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HELIX by OSW-Open Source Workshop

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Article source: OSW-Open Source Workshop

HELIX investigates the notion of space-atmosphere, adaptability, reuse, and sustainable manufacturing processes.
HELIX is a diffuse furniture system that generates a continuous interior space by adapting simultaneously to any vertical and horizontal surface while defining an immersive spatial atmosphere. Its form recalls a natural system that emerges from the structure beneath.

Image Courtesy © OSW-Open Source Workshop

Image Courtesy © OSW-Open Source Workshop

  • Architects: OSW-Open Source Workshop
  • Project: HELIX

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World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2014 Winners announced Day three

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

After three days of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year award to The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio. The award was sponsored by UOL Group Ltd.


Three other major awards were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2014:


  • Future Project of the Year (sponsored by Far East Organization): Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

  • 
Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

  • Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

Two inaugural prizes were also awarded this evening:

  • Colour Prize (sponsored by AkzoNobel): Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau

Individual press releases about the winners are attached in the PDF document.

Twitter: @worldarchfest #WAF2014

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectureFestival

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1840224

NOTES TO EDITORS

About WAF

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.

It is taking place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 1st – 3rd October 2014.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  • The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 28 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. This year’s super jury members are Richard Rogers (chair), Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

WAF has welcomed over 12,500 attendees to date, including over 2,000 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the third year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF are proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Partner, AzkoNobel.

WAF awards Programme

The WAF awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries are welcome in 29 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.

Individual Categories

Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs – rural and urban

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products,  services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012.  i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2014 Winners announced Day two

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Article source:World Architecture Festival 

World Architecture Festival has just announced the winners of 13 award categories on the second day of the event in Singapore. The details of the winners are below, with individual press releases attached in the PDF document.

Completed Buildings:

  • New and old: Rethinking the Split House by Neri&Hu
Rethinking the Split House by Neri&Hu

Rethinking the Split House by Neri&Hu

The Chapel by a21studio

The Chapel by a21studio

  • Culture: Danish Maritime Museum by BIG
Danish Maritime Museum by BIG

Danish Maritime Museum by BIG

  • Hotel and leisure: Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Villa: Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects
Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects

Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects

  • Production energy and recycling: Lune de Sang Sheds by CHROFI
Lune de Sang Sheds by CHROFI

Lune de Sang Sheds by CHROFI

  • Transport: Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti
Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti

Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti

  • Health: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by Rice Daubney
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse by Rice Daubney

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by Rice Daubney

  • Sport: Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team
Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team

Singapore Sports Hub by Singapore Sports Hub Design Team

Future Projects:

  • Residential: The Village by Sanjay Puri Architects
The Village by Sanjay Puri Architects

The Village by Sanjay Puri Architects

  • Competition entries: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN Architectural Group
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN Architectural Group

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN Architectural Group

  • Education: FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

FPT Technology Building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Experimental: Skyfarm by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates
Skyfarm by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates

Skyfarm by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates

Twitter: @worldarchfest #WAF2014

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectureFestival

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1840224

NOTES TO EDITORS

About WAF

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.

It is taking place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 1st – 3rd October 2014.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  • The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 28 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. This year’s super jury members are Richard Rogers (chair), Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

WAF has welcomed over 12,500 attendees to date, including over 2,000 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the third year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF are proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Partner, AzkoNobel.

WAF awards Programme

The WAF awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries are welcome in 29 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.

Individual Categories

Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs – rural and urban

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products,  services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012.  i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2014 Winners announced Day one

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

World Architecture Festival has just announced the winners of 16 award categories on the opening day of the event in Singapore. The details of the winners are below, with individual press releases attached in the PDF document

Completed Buildings:

  • House: House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

House for Trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The Carve by A-Lab

The Carve by A-Lab

  • Office: Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Dalarna Media Library by Adept

Dalarna Media Library by Adept

  • Display: Te Kaitaka ‘The Cloak’ by Fearon Hay Architects
Te Kaitaka 'The Cloak' by Fearon Hay Architects

Te Kaitaka ‘The Cloak’ by Fearon Hay Architects

  • Schools: Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Yalikavak Marina Complex by Emre Arolat Architects

Yalikavak Marina Complex by Emre Arolat Architects

La Ascension del Señor Church by AGi architects

La Ascension del Señor Church by AGi architects

Future Projects:

  • Culture: Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados
Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados

Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados

  • Commercial mixed-use: Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Centerby Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects
Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Centerby Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects

Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Centerby Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects

  • Health: The Extension of The People’s Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orang
The Extension of The People's Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orange

The Extension of The People’s Hospital of Futian by Leigh & Orange

Antakya Museum Hotel by Emre Amrolat Architects

Antakya Museum Hotel by Emre Amrolat Architects

  • House: The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects
The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects

The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects

  • Office: Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri Architects
Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri Architects

Agashiyan by Sanjay Puri Architects

  • Infrastructure: Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group)
Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group)

Linköping Central Station by Metro Arkitekter (Sweco group)

  • Masterplanning: North West Cambridge Masterplan byAECOM Design & Planning
North West Cambridge Masterplan byAECOM Design & Planning

North West Cambridge Masterplan byAECOM Design & Planning

Twitter: @worldarchfest #WAF2014

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectureFestival

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1840224

NOTES TO EDITORS

About WAF

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.

