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AIPH International Green City Conference

18:00 - 2 March, 2016
AIPH International Green City Conference

AIPH and Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) invites all those with an interest in making our cities healthier and happier to join them in Vancouver, Canada on 16-18 March 2016 for the AIPH International Green City Conference, sponsored by TD Canada. The event will be held in conjunction with the AIPH Spring Meetings, the ELCA Board Meetings and the Landscape Canada Summit. The conference will give delegates a chance to see innovations in urban green infrastructure and planning on a global scale. 

A Conversation with Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Junya Ishigami

16:00 - 2 March, 2016
A Conversation with Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Junya Ishigami

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) hosts a conversation among five of the most influential contemporary Japanese architects: Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Junya Ishigami. Moderated by Columbia GSAPP professors Jeffrey Inaba and Kenneth Frampton, the conversation aims to explore the relationships and creative exchanges among this prominent group of architects and designers.

Discussion: Downtown LA, Re-Envisioned + Revitalized

15:43 - 2 March, 2016
Discussion: Downtown LA, Re-Envisioned + Revitalized

Downtown Los ​Angeles is on the verge of a breakthrough moment. It is becoming more livable, walkable and enjoyable as we speak. But what's missing? A multidisciplinary panel at the A+D Museum examines the promise of DTLA almost a decade after the museum's show Enlightened Development asked the question: How do we foster a "sustainable downtown revitalization"? What can we learn from other cities where a similar downtown renaissance has taken place?

Cities in Asia Summer Programme: Studio SEL-SHA

15:03 - 2 March, 2016
Cities in Asia Summer Programme: Studio SEL-SHA

This credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. It is an immersive course designed to expose students to daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews.

Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

14:48 - 2 March, 2016
Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

Born from an idea of Publicomm, ARCHMARATHON is the first international architectural event that brings together 42 Architecture Design Studios from different countries of the world. The first Edition was held in Milano in 2014 and hosted more than 1800 architects for the 3 day event. The 2015 Edition was done in Beirut, focusing on Arab and Mediterranean Countries, and hosted more than 8,000 architects and students in the 3 day event. Archmarathon in 2016 will take place in Milan on 13-15 May.

Debate: Pret A Habiter - Ready to Inhabit

14:28 - 2 March, 2016
Debate: Pret A Habiter - Ready to Inhabit

AAgora is a debate platform based at the Architectural Association, London, which aims to shed light on relevant architectural topics. These debates take the form of an open-table discussion which encourages the audience to participate at any time. AAgora's third debate will be "Pret A Habiter" - or, Ready to Inhabit - Towards Nomadic Homogeneity, in the city through the sharing economy and Airbnb.

The Secret Life of Buildings: A Call for Objects

07:30 - 2 March, 2016
The Secret Life of Buildings: A Call for Objects

This is a call for works of art or design that (i) might fairly be called ‘objects’ by the nascent philosophies of Speculative Realism and Object Oriented Ontology, and that (ii) will throw light on architecture as a peculiar set of objects, phenomena, ideas, relations, connections, skills, materials, obligations, and operations. A selection of twenty of these Objects—all physical and all, whether singular or configurations of smaller objects, falling within the four Parameters set out below—will be exhibited for two weeks around a three-day symposium to be staged by the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) at The University of Texas at Austin in October 2016 called “The Secret Life of Buildings."

Competition: Chicago Sukkah Expo 2016

06:30 - 2 March, 2016
Competition: Chicago Sukkah Expo 2016

Chicago Sukkah Expo ’16 is a national design competition that challenges entrants to re-imagine the sukkah. The sukkah, a temporary structure that is built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, commemorates the 40 years that Jews spent wandering the desert (Leviticus 23:42-43). The impermanence of the sukkah reminds us that many community members do not have adequate shelter and are threatened by the dangers of homelessness. We must devote attention and support those without a permanent home.

La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

18:36 - 1 March, 2016
La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

La Fondazione's Youth Board is proud to announce its inaugural Youth Board Benefit, an event that will raise awareness for La Fondazione NY’s mission as well as honor the work of emerging Italian artist Davide Balliano. Drawing references from architecture, nature, monuments and icons, Balliano’s work is the product of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between the individual and the macrocosm.

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

18:11 - 1 March, 2016
International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

The International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is an international event that takes place every two years in Barcelona, gathering architects, professionals, students and professors from all over the world. Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines linked to its study and evolution.

