Assemble to Construct a Brutalist Playground at RIBA

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Starting June 10, the RIBA will present The Brutalist  - an exhibition that is part sculpture, part architectural installation, which invites people of all ages to come and play, the Brutalist way. Occupying the entire Architecture Gallery, the immersive landscape is a new commission by Turner Prize nominated design and architecture collective Assemble and artist Simon Terrill. It explores the abstract concrete playgrounds that were designed as part of Brutalist housing estates in the mid-twentieth century, but which no longer exist. They became playgrounds unsuitable for play.

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Panel Discussion: Ethics and the Business of Architecture

As competition in the UK becomes tighter, architects are keen to find work overseas, often in such places where the prevailing human rights record has been a growing cause of concern and debate for some time.

Is the question of ethics in architecture a matter where business must be led by pragmatics of the head, rather than emotions of the heart? Or is compromise a defeat?

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Building Trust Goes to Italy for Latest Design + Build Workshop

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This August, Building Trust will host a Design + Build Workshop in Umbria, Italy, in collaboration with local artisan collective Terraepaglia. Combining innovative building design with natural construction methods, the workshop will focus on the creation of functional spaces through sustainable means and materials. Over the course of 12 days, participants will work closely with Building Trust and Terraepaglia to learn hands-on construction methods including adobe brick making, straw bale and rammed earth construction, natural plastering, and wood flooring. Learn more about the project and how to get involved here. Our previous coverage of Building Trust’s workshops can be found here.

Title: Design + Build Workshop, 2015
Website: http://www.buildingtrustinternational.org/getinvolved.html
Organizers: Building Trust
From: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:00
Until: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:00
Address: Umbria, Italy

Space Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann

"Space Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann" at Gallery of Fine Art in Ostrava

Space Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred Neumann, the first-ever on the Czech architect Alfred Neumann, is on display at Cabinet of Architecture (Kabinet architektury) in Ostrava, . Accompanied by architectural models and life-size spatial units constructed especially for the show, this focuses on Neumann’s major design projects in Israel from the 1960s, undertaken with his collaborators Zvi Hecker and Eldar Sharon, and explores his vision for a new kind of modern architecture.

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CLOG : GUGGENHEIM Launch @ Wieden+Kennedy

To mark the release of CLOG’s 13th issue, a panel discussion will be hosted at the WORKac-designed offices of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Tina Vaz, Acting Deputy Director of Global Communications of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; David Kolbusz, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy New York; and the Editors of CLOG will critically discuss the branding of museums today. Party to follow.

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How Has The Monograph Become A Default In Architectural Publishing?

The bookshop of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, with a space dedicated to the architectural monograph. Image via Nieuwe Instituut

It’s common to find an architectural monograph (or three) on an architect’s bookshelf. Within the pages of these large, heavy, often expensive tomes lie a formalised portfolio of a studio’s professional output, interspersed by essays penned by influential writers, thinkers or practitioners. They are sources of both information and inspiration, bringing architecture from around the world into your personal field of vision.

Recent years have seen a vast number of these types of  published on architects and their practices, begging the question: Why a Monograph? Are they simply part and parcel of a studio’s creative process, or necessary tools for communication with the wider world? Perhaps more interestingly, what role does the recording of work in this way have for architects in enabling them to take stock and move forward? It will seek to examine how the print monograph has become a staple tool for self-promotion, reflection, and criticism in a world which is leaning towards a gradual digitisation of the discourse.

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Call for Papers – “Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment”

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The College of is now accepting abstracts for its upcoming symposium Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment. Exploring the convergence of these topics throughout history, the interdisciplinary event aims to inspire new research that examines how both past and present efforts have challenged customary gender roles and impacted the physical, social, and conceptual identities of cities. The deadline for paper proposals, which must be 300 words or fewer, is July 1, 2015. For more information or to submit a topic, visit arthistory.cofc.edu.

Exhibition: STRAIT

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STRAIT is an that manifests the constrained and narrow Bosphorus Strait as a human-scaled passageway. By framing the geographic scale as an experiential condition, the opens up a range of aesthetic and political concerns for architectural imagination and the broader public.

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ArchDaily Founders to Discuss Globalization and “Going Viral” at AIA Convention 2015

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A week from today the 2015 AIA National Convention will kickstart in , Georgia. With a plethora of options to consider, we encourage those attending to sign up for the hour-long discussion “Going Viral: Blurred Borders and Globalization.” Presented by ArchDaily co-founders David Basulto and David Assael, and organized by the Global Dialogues Committee, “Going Viral” will discuss how you can take your practice (and profits) to a global level. The discussion will occur at 5PM on Friday, May 15th. Sign up for the course here, using the code “FR418.”

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Dwell on Design LA Returns to the LA Convention Center, May 29-31

Dwell on Design LA, America’s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, celebrating its 10th year. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend this three-day wonderland of modern design.

Thousands of the best modern products across five design zones will be on display, including Furniture & Accessories, Kitchen & Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and International Design, in addition to hundreds of brands such as Bugaboo, Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Lutron, Marvin Windows & Doors, Miele, Panasonic, TOTO, and Sunbrella.

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Hello Wood 2015: Project Village

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Hello Wood is looking for students and young architects, designers, and artists in their Project Village, its 2015 workshop and symposium held 11-19 July. Applications are due before the 16th of May.

