Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, finalists, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #7 for the week of April 28-May 2, 2014:
Metropolis magazine invited architects and engineers to address this issue by proposing new ideas for urban housing in the "Living Cities" competition. Designs required features like creative use of structural steel framing systems, sustainability, and a height of 30-40 stories.
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.
Herzog & de Meuron will be designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery, as announced last week by the institution. Among Herzog & de Meuron's notable cultural institution projects worldwide, the new Vancouver Art Gallery will be the Swiss firm's first Canadian project.
The best museums are more than just expensive buildings that house expensive pieces of artwork. They have original exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and even tell a lot about a city's character. The Art Fund is one step closer to finding Britain's 2014 Museum of the Year, which acknowledges the very best achievements of museums across the UK.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects recently announced Anna Antropova, a master's degree candidate at the McGill University School of Architecture, as the recipient of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowship will fund Antropova's trip to Japan, where she will study ancient wood joinery techniques.
Preserving the rich history of an iconic site while modernizing any aspect of its design is always a tricky feat. For MVRDV, one of their latest competition wins is redeveloping the urban plan of the historic Serp & Molot (Hammer & Sickle) Factory, a 58-hectare site located east of Moscow's city center.
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