Archinect - News 2018-11-18T03:06:37-05:00 Foster, Calatrava, Gang, SOM among teams shortlisted for $8.5B Chicago O'Hare airport expansion Alexander Walter 2018-11-09T15:01:00-05:00 >2018-11-09T15:01:07-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After receiving bids from twelve groups that included some of the planet&rsquo;s top architectural talent, Chicago has narrowed its search down to five teams hoping to design a $8.5 billion terminal expansion of O&rsquo;Hare International Airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of five finalist teams includes some of the big-name bidders that responded to Chicago's O&rsquo;Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project RFP <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in September</a>:</p> <ul><li>Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza Joint Venture Partners</li> <li>Foster Epstein Moreno JV Joint Venture Partners</li> <li>Santiago Calatrava LLC</li> <li>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM)</li> <li>Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners</li></ul><p>The group of well known firms that didn't make the cut includes Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly,&nbsp;Studio Fuksas,&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group, Gensler,&nbsp;HOK, Grimshaw Architects,&nbsp;Perkins+Will,&nbsp;and iconic Chicago firm Jahn, architects of&nbsp;O&rsquo;Hare&rsquo;s Terminal 1 in 1988 (as C.F. Murphy Associates).</p> <p>"Chicago has called upon some of the world&rsquo;s best designers to help carry out our vision for the new O&rsquo;Hare Global Terminal&mdash;the key to a bigger, better and more modern O&rsquo;Hare for the 21st century," <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commented</a> Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the selection. "As we look ahead to O&rsquo;Hare&rsquo;s future&mdash;we won&rsquo;t forget Chicago&rsquo;s legacy of architecture and transportation. By the end of this competition...</p> HENN's winning design gives the largest cultural center in Europe a makeover Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-29T19:43:00-04:00 >2018-10-30T13:35:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Gasteig, the largest cultural center in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Europe</a>, will undergo an intensive renovation and remodeling. After 30 years of use, the Gasteig will be redesigned by the team at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HENN</a>. Opening in 1984/85, the centre welcomes an estimated two million visitors annually. Originally designed by the architecture partnership of Raue, Rollenhagen, Grossmann and Lindemann,&nbsp;its red brick design may not have been a visual showstopper. However, the building's role as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich's</a> cultural hub is what it's revered for.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; HENN</figcaption></figure><p>Having been chosen to renovate a structural icon within the community, HENN focused on redesigning the center by introducing a new architectural element to the building. Highlighting the role of the center's interior, HENN's design proposal features a glazed bridge that focuses on uniting existing areas of the building. The transparency of the bridge creates a new visual perspective enabling the the Gasteig to open up to the city and create a welcoming feel.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior space I...</figcaption></figure> Russia cancels plans for ambitious NCCA museum in Moscow due to lack of funding Alexander Walter 2018-09-26T18:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T18:13:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Russian officials have abandoned a flagship project to build of a new State Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow. [...] the head of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (ROSIZO-NCCA), Sergey Perov, revealed to the Art Newspaper Russia earlier this month that the project had been officially scrapped due to a lack of funding. He said the government had been unable to find the 16 billion rubles ($240 million) needed to back the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Irish firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng Architects</a> had originally emerged as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final winner</a> of the international competition for Moscow&rsquo;s new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)</a> back in 2013.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure> eVolo Magazine Announces 2019 Skyscraper Competition Sponsor 2018-08-30T16:03:00-04:00 >2018-08-30T16:03:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=180"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2019 Skyscraper Competition</a></em></strong></p> <p>The 2019 edition of the annual&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>&nbsp;organized by eVolo Magazine has just been announced and will run until January 2019. Each year the architecture and design publication makes a call to architects and designers around the globe to explore new concepts for vertical living. The competition is open to anyone, including students, young professionals, and established practices.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sand Babel Skyscraper. Honorable Mention 2014 Skyscraper Competition. Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen.</figcaption></figure><p>eVolo Magazine calls for ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution- projects that examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city....