Saint Gobain & The Economic Times Smart Green Summit & Awards

06:25 - 21 November, 2015
Saint Gobain & The Economic Times Smart Green Summit & Awards, Smart Green Summit - Shaping the Future
Smart Green Summit - Shaping the Future

The Smart Green Summit is a part of Saint-Gobain’s, ‘Shaping the future’ initiative, presented in partnership with The Economic Times. The summit focuses on bringing to lime light, the innovative initiatives in the area of Sustainable Habitat by recognizing the people or organizations behind them.

The event is a one of a kind platform that brings together all the stakeholders in the building and construction industry under one roof - the government, architects, builders, corporate houses and thought leaders and industry bodies who have worked or are contributing to a sustainable habitat through innovation and enormous effort.

PUBLIC Platform | What's Your Big Idea ?

09:01 - 19 November, 2015
PUBLIC Platform | What's Your Big Idea ?

In 2016 PUBLIC ideas go into action with FORM’s PUBLIC Platform taking creativity for the common good out into the streets and laneways. PUBLIC Platform invites you – the diverse creative minds from all parts of our community – to create installations and activation prototypes to enliven Claremont town centre during PUBLIC’s annual takeover on 2 & 3 April. Prototypes for citizens and by citizens will reimagine our public spaces and activities, and engage the public to participate, explore and play in their own city. Your big idea could bring our streets to life. Entries are due by January

LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2016 - Call for Posters

08:49 - 19 November, 2015
LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2016 - Call for Posters, 2016 LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum in Paphos (photo Christos Constantinides)
2016 LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum in Paphos (photo Christos Constantinides)

Individuals or groups of people are invited to submit a poster to be presented at the 2016 LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum in Paphos, Cyprus 16th - 20th of March 2016, hosted by Neapolis University. The call is addressed to Forum participants. The project presented on your poster may relate to Practice, Research or Education. Contributions from a variety of disciplines are welcome as well as student projects.

 

Five New Partners Appointed in Rogers Stirk Harbour as Mike Davies Steps Down

04:00 - 18 November, 2015
Five New Partners Appointed in Rogers Stirk Harbour as Mike Davies Steps Down, Pompidou Centre, Paris / Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Image via incollect
Pompidou Centre, Paris / Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Image via incollect

London-based practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have announced the elevation of five associates to partner level while Mike Davies CBE, who has worked alongside Lord Rogers for more than forty years, will be reducing his roles. Davies has been involved in some of the practice's most significant projects including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyd's of London, the Millennium Dome, and Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport. As a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Davies is currently the project director for Grand Paris, the masterplan for Greater Paris 2025 which was commissioned by former President Nicolas Sarkozy. According to RSHP, Davies "will remain employed in a part-time role."

Open Call: International Sustainable Waterfront Design Competition (ISWDC 2016)

14:03 - 17 November, 2015
Open Call: International Sustainable Waterfront Design Competition (ISWDC 2016), International Sustainable Waterfront Design Competition (ISWDC 2016)
International Sustainable Waterfront Design Competition (ISWDC 2016)

We are pleased to announce International Sustainable Waterfront Design Competition (ISWDC 2016). The competition is a partnership and cooperation between universities and design firms. The program is intended to engage students or experienced designers, working individually or in teams to paying more attentions on our waterfront environment with sustainable methods, using renewable resources, offering appropriate technology and construction, improving healthy life styles and working environments. This competition aims to promote the design ability of international students of architecture, landscape or urban planning, and stimulate their enthusiasm and competition sense. We would also like to encourage and train outstanding architects with

Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas

06:00 - 17 November, 2015
Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas, The Seattle Public Library / OMA. Image Courtesy of OMA
The Seattle Public Library / OMA. Image Courtesy of OMA

With the extensive list of acclaimed alumni of his firm, OMA, it is not a stretch to call Rem Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944) the godfather of contemporary architecture. Equal parts theorist and designer, over his 40 year career Koolhaas has revolutionized the way architects look at program and interaction of space, and today continues to design buildings that push the capabilities of architecture to new places.

Should the Ukrainian Capital "Erase its Soviet Past or Learn to Live With History?"

