The 10 Best Houses of the Year

It's architecture awards seasons right now, with honors and medals being doled out with what seems like daily regularity. Thankfully, the AIA's 2014 Housing Awards breaks up the march of zillion-dollar projects with something a little more real: Places where normal humans actually live. » 4/09/14 9:00am 4/09/14 9:00am

Shigeru Ban Wins the Pritzker Prize, Architecture's Highest Honor

The Pritzker Prize is a little bit like the Oscars of architecture: It usually ends up being a chance for everyone to air their complaints about the industry. But every so often, there's a real cause for celebration—such is the case today, when the jury announced that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban would become 2014's… » 3/24/14 4:41pm 3/24/14 4:41pm

12 Buildings Nominated For the Year's Best Design

A cemetery in Sweden. A floating school in Nigeria. A cast-iron facade in the UK. The wildly divergent list of nominees for the Design Museum's annual awards make you wonder: How the hell do you pick a single building to represent such a broad profession? » 2/13/14 9:00am 2/13/14 9:00am

Anonymous Invades the Spanish Academy Awards Ceremony For Real

Rather than just crashing web pages, Spanish anonymous members had the balls to crash the equivalent of the Oscars ceremony in Madrid today. Three members of Anonymous sneaked past extreme police and private security controls to jump onto the stage as the event was at one of its highest points, as this image shows. » 2/19/12 10:31pm 2/19/12 10:31pm

JD Power Announces the Best Cameras of 2008

JD Power and Associates just released the results of its latest camera survey, culling the responses of over 8,000 digital camera buyers between April of 2007 and March of 2008. They split the categories into DSLRs, Point and Shoots, Premium Point and Shoots, and Ultra Slims. Hit the jump to see the list of winners. » 8/02/08 5:30pm 8/02/08 5:30pm

Please Vote for Gizmodo in the 2008 Bloggies

As Brian said yesterday, we've been nominated for the 2008 Bloggies in the categories of Best Tech Blog, Lifetime Achievement and Best Design. Really do feel like we do fantastic work around here, not just in the stuff he pointed out yesterday, but stuff like our Very Very NSFW Porn Convention Adventure and our other » 1/31/08 4:12pm 1/31/08 4:12pm