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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…

Results of [AC-CA]‘s MILAN World Expo info pavilion competition

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Believe it or not, we're already at the end of 2014. That means there's only a couple of months until the Milan World Expo 2015, which starts May 1 through October 31, 2015. [AC-CA]'s [MILAN] World Expo Pavilion competition invited the international architecture and design…

Boeri Studio wins International Highrise Award 2014, over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that…

Kjellander + Sjöberg to design Skärvet neighborhood block in Växjö, Sweden

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture firm Kjellander + Sjöberg was recently chosen to design the initial stage of a new urban mixed-use development on the Skärvet block in Växjö, Sweden. The competition, which was held by the Municipality of Växjö, marked the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a long-term vision for…

Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014
The Land Art Generator Initiative held its 2014 ideas competition in Copenhagen -- a timely choice as the Danish city works toward carbon neutrality by 2025. The LAGI competition invited interdisciplinary teams worldwide to share their ideas on how to incorporate sustainable infrastructure art to Copenhagen. Two…

Winners of the LEAF Awards 2014

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The results of the LEAF Awards 2014 are out! Every year, the LEAF International highlights projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Winners were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Swissotel in Düsseldorf/Neuss, Germany on October…

U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition is accepting entries that showcase an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures. The winner(s) will receive…

Zumtobel Group Award 2014 shortlist

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
The Zumtobel Group Award is back for its fourth edition. Organized by Aedes Berlin, the biannual award highlights contemporary built or conceptual works that exhibit exceptional innovative design, technology and construction. The winning projects have also made significant contribution to society and sustainability in the built environment. …

A tree-inspired 3rd prize proposal from the Shuter Dreamworks Green Factory competition

Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Williamson Architects shared their 3rd-prize proposal for the Shuter Dreamworks Green Factory competition. The international competition sought the best design for a sustainable factory building for leading Taiwanese storage company SHUTER in Taichung, Taiwan. According to a press statement, SHUTER has plans to build the SHUTER Dreamworks…

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. …

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