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It’s 2015, and Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
RIBA announced the one and only Zaha Hadid as the recipient of the 2016 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Interestingly enough (but not too surprisingly), Hadid is also the one and only female architect to win the prestigious award in her own right. Awarded since 1848 and approved…

“A Folly for London” winners get snarky with London’s proposed Garden Bridge

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
London-based artist Will Jennings created the "Folly for London" competition as a satirical form of protest against the controversial Garden Bridge, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed structure that's proposed for London's River Thames. The free-for-all competition sought absurd, egotistic, illogical entries that propose an alternative "but equally ridiculous"…

100% DESIGN: Design in Colour is next week, September 23-26!

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
You can still register for London's 2015 100% DESIGN tradeshow. For its 21st edition, "Design in Colour", 100% DESIGN will take place in its new home in Olympia London from September 23-26. Since its humble beginnings in a tent in London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%…

designjunction 2015 in London is almost here!

Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015
designjunction 2015 is fast approaching! As part of the 2015 London Design Festival, designjunction will showcase nearly 200 cutting-edge international contemporary design brands inside The College and the Victoria House, located across each other along London's Southampton Row on September 24-27. Visitors are guaranteed to find…

Six finalist teams to proceed in Tintagel Castle Bridge competition

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Stage Two has begun for the Tintagel Castle Bridge competition, which ultimately seeks a structurally elegant bridge whose design is worthy of the infamous 13th-century Tintagel Castle and its notable landscape in north Cornwall. If the castle's name rings a bell, it's famously associated with the legend of…

Three shortlisted for 2015 RIBA Client of the Year

Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015
The client can have an influential role as much as the architect in realizing a project that develops into a public example of "fine architecture". Every year, the Royal Institute of British Architects recognizes exemplary clients in the RIBA Client of the Year award. Previous winners include The Royal…

Shortlist for the 2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize

Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015
The 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize competition is in full swing, with RIBA's announcement of the shortlist today. Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Lawrence—a teenager who aspired to become an architect but was murdered in 1993—the annual prize was set up in 1998 by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation…

RIBA Manser Medal renamed to House of the Year, winner to be broadcast on British TV

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015
RIBA recently announced the renaming of its prestigious Manser Medal competition to the RIBA House of the Year award, with agreement from the Manser family according to the Institute. Established in 2001, the medal was originally named in honor of former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael…

Mark your calendars for designjunction 2015 during the London Design Festival

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015
The College and the Victoria House in London's Southampton Row will be filled with over 100 leading international contemporary design brands during designjunction 2015 on September 24-27. As part of the upcoming 2015 London Design Festival, the designjunction tradeshow will showcase an array of cutting-edge designs from…

Herzog & de Meuron winners of 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Swiss master architects Jaques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron have been selected to receive the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award. Presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the award honors practices or individuals with outstanding recent contributions to both the theory and practice of architecture. The…

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