Archinect - News 2015-03-27T16:59:59-04:00 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="514" height="379" 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="514" height="343" 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="514" height="514" 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="514" height="386" 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="514" height="771" 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="514" height="514" 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="514" height="398" 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="514" height="342" 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="514" height="677" 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="514" height="773" 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="514" height="290" 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> Korea, Chile, Canada, France and Russia are among the distinguished at the 2014 Venice Biennale award ceremony Justine Testado 2014-06-09T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T00:51:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, "Fundamentals" -- a.k.a. the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a> -- officially opened on a festive note with the awards ceremony that took place on June 7 at the Giardini at la Biennale.</p><p>Awards and Special Mentions were given to national pavilions and individuals to what the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biennale Jury</a> considered to convey the most compelling approaches to the "Fundamentals" theme, which examines how societies worldwide have progressed, adapted to, or even rejected modernism. The theme also highlights countries and regions whose contributions to the global discussion on modernism are typically overlooked.</p><p>Below is a list of the winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Golden Lion for Best National Participation: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Korea - "Crow&rsquo;s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula</a></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a><br>Commissioner/Curator: Minsuk Cho<br>Curators: Hyungmin Pai, Changmo Ahn<br>Deputy Curator: Jihoi Lee<br>Summary: "The jury wishes to recognize Korea with a Golden Lion for the extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of arch...</p> Morphosis’ Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2014-06-05T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:30:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three dozen of L.A.'s most cutting-edge architecture and design were celebrated yesterday at the 44th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A jury of 25 notable design professionals honored entire project teams whose projects exhibit design excellence, commitment to sustainability, and community impact in a multitude of award categories.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out photos of this year's winners</p><p><strong>(Pictured above) Grand Prize: Emerson College Los Angeles</strong><br>Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a></p><p><strong>Community Impact Award: Los Angeles River </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Beyond L.A. Award: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel</strong><br>Architect: Minarc</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>City of Los Angeles Green Building Award: Step Up on Vine</strong><br>Architect: EGAN | SIMON architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Civic Award: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts </strong><br>Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete Architects [SPF:a]</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Commercial Office Building &amp; Headquarters Award: Red Building</strong><br>Executive Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates</a><br>Design Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects</a><br>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Concept Award: 9300 Culver Blvd. Mixed Use Development</strong><br>Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ehrlich Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Education Award: Los Angeles City College Student Union</strong><br>Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harley Ellis Devereaux</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hospitality: Ace Hotel </strong><br>Design Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GREC Architects</a><br>Executive Architect: Killefer Flammang Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Housing Award: Multi-family (Affordable): 2802 Pico</strong><br>Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &amp; Planners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Interiors Award: United Talent Agency</strong><br>Archite...</p> U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners Justine Testado 2014-06-02T20:40:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:24:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Rebuild By Design competition were finally revealed! The global competition sought out the best local and resilient design solutions that would help rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Out of the 10 invited multidisciplinary teams, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected the six winners, who were announced today by Secretary Shaun Donovan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> </strong>by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> Team for New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong> by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro</a> Team for Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park </strong>by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT CAU</a> + ZUS + URBANISTEN for The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken </strong>by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> for Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines </strong>by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>/<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> for Bronx, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>LIVING BREAKWATERS </strong>by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE / Landscape Architecture</a> for Staten Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Winning design solutions will be implemented through CDBG-DR funding in addition to other public and private-sector funding sources.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the 2014 Great Places Awards to be exhibited at EDRA Conference, New Orleans Justine Testado 2014-05-19T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T20:11:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The annual Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Great Places Awards highlight the invaluable relationship between people and their experience with physical space. For its 2014 program, EDRA chose six winning projects that exemplify professional and scholarly excellence in environmental and experiential design.