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Call for Abstracts: ARPA Journal Issue 05 "Conflicts of Interest"

10:01 - 15 July, 2016
Call for Abstracts: ARPA Journal Issue 05 "Conflicts of Interest" , Letter from Rem Koolhaas to Miuccia Prada, 1999. Courtesy of OMA. Exhibited in “The Other Architect,” at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Letter from Rem Koolhaas to Miuccia Prada, 1999. Courtesy of OMA. Exhibited in “The Other Architect,” at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

“Conflicts of interest” are said to compromise the impartiality of research, but what would it mean to be disinterested? Ethical codes warn us that researchers’ objectivity can be corrupted by a clashing set of interests—those of funding agencies, clients and publics, as well as researchers’ self-interest in professional advancement or personal gain. If the resolution of such conflicts might typically call for avoidance, recusal or disclosure, what would such strategies mean for the design disciplines and research on the built environment? What varied interests, expressed in the form of money or other manifestations of influence, do designers contend with? Who

PAVE 2016 Student Design Competition

16:45 - 14 July, 2016
PAVE 2016 Student Design Competition

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership(PAVE) is now welcoming submissions to its 22nd annual student design competition. Open to college-level students involved in retail design and related fields, the PAVE 2016 Student Design Competition challenges participants to create a new health and wellness design concept for future Kroger Marketplace stores. Proposals can, and are encouraged, to deviate from the brand’s current aesthetic. Designs can either be submitted to the Store Design and Planning Category or the Visual Merchandising Category. Over $15,000 in cash prizes will be distributed to winners in both categories. There is no registration fee. 

Spotlight: Moshe Safdie

12:30 - 14 July, 2016
Spotlight: Moshe Safdie, Habitat 67. Image © Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill University
Habitat 67. Image © Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill University

Theorist, architect and educator, Moshe Safdie (July 14, 1938), made his first mark on architecture with his masters thesis, where the idea for Habitat 67 originated. Catapulted to attention, Safdie has used his ground-breaking first project to develop a reputation as a prolific creator of cultural buildings, translating his radicalism into a dramatic yet sensitive style that has become popular across the world. Increasingly working in Asia and the Middle East, Safdie puts an emphasis on integrating green and public spaces into his modernist designs.

Installation: MEDIAN @ WUHO Gallery

18:18 - 12 July, 2016
Installation: MEDIAN @ WUHO Gallery, Credits: David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk
Credits: David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk

Created by David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk, MEDIAN is an immersive video and audio installation on both walls of the exhibition space, projected nearly life sized, that renders everyday collisions of contexts that make Los Angeles endlessly surprising and challenging. But concealed behind the familiar frame of Los Angeles, lies a potentially disruptive and subversive canvas, positioning the viewer in the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road. From here, MEDIAN presents a peculiar moving image view of the social and material proximities of Los Angeles, exploring a myriad of urban audio-visual-scapes, and draws out

Architecture for Humanity Founders and Board Members Face $3 Million Lawsuit

15:20 - 12 July, 2016
Architecture for Humanity Founders and Board Members Face $3 Million Lawsuit, Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity
Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity

After 16 years of operation, in 2015, nonprofit organization Architecture for Humanity (AfH) disbanded and filed for bankruptcy. While it was seen as an unfortunate end for the original vision, the over 60 individual chapters were able to move on from the situation, reorganizing themselves under the blanket of Open Architecture Collaborative (OAC) earlier this year.

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

11:01 - 12 July, 2016
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

Once a niche topic, architectural geometry enjoys increasing interest from both academics as well as practitioners from the fields of architecture, engineering, computer science and mathematics. The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia series addresses this increasing interest through presentations and discussions of innovation in geometric and computational applications in architecture.

The fifth series of the AAG symposia features three days of workshops as well as a three-day conference with the participation of the well-known keynote speakers Lord Norman Foster, Francis Aish, Werner Sobek, Erik Demaine and Urs B. Roth.

Previous editions of the AAG symposia series took place in London, Paris

Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy

08:56 - 12 July, 2016
Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy, Fall Application
Fall Application

The Urban Design Plus is a PostGrad program. Applicants must already posses either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are open to people with a diverse backgrounds that relate to the formation of our urban places – including architects, urban planners, landscape architects, economists, artists, sociologists, etc.

For your application we require the submission of a statement of interest [less than one A4 of text], cv/resume, and a sample of work – which could include a portfolio, work samples, and/or writing samples. All are to be submitted in one single pdf, smaller than 10mb.

Spotlight: Buckminster Fuller

08:00 - 12 July, 2016
Spotlight: Buckminster Fuller, Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012. Image © Jade Doskow
Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Pioneering radical Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983), an inventor, architect and the second president of Mensa, had a massive impact on the architecture and popular culture of the latter 20th century. Most famous for popularizing the geodesic dome, Fuller is also known as the father of sustainability, and was driven by his intention “to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.”

