Archinect - News 2018-12-19T07:09:22-05:00 Tate St Ives named UK’s Museum of the Year 2018 Alexander Walter 2018-07-06T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-07-06T13:31:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world. Anne Barlow, director of Tate St Ives, was presented with the &pound;100,000 prize by artist Isaac Julien and the &lsquo;world&rsquo;s best teacher&rsquo; Andria Zafirakou at an award ceremony at the V&amp;A, London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Tate St Ives tells the story of the artists who have lived and worked in Cornwall in an international context," said Stephen Deuchar, chair of the judges. "The new extension to the gallery is deeply intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful, providing the perfect stage for a curatorial programme that is at once adventurous, inclusive and provocative. The judges admired an architect and gallery team who devoted some 12 years to this transformational change, consulting with the local community all the way."</p> <p>The group of finalist museums also included&nbsp;Brooklands Museum (Weybridge), Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), Glasgow Women&rsquo;s Library, and The Postal Museum (London).</p> Robert Ivy to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Alexander Walter 2018-04-11T13:48:00-04:00 >2018-04-11T13:51:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>American Institute of Architects CEO and EVP <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Ivy</a> will be honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters</a>. <br></p> <p>Given to currently active Mississippi-connected artists and art patrons, Ivy is the first architect to receive the Polk Award. The list of previous honorees includes actor Morgan Freeman (2007), writer Shelby Foote (2004), writer Eudora Welty (2001), singer Leontyne Price (2000), and the late artist Walter Anderson (1989).</p> <p>AIA President Carl Elefante praised Ivy's selection, saying: "As the CEO of&nbsp;AIA&nbsp;since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession. This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the&nbsp;AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor."</p> <p>Ivy's previous accolades include the designation Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho...</p> Kazuyo Sejima joins Pritzker Prize jury Alexander Walter 2018-01-30T14:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-01T21:21:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Hyatt Foundation today announced the appointment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a> as the newest member of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Architecture Prize</a> jury. <br></p> <p>Sejima herself is a Pritzker laureate and received the prestigious recognition in 2010 alongside her <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> co-founding partner <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryue Nishizawa</a>.</p> <p>"I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the jury and supporting the mission of the Pritzker Prize," Sejima commented on the appointment.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; building in New Canaan, CT by SANAA. Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>The Pritzker Prize jury for 2018, the accolade's 40th anniversary, also includes:</p> <ul><li>Jury Chair <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenn Murcutt</a>, architect and 2002 Pritzker Laureate, Sydney, Australia</li><li>Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Washington, D.C., USA</li><li>Andr&eacute; Corr&ecirc;a do Lago, architectural critic, curator, and Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, Tokyo, Japan</li><li>The Lord Palumbo, architectural patron, Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees, Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers</a>, architect and 2007 Pritzker Laur...</li></ul> Neave Brown, this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal laureate, caught by "dumbfounding surprise" to receive highest honor Alexander Walter 2017-10-06T14:25:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is an absolutely dumbfounding surprise [...] I stopped following architecture years ago, so I had no idea there was this renewed interest in my work until recently. I thought my buildings were a curiosity of the past that people had largely forgotten about.&rdquo; Brown is now celebrated for his inventive housing schemes and enjoys the accolade of being the only living architect to have all of his work in the UK listed. But recognition has been a long time coming.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Social housing pioneer Neave Brown, now 88 years old, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was awarded</a> the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Royal Gold Medal</a>, the UK's highest accolade for architecture, just a week ago. <em>The Guardian</em> architecture critic Oliver Wainwright got a chance to chat with Brown about his career and good London housing.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Current condition of Alexandra Road Estate. Image courtesy of RIBA.</figcaption></figure> David Chipperfield-designed Hepworth Wakefield named Britain’s Museum of the Year 2017 Alexander Walter 2017-07-06T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:58:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>[...] Art Fund Museum of the Year is awarded annually to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges, has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement across the preceding 12 months.&nbsp; The Hepworth Wakefield was selected as winner of the &pound;100,000 prize from a group of five finalists, also including Lapworth Museum of Geology (Birmingham), National Heritage Centre for Horseracing &amp; Sporting Art (Newmarket), Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum (London) and Tate Modern (London).</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>"The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hepworth Wakefield</a> has been a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened in 2011, but it has just kept growing in reach and impact ever since," said Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar. "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>&rsquo;s building has proved a perfect stage &ndash; both for the display of collections and as the platform for a breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions, curated with determined originality by the talented curatorial team."