Archinect - News 2015-01-28T15:22:14-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119366726/aia-announces-14-recipients-for-2015-young-architects-award AIA announces 14 recipients for 2015 Young Architects Award Justine Testado 2015-01-27T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T19:56:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a8390en2k9p4lb4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA announced the 14 recipients of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award, which recognizes architects for their leadership and significant contributions to the profession early in their architectural career. In this case, young architects are defined as those who are licensed no more than 10 years, regardless of age.</p><p>Hailing from across the nation, the recipients were awarded for their various means of involvement in architecture, education, and their communities both locally and around the world.</p><p>Check out the list of winners:</p><p>&nbsp;(Cover image) <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/alvarez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jos&eacute; Alvarez, AIA</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/benedict/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zachary R. Benedict, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vn0625dmds9kozb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/crane/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Justin Crane, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vhiqut2qfkj405r.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dirsa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sarah W. Dirsa, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2z7q3ue21fhwd24.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dunlap/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Dunlap, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4qnh8jbptb550hv.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/henry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James Henry, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6csnswx5pfuck29g.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/hong/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chris Hong, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbor9jjfd9t69nqa.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/meyer/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James A. Meyer, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij414io6vfcqxefj.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/munson/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ann Sobiech Munson, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uvfmo0nesvxma7mm.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/talbert/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rebecca Talbert, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcwa7mgr64lfxdnk.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/webb/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Derek C. Webb, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwm5v5fg1p3huw1e.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/whittaker/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zh565jnpg89n703.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/burt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hafsa Burt, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/udxtyqtseb95n0yx.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/steichen/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Adrianne Steichen, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0adoy8wj5xx7zml5.jpg"></p><p>The 2015 Young Architects Award Jury consisted of:</p><ul><li><strong>William J. Stanley</strong>, III, FAIA, Chair</li><li><strong>Stanley Love-Stanley</strong>, PC - Atlanta</li><li><strong>Lenore M. Lucey</strong>, FAIA, LML Consult...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119272711/h-l-ne-binet-studio-44-and-carlo-aiello-are-among-this-week-s-winners Hélène Binet, Studio 44, and Carlo Aiello are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-01-26T18:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T18:59:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfoy9jn9bf058ykz.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 #44 for Jan. 19-23, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_seed_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ug6ebstjxzm58nl1.jpg"></p><p>The six winners were announced for the 2015 SEED Award competition, which recognizes some of this year's most impactful public interest design projects that call attention to today's critical social, economic, and environmental issues.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/miami_2100_exhibition_addresses_projected_rising_sea_levels_with_resilient_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Miami 2100&rdquo; exhibition addresses projected rising sea levels with resilient design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5rm3krhfxc70waq.jpg"></p><p>The "Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century" exhibition at Florida International University presents students' design solutions in response to Miami's project and foreboding future of being underwater within the next century. The exhibition is open until March 1.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/helene_binet_to_receive_2015_julius_shulman_institute_excellence_in_photogr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet to receive 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119049626/registration-deadline-extended-for-2015-sara-ny-design-awards Registration deadline extended for 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-23T17:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T17:19:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwe5j0iqndexxjl2.jpg" width="514" height="851" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you want a chance to win in the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards, take note that the registration deadline has been extended to <strong>February 9</strong>. Already registered? Just be sure to send your submissions by February 23.</p><p>All architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields are welcome. Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Studies<br>11. Computer Generated Architectural Rendering/ Ani...