Archinect - News 2016-05-03T20:06:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public COBE + MVRDV's rockin’ new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public Justine Testado 2016-05-03T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T14:11:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled within an industrial patch of warehouses in the Danish city of Roskilde stands the golden-studded, newly inaugurated Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof. COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new museum, which is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa33y5fn1en901h3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzmguh9syhs80stl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quct3fhnakitg4hu.jpg"></p><p>Head over <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943284/zaha-hadid-architects-kengo-kuma-and-arm-architecture-are-among-this-week-s-winners Zaha Hadid Architects, Kengo Kuma, and ARM Architecture are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-05-02T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T06:39:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2u475gafdtgqw97.jpg" width="514" height="333" 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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #106 for the week of April 25-29, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4849/aia-uk-honors-2016-excellence-in-design-awards-winners-pays-tribute-to-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AIA UK honors 2016 Excellence in Design Awards winners, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rm/rm6fiks93qivk5zl.jpg"></p><p>The AIA UK chapter recently celebrated the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Design Awards, which included projects from Students, Young Architects, and Professionals. AIA UK President Frederick Grier paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, highlighting her extensive involvement in the awards and other chapter events.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4850/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-sberbank-technopark-in-russia-s-silicon-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid Architects to design Sberbank Technopark in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/md/mdu64ryrseux2zto.jpg"></p><p>In more recent ZHA news, Zaha's first posthumous competition win is the proposed Sberbank Technopark in Moscow. The 131,000 square-meter office park will be located in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4847/kengo-kuma-s-odensean-concept-for-the-new-hans-christian-andersen-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma's &ldquo;Odensean&rdquo; concept for the ne...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal Justine Testado 2016-04-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T11:01:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall have left a lasting impression in the Australian contemporary architecture scene since they founded Ashton Raggatt McDougall in 1988. Since then, ARM has built projects that the Australian Institute of Architects describes as &ldquo;some of the most extraordinary [if not sometimes controversial] buildings in the short post-colonial history of [the] country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>ARM's contentious body of work recently earned them the 2016 Gold Medal in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Here's a glimpse of their work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcgqs90z9it28o2k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9bxnnw1ol2eiv4s5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rgk5vqaem6v862z.jpg"><br><em>Photos by John Gollings.</em></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4855/national-culture-builders-arm-architecture-wins-the-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals Take a peek at the latest Pershing Square Renew finalist proposals Justine Testado 2016-04-28T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T01:10:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilft9wj046ddj93z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of a broader vision to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles, City Councilmember Jose Huizar spearheaded the creation of the public-private partnership Pershing Square Renew, which aims to overhaul and redesign Pershing Square into a new town square...The finalist proposals have received plenty of scrutiny over the last few months, but the public will get to hear from the architects themselves tonight when they present their concepts at the Downtown Palace Theater in L.A.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&darr;&nbsp;James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sx/sxcd1nd9zpmuy610.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4bof7l7kgtcy6usl.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Agence TER and Team</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/108swddf7dj2srvz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z51m7h6ujklq726r.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;SWA with Morphosis</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djsozh0evcyrhk37.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4w/4wrihn02nyrmpzoh.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;wHY with Civitas</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epchi77h06a66z6u.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb4wgnz4pblb4o1h.jpg"></p><p>See more of each proposal <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4854/see-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalists-proposals-hear-from-the-teams-tonight-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942174/put-your-furniture-design-skills-to-the-test-in-evolo-s-2016-vmodern-competition Put your furniture design skills to the test in eVolo's 2016 VMODERN Competition Archinect 2016-04-25T15:38:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T16:58:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no20gjg4rfdo1ypj.jpg" width="514" height="170" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you currently working on a furniture project that you're yearning to showcase? Or maybe you're an architect who wants to challenge your skills in a different design discipline. Now's your chance to submit your ideas to the 2016 <a href="http://vmodern.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VMODERN Furniture Design Competition</a>! Created by eVolo Magazine (the same people that established the annual Skyscraper Competition), VMODERN wants to explore the future of furniture design.