Archinect - News 2015-05-27T10:07:29-04:00 Frank Gehry, ELEMENTAL, Architecture 00 Ltd, and PLACE by Design are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-05-26T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T14:13:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="480" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #61 for May 18-22, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winners of INSIDE2015</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Morpholio revealed the winners of their INSIDE2015 competition, which promotes the works-in-progress of today's emerging talent.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Museum announces Designs of the Year 2015 category winners</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Design Museum in London announced the category winners of their annual Designs of the Year competition. This year's batch includes deformed vegetables for an anti-food waste campaign, a distinctive eco-friendly university building, and microchips that imitate human organs. <em>(Pictured: Architecture Category Winner - UC INNOVATION CENTER &ndash; ANACLETO ANGELINI by Elemental.)</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Mongolian Cool School Design Challenge</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Participants in the Building Trust International's 6th annual competition submitted designs of an...</p> Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners Justine Testado 2015-05-20T04:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:56:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the winners scored extra in receiving London Special Awards, including the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.</p><p>The regional London Awards are considered an honor, but they're just the start of a series of RIBA competitions. Regional winners will be considered for the RIBA National Award. Once the National winners are announced in June, those winners will finally advance to compete for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's London Awards winners:</p><p><strong>The Foundry, SE11</strong> by Architecture 00 Ltd<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foyles, WC2H by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Architect of the Year A...</p> Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday Sponsor 2015-05-19T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:25:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The entry deadline for all WAF entries is this Friday. Submit your completed or future projects in to one or more of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> open for entries.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Entry Deadline:</strong> Friday May 22<br><strong>Cost to enter: </strong>$930 USD per entry</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Enter now</strong></a></p><p>Why enter?</p><p>WAF and INSIDE finalists will receive more exposure and media coverage than ever before, providing you with the chance to reach new markets and gain new commissions.</p><ul><li>Reach new markets and clients through WAF&rsquo;s global PR coverage &ndash; last year finalists were featured on the BBC, CNN, MSN and Yahoo as well as our media partners including Archinect, Dezeen, ArchDaily and The Architects Newspaper</li><li>Increase your online visibility by being permanently listed on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li>Overall winners will feature in exclusive filmed interviews on Dezeen which receives 2.1million unique visitors per month</li><li>New for 2015 - all winners will receive a V2.Com gift certificate for one press kit distribution worth $1,525</li><li>New for 2015 - all shortlisted projects will be...</li></ul> Designs of the Year 2015 narrows down to six Category Winners Justine Testado 2015-05-19T01:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T21:56:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>And then there were six. The Design Museum in London revealed the Category Winners for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year</a> 2015. The museum's international competition and exhibition are popular for showcasing an array of distinctive projects that can undoubtedly attract broader public attention to contemporary design, but also prove the relevancy of design and its potential impact in society.</p><p>The competition jury sifted through submissions from international design stars, emerging startups, and students. After selecting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominees</a> total this past February, the jury picked one winner for each category: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category appears to have been omitted.) This year's winners include ads of deformed vegetables for an anti-food waste campaign, a monolithic eco-designed university building, Google's self-driving car, and microchips engineered to operate like human organs.</p><p>&darr; <strong>ARCHITECTURE</strong>: UC INNOVATION CENTER &ndash; ANACLETO ANGELINI<br>Designed by...</p> Barozzi / Veiga, Arquitectura-G, and Atelier YokYok are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-18T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T15:05:26-04:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #60 for May 11-15, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin wins 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin in Szczecin, Poland by Barozzi / Veiga won the coveted 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The biennial &euro;60,000 prize is considered to be one of Europe's highest-ranking contemporary architecture awards.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Luz House wins Emerging Architect Special Mention from 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Luz House designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARQUITECTURA-G</a> received the &euro;20,000 cash prize for the Emerging Architect Special Mention, following the announcement of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award winner. Completed in 2013, Arquitectura-G restored and redesigned the private single-family house for client Luz Almeida.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2015 RAMSA Travel Fe...</strong></a></p> First glimpse at Diller Scofidio + Renfro's prelim designs for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Justine Testado 2015-05-15T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T23:16:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever your feelings are toward the Olympic Games, plans for the upcoming <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame</a> in Colorado Springs are pushing forward so far. For starters, the Museum unveiled Diller Scofidio + Renfro's initial design concepts for the 60,000 sq.ft building, set to be built in the Southwest Urban Renewal District of Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.&nbsp;DS + R is part of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the team who won</a> the commission in a competition last fall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>DS + R's design includes 20,000 sq. feet of exhibition space showing off artifacts, media, sports science technology and interactive exhibits that depict the history of the Games and the stories behind famous American Olympic and Paralympic athletes. And of course, the museum will include a theater, gift shop, cafe, and a broadcast studio.