Archinect - News 2014-04-24T08:38:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seven category winners for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-23T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T21:07:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exo8fk5hqzgdy718.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Designs of the Year jury have chosen their cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of the world's most cutting-edge design. Since London's Design Museum announced the 76 nominees in February, the competition has narrowed down to seven category winners. In the final step of the competition, one of these category winners will be announced as the overall winner by June 30 at an event hosted by St. Martins Lane London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The category winners are:</p><p>(Pictured above) Architecture: HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher</p><p>Digital: PEEK (PORTABLE EYE EXAMINATION KIT) - Designed by Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, Stewart Jordan, Dr. Mario Giardini, Dr. Iain Livingstone</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c95mjp0shoollmiu.jpg"></p><p>Fashion: PRADA S/S14 - Designed by Miuccia Prada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv8g8s82u3i30vph.jpg"></p><p>Furniture: PRO CHAIR FAMILY - Designed by Konstantin Grcic</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn3dxj68ck063efr.jpg"></p><p>Graphics: DRONE SHADOWS - Designed by James Bridle / booktwo.org</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30ec0jgh70l8xe1h.jpg"></p><p>Product: THE SEABOARD GRAND - Designed by Roland Lamb and Hong-Yeul Eom</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlkuxea6icmib3zp.jpg"></p><p>Transport: XL1 CAR &ndash; Designed by Volkswagen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0cgjhdocgnkl3r2.jpg"></p><p>More details can be found on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seven_category_winners_for_designs_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98551137/london-s-skyline-needs-more-tower-blocks-not-more-luxury-flats London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats Alexander Walter 2014-04-23T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T13:16:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/606387462b4d7c220c2b8560534073ea.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever a campaign wants to stop some new development it will use the phrase "tower block". This isn't what the developers would call them &ndash; they prefer "stunning developments" or "luxury apartments". There is a national campaign afoot against new towers, specifically against the astonishing 230 mostly residential ones planned for the capital. Inevitably, the campaign has referred to tower blocks and "the mistakes of the 1960s" knowing this is emotive language [...].</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/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england Frank Gehry unveils plans for his first buildings in England Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T14:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T20:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/682f0572f2c5c8f73fc1e0ff2529faaf.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest apartment designs for Battersea power station can only mean one thing: Frank Gehry is in town. As the 85-year-old visionary architect behind the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao outlined plans for 700 apartments in London &ndash; his first English buildings &ndash; he walked straight into a raging debate about the capital's affordable housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97257545/london-s-12bn-olympic-park-opens-up-to-the-public London's £12bn Olympic park opens up to the public Alexander Walter 2014-04-04T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:51:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/805f3f744e142151036d62d09463d9b2.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost 10 years and &pound;12bn in the making, the full extent of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will finally open to the public on Saturday, revealing "the biggest new park in Europe for 150 years", magicked from the mud at the bottom of the Lea Valley. Stretching for 230 hectares (568 acres) around a knotted tangle of waterways and rail lines, it is, says its maker, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), the size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined [...].</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/96948499/does-london-need-a-planning-revolution Does London need a 'planning revolution?' Alexander Walter 2014-03-31T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T09:15:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a262b68a57607ef665c384e75f55156d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain&rsquo;s decades-long planning &ldquo;chaos&rdquo; has left London a city of great individual buildings, such as the Gherkin and the Shard, standing in a sea of &ldquo;woeful&rdquo; architecture, the Government&rsquo;s design czar said today. Marylebone-based architect Sir Terry Farrell called for a &ldquo;revolution&rdquo; in the planning system, to end the culture of Nimbyism and put the creation of well designed places to live, work and shop at the heart of policymaking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Farrell 's remarks certainly aren't limited to contemporary architecture in London:<em> &ldquo;If you dump yourself in any town centre and look at what the end of the 20th century and start of the 21st century has brought, it is woeful.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96485993/get-lectured-uca-canterbury-spring-14 Get Lectured: UCA Canterbury, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T14:02:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05j6b7gm8hfk04pa.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster features the Multistory Spring '14 Guest Lecture Series at London's University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury School of Architecture.</p><p>"Over the past ten years the UCA Canterbury School of Architecture has been running Multistory - a series of talks and events organised by students and alumni of the School. This year there have already been more than 20 lectures, debates and events at Canterbury attracting guest speakers from the architecture, design and fine arts industries.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conne...