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CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIII Building Awards

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIII Building Awards

CEMEX has unveiled the international finalists for the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction internationally. Spanning across three categories, the awards recognize housing, institutional/industrial and large-scale infrastructure projects that were built during 2013 and stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques.

Both the international and national winners will be announced on November 5. Read on after the break for the international finalists and check out our coverage on the Mexican finalists for the XXIII Building Awards here

5-Axis Milling: The Next Level In Accessible, Versatile Digital Fabrication

00:00 - 16 October, 2014

The 5AXISMAKER is a desktop 5-axis multi-fabrication CNC machine that hopes to expand the possibilities of digital fabrication by making it cheap and more versatile. Should the project receive backing on Kickstarter before the 27th October 2014, the possibility of 5-axis milling will become an affordable reality for manufacturing complex design prototypes. The product in development "provides a large cutting volume for it’s size, therefore producing "generously sized objects." Developed by graduates of London's Architectural Association, they hope to "shake the manufacturing world with new ways of fabricating using industrial robots right at your desk."

House in Quinta do Lago / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
House in Quinta do Lago / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, © Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

© Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez +23

Riverview House / Studio Dwell Architects

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Riverview House / Studio Dwell Architects, © Marty Peters
© Marty Peters

© Marty Peters © Marty Peters © Marty Peters © Marty Peters +19

Luftwerk to Illuminate Mies' Farnsworth House this Weekend

00:00 - 16 October, 2014
Luftwerk to Illuminate Mies' Farnsworth House this Weekend, © Kate Joyce, Courtesy of Luftwerk
© Kate Joyce, Courtesy of Luftwerk

Starting tomorrow (October 17), Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk will be transforming Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House into a “canvas of light and sound” with the digital installation, INsite. “An exploration of the philosophy of Mies through light,” INsite will offer an entirely new nighttime experience at the Plano residence that highlights the architecture’s famed characteristics with an interactive light show pulsating to the original “sonic exploration” of Owen Clay Condon.

A video preview of the installation, after the break.

Call for Ideas: Rome Community Ring

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Call for Ideas: Rome Community Ring

In partnership with La Sapienza University, Progetto Forti and Rome municipality, Young Architects Competitions (YAC) is launching a competition to redesign one of the treasures of Rome: Forte Portuense.

Pine Gallery / Taku Sakaushi (O.F.D.A.)

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Pine Gallery / Taku Sakaushi (O.F.D.A.), © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Taku Sakaushi, Hirotoshi Takeuchi
  • Area

    103.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MVRDV Selected to Design "Hafenspitze" Office Towers in Mainz

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
MVRDV Selected to Design "Hafenspitze" Office Towers in Mainz, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV, together with Munich-based morePlatz, have been selected among seven teams in an international competition to design two office buildings in Mainz, Germany. The five- and eleven-story “Hafenspitze” structures are expected to spearhead the transformation of the former Zollhafen industrial harbor, which plans to become a new mixed-use city quarter over the coming decades. 

More about the towers' design, after the break.

GELM Annex / Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
GELM Annex / Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos, Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos
Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos

Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos +16

  • Arquitectos

  • Ubicación

    Corozal, Puerto Rico
  • Architect in Charge

    Víctor Díaz Paunetto
  • Área

    256.0 m2
  • Año Proyecto

    2012
  • Fotografías

    Courtesy of Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos

Kindergarden in Grenade Sur L'Adour / Gadrat Architecture et associée

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Kindergarden in Grenade Sur L'Adour / Gadrat Architecture et associée, © Maïtetxu Etcheverria
© Maïtetxu Etcheverria

© Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de Villeneuve, 40270 Grenade-sur-l'Adour, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien Gadrat, Sylvie Dugasse
  • Collaborators

    Camille Astruc, Mathias Cisnal
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Voices From Venice: A Global Dialogue for Women in Architecture

00:00 - 15 October, 2014

Last March, Caroline James and Arielle Assouline-Lichten spearheaded a campaign that called on Pritzker to retroactively recognize Denise Scott Brown for her role in the 1991 Pritzker Prize, won by Robert Venturi. Continuing their quest to bring the issue of gender equality into a positive and progressive light, James has conducted a series of interviews with five women architects at the 2014 Venice Biennale to share their rich and complex experiences and offer diverse perspectives. Conversations ranging from the controversial role of Modernism to the journey towards inclusion and the challenges of opening offices abroad, include insight from Caroline Bos of UNStudio, Louise Braverman, Odile Decq, Yasmine Shariff of Dennis Sharp Architects, and Benedetta Tagliabue of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Watch the video above to view the discussions in-depth.

#FairyTales2015: Blank Space Launches Architecture Storytelling Competition

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
#FairyTales2015: Blank Space Launches Architecture Storytelling Competition , © Fairy Tales 2015
© Fairy Tales 2015

After the record breaking success of Fairy Tales 2014, with over 300 entries from 50 different countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the second edition of the competition is now open for registration. The Fairy Tales competition invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible. 

NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira, © Jaume Prat
© Jaume Prat

© Jaume Prat © Jordi Comas © Jaume Prat © Jordi Comas +16

CHEGS Campus Canteen / KNOWSPACE

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
CHEGS Campus Canteen / KNOWSPACE, © Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong

© Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Baoding, Hebei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Erhard An-He Kinzelbach Architekt BDA
  • Area

    660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
Henning Larsen Wins Competition for Future Vinge Train Station in Denmark, © Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with an international team consisting of Tredje Natur, MOE and Railway Procurement Agency, has won Frederikssund municipality’s architecture competition to design a regional train station and new quarter in the future town of Vinge. While primarily serving to connect Vinge to the regional public transit system, the undulating, circular urban hub is designed to prevent the railway from dividing the town in two halves. 

“The proposal best connects the train station, nature and town structure as one united whole,” lauded the selection committee regarding Henning Larsen’s winning scheme. 

© Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects © Henning Larsen Architects +5

House in Futrono / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
House in Futrono / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann, © Alberto Browne
© Alberto Browne

© Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne +18

Komachi Building / Key Operation

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Komachi Building / Key Operation, Courtesy of Key Operation
Courtesy of Key Operation

Courtesy of Key Operation Courtesy of Key Operation Courtesy of Key Operation Courtesy of Key Operation +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Akira Koyama Structural Engineer, Delta Structural Consultants
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Helsinki Announces Competition for City Centre High Rises

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Helsinki Announces Competition for City Centre High Rises, The Pasila district has been marked for development for some time. Above, a model of the area masterplan from 2006. Image © Flickr CC User Darren Webb
The Pasila district has been marked for development for some time. Above, a model of the area masterplan from 2006. Image © Flickr CC User Darren Webb

The city of Helsinki has announced plans for a design and build competition for a new commercial and residential district in Pasila, near the city centre. The competition, which calls for 8-10 buildings of 15 stories or more, will be part of the city's drive to make Pasila the "second centre of Helsinki," with a total of 150,000-200,000 square metres of residential and office space planned for the district. Read on after the break to find out more about the competition.