Archinect - News 2015-09-03T15:16:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135588601/the-evolo-2016-skyscraper-competition-is-accepting-entries-now-until-january-register-early The eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition is accepting entries now until January. Register early! Justine Testado 2015-08-31T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bsafyagx038us12.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating in mid-air, inspired by traditional designs, or built out of carbon dioxide, the sky is indeed the limit in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Since eVolo first launched the contest in 2006, there's no question that the 2016 edition will be just as competitive.</p><p>Every year, participants worldwide are invited to&nbsp;reinvent the skyscraper: examining its definition, historical context, purpose, and exploring the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.&nbsp;The fun part is that entrants are given complete freedom in designing their skyscrapers.</p><p>Get a headstart on those submissions!&nbsp;You can sign up for<strong> early registration</strong> now until November 17, 2015 for $95. Then from November 18 until January 19, the registration fee will hike up to $135.</p><p>The final registration deadline is <strong>January 19, 2016</strong>. Submissions are due on <strong>January 26, 2016</strong> at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.</p><p>This year's jury features: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>Here's a t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135362232/don-t-forget-that-the-dry-futures-submission-deadline-is-tuesday-september-1 Don't forget that the Dry Futures submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1! Justine Testado 2015-08-29T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T12:14:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vh79wzivx5iokcj4.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Got an inventive design idea on how to address the historic drought that's parching up California? Send your submissions to Archinect's <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a>&nbsp;competition!&nbsp;Architects and non-architects worldwide are welcome to send entries that are imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic. The submission deadline is&nbsp;Tuesday, September 1 at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.</p><p>We're accepting submissions in two categories: Speculative and Pragmatic. Three prize winners in each category will be announced.</p><p>"Speculative" refers to proposals of the sci-fi variety, perhaps involving technologies that don't yet exist, or imagining alternative future scenarios for a drought-affected California. "Pragmatic" are the more standard, realistic proposals &ndash; ones that could feasibly be implemented today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i04xvfbctel6hs0b.jpg"></p><p>1st place winners in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as a custom one-week survival kit, including a backpack. 2nd place winners get an emergency kit stocked with one-week of supplies, and 3rd ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135281881/participating-architects-announced-for-the-us-pavilion-of-the-2016-venice-biennale Participating architects announced for the US Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Biennale Nicholas Korody 2015-08-27T19:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T16:19:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9etsg1j6li9p6a7z.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The list of architects chosen to participate in the US Pavilion for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2016 Venice Biennale</a> has just been announced. Curated by Cynthia Davidson and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128185684/monica-ponce-de-leon-appointed-as-new-dean-of-princeton-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica de Ponce Leon</a>, "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132106689/u-s-pavilion-at-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-architectural-imagination-now-open-for-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural Imagination</a>" seeks to be "an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching application for cities around the world."</p><p>Out of more than 250 submissions, the following 12 architecture firms were chosen:</p><ol><li><a href="http://archinect.com/anoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>a(n) Office</strong></a> (Detroit, Michigan)<br>Marcelo L&oacute;pez-Dinardi&nbsp;and V. Mitch McEwen</li><li><a href="http://bairballiet.com/bairballiet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BairBalliet</strong></a> (Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois)<br>Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet</li><li><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn FORM</a></strong> (Los Angeles, California)<br>Greg Lynn</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1044/mack-scogin-merrill-elam-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects</strong></a> (Atlanta, Georgia)<br>Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/mbpro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MARSHALL BROWN PROJECTS</strong></a>&nbsp;(Chicago, Illinois)<br>Marshall Brown</li><li><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS Architects</a></strong> (New York, New York)<br>Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith</li><li><a href="http://www.pita-bloom.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pita &amp; Bloom</strong></a> (Los Angeles, California)<br>Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><strong>Present Future</strong> (Houston, Texas)<br>Albert Pope and Jes&uacute;s Vas...