Results of International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018 are revealed with many renowned firms among the Winners

International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018. Results Announced

APR Hosted Awards 2018 Highlights of the competition this year outstanding designs. We are delighted to congratulate ‘APR International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018. Hosted by APR with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students across the globe in architecture and design field.

‘Architecture Press Release (APR)’ has been concluded. Some of the prestigious firms around the world have been winner in IASA 2018 such as Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, CUN Design, Maryann Thompson Architects, Crahay & Jamaigne, GRUPO ARKHOS, HADVD ARQUITECTOS, Fahed + Architects, Minarc, Sara Design Studio, DAVIDE FANCELLO ARCHITETTURA, Infrastructure Vision, HKA Associates, Architect-Manuj Agarwal, Gayathri and Namith Architects , Acanthus Architecture & Interior Consultants, Niki Pashaei Monfared, Prasanna Desai Architects, Wallmakers, Urbane – The Design Workshop Tala Shelbayh and many more Hereby, we welcome you to publish details about the awards, and the works of the winners of the International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018, etc.

Full details on the awards and winners are available on the official website here. Below, we have organized the winning schemes by category.

Zens Brand Store In Beijing China World Trade Center Tower by CUN Design
Architects: Shu Cui
Studio Name: CUN Design
Team Members: Wang Jizhou Chuan
Country: China
ZENS focuses on Chinese design while keeping an eye on young Chinese designers, whom it dubbed as the “Platinum Generation”. In the spring of 2017, ZENS and CUN DESIGN came into contact for the first time and tried to accomplish a work together with a fresh design.

Walden Pond Visitor Center by Maryann Thompson Architects
Architects: Maryann Thompson
Studio Name: Maryann Thompson Architects
Team:  Zac Cardwell
Country: United States
Walden Pond State Reservation is an internationally acclaimed National Historic Landmark and protected open space along 330 acres. Over 500,000 visitors a year visit the pond due to its great beauty, as well as inspiration of Henry David Thoreau.

Karvansaray by Niki Pashaei Monfared
Architects: Niki Pashaei Monfared
Studio Name: Niki Pashaei Monfared
Team Members: Amir Abbas Fazal, Amir Reza Mollapour, Shayan Nadi
Country: Iran

The first idea is Iranian Traditional Architecture & Iranian Karavansaray which is famed as “Shah bbasi Karavansaray”. The sustainable architecture which is used in the project is a combination of Modern Sustainable Architecture & Traditional Architecture.

Les Jardins De Weiswampach 3 Immeuble À Appartements 2017 Pierre & Nature by Crahay & Jamaigne
Architects: Jean-François Crahay
Studio Name: Crahay & Jamaigne
Country: Belgium
Building of 44 apartment units and / or offices and 4 commercial spaces located in Weiswampach in Luxembourg. The volume in L develops at the angle of 2 roads. The elevation of the land is exploited to give natural access to the 2 levels of underground parking.

Habitation Costa by Crahay & Jamaigne
Architects: Jean-François Crahay
Studio Name: Crahay & Jamaigne
Country: Belgium
Three floors secondary house located in Stavelot (Belgium). The standard of living comprising mainly level -1, with a set of underground cellars, opens completely onto the valley and the outdoor pool through minimalist frames and a generous partially covered terrace.

Femap Nursing School by GRUPO ARKHOS
Architects: Ruben Escobar
Team Members: Ruben Escobar-Urrutia, Ricardo Pacheco, Roberto Najera
Country: Mexico
Juarez, Mexico, resiliency is what best describes this city, a border city, bridging North and Latin America, a city of migrants and hardworking people, where resources are scarce, and the environment is harsh. Where cultures merge, and technologies.

Masaba & Sura Vie by Acanthus Architecture & Interior Consultants
Architects: Nikhil Gupta
Studio Name: Acanthus Architecture & Interior Consultants
Team Members: Akhil Gupta, Aanchal Chauhan, Aasif Ali, And Meenu
Country: India

Nowadays eating out is frequent high drama prospect to submerge you into not only in good food but in an atmosphere that makes every day boring life feel distant.

