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Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design

04:00 - 19 October, 2017
Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design, Strelka KB
Strelka KB

The Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design has been officially launched. Architects and bureaus from all over the world are invited to develop projects of innovative housing for future generations of Russians. Applications can be submitted until 25 December.

"Gothic": Exhibition of Architectural Models

19:30 - 17 October, 2017
"Gothic": Exhibition of Architectural Models, Courtesy of Luciano Xavier dos Santos
Courtesy of Luciano Xavier dos Santos

The exhibition "Gothic: The Age of the Great Cathedrals" will begin in Switzerland in December 2017 in the choir of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg. It will go to the Cathedral of Bern (Berner Münster, Cathedral of Bordeaux and Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris. The idea of this project is a journey through the extraordinary saga of these great medieval buildings. This adventure begins with the construction of the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, the place where Gothic art was born. Throughout the exhibition, the visitors will discover secrets of 17 monuments chosen among the most beautiful, the most emblematic. They will encounter this medieval art movement that has overwhelmed Europe and wished to build always higher, larger and more beautifully!

CR.UX—Winter School

14:56 - 17 October, 2017
CR.UX—Winter School , Field Schools presents CR.UX
Field Schools presents CR.UX

Urbanization and transformation of urban cultures are the two key phenomena taking place in the Indian sub-continent. This has been intensified by currents of globalization and migration between rural and urban areas. This poses both an opportunity as well as vulnerability to cities and the urban fabric: opportunity through spatial immersion, creating networks in the social and cultural sphere, and vulnerability manifested in gentrification and obsolescence of the same.

ISU Talks: 5 Future Cities

12:02 - 17 October, 2017
ISU Talks: 5 Future Cities, ISU Talks FUTURE CITIES - ISU 2017
ISU Talks FUTURE CITIES - ISU 2017

The fast spread of digital technologies in our daily life is generating inevitable transformations in our society. Digital ubiquity is changing the way we perceive and interact with the urban realm. The digitalization of analysis, planning and design processes creates the opportunity to decode the complex dynamics of current challenges of cities.

Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge

19:00 - 16 October, 2017
 Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Debate rages across the country, as experts and analysts go back and forth over the idea of an affordable housing crisis in Australia. One area that all experts can agree on, however, is that Sydney is in a league of its own when it comes to property prices. Sydney comes in second to Hong Kong as having the least affordable housing in a survey of 10 major metropolitan markets.

The Guardian Australia reported figures from BIS Oxford economics showing that, as of December 2016, 42% of average disposable household income in New South Wales was being poured into monthly mortgage

Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour

18:47 - 16 October, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour, Oporto, Portugal
Oporto, Portugal

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Northern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 17-day journey with Architectural Adventures. From historic Lisbon to vibrant Barcelona, visit and explore 14 cities and 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying world-class accommodations and fine regional dining. Sip Oporto’s famed port wine, see Santiago’s monumental cathedral, tour the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and see where the bulls run in Pamplona before traversing the breathtaking Pyrenees Mountains en route to Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

Architectural Adventures: Architectural Tour of Japan

18:42 - 16 October, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Architectural Tour of Japan, Shirakawago, Japan
Shirakawago, Japan

Discover a fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity with Architectural Adventures on an amazing journey through Japan.

Architectural Adventures: Scandinavia Architectural Tour

18:38 - 16 October, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Scandinavia Architectural Tour, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Discover the unique and inventive architecture in three Nordic countries on an 11-day journey with Architectural Adventures. The cutting-edge designs that enliven the skylines and streets of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo illustrate the rich past and present of this corner of the globe. Delve into the global significance of buildings, rich history of the region, and learn from local architectural experts what drives the innovation in Scandinavian design. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to award-winning complexes, opera houses, public spaces and cultural centers, learning first-hand from architectural influencers in the region and get an insider’s look at the region’s architectural past, present and future.

Reimagine the New York State Canal System

17:00 - 16 October, 2017
Reimagine the New York State Canal System, Photo by New York Power Authority
Photo by New York Power Authority

The New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corporation launched a competition seeking ideas to shape the future of the New York State Canal System, a 524-mile network composed of the Erie Canal, the Oswego Canal, the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, and the Champlain Canal. Selected ideas will be awarded a total of $2.5 million toward their implementation.

EXPO 2017 Legacy: What is Venue’s Future?

01:00 - 16 October, 2017
EXPO 2017 Legacy: What is Venue’s Future?

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to Future Energy was an expositional and recreational event that took place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The exhibition lasted 93 days and became one of the most spectacular cultural venues of the year. Overall, 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in the event.

As part of Astana EXPO 2017, global policy documents were drafted in order to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.

