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Atelier YokYok to install winning “Treedom” centerpiece for Budapest’s summer Sziget Festival

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
Festival-goers at Budapest's colorful Sziget Festival this August will encounter "Treedom", an enticing forest of wooden trees at the heart of the Island of Freedom. Parisian practice Atelier YokYok designed the installation, which won first prize in the festival's Art of Freedom competition. Once Treedom…

See the latest photos of the U.S. Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015
Over 140 countries have taken to the international stage of the Milan Expo 2015, which is now closing in on its first week. This year's roster of participants responded to the theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, sustainable management,…

Bid for unique Van Alen “Art + Design Experiences” with famous architects

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015
Bidding is open for the Van Alen Institute's 2015 Auction of Art + Design Experiences, organized in collaboration with online auction platform Paddle8. This isn't your typical auction in terms of what's being sold. Instead of material objects, bidders can auction for one-of-a-kind experiences with…

79 shortlisters announced for 2015 NSW Architecture Awards in Australia

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015
The shortlist is out for the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the awards program recognizes and promotes architectural design excellence in the New South Wales region of Australia. Out of more than 170 submissions this year, 79 projects made the…

Henry Cobb receives 2015 Architectural League of NY President’s Medal

Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Architectural League of New York recently bestowed their 2015 President's Medal to Henry N. Cobb, a founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, at a dinner event at the Metropolitan Club. As the League's highest honor, the medal recognizes a distinguished body of work in architecture, urbanism,…

Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue – announcing the first of WAF’s 2015 jury

Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015
The WAF awards are unique and are the only awards to enter if you want to receive critical feedback in person from our international jurors. Be part of the world’s largest live crit. All shortlisted entrants present live at World Architecture Festival…

Winners of the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards

Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum revealed the winners of the 2015 National Design Awards. Established in 2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the Awards recognizes design excellence, innovation, and public impact across multiple disciplines. The awards program also promotes the valuable role…

The winning Himalayan Mountain Hut designs

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
For the Himalayan Mountain Hut competition, HMMD Architecture Competitions teamed up with Samarth Nepal Market Development Programme to create plans for a safe and comfortable shelter for mountain trekkers visiting Nepal's Himalayan region. At the end of the competition, three prize winners shared a cash prize of…

Henning Larsen Architects’ winning design for new Gothenburg high-rise

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Henning Larsen Architects was recently announced as the winner to design a new commercial/mixed-use Gothenburg high-rise that will contribute to the evolving Swedish city of Gothenburg. Last year, SOM and Entasis won a star-studded competition to design what is expected to be Scandinavia's tallest tower in Gothenburg.…

A glimpse at some of the AZ Awards 2015 finalists

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
A total of 66 finalists are still in the running for the 2015 AZ Awards. The annual awards from leading Canadian contemporary design magazine AZURE gives designers, architects, firms, manufacturers, and students from all design disciplines to send in the best of their work for a…

A closer look at The Fashion Temple, 2nd-prize BANGKOK: IAM FASHION winner

Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015
Rendered in neon colors and inspired by traditional Thai building typologies, "The Fashion Temple" by Jun Ong and Raphael Cheng from Malaysia recently won second prize in the BANGKOK: IAM FASHION competition. Organized by HMMD Competitions, entrants around the globe proposed designs for a regional ASEAN Fashion…

Send your ideas to redesign the remote Tristan da Cunha community

Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015
Described as the world's remotest inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha is preparing to celebrate its 200th Anniversary in 2016 with a major redesign. The Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the Government of Tristan da Cunha is currently holding a design ideas competition that would improve…

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