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Spotlight: Mies van der Rohe

07:30 - 27 March, 2016
Spotlight: Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona Pavilion. Image © Gili Merin
Barcelona Pavilion. Image © Gili Merin

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (27 March 1886 - 17 August 1969) is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, known for his role in the development of the most enduring architectural style of the era: modernism. Born in AachenGermany, Mies' career began in the influential studio of Peter Behrens, where Mies worked alongside other two other titans of modernism, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier. For almost a century, Mies' minimalist style has proved very popular; his famous aphorism "less is more" is still widely used, even by those who are unaware of its origins.

Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2016 Spring Benefit

16:00 - 26 March, 2016
Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2016 Spring Benefit

The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened to the public in 1962 and has been out of use since 2001. On the evening of Sunday, May 8th, Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2016 Spring Benefit, BEYOND BORDERS, will be the last public event to be held at the iconic terminal before its redevelopment.

BEYOND BORDERS reflects upon a growing collective consciousness about spaces of difference and the desire to transcend them.

Open Call: Modular Building of the Philharmonic

10:43 - 26 March, 2016
Open Call: Modular Building of the Philharmonic, ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS - MODULAR BUILDING OF THE PHILHARMONIC
ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS - MODULAR BUILDING OF THE PHILHARMONIC

The purpose of the architectural competition is to bring attractive ideological solutions for the proposal of a new multi-purpose building of the philharmonic orchestra in České Budějovice. The topic of the competition is the design of a multi-purpose centre of the South Czech Philharmonic with a variable hall for an audience of up to 1,000 persons, combined with an open stage for open-air concerts with all the necessary amenities for the artists as well as for the visitors of the cultural installation of the South Czech Philharmonic.

Open Call: GRAPHISOFT 2016 Spring Student Design Competition

10:36 - 26 March, 2016
Open Call: GRAPHISOFT 2016 Spring Student Design Competition

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, draws millions of visitors annually, and in 2016, will host dozens of different events such as concerts, sporting events, and festivals. The city has an opportunity to bring Philadelphia history to the heart of each of these events through the use of mobile visitor centers.

Design a mobile visitor center, using shipping containers. The centers will be transported and set up in various locations around the city, based on a specific event.

Call for Entries: Ship Point Pop-Up Design Competition

10:31 - 26 March, 2016
Call for Entries: Ship Point Pop-Up Design Competition, Ship Point Pop-Up Design Competition Poster / City of Victoria
Ship Point Pop-Up Design Competition Poster / City of Victoria

The City of Victoria invites teams and individuals to submit creative design concepts to temporarily transform Ship Point Plaza, an underutilized paved plaza space along Victoria’s downtown waterfront, into a magnetic and memorable ‘pop-up’ public space during the 2016 summer season.

Call for Proposals: ARCASIA Travel Prize 2016

10:29 - 26 March, 2016
Call for Proposals: ARCASIA Travel Prize 2016, ARCASIA Travel Prize 2016
ARCASIA Travel Prize 2016

The ARCASIA Travel Prize in Architecture is the travel and research scholarship given annually to Young Architects of ARCASIA (40 years and under) and member of the institute of their country. The emphasis of the traveling scholarship is not only to promote research in the selected fields of study, but also to encourage cross border education as well as to foster cultural exchange between nations and institutes. Sponsored by NS Bluescope (Thailand), this year is the second year of the ARCASIA Travel Prize. For 2016, the ARCASIA Travel Prize aims to enable Young Architects to travel and to conduct design research in Thailand on the topic of humanitarian architecture.

International Student Awards 2016

08:00 - 25 March, 2016
International Student Awards 2016, International Design Student Awards 2016
International Design Student Awards 2016

Re-thinking The Future (RTF) was born from the idea of creating a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks on to radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain. RTF is a hub of services for architecture and design. This year, RTF is presenting ‘International Design Student Awards 2016’ to give voice to design and architecture students from all over the world and discovering a new talent.

International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture

07:50 - 25 March, 2016
International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture,  Registration for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture is open until 1 April 2016.
Registration for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture is open until 1 April 2016.

The International VELUX Award for students of architecture is a competition that wants to encourage and challenge students to explore the theme of daylight - and to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life. The award encourages projects that celebrate the privilege of being a student with curiosity and with the willingness to think “out of the box” – as well as consider the social, sociological and environmental dimension of daylight.

Open Call: Camera Obscura in Pennabilli [Italy]

07:45 - 25 March, 2016
Open Call: Camera Obscura in Pennabilli [Italy], Migrant Landscape - Call for Camera Obscura - image: Collettivo Migrante
Migrant Landscape - Call for Camera Obscura - image: Collettivo Migrante

Collettivo Migrante has launched a call for projects for the design of a temporary installation: a 'treasure room' for Pennabilli, an ancient hamlet in the Romagna Appennines (Italy). The installation will be active during the International Street Art Festival "Artisti in Piazza" (1-5 June 2016). The device will be used as a camera obscura during the day and as performance space during the night.

