The Rural Countryside as Classroom

 

Countryside Dilemmas – New Rural Planning

 

1st Place – ©Tianjin University Team

 

Planning used to be at the bottom of Chinese students’ lists of design priorities. One western architect, whose firm was at the forefront in the design and implementation of numerous planning projects in China, surmised that planning was

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Reimagining the Thompson Center

 

Public Pool Image: ©Perkins&Will

 

The Chicago Architecture Club Shines the Spotlight on

Another Endangered Landmark

 

What do Bertrad Goldberg and Helmut Jahn have in common? Besides having high-profile buildings threatened by demolition, both served as subject matter for two competitions sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Club (CAC)—raising public

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High Density Housing in the Suburbs?

 

An Ideas Competition in Berlin Seeks Answers

 

Winning entry perspective Image: ©AllesWirdGut Architekten

 

Berlin developer HOWOGE recently staged what was regarded as a “planning Laboratory” competition for a model satellite in northwest Berlin. The brief for this invited competition noted that the urban sprawl, which had accompanied the reunification of

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Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion in Danger

 

Image: ©wHY Architecture

 

Earlier this year, an article in the Architects’ Journal described what almost sounded like a death knell for wHY Architecture’s winning competition design for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion site. When the competition took place, some observers may have regarded wHY as a wild card, in the company of such high-profile

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A Russian City Sets Its Priorities in the Public Realm

 

Astrakhan Looks to Raise Its Quality of Life Index

 

Aerial view of downtown Astrakhan

 

 

Planning competitions with a strong landscape component take many forms, including some for plazas and gateways to major town centers, city neighborhood sites with multi-story housing units, university campus plans and finally, comprehensive city plans—the latter

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Hightech Designs as Low- and Mid-Rise Research Models

 

Siemens Healthineers Campus, Bengaluru

 

Aerial View of site, Rendering: ©Eller + Eller Architekten

 

Siemens new Healthineers campus in Bengaluru, India, is hardly a milestone in the design of major R&D facilities. Although the winning design by Eller + Eller Architekten did include the necessity to go higher than the

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A New Meeting Place for Moscovites

 

SWA/Balsley Wins Paveletskaya Plaza Landscape Competition

 

Aerial view at night – courtesy SWA/Balsley 5+ Design

 

0f the nine railway stations in Moscow, Paveletskaya is the largest and one of the last of those that opened around the turn of the century. Compared to other Moscow stations, Paveletskaya, designed by Alexander Krasovsky

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One Design to Fit All

 

Image Courtesy Network Rail

 

From Grand Central Station to King’s Cross in London, railway stations have often represented some of the major architectural accomplishments of our times. But those edifices have been primarily located in great cities. In the U.K. there are over 2,000 stations located in medium-sized, small, and rural communities.

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The Budludzha Monument Project

 

Pedestrian perspective

 

The result of an effort from a professor at the TUM (Technische Universität München) to restore the Budludzha Monument in Bulgaria, located in a remote location on a mountain top in that country, we discovered that it originally was the result of a 1959 design competition won by the young

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Results Announced for the Annual International 2021 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize

Competition sponsor: UC Berkeley Prize Essay Competition and Community service Fellowship Competition Competition type: essay General competition goals: Through distinct competitions – the perennial Essay Competition and various Fellowship Competitions – the international Berkeley Prize competition encourages undergraduate architecture students worldwide to go into their communities for the purpose of thinking and writing about issues

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