Archinect - News 2016-12-08T13:24:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149977519/how-do-you-imagine-the-skyscraper-of-the-future How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future? Sponsor 2016-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T14:35:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u4/u4j73m60j4gq2edq.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/it/itytox4m50c4exq0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Since 2006 <strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual <strong>Skyscraper Competition</strong> explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. The competition challenges preconceived ideas, and as such, the results are received with a mix sentiment of excitement and misbelief. Many believe that these projects belong to science fiction, that would never be built, and let alone solve any of our current architectural and urban problems. eVolo Magazine seeks to enter the ranks of inspiring publications like <em>Lacerba</em> in Italy and <em>Le Figaro</em> in France which published conceptual projects by Futurists like Arne Hosek, Piero Portaluppi, and Sergei Lopati whose &ldquo;out of this world&rdquo; projects of the 1900&rsquo;s became a reality 100 years later.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It is eVolo Magazine&rsquo;s mission to keep promoting t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975217/last-call-registration-deadline-for-2017-fairy-tales-competition Last Call | Registration deadline for 2017 Fairy Tales Competition Sponsor 2016-10-25T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T13:47:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/acgka4e37nee2aed.jpg" width="650" height="501" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Next Wednesday, November 2nd,&nbsp;is the last day for regular registration in the <em><strong>Fairy Tales</strong></em> competition! Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity to see where your imagination can take you. The beauty of <em>Fairy Tales</em> is that there are absolutely no constraints. We&rsquo;re excited to see where you will take us.</p><p>All participants will be invited to the first annual <em><strong>Night of Fairy Tales</strong></em> event at the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> in Washington DC. Here you can take a peek into the greatest minds in architecture and design as we announce the winners of this year's Fairy Tale Competition. This night of whimsy will feature performances inspired by the winning entries all staged under the grand canopy of the NBM&rsquo;s Great Hall.</p><p>Entries to this year's competition will be reviewed by a jury of 25 of the most influential architects and designers from around the world. The jury includes: Dan Wood, Jing Liu, Alan Maskin, Gro Bonesmo, Michel Rojkind, Marion Weiss, John Maeda, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968125/2017-skyscraper-competition-call-for-submissions 2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions Sponsor 2016-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:43:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pr/prug7o4el1mzfh4g.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/it/itytox4m50c4exq0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the <strong><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 15, 2016 - Early registration deadline</a></strong></li><li>January 24, 2017 - Late registration deadline</li><li>February 7, 2017 - Project submission deadline</li><li>April 4, 2017 - Winner's announcement</li></ul><p><strong>JURY</strong></p><p><strong>Eric Bunge</strong> [principal <em>nArchitects</em>]&nbsp;<br><strong>E...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967236/moontopia-design-a-self-sufficient-lunar-colony-in-this-out-of-this-world-challenge MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge Sponsor 2016-09-08T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:45:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tx/txau1lsicrkzjq08.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jo/jo4wrvcw47mrzluk.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in&nbsp;space are igniting a new race.&nbsp;</p><p>This time, however, we are tired of just walking. We want to inhabit!&nbsp;</p><p>But how?</p><p><em>Eleven</em> has launched its first international ideas and design competition on Space Architecture! The&nbsp;challenge ends on the 11th&nbsp;November 2016 and will be judged by a&nbsp;prestigious group of space architects, researchers, academics and representatives from NASA&rsquo;s lunar inhabitation program.</p><p><em>Eleven</em> invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for&nbsp;Moontopia&nbsp;- the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism, too.</p><p><em>How will mankind exist on the Moon?&nbsp;You decide.</em></p><p>Find out more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">htt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967065/fairy-tales-2017-blank-space-launches-fourth-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966691/weston-williamson-beats-zha-to-win-cairo-s-science-city-competition Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition. Erin Whalley 2016-09-05T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/waena8f0edzu36el.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it&rsquo;s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55di7pbyz4k0zicw.jpg"></p><p>Recently, they have beaten Zaha Hadid Architects (amongst many other forerunning practices) in the competition to design Cairo&rsquo;s &lsquo;Science City&rsquo;; a complex that will include a planetarium, observation tower, science park and other facilities for learning and research.