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

WA Contents • Aug 29, 2016 • 63029

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 (...)

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

WA Contents • Apr 15, 2015 • 38213

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

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

WA Contents • Apr 21, 2016 • 37775

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 (...)

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

WA Contents • Sep 17, 2016 • 28795

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 (...)

World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors

berrin chatzi chousein • Dec 7, 2016 • 26490

World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors

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 (...)

Swedish National Heritage Board strongly disapproves of Chipperfield's Nobel Center

WA Contents • Jan 25, 2018 • 24134

Swedish National Heritage Board strongly disapproves of Chipperfield's Nobel Center

The Swedish National Heritage Board has stated their deep concerns about David Chipperfield's Nobel Center as the proposed building will considerably damage to the national interest of Stockholm’s inner city, the surrounding cultural environment in Djurgården, an island housing historical buildings and monuments, museums, galleries, the amusement park Gröna Lund, the open-air museum Skansen.

Published in the Heritage Laboratory of the Swedish National Heritage Board's website, the Board has submitted their opinions in response to the Land and Environment Court at Nacka District Court, which shows the Swedish Heritage body strongly disapproves of the detailed development plans for the new home of Nobel Center (...)

An Ode To Shivnath Prasad: The Le Corbusier Of India

Sarbjit Bahga • Jan 26, 2018 • 22606

An Ode To Shivnath Prasad: The Le Corbusier Of India

Any discourse on modern architecture in India will be incomplete without mentioning the name of Shivnath Prasad, the giant of Corbusierism in India. What is remarkable about Prasad's work is that he was an architect who never worked with Le Corbusier on any project, anywhere, but still absorbed his theories to such an extent that the buildings he produced from his small studio in Delhi in sixties, can be said to bear the signatures of the master himself.

Charles Correa reverently equated the relationship between Le Corbusier and Shivnath Prasad with that of the great archer Dronacharya and his disciple Eklavya in the Indian epic of Mahabharata who had perfected the art of archery without even meeting his guru. Eklavya used to mad (...)

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

berrin chatzi chousein • Jul 21, 2016 • 21692

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 (...)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition Results Announced

WA Contents • Mar 19, 2014 • 21452

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 9, 2018 • 21078

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 (...)