Archinect - News 2014-11-28T01:02:44-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library Terri Peters 2014-10-13T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:11:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33meszuvogp1mhty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply detailed, glazed volume screened by locally sourced wood twigs, set in a stunning rural landscape.&nbsp; Designed to make a big impact in its social context, the community-run facility is building its collection asking visitors to donate two books for each one they borrow. The award is for a &ldquo;single, transformative work of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tkjc170sh8ys5r7.jpg"></p><p>The award was founded by esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama and this year&acute;s prize was judged by jurors Brian Mackay-Lyons, Patricia Patkau, Bing Thom, Maxime Alexis-Frappier, Barry Johns and Edward Cullinan.&nbsp; The submission guidelines were surprisingly open: any building, anywhere, any program, any size, by architects or designers.&nbsp; The main stipulation was tha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108886363/unc-coastal-studies-institute-wins-chicago-athenaeum-international-architecture-award UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ifjnlmxscxfxynh.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108807760/vincent-scully-prize-2014-awarded-to-journalist-and-tv-host-charlie-rose Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose Justine Testado 2014-09-12T18:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T13:26:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysd0zxa17jbvwniq.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999 by the National Building Museum and named after Professor Vincent Scully to honor his legacy and work, the prize recognizes exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Widely known as the anchor and executive producer of<em> Charlie Rose </em>and co-anchor of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Rose will receive the prize in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p>A gala celebrating Rose and the award will take place at the <a href="http://www.nbm.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> in Washington D.C. this November. Notable guests include architect Frank Gehry who will offer remarks on Rose. Mr. Rose will also present a special lecture during a public awards ceremony.</p><p>Previous recipients include <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80088428/vincent-scully-prize-awarded-to-friends-of-the-high-line-co-founders-joshua-david-robert-hammond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line Co-Founders Joshua David &amp; Robert Hammond</a>, Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M Stern, and Phyllis Lambert.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/vincent_scully_prize_2014_awarded_to_journalist_and_tv_host_charlie_rose/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104322606/steven-holl-wins-2014-praemium-imperiale-international-arts-award-for-architecture Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-16T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious <a href="http://www.praemiumimperiale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award</a>. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film.&nbsp;</p><p>It was established in 1988 to celebrate&nbsp;Japan Art Association's 100th anniversary and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, who was a patron of the association for 58 years and had faithful commitment to the arts.</p><p>The Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize, and comes with a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) will be given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Winners will form...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103937047/new-york-design-commission-awards-own-president New York Design Commission awards own president Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:59:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab3e4e59b1fcffe251174f7b4551ab2d.jpg" width="293" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York City Design Commission presented its annual awards for excellence in public design on 7 July&mdash;and among the winners is a company run by the commission&rsquo;s president. Signe Nielsen, who has been the government agency&rsquo;s president since 2012, is also a principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. [...] This is not the first time that Nielsen&rsquo;s firm has been recognised by the Design Commission while she has been at the head of the award-giving body.</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/102572395/2014-riba-national-award-winners 2014 RIBA National Award Winners Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T22:51:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud1itwzrm3n2zx1o.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. With 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the European Union, the selected projects will now have the chance to make the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small image selection of 2014 Award Winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv212bknjm55m9g1.jpg"></p><p>London: TNG Youth and Community Centre by RCKa. Photo: Jakob Spriestersbach</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lpzxwtp7q1719o7.jpg"></p><p>London: London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Michel Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66922bbyl2uzz10m.jpg"></p><p>West Midlands: Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. Photo: Mecanoo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol265yvm30t3uuk.jpg"></p><p>London: London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9vet5v8zlmm5a4e.jpg"></p><p>European Union: The Blue Planet, Kastrup, Denmark by 3XN. Photo: Adamm Moerk</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3g66ms0moc8a84g.jpg"></p><p>East: Britten-Pears Archive by Stanton Williams. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o31cry3i15g7wj3i.jpg"></p><p>Scotland: House no.7 by Denizen Works. Photo: David Barbour</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afq6a0jfo9a8kg1p.jpg"></p><p>European Union: Metrostation Kraaiennest, Amsterdam by Maccreanor Lavington. Photo: Luuk Kramer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rn70q04fzqoxenhg.jpg"></p><p>London: Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects. Photo: Paul Riddle</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndv2lhpg1qp2xtwz.jpg"></p><p>European Union: Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rj4fnlfmoeethwkq.jpg"></p><p>South: Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre with Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will. Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01473wk84klmyjjq.jpg"></p><p>Library and Learning Centre, Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Roland Halbe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vft0qw2whycuvmg.jpg"></p><p>South East: ...</p> 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/98904715/norman-foster-as-one-of-the-first-recipients-to-receive-isamu-noguchi-award Norman Foster as one of the first recipients to receive Isamu Noguchi Award Justine Testado 2014-04-29T15:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90btylwvjalrhorp.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esteemed English architect Norman Foster and contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will be honored with the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award this May. The award acknowledges individuals whose work relates to renowned landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi. Noguchi's work exhibited a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the arts as well as promoted the value of innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a> and <a href="http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hiroshi Sugimoto</a> will formally accept the award during the Noguchi Museum's Spring Benefit on May 13 in New York, NY.</p><p>"The evening will include a silent auction of a black and white photograph from Hiroshi Sugimoto&rsquo;s series titled &ldquo;Conceptual Forms.&rdquo; He created this series as a response to "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)" by Marcel Duchamp.</p><p>'These machines and models were created without any artistic intention. This is what motivated me to produce this series of photographs and title them 'Conceptual Forms.' Art is possible without artistic intention and can be better without It.' - Hiroshi Sugimoto"</p><p>For further event info, click <a href="http://www.noguchi.org/benefit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98033706/american-academy-in-rome-announces-the-2014-2015-rome-prize-winners American Academy in Rome Announces the 2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T15:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T15:18:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cfc3b0d9436618e1e2a71f419757baa.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition at a festive ceremony in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among many other fields, the two 2014-15 Rome Prize winners in the field of Architecture are:</p><ul><li><strong>Firat Erdim</strong> (Founders Rome Prize)</li><li><strong>Vincent L. Snyder </strong>(James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building Justine Testado 2014-04-03T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T23:38:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8lnk20cqfjrl0l9.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The <a href="http://www.raic.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the world. Now one of the world's largest architectural prizes, it consists of CAD$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew -- perhaps making it a potential rival to the prestigious Pritzker Prize.</p><p>Moriyama and RAIC established the award in effort to raise the international stature of RAIC and the work of Canadian architects. Moriyama first thought of the idea in 1976 while on a three-month walk in the footsteps of Buddha through India and Nepal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ecyjj5bl8ot73w5.jpg"></p><p>The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95028678/plant-architect-wins-national-csla-award PLANT Architect Wins National CSLA Award PLANT Architect Inc. 2014-03-06T12:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T20:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e120ufv3wvqt8rs5.jpg" width="514" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing in Toronto recognized by CSLA as preeminent example of Canadian landscape architecture.</strong></p><p>Ottawa, 6 March 2014 &mdash; The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<i>Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing</i>&nbsp;is one of fifteen projects that received a national award this year. It is the first component of a larger scheme to provide interpretation, accessibility, and environmental control for the Lower Don Recreational Trail in Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p>Pressured by its urban location, the site&rsquo;s heavy usage by cyclists and pedestrians resulted in numerous unplanned and unsustainable trails, including a widely used but extremely dangerous crossing at Pottery Road. PLANT Architect addressed these and other issues by designing a new controlled crossing and reconfigured road-island with visual graphics and laser-cut signage to direct and control traffic.&nbsp;</p><p>Since its unveiling in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94059750/the-2014-a-design-award-submission-deadline-is-approaching The 2014 A’ Design Award submission deadline is approaching! Justine Testado 2014-02-21T20:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T14:25:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/log4sniq43p0z7dz.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Get your design A-game on for this year's A' Design Award &amp; Competition. Aiming to give an extra boost of publicity and advertisement opportunities, the annual A'Design awards highlight the best designs, design concepts and design-oriented products. Anyone who wants to take a shot at fame and recognition should submit before the deadline on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 by 11:59 GMT+1. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/a_design_award/" target="_blank">here</a> for more submission details and check out some Gold and Platinum-winning projects from previous years below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93305630/winners-of-2014-architectural-education-awards-announced Winners of 2014 Architectural Education Awards Announced Pascale Vonier 2014-02-10T15:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:57:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/voux4nvyaawo5oba.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced the winners of this year's Architectural Education Awards. Each year ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.</p></em><br /><br /><p>ACSA is pleased to announce the <a href="http://acsa-arch.org/programs-events/awards/archives/2014-awards-press-release" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Architectural Education Award Winners</a>. Each year, ACSA honors architectural educators for their exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession&rsquo;s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.