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Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc

06:00 - 5 May, 2016
Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc, Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janerio. Image © Nelson Kon
Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janerio. Image © Nelson Kon

Born on the 5th of May 1944 in what was at the time the French Protectorate of Morocco, French architect Christian de Portzamparc had doubts about continuing with architecture while studying in the 1960s, questioning modernist ideals and the discipline's lack of freedom compared to art. Instead, he spent a decade attempting to understand the role of architecture, before returning triumphantly with a new model of iterative urban design that emphasized open neighborhoods based around landmark "poles of attraction" and a varied series of high profile commissions that combine a sense of purpose and place.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Economics and Architecture"

18:10 - 4 May, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Economics and Architecture", Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host for KERA 90.1 Will Moderate "Economics and Architecture" for Dallas Architecture Forum
Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host for KERA 90.1 Will Moderate "Economics and Architecture" for Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with “Economics and Architecture” moderated by Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host at KERA 90.1.

Izmo Summer School 2016 – Make a Green Public Space!

18:00 - 4 May, 2016
Izmo Summer School 2016 – Make a Green Public Space!

Izmo will run the 6th edition of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from 20th to 29th of July 2016. This year, the focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing (parklet) in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory.

Lighting Without a Bulb

16:30 - 4 May, 2016
Lighting Without a Bulb

Corning Incorporated and OLEDWorks are inviting design proposals for OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting applications that highlight the special features of OLED technology: thin form factors, low weight lighting elements, cool to touch, and high light quality. NineSigma is administering this competition on behalf of the sponsors, and up to five winners will be awarded cash prizes of US $10,000 each.

It's Time to Play with Creativity

16:15 - 4 May, 2016
It's Time to Play with Creativity, Time to be Creative powered by Sinverb
Time to be Creative powered by Sinverb

Progetti likes to innovate and renovate, to be a source of ideas and to rethink simple and everyday objects in original and fun ways, without losing their main function. The company was among the first in Italy to come up with clocks and cuckoo clocks that combine originality and functionality thanks to collaborations with great architects and designers of international fame. Past collaborations are included in the permanent catalogs of MoMA in New York and San Francisco and have earned important international awards.

Panel Discussion: Architectural disAssociation

14:00 - 4 May, 2016
Panel Discussion: Architectural disAssociation, Event poster
Event poster

Architectural disAssociation - A reflection on the state of the education of architecture at the AA. Open discussion inviting everyone with an opinion of the school - students, tutors and alumni alike to retrospectively reflect on the state of the AA's unit system and speculate the possible future of its education. This discussion will have no panel as it is an open floor discussion.

Spotlight: Jane Jacobs

10:30 - 4 May, 2016
Spotlight: Jane Jacobs, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, which Jacobs saved from Robert Moses' plans for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image © Wikimedia user Jean-Christophe BENOIST licensed under CC BY 3.0
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, which Jacobs saved from Robert Moses' plans for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image © Wikimedia user Jean-Christophe BENOIST licensed under CC BY 3.0

Throughout her career, social activist and urban writer Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) fought against corporate globalization and urged post-war urban planners and developers to remember the importance of community and the human scale. Despite having no formal training, she radically changed urban planning policy through the power of observation and personal experience. Her theories on how design can affect community and creativity continue to hold relevance today - influencing everything from the design of mega-cities to tiny office spaces.

Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru

07:00 - 4 May, 2016
Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru, Aerial view of site.
Aerial view of site.

The Lima Art Museum (MALI) announces the launch of an open competition for the design of its new contemporary art wing. The project will include new gallery spaces, a library, classrooms, workshops, a café, a public plaza, access to a future metro station, and a landscape proposal for the park where the museum is located. Our goal is to establish the MALI as a new civic and cultural platform in the city, as well as a referent for future competitions regarding the design of public spaces in Lima.

Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts

21:41 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts, Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16
Laka Competition: Architecture that Reacts '16

Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.

Conference: Building the Future of Health

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Conference: Building the Future of Health, International conference Building the Future of Health
International conference Building the Future of Health

Can the built environment help us stay healthy for longer? Yes it can! How? Find out in the city of Groningen in June 2016 during international conference Building the Future of Health. This leading conference explores the ways in which the design and quality of the built environment can contribute to our health. 

Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.

Open Call: ARCH_TAIGA Annual International Contest of Architectural Ideas for Siberia

11:37 - 3 May, 2016
Open Call: ARCH_TAIGA Annual International Contest of Architectural Ideas for Siberia

We invite architecture students, professional architects and designers to take part in the international architectural contest of ideas for Siberia “ARCH_TAIGA”. The project “ARCH_TAIGA” was created as a platform for architectural contests for students and young architects. Every year our team finds a challenging task and asks designers from all over the world to find the solution.

Call for Submission: Great Asian Streets Symposium 2016

06:15 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Submission: Great Asian Streets Symposium 2016

Street as both urban form and institution of human movement, economic transaction, social intercourse and political contestation arguably stands at the core of urbanisation in Asia. It offers a stage and provides a backdrop for the workings of the city in this process, and as an outcome of an increasingly complex urban pluralism also registers and embodies in its changing architecture many conflicts and compromises.

Spotlight: Aldo Rossi

04:00 - 3 May, 2016
Spotlight: Aldo Rossi, San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Ada Louise Huxtable once described him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.” Italian architect Aldo Rossi (3 May 1931 – 4 September 1997) was known for his drawings, urban theory, and for winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. Rossi also directed the Venice Biennale in 1985 and 1986 - one of only two who have served as director twice.

Conference: Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016

18:00 - 2 May, 2016
Conference: Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016, Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016
Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016

The Facade Tectonics Institute announces its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress. The summit will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, exhibitors and workshops addressing themes related to Design Processes, Historical Evolution, Facade Futures, and much more. 

MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 2 May, 2016
MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale, The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin
The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that eight full-time or visiting faculty members and four alumni spanning five continents will be responsible for ten separate installations at the upcoming 2016 Venice Biennale. The institution have said that their "worldview for meaningful impact [is] deeply aligned with this year’s theme of architecture in action."

Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg

18:00 - 1 May, 2016
Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

How were buildings constructed in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries in Virginia? What did the builders use? What can the collecting habits of 85 generations of rats reveal? Valuable clues and answers can be found in the architectural objects and fragments from both surviving and demolished buildings and will be revealed in Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, which opens on May 28, 2016, and will remain on view indefinitely at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 

Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition

15:45 - 1 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Nupath Sculpture Competition , Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster
Nupath Schulpture Competition Poster

We see opportunities for collaboration for art and architecture students and NuPath. We would love to engage the students in a potential competition project of creating sculptures to the name of those who were part of NuPath. The project is to design a single sculpture or installation that could be dynamically multiplied on site. The outdoor space is located on the back green space of the building, located in 147 New Boston Street in Woburn, MA and it is currently being planned as the Outdoor Sculpture Park. With the innovative and creative ideas from art and architecture students, we can help memorialize people that were part of the NuPath family.