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Get Recognition for Your Interior Designs with Godrej DesignLab

12:42 - 14 June, 2016
Get Recognition for Your Interior Designs with Godrej DesignLab , Deepak Jawahar with his creation, PRESS Designed for Godrej DesignLab 2016. Image Courtesy of Godrej DesignLab
Deepak Jawahar with his creation, PRESS Designed for Godrej DesignLab 2016. Image Courtesy of Godrej DesignLab

The design scene is brimming with great ideas, and not just from well-known professionals. The real challenge lies in getting these designs off the drawing board and into the real world. For all those with a passion for interior design, there is Godrej DesignLab.

Spotlight: Kevin Roche

08:00 - 14 June, 2016
Spotlight: Kevin Roche, College Life Insurance Company Headquarters. Image © KRJDA
College Life Insurance Company Headquarters. Image © KRJDA

Known for his progressive aesthetics and vast body of work, 1982 Pritzker Prize laureate Kevin Roche (born June 14, 1922) has headed numerous projects of varying program and scale as the design principal of his firm Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. In 1980, his firm was described by critic C. Ray Smith in 1980 as "the most aesthetically daring and innovative American firm of architects now working."

Call for Submissions: Architectural & Design (A&D) Trophy Awards 2016

08:00 - 14 June, 2016
Call for Submissions: Architectural & Design (A&D) Trophy Awards 2016, Perspective's A&D Trophy Awards 2016 is currently open for entries.
Perspective's A&D Trophy Awards 2016 is currently open for entries.

Asia’s leading architecture and design awards show, The A&D TROPHY AWARDS, is now open for entry, welcoming competitors to the 13th edition of the regional architecture and design contest.

Copenhagen Architecture Festival Summer School: Film and Architecture

15:25 - 13 June, 2016
Copenhagen Architecture Festival Summer School: Film and Architecture, CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL on FILM x ARCHITECTURE - The Urban Yoga by Anja Humljan, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua
CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL on FILM x ARCHITECTURE - The Urban Yoga by Anja Humljan, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua

Through interdisciplinary master class studios the CAFx SUMMER SCHOOL explores relationships of architecture and film during eleven days in August 2016. Six upcoming architects and filmmakers under 40 years old will co-teach three thought provoking master class studios in Aarhus. The architects and filmmakers have been selected by an international jury on the basis of their recent submissions to the Future Architecture submissions (see here).

Spotlight: Emilio Ambasz

08:00 - 13 June, 2016
Spotlight: Emilio Ambasz, Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall (1995). Image © Flickr user kentamabuchi licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall (1995). Image © Flickr user kentamabuchi licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

As early as the 1970s, Emilio Ambasz (born 13 June 1943) initiated a discussion on sustainability through his work with green spaces and buildings which is arguably more important today than ever, and contributed to theoretical and design discourse outside of architecture through his wide variety of interest and career pursuits. Ambasz’s work has crossed several disciplines; he has been a curator, a professor, an industrial designer, and an architect, and is highly regarded in all of these varied pursuits.

2A Asia Architecture Award 2016: Innovative Architecture in Asia

08:00 - 12 June, 2016
2A Asia Architecture Award 2016: Innovative Architecture in Asia, 2A MAgazine now announces the second 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2016 with the theme: “Innovative Architecture in Asia”
2A MAgazine now announces the second 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2016 with the theme: “Innovative Architecture in Asia”

2A Magazine is pleased to announce the second annual 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2016, which celebrates “Innovative Architecture in Asia”. Accordingly, the Award is for recognition of an individual's or group's substantial contribution to today’s architecture in Asia in terms of contemporary challenges of the field in the region and lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Strelka Institute Launches Scholarships for New Master’s Programme

09:45 - 10 June, 2016
Strelka Institute Launches Scholarships for New Master’s Programme

Moscow's Strelka Institute has launched a series scholarships that will cover expenses for its first joint master’s programme with the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism, called ‘Advanced Urban Design’. Three scholarships will be granted to remarkable emerging leaders in the spheres of urban design and research to fully pursue a two-year study.

Norman Foster on the Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet"

07:00 - 10 June, 2016
Norman Foster on the Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet", The first public display of the Boeing 747 (30 September 1968). Image © SAS Scandinavian Airlines
The first public display of the Boeing 747 (30 September 1968). Image © SAS Scandinavian Airlines

In an article for Reading Design, Norman Foster—a passionate aeronaut—describes how the groundbreaking design of the Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet," the iconic airplane envisioned by engineer Joseph "Joe" Sutter in the 1960s, remains timeless. Likening both its method of construction and means of operation to that of a typical building, Foster asserts that it speaks of "the international hotel style," which he supposes as appropriate: "people come and go, it does not have a great deal of character and it could be almost anywhere."

Urban95 Challenge: Designing Cities That Support Healthy Child Development

07:00 - 10 June, 2016
Urban95 Challenge: Designing Cities That Support Healthy Child Development, Urban95 Challenge: Designing Cities that support Healthy Child Development
Urban95 Challenge: Designing Cities that support Healthy Child Development

Do you have an idea to improve the lives of young children in cities? How would you organise neighbourhoods, public space, green areas, housing, services and transportation? What else would you change or improve? The Bernard van Leer Foundation will invest in promising small projects that benefit young children in cities from the prenatal period up to the age of five. Applications are open to all organisations and individuals, from any country.

