LEAF AWARDS 2016 CATEGORIES

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Overall Winner :The LEAF Award will be chosen from the shortlisted winners to recognize the project that represents the best architecture in 2016.

1. Mixed – Use Building of the year
The LEAF Mixed Use Building of the Year award recognizes projects that combine both residential and commercial functions. This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2014or are due for completion by April 2016.

2. Residential Building of the year - Single and Multiple Occupancy
The LEAF Residential Building of the Year award recognizes projects that are specifically used for residential purposes. Divided into two parts - Single Occupancy and Multiple Occupancy. This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2014 or are due for completion by April 2016.

3. International Interior Design Award
This Award focuses on interior design for either a new built projects or a new refurbishment projects completed since January 2014 or aredue for completion by April 2016.

4. Commercial Building of the year
The LEAF Commercial Building of the Year award recognizes projects that are specifically used for commercial purposes. This can be an office, building/factory, premises/shopping mall/retail park.

This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2014 or are due for completion by April 2016.

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This award is to celebrate the interior design and structural design of any hospitality building project. Whether it be a hotel, a restaurant, or a bar it will be assessed on the merits of all aspects design within that project.

This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2014 or are due for completion by April 2016.

6. Refurbishment of the year
The refurbishment of the year award is to highlight the best new concept of an existing building. The award encompasses interior design, building use and creative use of materials & space to highlight change within an exciting building. This award will look at refurbishments completed since January 2014 – April 2016.

7. Public Building of the year
The LEAF Public Building of the Year award recognizes projects that are specifically used for public purposes. These can include but are not limited to museums, sports stadia, and healthcare, industrial and educational buildings. This award is for buildings that have been completed since January 2014 or are due for completion by April 2016.

8.Best Sustainable Development
This award focuses on design and architectural innovation relating to the durable and efficient use of materials, technology and effective energy consumption in a new or refurbished building. All projects must have been completed since January 2014 or are due for completion by April 2016.

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This award celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for building concepts or projects yet to be built. Entries into the Future Building category should comprise of projects that have been tendered and won either on the drawing board or under construction.

10. Urban Design
The LEAF Urban Design Project of the Year Award recognizes projects for the design of public places, including landscape projects completed and not completed.

11. Best Façade Design & Engineering
This new category focuses on façade design. This being one of the most important elements when evaluating the aesthetics of a building, as well as the technical performance. The award will take into account the overall building envelope of the project in context to the building design, genre and façade performance in achieving enclosure of the building (Projects completed or under construction).

12. Developer of the Year
This second new category focuses on the achievements of the developer. The award will celebrate the contribution the landmark building will have made to the overall regeneration of the surrounding area and one that has provided an opportunity for substantial commercial return for the building inhabitants (Projects completed or under construction).

XIV edition of the Tile of Spain Awards

The prizes aim to improve awareness and understanding of ceramic tiles made in Spain amongst architects and interior designers and promote their use by these professionals for an interesting research in the application of ceramic material.

The panel of judges was made up of the following leading architects :Víctor López Cotelo, Laura Andreini, Marcos Cruz, Isabel López Vilalta, Juan Domingo Santos, Édgar González and Ramón Monfort. The panel of judges, chaired by architect Victor López Cotelo announced the winners of the fourteenth edition of these Awards.

“Multipurpose Teaching Hall at the Gavina School” by Carmen Martínez Gregori, Carmel Gradolo Martínez and Arturo Sanz Martínez. Photograph: Mariela Pollonio
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“Saint Roch Car Park” by Archikubik. Photograph: Adrià Goula
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”Blue Wave Cocktail Bar” by El Equipo Creativo. Photograph: Adrià Goula
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“Disfrutar Restaurant”, also by El Equipo Creativo. Photograph: Adrià Goula
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”L’Àtic Vernacle” by El Fabricante de Espheras. Photograph: Milena Villalba

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“Transhumant Renovation” by Laura Alonso Blasco
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“Mataró Sea Promenade” by Héctor Durán Sánchez







Santiago Calatrava. Complete Works 1979-2007

Santiago Calatrava. Complete Works 1979-2007

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Santiago Calatrava's fusion of architecture, art and engineering (Complete Works 1979-2007) Santiago Calatrava is a renowned architect, structural engineer and artist. Recent projects such as the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex, the Turning Torso in Malmo, and TGV station in Liège have brought him international acclaim. The only architect to exhibit at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he is presently designing the main transportation hub for Ground Zero in Manhattan, as well as the tallest building in the USA: the 160-story Chicago Spire Tower.

Calatrava collaborated extensively on this monograph, which traces his career and places his architecture in the context of his art and engineering prowess. All of his works, from the suspended swimming pool at Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology to his latest, startling designs, are featured in this lavishly illustrated volume, along with watercolors created by the architect specifically for its fold-out pages.


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The author:
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

Author: Philip Jodidio, Hardcover, 30.8 x 39 cm, 536 pages, Price: Rs. 6879/- Contact: Source Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Tel: 26001558/26465741 Email: sourcepublishers@gmail.com

All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and a desire to make architecture

"All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and a desire to make architecture"

Architect Raimund Abraham, widely known as an inspiring educator among architects and former students fortunate to have been taught by him, was killed in a car crash in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday morning. [March 3, 2010]

"Earlier in the evening Raimund delivered a powerful lecture at SCI-Arc, re-stating his enduring love for architecture and his willingness to fight for the design discourse as he defined it," reported Eric Owen Moss.

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Architecture does not have to be built; it can be written, it can be drawn, it can put in model form.

What happens when you build, you enter a domain which forces you to defend your ideas against unlimited number of hostile forces.

When I talk about providing an alternative way to making architecture, what I means is you don't have to be a slave in a corporate office, or a groupie of a celebrity architect because all you need is a piece of paper a pencil and a desire to make architecture."

Credits: Conrad Newel 
"http://famousarchitect.blogspot.in/2010/03/67-all-you-need-is-piece-of-paper.html