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/135112269/prepare-your-emergency-survival-kit-with-inspiration-from-some-of-the-dry-futures-competition-prize-packages Prepare your emergency survival kit with inspiration from some of the Dry Futures competition prize packages Justine Testado 2015-08-27T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T19:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz5hghzi3qon82ot.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you're venturing out into nature doing long-term research for a project or you're preparing for the next natural disaster that may strike your city, it's always a good idea to have a survival kit ready if things go awry and an emergency arises. If you haven't prepared a kit and need some starter suggestions on what to pack, Archinect hand-picked a selection of survival products that were kindly provided by a group of reputable brands for our <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> design competition. The top three prizes in each category will include these custom survival kits.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/ts3o0he028xxd5si.jpg"></p><p>Naturally, staying as healthy as possible is crucial in any survival situation. Devoted to creating durable everyday products equipped with life-saving capabilities, <a href="http://www.lifegear.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life Gear</a>'s "Wings of Life" and "Grab and Go" Survival Packs include lightweight water-resistant backpacks to carry their accompanying essentials, including: 3-day supply of food and water for one person, poncho/thermal blanket, tarp, personal hygiene and first-aid k...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135212787/editor-s-picks-428 Editor's Picks #428 Nam Henderson 2015-08-27T12:18:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T13:29:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6g1j0m61g484udv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed Smiljan Radi&#263;. They discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134655300/architecture-at-the-limits-of-instability-an-interview-with-smiljan-radi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture at the limits of instability</a>.&nbsp;Therein Radi&#263; explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>In Chile, it&rsquo;s better to do it really brut rather than try to do it perfectly...And here to do something brut it's cheap, but in Europe it's really expensive.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cd8rfpshyjazh07.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134433610/architecture-of-segregation/50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a> by Paul Jargowsky (a fellow at The Century Foundation) which lays out the facts and statistics of decline and poverty's impact on American cities.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan</a>&nbsp;editorialized "<em>architecture must pay much more attention to this issue and start producing solutions instead of getting shamelessly high on celebrating star architect designed luxury condominiums for the globally rich clientele and elitist minimalist lakeside homes, and teaching their renderings in schools...We are inadequate and limited with our current scope as architects.</em>" &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller&nbsp;</a>later added "<em>It's a hard road, but the ability to define what you do- or the working towards that is one of the things that defines ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135194291/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-peter-zellner Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Peter Zellner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-27T08:46:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T15:44:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8954ve83r4x6ohd.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Zellner comes to Archinect's <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a> jury with a diverse architectural background, having worked for large, infrastructurally-minded firms like <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a>, while previously designing smaller-scale art spaces under his own firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/zellnerplus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZELLNERPLUS</a>. In September of 2015, Peter will launch <a href="http://archinect.com/ZNcArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZNc Architects</a> with partner Paul Naecker. ZNc is a nimble, LEED accredited and NCARB certified architecture firm located in the LA Arts District.</p><p>We recently interviewed Peter at length on an episode of Archinect Sessions (listen <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132033618/from-z-to-a-peter-zellner-joins-us-in-the-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>). Based in Los Angeles, Peter has seen the drought progress and intensify firsthand.</p><p></p><p>Peter's mindset on the drought combines experience living in the dry climates of Australia and southern California, to reflect on prior reactions (urban and not) to drought conditions. While conservation and sourcing are important, using every drop more efficiently by adopting large-scale recycling techniques will make the biggest impact on drought defense. Certain Californian municipalitie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135126798/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-geoff-manaugh-of-bldgblog Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T02:14:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57btev1wrusrvu97.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Geoff Manaugh is a design and architecture writer, contributing to publications such as <em>Dwell</em>, <em>New Scientist</em> and <em>The New Yorker</em>, as well as authoring several books and the long-running design and architecture site, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1334/bldgblog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BLDGBLOG</a>.