</p><p>"Inspired by the movement of athletes, the [museum] spirals up and outwards from a central atrium, drawing the public in at its base and propelling them up through the galleries,' Elizabeth D...</p> Golden Lions for Armenian pavilion & American artist Adrian Piper at Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2015-05-15T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T15:06:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Armenian pavilion at this year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale has won the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. The pavilion, Armenity, features a group exhibition by 18 diaspora Armenian artists and grandchildren of survivors of the Armenian genocide, who the jury praised for &ldquo;forming a pavilion based on a people in diaspora, each artist engaging their specific locality as well as their heritage&rdquo;. [...] American artist Adrian Piper was awarded Golden Lion for best artist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bigger than a Breadbox winner "The Pulp Canopy" will be showcased at Boston Society of Architects in June Justine Testado 2015-05-14T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:46:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette organized the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition</a> as a means to explore the medium of installation in the architectural realm, specifically the medium's increasing appeal among emerging architects and designers due to its dual spatial-artistic qualities.</p><p>For the competition, entrants had to further develop a previous proposal into a new site-specific installation for the Boston Society of Architects gallery lobby. Now that the winning submissions have been chosen, they will be realized in preparation for the "Bigger than a Breadbox" exhibition, opening on June 17.</p><p>The top-winning proposal, "The Pulp Canopy", by Katie Donahue and Mason Limke of MYKA investigates the architectural applications of cellulose fiber (paper pulp), which is considered to be the "most abundant raw material on the planet". Originating from its earlier form as The Pulp Wall, The Pulp Canopy consists of discarded paper products t...</p> 2015 Architectural League Prize "Authenticity" winners to lecture and exhibit next month Justine Testado 2015-05-14T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T21:08:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> announced a new set of winners for the 2015 Architectural League Prize, considered to be one of North America's most prestigious awards for young practitioners. North America-based Architects and designers out of school 10 years or less are invited every year to submit the best of their portfolios pertaining to the competition's theme.</p><p>The 2014-15 Young Architects + Designers Committee&nbsp;&mdash; which comprises of previous League Prize winners&nbsp;Carrie Norman, John Rhett Russo, and Jenny Sabin&nbsp;&mdash; selected "Authenticity" as this year's competition theme. The theme sought submissions that explore how design, technology, and practice challenge authenticity within architecture, and how authenticity can be treated more as a pursuit that can continuously develop and influence a young designer's practice -- as opposed to a form of validation or as an essential quality.</p><p>Here are the 2015 winners and some of their works:</p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thom Moran, Ann Arbor, MI</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler, Besler...</a></strong></p> Articulate your feelings in the "Dear Architecture" competition. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-05-13T21:04:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T15:07:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Needless to say, effective communication is vital in architecture, but how often do architects get the chance to elaborate their own thoughts and feelings on the discipline itself&nbsp;&mdash; in the form of a letter?<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Blank Space</a> (the creators of the successful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) along with Archinect, our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, and ArchDaily are presenting a new challenge: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Dear Architecture"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Dear Architecture invites participants worldwide to write their own 500-word letter to architecture &mdash; whether as a concept, a social practice, or as a community &mdash; along with an illustration to supplement their letter's message. Through letter-writing, the competition hopes to initiate an open dialogue and valuable exchange of ideas about the role and responsibility of architecture in modern society.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Register by <strong>May 27</strong> to take advantage of the <strong>$30</strong> early-bird special (Regular registration: $40; Late registration: $50). The final submission deadline is <strong>July 24</strong>.</p><p>As always, give this competition...</p> A competition entry for Evolo 2015 that doesn't include a skyscraper studiostag 2015-05-13T00:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T21:52:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We have new technologies in architecture those makes us feel excited when we see them applied on a facade, a roof etc. or simply used for designing. That gives us ideas about what we can design with which technologies. And we honestly believe that designing a building with high ecologic qualities is the only responsibility we have. In most of the cases that's correct. But do you really not responsible what happens while that building is being constructed.</p><p>In a construction site thousands of vehicles brings you materials. Those lorries, trucks etc. are not eco-friendly at all! You construct support structures only to construct the main thing and you say you can recycle those. Recycling is a good deed but the process itself has lots of disadvantages like unsafe and unhygienic recycling sites, and the recycled materials starts to have a shorter lifespan. And do you have any excuse of having people work on dangerous construction sites, especially when you construct a skyscraper! Even tho...</p> Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin scoops up the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award Justine Testado 2015-05-11T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:32:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During a ceremony recently held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, the European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe officially announced the Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin as the 2015 recipient of the&nbsp;biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The 2015 edition first rounded up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420 projects</a> down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a>. Then, the jury selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a> to compete for the high-ranking &euro;60,000 award.