6th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards

17:30 - 8 October, 2015

This annual worldwide design competition was established to honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects in 13 categories. Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect may submit design project(s). The project(s) must be located outside of the United States; however, the design firm may be located anywhere (including the USA). The design project(s) must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2014. Photos of the winning projects will be featured on the IIDA website, on social media, and in the official Winners Brochure. A winners reception will be held at Maison&Objet Paris on January

Call for Entries: "Put in...your ideas!"

12:49 - 8 October, 2015

Launch of the international competition "Put in...your ideas!" for the design of a sustainable piece of furniture.
It's possible to participate until November 3rd 2015. The Associations Intubando, Itaca, LAN_Laboratorio di Architetture Naturali, Metriquali and Palo Futura advertise the international competition "Put in...your ideas!" for the design of a piece of furniture for the outdoor of the Urban Laboratory Rigenera in Palo del Colle (Italy). The competition is part of the project Ma.Te.Ri.A. - Materials and Techniques of Reuse for the Self-building, funded by the program "Laboratori Urbani - Mettici le mani" of the Region of Apulia.

Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Annual International Conference

23:30 - 7 October, 2015

The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will take place in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6-10, with the theme New Local/Global Infrastructures. The conference will engage participants from around the world with the rich, evolving legacy of the region’s built environment. With the scheduled completion of the Metro Expo Light-Rail Line west to Santa Monica in early 2016, Pasadena will be connected to downtown LA and the rest of Los Angeles County. This infrastructure, building on historic right-of-ways, will provide new ways to see the broad range of the region’s architecture and urbanism.

2015 IIDA Student Design Competition

17:30 - 7 October, 2015

This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.
School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

Radical Pedagogies: Reconstructing Architectural Education

12:30 - 7 October, 2015
“Paraboloid Fiery End,” Warkworth, New Zealand, 1971. Contributed by Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett.
“Paraboloid Fiery End,” Warkworth, New Zealand, 1971. Contributed by Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett.

This is the third edition of “Radical Pedagogies” exhibition. Earlier versions of this show were presented at the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2013) and the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas (2014), where it was awarded a Special Mention. For the occasion of its presentation in Warsaw, the exhibition opens up new directions and a new density of global interconnections. Eastern Europe, Africa, East Asia and Australasia become the protagonists, opening new insights into pedagogical experimentation after 1945.

Call for Interventions: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016—After Belonging

12:00 - 7 October, 2015

The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging invites architects and other professionals from around the world to engage in a debate concerning our changing condition of belonging and the contemporary transformation of residence. This open, international call offers a unique opportunity to be part of the Triennale’s core program, as it seeks intervention strategies for five different sites in the Nordic region. One intervention strategy will be selected for each site and will be developed over one year. The selected interventions will be displayed at the National Museum—Architecture in Oslo.

International call for associated projects
Deadline: November 30, 2015

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Master Series: Michael Bierut

03:30 - 7 October, 2015

School of Visual Arts honors designer, critic and educator Michael Bierut with the 27th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition. “The Masters Series: Michael Bierut” is the first comprehensive retrospective of the designer’s work, and features groundbreaking logos, graphics and exhibition designs as well as personal works from his own collection. The exhibition will be on view from October 6 through November 7 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series

23:00 - 6 October, 2015
Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series
Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series

An expert in shell structures and a pioneer of the morphogenesis in the field of architecture and civil engineering, Mutsuro Sasaki is a professor at Tokyo's Hosei University. He is also one of the founders of Sasaki Structural Consultants since 1980 and of SAPS / Sasaki and Partners since 2002. In extending the research work of Antoni Gaudi, Heinz Isler and Frei Otto, Sasaki's work has helped shape contemporary architecture in Japan and other countries. Mutsuro Sasaki is a long-standing structural engineers of Toyo Ito, Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA, and of Arata Isozaki.

Spotlight: Le Corbusier

06:00 - 6 October, 2015
Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp. Image © Flickr user: scarletgreen licensed under CC BY 2.0
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.

Wikipedia Editathon: Women in Architecture

02:30 - 6 October, 2015
Pioneering Women in American Architecture, (clockwise from top left) Elsa Gidoni, Alice Constance Austin, Georgia Louise Harris Brown, Natalie Griffin de Blois. Courtesy Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Pioneering Women in American Architecture, (clockwise from top left) Elsa Gidoni, Alice Constance Austin, Georgia Louise Harris Brown, Natalie Griffin de Blois. Courtesy Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia, the world’s largest source of free knowledge.

