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Design Competition for James Stirling's Florey Building

The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the Florey Design Competition. The College seeks a dedicated team to restore and add new facilities to James Stirling’s modernist masterpiece, The Florey building, which is Grade II listed.

Final Design Team Shortlist Announced for New U.S. Embassy in Beirut

The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted three design teams for the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon for Stage 3 evaluation. The project is part of OBO’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities initiative in which seeks to provide safe and functional facilities that represent the best in American architecture.

IE TEKA Awards for Design Talent

The IE-TEKA Awards for Design Talent is a design ideas competition hosted by TEKA, IE Business School and IE School of Architecture & Design for young professionals from the fields of architecture, interior design, engineering and other related fields working in the GCC Region. This first edition of the competition highlights the alignment of management and design strategies for innovative retail stores of the future.

LIZARD LOG / McGregorCoxall

  • Architects: McGregorCoxall
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • In Association with: Choi RopihaFighera (Architecture), Fiona Robbé (Playground Specialist), Equatica (Water Sensitive Design) and Northrop Engineering
  • Photographs: Simon Wood

© Simon Wood © Simon Wood © Simon Wood © Simon Wood

Palm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrie

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects: Vaughn McQuarrie
  • Location: Palm Beach, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt

Nelson House / Kerr Ritchie

  • Architects: Kerr Ritchie
  • Location: Nelson, New Zealand
  • Design Team: Pete Ritchie, Bronwen Kerr
  • Area: 290.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie

RI HOUSE / Paritzki Liani Architects

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RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals Decrease in UK Architects’ Salaries

The latest Future Trends Survey, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), shows a decrease of 3% in average earnings bringing the average salary in the UK to around £40,000. The largest fall in earnings is with sole principals, a quarter of whom are receiving less than £18,500 per annum. This is compared to principals in partnership who continue to average a salary of around £50,000. 

Block 13-14 / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes
  • Location: Almere, The Netherlands
  • Associate architects: BD Architectuur, Arnhem
  • Urban concept: T+T Design, Gouda
  • Engineers: Steens BV, Zoetemeer
  • Service engineers: DGMR, Arnhem
  • Area: 30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Unbuilt San Francisco: Grand Visions

Two themes – Dreams Deferred and On the Boards – frame the collection of thought-provoking photographs, original drawings, renderings and models that make up Unbuilt San Francisco: Grand Visions. The exhibition juxtaposes outlandish unbuilt work with existing plans which will, in time, have a major impact on our city. 

Featured content includes Vincent Raney's drawings of a United Nations at the foot of Twin Peaks; OMA's designs for Prada's West Coast headquarters, located near Union Square; Fougeron Architecture's envisioning of a future San Francisco with agriculture woven directly into the urban framework; and an early look at the revitalization of Pier 70's Waterfront Site. Unbuilt San Francisco is the theme of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Architecture and the City festival.

More information and images after the break.

Two-Family Residence in Crete / Eleftheria Tzanaki

  • Architects: Eleftheria Tzanaki
  • Location: Heraklion, Greece
  • Architect in Charge: Eleftheria Tzanaki
  • Area: 418.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

Hans-Sachs-Haus Conversion / gmp Architekten

  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Rüdiger von Helmolt and Carsten Borucki
  • Design Team: Gesche Arns-Büsker, Stefan Greuel, Michael Haase, Vera Hendrix, Rouja König, Evelyn Martens, Angela Modemann, Franz Lensing, Simone Schröder-Ripp, Tom Siehoff, Philipp Weber
  • Associated Partner: Christian Hoffmann
  • Project manager: Jutta Hartmann-Pohl
  • Design consortium with: Winter Ing.
  • Landscape design: Rainer Schmidt landscape architects
  • Lighting design: Conceptlicht
  • Area: 2013.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 23170
  • Photographs: Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch

And the Curators of the US Pavilion at the Biennale Will Be...

The U.S. Department of State has selected Storefront for Art and Architecture and PRAXIS Journal to organize the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale, “Fundamentals,” curated by Rem Koolhaas.

Kalvebod Waves / JDS Architects + KLAR

© Henning Stuben
© Henning Stuben
  • Architects: JDS Architects, KLAR,
  • Location: Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Design Team: KLAR, JDS, Niras, Sloth Møller
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Henning Stuben, Courtesy of JDS Architects

Courtesy of JDS Architects Courtesy of JDS Architects Courtesy of JDS Architects Courtesy of JDS Architects

Centennial Tree House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

  • Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
  • Location: East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449274
  • Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
  • Area: 781.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Albert Lim

© Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim