The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition, exploring the medium of installation, nears its final deadline - Last chance to submit your proposals!
Just a few days left to submit your ideas to the Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition! Entries need to be received by Sunday, February 15, 2015 via the competition website btabb.archinect.com.Khôra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette are the organizers... View full entry
Need some inspiration to submit to the "Bigger Than A Breadbox" competition? Take a peek at Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube"
We caught a glimpse behind the curtain of Oyler Wu Collaborative’s hand-over-hand process in Anthony Morey’s latest piece, where the principal’s meticulous and dogged drawing exercises helped push the firm’s formal development. Taking a look back at one of their earlier pavilions, “The... View full entry
YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer
MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program competition. Every year, the YAP winning design is realized into a temporary outdoor installation placed in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island... View full entry
Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX
The international Field Constructs Design Competition is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the... View full entry
+POOL installation to open at the Ace Hotel in NY next month
Since Archinect first mentioned the Family and PlayLab's +POOL in 2011, the initiative has made significant progress toward realizing the world's first water-filtering, floating pool in New York.After two wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2011 and 2013 along with international acclaim... View full entry
Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE
Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the AA School of Architecture's Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly... View full entry
Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River
[ROAR] is concerned about the effects of the $50 million project, which will drill 9,100 holes into the ground, some as deep as 30 feet, and require a crew of 3,000 workers to install over a 27-month period. The area is a habitat for Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, bald eagles, and Peregrine falcons, and the livelihoods of many locals depend on it.
INABA's Flatiron Plaza installation adds a frame to NYC landmarks
Back in September, Archinect published INABA's winning entry for the first-ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition. Titled "New York Light," the public artwork was recently installed for the holidays and is now open to the public on...well, Flatiron Plaza.Project description from INABA:The... View full entry
The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition is accepting proposals!
Bigger than a Breadbox is a current open international competition that examines the role of installation design and its hybrid artistic-spatial qualities that have made it an increasingly popular investigative medium in contemporary architecture practice.Recently launched by organizers and Khôra... View full entry
Hello Wood to give 5,000 pieces of Christmas Charity Tree firewood to Budapest community
Getting caught up in holiday madness has become so normal that it's easy to forget that the holidays can act as a reminder that caring for each other -- no matter how simple the act -- can go a long way. Architecture firm Hello Wood, who built the 11-meter Christmas tree made out of 365 sleighs... View full entry
Stereotank’s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design
Here's one for you lovers out there: in the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design contest, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank just came out as the winner with their entry "HEARTBEAT."
The interactive installation is scheduled to open for an entire month to couples and singles alike on February 9.
Building a collaborative jig-saw pavilion at the Media and Architecture Biennale in Aarhus
"Programming Natural Affect" was one of the collaborative workshops during the Media and Architecture Bienniale 2014 last month in Aarhus, Denmark. Organized by Anna Ulak and Philipp Rahlenbeck of openconstructs, the workshop focused on fusing the organic properties of nature and the built urban... View full entry
VIDEO: Luftwerk's INsite performance at the Farnsworth House
INsite by Chicago-based Luftwerk put Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in the public eye yet again this past October in Plano, Illinois. Spectators got to see the Miesian landmark transformed into a structure of light and sound through site-specific digital video projections directed by Liviu... View full entry
Winners of Warming Huts v.2015
The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. This year's competition awarded two Shelter category winners and one Installation winner.
(Above) SHELTER WINNER: This Big by Tina Soli & Luca Roncoroni from Dorebak Akershus, NORWAYSHELTER WINNER: "The Hole Idea by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited from Toronto, CANADAINSTALLATION WINNER: Recycling Words by KANVA, from Montreal, CANADAFor more project details and other... View full entry
“Serra Gate” salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year
Nodding to the Taksim Square political protests in May 2013, the Serra Gate installation by Istanbul practice GAD Architecture artistically interprets and also invites passers-by to examine the influence of urban interventions in the public realm. Serra Gate, which was inspired by the large-scale sculptures of artist Richard Serra, highlights how protesters created makeshift living spaces inside the park and the streets...