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“Architecture of Independence: African Modernism” opens at the Graham Foundation this Friday

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
First exhibited at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein last year, "Architecture of Independence: African Modernism" is heading over to the Graham Foundation in Chicago this Friday, January 29. Curated by architect Manuel Herz, the exhibition focuses on the complex process of nation building in five African…

Archinect and Chicago Architecture Biennial present “Next Up,” a live podcasting event, October 3rd!

Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Our sister site Archinect is excited to announce the Chicago installment of our two-part live-podcasting series, Next Up, hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial! Taking place on the Biennial's opening weekend, the (live!) marathon set of interviews, panels and discussions with…

Less than one week to submit to the ChiDesign CADE competition!

Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Registration is closed now for the Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition, so be sure to submit your designs by September 9! As learning environments lean toward more open and communally oriented designs, CAF launched the ideas competition seeking designs for a new type of educational…

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…

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;…

Get a glimpse of LATITUDE’s “Metal Maple” Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry, winner TBA!

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Chicago Architecture Biennial launched a Lakefront Kiosk competition last December in preparation for the city's first biennial exhibition this October. Architects around the globe were invited to send in their kiosk designs, which were inspired by the Windy City itself and its Lake Michigan waterfront. …

Send your ideas to the inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015
Here's a chance to design a new kind of building typology for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Organized by the CAF, the ChiDesign ideas competition challenges entrants to propose a design for the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Proposals must incorporate the following: a new headquarters,…

A closer look at Toshiki Hirano’s Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry

Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015
In the months leading to the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial this October, the Biennial gave architects worldwide the chance to contribute in the Lakefront Kiosk Competition. A joint partnership between the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, the competition invited architects to envision an…

Marina Bay, Millennium Park, Tongva Park among ULI Urban Open Space Award finalists

Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015
The Urban Land Institute's international Urban Open Space Award competition is down to the final six projects. Every year, the ULI commends exemplary large- and small-scale urban public spaces that socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their local communities. Eligible projects had to be open for more…

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