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DBALP Consortium's airport design faces plagiarism claims for copying Kuma's Yusuhara Museum

WA Contents • Aug 29, 2018 • 110899

DBALP Consortium's airport design faces plagiarism claims for copying Kuma's Yusuhara Museum

DBALP Consortium's competition-winning design for Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 has faced with plagiarism claims for copying Kengo Kuma's Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan.DBALP Consortium, along with Nikken Sekkei, EMS Consultants, MHPM, MSE and ARJ Consortium, has recently been announced as the winner of the competition for the new Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal 2, organized by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT).

Kengo Kuma's Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan. Image © Takumi Ota Photography

Duangrit Bunnag, the architect of the project and principal of the firm DBALP Consortium, has faced with online plagiarism claims, as his design majorly evokes the pro (...)

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Science City Cairo International Competition Winners Are Announced!

WA Contents • Sep 7, 2016 • 72617

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Science City Cairo International Competition Winners Are Announced!

The winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition have been announced by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This competition was a one-stage open international competition for a comprehensive plan and conceptual design; organized in accordance with the UNESCO regulations for international competitions in architecture and town-planning upheld by the International Union of Architects (UIA).The organization has announced the winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition today and held at the Small Theater of the BA Conference Center, together with the press conference and opening the exhibition for the public till 30 August.The main approach of design of science city was to create a set of buildings and sp (...)

OMA’s New Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at MNBAQ will open to the public on June 24

WA Contents • Jun 23, 2016 • 62229

OMA’s New Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at MNBAQ will open to the public on June 24

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has officially announced that MNBAQ will open its fourt building 'The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion' designed by Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) on June 24, 2016. MNBAQ also presents 3 days of celebrations and free activities you won't want to miss.

MNBAQ is the first museum established by the government of Québec—while drawing together as never before the street life of central Québec City and the landscape of the scenic Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. OMA's new design Increases the museum’s exhibition space by 90 percent, the new 14,900-square-meter pavilion that will provide a spacious and distinctively contemporary (...)

Snøhetta+SANAA win first place for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2015 • 59351

Snøhetta+SANAA win first place for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

proposal by Snøhetta for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum;image © Snøhetta

The New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum announced that Snøhetta, with its entry Above the Horizon, has been awarded first place the Liget Budapest Project, an international invited design competition for the design of the museum building of the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum.

The first price is shared with Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates (Sanaa), and the proposals will be further evaluated.

Above the Horizon:view from Napozoret;image © Snøhetta

image © Snøhetta

image © Snøhetta

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World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors/Reporters

berrin chatzi chousein • Dec 29, 2017 • 54134

World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors/Reporters

We are delighted and very excited to announce the Country Editors/Reporters Program World Architecture Community launched as of 2017. We are actively seeking fellow community members from all around the World, to volunteer as the face of their country on World Architecture Community while being the voice of World Architecture Community in their country.

The idea is very simple: we call for volunteer community members to join the World Architecture Community’s news team. By enrolling these community members scattered around the globe and interested in sharing their countries’ architecture news, we are now expanding our ability to share exclusive and local news, which we trust will be a great addition and benefit to our Com (...)

UMA proposes swimming pool at the roof of Notre-Dame as "a new meditative public space"

WA Contents • May 13, 2019 • 39330

UMA proposes swimming pool at the roof of Notre-Dame as

Stockholm-based architecture firm Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) has proposed a giant swimming pool that spans the whole roof of the Notre-Dame cathedral which was exposed to a devastating fire on April 15, 2019.

During the fire, the roof of the cathedral was severely damaged and the spire collapsed in front of the crowd. Following this heart-wrenching fire, the French government announced that they would launch an international competition soon to design a new spire that "is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era".

However, although the international competition has not officially been announced yet, international architects started to work on their proposals for the roof of the Notre-Dame to imagine the his (...)

Alison Brooks Architects installs a flying smile-shaped arc at London Design Festival

WA Contents • Sep 17, 2016 • 35759

Alison Brooks Architects installs a flying smile-shaped arc at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival has officially kicked off today. The London Design Festival is a platform for innovative design initiatives, showcasing ideas from more than 300 partners who represent the best of London’s design community and LDF 2016 will be held between 17-25 September, 2016 at Trafalgar Square, London.

One of the striking installations by Alison Brooks Architects is taking part at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art in southwest London, where it will be on view until 12 October 2016. AHEC, award-winning firm Alison Brooks Architects, Arup, Merk and the London Design Festival collaborated to create a cross–laminated hardwood installation that can be inhabited and explored, and which (...)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition Results Announced

WA Contents • Mar 19, 2014 • 35712

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition Results Announced

Competition Sponsor: SuperSkyScrapersCompetition Title: Singapore Bamboo SkyscraperCompetition Objective

The objective of this competition is to create an investigation into the design and construction ideas of high-rise or very tall architecture and the dynamic communities within and around them with attention to aesthetics, material, technology, innovation, flexibility, adaptability and sustainability.

The Challenge

The program challenged participants to design a NEW Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper in Singapore city that takes into account the need for a contemporary approach of bamboo construction in such an urban setting and also today’s ever-increasing need for ecological design principles. The de (...)

Didi Contractor: A Self-Taught Architect Who Builds In Mud, Bamboo & Stone

Sarbjit Bahga • May 11, 2018 • 34726

Didi Contractor: A Self-Taught Architect Who Builds In Mud, Bamboo & Stone

Profession of architecture does not necessarily need any formal education or degree. This may seem strange to many present-day architects but it is a reality. There are many architects in the world who are/were self-taught and did not have any formal education in architecture. Prominent among these are Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Buchminister Fuller, Luis Barragan, and Tadao Ando. These are the names of just a few stalwarts who dominated the profession of architecture but there are many more who are comparatively lesser known or even not known.

One such name is Didi Contractor who is down-to-earth, self-taught architect based in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India. Unlike the millions of for (...)

Sho Ito wins The Architectural Association Foster + Partners Prize for 2016

berrin chatzi chousein • Jul 21, 2016 • 34647

Sho Ito wins The Architectural Association Foster + Partners Prize for 2016

Sho Ito has won The Architectural Association Foster + Partners Prize for 2016 with his proposal 'I Live the Way I Want’, which ‘attempts to re-think the meaning of domestic spaces and to challenge the traditional housing model that has failed to provide new forms of living.'

The annual prize goes to an outstanding project dealing with issues of infrastructure, and sustainable architecture. The jury, led by Armstrong Yakubu, Partner at Foster + Partners, felt that the work presented by each of the participants was of an exceptional quality, with the seven shortlisted projects dealing with a wide range of thought-provoking issues.

Ito described his project as an attempt to 'provoke questions of occupa (...)