Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Check out Recap #19 for the week of July 21-July 25, 2014:
Morpholio revealed the 2014 winners of their popular "Pinup" competition. Categorized under Emerging Talents and Future Voices, Pinup gives today's emerging creative talent and academics a chance to publicly showcase their ongoing research, explorations, and investigative work and get their name out there.
The four finalists for TEX-FAB's 2014 digital fabrication competition, Plasticity, were announced. The annual competition connects experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design.
The Homegrown Design Challenge brought a refreshing mix of public green-space ideas for Toronto's yards, alleys, schoolgrounds, and parking lots. Launched by Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation, the competition was set up to be an inspiration resource for homeowners and property managers in Toronto's Homegrown National Park project.
Despite the constant chaos happening throughout the world, the values of peace and coexistence will stand strong. Based on this notion, the HOPE Foundation in Denmark recently concluded their House of Peace competition, which sought the best concept for a new peace landmark to be built on an artificial island in Copenhagen's harbor.
The Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition in Singapore had the unexpected outcome of two joint winners. The competition invited local architects to submit their design ideas for the festival's main event pavilion.
After Christopher Karlson from Cambridge, Massachusetts won the coveted Rotch Travelling Scholarship in 2011, Karlson's compilation report from his travels is finally available as a print-on-demand book. The 363-page publication documents Karlson's visits to 35 performing-arts landmarks throughout Europe as part of his exploration of commercialized culture in the 'post-Bilbao' period.
In its latest award announcement, the CTBUH's (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) gave the 10 Year Award to JAHN's 163 m. Post Tower in Bonn, Germany. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years since the building's completion.
Every year, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design selects up to four small towns and rural communities in the U.S. to host a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on rural design technical assistance. The workshops address design issues identified in each community and aim to inspire local engagement and progress.
See previous recaps here.