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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…

Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house. Out of 800 decathletes who participated in…

2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
It's that time of year again. Six buildings were just announced for the 2014 shortlist of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building in the UK. Each contender will be judged particularly for its design excellence and its significance in the evolution of architecture 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…

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