DRIVERLESS FUTURE: A challenge to shape the impact of autonomous transportation
This post is brought to you by Blank Space. The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC’s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.Blank Space is proud to announce... View full entry
Harvard Graduate School of Design announces Richard Rogers Fellows
Harvard’s GSD has announced the 2017 winners of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a new residency program to be hosted at the Wimbledon House. The Wimbledon House was designed by acclaimed architect Lord Richard Rogers for his parents in the 60s and generously gifted to Harvard.The landmarked... View full entry
Jenny E. Sabin is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program
The Ithaca-based design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has been named the winner of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1. The annual competition awards an emerging architecture firm the opportunity to design a site-specific installation in the courtyard of the Long Island City art... View full entry
BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory
In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV... View full entry
The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about Abstract, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, Morgan Neville, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.As one of the... View full entry
Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with €60,000.This year’s finalists are:Name of... View full entry
“We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants
“We Were Strangers Once Too” by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.
The latest Social Design Circle honorees for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize
With so many designers who dedicate their work to tackling society's most pressing problems, it can be tricky to select only one winner for a top social impact award like the Curry Stone Design Prize. So for 2017, the Curry Stone Foundation decided to change things up a bit. Instead of awarding only one winner, they will announce a total of 100 Social Design Practices and/or Individuals as a member of the Social Design Circle, which acknowledges the most socially engaged practices.
Throughout the year, new members of the Social Design Circle will be announced every month in relation to the issue that the Curry Stone Design Prize is addressing for that particular month. For February, the topic is: “Is The Right To Housing Real?”Here are the latest Social Design Circle... View full entry
Announcing the winners of the 2017 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition
The Fairy Tales Architecture Competition concluded another successful edition Monday evening with the anticipated reveal of its 2017 winners. The competition had its biggest winners announcement yet in front of a live audience at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.Like every year, the... View full entry
Recounting stories from the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition — 2017 winners to be revealed February 6!
Storytelling has the magical ability to influence our perception of the world we live in, and such observations couldn't be more valuable in the field of architecture. The Fairy Tales Architecture Competition captured the imaginations of architects everywhere when Blank Space first launched the... View full entry
TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched in 2015. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development... View full entry
The Future Architecture Platform Announces Winners of its Second Annual Competition
The Future Architecture Platform is “the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.” In its second year, the Platform runs an open competition to choose emerging practices... View full entry
AIA picks 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award and 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award recipients
The AIA announced last Friday that Philadelphia architect Alan Greenberger will receive the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award for architectural advocacy and achievement. On the same day, the AIA selected the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship and Lawrence Scarpa for the 2017 Collaborative... View full entry
The 40 Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EUmiesaward
The European Commission and the Funació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—the Mies Van der Rohe Award, also known as the EUmiesaward.Selected from a pool of 355 nominations, the 40 shortlisted projects... View full entry
IF_DO chosen to design Dulwich Picture Gallery's summer pavilion
It will be a carefully proportioned rectilinear timber structure whose movable walls are translucent mirrored screens. The translucency allows for “Pepper’s ghost” illusions where ghostly objects appear, transform and fade away. A cantilevered mesh roof will hang down around the gallery creating dappled sunshine on good days or a gentle waterfall along the sides in summer showers. The mirrored movable screens are a reference to Soane’s own playful house: the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn...
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