</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>Comprised of a series of 10 small, irregular, trapezoidal blocks, the gallery also won a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2012 RIBA Award</a> for architectural excellence and was shortlisted for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize in the same year</a>. <br></p> Aric Chen of M+ receives top Design Curator Award at the inaugural Design Prize in Milan Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-03T15:59:00-04:00 >2017-07-05T13:46:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Launched this year, The Design Prize is an annual awards program, organised by the media outlets designboom and Abitare under the auspices of the City of Milan.<br></p> <p>Aric Chen, a lead curator for Design and Architecture at one of the world's largest&nbsp;visual art museum, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M+</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a>&nbsp;has been named the winner in the Design Curator and Design Critic category.&nbsp;Since joining M+ in 2012, Chen has led the museum&rsquo;s efforts in building its design and architecture collection, which currently includes approximately 3,000 works out of a total of more than 6,000. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The museum building</a>, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, is scheduled to open in 2019.&nbsp;</p> Peter Marino to be honored by the Museum of the City of New York Nicholas Korody 2017-05-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Peter Marino, leather-clad provocateur, will be honored at the Museum of the City of New York and presented the 2017 City of Design Award. The Award honors &ldquo;creative entrepreneurs who have made New York City the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great.&rdquo; Previous recipients include Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon Doonan.</p><p>Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, a 160-person firm based out of New York. He is know, in particular, for projects like The Getty and Hublot in New York and the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles, among many other works.</p><p>Marino has also faced a fair share of controversy. Last year, he was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accused</a> of making homophobic slurs&mdash;ironic enough considering the LGBTQ-associations of his garb. The year before Marino was accused of sexism and racism. Both accusations were lodged by former employees.</p> Aravena wins the 2017 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Design Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T12:23:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From winning the Pritzker to curating the Venice Biennale, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena had a pretty good 2016. Apparently, he&rsquo;s still on a roll: Aravena has just been awarded the 2017 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Design. Awarded each year to people or organizations for &ldquo;outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future&rdquo;, the award comes with 1 million swedish krona (just over $100,000).</p><p>&ldquo;Mr Alejandro Aravena is an innovative Chilean architect that together with his colleagues in the &lsquo;Do-Tank&rsquo; Elemental applies a design philosophy including citizens as part of the solution and not part of the problem, creating bridges of trust between people, government and business,&rdquo; write the jury. &ldquo;All three dimensions of sustainability are balanced in a participatory process; socially, environmentally and economically.&rdquo;</p> Hurry up — deadline to enter the 2017 Core77 Design Awards is coming up March 29th Sponsor 2017-03-07T12:16:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T12:55:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The 2017 Core77 Design Awards is officially open for entries, so choose your best design projects from last year and enter them today! 2017 marks the seventh year student and professional designers from all over the globe will submit their most inspired, innovated, and thought-provoking work to be critiqued and honored by our internationally distributed panel of jurors. Core77 is proud to host a celebration of design enterprise that consistently surfaces fresh perspectives, daring approaches to traditional challenges, and projects that simply delight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&uarr; <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Built Environment Professional Winner - Outside In by IKD</a></em></p><p>Whether you're a returning honoree looking to add to your legacy, or a new designer looking to make your first mark, the Core77 Design Awards is an excellent way to broadcast your work, showcase your talent, and receive recognition for your design efforts. It's also among the most inclusive awards programs worldwide, offe...</p> The top prize-winning architects of 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-21T18:15:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Not a year goes by without&nbsp;one &mdash; or maybe 10 &mdash; of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award;&nbsp;not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice,&nbsp;scholarly research, teaching, or expertly juggling all three,&nbsp;these architects have made their lasting mark.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s 2016 list of the top prize-winning architects, in no particular order:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena - Pritzker Prize</a></em></p><p>Not only was Alejandro Aravena the director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, he became the first Chilean architect and one of the youngest architects to win the Pritzker this past January. Reactions to Aravena's selection were generally positive, though also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conflicted</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo Mendes da Rocha</a></em></p><p>2016 was a golden year for&nbsp;Paulo Mendes da Rocha. In four months' time, the 2006 Pritzker laureate received three lifetime achievement awards:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale Golden Lion</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale Award</a>, and...</p> The architecture projects that won big in 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-20T17:56:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring&nbsp;folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly&nbsp;work&nbsp;hard&nbsp;toward a better future.