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A mind-bending “Flex Tower” entry from the Living Cities competition

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Flex your perspective for "Flex Tower", a proposal by Rome-based architect Paolo Venturella that he submitted to Metropolis magazine's Living Cities Design Competition we previously featured. The competition had architects and engineers design a 40-story adaptable vertical housing tower in response to the reality of…

RIBA Manser Medal 2014 Longlist for the Best New House in the UK

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The longlist is out for this year's RIBA Manser Medal for Best New House in the UK. Established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE, the Manser Medal is awarded to the best new house design by a UK-based architect. This…

Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced today by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual…

“Living Cities” winners propose vertical solutions for future housing in NYC

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Along with the world's major cities, New York City is looking up to vertical building as a solution while housing space continues to grow scarce. In NYC alone, demographers predict The Big Apple's population will grow even bigger with a million more residents by 2040. Metropolis…

Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which…

Peabody housing competition shortlist shares future ideas of affordable housing

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014
With the help of young UK architects, London housing association Peabody is already looking to the future of social housing with their "Small Projects Panel" competition launched this past November. The judging panel received over 300 submissions from recent graduates to more established practices last month.…

H Architecture’s winning proposal for the Sejong Public Housing Development

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013
New York-based H Architecture sent us their winning proposal for the Sejong 2-2 M2 Block Public Housing Development competition. In celebrating its 50-year apartment building history, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation opened a call for ideas for its new 77,000m2 housing development in Sejong City, South…

GO Design’s winning proposal for the Billy Taylor Challenge

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
GO Design, a London-based studio founded by architect Go Sugimoto, sent us their proposal for the Billy Taylor Challenge that they recently won. The competition challenged participants to design a renovation plan for the former house of Billy Taylor, an influential mentor figure for the…

Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge 2013 Winners reinvent safe, sustainable building products

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right honored the winners of their Innovation Challenge on Nov. 15 at the Innovation Celebration in New York City. The challenge was established in 2012 as a chance for innovators to reinvent and respond to the…

Micro Housing by Donghyun Kim - second-prize entry for International Architectural Thesis Award 2013

Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013
Donghyun Kim, an architectural designer who graduated from Cornell University, recently won second place in the Residential category for RE-THINKING THE FUTURE's International Architectural Thesis Award. The Residential category recognizes the best residential projects that provides comfortable and attractive housing that are suitable and produce minimal impact for…

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