&nbsp;</p><p>Awards were given in the following 8 categories:</p><ul><li>Topaz Medallion</li><li>Distinguished Professor</li><li>New Faculty Teaching</li><li>Creative Achievement</li><li>Diversity Achievement</li><li>Faculty Design</li><li>Collaborative Practice</li><li>Design-Build</li><li>Housing Design Education</li><li>JAE Best Article Award</li></ul><p>Visit <a href="http://acsa-arch.org/programs-events/awards/archives/2014-awards-press-release" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.acsa-arch.org/awards</a> to see the new list of Distinguished Professors and the variety winning design projects, among others.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88751821/eskew-dumez-ripple-honored-with-2014-aia-architecture-firm-award Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award Justine Testado 2013-12-13T12:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T12:27:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbndvy2oc5lqawr2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.</p> <p> Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, the New Orleans-based firm has become recognized for their deep involvement in rebuilding the Hurricane Katrina-stricken city as well as their commitment to mentorship -- for which they received two AIA National Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm Awards.<br><br> EDR is receiving the honor at a bittersweet time with the passing of principal Allen Eskew <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88555740/allen-eskew-passes-away-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this week</a>.<br><br> You can read more about EDR below:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s58v3wbfboa0urk2.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Just eight years ago, when the city was struck by Hurricane Katrina, EDR had 22 employees, but has since nearly doubled and has taken on an important role as civic leaders charged with repairing the wounded urban fabric of the city. Their efforts, like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88083216/the-bartlett-wins-all-three-top-honors-at-2013-riba-president-s-medals-student-awards The Bartlett wins ALL three top honors at 2013 RIBA President’s Medals student awards Alexander Walter 2013-12-04T20:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:23:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/kra23q8ysq064zna.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's The Bartlett School of Architecture scored big times at today's presentation of the 2013 RIBA President&rsquo;s Medals Student Awards taking home all of the three top prizes. [...] Dating back to 1836, the prestigious President's Medals are awarded annually to students nominated by schools of architecture worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The project "Kizhi Island" by Ben Hayes received the RIBA Silver Medal for this year's best post-graduate design work. Ness Lafoy was awarded the Bronze Medal for the best undergraduate design project with the project "Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall". The Dissertation Medal went to Tamsin Hanke's research project "Magnitogorsk: Utopian Vision Of Spatial Socialism".</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87929714/robofold-nominated-for-emerging-design-studio-at-the-icon-magazine-awards-2013 RoboFold nominated for “Emerging Design Studio” at the ICON Magazine Awards 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-02T19:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T19:07:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t2syeoroh7pe39uu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In light of the upcoming prestigious ICON Magazine Awards 2013 taking place on Dec. 5 at the Oval Space in East London, we're excited to feature industrial design studio RoboFold, who is one of this year's "Emerging Design Studio" nominees. Before RoboFold's establishment in 2007 at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, Gregory Epp &mdash; who was a student there &mdash; spent more than a decade researching curved folding techniques.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zocnkmredbv836e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cl1z4fkc72behy6p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjl8f21i3hf63pt7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Arum&rdquo; Sculpture by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image: Matthias Urschler.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3qwdnul2vliteha.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xy4ud8t5m8xnqol3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Infinity&rdquo; Sculpture by Stathis Lagoudakis. Image: Tracy Woodford.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87928098/villa-kogelhof-by-paul-de-ruiter-architects-wins-an-arc13-architecture-award Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects wins an ARC13 Architecture Award Alexander Walter 2013-12-02T18:28:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T18:30:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/buno03hqyc3b6qur.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ultramodern Villa Kogelhof in Kamperland, the Netherlands has just been awarded one of the prestigious Dutch ARC13 Architecture Prize. The building's designers, Amsterdam-based Paul de Ruiter Architects, were honored with the prize &mdash; alongside three other award winners &mdash; at a festive award ceremony in Rotterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4rkr0jsc9ehjtdh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcqudx7lrd5294zb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67p9h9hs0nimccqq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufjobbwpwvi009hd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photography by Jeroen Musch.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87469040/winners-of-the-great-indoors-award-2013-explore-the-nature-of-things-in-interior-design Winners of The Great Indoors Award 2013 explore “The Nature of Things” in interior design Justine Testado 2013-11-26T19:06:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:50:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bq0cc89ah7nos5cc.jpg" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Great Indoors 2013 recently announced the winners for this year's competition. The 2013 theme focused on The Nature of Things &mdash; in regards to the increasing global trend of incorporating repurpose, sustainability, and reconnecting with natural elements in interior design. Out of 271 entries from 39 countries, the jury selected 20 nominees, four in each of the following categories: Serve &amp; Facilitate, Relax &amp; Consume, Show &amp; Sell, and Concentrate &amp; Collaborate.