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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…

Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014
Although anyone with Internet access can do a quick search online, nothing replaces a brick-and-mortar public library for quality resources and info -- yet these centers are consistently overlooked by city policymakers. After setting up an RFQ for the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York,…

Walter Gors Park competition reveals winning idea for a new water-oriented public space in Australia

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Sydney-based landscape architecture firm Corkery Consulting has the winning concept in the Walter Gors Park Design Ideas Competition for Warringah in New South Wales, Australia. Organized by the Warringah Council, the competition searched for the best proposed revival of the Walter Gors Park and a new…

1st prize winner of the 2030 Transformation student challenge to renew Hunts Point in the Bronx, NY

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
In the 2030 Transformation student design challenge, architecture and engineering students were asked to design a high-performance building based on current industry needs and regulations to be located in a community in need. Once participants completed an Autodesk BPA course online, they were able to lend their skills…

Zerafa Studio + Gregory T Waugh to design Orange County Crime Victims’ Memorial in Irvine, CA

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
New York-based Zerafa Studio in collaboration with Gregory T Waugh, Architect were recently selected to design the Orange County Crime Victims' Memorial in the city of Irvine, California. The winning team was selected out of five finalists in the two-stage international competition. A total of 59 proposals…

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