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Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway, beats Snøhetta, OMA and Norman Foster

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014
"E = mc²" by Swedish firm Wingårdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. From 48 applications worldwide, the teams invited to compete consisted mostly of Norwegian names and…

Finalists announced for the Passive House Award 2014

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014
In recent news for efficient and cost-effective design, the finalists of the Passive House Award 2014 were announced. Hosted by the Passive House Institute in Germany, the annual award recognizes projects that offer innovative passive house solutions. The international jury selected finalists in six categories out…

Folly 2014 winner SuralArk to be installed at Socrates Sculpture Park in May

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk recently won the Folly 2014 competition. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly.…

See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by BBC.com Future and Terreform ONE

Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world’s best building

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the…

Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The competition --…

A closer look into “Incentive Network”, a Dallas Connected City finalist entry

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Here's a better look into "Incentive Network" by McLain Clutter from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Clutter's proposal was a finalist in the Open Competition for the recently concluded Dallas Connected City Design Challenge. For Downtown Dallas' future development, Professional and Open category participants…

a/LTA’s winning Intergenerational Residence proposal in Rennes, France

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Open communal living and the integration of urban structures and nature have become popular features when it comes to the future of residential living and design. These concepts can be found in the proposal of a/LTA architects' Intergenerational Residence design competition for the ZAC de Beauregard…

Intercon’s shortlisted entry for INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competition, Dubai

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Intercon from Barcelona shared their recently shortlisted proposal in the 2014 Dubai International INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competiton. With the theme "Design in Motion" for this year's competition, design professionals worldwide were invited to give their own contemporary -- and sustainable --  interpretation to the Arabic…

Register early for the Wine Culture Centre competition until April 30

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
To all you early birds, the deadline for early registration of the Wine Culture Centre competition is on Wednesday, April 30. In this Young Architects Competition challenge, the Cantina Valpolicella Negrar board of directors are searching for the best proposal to transform the old Italian…

KAMJZ proposes a “Modern Kasbah” for the new Central Bank of Libya

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
KAMJZ's proposal for the new Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli emphasizes its potential to symbolize economic independence and stability during a time of revolution and renewal in the country. Designed for a limited invite-only competition, KAMJZ's idea for the significant CBL institution presents a sustainable…

Peter Zumthor selects 4 architecture finalists for Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Four finalists still have a chance to win the prestigious one-year architecture mentorship in the Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015, with 2009 Pritzker Prize laureate Peter Zumthor as architecture mentor. A total of 25 finalists were selected as potential protégés by each appointed mentor in the…

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