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  • 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

  • Marine debris

    Competition: Plastic WorldsSubscription

    Competition5 November, 2018

    An open international ideas contest has been launched for new waste management solutions for plastics in marine environments (Deadline: 11 January)

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    Chef's Table: Refettorio Gastromotiva, Rio de Janeiro, by Metro Arquitetos AssociadosSubscription

    Buildings29 October, 2018

    Fighting food waste, malnutrition and social exclusion, the Refettorio Gastromotiva brings hope to Rio’s most marginalised

  • Sugar storage barbados

    Blood sugar: spectres of empireSubscription

    Thinkpiece17 October, 2018

    Many of the cultural assets of Britain were paid for by slave labour on the plantations of Barbados

  • Destruction following a natural disaster

    Competition: Resilient Homes ChallengeSubscription

    Competition1 October, 2018

    An international contest has been launched seeking proposals for modular, affordable and resilient homes for under $10,000 (Deadline: 30 November)

  • MEXTRÓPOLI 2018 Pavilion by Bianchimajer and Anna Merci

    Competition: Mextrópoli Pavilion 2019, Mexico CitySubscription

    Competition10 September, 2018

    Arquine has reopened its annual international contest for a landmark $100,000 MXN temporary pavilion in Mexico City (Deadline: 7 January)

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    Competition: Warming Huts 2019, WinnipegSubscription

    Competition10 September, 2018

    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: 2 October)

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    Retrospective: Olson KundigSubscription

    Thinkpiece13 August, 2018

    The work of this Seattle-based practice employs mechanisms to enhance architecture’s sense of the tactile

  • New York City’s iconic litter basket

    Competition: BetterBin, New YorkSubscription

    Competition6 August, 2018

    The Van Alen Institute and The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) have announced an international contest to reimagine New York City’s iconic litter basket (Deadline: 20 September)

  • Pulse Nightclub, Orlando

    Competition: Pulse Memorial & Museum, OrlandoSubscription

    Competition6 August, 2018

    The onePULSE Foundation is seeking concepts for a new memorial and museum dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting (Deadline: 31 August)

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    Conventional wisdom: report AIA 2018 in New YorkSubscription

    Thinkpiece2 August, 2018

    The 2018 AIA National Convention laudably focused on increasing architecture’s diversity and potential to create better cities, but the profession risks being left behind by the construction boom

  • Public Safety Building, Winnipeg

    Competition: Winnipeg Market LandsSubscription

    Competition30 July, 2018

    An open international contest has been announced for a major mixed-use regeneration project in central Winnipeg, Canada (Deadline: 14 September)

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    From the archive: Phillip Exeter library in New Hampshire, USA, by Louis KahnSubscription

    Buildings25 July, 2018

    Built with ‘the invitation of books’, Louis Kahn’s brick masterpiece is an essay in ‘authentic monumentality’, from AR June 1974

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    The new normal: exercises in American citizenshipSubscription

    Thinkpiece27 June, 2018

    In recent times, events in the US have raised an awareness of the connections between the built environment and questions of justice, equity and political agency

  • Havana Malecon

    Competition: Havana MaleconSubscription

    Competition23 June, 2018

    An open international ideas contest has been launched to rethink Havana’s deteriorating Malecon sea defences (Deadline: 11 September)

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    A law unto themselves: San Pedro prison in La Paz, BoliviaSubscription

    Thinkpiece15 June, 2018

    The thriving sense of community at San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia, belies the dangers to which inmate families are exposed

  • The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

    Competition: Climate of DissentSubscription

    Competition11 June, 2018

    An open international contest has been launched for architectural installations which protest against climate change (Deadline: 6 August)

  • The 2016 winner: Hydro-City MXDF by Lisa Marie Martinez of the University of Arizona and Gonzalo Casado of Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

    Competition: CTBUH Tall BuildingsSubscription

    Competition4 June, 2018

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is accepting entries to its annual student ideas contest (Deadline: 16 July)

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    Pyramid scheme: Teopanzolco Cultural Centre in Cuernavaca, Mexico, by Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA Subscription

    Buildings21 May, 2018

    Placing the Aztec ruins centre stage, the Teopanzolco Cultural Centre is a dramatic landscape for performance

