to do one thing: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the top entries:</p><p>First Runner Up: Taco Truck Block Party by Rajiv Fernandez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Second Runner Up: The Future is Bleak by Rob Anderson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Honorable Mention: Cleansing the Earth by Aly Perez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Honorable Mention: Shhhh, Don't Tell Richard by Daniel Rogers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;Best Overall Image: FIREWALL - You're Fired...Just Kidding, You're Stuck Here Forever! by Zachary Wilson</p><p>Find the rest of the winning submissions <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blair Kamin's tempestuous relationship with Donald Trump</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump is architecture's nightmare client</a></p><p><a title="The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></p> Preserving memory in 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize winner House of Trace Justine Testado 2016-10-07T19:12:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T22:07:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="836" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tsuruta Architects' House of Trace was revealed as the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize winner during a slew of big announcements at the RIBA Stirling Prize party in London yesterday...[In designing the House of Trace,] Tsuruta Architects wanted to preserve a &ldquo;sense of everyday memory, while simultaneously allowing the new intervention to have its own identity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>It surely must be a proud moment for London-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tsuruta Architects</a>, whose delightful old-meets-new House of Trace won the RIBA's 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize.</p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA announces 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist</a></p> The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award Justine Testado 2016-10-06T20:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC, and formed the Rainforest Solutions Project as part of the Tides Canada Initiative. The coalition has spent nearly two decades developing a sophisticated legal and policy framework called Ecosystem-Based Management to tackle the persisting struggle over Canada's treasured Great Bear Rainforest, while also negotiating the conflicting interests of multiple groups.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Winning over six equally worthy finalist teams, the Rainforest Solutions Project addresses both natural and cultural preservation, and it enforces stronger ecological responsibility in industrial economic pursuits. The Project resulted in a landmark 250-year agreement between all stakeholders &mdash;&nbsp;government, First Nations, environmentalists, and logging companies &mdash;&nbsp;to conserve and sustainably manage the 15 million-acre Great Bear Rainforest.</p><p>&ldquo;Selecting the Rainforest Solutions Project...comes at a critical point in the evolution of the Challenge itself, as design is being recognized as an integral part of business and society,&rdquo; the Fuller Challenge Review Committee wrote in a statement.</p><p>Learn more about it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge announces 19 semi-finalist initiatives</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> Breaking: the Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St. John Architects wins the 2016 Stirling Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-10-06T15:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T09:27:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The news is in! The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has just announced the winner of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Stirling Prize</a>: the Newport Street Gallery by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caruso St. John Architects</a>. Considered to be the most prestigious prize in the United Kingdom, the Stirling is awarded to a British architect whose building &ldquo;has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year&rdquo;, and comes with a stipend of &pound;20,000.&nbsp;This is the first time that Caruso St. John has won the Stirling Prize, although they've been nominated twice before.</p><p>The Newport Street Gallery was chosen from a shortlist of six buildings: the Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog &amp; de Meuron; the City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects, and Reiach and Hall Architects; Outhouse by Loyn and Co. Architects; Trafalgar Place by dRMM Architects; and Weston Library by WilkinsonEyre.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Located in Vauxhall, the Newport Street Gallery houses the collection of artist Damien Hirst. It is the only project...</p> 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture winners revealed Justine Testado 2016-10-03T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:38:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2016 winners have been revealed for the honorable Aga Khan Award for Architecture...Starting out with 348 nominations for the 2014-2016 cycle, the independent Master Jury shortlisted 19 competitive projects this past May. Following rigorous deliberation, the jury finally selected the six winning projects, which...include a children's library in Beijing, a spirituality refuge in Dhaka, and the Zaha Hadid-designed Issam Fares Institute, to name a few.