RIBA reveals the best of British architecture for 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its national awards, including the V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma, Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard and Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat.

Presented since 1966, the RIBA National Awards is an annual architecture prize that celebrates the best buildings built in the UK.

Winning projects range from public buildings in the Britain’s major cities, like the V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma, through to small-scale private buildings in remote locations, like Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat. Continue reading

Architects including Snøhetta and Rapt Studio hack Hem’s Last Stool for LA-Más charity raffle

Snøhetta Rapt Studio Last Stool for Hem

Snøhetta, Rapt Studio and Kelly Wearstler are among eight architecture and design studios that have redesigned Max Lamb’s Last Stool for Swedish furniture brand Hem to raise funds for affordable housing in Los Angeles.

The hacked versions of the British designer‘s stool, including designs by ETC.etera, Oliver M Furth and wHY Objects, were raffled off to raise funds for LA-Más, a Los Angeles initiative that aims to improve circumstances of the city’s lower-income and underserved communities. Continue reading

Seven key projects by Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal winning KoningEizenberg

Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg of KoningEizenberg

KoningEizenberg founders, Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg, have been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for 2019. We’ve rounded up seven of their key projects.

Australian architects Koning and Eizenberg were recognised for their various civic, educational and affordable housing projects including the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Pico Branch Library in Santa Monica.

“Throughout their careers and long before it was mainstream, Hank and Julie worked relentlessly to improve social and community outcomes through effective design,” said Clare Cousins, former Australian Institute of Architects president. Continue reading

Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

Row New York by Foster and Partners

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to build a timber boathouse on Manhattan’s Harlem River for a non-profit that teaches local teens to row.

The British firm designed the boathouse for Row New York on a plot on the banks of the Harlem River, located in the uppermost tip of Manhattan.

“This timber boathouse will fit naturally into the landscape of the riverfront and will transform this stretch of the Harlem River into a lively gathering place for people from all communities,” said Foster + Partners founder Norman Foster. Continue reading