Archinect - News 2015-03-04T13:52:10-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/120587986/need-some-inspiration-to-submit-to-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-take-a-peek-at-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Need some inspiration to submit to the "Bigger Than A Breadbox" competition? Take a peek at Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:17:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0snbbk8hvmk6lti.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We caught a glimpse behind the curtain of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38847/oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>&rsquo;s hand-over-hand process in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey&rsquo;s latest piece</a>, where the principal&rsquo;s meticulous and dogged drawing exercises helped push the firm&rsquo;s formal development. Taking a look back at one of their earlier pavilions, &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cube</a>&rdquo;, initially built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, helps draw the contingency from line drawing to taught steel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b16jyljfc2ruqowy.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/76039835/justine-testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> previously described in her introduction to &ldquo;The Cube&rdquo;, the sculpture/pavilion &ldquo;transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece&rdquo;, complicating the supposedly concrete notion of an ideal form, the perfect cube. The pavilion is a clear elaboration on previous work, such as their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center</a> or the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72707834/stormcloud-by-oyler-wu-collaborative-for-sci-arc-s-40th-anniversary-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stormcloud</a> pavilion at SCI-Arc, where solid volumes are stretched and torn by lines and suspensions, testing the spatial limits of what they consider &ldquo;pure&rdquo; forms.&nbsp;OWC has also designed two other pavilions at SCI-Arc, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28283694/netscape-sci-arc-graduation-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netscape</a> and Centerstage, which fit clearly ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118349482/knight-cities-challenge-announces-its-selection-of-126-finalists Knight Cities Challenge announces its selection of 126 finalists Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T15:07:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/326be6895f359021caa50799c5294cf8.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight Cities Challenge? It wasn&rsquo;t easy. &nbsp;But, as of today, we&rsquo;ve asked 126 happy finalists to submit final applications in three weeks with more details about their ideas. [...] Each of the 26 Knight communities had at least one applicant named as a finalist, and Detroit had the largest number of applicants: 1,365! Detroit also had the largest number of finalists: 25.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are the 126 finalists for the inaugural <a href="http://knightcities.org/" target="_blank">Knight Cities Challenge</a>:</p><p><strong>Aberdeen, S.D.</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Aberdeen SD Welcome and Relocation Center</strong>&nbsp;by Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce (Submitted by Gail Ochs): Strengthening newcomers&rsquo; attachment to Aberdeen by creating a new welcome and relocation center.</li></ul><p><strong>Akron, Ohio</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Akron League of Creative Interventionists Headquarters</strong>&nbsp;by the League of Creative Interventionists (Submitted by David Swirsky): Establishing a space for the creative community to hold meetings, workshops and programs, and brainstorm interventions designed to break down barriers between diverse populations.</li><li><strong>Better Block International Hostel and AirBnB</strong>&nbsp;by Team Better Block (Submitted by Jason Roberts): Strengthening the city&rsquo;s sense of place by turning a vacant property into a cultural hub and hostel centered on a specific immigrant population.</li><li><strong>Chickadee Society</strong>&nbsp;(Submitted by Chris Horne):<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Fostering a love for Akron through a subscription service that delivers Rubber City goods and opportunities ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/116890360/inaba-s-flatiron-plaza-installation-adds-a-frame-to-nyc-landmarks INABA's Flatiron Plaza installation adds a frame to NYC landmarks Archinect 2014-12-26T17:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-28T16:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stolxnmwlp849ole.jpg" width="514" height="818" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in September, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect published</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>'s winning entry for the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>. Titled "New York Light," the public artwork was recently installed for the holidays and is now open to the public on...well<em>, Flatiron Plaza</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xibhbirla52fc3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3hhg52v4f7tq1pf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Project description from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>:</strong></p><p>The Flatiron Plaza is a unique space in New York.</p><p>Standing in the middle of the plaza people can see two of the city&rsquo;s great landmarks: the Flatiron and Empire State buildings. It is a place to experience the magnificence of Manhattan&rsquo;s urban plan &ndash; with a dramatic view of Broadway cutting diagonally through the famous grid. And because Madison Square Park creates a clearing in the urban fabric, the plaza is one of the few places in the heart of the city to see the skyline from street level.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aua7txodlzqtpdc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvwtqa4a29i1sb5z.jpg"></p><p>Our public art installation &lsquo;New York Light&rsquo; pays tribute to the special urban experiences from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Designed to echo the form of the plaza&rsquo;s namesake building, the prow of the st...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116056869/stereotank-s-heartbeat-wins-2015-times-square-valentine-heart-design Stereotank’s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T19:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtxjqhg5x4sea2cb.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's one for you lovers out there: in the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design contest, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank just came out as the winner with their entry "HEARTBEAT." The interactive installation is scheduled to open for an entire month to couples and singles alike on February 9.