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AIA announces 2015 Housing Awards recipients

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Excellent housing design is the foundation of the AIA's Housing Awards, which distinguishes some of the best residential projects in the U.S. every year. The AIA announced today a total of ten recipients for the 2015 edition. The jury awarded projects in three of four awards categories…

Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier, and John Pawson to contribute to new Czech residential project

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
The practices of Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier, and John Pawson will take part in an international collective of 10 firms who will contribute to the scheme of Oaks Prague, a new residential development near Prague in the Czech Republic. Masterplanned by EDSA…

Team Felixx + Mei to redevelop post-war neighborhood in Munich

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A Rotterdam-based team consisting of Mei Architects & Planners and Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners recently won a closed competition to redevelop an aging post-war residential neighborhood in Ludlstraße in Munich. Organized by GEWOFAG, one of the city's largest housing associations, 12 distinguished international teams…

A look at the HOUSE 2020 Future Smart House student-winner designs

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Students who took part in the House 2020 Future Smart House competition were challenged to provide feasible, cost-effective strategies to the increasingly relevant question, "What is smart technology now?", in designing the smart house of the future. Originating from Hong Kong-based real estate developer and designer Kin Yeung,…

The winning Katus pre-fab house designs for Estonia and Norway

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Estonian online architecture marketplace Katus recently announced the winning designs for their modern pre-fab house competition. Organized by Katus in colloboration with prefab house builders Nurban and Kodumaja, participants had to design high-quality --  yet low-cost -- contemporary housing concepts for building with wood. The competition sites…

A closer look at “7+7” by Paul Vincent, the Design Marfa Housing Competition winner

Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015
"7+7" by Paul Vincent of Paris, France won Design Marfa's recently concluded Multi-Family Housing Competition for the small desert town of Marfa, Texas. The competition, which attracted 135 design teams from 17 states and 14 countries, sought the best multi-family housing design for a…

New details on OMA’s Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014
OMA recently revealed new details on the Norra Tornen twin towers -- formerly titled Tors Torn -- since they won the competition in 2013. The distinguishly faceted 100-meter towers, which are named Helix and Innovation, are being designed to be the third tallest twin skyscrapers in…

In detail: Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale, the 2014 International Highrise Award winner

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
If you couldn't get enough of Boeri Studio's Vertical Forest — or Bosco Verticale — you can now feast your eyes on some more photos. The idea of a tall living-forest tower has been done numerous times, to the extent that it's considered a green architecture trope. But…

First 6 teams, including NMDA, 3XN, MAD Architects, to compete for Porsche residential tower

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut…

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014
To say the least, it's been a great year for Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects' One Central Park in Sydney, Australia. During the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology yesterday, the regional winners of the Best Tall Building competition presented their projects…

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