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Proposals for Portland, New York Win US Tall Wood Building Prize

08:00 - 17 September, 2015
Proposals for Portland, New York Win US Tall Wood Building Prize, Framework; Portland, Oregon / Framework, LLC. Image Courtesy of LEVER Architecture
Framework; Portland, Oregon / Framework, LLC. Image Courtesy of LEVER Architecture

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, has announced the winners of the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The two winning projects—Framework, by Framework, LLC, and 475 West 18th, by 130-134 Holdings LLC—will each receive $1.5 million in funding for their development in Portland and New York, respectively. 

Each of the projects took a unique perspective on wood building systems, fulfilling the competition’s call “to showcase the safe application, practicality, and sustainability of a minimum 80-foot structure that uses mass timber, composite wood technologies, and innovative building techniques.”

On Architecture: Moshe Safdie in Conversation with Nicolai Ouroussoff

07:00 - 17 September, 2015
On Architecture: Moshe Safdie in Conversation with Nicolai Ouroussoff, Moshe Safdie, FAIA, NA, 2015 Gold Medal Recipient
Moshe Safdie, FAIA, NA, 2015 Gold Medal Recipient

On September 24, the National Academy Museum will present a conversation on architecture between 2015 AIA Gold Medal Recipient Moshe Safdie and acclaimed architectural writer and critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. This public event—presented in conjunction with the National Academy Museum’s exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie (September 10, 2015 – January 10, 2016)—invites audiences to enjoy a spirited discussion on art, architecture, culture and context with two leaders in the field of architecture and architectural criticism. 

100 Ideas for Solving London's Housing Crisis, According to New London Architecture

06:00 - 17 September, 2015
Innovation License by Baca Architects. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture
Innovation License by Baca Architects. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture

With ideas ranging from floating homes to new mega-cities, New London Architecture has revealed 100 proposals to address the housing crisis in London. The ideas will be on display as part of the New Ideas for Housing exhibition at the NLA Galleries in the Building Centre in London. After an open ideas competition announced June 2015, over 200 entries from 16 different countries were received. Of the 100 shortlisted projects 10 finalists will be selected and have the opportunity to work with the Greater London Authority to implement their ideas. Read more about the entries and exhibit after the break.

MODS by HAL Architects. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture Living Arteries by Benjamin Marks. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture Floatopolis by dRMM. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture The Streets by NBBJ. Image Courtesy of New London Architecture + 14

Day-Care Center for Elderly People / Francisco Gómez Díaz + Baum Lab

05:00 - 17 September, 2015
Day-Care Center for Elderly People  / Francisco Gómez Díaz + Baum Lab, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 20

Credit One Kuwait Office / AGi Architects

03:00 - 17 September, 2015
Credit One Kuwait Office / AGi Architects, © Juan Roldán
© Juan Roldán

© Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán + 21

Archmarathon 2015 Beirut

02:30 - 17 September, 2015
Archmarathon 2015 Beirut, Archmarathon 2015 Beirut
Archmarathon 2015 Beirut

Developed from an idea by Publicomm, ARCHMARATHON is an International Architecture event that brings together 42 Architecture Design Studios in a unique and unprecedented format. The first edition took place in November 2014 in Milan and was a great success with the public and highly appreciated by the participants. After the tremendous success of this first edition, the FEDERATION OF LEBANESE ENGINEERS and Publicomm organize a special edition focusing on architects originally from the Arab and Mediterranean Countries. As a result, there will be a special edition held in Beirut, Lebanon from the 8th to the 10th of October 2015.

Maternity and Oncologic Parking / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos + Rafael Ángel Otero Mosquera

02:00 - 17 September, 2015
Maternity and Oncologic  Parking / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos + Rafael Ángel Otero Mosquera, © Héctor Santos-Díez
© Héctor Santos-Díez

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez + 24

Restaurant IlForno / PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos

02:00 - 17 September, 2015
Restaurant IlForno / PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos, © Santiago Bohórquez
© Santiago Bohórquez

Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO Courtesy of PLASMA NODO + 41

The Alpine Pranburi / Beautbureau

22:00 - 16 September, 2015
The Alpine Pranburi  / Beautbureau, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio + 20

Event: Eyes on Boston: Back Bay Photo Walk

19:30 - 16 September, 2015
Event: Eyes on Boston: Back Bay Photo Walk, Image: Daniel Catt, Creative Commons License.
Image: Daniel Catt, Creative Commons License.

