Archinect - News 2018-11-19T05:09:00-05:00 Architects who won big in 2017 Justine Testado 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-26T19:29:32-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Throughout <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017</a>, many of architecture's most prestigious accolades went to a diverse group of architects who have long dedicated their work to inclusivity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and sustainability &mdash; all important qualities that are increasingly moving to the forefront of architectural practice and research. Moreover, highly anticipated competitions like MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program, the Wheelwright Prize, and the Fairy Tales competition hint at the ideas brewing in the minds of today's generation of designers.</p> <p>Listed in no particular order, here's Archinect's 2017 round-up of the most shared and talked-about news of architects who won big.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners</strong></a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo: Javier Lorenzo Dom&iacute;nguez.</figcaption></figure><p>RCR Arquitectes co-founders&nbsp;Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta were collectively named the 2017 Pritzker laureates in March &mdash; marking the first time in Pritzker histo...</p> Rowan Moore on revamping contemporary competition culture​ Justine Testado 2017-09-15T15:10:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T15:10:13-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>There are still plenty of competitions &ndash; under European Union law, some sort of competitive process is required for public buildings. A lot of the time they work well. [...] But the chances have shrunk of a Mackintosh, a Pompidou or a Golden Lane emerging, or of changing the direction of architecture. Competitions have become managerialised, encased in regulation, procedure and risk-avoidance, and varnished in PR.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rowan Moore of The Guardian gives his two cents on the &ldquo;climate of caution&rdquo;&nbsp;that has taken over architectural competition culture in Europe, where judging panels are more inclined to pick celebrity figures over emerging practices.</p> Derek Hoeferlin wins inaugural Designing Resilience in Asia International Competition Liam Otten 2017-08-31T15:19:00-04:00 >2017-08-31T15:21:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Hoeferlin</a>, associate professor of architecture in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> at Washington University in St. Louis, along with research assistants Jess Vanecek and Rob Birch, both master&rsquo;s degree candidates in the Sam Fox School, has won&nbsp;<a href=";c=Y3-0My6A7rWv7-thxB2MczDZdgOfF_Vh3631lJHc4Vh6paJ3FzXv8Q==&amp;ch=9QCbuOm85Njw2-GLLIEjWPGViseSMEaoB9h-DDyxNL0D3szXDuunhQ==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first prize</a>&nbsp;in the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing Resilience in Asia International Open Competition</a>.</p> <p>Sponsored by the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, the competition asked participants to propose innovative water solutions to the challenges of climate change at the urban planning, urban design, architecture, building technology and industrial design scales.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hoeferlin&rsquo;s submission, titled &ldquo;From the Third Pole to the Nine Dragons,&rdquo; outlines a simple, two-part toolkit that would enable communities within the Mekong River Basin to holistically understand how local threats and adaptations relate to broader river basin-scaled issues &mdash; a concept that Hoeferlin defines as &ldquo;watershed architecture.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ju...</p> Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street named SARA NY 2017 Project of the Year Justine Testado 2017-07-03T14:03:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council recently awarded its top 2017 Project of the Year accolade to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">520 West 28th Street</a> residential complex designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Leyva Architects</a>. Adjacent to The High Line in the heart of West Chelsea, the sculptural 11-story&nbsp;development features 21 interlaced floors and 39 distinctive residential units up to 6,391 square feet and ceiling heights up to almost 11 feet high.&nbsp;The project is due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Exterior view from 28th Street. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Kitchen, Unit 20. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Bedroom, Unit 29. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Staircase in Unit 37. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure> Driverless Future Challenge finalists envision autonomous transit solutions for NYC Justine Testado 2017-06-28T14:39:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the rise of autonomous transportation technology&nbsp;in the U.S., what&nbsp;implementable&nbsp;strategies&nbsp;can help&nbsp;a&nbsp;dense urban landscape&nbsp;like New York City prepare efficiently for a driverless future? Design teams from around the world proposed their ideas in the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driverless Future Challenge</a>, organized by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> (the creators of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) and the City of New York.</p> <p>Participants from over 25 countries sent proposals&nbsp;that ranged from driverless food cards to using NYC's 311 system as a driverless dispatching center. Now, the jury has selected the four finalist teams.</p> <p>Find each proposal below &mdash; plus project videos!</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering</strong></p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><figcaption>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering. Image courtesy of Blank Space.</figcaption></figure><p>Project summary: &ldquo;Public Square provides New York City an adaptable, responsive, and environmentally friendly way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians. Public Squ...</p></figure> RIBA reveals 49 winning projects for 2017 National Awards Justine Testado 2017-06-21T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues!&nbsp;Advancing from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2017 London Awards</a>, 49 stunning projects throughout the UK&nbsp;have just been announced as winners in the&nbsp;2017&nbsp;National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK's most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.