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Register early for the Rome Community Ring open competition

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
You can register now for the Rome Community Ring, the latest from Young Architects Competitions. The open competition will focus on how to convert the former military architecture of Forte Portuense in Rome into a cultural leisure public space that has potential for future urban redevelopment. All…

U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition is accepting entries that showcase an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures. The winner(s) will receive…

“DEFACED” responds to the controversial demolition of 5 POINTZ

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014
Upon the recent controversial demolition of the "5 Pointz" graffiti mecca in Long Island City, NY, a group of young designers consisting of Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. DEFACED is an organization that works to preserve…

Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
Competition continues to grow fiercer in the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge as architects, designers, activists, planners, entrepreneurs, and scientists worldwide collaborate to find innovative solutions for humanity's most pressing issues. Out of 20 semi-finalists, seven proposals are still in the running for the $100,000 grand prize, which…

The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of…

“Breaking New Ground” competition seeks affordable housing solutions for Coachella Valley workers

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
Breaking New Ground is an architecture and ideas competition that addresses the dire need for affordable housing and healthy living conditions for low-income farm and service-workers in California's Coachella Valley. The competition is asking the global architecture and design community to put their creative thinking caps on and develop…

Zumtobel Group Award 2014 shortlist

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
The Zumtobel Group Award is back for its fourth edition. Organized by Aedes Berlin, the biannual award highlights contemporary built or conceptual works that exhibit exceptional innovative design, technology and construction. The winning projects have also made significant contribution to society and sustainability in the built environment. …

The Urban Open Space Award 2014 finalists

Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The best public spaces are the ones that give back to their communities in a multitude of ways, as celebrated in the Urban Land Institute's Urban Open Space Award. The annual award recognizes exemplary small and large-scale public spaces that have successfully socially enriched and revitalized the economy…

CIRD 2014 Awards selects four U.S. communities to host rural design technical workshops

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014
Every year, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design selects up to four small towns and rural communities in the U.S. to host a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on rural design technical assistance. The workshops address design issues identified in each community and aim to inspire local engagement and…

“72 Hour Interactions” to revive Witten, Germany into an urban art playground in three days

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The world championship for the "72 Hour Interactions" realtime competition is taking place in Witten, Germany later this month! For 72 intense hours starting July 23 at 6 p.m., five international teams will venture out and transform Witten's neglected public sites through nothing other than creativity and…

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