Archinect - News 2015-04-28T15:53:00-04:00 Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals Justine Testado 2015-04-27T20:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T15:22:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big announcement of the winning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> concept is only weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the Stage Two proposals of the six finalists have been revealed.</p><p>Throughout Stage Two, the teams worked on further developing their initial concepts for final submission. On that note, the finalist teams are AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA); Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom); Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia); Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany); Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France); and SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia).</p><p>Although the teams have been named, they'll remain unmatched to their Guggenheim Helsinki proposals until the winning announcement in June. Check out the proposals below:</p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-121371443</strong></a> (concept boards)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-76091181</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GH-5631681770 </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-5059206475</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-1128435973 </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-04380895</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past January,...</p> "The Pier Park" wins New St. Petersburg Pier competition Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:07:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows: The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group ALMA by Alfonso Architects, inc. City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We established a pier process that citizens on every side of this issue agreed would result in a fair and objective decision," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "I am proud that we have stayed true to that process and that it has been transparent and open to the public throughout. I thank the Selection Committee for their diligence and their hard work. This was not an easy job, but it was a necessary one. The iconic St. Petersburg Pier has often been the source of passionate debate in the Sunshine City, but it is also a source of great pride. I'm looking forward to the day we cut the ribbon on a new St. Petersburg Pier."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see the full <em>The Pier Park</em> proposal (PDF).</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier &ndash; Finalists 2.0</a></li></ul> "Articulated Site", ZGF Architects, Aileen Sage + Michelle Tabet, and the 2015-16 Rome Prize recipients are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-27T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:07:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #57 for April 20-24, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S. projects win big in 2015 Holcim Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and New York won the Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes and shared $350,000 in the global 2015 Holcim Awards. The competitive triennial awards seek architectural interventions that best address sustainable building and construction issues around the world.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the BANGKOK: IAM Fashion Hub</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>HMMD's BANGKOK IAM Fashion Hub competition let participants propose outstanding architectural designs of a regional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASEAN</a> Fashion Hub that offers educational and collaborative workspace for fashion students and upcoming designers in Bangkok. (Pictured: 1ST PRIZE: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, Alla Aniskova | Russia)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The eight Next Helsinki shortl...</strong></a></p> Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions Justine Testado 2015-04-23T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T17:23:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field -- from the student level to starchitect status -- that can provide an international platform for drawing attention to pressing issues and new ideas in the world around us. Nonetheless, the typical structure of the competition is also in great need of its very own discussion. The <em>Architectural Record </em>and the Van Alen Institute conducted a global Competition Survey that asked architects and designers worldwide about what drives them to participate in competitions, what they like and dislike about the process, and suggestions for how to improve and rethink its format for the future.</p><p>Respondents fervently shared their input and personal experiences in the survey, which amassed a total of 1,414 responses from 65 countries. The Architectural Record and Van Alen published the results in three documents:</p><ol><li>A compilation of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raw data</a> from the online survey platform</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Propositions</a> that highlight the main factors that...</li></ol> Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:43:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> Heart of the Community program selects six new cities to receive placemaking grants Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T13:11:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning, Southwest Airlines announced that non-profit organizations in six U.S. cities will receive Placemaking grants to help them reimagine and reactivate important but underutilized public spaces in their city. [...] Albuquerque, New Mexico: Civic Plaza Ft. Myers, Florida: Lee County Regional Library Jacksonville, Florida: Hemming Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 4th &amp; Wisconsin Area Portland, Maine: Congress Square Park St. Louis, Missouri: Strauss Park</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Next Helsinki shortlist demonstrates that a new Guggenheim isn't the only option Justine Testado 2015-04-21T18:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T12:25:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversy surrounding the Guggenheim Helsinki has made the project a hot topic in recent years. While the large response to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> is already widely known, is a new Guggenheim Museum truly what Helsinki needs? This is the burning question of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> organizers, who describe the Guggenheim franchise as "the cultural equivalent of Starbucks". Organized by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Checkpoint Helsinki</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terreform</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G.U.L.F.