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Masoro Village Project</strong> by GA Collaborative</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Open House</strong> by Matthew Mazzotta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Sugar Beach </strong>by Claude Cormier et Associ&eacute;s</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2014 Place Planning Award: Pike-Pine Renaissance</strong> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2014 Place Research Award: Green Alley Demonstration Project</strong> by City of Austin, The University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Austin Community Design and Development Center</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2014 Place Book Award: The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space</strong> by Vikas Mehta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For project details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the Competition of Competitions Justine Testado 2014-05-08T17:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:02:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners were finally revealed for Storefront's Competition of Competitions, where entrants got to question the boundaries and shortcomings of competition brief formats by writing their very own. From the 18 finalists announced back in February, the jury picked 4 prize-winning projects, 7 honorable mentions, and a Storefront Special Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>All selected projects will be publicized and given support to reach the pertinent agents and authorities. The Storefront Special Prize winner will get to run their submitted competition as part of the 2014 Storefront for Art and Architecture program calendar.</p><p>Below are the winning competition briefs:</p><ul><li><strong>1ST PLACE WINNER - US$2,000: Deploy Yourself, Not Your Designs</strong><br>By The Coalition for the Improvement of Refugee Camps (Marcy Monroe &amp; Lee Dykxhoorn)</li><li><strong>2ND PLACE WINNER - US$1,000: Labyrinth</strong><br>By grey_matter(s) (Annie Charleston William McCommon Megan McDonough Shota Vashakmadze)</li><li><strong>3RD PLACE JOINT WINNER - US$500: Amazonia 2020 </strong><br>By Civic Projects (Kati Rubinyi, Deborah Richmond , Michael Powell, Ewan E. Branda)</li><li><strong>3RD PLACE JOINT WINNER - US$500: Open Source Open Space: Hacking the Built Environment&nbsp;</strong><br>By Boot/Trunk (Nicole Lindahl, Louise Mackie and Samantha Senn)</li></ul><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTIONS:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>The City is The Room. The Room is The City</strong> by FormFictionFormat [Elena Palacios Carral, Manijeh Verghese]</li><li><strong>dePOLITIsign: An open ...</strong></li></ul> Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space Justine Testado 2014-05-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T07:06:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space adds a dose of reality to often romanticized European cities, showing that every city no matter where has its own set of pressing issues. The annual prize recognizes exemplary projects that have transformed and improved public spaces throughout the continent. Starting with a total of 274 projects from 30 European countries, the international jury selected 25 finalists, and finally two joint winners and four special mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) JOINT WINNER: The Braided Valley, </strong>Elx, Spain - 2013<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Marta Garc&iacute;a Chico, Pr&oacute;coro del Real Baeza</p><p><strong>JOINT WINNER: Renovation of the Old Port, </strong>Marseille, France - 2013<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Michel Desvigne Paysagiste MDP, Foster + Partners, TANGRAM, INGEROP, AIK AIK&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Opening of Rainham Marshes, </strong>London, United Kingdom - 2014<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Peter Beard_LANDROOM | Peter Beard, Alexander Gore, Sabba Khan, Dingle Price, Gregory Ross, Mark Smith, Keita Tajima&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Islamic Cemetery, </strong>Altach, Austria - 2012<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Bernardo Bader Architects&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Baana: pedestrian and bicycle corridor, </strong>Helsinki, Finland 2012<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Helsinki City Planning Department, Helsinki Public Works Department, Loci Landscape Architects Ltd</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: La Lira Theatre</strong>, Ripoll, Spain - 2012&nbsp;<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes SLP, Joan Puigcorb&eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out videos of the jurors' comments on each project below.</p>... Winners of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 2014 National Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-05-05T21:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:05:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="656" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 15th annual National Design Awards were recently revealed, as announced by The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Established in The White House in 2000, the National Design Awards recognizes design excellence, innovation, and public impact in a multitude of disciplines. The awards program also aims to promote the valuable role of design in society.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year's recipients are:</p><p>(Pictured above) Brooks + Scarpa for Architecture Design</p><p>Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors for Interior Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for Landscape Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Office for Communication Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Narciso Rodriguez for Fashion Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Aaron Koblin for Interaction Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>LUNAR for Product Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar for Lifetime Achievement</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Witold Rybczynski for Design Mind</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Etsy for Corporate &amp; Institutional Achievement</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-04-25T19:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:20:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stellar sustainable design around the world always deserves recognition. The 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards program &mdash; hosted by RAIC | Architecture Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects &mdash; recently announced this year's winners in acknowledgment of their contributions to the quality of life and sustainability in Canada's cities through architecture and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below are the eight top-winning projects:</p><p>(Pictured above) <strong>URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Claire &amp; Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art (Montreal, QC) </strong><br>By Provencher Roy</p><p><strong>COMMUNITY INITIATIVES</strong>: <strong>University of Winnipeg Students' Association bikeLAB</strong> <strong>(Winnipeg, MB)</strong><br>By Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>CIVIC DESIGN PROJECTS:</strong> <strong>Westminster Pier Park (New Westminster, BC)</strong><br>By PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>STUDENT PROJECTS</strong>: <strong>Collaborative Exercise 2013: An Architecture of Civility (Toronto, ON)&nbsp;</strong><br>By Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science, George T. Kapelos, FRAIC, MCIP, Coordinator</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>URBAN FRAGMENTS:</strong> <strong>Jiigew [By the Water] (Thunder Bay, ON)</strong><br>By Brook McIlroy Architects / SPMB</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>URBAN DESIGN PLANS: Blatchford Redevelopment Masterplan (Edmonton, AB)</strong><br>By Perkins+Will Canada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL JURY AWARD - SMALL/MEDIUM COMMUNITY URBAN DESIGN AWARD: City of Nanaimo Downtown Urban Design Manual and Guidelines (Nanaimo, BC) </strong><br>By D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPECIAL J...