Archinect - News 2015-08-03T04:39:05-04:00 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:52:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your ideas to the inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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="" 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=""></p><p>Over in The Netherlands, the people of Den Bosch have spoken: fellow Dutch firm <a href="" 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="" 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=""></p><p>In their latest winner announcement, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat revealed the PARKROYAL on Pickering as...</p> 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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=""></p><p>2015 2nd prize - "Shanty-Scraper" by...</p> 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="" 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>Check out Bustler recap #69 for the week of July 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" 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=""></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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>eVolo launches 2016 Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chifley Tower + HOLEDECK win in CTBUH ...</strong></a></p> Editor's Picks #424 Nam Henderson 2015-07-20T09:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T14:08:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;provided some local perspective "<em>It is most certainly very little about Zah...</em></p> 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="" width="514" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come again for RIBA's 2015 <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> followed by the <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"What is good architecture?"</a></p><p>Check out the shortlist below, along w...</p> SOM, BIG, Zaha Hadid, and the 2015 Designers in Residence are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-13T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T13:29:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="509" 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>Check out Bustler recap #68 for the week of July 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Take a peek at the 2015 North American Copper in Architecture awardees</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Established in 2008, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program showcases a range of beautiful copper and copper alloy design in projects based throughout North America. <em>(Pictured: University Center - The New School by Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill.)</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Snarkitecture transforms D.C.&lsquo;s National Building Museum into giant indoor &ldquo;BEACH&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>If you haven't already heard, Snarkitecture's 10,000 square-foot BEACH is at the National Building Museum now until September. Visitors can splash in the giant "ocean" of nearly 1 million plastic balls or relax on a beach chair in the monochromatic installation.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your crazy ideas to the Folly fo...</strong></a></p> Foster + Partners, Hollyhock House, BVN, and Cal Poly Pomona are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-06T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-06T15:15:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" 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>Check out Bustler recap #67 for the week of June 29-July 3, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Foster + Partners wins Cardiff Interchange competition</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foster + Partners will be designing the new central bus station in the city of Cardiff in Wales. The firm is no stranger to Cardiff, as they have a few built structures there already and, quite coincidentally, are also working on the larger Central Square regeneration masterplan.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Register now for 100%DESIGN: Design in Colour, happening this September</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Registration is open for the UK'S largest tradeshow 100%DESIGN, which is prepping for its 2015 installment: "Design in Colour". 100%DESIGN will place at a new location in Olympia London this September.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Boston Living with Water competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Three top-prize winners were announced for Boston Living ...</p> Editor's Picks #422 Nam Henderson 2015-07-06T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-08T09:55:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque (of the Office for Political Innovation</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">) about </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition.&nbsp;Therein he argued "<em>I believe that the architect&rsquo;s role nowadays can also be providing alternatives, and enriching through diversity the collective catalogue of desirable possibilities</em>."</p><p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>I don't think this qualifies as architecture, but it's very interesting</em>"&nbsp;to which <strong>Kozumelle</strong> responded "<em>I have seen this in person and it is not architecture in the strictest sense but still a wonderful, fantastic idea. Jaque's ideas are always politically charged and veer into other territories and he does it well</em>."</p><p>Plus, for <strong>Screen/Print #34</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KTISMA</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, from the </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-based </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> as the grand-prize winners</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> likes...</p> 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 >2015-07-04T22:52:34-04:00 <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 >2015-07-14T14:26:15-04:00 <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 >2015-07-04T22:14:27-04:00 <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 >2015-07-05T09:53:24-04:00 <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>