Archinect - News 2017-03-27T20:47:29-04:00 Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Justine Testado 2017-03-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T17:47:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's &ldquo;Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4&rdquo; was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park. In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and&nbsp;Austin+Mergold.</p><p>Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:14:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> Kwong Von Glinow Design Office is named the recipient of the 2016 Chicago Prize Archinect 2017-03-23T16:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T19:50:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Club named Lake Forest's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kwong Von Glinow Design Office</a> the recipient of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Chicago Prize</a>. &nbsp;This is a biennial prize given for the design of an international competition. &nbsp;This year's competition, titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On the Edge</a>, asked architects and designers to rethink Lake Shore Drive's connection to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>'s waterfront. &nbsp;Kwong Von Glinow Design Office's proposal, titled <em>Lattices on the Drive</em>, seeks to enhance the pedestrian's relationship to Lake Shore Drive. &nbsp;At each underpass which leads to the Lake, an access point at the media brings pedestrians up to a steel-frame viewing deck from which they can see the Lake, the city, and of course, Lake Shore Drive. &nbsp;An exhibition of their winning proposal will be in the lobby of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Foundation</a> through June.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow co-founded Kwong Von Glinow Design Office in Chicago in 2016. &nbsp;Both partners earned their Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of D...</p> Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction Justine Testado 2017-03-22T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winning projects are:</p><p><strong>Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering</strong>: Four World Trade Center, New York.<br>Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Fadi Asmar.</em></p><p><strong>National Award</strong>: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.<br>Submitted by: Arup, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Tim Griffith</em></p><p><strong>National Award:</strong> National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Clark/Smoot/Russell A Joint Venture, Bethesda, Md.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution - Michael Barnes.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>:&nbsp;Fulton Center, New York.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Arup, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: James Ewing Photography.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio.<br>Submitted by: THP Limited, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Bittermann Photography.</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring goes to "LIVING PICTURE" by T+E+A+M Ragdale1260 2017-03-22T19:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T19:38:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ragdale, the acclaimed artists&rsquo; residency in Lake Forest, announces the winning design of the fifth annual Ragdale Ring competition. Amidst a field of national and international submissions, T+E+A+M, a young, internationally recognized architectural collaborative based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was selected by jury for their proposal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LIVING PICTURE</a>&ndash; a contemporary interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring garden theatre designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winning T+E+A+M exclaims, "We are thrilled to receive the Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring. In its short history, this competition has produced an exciting series of experimental projects, and we&rsquo;re honored to join the ranks of past winners. We look forward to our residency, meeting the other fellows, and watching our project come to life through public programming."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Historical elements from the original Ragdale Ring appear&nbsp;on lightweight objects stacked and spread throughout the&nbsp;grounds. Blending ...</p> Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich Abigail Banfield 2017-03-17T04:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T10:23:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to revitalise the heart of the town through the improved&nbsp;connectivity and new public spaces. The project places the River Orwell at the centre, with a focus on encouraging walking and cycling in this place of natural beauty. Their approach to the site was described by Suffolk County Council as &nbsp;being a &ldquo;very appropriate response to the waterfront context and townscape, as well as acting as a catalyst for regeneration of the wider harbour area.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The practice, for whom &ldquo;Ipswich holds a special place in [their] hearts&rdquo; (their landmark project, the Willis Faber building,1975, was one of the first to be designed by the firm), were chosen as the winners by a panel including Sir Michael Hopkins CBE with Lady...</p> New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture Sponsor 2017-03-16T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T17:56:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality Cues</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring expressions, from palaces and corporate skyscrapers to border walls and prisons.</p><p>Art that opposes power, on the other hand, is more fluid. Graffiti, protest songs, and written manifestos cost nothing and are easily disseminated&ndash;all things that architecture has historically never been. As such, there is no canon of activist built architecture. And while there have been revolutionary movements and utopian visionaries in the history of architecture, only now through Photoshop and the internet can an architecture of protest and revolution truly form and proliferate, through imagery that is arguably more provocative in imagined scenarios than built projects in their real-life executions.