Architecture in Finland: From Alvar Aalto to New Generations

18:00 - 15 October, 2017
Architecture in Finland: From Alvar Aalto to New Generations, Löyly, Avanto Architects, Helsinki - Photo: © kuvio.com     Teatteri, Design Office KOKO3, Helsinki - Photo: © Teatteri
Löyly, Avanto Architects, Helsinki - Photo: © kuvio.com Teatteri, Design Office KOKO3, Helsinki - Photo: © Teatteri

On the occasion of the centenary of Finland's Independence (Suomi 100), Rome’s Casa dell’Architettura is to host the “Architecture in Finland. From Alvar Aalto to new generations. Talk with Avanto Architects and Design Office KOKO3” conference on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

Global Architectural Political Event Shanghai

18:00 - 13 October, 2017
Global Architectural Political Event Shanghai, Global Architectural Political Event Shanghai
Global Architectural Political Event Shanghai

“Global Architectural Political Events” are a series of public debates organised by Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal that continue the investigation about the political re-engagement of the discipline, as analysed in the essay “Well into the 21st Century” and the “Global Architectural Compass”.

Challenging the outlined categories, their relationships and their featured protagonists, the expected outcome of the series is a new iteration of the diagram. The discussions will take place across different cities around the world throughout 2017 with the participation of several of the offices featured in the map.

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge Symposium

10:18 - 13 October, 2017
Aerial Futures: Leading Edge Symposium, Thene Building, LAX. Image © Flickr user Sam valadi licensed under CC BY 2.0
Thene Building, LAX. Image © Flickr user Sam valadi licensed under CC BY 2.0

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge is lively, provocative and interdisciplinary symposium examining the architecture, technologies and cultures of the contemporary airport. Curated by PLANE—SITE and free to attend, this two-day event understands the airport as a choreographed topography of hypermobility, information and cultures, defining how we travel, trade and connect with each other. It marks the threshold between land and sky, as well as sovereign territories. The airport — what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben describes as a ‘zone of exception’ where the ordinary rules no longer apply — is where the definitive issues of the 21st century play out.

Next Cities Institute: Designing Global Urban Futures

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Next Cities Institute: Designing Global Urban Futures, Shahadra Park proposes to bring life back to part of the Yamuna River. Situated in-between dense urban fabric, this highly vegetated, expansive mandi creates a new ground over the drains. Courtesy of UVA School of Architecture / Brittany Duguay
Shahadra Park proposes to bring life back to part of the Yamuna River. Situated in-between dense urban fabric, this highly vegetated, expansive mandi creates a new ground over the drains. Courtesy of UVA School of Architecture / Brittany Duguay

The University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Dean Ila Berman recently announced her intention to launch the NEXT CITIES INSTITUTE, an interdisciplinary design and research platform focused on the rapidly changing dynamics of global urban futures.

The Avery Review 2018 Essay Prize

10:00 - 12 October, 2017
The Avery Review 2018 Essay Prize

The Avery Review, a journal of critical essays on architecture published by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, invites submissions for its first-ever Essay Prize. The call is open to current students and recent graduates, whether in schools of architecture or elsewhere (eligibility details below). In keeping with the mission of the journal, we hope to receive submissions that use the genres of the review and the critical essay to explore the urgent ideas and problems that animate the field of architecture. We’re looking for essays that test and expand the author’s own intellectual commitments—theoretical, architectural, and political—through the work of others.

Expo 2017 Legacy: World’s Largest Sphere

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Expo 2017 Legacy: World’s Largest Sphere, Courtesy of Astana EXPO 2017
Courtesy of Astana EXPO 2017

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to the theme "Future Energy" was an expositional and recreational event that took place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The exhibition lasted 93 days and became one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017. Overall, 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in the event.

Good News SketchUp Users! This Free Tool Eases the Pain When Using Revit is an Absolute Must

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The rvt2skp plugin enables the Autodesk® Revit® to SketchUp export option in Revit — conserving the geometry, materials, and linked models of your 3D model. It’s now available on the Autodesk App Store and supports Revit 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and Revit MEP.

SINGLEHANDEDLY: Open Call for Submissions

18:00 - 6 October, 2017
SINGLEHANDEDLY: Open Call for Submissions

When there are so many powerful computer visualization and drafting programs available, why do architects still draw by hand? What intelligence does the body bring to paper? And what richness do pen and ink bring to a design?


Single-Handedly, a forthcoming book from Princeton Architectural Press (http://www.papress.com), looks closely to find out more, as it celebrates hand drawings by practicing architects worldwide.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion, please complete this online submission form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvbLCYaZsNsz1wzf5lsJ3yF_ivi-wqVQSAp8f1Se3vAKSzaA/viewform). The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Please limit your submissions to drawings that are solely produced by hand; no computer-generated