</p><p>Designers worldwide are invited to submit their most creative and thought-provoking ideas for pieces of furniture that reinvent how we live and interact with our everyday environment.</p><p>Submitted ideas can be in production, prototypes, and/or concepts in the following categories: Seating (chairs, recliners, stools, etc.), Planes (beds, coffee tables, desks, etc), and Lighting (ceiling lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp, etc.)</p><p>Sign up during the Early Registration period now until July 19 (fee is US$75). Late registration deadline is September 20, and all submissions are due Septe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942152/see-schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-new-international-criminal-court-the-2016-aia-cote-top-green-projects-and-the-berkeley-prize-winning-essays See schmidt hammer lassen's new International Criminal Court, the 2016 AIA COTE Top Green Projects, and the Berkeley Prize winning essays Justine Testado 2016-04-25T13:34:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T07:26:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fwik783u7c0f266.jpg" width="514" height="514" 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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #105 for the week of April 18-22, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4832/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2016-az-awards-finalists-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Get a glimpse of the 2016 AZ Awards finalists + vote for the People's Choice now!</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy65apv1y1vkqwy5.jpg"></p><p>In Azure Magazine's annual AZ Awards, architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe have a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.&nbsp;After sifting through 826 submissions, the five-member jury picked 66 finalists.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4834/schmidt-hammer-lassen-celebrates-newly-inaugurated-international-criminal-court-in-the-hague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>schmidt hammer lassen celebrates newly inaugurated International Criminal Court in The Hague</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f0yyq3b6bvw087b.jpg"></p><p>After being one of the competition winners in 2008, schmidt hammer lassen&nbsp;took part in a prestigious inauguration ceremony in celebration of The Hague's new International Criminal Court Permanent Premises, also dubbed as the &ldquo;Peace Palace of the 21st century&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4835/eight-top-notch-firms-advance-in-qatar-art-mill-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eight top-notch firms advan...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941958/see-the-newly-revealed-2016-aia-cote-top-ten-green-projects See the newly revealed 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2016-04-22T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T12:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f55z6jm55eq6ui0j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) revealed a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2016. Over the last two decades, the annual awards program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for sustainable design excellence throughout the U.S. The jury chose the projects that best convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a peek of the winners:</p><p>Rene Cazenave Apartments; San Francisco by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mt45gir4v3aprq87.jpg"></p><p>H-E-B at Mueller; Austin, TX by Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/dalyzi4qjb8t5utt.jpg"></p><p>The J. Craig Venter Institute; San Diego by ZGF Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58mxodoucyyxta5l.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4841/aia-announces-the-2016-cote-top-ten-green-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941205/hou-de-sousa-robert-halvorson-and-the-rolex-arts-initiative-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners Hou de Sousa, Robert Halvorson, and the Rolex Arts Initiative finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63f6puu744vj1bqd.jpg" width="514" height="291" 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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #104 for the week of April 11-15, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4824/david-chipperfield-picks-three-architecture-finalists-for-the-2016-17-rolex-arts-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>David Chipperfield picks three architecture finalists for the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08eh9dv73epv71qy.jpg"></p><p>And then there were three. David Chipperfield, who is the 2016-17 architecture mentor in the prestigious Rolex Arts Initiative, recently selected his three finalists. Chipperfield will interview each finalist before picking the architecture prot&eacute;g&eacute; for the year-long program.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4818/folly-2016-winners-hou-de-sousa-to-build-pavilion-of-sticks-for-education-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Folly 2016 winners Hou de Sousa to build pavilion of &ldquo;Sticks&rdquo; for education studio</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zr61r92rfwvmdvzn.jpg"></p><p>Not long after <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning the Re-ball! Competition</a>&nbsp;last month, Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa&nbsp;also won Folly 2016 with their proposal titled &ldquo;Sticks&rdquo;. In the coming weeks, Hou de Sousa will start constructing the installation at Socrates Sculpture Park.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4820/institution-of-structural-engineers-names-robert-halvorson-as-2016-gold-medalist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Institution of Stru...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940353/laka-competition-2016-is-now-accepting-submissions Laka Competition 2016 is now accepting submissions! Sponsor 2016-04-12T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23sznlt1utj1b7z2.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative Laka Architektura has launched their second &ldquo;Architecture that Reacts&rdquo; competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.