Archinect - News 2017-05-29T18:40:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009484/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize Four projects shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T13:43:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4ai0pvp12104gr69.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's down to the final four for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize. Established in 2014 by notable Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the CAD$100,000 prize celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines,&rdquo;&nbsp;says&nbsp;Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s to serve the community and humanity.&rdquo; Back in 2014, Li Xiaodong <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the inaugural prize.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the 2017 shortlist:</p><p><strong>&#8203;8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eo/eobjplwb6ew2xl3u.jpg"><em>Photo: Bjarne Tulinius.</em></p><p><strong>Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/f8/f88z967ah9gkq70x.jpg"><em>Photo: Katsuhisa Kida.</em></p><p><strong>Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vw/vwuo9edb674rv3cw.jpg"><em>Photo: John Horner.</em></p><p><strong>The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rj8kobjdr6coa4rk.jpg"><em>Photo: James Brittain.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5683/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008740/2017-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-awarded-to-chloe-loader-of-the-university-of-lincoln 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09f6osa4sybikjl0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008457/six-projects-win-in-2017-riba-west-midlands-awards Six projects win in 2017 RIBA West Midlands Awards Justine Testado 2017-05-19T15:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T07:05:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4okg40u0j2bdu4bx.jpg" width="650" height="567" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues with the recent reveal of six winning buildings for the 2017 West Midlands Awards. &ldquo;The winners deliver an architecture with a narrative and a poetry, while also fully responding to the functional needs of the facilities they created,&rdquo; stated RIBA Jury Chair Natalia Maximova. &ldquo;It is a year of quieter and well-mannered design, nevertheless, no less confident and powerful for that reason.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>The Compound&nbsp;by BPN Architects</strong></p><p><a title="The Compound by BPN Architects&#8203;. Photo: Tom Bird." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/0p/0p2c6uy4euq0uv4y.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0p/0p2c6uy4euq0uv4y.jpg"></a><em>Photo: Tom Bird.</em></p><p><strong>St. Michael&rsquo;s Hospice, Hereford by Architype</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tn/tnj13tvm9fol871b.jpg"><em>Photo: Dennis Gilbert.</em></p><p><strong>Croft Lodge Studio, Leominster by Kate Darby Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4l/4l8tm6xx37ejy75y.jpg"><em>Photo: James Morris.</em></p><p><strong>Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham by Berman Guedes Stretton</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1d/1dwq2fqu5089vwkv.jpg"><em>Photo: Quintin Lake.</em></p><p><strong>Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas by Glenn Howells Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bl/blztqf5ulbj2lr99.jpg">Photo: Rob Parrish.</p><p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre by Arup Associates</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gv/gvvnnm3jwka4stm6.jpg"><em>Photo: Simon Kennedy.</em></p><p>Learn more about the projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5674/riba-reveals-six-winners-for-2017-west-midlands-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008085/som-foundation-awards-2017-china-prize-to-three-grad-students SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2z6gvg6go8isj5nu.jpg" width="650" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/yue-wu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/zhaoyang-luo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/hanxue-wei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008073/aia-los-angeles-announces-top-residential-architecture-projects-for-2017 AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4auoa3hw57ri1pnu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r8/r8bx2bmtx3i69j8a.jpg"><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qez9eil6tk8j4npf.jpg"><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/n9/n9fkn5fq0eihra80.jpg"><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdsyfj8e38f23v8y.jpg"><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6j/6jlzcx28fh6lyrnf.jpg"><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qee4ha6ihvxemrps.jpg"><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5666/aia-los-angeles-awards-29-projects-in-2017-residential-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007492/alejandro-aravena-s-elemental-to-design-the-1-million-sq-ft-qatar-art-mill Alejandro Aravena's ELEMENTAL to design the 1 million sq.ft. Qatar Art Mill Justine Testado 2017-05-15T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vz/vzwp3ddked25l3z6.jpg" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alejandro Aravena's Santiago firm ELEMENTAL had the winning concept for the Qatar Art Mill Design Competition. Launched by Qatar Museums in 2015, the three-stage competition sought the architect who will convert an approximately 1 million square-foot flour mill into a new waterfront art museum for Doha Bay...&ldquo;The [winning] concept design was praised by the international jury as &lsquo;a serene artwork...