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2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On the Edge

17:21 - 30 November, 2016
2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On the Edge, 2016 CHICAGO PRIZE COMPETITION: ON THE EDGE
2016 CHICAGO PRIZE COMPETITION: ON THE EDGE

Chicago Architectural Club Launches the 2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On the Edge

The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On The EDGE. In partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), a call for entries for the 2016 Chicago Prize is taking place as of November 29, 2016 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 2, 2017.

For this year’s Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is calling for visionary proposals for the Chicago’s Lakefront in consideration of the stated issues that imagine and speculate its scape.

India | Pakistan Border of Peace

17:13 - 30 November, 2016
India | Pakistan Border of Peace, INDIA | PAKISTAN  BORDER OF PEACE
INDIA | PAKISTAN BORDER OF PEACE

The aim of the competition is the creation of a shared space along the border of the two countries through an architectural/design intervention.

The border must not remain a mere division between the two countries, but aim at rejuvenating the community life on both the sides by activating the public spaces in and around the design intervention.

It should educate people about the virtues of social and religious harmony and promote the mutual coexistence of friendship and peace between India and Pakistan.

It should propagate the message of peace and harmony through the dual language of art and architecture.

Clients Expect a Render

10:28 - 30 November, 2016
Clients Expect a Render, Photo or render?. Image Courtesy of Lumion
Photo or render?. Image Courtesy of Lumion

The Times they are a-changing. It was true over 50 years ago when Bob Dylan wrote the song and it’s true now more than ever. Technology is the biggest engine driving change and the realm of Architecture is not exempt. The latest shift sees Architects employing new ways of integrating visualization into their 3D workflows to help their clients feel the space inside their future buildings. Fast, self-created animations, self-rendered images, and 360 panoramas can be viewed through VR headsets or uploaded to the internet to share instantly online. These are all possibilities with a visualization tool like Lumion, which the whole of the US architectural industry currently seems to be flocking towards en masse.

Giveaway: 10 Free Copies of "The Archipreneur Concept" Book

18:00 - 29 November, 2016
Giveaway: 10 Free Copies of "The Archipreneur Concept" Book, Courtesy of Archipreneur
Courtesy of Archipreneur

“The Archipreneur Concept” is an action-oriented guide about exploring new business models for entrepreneurially minded architects. You have the chance to win 1 out of 10 copies the Archipreneur Team is giving away for free this week.

Call for Entries: Wine Mythology Label

14:45 - 29 November, 2016
Call for Entries: Wine Mythology Label, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Producing wine is a complex experience. It means carrying on an ancient tradition, which goes far beyond entrepreneurial spirit, and embracing centuries-old practices as well as innovation, charm and discovery. So, when the “Cantina Valpolicella Negrar” winery – a leading and historic Italian wine-producing company – decided to associate its products with a well-known figure, it is not by chance that Ulysses was chosen. He is the traveller par excellence and embodies a strong bond with the land, the spirit of enterprise, intelligence and far-sightedness – values which have distinguished this winery for decades.

Call for Submissions: Gateways to Australia's Gold Coast

14:30 - 29 November, 2016
Call for Submissions: Gateways to Australia's Gold Coast, Gateways Public Art Commission
Gateways Public Art Commission

Australia’s Gold Coast is searching for an artist to deliver iconic gateways that are visually bold, expressive and memorable. The major public artworks will “bookend” the city with installation expected before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, your artwork will be on the world’s stage as visitors and athletes arrive at Games time.

Call for Papers: Urban Production and Products of Urbanity

07:33 - 28 November, 2016
Call for Papers: Urban Production and Products of Urbanity, Urban Production and Products of Urbanity - Moinopolis Call for Papers
Urban Production and Products of Urbanity - Moinopolis Call for Papers

Moinopolis Issue 4
Call for Papers

Urban Production and Products of Urbanity

The production of value has ever been concentrated in cities. They are the driving force of economy. But the globalization process enabled the relocation of the productive industry to developing countries - where salaries are low and the environmental restrictions are almost of no concern. Additionally the land value of urban ground is rising permanently, especially in dense megacities leading to speculations and displacement of productive areas from the city to the periphery and thereby consolidating the post-industrial production as post-urban. The monofunctional emphasis on the development of housing in the

Spotlight: Ma Yansong

03:30 - 26 November, 2016
Spotlight: Ma Yansong, Harbin Opera House. Image © Iwan Baan
Harbin Opera House. Image © Iwan Baan

Founder of the innovative architecture firm MAD Architects, Ma Yansong (born 26 November 1975) has helped to give China a name in the international architecture scene. The first Chinese architect to receive a RIBA fellowship, Ma explores contemporary architecture in relation to traditional eastern values of nature, resulting in buildings that are complex and contextually aware, but sometimes even surreal. 

Knowledge Matters

09:00 - 24 November, 2016
Knowledge Matters, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The profession "architect" has expanded in recent years, not just in terms of the cultural influences, but equally with respect to scientific advances. The inventive economy has also led to new lifestyle choices and a new role for the architect and architectural practice. We talk of an architecture that is either pre-crisis or post-crisis, the latter resulting in a call for responsible architecture (affordable, sustainable, attainable, and healthy).