</p><p>Completed in 2014 after three years, the Philharmonic Hall replaced the former WWII-era Konzerthaus in Szczecin, Poland. Barcelona-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barozzi / Veiga</a> designed the 3.800 m&sup2; geometric structure with a symphony hall that accommodates 1,000 spectators, a chamber music hall for 200 spectators, a multifunctional exhibition + conference space, and a wide foyer that's spacious enough for also hosting events. To add to that, the hall received a nomination in the Design Museum's popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Designs of the Year</a>.</p><p>Read more about the building...</p> Henry N. Cobb, MOS Architects, and Henning Larsen Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-11T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T14:23:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #59 for May 4-8, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Established in 2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards recognizes design excellence, innovation, and public impact across multiple disciplines. (Pictured: Architecture Design winners MOS Architects.)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your ideas to redesign the remote Tristan da Cunha community</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>RIBA, on behalf of the Government of Tristan da Cunha, is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">currently holding a design ideas competition</a> that would improve the island's homes and government buildings for a remote fishing/farming community of less than 300.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Henning Larsen Architects&rsquo; winning design for new Gothenburg high-rise</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a> won an invite-only competition to design a new c...</p> Henry Cobb presented with 2015 Architectural League of NY President's Medal Justine Testado 2015-05-07T15:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T03:21:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 300 guests gathered at New York's Metropolitan Club for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s 2015 President's Medal dinner to honor medal recipient Henry N. Cobb, a founding partner at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>.</p><p>Bestowed by the League's President and Board of Directors as the organization's highest honor, the President's Medal recognizes a distinguished body of work in architecture, urbanism, art, or design. Architectural League President <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, who also previously received the Medal, presented the award to Cobb.</p><p>Here's more about the event from the Architectural League.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>2015 President's Medal Dinner. Photo: Fran Parente.</em></p><p>In presenting the award, Tsien remarked:</p><p>"'There&rsquo;s a lovely moment that happens from time to time when you look at a person&rsquo;s face and you can see exactly what they looked like as a child. It is fleeting, and it is very beautiful. Now, often that look happens when curiosity is sparked and with it a sense of wonder. I have been lucky enough to spend some ti...</p> Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto and Benedetta Tagliabue – announcing the first of WAF's 70 strong jury Sponsor 2015-05-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-07T12:14:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF awards</a> are unique and are the only awards to enter if you want to receive critical feedback in person from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our international jurors</a>.</p><p>Be part of the world&rsquo;s largest live crit. All shortlisted entrants present live at World Architecture Festival in Singapore in front of respected critics, architects, clients and associated practitioners. Enter to receive professional feedback, benchmark your work and exchange with your peers and WAF&rsquo;s global network.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>WAF has over 70 judges who all attend the festival and critique your work. There are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 award categories</a> open for entries and each. Each category has its own expert judging panel who will watch presentations from every shortlisted architect live at the festival.</p><p>The final closing date for entries is May 22.</p><p><em>Archinect readers can use promo code <strong>ARCHINECT10</strong> to get 10% off their submission fee. Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to enter now.</em></p> Cooper-Hewitt awards MOS Architects, Michael Graves, Coen + Partners and more in 2015 National Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-05-06T19:57:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:03:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum</a> honored the talents of some of America's emerging and established designers in the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. Established in 2000 as an initiative of the White House Millennium Council, the awards program highlights top-notch American design across multiple disciplines and promotes the essential role of design in shaping everyday society.</p><p>The museum convened a national jury of leading designers and educators who then reviewed the nominations submitted by the general public. Winners are selected according to the innovation, public impact, and outstanding quality of their body of work.</p><p>Recipients will be honored during a gala dinner at New York's Pier Sixty on October 15. And as always, the awards extend to National Design in Week on October 10-16, which includes a series of public-outreach programs like special events, panel discussions, and workshops.</p><p><strong>LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - Michael Graves</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>DIRECTOR'S AWARD - Jack Lenor Larsen</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>DESIG...</strong></p> Editor's Picks #414 Nam Henderson 2015-05-06T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T17:04:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a>, an experimental landscape studio. Therein they explained "<em>We travel to places of material action, geologically leaky locations, where the evidence of disturbance, but also creation, is evident...While we see our narratives as a version of a field report, it seems important to acknowledge ourselves as emotional, human agents. In this way we are equally inspired by Hunter S. Thompson, John McPhee, and Chris Kraus</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus following last month&rsquo;s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviewed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;stopped by and provided some insight into post-tsunami redevelopment in Tohoku</p><p>"<em>The trick is to &nbsp;still be there and still be engaged 2 years or 4 years or 5 years later, when communities are finally ready to build...Now is really the time for architects to act, to help build a sustainable community. But we blew our wad on sexy stuff in the early days, and anyway the news...