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2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced

2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced
2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced , Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

The Architectural Review has selected the winners of the 2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards. Now in their 16th year, they are one of the most prestigious awards for young architects and emerging practices. Past winners have included Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Sean Godsell, Jurgen Mayer H. and Li Xiaodong.

Given to completed projects, entries can include buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, temporary installations, furniture and product designs. This year the jury was comprised of Catherine Slessor, Hilde Daem, Li Xiaodong, Steven Holl and Will Alsop.

Read on after the break for this year’s Emerging Architecture Award winners.

Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang + 32

Winner: Boundary Window in Tokyo / Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

“This modest addition experiments with ideas of physical and perceptual transformation.”

Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

Japanese architects Shingo Masuda and Katsuhisa Otsubo are perhaps the award’s youngest recipients to-date, having graduated from college in 2007 and then starting their own firm, according to the Architectural Review. With a declining birthrate, an ageing society and a stagnant economy, young architects in Japan are increasingly focused on renovation and interior design as opposed to building new houses. This was the case of the project undertaken by Masuda + Otsubo, who were asked to convert a two-story house in a residential suburb of Tokyo into a photographic studio.

Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
The house before Masuda + Otsubo’s refurbishment. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
The house before Masuda + Otsubo’s refurbishment. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

Read more about Masuda + Otsubo's project in the Architectural Review here.

Runner Up: Long Museum West Band in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus

Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang
Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang

"Shaped by the cultural currents of history and its physical remains, the industrial landscape of Suzhou Creek in Shanghai is now the site of a radical new art gallery."

Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang
Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang

The museum is located on a former coal dockyard adjacent to the waterfront, creating a juxtaposition between the huge modern building and the historic riverfront. “The architects are adamant that the design of their building is not defined by its physical urban surroundings, but their architectural product is unmistakably a remembrance of things past,” writes the Architectural Review. 

Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang
Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang

Learn more about Atelier Deshaus’ “Long Museum,” in the Architectural Review here and in our project profile here.

Runner Up: Equestrian Project in Valle de Bravo, Mexico / CC Arquitectos/Manuel Cervantes Cespedes

CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan
CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan

“At the foot of a Mexican mountain, a shingle-clad barn and sunken stables elegantly accommodate domestic and equestrian pursuits.”

CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan
CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan

CC Arquitectos’ equestrian complex is located about two hours outside of Mexico City in Valle de Bravo. Built on a forested site, the Equestrian Centre has three main components: a horse-training ring and animal carrels and two parallel rows of horse stables. All three of the equestrian components are sunken into the ground so as not to obstruct the surrounding view. 

CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan
CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan
CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan
CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan

Read more about the Equestrian Centre in the Architectural Review, here:

Runner Up: Lune de Sang Sheds in Queensland, Australia / CHROFI

Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman
Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman
Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman
Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman

"Two monumental sheds in the Australian bush attempt to encapsulate architectureʼs elusive sense of immortality."

Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman
Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman

CHROFI’s “Lune de Sang Sheds” project consists of two agricultural sheds for a client that sought to create a plantation to grow indigenous hardwoods. Yet as the hardwoods can take between 30 and 100 years to mature, the project has a very long-term scope, and the client requested that the sheds be designed to last for centuries, explains the Architectural Review. Because of this CHROFI selected concrete as the main material, complemented by glass, timber and stone. 

Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman
Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman

Read more about CHROFI's "Lune de Sang" sheds on the Architectural Review here and in our project profiles here and here.

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced " 17 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/578402/2014-ar-emerging-architecture-awards-winners-announced/> ISSN 0719-8884

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