Border Wall submissions are in, including proposals with solar panels, tourist destinations, nuclear waste storage, art, and a shared "co-nation"
The government won't identify companies until contracts are awarded around June 1 — and even then, only the winners — but some bidders released plans on their own
— Yahoo News / AP
Although many political agendas have trickled into the realm of design, the border wall continues to be a hot topic for architects. Since the inception of this project, social media has highlighted the "We Won't Build Your Wall" campaign, which has been prevalent at a number of architectural... View full entry
2017 AZ Awards finalists are revealed + vote for the People's Choice now
Azure Magazine's annual AZ Awards has just released their list of finalists. Now its 7th year, the competition offers architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.The competition continues to grow having seen... View full entry
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Wins New York Affordable Housing Challenge
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office was awarded 1st Prize for their New York Affordable Housing Challenge competition entry. Their project responds to Mayor de Blasio’s priority placed on creating more affordable housing in New York City, by using both new sites and redeveloping existing sites... View full entry
HENN and the Aarhus-based studio C.F. Møller Architects have won a competition to extend the historic University Hospital RWTH Aachen
The Berlin-based studio HENN and the Aarhus-based studio C.F. Møller Architects have jointly won an international competition to design an extension for the University Hospital RWTH Aachen, a historically-listed, high-tech, 1970’s building. The expansion comprises a new building that houses a... View full entry
John Pawson and Hiroshi Senju named 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award recipients
The Isamu Noguchi Museum announced London-based architect John Pawson and Japanese-born painter Hiroshi Senju as the 2017 recipients of the honorable Isamu Noguchi Award, which recognizes individuals whose work embodies the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural qualities of influential landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi.
First awarded to Norman Foster and artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in 2014, previous recipients of the award also include architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison (2015) and Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman (2016).Learn more about the 2017 recipients on Bustler. View full entry
RIBA announces 85 shortlisted projects for 2017 London Awards
RIBA revealed a hefty shortlist for the 2017 London Awards today. Starting out with 215 hopeful submissions, the jury picked 85 to advance in the regional competition, including projects designed by David Chipperfield, AHMM, WilkinsonEyre, Coffey Architects, Fletcher Priest Architects... View full entry
schmidt hammer lassen's State Library Victoria 2020 redesign
It's been almost a year since schmidt hammer lassen and Architectus' team won the competition to redevelop the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia's oldest and busiest public institution...‘Our concept provides a strong 'design line' that will act as a framework to guide present and future works,’ Morgen Schmidt says.
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen.Read more about the project on Bustler. View full entry
Seven big-name architecture teams to compete for Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh
Over 125 competitive teams — made up of some 400 individual firms — representing 22 countries vied for a chance to design the £25 million Ross Pavilion, in the latest initiative to rejuvenate the culturally significant Ross Bandstand and West Princes Street Gardens in the heart of... View full entry
Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park
Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's “Circle Shade - 2πR4” was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park.
In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2πR4...
New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and Austin+Mergold.Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design on Bustler. View full entry
Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France
It's a double-win for Studio Daniel Libeskind, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real... View full entry
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office is named the recipient of the 2016 Chicago Prize
The Chicago Architecture Club named Lake Forest's Kwong Von Glinow Design Office the recipient of the 2016 Chicago Prize. This is a biennial prize given for the design of an international competition. This year's competition, titled On the Edge, asked architects and designers to rethink Lake... View full entry
Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction
It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.
Some of this year's winning projects are:Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering: Four World Trade Center, New York.Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New YorkPhoto credit: Fadi Asmar.National Award: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.Submitted by... View full entry
Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich
Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to... View full entry
New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture
This post is brought to you by Reality Cues. Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring... View full entry
MADWORKSHOP announces open call for 2017 fellowships
The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop, aka MADWORKSHOP, has announced an open call for 2017 design fellowships. The proposals should comprise “innovative and life-saving design solutions in the areas of product and fashion design”. Specifically, projects should address either the... View full entry