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Seven category winners for Designs of the Year 2014

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This year's Designs of the Year jury have chosen their crème de la crème of the world's most cutting-edge design. Since London's Design Museum announced the 76 nominees in February, the competition has narrowed down to seven category winners. They are: Architecture: HEYDAR…

KSR Architects to design pop-up pavilion for first Camden Create Festival 2014

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014
As we move forward into the springtime months, more outdoor events and festivals will start popping up on your calendar like daisies. What will also be popping up is KSR Architects' Camden Town Pavilion at the iconic Britannia junction outside Camden Town Underground Station in Camden, London.…

RIBA submits plans for new London administration center

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
In the latest development of this project, RIBA submitted the proposed plans for their new administration center on 76 Portland Place in London, W1. RIBA appointed the team led by Theis and Khan in a competition last fall to alter and refurbish the historic building…

Smiljan Radic to design 14th Serpentine Galleries Pavilion

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was commissioned by Serpentine Gallery to design the 2014 Serpentine Galleries Pavilion. Designed by big-name architects since 2000, the temporary pavilion has become a major summer attraction in London's Kensington Gardens for the London Festival of Architecture. Reflective of Radic's past works, his design…

Avanti Architects wins competition to restore iconic Florey Building in London

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014
Here's more recent news about a historic building due for modern restoration. Avanti Architects, in collaboration with ARUP and J&L Gibbons, were selected to restore and expand the James Stirling-designed Florey Building in Oxford's Queen's College in London. The winner was chosen…

Transforming London’s Royal Docks into “Water Boulevards”, runner-up entry by Baharash Architecture

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014
For as long as there are floods happening in this planet, fresh ideas in green infrastructure will always be relevant. London-based practice Baharash Architecture addresses this problem in "Water Boulevards." Their proposal received the runner-up prize in an open international ideas competition for the royal docks…

Five teams shortlisted for London’s Natural History Museum Civic Realm competition

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
London's Natural History Museum recently revealed five shortlisted teams that still have a chance to redesign the historic museum in the Civic Realm competition. The jury will select the best design for an exterior setting matching Alfred Waterhouse’s Grade I listed building and the award-winning…

Joseph Rykwert presented with 2014 Royal Gold Medal for architecture in London

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Architectural historian and critic Joseph Rykwert was named the recipient of the 2014 RIBA Royal Gold Medal back in September 2013. Rykwert received the prestigious award at a special event at the RIBA in London this week. Personally approved by the Queen of England, the…

London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014
London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark. The list of selected architects to move on to the next…

Winning 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards photos exhibited in London this month

Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Snap, snap! Here are the winning photos of the 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. First displayed at the most recent World Architecture Festival, the photos will be in the Building Images: The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2013 exhibition in London this month. Architectural…

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