Bauhaus Stage – Experiments On Body And Space

07:10 - 10 May, 2016
Bauhaus Stage – Experiments On Body And Space, Bauhaus Stage
Bauhaus Stage

The purpose of this competition is to design a stage set for a dance and music performance to be given at the Bauhaus stage in Dessau in December 2016. Since the Gropius Bauhaus was opened in 1925 Music and Dance was an important part of Bauhaus teaching complementing other disciplines such architecture painting textile or graphic design and sculpting.The most well-known exponent in the field of stage set and costume design was Oskar Schlemmer.

Call for Entries: Golden Pin Design Award 2016

07:05 - 10 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Golden Pin Design Award 2016, A selection of the Golden Pin Design Award 2015 Best Design recipients. Image courtesy the Taiwan Design Center.
A selection of the Golden Pin Design Award 2015 Best Design recipients. Image courtesy the Taiwan Design Center.

Call for entries have opened for Taiwan's Golden Pin Design Award (GPDA) 2016–the only international huaren-focused design award in the world. As Taipei City proudly hosts the World Design Capital 2016, the gaze of the international design community is squarely on the island nation. This unique award offers designers and companies around the world the perfect opportunity to test the viability and inventiveness of their product or design project in the huge, diverse huaren (Chinese-speaking) market. Winners will receive a prestigious Golden Pin Design Mark–an indicator of innovation that they can use to market their product or design project–or a Best Design trophy, and valuable brand exposure in two languages.

Call for Entries: SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies)

07:00 - 10 May, 2016
Call for Entries: SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies)

SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies) international ideas competition aims to articulate a series of concrete projects for the fringe comprised between the city of Santiago and the El Roble ecological conservation site (Sitio Proritario el Roble). The el Roble conservation site is one of the major reservoirs of biodiversity in Chile; its resources and ecosystemic relations have a direct impact on the environment and the quality of life in the Region of Santiago, and influence the potential economic development of the area.

Spotlight: Gordon Bunshaft

12:30 - 9 May, 2016
Spotlight: Gordon Bunshaft, Lever House. Image © Flickr user gaf licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Lever House. Image © Flickr user gaf licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

As lead designer of the Lever House and many of America’s most historically prominent buildings, Pritzker Prize winning architect Gordon Bunshaft (9 May 1909 - 6 August 1990) is credited with ushering in a new era of Modernist skyscraper design and corporate architecture. A stern figure and a loyal advocate of the International Style, Bunshaft spent the majority of his career as partner and lead designer for SOM, who have referred to him as “a titan of industry, a decisive army general, an architectural John Wayne.”

Spotlight: Rafael Moneo

06:00 - 9 May, 2016
Spotlight: Rafael Moneo, National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo. Image © Flickr user James Gordon
National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo. Image © Flickr user James Gordon

As the only Spanish architect to receive the Pritzker Prize, Rafael Moneo (born 9 May 1937) is known for his highly contextual buildings which nonetheless remain committed to modernist stylings. His designs are regularly credited as achieving the elusive quality of "timelessness"; as critic Robert Campbell wrote in his essay about Moneo for the Pritzker Prize, "a Moneo building creates an awareness of time by remembering its antecedents. It then layers this memory against its mission in the contemporary world."

Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron

08:00 - 8 May, 2016
Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron, VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra
VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra

Led by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950), most descriptions of Herzog & de Meuron projects are almost paradoxical: in one paragraph they will be praised for their dedication to tradition and vernacular forms, in the next for their thoroughly modern innovation. However, in the hands of Herzog & de Meuron this is no paradox, as the internationally-renowned architectural duo combine tradition and innovation in such a way that the two elements actually enhance each other.

Lisbon Architecture Triennial: Critical Distance – Christian Kerez

15:45 - 6 May, 2016
Lisbon Architecture Triennial: Critical Distance – Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez will close the 2nd Critical Distance cycle organized by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The Swiss architect is this year invited to represent his country at the 15th Venice Architectural Biennale. In his architecture, Kerez explores the structural elements as the most visible element of his buildings, strongly illustrated in projects such as a school in Leutschenbach, Switzerland, or a skyscraper in China.

SCI-Arc Mexico Scholarship 2016

18:52 - 5 May, 2016
SCI-Arc Mexico Scholarship 2016

SCI-Arc Mexico 2016 Scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees for the Master of Architecture- M.Arch 2 (two year) program, at the SCI-Arc campus in Los Angeles, California. Additional information on SCI-Arc's M.Arch 2 program can be found on SCI-Arc's official site.

Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc

06:00 - 5 May, 2016
Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc, Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janerio. Image © Nelson Kon
Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janerio. Image © Nelson Kon

Born on the 5th of May 1944 in what was at the time the French Protectorate of Morocco, French architect Christian de Portzamparc had doubts about continuing with architecture while studying in the 1960s, questioning modernist ideals and the discipline's lack of freedom compared to art. Instead, he spent a decade attempting to understand the role of architecture, before returning triumphantly with a new model of iterative urban design that emphasized open neighborhoods based around landmark "poles of attraction" and a varied series of high profile commissions that combine a sense of purpose and place.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Economics and Architecture"

18:10 - 4 May, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Economics and Architecture", Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host for KERA 90.1 Will Moderate "Economics and Architecture" for Dallas Architecture Forum
Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host for KERA 90.1 Will Moderate "Economics and Architecture" for Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with “Economics and Architecture” moderated by Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host at KERA 90.1.

Izmo Summer School 2016 – Make a Green Public Space!

18:00 - 4 May, 2016
Izmo Summer School 2016 – Make a Green Public Space!

Izmo will run the 6th edition of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from 20th to 29th of July 2016. This year, the focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing (parklet) in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory.

Lighting Without a Bulb

16:30 - 4 May, 2016
Lighting Without a Bulb

Corning Incorporated and OLEDWorks are inviting design proposals for OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting applications that highlight the special features of OLED technology: thin form factors, low weight lighting elements, cool to touch, and high light quality. NineSigma is administering this competition on behalf of the sponsors, and up to five winners will be awarded cash prizes of US $10,000 each.

It's Time to Play with Creativity

16:15 - 4 May, 2016
It's Time to Play with Creativity, Time to be Creative powered by Sinverb
Time to be Creative powered by Sinverb

Progetti likes to innovate and renovate, to be a source of ideas and to rethink simple and everyday objects in original and fun ways, without losing their main function. The company was among the first in Italy to come up with clocks and cuckoo clocks that combine originality and functionality thanks to collaborations with great architects and designers of international fame. Past collaborations are included in the permanent catalogs of MoMA in New York and San Francisco and have earned important international awards.

Panel Discussion: Architectural disAssociation

14:00 - 4 May, 2016
Panel Discussion: Architectural disAssociation, Event poster
Event poster

Architectural disAssociation - A reflection on the state of the education of architecture at the AA. Open discussion inviting everyone with an opinion of the school - students, tutors and alumni alike to retrospectively reflect on the state of the AA's unit system and speculate the possible future of its education. This discussion will have no panel as it is an open floor discussion.

Spotlight: Jane Jacobs

10:30 - 4 May, 2016
Spotlight: Jane Jacobs, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, which Jacobs saved from Robert Moses' plans for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image © Wikimedia user Jean-Christophe BENOIST licensed under CC BY 3.0
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, which Jacobs saved from Robert Moses' plans for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image © Wikimedia user Jean-Christophe BENOIST licensed under CC BY 3.0

Throughout her career, social activist and urban writer Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) fought against corporate globalization and urged post-war urban planners and developers to remember the importance of community and the human scale. Despite having no formal training, she radically changed urban planning policy through the power of observation and personal experience. Her theories on how design can affect community and creativity continue to hold relevance today - influencing everything from the design of mega-cities to tiny office spaces.

Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru

07:00 - 4 May, 2016
Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru, Aerial view of site.
Aerial view of site.

The Lima Art Museum (MALI) announces the launch of an open competition for the design of its new contemporary art wing. The project will include new gallery spaces, a library, classrooms, workshops, a café, a public plaza, access to a future metro station, and a landscape proposal for the park where the museum is located. Our goal is to establish the MALI as a new civic and cultural platform in the city, as well as a referent for future competitions regarding the design of public spaces in Lima.

Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts

21:41 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts, Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16
Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16

Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.

Conference: Building the Future of Health

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Conference: Building the Future of Health, International conference Building the Future of Health
International conference Building the Future of Health

Can the built environment help us stay healthy for longer? Yes it can! How? Find out in the city of Groningen in June 2016 during international conference Building the Future of Health. This leading conference explores the ways in which the design and quality of the built environment can contribute to our health.