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SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

11:19 - 24 August, 2016
SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

The SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia honours, biennially, an architect who contributes to emergent architecture in Asia. Launched by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Getz Bros. & Co. (Singapore) in 2005, the prize is in its sixth edition this year.

In the last three decades, Asia has been experiencing an overwhelming rate of development. This has left an impact on the international architecture scene. It is therefore appropriate to recognize and promote emergent Asian architects - architects who produce an exemplary quality of works while responding innovatively to the swift changes in our society, culture and

Biodesign Competition

14:15 - 23 August, 2016
Biodesign Competition, Biodesign
Biodesign

The Biodesign competition is a a two week long sprint, seeking bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital and the biological.

We seek radical visions for the following categories:

  • A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population.
  • B. Spaces for learning or healing – Visions for primary or secondary schools – Novel typologies for wellness institutes.

Bridges & Highways Engineering & Maintenance Summit

14:10 - 23 August, 2016
Bridges & Highways Engineering & Maintenance Summit

Bridges and Highways infrastructure development have rapidly escalated in recent years in Asia Pacific, constituting 60% of the global market. Demand is largely driven by the availability of government road building funds, urbanization growth, and the need to replace or repair aging infrastructure. The Engineering and Maintenance components play a vital role in bridges & highways development as they are key to overall safety, project management and delivery of bridge and highway project and on a larger scale, a reflection of the country’s infrastructure plans and reputation.

Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

14:02 - 23 August, 2016
Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

Year on year, we are seeing Asia drastically outperforming all other regions in Skyscraper construction. For example, in 2015, 81 of the 106 completions were constructed in Asia.

A direct consequence of Asia’s Economy Growth, Rapid Urbanization and a Tremendous Appetite to build the Smartest, Most Asthetic and Tallest Buildings in the world, going forward it looks like it is no different as another record breaking year of skyscrapers completion is expected to take place in Asia.

Be sure not to miss out Equip Global’s leading Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017.

3rd Architecture Week

13:52 - 23 August, 2016
3rd Architecture Week, 3rd architecture week
3rd architecture week

Achieving almost zero energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all developing communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost zero energy building.

Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money

13:49 - 23 August, 2016
Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money, For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.
For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.

This course will look at the mechanisms contained within the most widely used standard forms of contract used in the UK construction industry (JCT and NEC3) where money is required to change hands.

The day is aimed at guiding delegates through a thorough review of the money related provisions, relevant legislation and/or case law that underpins the mechanisms adopted. This course is aimed at practitioners with some knowledge and/or experience in this area to assist them in developing their skills further.

UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

13:42 - 23 August, 2016
UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Announcing our Fall 2016 Lecture Series!

The UMN School of Architecture Fall 2016 Lecture Series brings together a range of leading architects, designers, historians, and theorists whose work, research and writings are actively reshaping the discourse of architecture and the ways in which it is taught, contextualized, practiced, and constructed. These lectures will present their current bodies of work and research through unique lenses guiding their own design practices and pedagogy.

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy

19:20 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The project represents a brilliant transformation of a failing school. The new success of the architecture is reflected in the achievements of pupils and teachers. This is a building that not only the staff and students are proud of, so it the local community as a whole. This is grown up, successful, great quality architecture."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions

19:07 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Marks Barfield Architects. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The Gateway Pavilions are sculptural, distinctive, and form a well-composed gateway to the new residential development in this new and vibrant district on the Greenwich Peninsula."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block

19:02 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block, © Kilian O'Sullivan
© Kilian O'Sullivan

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Urban Projects Bureau. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "This is an inspirational space, both teachers and students seem to thrive within the environment. The daylight is beautiful, abundant yet balanced - the combination of double-aspect teaching spaces, roof-lights and moments of exposed translucent façade of double-skin polycarbonate, is bewitching."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Curzon Bloomsbury

18:52 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Curzon Bloomsbury, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

An exclusive architect-led, behind-the-scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Takero Shimazaki Architects. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "Taking on an icon is not an easy task but when client and architect understand each other, the job is less daunting. It is clear here that t-sa and the clients hit the ground running. The success of the project owes much to the holistic approach to the interiors."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Alphabeta

18:45 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Alphabeta, Courtesy of RIBA London
Courtesy of RIBA London

An exclusive architect-led, behind-the-scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Studio RHE. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "Alphabeta offers much, it engages and clearly delights its occupants; its vibrant articulation of spaces shows a new way of thinking for large-scale office space, providing an alternative to the sterile mainstream offer of more ‘shades of grey’. The architects have imaginatively reconfigured this space giving the building a new lease of life."