Mg Road Boulevard by Gayathri and Namith Architects
Architects: Gayathri And Namith Architects
Studio Name: Gayathri and Namith Architects
Team Members: Gayathri Shetty, Namith Varma
Country: India

When the metro was proposed at the prime street M G Road, Bangalore, there was a huge public clamor. One of the paramount streets of Bangalore was to lose its identity.

The Neighborhood’S Cemetery: Reclaiming Cemeteries Inside The City (Amman) by Tala Khaled Shelbayh
Architects: Tala Shelbayh
University: Graduation Project Thesis German Jordanian University
Supervisor: Arch. Tha’er Qub’a
Country: Jordan

Amman’s cemeteries are suffering from being neglected, unplanned and misused. These cemeteries are facing a big problem, it become a protected area for Unethical behaviors, nonetheless, placing loads of burden on the city.

Solar Cities by Infrastructure Vision
Architects: Sebastiaan Menger
Studio Name: Infrastructure Vision

Country: The Netherlands

“Solar Cities” is a new approach to refugee camps, as future sustainable cities: it is an integration of the city of the future with a solar power plant.

Architects: Carlos Villegas
Team Members: Arq.Francisco Diaz, Arq.Ricardo Olivas, Arq. Francisco Padilla, Arq.Franco Reyes, Arq. Karla Lopez, Arq. Paulina Huerta, Arq. Josimar Bocanegra, Arq. Sergio Castillo, Ldi. Mariana Aguirre
Country: Mexico

Opened on October 2015, Technology HUB is a one-of-a-kind innovation and entrepreneurship community without parallel in any of the binational metropolitan regions along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

The Abwab Pavilion 2017 by Fahed + Architects
Architects: Mr. Fahed Abdul Majeed
Studio Name: Fahed + Architects
Team Members: Ar. Githa Vijo, Ar. Marionne James
Country: Dubai

The scope of the brief was to develop a temporary pavilion for hosting the ABWAB 2017. The interesting part was that it needed to be made of a waste material that’s left for recycling at Bee’ah’s yard.

Zerega Ems Station by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP
Architects: Henry Smith-Miller
Studio Name: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP
Team Members: Henry Smith-Miller, Faia Laurie Hawkinson, Ra Starlin Keene
Country: United States

The Zerega Avenue EMS Station (Emergency Medical Services – an ambulance dispatch and maintenance facility) was commissioned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose NYC 2030 Plan for the greater NYC metropolitan area forecasted a City responsible to its Citizens and to the Environment.

Indigenous House, Dehradun by Architect-Manuj Agarwal
Architects: Manuj Agarwal
Studio Name: Architect-Manuj Agarwal
Team Members: Manuj Agarwal, Principal Architect, Adarsh K.,Project Architect, Ra Rajendra Gosain, Structure Engineer
Country: India

The house functions as an architect’s studio cum home in the city of Dehradun, (in proximity of Mussorie) with a rustic, homely atmosphere nestled in the natural environment.

Drexel Residence by Minarc
Architects: Erla Ingjaldsdottir
Studio Name: Minarc
Team Members: Erla Ingjaldsdottir, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson
Country: United States

Tucked away in the quiet little neighborhood of Beverly Grove, so named for its fitting location between the Beverly Center and the Grove, is the newest Drexel Residence.

Lagos Wooden Tower by HKA Associates
Architects: Hermann Kamte
Studio Name: HKA Associates

Country: Camerooon

In the light of growing evolution of all industries, we are forced to admit that the twenty-first century is the beginning of the golden age of African peoples.

Nest by Sara Design Studio
Architects: Sara Ng
Studio Name: Sara Design Studio

Country: Malaysia

The configuration of Light and Lines accompanied by Text and Texture define the overall concept of the apartment. Rigidity of lines brings strength and dynamism to the space, whereas the interplay of lights balances with tenderness and fun. Use glasses to enhance the perspective and lighting of the space.

