The Emerging Voices winners for 2017
Launched in 1982, the [Architectural League of New York's] reputable Emerging Voices program helped propel the careers of more than 250 North America-based architects, many whose names are well known today, like Steven Holl, Morphosis, Toshiko Mori, Deborah Berke, Enrique Norten, Jeanne Gang, and Tatiana Bilbao.
The invite-only portfolio competition recognizes distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. The jury evaluates each candidate's significant bodies of realized work and how the work addresses larger issues in the built... View full entry
RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners
The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...
The winning research projects this year are:History and Theory: Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage Project, EritreaProject: “Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination”Cities and... View full entry
Students explore structural concrete strategies in “Weave.X”, from AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE
Twenty-one participants from 11 countries got to hone their skills in computational design and research during the AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE workshop at AA's London campus this past July. Building upon the last two Summer DLAB cycles, students worked side by side in researching and developing... View full entry
ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume
Last Wednesday afternoon, traffic briefly stopped at the main entrance to the University of Michigan’s North Campus as 12 of us hauled a stark white blob the size of a jet ski up hills and across intersections. Curious and confused onlookers watched us as we carried what must have seemed like an... View full entry
Famed designer Jane Thompson dies
The influential designer Jane Thompson passed away on Tuesday. Working fluidly across the fields of design, urbanism, and architecture, Thompson left a lasting mark on American visual culture.Thompson started her career as the assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art, then led by Philip... View full entry
Students go above the double-curve in “InFlux”, from AA Summer DLAB::RED
Contrasting against the greenery of Hooke Park is “InFlux”, a brick-red wall prototype that 18 students and their tutors assembled for the AA School of Architecture's Summer DLAB::RED 2015 program. Taking place from July 27 to August 8, the RED-themed agenda explored the phenomenal process of... View full entry
Shitting bricks: researchers experiment with making concrete from sewage
Malaysia has too much sewage sludge and not enough concrete, a problem which naturally prompted an "aha!" moment among researchers. By burning and drying wet sewage sludge cake and then grinding and sieving the dry cake to produce Domestic Waste Sludge Powder (DWSP), the Malaysian researchers are... View full entry
2016 Wheelwright Prize awarded to MAIO's Anna Puigjaner for “Kitchenless City” proposal
The coveted 2016 Wheelwright Prize went to Anna Puigjaner, cofounder of Barcelona-based MAIO Studios...[who] won for her proposal “Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare”. Using shared domestic spaces as a starting point, Puigjaner will spend the next two years studying various collective housing models in China, Korea, India, Russia, Sweden, and Brazil aiming to find new design solutions that address persistent housing dilemmas worldwide.
Anna Puigjaner, MAIO Studios cofounder.MAIO Studio, Barcelona, 2011-12. Photo credit: José Hevia.Floating Columns, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015. Photo credit: David Schalliol.The jury cited Puigjaner's proposal for its relevancy to the ongoing housing issues occurring throughout the... View full entry
Graham Foundation announces the 2016 grantee projects
It's award season at The Graham Foundation. Not long after revealing the Carter Manny doctorate student winners, the Foundation recently announced 59 projects that will receive the 2016 individual grants, totaling at $491,500. The grants fund an array of inventive projects that are based on... View full entry
Six emerging practices win the “(im)permanence” 2016 Architectural League Prize
The Architectural League of New York highlights emerging design talent in their annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers program. First launched in 1981, the Prize carries a legacy in the contemporary architecture scene in that many now-well-known architects have received the award at the start of their careers. This year's “(im)permanence” theme explores how “time affects architecture [and alters] our expectations of permanent structures in an impermanent environment.”
The 2016 winners are:Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, DESIGN EARTH, Cambridge, MA and Ann Arbor, MIJuan Alfonso Garduño Jardón, G3 Arquitectos, Querétaro, MexicoNeyran Turan and Mete Sonmez, NEMESTUDIO, San Francisco, CANeeraj Bhatia, The Open Workshop, San Francisco, CAHubert Pelletier and... View full entry
2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal
The annual Phyllis Lambert Grant puts the Montreal design scene in the spotlight. Established in 2007 by the City and named in tribute to Montreal native architect Phyllis Lambert, the grant recognizes a locally based designer or firm — who has no more than 10 years of practice — for... View full entry
A peek into The Now Institute's "Haiti Now" publication + giveaway winners
Looking back at the Season 1 finale of Archinect Sessions this past summer — featuring Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi, our listeners had the chance to win a copy of "Haiti Now". The book is a visual almanac of the "Haiti Now" project from the NOW Institute. Founded by Thom Mayne, the Now Institute... View full entry
Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop
The AA Visiting School Greece program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a... View full entry
The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition, exploring the medium of installation, nears its final deadline - Last chance to submit your proposals!
Just a few days left to submit your ideas to the Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition! Entries need to be received by Sunday, February 15, 2015 via the competition website btabb.archinect.com.Khôra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette are the organizers... View full entry
The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition is accepting proposals!
Bigger than a Breadbox is a current open international competition that examines the role of installation design and its hybrid artistic-spatial qualities that have made it an increasingly popular investigative medium in contemporary architecture practice.Recently launched by organizers and Khôra... View full entry