SCALEhouse Design Wins the International Shed of the Year Award

Chuck Witmer of SCALEhouse Design recently won the first prize in the international category of the International Shed of the Year 2009 competition.

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The ‘Spektra’ Flooring Collection By Bolon

A glorious two collections of the Swedish flooring label Bolon won German design prices last spring:

While the collection ‘Eight’ was among the winners of the ‘iF product design award 2008′, the innovation ‘Spektra’ received the ‘red dot award: product design 2008′.

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WORLD Space Creators Awards 2009: Interior Design Awards

Winner of the Grand Prize in the Interior Design Category at the 2009 World Space Creators Awards scramble perspective by Yusuke Hara4

Japanese designer Yusuke Hara of [Designkit], a design firm in Tokyo, has recently been awarded the Grand Prize in the Interior Design Category at the 2009 World Space Creators Awards for his project ‘Scramble Perspective’.

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Luminous Surfaces For Your Experiential Needs

The Cielos modular lighting system designed by Billings Jackson Design for Zumtobel has won a coveted GOOD DESIGN Award 2008, conferred by the Chicago Athenaeum.

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National Stadium, Beijing Wins RIBA’s Prestigious International Architecture Award

The National Stadium in Beijing – nicknamed ‘the birds nest’ – by Herzog & de Meuron, with the China Architectural Design and research Group, Arup Sport and Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong, and artist Ai Wei Wei, has scooped the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the European Union by an RIBA member.

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The World Architecture Festival Awards – Entry Deadline 26 June 2009

The World Architecture Festival Awards

The World Architecture Festival Awards now have hundreds of entries pouring in from over 50 countries worldwide. From a bamboo structure in Iran, to an embassy in Thailand, to a reading nest in Denmark and a private house in Japan; the entries submitted truly represent the breadth and depth of architecture today.

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2009 RIBA Award Winners Announced

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently announced the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence have been presented across the country with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).

The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail master plan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland. Health centers, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London. Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises. The architects whose work has been honored this year range from small practices to large, international ones. There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards).

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The Transportable Classrooms Of The Future

Gollifer Langston Architects is an architectural studio for commercial, education, arts, media, residential and public design.

The following description is from the architects’ website:

‘The proposal for the transportable Classrooms of the Future is to create a prototype highly information and communication technology (ICT) resourced demountable ‘clip-on’ classroom for use throughout Camden (outside of London).

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