</a> (Global Ultra Luxury Faction), architects, designers, urbanists, and environmentalists worldwide submitted their alternative ideas on how the site can be transformed to best meet Helsinki's cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The call for ideas drew in 217 international entries from 40 countries on five continents, according to architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin</a>, who chaired the jury. In the end, the jury shortlisted eight entries they deemed as outstanding ideas -- which are not necessarily refined and final proposals. (...</p> The young woman who designed Tehran's new popular bridge Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:12:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Leila Araghian was 26 when she came up with Tabiat bridge. Five years on, the 270-metre structure is a reality, despite sanctions, garnering awards and paving the way for a new, more avant garde generation of Iranian designers [...] Tabiat (&ldquo;nature&rdquo;) bridge, the largest of its kind in Iran, was architect Leila Araghian&rsquo;s first project. She designed it five years ago while a student, winning a local competition for a plan to connect two parks separated by a highway in north Tehran.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S.-based projects Justine Testado 2015-04-20T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T02:35:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues worldwide. As a global competition, the Holcim Awards highlight people's different lifestyles and draws attention to their specific communal issues.</p><p>At the same time, it promotes the innovative sustainable strategies that architects and designers can create in effort to improve a community's quality of life. The Holcim Awards <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jury</a> -- chaired by Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi -- chose the three grand-prize winning teams, who each won a trophy and shared the $350,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>The $200,000 Gold prize went to<strong> </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park | Medell&iacute;n, Colombia"</a> by Colombian team Mario Camargo, Luis Tomb&eacute;, Colectivo720, with Juan Calle and Horacio Valencia, and EPM Group (Empresas P&uacute;blicas de Medell&iacute;n). Their proposal tra...</p> SANAA, Snøhetta, KPMB + West 8, David Baker Architects, and Egor Orlov are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-20T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:09:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #56 for April 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>24H Competition winners get metaphysical in ASPACE INSPACE</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 5th edition of ideasforward's 24H competition "ASPACE INSPACE" challenged participants to create a customized space of refuge using personal necessities, experiences, and the 4th dimension, Time, as inspiration. Participants received the brief on competition day and had 24 hours to complete their proposals. (Pictured: 1ST PLACE: Egor Orlov | Kazan, Russian Federation)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg to design Waterfront Toronto ferry terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants team scored the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterfront Toronto</a>'s Innovative Design Competition. A few weeks prior, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five teams</a> including firms l...</p> 2015 AIA Housing Awards continue to foster designing high-quality housing for all Justine Testado 2015-04-16T20:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:49:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Residential design doesn't have to stop at neat rows of identical apartment buildings or houses, although sometimes it's what is inside a home that can leave the biggest impression. But what's most important is the availability of high-quality housing that suits the various needs for people from all walks of life. The AIA likes to promote these residential-design qualities in their Housing Awards, one of their several annual architectural awards programs.</p><p>For 2015, ten recipients received awards in three of the four awards categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. The jury didn't select any winners for the One/Two Family Production Housing category this year.</p><p>Get a glimpse of this year's winning projects, which include an apartment building that supports former homeless families, a housing community for senior-aged LGBT residences, and a cottage cluster for musicians, to name a few.</p><p><strong>Multifamily Housing</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broadway Affordable Housing; Santa Mon...</a></p> Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign Justine Testado 2015-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:55:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just three proposals left in the second attempt of the St. Petersburg Pier design competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in 2012, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tom Leader Studio won the original competition, but that design was kicked to the curb after local group <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> fiercely <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opposed</a> it -- mostly because it eliminated the pier's iconic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inverted pyramid</a> that was built in 1973. The group's request to preserve the pyramid became a requirement for RFQ #2.</p><p>A final shortlist of seven new proposals was revealed last December. The Pier Selection Committee convened on March 20 to discuss each proposal, and then narrowed down the list to the following three proposals and their current designs:</p><p><strong>ALMA by Alfonso Architects</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Each team is now preparing responses to an additio...