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Register early for the Rome Community Ring open competition

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
You can register now for the Rome Community Ring, the latest from Young Architects Competitions. The open competition will focus on how to convert the former military architecture of Forte Portuense in Rome into a cultural leisure public space that has potential for future urban redevelopment. All…

Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
The winners for the 2014 Zumtobel Group Award were recently honored at an awards ceremony in London. From 356 submissions to 15 nominated projects, a total of three winners were selected for the categories: BUILDINGS; URBAN DEVELOPMENTS & INITIATIVES; and the newly added APPLIED INNOVATIONS. (Learn more…

Results of the Wine Culture Centre Competition

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014
Three winners and a host of Honorable Mentions have been announced in the Wine Culture Centre Competition. The contest challenged young architects to transform the old Cantina Valpolicella Negrar winery in Verona, Italy into a contemporary space for all aspects of wine culture. Overall the competition received 421…

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…

A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet,…

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…

LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
LEGO Architecture is making its European debut on August 1 in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. The event is part of a program that brings an Italian architecture summer school and a classical music masterclass under the same roof.…

YAP MAXXI 2014 finalist entry PICNICTOPIA takes picnicking to a new level

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Here's a summertime-friendly finalist entry from 2014 YAP MAXXI, the Italian edition of MoMA PS1's Young Architecture Program (YAP) for a temporary sustainable outdoor installation to host summer events in the MAXXI Plaza in Rome. Designed by PKMN Architectures + Ciclostile Architettura, PICNICTOPIA…

Erdem Architects of Turkey win the international La Spezia Arsenale 2062 competition

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
After launching in 2012, the La Spezia Arsenale 2062 competition finally revealed the winning entries. First built in 1857 by Napoleon and after it was destroyed during World War II, La Spezia Arsenale in the city of La Spezia, Italy hosted warships before it gradually became neglected. …

Winners distinguished at the 2014 Venice Biennale award ceremony

Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014
The much anticipated official opening of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition -- a.k.a. the 2014 Venice Biennale -- started on a high note with the awards ceremony this past Saturday at the Giardini. The 2014 Biennale Jury awarded the national pavilions and individuals they considered to have the…

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