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733365/som-david-m-schwarz-and-team-64north-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners SOM, David M. Schwarz, and Team 64North are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-01-19T14:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-19T15:02:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/juoyaa9r4oknhz3y.jpg" width="514" height="404" 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 #43 for Jan. 12-16, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/whats_next_for_the_guggenheim_helsinki_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>What&rsquo;s next for the Guggenheim Helsinki finalists?</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/ua9ipecgabnlh38z.jpg"></p><p>If you've been following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki competition</a>, the winning team won't be announced until this summer. So what's in store for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six shortlisted finalist teams</a> until then?</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2015_aia_institute_honor_awards_recipients-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards recipients - Architecture</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xb/xbx9pbrpj4o2p2is.jpg"></p><p>In the 2015 <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/aia+institute+honor+awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Institute Honor Awards</a>, only 23 teams from a pool of nearly 500 entries received awards in the categories: architecture, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2015_aia_institute_honor_awards_recipients_-_interior_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior architecture</a>, and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2015_aia_institute_honor_awards_recipients_-_regional_and_urban_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Design</a>. Looking at the complete list of winners, there's no doubt that competition was high.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_soms_aia_twenty-five_year_award-winning_broadgate_exchange/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A closer look at SOM&rsquo;s AIA Twenty-Five Year Award-winning Broadgate Exchange House</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkcn2rd55gkbaqkg.jpg"></p><p>After winning for two different projects in the AIA Institute Honor Awards, SOM received their sixth Twe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118371205/david-m-schwarz-named-as-2015-driehaus-prize-recipient David M. Schwarz named as 2015 Driehaus Prize recipient Justine Testado 2015-01-14T20:39:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64uzm7xaa7sehkut.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect David M. Schwarz, CEO and president of <a href="http://www.dmsas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David M. Schwarz Architects</a>, has won the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Established in 2003, the $200,000 prize honors a living architect's lifetime contributions considered to embody positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact, and also upholds high standards of classical architecture in contemporary society.</p><p>Upon Schwarz's selection, the jury highlighted the humanistic and community-driven focus of his designs that have remained since his firm was established in 1976:</p><p>"Schwarz approaches design with a belief in humanism that emphasizes pedestrian-friendly and socially active architecture with the goal of enabling civility and productivity in urban environments. He believes in building spaces for people, paying careful attention to issues of scale and material. His historically informed designs create lively public environments that meet the needs of diverse audiences.</p><p>Emphasizing that good des...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118294015/som-wins-sixth-aia-twenty-five-year-award-with-the-exchange-house SOM wins sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award with the Exchange House Justine Testado 2015-01-14T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b3ikwfj1cz34q32.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill can update their track record of AIA awards with the recent win of their sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award for the Exchange House at the Broadgate development in central London. Since 1969, the AIA bestows its sought-after Twenty-Five Year Award to a completed building that has continued to convey architectural design excellence and perseverance over the past 25-35 years.</p><p>Completed in 1990 following London's financial boom, the Broadgate Exchange House was the capstone of the Broadgate development and was built over the most complex location over the train tracks of the Liverpool Street Station. The 2015 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award jury awarded SOM for their simple and efficient structural solution that enabled the Exchange House to be realized over the challenging and historically rich site.</p><p>More info about the design below from SOM:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8gugm2fk2myjc3j.jpg"></p><p>"The structural and architectural solutions of Exchange House embrace the constraints of the site and uses them to fuel a soluti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118349482/knight-cities-challenge-announces-its-selection-of-126-finalists Knight Cities Challenge announces its selection of 126 finalists Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T15:07:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/326be6895f359021caa50799c5294cf8.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight Cities Challenge? It wasn&rsquo;t easy. &nbsp;But, as of today, we&rsquo;ve asked 126 happy finalists to submit final applications in three weeks with more details about their ideas. [...] Each of the 26 Knight communities had at least one applicant named as a finalist, and Detroit had the largest number of applicants: 1,365! Detroit also had the largest number of finalists: 25.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are the 126 finalists for the inaugural <a href="http://knightcities.org/" target="_blank">Knight Cities Challenge</a>:</p><p><strong>Aberdeen, S.D.</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Aberdeen SD Welcome and Relocation Center</strong>&nbsp;by Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce (Submitted by Gail Ochs): Strengthening newcomers&rsquo; attachment to Aberdeen by creating a new welcome and relocation center.