Fabricwood by Produce.Workshop wins World Interior of the Year 2017

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/843js1i8ithwfo4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/843js1i8ithwfo4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/843js1i8ithwfo4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/843js1i8ithwfo4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />On the last day of the competition, the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6125/first-set-of-2017-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-winners-revealed" >Day One</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6130/the-world-architecture-festival-2017-day-two-winners" >Two</a> category winners of the&nbsp;2017&nbsp;INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors&nbsp;went head-to-head for the&nbsp;World Interior of the Year award. During the World&nbsp;Architecture&nbsp;Festival evening gala on Friday, Fabricwood by Singaporean practice <a href="https://www.produce.com.sg/" >Produce.Workshop</a>&nbsp;won&nbsp;the grand prize.
Developed by Produce.Workshop as an installation for The Herman Miller shop in Singapore, Fabricwood joins other World Interior of the Year recipients like the Black Cant System fashion concept store by An Design, March Studio's Hotel HotelMOTT32 restaurant in Hong Kong by Joyce Wang Studio, and David Kohn Architects' Carrer Avinyó. Here's a first glimpse of the 2017 World Interior of the Year.

World Building of the Year 2017 awarded to Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Post-earthquake reconstruction of Guangming Village

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4v/4vqahk8wozszszv7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4v/4vqahk8wozszszv7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4v/4vqahk8wozszszv7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4v/4vqahk8wozszszv7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The verdict is&nbsp;out!&nbsp;After a final round of presentations and jury critiques for the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6124/world-architecture-festival-2017-day-one-winners-announced" >Day One</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6130/the-world-architecture-festival-2017-day-two-winners" >Two</a> category winners at the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9285/world-architecture-festival-2017" >World Architecture Festival</a>, The&nbsp;Chinese University of Hong Kong's&nbsp;Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village in Zhaotong, China&nbsp;beat tough&nbsp;competition to win&nbsp;2017 World Building of the Year. In recent years, the award has gone&nbsp;to the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5309/national-museum-in-szczecin-crowned-as-2016-world-building-of-the-year" >National Museum of Szczecin</a> by&nbsp;Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4565/oma-ole-scheeren-s-the-interlace-wins-world-building-of-the-year-2015" >The Interlace by OMA/Ole Scheeren</a>&nbsp;in Singapore, and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/3936/a21studio-s-the-chapel-in-vietnam-wins-the-waf-world-building-of-the-year-2014" >a21studio's&nbsp;The Chapel</a>&nbsp;in Vietnam.
Other special award winners who were announced during the WAF award evening gala included: Small Project of the Year winner Eriksson Furunes, Leandro V. Locsin Partners, and Boase for the Streetlight Tagpuro project in The Philippines; Best Use of Colour winner Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects for the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel in Australia; and New Wave Architecture's Pars Hospital for the Iran Special Prize for Completed Buildings, to name a few.  Check...

Day Two winners of 2017 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors announced

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3k/3kxaxiyd0yuyqgin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3k/3kxaxiyd0yuyqgin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3k/3kxaxiyd0yuyqgin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3k/3kxaxiyd0yuyqgin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Distinguishing top-notch talent in the&nbsp;international&nbsp;interior design scene, the 2017&nbsp;INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors also revealed its second set&nbsp;of category winners for Day Two. The six winning projects will now&nbsp;join the three <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6125/first-set-of-2017-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-winners-revealed" >Day One winners</a> to compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year 2017.&nbsp;
Have a look at the Day Two winners below.

The World Architecture Festival 2017 Day Two winners

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8ok9if7t88oz70h4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8ok9if7t88oz70h4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8ok9if7t88oz70h4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8ok9if7t88oz70h4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9285/world-architecture-festival-2017" >2017 World Architecture Festival</a> in Berlin&nbsp;continues with Day Two,&nbsp;and the next set of category&nbsp;winners have been revealed. The latest winners include&nbsp;C.F. M&oslash;ller Architects, ACME,&nbsp;EAA Emre Arolat Architecture,&nbsp;Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and more.&nbsp;If you missed&nbsp;the Day One winners yesterday, you can find them <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6124/world-architecture-festival-2017-day-one-winners-announced" >here</a>.
Now that all the category winners have been revealed, they will go on to compete for the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2017. Scroll down to see the Day Two winners.

