Archinect - News 2015-05-30T02:44:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126558220/aia-chicago-celebrates-2015-small-project-awardees AIA Chicago celebrates 2015 Small Project awardees Justine Testado 2015-05-01T21:28:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfezgpd5pqj2sf78.jpg" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards is that extra nudge reminding us that small firms and small-scale projects are not to be overlooked and underestimated. Today, the Chapter announced this year's winners at a festive party at Chicago's Architectural Artifacts. The exhibition showcased all the competition entries from this year, and attendees had the chance to meet the architects behind the work. Every year, AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards give a big shoutout to the city's emerging architectural firms as well as exceptional local small projects.</p><p>P.K. VanderBeke, Architect received the sole Honor Award for their <a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/live-work-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live/Work Gallery </a>project, wherein the architect transformed a century-old factory space into a functional and sustainable live/work gallery while maintaining the space's "romantic ruin" character.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in5kfa3n1ftap3x1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a66k2b8kst2gbyfe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpg6rei39bayqcpf.jpg"></p><p>Six additional firms received Citations of Merit:</p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/acanthus-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MGLM Architects - Acanthus Awards Medal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62renzg630ekosld.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/box-within-a-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Froelich Kim Architecture - Box Within A Box</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfvaybzbssvum5og.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/cast-aluminum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dirk Denison Architects - Cast Aluminum Tabl...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117134090/swedish-architects-design-for-un-permited-small-space-living Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living Archinect 2014-12-29T19:16:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:24:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/it8u0x9qmzm2blus.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Battling a national housing shortage, Sweden&rsquo;s housing ministry is gambling that throwing away the red tape will encourage homeowners to build that extra room and alleviate the pressure. In July 2014, the Scandinavian kingdom amended its Planning and Building Act to allow homeowners to build small&nbsp;structures that complement their homes without obtaining a building permit, provided they are no bigger than 25 square meters (269.1 sq. feet), and no higher than four meters (13.1 ft). &nbsp;</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/99782034/aia-chicago-highlights-emerging-firms-in-2014-small-projects-awards AIA Chicago highlights emerging firms in 2014 Small Projects Awards Justine Testado 2014-05-14T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7qaa3wpv7c6ygn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AIA Chicago gave a big shoutout to some of the city's best small and emerging architectural firms in the annual 2014 Small Projects Awards. The awards program promotes upcoming small firms as a resource for design excellence and also the valuable contributions of architects in even the smallest works. Out of 96 entries, 13 projects received awards -- including four Honor Awards and one Special Recognition.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>HONOR AWARDS</strong></p><p>(pictured above) <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSPACE Studio</a> - <strong>The Wave&nbsp; </strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77865/paul-preissner-architects-ltd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Preissner Architects</a> &amp; Indie Architecture - <strong>Two Barns&nbsp; </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcr3e4cgx4agx8ft.jpg"></p><p>Johnson &amp; Lee Architects and Planners - <strong>Ping Tom Park Boathouse </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50gaphojnmwvi864.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9096516/searl-lamaster-howe-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Searl Lamaster Howe Architects</a> - <strong>Harbert Cottage</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9eiqzd6wjeczhh79.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL RECOGNITION</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a> -&nbsp; <strong>Barnsworth Exhibiton Center</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw8mfrezl4v2o75e.jpg"></p><p><strong>CITATIONS OF MERIT</strong></p><p>Bureau of Architecture and Design -<strong> Little You</strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egan93qnh7aqneab.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20331764/dirk-denison-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dirk Denison Architects</a> - <strong>Cell Table</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m50xfg00no5no721.jpg"></p><p>dSPACE Studio - <strong>Atrium House </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wpi02q40cj4qyvyq.jpg"></p><p>Kuklinski + Rappe Architects - <strong>Woodland Dune Home</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb5llfq0k1ybbl8m.jpg"></p><p>Lawton Stanley Architects - <strong>Grace Restaurant</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mbi8g82w3rap4zwl.jpg"></p><p>Longo Park Design Workshop - <strong>Onward Reception Wall </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rv4b3d54380et6gv.jpg"></p><p>Vinci | Hamp Architects - <strong>The Club for Modern Fashions </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z7/z781ejzr7k1cu4i9.jpg"></p><p>Wrap Architecture - <strong>Safe House </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utmbhg88awio6i9b.jpg"></p><p>More details on each project at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aia_chicago_highlights_emerging_firms_in_2014_small_projects_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71081631/2013-recipients-of-the-aia-small-project-awards 2013 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards Alexander Walter 2013-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2013-04-13T15:01:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jgj3v9sn2946bgv.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ten projects have been announced by the American Institute of Architects to receive the 2013 Small Project Award. Now in its tenth year, the AIA Small Project Awards Program was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design.</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/61475777/what-is-likely-the-world-s-thinnest-home What is likely the world’s thinnest home Nam Henderson 2012-11-15T22:29:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T06:41:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gtd86v3ee0kby35.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Mr. Keret, 45, received a call from the architect, he was initially puzzled. &ldquo;This guy with a very heavy Polish accent said he wanted to make a house in proportion to my stories,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It sounded like a prank.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Steven Karutz profiled Keret House, a recently completed example of "experimental architecture" by Jakub Szczesny, a Polish architect. &nbsp;Mr. Szczesny, 39, designed the space for an ideal resident, specifically Israeli writer, Etgar Keret. The architect who belongs to a collective called <a href="http://centrala.net.pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centrala</a>, built the house in an incredibly thin gap between two existing buildings.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54692380/bringing-architectural-ghosts-back-to-life-in-knoxville Bringing Architectural Ghosts Back To Life, In Knoxville Archinect 2012-08-03T17:59:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T18:50:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84601a25ff000be7e3e8bb635a7e18f7.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly ten years ago, Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton--the married co-founders of the architecture firm Curb--set out to build a home in downtown Knoxville. They ended up with roughly three: a trio of attached homes they call the Ghost Houses. Earlier this summer, the American Institute of Architects honored Curb for the project, including it in their 2012 Small Projects Awards [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54625966/2012-recipients-of-the-aia-small-project-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more of this year's AIA Small Projects Award winners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54625966/2012-recipients-of-the-aia-small-project-awards 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards Alexander Walter 2012-08-02T14:26:00-04:00 >2012-08-05T20:21:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vejkeyqb3df54zbj.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects recently selected eleven projects to receive the 2012 Small Project Awards. The program, now in its ninth year, was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design.</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>