</p><p></p><p>Manaugh&rsquo;s perspective on the drought focuses on the ripe opportunities for improving California&rsquo;s remarkably inefficient, and in some ways, &ldquo;undesigned&rdquo; water systems, extending from its physical infrastructures to the economic market for buying and selling water rights. &ldquo;I think that the actual pragmatic, ecosystem-based solutions to this &ndash; as well as the rethinking of agriculture on a statewide basis, as well as individual water use &ndash; I think is something that is really exciting and interesting about this contest.&rdquo;</p><p>In collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6143989/smout-allen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smout Allen Architectural &amp; Design Research</a>, Manaugh will be participating at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this fall.</p><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/135111464/only-one-week-left-to-submit-to-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition Only one week left to submit to Archinect's Dry Futures competition! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-25T16:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T16:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/gh6p0jiufiljyrtc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Got a sketchy blueprint for a greywater purifier lying around? An unfinished section drawing for the next drought-friendly Californian front yard? Some e-commerce market for exchanging water rights? Designs for a better reservoir? Gussy up those plans and submit them to Archinect's <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a> competition! Only one week left to submit your future-focused design solution to California's drought. Submission deadline is <strong>Tuesday, September 1 at 10pm PST.</strong></p><p>We're accepting submissions in two categories, with winners announced for both: <strong>Speculative</strong> and <strong>Pragmatic</strong>. "Speculative" refers to proposals of the sci-fi variety, perhaps involving technologies that don't yet exist, or imagining alternative future scenarios for a drought-affected California. "Pragmatic" are the more standard, realistic proposals &ndash; ones that could feasibly be implemented today.</p><p><strong>1st place</strong> winners in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as a custom one-week survival kit, including a back pack. Just so you...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135038295/herzog-de-meuron-the-finlandia-prize-nominees-and-the-lower-mississippi-river-delta-planning-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners Herzog & de Meuron, the Finlandia Prize nominees, and the Lower Mississippi River Delta planning teams are among this week's winners Alexander Walter 2015-08-25T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:51:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqmilm2p1ynyiatr.jpg" width="514" height="344" 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>Check out Bustler recap #73 for the week of August 17-21, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finlandia_prize_of_architecture_-_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Shortlist of the 2015 Finlandia Prize of Architecture</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83dv7bubqv6doc32.jpg"></p><p>The Finlandia Prize of Architecture is back for its second year with a new shortlist. Established last year by the Finnish Assocation of Architecture, the prize celebrates contemporary Finnish architecture. This year's shortlist includes five distinct projects designed by architects representing several generations, from professionals working since the 1960s to the 2000s. <em>(Pictured: OP House in Vallilat, Helsinki by JKMM Architects. Photo: Mika Huisman)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/herzog_de_meuron_winners_of_2015_riba_jencks_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herzog &amp; de Meuron winners of 2015 RIBA Jencks Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2wn2oeyvav68yjf.jpg"></p><p>Swiss master architects Jaques Herzog &amp; Pierre de Meuron have been selected to receive the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award. Presented annually by the Royal Institute ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135055228/how-is-water-used-in-california How is water used in California? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-25T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T20:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3dgbi66badrecmg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No California resident can claim ignorance of the current drought conditions: things are bad, and they'll probably stay that way for a while. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124294140/california-governor-mandates-water-restrictions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Governor Jerry Brown called for statewide water restrictions earlier this year</a>, and news coverage of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122813531/california-has-about-one-year-of-water-left" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dwindling supplies</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133953060/california-drought-sucks-san-jose-s-guadalupe-river-dry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dry rivers</a> and sinking farmland have flooded the local and national media for months. While the drought is on every Californian&rsquo;s mind in some way, it can still be hard to imagine the sheer physical extent of our water: where it comes from, and how exactly we use it. Making drought conditions tangible can be difficult for anyone, in or out of California.</p><p>In the final week of Archinect&rsquo;s open call for submissions to our <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a> competition, we&rsquo;ve compiled some helpful stats and figures for better understanding water use in California. These are basic numbers, intended to be used as a framing context for how water flows through the state. But first, let&rsquo;s clarify some <strong>water-based terminology</strong>, courtesy of the <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/edu/dictionary.html#S" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US Geological S...