Archinect - News 2015-04-26T11:52:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126075987/aia-cote-showcase-new-set-of-top-ten-green-projects-for-2015 AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2015-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzlg8rqxikj1mgng.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. for sustainably designed projects that convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology in the annual Top Ten Green Projects. Now in its 19th year, the program is considered to be the most rigorous program of its kind in sustainable design.</p><p>The jury evaluated the projects according to various criteria including the project's positive contributions to their communities, improving comfort for building occupants, and how design strategies were applied to reduce environmental impact.</p><p>In addition to the Top Ten-winning projects below, the Federal Center South Building 1202 designed by ZGF Architects Top Ten Plus Award. Previous Top Ten winners get a chance to scoop this extra special award, which demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p><p>(Cover image)<br><a href="http://aiatopten.org/node/442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>University Center &ndash; The New School; New York City<br>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://aiatopten.org/node/427" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Bu...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125978727/architects-tell-all-in-a-global-survey-about-the-future-of-design-competitions Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions Justine Testado 2015-04-23T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T17:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lngatfco6k6tf46h.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field -- from the student level to starchitect status -- that can provide an international platform for drawing attention to pressing issues and new ideas in the world around us. Nonetheless, the typical structure of the competition is also in great need of its very own discussion. The <em>Architectural Record </em>and the Van Alen Institute conducted a global Competition Survey that asked architects and designers worldwide about what drives them to participate in competitions, what they like and dislike about the process, and suggestions for how to improve and rethink its format for the future.</p><p>Respondents fervently shared their input and personal experiences in the survey, which amassed a total of 1,414 responses from 65 countries. The Architectural Record and Van Alen published the results in three documents:</p><ol><li>A compilation of <a href="https://vanalen.org/content/uploads/2015/04/15.03.03_Comp-Survey_Report-on-Frequencies.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raw data</a> from the online survey platform</li><li><a href="https://vanalen.org/projects/architectural-record-van-alen-institute-competition-survey/#propositions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Propositions</a> that highlight the main factors that...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/125833259/the-next-helsinki-shortlist-demonstrates-that-a-new-guggenheim-isn-t-the-only-option The Next Helsinki shortlist demonstrates that a new Guggenheim isn't the only option Justine Testado 2015-04-21T18:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T12:25:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1a8d9cp4ol1rrc2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversy surrounding the Guggenheim Helsinki has made the project a hot topic in recent years. While the large response to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> is already widely known, is a new Guggenheim Museum truly what Helsinki needs? This is the burning question of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> organizers, who describe the Guggenheim franchise as "the cultural equivalent of Starbucks". Organized by <a href="http://www.checkpointhelsinki.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Checkpoint Helsinki</a>, <a href="http://terreform.info/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terreform</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://gulflabor.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G.U.L.F.</a> (Global Ultra Luxury Faction), architects, designers, urbanists, and environmentalists worldwide submitted their alternative ideas on how the site can be transformed to best meet Helsinki's cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/evdxelav1cm4ie93.jpg"></p><p>The call for ideas drew in 217 international entries from 40 countries on five continents, according to architect <a href="http://www.sorkinstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin</a>, who chaired the jury. In the end, the jury shortlisted eight entries they deemed as outstanding ideas -- which are not necessarily refined and final proposals. (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125760916/2015-holcim-awards-grand-prizes-given-to-colombia-sri-lanka-and-u-s-based-projects 2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S.-based projects Justine Testado 2015-04-20T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T02:35:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxbulor2hizn65i5.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues worldwide. As a global competition, the Holcim Awards highlight people's different lifestyles and draws attention to their specific communal issues.</p><p>At the same time, it promotes the innovative sustainable strategies that architects and designers can create in effort to improve a community's quality of life. The Holcim Awards <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101784206/jury-members-of-the-2015-holcim-awards-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jury</a> -- chaired by Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi -- chose the three grand-prize winning teams, who each won a trophy and shared the $350,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>The $200,000 Gold prize went to<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Projects/articulated-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park | Medell&iacute;n, Colombia"</a> by Colombian team Mario Camargo, Luis Tomb&eacute;, Colectivo720, with Juan Calle and Horacio Valencia, and EPM Group (Empresas P&uacute;blicas de Medell&iacute;n). Their proposal tra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125740749/sanaa-sn-hetta-kpmb-west-8-david-baker-architects-and-egor-orlov-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners SANAA, Snøhetta, KPMB + West 8, David Baker Architects, and Egor Orlov