Framing The Landascape (Incorniciando Il Paesaggio) by DAVIDE FANCELLO ARCHITETTURA
Architects: Davide Fancello

Country: Italy

In the heart of Sardinia Mountains, in Dorgali, where the artisan’s tradition is still strong, the replacement of an obsolete bus shelter became the opportunity to create a work of architecture, which has seen close collaboration between designers, administration and local workers, setting a build quality and social constructive example.

Solar Cities by Infrastructure Vision
Architects: Sebastiaan Menger
Studio Name: Infrastructure Vision

Country: The Netherlands

“Solar Cities” is a new approach to refugee camps, as future sustainable cities: it is an integration of the city of the future with a solar power plant.

International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018 Second & Third Awards here.

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Kapiti Watchtower | Kapiti VUWS

Kapiti Watchtower is one of the Awarded projects at the Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 hosted by Rethinking The Future.  Kapiti Watchtower designed by Kapiti VUWS was submitted under Transportation (Concept) and was selected among the 748 Registrations received from the globe at GADA 2018. ‘Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018′ competition concluded successfully its submissions on the 25th July 2018, with some creative and innovative projects from across the globe under various building categories. Rethinking the Future has been hosting these Awards for more than five years now and has gained great popularity among the architecture and design fraternity. With its panel of esteemed jury members comprising professionals and designers from various expertise, RTF has been delivering quite astonishing projects as Winners of the Awards. Some of the past Winners includes names like  Bjarke Ingels Group & DialogPerkins EastmanPageRTKLAHRAecomHenning LarsenCAZADLR GroupBehnisch ArchitektenUNstudioHOKGenslerHKALMN ArchitectsLAN ArchitectureWOW Architects,  EYP Inc.Line and Space LLCIDOM UK Ltd,  Sanjay Puri ArchitectsChristopher Charles Benninger Architectsand BIOME etc.

To see the full results, kindly check the link.

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 – Results

Following are the project details:

Kapiti Island is an island bird sanctuary approximately 5km off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand. Access to the island is by approved tour operators only. Because of the long shallow beach on the mainland it is not feasible to build a pier for visitors to board the boats, so visitors get onto a boat while it’s on the trailer which a tractor then reverses into the sea.

Biosecurity for the island is critical for the ongoing protection of bird species on the island. Visitor numbers to the island are set to grow significantly yet there is currently no visitor centre, and no permanent biosecurity checkpoint. It is a dynamic site, and it will be increasingly so as the effects of climate change begin to be felt in the form of sea level rise and more frequent storm surges.

The brief for this project was to develop a boat terminal on the dynamic mainland coast where visitors could learn about changes to the local environment, conservation work on the island, and proceed to the boats through a permanent biosecurity checkpoint.

Aggregated data is a big part of how we see nature now, but it is not normally a big part of how we experience it through architecture. The objective of this proposal was to develop a nature tourism building that brings the experience of a natural environment together with aggregated data about how that environment is changing. We set out to tackle these questions: How might an architectural language serve the collection of data? How might tourist behaviour facilitate data collection? How might we present it architecturally?

The resulting proposal is organised around the axes of a three-dimensional grid system aligned to cardinal points of the compass. Within each axis are a number of small kiosks. These accommodate a café, store, bio-security checkpoint, information centre, and what we have called, a Museum of Itself (MOI).

Selfie culture has put the tourist themselves into the foreground of their own gaze. Rather than resent this as a narcissistic turn, we propose to use it. The MOI is a space to exhibit selfies taken by visitors in front of the Kapiti Watchtower. The timber poles that repeat across the whole structure have stripes at 250mm intervals, so the photos would reveal measurable changes to the sand dunes, tides, vegetation, stream, and the buildings in the village behind it.

Our proposal therefore, re-deploys the indulgent culture of selfies as a tool for environmental observation. The selfies would collect over the life span of the building into a visual database of environmental change displayed in the MOI.