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135035886/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-ian-quate-and-colleen-tuite-of-grnasfck Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Ian Quate and Colleen Tuite of GRNASFCK Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-24T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:28:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh6c1g6ip2mio0ui.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ian Quate and Colleen Tuite are the co-founders of &ldquo;nomadic landscape architecture studio&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/greenasfuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a>, based in New York City. The two began collaborating as graduate students at RISD in 2011, bringing Quate&rsquo;s knowledge of botany and landscape architecture together with Tuite&rsquo;s art practice background to focus on &ldquo;the geologic past and speculative future&rdquo;. Tuite is currently an independent art practitioner and Quate works as a designer for Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.</p><p></p><p>Their work under GRNASFCK is not that of an average landscape architecture firm, instead focusing on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/125765734/between-sampling-and-dowsing-field-notes-from-grnasfck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;unsettling easy or comfortable ideas about the relationship between architecture and ecology&rdquo;</a> &ndash; and their approach to the drought is no different. Their critical focus on geological time frames California&rsquo;s drought as unique in the historical context of human civilization, where the overwhelming tendency in dealing with droughts is to simply up and leave.</p><p>From GRNASFCK's position on the opposite side of the coun...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134824108/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-jay-famiglietti-of-nasa Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Jay Famiglietti of NASA Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-23T09:46:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T14:01:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bw5xhjxk7jlrldtr.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The drought is more of a climatological phenomenon, but it&rsquo;s important to recognize that we need to sustain available groundwater to help us get through these periods of very little rain and snow.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>As the senior water scientist at NASA&rsquo;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jay Famiglietti has been studying groundwater depletion globally since 1995. With his team at JPL, Famiglietti has tracked freshwater availability using satellites and developed computer models to better understand how supplies are changing.</p><p>While human water consumption draws on many sources, we rely particularly heavily on groundwater during droughts. As periods of minimal rain and snow will continue to occur, Famiglietti stresses the importance of the broader public understanding how water systems work, and how different supply chains intersect: &ldquo;I think [the drought&rsquo;s] really underscored the need for communication &hellip; to really help people understand where their water comes from, and those supplies can either be fluctuating wildly or decreasing or both.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And just as the public can no longer be indifferent to water usage, the architecture profession must also refresh its standards of water efficiency. &ldquo;Architecture a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134818478/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-charles-anderson-of-werk Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Charles Anderson of WERK Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-22T09:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-23T18:57:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbmjwizsmmcttiwe.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I want to see the relationship between architecture and other infrastructure and landscape architecture strengthened, so that we&rsquo;re building good infrastructure that relates well to the landscape and is sustainable.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Charles Anderson FSLA is the president/principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/werk.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WERK</a>, a landscape architecture firm based in what he calls &ldquo;the heart of LA in a lot of ways, at least for the strange people,&rdquo; Venice Beach. Living and working next to the Pacific, Anderson has seen firsthand the power and presence of the planet&rsquo;s water system, and how the drought and rising sea levels, wrought by climate change, have wreaked havoc on California&rsquo;s landscape.&nbsp;</p><p>After graduating with a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard&rsquo;s GSD, Anderson has worked to combine an appreciation of wild landscapes with his love of contemporary art. Respecting an area&rsquo;s natural flora is a major motivation for his landscapes &ndash; California&rsquo;s relatively dry biome was not meant for thirsty plants, but the landscape that's been built here has put unnecessary stresses on the region. Much can be learned from the plant life in similar climates, like Greece&rsquo;s, where water simply isn&rsquo;t as much of a necessity.</p><p></p><p>Aside from respecting California...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134808033/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-hadley-and-peter-arnold-of-the-arid-lands-institute Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Hadley and Peter Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-21T15:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:30:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj2owq6uqafrp3js.