are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-20T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:09:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gx7tg0pfxm74hfsj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #56 for April 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/24h_competition_winners_get_metaphysical_in_aspace_inspace/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>24H Competition winners get metaphysical in ASPACE INSPACE</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/nt296s9a4w7dvfti.jpg"></p><p>The 5th edition of ideasforward's 24H competition "ASPACE INSPACE" challenged participants to create a customized space of refuge using personal necessities, experiences, and the 4th dimension, Time, as inspiration. Participants received the brief on competition day and had 24 hours to complete their proposals. (Pictured: 1ST PLACE: Egor Orlov | Kazan, Russian Federation)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kpmb_architects_west_8_greenberg_to_design_waterfront_toronto_ferry_termina/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg to design Waterfront Toronto ferry terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25ocps991yukbsv5.jpg"></p><p>The KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants team scored the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in <a href="http://waterfrontoronto.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterfront Toronto</a>'s Innovative Design Competition. A few weeks prior, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stoss_narchitects_dsr_kpmb_west_8_among_competitors_for_waterfront_toronto_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five teams</a> including firms l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125373667/three-teams-left-to-compete-for-st-petersburg-pier-redesign Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign Justine Testado 2015-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:55:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz7frq3rof9c0g1p.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just three proposals left in the second attempt of the St. Petersburg Pier design competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tom Leader Studio won the original competition, but that design was kicked to the curb after local group <a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> fiercely <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opposed</a> it -- mostly because it eliminated the pier's iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inverted pyramid</a> that was built in 1973. The group's request to preserve the pyramid became a requirement for RFQ #2.</p><p>A final shortlist of seven new proposals was revealed last December. The Pier Selection Committee convened on March 20 to discuss each proposal, and then narrowed down the list to the following three proposals and their current designs:</p><p><strong>ALMA by Alfonso Architects</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/ALMA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2yam1sfff6s207rk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yziv3l1dudtl5q1t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4cp033xktzpv2ao.jpg"></p><p><strong>Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/destination_stpete_pier.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moersoey29mte5rp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnf0xdlphlgp9m6n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1tx09mjx0b2llj7.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith</strong><br><a href="http://www.newstpetepier.com/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4cp3ba5um4lv4uz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhdwagh8ryovdpgb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p0ndr9ak39z9ibz.jpg"></p><p>Each team is now preparing responses to an additio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125306108/budapest-national-gallery-ludwig-museum-competition-sn-hetta-and-sanaa-tied-for-1st-prize Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition: Snøhetta and SANAA tied for 1st prize Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T21:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:50:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfjb7s56vshy6mct.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a not-so-ideal turnout in its first run in 2014, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the V&aacute;rosliget Zrt's Liget Budapest Design Competition 2.0 is a stark contrast! A few months after the architects for three of the development's buildings were announced, Sn&oslash;hetta and SANAA tied for first prize for Budapest's [...] National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. However, it seems that the ultimate winning proposal is yet to be chosen between the two, after the jury meets with both teams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116678727/three-winners-including-sou-fujimoto-are-selected-for-the-liget-budapest-museum-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112957840/new-competition-launched-for-national-gallery-and-ludwig-museum-in-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125296470/vote-now-for-your-favorite-az-awards-2015-finalists Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2015 finalists Justine Testado 2015-04-14T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T18:51:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae09359uqb3nopb0.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="http://www.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>AZURE</em></a> is hosting their fifth AZ Awards, which invites architects, designers, students, clients, and manufacturers to submit the best of their completed works for a shot at fame -- or just that extra dose of public recognition.</p><p>Out of a grand total of 720 entries, the jury chose 66 finalists in a multitude of categories and subcategories in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Concepts, Interiors, and the A+ Award student category. Azure introduced the Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award for 2015.</p><p>You can participate in this year's awards by <a href="https://azure.awardsplatform.com/entries/vote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casting your vote</a> for the People's Choice now until May 8 at midnight, Eastern Time -- you just have to register.</p><p>The 2015 jury features:</p><ul><li>architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics</li><li>architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane</li><li>designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency</li><li>landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg &amp; Studio</li><li>designer Philippe Malouin</li></ul><p>Winners will be announced...