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55yd0irmhk8t6x5a.jpg"><em>Elemental Art Mill Concept Design. Image &copy; Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants.</em></p><p>Chosen from eight top-notch finalists, Elemental was inspired by the iconic &ldquo;rhythmic monumental grain silos&rdquo; of the original Flour Mills that formerly occupied the site.</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5658/elemental-wins-qatar-art-mill-international-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007182/deflatkleiburg-wins-2017-mies-van-der-rohe-award-msa-v-named-2017-emerging-architect-recipient DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl1lq7gcgtysd4sd.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992122/finalists-announced-for-the-european-union-prize-for-contemporary-architecture-mies-van-der-rohe-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8z5v36268v5o5swb.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69828272/nl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://xvwarchitectuur.nl/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007069/these-nka-foundation-winning-ideas-will-be-built-in-ghana-s-abetenim-arts-village These Nka Foundation-winning ideas will be built in Ghana's Abetenim Arts Village Justine Testado 2017-05-11T19:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T19:47:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nj/njhr22i2yczqu84s.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Nka Foundation recently revealed the winners of the 2017 Land Art Competition for Ghana...architects, landscape architects, engineers, and students alike were invited to submit their most inventive ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations in rural Ghana. Entrants had to emphasize creating a unique arts village experience and how their design functions as a place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize-winning entries:</p><p><strong>1st place: Earth Archive Project by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Yusuke Suzuki and L&eacute;o All&egrave;gre of Yusuke Suzuki Design Office in Japan</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nj/njhr22i2yczqu84s.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd place:&nbsp;Nonnegligible Village by the Urban Active Space Research Studio&nbsp;at Dalian Polytechnic University in China</strong><br><strong>Team: Ruixuan Li, Jiazi Zhang, Qiuming Dong, Rui Xu, Ying Zheng, Xiaoming Wang, Ziyi Zhao, Yanying Zhao, Yuxiang Zhang, Na Li, Henan Wang, Pengzhe He</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45midxa5kosojy8v.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd place: Ashanti Domino by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sara Arfaian, Junko Yamamoto and Jenny Zhan in USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8agotpwiu7rmagee.jpg"><br><em>Images courtesy of Nka Foundation Land Art Competition.</em></p><p>Find more of the top-winning entries&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5650/winning-installation-ideas-of-the-nka-foundation-2017-land-art-competition-for-ghana" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006684/foster-partners-branch-technology-win-phase-2-level-1-of-nasa-3d-printed-habitat-challenge Foster + Partners | Branch Technology win Phase 2, Level 1 of NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Justine Testado 2017-05-09T19:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T09:08:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lmny4v6oz5k18huk.jpg" width="650" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Foster + Partners and Branch Technology team recently won first prize in the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge's Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition. The three-phase Challenge envisions a future where autonomous machines can help build extra-terrestrial shelters for human habitation.&nbsp;Phase 2 is divided into three levels, with each one focusing on a different structural challenge.</p><p>After winning second place in Phase 1 in 2015, Foster + Partners teamed up with Branch Technology to refine the original concept.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mr/mra51mi8d3s23g51.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4z/4z4ut5g1243x65j1.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners' Mars Habitat concept. Images &copy; Foster + Partners.</em></p><p>In Phase 2 - Level 1, the seven competing teams had to use a combination of recycled mission materials and indigenous Martian regolith to 3D-print a truncated cone and a cylinder, which went through compression testing to assess their suitability as structural components.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hdngzt5kzw2vly34.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners and Branch Technology's Cone Print. Courtesy of Foster + Partners | Branch Technology.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2178e6o7xyhw40t.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners and Bran...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006517/more-of-the-notable-2017-cooper-hewitt-national-design-award-recipients More of the notable 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-05-08T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T19:57:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/se/sermmtxh2dv1d061.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In an era of tumultuous change, design is asking deep questions about its purpose and contributions to a better society,&rdquo; Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann said in a statement. &ldquo;The achievements of this year&rsquo;s class of National Design Award winners have informed that dialogue...