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UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014
After Qatar Rail appointed UNStudio as principal architect, the Dutch firm revealed their designs for the new Doha Metro Network, a major component of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). In an effort to motivate more Doha locals to use public transit, UNStudio's design of the…

FORA announced as official winner to redesign Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Central Square

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Since our last update, the Municipality of Plovdiv in Bulgaria recently announced Portuguese architects FORA as the official winners of the international Plovdiv Central Square Competition. The competition pool started from 125 submitted entries from 41 countries down to three finalists. The public then…

World War I International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to be inaugurated in November

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Upon the centenary commemoration of the tragic events that occurred in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region during the Great War, the International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in France will be officially inaugurated on November 11, 2014. Designed by architect Philippe Prost -- who had the winning proposal in a…

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize awarded to Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014
Sheila Kennedy — a principal of architecture firm KVA MATx and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at MIT’s School of Architecture & Planning — was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.  Awarded every two…

Get a $100 discount for ACADIA 2014 registration - this week only!

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014
It's your last chance to get early-bird pricing for the ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference next month. This week only, you can get $100 off your registration with the discount code DesignAgencyEarlyBird. Taking place at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles, ACADIA 2014 will…

AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze”

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting…

Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
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…

Register now for the Facades+ Dallas conference in Texas

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
Registration is now open for Facades+ Dallas, happening on October 30-31, 2014. Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series and the first time it will take place in Dallas, Texas. With…

REMINDER: Register for 100%DESIGN 2014!

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014
In case you forgot to register earlier this summer, the 100%DESIGN trade event is coming up next week -- so now is the time to do it! As one of the key events at the London Design Festival, 100%DESIGN 2014 will take place at Earls Court Exhibition…

The 2014 finalists of America’s Best Public Restroom are anything but crap

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Who wouldn't appreciate a public restroom that's clean and pretty to look at? Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest is back for its 13th year, and 10 finalists are still in the running to become America's next top toilet. But the contest isn't just about looks. It also…

LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15!

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There's less than a week left to apply for the AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply. Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series…

The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy

Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
On the same day that Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition will conclude, The Next Helsinki is launching their own international call for alternative solutions to attract the best ideas that they believe would better meet the needs and enhance the city of Helsinki, Finland. …

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