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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…

Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory. The program also raises awareness of the economic and cultural value of modern architecture and design, as…

Winners of the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012
The Chicago Architectural Club has selected three winners from a total of 71 new visionary proposals for Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital submitted to the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice (plus an additional 10 solicited from up-and-coming Chicago architecture and design studios). The Chicago Architectural Club had…

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Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin received the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award 2010. “The Awards program highlights Europe’s best achievements, showcasing remarkable efforts made in safeguarding Europe’s rich architectural, landscape,…

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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010
The American Institute of Architects Michigan recently honored Quinn Evans Architects with the Firm of the Year Award during a presentation at the annual Celebration of Architecture at the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

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