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p>Bait ur Rouf Mosque | Dhaka, Bangladesh<br>Architect: Marina Tabassum Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hutong Children&rsquo;s Library and Art Centre | Beijing, China<br>Architect: ZAO / standardarchitecture / Zhang Ke</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Superkilen |&nbsp;Copenhagen, Denmark<br>Architects: BIG &ndash; Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1 and Superflex</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge | Tehran, Iran<br>Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Issam Fares Institute |&nbsp;Beirut, Lebanon<br>Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Friendship Centre | Gaibandha, Bangladesh<br>Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about each project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture winners announced</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announced</a></p> Níall McLaughlin and CHHAT are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-05T00:38:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="804" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out recap #126 for the week of September 19-23, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>N&iacute;all McLaughlin wins the 2016 RIBA Jencks Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>N&iacute;all McLaughlin is the latest recipient of the RIBA Jencks Award for architectural practice and theory. McLaughlin <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">represented Ireland</a> in the 2016 Venice Biennale and designed projects like the&nbsp;Bishop Edward King Chapel and the Olympic Athlete's Housing for the 2012 London Games.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inaugural Fuller Challenge Student Winner CHHAT works to find a &ldquo;universal building solution&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For the first time, student-run projects went face to face in their own category in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge</a>. Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's design principles and geodesic domes, The Center for Human Habitat and Alternative Technology (CHHAT) from the Vadodara Design Academy in Gujarat, India was named the first&nbsp;Studen...</p> Níall McLaughlin wins RIBA 2016 Charles Jencks Award Justine Testado 2016-09-21T18:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:21:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For me, architectural practice includes drawing, writing and building as interlinked activities. It is a continual ferrying between an engagement in the natural processes required to bring something reliable and concrete into being, and the need to clear a space for the expression of doubt, possibility and a half-glimpsed ideal...I am very grateful for the recognition.&rdquo; &mdash; N&iacute;all McLaughlin</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RIBA revealed&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">N&iacute;all McLaughlin</a> as the 2016 Charles Jencks Award recipient today.&nbsp;Named after landscape designer and architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the award recognizes an individual or practice for their recent major contributions to architectural theory and practice simultaneously.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Bishop Edward King Chapel. Photo &copy; Nick Kane.</em></p><p>Most recently, McLaughlin <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">represented Ireland</a> in the 2016 Venice Biennale with his&nbsp;&lsquo;Losing Myself&rsquo; installation, which focuses on the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer's. His firm also won the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize last year.</p><p>Find out more&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedetta Tagliabue wins 2013 RIBA Jencks Award</a></p> David Adjaye and Daan Roosegaarde take home London Design Medals Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-21T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:18:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its tenth year, the prize celebrates &lsquo;the achievements of designers who are making or who have made a significant difference to our lives through innovation, originality and imagination&rsquo;, with past winners including Zaha Hadid,&nbsp;Marc Newson and Dieter Rams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Adjaye received the Panerai London Design Medal for "consistent design excellence", while Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde) took home the Airbnb Design Innovation Medal, for his work designing building (and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jewelry</a>)-sized smog filters.</p><p>Other winners of this year's prizes include industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange and furniture and product designer, Bethan Laura Wood.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='Oliver Wainwright finds the National Museum of African American History "embodies its complexities and contradictions"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright finds the National Museum of African American History "embodies its complexities and contradictions"</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother</a></li><li><a title="Rotterdam's smog transformed into jewelry thanks to an outdoor air filter" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam's smog transformed into jewelry thanks to an outdoor air filter</a></li></ul> Steven Holl, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and ADC Young Guns are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-09-20T19:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out recap #125 for the week of September 12-16, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha will receive yet another prestigious prize: the Japan Art Association's 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award. Recent winners of the architecture award include Dominique Perrault and Steven Holl.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl named 2016 Daylight Award Architecture laureate</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Speaking of Steven Holl, he was named the Architecture laureate of the 2016 Daylight Award for his &ldquo;experiential and emotive architecture&rdquo; through light.