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 #3 for the week of March 31-April 4, 2014:
Four finalists still have a chance to win the prestigious one-year architecture mentorship in the Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015 with 2009 Pritzker Prize laureate Peter Zumthor as architecture mentor.
Zoom, zoom! Riding a Vespa scooter has long been a common means of transportation in Rome. However, figuring out designated parking for the vehicle isn't anything new either. Check out the ideas students worldwide sent to the Rome Motorino Check Point (RMCP) competition to address this issue.
Open communal living and the integration of urban structures and nature have become popular features when it comes to the future of residential living and design. These concepts can be found in the proposal of a/LTA architects' Intergenerational Residence design competition for the ZAC de Beauregard neighborhood in Rennes, France.
Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the latest TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall.
Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk won the popular Folly 2014 competition. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly.
The international jury for the Passive House Award 2014 selected finalists in six categories out of almost 100 submissions from 21 countries. Winners will be announced at the 2014 International Passive House Conference in Germany later this month.
"E = mc²" by Wingårdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. The Swedish firm beat out their mostly Norwegian competitors, including a few famous names.
See previous recaps here.