Archinect - News 2014-09-23T16:48:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109580888/the-regional-holcim-awards-2014-winners-for-north-america The regional Holcim Awards 2014 winners for North America Justine Testado 2014-09-22T19:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fsapfc0nyz58c6e3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following the European announcement, the North American regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 were recognized at a recent ceremony at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada...The international jury led by Toshiko Mori (USA) highlighted 13 projects from across the U.S. and Canada, which altogether received US$330,000 in prize money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winning projects include those by students, emerging professionals, and leading practitioners&nbsp;&mdash; with some familiar names like BIG, the "Hy-Fi" by The Living's David Benjamin, Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx, and NADAAA.</p><p>Below are a few of the winning projects.</p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - North America: Poreform: Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas, NV, USA</strong><br>Main authors: Amy Mielke, Water Pore Partnership, New York, NY, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor, Water Pore Partnership, Woodbridge, VA, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88meyyss5amobtv3.jpg"></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS SILVER 2014 - North America: <em>Rebuilding by Design: Urban flood protection infrastructure</em>, New York, NY, USA</strong><br>Main Authors: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Daniel Kidd and Jeremy Siegel, BIG &ndash; Bjarke Ingels Group; Laura Starr, Stephen Whitehouse, Andrea Parker and Melon Wedick, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects &amp; Planners; James Lima, James Lima Planning + Development; Steven Baumgartner, Buro Happold Engineering and Byron Stigge, Level Age...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107582365/the-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge-semi-finalists The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists Justine Testado 2014-08-27T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:53:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ywt4eihgjs6cope.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of 450 proposals worldwide. Each project went through three rounds of rigorous evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hn9u5rpyjfymklre.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbp4q5q7fmamg1ig.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6idp3onkig03bmzu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2p1pyhjfxz2an95.jpg"></p><p><strong>See the rest of the projects and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_buckminster_fuller_challenge_semi-finalists1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design A closer look into “The BIG U”, BIG’s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design Justine Testado 2014-06-03T19:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:18:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1baudtsjdma3b0y.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From yesterday's announcement of the Rebuild By Design winners by the U.S. Department of HUD, we've got more details behind "The BIG U" by the BIG Team, who had one of the six winning propoals. The BIG-led consortium was awarded $335 million to implement their proposal for New York's Lower Manhattan, with the goal to increase the neighborhood's resiliency to future storm disasters. And with a name like "The BIG U", one can only be curious to find out more.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqaa8icidbvi61ud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijgyx29nz75dur6u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phufkzphhyh05e60.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tcwnbfgcc8924m9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5bwegv4cu5xuw4t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6zbahaw085xzdqo.jpg"></p><p>Read more about the proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_into_the_big_u_bigs_winning_proposal_for_rebuild_by_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners Justine Testado 2014-06-02T20:40:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:24:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tsfa5d94e6cvl3u1.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Rebuild By Design competition were finally revealed! The global competition sought out the best local and resilient design solutions that would help rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Out of the 10 invited multidisciplinary teams, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected the six winners, who were announced today by Secretary Shaun Donovan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> </strong>by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> Team for New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsfvv2mah11hupk7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong> by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23338874/interboro-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro</a> Team for Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sn4qnkwyd0cfl8i.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT CAU</a> + ZUS + URBANISTEN for The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj0vthw2b3xu5d8z.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> for Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmabz66f7fopnsaj.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>/<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> for Bronx, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbs67h8vwr0k1drz.jpg"></p><p><strong>LIVING BREAKWATERS </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE / Landscape Architecture</a> for Staten Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfm1baposxf32vgr.jpg"></p><p>Winning design solutions will be implemented through CDBG-DR funding in addition to other public and private-sector funding sources.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_rebuild_by_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98262926/winning-designs-of-cambodian-sustainable-housing-competition-now-built Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built Justine Testado 2014-04-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgzm65c2dr8ukpuo.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose 3 joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners are:</p><p><strong>Courtyard House</strong> by <a href="http://www.lumleykoller.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jess Lumley &amp; Alexander Koller</a> (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogli2i8nj6otkyen.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyeao9brp6fy06yl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Embrace</strong> by Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/veyhx3moq1nbrs5l.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbmvvdldsgwz10ch.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jni1yvjlquz72tw1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Wet + Dry House</strong> by Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil &amp; Nick Shearman of <a href="http://www.vdd.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd.</a> (Australia)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eyrkrukt035ys29.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y9rsf7q1zkqznm5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ktwj1jku0y5klh.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_designs_of_cambodian_sustainable_housing_competition_now_built/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also check out our recent feature of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97566131/moved-to-care-competition-winners-highlight-the-importance-of-safe-healthcare-for-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Trust International's "Moved to Care" competition results</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwh2xnyfqydrhfbc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0q4rvvgdnqjutbq.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgsqtd91qvg750ql.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/ti1fyhy9m5iimkd4.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d29655hzzyv6b6u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5ite0l3ahgzeha9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xt21xn0lh9f2o49w.jpg"></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88622476/winners-of-the-third-edition-is-arch-awards Winners of the third edition IS ARCH Awards Justine Testado 2013-12-11T20:40:00-05:00 >2014-07-18T17:09:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49q3dpkz26y59vgc.jpg" width="514" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IS ARCH revealed the winning projects of the third edition IS ARCH Awards on Dec. 9. Out of 159 submissions from students and young architects, the competition resulted in three winners, 10 Honorable Mentions, and 30 Finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are the top three winners:</p> <p> <strong>1st Prize:</strong> ENCLOSING LANDSCAPE<br> By Ana Bruto da Costa, Joana Gon&ccedil;alves, Jo&atilde;o Moreira</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezli6xx2k0amnpqb.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>2nd Prize: </strong>ARCH FRAME<br> By Kang Ji Ho, Shim Hun Yong, Hwang Ki Soo</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmxwjhx92lfjj85t.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>3rd Prize:</strong> HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY<br> By Elena Capodarca, Luca Caroti</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwsdrdohmwz3bi5m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> To see more projects, check out the article on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_third_edition_is_arch_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53422775/home-truths-architects-tackle-the-housing-crisis Home truths: architects tackle the housing crisis Archinect 2012-07-12T19:41:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T07:55:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3c4c151ca8a7f7356a8ca23af6bb83d0.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Britain's housing shortage deepens, we asked top architects for their solutions to the affordable living dilemma</p></em><br /><br /><p> UK's The Guardian taps Charles Holland from FAT architects, Glenn Howells of Glenn Howells Architects, Sarah Wigglesworth of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Lynsey Hanley, author of Estates: An Intimate History (Granta), Kevin McCloud, designer, presenter of TV's Grand Designs, and Dickon Robinson, Chairman of Living Architecture and Building Futures at RIBA, for some ideas.</p>