La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

18:36 - 1 March, 2016
La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

La Fondazione's Youth Board is proud to announce its inaugural Youth Board Benefit, an event that will raise awareness for La Fondazione NY’s mission as well as honor the work of emerging Italian artist Davide Balliano. Drawing references from architecture, nature, monuments and icons, Balliano’s work is the product of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between the individual and the macrocosm.

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

18:11 - 1 March, 2016
International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

The International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is an international event that takes place every two years in Barcelona, gathering architects, professionals, students and professors from all over the world. Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines linked to its study and evolution.

Lecture Series: UMN Catalyst Week 2016

18:00 - 1 March, 2016
Lecture Series: UMN Catalyst Week 2016

Architecture as Catalyst is an annual week-long event, bringing new ideas, conversations, and expertise to the school by inviting guests from around the world to run experimental workshops with graduate students and give public lectures on their work. Each year, the week before spring break, first and second year graduate architecture students engage with the guests and host faculty in intensive five-day workshops, each focused around a unique set of ideas and techniques.

Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

17:30 - 1 March, 2016
Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

The act of creating new objects from scratch is often no longer possible for the professional architect given the social and economic contexts of our contemporary world. In some societies, building booms during periods of high economic growth have resulted in a collection of contemporary ruins that are now neglected due to a lack of resources or lack of need for their use. In other contexts, architecture emerges as a result of decision-making processes that allocate minimal resources to the basic human need of habitation. A contradiction thus exists between the architecture commonly presented by the media as finished  forms frozen in time, and architecture that has the capacity to evolve, adapt, and transform. 

This event is organized in collaboration with the project “Unfinished,” curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans for the Spanish Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday

16:00 - 1 March, 2016
Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday, © Suyama Peterson Deguchi
© Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Seattle’s first Center for Architecture & Design (CFAD), led by AIA Seattle, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public and the AIA Washington Council, will celebrate its grand opening March 5. Located in Pioneer Square, this new civic hub will offer powerful year-round exhibitions, events and classes that explore how design shapes and inspires vibrant communities. You can learn more about CFAD Seattle, which was designed by local firm Suyama Peterson Deguchihere

Last Call for Entries: Deadline Extended for the A' Design Awards

12:06 - 1 March, 2016
Last Call for Entries: Deadline Extended for the A' Design Awards, Tetris / studiomk27 Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2015. Image © Fernando Guerra
Tetris / studiomk27 Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2015. Image © Fernando Guerra

The A’ Design Awards are held to honor excellent designs from all countries in disciplines across the design industry. Entries to the A' Design Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of leading academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A' Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, eminence, attention and international recognition for the A’ Design Award Laureates.

Call for Applications: Curator for AUDITORIUM 16/17 Leuven

07:55 - 1 March, 2016
Call for Applications: Curator for AUDITORIUM 16/17 Leuven

Stad en Architectuur vzw is inviting curators to apply for the curatorship of the lecture series AUDITORIUM 16/17. The latest edition of AUDITORIUM will take place from October 2016 to April 2017 in the STUK Arts Centre. Stad en Architectuur vzw centres its latest lecture series around the city of Leuven’s city-wide project ‘Utopia’ and would like to invite curators to propose a programme that treats architectural and spatial utopia.

RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

16:00 - 29 February, 2016
RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

Inspired by the idea of creating something from ‘nothing’ and starting from scratch, RIBA presents a special evening exploring big urban thinking on a blank canvas. Selected from an open call, the Make No Small Plans program features fast-paced and dynamic selection of screenings (including a ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ event), talks, active installations, readings and workshops, all from a wide range of professional and student architects, artists and curators. With special guest Alexander Eisenschmidt via Periscope video feed delivering a unique talk LIVE from Chicago, USA.

Go Beyond: Design Challenge

14:00 - 29 February, 2016
Go Beyond: Design Challenge

The Go Beyond: Design Challenge is unique from usual design competitions because it funds the construction of a working prototype in addition to offering prize money. This is an international design competition organized by the Singapore-based ONG FOUNDATION for architects, engineers, designers and innovators to create new-to-the-world solutions. Every year, about two million shipping containers are no longer used. What if these could be upcycled into sustainable architecture to reduce the total carbon footprint of global development?

