Call for submissions: Prison Puzzle

10:06 - 7 November, 2015
Call for submissions: Prison Puzzle, Prison Puzzle: can a prison make the world a better place? (Copyright Combo Competitions)
Prison Puzzle: can a prison make the world a better place? (Copyright Combo Competitions)

Is there such a thing as a perfect prison? Is it possible, even in theory, to satisfy needs as potentially contrasting as those of inmates, victims and society?

Rather than avoiding prison design on moral grounds, Combo Competitions wants to encourage architects and designers to confront the issue, looking for fitting solutions to a problem that is yet to be solved.

The goal of Prison Puzzle is to design an ideal prison, located in the desert of Arizona, United States. The concept should address the different interests and requirements found in inmates, victims as well as society as a whole, and the

ELISAVA School Fair - Official Degrees

08:57 - 7 November, 2015
ELISAVA School Fair - Official Degrees, Elisava School Fair
Elisava School Fair

ELISAVA wants to meet you and for this reason we travel to your city to explain you the educational project related to the Official Degrees in Design and in Engineering in Industrial Design.

The fairs are organized around Spain between October 2015 and March 2016, and the full schedule is available on the website.

Exhibition: On the Tarmac

08:56 - 7 November, 2015
Exhibition: On the Tarmac, Image: Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA.
Image: Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA.

To most people, tarmac markings are hieroglyphics writ large: an obscure language that greets us as we glide down toward the earth. It is a code both intimately familiar and radically alien. On the Tarmac reconceives this code. Designer Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA and his photos, by freeing the tarmac from utility, allow new meanings to emerge, exploring poetry of line work and the ballet of human activity. This collection is about slowing pace and paying attention, but most important about seeking sublime moments in the everyday. The exhibition, presented by BSA Space in partnership with Sasaki Associates, features more

Exhibition Opening: UTS ISD 2015 Honours High School

07:32 - 7 November, 2015
Exhibition Opening: UTS ISD 2015 Honours High School, HIGH SCHOOL - UTS ISD 2015 HONOURS EXHIBITION
HIGH SCHOOL - UTS ISD 2015 HONOURS EXHIBITION

A High School in the CBD?

The University of Technology Sydney would like to invite you to join us celebrate the Honours’ 2015 Interior and Spatial Design Thesis projects. The focus of this years undertaking aims to develop a public high school in Sydney’s CBD.

The high school encompasses the relationships between authority and an emerging sense of individuality, teachers and students, as well as parents and their teenagers. It is a space of rules and constraints to be determined, tested and broken. Beyond its gates, the school is ruled and regulated by the surrounding social and urban conditions. Pedagogically the school

Opening Reception: White on White

07:23 - 7 November, 2015
Opening Reception: White on White, Wonalancet Union Chapel, Wonalancet NH, cropped. Photo: Steve Rosenthal, © 1985.
Wonalancet Union Chapel, Wonalancet NH, cropped. Photo: Steve Rosenthal, © 1985.

Don't miss the opening reception for White on White. This special event is the first opportunity to explore the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

This exhibition, by photographer Steve Rosenthaland in partnership with Historic New England, showcases rural New England churches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. From the early meetinghouses through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals, Rosenthal's black and white images capture what remains of the architectural gems around the region.

4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016)

07:17 - 7 November, 2015
4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016)

Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. Innovative design and construction practices are challenging tasks to the architects and engineers to meet the ever growing demands of society. The conference is the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world.

The themes of the conference are:
Infrastructure Design for Regions in Rapid Development
Infrastructure

Mass Timber Conference

07:15 - 7 November, 2015
Mass Timber Conference, MTC : March 22–24, 2016 · Portland, OR - Expert speakers from around the world will address how to advance cross-laminated timber and mass timber industry in North America, & how to increase wood in low- to mid-rise and tall buildings.
MTC : March 22–24, 2016 · Portland, OR - Expert speakers from around the world will address how to advance cross-laminated timber and mass timber industry in North America, & how to increase wood in low- to mid-rise and tall buildings.

A lineup of expert speakers from around the world will address how we can advance cross-laminated timber and the mass timber industry in North America, and how we can increase the use of wood in low- to mid-rise and tall buildings.

Explore current opportunities and obstacles for cross-laminated timber, nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, laminated veneer lumber, and other mass timber construction in North America and how to execute projects today.

2015 UABB Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City

17:55 - 6 November, 2015
2015 UABB Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City

To all interested in learning,

We would like to invite you to participate in 2015 UABB, as a member of the Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City. Join us, and come to Shenzhen for a 9-day intensive and interactive learning experience.

This is not a masterclass, but a collection of classes for one to master. This week-long intensive layered workshop will span the UABB Shenzhen and Hong Kong official openings and form the 9-day RE:Learning the City – Crash.Course. Participants will attend the lectures of, study with, and mingle with the exhibitors, international visitors, and local experts.

Guided and focused studies will

361 Degree Conference '16

17:52 - 6 November, 2015
361 Degree Conference '16, 361 Degree Conference is most respected architecture and design Conference in India and the world. The theme for the 2016 edition is Architecture & the City , with tracks on Architecture, Sustainability and Urbanism.
361 Degree Conference is most respected architecture and design Conference in India and the world. The theme for the 2016 edition is Architecture & the City , with tracks on Architecture, Sustainability and Urbanism.

The ninth edition of the 361 degree conference intends to create a platform to allude that the ‘City’ is much more than an accumulation of buildings, construction, and architecture – they also comprise public spaces such as parks, squares, streets and alleys that are equally significant components of the urban fabric. The built and un-built environments are in a constant relationship with each other – sometimes conflictual, ideally harmonious and symbiotic – are integral to the form and function of our cities which we must constantly explore to institute and develop. 

