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Hollyhock House, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, drought designs win in L.A. Architectural Awards

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015
As per usual, the Los Angeles Architectural Awards, bestowed annually by the LA Business Council, reeled in a new set of high-caliber projects for 2015, with several of this year's winning projects addressing California's severe drought. Over three dozen teams were recognized for their projects that exhibit excellence in…

Emerging designers win in inaugural Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015
The non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk announced today the winners of their inaugural Product Design Challenge. Participants were challenged design sustainable products that meet the competition's core criterion of "remaking the way we make things". In other words, products had to…

AIA selects the 2015 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015
The AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015. For the last 19 years, the annual Top Teen Green Projects program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for highlighting sustainable design excellence. The…

Perkins+Will’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability wins 2015 RAIC Green Building Award

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced the University of British Columbia's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability as the 2015 recipient of the Green Building Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in buildings that are considered to exhibit environmentally responsible design features as well as promote the health…

Boston Living with Water finalists propose strategies to strengthen the city’s climate resiliency

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The coastal historic city of Boston is projected to have up to five or six feet of saltwater flooding by the year 2100. In response to this, the Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects teamed up to create the Boston Living…

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…

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