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1sxmj4ketkodigaw.jpg"></p><p>The project was instigated by the Bibliotheca Alexandria, who asked candidates to design motivational, exciting interior spaces that were also inspiring on the outside. Their vision was for the winning proposal to embody the human pursuit of science and our unceasing quest for knowledge.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tckjc8cmnqyn7gxz.jpg"></p><p>Weston Williamson&rsquo;s design, which owes a mention to their architect Phil Turner, appears to look like an eye from above; a direct reference to Egyptian culture and history. Visuals...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965935/revisiting-the-urban-plan-of-burning-man Revisiting the urban plan of Burning Man Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:24:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rj5tooqt6kwo3hc5.jpg" width="620" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a group of Burners describing themselves as the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning announced a design competition last fall for a new urban plan for Burning Man, Phil Walker had never given the matter much thought. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m actually not a Burner. I&rsquo;ve never done it,&rdquo; says Walker, the senior associate vice president for CallisonRTKL, an architecture firm and design consultancy. &ldquo;Maybe a bit of vicarious living for a middle-aged suburban dad is what appealed to me.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"So Walker didn&rsquo;t set about to change the orientation of Black Rock City [...] instead, he built out a &ldquo;kit of parts&rdquo; for simple streetscape interventions that he says can have a dramatic impact on urban flow and cultural space."</em></p><p>Related Burning Man stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/18593017/rod-garrett-the-urban-planner-behind-burning-man-dead-at-74" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rod Garrett, the Urban Planner Behind &lsquo;Burning Man&rsquo;, dead at 74</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Burning Man</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133736405/300-mile-wall-proposed-for-the-bay-area-to-exile-burning-man-festivalgoers-forever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346125/your-annual-reminder-that-burning-man-isn-t-that-special-of-an-idea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Your annual reminder that Burning Man isn't that special of an idea</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962783/moontopia-an-out-of-this-world-challenge MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge... Sponsor 2016-08-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:21:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5y/5yacnxjvbnjs8clu.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jo/jo4wrvcw47mrzluk.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven Magazine</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.<br>Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the moon, all from the USA. In total, 12 people (all male) have walked on the lunar surface.<br>No one has walked on the surface of the moon since 1972.<br>Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed desire for space exploration have ignited a new race. Attention is moving back to the moon. This time, however, we are tired of just walking&hellip; what we want is to inhabit! Space Architecture is becoming a growing field with the desired outcome to kick-start space tourism, expand our scientific knowledge, and ultimately make mankind a multi-planetary / galactic species.<br>But how?<br>Eleven is excited to announce its first international ideas and design competition on space architecture.<br>We invite thinkers, architects, designers, academic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on Cadogan Estate in West London Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u52ylk31lfu5m0d9.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London architecture practice Nex- have won an open design competition to build a new restaurant on the King Road Chelsea. Named the Cadogan Caf&eacute;, the new full-service restaurant will be open from breakfast through to evening meals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75x3f25wqxnm7rga.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1ea23az3j9peo7m.jpg"></p><p>The caf&eacute; has a sleek 'ribbon-like' wall of white polished concrete that curls round to a circular seating area&nbsp;for over 100 diners. A curved&nbsp;glass wall tracing the perimeter rises and falls into the basement depending on the weather. This is a world first in glass design and allows flexible yearly use and al-fresco dining.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzq3get7wc2k4629.jpg"></p><p>Featuring a new public rooftop terrace overlooking the square and the Saatchi Gallery, the cafe allows visitors to sit amidst the bustling Duke of York Square and enjoy the surrounding environment.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is planned to begin in Autumn 2016 and completed by Autumn 2017.</p><p>Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, &lsquo;The Jury was won over by Nex&rsquo;s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containme...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962743/one-day-left-to-enter-your-work-into-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition! Sponsor 2016-08-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg" width="650" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b19lpx525byenlx4.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960213/deadline-approaching-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition Sponsor 2016-08-01T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:35:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg" width="650" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20ep5qub4phycgb.