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Herzog & de Meuron winners of 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Swiss master architects Jaques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron have been selected to receive the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award. Presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the award honors practices or individuals with outstanding recent contributions to both the theory and practice of architecture. The…

2015 FAD Awards celebrate stellar architectural design from Spain and Portugal

Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Top-notch Barcelonese, Catalan, and Iberian modern architecture take the spotlight in the prestigious FAD Architecture and Interior Design Awards, established in 1958. This year's jury selected the winning projects based on qualities like sensitivity to setting and context, addressing complex and timely issues, and innovative work in…

New London Architecture honors Zaha Hadid and the city’s best new buildings

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
It's been a grand night of festivities at London's Guildhall as the winners of the 2015 New London Architecture awards were announced and properly lauded. Big winners of the night were Dame Zaha Hadid, distinguished for her contributions to the London design community on a national and…

BIG’s winning twisted design for the new Metzle Tower in Frankfurt

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Bjarke Ingels Group continues to reel in the high-rise tower commissions, especially with the 2 World Trade Center in NYC as their talk-of-the-town project as of late. The Danish firm recently won the competition to design the Metzle Tower, a new mixed-use tower for Frankfurt,…

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team to design Louvre conservation facility

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The team led by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners won the competition to design a conservation and storage facility for the Musée du Louvre in Liévin in northern France (in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region). RSH + P worked alongside the French firm Mutabilis Paysage (landscape architects), Egis Bâtiments Nord (technical…

“best architects 16” announces winners in its first Europe-wide competition

Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015
The "best architects 16" award opened up its annual competition to all of Europe for the first time. Established in 2006, "best architects" celebrates the most innovative architecture in German-speaking countries, which also serves as a means to engage and inspire the wider public with top-notch design. But…

Register now for 100%DESIGN: Design in Colour, happening this September

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015
100%DESIGN, the UK's largest design trade show, is ready for another year on September 23-26. Taking place during London Design Week, 100%DESIGN gathers over 20,000 attendees in the architecture + design community. And for the first time in 17 years, the 21st edition of the trade show will…

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…

Flashback: EKKLESÍA lights up the streets of Fallas Festival 2015 in Spain

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Despite its metal appearance, EKKLESÍA was built from cardboard tubes, which were affixed into a cubic form atop a colorful mosaic floor consisting of 96,000 pieces of wood. Day and night, the pavilion attracted passers-by to gather and play. The temporary installation was designed by Miguel Arraiz García…

To the lighthouse: Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nearly a year after the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki Architectes was announced as the grand-prize winners today with their proposal, titled "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim…

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