</p> <p>This year's winners include a variety of projects like the&nbsp;Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, the British Airways i360 &mdash; dubbed as the world's first &ldquo;vertical pier&rdquo;,&nbsp;the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, and the transformative&nbsp;Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project &ldquo;With Dignity and Honour&rdquo;, to name a few.</p> <p>In regards to design trends with this year's winners, RIBA President Jane Duncan&nbsp;commented on&nbsp;the ongoing&nbsp;prominence of brick as a building material, as well as the increasing use of timber. She also pointed out&nbsp;certain exemplary housing and education projects that more cities should model. &ldquo;Silchester and Ponders End are both great examples of e...</p> Charles Birnbaum, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Gary Hilderbrand among 2017 ASLA Award honorees Justine Testado 2017-06-13T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects has&nbsp;bestowed their highest honors&nbsp;to&nbsp;a distinguished group of&nbsp;landscape architects,&nbsp;practices, and organizations&nbsp;in recognition of their influential contributions to the profession. This year's ASLA Award recipients include The Cultural Landscape Foundation founder&nbsp;Charles Birnbaum,&nbsp;Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies for the Community Service Award, to name a few.&nbsp;Winners will be honored at the president's dinner on&nbsp;October 23, during the&nbsp;2017 ASLA Annual Meeting &amp; EXPO in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>ASLA Medal: Charles Birnbaum&nbsp;</strong>- highest medal bestowed to an individual landscape architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo via The Cultural Landscape Foundation/Facebook.</em></p><p><strong>The Landscape Architecture Firm Award</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a> -&nbsp;</strong>in recognition of distinguished work that influences the profession</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Landscape architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Photo via GGN/Facebook.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>(Clockwise...</em></p> Five architects win 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship Justine Testado 2017-06-13T15:21:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T15:28:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>For many artists, getting away from it all is necessary in the creative process. The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire offers this remote environment in their arts fellowship, which attracts hundreds of applications from artists working in architecture to non-fiction writing to music composition. Out of 706 applications for the summer fellowship, 69 artists representing seven disciplines &mdash; including five up-and-coming architects &mdash; were awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Edward MacDowell's Log Cabin Studio. Photo courtesy of The MacDowell Colony.</em></p><p>This year's MacDowell Fellows in Architecture are:&nbsp;Ellie Abrons, David Eskenazi, Antonio Furgiuele, Rosalyne Shieh, and Mabel Wilson.&nbsp;</p><p>See the rest of the 2017 list of fellows <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Thirty-three projects win $5 million prize in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2017-06-12T13:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T03:31:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Knight Foundation held another successful Knight Cities Challenge for the third consecutive year...Starting with a staggering 4,500 design ideas in the open call, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalists. Now, the 33 winners have been revealed and will share the $5 million cash prize that will help implement their projects in 19 Knight-invested communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning ideas range from an urban beach along Detroit's Atwater Street to a new public space in Columbia, South Carolina that connects two isolated neighborhoods. See all the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship granted to 10 architecture students worldwide Justine Testado 2017-06-07T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T19:14:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Today, MAD Architects announced the 10 architecture students who won the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 MAD Travel Fellowship</a> in its first global edition. Without a doubt, competition ran high. Out of 500 hopeful applicants, MAD selected the architecture research proposals of&nbsp;five international students who will get to travel to China, as well as&nbsp;five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Here are the 2017 recipients:</p><p><strong>Overseas student recipients&nbsp;traveling to China:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Hossein Goudarzi</strong>, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA</p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Kyriaki Goti</strong>, from Greece, 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany</p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Roberto Vargas Calvo</strong>, from Costa Rica, 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica</p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Shaun McCallum</strong>, Scotland, 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria</p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Federico Fauli</strong>, from Italy, 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK</p><p><strong>Chinese student recipients&nbsp;traveling overseas:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><strong>Qiwei Li...</strong></p> Samuel Bravo wins 2017 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2017-06-02T15:35:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo for his proposal &ldquo;Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements&rdquo;. Bravo will travel to dozens of sites in South America, Asia, and Africa to ultimately develop strategies that integrate vernacular, collective practices with the modern architectural project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In&nbsp;his Wheelwright proposal, Samuel Bravo focuses on traditional architectures and informal settlements, revisiting the topic of &ldquo;architecture without architects&rdquo;, as described by Bernard Rudofsky in the 1964 Museum of Modern Art exhibition.