LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum: Cyprus 2016 International Student Competition

02:30 - 19 October, 2015
LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum: Cyprus 2016 International Student Competition, Image: Christos Constantinides
LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum: Cyprus 2016 International Student Competition, Image: Christos Constantinides

Meet the challenge – take part in the International Student Competition of the LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum! The competition aims to support integrated and holistic approaches to the Akamas landscape through multidisciplinary student teams elaborating planning and design proposals at various scales.

"Flower of Life" International Student Competition for Garden Design

23:30 - 18 October, 2015
Poster: 'Flower of Life' International Student Competition for Garden Design
Poster: 'Flower of Life' International Student Competition for Garden Design

Imagine future cities full of gardens with flower carpets, full of playing children, humming bees and fluttering butterflies. Gardens that help to create a healthy environment, cool cities, collect rainwater and are adapted to the local climate. 

Call For Submissions: Emerge Competition

23:00 - 18 October, 2015
The Emerge Competition
The Emerge Competition

Architecture students and designers are called to define the home of the future under the theme ‘Living Tomorrow’. This is an idea-based challenge and seeks for conceptually sound proposals. The site can be of any size or form but limited to the Zimbabwean future context.

UNStudio to Lecture at LACMA

07:00 - 18 October, 2015
Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal, ©MOKA / UNStudio
Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal, ©MOKA / UNStudio

In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design, Caroline Bos, co-founder and Principal Urban Planner of UNStudio (www.unstudio.com), will speak about recent architectural, infrastructural and masterplan projects carried out by UNStudio. She will also introduce UNStudio’s Urban Unit and the approach to knowledge sharing recently adopted by the practice to enable the development, application and dissemination of practice related research.

57°10 Lecture Series

04:00 - 18 October, 2015
57°10 2015/16 Schedule
57°10 2015/16 Schedule

An architecture lecture series society at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Aberdeen, Scotland. The society, 57°10, has been running for 27 years and invites guest lecturers to the school to talk about the ideas and projects explored by their practices. The society prides itself in being student led; providing lectures that will in turn inspire our future architects, perhaps on topics out-with the discourse of the school.https://www.facebook.com/FiftySevenTenSociety

Stanley Tigerman Unveils His 2015 New Titantic

02:30 - 18 October, 2015

Stanley Tigerman will discuss his 2015 New Titanic along with the opening of a special exhibit that includes a selection of past and recent work featuring the 1978 “Titanic” photomontage.

ArchXpo 2016

22:00 - 17 October, 2015
ArchXpo 2016
ArchXpo 2016

Co-Organised with Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA), ArchXpo 2016 will be it's 3rd Installation in the coming year.

Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monument

19:00 - 17 October, 2015
Florian Joye, Wires, 2009
Florian Joye, Wires, 2009

Monuments are deliberate gestures—objects or structures created to commemorate an event, person or era. Their meaning is usually imposed, and they often serve as focal points for aspirational civic and political attributes like valor and sacrifice, or to underscore a foundational political narrative. But their meaning can transform, changing over time as the relevance of their symbolism ebbs and flows due to social and political shifts. Like monuments, architecture and photography are also inflected with a grace of intention, and both have the ability to commemorate or represent a nation, event, time or place. The act of photographing monuments and buildings transforms them, sometimes revealing some of the original qualities and more closely evoking the response that they were originally intended to have. And photographs have an inherent memorial quality. This group exhibition examines the work of international artists, some of whose work addresses actual monuments, some whom look at architecture and its relationship to memory and how its importance and symbolism can shift over time, and others approach the idea of the future monument.

'A New Charter of Athens': a lecture by Professor Richard Sennett

14:30 - 17 October, 2015

'Next year sees the opening of Habitat III, the environmental congress held every twenty years by the United Nations. For this event, a manifesto is being prepared about the design of cities. It aims to replace the guidance given by Le Corbusier and others nearly a century ago, in document they called "The Charter of Athens." The new Charter of Athens addresses issues emerging in the 21st Century about environmental crises, the uses of technology and big data, and the challenge of social inclusion. The lecture serves as an introduction to this modest proposal.'

Spotlight: Alejandro Zaera-Polo

12:00 - 17 October, 2015
Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Image © Satoru Mishima / FOA
Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Image © Satoru Mishima / FOA

Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th 1963) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar and founder of LondonZurich and Princeton based firm Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). First rising to prominence in the 1980s with his writings for publications such as El Croquis, Zaera-Polo has had a prolific career in both the academic and professional realms of architecture.

