John Wardle

"To each project, irrespective of type, we bring an interest in the personal and collective histor...

Vo Trong Nghia

"In areas with many rocks I will design works with stone; in areas with pretty coloured clay I will...

Gregory Burgess

"In a way our buildings are ourselves. Their gestures to the world reflect our human responsiveness...

David Salmela

"Design is about making great things happen in any situation, regardless of the constraints.” A...

Jun Aoki

"Selves are nothing more than chains of accidental occurrences." Architect: Jun Aoki Project:...

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Sayings Worth Quoting, Quotations Worth Sharing


eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2009

Call for entries: 09 Skyscraper Competition. Deadline: January 12 - eVolo Architecture



"I spend such a large amount of time on private homes, almost the same as much larger projects, because it all occurs in the same way to a big project"

-- Peter Zumthor

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The World's Best Architecture

Seventeen category winners of the first ever World Architecture of the Year Award have recently been announced at the World Architecture Festival Awards in Barcelona. The list of winners is as follows:

Mountain Dwellings
in Orestaden, Copenhagen, Denmark, by Danish practice BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, (Housing Development). (Photo source:

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"Unwelcome though it may be, a slowdown does provide an opportunity to stop and think; to rest a while from the constant search for a previously undiscovered twist or tilt to mark out another piece of 'look at me' architecture; and to respond instead to the desire for calm, humanity and even spirituality that often settles after the circus has left town."

-- Paul Morrell, chartered quantity surveyor.

Photo source: MK Media Productions
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Urbanus | Tulou/Affordable Housing for China

Hakka Tulou (Photo source: Martin Tai)

Urbanus presents Tulou/Affordable Housing for China at the Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum - Solos in New York City

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Proudly brought to you by the Designers Institute of New Zealand the e-BeST Design Awards 2007 Commemorative Annual 2007 e-Book

Please click on this link to view entries from the 2007 BeST campaign. 2007 Best Awards Entries



"...some of the greatest innovations in architecture have happened during recessions, when architects have little to do but sit back and think serious thoughts about fenestration"


Young Architect of the Year award 2008: the shortlist


An affordable prefabricated house by Haus W by Kraus Schonberg.
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"Today, iconic architecture is essentially the spatial implementation of corporate decisions. Signature architecture has become the boardroom's, and the city authority's, bitch"

-- Jay Merrick

Empty vessels: eye-con architecture

By Jay Merrick

Cheap thrills: Norman Foster's Palace of Peace, Kazakhstan
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Is your town a bit frayed? No problem: just commission a piece of "iconic" architecture. Is your city perceived as not quite remarkable enough? Ditto. Lord Foster's Peace Pyramid in Kazakhstan is described as "iconic".

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