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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…

RIBA announces the National Theatre in London as the 2015 Client of the Year

Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015
In another announcement from RIBA during their 2015 Stirling Prize party today, the National Theatre in London won the 2015 Client of the Year award. Every year, RIBA honors exemplary clients who have contributed to developing examples of "fine architecture" within the United Kingdom. The National…

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…

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