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion Smiljan Radic to design 14th Serpentine Galleries Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-03-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:33:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39lgacpp17kozupn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was commissioned by Serpentine Gallery to design the 2014 Serpentine Galleries Pavilion. Designed by big-name architects since 2000, the temporary pavilion has become a major summer attraction in London's Kensington Gardens for the London Festival of Architecture.</p><p>Reflective of Radic's past works, his design for the pavilion is a semi-transparent, shell-like "pod" that will serve as a multi-functional public space and venue.<br><br>Read on for more details about the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgfgkn3j2q5dmbib.jpg"></p><p>"Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones. Radic&rsquo;s Pavilion has its roots in his earlier work, particularly The Castle of the Selfish Giant, inspired by the Oscar Wilde story, and the Restaurant Mestizo, part of which is supported by large boulders.</p><p>Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a caf&eacute; sited inside, the Pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95046449/five-teams-shortlisted-for-london-s-natural-history-museum-civic-realm-competition Five teams shortlisted for London’s Natural History Museum Civic Realm competition Justine Testado 2014-03-06T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:19:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1fqu3472o75eir9.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Natural History Museum recently revealed five shortlisted teams that still have a chance to redesign the historic museum in the Civic Realm competition...Teams will present their designs to the jury on March 13, and the winner is expected to be announced in April 2014. Designs are currently on exhibition -- with team names hidden -- at the Museum until March 11.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The five shortlisted teams are:</p><ul><li>BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners</li><li>Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios&nbsp;</li><li>Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie&nbsp;</li><li>Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine&nbsp;</li><li>Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects</li></ul><p>Check out the proposals and see if you can guess who designed what.</p><p>Pictured above: Team 1</p><p>Team 2<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdbe1fiuxvdbjpu.jpg"></p><p>Team 3<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bd7xn5y5vxny0jf.jpg"><br><br>Team 4<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om1ujd64ii4ndgsu.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Team 5<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l66cm3zri6xxh0qd.jpg"></p><p>For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_shortlisted_for_londons_natural_history_museum_civic_realm_compe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014 Mecanoo’s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-07T13:51:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b40hrikv8xmx5v3h.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Architects' Journal</em>&nbsp;(UK) announced Francine Houben, creative director and founder of Dutch firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>, as the recipient of the AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014. The award honors design excellence and strong leadership among women in architecture.</p><p>Houben received the prestigious award in a ceremony at London's Langham Hotel on Feb. 7. Projects of Houben and Mecanoo include the high-profile Library of Birmingham, La Llotja de Lleida, and the Kaap Skil maritime and beachcombers museum.</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3wakz870ipxfixb.jpg"><br><br>Upon receiving the award, Houben said, "'I feel privileged to be a woman, to be a mother and to be an architect, which was not always an easy combination. It was also a privilege to design the Library of Birmingham, here in the UK. Libraries play an essential role in the emancipation of young women all over the world. I&rsquo;m very proud to be able to design more projects with a &lsquo;Dutch touch&rsquo; in the UK. I strongly believe that architecture is about teamwork, about being visionary and supportive at the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92843010/healthy-cities-how-can-architects-and-planners-get-us-moving-if-we-ignore-warnings-from-doctors Healthy cities: How can architects and planners get us moving if we ignore warnings from doctors? Alexander Walter 2014-02-04T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78758efc9a94cf8f263ec1b2687d9681.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our cities are damaging our health &ndash; that's the conclusion of a new report by the Royal Institute of British Architects which looks at the impact of the built environment on obesity and life expectancy. It found that the urban conurbations with the healthiest populations [...] had half the density of housing and a fifth more green spaces than the places where people were the most unfit, such as Liverpool (the highest rate of diabetes) and Birmingham (the lowest proportion of active adults).</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/91939299/the-bartlett-exhibiting-award-winning-innovation-in-technology-projects-now-until-jan-31 The Bartlett exhibiting award-winning “Innovation in Technology” projects now until Jan. 31 Justine Testado 2014-01-23T21:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T21:14:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm1gce0r5k6w47pc.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To any of our readers in the London area, you can still get a chance to stop by The Bartlett's Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition at The Lobby Gallery now until next Friday, Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public! The exhibition highlights five award-winning projects all by students in The Bartlett's BSc and MArch Architecture programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the projects if you can't check out the exhibition in person:</p><p>Pictured above: <em><strong>Superimposed Landscapes &ndash; Fragments of misperception</strong></em> by Andrew Walker, MArch Architecture Year 4, 2013, Unit 14.<br><br><em><strong>MAMM Pavilion, Medell&iacute;n, Colombia, 2013</strong></em><br>By Unit 22, MArch Architecture, Years 4 &amp; 5<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fok9nlgolb5y7jej.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>3D Lenticular Fa&ccedil;ade, 2014</strong></em><br>By Matthew Lyall, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 1<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w90rhpd2s2mu5gxe.