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Flashback: Gowanus Urban Field Station by Office of Architecture, an Axis Civitas Honorable Mention

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015
Earlier this month, Gowanus by Design's Axis Civitas competition concluded with a fantastic set of urban strategies that would help restore and preserve the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Among the top-winning submissions was "Gowanus Urban Field Station" by Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, and Valentin…

These winning ideas offer floating solutions to aid Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap Lake community

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Earlier this year, UK-based Eleven Magazine launched their inaugural design ideas competition, "Cambodia 2015: Protect Respect Empower". It sought architectural solutions to aid the Floating Village communities of Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia, a UNESCO site that is now severely threatened by increasing levels of pollution…

Celebrating diversity in “Mixed Plate Hawaii”, the Look Up FIlm Challenge People’s Choice winner

Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015
The people have spoken! The aptly chosen film, "Mixed Plate Hawaii", was voted as the People's Choice Award winner in the AIA Look Up Film Challenge. Created by Kaoru Lovett, Graham Hart, and Ronald Ribao, the film also won third place overall in the challenge, as well as…

Winners of the 2015 Australian National Architecture Awards

Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015
Another year has passed for the Australian National Architecture Awards! Established in 1981 by the Australian Institute of Architects and as the final tier of the national competition, the annual awards attract a notable bunch of projects from all around the country and abroad. Out of 185…

Axis Civitas winners propose urban strategies for Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood

Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015
For their third annual competition, Gowanus by Design organized Axis Civitas to explore the potential development of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, and to address the lack of a sustainable urban strategy that would restore and preserve the area. The two-component competition required…

Apply now to the second Knight Cities Challenge! Deadline is Oct. 27

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015
Following a successful first edition, the Knight Foundation is accepting applications for the next Knight Cities Challenge until October 27, 2015. The initiative is seeking a fresh set of strong ideas that will revive the 26 Knight-invested communities into vibrant places for living and working. No project…

Watch the top winning entries of the AIA Look Up Film Challenge

Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015
Films depicting the social impact of architecture was in the spotlight in the AIA's Look Up Film Challenge. Launched earlier this year as part of the Institute's multi-year public awareness campaign, the competition challenged entrants to produce a short film in 16 days. Out…

The 2015 Fuller Challenge announces six finalists

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015
Six finalists were announced today for this year's installment of the prestigious Fuller Challenge. From over 400 entries, these finalists were chosen to move on to the deliberation phase, from which the final winner is selected to receive the $100,000 grand prize toward the implementation of the…

“A Folly for London” winners get snarky with London’s proposed Garden Bridge

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
London-based artist Will Jennings created the "Folly for London" competition as a satirical form of protest against the controversial Garden Bridge, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed structure that's proposed for London's River Thames. The free-for-all competition sought absurd, egotistic, illogical entries that propose an alternative "but equally ridiculous"…

Results of the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition

Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015
The advocacy for sustainable wood design continues to be on the rise around the world. Canadian organizations DBR | Design Build Research School and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition, which addresses two…

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