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Spotlight: Santiago Calatrava

07:00 - 28 July, 2016
Spotlight: Santiago Calatrava, The Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/bvincent/18091164/'>Flickr user bvincent</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a>
The Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Image © Flickr user bvincent licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Known for his daring neo-futurist sculptural buildings and over 50 bridges worldwide, Santiago Calatrava (born July 28, 1951) is one of the most celebrated and controversial architects working today. Trained as both an architect and structural engineer, Calatrava has been lauded throughout his career for his work that seems to defy physical laws and imbues a sense of motion into still objects.

Emerge Competition

14:42 - 25 July, 2016
Emerge Competition, Emerge Competition
Emerge Competition

High unemployment and under-employment statistics amongst the youth in Zimbabwe cannot go unnoticed. The need for strategic partnerships is now evident.

In 2016, Emerge is addressing this issue through proposing a brief that rethinks the traditional youth centre building typology.

Emerge would like to see your new visions for a Youth and Entrepreneurship Centre.

The City Above the City - Architects' Competition

14:38 - 25 July, 2016
The City Above the City - Architects' Competition, The City Above the City - Architects' competition
The City Above the City - Architects' competition

The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanisation in both sustainable and humane ways.

Metsä Wood invites participants to submit their work for the City Above the City design competition by September 30th 2016. The prizes of the competition include one grand prize of 10,000 €, two second prizes of 5,000 € and five third prizes of 2,000 €. The top 10 entries will be published.

Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

14:32 - 25 July, 2016
Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

The workshop is organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association) in order to promote the principle of environmentally friendly architecture. It is addressed to young architects and students of architecture. It will take place at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse near the city of Volos, Greece between September 17th and September 25th 2016.

Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

14:25 - 25 July, 2016
Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

This fall, the University Art Museum will present the Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, on October 15, 2016, to benefit the 2017 exhibition, Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. This tour (11am – 5pm) will highlight the modern architecture of Hugh Davies, Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, George Montierth, Richard Neutra, and Raphael Soriano with nine stops throughout Long Beach! 

WANTED: Teaching Positions Available at Bergen School of Architecture, Norway

12:23 - 25 July, 2016
WANTED: Teaching Positions Available at Bergen School of Architecture, Norway , Courtesy of Bergen School of Architecture
Courtesy of Bergen School of Architecture

Contrary to the usual connotation of the wanted poster we want to express how WANTED aligns with the school’s urge to engage with new teaching experiences through committed, explorative architects and artists wanting to challenge students in teaching at Bergen School of Architecture (BAS). With this, we announce that we are in search of practitioners engaged in teaching for four new part-time teaching positions. The positions are for a four year fixed-term.

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

06:00 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.

Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt

02:30 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam

As an architect, critic and winner of the 2002 Pritzker PrizeGlenn Murcutt (born 25 July 1936) has designed some of Australia's most innovative and environmentally sensitive buildings over a long career - and yet he still remains a one man office. Despite working on his own, primarily on private residences and exclusively in Australia, his buildings have had a huge influence across the world and his motto of "touch the earth lightly" is internationally recognized as a way to foster harmonious, adaptable structures that work with the surrounding landscape instead of competing with it.

Spotlight: Richard Rogers

08:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Richard Rogers, Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0
Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0

As one of the leading architects of the British High-Tech movement, Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Rogers stands out as among the most innovative and distinctive architects of a generation. Rogers made his name in the 70s and 80s, with buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Headquarters for Lloyd's Bank in London. To this day his work plays with similar motifs, utilizing bright colors and structural elements to create a style that is recognizable, yet also highly adaptable.

Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa

06:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa, A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden
A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden

Despite his late entry into architecture, Geoffrey Manning Bawa FRIBA, (July 23, 1919 – May 27, 2003), explored modernism and its cultural implications, and created a unique, recognizable style of design which had a lasting impact on architects across the world. Well versed in Modernist theory, Bawa was one of the original proponents of Tropical Modernism, a design movement in which sensitivity for local context combines with the form-making principles of modernism. Bawa’s architecture led to the formation of a new architectural identity and aesthetic for many tropical environments, and won him recognition and awards, including the Chairman’s Award of the Aga Kahn Special Chairman’s Award for Architecture (2001) and the title Deshamanya, in recognition by the government of Sri Lanka for his contributions to his country.