It is taking place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 1st – 3rd October 2014.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  • The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 28 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. This year’s super jury members are Richard Rogers (chair), Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

WAF has welcomed over 12,500 attendees to date, including over 2,000 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the third year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF are proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Partner, AzkoNobel.

WAF awards Programme

The WAF awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries are welcome in 29 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.

Individual Categories

Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs – rural and urban

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products,  services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012.  i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

FRAME in Nakano, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

For FRAME, a low cost and short construction period were realized by substituting regular wooden frameworks for exposed concrete with FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) that can be converted.

This house, with a studio for a husband who is a fashion photographer, is located in an area with flooding risks from torrential rains. Therefore, the entrance level is raised by 800 mm. The studio level on the first floor is lowered to maintain the ceiling height.

Image Courtesy ©   Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: FRAME
  • Location: Nakano, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: June 2014
  • Principal Use: Private housing
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 72.91m2
  • Total Floor Area: 142.17m2 (55.56m2/1F, 57.74m2/2F, 28.87m2/3F)
  • Design Period: June 2012 – September 2013
  • Construction Period: October 2013 – June 2014
  • Structural Engineer: Design Center
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE

Material Information

  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor : Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth
  • Lighting: LED
  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor: Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth

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Carioca Wave in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Nir Sivan Architects Associates

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Article source: Nir Sivan Architects Associates

When I got the opportunity to work in Rio de Janeiro the “the marvelous city”, I was thrilled, I knew that whatever I design it has to be and behave as a part of this wonderful place.

I started working on the master plan in my office in Rome, but it’s when I came to Rio that the actual shape was defined. The inspiration came while seating on one of the many famous beaches with a local cold drink. I remember drawing in my sketch book simple 5, 6 lines, but they captured it all.

Image Courtesy © Nir Sivan Architects Associates

Image Courtesy © Nir Sivan Architects Associates

  • Architects: Nir Sivan Architects Associates
  • Project: Carioca Wave
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Software used:  Automotive industry tools, advanced parametric instruments & Revit
  • Role: architectural design, project management, coordination of Design–build.
  • Structural Engineering: Knippers Helbig
  • Construction: seele do Brasil
  • Client: CasaShopping Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Area: Adjacent context: 1,500 square metres, Canopy: 1,130 square metres.

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Extension of the helicopter group of civil security in Nimes Garons, France by NBJ architectes

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: NBJ architectes

The restructuration and expansion of the helicopter base for civil security in Nimes Garons is a relatively complex project, under two major constraints. Firstly the fact that the work should be done without interrupting the activity of helicopter maintenance requiring extreme rigor in the areas of site partitioning and scheduling of work, then look at environmental issues classified BBC and Very High Energy Performance (TPHE). To this is added disparate entities built into the ground that need the introduction of a first coherent site.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NBJ architectes
  • Project: Extension of the helicopter group of civil security – Nimes Garons
  • Location: Nimes Garons, France
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI
  • Client: Ministère de l’intérieur, de l’Outre Mer et des Collectivités Territoriales
  • Architects / designers: Elodie NOURRIGAT/Jacques BRION/Romain JAMOT– NBJ Architectes
  • Ingeneers: ARCOBA
  • Project area: 2200 sqm created and 3500 sqm renovated
  • Cost: 5,6 Millions €
  • Program: BBC THPE
  • Delivery Date: May 2013

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World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 shortlist announced

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: v2.com

  • Major names feature in world’s biggest architectural awards programme 
  • Organisers see substantial increase in Asian entries

Singapore, 2014-07-09 – A Buddhist temple in Singapore, an invisible eco-tourism resort in Turkey, a maritime museum in Copenhagen and the new masterplan for Gatwick Airport are among the projects that have today been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme.

National Australia Bank, 700 Bourke St, Melbourne - Woods Bagot

National Australia Bank, 700 Bourke St, Melbourne – Woods Bagot

Taking place at this year’s seventh annual World Architecture Festival, the WAF awards 2014 have attracted entries from more than 50 countries. The festival organisers, i2i Events Group, received entries from across the globe, from countries such as Costa Rica and Kuwait, to Japan and Jordan.

Akiha Ward Cultural Center - Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

Akiha Ward Cultural Center – Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

The organisers have seen a huge increase in entries from Asian countries, with projects in China, Malaysia and Vietnam up on last year by 87%, 71% and 140% respectively. The geographic spread of entries on the shortlist is further complemented by the variety of projects, from an opera house in Italy, to a variety of health facilities in Australia and a chapel in Brazil.