&nbsp;The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude&nbsp;of memorable structures brought to life from renowned and emerging practices alike. And several of those projects won accolades in some of&nbsp;architecture's most&nbsp;prestigious competitions.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s list of 2016's top award-winning projects, in no particular order:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>SANAA's Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; building wins latest MCHAP</em></a></p><p>The IIT College of Architecture bestowed their second biennial Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize to SANAA's meandering Grace Farms community center in New Canaan. The prize distinguishes the best architecture in the Americas.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge Award</em></a></p><p>Initiatives like the Rainforest Solutions Project show that compromise is attainable despite multiple clashing perspectives. The ...</p> Zaha Hadid's design selected for BRIT Awards 2017 trophy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-07T18:59:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T20:32:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>First awarded in 1977, the BRITs are Britain's top pop music prize, and last week they announced that the 2017 Awards' trophy will be designed by Zaha Hadid.</p><p>The concept sketch, pictured above, for the BRITs trophy was one of the last projects Zaha Hadid worked on before her <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">untimely passing this past March</a>. Solicited by BRIT Chairman Jason Iley to "create something modern and culturally relevant", Hadid's concept also had to be (in the words of Maha Kutay, Director at Zaha Hadid Design and leader of the BRIT design project), "something different within certain guidelines, yet achieving a result recognizable to the public."</p><p>The trophy's final design will be unveiled later this year, ultimately leading to a "family of 5 statues bespoke for the 2017 BRIT Awards," according to a press release issued by the firm. The actual Awards ceremony will take place on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More recent news from ZHA:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always...</a></li></ul> Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins RIBA Royal Gold Medal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-29T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T17:17:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Paulo Mendes da Rocha is attracting international recognition once again as he continues to rack up top-tier lifetime achievement awards this year. [...] Awarded since 1848 and approved by the Queen of England, the Gold Medal is awarded to an individual or a group of people who have significantly influenced &ldquo;the advancement of architecture either directly or indirectly&rdquo;. da Rocha is the second Brazilian architect to win the accolade, joining Oscar Niemeyer who won it in 1998.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paulo Mendes da Rocha is most known for his work establishing what would become Brazilian Brutalism. From Bustler:</p><p><em>Spearheading the Brutalist movement in his native Sao Paulo,&nbsp;da Rocha is credited for transforming the city&nbsp;with his numerous cultural buildings, which are typically designed in&nbsp;exposed concrete&nbsp;and rough finishes.&nbsp;Born in 1928, da Rocha's architecture career kicked off&nbsp;at a young age when he won the competition to&nbsp;design the gymnasium in the Paulistano Athletics Club (pictured [below]) at&nbsp;age&nbsp;29.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>On the occasion of da Rocha's win, RIBA President and chair of the selection committee Jane Duncan said, "Mendes da Rocha&rsquo;s work typifies the architecture of 1950s Brazil &ndash; raw, chunky and beautifully &lsquo;brutal&rsquo; concrete.&rdquo; Some of his most notable Brazilian projects being: Saint Peter Chapel (1987) [below], the Brazilian Sculpture Museum MuBE (1988), Patriach Plaza (1992-2002), the Pinacoteca do Estado gallery (1993) [second below] and the FIESP Cultural Center (1997).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>da Rocha exp...</p> Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees Ellen Hancock 2016-07-13T03:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again&hellip;On Thursday 14th July the nominees for this years Stirling Prize will be announced. For anyone who doesn&rsquo;t know the UK&rsquo;s most prestigious award, it was founded in 1996 and recognises &ldquo;the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.&rdquo;</p><p>Although the future of the industry is somewhat uncertain following the EU referendum a few weeks ago, firms have been optimistic; confident in their innovative skill and entrepreneurial ability to tackle the potential problems ahead.</p><p>Looking back over completed projects from the last year, it is clear to see why. It has been a particularly impressive year for UK projects - it was no mean feat selecting our predictions for the six nominations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>AHMM - 61 Oxford Street</strong><br>Last year AHMM took first place for Burntwood School in Wandsworth. This year we think they may have a chance with 61 Oxford Street, a distinctive and contemporary landmark that takes inspirati...</p> World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work! Sponsor 2016-05-17T19:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) has announced that this year&rsquo;s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.</p><p>Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the Festival returns to its European roots and will be housed in Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot, now known as Arena Berlin.</p><p>WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome more than 2,000 of the world&rsquo;s leading architects and designers to the city for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.</p><p>The German capital provides the perfect cultural backdrop for the world&rsquo;s largest annual celebration of architecture. Berlin&rsquo;s eclectic and constantly evolving cityscape owes much to the city&rsquo;s turbulent history, and features an assortment of architectural styles, from Prussian Classicism through National Socialist design to Postmodernism...</p> Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize Alexander Walter 2016-04-06T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T07:02:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced architect Phyllis Lambert as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize [...]