Archinect - News 2014-10-24T08:53:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist World Architecture Festival announces 2014 awards shortlist Justine Testado 2014-07-08T14:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2kg8ljilvuemr3d8.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2014 shortlist for the highly anticipated World Architecture Festival has been announced! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards is unique in that anyone can apply to the competition and have a chance to win. Additionally, event attendees can witness architecture teams present their projects and then listen to the jury's responses.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The global shortlist is a hefty one, as it includes architects from over 40 countries and over 30 categories. Here's a couple of this year's projects (perhaps you may have seen some of them before):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqzbsnikn404q0w0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tnzmky5gspttu8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8vjx8de1it0ejs3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cybbknuen4ygpwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sufbhsgdsi2j8347.jpg"></p><p>More projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_announces_2014_awards_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101709508/why-local-architects-do-it-better-and-the-case-against-franchised-architecture Why local architects do it better, and the case against franchised architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T16:16:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:42:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wphnzhx980291zev.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture, however, is a social art, rather than a personal one, a reflection of a society and its values rather than a medium of individual expression. So it&rsquo;s a problem when the prevailing trend is one of franchises, particularly those of the globe-trotters: Renzo, Rem, Zaha and Frank. It&rsquo;s exciting to bring high-powered architects in from outside... But in the long run it&rsquo;s wiser to nurture local talent; instead of starchitects, locatects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95125280/autodesk-foundation-established-to-further-support-impact-design-organizations Autodesk Foundation established to further support impact-design organizations Justine Testado 2014-03-07T18:16:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:24:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkcxhatn99uvmowz.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Major 3D design software company <a href="http://www.autodesk.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autodesk</a> recently announced the launch of the Autodesk Foundation to further invest in influential individuals and non-profit organizations who use impactful design to find solutions for various pressing global issues. And to increase contribution to the Foundation's goals, Autodesk will encourage their more than 7,000 employees worldwide to volunteer with or donate to their organizations of choice.</p><p>Through the Impact Design Program, the Foundation will collaborate and provide select design-oriented non-profit groups with software, training, and funding to support the group's causes. Some of the Foundation's first grantees include initiatives like <a href="http://www.kickstart.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KickStart International</a>, <a href="http://massdesigngroup.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Design Group</a>, <a href="http://d-rev.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D-Rev</a>, and the <a href="http://www.ruralstudio.org/initiatives/20k-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20K House project</a> from Auburn University's Rural Studio.</p><p>The Foundation will also incorporate Autodesk's Technology Impact program. Established during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative, the Technology Impact program committed to donating $7.5 million...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-11T21:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:19:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb3pyrdtplev34k0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nominations were announced for Designs of the Year 2014 -- the event where work from the "cool kids" in the big world of design are sure to be found [...] A total of 76 nominees include international stars, crowd-funded start-ups, and student projects. A winner in each category and one overall winner will be announced later this year. All nominations will be exhibited at London's Design Museum starting March 26 - Aug. 25, 2014</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small selection of this year's nominated designs.</p><p><strong>Architecture - MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL</strong> - Designed by NL&Eacute;, Makoko Community Building Team Photo by NL&Eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weoxry95vpekav6a.jpg"><br><br><strong>Furniture - NEW INTERIOR FOR UNITED NATIONS NORTH DELEGATES&rsquo; LOUNGE (NEW YORK) </strong>- Designed by Hella Jongerius, together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg. Photograph by Frank Oudeman<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6426qki0upvx0gsv.jpg"><br><br><strong>Graphics - CHINEASY</strong> - Created by ShaoLan Hsueh with Illustrations by Noma Bar. Photo by Brave New World<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otf3fyde7nmry9oi.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>Digital - LEGO CALENDAR</strong> - Designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton. Photographs by Adrian Westaway<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cp8mfgvj5n8za9lc.jpg"><br><br>Find the complete list at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seventy-six_nominations_listed_for_designs_of_the_year_20141/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88676289/project-winners-announced-for-public-interest-design-global Project winners announced for Public Interest Design Global Justine Testado 2013-12-12T13:35:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:53:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e49wffyt1q5idff6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After tight competition and vigorous deliberation from the jury, six Project winners were selected for the Public Interest Design Global. The winners will present their projects and discuss social impact design at a public global convening at the Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture in Paris on April 18-19, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The six winners, announced by the Ecole Sp&eacute;cial d&rsquo;Architecture, Design Corps, and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network are:</p> <p> <strong>Umusozi Ukiza "Healing Hill" - Butaro Doctor Housing</strong> - Burera District, Rwanda (see cover image)<br><br><strong>Can City</strong> - Sao Paulo, Brazil</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cs/csnuuzp29ap8scrz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>TAEQ Green Building Headquarters</strong> - Sakhnin, Israel</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d85y4b9az3tjpiqp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Walk [Your City]</strong> - Raleigh, North Carolina</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oy95tsn09p4vkmsb.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Comunidad Ecologica Saludable</strong> [Healthy Ecological Community] - Lima, Peru<br><br><strong>Joler Jonno Utshob</strong> - A Dug Well Pavilion - Dhaka, Bangladesh</p> <p> For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/project_winners_announced_for_public_interest_design_global/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87070816/seven-projects-shortlisted-for-world-design-impact-prize-2013-2014 Seven projects shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-21T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:14:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5oq0sd4fgcc2tycm.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seven projects have been shortlisted for the World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014. The nominated projects were unveiled during the 28th General Assembly of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) in Montreal, Canada from Nov. 18-19. The World Design Impact Prize raises awareness to the value of industrial design to provide solutions that address challenging global issues and social well-being.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted projects are:</p> <ul><li> ABC (A Behaviour Changing) Syringe</li> <li> BioLite HomeStove</li> <li> Family By Family</li> <li> Laddoo Project</li> <li> Leveraged Freedom Chair</li> <li> Potty Project</li> <li> Refugee Housing Unit</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/43254180/global-holcim-award-2012-winners-announced Global Holcim Award 2012 Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-03-30T15:58:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjoj4xmdy6f158tm.jpg" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A secondary school project in Gando, Burkina Faso, a community center project in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil, and an urban renewal plan in Berlin, Germany are the winners of the Global Holcim Awards for 2012. These leading sustainable construction projects were selected from 15 finalist submissions by a jury of independent experts led by Enrique Norten. The finalists were the regional Holcim Awards 2011 winning projects that had been selected from more than 6,000 entries in 146 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>