Archinect - News 2015-07-03T04:02:11-04:00 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="514" height="257" 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> A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> eVolo Skyscrapers 2 now available for pre-order Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:35:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="622" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need inspiration to prepare for next year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVOLO</a> Skyscraper Competition? eVOLO's latest publication,<em> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 </em>is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available for pre-order</a> throughout April! Only 1,000 copies worldwide are in stock.</p><p>As the follow-up to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the acclaimed first edition,</a> the hardcover, 628-page book showcases 150 of the best skyscraper submissions to the popular eVOLO Skyscraper Competition from the past few years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>These reimagined super-tall structures explore technological advances, sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural solutions to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the world's contemporary cities.</p><p><strong>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to order.</strong> Orders will ship out in May.</p><p>For more eVOLO on Archinect, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners Justine Testado 2014-03-20T20:19:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T09:38:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners for the 9th annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition have finally been revealed! The sky is indeed the limit for the popular worldwide competition, which gave participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. Imaginative ideas aside, entrants also had to examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and potential in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 525 entries from 43 countries in all continents, the Jury awarded three winners and 20 Honorable Mentions.</p><p><strong>1st place: "Vernacular Versatility" by Yong Ju Lee - U.S.</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>2nd place: "Car and Shell: or Marinetti&rsquo;s Monster" by Mark Talbot and Daniel Markiewicz - U.S.</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>3rd place: "Propagate Skyscraper" by YuHao Liu and Rui Wu - Canada</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions.</p> Just Launched: eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition Justine Testado 2013-08-26T18:22:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:16:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's time for the infamous eVolo Skyscraper Competition! As many of you here are probably familiar with, eVolo Magazine's Skyscraper Competition gives participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs while thoroughly examining its definition, its purposes, and its potential in the 21st century. All students, architects, engineers, and designers are welcome to compete&mdash;with multidisciplinary teams being encouraged. So start gathering your teams now!</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Creating Energy from Noise Pollution Anna Johnson 2013-03-26T01:10:00-04:00 >2013-03-26T15:36:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Soundscrapers could soon turn urban noise pollution into usable energy to power cities. An honourable mention-winning entry in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, dubbed Soundscraper, looked into ways to convert the ambient noise in urban centres into a renewable energy form. Noise pollution is currently a negative element of urban life but it could soon be valued and put to good use.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition Winners Archinect 2013-03-12T20:42:00-04:00 >2013-03-13T16:06:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our friends at eVolo Magazine just announced the winners of the 2013 Skyscraper Competition. The annual award, established in 2006, recognizes design visions that rethink the conventions of vertical living and the use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. [...] The winners were selected for their creativity, ingenuity, and understanding of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To commemorate the award, eVolo published a collector&rsquo;s edition of its highly acclaimed book <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>eVolo Skyscrapers</em></a>. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received since 2006. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.</p> Win an eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Poster Archinect 2012-11-15T19:46:00-05:00 >2012-11-16T18:26:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The poster</a> showcases 620 projects (90%) submitted to the eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition.</p> <p> Size: 32" x 24"<br> Double Sided<br> ISBN: 978-1938740022<br> Limited Edition: 1000 copies</p> <p> Archinect has 5 copies to give away to our readers. To enter to win one, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">just fill out this quick survey</a>. We will randomly select 5 respondents.</p> <p> <em>(Information submitted to the survey will not be shared with any 3rd party, we promise!)</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Coal Power Plant Mutation by Bogdan Chipara Alexander Walter 2012-03-12T21:19:00-04:00 >2012-03-14T13:33:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our previous post, we just published the winners of eVolo's 2012 Skyscraper Competition. This entry here, Coal Power Plant Mutation by Romanian architect Bogdan Chipara, was one of the Honorable Mentions and suggests a radically new design approach towards fossil fuel power plants.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2012-03-12T20:37:00-04:00 >2012-03-15T15:10:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. The annual contest&mdash;now in its sixth year&mdash;honors visionary ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS – Limited Edition Book Archinect 2012-01-04T14:10:34-05:00 >2015-01-15T06:24:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Our friends at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a> have sent us a copy of their limited edition book, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS</em></a>, and boy, it's a festival for eyes <em>and</em> biceps. At 1224 pages, the book measures 9&Prime; x 11.5&Prime; x 2.5&Prime; and calls for extra sturdy coffee tables.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS</em> celebrates six years of the internationally acclaimed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo Skyscraper Competition</a> and compiles 300 outstanding high-rise architecture projects selected from the over 4000 submissions since its inception in 2006. <em>The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.</em></p> <p> The projects are divided into six chapte...</p>