Archinect - News 2017-06-29T01:52:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150015066/winning-design-for-nyc-s-first-official-lgbtq-monument-is-revealed Winning design for NYC’s first official LGBTQ monument is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T17:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T17:55:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence. A request for designs for the new memorial went out in October. It is to be built in Hudson River Park near the waterfront piers that have played a key role in the city&rsquo;s history as both a meeting place and a haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by a Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist, Anthony Goicolea, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/616185/lgbtq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LGBTQ</a> monument consists of nine boulders, some bisected with glass that acts as a prism and can emit a subtle rainbow. Meant to be communicative, usable and complimentary to&nbsp;the landscape, the&nbsp;design was inspired by sites like Stonehenge and Easter Island as well as burial mounds and African stone circles. </p> <p>&ldquo;It feels like there are certain shapes and patterns that are encoded in our DNA as humans that transcend any particular culture and speak to how we are unified in the larger scheme,&rdquo;&nbsp;said the artist.&nbsp;&ldquo;I wanted to create a space that feels familiar, even though it is new.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015057/the-department-of-homeland-security-plans-to-start-building-prototypes-for-mexico-border-wall-this-summer The Department of Homeland Security plans to start building prototypes for Mexico border wall this summer Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T14:55:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w9/w97ffl5bc4b2r4iv.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congress may not have agreed to President Trump's $2.6 billion budget proposal for his much-touted border wall, but that has not stopped&nbsp;Customs and Border Protection from preparing for the first stage of the project; testing prototypes for the border protection.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection&rsquo;s acting deputy commissioner, $20 million, allocated from other programs, have been used&nbsp;to pay four to eight companies that&nbsp;will be contracted to produce prototypes for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the border wall</a>&nbsp;with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/798/mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico</a>.&nbsp;To be completed within&nbsp;30 days in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54693/san-diego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Diego</a> those prototypes will then serve as models for the roughly 2,000-mile border. More than 600 companies submitted designs for the wall before a March deadline. <br> &ldquo;Think of it,&rdquo; Trump told a crowd at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. &ldquo;The higher it goes, the more valuable it is. Pretty good imagination, right?&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015054/driverless-future-challenge-finalists-envision-autonomous-transit-solutions-for-nyc Driverless Future Challenge finalists envision autonomous transit solutions for NYC Justine Testado 2017-06-28T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the rise of autonomous transportation technology&nbsp;in the U.S., what&nbsp;implementable&nbsp;strategies&nbsp;can help&nbsp;a&nbsp;dense urban landscape&nbsp;like New York City prepare efficiently for a driverless future? Design teams from around the world proposed their ideas in the&nbsp;<a href="http://driverlessfuture.blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driverless Future Challenge</a>, organized by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> (the creators of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/419532/fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) and the City of New York.</p> <p>Participants from over 25 countries sent proposals&nbsp;that ranged from driverless food cards to using NYC's 311 system as a driverless dispatching center. Now, the jury has selected the four finalist teams.</p> <p>Find each proposal below &mdash; plus project videos!</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering</strong></p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg"></a>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering. Image courtesy of Blank Space.<p>Project summary: &ldquo;Public Square provides New York City an adaptable, responsive, and environmentally friendly way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians. Public Squ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014804/moma-releases-new-videos-of-jenny-sabin-s-lumen-installation-the-winner-of-2017-young-architects-program MoMA releases new videos of Jenny Sabin's Lumen installation, the winner of 2017 Young Architects Program Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-27T13:34:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T21:09:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jenny Sabin's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149999145/il-lumen-ating-a-conversation-with-jenny-sabin-winner-of-2017-s-moma-ps1-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lumen installation</a>, made up of over a thousand&nbsp;digitally knitted photo luminescent cells that change color in the presence of sunlight, is raised over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's PS1</a> courtyard and will open today,&nbsp;on June 27. In the recently published videos, the architect explains the development of the 500-pound solar-active canopy and demonstrates its construction and installation process.