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Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso in Malmö to receive CTBUH 10-Year Award

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
Whatever you personally feel toward Santiago Calatrava and his work, his Turning Torso tower in the Swedish city of Malmö continues to make heads turn since its completion in 2005. Most recently, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat awarded their 10-Year Award to the…

2015 FAD Awards celebrate stellar architectural design from Spain and Portugal

Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Top-notch Barcelonese, Catalan, and Iberian modern architecture take the spotlight in the prestigious FAD Architecture and Interior Design Awards, established in 1958. This year's jury selected the winning projects based on qualities like sensitivity to setting and context, addressing complex and timely issues, and innovative work in…

Team Ultramoderne wins top prize for Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition

Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The results are finally revealed for the Chicago Architecture Biennial's Lakefront Kiosk competition! Launched last December, the competition invited architects worldwide to propose kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.  The winning proposal — in addition to three more kiosks designed by architects…

CTRL+SPACE announces Istanbul Community Market winners

Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015
CTRL+SPACE set up the Istanbul Community Market competition to find the most inventive designs for a marketplace in the center of Istanbul, a city that provides a rich historical backdrop of the marketplace and its social and commercial significance. The competition explores the future of the marketplace, including…

Register for Chandigarh Unbuilt! How would you design Le Corbusier’s Museum of Knowledge?

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
To this day, Le Corbusier's vision for the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India remains incomplete -- and among those unfinished elements is the Museum of Knowledge. In response, online competition organizer Archasm created a single-stage ideas competition titled Chandigarh Unbuilt. All architects, students, engineers, philosophers, artists and the…

2015 George Matsumoto Prize winners for North Carolina modernist homes

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) shows some hometown spirit in their annual George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture. First launched in 2012, the prize honors the significant contributions and work of American architect George Matsumoto, who designed some of North Carolina's most…

Shortlist highlights of the 2015 Structural Awards

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Another edition of the Structural Awards is almost coming to a close. Every year, the Institution of Structural Engineers celebrates the achievements and innovations of structural engineers worldwide, as well as their crucial roles in creating design solutions for our built environment. This year's shortlist includes a diverse…

A closer look into Sponge, a Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry by Joseph Choma

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The anticipated results of the Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition will be revealed on August 3, just a few days away. In preparation for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, architects worldwide proposed kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.  The winning proposal — in…

REMINDER: Register for the ChiDesign CADE competition by August 7!

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Earlier this month, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their inaugural ChiDesign ideas competition, where participants are being challenged to create an inventive design approach for a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Designs must incorporate: a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF;…

Field Constructs finalist “COMMPOST” is a digital mountain range that teaches food-composting tips

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
With COMMPOST, learning about composting food waste never looked so aesthetically pleasing. A team comprising of Daniel Gillen, Colby Suter, Philipp Ohnesorge, and Gustav Fagerstrom proposed the temporary installation and made it as one of 18 finalists in the Field Constructs Design Competition in Austin, Texas.…

The Field Constructs finalist installations, results TBA!

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Field Constructs Design Competition invited architects and designers to share their most inventive ideas for a temporary outdoor installation to be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. As a way to draw public attention to the East Austin landscape, proposals were expected to…

Archinect presents DRY FUTURES, an ideas competition addressing California’s severe drought

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
California's unprecedented drought continues to grow worse as time wears on, to the point that water may become the pivotal issue of the next century. Considering that the Golden State — which has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs according to an…

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