Archinect - News 2014-11-26T05:08:04-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113571377/moma-s-uneven-growth-case-studies-conclude-with-exhibition-this-month MoMA's “Uneven Growth” case studies conclude with exhibition this month Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T21:54:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsuzdoq1ilt7iso4.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams spent 14 months in workshops designing proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. Each case study will be exhibited to the public at MoMA starting on November 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But the discussion doesn't end there. MoMA also created a user-generated <a href="http://uneven-growth.moma.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tumblr</a> that collects examples of emerging modes of tactical urbanism taking place in the six cities.</p><p>Here's a glimpse:</p><p><strong>LAGOS</strong><br>By NL&Eacute; (Lagos, Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br>Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas (Madrid, Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0ons4nm5za66uq8d.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONG KONG</strong><br>By MAP Office (Hong Kong, China)<br>Network Architecture Lab (Columbia University, New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7and5psdjvpi2kc.jpg"></p><p><strong>ISTANBUL</strong><br>By Superpool (Istanbul, Turkey)<br>Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (Paris, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m37c1xfs7kyexzfw.jpg"></p><p><strong>MUMBAI</strong><br>By URBZ: user-generated cities (Mumbai, India)<br>Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab (Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18hxwgs39hw2eswn.jpg"></p><p><strong>RIO DE JANEIRO</strong><br>By RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)<br>MAS Urban Design at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhveryk6ljc91i7n.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br>By SITU Studio (New York, U.S.)<br>Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) (Rotterdam, Netherlands AND New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/ll9izqxg6cri2hqq.jpg"></p><p>For further details and images from each case study, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moma_concludes_uneven_growth_workshops_case_studies_to_be_exhibited_this_mo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101784206/jury-members-of-the-2015-holcim-awards-are-announced Jury members of the 2015 Holcim Awards are announced Justine Testado 2014-06-13T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:39:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnp9mq2f5z2ea6zk.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards has appointed its international expert jury members, who will take on the big task of selecting this cycle's winners of the prestigious global competition, which has a total cash prize of US$2 million...More than 6,000 submissions from 152 countries were sent to this year's call for entries. Later this year, regional winners will be selected based on their team's entry addresses the competition's target issues regarding sustainable construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The jury members are:</p><ul><li><strong>Mohsen Mostafavi</strong> (head), Dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (USA)</li><li><strong>Marc Ang&eacute;lil</strong>, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, <a href="http://archinect.com/ethz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ETH Zurich</a> (Switzerland)</li><li><strong>Alejandro Aravena</strong>, Executive Director, Elemental (Chile)</li><li><strong>Maria Atkinson</strong>, Founding CEO, Green Building Council of Australia (Australia)</li><li><strong>Yolanda Kakabadse</strong>, President, WWF International (Ecuador)</li><li><strong>Matthias Schuler</strong>, Founder, Transsolar Energietechnik (Germany)</li><li><strong>Rolf Soiron</strong>, Chairman, Holcim Foundation (Switzerland)</li></ul><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jury_members_of_the_2015_holcim_awards_are_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96426490/2014-smibe-not-so-big-data-challenge-opens-march-28 2014 SMIBE - NOT SO BIG DATA challenge opens March 28 Justine Testado 2014-03-24T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:48:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5u/5u5xxot1bue831pu.jpg" width="514" height="691" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tell your story about the built environment as a one-minute moving infographic for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/2014_smibe_moving_infographic_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 SMIBE Moving Infographic Competition, "NOT SO BIG DATA"</a>.</p><p>Starting this Friday, you can submit a moving-image story that investigates, explores, and of course can entertain the design community about the social, environmental, political, technological, and economic issues that should be discussed -- all within 60 seconds.</p><p>Submissions should not exceed 1 minute in duration and can be produced in any motion image medium. Entry is free.<br><br>Participants -- whether individually or in groups -- may submit entries on <a href="http://vimeo.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a> beginning <strong>March 28, 2014</strong> and ending <strong>May 16, 2014</strong>. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 16, 2014.</p><p>The winner will receive a cash prize of $250.</p><p>To learn more, visit <a href="http://smibe.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smibe.net</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93092704/finalists-of-storefront-s-competition-of-competitions Finalists of Storefront’s Competition of Competitions Justine Testado 2014-02-08T11:23:00-05:00 >2014-03-12T10:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/074rb01xvq75hv7u.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Competition briefs for urban development can overlook the most pressing and relevant needs of local communities, and architects are usually limited to satisfying the brief's requirements in their proposals. As a response, Storefront set up the Competition of Competitions, where interdisciplinary teams got to ask the questions in creating their own competition briefs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Eighteen finalists were chosen out of 100 submissions. The jury will then select 3 winners, 7 honorable mentions, and a Storefront Special Prize. The Special Prize will get to run their submitted competition as part of the 2014 Storefront for Art and Architecture program calendar.</p><p><strong>The 18 finalists are:</strong></p><ul><li>TAKING BUILDINGS DOWN by IncA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>THE DISCREET ARCHITECT by Local provision Studio&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>OPEN SOURCE OPEN SPACE, HACKING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT by Boot Trunk&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>THE CITY by Form Fiction Format&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>NO TITLES by GroundLAB&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>NATURE, ERROR, BABIES by Metonymy's Architecture&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>DEPLOY YOURSELF, NOT YOUR DESIGNS by CIRCa&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>DEPOLITISIGN by Min Chen &amp; Kristin Enright&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>AMAZONIA 2020 by Civic Projects&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .</li><li>THE NEXT SUBURB by The Thirteenth Hour&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>OFF-THE-RADAR: THE ARCHITECTURE OF NON-EXISITING SPACE by MITNICK-RODDIER&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>LABYRINTH COMPETITION by Gray_matter(s)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>ARCHITECTURAL WORK by The Architecture Lobby&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>BLISS [BETTER LIVING THROUGH INTUITIVE SOFT SURVEILLANCE] by Yeadon Space Agency&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>FUTUR...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84313753/participatory-city-100-urban-trends-exhibition-by-the-bmw-guggenheim-lab-examines-key-themes-and-issues-in-urbanism "Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends" exhibition by the BMW Guggenheim Lab examines key themes and issues in urbanism Justine Testado 2013-10-16T20:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:14:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6p2pavikqjmkwje.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Opening last week at the <a href="http://www.guggenheim.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Museum</a>, the "Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends" exhibition by the BMW Guggenheim Lab is the interdisciplinary team's latest project in continuing the global conversation on major urban issues of the world's cities.</p> <p> "Participatory City" delves into key themes and concepts in urbanism and architecture that the Lab team gathered during their travels to New York, Berlin, and Mumbai from 2011 to 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by a schedule of free film screenings, lectures, and symposia that further explore these topics. Last but not least, the event also showcases the Lab team's architects, graphic designers, special contributors, and other emerging-talent Lab members working in education, science, sustainability, art, and technology.</p> <p> "Participatory City" will continue until Jan. 5, 2014. For more info, click <a href="http://www.guggenheim.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> This event is also in association with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/331403/archtober-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober 2013</a>, New York City's month-long architecture and design festival in Octo...</p>