RIBA Awards Stirling Prize to the Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded this year's Stirling Prize for best building to the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. Haworth Tompkins Architects recently rebuilt and greatly expanded the rundown chapel that has housed the theater since the 1960s.
 

The Sea Ranch at Fifty

Fifty years ago, a breathtaking, 10-mile-long, mile-wide strip of the California coast, 105 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, was declared a privately-owned model community and opened for radically eco-friendly residential development. Owned and managed for 42 years as a sheep ranch, the new town was named The Sea Ranch (the "The" is mandatory).
 

Newsmakers: Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey

The Dublin-based husband-and-wife partners are this year's RIBA Gold Medal winners.
 

Newsmaker: Adam Reed Tucker

Adam Reed Tucker, a Chicago-based architect, conceived the concept for Lego Architecture, an elegant series of building sets celebrated in Lego Architecture: The Visual Guide, published by DK last month.
   

First Look: Thomas Heatherwick’s Bombay Sapphire Distillery

At the center of Thomas Heatherwick’s adaptation of a historic paper mill into a production facility and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire gin, a pair of fluted glass domes erupt from the brick walls of the main distillery hall.
 

Zaha Hadid Architects Designs Cambodian Genocide Memorial

1010_Zaha_SleukRith_HERO Construction will begin next year on the memorial and institute dedicated to victims of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
 

Voices from Venice: Conversations with Women Who Practice Architecture

Five prominent women architects speak about the profession in Voices from Venice: Conversations at the 2014 Architecture Biennale with Women who Practice Architecture.
 

Commentary: Does Helsinki Need Two Competitions?

While the Guggenheim Foundation has launched a controversial architectural competition for a museum on a waterfront site in Helsinki, a group of architects has mounted a counter-competition called The Next Helsinki. "We hope to find something better for this important site than the anachronism of another containment vessel for art," says architect, critic, and educator Michael Sorkin.
 

Newsmaker: Marco Orsini

Orsini's documentary "Gray Matters," about the life and works of Eileen Gray (1878-1976) will debut on October 15 at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York.
 



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