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Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

08:00 - 10 December, 2016
Spotlight: Clorindo Testa, Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli
Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli

Relatively unknown outside his home country, Clorindo Testa (December 10, 1923 – April 11, 2013) was one of Argentina’s most important 20th century architects. Consistently defying categorization, Testa had a hand in two of Buenos Aires’ most iconic buildings, the Bank of London and South America, and the National Library, as well as many others throughout his long career. Characteristically enigmatic, Testa would only ever acknowledge Le Corbusier as an influence, saying, “I never paid attention to other architects.” As a former colleague Juan Fontana described, Testa spoke the language of brutalism with an Argentine accent.

Spotlight: Adolf Loos

04:00 - 10 December, 2016
Spotlight: Adolf Loos, Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Looshaus_Michaelerplatz.JPG'>Wikimedia user Thomas Ledl</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Ledl licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Adolf Loos (December 10, 1870 – August 23, 1933) was one of the most influential European architects of the late 19th century and is often noted for his literary discourse that foreshadowed the foundations of the entire modernist movement. As an architect, his influence is primarily limited to major works in what is now Austria and the Czech Republic, but as a writer he had a major impact on the development of 20th century architecture, producing a series of controversial essays that elaborated on his own architectural style by decrying ornament and a range of social ills. Adolf Loos’s minimalist attitudes are reflected in the works of Le CorbusierMies van der Rohe, and many other modernists and led to a fundamental shift in the way architects perceived ornamentation.

Spotlight: Steven Holl

06:00 - 9 December, 2016
Spotlight: Steven Holl, Linked Hybrid. Image © Iwan Baan
Linked Hybrid. Image © Iwan Baan

As the founder of Steven Holl ArchitectsSteven Holl is recognized as one of the world's leading architects, having received prestigious awards for his contributions to design over the course of nearly forty years in practice, including the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal in 1998, the AIA Gold Medal in in 2012, and the 2014 Praemium Imperiale. In 1991, Time Magazine named Holl America's Best Architect. He is revered for his ability to harness light to create structures with remarkable sensitivity to their locations, while his written works have been published in many preeminent volumes, sometimes collaborating with world-renowned architectural thinkers such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Pérez-Gómez.

Open Call: Urban Design for Co Existence in São Paulo

16:00 - 8 December, 2016
Open Call: Urban Design for Co Existence in São Paulo, This entry for the competition proposes a new lush core to this specific industrialized area of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This entry for the competition proposes a new lush core to this specific industrialized area of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The SGA (Schindler Global Award) 2017 is open to final-year bachelor’s and all master’s degree students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, from degree-granting educational institutions worldwide.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards

15:00 - 8 December, 2016
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries

The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is now open for entries. 
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces. 


Instrument Building: an Ancient Craft With a Big Future

12:06 - 6 December, 2016
Instrument Building: an Ancient Craft With a Big Future, Lakewood produces circa 1300 guitars a year.. Image Courtesy of Lakewood Guitars
Lakewood produces circa 1300 guitars a year.. Image Courtesy of Lakewood Guitars

In the middle of Europe, Martin Seeliger has been building acoustic guitars for 30 years now. The success of the Lakewood factory proves that with good old craft, transported to the modern era, you can build a global brand. See how EGGER interprets craftsmanship with their handcrafted style in their forthcoming decorative collection.

24h Competition 15th Edition - Mythology - Open Call

10:35 - 6 December, 2016
24h Competition 15th Edition - Mythology - Open Call, Ideas Forward
Ideas Forward

Ideasforward is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts, and technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In a globalization era, where communication was dominated by the technological revolution, there is the need to rethink the cities and how Man relates in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies.

International Prize for Sustainable Architecture

10:27 - 6 December, 2016
International Prize for Sustainable Architecture

The Department of Architecture at Ferrara University, Italy, has the pleasure to announce the opening of registrations for the twelfth edition of the International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Fassa Bortolo dedicated to new works, redevelopments, existing building expansions, urban-scale interventions, landscape design and in any other project that clearly expresses the ideals of sustainability.

Individual professionals and architecture and engineering studios can take part on the competition, submitting one realized project, which must have been realized and completed within the past five years.

