Raising the roof: 2013 World Architecture Festival Awards
United Arab Emirates Al Bahar Towers by Aedas
It's time for that annual parade of everything weird and wonderful in the world of architecture. From a futuristic Zaha Hadid gem in Azerbaijan to something far more rustic in Tibet, via an astonishingly shaped mall in Sweden and a Dutch tribute to dockside sheds, here are some of the shortlisted buildings. More than 300 projects from almost... more Festival
Azerbaijan – Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
60th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards
Progressive architecture has long been associated with the “isms”: Modernism, Post-Modernism, Decon-
structivism, and the many other movements that pushed the design envelope at a given moment.
Floatyard by Perkins+Will
But as the P/A Awards celebrates its 60th anniversary, this year’s jury—Steven Ehrlich, FAIA; John Frane; Kimberly Holden, AIA; Reed Kroloff, Assoc. AIA; and Joan Soranno, FAIA—discovered that, as a whole, contemporary architects seem to be focusing less on a particular style or philoso-...
Arctic Food Network by Lateral Office
Thom Mayne, FAIA | 2013 AIA Gold Medalist
The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors awarded the AIA Gold Medal to Thom Mayne, FAIA, an architect who has always valued the open-ended creative process over stylistic standbys, and who has risen to prominence and esteem by completing a series of ambitious government and institutional projects.
Mayne is the 69th AIA Gold Medalist. He joins the ranks of such visionaries as Thomas Jefferson (1993), Frank Lloyd Wright (1949), Louis Sullivan (1944), Le Corbusier (1961), Louis Kahn (1971), I.M. Pei (1979), Santiago Calatrava (2005), Renzo Piano (2008), Peter Bohlin (2010), and Steven Holl ...