Archinect - News 2015-07-04T16:52:54-04:00 Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, "Human Organs-on-Chips", and One World Trade Center are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-29T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:59:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" 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>The week of June 22-26, 2015 was jam-packed with big news. Check out Bustler recap #66 for below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CTBUH announces 2015 Best Tall Buildings regional winners</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>CTBUH revealed the four regional winners in the 2015 Best Tall Buildings awards. An overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" winner will be chosen out of the four structures, but that won't be announced until this fall. (<em>Pictured: Americas regional winner: One World Trade Center</em>)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SelgasCano&rsquo;s 2015 Serpentine Pavilion now open to the public</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Pavilion finally opened to the public last Tuesday in London's Serpentine Galleries. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"psychedelic chrysalis" structure</a> features pastel stained glass-like tunnels, a cafe, and a lounging area that altogether create an enticing environment for visitors of all age...</p> The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November Justine Testado 2015-06-25T08:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:37:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form connections with some 2,000 of their fellow attendees. Needless to say, the competition attracts a number of stellar projects from today's leading designers, so it's anyone's game.</p><p>For 2015, the WAF shortlist boasts 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>From top to bottom: Fulton Center by Grimshaw; Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanyang Technological University</a> by Heatherwick Studio; Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura &amp; NAP Co. Ltd.</em></p><p>During the event, WAF competitors will get the chance to interact and hear critiques from the 2015 &lsquo;super jurors&rsquo;: Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Ma...</p> Architects, designers, and students strut their skills in Azure's global 2015 AZ Awards Justine Testado 2015-06-24T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T21:15:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design publication Azure Magazine celebrated a new set of winners in their international AZ Awards, touted as the only open competition of its kind in Canada. Recently concluding its fifth edition, the AZ Awards welcomes designers, architects, firms, manufacturers, and students from various disciplines to send their best work for a chance to win and to show off their skills to an international audience.</p><p>Compared to 652 entries from 36 countries last year, competition leveled up with a total of 720 entries from 43 countries. Last month, the jury narrowed the list down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">66 finalists</a> and the public also had a chance to participate by voting for their favorite finalists. At the end of the competition, the jury picked 19 winners, who received trophies designed by last year&rsquo;s AZ Awards guest of honor, Karim Rashid.</p><p>Here's a selection of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr; Residential Architecture &ndash; Multi-Unit: Antonini Darmon: Oiseau des &Icirc;les Social Housing, Nantes, Franc...</p> Regular Registration for Dear Architecture ends June 24 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T21:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T21:24:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Regular Registration period for the Dear Architecture competition is coming to a close tomorrow, June 24. Afterward, the current $40 fee will go up to $50 until the final deadline on July 24.</p><p>Presented by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> &mdash; the creators of the successful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> &mdash; along with Archinect, our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, and ArchDaily, 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.</p><p>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>Remember: The final registration + submission deadline is <strong>July 24</strong>.</p><p>The jury includes:</p><ul><li>Beatrice Galilee: Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art</li><li>Fernando Romero: Founder, FR-EE</li><li>Daniel Arsham &amp; Alex Mustonen: ...</li></ul> Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T19:18:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T21:24:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year Award</a> winner in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular international competition.</p><p>The annual contest shows off an entertaining categorized mix of thoughtful designs whose creators range from global-brand giants to emerging entrepreneurs. Needless to say, competition is tough year after year. In 2014, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center</a> in Baku, Azerbaijan snatched the winning title.</p><p>The 2015 edition started out with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominated Designs-of-the-Year hopefuls</a> across six categories: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a>, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category in previous editions appears to have been omitted.) Last month, the jury then selected the ...</p> A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki Archinect 2015-06-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T13:11:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One year and 1,715 entries later, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a>&nbsp;has selected&nbsp;Paris-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a>&nbsp;as the grand-prize winners today for their design, "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim in Helsinki prompted lively debate among local residents and architects worldwide alike, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the launch</a> of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> that wondered whether Helsinki even needs a Guggenheim Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>But just like the whirlwind of discussions around the project, the competition itself is just as memorable: Stage One reeled in an astounding <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,715 anonymously submitted entries</a> from around the world last fall, attracting a variety of designs ranging from the safer-yet-promising to the bolder-but-downright wacky. By the start of Stage Two this past January, only <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six teams</a> &ndash; whose team names remained unidentified &ndash; made the cut. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the following months</a>, each finalist team received additional briefing to deve...