Archinect - News 2017-08-18T18:30:36-04:00 Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize" Nicholas Korody 2015-12-07T16:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:16:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 18 members of London-based Assemble were named winners of the 31st Turner prize on Monday night, receiving their &pound;25,000 prize from the Sonic Youth co-founder and artist Kim Gordon at an awards dinner broadcast live on Channel 4 from Tramway, Glasgow. Assemble are the first non-artists, in the strictest sense of the word, to win the prize. They were nominated for their work tackling urban dereliction in Toxteth, Liverpool...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-ish</a> collective known for their direct action urban interventions, has just won the prestigious Turner Prize. Working "across the fields of art, architecture and design," they are the first non-artists, in the strictest sense,&nbsp;to win the prize, and the first whose work so directly contends with the urban environment.<br><br>Specifically, Assemble was praised for their work in Toxteth, Liverpool, that involved using design to improve the living conditions and the houses of a derelict area called Granby Four Streets.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"[Assemble] draw[s] on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture," the judges stated. "In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work. The long-term collaboration between Granby Four Streets and Assemble shows the importance of artistic practice being able to drive and shape urgent issues.&rdquo;<br><br>With their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Granby Four Streets project</a>, Assemble created a showroom to display product...</p> Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize Nicholas Korody 2015-08-19T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:32:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Founded five years ago, Assemble forged their reputation using otherwise valueless materials (demolition waste, reconstituted foam) and places (the abandoned gas station, the nook beneath a highway overpass) to develop ingenious temporary venues [...] Their practical vision has more to do with how buildings are used than with their grandeur; and it is often the users, as much as the architects, who steer the projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a> has been gaining a lot of attention recently for the inventive, recession-friendly approach to architecture. From converting an abandoned gas station into a cinema to placing a folly under a highway overpass, they're discovering new and unexpected modes (and locations) for architecture, without even having a licensed practitioner on board.</p><p>This October, Assemble will participate in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. And they're the first design studio to be nominated for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a>!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Lean Construction Institute named as 2013 Turner Prize recipient Justine Testado 2013-11-05T20:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T20:30:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company recently announced Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The annual Turner Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To mark the occasion, LCI co-founder Greg Howell, executive director Dan Heinemeier, and board chair Victor Sanvido will discuss the benefits of lean construction in their presentation, "<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Faster, Better, Safer: Lean Design and Construction</em></a>" on Dec. 4.</p>