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957163/coop-himmelb-l-au-compares-campus-redesign-of-the-university-of-applied-arts-vienna-to-a-prison-courtyard Coop Himmelb(l)au compares campus redesign of the University of Applied Arts Vienna to a "prison courtyard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-11T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5a/5amkm2crcsa6mm09.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the University of Applied Arts Vienna chose a winner for its campus redesign competition in 2012, the proposal is just now being made a reality&mdash;much to the disappointment of another prominent Viennese institution, Coop Himmelb(l)au.</p><p>The University selected Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architecktur&rsquo;s design for a major renovation and expansion of its current buildings, totaling 9,500 square meters of new space. On July 6, the University broke ground on the project, and on July 8, Coop Himmelb(l)au&rsquo;s communications office sent out an email decrying the design, comparing it to a &ldquo;prison courtyard&rdquo; and asking &ldquo;does it necessarily have to be the worst project which will now be realized?&rdquo;:</p><p><em>Commonly, Architecture is understood to be a three-dimensional imprint of content. Following this view, the rendering &ndash; boastfully called &ldquo;inwards facing campus&rdquo; &ndash; looks rather like a prison courtyard. If that image was a reflection of the University of Applied Arts&rsquo; curricula, one should definitely be con...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953520/columbus-ohio-wins-dot-s-50m-smart-city-challenge Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-06-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:15:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/be5rxcuyr6wulpgu.jpg" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ohio, has won a $50m prize for its plans to smarten up its transport system. The money is made up of a $40m Smart Cities grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT), a $90m fund put up by private sector partners and a further $10m from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen&rsquo;s charity Vulcan, which will be used to finance electric vehicle infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Columbus managed to beat six rival cities that were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> by the <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOT</a> earlier this year:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124276402/rem-koolhaas-on-the-smart-landscape-and-intelligent-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas on the Smart Landscape and Intelligent Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952961/bfi-giveaway-win-two-tickets-to-transport-as-architecture-ballard-to-banham BFI Giveaway - Win two tickets to "Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham" Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T04:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T20:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qb/qb6zyxgigzeg6uxh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Reflecting on TV's role in British architecture the BFI is running 'Architecture on TV'. &nbsp;"<em>TV has not only provided a platform for these commentators but played a pivotal role in broadening architecture&rsquo;s audiences and engaging the public in debate. "</em></p><p>We are giving away two tickets to the final event&nbsp;"Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham"</p><p><em>The season rounds off with a unique J.G. Ballard double bill which sees the author deconstruct the beauty and menace of motorised society in <strong>Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham;</strong> this event will be introduced by journalist <strong>Paul Morely </strong>who appears alongside <strong>Ballard in The Thing is... Motorways (C4, 1990)</strong>. In addition to Ballard&rsquo;s thoughts on the utopian sentiments behind motorways and service stations, Reyner Banham pays tribute to LA and its freeways in <strong>Reyner&nbsp;</strong><strong>Benham Loves LA </strong>(BBC, 1972).&nbsp;</em></p><p>To enter simply fill out this <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFd9-RYvnKtXjwjnD_fSRx0jEC4OPHv7XQI2-pyAUQ4/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a>&nbsp;by the deadline <strong>Monday 27th June 12pm. </strong>Best of Luck!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945854/world-architecture-festival-2016-last-chance-to-enter-your-work World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work! Sponsor 2016-05-17T19:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/er36sgik25sa20zf.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) has announced that this year&rsquo;s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.</p><p>Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the Festival returns to its European roots and will be housed in Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot, now known as Arena Berlin.</p><p>WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome more than 2,000 of the world&rsquo;s leading architects and designers to the city for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.</p><p>The German capital provides the perfect cultural backdrop for the world&rsquo;s largest annual celebration of architecture. Berlin&rsquo;s eclectic and constantly evolving cityscape owes much to the city&rsquo;s turbulent history, and features an assortment of architectural styles, from Prussian Classicism through National Socialist design to Postmodernism...