</p> A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners Justine Testado 2015-06-23T08:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:38:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the work ethics behind constructing skyscrapers shouldn't be ignored, tall buildings are an architectural feat that will continue to capture the upward gazes and awe of many. Every year in the Best Tall Buildings awards, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rounds up a jury of industry experts to select the best recent structures that have contributed greatly to advancing tall-building construction.</p><p>Compared to 88 entries <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, 2015 brought in 123 submissions. Out of the nominated projects, one winner was selected in the four regional categories:</p><p><em>(Cover photo)</em><strong> Americas: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Trade Center</a>, New York, USA<br>Architect: Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a></p><p><strong>Asia &amp; Australia</strong>: CapitaGreen, Singapore<br>Design Architect: Toyo Ito &amp; Associates Architects<br>Architect of Record: RSP Architects Planners &amp; Engineers Pte Ltd</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Europe</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bosco Verticale</a>, Milan, Italy<br>Architect: Boeri Studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Middle East &amp; Africa</strong>: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower, Abu D...</p> Miller's Court, Matthew Lloyd Architects, Ylan Vo, and Ana Filipa de Jesus Paisano are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-06-22T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T15:54:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="383" 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 a quick recap #65 for June 15-19, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Miller&rsquo;s Court in Baltimore wins top prize in 2015 Rudy Bruner Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalist projects</a> were announced this past February, the 2015 selection committee selected Miller's Court in Baltimore to win the $50,000 top prize of the prestigious 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SpaceX sets up Hyperloop Pod Competition for students and engineers</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Been tracking down Elon Musk's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>? Students and engineers now have the chance to contribute to the ongoing development in SpaceX's design-build Hyperloop Pod Competition. Full criteria will be revealed in August. SpaceX is currently accepting Intent to Compete forms until Sept. 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. PDT.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eco-case study on Vietnam&rsquo;s A Luoi Valley wins 2015 Norden Fund ...</strong></a></p> As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead Alexander Walter 2015-06-22T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T17:07:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] has ordered a review of the procurement process for London&rsquo;s garden bridge design after the Architects&rsquo; Journal revealed apparent irregularities in the tendering process. [...] Heatherwick&rsquo;s &pound;173,000 fee was more than three times more expensive than the &pound;49,939 offer by Wilkinson Eyre, and more than 11 times that of the &pound;15,125 offer by Marks Barfield. [...] cost of the project could fund 30 new London parks or 30 times the amount of open space the bridge would provide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Photos from the "Bigger Than a Breadbox" opening reception Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T18:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T15:21:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of installation in architecture? More importantly, how does a curator arrange an installation that is primarily concerned with the effects of installation? &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>," which held its public opening reception on June 17th, is partly the brainchild of BSA space,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, and&nbsp;curators&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;and Rob Trumbour of&nbsp;Kh&ocirc;ra LLC, who considered precisely how to arrange the space to best explore this concept. We asked curator Aaron Willette about his process and the inherent challenges in creating an installation about installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Working with architects is like herding cats,&rdquo; Willette joked, before describing the fundamental aim of the installation, which was to incorporate the general public, not only physically, but intellectually. Instead of creating a highly abstracted terrain, first-time curator Willette strove to make the exhibit as accessible to passerby as it would be to gallery veterans.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Willette worked on precisely how to mount the exhibitio...</p> New housing and school developments stand out in RIBA 2015 National Award Justine Testado 2015-06-18T17:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks after the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> announced the winners of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 regional London Award</a>, the competition continues with the announcement of the National Award winners. Thirty-seven projects from throughout the UK including England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland made the cut.</p><p>'The RIBA National Awards provide a unique insight into UK construction, investment and design trends,' RIBA President Stephen Hodder said. New housing developments and educational facilities were at the forefront in this year's batch of National awardees, much to RIBA's delight, especially at a time when high-quality housing and school buildings are sorely lacking in the UK. The winners will be celebrated during a special event at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London on July 8.</p><p>Here's a few of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr; Abode, Great Kneighton, Cambridge by Proctor and Matthews Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; Darbishire Place, E1 by Niall McLaughlin Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; Alfriston School, Beaconsfield by Duggan Mor...</p> Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong talks Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:17:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We spoke to Richard Armstrong, the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, on the eve of the exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki&nbsp;Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled at the Kunsthalle Helsinki [...] So the Guggenheim Helsinki will really happen? Come June we will say which architect seems best for the job; then there has to be a vote in city council again [...]. So there are still a few legislative hurdles ahead, but I would predict yes. It&rsquo;s irresistible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy</a></li></ul><p>Did you submit one of the record-shattering 1,715 entries to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition and think it's worth presenting to the wider Archinect audience? Check out the related <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Project Collections list</a> to see other user contributions and learn how to get yours listed, too.