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125201578/amanda-levete-mike-schlaich-and-sou-fujimoto-oxo-architectes-nicolas-laisn-are-among-this-week-s-winners Amanda Levete, Mike Schlaich, and Sou Fujimoto+OXO Architectes+Nicolas Laisné are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-13T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T15:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7k35ta6lh0fad6d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #55 for April 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_aia_ala_library_building_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wrnmrpuksagu0fwk.jpg"></p><p>Community public libraries around the U.S. competed for a winning spot in the AIA and American Library Association's Library Building Awards, which recognize and encourage library design excellence in a time when libraries continue to evolve.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sou_fujimoto_manal_rachdi_oxo_nicolas_laisne_win_ecole_polytechnique_learni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sou Fujimoto + Manal Rachdi OXO + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; win Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezjg2w90i0iykv5l.jpg"></p><p>Sou Fujimoto Architects + Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates won a closed competition for the new Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre for the Paris-Saclay University. Donned in a Sou Fujimoto-signature white, the team's open and porous design will integrate six of the university's education and research institutions into one building.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/tex-fab_plasticity_winner_plastic_stereotomy_now_on_exhibition_at_universit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>TEX...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124980104/university-of-maryland-grad-students-envision-redevelopment-plan-for-new-orleans-neighborhoods University of Maryland grad students envision redevelopment plan for New Orleans neighborhoods Justine Testado 2015-04-10T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:07:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/su1i8ixuucg0zziv.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded by Gerald D. Hines, the annual Urban Land Institute Hines competition challenges multidisciplinary graduate student teams from North American universities to propose a comprehensive redevelopment program for a designated U.S. metro area. The ideas competition is set up as a design exercise with no plans of implementation, but the hypothetical situations of the brief are largely based on actual urban development and redevelopment scenarios, so students get to test their design skills in relevant real-world issues. What student wouldn't be motivated by that?</p><p>For its 13th edition, the competition focused on the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmkzeex3wk9qm1js.jpg"><br><em>2015 ULI Hines finalists (starting on the L, clockwise): Harvard University: &ldquo;Trem&eacute; 2.0&rdquo;; University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin - Madison: &ldquo;Quartier Vert&rdquo;; Harvard University: &ldquo;Claiborne Grove&rdquo;; University of Maryland: &ldquo;The Crossing&rdquo;</em></p><p>The comp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124677931/aia-ala-library-building-award-winners-bolster-the-value-in-caring-for-community-libraries AIA/ALA Library Building Award winners bolster the value in caring for community libraries Justine Testado 2015-04-06T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:44:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8n5yt7g5us43uze.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The arched ceilings, stained glass windows, and other embellished details of some of the world's oldest university libraries or contemporary hotspots like, say, OMA's glass-clad Seattle Public Library get enough attention when it comes to the "best" library designs. While those libraries are impressive in their own regard, smaller and local community libraries are equally valuable. They can be that much-needed catalyst to revive a neighborhood or that comfortable quiet haven to get work done or temporarily escape from it all (including napping). Even as library archives become increasingly digital, libraries are evolving facilities that shouldn't be taken for granted.</p><p>In this spirit, the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) like to recognize and promote local libraries that are considered to be exemplary models of stellar library design in their Library Building Awards program. The awards jury (listed at the bottom) selected six projects for 2015:</p><p><a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/library-awards/cedar-rapids-public-library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Rapids Public Library...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124663424/arid-lands-institute-perkins-will-bomp-and-weiss-a-u-are-among-this-week-s-winners Arid Lands Institute, Perkins + Will, BOMP, and Weiss A + U are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-06T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T13:53:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0i89sgwqb0jn59au.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #54 for March 30-April 3, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_evolo_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q8/q8us549z6pvecitg.jpg"></p><p>The sky is indeed the limit for eVolo's global Skyscraper Competition. Every year, participants are given complete freedom with their skyscraper designs, while also examining the definition of a skyscraper and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century. (Pictured: 1st prize: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP; 2nd prize: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla + Sharan Sundar; 3rd prize: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arid_lands_institutes_drylands_resilience_initiative_wins_100k_2015_latrobe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arid Lands Institute&rsquo;s Drylands Resilience Initiative wins $100K 2015 Latrobe Prize</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou7o9xd1f0k4cjn4.jpg"></p><p>Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute won the $100K biennial Latrobe Prize to support their "Hazel" digital design tool, which intends to enable arid communities anywhere to design a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhx6hcj9h4dr02q.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</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/124212148/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-folly-2015-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Folly 2015 proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kndkex0r1onn8j1p.