</li></ul><p><strong>Akron, Ohio</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Akron League of Creative Interventionists Headquarters</strong>&nbsp;by the League of Creative Interventionists (Submitted by David Swirsky): Establishing a space for the creative community to hold meetings, workshops and programs, and brainstorm interventions designed to break down barriers between diverse populations.</li><li><strong>Better Block International Hostel and AirBnB</strong>&nbsp;by Team Better Block (Submitted by Jason Roberts): Strengthening the city&rsquo;s sense of place by turning a vacant property into a cultural hub and hostel centered on a specific immigrant population.</li><li><strong>Chickadee Society</strong>&nbsp;(Submitted by Chris Horne):<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Fostering a love for Akron through a subscription service that delivers Rubber City goods and opportunities ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118315710/what-s-my-line-frank-lloyd-wright-game-show-guest What's My Line? Frank Lloyd Wright, game show guest Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-14T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:30:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7paq4f3q69pq8i5.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Panel- What you do has anything to do with law? FLW- Unfortunately yes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Noted: Ladies of the panel don't usually get up to shake the mystery guest's hand but for Frank they do. Is that a sign how noble architect(ure) was?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tb/tb5meqgs8p0r9cvj.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118296787/second-registration-period-for-5th-is-arch-awards-ends-january-19 Second registration period for 5th IS ARCH Awards ends January 19 Justine Testado 2015-01-14T03:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T22:07:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h56wnl6ndpt1t4u6.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a reminder that the second registration period for the 5th edition IS ARCH Awards for Architecture Students ends January 19. Although there's still one more registration period, the fee will increase to &euro;90 (approx. US$105).&nbsp;</p><p>The annual IS ARCH Awards provides for current architecture students -- and recent grads --&nbsp; an international platform where they can contribute and debate on the projects and solutions&nbsp; derived from their university studies. The awards were created to provide a gateway to the professional and corporate world for young architects. The awards also encourages young architects to take part in healthy architectural debate and practice developing their own perspectives and opinions.</p><ul><li>The competition is open to all architecture students and young architects that have graduated within the last 3 years prior to the date of submitting necessary documents.</li><li>Each participant or team of participants is allowed to submit as many projects as they like, regardless of typology...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118219272/a-collection-of-big-name-firms-win-in-the-2015-aia-institute-honor-awards A collection of big-name firms win in the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-13T00:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T15:42:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhzkk1pat9jzzy7v.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the AIA's multiple annual award programs that celebrate top-notch architecture and design quality, the AIA Institute Honor Awards are considered to be the architectural profession's highest recognition for projects that exhibit excellence in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional &amp; Urban Design.</p><p>This year's winners are a striking collection that are surely of a high and very competitive caliber -- not to mention beautifully photographed. From a submission pool of 500, only 23 were awarded for 2015, with some firms winning in more than one category. This type of award could either be like a very flattering compliment at this point for some firms or as a hallmark of approval that they've made a name for themselves. Regardless, the Institute Honor Awards continue to highlight projects that set the bar.</p><p>Architecture: 28th Street Apartments; Los Angeles by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fjodubrt2u16ocfj.jpg"></p><p>Interior Architecture: Louisiana State Museum; Natchitoches, Louisiana by Traha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118192723/avanti-architects-purcell-thor-harland-branden-canepa-and-groupe-a-annexe-u-are-among-this-week-s-winners Avanti Architects, Purcell, Thor Harland, Branden Canepa, and Groupe A / Annexe U are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-01-12T13:41:00-05:00 >2015-01-12T13:52:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6r9v8y8zyh32ip19.jpg" width="514" height="356" 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 #42 for Jan. 5-9, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inaugural_winners_of_hnedak_bobo_groups_travel_scholarship/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inaugural winners of Hnedak Bobo Group&rsquo;s travel scholarship</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k28hiapc5huehdgz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.hbginc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hnedak Bobo Group</a> recently announced HBG employees&nbsp;Thor Harland and Branden Canepa for the inaugural Gregory O. Hnedak (GOH) Travel Scholarship, which was named after and inspired by the co-founder and his travels worldwide as part of his creative process. HBG also awarded $5,000 to three University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture students for the Hnedak Bobo Group International Design Competition.