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UNStudio completes their first Belgium-based project, “Le Toison d’Or”

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016
"Le Toison d'Or" is UNStudio's first project to be built on Belgian soil. Designed in collaboration with Belgian architecture firm Jaspers-Eyers Architects, the Brussels-based project first began in 2009 and was successfully realized just this month. Showing off a distinctive exterior — from the fan-like forms facing…

schmidt hammer lassen to design new residential “oasis” block in Aarhus

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016
In one of their latest competition wins, schmidt hammer lassen architects scored the commission to design a new 12,000 m2 housing complex in Aarhus. Featuring abundant greenery and nestled in a quieter location in the heart of Aarhus, the concept of the residential block — titled Valdemars…

2015 Finlandia Prize awarded to the Puukuokka residential high-rise

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Just a few weeks after the shortlist was announced, the 2015 Finlandia Prize of Architecture went to the Puukuokka high-rise residential building, designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. Established by the Finnish Assocation of Architecture last year, the prize celebrates contemporary Finnish architecture —…

A closer look into the “Wilshire Tower” by PAR, from SHELTER at the A+D Museum

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
What if there was a gleaming, 80-floor residential tower haphazardly placed along L.A.'s Wilshire Boulevard? That's what the Platform for Architecture + Research — or PAR — imagined for the "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles" exhibition, currently at the A+D Museum until November…

Re-imagining new forms of Los Angeles “Shelter”, opening today at the A+D Museum

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Like several major cities in the U.S., Los Angeles faces increasing density, skyrocketing rent prices, and decreasing amounts of buildable land — among other problems. Opening at the A+D Museum tonight in downtown L.A., the "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles" exhibition explores new possibilities of…

2015 George Matsumoto Prize winners for North Carolina modernist homes

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) shows some hometown spirit in their annual George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture. First launched in 2012, the prize honors the significant contributions and work of American architect George Matsumoto, who designed some of North Carolina's most…

AIANY to celebrate 2015 Housing Awards winners at upcoming symposium

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
The AIA New York chapter revealed five winners of the 2015 AIANY Housing Awards last month, making this the first Housing Awards that the chapter has led in nearly a decade. The annual program distinguishes excellence in multifamily housing design projects. But the celebration continues next Tuesday, June…

Two housing projects win in the 2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
And so continues the path of working towards high-quality, affordable public-housing design with the 2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards program. Organized by the AIA and the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the annual awards program recognizes exemplary projects equipped with the…

Porsche Design selects winning proposal for Frankfurt Tower

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Barkow Leibinger, Neutelings Riedijk, NMDA, Dominique Perrault, and Coop Himmelb(l)au were among a star-studded list of teams in a closed competition to design the Frankfurt Tower, an upcoming residential structure for luxury brand Porsche Design. As Porsche's European debut in real estate, the brand sought a…

Luz House wins Emerging Architect Special Mention from 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
Following the announcement of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award grand-prize winner at the awards ceremony in Barcelona, the Luz House by ARQUITECTURA-G received the €20,000 cash prize for the Emerging Architect Special Mention.  Completed in 2013 in Cáceres, Cilleros, Spain, Arquitectura-G restored…

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