&nbsp;</p><p>Can architecture behave like an organism? | LUMEN (360 VR Video) Part 1 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p><p>Digitally knitting a solar-active canopy | LUMEN Part 2 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p><p>Raising a solar-active canopy at MoMA PS1 | LUMEN Part 3 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM</p> <p><em>"By night, Lumen is knitted light, bathing visitors in a responsive glow of photo-luminescence; by day, Lumen offers succor from the summer heat, immersing participants in delicious ground clouds of cooling mist. Lumen is a socially and environmentally responsive structure that adapts to the densities of bodies, heat, and sunlight. A lightweight knitted fabric...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013932/judges-announced-for-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition Judges announced for Archinect UK Portfolio Competition Ellen Hancock 2017-06-23T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T12:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gc/gcxjhcrdibd5q08j.gif" width="1028" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We have had so many fantastic applications over the past month we have<strong> extended the deadline for entries to June 26th, 2017&nbsp;at 11:59 pm (BST).</strong>&nbsp;Make sure you apply this weekend if you haven't already.&nbsp;</p> <p>Portfolios take a lot of effort and can be a hard thing to master so we have gathered a prestigious group of judges with years of industry insight and hiring experience in addition to extensive knowledge in architecture, interiors, landscape and urban designer.</p> <p>The judges will be choosing the top three entries from each category as well as providing feedback for the final six. Winners will receive a high quality printed copy of their portfolio by <a href="http://www.beswickprintsolutions.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beswick Print Solutions</a> as well as a selection of books from <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence King Publishing</a> alongside a personalised digital rosette for their CV, portfolio, and website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Keep an eye out for updates and do come along and join us at the awards ceremony on Friday 14th July, at The Old Truman Brewery. Interior Educators and Archinect UK will be hostin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards RIBA reveals 49 winning projects for 2017 National Awards Justine Testado 2017-06-21T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues!&nbsp;Advancing from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001148/riba-announces-85-shortlisted-projects-for-2017-london-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2017 London Awards</a>, 49 stunning projects throughout the UK&nbsp;have just been announced as winners in the&nbsp;2017&nbsp;National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK's most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.</p> <p>This year's winners include a variety of projects like the&nbsp;Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, the British Airways i360 &mdash; dubbed as the world's first &ldquo;vertical pier&rdquo;,&nbsp;the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, and the transformative&nbsp;Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project &ldquo;With Dignity and Honour&rdquo;, to name a few.</p> <p>In regards to design trends with this year's winners, RIBA President Jane Duncan&nbsp;commented on&nbsp;the ongoing&nbsp;prominence of brick as a building material, as well as the increasing use of timber. She also pointed out&nbsp;certain exemplary housing and education projects that more cities should model. &ldquo;Silchester and Ponders End are both great examples of e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013220/oma-s-design-for-2017-australia-s-mpavilion-is-revealed OMA's design for 2017 Australia's MPavilion is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T00:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a> is an Australian architectural commission and design event that annually erects a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/285282/temporary-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">temporary</a> pavilion, designed by a&nbsp;leading international architect, in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.<br>This year's structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, is inspired by ancient amphitheaters. Blurring the lines between the inside and outside &ndash; and between audience and performer, OMA's pavilion creates a flexible civic space that can function as a stage, auditorium or even a playground. <br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>Echoing the ideals of amphitheater typology, the pavilion comprises static and dynamic elements that allow for multiple configurations.<br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>"The pavilion&rsquo;s ground plan is shaped by two grand stands; one<br>fixed, the other movable, which together determine the setup of the performance space. The larger static grand stand is excavated from the surrounding landscape and embedded in 12 different species of indigenous plants, giving a sense of the Australian setting. The smaller gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013065/2017-finalists-for-radical-innovation-have-been-announced 2017 Finalists for Radical Innovation have been announced Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:53:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nf/nf7qojqcrq26kdil.