Archinect - News 2017-03-30T15:01:42-04:00 Seven big-name architecture teams to compete for Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh Justine Testado 2017-03-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T14:11:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over&nbsp;125 competitive teams &mdash; made up of some 400 individual firms &mdash; representing 22 countries vied for&nbsp;a&nbsp;chance to design the &pound;25 million Ross Pavilion, in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the latest initiative</a>&nbsp;to rejuvenate&nbsp;the culturally significant Ross Bandstand and West Princes Street Gardens&nbsp;in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.&nbsp;Today, the&nbsp;Ross Development Trust in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants jointly&nbsp;announced the&nbsp;seven finalist teams who will submit design concepts for the site.</p><p>Following &ldquo;an intense and demanding process&rdquo; according to Jury Chair Norman Springford, here are the big-name architects who will lead their teams in phase two:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The Ross Bandstand (south). Photo &copy; Malcolm Reading Consultants / David Springford.</em></p><ul><li><strong>Adjaye Associates (UK)&nbsp;</strong>with Morgan McDonnell, BuroHappold, Turley, JLL, Arup, Plan A Consultants, Charcoalblue and Sandy Brown Associates</li><li><strong>BIG Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark)</strong>&nbsp;with jmarchitects, GROSS. MAX., WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Alan Baxter As...</li></ul> Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Justine Testado 2017-03-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-29T14:22:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's &ldquo;Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4&rdquo; was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park. In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and&nbsp;Austin+Mergold.</p><p>Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:14:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction Justine Testado 2017-03-22T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winning projects are:</p><p><strong>Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering</strong>: Four World Trade Center, New York.<br>Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Fadi Asmar.</em></p><p><strong>National Award</strong>: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.<br>Submitted by: Arup, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Tim Griffith</em></p><p><strong>National Award:</strong> National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Clark/Smoot/Russell A Joint Venture, Bethesda, Md.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution - Michael Barnes.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>:&nbsp;Fulton Center, New York.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Arup, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: James Ewing Photography.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio.<br>Submitted by: THP Limited, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Bittermann Photography.</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture Sponsor 2017-03-16T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T17:56:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality Cues</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring expressions, from palaces and corporate skyscrapers to border walls and prisons.</p><p>Art that opposes power, on the other hand, is more fluid. Graffiti, protest songs, and written manifestos cost nothing and are easily disseminated&ndash;all things that architecture has historically never been. As such, there is no canon of activist built architecture. And while there have been revolutionary movements and utopian visionaries in the history of architecture, only now through Photoshop and the internet can an architecture of protest and revolution truly form and proliferate, through imagery that is arguably more provocative in imagined scenarios than built projects in their real-life executions.</p><p>We are on...</p> D'Arcy Jones Architecture named RAIC 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice winner Justine Testado 2017-03-07T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T19:17:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D'Arcy Jones Architecture</a> (DJA), a nine-person studio from Vancouver, as the 2017 Emerging Architecture Practice Award winner. The yearly award recognizes the&nbsp;principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture &mdash; based on criteria including quality of built work, service to clients, innovations in practice, and public recognition.</p><p>Founded by D'Arcy Jones in 2005, DJA's&nbsp;portfolio&nbsp;comprises mostly of residential projects, but also includes commercial spaces, art galleries, housing, interiors, and renovations that skillfully integrate interior and exterior spaces. So far, DJA has ongoing and completed projects in British Columbia, Ontario, Washington, California,&nbsp;and Switzerland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Friesen-Wong House.</em></p><p>The selection jury commended DJA's thoughtful approach to the adaptive reuse of older buildings, particularly at a time when almost&nbsp;1,000 demolition permits are issued in Vancou...</p> AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> Gabriela Carrillo named 2017 Architect of the Year in Women in Architecture Awards + Rozana Montiel wins Moira Gemmill Prize Justine Testado 2017-03-03T19:06:00-05:00 >2017-03-04T23:26:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><br>The Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal celebrated more leading ladies in the 2017 Women in Architecture Awards today. They announced Gabriela Carrillo as Architect of the Year, while Rozana Montiel received the &pound;10,000 Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. Last month, Denise Scott Brown was honored with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Jane Drew Prize</a>.