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>PEMY (Pre&#8208;Ecopoiesis Mars Yard), 2013</strong></em><br>By Sonila Kadillari, MArch Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 11 <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkdvsgyvswt2sv1f.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>The Reward System, 2014</strong></em><br>By Yoonjin Kim, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 0<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a8bix284yrmh3ut.jpg"><br><br>You can learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bartlett_exhibition_showcasing_award-winning_innovation_in_technology_proje/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91455686/peabody-housing-competition-shortlist-shares-future-ideas-of-affordable-housing Peabody housing competition shortlist shares future ideas of affordable housing Justine Testado 2014-01-17T14:58:00-05:00 >2014-01-21T19:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbwn47z91r0xq2p3.jpg" width="514" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the help of young UK architects, London housing association Peabody is already looking to the future of social housing with their "Small Projects Panel" competition launched this past November. Peabody recently announced 20 shortlisted proposals that have advanced to the last stage. Each team will be interviewed before the jury picks 6-8 firms by the end of January. The winning firms will help Peabody develop new housing schemes that have a maximum of 20 homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out some of the shortlisted projects.<br><br> Project author: Coffey Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/momf9hxass6jq2bh.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Octopi<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9xhg7hoihe08605.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Stephen Taylor Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fponevqg8krj1f5q.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Allsop Gollings Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7dy3tjy4n28frpv.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Sam Causer and Geraldine Dening<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bdcb780jlh7y6mi.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Paul Archer Design<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oywhg0c6330niyx5.jpg" title=""><br><br> See more of the shortlist and other competition details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shortlist_of_peabodys_housing_competition_shares_future_ideas_of_affordable/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy Peabody Short Projects Panel competition.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91293567/get-lectured-the-bartlett-spring-14 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-01-15T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T17:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y2bn5fpzs2mtkdj.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a></p> <p> Archinect's Get Lectured is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series &mdash; and their snazzy posters &mdash; for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's featured poster is from The Bartlett School of Architecture / University College London.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Unless noted otherwise, lectures will take place at <strong>6:30 p.m</strong>. at the <strong>Christopher Ingold Auditorium - UCL Chemistry Building</strong>: 20 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AJ</p> <p> Can't be there in person? Lectures will also be archived on the <a href="http://vimeo.com/bartlettarchucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bartlett Vimeo page</a>.</p> <p> <strong>JANUARY</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 15</strong></em><br><strong>Usman Haque</strong> / Umbrellium</p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 22</strong></em><br><strong>Kees Christiaanse</strong> / KCAP</p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 29</strong></em><br><strong>Felipe Mesa</strong> / plan:b</p> <p> <br><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>Feb 5</strong></em><br><strong>Manuel Herz</strong> / Manuel Herz Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89234232/winners-of-the-london-cinema-challenge-re-imagine-the-movie-venue Winners of the London Cinema Challenge re-imagine the movie venue Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:31:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qv8vzqhc1pzwil2.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Have a seat and grab some popcorn, the results are out for Combo Competitions' London Cinema Challenge. Limited to only their imaginations, designers from all disciplines created their own movie-viewing spaces set on Central London's Newman Street. Entrants also had to include a unique twist in their submission.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Three winners and four honorable mentions were selected:<br><br><strong>First prize - Cine'stival by Etienne Fabre and Jean-Emmanuel David</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfm6g6pc757m13qq.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize - Symbiotic Venue by Nada Alqallaf and Jaime Sevilla</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9icp2kgf5zomuu5y.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Third prize - Peep(le) Show by Shuping Liu and Jackie Krasnokutskaya</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/opu7hyfnrj7g4bl0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87395942/crossrail-britain-s-biggest-archaeological-dig-will-transform-london Crossrail: Britain's biggest archaeological dig will transform London Archinect 2013-11-25T20:21:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at49atcbosb6n01r.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Crossrail is not just about engineering: artists, designers and archaeologists are all involved in the &pound;15bn new railway. As the amazing tunnel-boring machines approach halfway, Rowan Moore dons his hard hat and goes below</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/86846640/get-lectured-bartlett-fall-13 Get Lectured: Bartlett Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-11-18T17:30:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T17:30:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/ttesaqblsaf9nkbw.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. <strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!</p> <p> Although the Fall '13 term will wrap up soon for many schools, we'll still post some select posters and lecture series worth checking out.