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LafargeHolcim Awards Seeks Smart Solutions for Cities and the Built Environment

15:23 - 4 July, 2016
LafargeHolcim Awards Seeks Smart Solutions for Cities and the Built Environment, Global Holcim Awards Gold 2015 –Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park, Medellín, Colombia by Collectivo720 and EPM Group. Image Courtesy of LafargeHolcim Foundation
Global Holcim Awards Gold 2015 –Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park, Medellín, Colombia by Collectivo720 and EPM Group. Image Courtesy of LafargeHolcim Foundation

The LafargeHolcim Awards is one of the most significant global competitions in sustainable design. It seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life. Projects and concepts from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, technology, and civil and materials engineering are eligible to be entered online in the USD 2 million Awards competition. Entries must be submitted by March 21, 2017.

Raw Earth Workshop Marrakech September

10:50 - 4 July, 2016
Raw Earth Workshop Marrakech September

From 4 until 11 of september 2016 BC architects & studies is organizing together with Solve the Puzzle a design and build workshop about earth building and other local construction techniques of Morocco.

Call for Student Contribution: Black Square & CAMPO

15:30 - 2 July, 2016
Call for Student Contribution: Black Square & CAMPO

In 1973, Ettore Sottsass published on Casabella magazine a text and a series of drawings entitled The Planet as a Festival. The text described the possibility of a land where all humans are free from work and social conditioning and where there is no architecture left to design. All that is left to architects in this condition is to imagine an architecture designed by “others”.
After 43 years, Black Square and CAMPO ask a group of architects (among which Andrea Branzi, Sam Jacob, and Elia Zenghelis) to imagine and describe through a brief narrative text the architecture that could give form

Call for Entries: Competition BETA

15:00 - 2 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Competition BETA

The BETA competition supports and promotes architecture in its various forms and manifestations. As the main event of the BETA* architecture biennial in Timișoara, the competition is intended to be a relating interface both within the profession and between the profession and the socio-cultural environment in which it operates. Relying on contextual similarities, the competition is open for participants in the DKMT euroregion**.

8th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2016 (WCSC 2016)

18:24 - 30 June, 2016
8th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2016 (WCSC 2016)

The 8th series of the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities’ (WCSC) event is themed ‘City Spaces, Public Places’ with the objectives of addressing and focusing on the benefits of greater accessibility and better public spaces that will enhance social, economic and environmental elements of the city and its livability. Urban public spaces – sidewalks, parks, squares, traditional markets, and small plazas — and how people use them – humanize cities.

International Summer Workshop Model Making in the Digital Age

18:14 - 30 June, 2016
International Summer Workshop Model Making in the Digital Age, Atelier La Juntana
Atelier La Juntana

International Summer Workshop

Modelmaking in the Digital Age 2016
From Craftsmanship to Automated Production
19-25 July 2016, Santander, Spain

Society teaches us how to use a product, education instructs us on how to design it, and our imagination pushes us to innovate, but who teaches us how to manufacture? What does creating an object involve in the twenty-first century? What is the meaning of craftsmanship in the Digital Age? This workshop aims to formulate an answer(s) to these questions through the process of making.

ICFF Miami 2016

17:01 - 29 June, 2016
ICFF Miami 2016

ICFF®, North America’s largest and most prestigious series of design events for interiors, today announced registration is open for ICFF Miami®, taking place October 5 & 6, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Industry attendees can register now at www.icffmiami.com.

Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery

15:29 - 29 June, 2016
Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery, Assemble. Award winning housing artist-architects - Keynote speakers
Assemble. Award winning housing artist-architects - Keynote speakers

The role of government in ensuring social and affordable housing is complex. With budget cuts and shifts in political priorities changing the terrain constantly what the governments of our cities need are new long term ideas. This event seeks to propose new design, planning and collaborative approaches to design led by bringing together people from across all sectors and countries. 

How to Save Hundreds of Hours by Automating the BIM Documentation Process

15:24 - 29 June, 2016
How to Save Hundreds of Hours by Automating the BIM Documentation Process, Courtesy of RTV Tools
Courtesy of RTV Tools

What project managers need to know is that automating the BIM documentation process is going to save time and money, says HOK Design Technology Specialist, Shaun Peppers.

ICEBERGS Construction Tour

15:06 - 29 June, 2016
ICEBERGS Construction Tour

How do you build an ocean and field of icebergs within the Museum's Great Hall? Cathy Frankel, vice president for exhibitions and collections, and Christopher Maclay, master carpenter, lead a tour of the ICEBERGS installation to reveal how we took a concept and made it a reality.

Works of India

14:58 - 29 June, 2016
Works of India, Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia
Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia

Works of India is an archive of drawings, sketches, artefacts, models, tools and pictures collected and made during two and a half years of life and work. The collection arises as necessity to document the relation between human, natural and built landscape to portray a frame for a way of life in India.

The selected material articulates in six environments which reflects upon the relation between man and nature, god and matter, a certain sacrality which is embedded during the act of creation and a sort of deep rooted understanding in the way of making and building.

