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BIG will design the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, with 4 more architects joining the party

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It was only a matter of time before Bjarke Ingels would be invited to design the one and only Serpentine Pavilion. Today, the London-based Serpentine Gallery announced that the Copenhagen/NYC-based firm will design the annual — and highly anticipated — temporary outdoor pavilion for the summer season. Over the…

This February, Archinect is all about furniture – and they’re making room for yours, too

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016
Lean back in that Eames and rest your cup on that Noguchi – February is furniture month on Archinect, and they're going to luxuriate in an overstuffed Fatboy of furniture-related editorial, including yours. Archinect wants your furniture musings, interviews, critiques, designs, projects and investigations, for review…

Shortlisted concepts for Redefining St. Hilda’s revealed, will be exhibited Feb. 1

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016
In celebration of their 125th anniversary, St. Hilda's College in Oxford is planning for an upgrade. Right now, the College is getting closer to finding the winning redevelopment concept in their Redefining St. Hilda's invite-only design competition. The more than £10 million project consists of improving student and Fellow…

“Creation from Catastrophe” at RIBA explores the possibilities of post-disaster design

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
One of the first hopeful signs that things are picking up again after disaster strikes a city is the rebuilding of structures. As difficult as the aftermath may be, disasters become an opportunity for architects and communities to figure out new ways to design and build. In this spirit,…

Winners of the RIBA 2015 President’s Medals Student Awards

Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
First awarded in 1836, the RIBA President's Medal Student Awards are considered to be one of the highest accolades in architectural education. Aiming to incite global architectural debate, the program attracts the crème de la crème of research projects by Architecture I and II graduate students, who are then…

Assemble announced as 2015 Turner Prize winner

Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015
British architectural collective Assemble was revealed as the winner of the 2015 Turner Prize during a live broadcast today on Britain's Channel 4. Regarded as one of Europe's most prestigious visual art awards, the Turner Prize recognizes a British artist under the age of 50 for outstanding exhibition or…

A closer look at the Flint House, the 2015 RIBA House of the Year

Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015
Built atop the flint-surfaced landscape of the Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the Skene Catling De La Peña-designed Flint House won the RIBA House of the Year award for 2015. The project was announced as the winner during the "Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year" TV series on…

Rem Koolhaas/OMA to design proposed Manchester Arts Centre, “The Factory”

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Manchester City Council announced on Wednesday that Rem Koolhaas/OMA will design The Factory, the proposed £110 million (approx. US$166.3 million) Manchester Arts Centre in England. Koolhaas won the commission in an international design competition over fellow starchitects including Zaha Hadid, Mecanoo, Grimshaw Architects, Rafael Viñoly, DS+R, and Haworth…

Four houses currently shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2015

Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
RIBA has already revealed the first four houses shortlisted for the recently renamed House of the Year award. Formerly called the Manser Medal, the House of the Year award still carries the same purpose of distinguishing the year's most innovative house designed by a UK-based architect. Since…

Niall McLaughlin Architects’ Fishing Hut wins the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015
RIBA made a slew of winning announcements during their annual Stirling Prize party in London yesterday evening. In addition to the winning announcements for the prestigious Stirling Prize and Client of the Year, RIBA announced the Fishing Hut by London-based Niall McLaughlin Architects as the winning project…

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