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National Building Museum Talk: Re-Ball!

17:19 - 10 March, 2016
National Building Museum Talk: Re-Ball!

Re-Ball! is an open design competition to turn 650,000, 3-inch, white, translucent plastic balls into a site-specific installation in the Dupont Underground’s 14,000-square-foot east platform. The balls were previously part of the National Building Museum’s blockbuster summer destination The BEACH. Be the first to see the winning design team's concept before Re-Ball! opens to the public in May. For more information, visit go.nbm.org/reball. 1.5 LU (AIA)

Open Call: II International Architecture Award DOM3 Prize 2016

14:00 - 10 March, 2016
Open Call: II International Architecture Award DOM3 Prize 2016, Poster #DOM3PRIZE 2016
Poster #DOM3PRIZE 2016

The Asociación de Empresarios para la Vivienda de Alta Calidad (DOM3) brings together entrepreneurs and professionals with expertise in various sectors whose objective is to promote actions to preserve and promote the business of design, development and construction of high quality housing in Marbella and its area of influence.

DOM3 believes in the exchange of information, in mutual cooperation and combined action as a vector for the development of the sector and for the Marbella brand of tourism.

Call for Entries: A House for William Shakespeare

11:54 - 10 March, 2016
Call for Entries: A House for William Shakespeare

The University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest, Romania, together with ICARCH Gallery, launches a new international architectural competition, on the occasion of 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Please read below the brief for this competition. 

Request for Proposals: Central Falls Dexter Street Façade Improvement Designs

11:26 - 10 March, 2016
Request for Proposals: Central Falls Dexter Street Façade Improvement Designs

The City of Central Falls seeks Design Professionals looking to develop their portfolios with small-scale projects focused on façade improvement on Dexter Street that will bring high-quality, top-notch design to the city. Additional information about Central Falls’ Façade Improvement Program is available on the Central Falls website: http://www.centralfallsri.us/growing.
This project is part of a concerted effort to create a more vibrant and integrated urban environment on our main streets. Significant investment is being done to improve the streets and sidewalks and the City wishes to expand upon this work by implementing a façade improvement program.

Call for Entries: 6. International Marianne Brandt Contest

05:14 - 10 March, 2016
Call for Entries: 6. International Marianne Brandt Contest

The International Marianne Brandt Contest is a juried competition supporting works that ask: What can we and what should we create today? Along with its motto "The Poetry of the Functional" it supports works that aim to explore the potential for poetry and beauty in the sense of an art of living.

Entries are possible in three categories:
Product Design
Photography
Experimental Design

The theme of the 2016 competition — “Material Effects” — draws upon the question of today’s understanding of material – before the overarching background of shifting material topographies through global consumption and transformations of today’s landscapes, it is also suggesting the materials own agency

Spotlight: Luis Barragán

10:30 - 9 March, 2016
Spotlight: Luis Barragán, Casa Barragán. Image © Flickr user LrBln
Casa Barragán. Image © Flickr user LrBln

One of Mexico's greatest architects, Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (March 9, 1902 – November 22, 1988) revolutionized modern architecture in the country with his use of bright colors reminiscent of the traditional architecture of Mexico, and with works such as his Casa Barragán, the Chapel of the Capuchinas, the Torres de Satélite, "Los Clubes" (Cuadra San Cristobal and Fuente de los Amantes), and the Casa Gilardi, among many others.

Exhibition Opening: Taxonomies

18:00 - 8 March, 2016
Exhibition Opening: Taxonomies, Opening invite
Opening invite

Onlyonegallery and Revelateur Studio are proud to present: The highly anticipated gallery show at OnlyOneGallery “TAXONOMIES” (#taxonomiesoog) is a dynamic, yet playful perspective centered on global human placement, as well as a look at how we as species interact with the surrounding environment, built or natural. This is not a critique or praise of human activity, but rather, a current snapshot of today’s times, showing our interaction with the world at three different scales: Macro, Meso and Micro.

Noémie Goudal - Cinquième Corps

16:43 - 8 March, 2016
Noémie Goudal - Cinquième Corps, Station VI © Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Galerie Les filles du calvaire / Galerie Edel Assanti
Station VI © Noémie Goudal, Courtesy Noémie Goudal / Galerie Les filles du calvaire / Galerie Edel Assanti

LE BAL is delighted to present the first monographic exhibition in France devoted to the work of Noémie Goudal. In Cinquième Corps the three series In Search of the First Line (2014), Observatoires (2014) and Southern Light Stations (2015) will be displayed alongside new pieces specially produced for the LE BAL space.

Conference: Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques, (PACT)

16:23 - 8 March, 2016
Conference: Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques, (PACT), Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques, (PACT)
Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques, (PACT)

The theme of Parallelism in Architecture, Environment and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016 explores the relations between computational design in architecture, organizational and global, ever-changing and pervasive contexts. PACT 2016 aims to gather practitioners and researchers interested in investigating and improving the state of practice of computational design software in the architectural discourse, where practicing design computing experts can explain the challenges they face in their day-to-day practices, and collectively induce an impact on the future of the field.