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/glasgow_school_of_art_announces_shortlist_for_mackintosh_building_restorati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Glasgow School of Art announces shortlist for Mackintosh Building restoration</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noe5anz4nv6v7ccb.jpg"></p><p>Five architecture firms, who are known for their experience in major restoration and historic buildings, have been shortlisted in a competition to restore the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117982575/guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-begin-last-leg-of-the-competition Guggenheim Helsinki finalists begin last leg of the competition Justine Testado 2015-01-12T02:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T09:44:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osg3e7mco13v835r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted early last month</a> will begin Stage Two of the highly debated competition with a visit to the museum site in Helsinki from January 14-16 as they start further development on their current proposals for final submission this April.</p><p>The names of the finalists have been revealed, but will not be matched to their proposals until the winner is announced in June 2015. The winning team will receive a prize of &euro;100,000 (approx. US$136,000), while each runner-up will receive&nbsp;&euro;55,000 (approx. US$75,000)</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li>AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA)</li><li>Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)</li><li>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia)</li><li>Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)</li><li>Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France)</li><li>SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia)</li></ul><p>During the two-day visit, finalists will meet with the competition jury and Guggenheim Foun...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117905497/submit-your-best-work-to-the-2015-sara-ny-design-awards Submit your best work to the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-08T20:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-08T20:43:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1mzjgu1c71ko7px.jpg" width="514" height="851" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.sarany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Society of American Registered Architects - New York Council</a> just launched a call for entries for the 2015 edition of the SARA | NY Design Awards.&nbsp;</p><p>The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields. Why not take the chance? Just make sure to register by January 26 and submit your entries by February 23.</p><p>Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Stu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117832385/fear-not-you-can-still-register-for-the-fairy-tales-2015-competition Fear not! You can still register for the Fairy Tales 2015 competition Justine Testado 2015-01-08T10:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-08T12:48:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/konbihmixlk8jp3i.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you still haven't done so, don't forget to register for <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>'s international Fairy Tales 2015 competition before the final registration <em>and</em> submission deadline on <strong>January 23</strong>! The registration fee is now $70.</p><p>Architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students, and all creative types are invited to explore the depths of their imaginations and pen their very own architectural narrative.&nbsp;Entries must include a text narrative and 5 images. Other than that, everything from the scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant.</p><p>After the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural Fairy Tales competition</a> last year was wildly successful with over 300 entries from 50 countries, one can only imagine what kinds of stories the 2015 edition will bring.</p><p><strong>To register, click <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=6ENW2ZUFGZDZS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>The 2015 jury will feature:</p><ul><li>Anish Kapoor (Sculptor)</li><li>Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Architecture &amp; Design at the MoMA)</li><li>Karim Rashid (Designer)</li><li>Yves Behar (CEO of Fuseproject)</li><li>John Hoke (VP Global Design at Nik...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/117666807/a-glimpse-on-the-changing-state-of-religious-architecture-in-the-latest-faith-form-ifraa-awards A glimpse on the changing state of religious architecture in the latest Faith&Form/IFRAA Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-05T20:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:51:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fyc68zhehwj6j4b.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Religious architecture is a typology where the traditional and the contemporary can easily clash, but it is possible to create harmony between the two, as seen in the <a href="http://faithandform.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Faith &amp; Form</em></a>/IFRAA Awards. The annual awards program not only showcases a glimpse of the wide range of religious architecture around the globe, it also poses the question of how architects can rethink a sacred congregational space that is suitable for the evolving state of present-day religious practice.</p><p>According to <em>Faith &amp; Form</em> editor-in-chief Michael J. Crosbie, the jury of the latest edition of the Awards -- Terry Byrd Eason (liturgical designer, jury chair); Michael Berkowicz (artist); Craig Rafferty (architect); Doug Johnston (architect); and Rev. Robb Webb (clergy) --&nbsp; were most impressed with the diversity of architectural styles and overall sophistication of the 134 submissions, regardless if they were small or large, modest or opulent.</p><p>Compared to 19 winners last year, a total of 32 projects were awarded this t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117207893/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-guggenheim-helsinki-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Guggenheim Helsinki proposals! Archinect 2014-12-30T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:23:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k3dwc54kuypn8k6b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of 2014's most popular news item was the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement of Stage One</a> of the not uncontroversial Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.</p><p>With a mind-boggling pool of over 1,700 Stage One entries (and one Idaho potato) from 77 countries, it's tough to grant each proposal an appropriate platform and audience&nbsp;&mdash; so we created a new exciting Archinect feature: <em>Project Collections</em>!