2010 AIA Housing Awards
Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects awarded its tenth annual Housing Awards to projects across the country, several of which have been featured in Dwell. The Sky Ranch, an 800-square-foot home atop the 1.5-acre roof of a warehouse-office, is gracing the pages of Dwell's May 2010 "Small Spaces" issue, now on newsstands. The Formosa 1140 lead a roundup of modern multifamily residences in American in our October 2009 "Made in the USA" issue. In total, the AIA awarded prizes to 18 projects in four categories: One- and Two-Family Custom Housing, One- and Two-Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Special Housing.
Watch our slideshow to see the winners.
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A national summit on affordable housing is taking place September 22-24th at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designers and activists will join panel discussions on why change is necessary, why design matters, how to make design affordable, strategies for change, and alternative activist practices.
The conference will feature "Fenced In/Fenced Out," an interactive exhibit from the Museum of Contemporary Phenomena, an art and architecture collective and tours will be led by Chicago architects through the remodeled Archer Courts in Chinatown; green and multi-generational housing in Roseland and North Lawndale; and the adaptive reuse of the Howard Street Theater in Rogers Park.
Speakers include David Baker, whose Paseo Senter in San Jose earned the 2010 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing Community by Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing; Maurice Cox, Director of Design for the National Endowment for the Arts, whom Fast Company magazine named one of "20 Masters of Design" in 2004; and Teddy Cruz of Estudio Cruz, known for his urban research on the Tijuana-San Diego border and his designs recently seen in "Small Scale, Big Change" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards.
- Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture.
- I met photographer Richard Schulman and his wife, Barbara, a few years back and instantly developed a friendship with them.
- Manhattan has 32 miles of accessible waterfront, and traditionally these spaces have acted as gateways for the comings and goings of its inhabitants.
- For the sixth year, AIA Los Angeles's Restaurant Design Awards will be announced at Dwell on Design.
- Each January, the American Institute of Architects awards its annual Honor Awards to the top designs in architecture, interior architecture, and regional and urban design.
- Dwell on Design will once again roll out the red carpet for the 9th Annual AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards, to be held onstage on Saturday, June 22 at 4 pm.