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T12:41:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hk/hk0xh3ytj5q7pxw1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Forget the life and death drama of heart transplant surgery&mdash;what about the insane pressure to expertly fold a piece of origami in under 15 minutes? Located in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a>'s Okayama prefecture, Kurashiki Central Hospital&nbsp;is holding fierce recruitment competitions in which surgeons must assemble tiny models&mdash;in one case, a piece of sushi with a single grain of rice&mdash;to demonstrate their fine motor skills (and coolness in a complicated deadline situation: sound familiar, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81150050/model-a-short-film-exploring-the-future-of-model-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">model builders</a>?). Here's the video of the tryouts:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics Logo design chosen for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Alexander Walter 2016-04-25T14:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:43:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hz/hzfwisk4argzv2z5.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers on Monday chose logo A &mdash; a stark indigo-and-white checkered circle &mdash; as the games&rsquo; replacement emblem after the original design was scrapped last year amid claims of plagiarism. The Tokyo 2020 Logo Selection Committee chose the logo from a shortlist of four following a competition open to any resident of Japan aged over 18. Almost 15,000 entries were submitted. The winning logo was designed by Asao Tokolo, a 46-year-old artist [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The design comprises 45 interconnecting pieces forming a checkered pattern known as ichimatsu moyou. Use of the color indigo is intended &ldquo;to express a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.&rdquo;"</em></p><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141822933/2020-tokyo-olympics-panel-launches-nationwide-call-for-new-logo-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2020 Tokyo Olympics panel launches nationwide call for new logo design</a></p><p>More stories about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146053608/did-kengo-kuma-copy-elements-of-zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Kengo Kuma copy elements of Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143971347/zaha-hadid-issues-disappointed-statement-on-tokyo-olympic-stadium-decision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid issues disappointed statement on Tokyo Olympic Stadium decision</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143940071/kengo-kuma-selected-for-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma selected for new Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941606/2016-az-awards-finalists-are-revealed-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now 2016 AZ Awards finalists are revealed + vote for the People's Choice now! Archinect 2016-04-20T18:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:36:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mi1mfzmgzdb7f8x.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine</a>'s annual&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/140661/az-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards</a>, architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe have a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p><p>Now in its sixth edition, the AZ Awards competition continues to grow. This year's call for submissions reeled in 826 entries from 52 countries. After sifting through the submissions, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148503043/introducing-the-2016-az-awards-jury-members" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five-member jury</a>&nbsp;picked 66 finalists. In the meantime, the public is invited to participate in the 2016 People's Choice, where people can <a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vote</a> for their favorite projects in all 18 categories now until May 6.</p><p>Then on June 17, the winners, People's Choice, and finalists will be celebrated during the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto's&nbsp;Evergreen Brick Works.</p><p>Check out a few of this year's finalists:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Commercial and institutional:" Kanonb&aring;dsvej Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m0/m0aj1bdu7dqjme89.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Residential:" SPenthouse in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqb1vrc7xdhvljtv.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941583/is-it-time-to-rethink-the-culture-around-competitions Is it time to rethink the culture around competitions? Nicholas Korody 2016-04-20T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xd/xdbtbwy8iuimwwjh.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working for free has been a reality for architects for decades. The hallmark of the practice is the open competition&mdash;a scourge on the financial and cultural health of the profession. But the argument against them has always seemed moot: as long as clients keep launching them, architects will keep entering them. Choosing not to participate, for some, seemed like a pointless act of professional self-sabotage.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But in New York...a group of AIA chapters have shown that architects do have the power to push back against the wasteful and inefficient culture of open competitions."</em></p><p>We've seen a lot of conversations about the culture surrounding competitions in 2016. Just a few weeks ago, a controversial call for proposals for a wall along the US/Mexico border <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">generated</a> a heated discussion in the architecture community.