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Peek into OMA’s remodeling scheme for German department store KaDeWe in Berlin

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016
OMA was recently commissioned to redesign the Berlin department store for major German retailer Kaufhaus des Westens, or KaDeWe for short. KaDeWe is Europe's biggest department store that has offered its customers a wide selection of products since it first opened in 1907. Despite its long and steady…

Get the scoop on SCOPE, the 2016 Young Taiwanese Architectural Designer Exhibition

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016
If you're in need of more inspiration from the Young Taiwanese Architectural Designer Exhibition, the show is coming back for round two with SCOPE. Opening on January 24 at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the exhibition features the works of 31 emerging Taiwanese architecture…

Four teams to compete for redesign of historic State Library Victoria in Australia

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Following an Expression of Interest this past fall, four teams were recently invited to submit design proposals for the redevelopment of the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1854, the iconic Library is one of the state of Victoria's oldest public institutions, providing a vast range of…

L.A. photographer reveals Iceland’s architectural heritage, one trip at a time

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016
When Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Kelley is not on assignment, he enjoys venturing out to Iceland, one of his favorite places to visit in the world. Whenever he visits the island every year, he snaps new photos that expose Iceland's unique architectural heritage and its serene natural landscapes, which…

Hanger Barn wins 2016 City of Dreams, will be installed at Governors Island this summer

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
This summer, Governors Island will show off another outdoor installation from the City of Dreams Pavilion competition, which recently completed its sixth edition. Environmental impact and sustainable-oriented concepts are the core principles in this contest. In designing their proposals, participants must consider sustainability from the materials to disposal or…

Adjaye, SHoP, Snøhetta selected as finalists for Syracuse University National Veterans complex

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Adjaye Associates, SHoP Architects, and Snøhetta are in the final run of the competition to design Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex. The NVRC will become the new home of the University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), which has supported more than 48,000 U.S. veterans and military…

Scott Merrill announced as 2016 Driehaus Prize laureate

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The University of Notre Dame announced today that Florida-based architect Scott Merrill — founder and principal designer of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects — is the 2016 laureate of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Established in 2003, the annual, lifetime-achievement award recognizes a living architect whose work has demonstrated…

AIA gives 2016 Twenty-Five Year Award to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
If you've ever been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it's full of memorable sights — from the towering kelp forests inside to clear views of the Pacific Ocean outside. It's a tourist hotspot for anyone visiting the Bay Area. Completed in 1984 and designed by San Francisco architecture…

Jury announced for DENCITY 2016

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Dencity competition is back for round two, and the jury has just been announced. Organized by Shelter, DENCITY 2016 spotlights the increasing global problem of sub-standard housing conditions due to rapid urbanization in unplanned cities. The competition invites architects and designers worldwide to submit their ideas on…

New RAIC president Allan Teramura stresses Canadian design must better address Aboriginal issues

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ottawa-based architect Allan Teramura was recently inducted as the 77th president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, often referred to as RAIC. Around 120 guests attended the formal ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa last Friday, which included the RAIC board of directors,…

2016 winners of the AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Interiors, and Urban Design

Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016
It's a new year and the AIA Institute Honor Awards has a new set of winning projects for 2016. The annual Honor Awards are regarded as the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. Chosen out of…

schmidt hammer lassen to design new residential “oasis” block in Aarhus

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016
In one of their latest competition wins, schmidt hammer lassen architects scored the commission to design a new 12,000 m2 housing complex in Aarhus. Featuring abundant greenery and nestled in a quieter location in the heart of Aarhus, the concept of the residential block — titled Valdemars…

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