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f34k5n6xppvjviy4.jpg"></p><p>More information on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stereotanks_heartbeat_wins_2015_times_square_valentine_heart_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116042386/oma-to-design-shanghai-s-lujiazui-exhibiton-center OMA to design Shanghai’s Lujiazui Exhibiton Center Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T15:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zifxzjrh67py8tc0.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OMA appears to be rolling up their sleeves before the holidays: last Friday, we published new details on their Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm, and now we're kicking the week off with a recent competition win in China, the Lujiazui Exhibiton Center at the banks of the mighty Huangpu River in Shanghai. Conceptualized as a "spatial armature," the exhibition center will rise on the grounds of the former Shanghai Shipyard and aims for completion by the end of 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8hk9j6eayh1s02d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inl64xgaxngkuek4.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/oma_to_design_shanghais_lujiazui_exhibiton_center/" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more images and project details.</p><p><em>All images courtesy OMA</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115114590/finalists-and-jury-of-global-holcim-awards-2015-entering-the-homestretch Finalists and Jury of Global Holcim Awards 2015 entering the homestretch Alexander Walter 2014-12-03T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T14:16:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a7d806d6eb8abfdf619d79650094a50.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results of the five regional contests are in for the International Holcim Awards competition, and now all eyes are on the upcoming selection of the three final Global Awards winners. [...] The jury tasked to judge the 15 finalists from the regional contests will be headed by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These five Regional Gold Award winners automatically qualified for the Global Award competition round:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj30l3g1rmy1lbat.jpg"></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Gold - Europe: Anthropic Park</strong>: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation, Saline Joniche, Italy<br>Main authors: Francisco Leiva, Grupo aranea, Alicante,Spain; Marco Scarpinato, AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy.<br>Further authors: Marta Garc&iacute;a Chico, Grupo aranea; Lucia Pierro, AutonomeForme</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vdhcpw2syqaq6ly.jpg"></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Gold 2014 - North America: Poreform</strong>: Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas, NV, USA<br>Main authors: Amy Mielke, Water Pore Partnership, New York, NY, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor, Water Pore Partnership, Woodbridge, CT, USA<br>Further author: Keller Easterling, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rfgwl27uwgtfbvvj.jpg"></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Gold 2014 - Asia Pacific: Protective Wing</strong>: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand<br>Main authors: Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Singh Intrachooto, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Chak Cherdsatirkul, Kaomai L...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113484546/world-health-organization-one-roof-proposal World Health Organization One Roof Proposal Jaakko van 't Spijker 2014-11-12T12:27:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:17:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tm6f4y5aqrl7mkqb.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the <a href="http://www.who.int/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Health Organization</a> Geneva Headquarters <a href="http://www.competitions.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=1390:who-headquarters-building-extension-geneva&amp;catid=37:open-competitions&amp;Itemid=50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition</a>&nbsp;team jvantspijker proposed a transformation of the existing building from a Slab to T-typology and to renew the connection to the landscape. The vertical concentration of functions reinforces the centrality of the complex. The two connecting axes create a strong sense of place and centrality. Concentration is the key environmental and sustainable principle. The new central active landscape becomes "The Place to Be" with a smooth flow into the lush garden.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Design Team:</p><p>Jaakko van 't Spijker<br>Julio Gil Fari&ntilde;a<br>Paul van den Bergh</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113347145/designers-chosen-for-louvre-s-60m-storage-outpost Designers chosen for Louvre’s €60m storage outpost Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T15:04:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03c61613b496a74b41e3955d54be4206.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five architectural firms are on the shortlist to design the Louvre&rsquo;s new storage facility, planned to open near the museum&rsquo;s satellite in Lens, northern France. Corinne Vezzoni &amp; Assoc and Zig Zag architecture, both from France, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten from the Netherlands, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners from the UK and Estudio Arquitectura Baeza from Spain were chosen from 173 applicants.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113114487/minneapolis-picks-architecture-finalists-for-stadium-area-park Minneapolis picks architecture finalists for stadium-area park Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T14:36:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qklmwg7vybmvf1uh.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three landscape architect-led teams have been named finalists by the city of Minneapolis to design the new two-block long park called the Commons near the new Vikings stadium. [...] The three finalists are: The Olin Studio, Philadelphia and Snow Kreilich Architects, based in Minneapolis Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, Damon Farber Associates, Minneapolis and VJAA, Minneapolis WORKSHOP Ken Smith, New York and Perkins + Will, Minneapolis</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112957840/new-competition-launched-for-national-gallery-and-ludwig-museum-in-budapest New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest Alexander Walter 2014-11-05T13:36:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T13:43:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/kre9w96nal03g4qx.