Archinect - News 2015-09-04T04:04:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130270609/human-organ-mimicking-microchip-wins-designs-of-the-year-award-2015 Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T19:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:14:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zdel8pjhkfq16xa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year Award</a> winner in the <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular international competition.</p><p>The annual contest shows off an entertaining categorized mix of thoughtful designs whose creators range from global-brand giants to emerging entrepreneurs. Needless to say, competition is tough year after year. In 2014, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center</a> in Baku, Azerbaijan snatched the winning title.</p><p>The 2015 edition started out with <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museums_designs_of_the_year_2015_nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominated Designs-of-the-Year hopefuls</a> across six categories: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a>, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category in previous editions appears to have been omitted.) Last month, the jury then selected the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127537159/designs-of-the-year-2015-narrows-down-to-six-category-winners Designs of the Year 2015 narrows down to six Category Winners Justine Testado 2015-05-19T01:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T21:56:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/007ne9z9m6tdyqqa.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>And then there were six. The Design Museum in London revealed the Category Winners for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year</a> 2015. The museum's international competition and exhibition are popular for showcasing an array of distinctive projects that can undoubtedly attract broader public attention to contemporary design, but also prove the relevancy of design and its potential impact in society.</p><p>The competition jury sifted through submissions from international design stars, emerging startups, and students. After selecting <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museums_designs_of_the_year_2015_nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominees</a> total this past February, the jury picked one winner for each category: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category appears to have been omitted.) This year's winners include ads of deformed vegetables for an anti-food waste campaign, a monolithic eco-designed university building, Google's self-driving car, and microchips engineered to operate like human organs.</p><p>&darr; <strong>ARCHITECTURE</strong>: UC INNOVATION CENTER &ndash; ANACLETO ANGELINI<br>Designed by...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees Get a glimpse of the Designs of the Year 2015 Architecture nominees Justine Testado 2015-02-20T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-05-18T19:08:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkqzsbm1z3shswr5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time of year for <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular Designs of the Year 2015 awards, a showcase of noteworthy works created by international stars, up-and-coming startups, and students. A total of 76 projects from the previous year were selected for the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. Last year, Zaha Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took the top prize</a> with the all-too-familiar Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.</p><p>Category winners will be announced on May 4, and the overall winner will be revealed during a Design Museum event on June 4. In the meantime, all nominated works will be exhibited at London's Design Museum beginning March 25.</p><p>The Architecture category has some solid contenders that could make it anyone's game (maybe), with some of them having already won some top awards. Love 'em or hate 'em, here they are:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7asdp12rtft6d4fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Paris, France. Designed by Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6otmt4fc1vx8i1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; ONE CENTRAL PARK Sydney, Australia. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014 Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-30T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T18:29:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt2sv08dzqwxeu52.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win the Design Museum's Designs of the Year Award 2014 with her Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Another first in this year's competition is that the Heydar Aliyev Center is the first architectural project to win the widely recognized award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition began with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominations</a> in the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, and Transport, followed by the selection of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven Category winners</a>.</p><p>Any thoughts on the jury's selection? Share 'em in the comment section below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seven category winners for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-23T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T20:40:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exo8fk5hqzgdy718.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Designs of the Year jury have chosen their cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of the world's most cutting-edge design. Since London's Design Museum announced the 76 nominees in February, the competition has narrowed down to seven category winners. In the final step of the competition, one of these category winners will be announced as the overall winner by June 30 at an event hosted by St. Martins Lane London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The category winners are:</p><p>(Pictured above) Architecture: HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher</p><p>Digital: PEEK (PORTABLE EYE EXAMINATION KIT) - Designed by Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, Stewart Jordan, Dr. Mario Giardini, Dr. Iain Livingstone</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c95mjp0shoollmiu.jpg"></p><p>Fashion: PRADA S/S14 - Designed by Miuccia Prada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv8g8s82u3i30vph.jpg"></p><p>Furniture: PRO CHAIR FAMILY - Designed by Konstantin Grcic</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn3dxj68ck063efr.jpg"></p><p>Graphics: DRONE SHADOWS - Designed by James Bridle / booktwo.org</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30ec0jgh70l8xe1h.jpg"></p><p>Product: THE SEABOARD GRAND - Designed by Roland Lamb and Hong-Yeul Eom</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlkuxea6icmib3zp.jpg"></p><p>Transport: XL1 CAR &ndash; Designed by Volkswagen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0cgjhdocgnkl3r2.jpg"></p><p>More details can be found on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seven_category_winners_for_designs_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-11T21:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:19:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb3pyrdtplev34k0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nominations were announced for Designs of the Year 2014 -- the event where work from the "cool kids" in the big world of design are sure to be found [...] A total of 76 nominees include international stars, crowd-funded start-ups, and student projects. A winner in each category and one overall winner will be announced later this year. All nominations will be exhibited at London's Design Museum starting March 26 - Aug. 25, 2014</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small selection of this year's nominated designs.</p><p><strong>Architecture - MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL</strong> - Designed by NL&Eacute;, Makoko Community Building Team Photo by NL&Eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weoxry95vpekav6a.jpg"><br><br><strong>Furniture - NEW INTERIOR FOR UNITED NATIONS NORTH DELEGATES&rsquo; LOUNGE (NEW YORK) </strong>- Designed by Hella Jongerius, together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg. Photograph by Frank Oudeman<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6426qki0upvx0gsv.jpg"><br><br><strong>Graphics - CHINEASY</strong> - Created by ShaoLan Hsueh with Illustrations by Noma Bar. Photo by Brave New World<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otf3fyde7nmry9oi.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>Digital - LEGO CALENDAR</strong> - Designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton. Photographs by Adrian Westaway<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cp8mfgvj5n8za9lc.jpg"><br><br>Find the complete list at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seventy-six_nominations_listed_for_designs_of_the_year_20141/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71007790/design-museum-london-announces-the-designs-of-the-year-2013-category-winners Design Museum London Announces the Designs of the Year 2013 Category Winners Alexander Walter 2013-04-10T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T17:57:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bksatycy8s0v09ar.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in January, we had published the shortlisted nominees in the Architecture category of the sixth annual Designs of the Year Awards, hosted by London's Design Museum. Today now the final winners across the seven categories&mdash;Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, Transport&mdash;were announced, too.</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/65692685/design-museum-london-shortlists-the-designs-of-the-year-2013 Design Museum London Shortlists the Designs of the Year 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-01-17T14:35:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:06:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4a5v5qgczoh5ekb.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Design Museum this week announced the nominees for the sixth annual Designs of the Year. The shortlist consists of over 90 outstanding design projects from around the world in the last 12 months across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, and Transport.</p></em><br /><br /><p> These are some of the nominees in the Architecture category.</p>