David Manfredi and Elizabeth Lowrey to Receive Real Estate Finance Association’s Annual Distinguished Service Award at 30th Annual Gala

David Manfredi, CEO and Founding Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects and Elizabeth Lowrey, Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects have been selected by the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) to receive the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award at the 30th Annual REFA Gala, to be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel.  Details may be found at https://2018refagala.weebly.com/

The annual REFA Gala, Boston’s premier commercial real estate awards dinner, will honor Mr. Manfredi and Ms. Lowrey for their contributions to the real estate industry and to the Greater Boston community.

Paul Nasser, Douglass Karp, Steven Fischman, Travis D’Amato, Stephen Karp and Lauren O’Neil at REFA’s 29th Annual Gala (2017).

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From solitary wool-lined cabin to forest clubhouse

Yearning for a life closer to nature: architects build 7 cabin prototypes
At this year’s Hello Wood International Summer University and Festival students got the chance to build seven contemporary cabins. As part of the week-long Cabin Fever programme, participants were mentored by international architects – Hungarian AU workshop and Marton Low, Czech H3T architekti, Italian ZarCola, Spanish architect Josep Garriga and OfficeShophouse, Argentinian iR arquitectura and Swiss frundgallina –  constructing tiny houses in a collaborative process. In the future, these moveable, liveable and unique wooden cabins could even become prototypes for boutique accommodation in popular weekend destinations. Hello Wood is a European offshoot of the Tiny House Movement and makes cabins which give urban dwellers the chance to get away from it all for a while.

Hello Wood / Cabin Fever

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Digital Cloisters – A Campus for the 21st century

Porous communal areas, natural oases, maker spaces and robotically- assembled brick facades feature in CRA’s schematic design for the University of Milan’s new Science Campus, developed with Australian developer Lendlease. International design and innovation practice CRA-Carlo RattiAssociati has worked with Australian real estate group Lendlease to develop the schematic design for the University of Milan’s new Science Campus, Science for Citizens. The design proposes a rethink of the traditional university court or cloister, with maker spaces and parametric brick facades assembled by robots.

CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati

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Lè Architecture by Aedas wins hearts of global design enthusiasts

Aedas-designed Lè Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan, received the most public votes for Commercial-Office – High Rise (16+ Floors) and won Architizer A+ Popular Choice Awards 2018. This year the highly publicised campaign received over 400,000 public votes from more than 100 countries and territories.

Lè Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan by Aedas

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Touching the Green: An Award Winning Urban Design Project by PDG Architects

Beylikduzu Municipality Cumhuriyet Street Urban Design Project, designed by PDG Architects, is turning a public space into an open air museum and has aimed to obtain products that are important to humanity and which are not unscaled. Around the idea “Touching the green”, the project has been aimed to create the balance between the green pattern and the settlement. The Kiosk Structure, which has constructed at the first stage of the urban design project, has been awarded with Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards.

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X-Architects Wins BUILD 2018 Architecture Awards

Best Architecture & Urban Design Firm – UAE
Best UAE Mosque Design: Al Dana Mosque
X Architects is pleased to announce that the practice has been named for two awards by the prestigious BUILD 2018 Architecture Awards:

Best Architecture & Urban Design Firm – UAE &  Best UAE Mosque Design: Al Dana Mosque

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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) announced 2018 finalists

Six finalist projects in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and the United States
At an event in Detroit, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) Director Dirk Denison and 2018 MCHAP Jury Chair Ricky Burdett announced the six finalists for the 2018 Americas Prize:

  • IMS Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
  • Completed: September 2017
Photograph: Nelson Kon

This multi-level, stacked cultural building with galleries, library, and cinema on São Paulo’s iconic Paulista Avenue brings the public and pedestrian experience into the structure.

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How to Choose the Correct Home Building Products by Architects and Designers ?

Important Aspects that Architects and Designers Take Into Account When Choosing Home Building Products
There is no greater frustration for an architect than to face the end of a construction and realize that the quality of the chosen materials, or the way in which the products were installed, undermine the image of the work that was initially projected. This is why the architect has been getting more and more actively involved in the construction process of his work, see here an opportunity to make a difference with respect to his competition.

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Norman Foster visits Amaravati

Lord Foster met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his team on his visit to Andhra Pradesh to oversee the next stage of design development of the governmental complex of the new state capital, Amaravati. Foster + Partners is designing the central focus of the 217-square-kilometre city, including the design of two key buildings: Legislature Assembly and High Court Complex, along with several secretariat buildings.


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Norman Foster becomes President of The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust

Lord Foster of Thames Bank O.M. has been appointed President of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, with effect from 15 January 2018.

Announcing the appointment, the charity’s Chairman, Lord Palumbo, said:
“We are delighted that Norman Foster has agreed to serve as our President. Britain’s most eminent architect, renowned across the world as a master of his profession, he combines huge accomplishments with a laser-sharp strategic vision of how our cities should develop. We look forward to working with him to help ensure that the good design is seen across the country, especially in the context of the Northern Powerhouse, as something that both creates and enhances economic growth”.

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