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A look at the winning ideas for a Krakow lung cancer care center

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Krakow Oxygen Home competition draws attention to the ongoing public-health issue of air pollution that hovers over the bustling Polish city of Krakow — and the numerous cases of lung disease caused by it. Launched by competition organizers Bee Breeders (f.k.a. HMMD Competitions), the open competition sought…

Summit Powder Mountain cabin design winner shows “how to build responsibly at 8,400 ft”

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Summit Powder Mountain competition invited architects, engineers, artists, and students to envision designs for the ideal mountain residential community in Utah's Wasatch Range. At an altitude of 8,400 feet atop 10,000 acres of untouched land, the houses are required to be sustainably built with natural materials that…

Winner of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge: Would you live inside the Mars Ice House?

Posted: Friday, October 09, 2015
Clouds AO and Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch) recently won in NASA + America Make's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which had multi-disciplinary teams design shelters equipped to endure the environments of Mars and deep-space exploration. The Clouds AO and SEArch team scored the overall winning prize with…

Results of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge for space exploration

Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015
NASA and America Makes (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) co-launched the $2.25 million 3D Printed Habitat Challenge earlier this year as part of NASA's Centennial Challenges program, which awards prizes to innovations originating from diverse independent and non-traditional sources. The first phase of…

Bureau Spectacular’s “Five Normal Houses”, from the A+D Museum’s SHELTER exhibition

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015
What makes a house normal in Los Angeles? How is normality determined? Those are a few of the underlying questions that Bureau Spectacular/Jimenez Lai explores in their project "Five Normal Houses", part of the SHELTER exhibition currently at the A+D Museum. Co-curated by Sam Lubell and…

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…

The winning Himalayan Mountain Hut designs

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
For the Himalayan Mountain Hut competition, HMMD Architecture Competitions teamed up with Samarth Nepal Market Development Programme to create plans for a safe and comfortable shelter for mountain trekkers visiting Nepal's Himalayan region. At the end of the competition, three prize winners shared a cash prize of…

“Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter” exhibition + talk this Friday at Harvard GSD

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Currently on display at Harvard GSD's Gund Hall, the "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition focuses on architectural solutions for extreme climates. The exhibition showcases the investigative work of the students who took an option studio this past fall led by OFIS arhitekti's Spela Videcnik…

Winners of Warming Huts v.2015

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.…

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