Transforming “Made in China” to “Created in China” Conference

11:00 - 17 October, 2015
China Design Week
China Design Week

China Design Week (CDW) supported by the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) is pleased to host this timely conference to discuss the possibility of increasing creative links between China and the UK.

Exhibition: Russia on the Road. 1920 – 1990

07:00 - 17 October, 2015
Georgy  G. Nissky En route, 1958-1964 The Institute of Russian Realist Art
Georgy G. Nissky En route, 1958-1964 The Institute of Russian Realist Art

Institute of Russian Realist Art in participation with the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the “Academia Arco” International Fund, The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Italian Republic, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Italian Embassy in Moscow, the Ingosstrakh insurance company, Promsvyazbank and Lomonosov Moscow State University present the exhibition Russia on the Road. 1920 – 1990, which is dedicated to theme of transport, one of the most important themes for the artists of XX century.

Panel Discussion: “Drawn to Build: Architectural Representation in the Digital Age”

02:30 - 17 October, 2015
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720–1778), Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East, 1777. Pencil, brown and grey washes, red chalk, pen and ink. Sir John Soane’s Museum
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720–1778), Paestum, Italy: Interior of the Temple of Neptune from the North-East, 1777. Pencil, brown and grey washes, red chalk, pen and ink. Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sergei Tchoban, managing partner of the architectural firm nps tchoban voss with offices in Berlin, Dresden, and Hamburg, SPEECH in Moscow and founder of the Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin and Andrew Zago, partner and founder of the firm Zago Architecture in Los Angeles will talk about the architectural hand- and computer generated drawings in architectural practice today. The importance of a drawing as an official language of an architect, as well as collecting and displaying it.

The panel will be moderated by Wim de Wit, Adjunct Curator of Architecture and Design at the Cantor.

China Design Week 2015 UK-China Year Of Cultural Exchange Exhibition

01:00 - 17 October, 2015
China Design Week
China Design Week

Even though China has become the world’s second largest economy and the world’s largest manufacturing base, the term ‘made in China’ still has negative connotations.

Transforming “Made in China” to “Created in China” is a key challenge for Chinese enterprises urgently in need of world-class creative design. What are the best methods, models and practices of designing? What is the value and the role of creativity in emerging markets? What are the contemporary ideas in design thinking? Are they appropriate in the Chinese context? What is “good design?”

Danish Modernity: Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi in 1900

20:00 - 16 October, 2015

Jacob A. Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi were Danes of the same generation who took up the challenge of understanding modernity in radically different ways. Riis left Denmark for America to become the nation's leading advocate for the urban poor. He was a media-savvy journalist who used words and pictures to make a compelling case for reform. Hammershøi, by contrast, was a Copenhagen-based aesthete whose mysterious paintings of bourgeois domestic interiors suggested the psychological experience of modern life. Join two art historians and experts on Riis and Hammershøi, Bonnie Yochelson and Thor Mednick, for an exploration of their work. After their presentations, Ambassador Anne Dorte Riggelson will lead a conversation about Riis and Hammershoi's contrasting lives and perspectives.

Tectonic Poetry: A Photographic Exhibition

18:00 - 16 October, 2015
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Federation Square - photo Bob Munro
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Federation Square - photo Bob Munro

From photographer Bob Munro comes a new project called Tectonic Poetry. Resulting from an ongoing interest in urban scenes, architecture and the built environment, it focuses on the architectural surrounds of Melbourne’s Federation Square Atrium.

Call for Submissions: CityLife Project

10:30 - 16 October, 2015
The CityLife Project research competition
The CityLife Project research competition

The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW office wants to create more affordable, connected and livable cities and it wants your help. The CityLife Project competition presents the opportunity for three organisations or research teams to partner with the UDIA NSW on research projects in exchange for cash and promotional opportunities worth up to $145,000 AUD each.

Happy Hour Design Studio: LEGO® Challenge

07:00 - 16 October, 2015
Image: Screenshot from Lego Movie.
Image: Screenshot from Lego Movie.

Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s LEGO® collection, while enjoying beer, wine, snacks, and conversation. This month’s session is inspired by Canstruction’s 2015 theme: get inspired by Boston!