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TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2015

Trends Awards 2015

TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2015 is India’s premier design competition for professionals, brought to you by Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India). Categories are spread over architecture, interior design, product design and visual design. Entries are open to all architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and photographers.

Submit entries online at

The submitted works must be located within India only. However, the firm can be based outside the country and still be eligible.

A first-of-its-kind in the country, these awards are an endeavour to bring forth the best in architecture, interior design, concepts, forms, and practices in India.

Entries open: October 15, 2015
Last Date for Submission: December 1, 2015

Contact Person:
Moshita Prajapati
Tel: +91-22-22735660 or +91-22-22735887

Adam Fisler House Framework

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Adam Fisler has created a plethora of models in sketchup. This model showing the framework of a home is one of his more popular models, and was even featured on the front page of the 3D warehouse. Though everything is not exact in the model, it still serves as a good representation of how a house is built. The model is available for download in Sketchup’s 3D warehouse. Simply search “Adfis” on the 3D Warehouse homepage.

architecture vision competition RED SQUARE TOLERANCE PAVILION

architecture vision competition RED SQUARE TOLERANCE PAVILION

HMMD‘s newest architecture vision competition is dedicated to ‘designing for tolerance’. It challenges designers from around the globe to propose a temporary pavilion for the education of social, political and religious tolerance, to be erected in Russia’s Red Square, Moscow.

This new pavilion is to be conceived as a structure incorporating educational spaces, with lecture and workshop rooms as well as exhibition spaces. Participants are also urged to consider other recreational and public spaces to support these educational programs.

All scales and materials are admitted but the structure must be de-mountable. Most importantly, the pavilion should conceptually deconstruct ideas for tolerance, remembering those who were victims of fanaticism and representing those who firmly defend and believe in a future without violence against any minority.

While the pavilion is meant to be temporary, entries will be judged on their ability to leave enduring social and political footprints.

Antarctic research system (ARS) / by Artur Kupriichuk, Henry McKenzie

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Antarctica climatic conditions are the most extreme in the world. Winter temperatures are down to -70 C, the fastest katabatic winds reach the 300 km/h.

Free UPP: Architectural BIM design and Bills of Quantities Software

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PUZZLE TABLE is not an usual table / by KUB


We could say that it’s not just a table… Designed by architect Alberto Dias Ribeiro of A2OFFICE, this object consists of five distinct parts: a combining core and 4 removable components. Altogether there are 125 cubes, all equal, which are part of a larger cube.
It is a signed piece, handcrafted, in a close connection between creator and performer.

Buffalo Bill’s Home To Get $130 Million Facelift

At the age of 40 the storied Ralph Wilson Stadium, that has played host to some of the NFL’s greatest games and players, is getting a facelift. That operation is coming in the next 10 months, part of the $130 million renovation project that gathers steam after the season and should be completed for the season opener in 2014.

The project will be more than just overpriced floor renovations, especially with a $130 million price tag. The over hall will make the aging facility more fan-friendly, increase advertising and sponsorship revenue and will allow stadium to search as a viable home for the Bills for at least the next nine years.

“This renovation is geared toward the fan,” Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said. “It significantly enhances the fans’ game-day experience.”

INGLASS Warsaw 2014

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Matthew POTTER presents the award-winning glass project “Gardens by the Bay”
2014, February 4, INGLASS Warsaw International Architecture Conference

potter_2 Matthew Potter joined Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2004, was made an Associate in 2008 and Associate Director in 2012. He has been involved in a number of award winning projects across the commercial, cultural and education sectors. He has recently finished his work as Project Architect for Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Conservatory Complex – two sustainably cooled glasshouses with a combined footprint of more than 2ha. Matthew has worked on this scheme throughout its development from the competition winning scheme submitted in 2006 to its completion; the project opened to the public at the end of June 2012, and was recently awarded the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival. He worked in Singapore for 18 months, liaising with the client, local consultants and contractor and overseeing the delivery of the façade and interior displays.