</p><p>An alumnus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Bravo leads his own practice and has realized multiple projects throughout South America. Here are a few of his previous collaborative works:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>ANI NII SH&Ouml;BO, Acayali, Per&uacute;. 2009. Architects: Samuel Bravo and Sandra Iturriaga. Photo: Juan Balazs. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>NII JUINTI SCHOOL, Ucayali, Per&uacute;. 2014. Architects: Sandra Iturriaga, Samuel Bravo. Photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>HOUSE IN CHILOE, Chiloe Island. Chile, 2016&ndash;2017. Architect and photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p>After making it as a finalist in the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 cycle</a>, Bravo was named the 2017 Wheelwright winner out of four finalists &mdash; the other three being Lucia Cella, Andjela Karaba&scaron;evi&#263;, and ...</p> AIA launches 2017 “I Look Up” Film Challenge Justine Testado 2017-06-01T20:44:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The American Institute of Architects just launched their third annual I Look Up Film Challenge with the theme &ldquo;Blueprint for Better&rdquo;. The competition invites U.S.-based architects to team up with filmmakers to tell the stories of projects that are making a positive impact on their communities. The theme serves as a reminder of the social impact that architects can create through their designs.</p><p>Registration is open now until Monday, June 26. All film entries submitted by the August 13 deadline will be reviewed by a jury panel, including architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rosa Sheng</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Ford</a>, AIA President <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Vonier</a>, film producer John Montague (associate producer of &ldquo;Moonlight&rdquo;), and Benjamin Moore Design Director Priscilla Ghaznavi.</p><p>From August 21-October 6, the public will get a chance to vote for their favorite entries. The winners will get to have their films screened at the&nbsp;Architecture and Design Film Festival in early November, and will also be rewarded with cash and distribution prizes.</p><p>Nee...</p> June honorees for 2017 Curry Stone Social Design Circle are announced Justine Testado 2017-06-01T15:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T15:04:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Design Prize just announced the latest group of designers to join the Social Design Circle. For June, the theme was &ldquo;Can Design Reclaim Public Space?&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the June Social Design Circle honorees:</p><p><strong>Asiye eTafuleni</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Ecosistema Urbano</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Ecoboulevard in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua</em></p><p><strong>&#8203;Interboro</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>LentSpace, New York, 2009. Photograph by Michael Falco.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>&#8203;Raumlabor Berlin&#8203;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Studio Basar</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Tei Community Center, Bucharest, 2016. Photo credit: studioBASAR, Bucharest, 2016.</em></p><p>Find the rest of the honorees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>, or check out previous announcements below.</p> Four projects shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T18:33:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>It's down to the final four for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize. Established in 2014 by notable Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the CAD$100,000 prize celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines,&rdquo;&nbsp;says&nbsp;Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s to serve the community and humanity.&rdquo; Back in 2014, Li Xiaodong <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the inaugural prize.</p> <p>Here's a glimpse of the 2017 shortlist:</p> <p><strong>8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Jens Lindhe.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects</strong><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Katsuhisa Kida.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA</strong></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Peter Bennetts.</figcaption></figure><p><em></em><strong>The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Matthew MacKay-Lyons.</figcaption></figure><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.<br></p> 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> Six projects win in 2017 RIBA West Midlands Awards Justine Testado 2017-05-19T15:54:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The 2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues with the recent reveal of six winning buildings for the 2017 West Midlands Awards. &ldquo;The winners deliver an architecture with a narrative and a poetry, while also fully responding to the functional needs of the facilities they created,&rdquo; stated RIBA Jury Chair Natalia Maximova. &ldquo;It is a year of quieter and well-mannered design, nevertheless, no less confident and powerful for that reason.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>The Compound&nbsp;by BPN Architects</strong></p><p><a title="The Compound by BPN Architects&#8203;. Photo: Tom Bird." href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em>Photo: Tom Bird.</em></p><p><strong>St. Michael&rsquo;s Hospice, Hereford by Architype</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Dennis Gilbert.</em></p><p><strong>Croft Lodge Studio, Leominster by Kate Darby Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: James Morris.</em></p><p><strong>Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham by Berman Guedes Stretton</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Quintin Lake.</em></p><p><strong>Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas by Glenn Howells Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="">Photo: Rob Parrish.</p><p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre by Arup Associates</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Simon Kennedy.