The American Institute of Architects – Thom Mayne, FAIA

Congratulations to Morphosis’s Thom Mayne, FAIA, for his winning the 2013 AIA Gold Medal award.

The American Institute of Architects – Thom Mayne, FAIA.

Christmas at the Wright Home

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas decor might look like at the home of one of the great architects of our time, here’s a glimpse into the past.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Victorian Oak Park, Illinois is welcoming visitor’s for the holiday season with period correct accents throughout the Wright home, in the vane of what Mrs. Catherine Tobin Wright would have found fitting.  See the pics and read a bit about it here on Houzz.com…

Swan Fish Camp – Swan Architecture

Here’s a reposted article, showcasing a nicely detailed, contemporary vernacular design.

The Cutty Sark conservation project < Projects | Grimshaw Architects

Here’s one of the more interesting architecture projects I’ve seen in quite some time.  Design by Grimshaw Architects, The Cutty Sark conservation project < Projects | Grimshaw Architects is quite the spectacle of engineering, architecture and art, seamlessly combining the artifact with it’s “package”, essentially allowing the artifact, in this case a Tea Clipper ship, to become part of the architecture.  I dare say, it’s quite brilliant!  Well-played, Grimshaw… well-played.

THE EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE

Soe Ker Tie House

A quote from Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the president of one of the organizing bodies of the European Prize for Architecture states, “Architecture should be a vehicle for social change, social improvement, and real cultural development, and not an end result of over-commercialization, over-consumption, and self aggrandizement which is so overwhelmingly apparent in our contemporary world.” Visit the prize’s website below to get a better perspective on the work they are promoting and recognizing.

The European Prize for Architecture

Here’s a link to this year’s winning firm… TYIN Architects