</em></p> Rogers Partners, Erik L'Heureux, David Chipperfield Architects, and P.K. VanderBeke are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-04T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T17:36:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="759" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #58 for April 27-May 1, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;The Pier Park&rdquo; selected as winning St. Petersburg Pier design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Maybe the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">second time</a>'s the charm? After the first competition was a bust, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, and Ken Smith had the winning proposal for the new St. Petersburg Pier in Florida.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist concepts</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The big announcement of the winning Guggenheim Helsinki proposal is set for next month. In the meantime, dig into the details of the Stage Two concepts of the six finalists.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The 2015 Berkeley Prize essay winners respond to how &ldquo;Architects Confront Poverty&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Architecture undergrad students get a chance to participate in the competitive Berkeley Prize essay competition. This year's essay Question asked studen...</p> Tristan da Cunha + RIBA accepting redesign ideas for remote fishing/farming community Justine Testado 2015-05-04T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T17:37:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tristan da Cunha is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,750 miles southwest of Cape Town. Described as the remotest inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha is internally self-governed and actually consists of four islands: Tristan (the main island), Nightingale and Inaccessible, and Gough Island. A tiny fishing/farming population of less than 300 people known as Edinburgh of the Seven Seas -- or locally as "The Settlement" -- permanently resides on the main island. In time for the island's 200th Anniversary in 2016, the Tristan da Cunha community is ready for a redesign to ensure a more self-sustainable future.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier</a> this year, the island's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Government</a> called upon RIBA to organize an international two-phase ideas competition to seek cost-effective schemes that would improve the quality and energy efficiency of Tristan's houses and government buildings. Additionally, the strongest ideas would enhance the island's agrarian systems to support grazing and grow...</p> AIA Chicago celebrates 2015 Small Project awardees Justine Testado 2015-05-01T21:28:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:57:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards is that extra nudge reminding us that small firms and small-scale projects are not to be overlooked and underestimated. Today, the Chapter announced this year's winners at a festive party at Chicago's Architectural Artifacts. The exhibition showcased all the competition entries from this year, and attendees had the chance to meet the architects behind the work. Every year, AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards give a big shoutout to the city's emerging architectural firms as well as exceptional local small projects.</p><p>P.K. VanderBeke, Architect received the sole Honor Award for their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live/Work Gallery </a>project, wherein the architect transformed a century-old factory space into a functional and sustainable live/work gallery while maintaining the space's "romantic ruin" character.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Six additional firms received Citations of Merit:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MGLM Architects - Acanthus Awards Medal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Froelich Kim Architecture - Box Within A Box</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dirk Denison Architects - Cast Aluminum Tabl...</strong></a></p> All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8! Sponsor 2015-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> New Call for Submissions for MONU #23 - Participatory Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-05-01T11:24:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T14:52:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We need to talk! We at MONU think that the time has come to talk with you about "participation" in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>We need to talk! We at <strong>MONU </strong>think that the time has come to talk with you about <strong><em>"participation"</em></strong> in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. Our 11th issue on the topic of <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em>, around 6 years ago, instigated a similar day of judgement when we asked how <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em> might become more than just a brand label for a city, or how we could smarten up existing cities and transform them into truly clean cities. This time we would like to initiate a critical discussion on what is currently happening in cities with regard to <strong>"Participatory Urbanism"</strong>.</p><p>These days, most urban designers and architects would agree that involving the public in planning processes and city building is a good thing or that - at least - a mix of bottom-up and top-down planning mechanisms need to be achieved. We at <strong>MONU</strong> are also strong believers and supporters of <em><strong>participatory decision-making</strong></em> and collaborative k...</p> OMA-designed 'nhow Amsterdam RAI' hotel will be the largest in Benelux Alexander Walter 2015-04-29T20:58:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T22:12:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of&nbsp;largest hotel in the Netherlands.&nbsp;The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known&nbsp;Rotterdam architecture firm OMA. [...] Among the features will be a virtual 3D holographic meeting space for having &ldquo;in person&rdquo; meetings with the holographs of people in another location.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The ‘Oscars of architecture’: World Architecture Festival opens call for entries Sponsor 2015-04-29T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T22:25:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, the &lsquo;Oscars of architecture&rsquo;, is now open for entries. The awards will be celebrated at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) in Singapore this November, following three days of intensive live presentations and judging.</p><p>Entries are now invited from architects and designers for the 2015 edition of what is the biggest architectural awards program in the world. The awards are expected to attract more than 750 entries, about half of which will be shortlisted, in 31 categories. Reduced early bird rate ends May 1 and the final closing date for entries is May 22. Shortlisting takes place in early June.