First set of 2017 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors winners revealed

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c9jlvyagahxwbfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c9jlvyagahxwbfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c9jlvyagahxwbfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c9jlvyagahxwbfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />As the sister event to the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6124/world-architecture-festival-2017-day-one-winners-announced" >anticipated 2017 World Architecture Festival</a> in Berlin, the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/inside-world-festival-of-interiors/21506" >INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors</a>&nbsp;competition scopes out the best of the best projects in the global interior design scene. This past summer, 78 projects were <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5799/shortlist-highlights-of-the-2017-inside-world-festival-of-interiors" >shortlisted</a>. On&nbsp;Day One of the&nbsp;INSIDE Festival, competition drastically narrowed down and&nbsp;concluded with the announcement of the first three&nbsp;category-winning projects, which you can check out below.&nbsp;The remaining six&nbsp;winners will be revealed at the end of Day Two tomorrow.
Once all nine category winners are announced, only one project will be crowned as the coveted World Interior of the Year 2017.

World Architecture Festival 2017 Day One winners announced

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/mai790riz63a3vwe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/mai790riz63a3vwe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/mai790riz63a3vwe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/mai790riz63a3vwe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />It's finally go-time for the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9285/world-architecture-festival-2017" >World Architecture Festival 2017</a>.&nbsp;Taking place in Berlin for its 10th edition, the competition reeled in a whopping 924 project submissions from&nbsp;architects across the globe, and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5776/the-world-architecture-festival-has-announced-its-shortlist-for-the-2017-awards" >the shortlist</a>&nbsp;was revealed this past July. The <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6036/world-architecture-festival-2017-honors-future-design-concepts-with-inaugural-wafx-prize" >winners of the inaugural WAFX Prize</a> for innovative design concepts&nbsp;were&nbsp;announced last month.
Every year, some 2,000 architects and enthusiasts flock to the global event to watch the live WAF competition unfold before their eyes. Day One just wrapped up with the announcement of the category winners. Have a look at them below. The Day Two winners will be revealed tomorrow.

Ness Point and 6 Wood Lane shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2017

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vi/viqaq0codiyr15z7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vi/viqaq0codiyr15z7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vi/viqaq0codiyr15z7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vi/viqaq0codiyr15z7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The next&nbsp;two shortlisted projects for the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/riba-house-of-the-year/99104" >RIBA&nbsp;House of the Year</a> 2017 award were announced:&nbsp;Ness Point by Tonkin Liu and 6 Wood Lane by&nbsp;Birds Portchmouth Russum.&nbsp;The&nbsp;prestigious&nbsp;prize recognizes&nbsp;top-notch architectural design in a new home or home extension, and only one&nbsp;project will be crowned as the UK's best new home. Last week, Caring Wood and the Shawm House were unveiled as <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6108/first-two-shortlisted-homes-revealed-for-2017-riba-house-of-the-year-award" >the first two</a> shortlisted contenders.
More of the shortlist will be revealed on Channel 4's “Grand Designs: House of the Year” TV program throughout the month, until the prize winner is revealed on November 28. Read on for more about the latest shortlisted projects. Ness Point by by Tonkin Liu

"Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd” revisits the prominent artist’s built and unbuilt visions

