Archinect - News 2014-11-01T02:14:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2014-05-21T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0jlwbvqh20iosfb.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Jose M. Ahedo of Studio Ahedo from Barcelona was named as the 2014 recipient of the Wheelwright Prize. The competition pool started with nearly 200 applications from 46 countries and then to seven finalists who were announced in April. For its second year as an open international competition, the Harvard Graduate School of Design awards the $100,000 travel fellowship to an early-career architect whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a second stage of deliberation, the jury selected Ahedo and his proposal, "Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems", which focuses on the architectural and organizational models of animal farming.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4b3612drgtg1mfw.jpg"></p><p>"Noting that livestock is a significant cause of land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, social friction, and problematic development worldwide, Ahedo proposes to research a wide range of practices, from industrial operations driven by 'techno-capitalist policies' to informal or vernacular farms that have grown out of traditions. 'These two distinct production modes coexist in both developed and developing countries,' Ahedo writes in his essay, observing that neither responds adequately to the innumerable environmental and social challenges related to animal farming today."</p><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jose_m._ahedo_wins_the_2014_wheelwright_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58970639/beau-coop-neiman-marcus-100k-chicken-coop Beau Coop - Neiman Marcus' $100k chicken coop Archinect 2012-10-09T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-10T07:20:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz2i5d4pjyhhkxh8.jpg" width="451" height="564" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dawn breaks. The hens descend from their bespoke Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house to their playground below for a morning wing stretch. Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your specially chosen flock and the site of the poshest hen house ever imagined.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Your custom-made multilevel dwelling features a nesting area, a "living room" for nighttime roosting, a broody room, a library filled with chicken and gardening books for visitors of the human kind, and, of course, an elegant chandelier. The environment suits them well as you notice the fresh eggs awaiting morning collection. Nearby, you pick fresh vegetables or herbs from your custom-built raised gardens. You've always fancied yourself a farmer&mdash;now thanks to Heritage Hen Farm, you're doing it in the fanciest way possible!</p>