</p><p>Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which takes place in the Suntec Centre on November 4, 5 and 6. On the final day, category winners present again to &lsquo;super-juries&rsquo; of experienced and respected judges, who decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the...</p> 2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L’Heureux Justine Testado 2015-04-28T21:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T09:20:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another year has gone by for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's $100K <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize</a>. Hosted by Harvard GSD since 1935 and previously open only to Harvard GSD alumni, the prestigious travel grant is in its third year as an international open competition for any individual early-career architect from anywhere on the globe.</p><p>Selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from three finalists</a>, L'Heureux's winning proposal, "Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City and the Architectures of Atmosphere" examines the traditional and modern building strategies in five dense cities in the equatorial zone -- a timely topic when rapid urbanization and climate change are on the rise. The cities are:&nbsp;Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pondicherry, India; Lagos, Nigeria; and S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.</p><p>The prize will fund L&rsquo;Heureux&rsquo;s travel-based research over the next two years.</p><p>Read more about L'Heureux and some of his works below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Born in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Erik L&rsquo;Heureux received his B.A. in Architecture from Wa...</p> Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals Justine Testado 2015-04-27T20:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T23:01:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big announcement of the winning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> concept is only weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the Stage Two proposals of the six finalists have been revealed.</p><p>Throughout Stage Two, the teams worked on further developing their initial concepts for final submission. On that note, the finalist teams are AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA); Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom); Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia); Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany); Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France); and SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia).</p><p>Although the teams have been named, they'll remain unmatched to their Guggenheim Helsinki proposals until the winning announcement in June. Check out the proposals below:</p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-121371443</strong></a> (concept boards)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-76091181</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GH-5631681770 </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-5059206475</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-1128435973 </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-04380895</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past January,...</p> "The Pier Park" wins New St. Petersburg Pier competition Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:00:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows: The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group ALMA by Alfonso Architects, inc. City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We established a pier process that citizens on every side of this issue agreed would result in a fair and objective decision," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "I am proud that we have stayed true to that process and that it has been transparent and open to the public throughout. I thank the Selection Committee for their diligence and their hard work. This was not an easy job, but it was a necessary one. The iconic St. Petersburg Pier has often been the source of passionate debate in the Sunshine City, but it is also a source of great pride. I'm looking forward to the day we cut the ribbon on a new St. Petersburg Pier."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see the full <em>The Pier Park</em> proposal (PDF).</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier &ndash; Finalists 2.0</a></li></ul> "Articulated Site", ZGF Architects, Aileen Sage + Michelle Tabet, and the 2015-16 Rome Prize recipients are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-27T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:07:48-04:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #57 for April 20-24, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S. projects win big in 2015 Holcim Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and New York won the Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes and shared $350,000 in the global 2015 Holcim Awards. The competitive triennial awards seek architectural interventions that best address sustainable building and construction issues around the world.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the BANGKOK: IAM Fashion Hub</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>HMMD's BANGKOK IAM Fashion Hub competition let participants propose outstanding architectural designs of a regional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASEAN</a> Fashion Hub that offers educational and collaborative workspace for fashion students and upcoming designers in Bangkok. (Pictured: 1ST PRIZE: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, Alla Aniskova | Russia)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The eight Next Helsinki shortl...</strong></a></p> Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions Justine Testado 2015-04-23T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:34:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field -- from the student level to starchitect status -- that can provide an international platform for drawing attention to pressing issues and new ideas in the world around us. Nonetheless, the typical structure of the competition is also in great need of its very own discussion. The <em>Architectural Record </em>and the Van Alen Institute conducted a global Competition Survey that asked architects and designers worldwide about what drives them to participate in competitions, what they like and dislike about the process, and suggestions for how to improve and rethink its format for the future.</p><p>Respondents fervently shared their input and personal experiences in the survey, which amassed a total of 1,414 responses from 65 countries. The Architectural Record and Van Alen published the results in three documents:</p><ol><li>A compilation of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raw data</a> from the online survey platform</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Propositions</a> that highlight the main factors that...</li></ol> Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:41:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p>