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Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

06:00 - 12 August, 2016
Spotlight: Jean Nouvel , One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks
One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks

The winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, French architect Jean Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions. The result is a variety of projects that, while strikingly different, always demonstrate a delicate play with light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. It was this diverse approach that led the Pritzker Prize Jury in their citation to characterize Nouvel as primarily "courageous" in his "pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field."

Easter Rising: AA Visiting School to Easter Island

15:09 - 11 August, 2016
Easter Rising: AA Visiting School to Easter Island , EASTER RISING: AA Visiting School to Easter Island
EASTER RISING: AA Visiting School to Easter Island

The 2017 Visiting School to Chile aims at studying from architectural, urban, and territorial perspectives, a series of infrastructures that since the 1960s have been installed in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) because of its extraordinary strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean. In particular, the workshop will focus its attention in the Mataveri Airport which – being the remotest runway in the world – was paved in the 1960s by the United States for the installation of a (currently abandoned) strategic base and extended again by NASA in the 1980s to become emergency landing for space shuttles.

Jill Magid: The Proposal

14:43 - 11 August, 2016
Jill Magid: The Proposal, Jill Magid, The Proposal, 2016. Photo credit: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Stefan Jaeggi. Courtesy the artist, LABOR, Mexico City; RaebervonStenglin, Zurich; Untilthen, Paris.
Jill Magid, The Proposal, 2016. Photo credit: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Stefan Jaeggi. Courtesy the artist, LABOR, Mexico City; RaebervonStenglin, Zurich; Untilthen, Paris.

The Proposal presents the climactic moment within artist Jill Magid's extended, multimedia project The Barragán Archives, which examines the legacy of Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Luis Barragán (1902–1988). The multi-year project poses piercing, radical, and pragmatic questions about the forms of power, public access, and copyright that construct artistic legacy.

Through this work, Magid asks, “What happens to an artist’s legacy when it is owned by a corporation and subject to a country’s laws where none of his architecture exists? Who can access it? Who can’t?”

In his will, Barragán split his archive into two parts. Along with the vast majority

Spotlight: Peter Eisenman

12:45 - 11 August, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Eisenman, Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/3484952969/in/album-72157617424163114/'>Flickr user OZinOH</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/'>CC BY-NC 2.0</a>
Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © Flickr user OZinOH licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Whether built, written or drawn, the work of renowned architect, theorist and educator Peter Eisenman (born 11th August 1932) is characterized by Deconstructivism, with an interest in signs, symbols and the processes of making meaning always at the foreground. As such, Eisenman has been one of architecture's foremost theorists of recent decades; however he has also at times been a controversial figure in the architectural world, professing a disinterest in more pragmatic concerns such as environmental sustainability.

Passions: International Photography Competition

11:30 - 11 August, 2016
Passions: International Photography Competition, PASSIONS: An International Photography Competition Official Call for Entries
PASSIONS: An International Photography Competition Official Call for Entries

Organized by Magic Always Happens, PASSIONS benefits autism research and action, and is a juried award and exhibit to be shown at Unarthodox in New York City later this year. Drawing from the wildly different interests that captivate us, our passions provide a view into not only how differently each of us can experience the world, but how uniquely we can all craft or change it for the better.

Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus

08:00 - 11 August, 2016
Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan
Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan

Joshua Prince-Ramus (born 11th August, 1969) has made a significant mark as one of the most promising young architects working today. Named one of the five greatest architects under 50 in 2011 by The Huffington Post, Prince-Ramus made a name for himself as one of Rem Koolhaas' many protégés before forming his practice, REX, in 2006.

Progeny Exhibition and Events Program

17:35 - 9 August, 2016
Progeny Exhibition and Events Program, Progeny Sound Installation
Progeny Sound Installation

Progeny is an International Collaborative Project, featuring the work of Luke Aaron Clark (UK) and Bryce Hammond (USA). The exhibition focuses on an immersive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth Beehive. There are ten partitions covered in acoustic paneling, with 48 microphones, 9 intelligent microphones and 36 speakers that transmit every single sound originated in the space.

Windows to Vernacular

17:26 - 9 August, 2016
Windows to Vernacular, Windows to Vernacular
Windows to Vernacular

An insight into the neo-vernacular ideologies, as applicable in architecture. A documentation of a traditional vernacular settlement in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh ; with understandings and applications of the traditional wisdom as practiced by Didi Contractor.

Ityuta 2016

17:21 - 9 August, 2016
Ityuta 2016

'Ityuta’, is a national level architecture symposium conducted by the Department of Architecture, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India. The symposium in the earlier years has witnessed eminent architects like Ar. Krishnarao Jaisim, Ar. Chitra Viswanath, Ar. Kotha Gowri Ar. Sathyaprakash Varanashi, Ar. Kamal Sagar, Ar. Neelam Manjunath, Ar.Sanjay Mohe and Ar. Bijoy Ramachandran.

Veronika Kellndorfer, Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi

17:17 - 9 August, 2016
Veronika Kellndorfer, Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi, Veronika Kellndorfer, Tree House (Casa de Vidro), 2014
Veronika Kellndorfer, Tree House (Casa de Vidro), 2014

Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Veronika Kellndorfer. This body of work stems from her 2015 solo exhibition at the Casa de Vidro in São Paulo, home of celebrated Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. During this time Kellndorfer also engaged with the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and gardens of Roberto Burle Marx, finding their approach to Brazilian Modernism nascent to a new scope of reference.

