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A better look at the childhood-inspired “The Hole Idea”, a winner from Warming Huts 2015

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A big sunshine-yellow tunnel dotted with smaller candy-colored holes, it'd be hard to miss "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in a white blanket of snow. Designed by Toronto-based Weiss Architecture & Urbanism, the proposal was selected as one of two Shelter category winners in…

Winners of Warming Huts v.2015

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.…

In detail: Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale, the 2014 International Highrise Award winner

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
If you couldn't get enough of Boeri Studio's Vertical Forest — or Bosco Verticale — you can now feast your eyes on some more photos. The idea of a tall living-forest tower has been done numerous times, to the extent that it's considered a green architecture trope. But…

Results of [AC-CA]‘s MILAN World Expo info pavilion competition

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Believe it or not, we're already at the end of 2014. That means there's only a couple of months until the Milan World Expo 2015, which starts May 1 through October 31, 2015. [AC-CA]'s [MILAN] World Expo Pavilion competition invited the international architecture and design…

Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit’s Packard Motor Plant

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Reanimate the Ruins! competition calls attention to the grim industrial and economic realities of Detroit, Michigan in recent years, including filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Participants worldwide were challenged to propose ideas for a new adaptive urban center on the site…

Boeri Studio wins International Highrise Award 2014, over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that…

“Serra Gate” salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city in 2015

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014
Nodding to the Taksim Square political protests in May 2013, the Serra Gate installation by Istanbul practice GAD Architecture artistically interprets and also invites passers-by to examine the influence of urban interventions in the public realm. Serra Gate, which was inspired by the large-scale sculptures…

Atelier Thomas Pucher’s winning District Two Plus proposal in Vienna

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014
Atelier Thomas Pucher from Austria recently won the Viertel Zwei Plus ideas competition, where participants designed proposals for the new expansion of Viertel Zwei — or District Two — in Vienna. The new expansion, titled Viertel Zwei Plus, will add to the existing office and working…

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…

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