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hartmut Esslinger, Susan S. Szenasy, Craig L. Wilkins,&nbsp;MASS Design Group, and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006466/deborah-berke-partners-to-receive-a-2017-national-design-award-from-cooper-hewitt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke Partners</a> are among the notable winners of the 2017&nbsp;Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards.&nbsp;First launched in&nbsp;2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the National Design Award recipients across 11 disciplines are recognized for design excellence, innovation, and public impact.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><strong>Lifetime Achievement: Hartmut Esslinger</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/o4/o4t1v0xfy8iadvbk.jpg"><em>Photo: Courtesy of Hartmut Esslinger.</em></p><p><strong>Director&rsquo;s Award: Susan S. Szenasy&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eh/eh94kanioo5jpe1t.jpg"><em>Photo: Laurel Golio.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126299939/susan-s-szenasy-on-the-importance-of-design-in-the-everyday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan S. Szenasy on the Importance of Design in the Everyday</a></p><p><strong>Design Mind: Craig L. Wilkins</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qz/qz1f2i3zpczs2pk2.jpg"><em>Craig L. Wilkins (author), Ruffneck Constructivists (2014). Published by Dancing Foxes Press/ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.</em></p><p><strong>Corporate &amp; Institutional Achievement: Design Trust for Public Space</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pv/pvtvjpmstjg9zswj.jpg"><em>Photo: Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Architecture Design: MASS Design Group&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5v/5vrvnjio3ogq81js.jpg"><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149979837/how-to-get-a-job-at-mass-design-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How To Get A Jo...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005766/nine-honorees-join-curry-stone-social-design-circle-for-may-2017 Nine honorees join Curry Stone Social Design Circle for May 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T17:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2d/2dot5ugwo60g8jlb.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Another month has begun, so that means a new set of honorees for the Curry Stone Social Design Circle have been announced!...For May, nine new members &mdash; including Rural Studio, bcWORKSHOP, and Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation &mdash; were selected for the theme &ldquo;Can We Design Community Engagement?&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the May honorees:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19021100/bcworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>buildingcommunityWORKSHOP</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0c/0c011ssnl90p7pme.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Fallen Fruit</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3m/3m2xez3deolxdx3t.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Farm Cultural Park</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yv/yvh7scfbnwanstvp.jpg"><em>Photo Credit: Giuseppe Guarneri.</em></p><p><strong>Institute of Play</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0norgt4v1umzhszv.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Project Row Houses</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/97/97wi56t5wmuvqiaf.jpg"><em>Photo: Peter Molick.</em></p><p><strong>Public Works</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k2/k25m2z42pyy0iwam.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Rebuild Foundation</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/u3/u3j50oum06gv5vna.jpg"><em>Photo via currystonedesignprize.com.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1875642/auburn-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rural Studio</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1n/1ntoke8xl6475t46.jpg"><em>Photo: Timothy Hursley.</em></p><p><strong>Sergio Palleroni</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/hw/hwk8ndgip515sr2e.jpg"><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5630/nine-curry-stone-social-design-circle-honorees-announced-for-may-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>, and check out honorees from previous months below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005073/architects-envision-trump-s-america-in-the-complicity-and-defiance-charrette-winners-announced Architects envision Trump's America in the “Complicity and Defiance” charrette — winners announced! Justine Testado 2017-04-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T17:21:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/az0slzjelg4mzj3f.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S.A. is barely 100 days into the Trump presidency, and a sure hell of a lot has happened in the last few months, huh? No doubt, the design community has reacted strongly to Trump's rambunctious power-mongering, including a revival of the debate on complicity and defiance in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response, competition organizer Archistophanes/Reality Cues &mdash; who previously created the cheeky <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972962/good-walls-make-good-neighbors-mr-trump-the-verdict-is-in" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump&rdquo;</a> competition &mdash; launched the Complicity and Defiance in Architecture charrette, wherein entrants had to create&nbsp;&ldquo;a provocative message of critique and/or defiance&rdquo; towards any of Trump's authoritarian legislation measures. Here's a peek of the top three winners and a few honorable mentions:</p><p><strong>1ST PLACE: Oil Border by Elisabeth Drumpf&#8203;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/q2/q2alzznkhb1wc9dt.jpg"></p><p><strong>2ND PLACE: &#8203;Absurdity Redlined by SJ Kwon</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/br/breuq2m0synma8mt.jpg"></p><p><strong>3RD PLACE: &#8203;Humane Security Corridor by Zachary Wilson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ka/ka9ns26bn6zr9epp.