. Dubbed as the "Joan of Architecture", Lambert is widely recognized for founding the Canadian Centre for Architecture and her role as Director of Planning for the iconic Seagram Building (which she commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design), among her other initiatives that advocate for architecture's cultural value.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More of&nbsp;Phyllis Lambert in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture</a></li></ul> Act Fast - Only One Week Left to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T12:26:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With only seven days left before the Final Deadline hits on April 6th, at 9pm Eastern, designers, educators and strategists from all over the globe are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>. Once the Final Deadline passes, the entries from the program&rsquo;s 14 categories will be reviewed and critiqued by internationally distributed jury panels of design experts who will decide which projects deserve the coveted honors and the Core77 Design Awards Trophy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To commemorate the 2016 season, Core77 commissioned a limited-edition, eye-popping poster from The Pressure design studio of Portland, OR. Every person who enters the Design Awards this Friday, April 1st, between midnight and 11:59pm Eastern will receive the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">poster for free</a>. In addition to the poster, entrants will also receive a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing HERE/NOW</a>, a global selection of objects, concepts and spaces for the future based upon entries i...</p> Don’t Miss the March 8 Regular Deadline to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards Sponsor 2016-03-04T13:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-04T14:03:43-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Design Awards</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With the Regular Deadline for entry right around the corner on March 8th, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Core77 Design Awards</a>&nbsp;invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward and&nbsp;participate in this annual celebration of design enterprise and intent. The program embraces a wide range of design practice:&nbsp;commercial, cultural, social and environmental. Each year, thousands of professional and student designers submit their projects and&nbsp;ideas to be critiqued and honored by globally distributed panels of juries. The result is a collection of projects that inspire a broader&nbsp;discussion about the current state and future of design.</p><p>Each year, the 14 categories of entry are juried by independent Jury teams assembled and lead by design thought leaders from around&nbsp;the world. This year's Jury Captain line up includes:</p><ul><li>Arthur Huang, Miniwiz - Built Environment Jury Captain</li><li>Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director, New York Times R&amp;D Lab - Interaction J...</li></ul> Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world" Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:56:32-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Congratulations are due to Olafur Eliasson who's just been given a Crystal Award for his "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world".&nbsp; Ahead of the World Economic Forum, which takes place later this week in Davos, Eliasson was singled out for particular praise major works including The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project, and Riverbed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Eliasson who joins fellow winners Leonardo DiCaprio (for his work publicising climate change) actress Yao Chen (for her work raising awareness of the refugee crisis) and (for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved)."</em></p><p>More of Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Design Innovator Alexander Walter 2015-11-10T15:12:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;The thing about Thomas is that every project seems to come out of a completely different burst of imagination,&rdquo; says media mogul Barry Diller [...] &ldquo;Nothing looks similar&mdash;there&rsquo;s no linkage. I think he&rsquo;s the most creative, interesting architect&mdash;other than Frank Gehry, whom I adore&mdash;alive. They share a kind of genius for imagination in its purest form.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The six other creatives that were &ndash;&nbsp;along with Heatherwick &ndash;&nbsp;awarded the title of WSJ. Magazine's 2015&nbsp;Innovators of the Year are:</p><ul><li>Richard Serra (Art)</li><li>Angelina Jolie Pitt (Entertainment/Film)</li><li>Karl Ove Knausgaard (Literature)</li><li>Miuccia Prada (Fashion)</li><li>Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack (Technology)</li><li>Mark Parker, CEO of Nike (Brand)</li></ul><p>If you haven't yet, take a listen to our interview with Thomas Heatherwick from earlier this year. The interview starts at around 10:30...</p><p></p> Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T12:06:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T17:45:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to a building judged to be the UK's worst. In its short history, the 37-storey office tower has melted parked cars and critics have compared its three-storey roof garden to an airport terminal. Thomas Lane, who runs the awards, said the carbuncle "crashes into London's skyline like an unwelcome party guest".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again &mdash; this time it's wind!</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Walkie Scorchie&rsquo; building given permanent sunshade</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></li></ul> Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners Justine Testado 2015-05-20T04:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:56:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the winners scored extra in receiving London Special Awards, including the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.</p><p>The regional London Awards are considered an honor, but they're just the start of a series of RIBA competitions. Regional winners will be considered for the RIBA National Award. Once the National winners are announced in June, those winners will finally advance to compete for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's London Awards winners:</p><p><strong>The Foundry, SE11</strong> by Architecture 00 Ltd<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foyles, WC2H by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Architect of the Year A...