A Paean to its Founders in Weimar

 

New Bauhaus Museum Commemorates an Anniversary

 

2012 COMPETITIONS Annual with Weimar Bauhaus Competition WInner Design Image: ©Heike Hanada

As projected, the Weimar Bauhaus Museum, one of two new Bauhaus museums scheduled to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Germany, has opened its doors

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2018/2019 Steedman Fellowship: Infrastructure


Winner: “Collective Clutter,” installation view, Princeton University. (Photo: Courtesy of Lily Zhang)

 

 

When one thinks of infrastructure, it’s usually about roads, rails, bridges, airports, canals, pipelines, and any- and everything about getting from one place to another. But leave it to the Steedman competition to stimulate designers to view things from a different point of view.

 

In the 2016/17 Steedman competition, won by Pedro Pitarch of Spain, the winner explored the theme, “Adaptation,” and convinced the jury with his proposal, Disguised Metropolitanisms: Unveiling the Masquerade of Urban Domesticity. Pitarch’s point of departure? “There has been a migration from the right of property to the right of access and use,” argued Pedro Pitarch. “Spaces are no longer used according to their architectural program, but according to their protocols, their accessibility, and their possibilities of empowerment.”

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Rise in the City: An Affordable Housing Competition in Lesotho

Wining entry “Creating Spaces” by Tanmoy Dey (all images courtesy RISE)

 

The Rise in the City Housing Competition in the African country of Lesotho presented many similarities with student competitions that have occurred over the past decades, the main link being the presence of mentors as advisers to the team(s) who were

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Chengdu’s Natural History Museum Competition

Winning design courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (All images © Steelblue)

 

 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCP) in collaboration with China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Corp Ltd. has prevailed over a strong field to win the competition for a Natural History Museum in Chengdu, China. The other finalists included Zaha

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School as Civic Hub

Prague’s LOŠBATES School Competition

 

First prize entry © Pelletier de Fontenay / Valerio Sartori (image courtesy CCEA MOBA)

 

Sponsored by LOŠBATES, an administrative entity established by four adjacent municipalities on the outskirts of Prague, this competition for a primary and secondary school, won by the Canadian firm, Pelletier de Fontenay with Valerio

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Russian Open Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

1st category prize entry by AKVS (Image courtesy STRELKA-KB, © AKVS Architecture)

 

 

Of all the nations that had been part of the Soviet Bloc after World War II, only the Russian Federation itself has lagged behind most of its neighbors in the design and construction of affordable housing. During that post-Cold War

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SMÍCHOV ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: An International competition in Prague

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Movies in the Park: Garage Screen Summer Cinema Competition in Moscow

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Network Rail Footbridge Design Ideas Competition

 

Winning design © Gottlieb Paludan Architects with Strasky, Husty and Partners

 

 

The U.K. is no stranger to pedestrian bridge competitions. Both the Salford Pedestrian Bridge competition (2013) and Tintagel Castle Pedestrian Bridge (2014) were commissioned by virtue of a request for qualifications and the shortlisting process. Both were administered by the

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Kazan’s New Garden City Competition

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