Call for Research Proposals: The 2016 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture

15:30 - 9 June, 2016
Call for Research Proposals: The 2016 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture, Detail of a hand-drawn map by Arthur Gallion, who won the first Steedman Fellowship in 1926.
Detail of a hand-drawn map by Arthur Gallion, who won the first Steedman Fellowship in 1926.

In the natural world, adaptation is a competitive advantage. Yet the built environment is frequently characterized by rigid typologies and inflexible designs. How can buildings keep pace with changing cultures and contexts? In “Adaptation,” the 2016 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture call for research proposals, early-career architects are challenged to explore how flexibility and adaptive response might be better incorporated into the design process. The winning research proposal will receive $50,000 to support up to a year of international travel and research.

reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”

12:00 - 9 June, 2016
reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”, reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek

On June 16-17, Prague will be hosting one of the leading architecture and urbanist events in Europe. Most of the 49 world renowned experts who will speak at reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration have experienced migration themselves. Coming from 20 countries, they will bring innovative solutions and successful strategies for European and Western cities to come to terms painlessly with the influx of new residents. Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the City Planning Commission of NYC, Professor Saskia Sassen, sociologist at Columbia University, and Michael Kimmelman, the Architecture Critic for The New York Times will come from New York City. A huge number of speakers will come from Germany. Besides the famous landscape architect, Martin Rein-Cano from Topotek 1, Berlin, we will meet one of the city planner of Munich and the co-founders of the initiative “Refugees Welcome.”

Call for Entries: DANIEL GÖSSLER AWARD

15:20 - 8 June, 2016
Call for Entries: DANIEL GÖSSLER AWARD , Sonja Hnilica - Metaphern für die Stadt
Sonja Hnilica - Metaphern für die Stadt

The DANIEL GÖSSLER AWARD for an outstanding work of architectural theory will be conferred for the third time in 2016. All theoretical works that address relevant issues in current architecture and urban planning debates are eligible. The works should make a serious contribution to the current discourse and should refer to the socio-political context. Entries must have been published since 2011 and may not have previously been submitted for the DANIEL GÖSSLER AWARD. Works concerned primarily with architectural history are not eligible. Non-German entries must be submitted in German or English translation.

The competition is open to all architects and

Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

13:30 - 8 June, 2016
Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition, Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition
Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

The City of Kansas is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years.

Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright

06:00 - 8 June, 2016
Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater House. Image © Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Fallingwater House. Image © Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

In 1991, the American Institute of Architects called him, quite simply, “the greatest American architect of all time.” Over his lifetime, Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) completed more than 500 architectural works; many of them are considered masterpieces. Thanks to the wide dissemination of his designs and his many years spent teaching at the school he founded, few architects in history can claim to have inspired more young people into joining the architecture profession.

Spotlight: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

06:00 - 7 June, 2016
Spotlight: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art. Image © Flickr user stevecadman licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Glasgow School of Art. Image © Flickr user stevecadman licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

As one of the leading minds of art-nouveau in the UK, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) left a lasting impression in art and architecture. With a surprisingly brief architectural career, Mackintosh managed to stand out at the international level in art and design with his personal style known as the "Mackintosh Rose" motif. Born in Glasgow in 1868, Mackintosh is known for his play between hard angles and soft curves, heavy material and sculpted light. Though he was most well-known for the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh left a legacy of architecture-as-art that transcends the Glasgow school and exemplifies trans-disciplinary architecture.

Architecture at Zero 2016

06:00 - 7 June, 2016
Architecture at Zero 2016

The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy (ZNE) student housing project on the San Francisco State University campus. The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking. Second, entrants will design one building, in detail, to indicate ZNE performance.

Financial Times Article Details How Biomimicry Can be Applied to Architecture

14:00 - 5 June, 2016
Financial Times Article Details How Biomimicry Can be Applied to Architecture, © Flickr CC User kudumomo
© Flickr CC User kudumomo

In a recent article published by the Financial Times, architect and public speaker Michael Pawlyn delves into how biomimicry can be applied to architecture in order to solve design problems and create a more sustainable future. Even in very early examples, biomimicry has been critical in the development of architecture, for example when Filippo Brunelleschi studied eggshells to create a thinner and lighter dome for his cathedral in Florence. In a modern example, biomimicry has been utilized—through the examination of termite mounds—to create cool environments without air conditioning in warm climates such as in Zimbabwe. 

Alejandro Aravena's Downloadable Housing Plans and the Real Meaning of "Open-Source Urbanism"

08:00 - 5 June, 2016
Alejandro Aravena's Downloadable Housing Plans and the Real Meaning of "Open-Source Urbanism", Courtesy of Elemental
Courtesy of Elemental

Earlier this year, we reported that 2016 Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena announced that his practice, ELEMENTAL, released four of their social housing designs available to the public for open source use. A recent article published by Urbanisms in beta discusses what exactly “open source use” means to the architecture world, and how we may see these designs applied to projects in the future.