144 finalists advance in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge
Now in its third edition, the Knight Cities Challenge asks one question: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?”. Every year the Challenge's national call for ideas attracts a staggering number of applicants, who submit their strongest written ideas that they believe can improve everyday living in cities across the U.S. — particularly the 26 Knight communities. Out of more than 4,500 hopeful ideas, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalist ideas.
A glimpse of the winning New York State Pavilion revival ideas
Architects and non-architects alike sent their boldest ideas on how they would revive the Philip Johnson-designed [New York State Pavilion] into a contemporary public space.
From a burger museum to a Metro station to variations of botanical gardens, after reviewing over 250 submissions the jury awarded the coveted first prize to “Hanging Meadows” by Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan of Seattle.
The results are out for the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition! As expected, the open ideas competition attracted an interesting mix of submissions envisioning how the New York World's Fair icon should be repurposed. Here's a glimpse of the top three prize winners.1ST PLACE: Hanging... View full entry
Another chance at re-envisioning Philip Johnson's “Tent of Tomorrow”
The question still holds: What does the future entail for Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion? Following the 1964-65 World's Fair, the elliptical “Tent of Tomorrow” lived shortly as a concert venue and a roller-skating rink before it eventually slipped into abandonment. But, the aging... View full entry
When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon?
“New York Horizon” would be virtually impossible to implement in the real world, given the actual urban landscape of the proposed site, which includes some of NYC's subway lines for starters. That being said, the criticism “New York Horizon” has sparked in recent weeks raises bigger questions — particularly involving the rise of “meme-tecture”, the cultural value of landscape architecture, and re-evaluating the setup of open ideas competitions.
Previously on Archinect:2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners View full entry
Get your tickets to the 2015 Core77 Conference before they're gone!
Time is running out to get your ticket to the 2015 Core77 Conference, DESIGNING HERE/NOW, taking place this October 22nd - 24th in Downtown Los Angeles. It's a full day of exploring the spaces between design disciplines where today's most impactful work is taking place. You don't want to miss... View full entry
Look forward to the future in the Core77 Conference 2015: "DESIGNING HERE/NOW" this October
The 2015 Core77 Conference looks into the future of contemporary design in DESIGNING HERE/NOW. Happening at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles from October 22-24, the three-day event explores the ideas, relationships, and technologies that are pushing forward the boundaries of contemporary... View full entry
Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition
The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:a new headquarters... View full entry
What Separates Actual Innovators From Those Who Just Talk About It?
"...we’re losing focus on the how and why of innovation. We throw the word around so casually that it’s starting to become synonymous with the idea itself. But let’s be clear: An idea is not innovation.
Innovation is about matching need with execution. It’s about changing the conversation and following through."
— Michael Bricker in The Indianapolis Business Journal
Chief Innovator at PUP, Michael Bricker, pens a brief article on the need for stamina in the design field. I and others have often argued here that "design" doesn't end after the initial concept sketch, that in fact this is where design begins: in the wrestling of the idea into reality and the... View full entry
Would you cross these bridges? Check out a few Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge entries for London's River Thames
As part of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework, London's Borough of Wandsworth has its sights on constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the River Thames, between the two very distinct districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Quite evidently, the teams currently in... View full entry
Get Lectured: UCLA IDEAS Series 2015
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session! Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming... View full entry
Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition
Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' Rome Community Ring. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by January 19, 2015 and submit your entries by January 26, 2015.Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's... View full entry
“Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark
The fairytale wouldn't be complete without the "Hortus Conclusus Andersen" from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum's House of Fairytales competition. Designed by Transborder Studio of Oslo, the proposal was the lucky first-prize winner of the international ideas competition that drew in nearly 500 entrants.
These results are only the beginning, as the H C Museum plans for a more restricted design competition for the House of Fairytales.
M.ART 2013 winners update the traditional arts+crafts marketplace
The Opengap M.ART 2013 Ideas Competition had participants mix traditional elements of the commercial arts-and-crafts market with a contemporary twist. Proposals also had to emphasize the value of handcrafted work and the craftsman-client relationship.
The competition jury met in Guadalajara, Mexico on Jan. 23, 2014 to evaluate all the entries until eventually selecting the top three winners and two special mentions.
First place winners: Zuhal Kol (Turkey); Carlos Zarco Sanz (Spain)Second place winners: Victor Bouman Casas, Pol Mercadé Armengol (Spain)Third place winners: Inés Antón Losada, Marta Antón de Zafra (Spain)Get more details on Bustler. View full entry
On the Ground: UCLA's new IDEAS campus
Archinect recently took a field trip to Playa Vista, a quiet community minutes from the ocean in west Los Angeles, to check out UCLA’s new satellite architecture campus, IDEAS. Entirely housed within a 13,000sqft airplane hangar, the campus is used by architecture students in the... View full entry
Municipal Art Society Challenges Architects for New Penn Station Vision
The four firms — Santiago Calatrava, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, SHoP Architects and SOM — will have until May 29 to propose new designs that will be unveiled to the public that day at the TimesCenter on West 41st Street. “We’re really trying to unlock people’s imaginations about the very real potential of a new arena and of a new Penn Station,” said Vin Cipolla, the society’s president, in an interview.