The Emerging Voices winners for 2017
Launched in 1982, the [Architectural League of New York's] reputable Emerging Voices program helped propel the careers of more than 250 North America-based architects, many whose names are well known today, like Steven Holl, Morphosis, Toshiko Mori, Deborah Berke, Enrique Norten, Jeanne Gang, and Tatiana Bilbao.
The invite-only portfolio competition recognizes distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. The jury evaluates each candidate's significant bodies of realized work and how the work addresses larger issues in the built... View full entry
First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations
In response to the all-too-familiar “nature-deficit disorder” in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive “Playsages” that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids — and adults — to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.
Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:↓ LA CHRYSALIDE by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe & Virginie Roy-Mazoyer↓ PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE by MANI↓ L'ESCALE by Collectif EscargoHAIKU by architects Francisco A. Garcia Pérez & Alessandra VignottoSOUNDCLOUD by Johanna Ballhaus... View full entry
144 finalists advance in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge
Now in its third edition, the Knight Cities Challenge asks one question: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?”. Every year the Challenge's national call for ideas attracts a staggering number of applicants, who submit their strongest written ideas that they believe can improve everyday living in cities across the U.S. — particularly the 26 Knight communities. Out of more than 4,500 hopeful ideas, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalist ideas.
AIA names 11 winning projects in 2017 Institute Honor Awards Architecture category
The AIA recently revealed the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honors Awards, which are regarded as the profession's highest recognition for outstanding projects in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design...Out of nearly 700 submissions, a total of 23 recipients won awards.
Take a peek at some of the 2017 Architecture category winners:Aspen Art Museum; Aspen, CO by Shigeru Ban Architects; Associate Firm: CCY Architects.Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project; New York, NY by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLPThe Six Affordable Veteran Housing; Los Angeles... View full entry
Sam Fox students design a First Class Meal
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
“First Class Meal does what the best sharing opportunities do — it identifies excess capacity from one person or organization and makes it available to another one in need, creating a symbiotic relationship that improves the success and efficiency of both partners,” said Linda C. Samuels... View full entry
The top architectural competitions in 2016 on Bustler
After revisiting the most popular/talked-about/award-winning Architects, Projects, and Events on Bustler in 2016 over the past few days, we're closing out our look back with the top Competitions of the year.
Regulars will recognize recurring audience favorites from 2015, like eVolo's annual Skyscraper Competition (eVolo also features the highly popular VMODERN Furniture Design Competition among the top 10 this year) and the Laka 'Architecture that Reacts' Competition.
Now that earth has completed its full circle around the sun, let's take a quick look back at some of the most visited competition posts of 2016 on our sister site Bustler that also had an impact on the Archinect news this past year:eVolo 2017 Skyscraper CompetitionRelated news on Archinect... View full entry
The top prize-winning architects of 2016
Not a year goes by without one — or maybe 10 — of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award; not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice, scholarly research, teaching, or... View full entry
The architecture projects that won big in 2016
2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly work hard toward a better future. The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude of memorable structures brought to life from renowned... View full entry
AIA honors I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre with 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award
When I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed in 1989, it was denounced as a modernist insult to its historic location, the 800-year-old Grand Palais. But 27 years later, the 71-foot-tall glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. In an announcement today, the... View full entry
The Murphy House wins 2016 RIBA House of the Year
The wait is over! Today, RIBA revealed Richard Murphy Architects' Murphy House in historic New Town, Edinburgh as the 2016 RIBA House of the Year. Henning Stummel Architects' Tin House in west London was also announced as the seventh shortlisted house. Architect Richard Murphy designed the... View full entry
2016 Faith & Form Religious Architecture Awards name Koning Eizenberg, John McAslan & Partners, John Ronan among winners
Whether you frequently visit a religious space or not, there are plenty of projects out there that are worthy of praise in their own right, as seen in the 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards Program. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), the annual competition scopes out the best in religious architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.
Open to all, from architects to clergy to students, the 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards concluded with 28 winning projects based worldwide. Categories included New Facilities, Restoration, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, and more. Here are a few of the winners:Sacred... View full entry
Team jvantspijker - Felixx wins tender with free haven for Reykjavik
The Dutch design offices jvantspijker and Felixx, together with Orri Steinarsson, have won the international urban design competition in Gufunes, Reykjavik. The task was the strategic redevelopment of a vast coastal area of approximately 140 hectares, at the edge of the city. The winning proposal... View full entry
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