Archinect - News 2017-07-29T08:01:53-04:00 Winners of the “Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA” giveaway Justine Testado 2017-07-24T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T20:14:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinectors recently had a chance to win&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA&rdquo;</a> by Sam Lubell. Published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>, this handy travel guide features over 250 Mid-Century Modern projects neatly organized into color-coded chapters that cover the&nbsp;Pacific Northwest region of Washington and Oregon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Diego.</p> <p>The lucky winners are:</p> <ul><li>Eric in Warwick, RI</li><li>Samson in Palo Alto, CA</li><li>Benjamin in Tampa, FL</li><li>Marcus in Chicago, IL</li><li>Th&eacute;r&egrave;se in Brooklyn, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats to all the winners! A big thanks to everyone who participated.</p> The top prize-winning architects of 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-21T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T21:34:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not a year goes by without&nbsp;one &mdash; or maybe 10 &mdash; of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award;&nbsp;not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice,&nbsp;scholarly research, teaching, or expertly juggling all three,&nbsp;these architects have made their lasting mark.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s 2016 list of the top prize-winning architects, in no particular order:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena - Pritzker Prize</a></em></p><p>Not only was Alejandro Aravena the director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, he became the first Chilean architect and one of the youngest architects to win the Pritzker this past January. Reactions to Aravena's selection were generally positive, though also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conflicted</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo Mendes da Rocha</a></em></p><p>2016 was a golden year for&nbsp;Paulo Mendes da Rocha. In four months' time, the 2006 Pritzker laureate received three lifetime achievement awards:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale Golden Lion</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale Award</a>, and...</p> Winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Ball ticket giveaway Justine Testado 2016-09-26T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T19:51:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2016 Beaux Arts Ball is happening this Friday at the new A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Thanks to the Architectural League of New York, two Archinect readers will each&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win</a> a pair of tickets to the Tabula Rasa-themed ball.</p><p>The giveaway winners are&nbsp;Wendy Fok and&nbsp;Aditya Ghosh.</p><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Winners of the Sumo Air giveaway Justine Testado 2016-09-07T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T14:29:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinectors recently had the chance to win&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a Sumo Air Lounger</a>, an inflatable lounger chair that requires no extra assembly equipment and is handy to have for all sorts of outdoor activities.</p><p>Four lucky readers were chosen. They are:&nbsp;<strong>Ronald,&nbsp;Qi,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Christopher, and Himanshu</strong>.</p><p>Congrats to all the winners, and a big thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to test your luck in another Archinect giveaway?:<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Win the Grids &amp; Guides Visual Thinkers notebook + pencil set!</a></p> Winners of the Arquitectura Viva 2016 Spain Yearbook giveaway Justine Testado 2016-06-16T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T14:26:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="810" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a>, our readers had the chance to win Arquitectura Viva's 2016 Spain Yearbook monograph. The book&nbsp;is a visual throwback of the last 12 months in Spanish architecture, revisiting 24 top-notch buildings that were all completed in the country over the last year.</p><p>After commenting about their favorite projects in Spain, two winners were selected. They are:</p><ul><li>Sambit - New York, NY</li><li>Marc - New York, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Read more about Arquitectura Viva's previous monographs on Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners of the "Architectural Guide China" giveaway Justine Testado 2016-04-04T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-04-06T18:43:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1195" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, our readers had the chance to win a coveted copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Guide China</a>. This unique travel guidebook presents an&nbsp;architectural overview of nine major urban sites in mainland China as well as Hong Kong and Macau.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Bryce - Milwaukee, WI</li><li>Sam - Santa Monica, CA</li><li>Tim - Seattle, WA</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway.</p><p>For a closer look into the book, check out:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Touring China's past, present, and future: an examination of "Architectural Guide China"</a></p> Winners of the Steven Holl monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-14T18:24:00-05:00 >2015-12-14T18:24:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's new monograph</a>, published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the monograph features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>The five lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Steven - Kentucky</li><li>Paola - Illinois</li><li>Nicholas - New York</li><li>Andrew - Texas</li><li>Daniel - California</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>In case you missed it, check out Archinect's interview with the architect himself, Steven Holl:&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></p> A peek into The Now Institute's "Haiti Now" publication + giveaway winners Justine Testado 2015-11-10T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:07:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking back at the Season 1 finale of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> this past summer &mdash; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">featuring Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi</a>, our listeners had the chance to win a copy of "Haiti Now". The book is a visual almanac of the "Haiti Now" project from the NOW Institute. Founded by Thom Mayne, the Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic urban thinking to real-world issues.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo via The NOW Institute.</em></p><p>Haiti Now is a cross-disciplinary research-driven project that is dedicated to addressing Haiti's contemporary urban issues and potential for future development as thoroughly as possible. The project began in 2011 when the Now Institute was asked to be involved in the development of Haiti, after the Institute completed a design for the Make It Right foundation and a proposed masterplan for the city of New Orleans.</p><p>"It is our hope that this book can provide a foundation of knowledge and understanding of Haiti and many issue of development to uni...</p> Winners of the "Archi-Graphic" book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-11-04T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-04T13:20:40-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had a chance to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win a copy</a> of "Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture". Authored by&nbsp;Frank Jacobus, an assistant professor at the&nbsp;University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture, "Archi-Graphic" is a new book of fun architectural infographics that anyone can enjoy.</p><p>The giveaway winners are:</p><ul><li>Nic S., OR</li><li>Skyler M., CA</li><li>Gregory N., WA</li><li>Chris W., IL</li><li>Christopher F., NJ</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> Winners of the "Thomas Heatherwick: Making" monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-10-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2015-10-15T18:35:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this month, Archinectors had <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the chance</a> to win "Thomas Heatherwick: Making", the British architect's latest monograph, published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Monacelli Press</a>. Co-authored by Thomas Heatherwick himself, the revised and expanded version of the 2012 publication delves into the details behind 140 projects.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Nathan B.</li><li>Daniel S.</li><li>Marlin T.</li><li>Zach P.</li><li>Shawn S.</li></ul><p>Congrats! A big thanks to everyone who participated.</p> Last chance to get tickets to the Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball 2015: THRESHOLD + Giveaway winners announced! Justine Testado 2015-09-16T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-16T21:28:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time is running out to get tickets to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold</a>, happening at the Knockdown Center in Queens this Friday, September 18. Co-chaired by&nbsp;Vishaan Chakrabarti of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> and Maria Alataris this year, the "Threshold" theme gives a hats off to the start of another cultural year for the League and the wider New York design community.</p><p>Guests get to spend an evening with fellow architects, designers, and artists for a night of fun, all while helping support the League's programs.</p><p>You can purchase tickets for $100 <a href=";eventId=6148725" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a>, two of our readers each won a free pair of tickets to the 2015 Beaux Arts Ball. They are:</p><ul><li><strong>Andrew D.</strong></li><li><strong>Jacqueline L.</strong></li></ul><p>Congrats, and enjoy the party! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>For further event details, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Winners of the "Drawing from Practice" book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-09-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T14:32:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinectors were keen to share their favorite architectural-drawing influences in Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>,&nbsp;"Drawing from Practice, Architects and the Meaning of Freehand"&nbsp;by J. Michael Welton. The 221-page book is a&nbsp;practitioner's handy reference for freehand-drawing inspiration and an adept resource to anyone who's curious about the creative processes behind some of today's most influential architects.</p><p>With many thoughtful responses, it was tough picking only five winners. They are:</p><ul><li>Adora T.</li><li>Harmony C.</li><li>Jerome S.</li><li>Zephyr A.</li><li>Steven W.</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!</p> Winners of the "Young Architects 16: Overlay" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-08-14T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="918" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Young Architects 16: Overlay"</a> from the Architectural League of New York. The League's Program Director Anne Rieselbach gave some insight into the book, which delves into the six winning projects of the "Overlay"-themed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a> competition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>. The annual Prize showcases the research processes and practices of today's emerging generation of architects.</p><p>The five winners of the giveaway are:</p><ul><li>Marc C.</li><li>Brian S.</li><li>Yida N.</li><li>Jose E.</li><li>Yelta K.