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Facades+ extends early bird special - register now!

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014
Mark your calendars and act now: Facades+ Performance has just extended its early bird registration by two weeks. Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos, this two-day conference in Chicago will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of façade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. …

Appearances DO matter in the 2014 Danish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Looks aren't everything in architecture, but they sure count! According to the Danish pavilion exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the power of aesthetics and simply using one's senses can lead to finding new approaches to design. Titled Empowerment of Aesthetics, the Danish exhibition examines how paying…

Winners of the 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014
Stellar sustainable design around the world always deserves recognition. The 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards program — hosted by RAIC | Architecture Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects — recently announced this year's winners in acknowledgment of their contributions to the quality of…

AIA announces the 2014 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Since it's Earth Day, here are the 18th annual Top Ten Green Projects just announced by the AIA and their Committee on the Environment (COTE). The awards program is the best known in the field for recognizing excellence in sustainable architecture and ecological design. Additionally, the…

Moved to Care competition winners highlight the importance of safe healthcare for all

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014
No matter what country you live in, everyone deserves access to safe and secure healthcare. Re-emphasizing this global issue is Building Trust International's Moved to Care competition, which sought feasible design solutions for a portable healthcare facility for high-demand regions in Southeast Asia. Out of…

The Bartlett exhibiting award-winning “Innovation in Technology” projects now until Jan. 31

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014
To any of our readers in the London area, you can still get a chance to stop by The Bartlett's Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition at The Lobby Gallery now until next Friday, Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public! The exhibition highlights…

KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. The young Japanese-Danish firm's entry — which was designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen…

Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013
Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given. Below are a couple of the entries that piqued our interest.

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects wins an ARC13 Architecture Award

Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013
The ultramodern Villa Kogelhof in Kamperland, the Netherlands has just been awarded one of the prestigious Dutch ARC13 Architecture Prize. The building's designers, Amsterdam-based Paul de Ruiter Architects, were honored with the prize — alongside three other award winners — at a festive award ceremony in Rotterdam.

Winners of The Great Indoors Award 2013 explore “The Nature of Things” in interior design

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Great Indoors 2013 recently announced the winners for this year's competition. The 2013 theme focused on The Nature of Things — in regards to the increasing global trend of incorporating repurpose, sustainability, and reconnecting with natural elements in interior design. Out of 271 entries from…

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