Women in Architecture Awards 2018

January 2018

Stephanie Macdonald has been nominated for Women in Architecture Award 2018. The Women in Architecture Awards, in association with The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal, are in place to inspire change in the architectural profession by celebrating great design by women architects from around the world and promoting role models for young women in practice. The winners of  aj/ar Women in Architecture will be announced in London on Friday 2 March.

In Conversation: Tom Emerson and Mark Rappolt on ‘Monika Sosnowska. Structural Exercises’, Hauser & Wirth London

January 2018

Tom Emerson, will be in conversation with Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of Art Review on the occasion of the exhibition Monika Sosnowska. Structural Exercises, at Hauser & Wirth, London. The discussion will explore the intersection of art and architecture in Sosnowska’s exhibition. 

23 January, 7pm

Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize 2018

January 2018

Tom Emerson has been awarded the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize 2018 in Zürich.

The literary prize commemorating the Swiss poet Conrad Ferdinand Meyer has been awarded annually since 1938 for outstanding cultural achievements in the canton of Zürich.

Emerson has been Professor of Architecture at ETH Zürich since 2010 and has been awarded the prize for collaborative work realised with students in the city of Zürich including the Pavilion of Reflections, a floating arts pavilion for Manifesta 11 (2016), which attracted over 100,000 visitors and the Belvedere Zollikon, a green oak staircase enabling views across Lake Zürich completed in 2013.

Emerson is only the second architect to be awarded the prize since the architect turned novelist Max Frisch won in 1938. The prize has historically largely been received by Swiss writers, journalists, academics and visual artist. 

The other winners are the linguist Dr Simone E. Pfenninger, for her research on second language acquisition at the University of Zürich, and the author Dorothee Elmiger for her novels Invitation to the daredevils and Sleepers.

El Croquis

January 2018

Spanish publisher El Croquis has produced a new monograph dedicated to 6a architects covering projects between 2009 and 2017 including Raven Row, South London Gallery, Cowan Court, Churchill College Cambridge, the Studio for Juergen Teller and several new projects. The monographs also includes interviews with Thomas Weaver, editor of AA Files and Martino Stierli, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

El Croquis is available at the AA Bookshop and the RIBA Bookshop in London or online from the publisher.