The Danish Capital Copenhagen is World renowned for being the most happiest and livable city in the world. If you ask the locals regarding the reward they all will sum-up to one thing and that’s the hygge which generally means coziness, but encompasses far more. The city is well crafted with bike friendly streets, hued town houses and craft studios, Freetown Christiania aligned with Copenhagen is attracted by the concept of collective business, workshops and communal living.
Charles Square is a public space of city-wide importance and one of the pivotal sites in the Prague Heritage Reservation. However, it need a complete reconstruction. The city has decided to announce so called procedure with competition dialogue. This entails interactive collaboration between the city and architects, which will provide for continuous consensus between all stakeholders on the form of the project.
How long-term should urban planning be? Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in India (or the largest gathering of humans on the planet), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural configurations are temporarily deployed around the globe to provide medium-term shelter, often to enormous crowds. Such structures fulfill a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the form of military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. This show traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current state of mass migration triggered by climate change, political strife, and natural disasters.
The Chicago Chapter of The Architecture Lobby announces its second annual design competition, Kerning for a Cause, beginning July 17, 2017.
Today, half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2045, six billion people will be crammed into urban centers, from small towns to sprawling megacities. In China alone, there are more than 100 cities with over a million inhabitants; the cramped metropolises of Manila and Jakarta are home to 13 million and 10 million people, respectively.
The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh must not remain a separate tourist destination to visit, just to get another view of the Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal; but act as an extension of its beautiful architecture, into a harmonious continuation on the other side of the river. Taj Mahal is often referred to as the symbol of love. The design intervention should aim at propagating the message of love through the language of art and architecture.
Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture, according to UNESCO, is important for 'bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking' and the power to create 'togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature'.
The University of Warsaw (PL) has launched an architectural competition for a new Psychology Department Building which will be built in the hearth of the Ochota Campus in Warsaw – a science campus located in a dense city fabric close to the strict city centre.
The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The 2017 Award comes at a critical time; with the New Urban Agenda being signed in October last year, this is a distinct opportunity to show case the most effective interventions for improving the lives of urban residents around the globe.
Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best neighborhood models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, high-density human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for daily contact with nature, and equitable neighborhood planning.
The Indigenous Housing Competition Canada invites everyone, students and professionals, to submit ideas for remote access Indigenous Community housing in Canada.
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This international one-stage architecture ideas competition invites all architecture students, young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old) to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a Site Theatre located on a site promontory near the Fortress of Baleal, Peniche, Portugal.
Senior Housing News (SHN) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a senior housing architecture and design challenge. This contest gives students an opportunity to create industry-specific work and gain feedback from industry professionals. The senior housing sector faces incredible challenges around housing and caring for elderly individuals worldwide. This program will expose students to the design criteria and thought processes needed in developing housing solutions for this growing population.
The All Along the Watchtower Competition is open to architects, students of architecture, recent graduates, and associated disciplines from around the world.
The word "home" is an abstract word that could mean a lot of things. It is both a physical space where we live, and a life style which we choose to have. What kind of spaces, surroundings and life styles are the ones that are most suitable for the Chinese people? To answer it, designers are asked to make the full use of their innovative and creative ideas, in order to create the kind of home spaces that are inspiring, harmonious, and elegant.
The January 2017 issue of a+u is dedicated to the works by Japan-based architect Go Hasegawa. The issue introduces 19 works from his very first project House in a Forest, completed in 2006, to the latest completed works Yoshino Cedar House and Chapel in Guastalla—with newly taken photographs—and the projects in progress both in Japan and abroad.
2017/2018 Hyde Lecture Series opens another exciting chapter for the design and planning disciplines as speakers take a fresh, in-depth look at the latest developments in their respective fields.