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MIT wins top design award for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016
Students got the chance to contribute their ideas to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition that was launched last summer. The challenge was to design a sub-scale prototype pod for the Hyperloop, which is slowly becoming a reality as time pushes forward. This past weekend, 115 student teams…

Foster + Partners wins Cardiff Interchange competition

Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Foster + Partners recently won the competition to design the Cardiff Interchange in Wales. The Interchange will be Cardiff's central bus station that is also part of the larger Central Square regeneration masterplan, which quite coincidentally, Foster + Partners is already designing. The firm is no stranger to Central…

SpaceX sets up Hyperloop Pod Competition for students and engineers

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
University students and engineers now have a chance to contribute to the ongoing development of Elon Musk's and SpaceX's Hyperloop, the high-speed ground transit system that Musk first unveiled in 2013. Since then, the Hyperloop has attracted a healthy amount of speculation and exploration, including the establishment…

Five shortlisted teams advance to Stage 2 of Singapore Rail Corridor project

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore recently announced the five shortlisted architecture + landscape architecture teams in a two-stage RFP for the Singapore Rail Corridor project. Stretching from north to south of Singapore through various cityscapes and natural landscapes, the Rail Corridor is a 24 km-long railway…

A peek at AEROLINER3000, a Tomorrow’s Train Design Today finalist scheme for UK’s railway

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015
Munich-based Andreas Vogler Studio + German Aerospace Center Institute of Vehicle Concepts DLR from Stuttgart is one of three finalists in the Tomorrow's Train Design Today competition in the UK. The RSSB and Network Rail-funded Future Railway Programme -- in…

Kengo Kuma & Associates to design Saint-Denis Pleyel Metro Station in Paris

Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Saint-Denis Pleyel Emblematic Train Station marks the beginning of big urban development slated for the Saint-Denis Pleyel region in Paris, France. Kengo Kuma & Associates recently won the competition to design the train station, which will function as a central station of the upcoming Grand Paris…

NY Transportation Landmarks 50th anniversary exhibition to open on March 14

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015
Need some weekend plans around NYC? The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn will open their New York Transportation Landmarks exhibition, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New York's Landmarks Law. The law contributed to the rediscovery and recognition of more than 30,000 architectural and historic…

Pilot project planned for COLDSCAPES winner, The Edmonton Freezeway

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
After being announced as one of the winners in the popular COLDSCAPES design competition in 2013, the "Freezeway" may become a reality in the wintry landscape of Edmonton, Canada. Designed by Edmonton-born student Matthew Gibbs, the Freezeway is an artificial 11 km trail that uses Edmonton's below-freezing…

Architectural patron Jane Priestman wins inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize

Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Architects' Journal reported today that architectural patron and "visionary" client Jane Priestman was awarded the inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize. Launched earlier this year, the lifetime achievement award recognizes non-architects who have contributed greatly to the architectural profession and are also regarded as having a lasting…

“The Packard Belt”, 2nd-prize Reanimate the Ruins winner in fuller detail

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014
"Reanimate the Ruins" was another recently concluded ideas competition that challenged entrants to design a new urban center on the site of the historic Packard Motor Plant in Detroit. Entrants had to preserve original components of the decommissioned Packard while integrating new mixed-use elements for future development.…

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