French "Utopian" Architect Claude Parent Dies Aged 93

12:00 - 29 February, 2016
French "Utopian" Architect Claude Parent Dies Aged 93, Claude Parent. Image © Emmanuel Goulet
Claude Parent. Image © Emmanuel Goulet

Claude Parent, a celebrated French architect and Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur, died on the evening of the 27th February 2016, the day after his 93rd birthday. Born in 1923 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Parent was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, throughout his career, developed a limited but extremely influential body of built work ranging from nuclear power stations to shockingly unconventional shopping centers, such as his project in Sens. Described as both a utopian and a 'supermodernist' in his own lifetime, the methodology he shaped has played a significant role for his peers of all generations and for contemporary artists and thinkers including Jean Nouvel, who began his professional life as a collaborator.

Call for Entries: Les Menuires Rehab Competition

04:35 - 29 February, 2016
Call for Entries: Les Menuires Rehab Competition

Located at 1850 m of altitude, Les Menuires is a great place for athletes as well as for families. Even though the majority of the activities are related to ski, they also have other types of activities. In the heart of Olympic Saboya, is located the ski resort Les Menuires that belongs to the zone known as the 3 valleys, the biggest ski resort in the world. Fully communicated by slopes and lifts it is accessible with a single pass: 200 lifts, 600 km of tracks, and multiple links between Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens, La Tania and Courchavel.

Rotterdam's Nieuwe Instituut Launches International Call for Fellows

04:00 - 29 February, 2016
Rotterdam's Nieuwe Instituut Launches International Call for Fellows

Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture in Rotterdam, have announced an open call for three research fellows to work in residence between June and December 2016. Alongside the institute’s exhibitions, lectures, publications, and archives, the Fellowship program will explore and challenge how research is conducted within an institutional context, pursuing alternatives to the expectation of predetermined outcomes, the use of official jargon, and the inertia power of the curriculum vitae. In the long term, the program is also intended to complement, reflect on, interact with, and critique the ongoing activities of the institute.

MAIN EVENT 12: SCI-Arc at The Sound

18:00 - 28 February, 2016
MAIN EVENT 12: SCI-Arc at The Sound

 

Each year, MAIN EVENT brings together leading architects and designers, developers, contractors, architectural patrons and philanthropists, as well as SCI-Arc alumni, to raise scholarship funds for SCI-Arc students. SCI-Arc's signature MAIN EVENT program to be hosted this spring is the first under SCI-Arc's new director, Hernan Diaz Alonso. Sponsorship and tickets available online at sciarc.edu/mainevent

Spotlight: Frank Gehry

08:00 - 28 February, 2016
Spotlight: Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP
Walt Disney Concert Hall. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP

Internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry (born 28 February 1929) has been headlining architectural news platforms since he established his Los Angeles practice in 1962 and remodeled his home in Santa Monica. Notorious for his expressive use of form (and its sometimes inflationary effect on project budgets), Gehry is best known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which fellow architect Philip Johnson once dubbed “the greatest building of our time.”

Indo-Swiss Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop in Delhi

18:00 - 27 February, 2016
Indo-Swiss Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop in Delhi

A three-day Building Energy Modeling workshop in Delhi for architects that equips them with knowledge related to building science, software training to design energy efficient and sustainably cooled buildings that save money for their clients, enhance energy access for underprivileged sections of our society, and reduce carbon emissions. 

Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

18:00 - 27 February, 2016
Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

A new exhibition is coming out of the Le Corbusier portfolio of architectural photographer Cemal Emden who has been working on the master architect’s oeuvre for the last five years. The exhibition, organized by Istanbul Association of Architects in Private Practice (IstanbulSMD) will be inaugurated in Isik Art Gallery (Istanbul) on 9th of March 2016 and it will put in display a number of the major works of Le Corbusier, spanning over a period of half a century. Apart from Emden’s photographs, texts by Turkish and international scholars who studied Le Corbusier’s work will also be featured in the exhibition.

The Art of Architecture: LEGO Sculptures by Adam Reed Tucker, with Photographs by J. Hunt Harris II

14:00 - 27 February, 2016
The Art of Architecture: LEGO Sculptures by Adam Reed Tucker, with Photographs by J. Hunt Harris II, © Figge Art Museum
© Figge Art Museum

Architect Adam Reed Tucker’s LEGO® models of architectural landmarks are currently on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Featuring everything from the Empire State Building to the Burj Khalifa, the models are built using only the “simplest bricks and hinges.”

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

08:00 - 27 February, 2016
Spotlight: Lúcio Costa, The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi
The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi

Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lúcio Costa  (27 Feburary 1902 - 13 June 1998) is best known for his 1957 plan of Brasília that shaped the Brazilian capital into a monument to utopian modernism. A resolute and often controversial figure in the Brazilian establishment, Costa’s contributions to Brazilian architecture helped to shape the distinctive modernism that was practically Brazil’s official style until the 1980s.