</em></p><p>Learn more about the projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Alejandro Aravena's ELEMENTAL to design the 1 million sq.ft. Qatar Art Mill Justine Testado 2017-05-15T15:58:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Alejandro Aravena's Santiago firm ELEMENTAL had the winning concept for the Qatar Art Mill Design Competition. Launched by Qatar Museums in 2015, the three-stage competition sought the architect who will convert an approximately 1 million square-foot flour mill into a new waterfront art museum for Doha Bay...&ldquo;The [winning] concept design was praised by the international jury as &lsquo;a serene artwork...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Elemental Art Mill Concept Design. Image &copy; Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants.</em></p><p>Chosen from eight top-notch finalists, Elemental was inspired by the iconic &ldquo;rhythmic monumental grain silos&rdquo; of the original Flour Mills that formerly occupied the site.</p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p> These Nka Foundation-winning ideas will be built in Ghana's Abetenim Arts Village Justine Testado 2017-05-11T19:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T19:47:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Nka Foundation recently revealed the winners of the 2017 Land Art Competition for Ghana...architects, landscape architects, engineers, and students alike were invited to submit their most inventive ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations in rural Ghana. Entrants had to emphasize creating a unique arts village experience and how their design functions as a place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize-winning entries:</p><p><strong>1st place: Earth Archive Project by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Yusuke Suzuki and L&eacute;o All&egrave;gre of Yusuke Suzuki Design Office in Japan</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd place:&nbsp;Nonnegligible Village by the Urban Active Space Research Studio&nbsp;at Dalian Polytechnic University in China</strong><br><strong>Team: Ruixuan Li, Jiazi Zhang, Qiuming Dong, Rui Xu, Ying Zheng, Xiaoming Wang, Ziyi Zhao, Yanying Zhao, Yuxiang Zhang, Na Li, Henan Wang, Pengzhe He</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd place: Ashanti Domino by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sara Arfaian, Junko Yamamoto and Jenny Zhan in USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Images courtesy of Nka Foundation Land Art Competition.</em></p><p>Find more of the top-winning entries&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Foster + Partners | Branch Technology win Phase 2, Level 1 of NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Justine Testado 2017-05-09T19:42:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Foster + Partners and Branch Technology team recently won first prize in the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge's Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition. The three-phase Challenge envisions a future where autonomous machines can help build extra-terrestrial shelters for human habitation.&nbsp;Phase 2 is divided into three levels, with each one focusing on a different structural challenge.</p><p>After winning second place in Phase 1 in 2015, Foster + Partners teamed up with Branch Technology to refine the original concept.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners' Mars Habitat concept. Images &copy; Foster + Partners.</em></p><p>In Phase 2 - Level 1, the seven competing teams had to use a combination of recycled mission materials and indigenous Martian regolith to 3D-print a truncated cone and a cylinder, which went through compression testing to assess their suitability as structural components.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners and Branch Technology's Cone Print. Courtesy of Foster + Partners | Branch Technology.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Foster + Partners and Bran...</em></p> More of the notable 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-05-08T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T19:57:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;In an era of tumultuous change, design is asking deep questions about its purpose and contributions to a better society,&rdquo; Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann said in a statement. &ldquo;The achievements of this year&rsquo;s class of National Design Award winners have informed that dialogue...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hartmut Esslinger, Susan S. Szenasy, Craig L. Wilkins,&nbsp;MASS Design Group, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke Partners</a> are among the notable winners of the 2017&nbsp;Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards.&nbsp;First launched in&nbsp;2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the National Design Award recipients across 11 disciplines are recognized for design excellence, innovation, and public impact.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><strong>Lifetime Achievement: Hartmut Esslinger</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Courtesy of Hartmut Esslinger.</em></p><p><strong>Director&rsquo;s Award: Susan S. Szenasy&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Laurel Golio.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan S. Szenasy on the Importance of Design in the Everyday</a></p><p><strong>Design Mind: Craig L. Wilkins</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Craig L. Wilkins (author), Ruffneck Constructivists (2014). Published by Dancing Foxes Press/ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.</em></p><p><strong>Corporate &amp; Institutional Achievement: Design Trust for Public Space</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Architecture Design: MASS Design Group&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How To Get A Jo...</a></p> Nine honorees join Curry Stone Social Design Circle for May 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T17:37:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Another month has begun, so that means a new set of honorees for the Curry Stone Social Design Circle have been announced!...For May, nine new members &mdash; including Rural Studio, bcWORKSHOP, and Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation &mdash; were selected for the theme &ldquo;Can We Design Community Engagement?&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the May honorees:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>buildingcommunityWORKSHOP</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Fallen Fruit</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Farm Cultural Park</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo Credit: Giuseppe Guarneri.