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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. …

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…

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