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Research Award will go to&nbsp;Marilyne Andersen, Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2016 ADC Young Guns Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Every year, the Art Directors Club distinguishes rising creative talent under ag...</p> The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team Justine Testado 2016-09-20T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau</a></p> 12 AIA CAE awardees, RIBA Client of the Year nominees, and more in this week's competition recap Justine Testado 2016-09-14T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:36:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's midweek recap #124 for the week of September 6-9, 2016.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA announces 2016 Client of the Year shortlist</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Four clients for four projects were revealed as the nominees for the yearly RIBA award. The award recognizes&nbsp;the positive impact that clients can create&nbsp;for their local communities.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Partners, Marlon Blackwell, Gensler among 2016 AIA CAE Awardees</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Just in time for back-to-school season, the AIA&nbsp;Committee on Architecture for Education celebrated another winning set of schools across the U.S. (and one in Canada) that were deemed as exemplary models for educational spaces.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Met celebrates &ldquo;Manus x Machina&rdquo;, another blockbuster exhibition</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the star-studded gala to its closing day, The Met's Manus x Machina exhibition was a glamorous affair. Designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu...</p> Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award Justine Testado 2016-09-13T14:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:35:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few months after winning the honorable 2016 Venice Biennale Golden Lion, Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha was announced today as the architecture recipient of the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for 2016. Comparable to the Nobel Peace Prize in prestige, the Praemium award celebrates extraordinary [lifetime] achievement [in the arts].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Well known for his elegant use of concrete and steel, here's a peek at some of da Rocha's projects:</p><p>National Coach Museum, 2015. Lisbon, Portugal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Patriarch Square Portico, 2002. S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Pinacoteca do Estado de S&atilde;o Paulo, 1993, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil. Courtesy of Japan Art Association</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault presented with the 2015 Praemium Imperiale gold medal for architecture</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture</a></p> 2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions Sponsor 2016-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:43:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 15, 2016 - Early registration deadline</a></strong></li><li>January 24, 2017 - Late registration deadline</li><li>February 7, 2017 - Project submission deadline</li><li>April 4, 2017 - Winner's announcement</li></ul><p><strong>JURY</strong></p><p><strong>Eric Bunge</strong> [principal <em>nArchitects</em>]&nbsp;<br><strong>E...</strong></p> Vote now for the AIA 2016 I Look Up People's Choice Award film Justine Testado 2016-09-09T18:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:15:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects and filmmakers team up in the AIA's yearly I Look Up Film Challenge to create a short film responding to the open-ended prompt of &ldquo;demonstrating architecture as a solution&rdquo;...the second edition made its return with double the number of submissions. While the competition jury will decide which submissions will win the top prizes (expected to be announced this month), the public can take part in the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Voting is open now until October 3. Find more details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A &ldquo;terrible, enjoyable bloody business&rdquo;: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film</a></p> MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge Sponsor 2016-09-08T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:45:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in&nbsp;space are igniting a new race.&nbsp;</p><p>This time, however, we are tired of just walking. We want to inhabit!&nbsp;</p><p>But how?</p><p><em>Eleven</em> has launched its first international ideas and design competition on Space Architecture! The&nbsp;challenge ends on the 11th&nbsp;November 2016 and will be judged by a&nbsp;prestigious group of space architects, researchers, academics and representatives from NASA&rsquo;s lunar inhabitation program.</p><p><em>Eleven</em> invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for&nbsp;Moontopia&nbsp;- the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism, too.</p><p><em>How will mankind exist on the Moon?&nbsp;You decide.</em></p><p>Find out more:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">htt...</a></p> And the winner of this year's "worst new building" is... Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-07T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:33:15-04:00 <img src="" width="636" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This years wooden spoon goes to a luxury block of flats in London&rsquo;s Docklands. Lincoln Plaza, a residential development in London&rsquo;s Docklands is the winner of the 2016 Carbuncle Cup. Designed by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes, the development consists of two residential towers integrated with a hotel and a standalone drum shaped building set off to one side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The luxury block of flats in London designed by BUJ Architects has beaten five other projects in the running, Saffron Square by Rolfe Judd, The Diamond by Twelve Architects, One Smithfield by RHWL, Poole Methodist Church by Intelligent Design Centre and 5 Broadgate by Make Architects.