Re-Constructivist Architecture

05:00 - 6 December, 2016
Re-Constructivist Architecture, Casa Cecchini a S. Maria di Galeria, Roma, 1971 - A. Anselmi (with C. Giannini) - edited by Warehouse of Architecture and Research with Valentino Danilo Matteis
Casa Cecchini a S. Maria di Galeria, Roma, 1971 - A. Anselmi (with C. Giannini) - edited by Warehouse of Architecture and Research with Valentino Danilo Matteis

Ierimonti Gallery New York is pleased to present Re-Constructivist Architecture, curated by Jacopo Costanzo and Giovanni Cozzani with Giulia Leone and promoted by the Scientific Technical Committee of Casa dell'Architettura in collaboration with Consulta Giovani Roma. The exhibition will feature the work of thirteen international emerging architecture firms, aiming to portray a generation of architects born in the ‘80s: a countertrend that tries to recover a debate lost years ago and obstructed by a cumbersome star system.

Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi

06:00 - 5 December, 2016
Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi, Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok
Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok

Lina Bo Bardi (December 4, 1914 – March 20, 1992) was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti, and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus. With her office destroyed in World War II Bo Bardi, along with Bruno Zevi, founded the publication A Cultura della Vita. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil.

Spotlight: Ricardo Bofill

02:30 - 5 December, 2016
Spotlight: Ricardo Bofill, The Factory. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
The Factory. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Ricardo Bofill (born 5 December 1939), a graduate of the Barcelona University School of Architecture and the School of Geneva, and the founder of interdisciplinary firm Taller de Arquitectura, is renowned for his extensive body of work and ever-changing design aesthetic. His career has spanned over 50 years, encompassing more than 1000 buildings in cities ranging from Lisbon and Boston to Tokyo and St. Petersburg. His architectural approach has evolved across decades and has permeated dozens of countries worldwide.

Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017"

17:00 - 4 December, 2016
Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017", The Cover Image
The Cover Image

Have you ever imagined living in a house surrounded by the forest? Here is a competition to realize your dreams. The competition will be started very soon and seeks to explore the fantastic ides of architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment. We also encourage the creation of new living style which is not only limited for houses, but also can be like pavilions, structures, or landscape.

Second Call For Submissions: Future Architecture Platform

16:00 - 4 December, 2016
Second Call For Submissions: Future Architecture Platform, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

After a successful first cycle of activities in the initial year, Future Architecture Platform launches a new call for ideas for all who wish to participate in the Future Architecture program cycle throughout Europe in 2017. The platform invites emerging creatives to apply with the ideas, visions and projects they consider important for the future of architecture.

SMART PASTA - 3D Shapes with a Purpose

10:04 - 2 December, 2016
SMART PASTA - 3D Shapes with a Purpose, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

New food design contest on Desall.com: Barilla and Desall together for the creation of new pasta shapes with a fresh design and unprecedented potential, to be realised through the innovative pasta 3D printer, presented at CIBUS 2016.

For more info: http://bit.ly/SMARTPASTA

Barilla, always attentive to innovation and technological development, is looking for new pasta shapes specifically designed for the innovative 3D printer for pasta, first announced at Expo 2015 and presented to the public at CIBUS 2016. Barilla, which is about to celebrate the 140° year of activity, now relies on the community of designers and creatives of Desall to explore the

Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

13:57 - 1 December, 2016
Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team for its fifth international edition, to be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from October to December 2019.

Beautiful Minecraft

09:00 - 1 December, 2016
Beautiful Minecraft, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

With a bit of imagination and a heavy dose of artistic talent, Minecraft blocks can be used to build almost anything. But as you'll see, some artists are taking Minecraft building to a whole new level.

Beautiful Minecraft is a compendium of stunning artwork built in Minecraft. Using millions of blocks and spending hundreds of hours, these artists have created floating steampunk cities, alien worlds, detailed classical sculptures, fantastical landscapes, architectural marvels, and more.

The results are simply beautiful.

Call for Submissions: Bandirma Park Competition

08:03 - 1 December, 2016
Call for Submissions: Bandirma Park Competition, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Bandirma Park Competition invites competitors to generate innovative ideas for developing a new genre of park cultivating the notion of spatial design and planning as well as creating a recreational center at the regional scale.

Located in the most dynamic region of Turkey, Bandirma is planned to perform as the major gateway of the growing Turkish industrial export after the envisioned new port. It is foreseen that this regional transformation will catalyze the desired metamorphosis of the spatial quality for the city of Bandirma.

Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room

00:45 - 1 December, 2016
Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Storefront for Art and Architecture, in collaboration with the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), has commissioned Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe to create Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room at Storefront's gallery space. The exhibit opened on November 8, 2016, with special preview performances from November 2 - 6, 2016 during the NYCF. Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room continues after the festival with events and discussions curated by Storefront through February 18, 2017.