Paul Revere Williams and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects are among this week's winners
Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out.In case you missed them, here's midweek... View full entry
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew
The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.
Learn more on Bustler.For more about bridges on Archinect:If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose £20mNEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, ChinaCalatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are... View full entry
Modern Mews and The Garden House shortlisted for 2016 RIBA House of the Year
Just one spot left on the shortlist for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year, which distinguishes the most innovative house designed by a UK-based architect. The Institute announced today that Modern Mews by Coffey Architects and The Garden House by Hayhurst and Co. are the latest projects to join the... View full entry
RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners
The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...
The winning research projects this year are:History and Theory: Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage Project, EritreaProject: “Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination”Cities and... View full entry
Foster + Partners and BIG are among this week's winners
Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out.In case you missed them, check out last... View full entry
SCI-Arc announces full-tuition scholarship for LAUSD students
Are you a LAUSD student who loves architecture and would like to attend SCI-Arc free of charge starting in the fall of 2017? Well, you're in luck: if you apply online by January 15, 2017, you'll be in the running for the recently announced merit-based, full-tuition scholarship for first-year... View full entry
Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition
Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.
— Chicago Architectural Club
A hotspot for land-use disputes, the urban development of Chicago's Lakefront is the subject of the 2016 Chicago Prize competition, "On the Edge”. Launched on November 29 by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the competition seeks speculative architectural... View full entry
Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist
RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.
Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHAMurphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy ArchitectsFind more details about each project on Bustler.Related on Archinect:The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the YearGlass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House' View full entry
Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result"
Now that Helsinki's city council has rejected the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the winning design by Moreau Kusunoki most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:Guggenheim... View full entry
São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge
As part of this year’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, São Paulo’s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.
"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medellín and Bogotá, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."Click here to learn more about the winning proposal "São Paulo: Growing Farmers’... View full entry
The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year
Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower...Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn & Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted houses are unveiled, the House of the Year will finally be revealed on [BBC's “Grand Designs”] on December 15.
Here's a glimpse of the first two shortlisted houses.Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn & Co ArchitectsAnsty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin DockrayFind more about each project on Bustler.Related on Archinect:The Flint House wins RIBA House of the Year 2015Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's... View full entry
National Museum in Szczecin, UTEC, and Matt Emmett are among this week's winners
Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out.Check out competition headliners from the... View full entry
Grafton Architects' UTEC “vertical campus” wins inaugural RIBA International Prize
RIBA awarded their inaugural International Prize today to The Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) in Lima by Grafton Architects and Shell Arquitectos. Open to architects worldwide, the Prize is RIBA's very own recognition award for “civil architecture that empowers people and... View full entry
2016 World Interior of the Year goes to Black Cant System store by Hangzhou AN Interior Design
Black Cant System, a chic monochromatic fashion concept store by Hangzhou AN Interior Design was revealed as the 2016 World Interior of the Year on the last day of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors...Located in the suburban outskirts of Shanghai, the Heike concept store is quietly tucked away on the second floor of a furniture store.
Out of over 100 competitive submissions, the retail store joins other stunning World Interior of the Year winners like March Studio's Hotel Hotel, the MOTT32 restaurant in Hong Kong by Joyce Wang Studio, and David Kohn Architects' Carrer Avinyó.Find more details about the project on Bustler. View full entry
Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes and Hayball among big winners in 2016 World Architecture Festival
The 2016 World Architecture Festival has come to a close. After a final round of presentations and jury critiques for the Day One and Two category winners, the National Museum in Szczecin in Poland made it to the top as the ninth recipient of the coveted World Building of the Year. Designed by... View full entry