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The international jury choosing an architect to design a new National Gallery, which will also provide a new home for the Ludwig Museu in the Hungarian capital, has invited seven leading practices to take part in a new competition after a first competition did not produce a winning design. The seven architects invited to compete for the high-profile commission are: Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, Mecanoo, Nieto Sobejano, Renzo Piano, Sanaa and Sn&oslash;hetta.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111873772/buffalo-s-jewel-box-art-museum-to-grow Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb17aa9d6f8911359b6b5771a59fb58f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111797399/obama-s-presidential-library-four-radical-visions-of-the-future-from-top-architects Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:11:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/712f61acd201ca626a5b7f06fca33437.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barack Obama still has two long years left to cement his legacy as something between &ldquo;yes we can&rdquo; and &ldquo;at least I tried&rdquo;. Regardless of how history remembers him, Obama will always represent a shift from the old guard, an idealistic starting point for what (and who) future presidents could be. For now, though, his official museum, his keeper of secrets: couldn&rsquo;t that still be a tangible change we can believe in? At least an architectural one?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111324270/the-creative-city-challenge-asks-minnesota-designers-to-create-an-installation-as-social-space The Creative City Challenge asks Minnesota designers to create an installation as social space b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-15T11:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T11:22:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umsya5ki2sdfqnu3.jpg" width="514" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza an artwork, which is an innovative use of the space and acts as a sociable and participatory platform for scheduled and impromptu onsite programs throughout the summer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109761741/3xn-designs-sydney-high-rise 3XN Designs Sydney High Rise stm@3xn.dk 2014-09-25T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:58:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmcfgumsh79ed36r.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMP Capital has named 3XN as the architect for the 49-story, 102,000sm 50 Bridge Street tower and master plan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. 3XN was selected via a multi-stage international competition, the fourth it has won this year, which included two Prtizker Architecture Prize-winning firms. Construction on this important new addition to the Sydney skyline is slated to begin in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1c15wr20yu7ue7p.jpg"></p><p>The 50 Bridge Street "Quay Quarter Tower" represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since J&oslash;rn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973,</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6ns6ljb3do1nw45.jpg"></p><p>3XN's innovative design, already well-received by the community, will revitalize AMP Capital-s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. The bold new tower will engage in an open dialogue with the skyline while also integrating itself into community life at the street level.</p><p>Louise Mason, AMP Capital Managing Director Office &amp; Industrial, said, "AMP ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251176/sydney-s-nsw-gallery-announces-jurors-for-museum-expansion-competition Sydney's NSW Gallery announces jurors for museum expansion competition Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76fd7acaac14dc13627e7945ec764c8e.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's rare for an Australian gallery to extend the call for an architect beyond local boundaries. But that's exactly what the Art Gallery of NSW has done in their national and international callout for the Gallery's transformation into 'an art museum for the 21st century'. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, The Art Gallery of NSW has announced the jurists to decide the architectural practice that will be responsible for the Gallery&rsquo;s transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The jury members include Gallery Director, Michael Brand as well as Kathryn Gustafson, Michael Lynch, Toshiko Mori, Glenn Murcutt, Juhani Pallasmaa and Hetti Perkins."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again! Alexander Walter 2014-08-26T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T22:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...] The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107189395/ie-spaces-for-innovation-prize-win-a-scholarship-much-more IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE: Win a scholarship & much more! Sponsor 2014-08-26T10:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T10:20:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znbyygg2h4a3ayba.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop or learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize</strong> is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.</p><p>If you are interested in being a part of the challenge, you are still in time. The registration period is open until the 27th of October, 2014. Note that registrations should be made individually. Proposals are to be presented in a digital story board (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong></p><p>Winners will be awarded admittance to <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mdwrle_reminder_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments </a> from IE School of Architecture &amp; Design, for the 2015-2016 academic year, and 30% scholarship over the tuition fees plus full-time paid professional internships in top tier companies and design firms such as <strong>UNStu...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106557284/rockefeller-foundation-and-usaid-announce-global-resilience-design-challenge Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Announce Global Resilience Design Challenge Alexander Walter 2014-08-14T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znurvb4odczoj8c9.jpg" width="480" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first feature of the Resilience Partnership will be the launch of a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing people and organizations from a diverse set of industries together to collaborate on bold and innovative solutions to the toughest resilience challenges facing the three focus regions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105800701/new-dead-prize-launched-by-cameron-sinclair New "DEAD PRIZE" launched by Cameron Sinclair Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T19:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stzx5dztldlu5vs4.