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AIA announces the 2014 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Since it's Earth Day, here are the 18th annual Top Ten Green Projects just announced by the AIA and their Committee on the Environment (COTE). The awards program is the best known in the field for recognizing excellence in sustainable architecture and ecological design. Additionally, the…

3xn to design the new International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
3xn was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the architectural partner to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC selected the Danish firm out of a shortlist of 12 after a collective decision by the IOC Architecture College during a March 25…

“The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design —…

AL_A, David Kohn, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris among UK Pavilion finalists for Milan Expo 2015

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
In our most recent tidbit of Milan Expo 2015 news, eight finalist teams were shortlisted in the competition to design the UK's national pavilion, which is expected to build upon Britain's past spectacles like the 2010 Shanghai pavilion and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The…

“Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
The fairytale wouldn't be complete without the "Hortus Conclusus Andersen" from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum's House of Fairytales competition. Designed by Transborder Studio of Oslo, the proposal was the lucky first-prize winner of the international ideas competition that drew in nearly 500 entrants. The…

2014 BERKELEY PRIZE Winners Announced

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
The winners of the 16th annual international BERKELEY PRIZE competition were just announced. The 2014 challenge revolved around the topic: 'The Architect and the Healthful Environment.' 141 undergraduate architecture students from 28 countries responded to this year’s call to describe examples of healthful and unhealthful environments in…

REX reveals concept design for Middle Eastern “Media Headquarters Buildings” project

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
How about we start the new week with REX's latest project in vertical design. The international firm revealed the concept design of their "Media Headquarters Buildings" project for two sister companies in the Middle East. Aside each structure's stacked programs to fit its restricted footprint, the…

Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the music Room

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
“Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room” is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute’s Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our…

“Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five…

“Unfinished Spaces” documentary receives 2014 SAH Award for Film and Video

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual…

Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which…

Norell/Rodhe’s 2nd-prize entry for the Hans Christian Andersen House of Fairytales in Denmark

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
It's story time! Norell/Rodhe's "One Garden, Seven Characters" proposal for a new Hans Christian Andersen "House of Fairytales" in Odense, Denmark exudes an air of whimsical charm like the fairy tales of the iconic Danish author and poet. Out of 475 entries from 57 countries…

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