Since

Institute for Public Architecture 3rd Annual Fall Fete

17:42 - 6 November, 2015
Institute for Public Architecture 3rd Annual Fall Fete, IPA Third Annual Fall Fete
IPA Third Annual Fall Fete

HONORING

Shola Olatoye
Chair and Chief Executive Officer,
New York City Housing Authority

and

Richard Baron
Chair and Chief Executive Officer,
McCormack Baron and Salazar

Third Annual Fall Fete
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Benefactors Reception, 6 to 8 pm
Neue Galerie
1048 5th Avenue, New York

Friends Party, 8:30 to midnight
St. George Church Choir Crypt
209 E.16th St., Stuyvesant Square, New York

The Benefactors Reception will be held at the Neue Galerie New York, located in a landmark turn-of-the-century Carrere & Hastings building on Museum Mile. Benefactors will enjoy light Austrian fare and wine in the elegant Cafe Sabarsky and meet our honorees.

The Friends Party will bring together a lively group of architects, developers, artists,

The Experience of Architectural Space: A Design Experiment

17:40 - 6 November, 2015
 The Experience of Architectural Space: A Design Experiment, The Threefold exhibition
The Threefold exhibition

What is architectural space? How is it perceived and experienced by the user? What reactions does it produce within the human mind and body? The Experience of Architectural Space is a interactive design experiment conducted by students of Hunter College. The experiment takes place within Natasha Johns-Messenger's interactive installation within El Museo de Los Sures, ThreeFold, curated by Melissa Bianca Amore.

http://www.iscp-nyc.org/events/current/natasha-johns-messenger-threefold.html

The installation plays with the participant's perception of the gallery space and ultimately with the very act of perception itself. Subjects in the experiment will enter the gallery space and have their pulse read at three critical junctures within the

Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition

06:50 - 6 November, 2015
Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition, Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.
Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy.

RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online

04:00 - 5 November, 2015
RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online, Original design for clock face for the Houses of Parliament / Sir Charles Barry (1838). Image © RIBA Collections
Original design for clock face for the Houses of Parliament / Sir Charles Barry (1838). Image © RIBA Collections

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have made 90,000 unique images from their visual archive available online. Architecture.com/images (also known as RIBApix) hosts the world's largest collection of 16th century drawings by Palladio, as well as drawings by Sir Christopher Wren, Erno Goldfinger, Augustus Pugin, Denys Lasdun, and Edwin Lutyens. In addition, many original London Underground station designs sit alongside collections of some of the world’s leading photographers, including John Maltby, Edwin Smith, Henk Snoek, John Donat, Dell & Wainwright, Martin Charles and Tony Ray-Jones.

Exhibition "Ilustraciones" by Smiljan Radic and Alejandro Lüer and Days of Oris 15 Symposium

14:30 - 4 November, 2015
Exhibition "Ilustraciones" by Smiljan Radic and Alejandro Lüer and Days of Oris 15 Symposium, Smiljan Radić delivering his lecture at Days of Oris 15 / photo by Damil Kalogjera
Smiljan Radić delivering his lecture at Days of Oris 15 / photo by Damil Kalogjera

Last October, Oris - Croatian magazine for architecture and culture of living, had a great pleasure of hosting an internationally recognised Chilean architect – Smiljan Radić. During his visit to Zagreb he delivered a lecture entitled Bestiario at the Days of Oris 15 symposium where he also received ORIS ACO Award and was present at the opening of the exhibition Ilustraciones in the Oris House of Architecture. Among lectures that were held at Days of Oris 15 were ones by Anne Lacaton, Terunobu Fujimori, Fabrizio Barozzi and other architects.

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

Call for Entries: Edition 02: Lightius Loci - Spirit of Light

23:30 - 2 November, 2015
Call for Entries: Edition 02: Lightius Loci - Spirit of Light

Community Lighting for the Urban Environment has set itself the goal of encouraging and challenging young designers such as students (University & Colleges) and emerging Professionals (<5 years in their profession) to develop innovative lighting concepts for interior and exterior spaces, stimulate challenging ideas and recognize the individuals creating those ideas. 

Opening Reception: On the Tarmac

22:00 - 2 November, 2015
Opening Reception: On the Tarmac, Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA, cropped.
Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA, cropped.

To most people, tarmac markings are hieroglyphics writ large: an obscure language that greets us as we glide down toward the earth. It is a code both intimately familiar and radically alien.

On the Tarmac reconceives this code. By freeing the tarmac from utility, designer Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA and his photos allow new meanings to emerge, exploring poetry of line work and the ballet of human activity. This collection is about slowing pace and paying attention, but most important about seeking sublime moments in the everyday.

Design Research in Alternative Contexts

07:30 - 2 November, 2015
Design Research in Alternative Contexts, Poster - Design Research in Alternative Contexts
Poster - Design Research in Alternative Contexts

An international seminar and exhibitions on the experiments of design research in alternative contexts, it provides an exceptional opportunity to examine the potentials and limits of design research, a fundamental shift in contemporary architecture, tested against the hybrid conditions of practice. Speakers include Stephen Hodder, Francois Penz, Jeremy Till, Murray Fraser, Felipe Hernandez, Ingrid Schroder, Helen Castle, Pingping Dou, Andong Lu, Lu Feng, Ling Zhou, Hua Li, Wowo Ding, Chen Zhao. The seminar is accompanied by three exhibitions, featuring especially the outputs from the Investigate-It Workshop (2015 Nanjing, China) by ten leading young Chinese architects/scholars practicing their visions/methods/theories on a common site.