DISTRIBUTE! HACK 2016

07:40 - 25 March, 2016
DISTRIBUTE! HACK 2016

Time Inc, NBBJ, and PowerToFly have partnered to host a global hackathon in Seattle, New York, and London. Teams will compete to invent the future of the distributed workplace; building products to encourage collaboration, connection, and culture flow. Prizes will include in-kind tech donation and an installation of the winning work.

Open Call: Young Architects' Competition 2016

07:00 - 25 March, 2016
Open Call: Young Architects' Competition 2016

Seoul Metropolitan City is holding ‘Young Architects’ Competition 2016: Parking Lot Cultural Space Creation’ to provide design participation chance for domestic and international young architects to promote architecture service industry and discover and nurture outstanding designers. In order to extend participation of rising architects, only architects under the age of 45 (who was born after Jan 1, 1971) can enter this design competition.

This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978

04:30 - 25 March, 2016
This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, Swiss Architecture Museum
This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, Swiss Architecture Museum

This Was Tomorrow is an exhibition about architectural imagination and the power, processes and poetics of creation and invention. It presents a series of twelve episodes—beginning in the 1950s—that look at the ferment of new ideas as architects began to re-conceive space in response to the conditions of a newly affluent society and the emergence of the electronic age.

Each of these investigations—from Le Corbusier’s late new harmony of form, to Aldo Rossi’s evocations of the force of history—looks into the basic elements, open futures and varied possibilities of architectural thinking, proposing fundamental new ideas and examining the potential of the built environment to reform the relations of humans to each other and to their environments.

Pacific Design Center WESTWEEK 2016

12:28 - 24 March, 2016
Pacific Design Center WESTWEEK 2016

WESTWEEK debuts March 23 & March 24 delivering two robust days of compelling showroom activities, open houses, receptions and new line introductions to educate and inspire attendees. The 2016 Spring Market "Mad About Design” theme emphasizes the fearless, confident attitude that is the hallmark of great design and prolific talent. WESTWEEK comes alive with top-notch programming delivered by esteemed and cutting-edge creative bon-vivants including Eric Chang, Holly Hunt, Richard Landry, Katie Leede, Andrea Rubelli, Suzanne Tucker and Michael Wollaeger. Among the exciting keynote presentations are A+D Museum’s keynote on “To Live and Design in DTLA,” which examines the allure

Terry Farrell Among Speakers at Forthcoming Conference on Postmodernism

04:00 - 23 March, 2016
Terry Farrell Among Speakers at Forthcoming Conference on Postmodernism, James Stirling's No.1 Poultry, London. Image © Flickr user merula licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
James Stirling's No.1 Poultry, London. Image © Flickr user merula licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The British Twentieth Century Society (C20) have announced a forthcoming conference in London on Postmodernism. Speakers including Sir Terry Farrell, Piers Gough and Charles Holland (Ordinary Architecture) will join Alan Powers, Emily Gee and Elain Harwood of Historic England to "raise the profile of Britain’s best Postmodernist buildings following concerns over proposed changes to leading examples of this much maligned style."

Call for Submissions: New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition

16:00 - 21 March, 2016
Call for Submissions:  New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition

How do you reinvent an architectural icon for the 21st century? How can you inspire people to see potential in a structure that has been off limits for decades? And how do you activate a public space in a way that is sustainable for future generations? The National Trust and People for the Pavilion invite you to do just that by envisioning a bold and optimistic future for the New York State Pavilion.

Exhibition: Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés

10:41 - 21 March, 2016
Exhibition: Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés, Tour of Aubervilliers © Hervé Abbadie
Tour of Aubervilliers © Hervé Abbadie

Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés was created in 1994, following a successful proposal for a Europan 3 project in Reims. Twenty years on, having delivered several major projects, we would like to look back on our work through an exhibition at the Galerie d’Architecture, twinned with a special issue of the magazine Archistorm.

Media Architecture Biennale 2016

08:53 - 21 March, 2016
Media Architecture Biennale 2016, Media Architecture Biennale 2016
Media Architecture Biennale 2016


From June 1st - 4th, design and urban planning experts from around the globe will transform The Concourse, on Sydney’s North Shore into a digital media technology hub, for the 5th international Media Architecture Biennale 2016. Architectural and design professionals, academics, state and federal government representatives and specialised experts in digital placemaking will host a series of workshops, symposia and events designed to explore the existing and future impact of digital technologies on urban planning within global cities.

Spotlight: Albert Kahn

08:00 - 21 March, 2016
Spotlight: Albert Kahn, Ford Motor Plant, Cleveland. Image © Historic American Building Survey
Ford Motor Plant, Cleveland. Image © Historic American Building Survey

Known as “the architect of Detroit,” Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 – December 8, 1942) was one of the most prolific architects in US history, with over 60 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In a career spanning 50 years, Kahn’s body of work contained building types ranging from housing complexes to office buildings to aquariums and styles encompassing Beaux Arts, Georgian and Art Deco. Kahn’s factories for Ford and Packard Motors helped to establish the industrial aesthetic of Detroit and stood in contrast to the similarly inspired Bauhaus movement taking place in Germany.