</p><p>For more on the issue, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" target="_blank">When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935253/hustle-bustle-a-conversation-about-competitions-and-the-relaunch-of-archinect-s-sister-site-bustler-on-archinect-sessions-56" target="_blank">Hustle &amp; Bustle: A conversation about competitions and the relaunch of Archinect's sister site Bustler, on Archinect Sessions #56</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148506267/constructive-destruction-how-would-you-imagine-the-ideal-demolition-scheme" target="_blank">Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125978727/architects-tell-all-in-a-global-survey-about-the-future-of-design-competitions" target="_blank">Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research Ellen Hancock 2016-04-15T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T17:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0rpnb9oihnzrsank.jpg" width="650" height="216" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.<br><br>The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field, providing an opportunity for imaginative, original research, and travel.<br><br>In 2016, one scholarship worth &pound;5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can be during a period of international work experience).<br><br>The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offering grants of up to &pound;10,000 each, available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates.<br><br>The judging committee particularly welcomes applications from practice-led researchers.<br><br>The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is worth &pound;18,000 outside London or &pound;20,000 in London annually to a student who wis...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937117/act-fast-only-one-week-left-to-enter-the-2016-core77-design-awards Act Fast - Only One Week Left to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T12:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6j/6j06h13ldq48mugl.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0VsWM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With only seven days left before the Final Deadline hits on April 6th, at 9pm Eastern, designers, educators and strategists from all over the globe are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0VsWM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>. Once the Final Deadline passes, the entries from the program&rsquo;s 14 categories will be reviewed and critiqued by internationally distributed jury panels of design experts who will decide which projects deserve the coveted honors and the Core77 Design Awards Trophy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/14/14prercaoze1oxpf.jpg"></p><p>To commemorate the 2016 season, Core77 commissioned a limited-edition, eye-popping poster from The Pressure design studio of Portland, OR. Every person who enters the Design Awards this Friday, April 1st, between midnight and 11:59pm Eastern will receive the <a href="http://bit.ly/1V0U5Yb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">poster for free</a>. In addition to the poster, entrants will also receive a copy of <a href="http://bit.ly/1V10BOF" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing HERE/NOW</a>, a global selection of objects, concepts and spaces for the future based upon entries i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935787/you-may-have-airbnb-to-thank-for-that-low-hotel-rate You may have Airbnb to thank for that low hotel rate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-21T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-03-21T15:16:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/63d1c1r6wbvqtff3.jpg" width="650" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nationwide, Airbnb lists about 173,000 units, equal to about 3.5% of the more than 5 million rooms rented out by traditional hotels &mdash; not enough to pose a serious threat to the hospitality industry, according to a study by CBRE's hotel research arm. [...] The study goes on to say that Airbnb properties have started to pressure hotels to keep rates low in a handful of cities where home-sharing units are plentiful, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and [New York].</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the short-term rental market:</p><ul><li><a title='Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb draws ire with passive-aggressive ads" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139818956/airbnb-draws-ire-with-passive-aggressive-ads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb draws ire with passive-aggressive ads</a></li><li><a title="Ikea and Airbnb: a match made in globalized heaven?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138800384/ikea-and-airbnb-a-match-made-in-globalized-heaven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ikea and Airbnb: a match made in globalized heaven?</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135130016/airbnb-to-collect-taxes-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy Nicholas Korody 2016-03-16T17:08:00-04:00 >2016-03-21T12:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9x3zixadh6ajg6r.jpg" width="650" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dominated another round of primaries last night...further securing his position as the party&rsquo;s frontrunner. His polemical campaign continues to provoke criticism from both his own party and from Democrats, as concern over his inflammatory, xenophobic and sexist rhetoric transforms into panic. The debate breached into architecture after a competition was announced last week for design responses to Trump&rsquo;s call for a wall along the US/Mexico border.