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chosen from over 65 entries, this year's finalists represent the latest in hotel design and offer a glimpse at the future of travel.The jury looks for projects that are innovative but within the realm of possibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The finalists of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/245426/hospitality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hospitality</a> design competition's 11th round are Arno Matis Architecture, EoA Group, and the already existing Play Design Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.</p> <p>Honorable mentions include student winner, Brandan Siebrecht, from <a href="http://archinect.com/UNLVSoA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nevada, Las Vegas</a> and student honorable mention, Caspar Schols from Eindhoven, Netherlands.</p> <p>1. Play Design Hotel&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/assb0oa3o04pzy8f.jpg"></p> <p>Located in Taipei the hotel aims at connecting travelers with the country's culture through interior furnishings, fixtures, and accessories which are made solely by local designers.</p> <p>2. Vertical Micro-Climate&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arnomatisarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arno Matis Architecture</a></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/hub6hw56fg9lc1lj.jpg"></p> <p>The Canadian firm Arno Matis Architecture proposed a mountain-top resort on Vancouver Island that using natural thermal and solar technology&nbsp;simulates sunny summer weather during winter months.&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Living the Till by&nbsp;<a href="http://eoagroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EoA Group</a></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ee/eeuvidsrkp20wdv3.jpg"></p> <p>Living the Till features temporary nomadic structure hovering 30 feet above the forest floor that would allow&nbsp;seasonal inhabitation in remote areas. Designed to have mini...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012818/bfi-giveaway-win-tickets-to-berger-on-buildings-and-a-bfi-membership-package BFI Giveaway - Win tickets to 'Berger on Buildings' and a BFI Membership Package Ellen Hancock 2017-06-15T05:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T09:30:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibt6ep7wkxk6oi3c.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with the BFI's <a href="https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=architectureontv2017&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture on TV</a>&nbsp;season this June we are offering Archinect readers the chance to win tickets to <a href="https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B251A9D4-AD4F-4E70-B3A0-546F5BF3C4CD&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=3E11BE97-CDB9-4B49-890A-B7249AD0B98B" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berger on Buildings</a>&nbsp; with an intro from Mike Dibb, Tom Overton and Matthew Harle.&nbsp;</p><p><em>John Berger passed away in January this year, leaving behind an unparalleled contribution to literature, criticism, film and television. We have the privilege of screening his rarely-seen work on architecture and the built environment in this special programme. Enjoy his ethical consideration of the city in The Visual Scene (BBC 1969. Prod Nancy Thomas. 31min), his commentary on Le Corbusier&rsquo;s designs in A City at Chandigarh (1966. Dir Alain Tanner. 44min), and Berger&rsquo;s profile of the outsider artist Ferdinand Cheval in 10 Thousand Days, 93 Thousand Hours, 33 years of Effort (BBC 1965. Dir Michael Gill. 28min).</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q2596hk1hvoay38u.jpg"></p><p>We are also offering one lucky Archinect reader a full <a href="http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-membership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BFI Membership Package</a>. Enjoy priority booking for BFI Southbank and BFI London Film Festival. Other all year-rou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012470/charles-birnbaum-gustafson-guthrie-nichol-gary-hilderbrand-among-2017-asla-award-honorees Charles Birnbaum, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Gary Hilderbrand among 2017 ASLA Award honorees Justine Testado 2017-06-13T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nb/nbsyhw7lnvnmq9cq.jpg" width="650" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects has&nbsp;bestowed their highest honors&nbsp;to&nbsp;a distinguished group of&nbsp;landscape architects,&nbsp;practices, and organizations&nbsp;in recognition of their influential contributions to the profession. This year's ASLA Award recipients include The Cultural Landscape Foundation founder&nbsp;Charles Birnbaum,&nbsp;Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies for the Community Service Award, to name a few.&nbsp;Winners will be honored at the president's dinner on&nbsp;October 23, during the&nbsp;2017 ASLA Annual Meeting &amp; EXPO in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>ASLA Medal: Charles Birnbaum&nbsp;</strong>- highest medal bestowed to an individual landscape architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2uo3eu73fjic0vi9.jpg"><br><em>Photo via The Cultural Landscape Foundation/Facebook.</em></p><p><strong>The Landscape Architecture Firm Award</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/gustafsonguthrienichol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a> -&nbsp;</strong>in recognition of distinguished work that influences the profession</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4r/4rr1reexrt3cp4w2.jpg"><em>The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Landscape architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Photo via GGN/Facebook.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ih/ih1vz7q9g3r1ibe4.jpg"><em>(Clockwise...