Oct 22, 2010


Winning Design to be Awarded $10,000; Entry Deadline is January 31, 2011

Metropolis, the leading magazine for architecture and design professionals, announces the theme for its annual Next Generation® Design Competition, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The challenge is to take an ordinary GSA office building in Los Angeles, apply immense skill and creative energy, and GET ZERO - Zero Environmental Impact. 

Oct 18, 2010

Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud by Kengo Kuma, Italy

This wonderful project of architecture designed by the Japanese master Kengo Kuma, a ceramic tile structure called "Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud". The monument is situated in front of the tile manufacturing headquarters in Padana, Italy.

Choi+Shine Wins BSA Unbuilt Architecture Award For ‘Land of Giants’

© 2010 Choi+Shine Architects, LLC
 Brookline, MA-based Jin Choi & Thomas Shine of Choi+Shine recently received the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award for their “Land of Giants” project. The project was originally submitted for an Icelandic pylon competition, where it received an honorable mention. The competition was to find a new typology for Iceland’s high voltage power lines and pylons.
© 2010 Choi+Shine Architects, LLC


LAMP LIGHTING SOLUTIONS values the creativity, innovation and sustainability of the lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project.
The awards are divided into 4 categories:
1. Architectural Exterior Lighting
Lighting projects for exterior illumination such as: facades, sport facilities, monuments, canopies, etc.
2. Interior Lighting
Lighting projects for interior illumination such as: shops, restaurants, museums, exhibition halls, single buildings, offices, etc.
3. Urban and Landscape Lighting
Lighting projects for urban illumination such as: squares, roundabouts, avenues, streets, parks, bridges, etc.
4. Students Proposals

CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, 2010

"The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2010. These awards recognize outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions, and this year are awarded to: Bank of America Tower, New York (Americas); The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore (Asia & Australasia); Broadcasting Place, Leeds (Europe); and Burj Khalifa, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). These buildings were selected for their design and technical innovations, sustainable attributes, and the enhancement they provide to both the cities and the lives of their inhabitants."
Follow the Award Ceremony to find out  "Best Tall Building 2010 Overall".
Source: CTBUH 

Oct 17, 2010

House MC1

This residential project is located in the Pacific ocean on the island Costa Rica, near the national park Manuel Antionio in Quepos. The concept was created in compliance with neighboring nature. No tree was cut. The house fully respects natural environment and minimizes the impact on the living environment and inhabitants, seeking to join the local climate.

World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Completed

 "The “Greenest of All Buildings” was recently completed in Mumbai, India and we couldn’t be more appalled. The Antilia house which unveiled its first renderings just over two-years ago  has become a frightening reality, egregiously boasting 27 stories at 568 feet high, with a total area of over 398,000 square feet of living space.

"Bridge of the Future", Awesome Design in South Korea

 Many iconic bridges were built in the last century - the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. But what will bridges look like in the future? Seoul-based architecture firm, Planning Korea, gives us the answer...

Oct 6, 2010

Zaha Hadid Wins Stirling Prize With MAXXI Museum

The Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art, located in Rome, has nabbed the 2010 Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the winner of the £20,000 award during a ceremony  in London. 

© Iwan Baan
 The animated architect alluded to this void in her awards cabinet during a short acceptance speech, quipping: "It's really very exciting for me to win a British prize for a change", which drew cheers from supporters and competitors alike. 

Qatar Stadiums for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Courtesy of Al Rayyan, AS&P - Albert Speer & Partner GmbH
The world’s largest sporting convention in Dubai, Designed by Albert Speer & Partner GmbH, the stadiums display striking and dramatic facades and incorporate state-of-the-art technology in an effort to stand out from the crowd bidding to host this popular tournament.

Aug 20, 2010

LUMENHAUS - Proposed Module for Zero Energy House

The name LUMENHAUS comes from "lumen", meaning "the power of light", and "haus", a reference both to the Bauhaus design movement in which the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies has roots, and the German word for house or home.
Designed by students of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University for the – 2010 Solar Decathlon Europewhich it won – LUMENHAUS was inspired by the iconic glass pavilion-style Farnsworth House from Bauhaus architect Mies Van Der Rohe.LUMENHAUS uses : responsive architecture all of the systems have been designed to work together to balance occupants' comfort and energy efficiency.

Apr 1, 2010

Japanese architects win 2010 Pritzker Prize

courtesy SANAA
KAZUYO Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA, have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Pritzker Prize, considered the highest honour in architecture, is regarded by many as equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Sejima and Nishizawa are the fourth Pritzker laureates to be chosen from Japan after Kenzo Tange, Fumihiko Maki and Tadao Ando.

OMA wins Québec museum expansion

Copyright @ OMA, click to enlarge
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the competition to design a major expansion to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). OMA's MNBAQ expansion, which will be linked underground with the museum's three existing buildings, is located on Quebec's main promenade, Grande-Allée, adjacent to St. Dominique Church. The design aims to integrate it with the surrounding park and initiate new links with the city.

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