</p> <p> Today's featured poster is from the <strong>Bartlett School of Architecture</strong> in London with their International Lecture Series. You can also check out Bartlett's <a href="http://vimeo.com/bartlettarchucl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a> page to watch any of the lectures from this season online.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Below are <strong>upcoming lectures</strong> only. Lectures begin at <strong>6.30 p.m.</strong> at the Christopher Ingold Auditorium - UCL Chemistry Building: 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ<br><br><strong>NOVEMBER<br><br><em>November 20</em></strong><br> Ross Lovegrove<br><br><em><strong>November 27</strong></em><br> Marie-Ange Brayer</p> <p> <br><strong>DECEMBER...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86618664/lord-wolfson-offers-250-000-prize-to-design-garden-city Lord Wolfson offers £250,000 prize to design garden city Archinect 2013-11-15T18:21:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl2yvjpfkqajxg1z.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A year after gathering ideas on how a eurozone country could leave the single-currency bloc, the organisers of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize are plunging into Britain&rsquo;s highly politicised housing debate and challenging people to design a garden city. Offering &pound;250,000 in prize money, entrants are required to answer: &ldquo;How would you deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable and popular?&rdquo;</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/86525459/a-dolls-house-auction-raises-nearly-90-000-for-kids-charity-in-london "A Dolls’ House" auction raises nearly £90,000 for KIDS charity in London Justine Testado 2013-11-14T13:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T22:28:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k6d4h2nake1tmvhf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://www.cathedralgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cathedral Group</a>'s A Dolls' House raised close to &pound;90,000 at the end of the live auction event on Nov. 11 at <a href="http://www.bonhams.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bonhams</a> in London. The project invited 20 well-known UK architects, who collaborated with artists and other designers, to create their own doll houses with the goal to raise &pound;100,000 for the <a href="http://www.kids.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIDS</a> charity. Architects included <a href="http://www.adjaye.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a>, <a href="http://fashionarchitecturetaste.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE</a>, <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://coffeyarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a>, and <a href="http://egretwest.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>.</p> <p> The doll houses were then auctioned for online from September to noon on Nov. 11, and finally at the live auction event that evening. To read more on the project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82617423/doll-houses-designed-by-20-big-name-architects-such-as-adjaye-zaha-drmm-fat-make-to-be-auctioned-for-kids-charity-in-november" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p> Here's a part of the Cathedral Groups press release on the event:</p> <p> "The stylish event saw over 400 guests come together to celebrate and bid on the selection of dolls&rsquo; houses, including models by Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye. The highest bid of the evening was for Zaha Hadids&rsquo; dolls&rsquo; house, &lsquo;This must be the place&rsquo; reaching an impressive &pound;14,000.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bg72950wjgni4qz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Not far behind was the 1.5m hi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85365024/get-lectured-aa-school-of-architecture-fall-13 Get Lectured: AA School of Architecture Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-30T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-11-18T23:09:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34vo84m29xrfvu67.jpg" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE</strong>: We've added international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's poster comes from the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association School of Architecture</a> in London. By looking at the poster alone, the AA School of Architecture is packed with events for the current term including public exhibitions, book launches, roundtable talks, symposia, and of course, lectures.</p> <p> There are plenty of lunchtime and evening lectures to look out for. A few notable speakers this season are Greg Lynn, Patrik Schumacher, and Charles Jencks in addition to upcoming lectures from Mark Wigley, Mark Cousins, Keller Easterling, Beatriz Colomina, Smout Allen, and Pier Vittorio Aureli.</p> <p> Last but not least, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84998562/drawing-space-by-emma-mcnally-to-show-at-abstract-drawing-exhibition-in-london-s-drawing-room "drawing/space" by Emma McNally to show at “Abstract Drawing” exhibition in London’s Drawing Room Justine Testado 2013-10-25T18:02:00-04:00 >2014-02-09T18:39:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1p196lghqhet9o9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> London-based artist <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/emmamcnally/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emma McNally</a> will be showing her "drawing/space" works in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/abstract_drawing_exhibition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Abstract Drawing" exhibition</a> at London's Drawing Room beginning February 20, 2014. Delving into the idea of abstraction in the drawing medium, "Abstract Drawing" will be curated by artist Richard Deacon, making it the Drawing Room's fourth artist-curated exhibition.</p> <p> Even at first glance, McNally's silver-beaded wire sculptures and graphite drawings resemble constellations in the night sky or maps, while other paperfolding pieces look like geological forms. There's no doubt her interests in philosophy, science, and music influence the intuitive, cartographic quality of her work.