</p><p>Previously awarded to architects like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, Francine Houben, and&nbsp;Mich&aacute;l Cohen and Cindy Walters, Architect of the Year recognizes design excellence in a single built project completed in 2016. The&nbsp;Moira Gemmill Prize&nbsp;supports the continuing professional development of the recipient. Previous winners include&nbsp;Ambrosi Etchegaray co-founder Gabriela Etchegaray and Hannah Lawson of&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Gabriela Carrillo, Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Criminal Courts for Oral Trials, P&aacute;tzcuaro, Mexico.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Rozana Montiel, Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, Tepoztlan House, Mexico.</em></p><p>Carrillo and Montiel were com...</p> 2017 Curry Stone Social Design Circle adds eight more designers for March Justine Testado 2017-03-03T16:02:00-05:00 >2017-03-03T16:02:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation announced eight new members who have joined the Social Design Circle for the month of March. Instead of announcing only one winner for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize, the Social Design Circle was created to honor a total of 100 individual designers and practices across the globe whose work is dedicated to addressing an array of social issues in their local communities and cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Throughout 2017, new members will be selected in relation to the monthly question addressed by the Social Design Circle.&nbsp;For March, the question was &ldquo;Can Design Challenge Inequality?&rdquo;.</p><p>The latest members include the&nbsp;Detroit Collaborative Design Center, design practice Project H, Kigali-based&nbsp;Active Social Architecture, and more.&nbsp;You can find February's honorees&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>See the rest of the March honorees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.&nbsp;</p> UNStudio to redevelop former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt Justine Testado 2017-03-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T23:25:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a double-win for UNStudio in a plan to revive the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt, Germany. Almost a year after being selected to design the masterplan, the practice announced today that they also had the winning architectural proposal...The mixed-use project is a key component in reviving the former bank site, which has been closed to the public for nearly 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at UNStudio's winning scheme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> DRIVERLESS FUTURE: A challenge to shape the impact of autonomous transportation Sponsor 2017-02-23T17:33:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T18:31:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC&rsquo;s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.</em></p><p>Blank Space is proud to announce the&nbsp;<strong>Driverless Future</strong>&nbsp;challenge, a global competition to shape the impact of autonomous transportation in NYC, with a prize purse worth over $60,000 for the 4 top teams. The focus of the challenge is not on the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to mass transit, accessibility, shipping, logistics, software, services, and new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. The primary goal is to create a launchpad for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, engineers, architects and futurists to enact real change in New York City.</p><p><strong>Blank Space</strong>&nbsp;is proud to partner with the&nbsp;<strong>NYC Mayor&rsquo;s Office</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>New Lab</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Fast Company</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>AIA New York</strong>&nbsp;to host the challenge and support winning entries b...</p> BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:07:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development of a functional Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>This past weekend, SpaceX held the first Competition Weekend at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California. After various performance tests, only three student teams were qualified to test their pods on the 1.2 kilometer test tube: TU Delft, the&nbsp;Technical University of Munich, and&nbsp;MIT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Delft Hyperloop pod at the SpaceX competition in Hawthorne. Photo via TUDelft/Twitter.</em></p><p>Their&nbsp;pod wasn't the fastest one, but&nbsp;TU Delft achieved the&nbsp;highest overall score and won&nbsp;best innovative design. The Technical University of Munich came in second and won the fastest pod award, while MIT placed in third overall and won best safety and reliability.</p><p>Speed wasn't the main pri...</p> AIA picks 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award and 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-01-31T15:48:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T15:48:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA announced last Friday that Philadelphia architect&nbsp;Alan Greenberger will receive the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award for architectural advocacy and achievement. On the same day, the AIA selected the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship</a> and Lawrence Scarpa for the 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award, which recognizes &ldquo;distinguished collaborative achievements between allied professionals, clients, organizations, and knowledge communities that have positively impacted and advanced the profession&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of Alan Greenberger's notable projects in Philadelphia.