</p> Winning airport design accused of plagiarizing Kengo Kuma's Wooden Bridge Museum Hope Daley 2018-08-27T14:09:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T16:00:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Duangrit Bunnag, the renowned local architect who won the bid to design Suvarnabhumi airport's second terminal, has denied plagiarising the work of a Japanese architect. "I didn't copy anyone else's work. Those who follow my work will know that I created a similar image in my previous designs, such as for a hotel in Sri Lanka," Mr Duangrit told The Standard, a local online news portal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Duangrit Bunnag's firm DBALP Consortium, along with Nikken Sekkei, EMS Consultants, MHPM, MSE and ARJ Consortium, were recently announced as winners of the Suvarnabhumi <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airport Terminal</a> 2 Project design contest. Focused on expanding the Thailand&nbsp;airport, the competition design sparked online accusations of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarizing</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma's</a>&nbsp;Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan.&nbsp;</p> <p>DBALP Consortium's winning airport design:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 competition entry by DBALP Consortium. Image: DBALP Consortium. </figcaption></figure><p>Kengo Kuma's&nbsp;Wooden Bridge Museum:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kengo Kuma's Wooden Bridge Museum, located in southern Japan. Image: Takumi Ota.</figcaption></figure> American Institute of Architects launches Film Challenge rohensley 2018-07-18T14:34:00-04:00 >2018-07-18T16:12:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) launches its fourth annual film challenge as part of the AIA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blueprint for Better&rdquo; campaign, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The American Institute of Architects <strong>4th annual Film Challenge:&nbsp;A Blueprint for Better</strong>, calls all creators, filmmakers, and architects to shine a light on how architecture can lead to a better future.<br></p> <p>Participants in the film challenge should produce, shoot and edit a three to five-minute documentary to tell a story about architects working with civic and community leaders to make a positive impact on their cities and towns.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Among&nbsp;other prizes, participants will have the chance to win a<strong> $5,000 grand prize</strong> that includes distribution of the film through a multitude of channels, including screenings at the&nbsp;Architecture and Design Film Festival&nbsp;on Oct. 16 in New York in addition to travel and accommodations.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The amazing line-up of judges this year features Mayor&nbsp;Steve Benjamin, Diana Budds of Curbed,&nbsp;Thatcher Bean of MASS DesignLab,&nbsp;Tiffany Brown, and Emmy Award winning producer, Lynn Hirshfield.</p><p><strong>For more information, to register for the challenge, and to see films from last year&rsquo;s wi...</strong></p> Paris Gare du Nord station to triple in size to prepare for Brexit and Olympics travel demands Alexander Walter 2018-07-16T14:49:00-04:00 >2018-07-16T14:51:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>France&rsquo;s rail operator SNCF has unveiled plans to triple the size of Paris&rsquo; Gare du Nord station in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. [...] The project, carried out in partnership with developer Ceetrus and architect Denis Valode of Valode et Pistre, will be the largest refurbishment of the station since it was built in 1864. When complete it should increase the capacity of Europe&rsquo;s largest station from 700,000 to 800,000 people a day.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Besides accommodating an increase in travel volume during the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024 Olympic Games</a>, the dramatic expansion of Paris' Gare du Nord terminus station is also preparing necessary spaces for new arrival procedures of British nationals in the post-<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> era: (soon) no longer EU citizens, UK passengers arriving&nbsp;via the Eurostar train from London will have to undergo yet to be determined immigration and customs inspections. Since dedicated platforms have to be physically walled off from others&mdash;treating it like a national border&mdash;upgrading transportation facilities to meet the requirements of UK authorities has proven challenging at other European train stations, such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Construction of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valode et Pistre</a>-designed expansion is expected to be completed by 2024 in time for the Paris&nbsp;Summer Olympics.</p> Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards? Sponsor 2018-05-16T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:47:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><em></em>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the <strong>ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 18</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany</strong>. </p> <p>2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEAF Forum 2018</a>, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2018 finalists! Sponsor 2018-04-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T12:05:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine'</a>s&nbsp;annual AZ Awards has just released their list of finalists. The competition offers&nbsp;architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe a chance at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p> <p>This year's AZ Awards saw a total of 997 entries submitted, the highest number of in the program&rsquo;s eight years. 64 finalists have been chosen by the jury comprised of Claire Weisz, founding partner at&nbsp;WXY; Megan Torza, partner at DTAH; lighting and furniture designer&nbsp;Michael Anastassiades;&nbsp;Michel Rojkind, founder of&nbsp;Rojkind Arquitectos; and Allen Chan, co-founder of&nbsp;DesignAgency.