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Pamphlet Architecture 32 Call for Entries

By addressing the capacity to cope, the ability to bounce back, and the mitigation and management of risk, proposals are welcome that showcase a fresh understanding of the possibilities and opportunities of resilience in architecture, from the large to the small scale. Whether resilience stems from natural disaster, civil conflict, global warming, catastrophe, and so on, is the applicant’s discretion. Please visit the submission site for more details.

The winner will receive a prize of $2,500 and the opportunity to have their manuscript published by Princeton Architectural Press as 32. The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for professionals. The winner will be announced in September 2010.

More information can be found here.

modeLab Scripting Parameters Workshop

modeLab will be conducting a Scripting Parameters Workshop in starting June 8. This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts and applications of parametric and scripted design logics in a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment.

The workshop will investigate iteration, evaluation, and algorithmic strategies in VB.NET within Grasshopper. Over five evening sessions and one weekend work session, participants will develop and prototype scripted design output in coordination with digital fabrication. Participants will gain a core understanding of the techniques and syntax of extending the functionality of Grasshopper through scripting in VB.NET.

As part of a larger online infrastructure, , this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning. Attendance will be limited to provide each participant maximum dedicated time with instructors. For more information on this event, click here.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Here are some amazing projects from all over the world you may have missed last week. Also, our latest section: AD Classics! Check them all after the break.

The Mint / FJMT
The Mint Project is the transformation of one of Sydney’s oldest and most precious historical sites on Macquarie Street into a new meaningful public place formed and characterised as much by the carefully inserted contemporary buildings as the conserved and adapted heritage structures. It is a project that seeks to set a new and important benchmark for (read more…)

Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Competition winners

First Prize

The -Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is an unprecedented important strategic road corridor which links up three regions in the Pearl River Delta, . In mid 2009, Highways Department initiated to organize an International Design Ideas Competition. Results were announced this month.

See the winners after the break.

International Landscape Architecture Competition

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The Leuphana University of Lueneburg invites landscape architects to re-design the existing 15ha Campus in conjunction with a proposed new key building designed by Daniel Libeskind.

The competition is a closed invitation process with 5 participants following an international open application procedure. The invited participants will be asked to submit a masterplan (deadline Sept 6, 2010) and also to make themselves available for a week in October to present and discuss the masterplan with students at the Leuphana Fresher’s week, as well as support groups of students in associated projects.

Deadline for application is June 1, 2010. For more information, click here.

Aviva Stadium opened Friday in Dublin

Aviva Stadium, , , designed as a result of a collaboration between global architects Populous and Dublin‐based architects, Scott Tallon Walker was officially opened Friday by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, TD. Aviva Stadium, previously called the Lansdowne Road Stadium, hosted its first game of international rugby in 1878. The 50,000 seat stadium will be used for international rugby and soccer fixtures and as a concert and events venue.

Complete press release after the break.

Open Source 2010 International Seminar

In the different areas of human production, it is curious to note the constitution of global informal networks that work between themselves in a process of sharing and collaboration. From this perspective of creation process, Circo de Ideias – Associação Cultural presents at Suggia Room in Casa da Música, Porto, , Saturday, June 12 2010, the international seminar OPEN SOURCE, term coined on the definition of software in which original code is shared freely and that can be redistributed with or without modifications.

OPEN SOURCE proposes the reflection on the frontiers of contemporary creation with contributions from architecture, engineering, arts and mathematics. Composed by a set of guided tours, an exhibition, an international seminar and a publication, OPEN SOURCE counts with the special participation of Cecil Balmond, engineer that embodies this kind of thinking and inspires the realization event.

For more information, click here.

Mr. Visserplein / Bureau B+B

Bureau B+B shared with us their project Mr. Visserplein, a temporary facility for a square in , Netherlands. Mr. Visserplein is one of the most discussed open spaces in the center of , a politically difficult and historically sensitive spot. The current square is the result of a large number of accidental interventions in the past. Little remains of the original urban fabric.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

EEAE / ENHSA Architectural Theory Subgroup Workshop

The EAAE Subgroup on Architectural Theory, following its last workshop in Fribourg (CH) where the always ambivalent relation between technical practice, representation and theory has been challenged, focuses now on a topic that is of that constellation; the relations between digital/material and depth/surface.