</p><p>Following a successful first run last year, the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers worldwide &mdash; as well as scientists, engineers, students, organizations, and the like &mdash; all have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tu71q29i01itzkkw.jpg"></p><p>The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939708/phyllis-lambert-productora-and-the-new-aarch-open-competition-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners Phyllis Lambert, Productora, and the New Aarch open competition teams are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-11T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T22:58:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzv21qmfigmw3lao.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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #103 for the week of April 4-8, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4803/phyllis-lambert-to-receive-2016-arnold-w-brunner-memorial-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Phyllis Lambert to receive 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/366oqjli0ijbocr4.jpg"></p><p>Dubbed as the &ldquo;Joan of Architecture&rdquo;, Canadian architect Phyllis Lambert will receive the Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The prize awards an&nbsp;architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4802/three-winners-selected-for-aarhus-new-aarch-school-will-compete-against-sanaa-big-and-lacaton-vassal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Three winners selected for Aarhus' NEW AARCH school, will compete against SANAA, BIG, and Lacaton &amp; Vassal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wzv21qmfigmw3lao.jpg"></p><p>All six vacancies have been filled in the NEW AARCH project competition for designing the new Aarhus School of Architecture. Now that the open competition is done, the three selected architecture teams will move on to the restricted design competition, along with the tea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon? Justine Testado 2016-04-08T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:53:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bqo9lv5f7uxzr6w.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; would be virtually impossible to implement in the real world, given the actual urban landscape of the proposed site, which includes some of NYC's subway lines for starters. That being said, the criticism &ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; has sparked in recent weeks raises bigger questions &mdash; particularly involving the rise of &ldquo;meme-tecture&rdquo;, the cultural value of landscape architecture, and re-evaluating the setup of open ideas competitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938175/ney-partners-william-matthews-associates-the-wheelwright-finalists-and-unstudio-are-among-this-week-s-winners Ney & Partners + William Matthews Associates, the Wheelwright finalists, and UNStudio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-04T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:08:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10vclg5xk3jvxxsd.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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #102 for the week of March 28-April 1, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4796/zaha-hadid-has-died-a-recollection-of-some-of-her-recent-prestigious-accolades" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid has died: A recollection of some of her recent prestigious accolades</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y59ny9mehuyxlnda.jpg"></p><p>Last Thursday was a day of mourning in architecture, with the sudden passing of Zaha Hadid. Social media was swamped with tributes for the architect, who was a daring creative force through and through and whose body of work will remain invaluable for generations to come.</p><p>Also see more of Archinect's coverage on Zaha Hadid and her work <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Four 2016 Wheelwright Prize finalists from Chile, Italy, and Spain to compete for $100K grant</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rf2kiwaywg1kiu1b.jpg"></p><p>It's already that time of year when Harvard GSD will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. Chosen out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries, 2016 finalists Samuel Bravo, Matilde...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937512/a-recollection-of-some-of-zaha-hadid-s-recent-prestigious-accolades A recollection of some of Zaha Hadid's recent prestigious accolades Justine Testado 2016-03-31T18:57:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:12:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i78o3gvw6f2siv0l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid was a daring creative force from the very beginning...She had the ability to consistently shake things up in the architecture world &mdash; and leave a lasting influence. Throughout her extensive decorative career, Zaha Hadid received an abundance of awards including the 2004 Pritzker Prize and most recently the 2016 RIBA Gold Medal, being the first woman architect to win both awards in her own right.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's sister site <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4796/zaha-hadid-has-died-a-recollection-of-some-of-her-recent-prestigious-accolades" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> rounded up some previous coverage on Hadid's accolades and award-winning projects that she and her firm have won over the last few years.&nbsp;</p><p>For more Archinect coverage on Zaha Hadid's passing:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937084/medell-n-wins-2016-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize Medellín wins 2016 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-03-29T16:34:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:42:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puyfbgfex99vb306.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016 is conferred on Medell&iacute;n, the second largest city in Colombia after the capital Bogot&aacute;. Having overcome challenges of uncontrolled urban expansion and years of violence due to social inequalities, Medell&iacute;n has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past two decades. Through bold leadership, long-term plans and social innovation, the city&rsquo;s leaders have tackled its most pressing issues and improved the economy...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a bi-annual award give to a city to honor "outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world."</p><p>Organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Centre for Liveable Cities, the prize comes with a $300,000 check written by the Keppel Corporation.