A couple of days ago we featured Saucier + Perrotte’s proposal for the Fallingwater On-Site Cottages Competition in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA. Today, Wendell Burnette Architects | Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture shared with us their proposal, which received second place. More images and architect’s description after the break.
They are supposed to be man’s best friend, so why not give them a house? With pet industry growing every year, could this be a new field for architects? With four designs (including a Bauhaus based one), your dog may now have all they ever wanted: a mansion.
Based in Germany, a company named Best Friend’s HOME are providing this four types of mansions and even allow you to design your own. And the best thing, they have a worlwide delivery. Check the other three designs after the break.
The AA Visiting School is a worldwide network organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture in collaboration with each country they visit. They have conducted events and workshops all over the world including Beijing, Madrid, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Singapore among others. This time, from July 26 to August 6 they will visit the University of Tehran in Iran.
In recent years Iran has emerged as a cultural and economic hub within the Middle East; with its illustrious history in architecture it offers a fertile ground for research and investigation. Tehran, its capital city, has become a major laboratory for contemporary cultural production in terms of architecture. The AA Tehran Summer School will explore the potential of algorithmic design using simple elements.
More on the event with images of previous workshops after the break.
Are you an architect with a passion for design and a deep appreciation of a destination’s unique geographical character − its “sense of place”? In an effort to find “the architect,” FlyingTeeth is proud to announce its first ever Boutique Sustainable Hotel Design Competition.
It is FlyingTeeth’s long-term goal to develop a brand of boutique sustainable hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. As they continue to build their team, they want to ensure the inclusion of only the most passionate and responsible individuals. When it comes to “the architect,” they are looking for someone who not only enjoys a team atmosphere but someone who is willing to work hand-in-hand with site planners and the design team they already have in place. If you think this is you, please submit a cover letter, resume and any supporting documents (i.e. a portfolio, recent designs, etc.) that may convince their team of your ability and authenticity. After review, if they find there is a match, they will notify you with an invitation to the competition.
FutureShack is a new way to think about residential architecture. It’s about how it works, not just how it looks. FutureShack creates a platform for dialogue between the public and design professionals. How can architecture help improve the quality of your city? Your neighborhood? Your home? How can you share your vision of living in the future?
It showcases creative responses to our changing lifestyles, across a wide range of building types, budgets, constraints and social agendas. Part debate about how we want to live, part recognition of innovative architecture, FutureShack is judged by a panel of both designers and engaged members of the public. FutureShack is a partnership with the Seattle Times, which will publish selected projects in Pacific Northwest Magazine. An evening of public discussion of the projects will be held at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.
An international award and conference promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability in design for children and young people aged 0-18. Making Space 2010 is an international award supported by the Scottish Government and OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments. Submissions are invited from across the world for the most successful building or space (indoor or outdoor) for children and young people aged 0-18 (inclusive), completed between January 2005 and December 2010.
Entries are welcomed for any building or space that is for children and young people from schools to street furnishings, recreational or educational, rural or urban and should exemplify innovation and creativity in design as well as demonstrating a strong process of user participation and involvement. Entries are encouraged from anyone involved in the creation and use of a building or space, for example, architects, designers, structural engineers, urban designers, landscape designers, teachers, educators, users, children and young people, commercial developers, community groups, design consultancies.
PLAT is accepting submissions (projects, photographs, drawings, prints, media projects, essays) for its forthcoming 1.0 issue.
The qualities of the impostor can be traced through the notions of mirroring, imposing, and masquerading seen throughout the exploits of architecture. Double figuration, misalignments, cases of mistaken identity, and questions of legibility can lead to counterfeit architectures and false promises. But where there is a ‘fake,’ there is always something ‘real’ underneath– two for the price of one. What new potentials are generated by this doubling? In PLAT 1.0, you are invited to re-frame architecture (and other ventures) as an IMPOSTOR. To submit click here.
Seen at Death by Architecture.
Archiprix International is an international design competition, displaying the work of the world’s best graduates in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture!
Organized by the Archiprix Foundation, the 2011 host of MIT in conjunction with the Platform for Permanent Modernity, and sponsored by Hunter Douglas, Archiprix International invites schools to nominate their best graduation project of the past year and submit that project for consideration in the competition, as well as participate in a series of workshops and debates revolving around the topics critical to architectural discourse today.
SHIFTboston is calling on architects, space-architects, scientists, engineers, urban designers, landscape designers, artists and futurists to submit their most provocative ideas for the moon. Think: WHAT IF this could happen on the moon? SHIFTboston seeks to collect visions that will provoke thought on the moon as a new destination. We want radical ideas for new lunar elements such as rovers, growing pods, inflatable structures, and lunar habitats. How about a new moon culture? Competitors are encouraged to form teams in order to tackle multiple concepts.
The Schindler Award has the goal of improving access and overall mobility for all city dwellers, irrespective of their age, status or physical capabilities. To that end, it challenges young architects to think beyond form, light and materials and to focus on the needs of the people who will eventually inhabit the structures and spaces that they design.
The task this year is aimed at transforming a somewhat neglected area of the 1936 Olympic grounds into a pleasing, functional and fully accessible sport and leisure compound. Projects must be submitted by July 30. For more information visit the competition’s official website. Seen at bdonline.
The competition is organized by FAKRO Company and Stadslab European Urban Laboratory, Fontys University (Fontys Academy of Architecture and Urbanism) from Tillburg. The organizers are seeking unconventional concepts transcending the bounds of imagination which present fully functional spaces full of natural light.
FAKRO proSky roof window type will help to achieve the main aim of the competition. The main award in the competition is the participation in Stadslab European Urban Laboratory course Master Classes 2010, held this year in Georgia.
For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Architecture Week.
LOST, perhaps one of the most popular TV shows of the last decade came to an end yesterday. You may or may not have seen the show, and you may or may not like it, but the truth is there was some fine “architectural” treasures. People at Arkinet thought so, so here’s what worth remembering. Images after the break.