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef5mz3uuwxl3jpzq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Excerpt from an interview with Luce Garrigues of <em>Pasajes arquitectura</em>, courtesy of Emma McNally:</strong></p> <p> "Born in 1969, Emma started to create art as a way to unfold her thoughts and reflections whilst studying for her MA in Political Philosophy at York. She describes her drawings as a visualisation of complex systems and as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize Alexander Walter 2013-09-30T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgzxoan1b7ou9hhz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Also presented with institute honors that night were two projects which represent the UK's most excellent small projects: the 2013 Manser Medal for the best new home went to Slip House by Carl Turner Architects, and the 2013 Stephen Lawrence Prize in recognition of fresh talent and smaller construction budgets went to Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK&rsquo;s best new homes</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81986026/six-houses-shortlisted-for-riba-stephen-lawrence-prize-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six houses shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/83055295/ikea-to-begin-selling-solar-panels Ikea to begin selling solar panels Archinect 2013-09-30T11:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-04T11:19:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yu8ue0blcee406ig.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.</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/82852295/norman-foster-designed-warehouse-featured-in-james-bond-film-joins-uk-heritage-list Norman Foster-designed warehouse, featured in James Bond film, joins UK heritage list Archinect 2013-09-27T20:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6595c2337aa83fa7295c46c5568e4c1f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A yellow-roofed warehouse that featured in a James Bond film has been given listed status. The Spectrum building, formally the Renault Distribution Centre, in Swindon, was designed by Sir Norman Foster and features yellow steel 'umbrella masts' and a yellow roof around the single-storey glass-walled warehouse. Built in 1980, the building featured as the backdrop to scenes in the 1984 James Bond film, A View to a Kill. It has been given Grade II* listing.</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/82219747/architectural-historian-joseph-rykwert-receives-2014-royal-gold-medal-for-architecture Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-09-19T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:12:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p65zue6sccpv0zu1.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced celebrated architectural critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert as the recipient of the 2014 Royal Gold Medal.</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/81986026/six-houses-shortlisted-for-riba-stephen-lawrence-prize-2013 Six houses shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013 Justine Testado 2013-09-16T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vca6pnfqnjlck4sv.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced the six projects shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013, which recognizes the best projects that exemplify fresh talent with a construction budget under &pound;1 million (US$1.59M). Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Lawrence&mdash;a teenager who aspired to become an architect but whose life was abruptly ended in 1993&mdash;the Stephen Lawrence Prize was set up to inspire emerging talent and working with small construction budgets.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK’s best new homes Justine Testado 2013-09-09T21:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmcn9pj2a2bgqkl5.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed its shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal - Best New Home -- the UK's most distinguished private home design award. [...] Locally presented and judged, the RIBA Awards are specifically for structures in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75180933/2013-riba-national-and-eu-award-winners 2013 RIBA National and EU Award Winners Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T15:11:00-04:00 >2013-06-13T17:17:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qicl63mqunb934o.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the winners of the 2013 RIBA National Awards. The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK's best building of the year will be drawn from the 52 RIBA National and EU Award winners (43 buildings in the UK and 9 buildings elsewhere in the EU).</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2013_riba_national_and_eu_award_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the full list of Award Winners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70941722/architects-split-over-thatcher-s-legacy-right-person-or-mostly-detrimental Architects split over Thatcher's legacy: 'Right person' or 'mostly detrimental'? Archinect 2013-04-09T18:27:00-04:00 >2013-04-28T21:32:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v19x0pxcl0t2zp0n.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ex-RIBA president Owen Luder described Thatcher, who died earlier today, as the &lsquo;right person&rsquo; to lead the country during the early 80s recession &ndash; while Alfred Munkenbeck of Munkenbeck + Partners said her impact on the profession had been &lsquo;mostly detrimental&rsquo;.</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/68391715/britain-s-architecture-postgraduate-and-master-s-courses-in-2013 Britain's Architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013 Archinect 2013-02-26T14:59:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:12:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eajfnmx8uti6vpjg.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University performance: Architecture in our sortable table .</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Guardian has put together a handy sortable table with the UK's architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013. Compare tuition fees, student numbers, completion rates, and more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67773059/zaha-hadid-britain-must-do-more-to-help-encourage-its-women-architects Zaha Hadid: Britain must do more to help encourage its women architects Archinect 2013-02-17T10:31:00-05:00 >2013-02-19T23:35:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0668a89f78cdafb9b757b1ee5a18309.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a damning indictment of the prevailing culture of her own profession, Dame Zaha Hadid, the world's leading female architect, says she has faced "more misogynist behaviour" in London than anywhere else in Europe and that things are not improving at all for women in architecture.</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>