</p><p>We are on...</p> MADWORKSHOP announces open call for 2017 fellowships Nicholas Korody 2017-03-14T14:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T14:13:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop, aka MADWORKSHOP, has announced an open call for 2017 design fellowships. The proposals should comprise &ldquo;innovative and life-saving design solutions in the areas of product and fashion design&rdquo;. Specifically, projects should address either the &lsquo;emergency kit&rsquo; (for earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.) or extreme weather, or disaster situation, apparel. Each selected fellow will receive a grant of $5,000 to prototype their idea.</p><p>The call is part of MADWORKSHOP&rsquo;s 2017 design theme, Emergency Architecture. &ldquo;In an era of increased environmental and political uncertainty, creative responses from designers has never been more important,&rdquo; they write.</p><p>If you&rsquo;re an East Coast applicant, you&rsquo;ll have the chance to work with renowned industrial designer Carl Magnusson and the editor and entrepreneur Barbara Heizer. If you&rsquo;re on the West Coast, you could work with Karen Hoffman from Art Center, Frank Novak from Modernica, Edie Cohen from Interior Design Magaz...</p> Check out the winning entry for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition for Governors Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T23:33:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winner of the seventh annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Dreams Pavilion Competition</a> has been announced: Cast &amp; Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schlaich Bergermann Partner</a>, Edward M. Segal from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hofstra University</a>, and Max Dowd from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>). Pending government approval and fundraising, the project will be realized on Governors Island and opened to the public this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Each year, FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York team up to host the competition, which endeavors to promote &ldquo;sustainability-oriented thinking&rdquo;. Submitting architects are required to consider such factors as material sourcing and disposal (or reuse).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p></p><p>This year&rsquo;s winning submission, Cast &amp; Place &ldquo;reimagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction o...</p> Yvonne Farrell + Shelley McNamara named 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation architecture medalists Justine Testado 2017-03-08T15:20:00-05:00 >2017-03-08T16:17:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara&nbsp;have well made their mark in designing highly acclaimed academic buildings around the world. Most recently, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grafton Architects</a> co-founders were named the&nbsp;recipients of the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia</a>'s highest external honor. Medalists are recognized for their achievement in the fields of Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership, and Global Innovation, all which&nbsp;U.S. president Thomas Jefferson highly regarded. Previous architecture medalists include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cecil Balmond</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Universidad de Ingenier&iacute;a y Tecnolog&iacute;a, Grafton Architects + Shell Arquitectos. Photo: Iwan Baan - Courtesy of Grafton Architects.</em></p><p>In <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UVA Today</a>, University of Virginia School of Architecture dean Ila Berman acknowledged Farrell and McNamara for their outstanding architectural contributions to culture and education, as seen in projects like the highly acclaimed UTEC in Lima that&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won RIBA's inaugural International Prize</a>&nbsp;and...</p> 16 designers to display new "Tribune Tower" models at the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2017-03-07T19:41:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T19:42:02-05:00 <img src="" width="532" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1922 contest drew 263 entries from 23 countries and led to the construction of a landmark neo-Gothic skyscraper. In 1980, Chicago architects Stanley Tigerman and Stuart Cohen organized a "Late Entries" version of the legendary contest...Now, the curators of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial are putting together what might be called the "Late Late Entries" to the Tribune Tower competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the names of the sixteen designers picked to create a new "Tribune Tower" at the Chicago Architecture Biennial haven't been announced quite yet, according to this article their designs are already being value-engineered in order to be as feasible as possible for potential construction. Whichever design may ultimately go on to the big time of 1:1 scale, the Biennial will be a delightful experience for all of those who still enjoy enormous physical models of both the built and the unbuilt variety:&nbsp;</p><p><em>In addition to the 16 new versions of Tribune Tower, the curators are commissioning two other 16-foot-tall models of designs for the skyscraper from early in the last century. One is a famous, columnlike version by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos that was part of the 1922 competition. The other, which was not officially entered, is a gridded modernist design by the German architect and urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer.</em></p> D'Arcy Jones Architecture named RAIC 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice winner Justine Testado 2017-03-07T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T19:17:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D'Arcy Jones Architecture</a> (DJA), a nine-person studio from Vancouver, as the 2017 Emerging Architecture Practice Award winner. The yearly award recognizes the&nbsp;principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture &mdash; based on criteria including quality of built work, service to clients, innovations in practice, and public recognition.