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Architecture News 2018: Buildings

post updated 12 July 2021

e-architect Editors Isabelle Lomholt & Adrian Welch handpick key architecture news to post on facebook + twitter

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This page shows a selection of picks by Editors Isabelle and Adrian from our daily postings:

Architectural News in 2018

Key Building News 2018 from around the world – Headlines

18 + 9 Nov 2018
79&Park Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Architects
A cascading grid of 169 housing units for Oscar Properties next to Norra Tornen designed by OMA Partner Reinier De Graaf: two large new buildings by world-famous architects.

8 Nov 2018
New Fish Market, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Architects: 3XN
Sydney Fish Market Building - Architecture News
render © 3XN
Sydney Fish Market Building
The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere is envisioned as a major public and cultural amenity and an icon for Sydney.

Jun 28, 2018
A’ Design Awards and Competition 2018 – 2019
A’ Design Awards and Competition Call for Entries 2018 – 2019

Jun 15, 2018
American Architecture Awards 2018
The Nation’s Highest Public Award for New Architecture by the Most Prominent Architecture Firms in the United States of America:
American Architecture Awards 2018

4 June 2018
The Hidden Ways Architecture Can Affect You

An interesting article by Michael Bond on the BBC website:

One of the most consistent findings by Colin Ellard, who researches the psychological impact of design at the University of Waterloo in Canada, is that people are strongly affected by building façades: complex and interesting designs affect people in a positive way; simple and monotonous layouts affect people in a negative way. When Ellard walked a group past the long, smoked-glass facades of a Lower Manhattan store their walkinjg speeded up and their arousal / mood states plummeted. Walking past restaurants and store buildings had the oppsoite effect.

Link to article: The Hidden Ways Architecture Can Affect You

Architectural News Spring 2018

12 May 2018
Adelaide Contemporary Designs by Shortlisted Architects

Adelaide Contemporary design proposals unveiled as six high-quality design teams compete to design the new South Australia landmark:

Adelaide Contemporary Designs

Salone del Mobile 2018 – Milan Design Week 2018, Italy
April 17 to 22, 2018, the latest furniture designs from around the world with plenty of architecture studios involved.

Enea will showcase their new Kaiak Lounge chair and the Pile table, both designed by Estudi Manel Molina, and the Lottus Wood chair with wooden arms, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan 2018 News

7 Apr 2018
Bombas Gens: Fundació Per Amor a L’Art, Valencia, Spain
Design: Ramon Esteve Estudio, Architects
Bombas Gens Centre in Valencia - World Architecture News
photo © Frank Gomez
Bombas Gens Building
This Spanish architectural office wins the Land Rover Born Prize for the Architecture section.

25 Mar 2018
Rathbone Square, Oxford Street, London, UK
Design: Make Architects
Rathbone Square Buildings
This new square is a flagship project for Great Portland Estates plc that has taken the former Royal Mail sorting office site and transformed it into a high-quality mixed use development with a new publicly accessible garden just off Oxford Street.

11 Mar 2018

New architecture by country / city pages launched by e-architect:

Philippines Building News

Rome Architecture News

Mar 7, 2018
Balkrishna Doshi Receives the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Balkrishna Doshi Global Architecture News
Balkrishna Doshi photo courtesy of VSF
Professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, has been selected as the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018 Winner, announced the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award, known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Architectural News Winter 2018

24 Feb 2018
University College Dublin Design Competition, Ireland
University College Dublins Future Campus International Design Competition News
UCD Belfield Core Campus and Surrounding Area – image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography
University College Dublin’s Future Campus Competition
Two-stage architecture competition seeks urban design vision for 24 ha area of campus and concept designs plus a €48m Centre for Creative Design. The Jury includes top architects Sir David Adjaye and Ann Beha.

23 Feb 2018
Amsterdam 75 House, Hipódromo, México D.F.
Design: Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Amsterdam 75 House in Mexico City - Architecture News
photo : Jorge Hernández de la Garza
New House in Hipódromo
This bold architectural intervention consisted of “solving 5 departments of different types and an additional dwelling which is inside an old house” catalogued by the Institute National of Fine Arts.

16 + 13 Feb 2018
Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, Rennes, Northwest France
Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
Church of Saint Jacques de La Lande - Architecture News
photo : Joao Morgado
This religious building in Brittany was designed by the celebrated Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. His use of simple white concrete forms provides a powerful ceremonial space that is sensitive to the low-scale residential neighbourhood south of Rennes.

New built environment update country pages launched by e-architect:

22 + 21 Feb 2018

Prague Architecture News
Prague Congress Centre Design Competition
image : Play Time – Architectonic Image

Architecture News Romania

16 + 15 + 14 Feb 2018

Shanghai Building News

Singapore Architectural News

Leeds Architectural News

Slovenian Architectural News

South African Architecture News

Spanish Building News

13 Feb 2018

Stuttgart Architecture News

Swedish Building News

Swiss Architectural News

10 Feb 2018


PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING has been awarded with three prizes in two different discipline of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize organized by the world’s oldest independent design organization, iF International Forum Design GmbH, Hannover, Germany.

The winning products, LAMA+ and TRACCIA, won in the discipline Product, in the Lighting category.

LIGHT-PERFORMER® was awarded in the discipline Communication, in the Apps / Software category.

LAMA+ and TRACCIA were selected for their combination of attractive design with excellent lighting performances.

iF Design Award 2018 Architecture News

LIGHT-PERFORMER®, a configurator for custom lighting systems, won due to its easy handling and simple self-explaining interface.

The selection was made by a 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. Competition was intense with over 6,400 entries submitted from 54 countries around the world trying to attain the seal of quality.

iF Design Award 2018 News

12 Jan 2018
150th Anniversary Frank Lloyd Wright Clutch

As part of commemorating celebrated US architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary, architects ACME, based in Hawaii, have produced 150 Special Limited Edition Women’s Clutches.
The limited edition architectural product is made from Cherokee red vegan leather internally with black externally. It has a chrome zipper pull with the 150 FLW logo, plus a cable chain.

ACME Studio Inc, P.O. Box 89, Kula, HI 96790, USA ;

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