</p><p>Over the past few weeks, many of you had already followed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115597776/bustler-s-call-for-entries-share-your-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our call</a> to share your own submissions as project posts directly on your Archinect people or firm profiles, and Project Collections has them now all accessible in one handy <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki list</a></strong>.</p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet? Worry not&nbsp;&mdash; the collection is an ongoing effort and new matches are constantly being added to the list.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR GUGGENHEIM HELSINKI SUBMISSION: </strong></p><p>Simply submit your entries as <em>project</em> posts to your Archinect profile. Don't have a profile yet? Click <a href="http://archinect.com/add_firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> if you're a firm, or <a href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> if you're an individual.</p><p>We're adding entries t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117198270/new-st-pete-pier-finalists-2-0 New St. Pete Pier – Finalists 2.0 Archinect 2014-12-30T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:08:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny5sab15nlm3vusn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Second time's the charm&nbsp;&mdash; that's what the eight finalists of the <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier </a>competition must be thinking.</p><p>After the first attempt of an architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/21284/st-petersburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Petersburg</a>, FL was off to a bad start (remember? <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>'s entry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> was first crowned as winning entry and, after a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heated debate</a>, quickly fed to the sharks and never realized), the City of St. Petersburg <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched a second RFQ</a> for the pier's redesign.</p><p>The latest brief incorporated one of the core arguments brought forward against "The Lens" by the group&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> &mdash; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservation of the signature Inverted Pyramid</a> structure built in 1973.</p><p>Eight finalists have now been presented to the public; each team equipped with a $30,000 stipend to develop initial design concepts, cost estimates and detailed reports.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43wd52spatz1f048.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Discover Bay Life by VOA - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/discover_bay_life.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367683s2pdwlkjcr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whn4brd1qmlppov4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117133288/sou-fujimoto-architects-project-meganom-and-stanev-potts-architects-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Sou Fujimoto Architects, Project Meganom, and Stanev Potts Architects are among this week's many winners Archinect 2014-12-29T19:40:00-05:00 >2014-12-30T17:54:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gi1n1j8pjxblqgzs.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out recap #41 &mdash; <em>the last one in '14!</em>&nbsp;&mdash; for Dec. 22-26, 2014 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/looking_forward_winners_reimagine_philadelphias_athenaeum_for_20502/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Looking Forward&rdquo; winners reimagine Philadelphia&rsquo;s Athenaeum for 2050</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9z5nwoleanitg4j6.jpg"></p><p>In celebration of The Athenaeum of Pennsylvania's 200th anniversary, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/looking_forward_re-imagining_the_athenaeum_of_philadelphia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia</a> ideas competition invited architects worldwide to explore new functions and programs for the historic Athenaeum for the year 2050.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sou_fujimoto_among_winners_for_liget_budapest_museum_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sou Fujimoto among winners for Liget Budapest museum competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mg/mgeel3yx9cyzr28s.jpg"></p><p>The winning architects for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/liget_budapest_international_architectural_competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liget Budapest museum competition</a> were finally chosen (or at least most of them were). As Hungary's first open, international competition in the past century, Liget Budapest found three winning proposals for the Museum of Ethnography; the House of Hungarian Music; the FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116669096/the-year-2014-in-architectural-activism The Year 2014 in Architectural Activism Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T10:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfhkrk9lss8c2bp1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Let's admit it, we architects much too often get lost in narcissistic own-horn-tooting, passionate ego-inflating, disillusioned navel-gazing, vile shit-flinging or simply in the mundane day-to-day operations for the paying clientele.&nbsp;</p><p>But all is not completely lost thanks to the tireless work and burning passion of individuals and groups around the world seeking the greater good, putting humanity first, improving this planet one initiative at a time.&nbsp;</p><p>Topics we had the honor of reporting about on Archinect &amp; Bustler this year ranged from the Israel-Gaza conflict, Syrian refugee crisis, Ukrainian revolution, climate change, historic preservation, #folkmoma, abortion clinics and affordable housing all the way to still very recent issues like the Ebola epidemic and Ferguson protests.</p><p>Following is my personal (and hopelessly incomplete) list of noteworthy and much-discussed examples of architectural activism on Archinect &amp; Bustler in 2014:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106870325/exhibition-explores-the-design-of-protest-movements" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Exhibition Explores the Design of Protest Movements...