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Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts

21:41 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts, Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16
Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16

Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.

Conference: Building the Future of Health

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Conference: Building the Future of Health, International conference Building the Future of Health
International conference Building the Future of Health

Can the built environment help us stay healthy for longer? Yes it can! How? Find out in the city of Groningen in June 2016 during international conference Building the Future of Health. This leading conference explores the ways in which the design and quality of the built environment can contribute to our health. 

Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.

Open Call: ARCH_TAIGA Annual International Contest of Architectural Ideas for Siberia

11:37 - 3 May, 2016
Open Call: ARCH_TAIGA Annual International Contest of Architectural Ideas for Siberia

We invite architecture students, professional architects and designers to take part in the international architectural contest of ideas for Siberia “ARCH_TAIGA”. The project “ARCH_TAIGA” was created as a platform for architectural contests for students and young architects. Every year our team finds a challenging task and asks designers from all over the world to find the solution.

Call for Submission: Great Asian Streets Symposium 2016

06:15 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Submission: Great Asian Streets Symposium 2016

Street as both urban form and institution of human movement, economic transaction, social intercourse and political contestation arguably stands at the core of urbanisation in Asia. It offers a stage and provides a backdrop for the workings of the city in this process, and as an outcome of an increasingly complex urban pluralism also registers and embodies in its changing architecture many conflicts and compromises.

Spotlight: Aldo Rossi

04:00 - 3 May, 2016
Spotlight: Aldo Rossi, San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Ada Louise Huxtable once described him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.” Italian architect Aldo Rossi (3 May 1931 – 4 September 1997) was known for his drawings, urban theory, and for winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. Rossi also directed the Venice Biennale in 1985 and 1986 - one of only two who have served as director twice.

Conference: Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016

18:00 - 2 May, 2016
Conference: Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016, Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016
Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016

The Facade Tectonics Institute announces its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress. The summit will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, exhibitors and workshops addressing themes related to Design Processes, Historical Evolution, Facade Futures, and much more. 

MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 2 May, 2016
MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale, The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin
The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that eight full-time or visiting faculty members and four alumni spanning five continents will be responsible for ten separate installations at the upcoming 2016 Venice Biennale. The institution have said that their "worldview for meaningful impact [is] deeply aligned with this year’s theme of architecture in action."

Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg

18:00 - 1 May, 2016
Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

How were buildings constructed in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries in Virginia? What did the builders use? What can the collecting habits of 85 generations of rats reveal? Valuable clues and answers can be found in the architectural objects and fragments from both surviving and demolished buildings and will be revealed in Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, which opens on May 28, 2016, and will remain on view indefinitely at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 

Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition

15:45 - 1 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition , Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster
Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster

We see opportunities for collaboration for art and architecture students and NuPath. We would love to engage the students in a potential competition project of creating sculptures to the name of those who were part of NuPath. The project is to design a single sculpture or installation that could be dynamically multiplied on site. The outdoor space is located on the back green space of the building, located in 147 New Boston Street in Woburn, MA and it is currently being planned as the Outdoor Sculpture Park. With the innovative and creative ideas from art and architecture students, we can help memorialize people that were part of the NuPath family.

Call for Entries: VII International Architectural Festival "O'Gorod"

15:30 - 1 May, 2016
Call for Entries: VII International Architectural Festival "O'Gorod"

2016 is the year of the 120th anniversary of the All-Russian industrial and artistic exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod (VPHV). That was a large-scale world-class event that had an impact on the appearance and development of the city for years further. During the preparation for the VPHV in 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod was launched the first tram of the country, as well as funiculars. Public urban spaces have been reorganized and New public buildings have been constructed. Impressive work on the organization of the exhibition area (nowadays 1st of May Park) has been carried out. Innovative architectural and engineering construction projects have been presented by Shukhov. The world's first radio has been demonstrated by Popov, as well as the first Russian car by Yakovlev and Frese.

