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Apply now for AA Visiting School Lyngør: “The Island Reader” in Norway

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015
The Architectural Association Visiting School is open to applications for their summer workshop in Lyngør, Norway. Taking place from August 11 to August 29, 2015, students will delve into Lyngør’s distinct built environment and acquaint themselves Norwegian culture and the keypoints in Nordic architecture. Students will hear…

2015 Cavin Traveling Fellowship awarded to U. of Oregon alumnus

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015
University of Oregon alumnus Alex Zelaya won the 2015 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship. First awarded in 2007, the fellowship offers self-devised travel-study opportunities for young architecture students. This year's brief had entrants propose an architectural and/or landscape intervention around the Hellyer Velodrome in downtown San Jose, California. After…

Winners of the Mongolian Cool School Design Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
After attracting more than 180 entries last month, the winning proposals have been announced for the Cool School Design Challenge, the Building Trust International's 6th international design competition. Entrants worldwide submitted their designs for an extreme climate-resilient school for 100 students in the community in…

More details behind the IS ARCH 5th edition first-prize winner

Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015
"Growing Besides Nature" is a children's center designed by Alejandra Salvador from CEU San Pablo University. Salvador won first prize in the recently concluded IS ARCH Awards 5th edition, which serves as an international platform for young architects to engage in healthy architectural debate and learn to formulate…

The 2015 Berkeley Prize essay winners respond to how “Architects Confront Poverty”

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Every year, architecture undergrad students get a chance to participate in the annual Berkeley Prize essay competition. This year's essay Question asked students -- who were allowed to team up with arts and social science undergrads -- to address this year's topic: "Architects Confront Poverty." As…

Winners of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015
Aside from students and researchers, libraries tend to largely be taken for granted as valuable spaces for all sorts of community-wide learning. In this spirit, the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) established the Library Building Awards program to encourage and celebrate library design excellence, especially at a…

Peek into Wilkinson Eyre’s renovation of Oxford’s reopened Weston Library

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015
The University of Oxford recently celebrated the re-opening of their Weston Library in the institution's renowned Bodleian Libraries, a Grade II building designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and constructed in the 1930s. Fellow Brits Wilkinson Eyre Architects were in charge of the £80 million…

A glimpse at Rogers Partners’ Building of the Year-winning Henderson-Hopkins Public School

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Here's a little design inspiration for the start of the week. Rogers Partners' Henderson-Hopkins School was publicly voted as World Architects' Building of the Year 2014 and Editor's Pick. Designed by Rogers Partners after winning a 2011 competition and run by Johns Hopkins University with…

24H competition winners address educational needs in the Sub-Saharan Africa region

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
As its name states, the 24H competition challenges participants to show off their design skills in just one day in response to a prompt that highlights social issues, climate change, humanitarian causes, and modern sociologic issues. The fourth edition, titled Nowadays Nomadays, focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, a…

Winning concept chosen for new University of Science and Technology Hanoi, Vietnam

Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The competition results were recently announced for the upcoming University of Science and Technology Hanoi in Vietnam. Organized by [phase eins], the competition started with a total of 47 applications, the jury shortlisted six proposals. Finally, the jury convened in December to rank the top six from…

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