&nbsp;The judges <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">described</a> the scheme as "a hideous melange of materials, forms and colours... Lincoln Plaza is the type of project that gives high-rise housing a bad name". Four of the nominees featured facades composed of offset geometrical patterns, utterly confusing to the eye at odds with the openings on their facades. It seems that the once fashionable patchwork quilt approach to facade design has worn thin.</p><p>However, there is a certain amount of discomfort surrounding the Carbuncle Cup. With the position of architects and their authority in the construction industry being ever challenged, is it productive to have an award of shame singling out architects? (and not dodgy contractors or clients?). Or is t...</p> Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> Designs of the Year nominees, Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist, and more in this week's competition recap Justine Testado 2016-09-06T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T15:31:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Among last week's London-filled competition highlights, RIBA announced the projects going head-to-head for the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize. The Design Museum also revealed a lengthy nomination list of well-known firms and emerging talent for Designs of the Year. Read on for recap #123:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Museum reveals 2016 Beazley Designs of the Year nominees</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Back for its ninth installment, the Design Museum's slightly renamed Beazley Designs of the Year Award revealed&nbsp;more than 70 fascinating nominated designs.&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group, MAD, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, OMA, and Grafton Architects are some of the Architecture category nominees.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Six shortlisted for 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Established in memory of aspiring architect Stephen Lawrence, the prize recognizes the best UK...</p> Proposals for the puzzle at the heart of Church’s vision Nam Henderson 2016-09-05T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T12:48:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twenty-one architects and landscape architects made concept sketches for a theoretical summer house &mdash; an open-air structure sometimes known as a &ldquo;folly.&rdquo; It would have occupied a central spot on a grassy knoll on the southern slope that fronts the main house.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Ted Loos reviews&nbsp;a new exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Follies, Function &amp; Form: Imagining Olana&rsquo;s Summer House&rdquo;</a>, running through November&nbsp;13th at the Coachman&rsquo;s House Gallery at NY's&nbsp;Olana State Historic Site.</p> Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition. Erin Whalley 2016-09-05T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it&rsquo;s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Recently, they have beaten Zaha Hadid Architects (amongst many other forerunning practices) in the competition to design Cairo&rsquo;s &lsquo;Science City&rsquo;; a complex that will include a planetarium, observation tower, science park and other facilities for learning and research.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The project was instigated by the Bibliotheca Alexandria, who asked candidates to design motivational, exciting interior spaces that were also inspiring on the outside. Their vision was for the winning proposal to embody the human pursuit of science and our unceasing quest for knowledge.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Weston Williamson&rsquo;s design, which owes a mention to their architect Phil Turner, appears to look like an eye from above; a direct reference to Egyptian culture and history. Visuals...</p> RIBA client of the year shortlist is announced Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-05T11:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:42-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 1 September 2016) announced the shortlist for the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RIBA Client of the Year award recognises that great architecture is often born from a good relationship between the client and the architect. The award reinforces that a good client can have a positive impact on what the architect produces. The winner is to be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Party on the 6th of October.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2016 shortlist is:</p><ul><li>Leicester Print Workshop&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Takero Shimazaki Architects for their 2016 RIBA Award-winning Leicester Print Workshop</li><li>Manchester City Council&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Mecanoo for their 2016 RIBA National Award-winning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME</a> (in addition to the 2016 RIBA North West Award winners Manchester Central Library by Ryder Architecture and Library Walk Link Building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners)</li><li>University of Oxford Estates&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by WilkinsonEyre for their 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Library</a></li><li>Westmorland Limited&nbsp;&ndash; nominated by Glenn Howells Architects for the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Ar...