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First 6 teams, including NMDA, 3XN, MAD Architects, to compete for Porsche residential tower

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut…

Asia Pacific regional winners of Holcim Awards 2014

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014
The announcement of the Asia Pacific regional winners marks the conclusion of the Holcim Awards 2014 competition. Following the winning announcements for Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa Middle East, 13 projects from nine countries throughout the Asian content and Pacific region were…

BIG to design public square in Battersea Power Station redevelopment

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014
BIG is about to make its debut in the UK. The Architects' Journal reported that the Danish firm has been selected to design the public square in the £8 billion redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station, a decommissioned coal-fired power station in southwest London.…

MoMA PS1 announces YAP 2015 finalists

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Five finalists have been selected for the MoMA PS1 2015 Young Architects Program. The popular yearly program shines the spotlight on emerging architects and invites them to develop an innovative, temporary outdoor urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York…

MoMA concludes “Uneven Growth” workshops, case studies to be exhibited this month

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams designed proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. The teams attended a…

Point Supreme’s “Serpantina” from Urban Shade competition to be built in Habanim Garden, Israel

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Urban Shade competition invited architects and designers worldwide to propose outdoor public space designs for five sites across the city of Holon in Israel. Organized by the Design Museum Holon and the Municipality of Holon, the competition was created in an effort to rethink the significance…

The House of Mirrors reinvents the Australian beach hut with a hint of mirror magic

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
At first glimpse, the House of Mirrors looks like a misplaced stack of wiry boxes randomly cast away along the Australian coast. Up close, the cubical structure further engages passersby as its steel frame draws them right to its mirrory middle, which appears to float inside as it reflects…

Oppenheim Architecture and Design’s entry for Qatar-based spa and resort

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Yearning for summer days to return? Perhaps Oppenheim Architecture and Design's entry for the "Zulal Destination Spa and Family Resort" competition could help. Oppenheim Architecture and Design was selected to participate in the international competition, which sought design concepts for a 650-acre destination spa and resort in…

Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins first Finlandia Prize

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Winning the first Finlandia Prize is the latest achievement for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Finnish firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded to a design or renovation of an outstanding new building or complex…

Seven big-name firms to compete for New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
After the original Liget Budapest design competition didn't have an ideal outcome, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt is still hunting for the winning proposal of Budapest's new National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. And the stakes are already high for the commission. The…

The 2014 World Interiors News Annual Awards Winners

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014
Here's a little interior-design eye candy. World Interiors News recently celebrated the 2014 winners of their World Interiors News Annual Awards during a festive evening ceremony at London's Saatchi Gallery. In the yearly celebration, World Interior News recognizes the most impactful designs in the international cultural…

NCARB awards Parsons and Clemson University $50K to develop new integrative curricula

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards have announced that the architecture programs of Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University are the 2014 recipients of the NCARB Award. NCARB will award the schools a total of over US$50,000 to support the development of…

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