d3 Housing Tomorrow competition

This international ideas competition recognizes exemplary ideas that redefine housing through the implementation of advanced programs, technologies, materials and social interventions that engage the broadest innovations in housing. The 2014 competition invites architects, designers, engineers and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.

Three prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $1,250, $1,000 and $750. The entrance fee is $50, and the registration deadline is January 15, 2014, followed by the submission deadline of January 25, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.d3space.org/competitions/

2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence winners announced

Canadian Architect
December 17, 2013

Canadian Architect is proud to announce a total of 11 awards in its annual Awards of Excellence program. Architectural firms and students from across Canada received top honours for design proposals that embody qualities of innovation and overall design excellence.

Now in their 46th year, these awards are the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector. By focusing on commissioned yet unbuilt projects along with exceptional student work, the program recognizes design ambitions and supports an overall culture of design excellence.

Of the 208 submissions received for this year’s awards program, the jury selected six projects for Awards of Excellence, three projects for Awards of Merit, and two Student Awards of Excellence. More…

Montreal Space for Life’s architecture competition

Canadian Architect
December 17, 2013

Space for Life, Montreal’s largest museum and tourist complex, is organizing an international architecture competition for official launch in February 2014. Following the huge success of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Space for Life is reasserting its desire to meld art, science and emotion by creating a unique immersive visitor experience through an innovative pairing of bold architecture and design in three major projects: the Insectarium’s Metamorphosis project, the renewal of the Biodôme and the Botanical Garden’s Glass Pavilion, legacies of Montreal’s 375th birthday.

Inspired by the Space for Life’s mission—to reconnect humans and nature—the competition will seek an overall creative approach where boldness and innovation will be the design hallmarks of an immersive and sensory spatial experience. This offers an exciting opportunity to participate in the evolution of the Space for Life and to get involved in making our city the flagship of a vast global movement for biodiversity.

The three projects in the competition are all located on the Space for Life site. More…