</em></p><p>Formerly a principal at MGA Partners, Greenberger served as both Philadelphia Deputy Mayor and chairman of the City Planning Commission. He spearheaded the Philadelphia2035 initiative to&nbsp;rewrite the city&rsquo;s antiquated zoning code, and also completed and approved plans to redevelop the city's 37-mile waterfront. Greenberger is now a Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and a Dist...</p> Shortlisted concepts for UK Holocaust Memorial revealed Justine Testado 2017-01-27T18:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T20:42:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the somber occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 10 shortlisted proposals for the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition have been publicly revealed. The proposals were designed by the 10 star-studded teams who were invited to submit concepts this past fall.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are the 10 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> concepts for the Memorial and the Learning Centre.</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects</strong><br>With Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Plan A and DHA Designs&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Allied Works</strong><br>With Robert Montgomery, The Olin Studio, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Allied Info Works, Arup, Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture, PFB Construction Management Services Ltd, BuroHappold and Nathaniel Lichfield &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects</strong><br>With Sophie Walker Studio, Arup Lighting, Event London, Lord Cultural Resources, Max Fordham, Michael Hadi Associates, Gardiner &amp; Theobald, Whybrow, Access=Design and Goddard Consulting</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread</strong><br>With Vogt Landscape Architects, Arup Lighting and David Bonnett Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Diamond Schmitt Architects</strong><br>With Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Martha Schwartz Partners and Arup</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner</strong><br>With Simon Schama, Avner Shalev, Local Projects, Samantha Heywood, David Bonnett Associates, Til...</p> The Emerging Voices winners for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-01-25T20:34:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:34:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Launched in 1982, the [Architectural League of New York's] reputable Emerging Voices program helped propel the careers of more than 250 North America-based architects, many whose names are well known today, like Steven Holl, Morphosis, Toshiko Mori, Deborah Berke, Enrique Norten, Jeanne Gang, and Tatiana Bilbao.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The invite-only portfolio competition recognizes&nbsp;distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. The&nbsp;jury evaluates each candidate's significant bodies of realized work and how the work addresses larger issues in the built environment and landscape.</p><p>Here are the 2017 Emerging Voices. Perhaps you already recognize some of them.</p><p><strong>Brian Bell and David Yocum<br>BLDGS | Atlanta, Georgia&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Sol&agrave;-Morales<br>Cadaval &amp; Sol&agrave;-Morales |&nbsp;Mexico City and Barcelona&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker<br>Duvall Decker Architects | Jackson, Mississippi&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Frida Escobedo<br>Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura | Mexico City&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Chris Leong and Dominic Leong<br>Leong Leong | New York City&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Thomas F. Robinson</strong><br><strong>LEVER Architecture |&nbsp;Portland, Oregon&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Jonathan Tate<br>OJT | New Orleans, Louisiana&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>David Scott and Susan Scott<br>Scott &amp; Scott Architects |&nbsp;Vancouver, Canada&nbsp;</strong>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>You can find more details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>... First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations Justine Testado 2017-01-24T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:29:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to the all-too-familiar &ldquo;nature-deficit disorder&rdquo; in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive &ldquo;Playsages&rdquo; that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids &mdash; and adults &mdash; to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>LA CHRYSALIDE</strong> by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe &amp; Virginie Roy-Mazoyer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE</strong> by MANI</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>L'ESCALE</strong> by Collectif Escargo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HAIKU </strong>by architects Francisco A. Garcia P&eacute;rez &amp; Alessandra Vignotto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SOUNDCLOUD</strong> by Johanna Ballhaus, landscape architect &amp; Helen Wyss, architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>THE WOODSTOCK</strong>&nbsp;by Atelier Yok-Yok</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> 144 finalists advance in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2017-01-19T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T20:30:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its third edition, the Knight Cities Challenge asks one question: &ldquo;What&rsquo;s your best idea to make cities more successful?