</p><p>For more on Colombian urbanism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128401723/medell-n-s-social-urbanisation" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n's "social urbanisation"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104937987/medell-n-made-urban-escalators-famous-but-have-they-had-any-impact" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n made urban escalators famous, but have they had any impact?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99077989/a-building-boom-in-bogot" target="_blank">A Building Boom in Bogot&aacute;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98089591/medell-n-miracle-or-marketing-ploy" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n Miracle or Marketing Ploy?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80455621/oma-s-masterplan-chosen-for-new-bogot-civic-center" target="_blank">OMA's Masterplan Chosen for New Bogot&aacute; Civic Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137512201/an-interview-with-bogot-based-giancarlo-mazzanti" target="_blank">An interview with Bogot&aacute;-based Giancarlo Mazzanti</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant Justine Testado 2016-03-28T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T02:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3kxaew8arc4lmyu.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. First established by the school in 1935, the prestigious prize is a $100,000 travel architectural research grant awarded to one lucky early-career architect. Out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries for 2016, the jury selected four finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><p><strong>Samuel Bravo</strong>, Samuel Bravo Arquitecto | Santiago, Chile</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6puo338t160j6hw2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Matilde Cassani</strong> | Milan, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nslrk8y16tuvgcnd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Anna Puigjaner</strong>, MAIO | Barcelona, Spain</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cg5u4pew25lboi9c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Pier Paolo Tamburelli</strong>, baukuh architects | Milan and Genoa, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eu2x2x2i932c5cho.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about them.</p><p>Previous Wheelwright Prize coverage on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126385121/2015-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-erik-l-heureux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L&rsquo;Heureux</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936810/steven-holl-hou-de-sousa-and-the-fairy-tales-and-evolo-skyscraper-competition-results-are-among-this-week-s-winners Steven Holl, Hou de Sousa, and the Fairy Tales and eVolo Skyscraper Competition results are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-03-28T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:57:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ylr9spj1pxqotay.jpg" width="514" height="792" 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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #101 for the week of March 21-25, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4763/steven-holl-will-design-the-new-rubenstein-commons-at-the-institute-for-advanced-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl will design the new Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n55i1drxogddg1bg.jpg"></p><p>After winning in an invited competition, Steven Holl will make his mark again in Princeton, New Jersey with the new Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study. Have a first glimpse at Holl's winning proposal.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Play ball! Get a glimpse of Hou de Sousa's winning Re-Ball! installation design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xrz0ynoqbyo7btp.jpg"></p><p>What's better than being in an immersive LEGO-like art installation is being able to actually play with it, as seen in Hou de Sousa's "Raise/Raze" entry that won the Dupont Underground's Re-Ball! competition. Participants had to propose installation designs that would cleverly reuse&nbsp;the more than 650,000 translucent plastic bal...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed Justine Testado 2016-03-25T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T09:27:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pm3y55ec24s85rk6.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers worldwide get to explore their own interpretations of what a skyscraper is in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The sky is indeed the limit for the competition, which gives participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. At the same time, entrants are challenged to re-examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize winners.</p><p>1st Place: "New York Horizon" by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu | United States</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkpy8q6bxcrkqaxg.jpg"></p><p>2nd place:&nbsp;"The Hive" by Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, and Chengda Zhu | United States</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rs/rs802fvynvuqc4mw.jpg"></p><p>3rd place:&nbsp;"Data Tower" by Valeria Mercuri and Marco Merletti | Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bq4ehuxr0jyjvmft.jpg"></p><p>Head over to&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4779/evolo-2016-skyscraper-competition-winners-reimagine-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;to find out more about the 2016 winners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936174/fairy-tales-2016-winners-highlight-real-architectural-issues-through-fictional-storytelling Fairy Tales 2016 winners highlight real architectural issues through fictional storytelling Justine Testado 2016-03-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-03-26T14:00:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08uimdv6nckjtxrh.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fantastical fiction and harsh reality aren't so far apart in the winning narratives of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138961083/the-fairy-tales-2016-competition-is-now-open-for-registration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>. Living in a time when the inevitable future is constantly on everyone's mind, this year's stories beautifully visualize and perhaps forewarn of what possibly awaits. Created by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344/blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>, the international contest invites architects, artists, writers and the creatively inclined to pen their own architectural fairy tale narrative.