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vp/vpqtxjvf0v52imlg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vp/vpqtxjvf0v52imlg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vp/vpqtxjvf0v52imlg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vp/vpqtxjvf0v52imlg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://bustler.net/events/10123/obdurate-space-architecture-of-donald-judd" >"Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd"</a> is a new&nbsp;exhibition at the AIANY&nbsp;Center for Architecture that&nbsp;explores&nbsp;the built and unbuilt&nbsp;architectural projects&nbsp;of prominent&nbsp;20th-century artist&nbsp;&mdash; and American master&nbsp;minimalist &mdash;&nbsp;Donald Judd.&nbsp;The exhibition was curated and designed by&nbsp;Armstrong +&nbsp;Cohen Architecture co-founders&nbsp;Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, who were Judd's architectural assistants in the 1980s.
The exhibition has models, photos, drawings, and interpretive digital renderings of five of Judd's most mature architectural works, which illustrate his formal consistency across various scales and complexity. The projects are: the Concrete Buildings in Marfa, Texas; the urban proposal for downtown Cleveland, Ohio; the Eichholteren Haus, Küssnacht-am-Rigi, Switzerland; the Kunsthaus Bregenz Office and Archive Building, Austria; and Bahnhof Ost Basel, Switzerland. 
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Get Lectured: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall ’17

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lx/lxmletaaofo7zwl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lx/lxmletaaofo7zwl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lx/lxmletaaofo7zwl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lx/lxmletaaofo7zwl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong><br>
Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to connect@archinect.com. Here's the Fall 2017 lecture series of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sept 7
Julian Leland Bell, 
Researcher, Mediated Matter Group, MIT Media Lab Sept 18
Paul Fast
, Founder and Partner, Fast + Epp Sept 20
Marc Rutzen
, Co-Founder and CTO, Enodo, Inc. Sept 27
Taekyeom Lee
, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Appalachian State University Oct 9
Koray Duman AIA LEED AP
, Principal, Büro Koray Duman Oct 16
Suchi Reddy AIA
, Founding Principal, Reddymade Architecture and Design Nov 6
Katherine Chia AIA
, Foundi...

Winners of the 2017 Australian National Architecture Awards

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3m/3m6xjdfaqg2ledh8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3m/3m6xjdfaqg2ledh8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3m/3m6xjdfaqg2ledh8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3m/3m6xjdfaqg2ledh8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Every year since 1981, the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/australian-institute-of-architects/1920" >Australian Institute of Architects</a>' National Architecture Awards distinguish talent in Australia's architecture scene, and competition continues to grow. This year reeled in 983 submissions of projects based throughout the continent. Out of 72 shortlisted projects, over 40 of them won awards.
“The jury gave preference to projects demonstrating the contribution architecture can make to the public good; projects that were inventive in their responses to context, site and program; and those that celebrated an understanding of materials and making,” said Ken Maher, jury chair and immediate past president of the Australian Institute of Architects. Have a look at the list of winning projects below.

Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #157

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" >Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.
In case you missed them, here are some of the latest EOTD-featured firms. 1. Andrew Berman Architect (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architect

Photo credit: Naho Kubota.
2. Superjacent (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Landscape Designer
Image credit: Superjacent.
3. McIntosh Poris Associates (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architectural Designer
Photo via McIntosh Poris Associates.
4. EL Studio (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architect / Job Captain
Photo: Pepper Watkins Photography.
5. Davies Toews Architecture (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Project Manager
Photo credit: Davies Toews Architecture.
6. Dror (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
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Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #157

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxnshuh1q34yrqt0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" >Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.
In case you missed them, here are some of the latest EOTD-featured firms. 1. Andrew Berman Architect (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architect

Photo credit: Naho Kubota.
2. Superjacent (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Landscape Designer
Image credit: Superjacent.
3. McIntosh Poris Associates (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architectural Designer
Photo via McIntosh Poris Associates.
4. EL Studio (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architect / Job Captain
Photo: Pepper Watkins Photography.
5. Davies Toews Architecture (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Project Manager
Photo credit: Davies Toews Architecture.
6. Dror (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
Image credit...