Event: Interior and Experience Design

18:00 - 30 April, 2016
Event: Interior and Experience Design

Do you want to observe directly how leading professionals use materials, technology, visual communication and storytelling to design memorable user experiences through the immersive built environment? This course will cover the areas of residential, retail and workspace design and provide methods to apply for interior projects in a variety of contexts. In one week you will participate in a rich mix of lectures and hands on workshops that Future London Academy curated for you by partnering with successful design, consultancy and media practices. The program matches the understanding of space from both the designer's and the user's perspective to equip you with both a technical and strategic angle for your future projects. The experiential approach of this course consists of technical, cultural and social activities that together enable you to tailor your own design practice.

Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

14:00 - 30 April, 2016
Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice
Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice

The Hong Kong Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) will have its Opening Ceremony on 28th May 2016 in Venice (Preview period from 26th to 27th May). Mr. Stanley SIU is the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Exhibition, together with his team of 16 young architects and artists for this initiative.

In response to the title of the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition ‘REPORTING FROM THE FRONT’, the theme of the Hong Kong Exhibition is inspired by the Chinese Classic “Thirty-Six Stratagems”.

Workshop: Genoa Summer School 4

18:00 - 29 April, 2016
Workshop: Genoa Summer School 4, Genoa Summer School 4 // Lisbon, July 21st - July 31st, 2016
Genoa Summer School 4 // Lisbon, July 21st - July 31st, 2016

Genoa Summer School is an international workshop ideated by Vittorio Pizzigoni and Valter Scelsi, and organized within the Department in Science for Architecture, Università degli Studi di Genova. This year the Genoa Summer School 4 is organized in collaboration with Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, it will take place in Lisboa, Portugal, from July 21st to July 31st, 2016. The topic of the workshop is "Public Spaces." Ten days of intensive program exploring the power of architecture in reshaping the environment. Students are invited to recognize the role of design in producing public spaces, inside the great traditions of the public

designjunction + Dwell on Design

18:00 - 29 April, 2016
designjunction + Dwell on Design , designjunction + Dwell on Design
designjunction + Dwell on Design

For the first time this May, the UK’s leading design exhibition, designjunction, and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This highly anticipated collaboration promises to present the city’s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations. Visitors can expect to discover more than 20 contemporary design brands including Artek, Dyke and Dean, Whitebeam Studio, Cuero, Capsbury and Melin Tregwynt—who will present their latest product launches and design classics within a multipurpose setting. As well as design exhibition, designjunction + Dwell on Design will be a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space,

Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram

07:00 - 29 April, 2016
Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram , Archigram, Walking City (Project 064), 1964 . Image © Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Archigram, Walking City (Project 064), 1964 . Image © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

The exhibition “Yesterday's Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. It presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram. It focuses on detailed technical drawings, brightly coloured collages and filigree original models.

The works by Czech architect and founder of Future Systems Jan Kaplický, who emigrated to London in 1968, date from the 1980s and 1990s and are juxtaposed to designs created 20 years earlier by the Archigram architectural group, which was made up of Peter Cook, Ron Herron, and Dennis Crompton. Whereas Archigram conceived organic architecture that ensured survival in inhospitable environments, the technoid designs by Future Systems were located in friendlier places such as deserted natural surroundings or extremely built-up cities.

Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

03:45 - 29 April, 2016
Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks. Individual and multi-disciplinary design teams from across the United States and beyond are invited to develop an inspiring design vision for a new linear park.

Call for Submissions: MaT(i)erre(s)

03:40 - 29 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: MaT(i)erre(s), Earth grounded material © amàco
Earth grounded material © amàco

Under the name "MaT(i)erre(s) - about the connection between man and matters", this initiative invites you to share your experiences, theorical thoughts and eyesights on simple matters, in relation with body, space, urban areas, art, crafts, mind, socio-cultural, cosmogony, and science. These disciplines are called for setting in motion and in echo their actions and intuitions, to gather them soon in an « event-laboratory » where "doing" and "thinking" will be as one.