Archinect - News 2017-08-19T11:10:33-04:00 A Canadian developer is building an enclave of world-class architecture in the Alberta foothills Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T12:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:53:43-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ian MacGregor, the president and chief executive of North West Upgrading Inc. and a self-described &ldquo;guy who works in the oil business&rdquo;, is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly</a> planning to fund and develop a cluster of architectural icons in the idyllic foothills of Alberta. Dubbed the Carraig Ridge, the community will be located between Cochrane and Canmore. Already, the 650-acre site hosts &ldquo;the Rock House&rdquo; designed by Seattle-based architect James Cutler of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutler Anderson Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>MacGregor, compelled by the beauty of the region, says he bought the $20-million site to avoid its division into a series of smaller parcels. Despite his profession, the developer is committed to preserving the area&rsquo;s environment. He brought some notable conservation planners, including Randall Arendt and Christopher Alexander, to scope out the site.</p><p>Now, the development will host 44 lots between two and five acres. Each parcel is priced at $1.05 million&mdash;unless you&rsquo;re willing to put up an extra million to get a sleek home design...</p> Winners of New Practices New York 2016 announced Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:39:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="494" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Judged by a five-member jury including Architect's Newspaper editor-in-chief William Menking and Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MOMA Martino Stierli, the 2016 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Practices New York</a> winners are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCHAUM/SHIEH</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stpmj</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, and the suitably-named <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Projects</a>. Some of the award-wining work includes a "sliding screen partition made from folded, polished stainless steel" by Young Projects in Tribeca:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>stpmj garnered the award by submitting their Shear House project, an environmentally sensitive house sited in Yecheon, Korea:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Meanwhile, Taller KEN used an inventive moulded fiberglass element for their Zona 14 House in Guatemala City:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Getting up close and personal with the Times Square Heart Design winning sculpture Justine Testado 2014-02-14T15:55:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:11:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To show you all some Valentine's Day love, we have more photos to share of Young Projects' recently unveiled "Match Maker" sculpture from the 2014 Times Square Heart Design competition. Currently on display at New York's Times Square until March 11, 2014, the interactive heart-shaped sculpture pairs up individuals based on their zodiac sign compatibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>From left to right: Bryan Young of Young Projects; Sherry Dobbin, Director of Public Art for the Times Square Alliance; and David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute</p><p>Find more photos on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled</a></p>