The Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating overall design excellence and innovation. Judging will take place in December 2016. Winning entries will be notified in December 2016, published in the February 2017 issue of ARCHITECT, and honored at a celebration in New York in February 2017.
The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is tasking participants with presenting designs for a countryside guest house that would specialise in providing health treatments using this unique and naturally occurring organic product. Blue clay has long been used in restorative treatments, and provides health and beauty benefits in its naturally occurring form. Blue Clay has an exceptionally high mineral content and been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. The research is still being carried out to this day to further understand the clay’s antibacterial properties.
The One Heart Foundation is calling all architects interested in contributing to a life changing international design project. The Australian based ‘for-purpose’ organisation has announced a design competition offering entrants the opportunity to design and masterplan an eco-village for abandoned and orphaned children in Kenya.
The role of the Curator requires a comprehensive and multifaceted training that allows them to move in different contexts and platforms. The contemporary Curator investigates and identifies relevant issues and their relationships to, then, launch through exhibitions a narrative capable of catching the audience’s interest. A Curator’s work, therefore, encourages reflection and promotes new ways of perceiving and understanding architecture and design. The Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design at IUAV (Venice, Italy) aims to train professionals capable of developing curatorial projects with a solid foundation in theory and critical thinking, coupled with a strong knowledge of strategies in exhibition making.
In her lifetime, Pritzker prize-winning architect, fashion designer and artist Zaha Hadid (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) became one of the most recognizable faces of our field. Revered and denounced with equal aplomb for the sensuous curved forms for which she was known, Hadid rose to prominence not solely through parametricism but by designing spaces to occupy geometries in new ways. Despite her tragically early death in March of 2016, the projects now being completed by her office without their original lead designer continue to push boundaries both creative and technological, while the fearless media presence she cultivated in recent decades has cemented her place in society as a woman who needs just one name: Zaha.
Founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima (born 29 October 1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (born 7 February 1966), SANAA is world-renowned for its white, light buildings grounded in the architects’ Japanese cultural origins. Despite the white exteriors, their architecture is far from modernist; the constant incorporation of ambiguity and doubt in SANAA’s buildings is refreshing and playful, taking the reflective properties of glass and brightness of white to a new level.
The exhibition 'Peter Cook. Retrospective' is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his contribution to architecture.
Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile and the XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile curatorial team, invite international professionals to participate in the exhibition, to be held a second consecutive year at the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso. Aspiring towards a biennial open to citizens rather than closed to the discipline, the biennial is titled “Diálogos Impostergables”, and for the first time will include citizen's initiatives.
Saint-Gobain & Economic Times Smart Green Awards will honor those who have worked towards creating ecological, innovative development solutions towards building a sustainable tomorrow.
Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to imagine an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.
From reTHINKING competitions we are happy to announce our new competition:“What's Up Paris?” A city like Paris is intense, full of tourists, workers, cars ... is a place in constant motion, with changes of atmosphere, with people walking and taking pictures. It is the perfect city for having a coffee and watch people go by, watch tourists spellbound with its architecture, businessmen who run to take the subway or Parisians who simply walk their city.
As part of their commitment to enriching the Arab society through identifying and resolving cultural and creative development issues in the region, Nuqat will be launching their 7th annual conference in Kuwait – themed ‘The Seventh Sense – Powering the Creative Economy.'
What is Narrative in Practice all about?
What is narrative for you, in your practice? How can stories or story–telling be of use to a design process? Where do your narratives come from? Are they important to the success of your project? Within creative practice, ‘narrative’ is a subjective and elusive term, and has a wide variety of meanings. As curators we understand narrative to be a tool that creative individuals can use in their process and outcome.
EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space Present
EXPO VIDEO: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto (Oct. 24–Nov. 25, 2016)
EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space collaborate to present a satellite iteration of the EXPO VIDEO program, highlighting a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video, and new media works by artists selected from EXPO CHICAGO 2016 Exhibitors at Spazio Ridotto in Venice, Italy. The programmatic partnership between the exposition and the satellite location extend on a programmatic partnership presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago.
Better Insight, Onsite: International Design Competition for the Creation of Worksite Information Modules
The Ville de Montréal (City of Montreal, Qc, Canada) is launching an international competition for the design of worksite information modules.
The purpose of the modules—prototypes of which will be installed in summer 2017 on three specific sites—is to mitigate the adverse impacts of worksites on the quality of life of residents and the economic vitality of surrounding areas.
Although these transitions are essential steps in the renewal of cities for the 21st century, worksites are disruptive both to the economic activities of business communities and to the daily lives of citizens.
A fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber – the natural renewable resource
Based on selected distinguished national and international projects, the exhibition represents the state of the art in sustainable and modern timber architecture. The presentation spans from spectacular projects by Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto to direction setting urban timber houses such as those by Kaden & Klingbeil in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg, and upwards to the newest trends in highrise buildings realized in timber.
Filming architecture comes to Lisbon, Portugal! This is an academic itinerant workshop about architecture representation and narratives through cinematography, and will be part of the closing activities of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. As the final product, students will produce a short movie filmed at a Museu dos Coches, a paradigmatic building designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Ricardo Bak Gordon.
ARCHIPENDIUM 2017 – the architecture calendar by architects for architects and all architecture enthusiasts. In this seventh year since its first publication, the 365 calendar pages of ARCHIPENDIUM 2017 are once again a unique compilation of contemporary building culture in a compact format.
Works of young and innovative studios are depicted next to buildings of well-known and experienced architects. The compilation of these architects works from all continents creates a fascinating summary of the contemporary architectural production. Each individual calendar page, with a clear and straightforward layout, provides all the essential information about that particular architecture project in words, photos, plans and layouts.