Architects: Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados
Location: Nova Lima, MG, Brazil
Project Architects: Denise Macedo, in partnership with Jr Piacesi
Collaborators: Patrícia Takamatsu, Ana Beatriz Cançado, Renato de Pieri, Bárbara Impelizieri, Alexandre Vasconcelos
Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Gustavo Xavier
Organized in 2006 by eVolo Magazine the Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas for vertical living. After reviewing more than 600 projects from 83 different countries, the winners for the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition have just been announced.
First place was awarded to Derek Pirozzi from the United States, currently an intern at Olson Kundig Architects. Second place went to Darius Maïkoff and Elodie Godo, from France. And third place was awarded to Ting Xu and Yiming Chen from China. Check the images and more info on the winners after the break.
The European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) is a joint program that aims to produce highly qualified, university trained urban designers, physical planners and researchers. The EMU program brings together the strengths and richness of different design approaches and methods, and the long traditions and experiences in urban planning and design of each of the participating universities.
The master course is design oriented and affirms the role of design in the knowledge process, while integrating different levels of scale. Learning by doing, research by design, and the project as knowledge producer constitute the key concerns and standpoints of this European postgraduate master’s degree.
More info after the break.
Architects: JSa Archirectura
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Karen Cheirif, Francisco Martínez, Juan Manuel Soler, Irvine Torres, Juan Pablo Victal, Sofía Villareal, Romelia Hernández, Ingrid Ramos, Juan Reyes
Real Estate Development: Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sánchez, Alvaro Becker
Interior Design: Javier Sánchez, Leticia Serrano, Cecilia Solis, Karen Kimura
Area: 12,281 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of JSa Architectura
Last year, we asked our Facebook Fans to share with us their thoughts on the best smartphone apps for architects. The list was quite interesting and at number 9 we had [steel] an app for iOS and Android developed by our friends at The Mobile Engineer.
Starting today and throughout this week, along with The Mobile Engineer, we are organizing a giveaway so 15 iOS users and 3 Android users can get [steel] and many other apps that would cost $30 if bought individually. To participate, you must become a registered user and answer the following question in our comments:
How much time did you spend working in your smartphone a year ago, how much time do you spend today, and how much time do you think you’ll spend one year from today?
When leaving your comment, please specify if you’re an iOS user, or an Android one. The winners will be announced next Monday!
Along with the giveaway, iOS users can select if they want to participate as beta testers for a new app that The Mobile Engineer is working on. This will give you free copies when released and your name/company will be credited with the app. If you would like to test it, please email David Homes directly at this address. Good luck!
This innovative post-graduate program is aimed at professionals who wish to play a leading role in cross functional teams engaged in architectural and urban design.
It covers five areas:
·Building and Energy Technologies
The program is designed to last one year, with rotations between Madrid and Barcelona and provide its students with exposure to the cultural and urbanistic design paradigms which characterize both cities. It is infused with the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit that defines the IE Business School programs. The curriculum integrates hands on design and theory in an environment that invites open experimentation and professional relationships.
In addition to the core curriculum, the IE Master in Architectural Design Academic Advisors offer an international network of professionals and contributors that ensures the program figures prominently within the context of current international architectural debates. More after the break.
Archipendium 2014 showcases great examples of modern architecture from all around the world. 365 different architectural studios have been featured over the past few years, including; BIG, Chaix & Morel, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, David Chipperfield, Delugan Meissl, Eisenman Architects, Foster+Partners, gmp von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Graft, Jean Nouvel, King Kong, Massimiliano Fuksas, MVRDV, OMA, Steven Holl Architects, Tony Fretton, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid. In order to get a unique view of modern architecture, every featured architect personally chooses which project to submit. Each project is presented as a main photograph, with additional text and drawings on the reverse.
More than just a calendar, Archipendium 2014 is a collector’s item. This calendar is an impressive overview of the latest trends in both modern architecture and design. Become part of the Archipendium architectural calendar that shows different contemporary architecture for every day of the year. Participation in this publication is free of charge.
Interested? Please send us an email with the following information attached after the break.
Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos + FRENTE arquitectura
Location: Mexico City, México
Project Architects: Derek Dellekamp, Juan Pablo Maza
Principal Architect: Aisha Ballesteros
Design Team: Alin V. Wallach, Arais Reyes, Sandra Ortiz, Verónica Alatorre
Area: 1,310.63 sqm
Photographs: Dante Busquets, Oscar Necoechea
Last year, we were reached by the organizers of the Treehouses in Paradise Competition in order to help them spread the word. A couple of days later, we realized the competition was in fact a scam, so we took the call for proposals down, and published this statement.
Unfortunately, we weren’t the only ones tricked, as several architects payed the fee to enter the competition and worked hard to prepare their proposals, only to realize they had lost their money, time, and work.
We decided to reach out to those who prepared their entries to help them realize that maybe all their work wasn’t in fact, for nothing. So we’re giving you, our readers, the opportunity to help your own colleagues. After the break you’ll find all the proposals we received. We encourage you to share your thoughts through the comments. Which one do you like the most? What would you improve (with respect please)?