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Call for Entries: 2017 Wheelwright Prize

14:00 - 23 December, 2016
Call for Entries: 2017 Wheelwright Prize, 2014 Wheelwright Prize winner Jose Ahedo traveled for the past two years to research the impact of animal farming on the land.
2014 Wheelwright Prize winner Jose Ahedo traveled for the past two years to research the impact of animal farming on the land.

Harvard University GSD's Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant available to early-career architects worldwide. With an open competition process, the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.

A Leading Light for Sustainable Construction: LafargeHolcim Awards

20:00 - 22 December, 2016
A Leading Light for Sustainable Construction: LafargeHolcim Awards, LafargeHolcim Awards Global Gold winner 2015: A hidden infrastructure within the city is opened up, made public, and transformed into a civic space. Photo: Courtesy Mario Camargo, Colectivo720.. Image
LafargeHolcim Awards Global Gold winner 2015: A hidden infrastructure within the city is opened up, made public, and transformed into a civic space. Photo: Courtesy Mario Camargo, Colectivo720.. Image

We all know that architecture, urban planning, and materials technology should aspire to greater levels of sustainability to deliver a built environment with better economic, ecological, and social performance. Innovation plays an important role since the challenges of the building and construction industry grow daily – especially in terms of sustainability. But how can the best concepts and projects find the spotlight to speed up the pace of transformation?

Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

11:31 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

Vyksa-10000 invites international artists to take a part in a contest for the largest mural in the world.

The Vyksa-10000 international contest is organized by the Art-Ovrag festival in Vyksa, Russia. The mural painting contest celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa.

Call for Entry: Architectural Concept of a Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Over the Vistula River

11:28 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Entry: Architectural Concept of a Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Over the Vistula River

Warsaw has just announced a competition to prepare an architectural conceptual design of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, which will connect both shores of the Vistula by the Karowa street.

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

08:00 - 18 December, 2016
Spotlight: David Chipperfield, The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak
The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak

The career of British architect David Chipperfield's (born 18 December 1953) has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in LondonBerlinMilan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany's Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground.

Multi-Comfort House Student Contest 2017

14:23 - 15 December, 2016
Multi-Comfort House Student Contest 2017, Multi-comfort House Student Contest 2017
Multi-comfort House Student Contest 2017

In recent years the Multi-Comfort House Student Contest has developed from a regional event aimed at architecture students to an international forum for anyone with an interest in architecture.

The opportunity to compare work and meet with international colleagues has made the competition incredibly popular with students and professors alike. In only a few years the contest has grown from just five participating countries to a worldwide competition.

Call for Concepts: Amsterdam Light Festival 2017-2018

11:49 - 15 December, 2016
Call for Concepts: Amsterdam Light Festival 2017-2018, Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce, Alley of Light (2014) Copyright Janus van den Eijnden
Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce, Alley of Light (2014) Copyright Janus van den Eijnden

Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual light art festival in the Netherlands that presents the rapidly developing concept of light art in all its forms. After five successful editions, the festival will return to Amsterdam’s city center for the 2017-2018 edition. From artists to designers, engineers to architects, and professionals to students, the festival invites creators from around the world to submit their creative interpretations of the theme EXISTENTIAL. The deadline for submissions round 1 (curatorial selection) is 31 January 2017, 11:00 CET.

Amsterdam Light Festival presents two exhibitions, following two routes in Amsterdam’s city center, each with its own unique

Spotlight: Charles and Ray Eames

10:30 - 15 December, 2016
Spotlight: Charles and Ray Eames, Eames House. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkz/20338540121/'>Flickr user jkz</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Eames House. Image © Flickr user jkz licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Charles (June 17, 1907 - August 21, 1978) and Ray Eames (December 15, 1912 - August 21, 1988) are best known for their personal and artistic collaboration, and their innovative designs that shaped the course of modernism. Their firm worked on a diverse array of projects, with designs for exhibitions, furniture, houses, monuments, and toys. Together they developed manufacturing processes to take advantage of new materials and technology, aiming to produce high quality everyday objects at a reasonable cost. Many of their furniture designs are considered contemporary classics, particularly the Eames Lounge & Shell Chairs, while the Eames House is a seminal work of architectural modernism.

"Misunderstandings" at CAMPO and FRAC

09:30 - 15 December, 2016
"Misunderstandings" at CAMPO and FRAC, Misunderstandings at Campo gallery
Misunderstandings at Campo gallery

The encounter between CAMPO and Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire of Orleans produced MISUNDERSTANDINGS, a project which, addressing one of the most important archives of architectural experiments worldwide, opens a reflection on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture.

2017 Coverings Installation and Design Awards (CID) Competition

08:30 - 15 December, 2016
2017 Coverings Installation and Design Awards (CID) Competition

The Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Architects, designers, installers, and contractors are invited to submit residential or commercial projects completed within the past two years (January 2015 – December 2016).