Win LOT-EK’s latest monograph, “LOT-EK: Objects + Operations”

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dktwfzaonlljz3sk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dktwfzaonlljz3sk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dktwfzaonlljz3sk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dktwfzaonlljz3sk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />New York-based design practice <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/482/lot-ek" rel="nofollow" >LOT-EK</a> showcases their crafty upcycling of ordinary objects in their latest monograph, &ldquo;LOT-EK: Objects + Operations&rdquo;. Want to learn more about the practice's design process? Thanks to publisher <a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/" rel="nofollow" >The Monacelli Press</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the book to our readers!
Featuring a hardcover designed by MTWTF, the 400-page book was authored by LOT-EK founding partners Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano with architectural writer Thomas de Monchaux. 
Qiyun Mountain Camp in Huangshan, China. Photo by Noah Sheldon.
LOT-EK's UrbanScan61. Photo courtesy of The Monacelli Press.
Readers can peruse LOT-EK's built, unbuilt, and in-progress works — such as their shipping container projects — as well as their exploration of ideas. The projects are accompanied by photos from the firm's ongoing URBAN SCAN project, a “raw and observational” photo documentation that “focuses on man-made objects and systems and the way they proliferate, accumulate, overlap and inte...

2017 Carter Manny Awards given to Columbia GSAPP and UC Berkeley Ph.D. students

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1r/1rebe084trtifewp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1r/1rebe084trtifewp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1r/1rebe084trtifewp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1r/1rebe084trtifewp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Established in honor of the late Carter H. Manny,&nbsp;the Graham Foundation's&nbsp;yearly&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/4885/call-for-applications-2017-carter-manny-award" >2017 Carter Manny Awards</a> distinguish&nbsp;doctoral student dissertations that represent&nbsp;original, advanced&nbsp;architectural scholarship. Yesterday, the&nbsp;Foundation announced James Graham of Columbia GSAPP as the Dissertation&nbsp;Writing Award recipient for&nbsp;&ldquo;The Psychotechnical Architect: Perception, Vocation, and the Laboratory Cultures of Modernism, 1914&ndash;1945&rdquo;. This year's&nbsp;Dissertation Research Award&nbsp;went to&nbsp;Razieh Ghorbani of the University of California, Berkeley's&nbsp;Department of Architecture for her project, &ldquo;The Space of Sanctions: Architecture and Construction in Contemporary Iran&rdquo;.
Check out the winning entries below. Dissertation Research Award: “The Space of Sanctions: Architecture and Construction in Contemporary Iran” by Razieh Ghorbani 

Construction starts for Zaha Hadid Architects’ Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0r0vvfdh0e6x90r2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0r0vvfdh0e6x90r2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0r0vvfdh0e6x90r2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0r0vvfdh0e6x90r2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/137971/mexico-city" rel="nofollow" >Mexico City</a>. Client Nemesis Capital commissioned <a href="https://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" >Zaha Hadid Architects</a> to design the tower back in 2015.
Located in the growing Santa Fe business district near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartment units of various sizes for families, professionals, and retirees. Each apartment is designed to allow natural light and ventilation, ensure privacy, and offer panoramic views. Units are also surrounded by balconies so that residents can enjoy the local temperate climate.
Lobby of the Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City by Zaha Hadid Architects. Rendering: LabTop.
Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City by Zaha Hadid Architects. Rendering: LabTop.
The tower tapers at its base and features “swirling” canopies under which recreational and leisure activities can take place. ZHA optimized flexibility and ductility in Continue reading "Construction starts for Zaha Hadid Architects’ Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City"

Here’s your chance to win a family-fun overnight stay at the LEGO House

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gikwrt8l0de4iaz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gikwrt8l0de4iaz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gikwrt8l0de4iaz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gikwrt8l0de4iaz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />For the hardcore <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2938/lego" rel="nofollow" >LEGO</a>-loving&nbsp;families out there, this one's for you. Airbnb and LEGO are currently running a global contest asking one question: In a response of 50-500 characters, &ldquo;If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?&rdquo;&nbsp;
The grand prize? The winner and their family (or up to three guests) will be flown out to the new LEGO House in Billund, Denmark for a free one-night stay from November 24-25, 2017. 
Photo credit: LEGO House.
The winning guests will embark on an interactive journey through the LEGO House, which Bjarke Ingels designed. The host, LEGO Master Builder Jamie, will lead a tour of the building — including the Tree of Creativity, the Masterpiece Gallery, and the interactive Experience Zones where you can create your own LEGO films, robotic cars, and more. 
Tree of Creativity. Photo: Iwan Baan.
Photo: Iwan
Continue reading "Here’s your chance to win a family-fun overnight stay at the LEGO House"

