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Last chance to kickstart the “Beautifully Banal” comic zine, from the Fairy Tales competition

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015
Following their success in Blank Space's 2015 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, second-prize winners Alexander Culler and Danny Travis are in the process of publishing a full-length comic zine for their competition entry, "Beautifully Banal". The duo, who are graduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago,…

The inaugural DENCITY winners explore ideas that address global lack of shelter

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015
As many of us are already aware of, the world's cities are grappling to adapt to rapid urbanization and population growth, which is forcing too many inhabitants to deal with substandard living conditions. To bring attention to this ongoing challenge, Shelter established the inaugural DENCITY competition.…

Meet the London Design Museum’s 2015 Designers in Residence

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
Now in its eighth year, the London Design Museum's Designers in Residence program gives four young designers at the start of their careers an opportunity to further develop their work through research and essential discussions with established practioners, industry experts, residency alumni and various Design Museum departments. This…

Hear from top graphic designers at Type Nite NYC on July 16 + Archinect book giveaway!

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
For you graphic design geeks out there, Type Nite will be coming to New York City for the first time next Thursday, July 16 at Strand Bookstore. Established in Baltimore 11 years ago, Type Nite is a festive evening of typographic entertainment where visitors can engage face-to-face with…

City officials approve $5.2M contract for new St. Petersburg Pier in Florida

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
The City of St. Petersburg in Florida made one step forward toward the construction of the new St. Petersburg Pier, following the conclusion of the second run of the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition that Rogers Partners + ASD + Ken Smith won back in April.  The…

An Unexpected Hill pops up at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015
At the Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens in London, passers-by will encounter An Unexpected Hill, a sculptural installation decked out in inviting shades of blue. The installation by SO? Architecture and Ideas (who previously won the inaugural YAP Istanbul Modern in 2013) was the winner of a…

New London Architecture honors Zaha Hadid and the city’s best new buildings

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
It's been a grand night of festivities at London's Guildhall as the winners of the 2015 New London Architecture awards were announced and properly lauded. Big winners of the night were Dame Zaha Hadid, distinguished for her contributions to the London design community on a national and…

BIG’s winning twisted design for the new Metzle Tower in Frankfurt

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Bjarke Ingels Group continues to reel in the high-rise tower commissions, especially with the 2 World Trade Center in NYC as their talk-of-the-town project as of late. The Danish firm recently won the competition to design the Metzle Tower, a new mixed-use tower for Frankfurt,…

Send your crazy ideas to the Folly for London satirical competition

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
As you may already know, the notorious London Garden Bridge proposed for the Thames River has sparked criticism in recent months. As a satirical protest to the project, artist Will Jennings announced the Folly for London competition last month. The open and free-to-enter design…

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team to design Louvre conservation facility

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The team led by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners won the competition to design a conservation and storage facility for the Musée du Louvre in Liévin in northern France (in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region). RSH + P worked alongside the French firm Mutabilis Paysage (landscape architects), Egis Bâtiments Nord (technical…

Take a peek at the 2015 North American Copper in Architecture awardees

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Copper is a long revered building material by architects for its longevity, natural beauty and finish, and recyclability. Established in 2008, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program showcases a range of beautiful copper and copper alloy design in projects based throughout the North American continent. The…

Snarkitecture transforms D.C.‘s National Building Museum into giant indoor “BEACH”

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Visitors to Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum will get to immerse themselves in a monochromatic indoor beach to chill out from the summer heat outside. Designed by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of Snarkitecture, The BEACH is a 10,000 square-foot installation that opened to the public…

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