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

16:00 - 8 March, 2016
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983. Photograph © Leonardo Finotti
Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983. Photograph © Leonardo Finotti

The Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. His famous projects range from the remarkable mosaic pavements on the seaside avenue of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach to the multitude of gardens that embellish Brasilia, one of several-large scale projects he executed in collaboration with famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Although his landscape design work is renowned worldwide, the artist’s work in other media remains little known. Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist therefore explores the richness and breadth of the artist’s oeuvre—from landscape architecture to painting, from sculpture to theater

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Remaking the City" Panel Discussion

13:57 - 8 March, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "Remaking the City" Panel Discussion, Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, Will Moderate "Remaking the City" for the Dallas Architecture Forum
Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, Will Moderate "Remaking the City" for the Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on March 8, 2016 with “Remaking the City,” moderated by Bob Meckfessel, President of DSGN Associates in Dallas. This panel is presented in collaboration with Preservation Dallas.

Call for Submissions: Good Practice in the Academy

06:30 - 8 March, 2016
Call for Submissions: Good Practice in the Academy , announcement, university
announcement, university

The XX Pan-American Architecture Biennial of Quito (BAQ 2016)—under the theme “the useful classroom, best practices in the academy”—is looking for identifying local and worldwide innovative academic experiences that contribute to public interests. Such experiences include practices that can directly improve communities’ social, economic and environmental conditions, and that may be replicable as models that can be applied elsewhere. Tell us about your practical experience!

Forge: New Urban Frontiers

18:49 - 7 March, 2016
Forge: New Urban Frontiers, See Pittsburgh in a new light...
See Pittsburgh in a new light...

Carnegie Mellon University's chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) will welcome hundreds of top architecture students and young professionals to Pittsburgh for the largest Quad Conference in the organization's history. The multi-day conference will explore urban renewal through the lenses of technology, sustainability, public interest design, and the arts using Pittsburgh as a powerful example of post-industrial resilience. The conference's keynote speakers include James Ramsey of RAAD Studio and The Lowline, controversial Braddock Mayor and US Senate Candidate John Fetterman, real estate crowdfunding platform founder Eve Picker, architect and artist Dee Briggs, educator John Folan, and many

Event: Built By Women DC

13:29 - 7 March, 2016
Event: Built By Women DC, © Cunningham | Quill Architects
© Cunningham | Quill Architects

Built by Women D.C. (BxW DC) is a crowd-sourced competition organized by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) to recognize and support the diverse women working in design and construction. This weekend, view the winners that are on display in the Great Hall. On Saturday, attend tours of projects selected as outstanding that will be included in the BWAF’s BxW archive. For more details and to register for the tours, visit go.nbm.org/BxWDC.

Call for Applications: SAH/Mellon Author Awards

11:45 - 7 March, 2016
Call for Applications: SAH/Mellon Author Awards

In 2016, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) a grant of $60,800 to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. These awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. 

Open Call: International Competition for Nodeul Dream Island

10:45 - 7 March, 2016
Open Call: International Competition for Nodeul Dream Island, Poster Nodeul Island Competition
Poster Nodeul Island Competition

The Metropolitan Government of Seoul announces an international competition in order to establish a music-led cultural complex by 2018, in which domestic and oversea specialists from various fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design are invited to participate. The government have established a program including the necessary facilities and the scale considering citizen participation and publicity for the realization of the proposed operation program.

Call for Entries: British School at Rome's Scholar's Prize in Architecture

04:00 - 7 March, 2016
Call for Entries: British School at Rome's Scholar's Prize in Architecture, via Edinburgh College of Art. Image © Carol Richardson
via Edinburgh College of Art. Image © Carol Richardson

The BSR is delighted to announce that the competition is now open for a Scholars' Prize in Architecture. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity for an early-career architect or post-Part II student of architecture to spend three months in Rome (January-March 2017), and be a member of a vibrant residential community of architects, artists and researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Anish Kapoor Now Owns the Rights to the World's Darkest Material

17:00 - 6 March, 2016
Anish Kapoor Now Owns the Rights to the World's Darkest Material, via Wikipedia
via Wikipedia

Anish Kapoor, a British-Indian sculptor, now owns the exclusive rights within the field of art to Vantablack, currently the world’s darkest material. Developed by a team of scientists at Surrey NanoSystems in 2014, Vantablack absorbs all light and creates a crease free abyss which is often compared to a black hole. Other artists, such as Christian Furr, had intended to use Vantablack in a series of paintings, but no longer can due to Kapoor’s monopolization. “All the best artists have had a thing for pure black — Turner, Manet, Goya,” he told Daily Mail. “This black is like dynamite in the art world. We should be able to use it. It isn’t right that it belongs to one man.”