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    Volcanic panache: Ampuero YutronicSubscription

    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)

  • Golden Bison -- Warming Huts 2018 winner

    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 Gemmil 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)

  • Contest site

    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)

  • Container City in Cholula, Mexico

    Competition: Unbox 2017Subscription

    Competition27 November, 2017

    An open international ideas contest has been announced to repurpose disused shipping containers as new public spaces around the world (Deadline: 8 January)

  • Universal Play Machine by Mobile Studio Architects

    Competition: Beam Camp Spectacular Projects 2018, USASubscription

    Competition20 November, 2017

    Beam Camp in New Hampshire has launched its annual international competition for a series of $12,500 temporary installations (Deadline: 7 January)

  • Contest site

    Competition: Martin Luther King Library, Cleveland, OhioSubscription

    Competition6 November, 2017

    An open international contest has been launched for a new $10 million Martin Luther King (MLK) Library in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Deadline: 27 November)

  • Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial project site

    Competition: Sandy Hook Permanent MemorialSubscription

    Competition30 October, 2017

    An international contest has been launched for a permanent memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, USA (Deadline: 15 December)

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    Competition: Bespoke Access AwardsSubscription

    Competition30 October, 2017

    The RIBA and Bespoke Hotels have once again launched a £30,000 contest – judged by British Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson – seeking ideas to revolutionise the quality of hotel experiences for disabled people (Deadline: 27 February)

  • MEXTRÓPOLI Pavilion 2016 by Matteo Gidoni and Enrico Dussi

    Competition: Mextrópoli Pavilion 2018, Mexico CitySubscription

    Competition30 October, 2017

    Arquine has opened its annual open international contest for a landmark $100,000 MXN temporary pavilion in Mexico City (Deadline: 12 January)

  • National Palace, Haiti

    Competition: National Palace, HaitiSubscription

    Competition23 October, 2017

    The Republic of Haiti has launched an international contest to rebuild its ruined National Palace in Port-au-Prince (Deadline: 31 October)

  • Neural Alley by Revenge of the Electric Woman

    Competition: Chattanooga Passageways 2.0Subscription

    Competition16 October, 2017

    An international contest has been launched for a series of $80,000 street-art installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Deadline: 3 November)

  • Town and Country Hotel Courts

    Competition: domestiCITY, AtlantaSubscription

    Competition9 October, 2017

    An open international competition has been launched for a prototype 2.9ha affordable housing development on the fringes of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Deadline: 30 October)

  • Housing in Canada's remote indigenous communities

    Competition: Indigenous housing, CanadaSubscription

    Competition2 October, 2017

    Architects Without Borders (AWB) Canada has announced an international ideas contest for new housing for remote indigenous communities (Deadline: 14 November)

  • Damage in the city of Moron, Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew

    Competition: Shelter 48Subscription

    Competition2 October, 2017

    An open international ideas competition has been launched for innovative shelters to house survivors in the 48 hours after a natural disaster (Deadline: 11 November)

  • Seoullo Skygarden by MVRDV

    Competition: The Reconstruction of CommonsSubscription

    Competition18 September, 2017

    An international student ideas contest has been launched to rethink how public spaces are used in urban areas around the world (Deadline: 18 October)

  • Leeward Fleet by Raw Design

    Competition: Ice Breakers, TorontoSubscription

    Competition18 September, 2017

    An open international contest has been announced for a series of temporary $15,000 CAD art installations on Toronto’s downtown waterfront (Deadline: 13 October)

  • Open Border by Joyce de Grauw and Paul van der Berg from Rotterdam

    Competition: Warming Huts 2018, WinnipegSubscription

    Competition11 September, 2017

    The Forks Foundation has reopened its annual international contest for a series of $16,500 (CAN) art installations in Winnipeg, Canada (Deadline: 3 October)

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