Prize-winning project teams, including each installer and designer, will receive $2,500 and a one-night stay in Orlando. Multiple entries are encouraged and there is no fee to enter.

Submission deadline is January 6, 2017. For more information, and to enter, visit www.coverings.com/CID.

Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer

06:00 - 15 December, 2016
Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer, Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia
Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Oscar Niemeyer, was one of the greatest architects in Brazil's history, and one of the greats of the global modernist movement. After his death in 2012, Niemeyer left the world more than five hundred works scattered throughout the Americas, Africa and Europe. Niemeyer attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1929, graduating in 1934. He began working with the influential Brazilian architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa in 1932, a professional partnership that would last decades and result in some of the most important works in the history of modern architecture.

Why is Visualization so Hard for Architects? Meet the Guy Who Has the Solution.

15:00 - 13 December, 2016
Why is Visualization so Hard for Architects? Meet the Guy Who Has the Solution., Courtesy of Lumion
Courtesy of Lumion

Ferry Marcellis, co-founder, and CEO of Act-3D, the parent company of Lumion, the fast emerging standard for rapid, hyper-realistic 3D videos, images, and 360-degree panoramas. Today Lumion’s under the radar growth throughout design firms of all sizes—from sole proprietorships to the world’s top 100—has revolutionized workflows and client presentations. Why the shift to Lumion? What differentiates it from other rendering tools? How does it transform the art of what’s possible for designers? Marcellis offers his views.

Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

08:00 - 10 December, 2016
Spotlight: Clorindo Testa, Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli
Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli

Relatively unknown outside his home country, Clorindo Testa (December 10, 1923 – April 11, 2013) was one of Argentina’s most important 20th century architects. Consistently defying categorization, Testa had a hand in two of Buenos Aires’ most iconic buildings, the Bank of London and South America, and the National Library, as well as many others throughout his long career. Characteristically enigmatic, Testa would only ever acknowledge Le Corbusier as an influence, saying, “I never paid attention to other architects.” As a former colleague Juan Fontana described, Testa spoke the language of brutalism with an Argentine accent.

Spotlight: Adolf Loos

04:00 - 10 December, 2016
Spotlight: Adolf Loos, Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Looshaus_Michaelerplatz.JPG'>Wikimedia user Thomas Ledl</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Ledl licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Adolf Loos (December 10, 1870 – August 23, 1933) was one of the most influential European architects of the late 19th century and is often noted for his literary discourse that foreshadowed the foundations of the entire modernist movement. As an architect, his influence is primarily limited to major works in what is now Austria and the Czech Republic, but as a writer he had a major impact on the development of 20th century architecture, producing a series of controversial essays that elaborated on his own architectural style by decrying ornament and a range of social ills. Adolf Loos’s minimalist attitudes are reflected in the works of Le CorbusierMies van der Rohe, and many other modernists and led to a fundamental shift in the way architects perceived ornamentation.

Spotlight: Steven Holl

06:00 - 9 December, 2016
Spotlight: Steven Holl, Linked Hybrid. Image © Iwan Baan
Linked Hybrid. Image © Iwan Baan

As the founder of Steven Holl ArchitectsSteven Holl is recognized as one of the world's leading architects, having received prestigious awards for his contributions to design over the course of nearly forty years in practice, including the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal in 1998, the AIA Gold Medal in in 2012, and the 2014 Praemium Imperiale. In 1991, Time Magazine named Holl America's Best Architect. He is revered for his ability to harness light to create structures with remarkable sensitivity to their locations, while his written works have been published in many preeminent volumes, sometimes collaborating with world-renowned architectural thinkers such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Pérez-Gómez.

Open Call: Urban Design for Co Existence in São Paulo

16:00 - 8 December, 2016
Open Call: Urban Design for Co Existence in São Paulo, This entry for the competition proposes a new lush core to this specific industrialized area of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This entry for the competition proposes a new lush core to this specific industrialized area of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The SGA (Schindler Global Award) 2017 is open to final-year bachelor’s and all master’s degree students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, from degree-granting educational institutions worldwide.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards

15:00 - 8 December, 2016
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries

The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is now open for entries. 
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces. 


Instrument Building: an Ancient Craft With a Big Future

12:06 - 6 December, 2016
Instrument Building: an Ancient Craft With a Big Future, Lakewood produces circa 1300 guitars a year.. Image Courtesy of Lakewood Guitars
Lakewood produces circa 1300 guitars a year.. Image Courtesy of Lakewood Guitars

In the middle of Europe, Martin Seeliger has been building acoustic guitars for 30 years now. The success of the Lakewood factory proves that with good old craft, transported to the modern era, you can build a global brand. See how EGGER interprets craftsmanship with their handcrafted style in their forthcoming decorative collection.