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent conclusion</a> of the official Folly 2015 competition, Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> invited everyone who participated to share their entries by posting them right on their Archinect profiles.</p><p>We already started our Folly 2015 list, which you can now check out <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/574340/2015-Socrates-Folly-Competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a little preview at some of the Folly 2015 entries we've added so far:</p><p><strong><a title="KaleidoScape - Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123796885/574340/kaleidoscape-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KaleidoScape by Mazdak Jafarain, Shima Mlabadi, Gregory Serweta </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t0x6q1q80oiyfw0g.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="FOLLY 2015: MERRY-GO-GROUND" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123691674/574340/folly-2015-merry-go-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MERRY-GO-GROUND by Julien Leyssene </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q44ljqhybvv1tzks.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="The Anamorphic Hut / Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123674792/574340/the-anamorphic-hut-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Anamorphic Hut by OP.AL w/ HiJac</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saezknqo7zb2stvx.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/123604059/574340/mochi-2015-socrates-folly-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mochi by Hou de Sousa</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aj1g2moyrcva0v6x.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015 : Scroll" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121689708/574340/folly-2015-scroll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scroll by derek pirozzi </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4t2cqxhs978om4f.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Folly 2015: so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118882066/574340/folly-2015-so-o-p-rflo-o-s-shed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">so&#862;o&#712;p&#601;rflo&#862;o&#601;s SHED by Alfredo Pimentel </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80fbk7qoxk9q0ssy.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Remnant, Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118820225/574340/remnant-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remnant by Atelier of Digital Design (ADD) </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qyfxgd5deabi92w3.jpg"></p><p><strong><a title="Balloon Swing, Folly 2015" href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/118757534/574340/balloon-swing-folly-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balloon Swing by Lockhart Krause Architect </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4hlxx1bpmvniw8g.jpg"></p><p>If you haven't gotten the chance to upload your project to be added to the list, no problem. Project Collections is ongoing, so we'll continuously add more proposals as you post them onto your Archinect profiles.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>Simply create an Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124143827/kengo-kuma-atelier-yokyok-and-the-waterfront-toronto-finalist-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners Kengo Kuma, Atelier YokYok, and the Waterfront Toronto finalist teams are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-30T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T14:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70iyjt81j4xw0rhe.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #53 for Mar 23-27, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kengo_kuma_associates_to_design_saint-denis_pleyel_metro_station_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates to design Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station in Paris</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e13pyw2175vroq5m.jpg"></p><p>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates had the winning design for the Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station, which will become a central train station for the upcoming Grand Paris Express development.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stoss_narchitects_dsr_kpmb_west_8_among_competitors_for_waterfront_toronto_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stoss, nARCHITECTS, DS+R, KPMB, West 8 among competitors for Waterfront Toronto terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rii95jo7oeq9khso.jpg"></p><p>Who will have the winning concept for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park? Competition organizer Waterfront Toronto is down to five teams, and the winning proposal will become part of a longterm masterplan.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_images_of_selgascanos_colorful_polygonic_2015_serpentine_pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First images of SelgasCano&rsquo;s colorful polygonic 2015 Serpentine Pavilion</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zna0s5hy6t78zfmi.jpg"></p><p>If you missed it last week, here are the first renderings of SelgasCano's design for the 2015 S...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture Justine Testado 2015-03-30T18:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T08:30:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qes4pzsib0l6u02.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Behold the almighty skyscraper, both a historical architectural feat and a signifier of change&nbsp; -- whether in an idealistic sense or not -- in the urban landscape. In relation to that, eVolo Magazine hosted another year of their popular Skyscraper Competition, which gives participants worldwide the freedom to conjure up their own skyscrapers as a way to challenge how we understand vertical architecture and its relationship to the natural and built environment.</p><p>This year's competition brought in 408 entries from all seven continents, from vertical getaways, protective bio-habitats, arctic structures, to atmospheric labs. In the end, the 2015 jury (listed at the bottom) chose three top winners:</p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/essence-skyscraper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzmkr9lojg16ha0y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gdwhcbcqrk2b9qy.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/invisible-perception-shanty-scaper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/40cmsb647x8mpe5v.