</p> Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design Sponsor 2015-03-20T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:29:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design.</p><p>ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARVIN&reg; ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE</a>.</p><p>We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library Terri Peters 2014-10-13T14:05:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply detailed, glazed volume screened by locally sourced wood twigs, set in a stunning rural landscape.&nbsp; Designed to make a big impact in its social context, the community-run facility is building its collection asking visitors to donate two books for each one they borrow. The award is for a &ldquo;single, transformative work of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The award was founded by esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama and this year&acute;s prize was judged by jurors Brian Mackay-Lyons, Patricia Patkau, Bing Thom, Maxime Alexis-Frappier, Barry Johns and Edward Cullinan.&nbsp; The submission guidelines were surprisingly open: any building, anywhere, any program, any size, by architects or designers.&nbsp; The main stipulation was tha...</p> UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award Cat Brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p> Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose Justine Testado 2014-09-12T18:45:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999 by the National Building Museum and named after Professor Vincent Scully to honor his legacy and work, the prize recognizes exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Widely known as the anchor and executive producer of<em> Charlie Rose </em>and co-anchor of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Rose will receive the prize in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p>A gala celebrating Rose and the award will take place at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> in Washington D.C. this November. Notable guests include architect Frank Gehry who will offer remarks on Rose. Mr. Rose will also present a special lecture during a public awards ceremony.</p><p>Previous recipients include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line Co-Founders Joshua David &amp; Robert Hammond</a>, Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M Stern, and Phyllis Lambert.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-16T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T18:07:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award</a>. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film.&nbsp;</p><p>It was established in 1988 to celebrate&nbsp;Japan Art Association's 100th anniversary and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, who was a patron of the association for 58 years and had faithful commitment to the arts.</p><p>The Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize, and comes with a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) will be given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Winners will form...</p> New York Design Commission awards own president Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The New York City Design Commission presented its annual awards for excellence in public design on 7 July&mdash;and among the winners is a company run by the commission&rsquo;s president. Signe Nielsen, who has been the government agency&rsquo;s president since 2012, is also a principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. [...] This is not the first time that Nielsen&rsquo;s firm has been recognised by the Design Commission while she has been at the head of the award-giving body.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2014 RIBA National Award Winners Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T22:51:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. With 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the European Union, the selected projects will now have the chance to make the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small image selection of 2014 Award Winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: TNG Youth and Community Centre by RCKa. Photo: Jakob Spriestersbach</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Michel Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>West Midlands: Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. Photo: Mecanoo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: The Blue Planet, Kastrup, Denmark by 3XN. Photo: Adamm Moerk</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>East: Britten-Pears Archive by Stanton Williams. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Scotland: House no.7 by Denizen Works. Photo: David Barbour</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: Metrostation Kraaiennest, Amsterdam by Maccreanor Lavington. Photo: Luuk Kramer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects. Photo: Paul Riddle</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>South: Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre with Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will. Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Library and Learning Centre, Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Roland Halbe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>South East: ...</p> Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30! Archinect 2014-05-16T17:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T17:48:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The submission deadline for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival,</a> the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.</p><p>WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, WAF is the place where success comes solely from the real quality of your work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The WAF awards provide you with global press coverage, an unrivaled opportunity to showcase your strongest work and cement your name on the world stage. Judges this year include Sir Peter Cook, Richard Rogers, Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg.</p><p>Entries close May 30, 2014</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out and start your entry today.</a></p>