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Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: "As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief."

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

© John Gollings © John Gollings © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Brett Boardman +78

Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California , Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year's winners

Mar de Luz House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Mar de Luz House  / Oscar Gonzalez Moix, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +45

BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus + La Salle

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion /  Urbanus + La Salle, © Runze Hu
© Runze Hu

© Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça Nova 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Urbanus; Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan / La Salle: Josep Ferrando + Eugeni Bach + Jaime Font + 25 estudiantes
  • Project Architect

    Bernat Riera
  • Team

    Runze Hu, Zhifei Hao, YanHui Ma, YueYu Luo
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Regiocentrale Zuid / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Regiocentrale Zuid / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanaalstraat 3, 6107 CL Stevensweert, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
  • Area

    1850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Says She "Would Love To Do a Tower in London"

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
Zaha Hadid Says She "Would Love To Do a Tower in London", Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Despite her position as one of the world's most prominent and successful architects, Zaha Hadid yesterday revealed that there is one thing she feels is missing from her portfolio: a skyscraper in London. Speaking to BD at the announcement of her Science Museum competition win, Hadid said "I’d love to do a tower in London but it hasn’t arrived." More of Hadid's comments after the break.

Mola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About Structures

00:00 - 11 September, 2014

With the aim of visually demonstrating the behavior of architectural structures, the Mola model simulates real structures, allowing users to assemble, visualize and feel the structures themselves. 

The idea for the interactive model began when Brazilian architect Márcio Sequeira de Oliveira was overseeing a postgraduate course and became concerned with the abstract approach given to topics related to structure.

Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +20

The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties
© Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

© Lee Mawdsley © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties © Paul Raftery © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties +27

BLKB - Renovation and Extension / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
BLKB - Renovation and Extension / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hauptstrasse 25, 4144 Arlesheim, Switzerland
  • Client

    Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank Arlesheim
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport, © Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR
© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and Pascall+Watson has shared with us their proposal for the New Mexico City International Airport (often referred to as the NAICM for its initials in Spanish: Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México). 

We have already presented you with the NAICM’s winning proposal, though Sordo Madaleno and Pascall+Watson were one of seven participating teams in the invited competition. The team sought to redefine the concept of aviation architecture by centering their idea around passenger experience and business efficiency. See what they came up with, after the break.

© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group +32

4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park, © OLIN / OMA
© OLIN / OMA

OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper, Robertson & Partners are amongst four interdisciplinary teams competing to design Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park. As part of a six month nationwide competition, the shortlisted teams have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Suspended over the Anacostia River, the multi-use park aims to re-connect two disparate city districts and re-engage residents with the riverfront by offering a 21st century civic “playscape.” Education and performance spaces, as well as a cafe and water sport areas will all be included in the masterplan.

A preview of the four shortlisted schemes, after the break…

House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects, © Kenji Masunaga
© Kenji Masunaga

© Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga +16

Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Route de Narbonne, 31320 Auzeville-Tolosane, France
  • Area

    78792.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes, © S.Chalmeau
© S.Chalmeau

© S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
  • Architect in Charge

    David Juhel, Joachim Seyer
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

CTBUH Announces Five Finalists in its Student Competition

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
CTBUH Announces Five Finalists in its Student Competition, © Alex Balchin Courtesy of CTBUH
© Alex Balchin Courtesy of CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced five finalists in their 2014 Student Design Competition, which asked entrants to respond to the theme of "sustainable verticle urbanism" in order to "shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society."

"There has been a major transition in the sense of the value of the tall building and what it can contribute to the urban realm, and society in general," said former Competition Jury Chair William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox. "This transition moves the tall building away from just an instrument of financial exploitation and toward a development highly concerned with its impact on the city, the environment, and the urban habitat."

The winner of the competition will be announced at a special judging session as part of the CTBUH's 2014 Shanghai Conference which begins on Tuesday. Read on after the break for all the finalists.

© Mikela Marques, Michael Dawson, and Clara Senatore Courtesy of CTBUH © Hong Seob Ahn Courtesy of CTBUH © Ran Song, Mengyu Li, Chengxing Hou, and Qian Zhang Courtesy of CTBUH © Matthew Humphreys Courtesy of CTBUH +13

House of Respect and Happiness / Studio GAON

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
House of Respect and Happiness / Studio GAON, © Yong Kwan Kim
© Yong Kwan Kim

© Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

A Hidden London Will Be Revealed For Open House 2014

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
Lloyds of London / RSHP. Image Courtesy of Open House London
Lloyds of London / RSHP. Image Courtesy of Open House London

Open House 2014, a concept developed in London twenty two years ago which has now spread to cities across the world, will throw open the doors to some of the UK capital's most inspiring spaces and interiors this month. "Revealing", the theme of this year's Open House, intends to "shed light on issues that are relevant to local communities." In this way, the scheme hopes to examine how the built environment is evolving. Exploring the role of architects, engineers and contemporary design in revitalising places and spaces, the festival hopes to show above all "how good design can make London a more livable, vibrant and enjoyable city."