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s no such thing as the drought being over. There are only going to be cycles and our cycles, most models tell us, are only going to continue to be extreme. Wet will be wetter and dry will by drier."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Peter and Hadley Arnold are the founding co-directors of the <a href="http://archinect.com/aridlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arid Lands Institute</a>, a design-centered research platform devoted to making drylands "water-smart" the world over. Based in Los Angeles out of <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>, ALI uses the American West as a case study for developing adaptive strategies to changing water systems and accessibility, as brought on by climate change.</p><p>Both Peter and Hadley earned MArchs from SCI-Arc, and have set their focus on dryland research and design since the late 1990s. Their approach to the drought is pragmatic, not alarmist: &ldquo;The drought&rsquo;s been handy because it&rsquo;s brought an enormous amount of attention to that particular dimension of a changing climate and our need to adapt to it,&rdquo; Hadley told Archinect.</p><p></p><p>Their work will continue regardless of the drought, but the increased public attention does help focus the public around water issues, especially in a region woefully unprepared to deal with a future where "wet will be wetter and dry will be drier"....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134738137/meet-the-jury-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-allison-arieff-of-spur Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Allison Arieff of SPUR Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-20T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T01:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo2zmcna29tg15g1.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Allison Arieff is the editorial director of SPUR, an urban planning advocacy non-profit based in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. Known in full as San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, SPUR is primarily focused on improving urban planning efforts and policy in the San Francisco Bay Area.&nbsp;We are excited and honored to have Allison as a jury member for our <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a> competition.</p><p>Previous to her role at SPUR, Allison served as editor in chief at <em>Dwell</em>&nbsp;magazine, which she helped found back in 2000. She is also a contributing writer to the Atlantic&rsquo;s CityLab, the New York Times and SPUR&rsquo;s The Urbanist.</p><p></p><p>Her work with SPUR and <em>Dwell</em> have brought popular attention to sustainable design initiatives and policy, and as a resident of San Francisco, she is well aware of the strains the drought has put on the state. But based on her work with local government and planning officials, she's also seen time and time again how inefficient or straight-up nonexistent our laws regarding water co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134514009/santiago-calatrava-s-turning-torso-william-rawn-associates-and-caldera-are-among-this-week-s-winners Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso, William Rawn Associates, and "Caldera" are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-08-18T09:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T10:47:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k88cjzxssisy29l8.jpg" width="514" height="654" 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>Check out Bustler recap #72 for the week of August 3-7, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/santiago_calatrava_turning_torso_to_receive_ctbuh_10_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Santiago Calatrava&rsquo;s Turning Torso in Malm&ouml; to receive CTBUH 10-Year Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e699d5gd6qpw4two.jpg"></p><p>Whatever you personally feel toward Calatrava and his work, his Turning Torso tower in Malm&ouml; continues to make heads turn since its completion in 2005. Most recently, the twisted tower received the CTBUH's notable 10-Year Award.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shortlist_for_the_2015_leaf_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Shortlist for the 2015 LEAF Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25p0jy6gi8vk864p.jpg"></p><p>Every year, LEAF International highlights exemplary projects in various categories from the international architecture and design community. Winners will be celebrated at the&nbsp;Emirates Stadium in London this fall. <em>(Pictured: Riverside Cabin by Robby Cantarutti, Firmano - Premariacco (UD), Italy)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_aia_2015_education_facility_design_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the AIA CAE 2015 Education Facility Design Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1yiy7v0k2czdoh56.jpg"></p><p>The AIA Committee on Archit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134524451/editor-s-picks-427 Editor's Picks #427 Nam Henderson 2015-08-17T23:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T11:11:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onj1qkzuu9ag0uta.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For <strong>Screen/Print #36</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;highlighted an essay by "<em>Well, Well, Well</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the fortieth issue from Harvard Design Magazine</a>,&nbsp;which is focused on the "<em>landscape of health and illness</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i5w1vnbdase51ua.