From Trinity Church to Boston’s “high spine” of skyscrapers, explore how architectural photographers see the cityscape in this dynamic session suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers alike. During this intimate exploration of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, you will learn to produce memorable images that convey a sense of place and a connection to landscape and surroundings. Professional photographer Emily O’Brien will help you and other enthusiastic photographers see Boston in a whole new way.

The Clinic / hcreates

19:00 - 16 September, 2015
The Clinic / hcreates, © Seth Powers Photography
© Seth Powers Photography

© Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiashan Road, Xuhui, China, 200032
  • Project Year

    2015

Bass Street Residence / B.E Architecture

17:00 - 16 September, 2015
Bass Street Residence / B.E Architecture, © Melany Wimpee
© Melany Wimpee

© Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee + 17

75 Projects Advance in Reinventing Paris Competition

16:20 - 16 September, 2015
75 Projects Advance in Reinventing Paris Competition, Map of all 23 sites. Image © Reinventer Paris
Map of all 23 sites. Image © Reinventer Paris

Dominique Perrault, David Chipperfield, OMA, Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, and Jacques Ferrier are among 75 teams that have been selected to move onto Phase 3 of the highly anticipated "Reinventing Paris" competition. The first of its kind, the competition is calling on architects and designers to envision innovative projects to solve some of Paris' most pressing problems over 23 sites, from abandoned electricity substations to open spaces in the heart of urban areas. 

Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio

15:00 - 16 September, 2015
Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio, © Belén Moneo Feduchi
© Belén Moneo Feduchi

© Raquel Martínez Bretal © Belén Moneo Feduchi © Belén Moneo Feduchi © Raquel Martínez Bretal + 19

London Names RSHP's Leadenhall "Building of the Year 2015"

14:00 - 16 September, 2015
London Names RSHP's Leadenhall "Building of the Year 2015", The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties
The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Leadenhall Building has been deemed the City of London's "Building of the Year 2015." The inaugural award, organized by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA), aims to "recognize the extraordinary examples of contemporary architecture across the London cityscape." 

The award's jury, chaired by World Architecture Festival director Paul Finch, selected the Leadenhall Building over 15 other publicly nominated buildings. It was lauded for providing a "world-class working environment" and having a positive impact on the city street. 

CREIL Social Center Renovation / NOMADE architects

13:00 - 16 September, 2015
CREIL Social Center Renovation / NOMADE architects, © Mathieu Ducros Bd
© Mathieu Ducros Bd

© Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd + 27

University of Michigan Researchers Improve Solar Panels Using the Ancient Japanese Art of Kirigami

12:00 - 16 September, 2015
University of Michigan Researchers Improve Solar Panels Using the Ancient Japanese Art of Kirigami , via Inhabitat
via Inhabitat

Solar energy is considered by many to be the future of electricity worldwide. Cities from Houston to Mumbai are embracing massive rooftop and rural solar infrastructure, a largely standardized system of fixed panels positioned to optimize sun intake at peak times. Only the most sophisticated adjustable panels which track the sun, however, are capable of absorbing the maximum amount of daylight allowed by the technology, meaning that the average immovable panel loses a significant amount of available energy.

Researchers at the University of Michigan sought to develop a solar energy system that could absorb the most daylight possible while reducing the carbon footprint from production of the panels themselves. The results are surprisingly beautiful: through the application of the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami, a variation of Origami, the researchers were able to capture up to 40 percent more sunlight than traditional panels.

Technology and Innovation Centre / BDP

11:00 - 16 September, 2015
Technology and Innovation Centre / BDP, © David Barbour
© David Barbour

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour + 15

  • Architects

    BDP
  • Location

    University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1XQ, United Kingdom
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
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