</strong></p> Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built Justine Testado 2014-04-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose 3 joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners are:</p><p><strong>Courtyard House</strong> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jess Lumley &amp; Alexander Koller</a> (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Open Embrace</strong> by Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Wet + Dry House</strong> by Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil &amp; Nick Shearman of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd.</a> (Australia)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also check out our recent feature of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Trust International's "Moved to Care" competition results</a>.</p> Ten recipients for the 2014 AIA Housing Awards Justine Testado 2014-04-08T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:26:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's no place like a good home, simple as that. The AIA announced 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards, which promotes the value of good housing and excellence in housing design. The jury gave awards in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing (none selected this year), Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>ONE/TWO FAMILY CUSTOM HOUSING</strong></p><p>Pictured above: Sol Duc Cabin (Seattle) by Olson Kundig Architects</p><p>Informal House (South Pasadena, CA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Kicking Horse Residence (British Columbia) by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Park Passive (Seattle) by NK Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Topo House (Wisconsin) by Johnsen Schmaling Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>MULTIFAMILY LIVING</strong></p><p>221 Broadway (San Antonio) by Lake|Flato Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Cherokee Studios (Los Angeles) by Brooks + Scarpa</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments (Oakland, CA) by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>28th Street Apartments (Los Angeles) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sweetwater Spectrum Community (Sonoma, CA) by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Further info on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Moved to Care competition winners highlight the importance of safe healthcare for all Justine Testado 2014-04-08T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No matter what country you live in, everyone deserves access to safe and secure healthcare. Re-emphasizing this global issue is Building Trust International's Moved to Care competition, which sought feasible design solutions for a portable healthcare facility for high-demand regions in Southeast Asia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 200 registered entrants, a U.S. multidisciplinary team consisting of Patrick Morgan, Jhan&eacute;a Williams, and Simon Morgan won the Professional category. The jury also selected nine honorable mentions from around the world.</p><p>For the Student category, &lsquo;REFLEX&rsquo; by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) was named the winner along with four honorable mentions.</p><p>Check out the winning entries below.</p><p><strong>Professional category winner:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>Patrick Morgan M-Arch, Simon Morgan MPH and Jhan&eacute;a Williams M-Arch (USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Student category winner: "REFLEX" by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about the projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Rolex Arts finalists, Wingårdhs, and SuralArk are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:35:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #3 for the week of March 31-April 4, 2014:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Peter Zumthor selects 4 architecture finalists for Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Four finalists still have a chance to win the prestigious one-year architecture mentorship in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015</a> with 2009 Pritzker Prize laureate <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor as architecture mentor</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Results of the Rome Motorino Check Point competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Zoom, zoom! Riding a Vespa scooter has long been a common means of transportation in Rome. However, figuring out designated parking for the vehicle isn't anything new either. Check out the ideas students worldwide sent to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Motorino Check Point (RMCP) competition</a> to address this issue.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>a/LTA&rsquo;s winning Intergenerational Residence proposal in Rennes, France</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Open communal living and the integration of urban structures and ...</p> Shigeru Ban, 3XN & OMA are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-03-31T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T19:02:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #2 for the week of March 24-28, 2014:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban named as 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate</a></strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Japanese architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> was announced as the 2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize on March 24. Ban will be the seventh Japanese architect to become a laureate of the Pritzker Prize, widely regarded as "the Nobel Prize" in the architecture profession.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the latest FYDA competition redefine the library for today&rsquo;s digital age</a></strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In the latest edition of the Fenn Young Designers Award (FYDA) International Design Competition from Bangkok, over 300 submissions from young creatives ages 18-33 submitted designs that redefine the library for today's technological times.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>3XN to design entertainment complex for DreamCenter in Shanghai</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>DreamWorks Animation recently commissioned <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3XN</a> to design an enter...</p> Winning projects of the 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:27:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the WoodWorks 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards sure know how to prove wood as a versatile material in architecture. Out of 140 entries -- the most the competition has ever received -- the jury selected nine of the most outstanding projects in wood architecture. During the recent ceremony at the Southeast Wood Solutions Fair in Charlotte, NC, awards were given in nine categories. Four Regional Winners were also awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the winning projects below</p><p>(Above) <strong>Institutional Wood Design: James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD. </strong>Architect &ndash; GWWO, Inc./Architects</p><p><strong>Green Building with Wood: Biomass Heating Plant, Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Centerbook Architects and Planners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Wood School Design: Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in Tumalo, OR&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Commercial Wood Design: Federal Center South &ndash; Building 1202 in Seattle, WA&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; ZGF Architects LLP&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Innovative Wood Engineering:&nbsp; Promega Feynman Center, &ldquo;The Crossroads&rdquo; in Madison, WA</strong>.