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    Frank Gehry (1929-)Subscription

    Thinkpiece11 May, 2018

    Gehry’s enduring career spotlights a world that has long lain waste to the spatial conceptions and obligations of the Renaissance

  • Trailer by Invisible Studio

    Competition: HomeSubscription

    Competition7 May, 2018

    An international ideas contest has been announced to reimagine a single unit of housing (Deadline: 31 July)

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    Plan B for Colombia: Rural schools in Antioquia by Plan:b arquitectosSubscription

    Buildings20 April, 2018

    As Colombia recovers from years of armed confict, a series of schools in rural areas by Plan:b is driving programmes of education, culture and community engagement

  • Alexander Docks, Winnipeg

    Competition: Alexander Docks, WinnipegSubscription

    Competition2 April, 2018

    An open international ideas competition has been announced to rethink an abandoned waterfront quay overlooking the Red River in Winnipeg, Canada (Deadline: 24 April)

  • Ministry of Sound, London

    Competition: Alternative Designs for ClubsSubscription

    Competition19 March, 2018

    An international contest is seeking new ideas for the future of nightclubs around the world (Deadline: 27 April)

  • CN Tower, Toronto

    Competition: York and Rees Street Parks, TorontoSubscription

    Competition19 March, 2018

    The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation has launched an international contest for two new landmark parks overlooking Lake Ontario (Deadline: 5 April)

  • Palfrey Chair by Tierney Haines Architects

    Competition: Pocket Seat 2018Subscription

    Competition12 March, 2018

    An open international contest has been announced for innovative portable personal seating solutions (Deadline: 10 April)

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    Breaking the mould: Gloria Cabral, Gabinete de Arquitectura, ParaguaySubscription

    Buildings27 February, 2018

    Women in Architecture Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2018: combining innovations in construction techniques and materials as simple as Paraguayan brick has had award-winning results for Gloria Cabral and Gabinete de Arquitectura

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    Heat and dust: Paracas Museum, Peru by Barclay & CrousseSubscription

    Buildings21 February, 2018

    Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 winner: Peru’s Museo de Sitio de Paracas, by Barclay & Crousse, is designed to blend into its harsh desert surroundings as well as withstand them

  • Strataform Bench, Boston by SG&A

    Competition: Street Seats, PortlandSubscription

    Competition19 February, 2018

    An open international contest has been launched for a series of $1,000 outdoor public benches in Portland, Oregon, USA (Deadline: 11 May)

  • 2017 Ragdale Ring by T+E+A+M

    Competition: Ragdale Ring pop-up theatre, IllinoisSubscription

    Competition12 February, 2018

    An open contest has been launched to design a $15,000 temporary theatre at the Ragdale artists retreat in Illinois, USA (Deadline: 9 March)

  • Water shortage

    Competition: RICS Cities for our Future ChallengeSubscription

    Competition8 February, 2018

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched an international ideas contest – featuring a £50,000 top prize – focusing on major urban challenges around the world (Deadline: 31 May)

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    Competition: Montello Desert Waypoint, NevadaSubscription

    Competition22 January, 2018

    The Montello Foundation has launched an open international student contest for a $15,000 multi-purpose installation in the Nevada desert (Deadline: 28 February)

  • Bucky Bar by DUS Architects

    Competition: Black Balsam LaboratorySubscription

    Competition22 January, 2018

    An open international contest has been launched for a series of pop-up Riga Black Balsam cocktail bars around the world (Deadline: 20 April)

  • The Harmonious Niche by students from the Lovely Professional University

    Competition: House in Forest 2018Subscription

    Competition22 January, 2018

    An open international ideas competition has been announced for innovative timber housing solutions in forested areas around the world (Deadline: 1 March)

  • National Museum of the American Indian

    Competition: Native American Veterans Memorial, Washington DCSubscription

    Competition18 December, 2017

    The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has announced an open international contest to design an $8 million USD monument to Native American servicemen and women in Washington DC (Deadline: 9 January)

  • Erie Canal

    Competition: Reimagine the Canals, New YorkSubscription

    Competition27 November, 2017

    An open international contest has been launched for a $2.5 million USD series of initiatives to revitalise New York’s 840km-long canal network (Deadline: 5 January)

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