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‘Choral Fields 1-6’ of MIRRORCITY in London ponders the urban city’s rhythmic flow

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014
For as long as digital technology continues to creep into every part of our daily lives, so will the discussion regarding its impact on everyday reality. Over at London's Hayward Gallery, the MIRRORCITY exhibition features the multimedia works of London-based emerging and established artists that address the…

A closer look at TEX-FAB Plasticity entry “Plyground”

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Upon the recent conclusion of TEX-FAB's latest digital fabrication competition Plasticity, Daniel Gillen of dgd:DGILLENdesign shared with us his studio's submission, "PLYGROUND". The Plasticity theme, which focuses on parametric design and finding new methods of digital fabrication, allowed participants to respond with their own…

A first-prize tie in the 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” results

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Interestingly enough, the ONE Prize "Smart Dock" competition has two 1st prize winners for 2014. Organized by Terreform ONE, this year's theme had participants propose a new design and science educational facility for the renovated Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The program of the collaborative…

Plastic Stereotomy wins TEX-FAB’s Plasticity competition

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
TEX-FAB's Plasticity is the fourth annual competition that focuses on connecting experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design. Out of four finalists selected from round one, "Plastic Stereotomy" by Justin…

Winning ideas for the MADRID Digital Arts Museum competition

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The MADRID Digital Arts Museum competition invited students and professionals to examine the multi-faceted relationship of digital technology with the contemporary museum and the use of vacant urban spaces. In forming their ideas, entrants also questioned technology's role in exhibition design, how it affects public accessibility to culture,…

Benoy to design Greenland GIC in Chengdu city center

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
British firm Benoy won an international competition to be the masterplanner and architect for Greenland Group's new mixed-use development, Greenland GIC, in Chengdu, China. Benoy’s studios in Shanghai and London collaborated on the winning design. Situated in a rapidly developing urban center, the Greenland GIC scheme…

OOIIO’s “Culture Square” wins Plaza del Salvador Rehabilitation in Spain

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Plaza del Salvador in Talavera de la Reina, Spain will be getting a restoration by OOIIO Architecture, who won 1st place with their "Culture Square" proposal in an open international competition. Described by the OOIIO team as an urban intervention, the proposal aims to not…

The d3 Natural Systems 2014 winners

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014
Every year, d3's Natural Systems competition highlights the value of investigating natural systems -- whether at the microscopic or universal scale. Architects, designers, engineers, and students were invited to submit proposals that explore potential architectonic strategies to apply in urbanism, architecture, and design. For 2014,…

MAS Context LEGACY is now accepting entries until December 1

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014
MAS Studio is back with their latest competition, MAS CONTEXT: LEGACY. The open competition explores how the most influential people, places, buildings, ideas, films, etc. have affected -- and continue to affect -- the way we experience the urban environment. And LEGACY not only looks to the…

Winners of the 2014 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014
Top-notch real estate development deserves a little recognition, too. The Urban Land Institute announced the winners in their 2014 Global Awards for Excellence, considered as the most prestigious awards program in the land use industry. Now in its 36th year, the open awards competition selects projects that…

Don’t forget to register for the Facades+ Dallas conference!

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014
The Facades+ conference series is only one week away from holding its first event in Dallas, Texas on October 30 and 31. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time! Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event…

Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture…

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