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the past decade we have seen an explosion of honors and awards for the most innovative and forward thinking solutions. Yet no one recognizes the projects that have caused harm to the environment - designs that are helping shorten our existence on this planet. This is why we created the DEAD prize. Let's recognize the bad, honor the failures and hopefully do something to rectify these designs against humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/dead_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Prize</a> may be the first ever anti-prize in architecture. Launched by Cameron Sinclair, the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.mjpasia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolie-Pitt Foundation</a> and co-founder of <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>, Dead Prize opened its nominations today for architecture that has caused remarkable environmental harm. The goal is to create an anti-standard, by which architects can understand what makes a design harmful, how to not repeat that harm, and hopefully, how to form solutions to the winning Dead Prize design. To curate a set of "worst practices" in architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>The Prize's website makes clear that this is a satirical mix of serious and tongue-in-cheek commentary on the architecture profession. Once a winner is chosen, sometime in early 2015, the Dead Prize committee will reach out to the designer for their side of the story, to gain the widest angle on why things went wrong.</p><p>If the Prize acquires sufficient funding, a complementary competition will be launched to design a solution to a Dead Prize ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105259431/what-the-future-looks-like-to-north-koreans-who-have-never-left What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left Archinect 2014-07-28T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/909db09da3110adf8b5e9b0208941462.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] One of its latest projects: Inviting a North Korean architect to imagine the future of local design for travel. The Jetsons-style results include hovercraft hotel rooms and cone-shaped mountain villas connected by ski slopes. Nothing looks like it would be that out of place in a 1950s magazine, down to details like an old-fashioned rotary phone. This is what the future looks like to someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project <em>Utopian Tours</em>, initiated by English-born landscape architect turned Beijing-based North Korea tour operator <a href="http://koryogroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Bonner</a>, was part of the Korean Peninsula&rsquo;s &ldquo;Crow&rsquo;s Eye View&rdquo; pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104721804/ie-spaces-for-innovation-competition-now-open-for-applications IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications Sponsor 2014-07-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T13:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gtw875dawv2mx4jg.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture and Design</a> announces <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize </strong>for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments</a> starting next February 2015.</p><p><strong>THE CHALLENGE:</strong><br>We are able to undertake working, shopping and learning in a variety of settings and in new ways. Traditional typologies and spaces are changing, overlapping and becoming new models. Foresee the future of these new blurred spaces over the next decade and propose or comment on how you think our activities might evolve.</p><p>Submit your proposal in a story board presented electronically (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p>The winning entries will be awarded a 30% scholarship towards the program tuition fees and a full-time paid professional internship in one of these three world class firms: UNStudio (A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104708119/behind-the-scenes-at-bloomberg-s-ideas-camp-for-cities Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:29:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d236ebbb44fd6df1cadedb6c1fc39c8f.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Serious money is in play in the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; &ldquo;Mayors&rsquo; Challenge&rdquo; for cities competing to show they have come up with promising innovations to cope with 21st-century challenges. &ldquo;It was a big surprise to hear we&rsquo;d share our ideas with competitors,&rdquo; says Gomes. &ldquo;But it works brilliantly. It&rsquo;s exactly what you need&mdash;everyone sharing and trying to help each other. It&rsquo;s crazy, but it works.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102860203/how-the-bloomberg-mayors-challenge-is-being-received-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104244523/helsinki-divided-on-plan-for-a-guggenheim-satellite Helsinki Divided on Plan for a Guggenheim Satellite Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:46:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7a22485ef58b831d91c0afbad306d3b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91148304/helsinki-city-council-reserves-plot-for-guggenheim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103730413/apply-now-to-win-the-10-000-vectorworks-design-scholarship Apply now to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Archinect 2014-07-08T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T21:23:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/suowm30einyyofz1.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and apply by July 30th for a chance to win the $10,000 <a href="http://www.vectorworks.net/scholarship?source=bustler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vectorworks Design Scholarship</a>! The program invites students across all design disciplines to submit their best work, created in any software program, and answer a few short questions to be considered for cash prizes and other awards.</p><p>Read on for more details from the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/the_vectorworks_design_scholarship/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call for Applications</a> on Bustler.</p><p>"The scholarship program supports promising students on two levels. First, Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be presented to multiple winners around the globe. Prize packages include $3,000 USD, Vectorworks&reg; Designer with Renderworks&reg; software for a computer lab at the winner&rsquo;s school and virtual or in-person training for faculty and students. Winners will be announced August 30, 2014.</p><p>Second, all Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will compete for The Richard Diehl Award, a global award named after the founder and current chairman of Nemetschek Vectorworks that recognizes the top overall submission to th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103651803/queensway-connection-competition-exhibition-to-open-july-17-in-nyc “Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC Archinect 2014-07-07T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T20:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x4ekhs8fbo60z9q.