</em></p><p><strong>Institute of Play</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Project Row Houses</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Peter Molick.</em></p><p><strong>Public Works</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p><strong>Rebuild Foundation</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo via</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rural Studio</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Timothy Hursley.</em></p><p><strong>Sergio Palleroni</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo courtesy of Curry Stone Social Design Circle.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>, and check out honorees from previous months below.</p> Architects envision Trump's America in the “Complicity and Defiance” charrette — winners announced! Justine Testado 2017-04-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The U.S.A. is barely 100 days into the Trump presidency, and a sure hell of a lot has happened in the last few months, huh? No doubt, the design community has reacted strongly to Trump's rambunctious power-mongering, including a revival of the debate on complicity and defiance in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response, competition organizer Archistophanes/Reality Cues &mdash; who previously created the cheeky <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump&rdquo;</a> competition &mdash; launched the Complicity and Defiance in Architecture charrette, wherein entrants had to create&nbsp;&ldquo;a provocative message of critique and/or defiance&rdquo; towards any of Trump's authoritarian legislation measures. Here's a peek of the top three winners and a few honorable mentions:</p><p><strong>1ST PLACE: Oil Border by Elisabeth Drumpf&#8203;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2ND PLACE: &#8203;Absurdity Redlined by SJ Kwon</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3RD PLACE: &#8203;Humane Security Corridor by Zachary Wilson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: EcoPorn by Yoshihara Hisao</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: Trumpe L&rsquo;&oelig;il by Sara Castillo</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTION: The Garden of Contemporary Blight by Black Fish</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more of the top entries <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> One of these crafty pavilions will win the 2017 CHART ARCHITECTURE competition Justine Testado 2017-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T17:59:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The competition's 2017 &ldquo;The Living City&rdquo; theme revolves around promoting public awareness of sustainable urbanization. Participants had to propose a sustainably designed pavilion for the Chart Art Fair's gastronomy partners and SPACE10 that considers upcycling and reusing materials, multifunctionality, and innovative fabrication methods. Most recently, five teams were announced as the finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the proposals:</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Algae Dome&rdquo; by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski, and Anna Stempniewicz</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Paper Pavilion&rdquo; by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Stick Box&rdquo; by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Sunday Temple&rdquo; by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Adapt&rdquo; by&nbsp;Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabrian Puller</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>All renderings &copy; CHART ART FAIR.</em></p><p>Learn more about each project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Announcing the 2017 winners of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers! Justine Testado 2017-04-26T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T14:55:26-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Six talented winners were revealed today for the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Established in 1981 by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>, the Prize carries a legacy in that many now-well-known architects received the award at the start of their careers, like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, Stan Allen,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shih-Fu Peng &amp; Roisin Heneghan</a>, J. Meejin Yoon, James Slade &amp; Minsuk Cho, and several more.</p><p>Open to North America-based designers who are no more than 10 years out of school, the juried portfolio competition had &ldquo;Support&rdquo; as its 2017 theme. Support &ldquo;identified a present situation in which precarious forms and precarious social arrangements exist side by side. How does one clarify the modes of support in architecture today when the discipline&rsquo;s role is obscured by a tangled network in which exchanges between built form and various systems of framing, assistance, and reinforcement are constantly in flux?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the winners!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Corso and Molly Hunker - S...</a></strong></p> WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> AIA COTE announces 2017 Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2017-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T19:14:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In time for Earth Day this Saturday, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the Top Ten Green Projects for 2017. Established 21 years ago, the rigorous awards competition recognizes projects that best demonstrate sustainable design excellence.</p><p>The jury selected projects by firms like Sasaki, ZGF Architects, Payette, Mithun, and HOK, while SmithGroupJJR won the COTE Top Ten Plus honor. In light of the AIA's recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate-change principles</a>, the winning projects conveyed a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology, as well as positive community impact, improving comfort for building occupants, and design strategies used to reduce environmental impact. Here are the 2017 winners:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chatham University Eden Hall Campus</a>; Richland Township, Pennsylvania</strong><br>Architect: Mithun</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</em></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University</a>; Washington, D.C.</strong><br>Architects: Payette and Ayers Saint Gross&#8203;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Phot...</em></p>