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Finally, one winner was chosen in each category:</p> <p> Serve &amp; Facilitate winner: Cineteca Matadero by Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos (ES) &mdash; <em>see top image</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcmzq27lxlhd395j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Relax &amp; Consume winner: Pakta Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo (ES)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10a28h9la2f0a9ld.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Show &amp; Sell winner: Relojeria Alemana Boutique by OHLab (ES)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xd86zw90hqp3brjr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Concentrate &amp; Collaborate winner: Social Workplace by i29 (NL)</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of The Great Indoors 2013.</em></p> <p> Head over to the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_great_indoors_2013_explore_the_nature_of_things/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler article</a> for details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87399161/l-a-frame-house-by-tim-durfee-iris-anna-regn L.A-Frame House by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn Justine Testado 2013-11-25T21:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T14:18:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wr5wmcokuoqa5l2.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We're delighted to feature the L.A-Frame House by Tim Durfee &amp; Iris Anna Regn. The collaborative team won a NextLA Merit Award for the project in the recent conclusion of the 2013 AIA|LA Design Awards, which honors the best works by Los Angeles-based architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m7p7d5nh4uyjn9q.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zf/zfe8iuggz4q6hj24.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hq/hq8dn3ywb4i73uj8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/203nn82hpx1d2kj3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Tim Durfee.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87163228/winners-of-re-thinking-the-future-s-international-architectural-thesis-award-2013 Winners of Re-Thinking the Future’s International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-22T19:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T13:45:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tfys31puos50jjw0.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Re-Thinking the Future's International Architecture Thesis Award 2013 recently concluded with the announcement of this year's winners. The exclusive international design competition recognizes the best in student thesis projects. Starting with 525 registrations, 265 entries were shortlisted for the first round of screening. The competition pool was then narrowed down to 80 submissions that advanced to the next level of grading.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/du2z46abgglj6up4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Public/Institutional, First place: Center for Musical Experimentation | Victor Diaz Ortega, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7dohv7h5jw7y91s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Residential/Housing, First place: (Re)Interpretations of Nature | Nathan Fisher, Lawrence Technological University, Canada</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8kryatda0njppdw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Sustainable Design, First place: Urban Renewal | Riccardo Torresi, University of Ferrara, Italy</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7ezqk4x4eaxqgmq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Transport Terminal, First place: Nicosia International Airport | Charoula Lambrou, Newcastle University, United Kingdom</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of IATA 2013.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86908460/winners-of-the-structural-awards-2013 Winners of the Structural Awards 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-19T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T17:09:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/nj8suim83iqd64lh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2013 Structural Awards were revealed last Friday during a ceremony event [...] in London. Hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers, the annual Structural Awards recognize the talents, the challenging environments, and the invaluable contributions of the world's best structural designers. Twelve winners from around the world were honored this year, with the Taizhou Bridge in China winning the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence &mdash; the highest title.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78834131/the-structural-awards-2013-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Structural Awards - 2013 Shortlist</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86550399/winners-of-the-dwell-vision-award-2013 Winners of the Dwell Vision Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T21:10:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T00:53:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5znyf9ckptq7epf3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dwell Media recently honored the finalists at the Dwell Vision Award 2013 ceremony at the historic Jane's Carousel in DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York. The DVA acknowledges the best of progressive technical and artistic innovation in modern design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> One winner and two finalists were selected out of nearly 300 entries from top architecture firms to emerging designers.</p> <ul><li> Winner: Harvest Dome 2.0 by Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi - SLO Architecture</li> <li> Finalist 1: Building with Bed Frames by Bundit Kanisthakhon - Tadpole Studio</li> <li> Finalist 2: Orongo Station by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects</li> </ul><p> Learn more about Harvest Dome 2.0 in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78760079/harvest-dome-2-0-is-finally-afloat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this article</a> here on Archinect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86543159/agi-architects-wins-in-two-categories-for-2013-middle-east-architect-awards AGi architects wins in two categories for 2013 Middle East Architect Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-14T19:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-14T19:05:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0k4dwy273fojgnnk.