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Flashback: Gowanus Urban Field Station by Office of Architecture, an Axis Civitas Honorable Mention

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015
Earlier this month, Gowanus by Design's Axis Civitas competition concluded with a fantastic set of urban strategies that would help restore and preserve the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Among the top-winning submissions was "Gowanus Urban Field Station" by Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, and Valentin…

Axis Civitas winners propose urban strategies for Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood

Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015
For their third annual competition, Gowanus by Design organized Axis Civitas to explore the potential development of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, and to address the lack of a sustainable urban strategy that would restore and preserve the area. The two-component competition required…

The winners of Archinect’s “Dry Futures” competition are revealed!

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Bustler and our sister site Archinect are pleased to announce the winners of the Dry Futures competition! As California's historic drought wears on, the demand to find viable solutions to help alleviate arid conditions is no easy task. However, the global architecture community is equipped…

Archinect presents DRY FUTURES, an ideas competition addressing California’s severe drought

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
California's unprecedented drought continues to grow worse as time wears on, to the point that water may become the pivotal issue of the next century. Considering that the Golden State — which has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs according to an…

Winners of the Boston Living with Water competition

Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects teamed up to create the Boston Living with Water competition, in response to predictions that Boston will experience up to 5-6 feet of saltwater flooding by the year 2100. Planners and designers…

“The Pool” to be Australia’s 2016 Venice Biennale pavilion concept

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Five shortlisted proposals vied for the opportunity to design Australia's 2016 Venice Biennale national pavilion exhibition -- a token of national pride. The Australian Institute of Architects’ Venice Biennale Committee selected "The Pool" by Aileen Sage Architects and urban strategist Michelle Tabet as the winning concept.…

Arid Lands Institute’s Drylands Resilience Initiative wins $100K 2015 Latrobe Prize

Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Woodbury University Arid Lands Institute's "Drylands Resilience Initiative" was honored with the AIA College of Fellows 2015 Latrobe Prize. Named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the biennial prize is awarded for a two-year research program that can lead to significant advances in the architecture profession. …

Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Competition results

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015
The Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently revealed the results for their fourth International Architecture Competition, based on the Foundation's mission to provide creative opportunities for young architects and designers. The competition's topics focus on the elements of Water and Space. Out of 1,749 applications worldwide, the three top-prize…

Living Breakwaters wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
From 20 semi-finalists down to 7 finalists, "Living Breakwaters" took the grand prize of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, considered to be the highest award for social impact design. Designed by a multidisciplinary team led by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, Living Breakwaters uses…

A look at a winning Bargework “floating office” competition entry

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Mateusz Mastalski, Ole Robin Storjohann, and Karolina Raczka shared with us their winning "Floating Island" entry for the Bargework floating office competition.  As office spaces continue to be redefined and worldwide sealevels slowly rise, participants had to design a 10 x 40 m. sustainable, innovative office…

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