</li></ul> OMA, MAD, Herzog & de Meuron among 2016 Designs of the Year architecture nominees Justine Testado 2016-09-02T19:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Designs of the Year Award always presents a flurry of memorable projects, from Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center to human organs-on-chips...Established by London's Design Museum, the slightly renamed Beazley Designs of the Year Award celebrates the most innovative global design in Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport from the last 12 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2016&nbsp;Designs of the Year Award competition is in full swing, with more than 70 projects on the nomination list.&nbsp;Will another architecture project be crowned as the overall winner next January, joining Zaha Hadid's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heydar Aliyev Center</a>?&nbsp;Here are a few of the Architecture nominees:</p><p>Fondazione Prada. Designer: OMA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>VIA 57 West.&nbsp;Designer: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Arena for Learning, UTEC, Lima, Peru. Designer: Grafton Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Better Shelter. Designers: Johan Karlsson, Founder &amp; Interim MD; Dennis Kanter, Designer; Christian Gustafsson, Industrial Designer; John van Leer, Engineer and Industrial Designer; Tim de Haas, Head of Technology; IKEA Foundation, Partner; UNHCR, Partner.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Nida house in Navidad (Chile). Designers: Mauricio Pezo, Principal Architect; Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Principal Architect; Diego Perez, Collaborator Architect; Carlos Atala, Client; Ricardo Ballesta, Builder.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tate Modern Switch House. Designer: Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>(cover image)</em>&nbsp;Harbin Opera House by MAD Arch...</p> RIBA announces 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist Justine Testado 2016-09-01T18:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:20:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year again when RIBA reveals the Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist. The Marco Goldschmied Foundation established the annual prize in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who aspired to become an architect but whose life tragically ended when he was murdered in 1993. The prize recognizes the best UK-based projects designed by emerging talent and was built with a construction budget of less than &pound;1 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Six projects made it onto this year's shortlist:</p><p>Exhibition Mews, Hampshire by Ash Sakula Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>House of Trace, London by Tsuruta Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mellor Primary School, Stockport by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Modern Side Extension, London by Coffey Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Observatory, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tin House, London by Henning Stummel Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More RIBA award news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> Revisiting the urban plan of Burning Man Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:24:45-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a group of Burners describing themselves as the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning announced a design competition last fall for a new urban plan for Burning Man, Phil Walker had never given the matter much thought. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m actually not a Burner. I&rsquo;ve never done it,&rdquo; says Walker, the senior associate vice president for CallisonRTKL, an architecture firm and design consultancy. &ldquo;Maybe a bit of vicarious living for a middle-aged suburban dad is what appealed to me.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"So Walker didn&rsquo;t set about to change the orientation of Black Rock City [...] instead, he built out a &ldquo;kit of parts&rdquo; for simple streetscape interventions that he says can have a dramatic impact on urban flow and cultural space."</em></p><p>Related Burning Man stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rod Garrett, the Urban Planner Behind &lsquo;Burning Man&rsquo;, dead at 74</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Burning Man</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Your annual reminder that Burning Man isn't that special of an idea</a></li></ul> Fuller Challenge finalists, 17th International Garden Festival winners, and more in this week's competition + event recap Justine Testado 2016-08-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:57:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just like that, August is coming to a close.&nbsp;At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed any of these competition and event highlights over the last two weeks, here's recap #122:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Final six revealed for 2016 Fuller Challenge</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>And then there were six. The Buckminster Fuller Institute revealed the final initiatives that still have a chance at winning the $100,000 grand prize. Each project focuses on a different pressing issue, so it seems like the competition is anyone's game at this stage.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Feast your eyes on this sleek trade center by HALLUCINATE, a 2016 INSIDE shortlister</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Shenzhen-based practice HALLUCINATE earned a spot on the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors shortlist with their eye-catching design for&nbsp;The&nbsp;Midwest Inland Port Financial Town, an industrial trade center in China'...</p>