Today’s cities, not only Western but cities in general, have almost no animal life in their cores, and if they do, it is strongly curtailed.
Recently, we were able to catch up with Joyce Hwang, the 2012 Animal Architecture award winner and recently selected for an Emerging Voices Award from the architectural league of New York.
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.
As architects, we are operating in a landscape of shifting ecological and cultural values. We must not only develop strategies for incorporating diverse habitats into the spatial and built environment, but we must also take on the challenge to radically rethink the spatial and visible dimensions of animals and urban organisms.
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.
Registration for the Animal Architecture Awards is now closed. Thanks and good luck to all of our contestants!
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