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;<br><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Carter B. Horsley criticized&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133950651/the-new-laguardia-airport-not-functional-not-inspiring-not-an-icon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New LaGuardia Airport: as being Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> countered "<em>I'd love to see some plans - it's hard to figure out the scale of things or the circulation strategy from these little renderings...While I appreciate Horsley's criticism, he seems to be missing a sense of perspective on this. For example when he suggests adding a direct subway link to Manhattan would be an inconsequential couple million. Off by a factor of 5,000 or so I think.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puwqv5f3emouf921.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2501/j-mayer-h-und-partner-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. MAYER H.</a> founder J&uuml;rgen Mayer H., <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared</a> his list of places to see and places to eat at in Berlin.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28123658/stephanie-braconnier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Braconnier</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Sweet list</em>"&nbsp;but warned "<em>I wouldn't go to teufelsberg anymore unless you are willing to pay one of the scary thugs who hang around to let you in</em>"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134188780/last-chance-to-register-for-the-chidesign-cade-competition-is-august-19 Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19 Sponsor 2015-08-13T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE), as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Late registration deadline:<strong> August 19, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134125232/zaha-hadid-architects-win-danjiang-bridge-competition Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition Nicholas Korody 2015-08-12T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-14T11:55:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq4m6vkml0tmvt78.jpg" width="514" height="880" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects has been announced as the winner of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.djcomp.com.tw/en/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Danjiang Bridge competition</a>. Sited at the mouth of the Tamsui River, the bridge will provide a critical link between several highways on Taiwan's northern coast.</p><p>The Danjiang Bridge is intended to bring economic growth to Taipei's Port District. In addition, the new bridge will dramatically reduce commuting times "between activities and industries in Tamsui and Bali," according to the competition brief. It will include a light rail.&nbsp;</p><p>ZHA Director Patrik Schumacher took to Facebook to announce the results.</p><p>"The Danjiang Bridge...is destined to make a conspicuous landmark against the backdrop of Tamsui's famous sunset," Schumacher wrote.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/din76pgyaw39ubp7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj4f7w0i4le58iqz.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133907266/editor-s-picks-426 Editor's Picks #426 Nam Henderson 2015-08-10T09:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T17:12:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wv8f29tphdkkk8y.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviewed "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work on Work</a>" the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB.&nbsp;</p><p>Therein she writes "<em>This feeling of being at an un-airconditioned business conference is not helped by the next section of the exhibit, in which the banners stop talking about history and start getting real about Gensler and cityLAB's speculation on the future of the work environment...the privileged and oversimplified overtones of the exhibit, paired with its refusal to envision a more distinguished balance between productivity and (unstructured, unmonitored, human) downtime make it a bit chilling.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghiedlko02xoj99a.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133512302/looking-to-frank-gehry-after-paris-but-before-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dissects</a> the upcoming monographic LACMA (by way of the Pompidou) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Frank Gehry&rdquo;</a> exhibition, opening September 13.&nbsp;Responding to her question about critical distance given Gehry&rsquo;s involvement,&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> writes&nbsp;"<em>It's inherently difficult to create a critical exhibit on a living architect....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133566873/team-ultramoderne-s-chicago-horizon-wins-chicago-lakefront-kiosk-competition Team Ultramoderne's "Chicago Horizon" wins Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition Justine Testado 2015-08-05T14:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:27:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6703bss9asur57xy.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/joseph_choma_chicago_lakefront_kiosk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mathematical sponges</a> to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/latitude_chicago_lakefront_kiosk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nature-inspired havens</a>, a sleek spacious canopy by Team Ultramoderne was selected as the overall winning <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116285703/chicago-architecture-biennial-starts-percolating-with-kiosk-competition-announcement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Lakefront Kiosk</a> design, as revealed by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> today. Launched in late 2014, the global competition invited architects to propose kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.