<br>Architect &ndash; Uihlein&#8208;Wilson Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Beauty of Wood: Reed College Performing Arts Building in Portland, OR</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Opsis Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Jury's Choice Award: Habiframe, Inc. Tornado Storm Shelter in Memphis, TN&nbsp;</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Habiframe, Inc.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Multi-Story Wood Design: Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA</strong><br>Architect &ndash; The Miller Hull Partnership<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Traditional Use of Wood: Muckleshoot Smokehouse in Auburn, WA...</strong></p> Bustler News Recap #1 Justine Testado 2014-03-24T20:12:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T21:11:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Starting today, every Monday we'll highlight a few <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> News posts from the previous week that we think are worth checking out. We'll also include a selection of Bustler's most recent competition listings.</p><p>Here's Recap #1 for the week of March 17-21, 2014:<br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Dubai Architecture School Tower competition</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br>In the&nbsp;[AC-CA] Dubai Architecture School Tower ideas competition, student and professional participants were challenged to design an iconic and progressive educational environment for architecture students in Dubai.<br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A closer look into the winning &Ccedil;anakkale Antenna Tower Competition entry</strong></a><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>From the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Ccedil;anakkale Antenna Tower Competition results</a> featured earlier this month, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powerhouse Company</a> + <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IND (Inter.National.Design)</a> gave more detail into their winning proposal.<br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Grant Mudford to receive 2014 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award</strong></a><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Grant Mudford was named the 2014 recipient of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award</a>. The award highlights an ...</p> Winners of the Paul T. Frankl autobiography giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T19:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T13:43:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our next announcement of giveaway winners, Archinect picked five of our readers to receive <em>Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography</em> by Viennese architect and design writer Paul T. Frankl. Launched in the U.S. for the first time by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>, Frankl had left the manuscript to his autobiography unfinished and unpublished when he died in 1958.</p><p>Without further ado, the winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Peter E.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Jenny V.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Ian S</strong>. - Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Joseph W</strong>. - Northridge, CA</li><li><strong>Thomas W</strong>. - New York, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats! And as always, a big thank you to all who participated.</p><p>For more info about the book, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge Justine Testado 2014-03-10T19:37:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T16:49:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A city that is connected -- in all senses of the word -- is a good city. The finalists of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge offered numerous solutions in how Downtown Dallas can be linked to the Trinity River. To guarantee a variety of ideas for Dallas' future development, the competition invited submissions in a Professional Stream and an Open Stream. Three Professional and 4 Open entries won.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Professional Stream finalists (selected by jury):</strong></p><p>Stoss + SHoP, Boston, MA: "HyperDensity/HyperLandscape"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain: Dallas: "Downtown &amp; Trinity"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>OMA*AMO, New York, NY: "2Rivers/2Datums"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Open Stream finalists (selected by jury and public voting):</strong></p><p>Kohki Hiranuma of Kohki Hiranuma Architect &amp; Associates, Osaka, Japan: "Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Bogdan Chipara of Constanta, Romania: Bridging<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Raik Thonig and Marius Kreft of University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas: "Baroque Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>McLain Clutter of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: "Incentive Network"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> AIANY ENYA reveals winning ideas for QueensWay Connection competition Justine Testado 2014-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for building a new QueensWay are moving forward. The AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. The biennial competition brought in ideas from around the globe on how to transform an abandoned railway into an urban greenway as a community space for nearby neighborhoods in Queens, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 120 proposals from 28 countries, the jury selected the following winners:</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, US$5,000:</strong> The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>2nd Prize, US$2,500:</strong> Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov (Basel, Switzerland)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, US$1,000</strong>: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng (Toronto, Canada)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Student Prize, US$1000:</strong>&nbsp; EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker (Albuquerque, NM, USA)<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Honorable Mention:&nbsp;</strong> Upside Down Bridge by Hyuntek Yoon (Queens, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the Richard Meier monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2014-02-14T18:50:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T18:50:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>That's a wrap for our <em>Richard Meier Architect: Vol 6</em> giveaway. In case you missed it, Archinectors had a chance to win a beautiful hardcover copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier's new monograph</a>.</p><p>Out of over 200 entrants, our two winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Jonathan M</strong>. - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Nathan B</strong>. - Seattle, WA</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Authored by the architect himself and designed by graphic artist Massimo Vignelli, the 468-page monograph is a detailed presentation showcasing 30 of Richard Meier's civic, residential, and commercial projects from 2009 to 2013 around the globe. The book also includes a preface by Meier discussing his creative process and an intro essay by architectural historian Kenneth Frampton.</p><p>Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon!</p>