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: EcoPorn by Yoshihara Hisao</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wl/wlt9c0cwmzng5djv.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: Trumpe L&rsquo;&oelig;il by Sara Castillo</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/26zjjzc8i3h5k7yq.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: The Garden of Contemporary Blight by Black Fish</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rm/rm72idynyypp4idw.jpg"></p><p>See more of the top entries <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5622/architects-depict-trump-s-america-in-the-complicity-and-defiance-charrette-winners-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004952/one-of-these-crafty-pavilions-will-win-the-2017-chart-architecture-competition One of these crafty pavilions will win the 2017 CHART ARCHITECTURE competition Justine Testado 2017-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T17:59:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldo9n0unb6mz4zmk.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The competition's 2017 &ldquo;The Living City&rdquo; theme revolves around promoting public awareness of sustainable urbanization. Participants had to propose a sustainably designed pavilion for the Chart Art Fair's gastronomy partners and SPACE10 that considers upcycling and reusing materials, multifunctionality, and innovative fabrication methods. Most recently, five teams were announced as the finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the proposals:</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Algae Dome&rdquo; by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski, and Anna Stempniewicz</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yb/ybvfji9gnprnhy20.jpg"></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Paper Pavilion&rdquo; by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lb/lbjkv13mcb83fs4z.jpg"></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Stick Box&rdquo; by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bt/btasqqrqoc5sxofg.jpg"></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Sunday Temple&rdquo; by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/la/layti8kukt49lzr9.jpg"></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Adapt&rdquo; by&nbsp;Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabrian Puller</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/np/npel8649km2t5h8g.jpg"><br><em>All renderings &copy; CHART ART FAIR.</em></p><p>Learn more about each project&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5618/from-ikea-bags-to-algae-to-trusty-ol-paper-here-are-the-2017-chart-architecture-finalist-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004767/announcing-the-2017-winners-of-the-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers Announcing the 2017 winners of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers! Justine Testado 2017-04-26T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T14:55:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l9/l95crkksqdcraxia.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Six talented winners were revealed today for the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Established in 1981 by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>, the Prize carries a legacy in that many now-well-known architects received the award at the start of their careers, like <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, Stan Allen,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shih-Fu Peng &amp; Roisin Heneghan</a>, J. Meejin Yoon, James Slade &amp; Minsuk Cho, and several more.</p><p>Open to North America-based designers who are no more than 10 years out of school, the juried portfolio competition had &ldquo;Support&rdquo; as its 2017 theme. Support &ldquo;identified a present situation in which precarious forms and precarious social arrangements exist side by side. How does one clarify the modes of support in architecture today when the discipline&rsquo;s role is obscured by a tangled network in which exchanges between built form and various systems of framing, assistance, and reinforcement are constantly in flux?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the winners!</p><p><strong><a href="http://archleague.org/2017/03/molly-hunker-and-greg-corso/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Corso and Molly Hunker - S...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003779/waf-2017-announces-performance-as-theme-for-this-year-s-festival WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpbfr0wqpjavzaoj.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wu/wub4dpnmobfmmx5i.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/berlin-architect-tours?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003835/aia-cote-announces-2017-top-ten-green-projects AIA COTE announces 2017 Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2017-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T19:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hs/hsmm7rt4by590i92.jpg" width="650" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In time for Earth Day this Saturday, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the Top Ten Green Projects for 2017. Established 21 years ago, the rigorous awards competition recognizes projects that best demonstrate sustainable design excellence.