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Tour a NYC Building a Day Throughout Archtober

Kickstarter / Ole Sondresen Architect © Ole Sondresen

Kickstarter / Ole Sondresen Architect © Ole Sondresen

If you live in or plan to visit New York City during the month of October, we suggest you set aside some time to participate in one of Archtober’s many events. What is Archtober? Archtober is New York’s official Architecture and Design Month. Hosted by the Center for Architecture and the AIA New York Chapter, the annual festival organizes a plethora of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions to take place throughout city during the month of October. The goal is to raise awareness of the important role design plays in the city, celebrate the richness of New York’s built environment, and simply enjoy some great architecture.

Archtober highlights include the Architecture & Design Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas; the Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City, featuring over 100 speakers gathered “to debate the future of our city and spark conversations about planning, design, infrastructure, preservation, culture, and development;” the Pratt Institute’s “City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future” symposium; and 31 architect-led “Building of the Day” tours.

Click HERE Preview a selection of building’s on tour and find.

Written by: Rosenfield, Kariss

Image Courtesy of: Ole Sondresen

Source: ArchDaily

Five Buildings Compete to be Named “World’s Best Highrise”

Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Rem Koolhaas, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel and Stefano Boeri are the masters behind five skyscrapers competing to be crowned the “World’s best.” Chosen as finalists for the 2014 International Highrise Award (IHA), the four practices are in the running for a prestigious title and €50,000 prize.

Award organizers from the City of Frankfurt/Main, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and DekaBank at Frankfurt’s Paulskirche will announce a winner in mid-November. The chosen skyscraper will be selected by an esteemed, multidisciplinary jury based on the criteria ranging from future-oriented design and innovative building technology, to the building’s integrative urban development scheme and cost-effectiveness.

“Good architecture requires a willingness to take risks and a desire to try things out. All the finalists took this approach – there can be no innovation without experimentation. Our shortlist comprises three different prototypes of the future,” commented Jury Chairman Christoph Ingenhoven.

CLICK HERE to view full article and view all five of the competing highrises and the jury’s comments.

Written by: Karissa Rosenfield

Image Courtesy of: Brett Boardman

Source: ArchDaily

MCHAP Recognizes OMA, Holl, HdM as Finalists for Most Outstanding Projects in the Americas

MCHAP's Seven Finalists

MCHAP’s Seven Finalists

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has just announced the seven finalists – drawn from a shortlist of 36 projects – at an event in Santiago, Chile.

To determine the finalists, the five jury members – Francisco Lienur, Sarah Whiting, Wiel Arets, Dominique Perrault, and Kenneth Frampton – spent the last twelve days visiting projects, speaking with the architects, users and owners of the spaces, and entering into intense debate among each other.

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Written By: Vanessa Quirk

Image Courtesy of: MCHAP

Source: ArchDaily

AIANY Announces 2014 Design Award Winners

The American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter has announced the 2014 Design Award winners. Selected from nearly 400 submissions, the 35 awardees were commended for their “design quality, response to context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.” Of the 35 awards conferred, 13 received Honor Award Medals.

Click here to see full list of Winners

Written by: Karissa Rosenfield

Source: ArchDaily

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break…

To see the list of 10 projects click here

Written by: Eric Baldwin

Source: ArchDaily

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass