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Call for Entries: 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards

19:30 - 8 March, 2017
Call for Entries: 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards, Enter the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards competition by April 30.
Enter the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards competition by April 30.

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened its call for entries for the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards, the country’s premiere architectural design competition featuring clay brick.

BIA’s annual awards honor outstanding, innovative and sustainable architecture in 10 categories that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.

Entries must be submitted online by April 30. Projects will be judged by a jury of peers, and the winners will be announced in June.

Av 175: Rcr Arquitectes. International Portfolio

06:41 - 8 March, 2017
Av 175: Rcr Arquitectes. International Portfolio

The region of La Garrotxa, in Girona, has provided the backdrop for the work of RCR Arquitectes (Aranda, Pigem, Vilalta). After AV 137, which presented the unique and unmistakable language developed by the Olot trio during the first twenty years of their career, the second monograph devoted to the Catalan studio illustrates RCRs international expansion over the last decade. With introductory essays by William J.R. Curtis and Josep Maria Montaner, followed by six works, six projects in progress and six competition proposals, including large public infrastructures like the Soulages Museum, and transformation projects like the studios new headquarters in Bordeaux.

RCR: Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes

06:22 - 8 March, 2017
RCR: Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes

Description via Publisher. The pursuit of RCR is “Architecture of Equilibrium” with its origin in the place in which we live and the people who we are. RCR insists architecture has to be neither modern movement, high tech nor in fashion but of equilibrium. 19 projects by RCR Arquitectes are included in this monograph and Yong-su Kim interviews with RCR Arquitectes about their work.

Open Call: Genius Loci Weimar Festival for Video Mapping & Facade Projection

12:06 - 7 March, 2017
Open Call: Genius Loci Weimar Festival for Video Mapping & Facade Projection

All interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for the Genius Loci Weimar Festival between the opening date of 27 February 2017 up to the deadline of 09 April 2017. Submitted concepts will be displayed in a public exhibition in Weimar in May 2017. The best projects will chosen, among other means, with the help of an audience vote.

A Catalog of Difference

11:58 - 7 March, 2017
A Catalog of Difference

Designer and artist Andrew Lucia generates a catalog of theoretical objects from the ambient light and curvature specific to their environments of origin. Through a series of novel visualizations, Lucia speculates on the role of ambient light as an underlying force and active agent in the figuration of these new hypothetical worlds and entities.

Archcult 17 - Melange

11:55 - 7 March, 2017
Archcult 17 - Melange, Archcult 17 - MELANGE
Archcult 17 - MELANGE

Themed Melange, Archcult 2017 seek to explore beyond the boundaries that define Architecture. As one of the countless offshoots of the universal discipline of design. We hope to introduce new avenues for aspiring architects to explore and a platform for building connections, widening horizons and paving pathways towards redefining design and embodying the true spirit of melange every step of the way.

Architects Across Generations

11:53 - 7 March, 2017
Architects Across Generations, Beverly Willis at the DC Women's March
Beverly Willis at the DC Women's March

In celebration of Women's History Month, The National Building Museum features a special program, Architects Across Generations. Beverly Willis, artist, architecture and philanthropist, joins architect and CEO of Marshall Moya Design, Paola Moya, for a cross-generational conversation on how architecture has evolved in the past half-century, what lies ahead, and the pressing issues practicing architects and design entrepreneurs face today.

What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower? 70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think about Architecture

11:15 - 6 March, 2017
What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower? 70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think about Architecture, 'What's so Great About the Eiffel Tower?'
'What's so Great About the Eiffel Tower?'

Description via Amazon. Why do we find the idea of a multi-colored Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain? This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture. Through 70 engaging, thought-provoking, and often amusing debates, Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh look at the reputations of the masterpieces and great architects in history. You may never look at architecture in the same way again!

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s 2017 Summer Programs are Now Accepting Applications

12:48 - 1 March, 2017
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s 2017 Summer Programs are Now Accepting Applications, Courtesy of UC Berkeley
Courtesy of UC Berkeley

How do designers think? How do they visually communicate complex ideas? What strategies do they employ to make a positive impact on the built environment? How does design change the way people see and experience the world?

The College of Environmental Design offers several introductory and advanced programs for those interested in exploring these questions in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, urban design and sustainable city planning.

