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Informal Office transforms Obama Presidential Library into social hub for Chicago Prize 2014

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The recently concluded 2014 Chicago Prize invited participants to share their speculative designs of the Barack Obama Presidential Library that rethinks the traditional typology of the U.S. Presidential Library. In Lexington, KY-based Informal Office's approach, Social Container, the Presidential Library becomes an engaging hub of activity with…

Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results announced

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The winning proposal has been selected for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre! The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan initiated the project as one step forward in the country's path towards reconciliation, peace restoration, and economic redevelopment after enduring years of political conflict. Launched last November, the open competition…

24H competition winners address educational needs in the Sub-Saharan Africa region

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
As its name states, the 24H competition challenges participants to show off their design skills in just one day in response to a prompt that highlights social issues, climate change, humanitarian causes, and modern sociologic issues. The fourth edition, titled Nowadays Nomadays, focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, a…

Take a closer look at SO/AP Architects’ “From Those — You Saved” Commemoration entry

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Parisian practice SO/AP Architects shared the details to their entry for the "From Those — You Saved" Commemoration competition, organized by the Remembrance and Future Foundation. In April, a winning design will be chosen to become the new commemoration monument…

Finalist concepts for the “From Those – You Saved” Commemoration, winner chosen in April

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015
The Remembrance and Future Foundation organized the "From Those – You Saved" competition to build a commemorative monument that expresses gratitude to the Poles who rescued Jews during German occupation in the WWII era. The memorial project, currently valued at US$800,000, will be built in the Muranów district of…

Alessandro Mendini receives the latest European Prize for Architecture

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015
The 2014 European Prize for Architecture went to iconic Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, known for projects like the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Paradise Tower in Hiroshima, and the Proust Armchair, among several others. Regarded as one of Europe's highest architecture awards, the…

African modernism to take the spotlight at Vitra Design Museum starting Feb. 20

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015
The Vitra Design Museum  -- which was designed by Frank Gehry -- in Weil am Rhein, Germany is preparing for the debut of two exhibitions that will showcase the rich histories rooted in the African modernism movement and the burgeoning contemporary design scene in the African continent. The…

Chicago Prize 2014 results: Imagining Obama’s Presidential Library

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015
For the 2014 Chicago Prize ideas competition this past fall, architects and designers worldwide were asked one question: How would you design Barack Obama's Presidential Library? Referring to the lively debate regarding the potential construction of a Barack Obama Presidential Library, the competition called for…

Bigger than a Breadbox competition nears final deadline - Submit now!

Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015
The final deadline for the Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition is quickly approaching! Architects, designers and artists interested in participating have until Sunday, February 15, 2015 to submit their entries via the competition website btabb.archinect.com. Organized by Khôra exhibition curators…

The winning results of INSPIRATION HOTEL 2014

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Opengap recently announced the winners of their latest INSPIRATION HOTEL competition. Architects, designers, and creative types worldwide were invited to send submissions for artists' spaces that foster creativity and concentration, allowing users to focus and develop their ideas. The jury members -- architects Rafael Plascencia, Andrea Soto,…

“Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter” exhibition + talk this Friday at Harvard GSD

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Currently on display at Harvard GSD's Gund Hall, the "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition focuses on architectural solutions for extreme climates. The exhibition showcases the investigative work of the students who took an option studio this past fall led by OFIS arhitekti's Spela Videcnik…

Forty projects shortlisted for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award

Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Starting from a competitive list of 420 nominated projects for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, 40 projects have been shortlisted. Established by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall in 1987, the biennial award is considered to…

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