Throughout her career, social activist and urban writer Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) fought against corporate globalization and urged post-war urban planners and developers to remember the importance of community and the human scale. Despite having no formal training, she radically changed urban planning policy through the power of observation and personal experience. Her theories on how design can affect community and creativity continue to hold relevance today - influencing everything from the design of mega-cities to tiny office spaces.
The Lima Art Museum (MALI) announces the launch of an open competition for the design of its new contemporary art wing. The project will include new gallery spaces, a library, classrooms, workshops, a café, a public plaza, access to a future metro station, and a landscape proposal for the park where the museum is located. Our goal is to establish the MALI as a new civic and cultural platform in the city, as well as a referent for future competitions regarding the design of public spaces in Lima.
Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.
Can the built environment help us stay healthy for longer? Yes it can! How? Find out in the city of Groningen in June 2016 during international conference Building the Future of Health. This leading conference explores the ways in which the design and quality of the built environment can contribute to our health.
Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.
We invite architecture students, professional architects and designers to take part in the international architectural contest of ideas for Siberia “ARCH_TAIGA”. The project “ARCH_TAIGA” was created as a platform for architectural contests for students and young architects. Every year our team finds a challenging task and asks designers from all over the world to find the solution.
Street as both urban form and institution of human movement, economic transaction, social intercourse and political contestation arguably stands at the core of urbanisation in Asia. It offers a stage and provides a backdrop for the workings of the city in this process, and as an outcome of an increasingly complex urban pluralism also registers and embodies in its changing architecture many conflicts and compromises.
Ada Louise Huxtable once described him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.” Italian architect Aldo Rossi (3 May 1931 – 4 September 1997) was known for his drawings, urban theory, and for winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. Rossi also directed the Venice Biennale in 1985 and 1986 - one of only two who have served as director twice.
The Facade Tectonics Institute announces its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress. The summit will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, exhibitors and workshops addressing themes related to Design Processes, Historical Evolution, Facade Futures, and much more.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that eight full-time or visiting faculty members and four alumni spanning five continents will be responsible for ten separate installations at the upcoming 2016 Venice Biennale. The institution have said that their "worldview for meaningful impact [is] deeply aligned with this year’s theme of architecture in action."
How were buildings constructed in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries in Virginia? What did the builders use? What can the collecting habits of 85 generations of rats reveal? Valuable clues and answers can be found in the architectural objects and fragments from both surviving and demolished buildings and will be revealed in Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, which opens on May 28, 2016, and will remain on view indefinitely at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
We see opportunities for collaboration for art and architecture students and NuPath. We would love to engage the students in a potential competition project of creating sculptures to the name of those who were part of NuPath. The project is to design a single sculpture or installation that could be dynamically multiplied on site. The outdoor space is located on the back green space of the building, located in 147 New Boston Street in Woburn, MA and it is currently being planned as the Outdoor Sculpture Park. With the innovative and creative ideas from art and architecture students, we can help memorialize people that were part of the NuPath family.
2016 is the year of the 120th anniversary of the All-Russian industrial and artistic exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod (VPHV). That was a large-scale world-class event that had an impact on the appearance and development of the city for years further. During the preparation for the VPHV in 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod was launched the first tram of the country, as well as funiculars. Public urban spaces have been reorganized and New public buildings have been constructed. Impressive work on the organization of the exhibition area (nowadays 1st of May Park) has been carried out. Innovative architectural and engineering construction projects have been presented by Shukhov. The world's first radio has been demonstrated by Popov, as well as the first Russian car by Yakovlev and Frese.
Do you want to observe directly how leading professionals use materials, technology, visual communication and storytelling to design memorable user experiences through the immersive built environment? This course will cover the areas of residential, retail and workspace design and provide methods to apply for interior projects in a variety of contexts. In one week you will participate in a rich mix of lectures and hands on workshops that Future London Academy curated for you by partnering with successful design, consultancy and media practices. The program matches the understanding of space from both the designer's and the user's perspective to equip you with both a technical and strategic angle for your future projects. The experiential approach of this course consists of technical, cultural and social activities that together enable you to tailor your own design practice.
The Hong Kong Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) will have its Opening Ceremony on 28th May 2016 in Venice (Preview period from 26th to 27th May). Mr. Stanley SIU is the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Exhibition, together with his team of 16 young architects and artists for this initiative.
In response to the title of the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition ‘REPORTING FROM THE FRONT’, the theme of the Hong Kong Exhibition is inspired by the Chinese Classic “Thirty-Six Stratagems”.
Genoa Summer School is an international workshop ideated by Vittorio Pizzigoni and Valter Scelsi, and organized within the Department in Science for Architecture, Università degli Studi di Genova. This year the Genoa Summer School 4 is organized in collaboration with Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, it will take place in Lisboa, Portugal, from July 21st to July 31st, 2016. The topic of the workshop is "Public Spaces." Ten days of intensive program exploring the power of architecture in reshaping the environment. Students are invited to recognize the role of design in producing public spaces, inside the great traditions of the public
For the first time this May, the UK’s leading design exhibition, designjunction, and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This highly anticipated collaboration promises to present the city’s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations. Visitors can expect to discover more than 20 contemporary design brands including Artek, Dyke and Dean, Whitebeam Studio, Cuero, Capsbury and Melin Tregwynt—who will present their latest product launches and design classics within a multipurpose setting. As well as design exhibition, designjunction + Dwell on Design will be a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space,
The exhibition “Yesterday's Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. It presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram. It focuses on detailed technical drawings, brightly coloured collages and filigree original models.
The works by Czech architect and founder of Future Systems Jan Kaplický, who emigrated to London in 1968, date from the 1980s and 1990s and are juxtaposed to designs created 20 years earlier by the Archigram architectural group, which was made up of Peter Cook, Ron Herron, and Dennis Crompton. Whereas Archigram conceived organic architecture that ensured survival in inhospitable environments, the technoid designs by Future Systems were located in friendlier places such as deserted natural surroundings or extremely built-up cities.