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Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism

07:00 - 14 April, 2016
 Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism, Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter
Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter

With his designs for Skansen Restaurant, Ekeberg Restaurant and the Horn Building, the architect Lars Backer brought the International Style in architecture to Norway. Many people had felt that a new era was imminent, and now it had arrived.

The exhibition “Lars Backer – architect. A pioneer of Norwegian Modernism” tells the story of Lars Backer’s life, explains his contribution to Norwegian architecture, and sheds light on the era he lived in.

Design Showcase: Planning for Play

17:28 - 13 April, 2016
Design Showcase: Planning for Play, Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen
Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen

Students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School spent their CityVision semester researching what makes a great green space more fun. In collaboration with the NoMa Business Improvement District, they used their findings to design a park for the NoMa neighborhood. Join us to see the students' designs at the reception. Refreshments served.

Building on the Built - Talks to Coincide with an Exhibition of Work by Jonathan Tuckey Design

16:57 - 13 April, 2016
Building on the Built - Talks to Coincide with an Exhibition of Work by Jonathan Tuckey Design

A series of talks focused on the theme of ‘Building on the Built' hosted by Jonathan Tuckey Design and which the studio hopes may start an on-going conversation about the opportunities and problematics of architectural interventions within existing structures.

Sketching the City: Architectural Drawing

16:51 - 13 April, 2016
Sketching the City: Architectural Drawing

This 4-session class is an introduction to architectural free-hand drawing through lessons at the Center and on-site sketching exercises outdoors.

Topics will include sketching building façades, basics of perspective drawing, and techniques for showing light, shadow and rendering building materials. This class is open to the general public - no previous drawing experience necessary. (Ages 16 and up)

Ameller Dubois & Associés - MATCH CUTS

16:44 - 13 April, 2016
Ameller Dubois & Associés - MATCH CUTS, Nantes, Les Pierres Noires / Client : Nantes Métropole Habitat / Photo Sergio Grazia
Nantes, Les Pierres Noires / Client : Nantes Métropole Habitat / Photo Sergio Grazia

The architecture the agency produces is sensitive to our profession’s moral imperatives with respect to every aspect of a project, from its uses to its aesthetic values.

Because buildings determine day-to-day experiences, they must provide exemplary environments and excite feelings of elevation.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "The Social Impact of Greening the City"

16:39 - 13 April, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "The Social Impact of Greening the City", Don Gatzke, Professor & Former Dean of UTA School of Architecture will moderate "The Social Impact of Greening the City" Panel Discussion for the Dallas Architecture Forum
Don Gatzke, Professor & Former Dean of UTA School of Architecture will moderate "The Social Impact of Greening the City" Panel Discussion for the Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 with “The Social Impact of Greening the City” moderated by Donald Gatzke, who served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2004 through 2014 and is now a Professor at the university on the faculty.

Call for Submissions: FM Journal Issue 8

06:50 - 13 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: FM Journal Issue 8

FM8 is concerned with the meaning of architecture and the city. The dinosaurs of capitalism have become the senescence of urbanism. If the modernist project of carte blanche is over, how do we engage the city’s filthy state without a clean slate?

2016 VMODERN Competition

06:45 - 13 April, 2016
2016 VMODERN Competition, 2016 VMODERN COMPETITION
2016 VMODERN COMPETITION

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite designers around the world to participate in the 2016 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition. The award was born from the desire to create a forum for the discussion, debate and development of innovative design. Our goal is to discover and promote the most creative pieces of furniture that will transform the way we live and interact with our environment. What is the future of furniture design?

Call for Submissions: CTBUH 2016 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

21:00 - 12 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: CTBUH 2016 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 5th International Student Tall Building Design Competition. The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society.

As worldwide populations continue to urbanize and grow, creating megacities, the role of the tall building in the twenty-first century has moved beyond simply addressing spatial and economic efficiencies. The permanence of these structures necessitates careful forethought into how they will interface with the surrounding urban context, the natural environment, their inhabitants, and the world as a whole. Although they are statically embedded in our cities, skyscrapers must employ a dynamic spatial and functional dialogue, allowing them to remain active and relevant for not just decades, but centuries.

