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  • Overall 2018 winner and winner of the digital category: The Samsara of Building No. 42 on Dirty Street by Li Han

    Competition: WAF Architecture Drawing Prize 2019Subscription

    Competition9 September, 2019

    The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is accepting entries for its third annual drawing prize (Deadline: 27 September)

  • RAW:Almond pavilion by OS31

    Competition: Warming Huts 2020, WinnipegSubscription

    Competition26 August, 2019

    The Forks Foundation has once again launched its annual international contest for a series of $16,500 (CAN) outdoor art installations in Winnipeg, Canada (Deadline: 30 September)

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    Revisit: Nueva Santa Fe Subscription

    Buildings23 August, 2019

    Although Rogelio Salmona’s inner-city housing to improve the lives of middle-income families in Bogotá failed to materialise in full, it set a valuable precedent in urban renewal

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    From the jaws of disaster: social housing solutions in MexicoSubscription

    Thinkpiece21 August, 2019

    The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention

  • Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    Competition: Cities and Refugees GlobalSubscription

    Competition15 July, 2019

    An international student ideas contest has been launched for bold interventions to help refugees living in cities around the world (Deadline: 10 August)

  • Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by WOHA Architects

    Competition: CTBUH 2019 International Student Tall Building DesignSubscription

    Competition20 May, 2019

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is receiving entries to its annual student competition for futuristic skyscrapers

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    Beyond the horizon: Casa Wabi near Oaxaca by Tadao AndoSubscription

    Buildings26 April, 2019

    Poised between land and sea, the architect’s scheme for the Casa Wabi art foundation explores the tension between the precision of a Japanese sensibility and the lush profusion of a Mexican coastal landscape

  • Pulse Nightclub, Orlando

    Competition: National Pulse Memorial & Museum – OrlandoSubscription

    Competition8 April, 2019

    The onePULSE Foundation has launched an international contest for a new $45 million memorial and museum dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting (Deadline: 30 April)

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    Preservation In New YorkSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 March, 2019

    In a rare piece she wrote for the Architectural Review (August, 1962), Ada Louise Huxtable laments the architectural preservation culture, or lack thereof, in New York 

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    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013)Subscription

    Thinkpiece13 March, 2019

    Ada Louise Huxtable made history as the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970

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    Elizabeth Diller: ‘Trump is producing an activist generation’VideoSubscription

    Film8 March, 2019

    Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2019, Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks Trump, High Lines and the state of American architecture when we catch her at the Women in Architecture awards in March 2019

  • 2018 winner NOODLE SOUP by Ohio-based Galo Cañzares and Stephanie Sang Delgado

    Competition: Ragdale Ring pop-up theatre 2019, IllinoisSubscription

    Competition25 February, 2019

    An open contest has been launched to design a $15,000 temporary theatre at the Ragdale artists retreat in Illinois, USA (Deadline: 8 March)

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    Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 February, 2019

    The architect of Pruitt-Igoe and the World Trade Center survived a life of racial discrimination and blame laid for the demise of the Modernist dream – but did not live to see the revisionist movement that asserts the underfunded Pruitt-Igoe’s fate was predetermined

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    Fashion victims: the preservation and evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoSubscription

    Buildings8 February, 2019

    Buildings such as Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates’ Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego should not be embalmed, but pursuing fads can be equally compromising

  • Design earth web

    Design Earth: ‘a drawing is an argument about the world’Subscription

    Thinkpiece24 January, 2019

    In the face of unthinkable, catastrophic climate change, Design Earth’s speculative architecture means to tell new stories, to render our environmental future sensible, or legible to the senses

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    Clorindo Testa (1923-2013)Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 January, 2019

    Architect to the National Library of the Argentine Republic and the Bank of London in Buenos Aires, the fanciful Clorindo Testa is a mainstay of modern Argentine architecture

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    Revisit: Biblioteca VasconcelosSubscription

    Buildings7 January, 2019

    Mexico City’s national lending library by Alberto Kalach + TAX allows for an unintentional plurality of inhabitation and experience

  • Little Bay, Montserrat

    Competition: Financial Services Commission Building, MontserratSubscription

    Competition3 December, 2018

    Montserrat’s Financial Services Commission is seeking an architect for its new £1.3 million headquarters in Little Bay (Deadline: 9 January)

  • Bread and Brawn by Studio MiCat

    Competition: Beam Camp Spectacular Projects 2019, USASubscription

    Competition26 November, 2018

    Beam Camp in New Hampshire has launched its annual international competition for a series of $12,500 temporary installations (Deadline: 6 January)

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    Volcanic panache: Ampuero Yutronic, UK & ChileSubscription

    Buildings9 November, 2018

    Ampuero Yutronic’s black-stained Casa Hualle in Pucón, Chile, is evocative of both the volcanic stone-clad houses and the agricultural sheds of the region

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