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117025015/editor-s-picks-399 Editor's Picks #399 Nam Henderson 2014-12-28T17:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-31T18:46:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9tjsm9yq44a3mwh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/paulkeskeys" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Keskeys</a>&nbsp;examined the the state of residential development across The Pond, and asks the question: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116280877/the-age-of-the-plastic-chimney-how-cookie-cutter-homes-drove-me-to-despair-and-away-from-the-profession" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How can we rock the status quo?</a>&nbsp;Therein he diagnoses the root cause "<em>They will tell a tale of mass production, of value engineering, and of misguided nostalgia...It is economic pragmatism gone mad</em>".</p><p>Perhaps predictably,&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>The reason traditional architecture persists in the residential realm to a much larger degree than the institutional or commercial one is that home buyers, aka, individuals chose it...What's with the faux historical meme?</em>", while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;opined "<em>this dilemma is about the </em><em><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/114820062/interview-november-29-2013-12-23-pm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">medium of finance dominating all mediums of existence</a></em><em>, There is nothing more we Architects can do, frankly, &nbsp;than educate each client one at a time</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/207odsn3l1ocqx4g.jpg"></p><p>Plus the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print: </strong>featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115813747/screen-print-27-future-anterior-a-champion-of-historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Anterior</a>, the first American academic journal for historic preservation, published by <a href="https://www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/Journals/future-anterior" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota Press</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> thought it was a "<em>great article, quite relevan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116890360/inaba-s-flatiron-plaza-installation-adds-a-frame-to-nyc-landmarks INABA's Flatiron Plaza installation adds a frame to NYC landmarks Archinect 2014-12-26T17:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-28T16:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stolxnmwlp849ole.jpg" width="514" height="818" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in September, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect published</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>'s winning entry for the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>. Titled "New York Light," the public artwork was recently installed for the holidays and is now open to the public on...well<em>, Flatiron Plaza</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xibhbirla52fc3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3hhg52v4f7tq1pf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Project description from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>:</strong></p><p>The Flatiron Plaza is a unique space in New York.</p><p>Standing in the middle of the plaza people can see two of the city&rsquo;s great landmarks: the Flatiron and Empire State buildings. It is a place to experience the magnificence of Manhattan&rsquo;s urban plan &ndash; with a dramatic view of Broadway cutting diagonally through the famous grid. And because Madison Square Park creates a clearing in the urban fabric, the plaza is one of the few places in the heart of the city to see the skyline from street level.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aua7txodlzqtpdc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvwtqa4a29i1sb5z.jpg"></p><p>Our public art installation &lsquo;New York Light&rsquo; pays tribute to the special urban experiences from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Designed to echo the form of the plaza&rsquo;s namesake building, the prow of the st...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116678727/three-winners-including-sou-fujimoto-are-selected-for-the-liget-budapest-museum-competition Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition Justine Testado 2014-12-23T22:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72iz3x27bgb0fpj8.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winning architects for the Liget Budapest museum competition were finally chosen (or at least most of them were).</p><p>Liget Budapest -- Hungary's first open, international competition in the past century -- recently announced three winning proposals for three of the four buildings to be built in the historic City Park museum district. After nearly 500 anonymous submissions, the jury selected winning designs for: the Museum of Ethnography; the House of Hungarian Music; and the FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian House of Architecture. As for the competition's fourth building, the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, a winning design has yet to be selected -- if at all.</p><p>The winning proposals include:</p><p>House of Hungarian Music: Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0m8np1hzjhca8vo.jpg"></p><p>Museum of Ethnography: Vallet de Martinis DIID architectes (France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6utz4nzpl956676o.jpg"></p><p>FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture: K&ouml;z&eacute;p&uuml;lettervez&#337; Z&aacute;rtk&ouml;r&#369;en M&#369;k&ouml;d&#337; R&eacute;szv&eacute;nyt&aacute;rsas&aacute;g (Hungary)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n00myn3yni768omu.jpg"></p><p>The buildings are expected to begin cons...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116657847/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-is-accepting-proposals The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition is accepting proposals! Justine Testado 2014-12-23T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T12:43:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d353r13swsb8hdeg.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://btabb.