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The in­au­gu­ral Restau­rant & Bar Prod­uct De­sign Awards has rec­og­nized a dozen works by de­sign­ers from around the world. Among them was Gar­ri­son, a line of sal­vaged steel stools de­signed by toronto firms Stack­lab and Re­bart. Also in the mix was the AZ Award–win­ning W1 ta­ble by Moss & Lam. See the full list at restau­ran­tand­barpro­duct­des­ig­

A brew-pub-meets-gen­eral-store in Ja­pan has been named the sus­tain­able build­ing of the year in the WAN Awards. Lo­cated in Kamikatsu, a Ja­panese town that has com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing zero waste, Kamikatz Pub­lic House was de­signed by Hiroshi Naka­mura & NAP, and is con­structed and fur­nished us­ing re­claimed and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. World Ar­chi­tec­ture News an­nounced the win in July along with the Health­care Award, which went to Elsa Urquijo Ar­chi­tects for Padre Ru­bi­nos, a home­less shel­ter in La coruña, Spain. See more at

Not one but two build­ings have been named city of Lon­don Build­ing of the Year for 2016. Both are part of New Ludgate, a re­tail and com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment that fea­tures one build­ing de­signed by Fletcher Priest Ar­chi­tects and an­other by Sauer­bruch Hut­ton, cho­sen via pub­lic nom­i­na­tion. New Ludgate beat out six other short­listed projects marked as sig­nif­i­cant ex­am­ples of con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture in the city, in­clud­ing St Bartholomew’s Hos­pi­tal by HOK.

A com­pe­ti­tion search­ing for cre­ative con­cepts for the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of the New York State Pav­il­ion site con­cluded in Au­gust, with first prize go­ing to Seat­tle ar­chi­tects Ai­dan Doyle and Sarah Wan. their Hang­ing Mead­ows pro­posal re­pur­poses Philip John­son’s orig­i­nal pav­il­ion, built for the 1964–65 World’s Fair, as a pedestal that sup­ports a fu­tur­is­tic sus­pended gar­den. Full de­tails and a com­plete list of win­ners can be found at sav­ing­

the AIA/HUD Sec­re­tary Awards, which pro­motes in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence in hous­ing de­sign, an­nounced win­ners in four cat­e­gories in July. Rec­og­nized for Ex­cel­lence in Af­ford­able Hous­ing De­sign is David Baker Ar­chi­tects for Lake­side Se­nior Apart­ments in oak­land, cal­i­for­nia. the res­i­den­tial com­plex pro­vides homes for 91 ex­tremely low-in­come and spe­cial­needs home­less se­niors. A sin­gle-fam­ily res­i­dence by Fab­cab was se­lected for Hous­ing Ac­ces­si­bil­ity.

A full list of win­ners is at

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