MIPIM 2017 Awards Winners

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
Tabanlioglu Architects: Beyazit State Library (Photo: Emre Dörter; all photos courtesy of MIPIM)
The 27th MIPIM Awards, which bill themselves as "the world's property market," were announced on 16 March 2017 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Chicago Riverwalk (Photo: Kate Joyce Studios)
Following the success of the multi-phase Chicago Riverwalk designed by Ross Barney Architects, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the Chicago Urban River Edges Ideas Lab, which "will engage architectural firms to explore ideas for the development of Chicago's public river edges."
Image courtesy of CL3VER
The Mies van der Rohe Foundation and CL3VER, a 3D visualization company, have released an interactive 3D tour of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion that can be used on web, mobile, and virtual reality devices.

AIANY 2017 Design Awards

Headlines 8. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: AIANY
Last night the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the winners of the 2017 Design Awards in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design.
Photo courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the more than 100 architects and artists who will be participating in its second edition, under the theme "Make New History" developed by directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA's Johnston Marklee.

A New Look for Google HQ

Headlines 5. March 2017
By: John Hill
Aerial view from the southeast (All images courtesy of City of Mountain View)
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio have released renderings for their updated design of Google's East Charleston campus in Mountain View, California, near San Francisco. 
Image: KCAP
Today the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that KCAP Architects&Planners has won the international design competition to redevelop the city's Sewoon District #4 area into a sustainable mixed-use area that respects its cultural heritage.
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (Photo: Javier Lorenzo Domínguez)
Tom Pritzker, Chairman of the Hyatt Foundation, the sponsors of what is considered architecture’s highest honor, has announced that Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of RCR Arquitectes have been selected as the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates.

RAIC Gold Medal to Roger du Toit

Headlines28. February 2017
By: John Hill
Roger du Toit (Photo: Sandy Nicholson)
The late architect, landscape architect and planner (1939-2015) is being honored with the Architecture Canada's highest honor, which is given "in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture."

25 Reasons to Keep the NEA

Headlines24. February 2017
By: John Hill
Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture at Philip Johnson Glass House (Photo: Richard Barnes, courtesy of Philip Johnson Glass House)
Reports have indicated that the Trump administration's upcoming budget cuts will include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, which funds a wide array of arts programs. Architecture programs might not jump to the fore when considering NEA grants, but a few examples illustrate just how important they can be.