04:00 - 17 November, 2015
Should the Ukrainian Capital "Erase its Soviet Past or Learn to Live With History?", The Friendship of Nations Arch, Kyiv/Kiev. Image © Ryan Koopmans
The Friendship of Nations Arch, Kyiv/Kiev. Image © Ryan Koopmans

In a 'long view' piece for The Calvert Journal, Owen Hatherley tackles one of the most pressing cultural questions facing many former Soviet countries: should the Ukrainian capital of Kiev (or Kyiv) erase its Soviet past or learn to live with history? For a city which saw a popular revolution against "a grotesquely wealthy elite" last year, Kiev is developing a flourishing independent cultural scene. In this article Hatherley, who has taken part in the city's 2015 art biennial, expertly narrates the city's Soviet, post-Soviet and contemporary "oligarch-funded" architecture to ask: "if Soviet Ukraine can’t be wished away, what should be conserved, and what should be rejected?"

Call for Entries: Tainan Public Library Design Competition

14:00 - 15 November, 2015
Call for Entries: Tainan Public Library Design Competition , Courtesy of Tainan City Government
Courtesy of Tainan City Government

The Tainan City Government in Taiwan has launched an international design competition for its Tainan Public Library Project, a key factor in the cultural development of Tainan.

Stories - Guillermo Srodek-Hart at Architekturgalerie München

09:05 - 14 November, 2015
Stories - Guillermo Srodek-Hart at Architekturgalerie München, Guillermo Srodek-Hart
Guillermo Srodek-Hart

The stunning images in this collection by Argentinian photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart tell captivating stories of the country’s rural commercial establishments. Located in the rural areas outside of bustling Buenos Aires, the commercial establishments—butcheries, bakeries, bars, repair shops, garages, dry cleaners—depicted in this collection by photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart appear steeped in history, and are packed with details dripping with color. Throughout the collection hangs an air of abandonment, of time passing, or perhaps stopping. Whether or not that is true, Srodek-Hart has memorialized a culture worlds apart from the city that lies a short distance away. TThe exhibit at Architekturgalerie Munich, supported by Prestel Verlag and Kuckei + Kuckei Galerie Berlin, shows a selction of his works recently published in his book “Stories”, Prestel Verlag, with a foreword by Anne Tucker.

ZGF Architectural Student Scholarship

14:45 - 13 November, 2015
ZGF Architectural Student Scholarship

ZGF is a nationally recognized architecture, planning, and interior design firm with a long commitment to the critical collaboration of architectural education and professional practice. In place since 2004, this scholarship is intended to recognize and foster students who have demonstrated a talent and passion for architecture.

$10,000 will be awarded to one scholarship recipient; a currently enrolled student, entering their final year in a graduate or undergraduate level, NAAB accredited, architecture program in the fall of 2016. In addition to the financial award, a summer 2016 internship in one of the firm’s office locations will be offered to the

Call for Ideas: Taking Buildings Down

14:25 - 13 November, 2015
Call for Ideas: Taking Buildings Down

What does it mean to build? Traditionally, building has been defined as the assembly of parts or materials toward the creation of a whole. While to build is often perceived as an Apollonian pursuit, to destroy appears to be its Dionysian counterpart. Understanding that our built environment is the product of many forces, it can dialectically be reduced to the tensions between creation and destruction, addition and subtraction, and erection and demolition.

Conference: Iraq Architecture and Planning 2016

08:00 - 13 November, 2015
Conference: Iraq Architecture and Planning 2016

Al-Kindi Society for Engineers will be holding its annual engineering forum in London, titled “Iraq Architecture and Planning 2016”.

The forum will be held on Saturday the 09th January 2016 and will be attended by a host of distinguished professionals from international high profile engineering and architectural firms.

The forum will be held as a 1-day symposium and will feature expert speakers and presenters. It will also be complemented by a range of activities including an exhibition on architecture and technology.