"Shanshui City" Book Launch

22:30 - 5 October, 2015
"Shanshui City" by Ma Yansong, Lars Muller Publishers
"Shanshui City" by Ma Yansong, Lars Muller Publishers

Ma Yansong, Founder and Principle Partner of MAD Architects, will launch his most recent book Shanshui City on October 13th at The Architecture & Design Museum, Los Angeles. The free event will begin with a brief presentation on Shanshui City by Ma Yansong at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a conversation with Frances Anderton of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, and Dean Qingyun Ma from the USC School of Architecture.

Event: Inventing Preservation

19:30 - 5 October, 2015

Historic preservation activism in New York City did not begin in the 1960s with the fight to save Penn Station and the effort to pass the Landmarks Law—it began in the late 19th century. Little-remembered preservation pioneers like Andrew H. Green and Albert Bard, as well as various women's garden clubs, and patriotic and civic organizations laid the groundwork for the generations of preservationists that would follow. Join us to recount the triumphs, failures, and tactics of these early preservationists, and discuss what they might teach us moving forward.This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through January 3.

Spotlight: Maya Lin

17:30 - 5 October, 2015
© Flickr user: Tim Evanson licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
© 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.

Walk the Talk—Tour and Panel Discussion of "Missing Middle" Housing in Austin, TX

07:00 - 4 October, 2015
Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin
Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin

Walk the Talk—A talk and tour for people interested in learning more about “missing middle” housing in Austin. Join us for a panel discussion and self-guided tour of "missing middle" housing types—such as duplexes, fourplexes, courtyard housing, and accessory dwelling units—in the Blackland and Cherrywood neighborhoods. Our expert panel represents varied perspectives on the subject. After a Q&A session, participants can easily bike or walk to the missing middle sites in the neighborhood. We welcome you to join the conversation!

S+ ARCHITECTURE's Recent Projects on Display at AIA Baltimore

19:30 - 3 October, 2015
AIA Baltimore Newsletter
AIA Baltimore Newsletter

Most of the projects on display are selected from S+ ARCHITECTURE’s work within the past ten years and include a wide array of building types such as academic, adaptive reuse, cultural, educational, industrial, mixed use, office, residential, retail-recreation and urban project. The overall goal of architectural office is to establish the harmony between the context and the projects. The design approach of the group emphasizes design integrity from urban to object scale

Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition in Singapore

07:00 - 3 October, 2015
Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates
Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates

In celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015 and the practice's 25th anniversary, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is putting up an ambitious show Nightscape 2050, with the exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, from August 2015 to June 2016. Nightscape 2050 is intended to be one of its kind for Light and Lighting, in which visions of the future of lighting and the way LPA imagines to use this light are shared with the visitors.

White on White: Churches of Rural New England

19:30 - 2 October, 2015
Image: Stannard-Greensboro Methodist Church, Stannard-Greensboro Bend Methodist Church, Stannard, Vermont, 1888. Photographed 1972, Steve Rosenthal, cropped.
Image: Stannard-Greensboro Methodist Church, Stannard-Greensboro Bend Methodist Church, Stannard, Vermont, 1888. Photographed 1972, Steve Rosenthal, cropped.

Presenting 40 images by Boston photographer and trained architect, Steve Rosenthal, this exhibition showcases rural New England churches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. From the early meetinghouse through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals, Rosenthal’s black and white depictions will trace the evolution of church styles in New England and capture what remains of these architecture gems around the region. The exhibition is organized by Historic New England.

REGENERATION! Book Launch

07:00 - 2 October, 2015
Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) Graphite on paper (framed in aluminium), 57.5 x 71.5 cm, commissioned for Progress by the Foundling Museum, 2014
Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) Graphite on paper (framed in aluminium), 57.5 x 71.5 cm, commissioned for Progress by the Foundling Museum, 2014

RIBA Bookshop presents the book launch of 'REGENERATION! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens' by Jessie Brennan. The publication contains Brennan’s two series of drawings Conversation Pieces and A Fall of Ordinariness and Light, among other research – including contributions by authors Owen Hatherley and Richard Martin – from Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London.