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oa6nbenlx9e729gw.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/competition/cybertopia-future-of-an-architecture-space-death-of-analogous-cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwq028pb3vkdwz15.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tb/tbo1bujevig65kgy.jpg"></p><p>The jury selected 15 more different skyscraper approaches as honorable ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123584719/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-folly-2015-non-finalist-proposals BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Folly 2015 non-finalist proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:25:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wsioyrfusn6abd.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Folly 2015 competition is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already done</a>, but Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler </a>want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning Folly entries in our latest Call for Non-Finalists.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!) Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also check out our ongoing call for entries for the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> competitions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123583110/peter-stutchbury-wiel-arets-architects-and-ik-studio-are-among-this-week-s-winners Peter Stutchbury, Wiel Arets Architects, and IK Studio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T14:18:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0gmbvqqyz8q32l9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #52 for Mar 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wiel_arets_architects_to_design_am_hirschgarten_cluster_in_munich/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wiel Arets Architects to design &lsquo;Am Hirschgarten&rsquo; cluster in Munich</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/ormhlvb89dxrzwrj.jpg"></p><p>Wiel Arets Architects won the competition to design the Am Hirschgarten cluster in Munich. The four-building cluster features WAA's signature sleek, window-clad facades as well as a flexible program.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_fairy_tales_architecture_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxigbz3ws20y6fwn.jpg"></p><p>Blank Space announced the winners to their second Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, where participants worldwide wrote and illustrated their own architectural narrative. Pictured above is 1st prize winner &ldquo;Empty&rdquo; by Zigeng Wang.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside2015_is_accepting_submissions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Inside2015 is accepting submissions!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwdzhwns5jergd1z.jpg"></p><p>Inside2015 invites all young architects and designers to share their "inside" work with the&nbsp; community. Hosted by the Morpholio Project, participants no...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122044605/marvin-architects-challenge-all-eyes-on-your-design Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zggwhzxn8lmi76q.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kehldl90btq7gre.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymnhg9ta9yas7yth.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avoq13fcledpj2ta.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="http://www.ikstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssbaaxve35o4a8u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlmtp2mqbhe6x5w5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07g4tts51kyb5st4.jpg"></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123125518/fairy-tales-2015-competition-winners-revealed Fairy Tales 2015 competition winners revealed Justine Testado 2015-03-17T16:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:11:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zv1oetam47av972.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From endearing and colorful to clandestine and foreboding, Blank Space's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/fairy_tales_2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">annual Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> is back a second time with more architectural anecdotes to tell. Blank Space co-founders Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani started the open competition as one way to showcase how architecture shapes society and vice versa in a multitude of perspectives. Young architects, designers, artists, illustrators, writers and the creatively inclined worldwide put their storytelling skills to the test by creating their own architectural fairy tale narrative. In its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural run</a>, the competition attracted over 300 entries from 50 countries. One year later, 1,200 participants based in 65 countries submitted entries.</p><p>The jury awarded the $1,500 first prize to <em>Empty</em> by Zigeng Wang, a Masters student at Princeton University. Wang's rich, sci fi-inspired illustrations narrate the ethical and environmental dilemmas of a post-industrial and globalized world. The story attempts to "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123043546/frei-otto-adept-the-kun-house-and-belatchew-arkitekter-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Frei Otto, ADEPT, the Kun House, and Belatchew Arkitekter are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-03-16T13:55:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T13:58:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k4zt7ymbnel1j0l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #51 for Mar 9-13, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/frei_otto_named_as_2015_pritzker_prize_laureate_one_day_after_his_untimely_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frei Otto named as 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, one day after his untimely death</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zs/zsqauzzde0didyb2.jpg"></p><p>Best known for his lightweight structural style and his collaborative, holistic approach to architecture, celebrated German architect Frei Otto was publicly announced as the 2015 Pritzker Prize, one day after he passed away.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sixty-eight_buildings_shortlisted_for_riba_london_awards_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sixty-eight buildings shortlisted for RIBA London Awards 2015</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9kyesqqztm735as.