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Moshe Safdie: Without Regard to the Fashion

Moshe Safdie: Without Regard to the Fashion

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted today to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, whose comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects.

Metro as a Factor of Urban Revival

Metro as a Factor of Urban Revival

Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) and Bordas+Peiro Anna Maria Bordas, Architecte et Ingénieur / Miquel Peiro have been announced as winner to design the future Clichy – Montfermeil metro station in Paris. The competition, organized by the Société du Grand París, is part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to the city.

New Symbol of Mexico

New Symbol of Mexico

It has been announced that collaboration between Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) has won a competition to design one of the largest airports on the planet. The new international airport will be located in Mexico City and will total 555,000 sq m to a design inspired by Mexican architecture.

Successors to the Traditions

Successors to the Traditions

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has selected Irish architects as recipients of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious lifetime achievement awards for architecture. Approved personally by the Queen, the award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of architecture.

Learning Hub, Which Brings Together

Learning Hub, Which Brings Together

Heatherwick studio has won a competition to design a Learning Hub for a university in Singapore. The hub will be part of a £360 million scheme which Nanyang Technological University is undertaking, and is the first redevelopment of its campus in twenty years.

White Church: Poetry in the Mundane

White Church: Poetry in the Mundane

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) has culminated with A21 studio’s The Chapel being named the Building of the Year. Each winner of the categories from day 1 and day 2 had the opportunity to present their projects in front of WAF’s ‘super-jury’, comprised of Richard Rogers,Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich. Following all of the presentations, the jury selected the Building of the Year.

Sarah Sze’s

Sarah Sze’s

Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek. Is that rock inside or outside? Wait, is it even a rock? If not, then what is it? As bizarre as these questions may seem, they are the exact ones Sarah Sze wanted people to ask themselves when visiting her Triple Point (Planetarium) exhibit in the United States Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Prefabricated House

Prefabricated House

Chile based architectural firm ELEMENTAL has developed a system in which half of each building would be constructed in a first phase – and the other half in a later second phase: allowing residents to incrementally invest in their own homes, made possible through public funding.

Building of the Year... Made of Bamboo

Building of the Year... Made of Bamboo

Vietnamese Practice Vo Trong Nghia Architects has taken home the top honor at the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) 2014 awards. The Dailai Bamboo Complex, consisting of the 2009 Bamboo Wing and the 2012 Dailai Conference Hall, was selected out of 276 entries to win Building of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in Asian architecture.

Gold Medal to the Glass Pyramid Creator

Gold Medal to the Glass Pyramid Creator

In 2014, the International Union of Architects (UIA) will award its Gold Medal to the Chinese born American architect, Ieoh Ming Pei. In attributing the most prestigious of the UIA awards to Professor Pei, the UIA thus recognizes an architect whose “life and work spans the history of modern architecture over five continents for more than sixty years.

Tree House Sets Guinness Record

Tree House Sets Guinness Record

CDL’s Tree House in Singapore just set a new Guinness World Record with the world’s largest vertical garden. Designed with environmental sustainability in mind, Tree House’s vertical garden is more than just a unique architectural structure. The building’s green wall measures 24,638.59 square feet and is expected to save more than $500,000 in energy and water costs annually.

Building of the Year...Made of Bamboo

Building of the Year...Made of Bamboo

Vietnamese Practice Vo Trong Nghia Architects has taken home the top honor at the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) 2014 awards. The Dailai Bamboo Complex, consisting of the 2009 Bamboo Wing and the 2012 Dailai Conference Hall, was selected out of 276 entries to win Building of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in Asian architecture.

Form, Energy and Tradition

Form, Energy and Tradition

WT SmartCity announced the winners of the Smart City 2014 international competition. The aim of the competition was to reward the most visionary and sustainable ideas and projects to transform in a positive way the urban landscape. WT Award” is an international award for technological innovation in design coordinated by the Well – Tech Architecture &Design Studio from Milan, Italy, in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the Polytechnic University of Milan.