Please visit our Summer Programs website to view images of student portfolio work and learn more about the CED Summer experience. You may submit your application here: https://cedberkeley.slideroom.com/

Spotlight: Frank Gehry

06:00 - 28 February, 2017
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.”

Design by Data Advanced Master in Paris is Breaking Boundaries Between Architecture and Engineering

15:48 - 24 February, 2017
Design by Data Advanced Master in Paris is Breaking Boundaries Between Architecture and Engineering, Projet Synapses Credits : WAO architecture
Projet Synapses Credits : WAO architecture

The Design by Data Advanced Master® in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry.

Call for Ideas: Hong Kong Pixel Homes

08:00 - 24 February, 2017
Call for Ideas: Hong Kong Pixel Homes, Enter the Hong Kong Pixel Homes ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now!  US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 26, 2017
Enter the Hong Kong Pixel Homes ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 26, 2017

Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and densely populated cities on Earth. With over 7 million people living on an island just 1,102 square km in size, where the population is constantly struggling for space. Like other major cities around the world, Hong Kong is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The strict limitations on space mean that there is a capped supply of housing on the island. A limited supply, paired with an ever-growing demand, has caused Hong Kong housing prices to skyrocket.

Two Romanian Students Have Won the Troldtekt Award

08:00 - 24 February, 2017
Two Romanian Students Have Won the Troldtekt Award, Courtesy of Troldtekt Award
Courtesy of Troldtekt Award

The jury panel has selected two students from the ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM) in Bucharest as winners of the Troldtekt Award and a EUR 5,000 prize. Both the runners-up prize and the special prize go to students from Iran.

A Letto Con Il DESIGN - Design Hostel Call for Submissions

19:30 - 22 February, 2017
A Letto Con Il DESIGN - Design Hostel Call for Submissions

“A letto con il DESIGN – Design Hostel” (“Sleeping with DESIGN - Design Hostel”) is an original proposal in the event’s panorama of Milano Design Week 2017.

It will be a temporary home, a makers space, an exposition area, a place where the design’s protagonists can meet and discuss. “A letto con il DESIGN” will be all these things and much more.

Call for Submissions: DRIVERLESS FUTURE

15:15 - 22 February, 2017
Call for Submissions: DRIVERLESS FUTURE

The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC’s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.

Blank Space is proud to announce the Driverless Future challenge, a global competition to shape the impact of autonomous transportation in NYC, with a prize purse worth over $60,000 for the 4 top teams. The focus of the challenge is not on the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to mass transit, accessibility, shipping, logistics, software, services, and new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. The primary goal is to create a launchpad for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, engineers, architects and futurists to enact real change in New York City.

Closing Soon: Submit Your Best Works to the A' Design Award

16:32 - 20 February, 2017
Closing Soon: Submit Your Best Works to the A' Design Award, Courtesy of A' Design Award
Courtesy of A' Design Award

A’ Design Award is the World’s largest international design competition. The A’ Design Awards are organized in all creative fields to bring out the excellent designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the A' Design Accolades are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced scholars, important press members, and experienced professionals. A' Design Awards promises grandeur, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Laureates through the Coveted A’ Design Prize which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

Open Call: Architecture Fringe 2017

15:59 - 20 February, 2017
Open Call: Architecture Fringe 2017, Architecture Fringe 2017 Open Call Credit: Architecture Fringe
Architecture Fringe 2017 Open Call Credit: Architecture Fringe

The Architecture Fringe 2017 is open for project proposals to take place in Scotland during July 2017.

Initiated by a group of architects, photographers, engineers, landscape architects, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led open platform for new work and projects across the arts which explore architecture and how it makes a difference to our lives.

Spotlight: Louis Kahn

08:00 - 20 February, 2017
Spotlight: Louis Kahn, Salk Institute. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamsjung/3021667238/'>Flickr user dreamsjung</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Salk Institute. Image © Flickr user dreamsjung licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Louis Kahn (February 20th 1901 – March 17th 1974) was one of the United States' greatest 20th century architects, known for combining Modernism with the weight and dignity of ancient monuments. Though he did not arrive at his distinctive style until his early 50s, and despite his death at the age of just 73, in a span of just two decades Kahn came to be considered by many as part of the pantheon of modernist architects which included Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.