Call for Submissions: St Mary Redcliffe Design Competition

07:00 - 11 December, 2015
Call for Submissions: St Mary Redcliffe Design Competition

Described by Elizabeth I as ‘the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England’, St Mary Redcliffe is both an ecclesiastical jewel and a dynamic, living church – a beacon of positivity, helping the least-advantaged and marginalised within the city of Bristol.

The church is ambitious to expand its outreach and mission activities. It is also determined to increase people’s enjoyment of the building by creating an outstanding visitor experience. The church’s development project, the focus of this design competition, will run concurrently with a wider regeneration project, The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan, which seeks to place the church – Grade I listed and the architectural equivalent of many European cathedrals – at the heart of a new urban village within the city centre.

2016 AIANY Design Awards

14:25 - 10 December, 2015
2016 AIANY Design Awards

AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

11:30 - 10 December, 2015
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

06:00 - 10 December, 2015
Spotlight: Adolf Loos, Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © Wkimedia user Thomas Ledl licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Goldman & Salatsch Building. Image © Wkimedia 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 his home country of Austria, 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

08:00 - 9 December, 2015
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.

Request for Qualifications: Public Art Commissions at ArtHouse, Gary, IN

07:00 - 7 December, 2015
Request for Qualifications: Public Art Commissions at ArtHouse, Gary, IN

ArtHouse Artistic Director Theaster Gates and project leadership seek qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary, original, site-responsive public artwork(s) for ArtHouse, an underutilized 15,000 square foot facility undergoing renovations in downtown Gary, Indiana. The re-imagined space will be ushered by two public art commissions, Illumination and Surface, each appealing to the catalytic power of art.

Applicants may submit their qualifications as early as December 1, 2015 and as late as January 11, 2016 on Slideroom at uchicago.slideroom.com. There will be two information sessions on the RFQ process. Remote video will be available to interested applicants.

Help Voodoo Manufacturing Build a Massive 3D Printed City

03:37 - 7 December, 2015
Help Voodoo Manufacturing Build a Massive 3D Printed City

W​ide Open Arts is hosting their annual curated exhibit from January 21-­24, 2016. This year the art fair will feature a massive 3D printed city of towers designed by hundreds of individuals from across the world. They are looking for artists, architects and designers to submit 3D designs of contemporary, modern and ancient towers.

Call for Entries: 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

23:27 - 6 December, 2015
Call for Entries: 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

The 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, opened for entries today. The deadline for submissions is February 21st 2016.

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.

Follow ArchDaily China on WeChat

23:00 - 6 December, 2015
Follow ArchDaily China on WeChat

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An Open Call: Frontiers of Responsive Architecture

18:10 - 6 December, 2015
An Open Call: Frontiers of Responsive Architecture

The students of the MA Architecture + Urbanism invite contributors to participate in their forthcoming symposium FRONTIERS OF RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE to be held in summer 2016. If you feel that your Research / Practice responds to the mission statement outlined in previous posts in English / Italian / French / Chinese / Turkish / Arabic we would love to hear about it from you.

Exhibition: Dutch Design Supermodels

17:11 - 6 December, 2015
Exhibition: Dutch Design Supermodels

Dudoc (Dutch Urban Design Centre) Vancouver in co-operation with the Consulate General of the Netherlands is excited to present the Dutch Design Supermodels travelling exhibit that showcases the ingenuity of design and architecture from the Netherlands. View 3-D printed scale models of a century’s worth of iconic buildings & chairs designed by great Dutch architects.

Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi

12:00 - 5 December, 2015
Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi, Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok
Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok

Lina Bo Bardi (December 4, 1914 – March 20, 1992) was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti, and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus. With her office destroyed in World War II Bo Bardi, along with Bruno Zevi, founded the publication A Cultura della Vita. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil.

Spotlight: Ricardo Bofill

08:00 - 5 December, 2015
Spotlight: Ricardo Bofill, The Factory. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
The Factory. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Ricardo Bofill (b. 1939), a graduate of the Barcelona University School of Architecture and the School of Geneva, and the founder of interdisciplinary firm Taller de Arquitectura, is renowned for his extensive body of work and ever-changing design aesthetic. His career has spanned over 50 years, encompassing more than 1000 buildings in cities ranging from Lisbon and Boston to Tokyo and St. Petersburg. His architectural approach has evolved across decades and has permeated dozens of countries worldwide.

BORDERS 2016 Festival

07:17 - 3 December, 2015
BORDERS 2016 Festival

BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. BORDERS consists of 3 main events, BODIES + CITIES SKIN, FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the Experimental Festival Exhibitions and the Venice Architecture Academy.
For more information about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog

16:00 - 1 December, 2015
Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog, Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother

From the Bird’s Nest to the CCTV headquarters, for the past 100 days Chinese performance artist "Nut Brother" has been wandering the streets of Beijing collecting smog with an industrial vacuum so that he can eventually turn it into bricks. He has now began to form his bricks by mixing a combination of the collected "dust and smog" with clay. As he told Quartz, the project is meant to be a symbol. Read the whole story here

MoMA Appoints Sean Anderson as Associate Curator of Architecture and Design

14:00 - 1 December, 2015
MoMA Appoints Sean Anderson as Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design. Image © The Museum of Modern Art, NY
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design. Image © The Museum of Modern Art, NY

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has appointed Sean Anderson as the new Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design. Under the direction of Chief Curator Martino Stierli, Anderson will be responsible for "overseeing MoMA's Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibition series, assisting in curatorial supervision of the Young Architects Program (YAP) both at MoMA PS1 and with international partners, and serving as the primary liaison to architecture communities both locally in New York as well as globally." His appointment is now effective. 

Spotlight: Minoru Yamasaki

11:45 - 1 December, 2015
Spotlight: Minoru Yamasaki, World Trade Center. Image © Wikipedia user Jeffmock, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
World Trade Center. Image © Wikipedia user Jeffmock, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

Minoru Yamasaki (December 1, 1912 – February 7, 1986) has the uncommon distinction of being most well known for how some of his buildings were destroyed. His twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York collapsed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and his Pruitt-Igoe complex in St. Louis, Missouri, demolished less than 20 years after its completion, came to symbolize the failure of public housing and urban renewal in the United States. But beyond those infamous cases, Yamasaki enjoyed a long and prolific career, and was considered one of the masters of “New Formalism,” infusing modern buildings with classical proportions and sumptuous materials.

On OMA's Designs for 'The Factory': "an Enigmatic Tent Bulging With Programming"

04:00 - 1 December, 2015
On OMA's Designs for 'The Factory': "an Enigmatic Tent Bulging With Programming", OMA's proposal for 'The Factory'. Image © OMA
OMA's proposal for 'The Factory'. Image © OMA

In an article for the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote responds to the recent news that OMA, based in Rotterdam, have won the competition to design the British city of Manchester's new "ultra-flexible" arts venue. The Factory, so-named because of city's rich musical heritage, will be one of the largest cultural projects of its kind. Having gained and maintained financial support from Westminster, the building—which must be able to transform from a 2,200-seat theatre into an open 5,000-capacity space—is a flagship project for the British government.