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AGi architects enjoyed yet another lucky year in the 2013 Middle East Architect Awards recently held in Dubai. In addition to being shortlisted in five categories, the Spanish-Kuwaiti firm won two awards for The Star House and the BBS Pre-School, both in Kuwait. The Star House received Residential Project of the Year &mdash; making it the second year in a row that AGi won in the category &mdash; while the BBS Pre-School was named Institutional &amp; Cultural Project of the Year.</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/86309152/the-seacliff-house-by-chris-elliott-architects-wins-two-2013-sydney-design-awards The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects wins two 2013 Sydney Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-11T17:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T17:22:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0j0jly4rbh38uvd.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects is a residential house built for Chris Elliott's family on the famous Bondi Coogee to Coastal Walk in Sydney, Australia. Aside from maximizing both the narrow block space it is built on and the views of its coastal surroundings, the Seacliff House recently received two residential category 2013 Sydney Design Awards among others.</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/86090892/workshop-kitchen-bar-by-soma-best-designed-restaurant-in-the-americas Workshop Kitchen + Bar by SOMA - Best Designed Restaurant in the Americas Justine Testado 2013-11-08T21:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-08T21:30:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6pudfivtpsfg5wpn.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it comes to dining out, it's no question that the architecture and interior design matter just as much as the food you're eating. As a fun Friday project, we're featuring the Workshop Kitchen + Bar by SOMA in Palm Springs, CA. The project recently won Best Designed Restaurant for the Americas region in the international 2013 Restaurant &amp; Bar Design Awards we covered back in September.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82141011/winners-of-the-2013-restaurant-bar-design-awards" target="_blank">Winners of the 2013 Restaurant &amp; Bar Design Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86009755/2013-curry-stone-design-prize-winners-announced 2013 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced Justine Testado 2013-11-07T20:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i5w8qpnipkgf4s6.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 Curry Stone Design Prize. Now in its sixth year, the annual prize celebrates humanitarian design and honors the influential work of socially engaged practitioners.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This year's Prize winners are:</p> <ul><li> Hunnarshala (Bhuj, India)</li> <li> Proximity Designs (Yangon, Myanmar)</li> <li> Studio TAMassociati/Emergency (Venice/Milan, Italy)</li> </ul><p> Principals from each group will attend a two-day awards ceremony at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco <strong>tonight</strong> at 7:30 p.m. PST.</p> <p> The ceremony continues tomorrow Nov. 8 at the Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco, where each winner will present their work at the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/design_like_you_give_a_damn_live_2013/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Like You Give A Damn! LIVE conference</a> starting at 12:30 p.m. The two-day event will be live-streamed <a href="http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1905633/events/2513405" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85919761/xiamen-future-arts-center-designed-by-line-and-space-wins-aia-distinguished-building-award Xiamen future arts center, designed by Line and Space, wins AIA Distinguished Building Award Alexander Walter 2013-11-06T16:01:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:18:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no8ah8ky8wc50zxp.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Two, a sales office for a new residential development in the Southern Chinese city of Xiamen has received a Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region. The architects &mdash; Tucson, Arizona-based firm Line and Space &mdash; designed the building already with its future purpose in mind, allowing it to easily transform into a Community Art Center once development is complete.</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/85856241/lean-construction-institute-named-as-2013-turner-prize-recipient Lean Construction Institute named as 2013 Turner Prize recipient Justine Testado 2013-11-05T20:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T20:30:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43r8k9nchqszojx3.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company recently announced Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The annual Turner Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To mark the occasion, LCI co-founder Greg Howell, executive director Dan Heinemeier, and board chair Victor Sanvido will discuss the benefits of lean construction in their presentation, "<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/faster_better_safer_lean_design_and_construction/" target="_blank"><em>Faster, Better, Safer: Lean Design and Construction</em></a>" on Dec. 4.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85833641/winners-of-the-world-habitat-awards-2013 Winners of the World Habitat Awards 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-05T13:21:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T13:24:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2bl31x7gw6j0uz8.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2013 World Habitat Awards were officially announced by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) on Oct. 7 during World Habitat Day in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia. Out of 200 entries from around the world, the winning projects were selected based on which ones presented the most innovative and sustainable housing solutions to support economic and community restoration and provide for homeless individuals.</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/85762044/winners-of-the-aia-georgia-2013-design-awards Winners of the AIA Georgia 2013 Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-04T15:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T12:33:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xcgwx25fkvd3ryn9.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AIA Georgia presented 21 awards to 15 Georgia-based architecture firms at the AIA Georgia 2013 Design Awards Gala on Oct. 12 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. The annual Design Awards recognize works of excellency and distinction by Georgia architects. Awards were given in the categories honor, merit, and citation: Two Honor Awards, Nine Merit Awards, and 10 Citation Awards.</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>