</p> Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition: Snøhetta and SANAA tied for 1st prize Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T21:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:50:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a not-so-ideal turnout in its first run in 2014, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the V&aacute;rosliget Zrt's Liget Budapest Design Competition 2.0 is a stark contrast! A few months after the architects for three of the development's buildings were announced, Sn&oslash;hetta and SANAA tied for first prize for Budapest's [...] National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. However, it seems that the ultimate winning proposal is yet to be chosen between the two, after the jury meets with both teams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest</a></li></ul> Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2015 finalists Justine Testado 2015-04-14T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T18:51:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>AZURE</em></a> is hosting their fifth AZ Awards, which invites architects, designers, students, clients, and manufacturers to submit the best of their completed works for a shot at fame -- or just that extra dose of public recognition.</p><p>Out of a grand total of 720 entries, the jury chose 66 finalists in a multitude of categories and subcategories in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Concepts, Interiors, and the A+ Award student category. Azure introduced the Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award for 2015.</p><p>You can participate in this year's awards by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casting your vote</a> for the People's Choice now until May 8 at midnight, Eastern Time -- you just have to register.</p><p>The 2015 jury features:</p><ul><li>architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics</li><li>architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane</li><li>designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency</li><li>landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg &amp; Studio</li><li>designer Philippe Malouin</li></ul><p>Winners will be announced...</p> Amanda Levete, Mike Schlaich, and Sou Fujimoto+OXO Architectes+Nicolas Laisné are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-13T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T15:46:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #55 for April 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Community public libraries around the U.S. competed for a winning spot in the AIA and American Library Association's Library Building Awards, which recognize and encourage library design excellence in a time when libraries continue to evolve.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sou Fujimoto + Manal Rachdi OXO + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; win Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sou Fujimoto Architects + Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates won a closed competition for the new Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre for the Paris-Saclay University. Donned in a Sou Fujimoto-signature white, the team's open and porous design will integrate six of the university's education and research institutions into one building.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>TEX...</strong></a></p> AIA/ALA Library Building Award winners bolster the value in caring for community libraries Justine Testado 2015-04-06T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:44:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The arched ceilings, stained glass windows, and other embellished details of some of the world's oldest university libraries or contemporary hotspots like, say, OMA's glass-clad Seattle Public Library get enough attention when it comes to the "best" library designs. While those libraries are impressive in their own regard, smaller and local community libraries are equally valuable. They can be that much-needed catalyst to revive a neighborhood or that comfortable quiet haven to get work done or temporarily escape from it all (including napping). Even as library archives become increasingly digital, libraries are evolving facilities that shouldn't be taken for granted.</p><p>In this spirit, the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) like to recognize and promote local libraries that are considered to be exemplary models of stellar library design in their Library Building Awards program. The awards jury (listed at the bottom) selected six projects for 2015:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Rapids Public Library...</a></p> Arid Lands Institute, Perkins + Will, BOMP, and Weiss A + U are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-06T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T13:53:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #54 for March 30-April 3, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The sky is indeed the limit for eVolo's global Skyscraper Competition. Every year, participants are given complete freedom with their skyscraper designs, while also examining the definition of a skyscraper and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century. (Pictured: 1st prize: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP; 2nd prize: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla + Sharan Sundar; 3rd prize: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arid Lands Institute&rsquo;s Drylands Resilience Initiative wins $100K 2015 Latrobe Prize</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute won the $100K biennial Latrobe Prize to support their "Hazel" digital design tool, which intends to enable arid communities anywhere to design a...</p> Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> Archinect Project Collections presents your Folly 2015 proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent conclusion</a> of the official Folly 2015 competition, Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> invited everyone who participated to share their entries by posting them right on their Archinect profiles.