</p><p>The jury selected projects by firms like Sasaki, ZGF Architects, Payette, Mithun, and HOK, while SmithGroupJJR won the COTE Top Ten Plus honor. In light of the AIA's recently published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003345/the-aia-releases-8-new-principles-responding-to-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate-change principles</a>, the winning projects conveyed a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology, as well as positive community impact, improving comfort for building occupants, and design strategies used to reduce environmental impact. Here are the 2017 winners:</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.aia.org/showcases/76481-chatham-university-eden-hall-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chatham University Eden Hall Campus</a>; Richland Township, Pennsylvania</strong><br>Architect: Mithun</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dp/dp7s07b3nnaatojo.jpg"><em>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</em></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.aia.org/showcases/71306-milken-institute-school-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University</a>; Washington, D.C.</strong><br>Architects: Payette and Ayers Saint Gross&#8203;.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/romsx5mogc6baxb2.jpg"><em>Phot...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003630/more-of-the-2017-american-architecture-award-winning-projects More of the 2017 American Architecture Award winning projects Justine Testado 2017-04-18T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T18:07:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n4kbwtbd6bs7tlvv.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Architecture Awards has been America&rsquo;s highest public tribute for architecture since its inception in 1994. Co-organized by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is presented to recently built top-notch projects in architecture, landscape, and planning that were either built in the U.S. or abroad by the country's leading designers and planners, like Steven Holl, Renzo Piano, and Olson Kundig, to name a few.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over 130 projects around the world were awarded in multiple categories. Here are a few of them:</p><p><strong>&#8203;BENJAMIN P. GROGAN AND JERRY L. DOVE FEDERAL BUILDING</strong>, <strong>Miramar, Florida, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Krueck + Sexton Architects&#8203;. Architect of Record: Gensler.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/hm/hm8kiapp7q1oi6d3.jpg"><em>Photographers: Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing&#8203;.</em></p><p><strong>MIRRORHOUSE, Beverly Hills, California, 2016.</strong><br>Architect: XTEN Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0m/0mrpiu3niaro3xlq.jpg"><br><em>Photographer: Art Gray</em></p><p><strong>PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, Los Angeles, California, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3a/3am0l0u2okci094u.jpg"><em>Photographer: Raimund Koch.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150002911/l-a-s-petersen-museum-receives-2017-american-architecture-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award</a></p><p><strong>MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE, Leelanau County, Michigan, 2016. </strong>Architect: Desai Chia Architecture</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vl/vlwviy2v2dzzgis9.jpg"><em>Photographer: Paul Warchol.</em></p><p><strong>SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea, 2015. </strong>Architect: Olson Kundig&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lm/lmikqkxuqnymsptj.jpg"><em>Photographers: Kevin Sco and Kyungsub Shin.</em></p><p>Find more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5586/from-seoul-to-iowa-city-to-dubai-a-glimpse-of-the-2017-american-architecture-award-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002916/big-olson-kundig-brooks-scarpa-among-aia-2017-housing-award-recipients BIG, Olson Kundig, Brooks + Scarpa among AIA 2017 Housing Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-04-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T18:02:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zq/zqi4eph5qv4sfjxk.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA distinguishes new residential projects across the U.S. in their yearly Housing Awards. The competition recognizes single-family homes, multifamily residential structures, and specialized housing that exemplify high-quality housing design.</p><p>For 2017, the competition jury chose winning projects designed by firms like BIG, Olson Kundig, Marlon Blackwell Architects, Brooks + Scarpa, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and more, from Los Angeles to Omaha to Philadelphia. Winners were selected in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Special Housing.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>One/Two Family Custom Housing</strong><br><em>Recognizes outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s).</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/77391-blue-lake-retreat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Lake Retreat; Marble Falls, Texas</a><br>Lake|Flato Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6t/6tr3xtme5f1b1ldt.jpg"><em>Photo: Andrew Pogue.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78256-pennsylvania-farmhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Farmhouse; Lakewood, Pennsylvania</a><br>Cutler Anderson Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2b/2b5s8hl8bqio1txc.jpg"><em>Photo: David Sundberg.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78151-the-graphic-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Graphic House; Fayetteville, Arkansas</a><br>Marlon Blackwell Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ab/ab0r3wb7u8keicar.jpg"><em>Photo: Timothy Hursley.