Stamp House - Charles Wright Architects

Stamp House – Charles Wright Architects

Buildings designed by established global practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster & Partners, BIG, Woods Bagot, KPF, Farrells, Perkins & Will and Aedas, feature in the shortlisted entries. Practices will compete across 27 individual award categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, presenting their shortlisted designs live to international judging panels and delegates at this year’s festival.

For the first time, this year’s festival will have a separate small projects category as the judges wished to highlight design skill which had a disproportionate relationship to the physical size of a project.

Yalikavak Marina Complex - Emre Arolat Architects

Yalikavak Marina Complex – Emre Arolat Architects

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director said: “From small structures to industrial complexes, the breadth of projects shortlisted this year reveals the diversity and strength of global architectural design. It also demonstrates the creativity and tenacity of the international architectural community in creating these truly remarkable schemes. We’d like to congratulate the architects responsible as they prepare to present the merits of their schemes live at the festival in October.”

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple - Czarl Architects

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple – Czarl Architects

The 2014 festival is being held in Singapore for the third time, taking place between 1 – 3 October. The winners of each future project and completed building category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building or Future Project of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza - Zaha Hadid Architects

Dongdaemun Design Plaza – Zaha Hadid Architects

This year’s ‘super jury’ comprises a selection of the world’s leading architects and designers, led by renowned British architect Lord Richard Rogers. Rogers will be joined on the super-jury by Rocco Yim (Hong Kong), Julie Eizenberg (USA), Enric Ruiz Geli (Spain) and Peter Rich (South Africa).

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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building – Aedas

Two additional prizes will be awarded at this year’s festival for the first time to reward the creative use of colour and materials: The Exterior Colour Prize, sponsored by AkzoNobel; and the Wood Excellence Prize, sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).

Spotlight Youth Space - Astudio

Spotlight Youth Space – Astudio

The theme for WAF’s main conference sessions in 2014 will be ‘Architects and the City’. Speakers will examine the contribution architects can make, and the way they affect and are affected by, politics, infrastructure, planning, communities and technology. Presentations and panel discussions will feature prominent architects including keynote speeches from Lord Richard Rogers (UK); Moshe Safdie (Canada) and Rocco Yim (Hong Kong); and representatives from policy-makers and urban organisations.

World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme.

Narigua House - P+O Architecture - Narigua

Narigua House – P+O Architecture – Narigua

About WAF

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.

It will take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 1st – 3rd October 2014.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  • The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 28 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. This year’s super jury members are Richard Rogers (chair), Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.
  • Garangula Gallery - Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects

    Garangula Gallery – Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Centre - Patterson Associates Ltd

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Centre – Patterson Associates Ltd

WAF has welcomed over 12,500 attendees to date, including over 2,000 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the third year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF is proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Partner, AzkoNobel.

Salvaged Ring - a21studio

Salvaged Ring – a21studio

WAF awards Programme

The WAF awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries are welcome in 27 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.

Bravo Group Pazhou Mixed-use Project - Aedas

Bravo Group Pazhou Mixed-use Project – Aedas

Individual Categories:

Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Display
  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa
Abadan Residential Apartment - Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects

Abadan Residential Apartment – Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential
Danish Maritime Museum - BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Danish Maritime Museum – BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products,  services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012.  i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

Koe in de Kost by Foreco

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Foreco

In a quiet meadow lined with hedgerows and surrounded by cows, eighteen ecological recreational residences have been integrated on the farm of the Alferink Family. The accommodations, named Koe in de Kost, are based on a roof of grass recessed in the landscape which gives it a logical binding the surrounding farms, although they have a modern design. With an arched hood the maximum height of the construction is three meters above the grassland. ‘Grondulows’ are built of sustainable and natural materials with wood as a basis. Guests in these houses cannot only see the wood, but also smell and feel it on the inside.

Image Courtesy © Foreco

Image Courtesy © Foreco

  • Architects: Foreco
  • Project: Koe in de Kost

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KPOP Curve in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Moon Hoon

Baekhyeon-dong is divided in almost equal parts by its main café street. The buildings in the surrounding areas are similarly subdivided by their function; the lower and ground levels are commercial, and the first and second levels are typically residential. Amidst this sea of homogeneity, these structures engage in a quiet struggle for distinction, through the variation of form and materials, Of these, the building at street address number 582 is a music agency owned by an IT company. Sitting at a fortuitous corner, it serves as a rare contrast to the numerous other constructions in Baekhyeon-dong that fail to make the most of their locations.

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Project: KPOP Curve
  • Location: 582, Baekhyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Photography: Nam Goong Sun
  • Programme: multi use building and multiplex house
  • Site area: 264.7m²
  • Building area: 131.74m²
  • Gross floor area: 435.85m
  • Building scope: B1, 3F
  • Parking: 4
  • Height: 13.68m
  • Building to land ratio: 49.77%
  • Floor area ratio: 136.20%
  • Structure: RC

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