Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter
The perenially opinionated Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he... 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
Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners
It's Day Two at the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which concluded with seven more winners in the Completed Building category and nine Future Projects winners. Now that all the category winners have been revealed, the design teams will face off in one final round of project critiques with the super jury. One project will then be crowned as the Future Project of the Year and another will be the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2016.
Here are a few of the Day Two winners.Completed Buildings - SHOPPING: Crystal Houses by MVRDVHIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH: Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsHOTEL AND LEISURE: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by Aim ArchitectureSPORT: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre... View full entry
The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners
Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 World Architecture Festival is in full swing. Over 2,000 architects and design enthusiasts flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as... View full entry
WAF2016: your annual dose of the very latest in architectural thought, practice, ideas and activism
This post is brought to you by WAF. 2,500 architects, designers and allied professionals346 sqm of project galleries411 shortlisted projects presented in live crits100 international judges giving live critique on shortlisted schemes58 countries represented50 inspirational lectures and seminars... View full entry
2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors shortlist highlights
If you're all about staying updated on the most talented interior designers around the globe, look out for the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors. Returning this fall, the just-as-popular sister event to the World Architecture Festival recognizes some of the most outstanding projects in the... View full entry
Last chance to submit your World Architecture Festival 2016 entries!
Only a few days left to submit your work to the anticipated World Architecture Festival 2016! Entries are due this Friday, June 10.After four successful years in Singapore, WAF is making its way back to Europe in Berlin. The festival will take place on November 16-18 inside the Arena Berlin, which... View full entry
World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work!
This post is brought to you by World Architecture Festival. The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that this year’s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the... View full entry
Editor's Picks #435
Robert Urquhart’s first piece for Archinect, was a report from the front lines of the London Design Festival.Plus, Julia Ingalls talked with Guggenheim Fellow and Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin about his book ‘Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles’. NewsOver at The Wall... View full entry
OMA/Ole Scheeren, BIG, DinellJohansson among top winners at World Architecture Festival 2015
In the blink of an eye, the World Architecture Festival held another successful competition in Singapore. Since the event kicked off this past Wednesday, 2,000 architects from around the globe gathered at Marina Bay Sands to witness more than 300 finalist teams give project presentations to the... View full entry
Who will win World Building of the Year? World Architecture Festival 2015 continues with announcement of Day 2 winners
Day Two of the World Architecture Festival Awards 2015 in Singapore just concluded with the announcement of 14 more category winners in the Completed Buildings and Future Projects sections. There's no surprise that these projects are as competitive as the Day 1 winners. All the WAF Awards winners... View full entry
Get a glimpse of the first set of World Architecture Festival 2015 winners
The 2015 World Architecture Festival is back at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore once again. During the two-day event, which started today and concludes on November 6, attendees get to witness the competition unfold before their eyes as they watch architecture teams from... View full entry
The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form... View full entry
Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday
The entry deadline for all WAF entries is this Friday. Submit your completed or future projects in to one or more of the 31 categories open for entries. Entry Deadline: Friday May 22Cost to enter: $930 USD per entryEnter nowWhy enter?WAF and INSIDE finalists will receive more exposure and media... View full entry