2016 International PUARL Conference

11:08 - 22 August, 2016
2016 International PUARL Conference

With the successful completion of the first three International PUARL Conferences at the University of Oregon in Portland in 2009, 2011, and 2013 (in cooperation with ARUS), and the latest conference carried out in cooperation with PURPLSOC, the "World Conference on Pattern Languages" at the Danube University of Krems in Austria in the summer of 2015, the PUARL Conference Series has reached a new level of interdisciplinary involvement and a new international format and organization. The annual conferences will continue to alternate between Europe and the US covering the large and growing body of work in the emerging discipline of Regenerative Processes in our Urban Environments. We at the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory are therefore pleased to announce the next conference entitled "The Regenerative City."

The Architect’s Newspaper Annual Best of Design Awards

11:27 - 21 August, 2016
The Architect’s Newspaper Annual Best of Design Awards

The Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements. Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 26 categories.

The BoD jury will judge entries based on several criteria—strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design. The Best Of Design Awards is open to U.S. and international architects, but projects submitted must be located within the United States.

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in a new booklet and will also be featured on our website, where they will reach national and

Archtober 2016 Building of the Day: The Hudson Yards

11:23 - 21 August, 2016
Archtober 2016 Building of the Day: The Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards Related-Oxford
Hudson Yards Related-Oxford

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history. The site itself will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and Equinox® branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms – all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. Ten Hudson Yards – home to Coach Inc., L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs – opened in May 2016.

Spotlight: Eero Saarinen

12:00 - 20 August, 2016
Spotlight: Eero Saarinen, St Louis Gateway Arch. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffnps/5244769090'>Flickr user jeffnps</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
St Louis Gateway Arch. Image © Flickr user jeffnps licensed under CC BY 2.0

Son of pioneering Finnish architect Eliel SaarinenEero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was not only born on the same day, but carried his father's later rational Art Deco into a neofuturist internationalism, regularly using sweeping curves and abundant glass. Saarinen's simple design motifs allowed him to be incredibly adaptable, turning his talent to furniture design with Charles Eames and producing radically different buildings for different clients. Despite his short career as a result of his young death, Saarinen gained incredible success and plaudits, winning some of the most sought out commissions of the mid-twentieth century.

Spotlight: Eliel Saarinen

08:00 - 20 August, 2016
Spotlight: Eliel Saarinen, Detail from Helsinki Central Station. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/2771369126/'>Flickr user dalbera</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Detail from Helsinki Central Station. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0

Though he is now frequently recognized only as the father of EeroEliel Saarinen (August 20, 1873 – July 1, 1950) was an accomplished and style-defining architect in his own right. His pioneering form of stripped down, vernacular Art Nouveau coincided with stirring Finnish nationalism and a corresponding appetite for a romantic national style and consciousness; his Helsinki Central Station became part of Finnish identity along with the Finnish language theaters and literature. Later moving to America, his city planning and Art Deco designs resonated through western cities in the first half of the 20th century.

2016 Design Matters Conference presented by the Association of Architecture Organizations

10:50 - 17 August, 2016
2016 Design Matters Conference presented by the Association of Architecture Organizations, 2016 Design Matters Conference
2016 Design Matters Conference

The Design Matters Conference presented by the Association of Architecture Organizations is the world’s only dedicated annual meeting that seeks to bring top designers, journalists and civic leaders into exploratory dialogue with those not-for-profit professionals and volunteers charged with creating cultural programs (exhibitions, tours, lectures and symposia, festivals and films, youth outreach) to spur broader public interest in architecture and design.