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World War I International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to be inaugurated in November

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Upon the centenary commemoration of the tragic events that occurred in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region during the Great War, the International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in France will be officially inaugurated on November 11, 2014. Designed by architect Philippe Prost -- who had the winning proposal in a…

LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15!

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There's less than a week left to apply for the AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply. Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series…

Winners of the regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe

Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014
The announcements of the regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 have begun -- with the first set of winners coming from the Holcim Awards for Europe. During a recent ceremony in Moscow, 12 projects from throughout the continent were recognized as top examples of sustainable construction that…

The 2014 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist

Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014
In light of RIBA's announcement yesterday of the 2014 Manser Medal shortlist, the Institute also revealed the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist. Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Lawrence—a teenager who aspired to become an architect but was murdered in 1993—the annual Stephen Lawrence Prize was set up…

A peek into “Sight” from the Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 in Copenhagen

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
"Sight" by Michal Pajakiewicz and Magdalena Rolka from Moscow is one of several highlighted entries from the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative ideas competition in Copenhagen. Situated near the iconic Little Mermaid, "Sight" depicts a large eye reflected into the water. The eye will then become less…

Genius Loci Weimar videomapping fest returns to “make the walls talk” in Weimar, Germany

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Now in its third year, the Genius Loci Weimar videomapping festival in Weimar, Germany was met with success once again. This year's winners of the international competition had the chance to project their videomapping skills onto some of Weimar's historic buildings in front of over…

Results of the Wine Culture Centre Competition

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014
Three winners and a host of Honorable Mentions have been announced in the Wine Culture Centre Competition. The contest challenged young architects to transform the old Cantina Valpolicella Negrar winery in Verona, Italy into a contemporary space for all aspects of wine culture. Overall the competition received 421…

LOLA landscape architects wins the TOPOS Landscape Award 2014

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
Landscape architecture firm LOLA (Lost Landscapes) of Rotterdam recently won the TOPOS Landscape Award 2014. The international award honors a landscape architecture practice for their noteworthy contributions to the field and their innovative work that is seen as exemplary of contemporary landscape architecture. LOLA will receive…

Two-Face Furniture by Norell/Rodhe, 2nd prize winner in War Port Microtecture competition in Liepaja

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture studio Norell/Rodhe shared with us their Two-Face Furniture proposal that recently won second place in the War Port Microtecture competition for Karosta in the city of Liepaja, Latvia. Karosta — which translates to "war port" or "navy harbor" — was an early-20th century…

A4A’s “quantomais” pop-up cornfield installation sets the stage for Milan Expo 2015

Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The "Quantomais" cornfield by A4A Savioni Architetti will set the right tone just before preparation for the Milan Expo 2015 begins. Inspired by the Expo's "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" theme, the pop-up installation features 1,500 sheaves of corn that were cultivated in a…

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