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National Parks Now results offer fresh approaches to reconnect people with nature

Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Late last year, four multidisciplinary teams were invited to propose pilot projects for four national parks in the American Northeast, as part of the National Parks Now design competition. Organized by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Van Alen Institute, the competition sought solutions that would…

Get a glimpse of LATITUDE’s “Metal Maple” Chicago Lakefront Kiosk entry, winner TBA!

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Chicago Architecture Biennial launched a Lakefront Kiosk competition last December in preparation for the city's first biennial exhibition this October. Architects around the globe were invited to send in their kiosk designs, which were inspired by the Windy City itself and its Lake Michigan waterfront. …

Winners of INNATUR 4

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015
As research and technology advance, architects continue to blur the line between the built environment and nature. Back for its fourth edition, OPENGAP's INNATUR 4: Nature Interpretation Center ideas competition invited entrants around the globe to come up with new, minimally disruptive strategies that integrate architecture into a…

Apply now for the 2015 AA SUMMER DLAB :: RED until July 20

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015
Summer DLAB from London's AA School of Architecture is ready for its 2015 cycle. The summer-long workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. The workshop allows participants to explore natural formation processes and interpret them…

AIA selects the 2015 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015
The AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015. For the last 19 years, the annual Top Teen Green Projects program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for highlighting sustainable design excellence. The…

Designers announced for 16th International Garden Festival in Reford Gardens

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2015
The lucky designers have been selected for the 16th International Garden Festival at the historic Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis in Quebec, Canada taking place on June 26-September 27, 2015. Set in the iconic Reford Gardens, the highly anticipated festival promotes dialogue between history and modernity and…

Students of AA Summer DLAB: WHITE create concrete CALLIPOD in Hooke Park

Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The AA School of Architecture held another successful AA Summer DLAB at the AA London and AA Hooke Park that took place last summer from July 21-August 8, 2014. The annual workshop focuses on integrating algorithmic/generative design methodologies with large-scale digital fabrication tools. Following the…

Hello Nature winners look at the bright side in reuniting nature and modern society

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014
Treating Mother Earth with care has been said numerous times, yet how many times — or how long — does that statement stick in people's minds? Combo Competitions thinks some positive reinforcement could help. Hence, the Hello Nature competition was created. Participants worldwide were invited…

Winners of the “antarctic scientific refuge” 24H competition

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Ideas Forward 24H competition challenges participants to put their design skills to the test and create a proposal that responds to a specific prompt — in just 24 hours. In relation to the persisting issues of global climate change, the 3rd edition of the 24H competition…

Kuehn Malvezzi’s winning team design for an “Insectarium” in Montreal

Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014
Architectural practice Kuehn Malvezzi from Berlin recently won in an open competition for the "Espace pour la Vie" botanical gardens in Montreal, Canada for their Insectarium proposal. Kuehn Malvezzi's team designed the Insectarium as an interactive habitat that brings humans, insects, and plants under the same roof.…

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