Building Trust International's African Design + Build Workshop

14:37 - 29 June, 2016
Building Trust International's African Design + Build Workshop, Local children play with a scale model of the school site
Local children play with a scale model of the school site

Building Trust are happy to announce that we will be working alongside We Yone Child Foundation to design and build a new hall space for a school that we have been working on for the last 2 years. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design and build projects around the World in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare.

We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where you will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community. You will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.

Weather Forms Exhibition by Stallan-Brand

14:31 - 29 June, 2016
Weather Forms Exhibition by Stallan-Brand , Sublime & Climatic Architecture _ Guggenheim Proposal _ Our weather has become so ingrained in our everyday routines that many of us forget just how profoundly this omnipotent force shapes our design culture.
Sublime & Climatic Architecture _ Guggenheim Proposal _ Our weather has become so ingrained in our everyday routines that many of us forget just how profoundly this omnipotent force shapes our design culture.

The word Scotland is derived from the ancient Greek word for shadow, or darkness and gloom ‘skótos’. Quite simply Scotland’s ancient meaning being ‘shadow land’. “Our weather shapes everything in our world; our psyche, our homes, our fashion, our architecture, our culture … weather is an omnipresent force”.

Scottish practice Stallan-Brand present art and architectural works that explore ‘how our place on earth defines us’ challenging the popular idea that ‘people make places’ by demonstrating that they in fact make us.

Notes On a Tree At the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture

11:59 - 29 June, 2016
Notes On a Tree At the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Exhibition rendered image.
Exhibition rendered image.

On May 28, Beirut-based firm 109 Architectes unveiled Notes on a Tree at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. The interactive installation is part of the GAA Foundation’s annual “Time – Space – Existence” exhibition and commemorates Lebanon’s lost public spaces.

Notes on a Tree tackles the role of the architect in countries like Lebanon, where developers often dictate urban planning. The firm uses its own projects as examples of successes and disappointments in preserving public space, which is symbolized by specific trees. Some trees were saved and some were lost, but each one represents a community’s history and collective memory.

Real Estate Architecture - Revisiting the Apartment Building

11:27 - 29 June, 2016
Real Estate Architecture - Revisiting the Apartment Building, Liège, 1962. Real estate boom at its dawn.
Liège, 1962. Real estate boom at its dawn.

The international Summer School "Real Estate Architecture - Revisiting the apartment building" will take place in Liège from from August 20th to 27th. Forty students and recently graduated architects will be invited to rethink the future of the apartment buildings, products of the real estate boom of the 60s. Students will be led by four talented architects: Filipe Magalhaes (Fala Atelier), Hiraku Nissanke (OMMX), Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A) & Bart Dehaene.

Contested Fronts: Pavilion of Cyprus at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture Reveals Commoning Practices for Conflict Transformation

11:13 - 29 June, 2016
Contested Fronts: Pavilion of Cyprus at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture Reveals Commoning Practices for Conflict Transformation

“Contested Fronts” is an exploration of architecture’s role for commoning practices in ethnically and socially contested spaces. It focuses on the agencies of architecture’s ad-hoc technologies that contribute into conflict transformation by advocating reconciliation processes to go hand in hand with urban reconstruction processes. “Contested Fronts” introduces three levels of frontiers’ investigation where architecture claims an active role: geopolitical, disciplinary and everyday urban politics’ frontiers. To do so, it concentrates on the agencies of ad-hoc technology’s materiality and use that encourage the emergence of collectives, with their members coming from areas across divides. Ad-hoc technology has to do with means of spatial engagement, of cartographic representation and of visual communication. It assists tactful organization of physical spaces and of events.

Boston By Bulfinch

10:52 - 29 June, 2016
Boston By Bulfinch, Image: Detail from 1844 map showing the Bulfinch Triangle in Boston, George W. Boynton, credit: NewtonCourt​, Creative Commons License, modified.
Image: Detail from 1844 map showing the Bulfinch Triangle in Boston, George W. Boynton, credit: NewtonCourt​, Creative Commons License, modified.

Known as America’s first architect, Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) defined the Federal style of architecture and the physical fabric of Boston, capturing the vision and spirit of the young Republic. As an architect, town planner, and selectman, Bulfinch designed some of the city’s most enduring buildings, including iconic Beacon Hill mansions and the area now known as the Bulfinch Triangle near the Boston’s TD Garden. Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot for an exploration of some of his greatest works, including the Massachusetts State House, the sites of Boston’s first theater and first Catholic cathedral, and the Tontine Crescent—his architectural masterpiece and ultimately his financial ruin.

Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print!

12:47 - 28 June, 2016
Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print!, Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print! - Curator: Arshia Eghbali, Executive Director: Amirhossein Adelfar
Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print! - Curator: Arshia Eghbali, Executive Director: Amirhossein Adelfar

The “Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print!” exhibition, curated by Arshia Eghbali, and with the help of Amirhossein Adelfar as executive director, is a part of the First Tehran Architecture Biennial. It opened on May 12 and will continue until July 13. The exhibition illustrates a mini-history of alternative architecture publication parallel to the story of science-fiction fanzines, punk zines, underground press and artists’ indie publications; and also showcases a number of contemporary architecture zines from around the world. “Architecture Print is Dead, Long Live Architecture Print!” celebrates and defines the architecture zine culture.