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012412/five-architects-win-2017-macdowell-colony-fellowship Five architects win 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship Justine Testado 2017-06-13T15:21:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T15:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7tfjs4gm7elkxen.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For many artists, getting away from it all is necessary in the creative process. The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire offers this remote environment in their arts fellowship, which attracts hundreds of applications from artists working in architecture to non-fiction writing to music composition. Out of 706 applications for the summer fellowship, 69 artists representing seven disciplines &mdash; including five up-and-coming architects &mdash; were awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j5/j5y6lsw1ggxy6e3c.jpg"><em>Edward MacDowell's Log Cabin Studio. Photo courtesy of The MacDowell Colony.</em></p><p>This year's MacDowell Fellows in Architecture are:&nbsp;Ellie Abrons, David Eskenazi, Antonio Furgiuele, Rosalyne Shieh, and Mabel Wilson.&nbsp;</p><p>See the rest of the 2017 list of fellows <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5732/five-emerging-architects-among-2017-macdowell-colony-fellows" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012049/thirty-three-projects-win-5-million-prize-in-2017-knight-cities-challenge Thirty-three projects win $5 million prize in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2017-06-12T13:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T03:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q8/q8eollx65y9o9jn5.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Knight Foundation held another successful Knight Cities Challenge for the third consecutive year...Starting with a staggering 4,500 design ideas in the open call, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalists. Now, the 33 winners have been revealed and will share the $5 million cash prize that will help implement their projects in 19 Knight-invested communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning ideas range from an urban beach along Detroit's Atwater Street to a new public space in Columbia, South Carolina that connects two isolated neighborhoods. See all the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5723/thirty-three-projects-win-2017-knight-cities-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011375/2017-mad-travel-fellowship-granted-to-10-architecture-students-worldwide 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship granted to 10 architecture students worldwide Justine Testado 2017-06-07T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T19:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uc/ucfq9pevxvin46g6.jpg" width="650" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, MAD Architects announced the 10 architecture students who won the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 MAD Travel Fellowship</a> in its first global edition. Without a doubt, competition ran high. Out of 500 hopeful applicants, MAD selected the architecture research proposals of&nbsp;five international students who will get to travel to China, as well as&nbsp;five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Here are the 2017 recipients:</p><p><strong>Overseas student recipients&nbsp;traveling to China:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i1/i1ptferlr8e78rgg.jpg"><strong>Hossein Goudarzi</strong>, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fn/fnefrqpysm1unbov.jpg"><strong>Kyriaki Goti</strong>, from Greece, 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8y/8yju41kmqeiq6kzy.jpg"><strong>Roberto Vargas Calvo</strong>, from Costa Rica, 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/99/99wdb01e4quanvpr.jpg"><strong>Shaun McCallum</strong>, Scotland, 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oy/oywazwxeekkgqj2p.jpg"><strong>Federico Fauli</strong>, from Italy, 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK</p><p><strong>Chinese student recipients&nbsp;traveling overseas:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ho/ho4yyqguy446vbpx.jpg"><strong>Qiwei Li...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010632/samuel-bravo-wins-2017-wheelwright-prize Samuel Bravo wins 2017 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2017-06-02T15:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T16:14:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9akmw8bgae0dhj6y.jpg" width="650" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo for his proposal &ldquo;Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements&rdquo;. Bravo will travel to dozens of sites in South America, Asia, and Africa to ultimately develop strategies that integrate vernacular, collective practices with the modern architectural project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In&nbsp;his Wheelwright proposal, Samuel Bravo focuses on traditional architectures and informal settlements, revisiting the topic of &ldquo;architecture without architects&rdquo;, as described by Bernard Rudofsky in the 1964 Museum of Modern Art exhibition.</p><p>An alumnus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Bravo leads his own practice and has realized multiple projects throughout South America. Here are a few of his previous collaborative works:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao9y1ha8wtkiy4kq.jpg"><em>ANI NII SH&Ouml;BO, Acayali, Per&uacute;. 2009. Architects: Samuel Bravo and Sandra Iturriaga. Photo: Juan Balazs. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ha/ha4zh22ck9q594vk.jpg"><em>NII JUINTI SCHOOL, Ucayali, Per&uacute;. 