</p><p>The winning proposal &mdash; in addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">three commissioned kiosks</a> designed by architects in collaboration with students from local Chicago architecture schools &mdash; will be installed at the Biennial starting this October. So far, the plan is that the winning kiosk will stand as a permanent lakefront installation even after the exhibition gates close in January 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26jl8qf2wohnsqh6.jpg"></p><p>Team Ultramoderne, a three-person team comprising of architects Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest of <a href="http://www.ultramoderne.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ultramoderne</a> in collaboration with structural engineer Brett Schneide, scored the top BP Prize (sponsored by oil/gas company BP) with their proposal "Chicago Horizo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133427922/the-new-national-polish-radio-symphony-orchestra-cube-design-research-and-the-field-constructs-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners The new National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, CUBE design + research, and the Field Constructs finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-08-03T18:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:00:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1u9zv0ver19lv9ci.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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>Check out Bustler recap #71 for the week of July 27-31, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/archinect_presents_dry_futures_an_ideas_competition_addressing_californias_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect presents DRY FUTURES, an ideas competition addressing California&rsquo;s severe drought</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kj2exq8on2lwyjqn.jpg"></p><p>Archinect is inviting everyone to send their design ideas to Dry Futures. The ideas competition seeks imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic design proposals that address California's severe drought. Send your ideas by September 1.</p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133181511/archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-featured-by-msnbc-juror-and-nasa-hydrologist-jay-famiglietti-interviewed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_field_constructs_finalist_installations_results_tba/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Field Constructs finalist installations, results TBA!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmy827rdfprng84i.jpg"></p><p>Field Constructs had participants propose a temporary outdoor installation for an abandoned landscape in East Austin, Texas. Winning designs&nbsp;&mdash; which will be announced soon&nbsp;&mdash; will be built for a local arts fes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T22:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132875238/unstudio-and-parkroyal-on-pickering-are-among-this-week-s-winners UNStudio and PARKROYAL on Pickering are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-27T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T14:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2nr1d8025fypqo3.jpg" width="514" height="345" 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>Check out a nature-themed Bustler recap #70 for the week of July 20-24, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/send_your_ideas_to_the_inaugural_chidesign_cade_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your ideas to the inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4x6gl9liz52x51xu.jpg"></p><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the first ChiDesign competition that challenges entrants to propose a new type of building typology for the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/dutch_residents_vote_unstudio_to_design_new_theatre_on_the_parade_in_den_bo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dutch residents vote UNStudio to design new Theatre on the Parade in Den Bosch</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noklrgtt3s6cnxsi.jpg"></p><p>Over in The Netherlands, the people of Den Bosch have spoken: fellow Dutch firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> will design the new Theatre on the Parade proposed for the heart of the city.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/singapores_parkroyal_hotel_wins_ctbuh_2015_urban_habitat_award_winner/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Singapore&rsquo;s PARKROYAL hotel wins CTBUH 2015 Urban Habitat Award winner</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h3/h3yw1ddesd75dz8r.jpg"></p><p>In their latest winner announcement, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat revealed the PARKROYAL on Pickering as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411152/chicago-architecture-foundation-launches-first-chidesign-cade-competition Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition Justine Testado 2015-07-21T14:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyt0x4puci59mni8.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p>Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to register by<strong> August 7, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>September 9, 2015</strong>.</p><p>Starting this October, CAF will host a major exhibition featuring a selection of submissions during the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. The exhibition will run from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The exhibition aims to spark dialogue on the design of a Center for Architecture, Design and Education in Chicago, as well as highlight the city&rsquo;s legacy of arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132348361/evolo-s-2016-skyscraper-competition-is-open-for-registration eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition is open for registration! Justine Testado 2015-07-20T18:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T18:14:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz9fjx6g8ir5v58t.