Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month | Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing — Deutschland de

Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month Good ideas from Germany: Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing. Image © Georg Moritz – Van Bo Le-Mentzel A bed, table, armchair, toilet and cooking area is all you need to make a 1-room apartment on six-and-a-half square metres and two…

UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results — Archinect com / watch video on Competition Jury Process

The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural  center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country’s gradual process of reconciliation, restoring…

Aga Khan Award for Architecture at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris – 2013 Recipients: Five Projects for a Sustainable World

  Please also see: Article en français Paris, 26 March 2014 — An exhibition entitled “5 Projets pour un monde responsable” (“Five Projects for a Sustainable World”) was inaugurated today. The Exhibition, which focuses on the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, will be on display at the Cité de l’Architecture et…

Simerg com: Royal Architectural Institute Awards Gold Medal to 49th Ismaili Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, for his contribution to Canadian architecture

(l to r) Seated — Princess Zahra Aga Khan (daughter, His Highness the Aga Khan), George Baird (RAIC 2010 Gold Award Recipient), His Highness the Aga Khan (RAIC 2013 Gold Award Recipient), Paul E. Frank (RAIC President), Jim McKee (RAIC Executive Director); Standing — Samuel Oghale Oboh (RAIC Regional Director Alberta/North West Territories), Barry Johns…

India: Nagaur Fort in award contention — Deccan Herald.com

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon, Portugal has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The 20 nominees, including the Nagaur Fort in Rajasthan of India, range from a modern high-rise apartment block to projects showcasing the revival of traditional building techniques. The award entails a prize money…