IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE: Win a scholarship & much more!
This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design:New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop or learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to... View full entry
Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Announce Global Resilience Design Challenge
The first feature of the Resilience Partnership will be the launch of a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing people and organizations from a diverse set of industries together to collaborate on bold and innovative solutions to the toughest resilience challenges facing the three focus regions.
New "DEAD PRIZE" launched by Cameron Sinclair
In the past decade we have seen an explosion of honors and awards for the most innovative and forward thinking solutions. Yet no one recognizes the projects that have caused harm to the environment - designs that are helping shorten our existence on this planet. This is why we created the DEAD prize. Let's recognize the bad, honor the failures and hopefully do something to rectify these designs against humanity.
— The Dead Prize
The Dead Prize may be the first ever anti-prize in architecture. Launched by Cameron Sinclair, the Executive Director of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, Dead Prize opened its nominations today for architecture that has caused remarkable environmental harm... View full entry
What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left
[...] One of its latest projects: Inviting a North Korean architect to imagine the future of local design for travel.
The Jetsons-style results include hovercraft hotel rooms and cone-shaped mountain villas connected by ski slopes. Nothing looks like it would be that out of place in a 1950s magazine, down to details like an old-fashioned rotary phone. This is what the future looks like to someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948.
The project Utopian Tours, initiated by English-born landscape architect turned Beijing-based North Korea tour operator Nick Bonner, was part of the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale (previously on Archinect). View full entry
IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications
This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design:IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the IE Master in... View full entry
Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities
Serious money is in play in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Mayors’ Challenge” for cities competing to show they have come up with promising innovations to cope with 21st-century challenges.
“It was a big surprise to hear we’d share our ideas with competitors,” says Gomes. “But it works brilliantly. It’s exactly what you need—everyone sharing and trying to help each other. It’s crazy, but it works.”
Previously:How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in EuropeTwenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe View full entry
Helsinki Divided on Plan for a Guggenheim Satellite
City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.
Previously: Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim View full entry
Apply now to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Mark your calendars and apply by July 30th for a chance to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship! The program invites students across all design disciplines to submit their best work, created in any software program, and answer a few short questions to be considered for cash prizes and... View full entry
“Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC
Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm (previously on Archinect). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the... View full entry
How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe
Can a U.S. organization really tell Europe how to run its cities better? [...]
Following a successful inaugural challenge last year, the city innovation contest crossed the Atlantic in 2014, winnowing down European applicant cities to a shortlist of 21*, all of whom attended a two-day Ideas Camp staged in Berlin earlier this month. [...]
A European organization could not realistically offer anything as substantial as €9 million in prize money.
Previously: Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe View full entry
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announces “Outstanding Projects” shortlist
The who-is-who of international contemporary architecture makes up the gross of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize shortlist. Announced this week by Illinois Institute of Technology Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison, the 36 shortlisted projects — selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees throughout the American continent — are being recognized as "Outstanding Projects."
Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30!
The submission deadline for World Architecture Festival, the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world... View full entry
Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid
The foundation established to lead the development of President Obama’s library and museum opened the door Thursday for institutions and groups to begin making a pitch to host the site.
The Barack Obama Foundation issued its long-awaited Request for Qualifications on its newly named website, inviting applicants to provide information about how their proposal would impact the community and how it would reflect the president’s vision.
The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition
Think you're too old for fairy tales? The submissions in Blank Space's first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition can make you believe otherwise.
The artistic storybook quality and intricate narratives of the entries came from at least two months of hard work from many of the participants -- with several of them being young non-architects, ages 18-34.
Out of over 300 entries from 50 countries, the jury of experts chose 3 top-prize winners:1st PLACE: Chapter Thirteen by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary (pictured above) — For the full narrative, click here.2nd PLACE: Man and Ground by Anna Pietrzak — For the full narrative... View full entry
The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series
Emerging Voices is an annual award given by the Architectural League. It is an invited portfolio competition, identifying eight firms in North America that are influencing the current condition of architecture, landscape design and built environments. To see a full list of this year’s award... View full entry