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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call for entries: Inaugural American Architecture Prize

The first-ever American Architecture Prize (AAP), is seeking submissions across 41 categories within the 3 main disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. Work is welcome from professional firms, university students and independent designers worldwide. AAP jury members Sadie Morgan (left), co-founder of dRMM, and Peggy Deamer, professor of architecture at Yale University and principal at Deamer Architects AAP co-founder Hossein Farm...

Nominees for top UK architecture prize named

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the six shortlisted buildings for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the U.K.’s top architecture prize. The list includes a partly subterranean home, which is also up for the RIBA House of the Year distinction; a converted gallery space; a high-density housing development; and three educational buildings. Outhouse, by Loyn & Co Architects The list includes: • Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxf...

Homeowners are purchasing more high-end, says study

Houzz’s Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which assesses confidence in the home renovation market among industry pros, found “widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence” for architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor firms.  The Houzz homepage A few findings in particular stand out: • Many of the survey’s participating firms, across all sectors, say that their clients are ...

Laurel & Wolf goes glamping at the W Hotel

Laurel & Wolf has transformed a 17th-floor suite at the W New York hotel, complete with a 12-foot yurt. The space will be available for guests to book until November. California-based Laurel & Wolf designer Kimberly Winthrop sat down with EAL to chat outdoor inspiration. Laurel & Wolf’s suite at the W New York; all photos courtesy Laurel & Wolf / Dustin Walker Do you design many outdoor spaces? I’m located in Los Angeles, so being a designer h...

An inside look at Robert Allen’s fabric recycling program

By Katy B. Olson Stunned by the sheer waste created in the fabrics and furnishings industry, a team from Robert Allen, led by Kelly Tobias, design and merchandising associate for Beacon Hill (part of the Robert Allen Group), recently began a partnership with a local nonprofit, New Jersey–based Green Tree Textile Recycling, to salvage the brand’s previously unusable fabric from certain death in the landfill. Fabric making means intensive trials, says the company: “Trying ...

Ginger Gilden appointed new IIDA NY president

Ginger Gilden has been named president of IIDA NY. She will take the lead with a yearlong focus on creating programs for new and existing members, with a particular emphasis on educational and network events. She'll also work with the organization's industry partners. A member of the IIDA since 1994, Gilden is a senior designer and associate at IA Interior Architects, and has overseen projects such as King & Spalding, Jones Lang LaSalle, State Street and Experian. She...

Cooper Hewitt accepts 7 Designtex textiles

Designtex textiles Clerkenwell, Myddleton, Chiyogami, Radar, Loop to Loop, Shibori Stripe and Hint have been accepted into Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, reported Interior Design, signifying an increased focus on sustainability. The seven textiles will be on display along with the museum’s two Designtex wallcoverings. Hint, by Designtex “There is more demand for textiles with sustainable manufacturing practices, and companies like Designtex are taking on th...

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Sacco Carpet hosts premiere for The Townhouse, a film that documents the transformation of an extraordinary historic home (New York, NY, July 2016)
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