2014. Architects: Sandra Iturriaga, Samuel Bravo. Photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cm/cm74y1bvrl3x878n.jpg"><em>HOUSE IN CHILOE, Chiloe Island. Chile, 2016&ndash;2017. Architect and photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p>After making it as a finalist in the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946226/2016-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-maio-s-anna-puigjaner-for-kitchenless-city-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 cycle</a>, Bravo was named the 2017 Wheelwright winner out of four finalists &mdash; the other three being Lucia Cella, Andjela Karaba&scaron;evi&#263;, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010472/aia-launches-2017-i-look-up-film-challenge AIA launches 2017 “I Look Up” Film Challenge Justine Testado 2017-06-01T20:44:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T15:47:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1yrqdv0p3d3opd48.jpg" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American Institute of Architects just launched their third annual I Look Up Film Challenge with the theme &ldquo;Blueprint for Better&rdquo;. The competition invites U.S.-based architects to team up with filmmakers to tell the stories of projects that are making a positive impact on their communities. The theme serves as a reminder of the social impact that architects can create through their designs.</p><p>Registration is open now until Monday, June 26. All film entries submitted by the August 13 deadline will be reviewed by a jury panel, including architects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rosa Sheng</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004906/michael-ford-on-why-teaching-hip-hop-architecture-is-crucial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Ford</a>, AIA President <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127639747/thomas-vonier-elected-2017-aia-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Vonier</a>, film producer John Montague (associate producer of &ldquo;Moonlight&rdquo;), and Benjamin Moore Design Director Priscilla Ghaznavi.</p><p>From August 21-October 6, the public will get a chance to vote for their favorite entries. The winners will get to have their films screened at the&nbsp;Architecture and Design Film Festival in early November, and will also be rewarded with cash and distribution prizes.</p><p>Nee...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010404/june-honorees-for-2017-curry-stone-social-design-circle-are-announced June honorees for 2017 Curry Stone Social Design Circle are announced Justine Testado 2017-06-01T15:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T15:04:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pz/pz4hbnwh18tx5t4x.jpg" width="650" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Design Prize just announced the latest group of designers to join the Social Design Circle. For June, the theme was &ldquo;Can Design Reclaim Public Space?&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the June Social Design Circle honorees:</p><p><strong>Asiye eTafuleni</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fc/fcj1bcpflkcblp0a.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Ecosistema Urbano</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qi/qih2h3liadgkr7v9.jpg"><em>Ecoboulevard in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua</em></p><p><strong>&#8203;Interboro</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ug/ugtbkr0cl1gzfmtc.jpg"><em>LentSpace, New York, 2009. Photograph by Michael Falco.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>&#8203;Raumlabor Berlin&#8203;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6h/6hrwmx7cq10drg7k.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Studio Basar</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/27/2766j9h3tu261clg.jpg"><em>Tei Community Center, Bucharest, 2016. Photo credit: studioBASAR, Bucharest, 2016.</em></p><p>Find the rest of the honorees <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5698/eleven-more-curry-stone-social-design-circle-members-announced-for-june" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>, or check out previous announcements below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Call for Entries: Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-06-01T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T06:23:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/n4/n4kna859soek8pd3.gif" width="1028" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect UK is launching a nationwide portfolio competition for 2017. This award aims to celebrate and promote the exceptional talent, vision and innovation of UK Architects, Interior Architects, Landscape and Urban designers.</p><p>The competition will be managed online via <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s unique community profiles section</a>, with the winners invited to exhibit at <a href="https://interioreducators.co.uk/free-range-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors Educators Freerange show</a>, the largest exhibition of architecture and interior design graduates in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>There will be a range of categories and a prestigious judging panel of professionals from the architecture &amp; design industry whom we will be introducing here on Archinect shortly. Winners will be announced in conjunction with the IE awards on the evening of July 14th , with events and talks throughout the rest of the show.</p><p><strong>Awards</strong></p><ul><li>Best Overall Portfolio Design</li><li>Best Imagery&nbsp;</li><li>Best Typography</li><li>Judges Favourites</li><li>Most Creative</li><li>Best Archinect Profile&nbsp;</li></ul><p><strong>To enter:</strong></p><ul><li>Upload your portfolio to your Archinect profile or register and set up a pro...