Open Call: Xuanxi North Courtyard Reconstruction - An International Conceptual Design Competition

19:43 - 12 April, 2016
Open Call: Xuanxi North Courtyard Reconstruction - An International Conceptual Design Competition

Location: The Xuanxi North project is located in central Beijing, within the second ring-road. It lies on the west side of Xuanwumenwai Avenue, about 2.2km in a direct line from Tiananmen Square and 3.6km from The Temple of Heaven, and has a surface area of about 13hectares. The project falls within the Beijing Historic Character Harmonization Area, and its borders are as follows: to the east it is bordered by Xuanwumenwai Avenue; to the west it is bordered by Shunhe 3 Lane(Xiaxie Street); to the south it is bordered by Chukuying hutong, Jiaochang Daliu Alley, and the south edge of

Call for Entries: International Student Competition MODULARCH 2016

08:45 - 12 April, 2016
Call for Entries: International Student Competition MODULARCH 2016

The KOMA Modular company has opened the eighth year of the popular student competition. This year's topic is a design of a multipurpose South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra building with a variable hall that should be able to accommodate an audience of up to 1,000 people in combination with an open scene for outdoor concerts with all the necessary amenities for the artists as well as for the audience.

AIA Celebrates National Architecture Week

08:00 - 12 April, 2016
AIA Celebrates National Architecture Week, Courtesy of The AIA
Courtesy of The AIA

The AIA has kicked off National Architecture week, which will run from April 10-April 16. The week aims to "elevate the public's appreciation of design," while also recognizing those architects who have impacted local communities through design and collaboration. In support of the celebration, the AIA will reveal the winners of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards on April 12.

Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

07:00 - 9 April, 2016
Spotlight: Jørn Utzon, Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr user lutherankorean licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr user lutherankorean licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon (9 April 1918 – 29 November 2008) who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the "International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney." When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that "The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building." Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed.

 

Spotlight: Richard Neutra

12:00 - 8 April, 2016
Spotlight: Richard Neutra, Kaufmann House, 1947. Image via Wikiarquitectura
Kaufmann House, 1947. Image via Wikiarquitectura

Though Modernism is sometimes criticized for imposing universal rules on different people and areas, it was Richard J. Neutra's (April 8, 1892 – April 16, 1970) intense client focus that won him acclaim. His personalized and flexible version of modernism created a series of private homes that were - and still are - highly sought after, making him one of the United States' most significant mid century modernists. His architecture of simple geometry and airy steel and glass became the subject of the iconic photographs of Julius Schulman, and came to stand for an entire era of American design.

Call for Submissions: Open Air Theatre (Sylvan) for Cherkasy City Park

09:30 - 8 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: Open Air Theatre (Sylvan) for Cherkasy City Park



The theatre was built in 1966-67. Now it is an abandoned municipal building. The theatre needs to be reconstructed/rebuilt taking into account current needs of the Cherkasy community. In summer 2015 our local volunteers team voiced the intention for revitalising Sylvan theatre and started a fundraising campaign. Thanks to the city community we have accumulated funds which will be the prize for this competition winner. We also polled participants of the fundraising campaign to discover their preferences for ways of the money application and for the concept of the future theatre. So Cherkasy citizens vote for the architecture projects competition. Requirements for projects are also based on the poll results.

Spotlight: Jean Prouvé

07:00 - 8 April, 2016
Spotlight: Jean Prouvé, One of Jean Prouvé's Demountable Houses on display. Image Courtesy of Forward
One of Jean Prouvé's Demountable Houses on display. Image Courtesy of Forward

A figure whose work blurred the line between the mathematical and the aesthetic, French industrial designer, architect and engineer Jean Prouvé (8 April 1901 - 23 March 1984) is perhaps best remembered for his solid yet nimble furniture designs, as well as his role in the nascent pre-fabricated housing movement. His prowess in metal fabrication inspired the Structural Expressionist movement and helped to usher in the careers of British High-Tech architects Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa

02:30 - 8 April, 2016
Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo. Image © Arcspace
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo. Image © Arcspace

Kisho Kurokawa (April 8th 1934 - October 12th 2007) was one of Japan's leading architects of the 20th century, perhaps most well-known as one of the founders of the Metabolist movement of the 1960s. Throughout the course of his career Kurokawa advocated a philosophical approach to understanding architecture that was manifest in his completed projects throughout his life.

Open Call: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Pavilion Design Competition 2016

20:33 - 7 April, 2016
Open Call: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Pavilion Design Competition 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Photo Credit: Stacey Bryant
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Photo Credit: Stacey Bryant

MCASB invites proposals for a large-scale, outdoor, traveling pavilion ​to be built and installed at each site of its new public art program, TakePart/MakeArt. As a central feature of TakePart/MakeArt, the mobile pavilion will be a bold and vibrant beacon for MCASB as it travels through three different communities across Santa Barbara County: Isla Vista, the Westside, and the Waterfront.