ReSpace Competition 2012 – You Design It! We Build It!

The ReSpace Competition is an effort to raise awareness of reuse materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by their use.  Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Raleigh Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and the American Institute of Architects North Carolina Triangle Section are pleased to announce the ReSpace Competition. This design contest is an effort to raise awareness of reusable materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by reuse. The ReSpace Competition asks designers to approach the process of designing a small, transportable space with an emphasis on the material “ingredients” that will shape it.

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“Living the City in the City” | Genoa Italy | Openfabric

“Living the City in the City” | Genoa Italy | Openfabric
“Living in the City in the City” is the outcome of the international design competition organized by the Municipality of Genoa for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre. The elimination of private traffic on Via XX Settembre becomes an opportunity for Genoa to create new places to live in the city within the city, generating urban gravitations and reverberating existing functions in the neighbour hood.

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FPT City | Danang Vietnam | SOM

FPT City | Danang Vietnam | SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was awarded the Master Plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam.  SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable new high-tech community at the edge of the city has been applauded by local authorities, including the Head of Planning and the Peoples Committee of the City of Danang.  SOM is now working closely with these authorities to finalise the project’s design and ensure its delivery.  This is SOM’s second recent project ‘win’ in the country and follows the firm’s recent success of Green Tech City in Hanoi.

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CAPITheticAL ideas competition shortlist announced

The shortlisted finalists in the CAPITheticAL international design competition have been announced at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House in Canberra on 17 May 2012. One hundred years after the original call for design entries for Australia’s capital city, CAPITheticAL asked the world’s best student and professional designers to imagine how an Australian national capital might look if created today.

Over 1200 registrations were received from a range of practitioners: architects, urban planners, environmentalists and artists among them. The jury selected the finalists from a pool of 41 student entries and 73 open category entries (74 entries were received from Australian participants).
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Living Like Bees | OAM Architecture

Living Like Bees | OAM Architecture

OAM Architecture project a new sculpture/architecture for an art park in Bolzano.

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EPA launches Stormwater Management design competition for students

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new design competition called the Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management.

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Taktyk wins 2012 Topos Landscape Award

The Topos Landscape Award for 2012 has been awarded to Taktyk. Sebastien Penfornis, an architect and Thierry Kandjee,  is a landscape architect who operate Taktyk Landscape + Urbanism offices in Paris and Brussels.  Taktyk  is a  multidisciplinary practice that engages in city making through practice, research, design studio, editing and art installation.

The wide range of responsibilities taken on by the office, and the broad engagements of the partners in very diverse areas is now recognised with the Topos Landscape Award 2012. The award recognises young teams or individuals who can demonstrate success, and are likely to drive momentum in the development of the profession on an international level.

Congratulations to Sebastien and Thierry.

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