</p><p>Since Blank Space revealed their first set of winners <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, the competition's rapid growth can be worthy of its own story. The 2016 edition reeled in more than 1,500 entries from 67 countries &mdash; the largest pool of submissions in the competition's history by far. Plus, the level of creativity was as strong as ever, with poignant tales based on recent real-world incidents to thought-provoking critiques on architecture's current state &mdash; and future, of course.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qnqu15qu82hje9zz.jpg"><br><em>Blank Space's "Fairy Tales: Volume 3"</em></p><p>This year's jury also included...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems Justine Testado 2016-03-22T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T19:00:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlavczi8fwpse0au.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The seven American cities that made the shortlist in the Department of Transportation&rsquo;s (DOT) Smart City Challenge are now deciding their strategies for winning the $40m prize fund...Transportation is the focus, so judges will be interested in self-driving and 'connected' cars, as well as 'smart streets' fitted with sensors. The aim will be to cut accidents, reduce pollution and increase commuter convenience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The DOT shortlisted seven finalists instead of the originally planned five. They are:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Columbus, Ohio</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>The winning city is expected to be announced in June.</p><p>More related to transportation technology on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149351656/google-s-self-driving-car-hits-bus-and-causes-its-first-crash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935801/sparc-grimshaw-big-foster-partners-and-mjma-are-among-this-week-s-winners SPARC, Grimshaw, BIG, Foster + Partners, and MJMA are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-03-21T14:26:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:55:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kg84k0wqo528yqwg.jpg" width="514" height="369" 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&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #100 for the week of March 14-18, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4752/big-foster-partners-and-grimshaw-to-design-2020-world-expo-theme-pavilions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BIG, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw to design 2020 World Expo theme pavilions</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4ft5wgycipwfy5m.jpg"></p><p>Get a first glimpse of the three competition-winning designs for the centerpiece pavilions of the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Each pavilion pertains to the 2020 Expo's overall theme.&nbsp;"Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4759/2016-curry-stone-design-prize-awarded-to-sparc-housing-rights-advocate-for-india-s-urban-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Curry Stone Design Prize awarded to SPARC, housing rights advocate for India's urban poor</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2qyg205zfqxx9fbe.jpg"></p><p>Non-profit group Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers won the prestigious Curry Stone Design Prize. Along with their partners National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) and the all-women Mahila Milan, the three groups&nbsp;have dedicated the last 30 years protecting the interests of India's urban poor.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>US/Mexico b...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935782/get-lectured-aiany-new-practices-new-york-2016 Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rqte3gv4tyrec38.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935253/hustle-bustle-a-conversation-about-competitions-and-the-relaunch-of-archinect-s-sister-site-bustler-on-archinect-sessions-56 Hustle & Bustle: A conversation about competitions and the relaunch of Archinect's sister site Bustler, on Archinect Sessions #56 Paul Petrunia 2016-03-17T15:45:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T01:13:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yzqrk5i8q3c0tx7h.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Amelia is away this week, <a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a> fills in and joins Ken, Donna and me for a conversation about competitions, in a celebration of the re-launch of our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. In addition to discussing the new website and its new features, we also talk about the controversial new "<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Border Wall"</a> competition and look at some current competitions worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 56 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Hustle &amp; Bustle":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-56.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131434851/parisian-exports-and-silicon-valley-imports-on-episode-37-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki winners Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki on Archinect Sessions #37</a></li><li><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4640/fernando-donis-designer-of-the-dubai-frame-shares-more-details-behind-the-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernando Donis, designer of the Dubai Frame, shares more details behind...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934533/jeanne-gang-dorte-mandrup-and-la-shed-are-among-this-week-s-winners Jeanne Gang, Dorte Mandrup, and La SHED are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-03-14T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kq3ke7x4tc7udatq.jpg" width="514" height="771" 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 <strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #99 for the week of March 7-11, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4736/dorte-mandrup-wins-prestigious-tr-priset-prize-for-r-day-care-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dorte Mandrup wins prestigious Tr&auml;priset prize for R&aring;&aring; Day Care Center</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/icwys9qcrxtylhex.jpg"></p><p>Danish practice Dorte Mandrup Arkitekten won the&nbsp;Tr&auml;priset, one of Sweden's most prestigious architecture prizes. Awarded only every four years, the prize awards the best in wood design.