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> Winners of the "Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-07-17T17:56:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T17:56:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="733" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, readers had a chance to win the new <em>Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition </em>by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips. Expanding on the successful original edition, the second edition features 64 new pages including explanations on key concepts on visual language by Lupton and Phillips.</p><p>The five winners are:</p><ul><li>Travis B.</li><li>Misha S.</li><li>Megan U.</li><li>Dana S.</li><li>Jacqueline Y.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>If you want to test your luck once more, Archinect just launched another giveaway for the Architectural League Prize's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Young Architects 16: Overlay"</a>.</p> Architects, designers, and students strut their skills in Azure's global 2015 AZ Awards Justine Testado 2015-06-24T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:52:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design publication Azure Magazine celebrated a new set of winners in their international AZ Awards, touted as the only open competition of its kind in Canada. Recently concluding its fifth edition, the AZ Awards welcomes designers, architects, firms, manufacturers, and students from various disciplines to send their best work for a chance to win and to show off their skills to an international audience.</p><p>Compared to 652 entries from 36 countries last year, competition leveled up with a total of 720 entries from 43 countries. Last month, the jury narrowed the list down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">66 finalists</a> and the public also had a chance to participate by voting for their favorite finalists. At the end of the competition, the jury picked 19 winners, who received trophies designed by last year&rsquo;s AZ Awards guest of honor, Karim Rashid.</p><p>Here's a selection of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr; Residential Architecture &ndash; Multi-Unit: Antonini Darmon: Oiseau des &Icirc;les Social Housing, Nantes, Franc...</p> Winners of the Hypernatural book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-06-20T17:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T16:27:21-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, readers had the chance to win a copy of "Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature" authored by Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer from the University of Minnesota. Published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, <em>Hypernatural</em> highlights 42 case-study projects that demonstrate a fresh array of possible architectural applications in the evolving connection between the built and natural environments.</p><p>The five winners are:</p><ul><li>Martin L. - Toronto, Canada</li><li>Anthony S. - California</li><li>Matt W. - Florida</li><li>Lisa S. - California</li><li>Chrysi K. - New York</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to all who participated.</p> Winners of the Dwell on Design L.A. pass giveaway Sponsor 2015-05-28T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T17:55:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a> on Archinect, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell</a> gave away two sets of 3-day passes to their Dwell on Design Los Angeles trade-show, which opens tomorrow at the Los Angeles Convention Center through Sunday, May 31.</p><p>After Archinectors commented on what they're looking forward to most in the event, the lucky winners are: marli and Justin Tien.</p><p>Congrats and enjoy the event! Thanks to those who participated.</p><p>Register or learn more about Dwell on Design L.A. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S.-based projects Justine Testado 2015-04-20T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:24:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues worldwide. As a global competition, the Holcim Awards highlight people's different lifestyles and draws attention to their specific communal issues.</p><p>At the same time, it promotes the innovative sustainable strategies that architects and designers can create in effort to improve a community's quality of life. The Holcim Awards <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jury</a> -- chaired by Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi -- chose the three grand-prize winning teams, who each won a trophy and shared the $350,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>The $200,000 Gold prize went to<strong> </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park | Medell&iacute;n, Colombia"</a> by Colombian team Mario Camargo, Luis Tomb&eacute;, Colectivo720, with Juan Calle and Horacio Valencia, and EPM Group (Empresas P&uacute;blicas de Medell&iacute;n). Their proposal tra...</p> 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture Justine Testado 2015-03-30T18:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T08:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Behold the almighty skyscraper, both a historical architectural feat and a signifier of change&nbsp; -- whether in an idealistic sense or not -- in the urban landscape. In relation to that, eVolo Magazine hosted another year of their popular Skyscraper Competition, which gives participants worldwide the freedom to conjure up their own skyscrapers as a way to challenge how we understand vertical architecture and its relationship to the natural and built environment.</p><p>This year's competition brought in 408 entries from all seven continents, from vertical getaways, protective bio-habitats, arctic structures, to atmospheric labs. In the end, the 2015 jury (listed at the bottom) chose three top winners:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>1ST PRIZE: "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2ND PRIZE: "Shanty-Scaper" by Suraksha Bhatla and Sharan Sundar | India</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>3RD PRIZE: "Cybertopia" by Egor Orlov | Russia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The jury selected 15 more different skyscraper approaches as honorable ...