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox</a> is a current open international competition that examines the role of installation design and its hybrid artistic-spatial qualities that have made it an increasingly popular investigative medium in contemporary architecture practice.</p><p>Recently launched by organizers and Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette, participants will explore the use of installation design specifically through the lens of the design-research process. Participants will be required to submit the following:</p><ol><li>"A past built installation project that used the medium to engage a topic (disciplinary or not) external to the installation itself."</li><li>"A proposed installation for the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space lobby at 290 Congress Street that builds upon the work done in the first project." The 290 Congress Street lobby proposals should be presented as a continued deeper exploration of the past built installation, and not simply be a re-applied concept.</li></ol><p>An overall idea ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116591270/don-t-forget-to-register-for-yac-s-rome-community-ring-competition Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition Justine Testado 2014-12-22T18:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:40:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wo8t7cgqb2eyt70.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Community Ring</a>. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by <strong>January 19, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>January 26</strong>, <strong>2015</strong>.</p><p>Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's historical treasures, the 19th-century <a href="http://progettoforti.wix.com/progettoforti#!forte-portuense/c10ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forte Portuense</a>, into a new cultural space for public recreation. Proposed designs must also include room for potential urban development. Built between 1877 to late 1881, Forte Portuense is one of several military fortresses and has remained preserved since military authorities abandoned the site in 1967.</p><p>Winners and cash prizes totaling &euro;15,000 will be awarded when the competition ends in March 2015. An awards ceremony and exhibition will follow.</p><p>For more important competition details, click <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previous YAC competitions:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_wine_culture_centre_competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wine Culture Centre</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_for_post-quake_visions_revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Quake Visions</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116574410/oma-stereotank-and-nothing-is-impossible-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners OMA, Stereotank, and "Nothing is impossible" are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-12-22T13:37:00-05:00 >2014-12-22T14:49:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyhtzklzeaycai1j.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's our newest recap on 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>Check out recap #40 for Dec. 15-19, 2014 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/oma_to_design_shanghais_lujiazui_exhibiton_center/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA to design Shanghai&rsquo;s Lujiazui Exhibiton Center</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eorkxfove481006n.jpg"></p><p>OMA had the winning design for the upcoming Lujiazui Exhibition Center near the Huangpu River in Shanghai. The "spatial armature" exhibition center is expected to be built on the grounds of the former Shanghai Shipyard late next year.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stereotanks_heartbeat_wins_2015_times_square_valentine_heart_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stereotank&rsquo;s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyhtzklzeaycai1j.jpg"></p><p>"HEARTBEAT" by Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm <a href="http://www.stereotank.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stereotank</a> won the popular&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/valentine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square Valentine Heart Design</a> contest. The "heart-beating urban drum" installation will be on public display at Times Square starting February 9.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/heatherwick_studios_provocations_to_make_west_coast_debut_at_the_hammer_mus/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heatherwick Studio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Provocations&rdquo; to make West Coast debut at the Hammer Museum</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mr2hlsfaqdip41h.jpg"></p><p>Heatherwick Studio's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/provocations_the_architecture_and_design_of_heatherwick_studio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio</em></a> exhi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116285703/chicago-architecture-biennial-starts-percolating-with-kiosk-competition-announcement Chicago Architecture Biennial starts percolating with Kiosk Competition announcement Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T19:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:24:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmk3d3cqeg9qd6gk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Lakefront Kiosk Competition] calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago&rsquo;s lakefront, one of the city&rsquo;s most vibrant public spaces. A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The very first Chicago Architecture Biennial is gearing up for its run October 2015 - January 2016: themed "The State of the Art of Architecture", the biennial just announced its "Lakefront Kiosk Competition", to design a kiosk for use on Chicago's waterfront during and after the Biennial.</p><p>As stipulated in the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/141218_CABLKC_PDF_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brief</a>, the kiosk must serve a commercial purpose during the summer season, and still function as "an&nbsp;iconic work of architecture that will attract visitors and enliven the lakefront year-round". Other than that, it's pretty open.