</p> Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers Justine Testado 2015-06-16T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:55:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>University students and engineers now have a chance to contribute to the ongoing development of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk</a>'s and SpaceX's high-speed ground transit system, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Hyperloop</a>. As SpaceX works toward constructing a one-mile test track near their headquarters in Hawthorne, California, they launched a design-build competition open to university students and independent engineering teams to propose their own Hyperloop human-scale transit pod. Entrants will then be able to operate their pods on the test track during Competition Weekend, currently scheduled for June 2016. And in case you were wondering, no riders will be inside any of the pods during testing.</p><p>SpaceX launched the competition in effort to accelerate the development of a functional Hyperloop prototype and, as always, to foster and promote student innovation. In the current design guidelines, entrants will have to address the pod's essential technical design features including navigation sensors, ground-operator communication, and v...</p> Society of Architectural Historians Accepting Applications for H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Helena Karabatsos 2015-06-15T17:41:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:26:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="136" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2015 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.&nbsp;</p><p>The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to:</p><ul><li>see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand</li><li>think about their profession deeply</li><li>acquire knowledge useful for the recipient&rsquo;s future work, contribution to their profession, and contribution to society</li></ul><p>The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.</p><p>In 2015 the Brooks Fellowship wil...</p> Sasaki Associates, Variable Projects, and Atelier YokYok are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-15T13:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-20T10:51:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" 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 a quick recap #64 for June 8-12, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Atelier YokYok&rsquo;s &ldquo;Les Vo&ucirc;tes Filantes&rdquo; at the 2015 Cahors June festival</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 2015 Cahors June festival is now in full swing. After being selected as one of three winners, &ldquo;Les Vo&ucirc;tes Filantes&rdquo; by Paris-based Atelier YokYok is now on display for all to see.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Make Music New York crowdsources funds for archi-music showcase &ldquo;Concerto for Buildings&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Make Music New York is currently crowdsourcing funds on Indiegogo for their special "Concerto for Buildings" performance. Youth orchestra ensembles Face The Music and Mantra Youth Percussion will play their hearts out as they use SoHo's 19th-century cast-iron buildings to create musical harmony.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sasaki Associates, Variable Projects, and WRT among 2015 AIA Small Project Awardees</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Now in its 12t...</p> Satirical “Folly for London” competition mocks Garden Bridge project Archinect 2015-06-12T19:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T20:48:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As controversy carries on over the notorious Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studio proposed for London's South Bank, some opposers of the project are expressing their discontent with good ol' British satire in the soon-to-be-launched "Folly for London" competition. If you have a cheeky sense of humor, you'll have fun in this one.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously on Archinect</a></p><p><strong>UPDATE, June 15, 2015: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Jennings</a>, artist and initiator of the "Folly for London" competition, sent us this statement to further explain the cause until the design ideas contest officially opens for entries.</p><p><em>Details of the competition will be announced in due course and we will seek entries from across professional architectural and design circles, established and amateur artists, citizens of London and anyone else with an interest in the capital - adults and children alike - before a panel of judges, including architecture writer Owen Hatherley, will meet to decide the best follies. </em></p><p><em>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> is not only intended as a &lsquo;home&rsquo; for the competition, with details being added as we get closer to the launch, but will also have writings and responses to the many issues around the city, politics, finances and architecture which are raised by the problematic Garden Bridge project. </em></p><p><em>While we will invite crazy, ridiculous and satirically nonsensical projects and ask p...</em></p> Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T20:05:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) bestows its Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award to a federal agency with the best model practice that can be adopted government-wide. Today, ACUS announced that the 2015 Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award is being presented to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There's something of a <em>mise-en-abyme</em>&nbsp;quality to a competition winning an award, but it's a good occasion to remember the Rebuild by Design was, after all, not quite your regular competition. Organized in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and funded primarily by the US Department of Housing and Development and the Rockefeller Foundation, the competition gathered some of the brightest names in architecture and the six winning proposals will actually be implemented.&nbsp;</p><p>Harriet Tregoning, HUD's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, states, "We're absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition on behalf of the many partners who came together to think of new ways to consider the challenge of how we prepare for natural disasters."</p><p>Take a look at winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Mayer/Reed + Snøhetta + DIALOG, UNStudio, and Marina Bay are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-08T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T02:21:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="539" 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 #63 for June 1-5, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details behind Mayer/Reed + Sn&oslash;hetta + DIALOG&rsquo;s winning Willamette Falls concept</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mayer/Reed + Sn&oslash;hetta + DIALOG will be designing the new riverwalk at Willamette Falls in Oregon. The project is part of a major redevelopment that aims to create public access to the landmark Falls and its adjacent industrial site for the first time in over a century.