</p><p>Founded by D'Arcy Jones in 2005, DJA's&nbsp;portfolio&nbsp;comprises mostly of residential projects, but also includes commercial spaces, art galleries, housing, interiors, and renovations that skillfully integrate interior and exterior spaces. So far, DJA has ongoing and completed projects in British Columbia, Ontario, Washington, California,&nbsp;and Switzerland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Friesen-Wong House.</em></p><p>The selection jury commended DJA's thoughtful approach to the adaptive reuse of older buildings, particularly at a time when almost&nbsp;1,000 demolition permits are issued in Vancou...</p> AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> Hurry up — deadline to enter the 2017 Core77 Design Awards is coming up March 29th Sponsor 2017-03-07T12:16:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T12:55:22-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The 2017 Core77 Design Awards is officially open for entries, so choose your best design projects from last year and enter them today! 2017 marks the seventh year student and professional designers from all over the globe will submit their most inspired, innovated, and thought-provoking work to be critiqued and honored by our internationally distributed panel of jurors. Core77 is proud to host a celebration of design enterprise that consistently surfaces fresh perspectives, daring approaches to traditional challenges, and projects that simply delight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&uarr; <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Built Environment Professional Winner - Outside In by IKD</a></em></p><p>Whether you're a returning honoree looking to add to your legacy, or a new designer looking to make your first mark, the Core77 Design Awards is an excellent way to broadcast your work, showcase your talent, and receive recognition for your design efforts. It's also among the most inclusive awards programs worldwide, offe...</p> Gabriela Carrillo named 2017 Architect of the Year in Women in Architecture Awards + Rozana Montiel wins Moira Gemmill Prize Justine Testado 2017-03-03T19:06:00-05:00 >2017-03-04T23:26:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><br>The Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal celebrated more leading ladies in the 2017 Women in Architecture Awards today. They announced Gabriela Carrillo as Architect of the Year, while Rozana Montiel received the &pound;10,000 Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. Last month, Denise Scott Brown was honored with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Jane Drew Prize</a>.</p><p>Previously awarded to architects like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, Francine Houben, and&nbsp;Mich&aacute;l Cohen and Cindy Walters, Architect of the Year recognizes design excellence in a single built project completed in 2016. The&nbsp;Moira Gemmill Prize&nbsp;supports the continuing professional development of the recipient. Previous winners include&nbsp;Ambrosi Etchegaray co-founder Gabriela Etchegaray and Hannah Lawson of&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Gabriela Carrillo, Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Criminal Courts for Oral Trials, P&aacute;tzcuaro, Mexico.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Rozana Montiel, Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, Tepoztlan House, Mexico.</em></p><p>Carrillo and Montiel were com...</p> 2017 Curry Stone Social Design Circle adds eight more designers for March Justine Testado 2017-03-03T16:02:00-05:00 >2017-03-03T16:02:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation announced eight new members who have joined the Social Design Circle for the month of March. Instead of announcing only one winner for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize, the Social Design Circle was created to honor a total of 100 individual designers and practices across the globe whose work is dedicated to addressing an array of social issues in their local communities and cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Throughout 2017, new members will be selected in relation to the monthly question addressed by the Social Design Circle.&nbsp;For March, the question was &ldquo;Can Design Challenge Inequality?&rdquo;.</p><p>The latest members include the&nbsp;Detroit Collaborative Design Center, design practice Project H, Kigali-based&nbsp;Active Social Architecture, and more.&nbsp;You can find February's honorees&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>See the rest of the March honorees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.&nbsp;</p> UNStudio to redevelop former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt Justine Testado 2017-03-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T23:25:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a double-win for UNStudio in a plan to revive the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt, Germany. Almost a year after being selected to design the masterplan, the practice announced today that they also had the winning architectural proposal...The mixed-use project is a key component in reviving the former bank site, which has been closed to the public for nearly 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at UNStudio's winning scheme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners Archinect 2017-03-01T12:38:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T12:45:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta&#8203;, all three co-founders of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RCR Arquitectes</a>, have been named the laureates of the 2017 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>. Dubbed as the "Nobel Prize" of architecture, the illustrious Pritzker isn't only a big deal in terms of prestige. Once the latest laureate is revealed, the debate surrounding the prize is ignited once more &mdash; from questioning the prize's significance in the field to discussing which architect <em>should</em> have won.</p><p>It's the first time that three architects have been honored with the prize.&nbsp;Originally from Olot in the Catalonian region of Spain, Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta have worked closely together since founding RCR Arquitectes in 1988. It was this nearly three-decade collaboration &mdash; along with their longtime commitment to creative vision and equal sharing of responsibilities &mdash; that led the jury to select all three architects to win.</p><p>Emphasizing place, narrative, and materiality in their work, their projects &ldquo;seek connections between the exterio...