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Escobedo Soliz Studio wins the 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016
MoMA PS1 announced today that Escobedo Soliz Studio has won the 2016 Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. The winner of the annual YAP competition will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City in Queens, NY with an outdoor installation — specifically…

Six public interest design winners announced for 2016 SEED Awards

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Every year, the SEED Awards recognizes top-notch public interest design projects that address some of today's critical social, economic, and environmental issues. During the rigorous evaluation process, the jury judges the submissions based on the following criteria: Effectiveness, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Impactful, Systemic, and Participation. For 2016, six winners…

Cradle to Cradle announces winners of second Product Design Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Cradle to Cradle launched the very first Product Design Challenge last year to encourage young designers to continuously rethink everyday design through sustainable, innovative practices. Launched in collaboration with Autodesk, the bi-annual competition returned for a second time, along with a new set of winning designs! In…

A quick rundown on the Europan 13 results

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Another edition has concluded for Europan! The Europe-wide competition recognizes the best urban and architectural proposals for assigned sites throughout the continent. Young architects and professionals under 40 had to respond to the Europan 13 theme: "The Adaptable City: Self-Organization – Sharing – Project (Process)", an increasingly globally relevant…

Architecture at Zero 2015 winners propose zero-energy student housing building

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015
As time passes, the need increases for feasible innovative technology in architecture. In response to this, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) launched the Architecture at Zero competition to encourage ongoing research on zero net energy design. For its fifth edition, professional and student participants designed…

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…

“GreenWave” wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced GreenWave as the winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Attracting over 400 entries this year, the competition pool was steeply narrowed down to only six finalists. As the winning initiative, GreenWave will receive the $100,000 grand prize toward…

A glimpse of the SURE HOUSE by 2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In the last two years, over a dozen teams of college students from the U.S. and abroad designed fully operating solar-powered houses for the biennial U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. First launched in 2002, the 2015 Decathlon took place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine,…

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…

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