This development led to changes in the UNStudio practice; with the introduction of Knowledge Platforms and the development from a network to a knowledge practice. Now compiled into an inspiring publication, Knowledge Matters

Life is a Loft

07:00 - 24 November, 2016
Life is a Loft , Light, open spaces: Lofts break with the traditional way of living and create room for new ideas.. Image Courtesy of EGGER
Light, open spaces: Lofts break with the traditional way of living and create room for new ideas.. Image Courtesy of EGGER

As industry withdrew, the creative types came and populated the empty factory floors of the big cities. Art, furniture design and work life benefitted from this international trend. EGGER, a supplier of wood-based materials, interprets this trend with its forthcoming decorative range.

Francis Kéré: Architecture

17:00 - 23 November, 2016
Francis Kéré: Architecture, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Unlike almost any other architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré (born 1965 in Burkina Faso) stands for the association of constructive, social, and cultural aspects of building. He made a name for himself not only with his designs for Christoph Schlingensief’s Opera Village Africa. He has received numerous international awards, primarily for his building projects in his native country of Burkina Faso – including the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. His structures join his formal training at the Technische Universität Berlin with the traditional building methods of Burkina Faso. In doing so, he places local social and historical needs at the center of his design concepts.

Call for Submissions: 2017 BIM Contest

14:00 - 23 November, 2016
Call for Submissions: 2017 BIM Contest, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The 2017 edition of the BIM Competition offers candidates the opportunity to reflect on the center city of the community of Saint-Prix. Candidates will need to design digital model informed with several residential and commercial buildings (refer to the "Architectural" section below) which will be integrated into a larger project for the creation of a new central area for the city.

Call for Contributions - TESTING-GROUND: Other Sides

09:54 - 22 November, 2016
Call for Contributions - TESTING-GROUND: Other Sides , “Fence in Calais” by A. Athique, J. Haendeler, A. Ioannou
“Fence in Calais” by A. Athique, J. Haendeler, A. Ioannou

TESTING-GROUND journal invites contributions for its second issue, other sides.

What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and distant lands are destinations to visit, invade, occupy and separate ourselves from. Many territorial borders are marked with walls and fences or have settled along rivers and ridges of mountains. These socially and architecturally constructed landscapes contrast with cities and towns which unite otherwise separated territories. The second issue of TESTING-GROUND focuses on concepts, structures, devices and architecture which define or integrate difference.

Utopia Redux

09:51 - 22 November, 2016
Utopia Redux, Utopia Redux Exhibition
Utopia Redux Exhibition

UNSW Built Environment proudly presents its 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition - 'UTOPIA REDUX'.

This year’s Master of Architecture program fosters a broad vision and a considered understanding of the socio-cultural and economic context which influence the making of architecture in conjunction with the concept of ‘utopia’, that has been a recurring theme in architecture marked by experimentation and interrogation of architecture’s ideological and societal purpose.

Part III: Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement

09:47 - 22 November, 2016
Part III: Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement, UIA (Urban Intensity Architect) Container Housing by SH Corporation. Photo by: Kyungsub Shin
UIA (Urban Intensity Architect) Container Housing by SH Corporation. Photo by: Kyungsub Shin

The expansion of non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism has accelerated the proliferation of digital sharing platforms for the exchange of goods, information, and spaces. Today, apartments, cars, work-spaces, and all kinds of services can be exchanged, opening the possibilities for new understandings of the city. But the promises of the so-called “sharing economies” come along with controversies around the unequal consequences of such a process.

Call for Papers, Projections 13 - Conscripting Climate: Environmental Risk + Defensive Urbanism

07:30 - 22 November, 2016
Call for Papers, Projections 13 - Conscripting Climate: Environmental Risk + Defensive Urbanism, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

***CALL FOR PAPERS - Projections, Volume 13***

Conscripting Climate: Environmental Risk and Defensive Urbanism

Editors: Aria Finkelstein and Hannah Teicher

Paper submission deadline: January 16, 2017


As adaptation to climate change has become a concern for municipalities, resilience has largely replaced sustainability as the dominant environmental framing in planning discourse (Fainstein 2015, Vale 2014). This shift towards the “securitization of nature” (Davoudi 2014) coincides with the elevation of climate change on military agendas. In the military’s conception, climate change will not only contribute to security issues from resource wars to refugee crises, but will act as a “threat multiplier,” magnifying all existing forms

The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost

04:00 - 21 November, 2016
The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost, Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain
Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain

The Villa Beer (1929-1930) is considered to be one of Josef Frank's—the great Austro-Swedish architect—most important built projects. As reported by DisegnoDaily, the architectural integrity of the house—which was originally commissioned by the industrialist Julius Beer and built in the Viennese suburb of Hietzing—is now under threat despite being proposed for protection by the Austrian government as a historic site in 2007.

International Passenger Terminal (TIP) Master Plan and Preliminary Design Competition

18:16 - 18 November, 2016
International Passenger Terminal (TIP) Master Plan and Preliminary Design Competition, Courtesy of Empresa Portuaria Austral, EPA (Southern Port Company)
Courtesy of Empresa Portuaria Austral, EPA (Southern Port Company)

Empresa Portuaria Austral (the Southern Port Company) of Chile invites all Chilean and foreign architects to participate in the international competition for the design of the master plan and preliminary design of the Port of Mageallan´es´ new International Passenger Terminal in the city of Punta Arenas. All Chilean or foreign architects that participate must include on their team at least one architect that is currently a member of the Chilean Institute of Architects (Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile A.G.).