Open Call: Competition of Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro Stations - Station No. 11

15:59 - 9 August, 2016
Open Call: Competition of Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro Stations - Station No. 11, Competition for Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro Station No. 11
Competition for Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro Station No. 11

Tabriz Urban Railway Organization, which is in charge of design, implementation and operation of Tabriz metro network, announces an open call entitled “Competition of Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro Stations” to receive the creative proposals aiming at improving the spatial quality of the stations. The competition for Interior and Entrance Design of Station No. 11 (Sa’at square) is organized following the said policy and as the second competition of the competitions series. 

Bauwelt Award 2017: First Works

15:40 - 9 August, 2016
Bauwelt Award 2017: First Works, Call for Projects: Bauwelt Award 2017
Call for Projects: Bauwelt Award 2017

The Bauwelt Award (consisting of 6 awards of 5000 Euros each), awarded this year for the 10th time in cooperation with Messe München, applies to all categories of “First Work” – from the interior design of shops and stores to prototypal constructions, from public housing projects to the restructuring of a public space and to temporary interventions - and a not-yet-realized project with socially relevant approach for the advancement award (award optional). Qualified for submission is every first work the submitter has realized on his or her own responsibility and which has been completed after September 30th, 2013.

LOBBY Magazine: "Sandcastles" in Puerto Rico

15:30 - 9 August, 2016
LOBBY Magazine: "Sandcastles" in Puerto Rico, 'Sandcastles' Invitation
'Sandcastles' Invitation

In the heart of the Caribbean Sea, the island of Puerto Rico shines like a newly polished emerald—bound by history, nurtured by culture, full of life, incredible food, vivacious music, warm people, spectacular beaches and a promising design community. But its economic crisis has put the island on the global spotlight in the most unfortunate of ways, with the international media pessimistically dubbing it ‘the Greece of the Caribbean’. Like Greece, there's much more to la isla bonita (‘the pretty island’, as it was known around the world) than economic and political woes, and if we were to take a look inside the island, peeking through the leaves of its palm trees and luscious fauna, we'd find a people who are determined to succeed and survive; a people who are creative and bold. That's why this summer, we're lobbying for Puerto Rico.

Call for Proposals: 2016 Design Matters Conference - Miami Rising

14:00 - 9 August, 2016
Call for Proposals: 2016 Design Matters Conference - Miami Rising

The Design Matters Conference is the world’s only dedicated annual meeting that seeks to bring top designers, journalists and civic leaders into exploratory dialogue with those not-for-profit professionals and volunteers charged with creating cultural programs (exhibitions, tours, lectures and symposia, festivals and films, youth outreach) to spur broader public interest in architecture and design.

Spotlight: Kengo Kuma

07:00 - 8 August, 2016
Spotlight: Kengo Kuma, Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center. Image © Takeshi Yamagishi
Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center. Image © Takeshi Yamagishi

Kengo Kuma (born 8th August, 1956) is one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture. His reinterpretation of traditional Japanese architectural elements for the 21st century has involved serious innovation in uses of natural materials, new ways of thinking about light and lightness and architecture that enhances rather than dominates. His buildings don't attempt to fade into the surroundings through simple gestures, as some current Japanese work does, but instead his architecture attempts to manipulate traditional elements into statement-making architecture that still draws links with the area its built in. These high-tech remixes of traditional elements and influences have proved popular across Japan and beyond, and his recent works have begun expanding out of Japan to China and the West.

Call for Submissions: Glendale Arts Donor Wall Request for Proposals

08:45 - 5 August, 2016
Call for Submissions: Glendale Arts Donor Wall Request for Proposals, The Alex Theatre forecourt
The Alex Theatre forecourt

Gendale Arts seeks southern California artists to respond to an RFP for a Donor Recognition Project. Deadline to submit proposals is August 16th, 2016. Further details including budget, timeline, and submission guidelines are listed in the RFP. To submit proposal, or for questions please contact Nina Crowe at ncrowe@glendalearts.org

Pink Zoning Detroit

08:30 - 5 August, 2016
Pink Zoning Detroit, Cover image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Cover image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The City of Detroit, in partnership with the Knight Foundation, seeks ambitious, multidisciplinary planning and design teams to reimagine Detroit’s commercial corridors and explore reforms to Detroit’s land use regulations.

Inspired by the principles of Lean Urbanism, the project involves modest research, design, and analysis services, spread over a six month period.

Successful teams will receive $19,000 to cover costs and travel.

Alvar Aalto Design Seminar

08:30 - 5 August, 2016
Alvar Aalto Design Seminar, Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 27–28 August 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland
Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 27–28 August 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland

The summer’s most anticipated design and architecture event – the 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar, 27–28.8.2016 – brings together design professionals, students and design fans from around the world.

This year’s theme, MAXIMAL I MINIMAL, is an appeal on behalf of high-quality design. The event will be chaired by designer and interior architect Simo Heikkilä, who challenges participants and the twelve speakers to consider the choices made in design work and the sustainability of those choices.

Speakers at the Alvar Aalto Design Seminar will be Jonas Bohlin, Richard Hutten, Jouko Järvisalo, Max Lamb, Hans Lensvelt, Cecilie Manz, Kaoru Mende, Päivi