<br></p> <p>The finalist winners will be announced at the 2018&nbsp;AZ Awards Gala, to be held at Toronto&rsquo;s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 22. This year's Guest of Honor is Winy Maas from MVRDV.&nbsp;In the meantime, the public has been invited vote for their favorite project in all 19 categories through the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People&rsquo;s Choice</a>&nbsp;portal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out some of this year's finalists and vote now!</p> <p>&darr; Finali...</p> Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School - Robotic Mediations! Sponsor 2018-04-12T12:13:00-04:00 >2018-04-12T12:42:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><br></p><p>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS&nbsp;<br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br></p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by- experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...</p> AECOM and luis vidal + architects selected for Boston airport modernization Alexander Walter 2018-02-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T13:19:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has chosen global infrastructure firm AECOM and luis vidal + architects to handle the remodeling of Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E. The team won the design competition due to their collaborative proposal, which also satisfied Massport&rsquo;s functional requirements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This major remodeling of&nbsp;Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E will be lead by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">airport</a> design specialist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">luis vidal + architects</a> as the vision architect.</p> <p>A press statement summarizes the proposed improvements: "The modernization program will incorporate significant renovations to the existing international arrivals and customs hall, utilizing a combination of roof and window designs to maximize natural light and efficiency. Intuitive wayfinding, spatial clarity and first class hospitality will transform the arrival experience for those entering the country at Boston Logan Airport. The iconic roof, designed following the sun path, proposes two skylights facing north, in the form of eyelashes, protecting the interior from direct sun exposure. On the south, the roof gently strokes down the fa&ccedil;ade to reveal a number of openings that face downtown Boston, offering departing passengers a last and memorable view ...</p> Requiem - Lahdelma & Mahlmäki’s Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad Lahdelma & Mahlamäki 2018-01-16T23:44:00-05:00 >2018-01-17T02:35:09-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lahdelma &amp; Mahalm&auml;ki Architects</a> have unveiled Requiem, their competition proposal for the Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg. The project was undertaken in partnership with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ralph Appelbaum Associates</a> who, together, formed the only international team amongst the four final designs. The design sees an elegant spiral, buried in the landscape, reaching up from the exhibitions which are buried in a vast cavern underground. The route corkscrews out the top of the riverside, reaching outwards to give views over the new St. Petersburg.</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Images credit to: Brick Visuals</figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>The Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad and its several components form a powerful spatial composition, connecting to the character and history of the city. The Thread of Life, the Memorial of Heroes of Leningrad and the Square of Testimony all sit against the backdrop of a newly created tranquil river side park.</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Images credit to: Brick Visuals</figcaption></figure><p>&nbsp;The &lsquo;Thread of Life&rsquo; refers to the museum and ex...</p> Burning Man reveals 2018 Temple design: Galaxia Alexander Walter 2018-01-04T17:25:00-05:00 >2018-01-04T17:34:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov&rsquo;s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rejoice burners &mdash; the design for the 2018 Temple has been unveiled: 'Galaxia' by London-based French architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arthur Mamou-Mani</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky," describes the <em>Burning Man Journal</em>. "The triangular trusses form different paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Mamou-Mani is no stranger to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man</a>: he and his&nbsp;MArch students at the University of Westminster's WeWantToLearn studio (taught jointly with with Toby Burgess) have been contributing art installations to the annual event site, Black Rock City in the Nevada desert, for the past six years:&nbsp;Shipwreck, Fractal Cult, Hayam Sun Temple, The Infinity Tree, Reflectio...</p> VeloCity win The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. Abigail Banfield 2017-12-12T05:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Winning &ldquo;The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition&rdquo; is the all-women team behind VeloCity. The competition is focused on the Cambridge &ndash; Milton Keynes &ndash; Oxford&nbsp; arc, which currently is home to leading tech hubs and universities, as well as some 3.3 million people. The area is set to build on its productive history and its skilled workforce to become an area of rich success.