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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…

Thomas Phifer and Partners chosen to design new museum and theater cultural complex in Warsaw

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
In their third attempt to select an architect, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the TR Warszawa Theatre announced today that Thomas Phifer and Partners will design the new building complex to house both institutions at Defilad Square at the Palace of Culture and Science.…

JAHN’S Post Tower wins the CTBUH 10 Year Award

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) gave their 10 Year Award to JAHN's Post Tower out of seven finalists. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years…

Rotch Travelling Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes performing arts-based architecture research

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014
After Christopher Karlson from Cambridge, Massachusetts won the coveted Rotch Travelling Scholarship in 2011, he was required to document his research as images, drawings, and text to be submitted as a compilation report to the Rotch Trustees. About two years later, Karlson's report is finally available as a…

junya ishigami + associates and Svendborg Architects win House of Peace competition in Copenhagen

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Despite the constant chaos happening throughout the world, the values of peace and coexistence will stand strong. Based on this notion, the HOPE Foundation in Denmark recently concluded their House of Peace competition, which sought the best concept for a new peace landmark to be built on…

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