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The Architectural League of New York announces the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014
The time has come for The Architectural League of New York's annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 theme, "Craft", celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration in…

Mark your calendars for the IIDEXCanada 2014 expo and conference

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
IIDEXCanada, the country's national architecture and design expo and conference, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building on December 3-4. The two-day event will include over 350 exhibitors, more than 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines…

Details of Mandaworks’ first-prize Vaasan Raviradan master plan entry in Vaasa, Finland

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Longtime collaborators Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden recently won first prize in an open international ideas competition to redevelop the former horse race track Vaasan Raviradan into a new mixed-use urban development in Vaasa, Finland. Out of 63 submitted proposals, the jury unanimously selected Mandaworks…

Architecture and the City 2014 celebrates in San Francisco for the month of September

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The 11th annual Architecture and the City festival officially began its month-long celebration during its opening night party this past weekend in San Francisco, California. The yearly San Francisco festival is described as the largest architectural event of its kind in the U.S. With "Home: My San…

SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
Taking place on the island of Sandhornøy in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mogård-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic…

A peek into “Sight” from the Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 in Copenhagen

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
"Sight" by Michal Pajakiewicz and Magdalena Rolka from Moscow is one of several highlighted entries from the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative ideas competition in Copenhagen. Situated near the iconic Little Mermaid, "Sight" depicts a large eye reflected into the water. The eye will then become less…

Catch the last event of the Materials & Applications VIS-Á-VIS series in L.A. on Aug. 30

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
And just like that, the month of August is almost over. If you're in Los Angeles, wrap up the summer season at the last event of the Materials & Applications VIS-Á-VIS performance series happening tomorrow evening at the M&A space. Concluding the performance series, L.A.-based…

A closer look at HAO’s winning Binhai Eco City Master Plan design in Tianjin

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Since Danish architect Jens Holm established Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in 2010 in New York, the office has participated and won in various competitions. In their latest design, HAO -- in collaboration with Archiland International -- shared the details of their first-prize proposal for the 49.2…

Mecanoo’s Cultural Complex in Shenzhen to begin construction

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Construction is finally set to start for Mecanoo's Cultural Complex in Shenzhen, the Dutch firm's first project to be built in China. Back in 2011, Mecanoo won the international competition to design the new 95,000 m2 development in Shenzhen's growing Longgang district. Equipped with three…

Rocco Design Architects selected as jury favorite for CITIC Financial Centre in Shenzhen

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Rocco Design Architects from Hong Kong was recently selected as the expert jury panel's 1st place for the new CITIC Financial Centre in Shenzhen, China. The building will become the new headquarters for the locally based CITIC Securities Company. After three selection rounds that were…

The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of…

OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS…

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