&nbsp;</p> <p>The VeloCity plan is commended for its reimagining of the village model, and its consideration of technology and modern needs in adapting this social structure for the 21st century. Using transport as an impetus for developing the plan, the scheme will benefit from the introduction of a new rail system for the area, which will connect towns and cities. On the smaller scale, the development will put in place a strategical network of pedestrian and cycle routes, which explore and encourage the decreased need for movements by car.&nbsp; </p> <p>VeloCity clusters around six villages close to a new Oxford-Cambridge...</p> Here's your chance to win a family-fun overnight stay at the LEGO House Justine Testado 2017-11-08T15:44:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For the hardcore <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO</a>-loving&nbsp;families out there, this one's for you. Airbnb and LEGO are currently running a global contest asking one question: In a response of 50-500 characters, &ldquo;If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The grand prize? The winner and their family (or up to three guests) will be flown out to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new LEGO House</a> in Billund, Denmark for a free one-night stay from November 24-25, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: LEGO House.</figcaption></figure><p>The winning guests will embark on an interactive journey through the LEGO House, which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> designed. The host, LEGO Master Builder Jamie, will lead a tour of the building &mdash; including the Tree of Creativity, the Masterpiece Gallery, and the interactive Experience Zones where you can create your own LEGO films, robotic cars, and more.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tree of Creativity. Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Red Zone, featuring the LEGO Brick Builder Water Fall. Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>The final stop is a bedroom &ldquo;floating&rdquo; in a pool ...</p> DS+R's high-profile Zaryadye Park project in Moscow vandalized only days after its grand opening Alexander Walter 2017-09-18T19:16:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Russian President Vladimir Putin opened Zaryadye Park near Red Square on 9 September, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, creators of New York&rsquo;s High Line, but what Moscow city officials are lauding as a &ldquo;new symbol of Russia&rdquo; preservationists are decrying as a travesty that impinges on the Kremlin and St Basil&rsquo;s Cathedral, two of Russia&rsquo;s most sacred landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park proposal for an ambitious replacement of the colossal Soviet-era Hotel Russia near the Kremlin in central Moscow won the international competition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2013</a> with a "wild urbanism" concept.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of DS+R's Zaryadye Park project in central Moscow. Image courtesy of</figcaption></figure><p>The project has faced criticism from the city's preservationists, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly exceeded</a> initial cost estimates, and already suffered a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major act of vandalism</a> shortly after its festive opening with&nbsp;Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One of Zaryadye Park's highlights is its V-shaped 'Floating Bridge,' extending far above the Moscow River. Image courtesy of</figcaption></figure> Design Pieces of Portuguese Ceramics and Architecture highlighted at 100% Design Sponsor 2017-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T20:30:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a></em></strong><br></p> <p>Design, Innovation and Quality - primal attributes that are the baseline of the international success of Portuguese ceramics. It is from the symbiosis between the art, know-how and innovation, that the history of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry of tomorrow can be written. Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better is an aggregating and unifying concept of an Industry with its own characteristics, nature and identity that will be showcased at 100% Design, London.</p> <p>APICER&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a> campaign is ready for the first 2017 official participation in UK's largest trade event for architects and designers, that takes place in London, between 20 &ndash; 23 September. This will be a unique opportunity to show at 100% Design the singularity, quality, innovation and heritage of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry with a &hellip;. Twist!</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Porto Cruise Terminal by Lu&iacute;s Pedro Silva. Credit: TCrL: FG + SG</figcaption></figure><p>Architecture and Design will be the...</p> From Chicago to Pittsburgh in 47 minutes: Hyperloop One Global Challenge announces 10 winning teams & routes in North America, Europe, South Asia Alexander Walter 2017-09-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T15:31:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Hyperloop One just announced the winners of its <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">global challenge</a>, unveiling ten teams from five countries with their proposals of the strongest routes for future <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> connections. As a next step, the company plans to work with the teams and expert business and engineering partners to determine technical feasibility and commercial viability.</p> <p>Architecture &amp; engineering giant <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> was announced in a supporting function in a newly formed public-private partnership between Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation to launch a feasibility study in Colorado examining transportation demand, economic benefits, proposed routes, regulatory environments as well as alignment with overall CDOT high-speed travel, rail and freight plans.