&rdquo;. Every year the Challenge's national call for ideas attracts a staggering number of applicants, who submit their strongest written ideas that they believe can improve everyday living in cities across the U.S. &mdash; particularly the 26 Knight communities. Out of more than 4,500 hopeful ideas, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalist ideas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the full list of finalists <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> AIA names 11 winning projects in 2017 Institute Honor Awards Architecture category Justine Testado 2017-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:20:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA recently revealed the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honors Awards, which are regarded as the profession's highest recognition for outstanding projects in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design...Out of nearly 700 submissions, a total of 23 recipients won awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at some of the 2017 Architecture category winners:</p><p><strong>Aspen Art Museum</strong>; Aspen, CO by Shigeru Ban Architects; Associate Firm: CCY Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&#8203;Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project</strong>; New York, NY by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLP</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&#8203;The Six Affordable Veteran Housing</strong>; Los Angeles, CA by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>(cover image) <strong>Grace Farms</strong>; New Canaan, CT by SANAA; Associate Firm: Handel Architects.</p><p>Find the rest of the category winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The top architectural competitions in 2016 on Bustler Alexander Walter 2017-01-03T19:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T22:21:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After revisiting the most popular/talked-about/award-winning Architects, Projects, and Events on Bustler in 2016 over the past few days, we're closing out our look back with the top Competitions of the year.&nbsp; Regulars will recognize recurring audience favorites from 2015, like eVolo's annual Skyscraper Competition (eVolo also features the highly popular VMODERN Furniture Design Competition among the top 10 this year) and the Laka 'Architecture that Reacts' Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now that earth has completed its full circle around the sun, let's take a quick look back at some of the most visited competition posts of 2016 on our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> that also had an impact on the Archinect news this past year:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon?</a></li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales 2017</a></strong></p><p>Related on Archinect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales 2016 winners highlight real architectural issues through fictional storytelling</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2016 (WAF Awards)</a></strong></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes and Hayball among big winners in 2016 World Architecture Festival</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></li></ul><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Fuller Challenge</strong></a></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fuller C...</a></li></ul> The architecture projects that won big in 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-20T17:56:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T09:50:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring&nbsp;folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly&nbsp;work&nbsp;hard&nbsp;toward a better future.&nbsp;The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude&nbsp;of memorable structures brought to life from renowned and emerging practices alike. And several of those projects won accolades in some of&nbsp;architecture's most&nbsp;prestigious competitions.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s list of 2016's top award-winning projects, in no particular order:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>SANAA's Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; building wins latest MCHAP</em></a></p><p>The IIT College of Architecture bestowed their second biennial Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize to SANAA's meandering Grace Farms community center in New Canaan. The prize distinguishes the best architecture in the Americas.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award</em></a></p><p>Initiatives like the Rainforest Solutions Project show that compromise is attainable despite multiple clashing perspectives. The ...</p> 2016 Faith & Form Religious Architecture Awards name Koning Eizenberg, John McAslan & Partners, John Ronan among winners Justine Testado 2016-12-14T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:59:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether you frequently visit a religious space or not, there are plenty of projects out there that are worthy of praise in their own right, as seen in the 2016 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith &amp; Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), the annual competition scopes out the best in religious architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Open to all, from architects to clergy to students, the 2016&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards</a>&nbsp;concluded with 28 winning projects based worldwide. Categories included New Facilities, Restoration, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, and more. Here are a few of the winners:</p><p>Sacred Landscape:&nbsp;Shoji Oshio + UA architects; 8-Shaped Passage; Ueno, Tokyo, Japan&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Liturgical/Interior Design:&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners; Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho; Kericho, Kenya</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Adaptive Reuse/Repurpose:&nbsp;Koning Eizenberg Architecture; Temple Israel of Hollywood; Los Angeles, California</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Murphy Burnham &amp; Buttrick Architects; St. Patrick&rsquo;s Cathedral; New York, New York; Restoration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;New Facilities:&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners; Jumaa Mosque; Doha, Qatar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Student Work:&nbsp;Rafaela Paes; &ldquo;City of Spirits&rdquo;; Recife, Brazil</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>cover image:&nbsp;New Facilities:&nbsp;John Ronan Architects; Chapel of St. Ignatius; Chicago, Illinois</em></p><p>Find the full list of winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about religious architecture on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LeRoy's Ark: LeRoy Tro...