</p> Winners of the MORPHING book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-03-20T21:19:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T21:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, we received over 100 responses for <em>MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers</em>. Authored by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder Joseph Choma, <em>Morphing</em> is a pedagogical guide that can help architects, designers, students, and enthusiasts to understand in greater depth the trigonometric transformations and functions behind the digital design tools they use.</p><p>The three lucky winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Brian</strong>, Columbus</li><li><strong>Chris</strong>, New York</li><li><strong>Nicholas</strong>, Vancouver</li></ul><p>Congrats! And a great big thank you to everyone who participated.</p><p>Joseph Choma shared more details about <em>Morphing, </em>which you can read <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners of the Archibet giveaway Justine Testado 2015-01-12T18:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T10:14:02-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most recent giveaway</a>, Archinectors had a chance to win a copy of "Archibet" by architect and illustrator <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Federico Babina</a>, whose popularity has grown due to his quaint <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">illustration series</a> that combine his love for architecture and drawing.</p><p>With only 26 letters in the English alphabet and hundreds of iconic architects, Archinectors got to pick which architect <em>they</em> would want to see illustrated in the Archibet.</p><p>The lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>IvanaSeizova</li><li>Olaf Design Ninja_</li><li>nnazemi</li><li>Jordan Fay</li><li>Mr_Wiggin</li></ul><p>Congrats! A big thanks to all who participated.</p><p>"Archibet" will be widely available from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurence King Publishing</a> starting January 20.</p> Winners of the Tiny Modernism 'designer shirt' giveaway battle it out with architectural heavyweights Archinect 2014-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T19:31:18-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce the three lucky winners of Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giveaway contest</a> in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Modernism</a>.</p><p>In order to win one of the adorable architectural toddler t-shirts and baby onesies, we had asked you to tell us which dream combination of any four architects would adorn <em>your </em>shirt.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>REM &amp; NORMAN &amp; RENZO &amp; JEAN, TADAO &amp; KENZO &amp; SHIGERU &amp; TOYO and ZAHA &amp; FRANK &amp; DANIEL &amp; THOM kids t-shirts by Tiny Modernism.</em></p><p>The responses in the comment section were smart and plentiful, and we surely had a tough time picking our favorites. Upon heated deliberation, and a few deflated egos, we've finally settled on this list of winners:</p><ul><li><strong>CMPickard: </strong>Denise &amp; Anne &amp; Jeanne &amp; Kazuyo</li><li><strong>pencrush: </strong>Louis &amp; Marcel &amp; Peter &amp; Wolf&nbsp;</li><li><strong>b3tadine[sutures]: </strong>Peter &amp; Michael &amp; Charles &amp; John &amp; Richard <em>[Sorry, had to do NY 5]</em></li></ul><p>Congrats to you three (we'll be in touch with you shortly), and thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway!</p>... Winners of the "Writing Architecture" book giveaway Justine Testado 2014-10-23T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:54:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Written by Yale University lecturer and practitioner Carter Wiseman, <em>Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication About the Built Environment<em> </em></em>is a guidebook recently published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trinity University Press</a> that discusses the techniques of writing architecture that is accessible and appealing, especially to non-architectural folks.</p><p>In our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giveaway</a>, Archinectors shared some of their biggest hurdles when writing about architecture (sometimes with a little snarky humor). It was pretty tough picking only five. But without further ado, here are our lucky winners:</p><ul><li>Jean Pierre Walker, NY</li><li>ArchKatie, MN</li><li>Pawlz, VA</li><li>tint, CO</li><li>mohiashi, Brazil</li></ul><p>Congrats! And best of luck with all your writing endeavors. Last but not least, thanks to everyone that participated.</p> Winners of the LEAF Awards 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-14T18:18:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T12:55:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results of the LEAF Awards 2014 are out! Every year, the LEAF International highlights projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Winners were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Swissotel in D&uuml;sseldorf/Neuss, Germany on October 10. This year's overall winner was One Central Park in Sydney, Australia by Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects -- adding one more award to the list for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overall Winner (above) + Best Sustainable Development of the Year: Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects, One Central Park, Sydney, Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; Residential Building of the Year - Single Occupancy: studio mk27, P house, Sao Paulo, Brazil.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; Best Future Building of the Year - Drawing Board: MZ Architects, The Ring House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; International Interior Design Award: Wilmotte &amp; Associ&eacute;s SA, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; Public Building of the Year: O'Donnell + Tuomey / London School of Economics and Political Science, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London, UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>See more of the winning projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The LEAF Awards 2014 shortlist</a></p> Winners of the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft ticket giveaway Justine Testado 2014-09-16T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce the two lucky winners who will get to attend the Architectural League of New York's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a>, happening at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday!</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Brian P.</strong>, NYC</li><li><strong>George D.</strong>, NYC</li></ul><p>Congrats to you both! Hope you (and your guests) have a splendid evening at the ball. Last but not least, thanks to everyone that participated in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the giveaway</a>.</p> And the book giveaway winners are.... Archinect 2014-08-22T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T17:46:57-04:00 <img src="" width="531" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We have some winners to announce for a couple of our recent book giveaways.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>A copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home</a> is en route to the following lucky Archinect readers:</p><ol><li>Madelene M. in New York, NY</li><li>Zach M. in Chicago, IL</li><li>Matthew W. in Somerset, NJ</li><li>Daniel D. in Dallas, TX</li><li>Wendy A. in Reno, NV&nbsp;</li></ol><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>And a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;LVARO SIZA. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAMA</a> will soon be in the possession of these lucky readers:</p><ol><li>Shota B. in Los Angeles, CA</li><li>Carolynn K. in New York, NY</li><li>Brian S. in Philadelphia, PA</li><li>Alan A. in Seattle, WA</li><li>T. Joseph S. in Chicago, IL</li></ol> Winners of the "Behind the Green Door - A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects" book giveaway Justine Testado 2014-08-07T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-08-07T13:01:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time to announce the winners of the Rotor + Oslo Architectural Triennale <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Behind the Green Door" book giveaway</a> we had last month.</p><p>Based on the acclaimed exhibition and one-year-long research of Belgian creative collective Rotor for the 2013 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Architectural Triennale</a>, <em>Behind the Green Door</em> questions the concept of sustainability, its paradoxes, and its widespread influence in architectural development and urban planning in recent decades.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Jenny V.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Wendy L.</strong> - New York, NY</li><li><strong>Michael B</strong>. - San Antonio, TX</li><li><strong>Yaprak H</strong>. - Montreal, Canada</li><li><strong>Chuck F.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to enter another giveaway?<strong> </strong>Check out the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Agrave;lvaro Siza book giveaway</a></strong> we just launched!</p> A look at the results of the CANactions 2014 “User-generated Kyiv” competition Justine Testado 2014-07-10T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T14:41:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="856" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ukraine's largest architectural event CANactions held its 2014 ideas competition, whose theme was "User-generated Kyiv". Based on reinforcing the valuable idea that a city is shaped by its citizens, the competition sought architectural ideas to help Kiev further develop towards the ideals of creativity, peace, justice, and of course, happiness.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a look at the three top-prize winning entries:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>1st prize:</strong> connecTABLE by Anna Dobrova, Dima Isaiev, Dasha Zaichenko,Daryna Bagachuk, Anna Kamushan (Vienna, Austria).</p><p><strong>2nd prize:</strong> POP-UP KIEV by Polina Timofeeva, Galyna Tolkachova, Pavel Bartov (Perm, Russia).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd prize: </strong>Reload the symbols by Kateryna Bokatova and Frederic Vincent (Bordeaux, France).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> Winners of AZURE Magazine’s 4th annual AZ Awards Justine Testado 2014-07-07T20:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="977" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design magazine AZURE celebrates the best of cross-disciplinary design in their annual AZ Awards, now in its fourth year. As the only open international competition of its kind in Canada, the AZ Awards welcomed projects from designers, architects, firms, and manufacturers from all disciplines, and from students as well.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the 2014 DawnTown Alternative Mobilities competition Justine Testado 2014-06-10T18:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T12:51:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami is one of several U.S. cities promoting the value of better city infrastructure and the existence of alternative modes of transportation, as emphasized in the Miami DDA Masterplan. In collaboration with the initiative, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities competition, which asked designers to create a new meeting space in Downtown Miami's Central Business District for people using these alternative transit strategies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At the end of the competition, three winners were selected:</p><p><strong>1st place: </strong>"The Catalyst" by Studio GeKo - Bastian Gerner, Pola Rebecca Koch (Arhus, Denmark)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd place: </strong>"Mobile Miami" by Jeff Jasinski and Matt Dureiko (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University</a>, Cleveland, Ohio)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd place:</strong> "MoPAD" by Michael Barker (New York City)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out videos of each winning submission below.</p>