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4729/cecil-balmond-announced-as-2016-thomas-jefferson-foundation-medalist-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Cecil Balmond announced as 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Architecture</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d4/d42eb11g6nlxeo73.jpg"></p><p>Architect, artist, and writer Cecil Balmond won the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Architecture. Bestowed by the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, individuals who receive the accolade are recognized for their dedication and achievements in areas that President Jefferson held in high regard.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4728/jeanne-gang-named-2016-architect-of-the-year-in-women-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jeanne Gang named 2016 Architect of the Year in Women in Archit...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149819006/see-the-latest-results-for-built-by-women-riba-london-awards-the-aiany-design-awards-more See the latest results for Built By Women, RIBA London Awards, the AIANY Design Awards + more Justine Testado 2016-03-07T15:36:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T21:55:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erer42yoetd1l5um.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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>A slew of stunning projects recently won awards or were shortlisted in high-caliber competitions. Here's recap #98 for February 29 - March 4, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/new_lisbon_museum_of_art_architecture_and_technology_opening_october/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AL_A-designed Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon will open in October</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y9/y9d4fcxkw0jkq793.jpg"></p><p>Get a glimpse of Amanda Levete's design for the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology that's opening in Lisbon this year.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/built_by_women_2016_dc_winners_and_exhibition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Built By Women 2016 highlights women-designed projects in D.C., exhibition opening in March</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mk8w2av7s5r5er7j.jpg"></p><p>Ladies in the AEC industry were recognized once again in the 2016 Built By Women competition. For 2016, the BxW competition focused on the Washington D.C. area to seek some of the best women-led projects. An exhibition at the National Building Museum is also currently on display. (Pictured:&nbsp;Salt &amp; Pepper House by KUBE architecture)...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149276076/mecanoo-annabelle-selldorf-and-the-my-detroit-photos-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Mecanoo, Annabelle Selldorf, and the "My Detroit" photos are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2016-02-29T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:25:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpyfrq6880ua7m6m.jpg" width="514" height="364" 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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's a quick recap #97 for Feb. 22-26, 2016.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mecanoo_mayu_tainan_public_library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s winning Tainan Public Library scheme celebrates the &ldquo;meeting of cultures and histories&rdquo;</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x9n56u5g3h9452u2.jpg"></p><p>Mecanoo and&nbsp;MAYU architects+ had the winning proposal to design the new Tainan Public Library in Taiwan. The 35,000m2 structure will include&nbsp;reading rooms, special collections, a 200-seat auditorium, and public courtyards, to name a few.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_look_serpentine_pavilion_2016_summer_houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>First look: BIG&rsquo;s &ldquo;unzipped&rdquo; Serpentine Pavilion + 4 architects reinterpret Queen Caroline&rsquo;s Temple</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15aw01eu7mpyrsup.jpg"></p><p>Get a glimpse into what BIG has envisioned for the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion. Also, the four architects who are designing the newly added Serpentine Summer Houses revealed their reinterpretations of Queen Caroline's Temple, an 18th century summer house.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/my_detroit_postcard_winners_venice_biennale_2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Revealed: &ldquo;My Detroit&rdquo; postcard winners for the 2016 U.S....</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148989609/winning-my-detroit-postcard-photos-for-the-2016-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-revealed Winning "My Detroit" postcard photos for the 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion revealed Justine Testado 2016-02-25T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T00:57:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05an9b2spr76est7.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today's reveal of the 'My Detroit' postcard photo competition winners...[Out of 463 entries, the winning photos] were considered as unique individual depictions of Detroit that could also collectively tell a larger story about the present-day city. The photographs will then be printed as postcards and distributed to visitors when the Biennale opens in May.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sf/sf39v50mgm5lcnq6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ro/roff98mezy3r09de.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ffj2vv6rthcf0vau.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rl/rl5sjiyxjol6p92r.jpg"></p><p>See more of the photos over <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/my_detroit_postcard_winners_venice_biennale_2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park Nicholas Korody 2016-02-24T14:26:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:33:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3knhb0emayhay0g.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LA has few corners as prominent as First and Broadway. Directly adjacent to the art deco City Hall and across from the LA Times building, the nearly-2 acre lot stands at the center of an increasingly well-trafficked pedestrian area. Now, some of the biggest names in town are competing to transform the lot into a bold new park.