For Immediate Release: Announcing the 2015 Expanded Environment Award Winning projects. First Place is awarded to Lullaby of Weather Species, by Suo Ya. Second Place to In Praise of Dust by Young-Tack Oh and Thrid Place to Walk into the Sea By Zhi Wang. COngratulations to all contestants!
Announcing the winning projects for the 2015 Expanded Environment Awards: MONSTER!
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT The Expanded Environment wants your multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, impure, unholy design proposals. Show us your ideas about how extreme combinations of architectural form, material, and programs can reshape not only our built worlds but the way we think of them.
We are very happy to announce that Joyce Hwang, winner of the 2012 Animal Architecture Awards for her collaborative project Bat Cloud, has just garnered a 2014 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.
BeehiveHighrise utilizes a redesigned system which enables access from the sides, with each tray fitting snugly and keeping the box enclosed. This allows the hives to be lined up in rows as well as stacked, forming a wall of hives that could be shared among several beekeepers. One of these walls could hold as many as 90 hives, each of which could pollinate around 240 million flowers daily.
Urban Transhumance explores urban farming as viable urban renewal option by revisiting Grand Boulevard as a site that circumscribes the historic limits of Detroit.
The Cart Coop is a prototype chicken coop that elevates an abandoned shopping cart to a replicable model for urban food production.
Oceanic Agriculture is a marine strategy for rapid deployment of food-aid in times of prolonged civic stress. The design proposes to generate a flotilla of horizontal surfaces that become deployable seafaring farmlands. Oceanic Agriculture pairs the exigencies of organizations such as the World Food Program and the Global Food Crisis Program, with current disposal and mothball strategies for large military, commercial and private maritime vessels.
The Urban Hedgerow is a series of urban-animal friendly installations. The project creates wall mounted vertical forms which can be comprised of collected sticks, industrial components, lumber discards and clippings from parks, yards, and forgotten city bits. The ambition is to create space and allow more of our wild world into the city, and to make people grapple with where they draw the line between wild neighbor and pest.
This is an amazing opportunity for Animal Architecture, our award winning projects and cross-species design in general. But I need your help to get us there. Starting now Animal Architecture is embarking on a two phased campaign.
The Domino Effect proposes to combine the restorative powers of a Bath House with the educational attributes of an aquarium along with a healthy dose of pet-therapy.
The Hannafore Tile-Pool subtly and cleverly utilizes already occurring ecological processes to make a simple walkway on the beach safer for humans and tidal species. The result is a tile system that actually traps small pools of water at low tide beneath a walkable and textured surface.
The GBHNCB, is a prototype for a garden building and a step in creating a network of environmentally-aware gardeners among the population of the city of Cali to take care of the rich local flora and fauna.
Bat Cloud, the winner of the 2012 Animal Architecture Awards, is an excellent example of how humans and other animal species, in this case one previously considered a pest, can re-align their relationship to develop new methods of a coexistence. The project is actual, it's imaginative and beautiful. Excellent work.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2012 Animal Architecture Awards. This year saw an impressive range of projects from around the globe. Each of the projects, individually and collectively, demonstrate new and encouraging ways for us to live more fully in this world.
The 2011 Animal Architecture Awards, All Creatures Great and Small, will be on display this fall in Dallas. Go check it out!
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URBAN ANIMAL; The 2012 Animal Architecture Awards. Animal Architecture wants your ideas about how synanthropic design can reshape, expand and redefine the context of urban thought and space.
I have always been inspired by the resilient and often rebellious way that other species interact with and adapt to our human built environments and (in our general arrogance) our under-estimation of the potential of inter-species collaboration and co-habitation. This to me has always been a territory which warrants further exploration.
"Pigeon racing occupies an intriguing threshold between the domestic and the non-domestic. It seemed perfectly logical that a pigeon racing headquarters for a group of enthusiasts might materialize within an ordinary Victorian terraced house."
..This type of erosion between a “nature” that is undisturbed and human intervention confronts us everyday and exploring this erosion is the basis for much of our speculative work. What started as an unconscious observation has turned into a passion for how these issues can be made architectural...
Our project stemmed from the fact human settlement had been exploiting the divide between us and other species for centuries, in large scale food production, monoculture and pollination...
We've asked Simone Ferracina's to share with us a little bit more about the project, his process and the forces that drive his creativity. Enjoy!
Animal Architecture is proud to announce the winning entries for the 2011 Animal Architecture Awards. Congratulations to all of the entrants! Job well done!