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
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
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
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
Steve Saling, retired landscape architect with ALS, designs residence he can control by blinking
Unwilling to accept a life utterly dependent on caretakers, [Steve] Saling designed a series of systems that let patients with ALS control their environment in the assisted living center with ...blinks and facial twitches.
“The notable impact that ALS had on my ability to design is speed,” he said. “I am a lot slower. [But] Because much of my profession had been computerized and I excelled in computer-assisted drafting, I was still able to convey my ideas with a lot of precision.”
Read more about amazing architects who never let their disabilities get in their way:Working out of the Box: Francis TsaiFrancis Tsai, previously featured on Archinect's Working Out of the Box, passes awayBuilding Voice: Visually impaired architect, Christopher Downey, lectures in Downtown... View full entry
MAD unveils "hillside village" project for Beverly Hills
MAD Architects is making their U.S. residential debut with the unveiling of 8600 Wilshire, which is scheduled to break ground along Wilshire Boulevard in the one and only Beverly Hills this October. Described by the architects like an oasis-like 'hillside village', the stark-white glass villas and... View full entry
2015 AIA Housing Awards continue to foster designing high-quality housing for all
Residential design doesn't have to stop at neat rows of identical apartment buildings or houses, although sometimes it's what is inside a home that can leave the biggest impression. But what's most important is the availability of high-quality housing that suits the various needs for people from... View full entry
NCMH Announces the 2015 Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Design
North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) announces the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential design, sponsored by Leland Little Auctions, the Southeast’s premier estate auction gallery, based in Hillsborough, NC.NCMH created the Matsumoto Prize in 2012 to... View full entry
Make It Right reveals new family-housing designs for Kansas City
Make It Right, the non-profit organization founded by actor Brad Pitt in 2007, recently revealed six new single-family housing designs for the Manheim Park neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. The single-family homes will be built on vacant lots directly across the Bancroft School Apartments, an... View full entry
Modernist Houses Across North Carolina Win Top Honors In The 2014 Matsumoto Prize
Modernist houses from Asheville to Wilmington received top honors last week in the third annual George Matsumoto Prize for Modernist residential design across the state, sponsored by the award-winning non-profit organization North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).The houses submitted had to be... View full entry
Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual awards program recognizes what they deem as the best examples of the latest innovation and development in the housing design industry.
Awards were given to one project in four categories.Category One: Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award - 28th Street Apartments (Los Angeles)By Koning Eizenberg Architects, Inc. Category Two: Creating Community Connection Award - Kelly Cullen Community (San Francisco)By Gelfand Partners... View full entry
Ten recipients for the 2014 AIA Housing Awards
There's no place like a good home, simple as that. The AIA announced 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards, which promotes the value of good housing and excellence in housing design.
The jury gave awards in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing (none selected this year), Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.
ONE/TWO FAMILY CUSTOM HOUSINGPictured above: Sol Duc Cabin (Seattle) by Olson Kundig ArchitectsInformal House (South Pasadena, CA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.Kicking Horse Residence (British Columbia) by Bohlin Cywinski JacksonPark Passive (Seattle) by NK ArchitectsTopo House... View full entry
Portland's "Bikescraper" breaks bike-parking record
The 21-story, three-building apartment project now rising in Portland's Lloyd District will create more long-term bike parking than any other project in the nation, with four huge new storage facilities in four buildings and an on-site bike valet parking service to serve the biggest one. [...]
Bike experts in Canada, Mexico and across the United States said they didn't know of any single project on the continent with more bike parking; Mexico's largest facility, at a train station, holds 800.
— Bike Portland
Portland, Oregon's new apartment complex by GBD Architects instates a new standard in bicycle infrastructure and planning, offering one bike parking spot each for its 657 housing units, plus underground parking space for as many as 547 bikes. That's 1,204 bike spots total, a number that... View full entry