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“Wynhouse Green” gets 1st place in DawnTown’s Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014
Our friends at DawnTown continue to uphold innovative ideas in the Miami architecture scene with their Wynwood Gateway Park Competition. Just recently, the winners were announced for the international competition, which challenged participants to design a 14,000-sq.ft urban park and garden to be realized at the…

“DEFACED” responds to the controversial demolition of 5 POINTZ

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014
Upon the recent controversial demolition of the "5 Pointz" graffiti mecca in Long Island City, NY, a group of young designers consisting of Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. DEFACED is an organization that works to preserve…

Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
The winners for the 2014 Zumtobel Group Award were recently honored at an awards ceremony in London. From 356 submissions to 15 nominated projects, a total of three winners were selected for the categories: BUILDINGS; URBAN DEVELOPMENTS & INITIATIVES; and the newly added APPLIED INNOVATIONS. (Learn more…

Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
Competition continues to grow fiercer in the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge as architects, designers, activists, planners, entrepreneurs, and scientists worldwide collaborate to find innovative solutions for humanity's most pressing issues. Out of 20 semi-finalists, seven proposals are still in the running for the $100,000 grand prize, which…

Photos from the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York City

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Architectural League of New York's Beaux Arts Ball was successful yet again this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York City this past Saturday. The ball's 2014 theme was "Craft", which celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration…

Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey named as 2015 RIBA Royal Gold Medal recipients

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
RIBA officially announced Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey as the 2015 recipients of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, one of the world's most prestigious architecture awards. Awarded since 1848 and approved by the Queen of England, the Gold Medal recognizes a lifetime's work…

Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge for Europe

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Michael Bloomberg's Bloomberg Philanthropies revealed the winners of its first European edition of the Mayors Challenge. More than 150 top cities from 28 European nations entered the competition, which asked participants to send their most innovative ideas that address Europe's timely pressing issues like unemployment, energy efficiency,…

“Isolated islands” and “sky streets” in UNIT’s Shenzhen Bay Super City 3rd-prize entry

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Shenzhen-based architecture firm UNIT (Urban New Idea Team) shared with us the details to their entry for the Shenzhen Bay Super City international competition. The competition sought innovative urban and architectural design plans for the growing central area of Shenzhen's Super Headquarters. With "isolated islands", "sky…

The regional Holcim Awards 2014 winners for North America

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014
Following the European announcement, the North American regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 were recognized at a recent ceremony at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada (which is also a 2008 Holcim Awards prize-winning project). The international jury led by Toshiko Mori (USA) highlighted 13…

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…

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