</p> The AIA announces the recipients of the 2017 Young Architects Award Nicholas Korody 2017-02-27T12:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T13:34:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every year, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects</a> (AIA) awards a roster of emerging architects the prestigious Young Architects Award, recognizing their &ldquo;exceptional leadership&rdquo; and &ldquo;significant contributions&rdquo; to the field.</p><p>This year, the AIA has honored the following architects:</p><p><strong>Kara Bouillette, AIA</strong><br><em>Bolstered by her innate leadership abilities, Kara Bouillette, AIA, is dedicated to advancing the profession while advocating for exposure to the arts, especially for children. While building her legacy of excellence, Bouillette has become a source of inspiration for her peers and the communities she serves.</em></p><p><strong>Shannon Christensen, AIA</strong><br><em>A natural mentor and driven volunteer, Shannon Christensen, AIA, leads by example. Her guidance and encouragement of her colleagues has been spread across 13 different outlets at the local, state, and national levels. Her efforts to grow and advance the profession are tenacious, and she&rsquo;s worked ceaselessly to increase the number of women who choose architecture a...</em></p> DRIVERLESS FUTURE: A challenge to shape the impact of autonomous transportation Sponsor 2017-02-23T17:33:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T18:31:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC&rsquo;s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.</em></p><p>Blank Space is proud to announce the&nbsp;<strong>Driverless Future</strong>&nbsp;challenge, a global competition to shape the impact of autonomous transportation in NYC, with a prize purse worth over $60,000 for the 4 top teams. The focus of the challenge is not on the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to mass transit, accessibility, shipping, logistics, software, services, and new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. The primary goal is to create a launchpad for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, engineers, architects and futurists to enact real change in New York City.</p><p><strong>Blank Space</strong>&nbsp;is proud to partner with the&nbsp;<strong>NYC Mayor&rsquo;s Office</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>New Lab</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Fast Company</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>AIA New York</strong>&nbsp;to host the challenge and support winning entries b...</p> Harvard Graduate School of Design announces Richard Rogers Fellows Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-22T16:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T17:07:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard&rsquo;s GSD</a> has announced the 2017 winners of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers Fellowship</a>, a new residency program to be hosted at the Wimbledon House. The Wimbledon House was designed by acclaimed architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Richard Rogers</a> for his parents in the 60s and generously gifted to Harvard.The landmarked residence will house the fellows with the goal of bringing together experts and practitioners across disciplines who are focused on the built environment and its capacity to advance the quality of human life.&nbsp;</p><p>Central to Rogers' life and career were the questions of urbanism, sustainability and how people use cities. &ldquo;The spirit of the Fellowship&rdquo; said <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mohsen Mostafavi</a>, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at Harvard GSD &ldquo;is intended to carry forward and expand on Richard&rsquo;s deep commitment to cities not as ends in themselves, but as a fundamental means to bettering human life. At the GSD, our work is organized around the urgent issues cities are facing globally, a pedagogical a...</p> Jenny E. Sabin is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program Nicholas Korody 2017-02-20T12:32:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T10:14:01-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Ithaca-based design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has been named the winner of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1. The annual competition awards an emerging architecture firm the opportunity to design a site-specific installation in the courtyard of the Long Island City art institution. Jenny Sabin Studio beat out five other practices with her entry&nbsp;<em>Lumen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Lumen&nbsp;</em>is made of responsive tubular structures in a lightweight knitted fabric. The installation will include a canopy of photoluminescent, solar active textiles, which absorb and deliver light.&nbsp;<em>Lumen&nbsp;</em>will also feature a misting system, satisfying the competition stipulation that the installation include water in order to help cool down visitors to the&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>event.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Jenny Sabin's catalytic immersive environment, <em>Lumen</em>, captured the jury's attention for imaginatively merging public and private spaces," states Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design. "With innovative constructi...</p> BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix Paul Petrunia 2017-02-16T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T07:44:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract</a>, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a>, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a&nbsp;good place to start is "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 Feet from Stardom</a>", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">premiering on HBO in March</a>. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some of Bjarke's harsh criticism from commenters in our forum.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode ...</p> Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award Nicholas Korody 2017-02-15T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:08:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &mdash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with &euro;60,000.