</p> <p>The ten winning route proposals (listed below) connect 53 urban centers and impact nearly 150 million people in Canada, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the company says.<br></p> <p><strong>United States: Chicago-&shy;Columbus-&shy;Pittsburgh</strong><br>4...</p> The world’s most influential architects and commentators will discuss ‘Performance’ at this year’s World Architecture Festival Sponsor 2017-09-15T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T12:45:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><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> <p>Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the World Architecture Festival has revealed its speaker line up for the 2017 event taking place at the Arena Berlin for the second time from <strong>15-17 November</strong>.</p> <p>A collection of world-class architects will come together to speak at the event including <strong>Pierre de Meuron, Alison Brooks, Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly and Charles Jencks</strong>.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s programme responds to the Festival&rsquo;s theme, &lsquo;Performance&rsquo;, and will include speeches, discussions and debates examining the topic of performance from the perspectives of housing, public spaces, festivals, cultural institutions and new technologies.</p> Program highlights include: <p><strong>Performance as space, time and architecture</strong></p> <ul><li>Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly is a former super-jury chair and keynote speaker at WAF</li><li>How does the concept of performance apply in his varied work?</li><li>How projects range from the Tokyo Forum complex including a temporary mobile performance space he is designing in ...</li></ul> 100% Design and Picfair Launch Design Photography Competition for London Design Festival Sponsor 2017-09-09T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T20:37:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>As part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>, the largest design trade show in the UK, has teamed up with Picfair, a revolutionary new image library, and Icon, one of the world&rsquo;s leading architecture and design magazines, to launch a design photography competition with the theme of &lsquo;Elements&rsquo;.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Picfair</figcaption></figure><p>Lasting for a period of 6 weeks and opened globally to unpublished and emerging photographers, the competition is aimed at design photographers who can produce exceptional work in the following categories - <em>Elements of the Home, Elements of Workplace</em> and <em>Elements of Architecture.</em> </p> <p>The theme is shared with 100% Design, which considers everything from the fundamentals of design to the component parts that make up a product, the materials used to the stories and processes of development. </p> <p>A shortlist of entrants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at this year&rsquo;s 100% Design at Olympia during London Design Festival,...</p> Archidoodle Giveaway - Complete the doodle and you could win the Archidoodle Bundle or a drawing by Steve Bowkett Ellen Hancock 2017-08-08T05:34:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T10:16:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>To celebrate the release of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle Postcards</a> on the 28th August we have launched a competition inviting Archinect readers to share their very best Archidoodle drawings. The winners will be chosen by author Steve Bowkett with the top three receiving an Archidoodle bundle and one lucky winner a doodle of their home by Steve himself.&nbsp;</p> <p>Save or download the image and complete the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">form</a>&nbsp;to enter. Deadline 27th August.<br></p> <p><em>Fans of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle City</a> can now send their best doodles through the post! 20 postcards containing images from the books can be doodled on and coloured. Share your best bridge design with a friend or wow your relatives with your futuristic cityscape. Archidoodle Postcards is the ideal gift for architects of all ages.</em></p> Lille, France and Sydney, Australia named as World Design Capital 2020 finalists Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:59:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The World Design Organization today announced that Lille, France and Sydney, Australia have made the shortlist to become&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Design Capital 2020</a>, for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development in their cities.&nbsp;City visits will be conducted prior to final WDC 2020 selection, to better assess the scope and capacity of each of the cities&rsquo; proposed programs. The winner will be announced on 14 October 2017 in Torino, Italy during WDO&rsquo;s 30th General Assembly.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Once an industrial center facing economic upheaval,&nbsp;<strong>Lille</strong>&nbsp;aims to engage its 2.1 million inhabitants (including companies, local authorities, research and training centers, cultural destinations and civic spaces) in collaborative design-driven projects. Under the theme,&nbsp;<em>Eldorado: the greatest design experiment</em>, it places design at the heart of its economic, societal and environmental transformation. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a></strong>,&nbsp;in collaboration with Parramatta and other surrounding suburbs,&nbsp;wil...</p> 2017 Finalists for Radical Innovation have been announced Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:53:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Chosen from over 65 entries, this year's finalists represent the latest in hotel design and offer a glimpse at the future of travel.The jury looks for projects that are innovative but within the realm of possibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The finalists of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hospitality</a> design competition's 11th round are Arno Matis Architecture, EoA Group, and the already existing Play Design Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.