Lecture Series: UMN Catalyst Week 2016

18:00 - 1 March, 2016
Lecture Series: UMN Catalyst Week 2016

Architecture as Catalyst is an annual week-long event, bringing new ideas, conversations, and expertise to the school by inviting guests from around the world to run experimental workshops with graduate students and give public lectures on their work. Each year, the week before spring break, first and second year graduate architecture students engage with the guests and host faculty in intensive five-day workshops, each focused around a unique set of ideas and techniques.

Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

17:30 - 1 March, 2016
Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

The act of creating new objects from scratch is often no longer possible for the professional architect given the social and economic contexts of our contemporary world. In some societies, building booms during periods of high economic growth have resulted in a collection of contemporary ruins that are now neglected due to a lack of resources or lack of need for their use. In other contexts, architecture emerges as a result of decision-making processes that allocate minimal resources to the basic human need of habitation. A contradiction thus exists between the architecture commonly presented by the media as finished  forms frozen in time, and architecture that has the capacity to evolve, adapt, and transform. 

This event is organized in collaboration with the project “Unfinished,” curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans for the Spanish Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday

16:00 - 1 March, 2016
Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday, © Suyama Peterson Deguchi
© Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Seattle’s first Center for Architecture & Design (CFAD), led by AIA Seattle, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public and the AIA Washington Council, will celebrate its grand opening March 5. Located in Pioneer Square, this new civic hub will offer powerful year-round exhibitions, events and classes that explore how design shapes and inspires vibrant communities. You can learn more about CFAD Seattle, which was designed by local firm Suyama Peterson Deguchihere

Last Call for Entries: Deadline Extended for the A' Design Awards

12:06 - 1 March, 2016
Last Call for Entries: Deadline Extended for the A' Design Awards, Tetris / studiomk27 Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2015. Image © Fernando Guerra
Tetris / studiomk27 Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2015. Image © Fernando Guerra

The A’ Design Awards are held to honor excellent designs from all countries in disciplines across the design industry. Entries to the A' Design Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of leading academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A' Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, eminence, attention and international recognition for the A’ Design Award Laureates.

Call for Applications: Curator for AUDITORIUM 16/17 Leuven

07:55 - 1 March, 2016
Call for Applications: Curator for AUDITORIUM 16/17 Leuven

Stad en Architectuur vzw is inviting curators to apply for the curatorship of the lecture series AUDITORIUM 16/17. The latest edition of AUDITORIUM will take place from October 2016 to April 2017 in the STUK Arts Centre. Stad en Architectuur vzw centres its latest lecture series around the city of Leuven’s city-wide project ‘Utopia’ and would like to invite curators to propose a programme that treats architectural and spatial utopia.

RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

16:00 - 29 February, 2016
RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

Inspired by the idea of creating something from ‘nothing’ and starting from scratch, RIBA presents a special evening exploring big urban thinking on a blank canvas. Selected from an open call, the Make No Small Plans program features fast-paced and dynamic selection of screenings (including a ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ event), talks, active installations, readings and workshops, all from a wide range of professional and student architects, artists and curators. With special guest Alexander Eisenschmidt via Periscope video feed delivering a unique talk LIVE from Chicago, USA.

Go Beyond: Design Challenge

14:00 - 29 February, 2016
Go Beyond: Design Challenge

The Go Beyond: Design Challenge is unique from usual design competitions because it funds the construction of a working prototype in addition to offering prize money. This is an international design competition organized by the Singapore-based ONG FOUNDATION for architects, engineers, designers and innovators to create new-to-the-world solutions. Every year, about two million shipping containers are no longer used. What if these could be upcycled into sustainable architecture to reduce the total carbon footprint of global development?

French "Utopian" Architect Claude Parent Dies Aged 93

12:00 - 29 February, 2016
French "Utopian" Architect Claude Parent Dies Aged 93, Claude Parent. Image © Emmanuel Goulet
Claude Parent. Image © Emmanuel Goulet

Claude Parent, a celebrated French architect and Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur, died on the evening of the 27th February 2016, the day after his 93rd birthday. Born in 1923 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Parent was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, throughout his career, developed a limited but extremely influential body of built work ranging from nuclear power stations to shockingly unconventional shopping centers, such as his project in Sens. Described as both a utopian and a 'supermodernist' in his own lifetime, the methodology he shaped has played a significant role for his peers of all generations and for contemporary artists and thinkers including Jean Nouvel, who began his professional life as a collaborator.