This year’s event follows the success of Hello Wood’s workshop in the summer of 2014, which saw participation from over 120 architects, artists and designers from 25 countries. Project Village will examine the typology of the village and the means for its production, proposing new and more efficient methods of master planning and construction. Among the invited team leaders of Hello Wood 2015 are: the founder of Invisible Studio and Studio in the Woods, Piers Taylor; winner of ArchDaily’s of the Year 2014 award, Katsuya Fukushima; and founders of 72 Hour Urban Action architectural group. Open Call for students is available here.

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“Lina Bo Bardi: Together” Opens at The Graham Foundation

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From April 25 through July 25, 2015, the Graham Foundation will host an exhibition at its Madlener House showcasing the vision of Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Known for her emphasis on social modernism and expressive use of materials, Lina Bo Bardi: Together explores her legacy through her collected works, as well as that of other artists paying homage to the architect and striving to generate new conversations about her designs. Curated by Noemi Blager, the exhibition features photographs, films, and artistic objects reflecting Bo Bardi’s diverse work and immersion in Brazilian culture.

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ACSA to Host Architecture School Webinar Series

Looking for a professional degree, post professional degree, or want to learn the difference? Want to see what a degree in architecture can mean for your future? On April 25, 2015, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) will host the ACSA Creative Futures: Architecture School Webinars Series. The four, 30-minute webinars will cover the following topics:

1:00 – 1:30pm ET: Careers in Architecture
2:00 – 2:30pm ET: Selecting an Undergraduate Program
3:00 – 3:30pm ET: Creativity in Architecture
4:00 – 4:30pm ET: Graduate School in Architecture – How Do I Get in? How Do I Decide Where To Go?

Register for the  here

Title: ACSA Creative Futures: Webinars Series
Website: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/college-career-events/2015-creative-futures-webinars
Organizers: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
From: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00
Until: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:00

Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2015

Now for its third year, ‘s famed Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) will host ”Porto Academy“ - a week-long summer session of lectures, workshop studios and trips open to students internationally that provides the opportunity to work with the profession’s finest. Planned to take place from July 20th through the 27th, this year’s class will have the chance to work closely with the architects of Pezo von EllrichshausenMenos é Mais and many others. See a complete list of participating architects and find more details, after the break. 

2015 Guests:

  • Adrien Verschuere of Baukunst
  • Angela Deuber
  • Arno Brandlhuber
  • Cristina Guedes & Francisco Vieira de Campos of Menos é Mais
  • Emilio Tuñón
  • Mansilla Tuñón
  • Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Inês Vieira da Silva & Miguel Vieira of Sami
  • João Paulo Loureiro
  • Johannes Norlander
  • Ricardo Bak Gordon
  • Sofia Von Ellrichshausen & Mauricio Pezo of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
  • Sonja Nagel & Jan Theissen of Amunt
  • Stéphanie Bru & Alexandre Thériot of Bruther
  • Wonne Ickx of Productora
  • Xavier Ros Majó of H arquitectes
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Porto Academy will take place in the FAUP’s famous building, designed by Álvaro Siza. You can learn more about the program, here.

Group Exhibition at the Frac Centre to Explore the History of the Relief

Peaks, « Terminal de ferry, Geiranger, Norvège / Premier prix, concours international 120H, en collaboration avec Hugo Enlart », 2013 © Peaks

From April 10, the Frac Centre will host “Relief(s)— Designing the Horizon”, a series of exhibitions, workshops, and meetings exploring the place of the relief in the timeline of modern art. Over five months the work of Yasuaki Onishi, Gérard Singer, and Aurélie Pétrel will be on display alongside a host of  supplementary cultural and educational programs. Hoping to “[shed] new light on the way in which contemporary art can renew our reading of the landscape and, more broadly the environment”, the will run until September 19. Learn more about the artists involved and view selected works after the break.

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ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

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Organized by Czech collective Arch for People, ModulARCH is a new festival of architecture to be held in Brno, Czech Republic this April. The festival will explore all aspects of modular architecture from the ecological to the economic, and discuss the role of the typology within the contemporary city. Learn more about the three day conference after the break.

The three day program of ModulARCH will unfold on the grounds of Brno’s Moravian gallery, and comprise three distinct blocks. In succession, the festival will address modular architecture’s relationship with the public space, the modular EXPO 2015 pavilion in Milan, and the social necessity of modular architecture, alongside its role in public buildings. Two evening lectures will be given by Chilean architect Sebastian Irarrazaval, whose practice and research has dealt closely with modular architecture and construction.

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The Hombroich Foundation Presents “Souto de Moura 1980 – 2015″

Casa das Historias – Museu Paula Rego / Eduardo Souto de Moura. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves

From April 18 until August 24, 2015, the will showcase the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Spanning from his early career in 1980 to the present, the will explore de Moura’s influential style through models, plans, sketches and photographs. Celebrating such dynamic works as the reconstruction of the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria do Bouro in Amares and the the football stadium Estádio Municipal de Braga, highlighted projects will tell the lifelong story of de Moura’s designs.

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Upcoming Montreal Lecture: Brendan MacFarlane

The Orange Cube / Jakob + MacFarlane. Image © Roland Halbe

This year’s second installment of Index Design’s Master Classe series will feature architect Brendan MacFarlane on March 24, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00PM in Montreal. MacFarlane, co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed design firm Jakob + MacFarlane, will discuss his iconic and award-winning work, and his pursuit of creating architecture that “leaves nobody indifferent.” To purchase tickets and for more information, visit masterclasses.index-design.ca.

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