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.
Established by Aga Khan IV (the current Islamic leader responsible for the interpretation of Islam and the improvement of his followers’ lives), the Aga Khan Award for Architecture rewards architectural achievement that meets the “aspirations of Islamic societies.” Every three years, the honor is awarded to multiple projects and it recognizes projects, teams, and stakeholders, in addition to buildings and people. This year marks the 11th award cycle (which began in 2008) and the short list has just been announced. The projects are quite varied ranging from a mosque in Bangladesh, to a textile factory in Turkey, to a community center in Sri Lanka.
More about the award after the break. (more…)
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.
Eli Broad, an American philanthropist, is getting ready to design the newest home for his extensive art collection. For his latest museum project, on the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street in Los Angeles, Broad invited six of the professions’ leading minds to compete. Resting across the street from Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Arata Isozaki’s 1986 Museum of Contemporary Art, Broad’s museum with include approximately 40,000 square feet of top-floor exhibition space, along with offices for the Broad Art Foundation.
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.
Suburbia is not as built out as it seems. Consider the mapping of 8,300 acres of opportunity—vacant parcels and parking lots—in the many small downtowns of the country’s “first suburbs” on Long Island. On the occasion of the release of these revealing new interactive maps, the Long Island Index invites all architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, and everyone else interested in shaping our suburbs’ future to help us “Build a Better Burb.”
This ideas competition seeks bold design proposals for retrofitting underutilized asphalt in suburban downtowns into innovative and surprising new uses, forms and urbanisms. The best ideas, designs, images, and videos will be selected as finalists by a diverse jury of distinguished academics and professionals and exhibited online. Cash prizes totaling $22,500 will also be awarded.
In the second year of AECOM’s Design + Planning online ideas competition, Urban SOS: Transformations calls for responses to sites in one of seven cities that are undergoing transformations. The open student ideas competition for 2010 seeks to engage students in the design, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, environmental and related fields, with the urban conditions that are now facing the majority of the world’s population.
This year, they are exploring the topic of ‘Transformations,’ looking at seven cities in particular that are in the midst of a change or collection of changes that represent both challenges and opportunities to the shared futures of each city. Entrants must submit a site redevelopment plan that addresses specific issues in one of the seven cities (Beijing, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Phoenix, Port au Prince, Sao Paulo).
Four finalists (individuals or teams) will travel to Barcelona in November to present their submissions to our jury at the World Architecture Festival. Seen at Death by Architecture. More information on the competition’s official website.
The International Competition A HOUSE IN LUANDA: PATIO AND PAVILION, promoted by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale together with Luanda Triennale, with the goal of selecting the best proposal for the conception of a family unit house in Luanda, was the most participated International Competition of Ideas ever to take place in Portugal.
They received 599 proposals, 588 of which were accepted to the competition. Architects from 44 countries applied their proposals, coming from all the 5 continents.
Complete list of 30 finalists with some photos after the break. (more…)
Architects in Mission (AIM) Competition is organized by Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates (ZNA), and its goal is to promote high quality design among architecture students and young professionals, and to provide a stage for them to demonstrate their design gifts and abilities.
Cable 8 was a factory complex in Beijing, China, producing electrical cables, and has recently evolved into a re-vitalized incubator for art and design. The low rise Cable 8 buildings, with their ivy-covered brick walls, form a sharp contrast to the high rise structures that have sprung up around it.
Participants are asked to come up with strategies and mechanisms that will improve Cable 8, making it more susceptible to the rapidly changing urban landscape, and perform better as a cultural carrier that helps to diversify the otherwise homogeneous nature of the CBD area. Participants can either improve the existing buildings in Cable 8 or introduce new architecture.
For more information, visit the competition’s official website.
Architects for Health invite architectural students to submit projects to be considered for the third annual Student Healthcare Design Award 2010. As in previous years any project relating to the design of a healthcare building can be submitted, however the 2010 competition introduces a greater emphasis on the sample brief – Designing for Death: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise and a specific prize will be awarded for the most successful response to the sample brief we have prepared.
An international ideas competition SEA-CHANGE 2030+ has been launched by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). This is the world’s second urban sea level rise ideas competition and the first to invite active participation from both design professionals as well as tertiary and school students to tackle the effects of climate change.
The competition invites design proposals to either protect the city from rising Harbour water or to make modifications to the environment to ensure sea level rise does not adversely affect property, parks and open spaces.
Entries are due by June 30 and prize winners announced in late July. For complete information, visit the competition’s official website.
The 2010 Washington UNBUILT Awards Program recognizes excellence in projects that to date remain unbuilt – theoretical, academic, and other unbuilt projects. Projects entered will be displayed and judged as part of the DesignDC conference in August 2010. This competition is conducted by the Washington Chapter/AIA and is conducted independently of other awards programs sponsored by the National American Institute of Architects and other AIA components.
Greek architects Point Supreme shared their urban plan + architecture foundation building competition proposal for Cordoba, Spain with us. The proposal seeks to connect the San Pablo block with the more central part of the city by capitalizing on the site’s diversity of entry points. The building, an architecture institution, is designed to frame the void that resides next to and under the structure.
More about the proposal after the break. (more…)
The competition is a closed invitation process with 5 participants following an international open application procedure. The invited participants will be asked to submit a masterplan (deadline Sept 6, 2010) and also to make themselves available for a week in October to present and discuss the masterplan with students at the Leuphana Fresher’s week, as well as support groups of students in associated projects.
Deadline for application is June 1, 2010. For more information, click here.
This open international ideas competition is for the integrated design of an innovative music venue in the East River State Park located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The new park is the site of the ‘Jelly Pool Parties’ summer concert series which brings 10,000 fans to the site on sunday afternoons to enjoy free performances by progressive independent artists.
SuckerPUNCH challenges designers to develop a network of stages and facilities which can accommodate and enhance these performances through a progressive design strategy. For more information on submission, requirements, jury, awards and schedule, visit the competition’s official website.