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Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +14

Winners Announced for Architecture for Humanity Vancouver’s “NEXT BIG ONE” Competition

00:00 - 8 November, 2014
Winners Announced for Architecture for Humanity Vancouver’s “NEXT BIG ONE” Competition, "Modular Landscapes" was designed in response to the 2011 Japanese earthquake. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter
"Modular Landscapes" was designed in response to the 2011 Japanese earthquake. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter

Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter has unveiled the winners of "NEXT BIG ONE," an open call for design solutions to high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world. Project teams were challenged to propose a solution that "can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing community permanence."  

A jury comprised of leading architects and professionals from Architecture Research Office (Stephen Cassell), Perkins + Will (Susan Gushe), Bing Thom Architects (Eileen Keenan), Scott & Scott Architects (David Scott), and the City of Vancouver (Doug Smith) evaluated the projects. Entries were evaluated based on three key criteria: the exemplification of innovation in disaster design, promotion of community resiliency before and after disasters, and compliance with multi-hazard parameters for worst-case disaster scenarios.

Entry No. 626137 - Safety Arena. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626514 - Revive the Moat. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626139 - Modular Landscapes. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626536 - Aqua Estate. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter +16

Call for Proposals: Boston Living with Water

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Call for Proposals: Boston Living with Water, Courtesy of Boston Living with Water
Courtesy of Boston Living with Water

The Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects have teamed up to launch Boston Living with Water, “an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels.” The two-phase competition, open to all leading planners, designers and thinkers, will award the best overall proposal $20,000; the second and third best will each receive $10,000. Submissions for the first phase are due December 2, 2014. Learn more, here

Domo Dom / ARCHITEKT.LEMANSKI.

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Domo Dom / ARCHITEKT.LEMANSKI., © Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

© Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski +17

The Architect / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
The Architect  / LEVS architecten, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

Courtesy of LEVS architecten © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +25

AIA|LA Honors Los Angeles’ Best with Design Awards

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
AIA|LA Honors Los Angeles’ Best with Design Awards, Emerson College / Morphosis Architects; Los Angeles, CA . Image © Iwan Baan
Emerson College / Morphosis Architects; Los Angeles, CA . Image © Iwan Baan

AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) has announced the recipients of the 2014 Design Awards. Twenty-one Los Angeles firms and 14 presidential honorees have been honored for excellence in both built (Design Awards) and unbuilt works (Next LA Awards). 

Among the recipients include Brooks + Scarpa’s Pico Place and Johnston Marklee’s Vault House. View all the winners, after the break. 

Santa Monica Public Parking Structure #6 / Behnisch Architekten & Studio Jantzen; Santa Monica, CA. Image Courtesy of AIA Los Angeles Pico Place / Brooks+ Scarpa; Santa Monica. Image Courtesy of AIA Los Angeles Vault House / Johnston Marklee & Associates; Oxnard, CA. Image Courtesy of AIA Los Angeles Lexington Center Reinvention and Expansion / NBBJ; Lexington, Kentucky. Image Courtesy of AIA Los Angeles +25

O House / SYAA

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
O House  / SYAA, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +20

Tiny Apartment In Paris / Kitoko Studio

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Tiny Apartment In Paris /  Kitoko Studio, © Fabienne Delafraye
© Fabienne Delafraye

© Fabienne Delafraye © Fabienne Delafraye © Fabienne Delafraye © Fabienne Delafraye +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Area

    8.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

HSM House / SO Architecture

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
HSM House / SO Architecture, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yehiam, Israel
  • Architect in Charge

    Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier
  • Design Team

    Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier, Alejandro Fajnerman
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale Hosts Third Annual "Archives and Exhibitions" Livestream Conference

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Venice Biennale Hosts Third Annual "Archives and Exhibitions" Livestream Conference , Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia
Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

With just over two weeks left in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale, is hosting a one day conference on the intersection between archives, exhibitions and digital integration. Focusing on the themes of the "dissipation of memory" and the "vulnerability of digital data" in an age of ever-changing technological platforms, the conference is the third in a series of archive-themed events hosted at the Giardini in the Biennale Library, and will feature a screening of Digital Amnesia, a documentary on the lifespan of archival technology, along with a round table discussion with leading archivists and curators from around the world. Panelists include the Mirko Zardini, Director and Chief Curator from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, archive superintendents from three Italian provinces, professors from three Italian universities, and Debora Rossi, the chief archivist for the Venice Biennale.