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010183/if_do-s-mirrored-pavilion-reflects-on-the-dulwich-picture-gallery IF_DO's mirrored pavilion reflects on the Dulwich Picture Gallery Abigail Banfield 2017-05-31T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:11:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xx/xxny07atg0at5w6l.jpg" width="650" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>IF_DO, a &lsquo;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149966542/the-young-and-restless-practice-of-if_do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">young and restless</a>&rsquo; practice based in Peckham, have completed their rectilinear, temporary pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the practice, which was formed only a few years ago in 2014, this is a breakthrough project; exposing their work to a whole new audience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbnvbkur5jdmppcx.jpg"></p><p>Al Scott, Co-founding Director, IF_DO, said:</p><p><em>&ldquo;</em><em>The Dulwich Pavilion has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to create a unique public structure in an exceptional setting. We have benefitted hugely from the freedom given by our clients and support of the London Festival of Architecture. Working in close collaboration with creative engineers StructureMode and fabricators Weber Industries to realise the project has been a great experience, and vital to it</em><em>s</em><em> success.</em><em>&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fflszxfmg48mr81.jpg"></p><p>This is the first pavilion to grace the gallery&rsquo;s grounds and pays tribute the John Soane&rsquo;s iconic building design on its 200th anniversary since doors were first opened. Not only does this structure compliment and literally mirror its context, it w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010172/paris-launches-international-competition-to-redesign-31-underused-sites-including-3-old-metro-stations Paris launches international competition to redesign 31 underused sites including 3 old metro stations Nicholas Korody 2017-05-31T12:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T12:27:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4oroa556kcaxz5s5.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They are known as the ghost stations: 16 stops on the Paris M&eacute;tro system barred and padlocked nearly 70 years ago. In the past seven decades, many ideas for their reinvention have been floated, including turning one into a swimming pool and others into bars and nightclubs. None have come to anything, but their allure remains. Now, Paris city hall has put three of the phantom stations into an international competition to develop unused subterranean space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dubbed 'Reinvent Paris', the initiative aims to transform a total of thirty-four sites owned by regional authorities into economic, cultural or social spaces. The three unused metro stations are at the Champs de Mars in the 7th arrondissement, the Croix-Rouge in the 6th and Saint-Martin, between the 3rd and 10th arrondissements.</p><p>Architects and developers should submit their proposal outlines by November and a shortlist will be made in 2018. Final selection will happen in November 2018. Head <a href="http://www.reinventer.paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009984/take-a-look-at-the-renderings-for-first-and-broadway-park-in-los-angeles Take a look at the renderings for First and Broadway Park in Los Angeles Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-30T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T04:43:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us8mb601u9a6ueo8.jpg" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in June of 2016, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>&nbsp;won <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the competition</a>, beating out <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/AECOMLosAngelesDesignStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a>,&nbsp;to design the two-acre park at First Street and Broadway. After winning the competition, the firm has taken suggestions from the Downtown community, altering their plans for the design. Settling on a greener approach, the new plan reserves roughly 10,000 square feet as green "meadow" space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/dbvcejm8a5ym93qh.jpg"></p><p>The original plan featured a two-story structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, that would host a restaurant on the second floor and below, an outdoor amphitheater and cafe. While the structure will remain, the new designs include a rooftop deck and shade structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u3/u3e8d98g9jkx5i1o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f17q3xkqi6n8niz.jpg"></p><p>The park is expected to cost $28 million, and will be fully funded through Quimby fees, fees imposed on developers for the creation of public parks. The landscape architecture firm&nbsp;known for being one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">driving forces behind the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a>&nbsp;will continue to work on plans fo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009484/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize Four projects shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T13:43:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4ai0pvp12104gr69.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's down to the final four for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize. Established in 2014 by notable Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the CAD$100,000 prize celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines,&rdquo;&nbsp;says&nbsp;Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s to serve the community and humanity.&rdquo; Back in 2014, Li Xiaodong <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the inaugural prize.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the 2017 shortlist:</p><p><strong>&#8203;8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eo/eobjplwb6ew2xl3u.jpg"><em>Photo: Bjarne Tulinius.</em></p><p><strong>Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/f8/f88z967ah9gkq70x.jpg"><em>Photo: Katsuhisa Kida.</em></p><p><strong>Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vw/vwuo9edb674rv3cw.jpg"><em>Photo: John Horner.</em></p><p><strong>The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rj8kobjdr6coa4rk.jpg"><em>Photo: James Brittain.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5683/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009099/the-graham-foundation-awards-over-560-000-in-grants-to-individuals The Graham Foundation awards over $560,000 in Grants to Individuals Nicholas Korody 2017-05-24T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mn5pc1w25uk3zl6s.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twice a year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/592090/graham-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> issues a series of significant grants, first to individuals and then to organizations. The Foundation has just released the list of recipients of the 2017 Grants to Individuals, totaling over $560,000 divided amongst 72 projects.</p><p>"Many of our grantees this year are exploring the agency of design," states Graham Foundation director <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a>. "They are testing the limits of conventional practice to make new work that directly engages the social and political dimensions of the designed environment."</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the full list of grantees:</p><p><strong>Exhibitions</strong></p><p>Marcelo Araya, Andr&eacute;s Garc&eacute;s, Iv&aacute;n Ivelic &amp; Manuel Sanfuentes<br>Daniel Cardoso Llach<br>Assaf Evron<br>Nathan Friedman<br>Anna Halprin<br>Suzanne Harris-Brandts &amp; Angela Wheeler<br>Rick Lowe<br>Zahra Malkani &amp; Shahana Rajani<br>Senam Awo Okudzeto<br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75817380/maxi-spina-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maxi Spina</a><br>Martine Syms</p><p><strong>Film/Video/New Media Projects</strong></p><p>Josef Asteinza &amp; Mariano Ros<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TOMA</a>: Leandro Cappetto, Mathias Klenner, Eduardo P&eacute;rez, Ignacio Rivas &amp; Ignacio Saavedra<br>Aggie Ebrahimi, Oscar Molina, Br...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008730/ramsa-awards-2017-travel-fellowship-to-kyle-schumann RAMSA awards 2017 Travel Fellowship to Kyle Schumann Justine Testado 2017-05-22T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T19:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3a6ur7f3rbhgb0o.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a> announced last week that they granted their 2017 RAMSA Traveling Fellowship to Kyle Schumann, a master's candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, for his submission &ldquo;Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking&rdquo;.</p><p>The prize will fund Schumann's travels to&nbsp;Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, where he will study the work of architects Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik, Otto Wagner, Edoardo Gellner, and Edvard Ravnikar. He argues in his submission that these specific architects engaged with &ldquo;complex and often conflicting cultural histories, coupled with the challenging geography and climate of the Alpine region,&rdquo; and therefore &ldquo;necessitated an architecture intricately sensitive to material, cultural, and programmatic contexts.&rdquo;</p><p>The jury &mdash; RAMSA Partners Melissa DelVecchio, Daniel Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani &mdash; was &ldquo;intrigued&rdquo; by Schumann's clear intent &ldquo;to investigate Alpine architecture that mediates modernism and regional tradition,&rdquo; they wrote. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008740/2017-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-awarded-to-chloe-loader-of-the-university-of-lincoln 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09f6osa4sybikjl0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008457/six-projects-win-in-2017-riba-west-midlands-awards Six projects win in 2017 RIBA West Midlands Awards Justine Testado 2017-05-19T15:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T07:05:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4okg40u0j2bdu4bx.jpg" width="650" height="567" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues with the recent reveal of six winning buildings for the 2017 West Midlands Awards. &ldquo;The winners deliver an architecture with a narrative and a poetry, while also fully responding to the functional needs of the facilities they created,&rdquo; stated RIBA Jury Chair Natalia Maximova. &ldquo;It is a year of quieter and well-mannered design, nevertheless, no less confident and powerful for that reason.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>The Compound&nbsp;by BPN Architects</strong></p><p><a title="The Compound by BPN Architects&#8203;. Photo: Tom Bird." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/0p/0p2c6uy4euq0uv4y.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0p/0p2c6uy4euq0uv4y.jpg"></a><em>Photo: Tom Bird.</em></p><p><strong>St. Michael&rsquo;s Hospice, Hereford by Architype</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tn/tnj13tvm9fol871b.jpg"><em>Photo: Dennis Gilbert.</em></p><p><strong>Croft Lodge Studio, Leominster by Kate Darby Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4l/4l8tm6xx37ejy75y.jpg"><em>Photo: James Morris.