Modern Collective Living Challenge winners envision accessible housing for rural China

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Entrants in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5325/modern-collective-living-challenge" >Modern Collective Living Challenge</a> were tasked with designing accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China, in response to the country's&nbsp;rapid urbanization and its effects on&nbsp;rural communities. Although the submissions were&nbsp;high quality overall, according to competition organizer Bee Breeders,&nbsp;the jury selected the winning ideas for their&nbsp;flexibility&nbsp;and adaptability for different users, as well as their ability to reflect a&nbsp;traditional Chinese lifestyle.
The prize-winning teams came from The Netherlands, Russia, and Canada. Check out their entries below. 1ST PLACE: 21st Century Tulou by Misak Terzibasiyan, Athanasia Kalaitzidou, Luigi Simone | The Netherlands

Modern Collective Living Challenge winners envision accessible housing for rural China

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Entrants in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5325/modern-collective-living-challenge" >Modern Collective Living Challenge</a> were tasked with designing accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China, in response to the country's&nbsp;rapid urbanization and its effects on&nbsp;rural communities. Although the submissions were&nbsp;high quality overall, according to competition organizer Bee Breeders,&nbsp;the jury selected the winning ideas for their&nbsp;flexibility&nbsp;and adaptability for different users, as well as their ability to reflect a&nbsp;traditional Chinese lifestyle.
The prize-winning teams came from The Netherlands, Russia, and Canada. Check out their entries below. 1ST PLACE: 21st Century Tulou by Misak Terzibasiyan, Athanasia Kalaitzidou, Luigi Simone | The Netherlands

Modern Collective Living Challenge winners envision accessible housing for rural China

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9s/9sx5l1756p6haoxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Entrants in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5325/modern-collective-living-challenge" >Modern Collective Living Challenge</a> were tasked with designing accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China, in response to the country's&nbsp;rapid urbanization and its effects on&nbsp;rural communities. Although the submissions were&nbsp;high quality overall, according to competition organizer Bee Breeders,&nbsp;the jury selected the winning ideas for their&nbsp;flexibility&nbsp;and adaptability for different users, as well as their ability to reflect a&nbsp;traditional Chinese lifestyle.
The prize-winning teams came from The Netherlands, Russia, and Canada. Check out their entries below. 1ST PLACE: 21st Century Tulou by Misak Terzibasiyan, Athanasia Kalaitzidou, Luigi Simone | The Netherlands

First two shortlisted homes revealed for 2017 RIBA House of the Year Award

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txus0amrhg1rfnsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txus0amrhg1rfnsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txus0amrhg1rfnsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txus0amrhg1rfnsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The countdown has&nbsp;begun. Today, Caring Wood and the Shawm House were revealed as the&nbsp;first two shortlisted homes for RIBA's&nbsp;2017 <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/riba-house-of-the-year/99104" >House of the Year Award</a>, the UK's most prestigious accolade for top-notch architectural design in a&nbsp;new home or home extension. Out of a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5753/twenty-uk-homes-longlisted-for-the-2017-riba-house-of-the-year-award" >longlist of 20</a>, the shortlisted projects will be gradually&nbsp;revealed every week on&nbsp;&ldquo;Grand Designs: House of the Year&rdquo; TV program&nbsp;throughout this month. The House of the Year winner will be revealed on television&nbsp;November 28.<br>
Designed by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell, Caring Wood in rural Kent is a modern interpretation of the traditional English country house to meet present-day needs of three generations of a family.  Built in West Woodburn village in the rustic Northumbrian landscape, the Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects is a stunning self-build by Richard Pender in collaboration with Dan Kerr. Pender built the home to provide a more manageable home for his aging parents. Read on for jury report excerpts on b...