Open Call - Collective 3D Print Installation

15:27 - 11 November, 2015
Open Call - Collective 3D Print Installation, Tower by Vivian Chan M Arch RIBA
Tower by Vivian Chan M Arch RIBA

Attention to all visionary artists, architects, engineers, 3D designers and model makers: Wide Open Arts will host a curated booth of imaginary towers in our upcoming Outsider Art Fair | NYC (Jan 21-24 2016). Submissions are open to all. All received designs that adhere to the dimensional and structural criteria will be evaluated and the best designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the curated space at the Outsider Art Fair NY 2016. The project and space will be curated by independent artist and curator, Leah Gordon.

Call for Entries: International Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea

12:30 - 11 November, 2015
Call for Entries: International Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea, Korea Racing Authority
Korea Racing Authority

Korea Racing Authority (KRA) launches an international competition for the design of a Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea.

This one stage project competition in accordance with the UNESCO-UIA regulations has been approved by the UIA.

KRA intends to develop on a 1,474,883㎡ site "LetsRun Park Yeongcheon", a theme park about horses incorporating a racetrack that will hopefully become a local attraction. Its goal and purpose is to improve the overall image of horse racing and contribute to the horse industry, become tourist destination and attraction that enriches the local economy, and bearing a profit, provide an exemplary model for theme park development.

Call for Submissions: GROUND UP Journal, Issue 5

07:40 - 11 November, 2015
Call for Submissions: GROUND UP Journal, Issue 5, GROUND UP Call for Submissions, Issue 5
GROUND UP Call for Submissions, Issue 5

Euclid understood lines as ‘breadthless lengths,’ defined by two points and stretching on into infinity. But delineations can also be as small and simple as a flick of the wrist; the mind moving out of the hand into a gesture. Vassily Kandinsky believed lines to be ‘created by movement – specifically through the destruction of the intense self-contained repose of the point.’ Process is suggested; moments emerge from the continuity to form a rhythm. When the abstract becomes physical, delineations unite and exclude. Sociologist T.K. Oommen sees ‘the very story of human civilization’ in shifting and overlapping boundaries of all kinds. Whether blurred or accentuated, instantaneous or permanent, representational or manifest, intentional or happenstance, DELINEATIONS in the landscape are consequential. They have a story to tell.

Open Call: From Border to Home - Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers

07:30 - 11 November, 2015
Open Call: From Border to Home - Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers  , Background image from October 19, 2015, when the competition was officially announced and the seminar From Border to home was held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Image: https://www.facebook.com/events/459376257575342/
Background image from October 19, 2015, when the competition was officially announced and the seminar From Border to home was held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Image: https://www.facebook.com/events/459376257575342/

The Museum of Finnish Architecture, in collaboration with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, organizes an open, anonymous architectural competition for the design of solutions to housing needs of refugees in northern Europe.
The submissions will form the basis of an exhibition to be hosted in the Finnish Pavilion at the forthcoming Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. The main exhibition at the Venice Biennale will be curated by the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. Its theme, Reporting from the front, is a call for proactive communal responsibility among architectural practitioners.

Is Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Status Under Threat?

04:00 - 11 November, 2015
Is Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Status Under Threat?, View over Edinburgh. Image via College Tribune
View over Edinburgh. Image via College Tribune

"A spectre," writes Kevin McKenna for The Guardian, "thought happily to have been exorcised from the heart of beautiful Edinburgh, is stalking the city’s old wynds and crevices once more." To put it more bluntly, the "formal recognition of [the Scottish capital] as one of the world’s most beautiful cities is under threat, amid a battle for the soul of its most historic quarter." As the UNESCO inspectorate moves in to determine whether the city's World Heritage Status should be renewed McKenna laments, through a series of case studies, the potentially bleak built future of one of Britain's most loved urban centres.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Billie Tsien

15:20 - 10 November, 2015
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Billie Tsien, Architect Billie Tsien will discuss the Barnes Foundation Museum and many other award-winning projects for the Dallas Architecture Forum on November 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art
Architect Billie Tsien will discuss the Barnes Foundation Museum and many other award-winning projects for the Dallas Architecture Forum on November 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Billie Tsien, Co-Founder and Partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - a New York City-based studio focused on work for museums, schools, and non-profit organizations. Tsien’s many projects include the new art museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, projects for Lincoln Center in New York and Cranbrook in Michigan, and the Dallas residence for