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bustler, Archinect's sister site, declined the opportunity to post a competition calling for design responses to Donald Trump's calls for a border wall, which has since generated a good deal of controversy. Read about why &ndash; then join the debate on <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>For related content, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101249386/minimalist-homes-rise-in-tijuana-as-violence-subsides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35568/photo-project-details-life-along-u-s-mexico-border" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo Project Details Life Along U.S.-Mexico Border</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39226/virtual-border" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virtual Border</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62032/us-border-fences-threaten-ecosystem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US border fences threaten ecosystem</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67914/ecology-of-the-border-fence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecology of the Border Fence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934787/denver-selected-to-host-the-2017-solar-decathlon Denver selected to host the 2017 Solar Decathlon Alexander Walter 2016-03-15T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:49:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/71/714e023ycf30tzh6.jpg" width="650" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dr. Orr revealed that Denver won the bid to host this biennial event, in which student teams compete to design, build, and operate cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered houses. [...] The competition is planned to be staged near a new development close to Denver International Airport. The area around the 61st and Pe&ntilde;a Commuter Rail Station is positioned to become a national model for sustainable, transit-oriented, greenfield development [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect coverage of previous Solar Decathlons:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139121978/students-endure-the-final-home-stretch-at-the-u-s-solar-decathlon-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Students endure the final home stretch at the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84161736/archinect-field-trip-solar-decathlon-2013-basking-in-arrays-of-energy-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Field Trip: Solar Decathlon 2013, Basking in Arrays of Energy Efficiency</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934486/chang-kyu-lee-dokyung-kim-win-the-central-park-summer-pavilion-competition-2nd-prize-the-playform Chang Kyu Lee + Dokyung Kim win the Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition, 2nd Prize 'the plaYform' gebdesign@gmail.com 2016-03-14T11:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T22:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vpzn6nfn1dkqy8d5.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition was open for international architects. The CPSP was envisioned as a meeting point for&nbsp;different cultural and leisure circuits, with the goal of using the same space for a broad range of daytime and nocturnal activities in a sustainable fashion that respects its surroundings. The idea was for it to become an obligatory stop for visitors to Central Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6i/6iz5jl0ax3vvit2f.jpg"></p><p>Chang Kyu Lee New York based architectural designer and Dokyung Kim from University of California, Los Angeles won the second prize on this competition with a project challenges definition of linear gesture.&nbsp;The &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; proposes a &ldquo;space of experiences&rdquo; - simply pushed-down a plaTform connects human and nature as a &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; at the same time a simple linear gesture defines a whole proposal that shows as an object.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lkgky33obwphesr.jpg"></p><p>A gigantic Central Park is the emblematic piece of urban break space in New York City. Central Park is the most visited park in the United States and holds numerous trees and specie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149583085/don-t-miss-the-march-8-regular-deadline-to-enter-the-2016-core77-design-awards Don’t Miss the March 8 Regular Deadline to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-04T13:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-04T14:03:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f0/f0fmb5ds9ao1cn7j.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/1WXpUjt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With the Regular Deadline for entry right around the corner on March 8th, the <a href="http://bit.ly/1WXpUjt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>&nbsp;invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward and&nbsp;participate in this annual celebration of design enterprise and intent. The program embraces a wide range of design practice:&nbsp;commercial, cultural, social and environmental. Each year, thousands of professional and student designers submit their projects and&nbsp;ideas to be critiqued and honored by globally distributed panels of juries. The result is a collection of projects that inspire a broader&nbsp;discussion about the current state and future of design.</p><p>Each year, the 14 categories of entry are juried by independent Jury teams assembled and lead by design thought leaders from around&nbsp;the world. This year's Jury Captain line up includes:</p><ul><li>Arthur Huang, Miniwiz - Built Environment Jury Captain</li><li>Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director, New York Times R&amp;D Lab - Interaction J...