</em></p><p><strong>Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham by Berman Guedes Stretton</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1d/1dwq2fqu5089vwkv.jpg"><em>Photo: Quintin Lake.</em></p><p><strong>Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas by Glenn Howells Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bl/blztqf5ulbj2lr99.jpg">Photo: Rob Parrish.</p><p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre by Arup Associates</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gv/gvvnnm3jwka4stm6.jpg"><em>Photo: Simon Kennedy.</em></p><p>Learn more about the projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5674/riba-reveals-six-winners-for-2017-west-midlands-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008000/the-world-architecture-festival-entry-deadline-has-been-extended The World Architecture Festival entry deadline has been extended! Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-19T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T14:26:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5f9qjf9i8nl723g.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wu/wub4dpnmobfmmx5i.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em></p><p>To give you a bit more time to submit your award-winning entries, WAF has extended the entry deadline to&nbsp;<strong>Friday, June 2nd.</strong></p><p>In a truly unique format, all shortlisted architects present to, and receive live feedback from WAF's international jurors live at the festival in Berlin. You can view the full list of judges <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/judges?utm_source=sponsoredpost4&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Watch last year's World Building of the Year finalist presentation below.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/217872373" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Berlin: Presentation of the WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2016</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Enter your completed or future projects into one or multiple of the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/award-categories?utm_source=sponsoredpost4&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> to get the chance of joining the ranks of the architectural elite who are proud owners of a WAF award and prove that your practice is among the best in the industry.</p><p><strong>Final Entry Deadline:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 2nd</p><p>Plus, enter the discount code <strong>MULTIENTRY15</strong>&nbsp;at checkout to get a&nbsp;<strong>15% discount on your total order when you submit 3 or more entries.</strong></p><p>Click <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/resources/waf-entries-guide-2017?utm_source=sponsoredpost4&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to view the 2017 entry guide w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008085/som-foundation-awards-2017-china-prize-to-three-grad-students SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2z6gvg6go8isj5nu.jpg" width="650" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/yue-wu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/zhaoyang-luo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/hanxue-wei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008073/aia-los-angeles-announces-top-residential-architecture-projects-for-2017 AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4auoa3hw57ri1pnu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r8/r8bx2bmtx3i69j8a.jpg"><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qez9eil6tk8j4npf.jpg"><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/n9/n9fkn5fq0eihra80.jpg"><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdsyfj8e38f23v8y.jpg"><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6j/6jlzcx28fh6lyrnf.jpg"><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qee4ha6ihvxemrps.jpg"><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5666/aia-los-angeles-awards-29-projects-in-2017-residential-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007492/alejandro-aravena-s-elemental-to-design-the-1-million-sq-ft-qatar-art-mill Alejandro Aravena's ELEMENTAL to design the 1 million sq.ft. Qatar Art Mill Justine Testado 2017-05-15T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vz/vzwp3ddked25l3z6.jpg" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alejandro Aravena's Santiago firm ELEMENTAL had the winning concept for the Qatar Art Mill Design Competition. Launched by Qatar Museums in 2015, the three-stage competition sought the architect who will convert an approximately 1 million square-foot flour mill into a new waterfront art museum for Doha Bay...&ldquo;The [winning] concept design was praised by the international jury as &lsquo;a serene artwork...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55yd0irmhk8t6x5a.jpg"><em>Elemental Art Mill Concept Design. Image &copy; Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants.</em></p><p>Chosen from eight top-notch finalists, Elemental was inspired by the iconic &ldquo;rhythmic monumental grain silos&rdquo; of the original Flour Mills that formerly occupied the site.</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5658/elemental-wins-qatar-art-mill-international-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007182/deflatkleiburg-wins-2017-mies-van-der-rohe-award-msa-v-named-2017-emerging-architect-recipient DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl1lq7gcgtysd4sd.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992122/finalists-announced-for-the-european-union-prize-for-contemporary-architecture-mies-van-der-rohe-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8z5v36268v5o5swb.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69828272/nl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://xvwarchitectuur.nl/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p>