Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here is Recap #21 for the week of August 4-8, 2014:
IS ARCH announced the winning projects of their 4th edition IS ARCH Awards, which serves as a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects presented on an international scale. This year garnered 204 submissions from students and recently graduated architects.
The best public spaces are the ones that give back to their communities in a multitude of ways, as celebrated in the Urban Land Institute's Urban Open Space Award. The annual award recognizes exemplary small and large-scale public spaces that have successfully socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their communities.
In a commission for the iconic Givskud Zoo in Denmark, BIG's current proposal "Zootopia" includes an open, cage-free zoo landscape for the animals to roam in. Human visitors can then observe and ogle at the animals in integrated structures or at elevated viewpoints, and ideally out of the animals' plain sight.
"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research – Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. The digital pre-fab pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night.
The international FAITH! ideas competition was based on the concept that learning about different religions and belief systems should be about respectful mutual understanding and an enriching experience — not one that is ostracizing. Entrants had a straightforward task: design a London-based house of worship for any religion, but with a little extra something.
From residential and retail interiors to lighting and furniture, the World Interior News Annual Awards from Brighton, United Kingdom highlight the most impactful interior design projects and products in material and visual culture throughout the year. ZGF Architects' Federal Center South Building 1202 (pictured above) is part of a strong list of contenders.
Our friends at Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR) were announced as the 2014 recipient of the Presidential Emerging Practice Award from the AIA Los Angeles. The award is the highest honor the AIA|LA Presidential Board presents to an emerging architecture firm in recognition of consistently creating innovative work.
The new Aspen Art Museum in Colorado celebrated its official 24-hour public opening this past Saturday. Designed by 2014 Pritzker Prize laureate Shigeru Ban, who is known for his temporary sculptures, the new AAM is his first permanently built U.S. museum.
Materials & Applications in Los Angeles just began a fun lineup of Saturday night events for the month of August! The four-part VIS-Á-VIS performance series will include dance, music, video and sound installations, and a feature film screening.
See previous recaps here.