</p><p>We already started our Folly 2015 list, which you can now check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a little preview at some of the Folly 2015 entries we've added so far:</p><p><strong><a title="KaleidoScape - Folly 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KaleidoScape by Mazdak Jafarain, Shima Mlabadi, Gregory Serweta </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="FOLLY 2015: MERRY-GO-GROUND" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MERRY-GO-GROUND by Julien Leyssene </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="The Anamorphic Hut / Folly 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Anamorphic Hut by OP.AL w/ HiJac</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mochi by Hou de Sousa</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015 : Scroll" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scroll by derek pirozzi </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015: so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED by Alfredo Pimentel </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="Remnant, Folly 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remnant by Atelier of Digital Design (ADD) </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong><a title="Balloon Swing, Folly 2015" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balloon Swing by Lockhart Krause Architect </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>If you haven't gotten the chance to upload your project to be added to the list, no problem. Project Collections is ongoing, so we'll continuously add more proposals as you post them onto your Archinect profiles.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>Simply create an Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the l...</p> Kengo Kuma, Atelier YokYok, and the Waterfront Toronto finalist teams are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-30T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T14:14:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #53 for Mar 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates to design Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station in Paris</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates had the winning design for the Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station, which will become a central train station for the upcoming Grand Paris Express development.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stoss, nARCHITECTS, DS+R, KPMB, West 8 among competitors for Waterfront Toronto terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Who will have the winning concept for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park? Competition organizer Waterfront Toronto is down to five teams, and the winning proposal will become part of a longterm masterplan.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First images of SelgasCano&rsquo;s colorful polygonic 2015 Serpentine Pavilion</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>If you missed it last week, here are the first renderings of SelgasCano's design for the 2015 S...</p> 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture Justine Testado 2015-03-30T18:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T08:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Behold the almighty skyscraper, both a historical architectural feat and a signifier of change&nbsp; -- whether in an idealistic sense or not -- in the urban landscape. In relation to that, eVolo Magazine hosted another year of their popular Skyscraper Competition, which gives participants worldwide the freedom to conjure up their own skyscrapers as a way to challenge how we understand vertical architecture and its relationship to the natural and built environment.</p><p>This year's competition brought in 408 entries from all seven continents, from vertical getaways, protective bio-habitats, arctic structures, to atmospheric labs. In the end, the 2015 jury (listed at the bottom) chose three top winners:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The jury selected 15 more different skyscraper approaches as honorable ...</p> RIBA seeks architect to redesign remote island community of <300 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T17:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:02:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[RIBA] has launched the contest to create a self-sustainable future for those living on Tristan, a tiny community &ldquo;ruled by the weather&rdquo;, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. [...] Tristan&rsquo;s government, led by Alex Mitham, called in Riba to manage the process of finding an architect to overhaul residential property as well as carry out urgent replacement of the government buildings, currently little more than agricultural sheds which &ldquo;are nearing the end of their useful life&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> Competitions - legitimate search for the best design? Or, a political lobby? b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-24T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...while we were serious, it turned out this competition was not. Even before announcing the results, Westminster City council - one of the two river sides to be connected - stated that it did not want and never had wanted a bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Folly 2015 non-finalist proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:25:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Folly 2015 competition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already done</a>, but Archinect and our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler </a>want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning Folly entries in our latest Call for Non-Finalists.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!) Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also check out our ongoing call for entries for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre</a> and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> competitions.</p> Peter Stutchbury, Wiel Arets Architects, and IK Studio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T14:18:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #52 for Mar 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wiel Arets Architects to design &lsquo;Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; cluster in Munich</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Wiel Arets Architects won the competition to design the Am Hirschgarten cluster in Munich. The four-building cluster features WAA's signature sleek, window-clad facades as well as a flexible program.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Blank Space announced the winners to their second Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, where participants worldwide wrote and illustrated their own architectural narrative. Pictured above is 1st prize winner &ldquo;Empty&rdquo; by Zigeng Wang.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inside2015 is accepting submissions!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Inside2015 invites all young architects and designers to share their "inside" work with the&nbsp; community. Hosted by the Morpholio Project, participants no...</p> Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p>