Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with €60,000.This year’s finalists are:Name of... View full entry
The latest Social Design Circle honorees for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize
With so many designers who dedicate their work to tackling society's most pressing problems, it can be tricky to select only one winner for a top social impact award like the Curry Stone Design Prize. So for 2017, the Curry Stone Foundation decided to change things up a bit. Instead of awarding only one winner, they will announce a total of 100 Social Design Practices and/or Individuals as a member of the Social Design Circle, which acknowledges the most socially engaged practices.
Throughout the year, new members of the Social Design Circle will be announced every month in relation to the issue that the Curry Stone Design Prize is addressing for that particular month. For February, the topic is: “Is The Right To Housing Real?”Here are the latest Social Design Circle... View full entry
The Future Architecture Platform Announces Winners of its Second Annual Competition
The Future Architecture Platform is “the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.” In its second year, the Platform runs an open competition to choose emerging practices... View full entry
Now that the feds have abandoned reality, enter this competition to keep the SF Bay Area from flooding
Prompted by the success of a similar competition it ran in New York several years ago, The Rockefeller Foundation has launched a completely Ben-Carson-HUD-free contest that challenges architects and urban planners to "imagine climate change solutions" for the San Francisco Bay Area. Opening for... View full entry
Winners of the Exhibit Columbus Miller Prize announced
Exhibit Columbus, an “annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community created to celebrate Columbus’ extraordinary design heritage”, has announced the winners of its inaugural Miller Prize. Named after J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller, the prize comes with the opportunity to... View full entry
The architecture projects that won big in 2016
2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly work hard toward a better future. The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude of memorable structures brought to life from renowned... View full entry
How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future?
This post is brought to you by 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Since 2006 eVolo Magazine invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual Skyscraper Competition explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies... View full entry
Last Call | Registration deadline for 2017 Fairy Tales Competition
This post is brought to you by Blank Space. Next Wednesday, November 2nd, is the last day for regular registration in the Fairy Tales competition! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see where your imagination can take you. The beauty of Fairy Tales is that there are absolutely no... View full entry
2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions
This post is brought to you by 2017 Skyscraper Competition. eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the... View full entry
MOONTOPIA: Design a self-sufficient lunar colony in this out of this world challenge
This post is brought to you by Eleven Magazine. In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the success of the Apollo 11 mission bringing the first man to walk on the Moon. Today, nearly half a century later, new technological advances and a renewed interest in space are igniting a new race. This time... View full entry
Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition
This post is brought to you by Blank Space. After the record breaking success of last year’s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is open for registration. Now in its fourth year, Fairy Tales is the largest... View full entry
Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition.
From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it’s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.Recently, they have beaten Zaha... View full entry
Revisiting the urban plan of Burning Man
When a group of Burners describing themselves as the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning announced a design competition last fall for a new urban plan for Burning Man, Phil Walker had never given the matter much thought.
“I’m actually not a Burner. I’ve never done it,” says Walker, the senior associate vice president for CallisonRTKL, an architecture firm and design consultancy. “Maybe a bit of vicarious living for a middle-aged suburban dad is what appealed to me.”
"So Walker didn’t set about to change the orientation of Black Rock City [...] instead, he built out a “kit of parts” for simple streetscape interventions that he says can have a dramatic impact on urban flow and cultural space."Related Burning Man stories in the Archinect news:Rod Garrett... View full entry
MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge...
This post is brought to you by Eleven Magazine. In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the moon, all from the USA. In total, 12 people (all male)... View full entry
Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on Cadogan Estate in West London
London architecture practice Nex- have won an open design competition to build a new restaurant on the King Road Chelsea. Named the Cadogan Café, the new full-service restaurant will be open from breakfast through to evening meals. The café has a sleek 'ribbon-like' wall of white polished... View full entry