</a></p> Paul Revere Williams and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-14T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:55:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, here's midweek recap #135 with last week's competition headliners:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2017 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams &mdash; the first African-American recipient</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The AIA awarded a posthumous Gold Medal to architect Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American laureate &mdash; it's about time! A trailblazer throughout his career, Williams was&nbsp;the first black architect to join the AIA and to be elected in the Institute's College of Fellows.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>SF-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects won&nbsp;the AIA's highest accolade given to an architecture firm. LSMA was acknowledged for a&nbsp;diverse portfolio that reflects their steadfast dedication to&nbsp;social conscio...</p> Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew Justine Testado 2016-12-13T18:56:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T23:48:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about bridges on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up</a></p> Foster + Partners and BIG are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:24:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="942" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out last week's competition headliners in recap #134 below.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura win Museo del Prado Hall of Realms restoration</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foster +&nbsp;Partners and Rubio Arquitectura had the winning scheme to refurbish&nbsp;the Museo del Prado's historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, or Hall of Realms.&nbsp;The winners were selected over&nbsp;big contenders including OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.</p><p><strong>2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist&nbsp;</strong></p><p>RIBA is currently in the process of revealing the seven projects in the House of the Year shortlist. So far, they've announced four homes:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects + Ansty Plum by Coppin Dockray</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House by DSDHA + Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p> Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition Justine Testado 2016-12-05T19:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T22:49:51-05:00 <img src="" width="800" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A hotspot for land-use disputes, the urban development of Chicago's Lakefront is the subject of the&nbsp;2016 Chicago Prize competition, "On the Edge&rdquo;. Launched on November 29 by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the competition seeks speculative architectural interventions for the Lakefront &ldquo;in consideration of the stated issues that imagine and speculate its scape&rdquo; &mdash; as exemplified in recent situations like the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a>,&nbsp;the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barack H. Obama Presidential Library</a>, or the impacts of Lake Shore Drive.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The Chicago Lakefront. Photo: Payton Chung/Flickr.</em></p><p>The CAC asks: &ldquo;Would new strategies of zoning recharge this long strip of stand-alone city-land? Can architectural interventions function as a framework for the excitation of the edge? How will the collision of the metropolis and the lake create a radical emergence of the unimaginable?&rdquo;</p><p>There is no set program for this competition.&nbsp;A Question-and-Answer period is open now until December ...</p> Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist Justine Testado 2016-12-02T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T22:52:57-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Murphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more details about each project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p> São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-12-01T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of this year&rsquo;s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medell&iacute;n and Bogot&aacute;, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."</em></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about&nbsp;the winning proposal "S&atilde;o Paulo: Growing Farmers&rsquo; Income, Shrinking Urban Sprawl."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge for Europe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li></ul> The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-11-29T20:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:21:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower...Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted houses are unveiled, the House of the Year will finally be revealed on [BBC's &ldquo;Grand Designs&rdquo;] on December 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the first two shortlisted houses.</p><p><strong>Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Ansty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more about each project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flint House wins RIBA House of the Year 2015</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p>