The top prize-winning architects of 2016
Not a year goes by without one — or maybe 10 — of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award; not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice, scholarly research, teaching, or... 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
Zaha Hadid's design selected for BRIT Awards 2017 trophy
First awarded in 1977, the BRITs are Britain's top pop music prize, and last week they announced that the 2017 Awards' trophy will be designed by Zaha Hadid.The concept sketch, pictured above, for the BRITs trophy was one of the last projects Zaha Hadid worked on before her untimely passing this... View full entry
Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins RIBA Royal Gold Medal
Paulo Mendes da Rocha is attracting international recognition once again as he continues to rack up top-tier lifetime achievement awards this year. [...]
Awarded since 1848 and approved by the Queen of England, the Gold Medal is awarded to an individual or a group of people who have significantly influenced “the advancement of architecture either directly or indirectly”. da Rocha is the second Brazilian architect to win the accolade, joining Oscar Niemeyer who won it in 1998.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha is most known for his work establishing what would become Brazilian Brutalism. From Bustler:Spearheading the Brutalist movement in his native Sao Paulo, da Rocha is credited for transforming the city with his numerous cultural buildings, which are typically designed... View full entry
Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees
It’s that time of year again…On Thursday 14th July the nominees for this years Stirling Prize will be announced. For anyone who doesn’t know the UK’s most prestigious award, it was founded in 1996 and recognises “the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to... View full entry
World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work!
This post is brought to you by World Architecture Festival. The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that this year’s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the... View full entry
Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced architect Phyllis Lambert as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize [...]. Dubbed as the "Joan of Architecture", Lambert is widely recognized for founding the Canadian Centre for Architecture and her role as Director of Planning for the iconic Seagram Building (which she commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design), among her other initiatives that advocate for architecture's cultural value.
More of Phyllis Lambert in the Archinect news:2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposalPhyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipientPhyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture View full entry
Act Fast - Only One Week Left to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards
This post is brought to you by Core77 Design Awards. With only seven days left before the Final Deadline hits on April 6th, at 9pm Eastern, designers, educators and strategists from all over the globe are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Once the... View full entry
Don’t Miss the March 8 Regular Deadline to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards
This post is brought to you by Core77 Design Awards. With the Regular Deadline for entry right around the corner on March 8th, the 2016 Core77 Design Awards invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward and participate in this annual celebration of design enterprise... View full entry
Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"
Congratulations are due to Olafur Eliasson who's just been given a Crystal Award for his "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world".
Ahead of the World Economic Forum, which takes place later this week in Davos, Eliasson was singled out for particular praise major works including The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project, and Riverbed.
"Eliasson who joins fellow winners Leonardo DiCaprio (for his work publicising climate change) actress Yao Chen (for her work raising awareness of the refugee crisis) and will.i.am (for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved)."More of Eliasson in the Archinect... View full entry
Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Design Innovator
“The thing about Thomas is that every project seems to come out of a completely different burst of imagination,” says media mogul Barry Diller [...] “Nothing looks similar—there’s no linkage. I think he’s the most creative, interesting architect—other than Frank Gehry, whom I adore—alive. They share a kind of genius for imagination in its purest form.”
The six other creatives that were – along with Heatherwick – awarded the title of WSJ. Magazine's 2015 Innovators of the Year are:Richard Serra (Art)Angelina Jolie Pitt (Entertainment/Film)Karl Ove Knausgaard (Literature)Miuccia Prada (Fashion)Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack... View full entry
Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year
A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to a building judged to be the UK's worst.
In its short history, the 37-storey office tower has melted parked cars and critics have compared its three-storey roof garden to an airport terminal.
Thomas Lane, who runs the awards, said the carbuncle "crashes into London's skyline like an unwelcome party guest".
Previously:Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again — this time it's wind!'Walkie Scorchie’ building given permanent sunshadeRafael Viñoly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of... View full entry
Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners
RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the... View full entry
Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design
This post is brought to you by Marvin. All eyes on your design.ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE MARVIN® ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE.We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin... View full entry
Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library
Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural 2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply... View full entry