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Alternative Designs for Sport Facilities

14:30 - 10 October, 2016
Alternative Designs for Sport Facilities, www.nonarchitecture.eu
www.nonarchitecture.eu

The aim of the “Training” competition is to develop a design proposal for the sport facility typology, intended as a place where physical activity and/or sports entertainment can occur. Participants are asked to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of sport facility. After the recent closure of the European football cup and the Olympic games, you are asked to reinvent the way sports can be practiced, and how they can be used to entertain. 

"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia

13:30 - 10 October, 2016
"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016’s Collateral Events, Branding Islands Making Nations: On Intangible Assets and Value Propositions in Spatial Practice is a public program and case study competition, drawing attention to the application of political power in spatial practice. Intended to open the discourse on added value in design, Branding Islands Making Nations expands upon the 15th International Architecture Exhibition’s call to arms by inviting an extended field of spatial practitioners to Venice. Consultants and communication designers, marketing and advertising experts will gather to speculate on the role of branding in the making of a place.

"Cities from the Sea" – Maritime Identity and Urban Regeneration

12:30 - 10 October, 2016
"Cities from the Sea" – Maritime Identity and Urban Regeneration,  We are selecting 30 Participants and 6 Tutors to be part of the project teams that are going to re-design the waterfront of Naples through interaction with local decision makers and stakeholders.
We are selecting 30 Participants and 6 Tutors to be part of the project teams that are going to re-design the waterfront of Naples through interaction with local decision makers and stakeholders.

Download the information related to this competition here.

Call for Submissions: "Tomorrows" – Urban Fictions for Possible Futures

11:30 - 10 October, 2016
Call for Submissions: "Tomorrows" – Urban Fictions for Possible Futures, New City, Animated Skyline Series, Liam Young, 2015
New City, Animated Skyline Series, Liam Young, 2015

How will everyday life evolve in the cities of tomorrow? What kind of changes will smart systems, technologies of automation and constant connectivity bring? Which new economic models might emerge and what will the role of the particularities of different geographical areas be? How will the development of the future cities affect the environment and the natural resources of the planet?

a+u April 2016 Special Issue Sigurd Lewerentz – Drawing Collection 1+2

09:30 - 10 October, 2016
a+u April 2016 Special Issue Sigurd Lewerentz – Drawing Collection 1+2

This special edition of a+u is a comprehensive issue dedicated to Sigurd Lewerentz's drawing collection, originally published as two issues in January and February 2016. Comprised of Lewerentz's hand drawings from the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) archive and photographs, the issue covers four of the architect's prominent works throughout his career: Malmö Eastern Cemetery, Social Security Institute, Villa Edstrand, and St. Petri Church in Klippan.

4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

04:30 - 10 October, 2016
4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames, Courtesy of 4ª Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Courtesy of 4ª Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th Century. Enthusiastic and tireless experimenters, this husband and wife duo moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making, and furniture and product design. The Eames Office was a hub of activity where they and their collaborators produced a wide array of pioneering designs, communicating their ideas with a boundless creativity that defined their careers. They embraced the joy of trial and error and approached design as a way of life.

"Archhive" – Architecture in Virtual Reality

01:00 - 10 October, 2016
"Archhive" – Architecture in Virtual Reality, Enter the Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 11, 2017
Enter the Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 11, 2017

Architecture digitalization is having a huge impact on the lives and work of architects, allowing them to create and deliver their message to potential clients in an increasingly efficient manner. Working in partnership with the revolutionary virtual reality software company “Vividly”, Bee Breeders are looking to explore the capabilities of this digital tool to create a virtual reality based exhibition gallery to be known as the Archhive.

Spotlight: Le Corbusier

06:00 - 6 October, 2016
Spotlight: Le Corbusier, Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp. Image © <a href='www.flickr.com/photos/9160678@N06/2089042156'>Flickr user scarletgreen</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp. Image © Flickr user scarletgreen licensed under CC BY 2.0

Born in the small Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris—better known by his pseudonym Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965)—is widely regarded as the most important architect of the 20th century. As a gifted architect, provocative writer, divisive urban planner, talented painter, and unparalleled polemicist, Le Corbusier was able to influence some of the world’s most powerful figures, leaving an indelible mark on architecture that can be seen in almost any city worldwide.