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78226-los-altos-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002576/raic-distinguishes-montreal-s-biblioth-que-du-bois-with-2017-green-building-award RAIC distinguishes Montreal's Bibliothèque du Boisé with 2017 Green Building Award Justine Testado 2017-04-11T20:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T20:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9ua9msj313r5hs7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built to serve Saint-Laurent's diverse community in Montreal, the Biblioth&egrave;que du Bois&eacute; has collected another honorable accolade. Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada awarded the public library with its 2017 Green Building Award.&nbsp;The award will be presented during the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa on May 24 to 27.</p><p>After winning the City of Montreal's design competition, the Cardinal Hardy&nbsp;+&nbsp;Labont&eacute; Marcil +&nbsp;Eric Pelletier architecte consortium designed the&nbsp;6,000 square-meter LEED-Platinum library, which was inaugurated in 2013. (Eric Pelletier architecte and Cardinal Hardy merged with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26629205/lemay-associ-s-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lemay</a> in 2013 and 2014, respectively.)&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8j903ccn1kyae71.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m71li1j4pjgu9v5p.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography</em></p><p>With ample natural lighting and warm touches of wood, the building&nbsp;comprises various cultural and community spaces: the library, administration, exhibit space,&nbsp;museum archives,&nbsp;meeting rooms, youth areas, and a cafe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sa1d5o5eh8v0opmd.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Yien Chao.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2pp4qi1z4eg1mn8i.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w5/w5q9srq50t1b93z4.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography.</em></p><p>As for sustainability strategies, the bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002387/frank-gehry-to-design-new-krakow-academy-of-music-complex Frank Gehry to design new Krakow Academy of Music complex Justine Testado 2017-04-11T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:51:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Krakow Academy of Music recently announced <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> as the winner of a competition to design the school's new complex of educational facilities and main concert hall, which will be built on a former military site in the southern part of Krakow's Grzego&#769;rzki district.</p><p>When the Krakow Academy of Music, a Polish higher-ed institution, launched the two-stage competition last year, they sought a &ldquo;lively&rdquo; design that presented the most fitting architectural, functional, and acoustic solutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/spu3iqmmighk1feu.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zw0zu0lvatxmtjtx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xpbo7hbiewv4h5in.jpg"><br><em>Images via afasiaarchzine.com.</em></p><p>The initial renderings depict a campus of silver cubic buildings with slightly skewed edges, and it looks pretty typical of the Gehry brand to anyone already familiar with his work. In explaining their decision, the jury noted how the winning proposal has &ldquo;good integration&rdquo; with the site and realizes its full potential, allowing room for future developments. &ldquo;The composition of the designed buildings of the Academy is created with a complex of pavilions respectf...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002041/announcing-the-2017-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners Announcing the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners! Justine Testado 2017-04-10T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T18:01:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/or/oru2ua6di2xm6a1j.jpg" width="650" height="601" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo Magazine</a> has concluded another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968125/2017-skyscraper-competition-call-for-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a> for 2017, and Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are thrilled to announce the winners!&nbsp;The sky is indeed the limit for this&nbsp;competition, which gives participants complete freedom in designing their skyscraper interpretations. 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. Since eVolo first launched the Skyscraper Competition in&nbsp;2006, they have&nbsp;received over&nbsp;6,000 projects from around the globe.</p><p>As expected, competition runs high&nbsp;every year. Out of 444&nbsp;submissions this year, the jury chose three prize winners and 22 honorable mentions. The prize winners&nbsp;are:</p><p><strong>First place: &ldquo;Mashambas Skyscraper&rdquo; by Pawel Lipi&#324;ski and Mateusz Frankowski from Poland&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6z/6z8hfl8xqbhqm763.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/55/55wt9l22ywlwpixz.jpg"><br><em>Courtesy of eVolo.</em></p><p>Project excerpt: &ldquo;The design&nbsp;proposes a modular and scalable skyscraper conceived&nbsp;as an educational&nbsp;center and marketplace for new agricultural communities in sub-S...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001305/john-pawson-and-hiroshi-senju-named-2017-isamu-noguchi-award-recipients John Pawson and Hiroshi Senju named 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-04-04T14:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T14:21:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v9/v9he1wxjpuzvpvsp.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Isamu Noguchi Museum announced London-based architect John Pawson and Japanese-born painter Hiroshi Senju as the 2017 recipients of the honorable Isamu Noguchi Award, which recognizes individuals whose work embodies the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural qualities of influential landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi.</p></em><br /><br /><p>First awarded to Norman Foster and artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in 2014, previous recipients of the award also include architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison (2015) and Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman (2016).</p><p>Learn more about the 2017 recipients <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5555/2017-isamu-noguchi-award-bestowed-to-john-pawson-and-hiroshi-senju" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001148/riba-announces-85-shortlisted-projects-for-2017-london-awards RIBA announces 85 shortlisted projects for 2017 London Awards Justine Testado 2017-04-03T19:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T19:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylicd5o2xvnmunue.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> revealed a hefty shortlist for the 2017&nbsp;London Awards today. Starting out with 215 hopeful submissions, the jury picked&nbsp;85 to advance in the regional competition, including projects designed&nbsp;by David Chipperfield,&nbsp;AHMM, WilkinsonEyre, Coffey Architects, Fletcher Priest Architects, Grimshaw,&nbsp;Haworth Tompkins, Zaha Hadid Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour &amp;&nbsp;Partners,&nbsp;and many more notable contenders.</p><p>In the coming weeks, one of the&nbsp;five London juries working across the West, North, East, South East and South West areas of the city&nbsp;will visit all the shortlisted projects for further evaluation.&nbsp;Here's the full shortlist:</p><ul><li>1 King William Street, AHMM</li><li>131 Sloane Street, Stiff + Trevillion</li><li>Mixed Use Scheme, Bermondsey, Hampson Williams Ltd</li><li>Private House, North London, Alan Higgs Architects</li><li>Shepherd&rsquo;s Bush Road, ColladoCollins Architects with LOM Architects (interiors)</li><li>2 Orchard Place, NGArchitecture</li><li>30 Cannon Street, Delvendahl Martin LLP</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmg62wakfpehj0wb.jpg"><br><em>Belarusian Memorial Chapel, Spheron Architects. Photo: Jo...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000655/schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-state-library-victoria-2020-redesign schmidt hammer lassen's State Library Victoria 2020 redesign Justine Testado 2017-03-31T19:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T13:18:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tz/tzots85r0styxwqp.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been almost a year since schmidt hammer lassen and Architectus' team won the competition to redevelop the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia's oldest and busiest public institution...&lsquo;Our concept provides a strong 'design line' that will act as a framework to guide present and future works,&rsquo; Morgen Schmidt says.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2y/2yb0ngvq1rmaatk7.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1p75v3se65rzeix.jpg"><em>Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen.</em></p><p>Read more about the project <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5545/state-library-victoria-reveals-schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-vision-2020-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999924/seven-big-name-architecture-teams-to-compete-for-ross-pavilion-in-edinburgh 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nkgqfmz6tcoslttu.jpg" 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="http://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/rosspavilion/" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjqh1zmysu01w4za.jpg"><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> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999743/eva-jensen-to-design-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Justine Testado 2017-03-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T07:50:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/905bl9fn594975qx.jpg" 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="http://bustler.net/news/5539/eva-jensen-to-design-dancing-disc-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999137/daniel-libeskind-to-design-spiraling-garden-tower-and-new-east-thiers-station-in-france 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ph/ph7xuyfr9hv3zsvx.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i4/i4kvuivdy8aldkpm.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qf/qffpwwof8a6rnel7.jpg"><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> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998972/four-world-trade-center-nmaahc-samsung-americas-hq-among-2017-ideas-winners-for-steel-construction 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0tqu67mwqhxhflp.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q9/q917vzzpwqaep445.jpg"><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yj/yj9q85m6z6lm96di.jpg"><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0tqu67mwqhxhflp.jpg"><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/az3bi85ic0104bog.jpg"><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j244kfow63d7keqb.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Bittermann Photography.</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5532/thirteen-buildings-win-in-2017-ideas-steel-frame-building-design-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997791/new-competition-from-archistophanes-complicity-and-defiance-in-architecture 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooss65xgx3rs1qvt.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://realitycues.com/2017/03/15/defiance/" 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>