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2014 MASterworks Awards for Design Excellence in NYC

00:00 - 24 June, 2014
2014 MASterworks Awards for Design Excellence in NYC, BRIC Arts Media House & Urban Glass/ LEESER Architecture. Image Courtesy of MAS NYC
BRIC Arts Media House & Urban Glass/ LEESER Architecture. Image Courtesy of MAS NYC

The Municipal Art Society (MAS) of New York announced their list of honorees for the 2014 MASterworks Awards last week.  These annual awards are dedicated to buildings, completed the year previously in the city of New York, that exemplify a high standard of design, and make a significant contribution to the city’s urban environment.  This year, all of these projects are located outside of the city center and cover a wide range of programming, from an African-American heritage museum, to a pencil factory addition.

Vin Cipolla, president of MAS said that “the 2014 MASterworks winners strike a great balance between groundbreaking design and historic preservation. We are thrilled that all the winners this year are in the outer boroughs, proving that design excellence is happening throughout the city.”  See the full list of winners here, or take a look at the five major category winners after the break!

RedHouse / Hans Kabsch Vela

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
RedHouse / Hans Kabsch Vela, © Onnis Luque R.
© Onnis Luque R.

© Onnis Luque R. © Onnis Luque R. © Onnis Luque R. © Onnis Luque R. +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tulipanes, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Project Area

    243.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Onnis Luque R.

Vigía Del Fuerte Educational Park / Mauricio Valencia + Diana Herrera + Lucas Serna + Farhid Maya

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Vigía Del Fuerte Educational Park / Mauricio Valencia + Diana Herrera + Lucas Serna + Farhid Maya, © Farhid Maya
© Farhid Maya

© Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya +29

House In The Beach / Drew Mandel Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
House In The Beach  / Drew Mandel Architects, © Shai Gil Fotography
© Shai Gil Fotography

© Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography © Shai Gil Fotography +8

Comercio 117 / ARCHETONIC

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Comercio 117 / ARCHETONIC, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Comercio, Escandón, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Jacobo Micha Mizrahi
  • Project Area

    1883.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 “Outstanding Projects” selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees.

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.” See all 36 winners after the break.

Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Fidalga, 772 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Vinicius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin
  • Project Coordinators

    Marcio Tanaka, Marina Mermelstein
  • Collaborators

    Florian Schmidt-Hidding, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Renata Andrulis
  • Area

    3775.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt / Slangen+Koenis Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt  / Slangen+Koenis Architects, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +32

Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Design Team

    Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel.
  • Project Area

    772.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Interested in Public-Interest Design? Apply to the Enterprise Rose Fellowship By July 10

00:00 - 23 June, 2014
Interested in Public-Interest Design? Apply to the Enterprise Rose Fellowship By July 10, A Rose Fellow working on a community design project. Image Courtesy of Enterprise Community Partners
A Rose Fellow working on a community design project. Image Courtesy of Enterprise Community Partners

Shelter is a basic human need, but over 11 million families cannot afford a safe and stable place to live. In a crusade to change this sad fact, the Enterprise Rose Fellowship gives socially-minded architects the tools they need to pursue careers in affordable housing and community development. For more on the learning opportunity, head over to Next City and click here.

Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough +15

Ampera Six / Chrystalline Architect

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
© William Kalengkongan
© William Kalengkongan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Chrystalline Artchitect
  • C+S Design Team

    Risty Novritasari, Michelle Dharmawan, Febrian Adhitya,Suryo Adi, Agustina, Mutia Sari
  • Principal

    Christophorus Jauhari
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan +55

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre / Stanton Williams

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre / Stanton Williams, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow Courtesy of Stanton Williams +16

SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz, Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz
Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106, United States
  • Project Year

    2014

Birralee Primary School / Kerstin Thompson Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Birralee Primary School / Kerstin Thompson Architects, © Derwek Swalwell
© Derwek Swalwell

© Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    26 Heyington Avenue, Manningham VIC 3108, Australia
  • Design Team

    Kerstin Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Tim Heron, Lynn Chew, Michael Archibald, William Samuels
  • Program & Project Management

    Arup
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014

00:00 - 23 June, 2014
CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014, Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM
Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the regional winners of its 2014 Best Tall Building award. Chosen from a selection of 88 nominees, the four winning buildings will go on to compete for the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, due to be announced in December.

The winners and finalists this year show significant diversity in form, function and philosophy; normally low-rise typologies such as education, green buildings, renovations and boundary-pushing shapes have all made the list. Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang and Chair of the jury, said: "The submissions this year... reflect the dawning of a global recognition that tall buildings have a critical role to play in a rapidly changing climate and urban environment."

Read on after the break for the full list of winners and finalists

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Image © Michel van de Kar Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building / SERA Architects + Cutler Anderson Architects. Image © Nic Lehoux Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM De Rotterdam / OMA. Image © Michel van de Kar +5

The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation, Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Mauritshuis, a Dutch 17th century city palace in The Hague, will reopen this week following a large scale renovation and extension designed by Hans van Heeswijk with servicing and fire engineering undertaken by Arup. Similar to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which reopened after a ten year restoration and remodelling in 2013, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery exhibits one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings including Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Alongside a large scale renovation, Hans van Heeswijk have also extended the galleries with new exhibition spaces, an auditorium and educational spaces.

Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman +24

House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +66