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Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014
Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting…

SOCIAL NETWORK beachfront installation wins MAPPELAB x MAXXI competition

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
SOCIAL NETWORK by Italian architecture team Matilde Mellini and Andrea Tabocchini takes a tangible approach to the common phrase. The beachfront installation won this past summer's DM-KM278 2014, an international competition hosted by MAPPELAB magazine and the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.…

A winning SukkahPDX 2014 design from pelizziarchitettura

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Gianluca Pelizzi of pelizziarchitettura sent us his winning proposal for the annual SukkahPDX competition. Organized by the Oregon Jewish Museum and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, SukkahPDX invites designers and artists to propose temporary livable — and sustainably built — sukkahs. Sukkahs are outdoor domestic structures constructed…

Renzo Piano to design new Kum & Go corporate HQ in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Renzo Piano Building Workshop will be the design architect for the new corporate headquarters of Midwest convenience retailer chain Kum & Go. The 120,000 sq.foot building will be located at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. After competing teams submitted written proposals, six…

A closer look at “Superposed City”, a 3rd-prize Shenzhen Bay Super City entry

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Bojun Dai and Yun Wu shared their entry, "Superposed City", which won a 3rd-prize award from the Shenzhen Bay Super City international competition held earlier this year. Participants dove into their imaginations to create innovative urban and architectural design plans for the growing central area of Shenzhen's Super Headquarters.…

Rotterdam named as Europe’s Best City in 2015 Urbanism Awards

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
After facing tight competition with the cities of Aarhus and Turin, Rotterdam recently received the top winning title of the European City of the Year in the 2015 Urbanism Awards. Established to promote and learn from the best cities, the award is one of five given by the

Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia voted as America’s Best Public Restroom 2014

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
America has voted. The Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia was announced today as America's Best Public Restroom. Organized by Cintas, the popular annual contest isn't just about voting for the prettiest restrooms. It also promotes the importance of public restroom hygiene and highlights businesses whose restrooms exhibit functional…

Upcoming IIDEXCanada 2014 adds Gehry Partners’ David Mirvish + David Nam as keynotes

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
IIDEXCANADA is almost here! Canada's national architecture and design expo and conference will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building on December 3-4. The two-day event is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize with over 20,000 of your…

Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium”

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium".

CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like?

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the Chicago Prize ideas competition this past weekend: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! From the lively discussion (if not frenzy) surrounding a Barack Obama Presidential Library possibly being built, the Chicago Prize invites architects and designers…

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter to design Wadden Sea Centre in UNESCO heritage site

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter was recently appointed to design the Wadden Sea Centre for the city of Esbjerg. The Centre will be built at the Wadden Sea, which is Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed World Heritage site. Other previous competition wins from Dorte Mandrup include…

Winners of AIA Los Angeles’ 2014 Design Awards

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
The AIA Los Angeles chapter hosted a festive night of celebrations for their 2014 Design Awards, which honors architectural excellence by L.A.-based architects. The eventful awards ceremony took place at the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater, and Grand Central Market — three historic landmarks in…

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