Open Call: 'Ruins·Rebirth' Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition

17:29 - 11 July, 2016
Open Call: 'Ruins·Rebirth' Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition, “RUINS·REBIRTH”
“RUINS·REBIRTH”

'Ruins·Rebirth'
Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition

The Dongjingyu Village is at the Ji County, the only mountainous area in the Tianjin municipality. It is home to a cluster of vernacular stone dwellings of extraordinary design and layout, interspersed among grotesque rocks, primeval trees, and rare plants. As a point of departure for Dongjingyu Village’s regeneration masterplan, this competition seeks to respond to the rural revival movement across China and explore the local culture and charm of the Village.

Call for Entries: 5th Annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition

17:12 - 11 July, 2016
Call for Entries: 5th Annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition

The 5th Annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

This competition is open to participants worldwide. The design projects must have been completed in or after June 2014.

INCM Madrid 2016

16:57 - 11 July, 2016
INCM Madrid 2016, Inflatable Habitat
Inflatable Habitat

INCM Madrid 2016
The Intermediate National Contacts Meeting, hereinafter referred to as INCM, is the annual gathering of the 150 representatives of each EASA member country. During the 10-day event, the National Contacts (NCs), discuss and debate on the outlook of the Assembly, the role of the architect and the future of the profession. It is also seen as an opportunity to feature exhibitions and hold conferences that are open to the public; thereby establishing a bridge between the young architects and the citizens and providing the dialog on architecture as well as the planning of their city.

Call for Submissions: The Mashu Project

10:00 - 10 July, 2016
Call for Submissions: The Mashu Project, wall constructed out of the mashu, Photo by Tom Prezman
wall constructed out of the mashu, Photo by Tom Prezman

HAA&D is excited to invite designer, professionals and students of any discipline, to take an active part in our new emerged design community been build around our new product.

"Neither the archaeologist, nor the interior designer, nor the architect, nor the painter, nor the sculptor should furnish our apartment. Who should do it, then? The answer is quite simple: Every man his own interior designer.”
The Interiors in the Rotunda (1898) by Adolf Loos

Spotlight: Michael Graves

08:00 - 9 July, 2016
Spotlight: Michael Graves, Portland Building (1982). Image © Wikimedia Commons user Steve Morgan licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Portland Building (1982). Image © Wikimedia Commons user Steve Morgan licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

As a firm believer in the importance of making good design accessible to the public, Michael Graves (July 9, 1934 – March 12, 2015) produced an enormous body of work that included product design alongside his architecture. Graves brought Postmodernism to the public eye through his emphasis on ornament and aesthetics, and stood firmly behind his design philosophy even as it went out of vogue.

Spotlight: Philip Johnson

07:00 - 8 July, 2016
Spotlight: Philip Johnson, The Glass House. Image © Flickr user mjkmjk licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The Glass House. Image © Flickr user mjkmjk licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

When he was awarded the first ever Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979, the jury described Philip Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) as someone who “produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the environment," adding that "as a critic and historian, he championed the cause of modern architecture and then went on to design some of his greatest buildings.” However, even after winning the Pritzker Prize at age 73, Johnson still had so much more of his legacy to build: in the years after 1979, Johnson almost completely redefined his style, adding another chapter to his influence over the architecture world.

New Lumion Contest for Students in the U.S. Include $5,000 in Prizes, a Trip to Europe and More

11:39 - 7 July, 2016
New Lumion Contest for Students in the U.S. Include $5,000 in Prizes, a Trip to Europe and More

Lumion believes in rethinking tradition. That’s why they designed architecture software that’s beautiful, fun, fast and easy to use.

Open Call: Carefully Designed, Taking Care of The Mikadoterrain

10:43 - 5 July, 2016
Open Call: Carefully Designed, Taking Care of The Mikadoterrain, Poster CAREFULLY designed
Poster CAREFULLY designed

Dichterbij (a Dutch care institution that supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities) is looking for a new design for the Mikado site. Where formerly the care institution cared for about a hundred clients under intensive care, the number has now dropped to under fifty. A variety of influencing factors in the healthcare field, the relocation of residents, and the increasing age of clients, are making the building more difficult to fill.

Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016

10:32 - 5 July, 2016
Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016

Initiated by Mia Cucina (Kitchens by Towngas) and jointly organized with archiparti, “Reinventing Home Kitchen - Design Contest 2016” is open for entry now. This Contest aims to encourage innovative and outstanding designs of kitchens from talented professionals (such as interior and kitchen designers, architects, builders, and remodelers etc), artists, cooking & design enthusiasts and design students.

MCFO Awards 2016: Call For Submissions

10:13 - 5 July, 2016
MCFO Awards 2016: Call For Submissions

On the 1st of July Moscow Construction and Fit-out Association, MCFO opens online submission for MCFO Awards, which defines excellence in office space in Moscow. Entries can be submitted by any member of a project team through www.mcfo-awards.com.