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</em></a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93726830/aiany-enya-reveals-winning-ideas-for-queensway-connection-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the upcoming competition exhibition opening on Thursday July 17 at 6:00 PM at New York's <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a>.</p><p>The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium hosted by ENYA at the CFA on Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM to highlight the winning entries&rsquo; visions for future development of the site and neighborhood.</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, $5000: The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y46opuvo3mv44nf.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd Prize, $2500: Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov of Basel, Switzerland</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4f5jhuvufefa45n.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, $1000: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng and Rene Biberstein of Toronto, Canada</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gt80dgrpgxm7qab.jpg"></p><p><strong>Student Prize, $1000: EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo and Jessica Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roharzx5ruolhzv4.jpg"></p><p><strong>Honorable Menti...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102860203/how-the-bloomberg-mayors-challenge-is-being-received-in-europe How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe Alexander Walter 2014-06-27T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7ab3dc51f84367a352fa7ba9276a1da8.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can a U.S. organization really tell Europe how to run its cities better? [...] Following a successful inaugural challenge last year, the city innovation contest crossed the Atlantic in 2014, winnowing down European applicant cities to a shortlist of 21*, all of whom attended a two-day Ideas Camp staged in Berlin earlier this month. [...] A European organization could not realistically offer anything as substantial as &euro;9 million in prize money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102719543/mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-announces-outstanding-projects-shortlist Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announces “Outstanding Projects” shortlist Alexander Walter 2014-06-25T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8unzlhkh5c3rujo.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The who-is-who of international contemporary architecture makes up the gross of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize shortlist. Announced this week by Illinois Institute of Technology Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison, the 36 shortlisted projects &mdash; selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees throughout the American continent &mdash; are being recognized as "Outstanding Projects."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99825508/apply-now-for-world-architecture-festival-awards-2014-deadline-is-may-30 Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30! Archinect 2014-05-16T17:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T17:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91fv6hqqval6ugpn.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The submission deadline for <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival,</a> the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.</p><p>WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, WAF is the place where success comes solely from the real quality of your work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8375nfgm6yykv1g.jpg"></p><p>The WAF awards provide you with global press coverage, an unrivaled opportunity to showcase your strongest work and cement your name on the world stage. Judges this year include Sir Peter Cook, Richard Rogers, Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg.</p><p>Entries close May 30, 2014</p><p><a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/user/12/entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out and start your entry today.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96112348/obama-library-officials-allow-parties-to-make-their-bid Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid Archinect 2014-03-20T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T17:37:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwlloqg2wumqqldf.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The foundation established to lead the development of President Obama&rsquo;s library and museum opened the door Thursday for institutions and groups to begin making a pitch to host the site. The Barack Obama Foundation issued its long-awaited Request for Qualifications on its newly named website, inviting applicants to provide information about how their proposal would impact the community and how it would reflect the president&rsquo;s vision.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Justine Testado 2014-03-14T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T17:59:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok77hbdk50771bgb.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Think you're too old for fairy tales? The submissions in Blank Space's first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition can make you believe otherwise. The artistic storybook quality and intricate narratives of the entries came from at least two months of hard work from many of the participants -- with several of them being young non-architects, ages 18-34.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 300 entries from 50 countries, the jury of experts chose 3 top-prize winners:</p><p>1st PLACE: <strong>Chapter Thirteen</strong> by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O&rsquo;Leary (pictured above)&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/Project-100015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2nd PLACE: <strong>Man and Ground</strong> by Anna Pietrzak&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/Project-100042" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3ui5jue0h8kag2ky.jpg"></p><p>3rd PLACE: <strong>Oscar Upon A Time</strong> by Joseph Altshuler, Mari Altshuler &amp; Zachary Morrison&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/Project-100184" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5yeamhgsmu82r2t.jpg"></p><p>Winners, Honorable Mentions, and select entries will be published in the first issue of <em>Blank Space Magazine</em> and other media outlets. Happily ever after, indeed.</p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_winning_narratives_of_the_first_fairy_tales_architecture_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions. You can also find their narratives <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Images courtesy of Blank Space Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</em></p>