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Top 5 in Design News: Architecture Prizes Awarded, Designers Propose Floating Homes, and Dutch Design Week Begins

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This week in design news: Dutch Design Week begins, the Stirling Prize winner is announced, and Santiago Calatrava is back in the news. Shortlist Announced for Architectural Photo of the Year Above:  Christopher Frederick Jones 's shot of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Australia is a finalist in the Exterior category. Photograph via  Dezeen .  Twenty images were announced as finalists this week in the 2015 Arcaid Architecture Photography Awards, held in conjunction with the World Architecture Festival . Five finalists were announced in each of four categories: Interior, Exterior, Buildings in Use, and Sense of Place." One overall winner will be announced during the festival, to be held in Singapore from November 4 to 6. See all 20 finalists at the  Arcaid Awards . London Girls' School Wins Stirling Prize Above: The Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is clad in modular pre-cast concrete.  The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the Burntwood School as the winner of the 2015 Stirling Prize. The prize is awarded annually to the architects of a single European building deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the field of architecture that year. The London girls' school was designed by architects  Allford Hall Monaghan Morris  as a redevelopment of an existing 1950s campus. Said architect Paul Monaghan, "Good school design makes a difference to the way students value themselves and their education, and we hope that [our win] shows that this is worth investing in.” Read it at  RIBA . Ten Ideas for Solving London's Housing Crisis Above: "Buoyant Starts" prefabricated floating homes by Baca Architects.  Think tank New London Architecture announced 10 winners of its competition for design solutions to London's housing crisis—a problem of both shortage and affordability. The winners were chosen from more than 200 entries from around the world. Among the winners is "Buoyant Starts" by London-based Baca Architects , which proposed up to 7,500 low-cost prefabricated homes that would float on the approximately 50 miles of unused London waterways. Read more at  New London Architecture .  Santiago Calatrava Wins European Prize for Architecture   Above: Portrait of Santiago Calatrava via New York Magazine .  The European Centre has awarded the 2015 European Prize for Architecture to the Spanish/Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava , known for designing bridges that are dramatic feats of civil engineering. More recently, Calatrava has gained attention for his World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the new railway station at the rebuilt World Trade Center, which has come under heavy fire for being behind schedule and over budget. Read the announcement at the European Centre and background in The New York Times .  Dutch Design Week, October 17-25 Above: Amsterdam kitchen by Dutch design house Lodder Keukens. See more in Sober Luxury: Arjan Lodder Keukens Kitchen in the Netherlands . Dutch Design Week began Saturday and runs through October 25. This year's theme for the Eindhoven-based festival is "What if...", and more than 2,400 professional participants are expected across 80 locations. Highlights include a  TextielMuseum collaboration with Jongeriuslab and the " It's Your World " exhibition offering design solutions to municipal waste, the immigration crisis, and more. Read more at  Dutch Design Week .  More from this week:  Trending on Gardenista: Cabin Porn and More, West Coast Cool Edition Trending on Remodelista: California Creatives Gardenista Current Obsessions: Citrus Blossoms Remodelista Current Obsessions: Serene Musings More Stories from Remodelista Table of Contents: The New Glamour Announcing Our First Remodelista New England Market Current Obsessions: Serenity Now






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