Níall McLaughlin wins RIBA 2016 Charles Jencks Award
“For me, architectural practice includes drawing, writing and building as interlinked activities. It is a continual ferrying between an engagement in the natural processes required to bring something reliable and concrete into being, and the need to clear a space for the expression of doubt, possibility and a half-glimpsed ideal...I am very grateful for the recognition.” — Níall McLaughlin
The RIBA revealed Níall McLaughlin as the 2016 Charles Jencks Award recipient today. Named after landscape designer and architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the award recognizes an individual or practice for their recent major contributions to architectural theory and practice... View full entry
David Adjaye and Daan Roosegaarde take home London Design Medals
Now in its tenth year, the prize celebrates ‘the achievements of designers who are making or who have made a significant difference to our lives through innovation, originality and imagination’, with past winners including Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Dieter Rams.
David Adjaye received the Panerai London Design Medal for "consistent design excellence", while Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde) took home the Airbnb Design Innovation Medal, for his work designing building (and jewelry)-sized smog filters.Other winners of this year's prizes... View full entry
Steven Holl, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and ADC Young Guns are among this week's winners
Every week, we highlight 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 recap #125 for the week of September 12-16, 2016.Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins 2016 Praemium... View full entry
The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team
Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.
More on Archinect:Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBSWinner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of CommunismProposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau View full entry
12 AIA CAE awardees, RIBA Client of the Year nominees, and more in this week's competition recap
Every week, we highlight 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.Here's midweek recap #124 for the week of September 6-9, 2016.RIBA announces 2016 Client of the Year... View full entry
Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award
A few months after winning the honorable 2016 Venice Biennale Golden Lion, Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha was announced today as the architecture recipient of the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for 2016. Comparable to the Nobel Peace Prize in prestige, the Praemium award celebrates extraordinary [lifetime] achievement [in the arts].
Well known for his elegant use of concrete and steel, here's a peek at some of da Rocha's projects:National Coach Museum, 2015. Lisbon, PortugalPatriarch Square Portico, 2002. São Paulo, BrazilPinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 1993, São Paulo, Brazil. Courtesy of Japan Art AssociationMore... View full entry
2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions
This post is brought to you by 2017 Skyscraper Competition. eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the... View full entry
Vote now for the AIA 2016 I Look Up People's Choice Award film
Architects and filmmakers team up in the AIA's yearly I Look Up Film Challenge to create a short film responding to the open-ended prompt of “demonstrating architecture as a solution”...the second edition made its return with double the number of submissions. While the competition jury will decide which submissions will win the top prizes (expected to be announced this month), the public can take part in the People's Choice Award.
Voting is open now until October 3. Find more details on Bustler.More on Archinect:Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'A “terrible, enjoyable bloody business”: the influential films of Charles and Ray EamesFeast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home... View full entry
MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge
This post is brought to you by Eleven Magazine. In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in space are igniting a new race. This time... View full entry
And the winner of this year's "worst new building" is...
This years wooden spoon goes to a luxury block of flats in London’s Docklands. Lincoln Plaza, a residential development in London’s Docklands is the winner of the 2016 Carbuncle Cup. Designed by BUJ Architects for Galliard Homes, the development consists of two residential towers integrated with a hotel and a standalone drum shaped building set off to one side.
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The luxury block of flats in London designed by BUJ Architects has beaten five other projects in the running, Saffron Square by Rolfe Judd, The Diamond by Twelve Architects, One Smithfield by RHWL, Poole Methodist Church by Intelligent Design Centre and 5 Broadgate by Make Architects. The judges... View full entry
Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition
This post is brought to you by Blank Space. After the record breaking success of last year’s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is open for registration. Now in its fourth year, Fairy Tales is the largest... View full entry
Designs of the Year nominees, Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist, and more in this week's competition recap
At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out.Among last week's London-filled competition highlights, RIBA... View full entry
Proposals for the puzzle at the heart of Church’s vision
Twenty-one architects and landscape architects made concept sketches for a theoretical summer house — an open-air structure sometimes known as a “folly.” It would have occupied a central spot on a grassy knoll on the southern slope that fronts the main house.
Ted Loos reviews a new exhibition, “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House”, running through November 13th at the Coachman’s House Gallery at NY's Olana State Historic Site. View full entry
Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition.
From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it’s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.Recently, they have beaten Zaha... View full entry
RIBA client of the year shortlist is announced
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 1 September 2016) announced the shortlist for the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.
The RIBA Client of the Year award recognises that great architecture is often born from a good relationship between the client and the architect. The award reinforces that a good client can have a positive impact on what the architect produces. The winner is to be announced at the RIBA Stirling... View full entry