Video: Leibar&Seigneurin on their Social Housing Project in Bordeaux

00:00 - 7 November, 2014

Based in Bordeaux and Bayonne, architecture studio Leibar&Seigneurin created a video to introduce their newest social housing project in Bordeaux. They believe that film can represent the fabric of architecture better than photography alone because it captures life and the passage of time. Throughout the video, they discuss their conceptual approach to dealing with this building’s context.

Winners Of The 2014 RIBA President’s Awards for Research Announced

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Winners Of The 2014 RIBA President’s Awards for Research Announced, Tom Bridgen: 'The Protected Vista' - Commendation - RIBA President’s Award for the Outstanding PhD Thesis. Image Courtesy of RIBA
Tom Bridgen: 'The Protected Vista' - Commendation - RIBA President’s Award for the Outstanding PhD Thesis. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The RIBA President's Awards for Research, established to "promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its dissemination to the profession," have announced the 2014 laureates. Spanning four categories - Master's, PhD, University, and Practice-Located Research - the winning theses and projects highlight the need for research across the profession to nurture innovation and strategic thinking. Ruth Morrow, chair of the jury and Professor at Queen's University Belfast, commented on the judging panel's "disappointment" at the lack of entries submitted from outside London.

The disparity between the six London based schools and those in the rest of the UK (of which there are more than forty high-calibre institutions) continually makes itself manifest in RIBA student awards. In spite of this, half of the awards and commendations given this year are for students studying at schools outside the capital; the remaining half were awarded to students of The Bartlett (UCL). Morrow hopes that "next year, in the 10th anniversary year of the awards, that more universities and practices from across the nations and regions will submit entries."

See this year's winning and commended projects after the break.

Sou Fujimoto Named WSJ’s Architecture Innovator of the Year

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Sou Fujimoto Named WSJ’s Architecture Innovator of the Year, House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image ©  Iwan Baan
House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

The Wall Street Journal has named Sou Fujimoto the “Architecture Innovator of the Year.” The 43-year-old Japanese architect, who first gained international acclaim in 2008 with the completion of the Hokkaido Children’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, has been lauded by the magazine for his “future primitive” structures that are, as Fujimoto’s believes, creating opportunities to explore “more possibilities” for daily life. 

“Fujimoto’s goal isn’t just to make spaces—the basic function of architecture—but to make people relate to spaces in new ways,” stated WSJ author Fred Bernstein. 

In response to Fujimoto’s selection, WSJ has published a comprehensive article about Fujimoto’s life and work. You can read the article, here

Sheppard Robson Designs Rooftop Pavilion for Aldwych House

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Sheppard Robson Designs Rooftop Pavilion for Aldwych House, Courtesy of Sheppard Robson
Courtesy of Sheppard Robson

The Westminster City Council has granted planning permission to Sheppard Robson for a “dramatic” rooftop extension to London’s Aldwych House. The £15m project - situated within the Westminster Conservation Area - will add 8,500 square feet of high-quality office and reception space by installing a series of geometrical-folded forms on top of the landmark Midtown office building. 

DCS House / Giuseppe Gurrieri + Valentina Giampiccolo

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
DCS House  / Giuseppe Gurrieri  + Valentina Giampiccolo, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +34

Individual House / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architects

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Individual House / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architects, © Photoarchitecture
© Photoarchitecture

© Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture +22

House in Ovar / Nelson Resende

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
House in Ovar / Nelson Resende, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio +46

Deutsche Post Towers Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Deutsche Post Towers Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award , © Jahn
© Jahn

Deutsche Post Towers in Bonn Germany has received the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Completed in 2002 and designed by Murphy/Jahn, Post Tower was a leader in introducing high performance design elements to create a more efficient and pleasant office environment, and has now been recognized by this unique award which rewards proven value and performance in a tall building over a period of 10 years since its completion, and offers a valuable look at the life of buildings long after the initial designs are realized. Read on after the break to learn more about the winning building.