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Sign up now for YAC’s Lighthouse Sea Hotel competition

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015
For the most part, lighthouses like the one at Murro di Porco near Syracuse, Italy are a relic of the past — with many of them no longer in use. But as always, there's a creative solution to revamp such a structure. In their latest contest, Lighthouse Sea…

2015 Modernism in America Awards winners distinguished for preservation work + advocacy

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A new set of winners were revealed for the 2015 Modernism in America Awards. The national awards program highlights the preservation and the advocacy efforts for preserving modern buildings, structures, and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territories. The awards program also raises awareness of the economic and…

Winners of the L.A. Conservancy 2015 Preservation Awards

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015
The Los Angeles Conservancy recently revealed the winners of the 2015 Preservation Awards. Established in 1982, the annual awards recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding achievements in historic preservation -- including sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, advocacy, and education efforts -- to highlight the ongoing efforts…

Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results announced

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The winning proposal has been selected for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre! The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan initiated the project as one step forward in the country's path towards reconciliation, peace restoration, and economic redevelopment after enduring years of political conflict. Launched last November, the open competition…

EFFEKT to design a new Streetmekka skate facility in Denmark

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Esbjerg "Game Streetmekka" facility by Danish architects EFFEKT celebrates street sports and culture as part of the contemporary urban fabric. Designed in collaboration with MASU Planning, Luke Jouppi, Rambøll Engineering, and local contractor VestByg, EFFEKT's proposal recently won 1st prize in a competition to repurpose a…

Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially…

SPF:a’s Wallis Annenberg Center recognized at California Preservation Design Awards

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014
Since the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts by Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a) broke ground in 2010, the new arts building continues to gain recognition. Recent examples include a Civic Award in the Los Angeles Architectural Awards and a Rehabilitation Award at the…

“DEFACED” responds to the controversial demolition of 5 POINTZ

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014
Upon the recent controversial demolition of the "5 Pointz" graffiti mecca in Long Island City, NY, a group of young designers consisting of Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. DEFACED is an organization that works to preserve…

Ricardo Bofill named as joint winner of The Noble Qur’an Oasis competition

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura was announced as a joint winner of The Noble Qur'an Oasis competition, where entrants proposed designs for a civic complex reflective of the culture and environment of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia. Tied in first place with Gerber Architekten, Ricardo…

Montenegro’s Venice Biennale exhibition seeks renewal of the country’s architectural heritage

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
Montenegro's "Treasures in Disguise" exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale looks to the country's former Yugoslavic past to provoke discussion of bringing renewal and examining the future possibilities of Montenegran architecture. The exhibition focuses on four historic buildings constructed between 1960 and 1986 that are perceived as…

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