There has been an important break in the polarity between depth and surface caused in contemporary architecture by the emergence of a new digital materiality and tactility. On a technical level, this is due to techniques of fabrication linking the design and representation process directly with fabrication, whereas in the level of perception and representation, it follows the aftermath of folding in architecture and its claim for a new continuity based on the abolishment of the traditional spatial dipoles (interior/exterior, up/down

For more information on the call for papers submission visit the event’s official website.

Postopolis! DF

From 8-12 June 2010, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in partnership with Museo Experimental El Eco, Tomo and Domus Magazine, will host the third edition of !, a public five-day session of near-continuous conversation curated by some of the world’s most prominent bloggers from the fields of architecture, art, urbanism, landscape, music and design.

10 world-renowned bloggers from Los Angeles, , Turin, Barcelona, London and elsewhere will convene in one location in Mexico City to host a series of discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, films and panels fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architecture blogosphere with rare face-to-face interaction.

The first Postopolis! took place in the gallery space at Storefront for Art and Architecture during the summer of 2007, and a second edition was held in Los Angeles in 2009. We had the chance to participate in Los Angeles last year, and you can read about the amazing experience we had here.

Participating blogs and more info after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part X

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With more than 16,000 photos, our Flickr pool keeps growing with the most amazing architecture photos, so we invite you to look at all the submission by our readers. You can also check our previous selections here. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The picture above was taken by a-cero in Spain. See the other four after the break.

Williamsburg Waterfront Performance Venue International Competition

East River Park

This open international ideas competition is for the integrated design of an innovative music venue in the East River State Park located in Williamsburg, .

The new park is the site of the ‘Jelly Pool Parties’ summer concert series which brings 10,000 fans to the site on sunday afternoons to enjoy free performances by progressive independent artists.

SuckerPUNCH challenges designers to develop a network of stages and facilities which can accommodate and enhance these performances through a progressive design strategy. For more information on submission, requirements, jury, awards and schedule, visit the competition’s official website.

(remember we told you about “another” competition on this same park a month ago?)

Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Allied Works Architecture

Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition (won by OMA) to design a new pavilion for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City, .

More images and architect’s description after the break.

A House for Lady Gaga International Competition

Design a House for (have you seen Frank Gehry’s design for her?). Be as colorful as she is. Inspire yourself from the way she dresses, from the way she sings, from the way she dances.

To participate, you can send any work, any size, and any format that responds to the theme. All the works received will be featured on ’s official website. Also, they will forward the works to Lady Gaga, inviting her to be the judge of this competition.

For more information, visit the competition’s website here.

Art615, a pavilion by Aalborg University students

A group of students of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University, , finished a Digital Design Miniproject. Originally Art615 is meant as an art pavilion for a crime-related park in Aalborg, . The concept mainly focused on drawing attention from the unsafe park, and ensuring the feeling of a safer environment for the visitors.

More images, a video, and the students’ description after the break.

Gary Chang: Life in 32 sqm

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Architect ’s apartment is located in downtown , and represents a remarkable example of interior refurbishment. With only 32 sqm, Chang studied the different distribution possibilities to optimize his space.

More information and images after the break.

Integrated Habitat Design Competition

Integrated habitat design ensures that development maintains the health of the natural systems that we all depend on. The focus of the IHDC competition is to ensure that working with nature, adapting to climate change and enhancing biodiversity is integral to the design of new urban, suburban and rural built developments.

Submissions can be for any built environment design project in an urban, suburban or rural location, of any size, anywhere in the and must take into account each of the Design Criteria (Ecosystem Services, Nature, Water, Energy & low-carbon, Livability, Economics).

Designs can be for new-builds, retro-fits, open spaces, public spaces, transitional-spaces, residential, commercial, mixed-use, brown-field etc. Seen at Death by Architecture. For more information, visit the competition’s official website.

Daniel Libeskind to design Jewish Museum Berlin Academy

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The Jewish Museum held a press conference yesterday to reveal the design by Daniel Libeskind for the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy. Mr. Libeskind designed both the Jewish Museum Berlin (completed 2001) and the Glass Courtyard (completed 2007) which is an extension to the original building.

More images and complete press release after the break.