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Jury announced for DENCITY 2016

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Dencity competition is back for round two, and the jury has just been announced. Organized by Shelter, DENCITY 2016 spotlights the increasing global problem of sub-standard housing conditions due to rapid urbanization in unplanned cities. The competition invites architects and designers worldwide to submit their ideas on…

schmidt hammer lassen to design new residential “oasis” block in Aarhus

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016
In one of their latest competition wins, schmidt hammer lassen architects scored the commission to design a new 12,000 m2 housing complex in Aarhus. Featuring abundant greenery and nestled in a quieter location in the heart of Aarhus, the concept of the residential block — titled Valdemars…

24H Competition 9th edition winners propose social housing towers for Syrian refugees

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
A new year, a new 24H Competition from ideasforward. Now in its ninth edition, each competition theme highlights various social issues, climate change, humanitarian causes, and modern sociologic problems. The prompt is only revealed on competition day and participants must think on their toes, as they only have…

The winning Hamburg Hybrid Housing ideas

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015
CTRL+SPACE launched the Hamburg Hybrid Housing competition to explore the ongoing search for feasible housing solutions, as major cities including London, New York, Tokyo, and — in this case — Hamburg continue to change. The competition also questions how increasing urban density can benefit urban planning and housing…

Assemble announced as 2015 Turner Prize winner

Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015
British architectural collective Assemble was revealed as the winner of the 2015 Turner Prize during a live broadcast today on Britain's Channel 4. Regarded as one of Europe's most prestigious visual art awards, the Turner Prize recognizes a British artist under the age of 50 for outstanding exhibition or…

Architecture at Zero 2015 winners propose zero-energy student housing building

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015
As time passes, the need increases for feasible innovative technology in architecture. In response to this, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) launched the Architecture at Zero competition to encourage ongoing research on zero net energy design. For its fifth edition, professional and student participants designed…

These winning ideas offer floating solutions to aid Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap Lake community

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Earlier this year, UK-based Eleven Magazine launched their inaugural design ideas competition, "Cambodia 2015: Protect Respect Empower". It sought architectural solutions to aid the Floating Village communities of Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia, a UNESCO site that is now severely threatened by increasing levels of pollution…

2015 Finlandia Prize awarded to the Puukuokka residential high-rise

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Just a few weeks after the shortlist was announced, the 2015 Finlandia Prize of Architecture went to the Puukuokka high-rise residential building, designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. Established by the Finnish Assocation of Architecture last year, the prize celebrates contemporary Finnish architecture —…

Results of the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition

Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015
The advocacy for sustainable wood design continues to be on the rise around the world. Canadian organizations DBR | Design Build Research School and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition, which addresses two…

Bureau Spectacular’s “Five Normal Houses”, from the A+D Museum’s SHELTER exhibition

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015
What makes a house normal in Los Angeles? How is normality determined? Those are a few of the underlying questions that Bureau Spectacular/Jimenez Lai explores in their project "Five Normal Houses", part of the SHELTER exhibition currently at the A+D Museum. Co-curated by Sam Lubell and…

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