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The inaugural DENCITY winners explore ideas that address global lack of shelter

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015
As many of us are already aware of, the world's cities are grappling to adapt to rapid urbanization and population growth, which is forcing too many inhabitants to deal with substandard living conditions. To bring attention to this ongoing challenge, Shelter established the inaugural DENCITY competition.…

AIANY to celebrate 2015 Housing Awards winners at upcoming symposium

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
The AIA New York chapter revealed five winners of the 2015 AIANY Housing Awards last month, making this the first Housing Awards that the chapter has led in nearly a decade. The annual program distinguishes excellence in multifamily housing design projects. But the celebration continues next Tuesday, June…

AIA announces 2015 Housing Awards recipients

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Excellent housing design is the foundation of the AIA's Housing Awards, which distinguishes some of the best residential projects in the U.S. every year. The AIA announced today a total of ten recipients for the 2015 edition. The jury awarded projects in three of four awards categories…

A look at the HOUSE 2020 Future Smart House student-winner designs

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Students who took part in the House 2020 Future Smart House competition were challenged to provide feasible, cost-effective strategies to the increasingly relevant question, "What is smart technology now?", in designing the smart house of the future. Originating from Hong Kong-based real estate developer and designer Kin Yeung,…

The winning Katus pre-fab house designs for Estonia and Norway

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Estonian online architecture marketplace Katus recently announced the winning designs for their modern pre-fab house competition. Organized by Katus in colloboration with prefab house builders Nurban and Kodumaja, participants had to design high-quality --  yet low-cost -- contemporary housing concepts for building with wood. The competition sites…

A closer look at “7+7” by Paul Vincent, the Design Marfa Housing Competition winner

Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015
"7+7" by Paul Vincent of Paris, France won Design Marfa's recently concluded Multi-Family Housing Competition for the small desert town of Marfa, Texas. The competition, which attracted 135 design teams from 17 states and 14 countries, sought the best multi-family housing design for a…

Details behind Studio Modh’s finalist Design Marfa Housing proposal

Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015
Studio Modh Architecture of Brooklyn, NY was one of the five finalists in Design Marfa's Multi-Family Housing Competition for the town of Marfa, Texas. Located in the Chihuahuan desert and with a population of approximately 2,000, growing tourism in Marfa has made the need for full-time…

More details on Studio Cadena’s Marfa Texas Housing finalist entry

Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Located in the Chihuahuan Desert in Texas, the small town of Marfa currently has no property zoned for multi-family housing. It's not that multi-family housing zoning isn't permitted, it just doesn't exist...yet. And with increasing tourism in Marfa, housing for full-time residents might become less accessible with the presence…

Kjellander + Sjöberg to design Skärvet neighborhood block in Växjö, Sweden

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture firm Kjellander + Sjöberg was recently chosen to design the initial stage of a new urban mixed-use development on the Skärvet block in Växjö, Sweden. The competition, which was held by the Municipality of Växjö, marked the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a long-term vision for…

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…

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