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Five shortlisted teams advance to Stage 2 of Singapore Rail Corridor project</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Five architecture + landscape architecture teams advanced to Stage 2 of the Singapore Rail Corridor competition. In this stage, the teams will spend 13 weeks developing the overall Concept Master Plan and the Concept Proposals until late August.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Register now for Laka Competition 2015: Architecture that Reacts</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The ideas...</p> Laka launches 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-02T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T14:47:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laka</a> has launched their 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. The ideas competition invites architects, designers, engineers, biologists, and interdisciplinary teams worldwide to submit their interpretations of the theme: Architecture that Reacts. Like a living organism, architecture that reacts is responsive and highly adaptable to often unpredictable circumstances and its users' current needs.</p><p>Sign up now during the early registration period until July 1, 2015 for a fee of US$50. Regular registration lasts until October 1, 2015 ($75), and late registration ends on October 20, 2015 ($100). <strong>All project submissions are due on October 31, 2015 (23:59 UTC). </strong></p><p>Three cash-prize winners and special mentions will be announced on December 1.</p><p>The competition jury features:</p><ul><li>Maria Aiolova (Architect, Educator, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA): Co-Founder of Terreform ONE</li><li>Chris Bosse (Architect, Educator): Co-Founder of LAVA</li><li>Giacomo Costa (Artist, Photographer): Author of The Chronicl...</li></ul> SANAA, Morphosis Architects, Patterson Associates, and Alex Zelaya are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-01T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T18:53:38-04:00 <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 #62 for May 26-29, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning EIRA Lounge designs for Portugal&rsquo;s Bons Sons music fest</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For Portugal's Bons Sons music fest coming up this August, entrants had to design a sustainably built lounge space called the EIRA LOUNGE for festival-goers to meet up, socialize, and relax during the event. The winning proposal by&nbsp;Orlando Gilberto Castro and Tiago Ascens&atilde;o (shown above) will be realized.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NZIA Canterbury Architecture awardees signify Christchurch&rsquo;s endurance in post-quake rebuilding</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The rebuilding efforts following the Canterbury earthquakes had a strong presence in the New Zealand Institute of Architects' 2015 Canterbury Architecture Awards, which highlights some of the Canterbury region's best architecture over the past year. <em>Pictured above: Christchu...</em></p> X-Architects wins competition to design new Mecca master plan with focus on pedestrians Alexander Walter 2015-05-28T14:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T23:10:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UAE-based X-Architects has won a competition to design a new masterplan for Makkah, Saudi Arabia - the holiest city in the world for Muslims. [...] &ldquo;We proposed a complex network of pedestrian routes on different levels to enhance the movement during the &ldquo;Nafrah&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;The surrounding roads have either been bridged or tunneled so as to strengthen the pedestrian tissue. This will solve the current situation of the constant crash between people and vehicles.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>All images via X-Architects' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. Learn more about the proposal <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In case you were looking for <em>royal floors </em>and <em>helipads</em>, you may get lucky over here: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's largest hotel under construction in Mecca &mdash; and it's worse than you thought</a>.</p> Graham Foundation Announces 2015 Individual Grants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-27T19:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T13:19:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="666" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>, Charles Rice and Iwan Baan are among the artists, scholars, photographers, and other architecturally-oriented professionals who are being awarded individual grants by the Graham Foundation this evening. The awards ceremony and reception, which is being <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live streamed</a> as of 6 PM CDT, is being held in The Madlener House, the foundation's headquarters since 1963.&nbsp;This year, the foundation is awarding $490,000 in grants for 63 projects to individuals who "advance new scholarship in the field&nbsp;of architecture, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society."&nbsp;The list of presenters at the ceremony includes&nbsp;Noritaka Minami,&nbsp;Candace Taylor, Lluis Ortega, and Tiffany Lambert, all of whom are 2015 grant winners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>There are five principal categories in which the awards have been granted: Exhibition, Film/Video/New Media, Public Program, Publication, and Research. Some of the...</p> SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2015-05-27T14:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:57:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize laureates</a> Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> were revealed today as the winners of an international competition to design the AUD$450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, the expansion will upgrade the existing building into a global cultural landmark that connects the Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, the city, and Sydney Harbor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>SANAA scored the commission out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 notable shortlisters</a> like Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to name a few.</p><p>SANAA incorporated the gallery site's surrounding topography and climate in their design, which features cascading platforms of sandstone and glass. The expansion will double the size of the 23,000 sq.m. gallery and will include new educational facilities, spaces for live performances and films, open exhibition spaces, and reintroduce natural day...</p> 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 >2015-05-28T11:08:34-04:00 <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>