</p><p><strong>This year&rsquo;s finalists are:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL</p><p>Offices: NL Architects and XVW architectuur, Amsterdam</p><p>Authors: Walter van Dijk(NL) and Xander Vermeulen Windsant (NL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Ely Court, London, UK</p><p>Office: Alison Brooks Architects, London</p><p>Authors: Alison Brooks (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Kannikeg&aring;rden, Ribe, DK</p><p>Office: Lundgaard&amp;Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen</p><p>Authors: LeneTranberg (DK) and BojeLundgaard (DK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL</p><p>Office: BBGK Architekci, Warsaw</p><p>Authors: Jan Belina-Brzozowski (PL) and Konrad Grabowiecki(PL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Name of work: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, FR</p><p>Office: Rudy Ricciotti, Bandol</p><p>Author: Rudy Ricciotti(FR)</p> “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The latest Social Design Circle honorees for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2017-02-08T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T19:10:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With so many designers who dedicate their work to tackling society's most pressing problems, it can be tricky to select only one winner for a top social impact award like the Curry Stone Design Prize. So for 2017, the Curry Stone Foundation decided to change things up a bit. Instead of awarding only one winner, they will announce a total of 100 Social Design Practices and/or Individuals as a member of the Social Design Circle, which acknowledges the most socially engaged practices.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Throughout the year, new members of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Design Circle</a> will be announced every month in relation to the issue that the Curry Stone Design Prize is addressing for that particular month. For February, the topic is:&nbsp;&ldquo;Is The Right To Housing Real?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the latest Social Design Circle members:</p><p><strong>Asian Coalition for Housing Rights</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Breaking Ground</strong>, New York, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>David Baker Architects</strong>, San Francisco, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Jonathan Kirschenfeld</strong>, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>L'Oeuf Architects</strong>, Montreal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Kraftwerk1</strong>, Zurich</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Lacaton &amp; Vassal</strong>, Paris</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about the honorees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Announcing the winners of the 2017 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-07T03:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T22:31:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> concluded another successful edition Monday evening with the anticipated reveal of its 2017 winners. The competition had its biggest winners announcement yet in front of a live audience at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.</p><p>Like every year, the submissions blur the line between fictional and non-fictional. Narratives are depicted as storybook-friendly illustrations, but refer to themes like real-life current events&nbsp;or evergreen topics like the creative process, mundane everyday activities, and relatable human emotions.</p><p>The esteemed jury &mdash; which included&nbsp;Marion Weiss, Jing Liu, Stefano Boeri, Michael Maltzan, National Building Museum Executive Director Chase W. Rynd, and&nbsp;Archinect's very own Alexander Walter, among others &mdash;&nbsp;selected three prize winners, an American Institute of Architecture Students winner, and 10 honorable mentions.</p><p><strong>1ST PRIZE: &ldquo;Last Day&rdquo; by Mykhailo Ponomarenko | Ukraine</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Synopsis:&nbsp;&ldquo;The entry utilizes classical painti...</p> Recounting stories from the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition — 2017 winners to be revealed February 6! Justine Testado 2017-02-03T14:54:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:06:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Storytelling has the magical ability to influence our perception of the world we live in, and such observations couldn't be more valuable in the field of architecture. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> captured the imaginations of architects everywhere when <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> first launched the 2014 edition. Every year, architects, designers, artists and the like are invited to write and illustrate their very own architectural narrative.</p><p>The competition brings up both evergreen topics and timely issues that constantly press on the minds of architects, but the submissions themselves vastly differ from year to year. What kinds of stories will the 2017 edition tell?</p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">big winners announcement</a>&nbsp;will happen at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum on February 6 &mdash; so be on the lookout for the winning entries right here on Archinect and Bustler on Monday night!</p><p>In the meantime, here's a flashback to the winning entries in the previous Fairy Tales competitions.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016</strong></a></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;1st Prize: "Welcome t...</p> TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:07:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development of a functional Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>This past weekend, SpaceX held the first Competition Weekend at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California. After various performance tests, only three student teams were qualified to test their pods on the 1.2 kilometer test tube: TU Delft, the&nbsp;Technical University of Munich, and&nbsp;MIT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Delft Hyperloop pod at the SpaceX competition in Hawthorne. Photo via TUDelft/Twitter.</em></p><p>Their&nbsp;pod wasn't the fastest one, but&nbsp;TU Delft achieved the&nbsp;highest overall score and won&nbsp;best innovative design. The Technical University of Munich came in second and won the fastest pod award, while MIT placed in third overall and won best safety and reliability.</p><p>Speed wasn't the main pri...</p>