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
London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects
London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.
The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:David Chipperfield ArchitectsGrimshawHaworth Tompkins ArchitectsMarks Barfield ArchitectsRogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersZaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor View full entry
New whitehouse.gov petition urges to utilize open architectural competitions for the design of Federal buildings
43 signatures down, only 99,957 more to go — Archinect senior contributor John Jourden brought to our attention a new online petition at whitehouse.gov, which urges the administration to award the design of new Federal building projects utilizing open architectural competitions.The... View full entry
Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition
The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf.
Three winners and four honorable mentions were awarded. Eighteen additional entries will be included in the first volume of Gulf Architecture Biennial and publically displayed.
First Prize: XXXXXX02 or The Frozen Leviathan by Matteo ManniniSecond Prize: A CITY FOR THE STRAIT: The Hormuz Federation by Edourad Champalle Third Prize: Backbone of Strait of Hormuz by Chien Bang WongHonorable Mention: Global Security Pipeline by Nick Axel Honorable Mention... View full entry
The 2014 A’ Design Award submission deadline is approaching!
Get your design A-game on for this year's A' Design Award & Competition. Aiming to give an extra boost of publicity and advertisement opportunities, the annual A'Design awards highlight the best designs, design concepts and design-oriented products.
Anyone who wants to take a shot at fame and recognition should submit before the deadline on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 by 11:59 GMT+1. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014.
Click here for more submission details and check out some Gold and Platinum-winning projects from previous years below. View full entry
Winners of the 1 x ∞ Ideas Competition Announced
The international 1 x ∞ Ideas Competition has announced three Winners and four Honorable Mentions. Hosted by the AIA Indiana chapter, the competition had invited designers from around the world to develop ideas for an urban lot in the downtown area of Evansville [...].
While there aren't specific plans underway to actually realize the entries in Evansville, the competition sees this site as a representation of a common design problem in urban areas across the U.S.
The winning entries are:First Place: Folded Architecture – Michael Abrams (Washington D.C.)Second Place: Center for Culture – Bryan Pendzinski (Denver, Colorado)Third Place: Sensitive Platform – Concepcion Badia & Javier Esquembre (Spain)Learn more on Bustler.All images... View full entry
Chicago aims to light up architecture to boost tourism
Chicago would be turned into a Midwest version of Paris — La Ville Lumiere, the City of Light — under a mayoral plan showcased Wednesday to boost tourism by spotlighting the city’s architectural wonders. [...]
It will start with an “international design competition” that invites teams of artists, architects, engineers and designers to envision ways to light up Chicago’s “buildings, parks, roads and open spaces.”
Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition
d3 announced four Grand Prize winners and 11 Special Mentions in the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition. The program recognizes excellence in unbuilt projects to promote critical debate about architecture and design.
Grand Prize Winners:Coastal Caretaker - Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA) - see title pic aboveHere After: The Material Processor - Aron Wai Chung Tsang (HONG KONG)Sadic Apiaries - Loukia Tsafoulia (GREECE-USA)Urban Paradox - Chris Tsui (HONG KONG)... View full entry
$100,000 Wheelwright Prize details announced for 2014
The Wheelwright Prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to a recent architect whose proposal conveys a talented, scholarly and professional design sense. Originally established by Harvard's GSD in 1935 as the "Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship", the prize is meant to extend... View full entry
Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights
The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms — all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.
The five finalists are: Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York) Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York) Herzog & de Meuron (Basel) KPMB Architects (Toronto) SANAA (Tokyo) Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after it was announced just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion... View full entry
KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen
Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen.
Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.
Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks": Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria. Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on Bustler. View full entry
Call for Projects: Ceramics of Italy 2014 Tile Competition
This sponsored post is brought to you by Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition: Ceramics of Italy never lets an outstanding project go unnoticed. From corporate headquarters with ventilated porcelain facades to summer homes featuring decorative ceramics, enter your best projects in the 2014 Ceramics... View full entry