Archinect - News 2017-06-26T16:48:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149994613/rafael-aranda-carme-pigem-ramon-vilalta-named-2017-pritzker-prize-winners Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners Archinect 2017-03-01T12:38:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T12:45:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qq/qq9jk293asumlhu1.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta&#8203;, all three co-founders of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23728/rcr-arquitectes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RCR Arquitectes</a>, have been named the laureates of the 2017 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>. Dubbed as the "Nobel Prize" of architecture, the illustrious Pritzker isn't only a big deal in terms of prestige. Once the latest laureate is revealed, the debate surrounding the prize is ignited once more &mdash; from questioning the prize's significance in the field to discussing which architect <em>should</em> have won.</p><p>It's the first time that three architects have been honored with the prize.&nbsp;Originally from Olot in the Catalonian region of Spain, Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta have worked closely together since founding RCR Arquitectes in 1988. It was this nearly three-decade collaboration &mdash; along with their longtime commitment to creative vision and equal sharing of responsibilities &mdash; that led the jury to select all three architects to win.</p><p>Emphasizing place, narrative, and materiality in their work, their projects &ldquo;seek connections between the exterio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60801947/editor-s-picks-288 Editor's Picks #288 Nam Henderson 2012-11-05T23:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5i/5ig4pob14l2z64va.jpg" width="638" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60584804/student-works-drx-2012-minimal-surface-highrise-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the DRX (The Design Research Exchange a non-profit residency program for researchers hosted by HENN Architekten) took place in Berlin from July 16th, 2012 through September 7th, 2012</a>. Participants included four invited DRX Experts and eight invited DRX Researchers all of whom focused on the topic Minimal Surface Highrise Structures. As part of the DRX 2012, three prototypic 500m (1,640ft) tall Highrise Structures were developed as so-called ProtoTowers.</p> <p> The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60372984/working-out-of-the-box-skip-schwartz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">features Skip Schwartz</a> who is currently the CEO of a heath care service/technology company that provides primary healthcare to people mostly on a virtual basis.&nbsp; The two main lessons that he gained from architecture school and the architecture industry were that "<em>Design counts</em>" and "<em>Project management counts</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The world lost three very talented architects last week including, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60369458/lebbeus-woods-dead-at-72" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> dead at 72, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60245032/john-m-johansen-last-of-harvard-five-architects-dies-at-96" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John M. Johansen</a> the last surviving member of the Harvard...</p>