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>eVolo wants to know the endless ways that the skyscraper can be reimagined in their annual Skyscraper Competition. First launched in 2006, 2016 is expected to be another popular year attracting hundreds of submissions worldwide. Participants rethink the skyscraper by incorporating novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Additionally, they're strongly encouraged to consider globalization, adaptability, and the various issues of contemporary urban living in their designs.</p><p>The registration deadline is currently scheduled for January 19, 2016 and the submission deadline is January 26, 2016. This year's jury includes: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>To get a little headstart on those entries, check out a few winning entries from previous competitions below:</p><p>2015 1st prize - "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2id94wlsi6480yk2.jpg"></p><p>2015 2nd prize - "Shanty-Scraper" by...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132336246/the-chifley-tower-riba-s-stirling-prize-shortlist-nominees-and-the-urukundo-slum-factory-are-among-this-week-s-winners The Chifley Tower, RIBA's Stirling Prize shortlist nominees, and the "Urukundo: Slum Factory" are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-20T14:41:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T13:40:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij066dwepnexmbrs.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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>Check out Bustler recap #69 for the week of July 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_inaugural_dencity_winners_explore_ideas_that_address_global_lack_of_she/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The inaugural DENCITY winners explore ideas that address global lack of shelter</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vflopfw4qqe0qo0t.jpg"></p><p>The first DENCITY competition sought ideas that address the problem of substandard living conditions influenced by global rapid urbanization. (Pictured above: 1st place winner: "Urukundo: Slum Factory" by Robert Elkins, Riccardo Valsesia, Lucia Fanetti Zamboni.)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/evolo_launches_2016_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>eVolo launches 2016 Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ub4ymolzc2a7nmlj.jpg"></p><p>eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition is expected to be just as popular since it was first launched in 2006. The sky is indeed the limit, as participants worldwide are given the freedom to reinvent the idea of a skyscraper in their submissions. Check out previous Skyscraper Competition results <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/71983/evolo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chifley_tower_holedeck_win_in_ctbuh_2015_performance_and_innovation_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chifley Tower + HOLEDECK win in CTBUH ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132288763/editor-s-picks-424 Editor's Picks #424 Nam Henderson 2015-07-20T09:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T14:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i88rsr7s87o94vqt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium </a>would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign.&nbsp;Prior to the cancellation Tadao Ando (chairman of the design committee) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated</a> "<em>We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/JaimeRobertsArchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaime Roberts</a>&nbsp;believes "<em>The world is holding architects to higher expectations of budget control on projects...If you get paid millions for a design, you should be able to hire good cost estimators and value engineers.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was disappointed "<em>That's too bad, I thought the design was attractive.</em>" <strong>midlander</strong>&nbsp;argued "<em>Those who suggest that architects are shirking some responsibility here fail to observe that no one else is good at cost control either...Its simply unrealistic to expect a government to project realistic budgets; they would be rejected immediately.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;provided some local perspective "<em>It is most certainly very little about Zah...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132023950/riba-reveals-the-six-2015-stirling-prize-shortlisters RIBA reveals the six 2015 Stirling Prize shortlisters Justine Testado 2015-07-16T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1nhjxja5hkr31lk.jpg" width="514" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come again for RIBA's 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19665/stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize</a>, the institute's highest accolade for "best new building" in the United Kingdom. Starting out with the regional <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> followed by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129874651/new-housing-and-school-developments-stand-out-in-riba-2015-national-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> earlier this year, RIBA announced today the six buildings that are still in the running for the coveted Stirling Prize.</p><p>As usual, the shortlisted projects are a fairly striking bunch typically designed by British architecture firms that have graced RIBA nomination lists time and time again, or have already won RIBA awards. (Out of the shortlisted firms this year, MUMA and Reiach and Hall Architects are first-time Stirling nominees.) On the other hand, high-level awards like the Stirling Prize that evaluate new buildings for "design excellence and significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment" spark debates regarding what should be valued in architecture and the open-ended question of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104940407/stirling-prize-2014-what-should-we-value-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"What is good architecture?"</a></p><p>Check out the shortlist below, along w...</p>