</p> <p>Honorable mentions include student winner, Brandan Siebrecht, from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nevada, Las Vegas</a> and student honorable mention, Caspar Schols from Eindhoven, Netherlands.</p> <p>1. Play Design Hotel&nbsp;</p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>Located in Taipei the hotel aims at connecting travelers with the country's culture through interior furnishings, fixtures, and accessories which are made solely by local designers.</p> <p>2. Vertical Micro-Climate&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arno Matis Architecture</a></p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>The Canadian firm Arno Matis Architecture proposed a mountain-top resort on Vancouver Island that using natural thermal and solar technology&nbsp;simulates sunny summer weather during winter months.&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Living the Till by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EoA Group</a></p> <p><img src=""></p> <p>Living the Till features temporary nomadic structure hovering 30 feet above the forest floor that would allow&nbsp;seasonal inhabitation in remote areas. Designed to have mini...</p> BFI Giveaway - Win tickets to 'Berger on Buildings' and a BFI Membership Package Ellen Hancock 2017-06-15T05:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T09:30:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In conjunction with the BFI's <a href=";BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture on TV</a>&nbsp;season this June we are offering Archinect readers the chance to win tickets to <a href=";BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B251A9D4-AD4F-4E70-B3A0-546F5BF3C4CD&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=3E11BE97-CDB9-4B49-890A-B7249AD0B98B" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berger on Buildings</a>&nbsp; with an intro from Mike Dibb, Tom Overton and Matthew Harle.&nbsp;</p><p><em>John Berger passed away in January this year, leaving behind an unparalleled contribution to literature, criticism, film and television. We have the privilege of screening his rarely-seen work on architecture and the built environment in this special programme. Enjoy his ethical consideration of the city in The Visual Scene (BBC 1969. Prod Nancy Thomas. 31min), his commentary on Le Corbusier&rsquo;s designs in A City at Chandigarh (1966. Dir Alain Tanner. 44min), and Berger&rsquo;s profile of the outsider artist Ferdinand Cheval in 10 Thousand Days, 93 Thousand Hours, 33 years of Effort (BBC 1965. Dir Michael Gill. 28min).</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>We are also offering one lucky Archinect reader a full <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BFI Membership Package</a>. Enjoy priority booking for BFI Southbank and BFI London Film Festival. Other all year-rou...</p> IF_DO's mirrored pavilion reflects on the Dulwich Picture Gallery Abigail Banfield 2017-05-31T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:11:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>IF_DO, a &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">young and restless</a>&rsquo; practice based in Peckham, have completed their rectilinear, temporary pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the practice, which was formed only a few years ago in 2014, this is a breakthrough project; exposing their work to a whole new audience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Al Scott, Co-founding Director, IF_DO, said:</p><p><em>&ldquo;</em><em>The Dulwich Pavilion has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to create a unique public structure in an exceptional setting. We have benefitted hugely from the freedom given by our clients and support of the London Festival of Architecture. Working in close collaboration with creative engineers StructureMode and fabricators Weber Industries to realise the project has been a great experience, and vital to it</em><em>s</em><em> success.</em><em>&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This is the first pavilion to grace the gallery&rsquo;s grounds and pays tribute the John Soane&rsquo;s iconic building design on its 200th anniversary since doors were first opened. Not only does this structure compliment and literally mirror its context, it w...</p> Paris launches international competition to redesign 31 underused sites including 3 old metro stations Nicholas Korody 2017-05-31T12:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T12:27:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>They are known as the ghost stations: 16 stops on the Paris M&eacute;tro system barred and padlocked nearly 70 years ago. In the past seven decades, many ideas for their reinvention have been floated, including turning one into a swimming pool and others into bars and nightclubs. None have come to anything, but their allure remains. Now, Paris city hall has put three of the phantom stations into an international competition to develop unused subterranean space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dubbed 'Reinvent Paris', the initiative aims to transform a total of thirty-four sites owned by regional authorities into economic, cultural or social spaces. The three unused metro stations are at the Champs de Mars in the 7th arrondissement, the Croix-Rouge in the 6th and Saint-Martin, between the 3rd and 10th arrondissements.</p><p>Architects and developers should submit their proposal outlines by November and a shortlist will be made in 2018. Final selection will happen in November 2018. Head <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> The World Architecture Festival entry deadline has been extended! Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-19T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T14:26:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>&nbsp;<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><p>To give you a bit more time to submit your award-winning entries, WAF has extended the entry deadline to&nbsp;<strong>Friday, June 2nd.</strong></p><p>In a truly unique format, all shortlisted architects present to, and receive live feedback from WAF's international jurors live at the festival in Berlin. You can view the full list of judges <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Watch last year's World Building of the Year finalist presentation below.</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Berlin: Presentation of the WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2016</a> from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Enter your completed or future projects into one or multiple of the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> to get the chance of joining the ranks of the architectural elite who are proud owners of a WAF award and prove that your practice is among the best in the industry.</p><p><strong>Final Entry Deadline:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 2nd</p><p>Plus, enter the discount code <strong>MULTIENTRY15</strong>&nbsp;at checkout to get a&nbsp;<strong>15% discount on your total order when you submit 3 or more entries.</strong></p><p>Click <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to view the 2017 entry guide w...</p> 2017's 10 best gas stations, worldwide, as ranked by Design Curial Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T12:48:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Angelenos may be mildly alarmed to learn that local favorites <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee Architects</a>'s striking Helios House (co-designed with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office dA</a>)&nbsp;has slipped two spots to eighth place from its ranking on last year's top ten global filling stations as assembled by Design Curial. However, it's for a good cause: new entrants are fueling some alternative aesthetic takes on the usually quotidian gas station. Here are the winners:</p><ul><li>FIRST PLACE: REST AREA NIEMENHARJU, by Studio&nbsp;Puisto&nbsp;Architects, in&nbsp;Niemenharju, Finland</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SECOND PLACE: POPS ARCADIA ROUTE 66, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>, in&nbsp;Oklahoma, USA</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>THIRD PLACE: BATUMI PETROL STATION, by Giorgi Khmaladze, in&nbsp;Batumi, Georgia</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FOURTH PLACE: NP GAS STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moneo Brock Studio</a>, in&nbsp;Madrid, Spain</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FIFTH PLACE: ORIVAL GAS STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Orival, Belgium</li></ul><p>&#8203;<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SIXTH PLACE: ESSO MOBIL STATION, by Eliot Noyes,&nbsp; in&nbsp;Leicestershire, UK</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SEVENTH PLACE: HOUTEN SERVICE STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Houten, Netherlands</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>EIGHTH PL...</li></ul> "Future-Use Architecture", a project by faculty members at Northeastern, wins $100K Latrobe Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Awarded every other year by the AIA College of Fellows, the Latrobe Prize is a major award&mdash;$100,000&mdash;granted to a two-year project that leads &ldquo;to significant advances in the architectural profession.&rdquo; This year, the award, which is named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was given to a team of three faculty members of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory.</p><p>Their project is titled &ldquo;Future-Use Architecture&rdquo;, and focuses on &ldquo;the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable contingencies while conserving the essential architectural design and performance.&rdquo; In other words, the project seeks to study how to design for unknown futures, with a focus on adaptive reuse and regeneration. The researchers are examining the tectonic and performative attributes of a building within the purview of its future use in the long-term, acknowledging persistent change as fundamental. According to the press release, the jury ...</p> Transborder wins competition for Holocaust-Center in Oslo Archinect 2017-04-06T20:23:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In tough competition with leading Norwegian offices (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, Jensen &amp; Skodvin, Jarmund Vigsn&aelig;s and Carl Viggo H&oslash;lmebakk) the young practice&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transborder Studio</a>&nbsp;wins the invited competition for an extension of the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities. The center is located in Oslo, Norway, in a villa from 1917.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Villa Grande has a turbulent history. Most affected is the villa by its notorious inmate during the occupation period leaving imprints of paranoia and nazi philosophy on the architecture. The villa&rsquo;s narrow, somewhat claustrophobic exhibition rooms are fitting as framework for exhibiting one of mankind&rsquo;s worst traumas. But the extension that will house an expanded HL-center exhibition activity should give a new spatial dimension and become a counterweight to this world of heavy architectural symbolism. Our proposal creates a subtle framework for new narratives of conditions of minority groups in the world. By cultivating the edge of the &ldquo;castle plateau&rdquo; wit...</p>