Spotlight: Maya Lin

08:00 - 5 October, 2016
Spotlight: Maya Lin, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/8017951874'>Flickr user Tim Evanson</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Image © Flickr user Tim Evanson licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

At the age of just 21 and while she was still finishing her undergraduate degree at YaleMaya Lin (born October 5, 1959) won the design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. The memorial went on to become among the most recognizable designs in the world, and heralded a sea change for memorial design, breaking with classical conventions and dramatically changing the discourse of a typology.

4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: The Form of Form – Schools Invited

04:30 - 3 October, 2016
4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: The Form of Form – Schools Invited, Courtesy of 4th edition of the Lisbon Triennale
Courtesy of 4th edition of the Lisbon Triennale

We’re only a few days away from the opening of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture TriennaleThe Form of Form. Join us for an extended programme of activities designed for students that celebrate architecture.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Material Design" Symposium

19:30 - 2 October, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Material Design" Symposium, Leading residential architect Tom Kundig, FAIA, will be the keynote speaker for the "Material Design" Symposium presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum at the Nasher Sculpture Center on October 30.
Leading residential architect Tom Kundig, FAIA, will be the keynote speaker for the "Material Design" Symposium presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum at the Nasher Sculpture Center on October 30.

Join the Dallas Architecture Forum for an afternoon focused on how outstanding design utilizes materials, from common to rare, as integral elements of the design process. Attendees will also learn how leading architects and artists incorporate functionality into their designs, ranging in scale from small sculptures to residences.

Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two of the most highly regarded practitioners in their fields share insights and lead inspiring discussion on these intriguing topics.

Spotlight: Bjarke Ingels

08:00 - 2 October, 2016
Spotlight: Bjarke Ingels, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (born 2 October 1974) is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim (and fame) that is rare for new names in the industry. His work embodies a rare optimism that is simultaneously playful, practical, and immediately accessible.

Martin Rauch: Refined Earth – Construction & Design of Rammed Earth

03:30 - 30 September, 2016
Martin Rauch: Refined Earth – Construction & Design of Rammed Earth, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

For over 25 years, Martin Rauch has been at the forefront of research and development in all aspects of rammed earth construction. As proper design with earth can only come from truly understanding the material, he would now like to share his experience and knowledge of this construction material in a design manual. The publication goes beyond projects to focus on structural elements, such as the design and layout of floors, walls, ceilings and openings, which are clearly explained with detailed project information from structures previously realised by Martin Rauch.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

03:00 - 30 September, 2016
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

"Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world, they ask.

 

Frankston Station Design Competition

11:11 - 29 September, 2016
Frankston Station Design Competition, Gregory Peck at Frankston Station, during the filming of 'On The Beach' c. 1959. All Copyright Reserved.
Gregory Peck at Frankston Station, during the filming of 'On The Beach' c. 1959. All Copyright Reserved.

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) invites Registered Australian architects and urban designers to participate in a design competition for a renewed Frankston Railway Station.

The competition is seeking an exciting vision for the development of Frankston Station to revitalise the station precinct, improve the amenity for all who use the station, and create a new 'gateway' for Frankston.

Spotlight: Henry Hobson Richardson

10:00 - 29 September, 2016
Spotlight: Henry Hobson Richardson, Trinity Church Boston © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/richbs/2479604614'>Flickr user richbs</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Trinity Church Boston © Flickr user richbs licensed under CC BY 2.0

Henry Hobson Richardson (29 September 1838  27 April 1886) was known across North America as the father of the Romanesque Revival. Although he only lived to age 48, Richardson is revered across the northeast United States for his appreciation of classic architecture and is the namesake for Richardsonian Romanesque, a movement he pioneered. Richardson studied engineering at Harvard University, a discipline he abandoned in favor of his interest in architecture.

Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

03:30 - 29 September, 2016
Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Presented here are some of the devices used by Ken Yeang in his endeavors to take his theoretical work on ecoarchitecture into the real world of building. The fundamental underlying premise is that ecoarchitecture, if it is to fully embrace the natural world, must be designed to be ‘living constructed ecosystems’ and not inert denatured structures.

Yeang holds that green design today is still very much in its adolescence, requiring significant developmental work, particularly in architectural biointegration and aesthetic development. Shown and explained here are the various invented devices that Yeang has adopted to technically advance his ideas from the

Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585

04:00 - 29 September, 2016
Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585

For nearly three decades, Eric Owen Moss Architects has been at work transforming the former industrial area of the Hayden Tract in Culver City, California into one of the most highly concentrated centers of architectural experimentation in the world. Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585 offers a unique look into the mind and method of one of the most important architects working today through a comprehensive presentation of three schemes designed for a single site in the Hayden Tract since 1991.