120 competition 1st prize of 2011: Pål Trodahl (BAS)
120 is as an independent competition organized by students on a non-profit, voluntary basis without the involvement of a school administration. The organizing committee of 120 is recruited from the student masses of the three main architecture schools in Norway, BAS, AHO and NTNU…
Basel Transitlager © BIG
BIG architects won an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960’s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District.
Amunt - Architekten Martenson Und Nagel Theissen - the winners of this year's AR House Awards
Earlier last week, architects Bjorn Martenson, Sonja Nagel and Jan Theissen of Amunt practice have been announced the winners of the first prize in this year’s edition of AR House Awards for their passively heatable and partly pre-fabricated single family home project, ‘Just K, Zero Energy House‘.
Organised by Architectural Review and held at the Laufen Forum, the AR House Awards were awarded for the second time. Here, the winning trio explains why they decided to build the house as a solid wood construction, what is the difference between designing a public building or a private house and what does the award mean to them. (more…)
Today sees an opening of two separate architectural competitions organised by the city of Zurich. Here’s some detailed information about both of the planned projects.
‘The city of Zurich is planning a new football stadium and a public housing estate on the “Areal Hardturm” in Zurich’s West with two separate architectural competitions. Situated at the Western entrance to the city the two building projects will play an important role in the sustainable devel- opment of this city area and give this important district a fresh and dynamic aspect. Sustainability is an important factor for both competitions – it is vital that the aims of the 2000-watt-society vision will be achieved.’ (more…)
Here’s some information from our friends at Laufen and Architectural Review about The Architectural Review House Awards 2011 . If you want to get your hands on the £10,000 award and be published in the Architectural Review then you’d better read on…
“Call for entries: Laufen sponsors excellent house architecture
“Laufen sponsors prize of £10,000 for the design of a private house. The names of the winners will be published in the August edition of Architectural Review and the award ceremony will take place in London on 7 September. (more…)
AMF Waste-to-Energy Plant at night. With a light installation by "realities united" the plant's smoke stack are transformed into making it puff smoke rings, serving as a measuring stick of CO2 emission.
Located in an industrial area near the city center the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The roof of the new Amagerforbraending is turned into a 31.000 m2 ski slope of varying skill levels for the citizens of Copenhagen… (more…)