Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France
It's a double-win for Studio Daniel Libeskind, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real... View full entry
Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction
It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.
Some of this year's winning projects are:Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering: Four World Trade Center, New York.Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New YorkPhoto credit: Fadi Asmar.National Award: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.Submitted by... View full entry
New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture
This post is brought to you by Reality Cues. Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring... View full entry
D'Arcy Jones Architecture named RAIC 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice winner
Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced D'Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA), a nine-person studio from Vancouver, as the 2017 Emerging Architecture Practice Award winner. The yearly award recognizes the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently... View full entry
AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners
Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects.
From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects — which were granted either an Honor or Merit — were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.
Here are a few of this year's winners:Architecture Category - Honor: Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts BuildingPhoto © Iwan BaanArchitecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution HeadquartersPhoto courtesy 2017 AIANY Design... View full entry
Gabriela Carrillo named 2017 Architect of the Year in Women in Architecture Awards + Rozana Montiel wins Moira Gemmill Prize
The Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal celebrated more leading ladies in the 2017 Women in Architecture Awards today. They announced Gabriela Carrillo as Architect of the Year, while Rozana Montiel received the £10,000 Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. Last month... View full entry
2017 Curry Stone Social Design Circle adds eight more designers for March
The Curry Stone Foundation announced eight new members who have joined the Social Design Circle for the month of March. Instead of announcing only one winner for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize, the Social Design Circle was created to honor a total of 100 individual designers and practices across the globe whose work is dedicated to addressing an array of social issues in their local communities and cities.
Throughout 2017, new members will be selected in relation to the monthly question addressed by the Social Design Circle. For March, the question was “Can Design Challenge Inequality?”.The latest members include the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, design practice Project H... View full entry
UNStudio to redevelop former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt
It's a double-win for UNStudio in a plan to revive the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt, Germany. Almost a year after being selected to design the masterplan, the practice announced today that they also had the winning architectural proposal...The mixed-use project is a key component in reviving the former bank site, which has been closed to the public for nearly 50 years.
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
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
“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.
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
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
Shortlisted concepts for UK Holocaust Memorial revealed
On the somber occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 10 shortlisted proposals for the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition have been publicly revealed. The proposals were designed by the 10 star-studded teams who were invited to submit concepts this past fall.
Here are the 10 shortlisted concepts for the Memorial and the Learning Centre.↓ Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad ArchitectsWith Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Plan A and DHA Designs ↓ Allied WorksWith Robert Montgomery, The Olin Studio, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Allied Info Works, Arup, Curl la... View full entry
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