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://architecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> announced the 68 shortlisted buildings for the RIBA London Awards 2015, which reflect the organization's mission of honoring design excellence throughout the United Kingdom. But the London Awards, while an honor, are just the beginning for more RIBA award programs later in the year. (Pictured: Friends House by John McAslan and Partners)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/adept_to_design_new_flensburg_city_gate_in_german-danish_border/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ADEPT to design new Flensburg city ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121990834/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Bamiyan Cultural Centre proposals! Archinect 2015-03-02T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T09:50:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/885z69nfcral6sh1.jpg" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many teams have already followed Archinect &amp; Bustler's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent call</a> to post your non-finalist entries to the highly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/528743/bamiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition</a> in Afghanistan directly on your Archinect profiles.</p><p>As we're continuing to gather all submissions in one handy list, you can now access the <strong>Bamiyan Project Collection</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To give you a better impression of the quality and scope of received entries, here are just a few proposals that especially stood out to us.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqnxg689o8qkfwtk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121634210/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by KSR Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4i7s12kvbw23x3m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121893613/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Kaluzhak Maxim, Oleg Budeanu, Andrei Vatamaniuc, Ina Borozan, Irina Dubinschi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v92f2dq44zkc4g1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121332284/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Karolos Michailidis, Zapantiotis Fotis, Papanagiotou Stathis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z2b8wt5sopbc6fe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121974734/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by 1.61 Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtzv3r6p822qmvxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121936979/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Shift Process Practice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68iawrii29b3atjx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121846274/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center-competition-bamiyan-vaults" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by Jong Kim, Shawn Conte, Mark Talma</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/sknxjukxjbk6d24i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121621367/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Maryam Moayery Nia, Hamed Zarrinkamari, Fatemeh Mousavi, Masoud Moayery Nia (CG artist: Milad Kambari, Pouria Abbasi)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80nnkdg7x84u61g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121980368/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition-with-4rkitects-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Chiara Mazzarello with 4rkitects Team </a></p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet but would like t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Bamiyan Cultural Centre submissions! Archinect 2015-02-25T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T10:24:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thcy8oyg4sxeeyne.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent announcement of the final results for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition in Afghanistan was met with euphoric excitement by the winning teams and blunt disappointment by other participants, even resulting in an online petition to re-evaluate the jury's decision. While the dispute continues, we want to invite all you non-finalists to submit your competition entries and present them to our huge international audience after all.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In our last <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115597776/bustler-s-call-for-entries-share-your-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-proposals" target="_blank">Call for Non-Finalists</a>&nbsp;&mdash; following&nbsp;the insanely popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> design competition &mdash;&nbsp;we were overwhelmed with a great number of stunning submissions, which you can now find <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/people" target="_blank">people</a> or <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/add_portfolio" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121599686/the-five-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-finalists-are-revealed The five 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award finalists are revealed Justine Testado 2015-02-25T18:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:22:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfy7mf1td7ppanj5.jpg" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116210253/the-european-mies-van-der-rohe-award-rounds-up-420-nominated-projects-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120447466/the-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-shortlists-40-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a> and now the final five. The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe announced the finalists of the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award today in London. Initiated in 1987, the biennial &euro;60,000 prize is one of the highest-ranking prizes in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old.</p><p>The award highlights recent projects that best represent the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. Previous <a href="http://www.miesarch.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=23&amp;Itemid=36&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grand-prize winners</a> include familiar names like David Chipperfield Architects, SN&Oslash;HETTA, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Nicholas Grimshaw, Peter Zumthor, Dominique Perrault, Foster + Partners, &Aacute;lvaro Siza Vieira, and Henning Larsen Architects.