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149518839/finalists-of-reimagine-a-nyc-icon-contest-announced Finalists of "Reimagine a NYC Icon" contest announced Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T17:51:00-05:00 >2016-04-26T16:10:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b1xt1zhyjbs4h76l.jpg" width="650" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in September, we told you about a competition to conceive a redesign of the MetLife Building. Earlier this week, the six finalists of the &ldquo;Reimagine a New York City Icon&rdquo; competition were announced. The competition, sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, isn&rsquo;t part of any actual process in the works to modify the Midtown office tower, but are fascinating ideas of what could be. Perhaps these ideas will be put into use at other buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/volley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volley Studio</a> are among the six finalists for the competition, which encouraged entrants to&nbsp;reimagine the MetLife Building &ldquo;with a&nbsp;resource&#8208;conserving, eco&#8208;friendly enclosure &ndash; one that creates a highly efficient envelope with the lightness and transparency sought by today&rsquo;s office workforce &ndash; while preserving and enhancing the aesthetic of the building&rsquo;s heritage.&rdquo;</p><p>Here is&nbsp;FXFOWLE, Thornton Tomasetti, and Dagher Engineering's entry, described as "Harnessing Urban Energies":&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lb3lguklnit01lfn.jpg"></p><p>Here is AECOM and Volley Studio's "Vertimeme":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxleyfc9i13ig7p2.jpg"></p><p>And here's a look back at Archinect's coverage of the Pan Am/Met Life building:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70429852/building-high-anxiety" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building High Anxiety</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149367745/request-for-qualifications-rfq-boxspot-architectural-services Request for Qualifications (RFQ) BoxSpot Architectural Services Sponsor 2016-03-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:06:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/uade2qu6cgb61ux1.jpg" width="650" height="613" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burten, Bell, Carr Development</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Burten, Bell, Carr Development (BBC), a non-profit community development organization is seeking qualifications from architects with experience designing shipping containers for commercial and/or office space use. The consultant must demonstrate previous experience with container based structures at all phases of development including schematic design, design development, and the construction procurement process. It is the goal of BBC to hire a consultant that establishes a set of approved technical specifications and construction drawings for a modular product line of habitable container structures.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/hhgsafny6v7owu4/RFQ%20_%20BoxSpot%20-%20Shipping%20Container%20Architect%20-%20Cleveland_.pdf?dl=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to download a copy of the RFQ</a></p><p><em><strong>C</strong><strong>o</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>su</strong><strong>l</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong><strong> qualifications</strong><strong> </strong><strong>w</strong><strong>il</strong><strong>l be acc</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>pted</strong><strong> </strong><strong>until March 14, 2016</strong><strong>.</strong></em></p><p>RFQ BACKGROUND</p><p><strong>Key Partners</strong><br><a href="http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc</em></a><br>BBC is the lead entity in the creation of the Container Retrofitting Business, is a nonprofit neighborhood development organization founded in 1990 that serves th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-02T12:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T12:49:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e5d4c4843c1ec18d84071fbfdd8acc35.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[MIT's] team was awarded the top prize, and...Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands were the next runners-up. [...] Musk took questions from the audience on everything from what inspired him to create the Hyperloop idea (being stuck in LA traffic), what advice he had for the winning teams (lots of dry runs), and what "crazy idea" he is working on next (electric jets &mdash; Musk says he thinks he's close to something, but said precious little about how they'd work).</p></em><br /><br /><p>MIT's design will go on to compete at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop test-run competition</a> this summer, hosted at a bespoke race track being built near Hawthorne, CA &ndash; SpaceX's headquarters. Here's the complete list of winners from the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/spacex_hyperloop_pod_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition</a>, hosted by Texas A&amp;M University:</p><ul><li>Best Overall Design Award:&nbsp;MIT Hyperloop Team, Massachusetts Institute of Technology</li><li>Pod Innovation Award:&nbsp;Delft Hyperloop, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;Badgerloop, University of Wisconsin-Madison</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;Hyperloop at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;HyperXite, University of California Irvine</li></ul><p>Other teams advancing include:</p><ul><li>rLoop (non-student team)</li><li>uWaterloo Hyperloop, University of Waterloo</li><li>UWashington Hyperloop, University of Washington</li><li>University of Toronto, University of Toronto</li><li>RUMD Loop, University of Maryland and Rutgers University</li><li>GatorLoop, University of Florida</li><li>Team HyperLynx, University of Colorado-Denver</li><li>Hyperloop UC, Univers...</li></ul>