Spotlight: Arata Isozaki

04:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Arata Isozaki, ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei. Image © Alessandra Chemollo
ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei. Image © Alessandra Chemollo

Japanese architect, teacher, and theorist Arata Isozaki (born 23 July, 1931) helped bring Japanese influence to some of the most prestigious buildings of the 20th century, and continues to work at the highest level today. Initially working in a distinctive form of modernism, Isozaki developed his own thoughts and theories on architecture into a complex style that invokes pure shape and space as much as it evokes post-modern ideas. Highly adaptable and socially concerned, his work has been acclaimed for being sensitive to context while still making statements of its own.

Call for Entries: Materials – Hard & Soft International Contemporary Craft

09:30 - 22 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Materials – Hard & Soft International Contemporary Craft

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

09:15 - 22 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

OUTDOOR LAB is an initiative promoted by NUfactory within the Outdoor Festival 2016. The competition aims to exploit one of the former pavilions of the Guido Reni military station, reflecting on the theme of conversion that the space is experiencing: transform an old industrial laboratory in a meeting space, production, sharing and experimentation.

2016 TID Excellence Awards for Architecture, Furniture Design & Interiors

09:00 - 22 July, 2016
2016 TID Excellence Awards for Architecture, Furniture Design & Interiors, TID EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016 - ARCHITECTURE, FURNITURE DESIGN & INTERIORS
TID EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016 - ARCHITECTURE, FURNITURE DESIGN & INTERIORS

Initiated by The Interior Directory, TID Excellence Awards 2016 is going to be the most significant student design competitions in the world. The competition features three categories: Architecture, Furniture Design and Interior Design. The Interior Directory serves as a global platform for architecture, design , interiors and latest in technology. TID Excellence Awards have been initiated to provide boost and incentive apart from name and fame to our future architects and designers.

Cartha ft. Easton Cassani El Sayeh – #2: The Architecture of the City

08:45 - 22 July, 2016
Cartha ft. Easton Cassani El Sayeh – #2: The Architecture of the City, Francis Alzs, Yocalo, Mexico City, 1999
Francis Alzs, Yocalo, Mexico City, 1999

CARTHA magazine is one of the 14 associated projects featured in this year’s 4th edition of the Lisbon Triennial entitled The Form of Form. The online architecture magazine based in Switzerland will dedicate three guest-edited issues to the Triennial and all three will then be presented in Lisbon in October. We will curate the CARTHA August issue, which will present our take on the topic The Form of Form.

Call for Submissions: Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

07:00 - 22 July, 2016
Call for Submissions: Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant, Image from "Unknown Terrorites: Imagining Post-Ruin Siberia and Rust Belt" by Jieun Yang, 2015 recipient
Image from "Unknown Terrorites: Imagining Post-Ruin Siberia and Rust Belt" by Jieun Yang, 2015 recipient

The Center for Architecture and AIANY are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. The purpose of the grants is to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than a part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. If appropriate, the winner may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.

Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas"

04:30 - 21 July, 2016
Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas", Z Axis Poster
Z Axis Poster

The Charles Correa Foundation is organizing its second annual Z-Axis Conference entitled Buildings As Ideas, which will focus on buildings and the nature of the questions they raise. The inaugural conference, Great City... Terrible Place, which was held in March 2015, intended to describe the city.

Future Landscapes – Venice 2016

14:00 - 19 July, 2016
Future Landscapes – Venice 2016

It’s LIQUID Group is selecting all interesting photo, painting, design/architecture projects, video-art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition. FUTURE LANDSCAPES, International Art and Architecture Festival, is the third event of BORDERS Festival that will be hosted in Venice, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House Gallery, from October 06 to November 27, 2016 during the period of Venice Biennale.