</p><p>The five contenders are:</p><p>&darr; <strong>Ravensburg Art Museum</strong> <strong>in Ravensburg, Germany by Lederer Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir Oei</strong><br>Authors: Arno Lederer IC), J&oacute;runn Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir, and Marc Oei (DE)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2djibe5sdglipu7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms7lpa1bxmq8zlgi.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Danish Maritime Museum</strong> <strong>i...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121529828/would-you-cross-these-bridges-check-out-a-few-nine-elms-to-pimlico-bridge-entries-for-london-s-river-thames Would you cross these bridges? Check out a few Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge entries for London's River Thames Justine Testado 2015-02-24T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2ds54tomrzypi06i.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of the <a href="http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/publications/vauxhall-nine-elms-battersea-opportunity-area-planning-framework" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework</a>, London's Borough of Wandsworth has its sights on constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the River Thames, between the two very distinct districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Quite evidently, the teams currently in the Nine Elm to Pilmico Bridge competition aren't holding back their imaginations.</p><p>Launched this past December, the competition invited multidisciplinary teams worldwide to conjure up a design concept that would serve as a basis for the final design of the bridge for construction -- if the project <a href="http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/InaJk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even gets to that point</a>. The competition organizers state on their website that they're not looking for a specific design, but rather the best team that shows the strongest capability of designing the landmark bridge.</p><p>Out of the 74 schemes from Stage One, we picked out a few that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftzt0kibxzpwmm9p.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 70</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztc7gcc1ae9mihpw.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 60</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmdfeg7816vlhh1r.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 62</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1di2ij46i35hdnr.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 04</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op7ieb9v968q64t8.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 43</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzvucqs4p4s92utf.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 08</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wskuqzlaz1r3fvp9.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 80</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcqy5w4x20ds0yp2.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 10</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj6ojhn6dx8mhm7e.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 29</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvs5m9zu28oqeg1b.jpg"><br>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121518570/aia-distinguishes-2015-thomas-jefferson-award-collaborative-achievement-honorees AIA distinguishes 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Collaborative Achievement honorees Justine Testado 2015-02-24T16:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xu0ncqy5bh9386zi.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA recently announced the 2015 recipients of their annual Thomas Jefferson Award and the Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement winners. The honorable achievement awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession as well as the community.</p><p>Out of three categories in the Thomas Jefferson Award, the jury selected winners only for Category Two and Category Three this year. University campus architect <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA</a> won in Category Two, which recognizes public-sector architects that manage or produce top-quality design. More info <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Category Three award highlights a public official or other individuals for raising the public's awareness and/or support of design excellence. <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-luebke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Luebke, FAIA</a>, who serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, was selected. The AIA awarded Luebke for his enduring advocacy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and his long-term architectural contributions throug...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121444677/alessandro-mendini-provencher_roy-and-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-nominees-are-among-this-week-s-winners Alessandro Mendini, Provencher_Roy, and the Designs of the Year 2015 nominees are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-02-23T18:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-23T18:16:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1xs0qr73guqajju.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #48 for Feb. 16-20, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alessandro_mendini_receives_the_latest_european_prize_for_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alessandro Mendini receives the latest European Prize for Architecture</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtihrj70o449rugo.jpg"></p><p>The 2014 European Prize for Architecture, regarded as one of Europe's highest architectural awards, went to iconic Italian architect and designer <a href="http://www.ateliermendini.it/index.php?page=69" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alessandro Mendini</a>. A few of Mendini's projects include the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Paradise Tower in Hiroshima, and the Proust Armchair, among many others.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalist_concepts_for_the_from_those_you_saved_commemoration_winner_chosen_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist concepts for the &ldquo;From Those &ndash; You Saved&rdquo; Commemoration, winner chosen in April</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/ri51rsiiqn0b46hq.jpg"></p><p>The Remembrance and Future Foundation organized the "From Those &ndash; You Saved" competition to build a commemorative monument that expresses gratitude to the Poles who rescued Jews during German occupation in the WWII era. The memorial project, currently valued at US$...</p>