American artist Andrea Zittel has been named the winner of the 8th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts.
The deadline for nominations for nominations for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is July 31, 2012.
In response to changing demographics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a request for proposals for a "micro-unit" apartment building in Manhattan.
Álvaro Siza Vieira has been chosen to be the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – Common Ground (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, August 29th – November 25th, 2012).

Günther Domenig 1934-2012

Headlines 2. July 2012
By: John Hill
Austrian architect Günther Domenig passed away on June 15 at the age of 77.
Broad Sustainable Building is boasting they can build the world's tallest tower in China's Hunan Province in only 90 days.
The Living Building Challenge, a certification program that strives for the highest level of environmental performance, has been awarded the $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
The Corning Museum of Glass has unveiled the preliminary design for its North Wing expansion, designed by Thomas Phifer & Partners.
The ArchiAfrika Educational Network has been launched by ArchiAfrika at a conference held in cooperation with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

World's "Tallest Tower" Opens

Headlines 4. June 2012
By: John Hill
On May 22 the Tokyo Skytree Tower opened. The world's tallest free-standing broadcasting tower includes two observation decks open to the public.