</p><p>Part of a coordinated, broader effort with the Chicago Park District and the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the competition is open to anyone, anywhere &ndash; teams can be multidisciplinary, so long as it's headed by someone with an accredited architecture degree.&nbsp;The jury will consist of "architects, curators and city representatives", including architects David Adjaye and Jeanne Gang.</p><p>Check out the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/chicago_architecture_biennial_lakefront_kiosk_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront Kiosk Competition listing on Bustler</a> for more inform...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116210253/the-european-mies-van-der-rohe-award-rounds-up-420-nominated-projects-for-2015 The European Mies van der Rohe Award rounds up 420 nominated projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2014-12-17T19:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T20:25:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zzbahmf7yl6z6qj.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A total of 420 projects across Europe were nominated to compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, regarded as the highest-ranking prize in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old. The biennial&nbsp;&euro;60,000 prize was initiated in 1987 by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall to highlight recent projects that are exemplary of the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. The prize also gives an outlook of the evolving creative process of present-day architects working in Europe.</p><p>With 420 nominees, perhaps it's still too early to predict which projects will get shortlisted and then become finalists by the end of January 2015.</p><p>A few of the 2015 nominees include:</p><p>Spots - a conversion of former transformation stations in Ko&scaron;ice, Slovakia by Architektonick&eacute; &scaron;t&uacute;dio Atrium</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v5hzyari3ir5a10b.jpg"></p><p>Hideg House in K&#337;szeg, Hungary by B&eacute;res Architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116115472/moshe-safdie-steven-holl-architects-ehrlich-architects-and-kuehn-malvezzi-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Moshe Safdie, Steven Holl Architects, Ehrlich Architects, and Kuehn Malvezzi are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-12-16T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-12-16T14:56:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zn072ejatsw3656.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's our newest recap on 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>Check out recap #39 for Dec. 8-12, 2014 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kuehn_malvezzis_winning_team_design_for_an_insectarium_in_montreal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kuehn Malvezzi&rsquo;s winning team design for an &ldquo;Insectarium&rdquo; in Montreal</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyewtm7ayue36poo.jpg"></p><p>Berlin-based practice <a href="http://www.kuehnmalvezzi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kuehn Malvezzi</a> had the winning design for the Insectarium as part of the Espace pour la Vie botanical gardens' three-project competition in Montreal, Canada. Also check out Saucier + Perrotte Architectes' entry for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/saucier_perrotte_architectes_glass_pavilion_entry_for_espace_pour_la_vie_in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass Pavilion</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/steven_holl_architects_to_design_mumbai_city_museum_north_wing_in_star-stud/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl Architects to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing in star-studded competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/neovqg6w9xqm2x9l.jpg"></p><p>Out of a super-star list of competitors, a team led by <a href="http://stevenholl.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> won the competition to design the $44.3 million North Wing&nbsp;&mdash; or the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum&nbsp;&mdash; of the Mumbai City Museum, one of India's leading cultural institutions.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bustlers_call_for_entries_send_us_your_guggenheim_helsinki_stage_one_propos/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BUSTLER&rsquo;S CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals!</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2wfqcp91ne3eric.jpg"></p><p>If you've been ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116113866/cobe-to-design-adidas-meet-eat-in-germany COBE to design Adidas’ Meet & Eat in Germany Justine Testado 2014-12-16T14:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rx515f31gnkoux7.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sports brand giant Adidas recently selected the COBE-led consortium to design the Adidas "Meet &amp; Eat", a new public conference center at the Adidas Group's World of Sports headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany...The 11,000 m2 building has an open, clean design that complements and embraces its natural surrounding landscape. Aside the hints of Adidas' insignia through the interior, the "striped" pattern of the roof also seems to subtly nod to the brand's triple-stripe mark.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tosr8snktgz76g0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bq8koo841ftrl45i.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116056869/stereotank-s-heartbeat-wins-2015-times-square-valentine-heart-design Stereotank’s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T19:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtxjqhg5x4sea2cb.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's one for you lovers out there: in the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design contest, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank just came out as the winner with their entry "HEARTBEAT." The interactive installation is scheduled to open for an entire month to couples and singles alike on February 9.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f34k5n6xppvjviy4.jpg"></p><p>More information on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stereotanks_heartbeat_wins_2015_times_square_valentine_heart_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>