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Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

18:00 - 21 September, 2016
Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.  This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Winter Stations' temporary artwork installations.

Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award

10:30 - 21 September, 2016
Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award, The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.
The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.

The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Carter Manny Award, the foundation's annual award for Ph.D. students working on dissertation topics in architecture. Applications are due November 15, 2016.

Established in 1996, the Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural discourse. 

Call for Submissions: European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier

09:30 - 20 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier , Philippe Rotthier Prize 2017
Philippe Rotthier Prize 2017

Established in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this Triennial prize rewards works of collective and cultural value with regional roots and using natural and sustainable materials that draw on the genius of the European town and a dialogue with the past and with history.

THEME OF 2017 PRIZE : Water, architecture and the town

Water, today a precious and strategic resource, has long been present in towns and cities in the form of rivers and canals, lakes and fountains. A presence giving rise to works of architecture and public spaces… to watermills and bridges, to reservoirs and aqueducts, to

Sauerbruch Hutton: Archive 2

02:45 - 20 September, 2016
Sauerbruch Hutton: Archive 2, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Description via Amazon. Lars Müller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2 that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work from its inception in 1989 to 2006. Archive 2 includes detailed descriptions of 70 works from the period between 2006 and 2015 as well as 6 essays by the architects and a complete register of all projects. The current compendium traces the development of the office’s architectural practice and thinking through a series of completed buildings, works in progress and projects that, as yet, remain unrealised.

International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture - Competition Live Stream

04:30 - 19 September, 2016
International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture - Competition Live Stream, Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event!
Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event!

Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event before the jury selects the two global winners!

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

04:25 - 19 September, 2016
Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.

One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States.

Call for Submissions: Trans-Siberian Pit Stops

04:20 - 19 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: Trans-Siberian Pit Stops, Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

The Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is calling for submissions for a tourist centre that can be replicated along the world famous train route. Organised in cooperation with CDS NORD property developers, the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is looking for designs for an instantly recognisable structure that would become a part of this iconic attraction, fitting in with the history and identity of one of the most well-travelled routes in the world.

There is no specific site selected for this competition, however the winning proposals that will be considered for construction will be situated at various locations along

Open Call: A Seat to Remember

04:15 - 19 September, 2016
Open Call: A Seat to Remember, Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest
Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest

The competition is to design new seating that will be part of our improvement project at the Rectory Lane Cemetery. Eight new benches will be located in different areas around the Cemetery. Applicants may either design an individual bench (sympathetic to the proposed location of the bench) or design a composite scheme for all the benches. This competition is being run by the Friends of St Peter’s, Great Berkhamsted (‘The Promoter’).

Spotlight: Renzo Piano

11:30 - 14 September, 2016
Spotlight: Renzo Piano, The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux
The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux

Italian architect Renzo Piano (born 14 September 1937) is known for his delicate and refined approach to building, deployed in museums and other buildings around the world. Awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1998, the Pritzker Jury compared him to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, explaining that "his intellectual curiosity and problem-solving techniques as broad and far ranging as those earlier masters of his native land."

Spotlight: Tadao Ando

11:30 - 13 September, 2016
Spotlight: Tadao Ando, Church of the Light. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetgacom/22029029686'>Flickr user hetgacom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Church of the Light. Image © Flickr user hetgacom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The 1995 recipient of the Pritzker Prize Tadao Ando (born 13 September 1941) is highly regarded for his unparalleled work with concrete, sensitive treatment of natural light, and strong engagement with nature. Based in OsakaJapan, Ando's ascetic yet rich version of modernism resonates with the traditional Japanese conception of architecture, and has caused him to be regularly referred to as a "critical regionalist."

Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

08:45 - 13 September, 2016
Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

At the Olympic Games, STADIUMS are real eye-catchers. But what do we know about these giant structures? Emblematic of the Olympic Games, STADIUMS also represent a challenge for the host city. With a long history, they refer to the past while turning to the future. With this new programme, The Olympic Museum is exploring the adventure of these buildings whose impact is measured beyond the 16 days of competition.

Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

02:30 - 13 September, 2016
Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

A compendium of essays and projects, that creates a projective document able to set up new scenarios for the architecture of the next decade.

This is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of “thermodynamic beauty”. This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect’s work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition.

The compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Verticalism, Thermodynamic Materialism, Monsters Assemblage, and, summarizing design strategies and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.

Call for Submissions: PLAT 6.0 Absence

09:15 - 11 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: PLAT 6.0 Absence, PLAT Journal of the Rice School of Architecture launches its call for submissions for its forthcoming issue, Absence.
PLAT Journal of the Rice School of Architecture launches its call for submissions for its forthcoming issue, Absence.

What does it mean for design to disappear? Absence, often seen as the result of a destructive force, may in fact be productive. While presence implies creation, absence promises possibilities.

Architecture, despite being closely associated with ‘creation’, in fact oscillates between the construction of the ever new and the destruction of the same ones as time, new trends, and advances in technology render them obsolete. The line between nostalgic monumentalization and the inevitable reality of demolition is drawn to establish the life cycle of any building. In today’s design culture that is as impatient as it is impermanent, we

Lisbon Architecture Triennale - The Form of Form

08:45 - 9 September, 2016
Lisbon Architecture Triennale - The Form of Form

We’re only one month away from the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Form of Form. Join us in Lisbon for the opening week from October 5 to 9, and enjoy a full programme that celebrates architecture’s fundamental principles.

Call for Entries: Melbourne Tattoo Academy

08:15 - 7 September, 2016
Call for Entries: Melbourne Tattoo Academy, Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

As the second most populous city in Australia, Melbourne was originally established in 1835 and grew dramatically during the goldrush of the 1850s, transforming itself into one of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities at the time. To this day Melbourne constantly ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world, ranking highly in education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sport, taking the number one spot f every year from 2010-2015. Melbourne also acts as the unofficial “cultural capital” of Australia. It is the birthplace Australian impressionism, the Australian film and television industries, and Australian contemporary dance, and is recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major centre for street art, music and theatre.

Spotlight: Andrés Duany

08:00 - 7 September, 2016
Spotlight: Andrés Duany, Seaside, Florida was one of Duany and Plater-Zyberg's early attempts at New Urbanism. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_tiesdell_legacy/27854328375'>Flickr user steve_tiesdell_legacy</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Seaside, Florida was one of Duany and Plater-Zyberg's early attempts at New Urbanism. Image © Flickr user steve_tiesdell_legacy licensed under CC BY 2.0

Andrés Duany (born September 7, 1949) is a founding partner of Miami firms Arquitectonica and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, and a co-founder of the Congress for New Urbanism. As an advocate of New Urbanism, since the 1980s Duany has been instrumental creating renewed focus on walkable, mixed use neighborhoods, in reaction against the sprawling, car-centric modernist urbanism of the previous decades.

Fairy Tales 2017: Architecture Storytelling Competition

07:00 - 7 September, 2016
Fairy Tales 2017: Architecture Storytelling Competition

After the record breaking success of last year’s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is open for registration. Now in its fourth year, Fairy Tales is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.

Blank Space is proud to partner with the National Building Museum and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) along with Archdaily, Archinect, Bustler and Design-Milk. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.

Modelo Empowers Collaboration and Presentation for Architects

14:33 - 6 September, 2016
Modelo Empowers Collaboration and Presentation for Architects, via Qi
via Qi

The dynamics of presenting architectural designs are changing. Deadlines mushroom from nowhere while timelines shorten. Clients push for high-fidelity renderings earlier in projects and marry themselves to conceptual images of perfection unaware that they will only ever be realized on a screen after hours of post-production.