</p><p>After a wider call for proposals, the LA Bureau of Engineering, in conjunction with the Mayor's Office, announced a shortlist of finalists late last year: <a href="http://archinect.com/AECOMLosAngelesDesignStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AECOM</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brooks + Scarpa Architects</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Owen Moss Architects</strong></a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mia Lehrer + Associates</strong></a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a>. Each practice was given six weeks to produce a design, which are currently of public view.</p><p>Soon, the City will announce the winners of the competition, following input from the public, and then will proceed to finalize the designs.</p><p>Since the new park abuts the larger Grand Park (designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios), it needs to both stand out as a unique design and seamlessly mesh with the exi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148812065/make-note-of-these-upcoming-exhibitions-featuring-moshe-safdie-the-17th-international-garden-festival-and-legos Make note of these upcoming exhibitions featuring Moshe Safdie, the 17th International Garden Festival, and LEGOs Justine Testado 2016-02-23T14:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T13:56:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8ovkglj0c1l3jdk.jpg" width="514" height="281" 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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's a quick recap #96 for Feb. 15-19, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/global_citizen_the_architecture_of_moshe_safdie_exhibition_bsa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Moshe Safdie exhibit to launch BSA series of Boston-rooted design next month</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h0/h0d6g2p9kqdbrhbg.jpg"></p><p>The Boston of Society of Architects will launch an exhibition series that highlights pioneering architects with roots in Boston. First up is Moshe Safdie, which opens on March 16 at the BSA Space.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/peek_the_17th_intl_garden_festival_winners_in_quebec/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sneak peek of the winners for the 17th International Garden Festival in Quebec</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iayj2nsjzzluhiqi.jpg"></p><p>The 2016 winners of the anticipated International Garden Festival were recently revealed. Get a glimpse of what landscape installations will go up in the iconic Jardins de M&eacute;tis in Grand-M&eacute;tis, Quebec this summer.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/brick_by_brick_upcoming_in_chicago/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Spend a day at the upcoming &ldquo;Brick by Brick&rdquo; LEGO exhibition in Chicago</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h7/h7akfh9j0xllersg.jpg"></p><p>Although International LEGO Day has already passed, an entire exhibition dedicated to the wonders of LEGOs w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148503043/introducing-the-2016-az-awards-jury-members Introducing the 2016 AZ Awards jury members Archinect 2016-02-19T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/io4wp7lb89i7o7b0.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary architecture publication&nbsp;<a href="http://www.azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine</a>&nbsp;is gearing up for another year of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/az_awards_2016/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards.</a>&nbsp;The annual awards give today's architects, practices, manufacturers, and students a chance to get their best work widely recognized. All designers of all design disciplines are invited to compete &mdash; you never know, you might win an award! If you didn't already submit, you have until next Friday, February 26 (the new extended deadline).</p><p>Recently, Azure Magazine revealed the five jury members you'll have to impress for the 2016 competition.&nbsp;They are:</p><ul><li><strong>Chris Wilkinson</strong>, founding principal of Wilkinson Eyre</li><li><strong>Anna Simone</strong>, co-founder and partner of Cecconi Simone</li><li><strong>Thomas L. Woltz</strong>, principal of&nbsp;Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects</li><li><strong>John Tong</strong>, founder and lead designer of +tongtong, formerly of 3rd Uncle Design</li><li><strong>Omer Arbel</strong>, creative director of Bocci</li></ul><p>Read more about the jury&nbsp;<a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com/jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. To submit and find out more about the AZ Awards, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">awards.azuremagazine.com</a>.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/148196238/santiago-calatrava-big-and-collective-lok-are-among-this-week-s-winners Santiago Calatrava, BIG, and Collective-LOK are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-02-15T19:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T13:56:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waj33h1cq290jeqp.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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #95 for Feb. 8-12, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/santiago_calatrava_wins_dubai_creek_harbor_tower/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Santiago Calatrava soars over competition with winning Dubai tower design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5t/5twsjszx89le4ddq.jpg"></p><p>Santiago Calatrava won the competition to design an observation tower for the Dubai Creek Harbor development in the city.&nbsp;Selected out of six proposals, Calatrava's scheme is described as a combination of modern aesthetics and stylistic elements inspired by Islamic architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_invited_to_design_the_2016_serpentine_pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG will design the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, with 4 more architects joining the party</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/waj33h1cq290jeqp.jpg"></p><p>It was only a matter of time before Bjarke Ingels would be invited to design the Serpentine Pavilion. However, BIG's outdoor pavilion won't be alone on the Serpentine Gallery lawn this summer.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/heart_of_hearts_now_open_at_times_square_valentines_day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gather &lsquo;round the &ldquo;Heart of Hearts&rdquo;, now open at Times Square for Valentine&rsquo;s Day&nbsp;</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhy9zclqrg7wt5iu.jpg"></p><p>Romance is in the air at Times Square. ...</p>