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Urban Housing Forum: Room for Growth

16:16 - 5 April, 2016
Urban Housing Forum: Room for Growth, 2016 Urban Housing Forum graphic by Leah Vendl
2016 Urban Housing Forum graphic by Leah Vendl

The Urban Housing Forum will examine how housing design and policy can serve as catalyst for livability and quality of place in an increasingly dense city. The full day program will include presentations on innovative projects, regulatory and development strategies and an investigation into housing’s unique and significant role in shaping individual lives, a sense of community and the overall design of a city as well as a panel on “What Will Make Seattle a Model City?”. In addition, our keynote speaker will be David Baker FAIA, LEED AP of David Baker Architects.

AIA Awards 4 US Projects Research Grants

14:00 - 4 April, 2016
AIA Awards 4 US Projects Research Grants, Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects
Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected four projects for its Upjohn Research Initiative, a joint program of the College of Fellows and the Board Knowledge Committee to support knowledge sharing between practitioners and academicians. "The purpose of this grant, now in its ninth year, is to provide base funds for applied research projects that advance professional knowledge and practice," says the AIA. "The 18-month long project grant qualifies recipients to have their findings and outcomes published both electronically and in a nationally distributed publication." Read on for more on each project. 

Viral Voices V: Architecture in Motion

12:15 - 4 April, 2016
Viral Voices V: Architecture in Motion

The panel will explore architecture through media in motion. It will look at how the field has evolved in the social media age, through the introduction of various technologies such as film and virtual reality, and business models, such as crowdsourcing. Viral Voices V will look at architecture as the intersection of environment, technology, and design, and how it will influence the new careers of tomorrow.

LAMP's 2016 Lighting Design Competition

11:00 - 4 April, 2016
LAMP's 2016 Lighting Design Competition

The Lighting Architecture Movement Project, aka LAMP, is an international juried design challenge open to all ages and creative backgrounds. The theme for the fourth annual competition is “Cosmic” – the best representations of which will be featured in a special exhibition in Vancouver, launching in November.

"It's Liquid Architecture" Design Student Awards 2016

10:55 - 4 April, 2016
"It's Liquid Architecture" Design Student Awards 2016

International students are invited to present their architectural and product design projects to have the chance to be featured on It’s LIQUID website, presented in BORDERS 2016, It’s Liquid Art and Architecture Festival and to take part in the first workshop of VAA – Venice Architecture Academy in May 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Call for Participation: Earth Architecture Workshop 2016

10:50 - 4 April, 2016
Call for Participation: Earth Architecture Workshop 2016, EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 2016, LOAD+NKA, July 13 -October 14, 2016 Abetenim Arts Village, GHANA
EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 2016, LOAD+NKA, July 13 -October 14, 2016 Abetenim Arts Village, GHANA

LOAD, the eARThouse2016 Designing Team is pleased to announce the Earth Architecture Workshop 2016! We look for volunteers, experts, professionals, students of architecture and landscape to locate the completed unit and blend it with the rural surrounding, interior design to organize the interior spaces, product the furniture and fittings, photography/video arts for a documentary and artists to create works of art to adorn the various spaces.African students are welcome to do their part in the building project. Students can use the opportunity for internship, personal research or thesis.

Call for Entries: 2016 Chart Architecture Competition

10:45 - 4 April, 2016
Call for Entries: 2016 Chart Architecture Competition

CHART is a Nordic art and culture manifestation of the CHART ART FAIR, the leading art fair for contemporary art in the Nordic region. The aim is to build the strongest platform for showing, communicating, and integrating art and culture on an international level. Through creative alliances across art, design, gastronomy, music, performance and architecture, CHART has distinguished itself as an important platform and meeting place for art and culture in the Nordic region attracting 14,000 visitors in 2015. The 4th edition of CHART will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28.

Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation

18:00 - 2 April, 2016
Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation , Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri
Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), will host a public panel discussion about the life and work of architect Frank Gehry. Mr. Gehry will join Paul Goldberger, architecture critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, in conversation with moderator Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art.

Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

19:30 - 1 April, 2016
Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

3XN Architects announces an exhibition that goes 'behind the scenes' of architecture, exploring some of the little-known stories, processes and people that lay behind the static, glossy photos often used to depict buildings.

Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture also marks 3XN’s 30th anniversary, which the firm is celebrating throughout 2016.

Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research

19:04 - 1 April, 2016
Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research, Harvard GSD. Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research.
Harvard GSD. Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research.

Platform 8 catalogs a curated selection of work generated in the past year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Alongside final products of design education, Platform 8 places particular emphasis on collecting and documenting the people and artifacts that shape research-driven design practices. Here, design is presented both as process and as a final product. Indexical structure, punctuated with a collection of portraits, presents a comprehensive picture of the school. Platform 8 shows the intention, direction, and passion seen and experienced every day at the GSD.

The WOOD WORKS Exhibition in Moscow. Modern furniture. Handmade.

18:59 - 1 April, 2016
The WOOD WORKS Exhibition in Moscow. Modern furniture. Handmade. , WOOD WORKS Exhibition provides an exclusive chance to see, touch and evaluate the work of dozens of local artisans.
WOOD WORKS Exhibition provides an exclusive chance to see, touch and evaluate the work of dozens of local artisans.

The first in a series of exhibitions devoted to modern, local Russian wood craftsmanship — WOOD WORKS — will bring together workshops, designers and artisans at the Moscow design cluster ARTPLAY on April 1-3, 2016. The central themes of WOOD WORKS are wood, functionality, design, sustainability, uniqueness and local production. The fair will also feature cultural, educational and musical programs, as well as a craft market and a cafe.

Art and Placemaking in Communities of Color

18:54 - 1 April, 2016
Art and Placemaking in Communities of Color, Image: R. Kennedy.
Image: R. Kennedy.

Join the Mattapan Cultural Arts Development (MCAD), Powerful Pathways Consulting, and the BSA Foundation for an interactive community conversation on arts, design, and placemaking. Through presentations, breakout discussions, and a mini-charrette, attendees will explore how design thinking can be applied in making inclusive communities and demonstrate how one of MCAD’s current projects engages the neighborhood in creative civic activity and advocacy.

This is a program of the Mattapan Cultural Arts Development, Powerful Pathways Consulting, and the BSA Foundation, and part of Boston Design Week 2016.

Construct the Future

18:53 - 1 April, 2016
Construct the Future, Image credit: Will Hurt who will be exhibiting
Image credit: Will Hurt who will be exhibiting

Construct the Future asks how we can apply new perspectives and transform existing structures to provide living alternatives. The exhibition will be across three days in Shoreditch and is hosted by new affordable housing company Native.

Open to the public from the 8th-10th April 2016, Construct the Future will bring together interdisciplinary practitioners from around the world, including established and emerging artists and architects who have something to contribute to the ongoing discourse around alternative living. Exhibited work includes: a wearable refugee shelter; a sustainable living tower inhabited with edible plants and fish; a digitised 3D model that envisions new spatial possibilities; an interactive musical installation for the London Underground; as well as zines, poems, essays, films and illustrations. 

Teen Architecture Workshop

18:42 - 1 April, 2016
Teen Architecture Workshop, Image: Rendering courtesy of Add Inc/Stantec, modified.
Image: Rendering courtesy of Add Inc/Stantec, modified.

Explore architecture and interior design through a three-day hands-on design workshop in which you will create your own micro-housing unit—the new trend in innovative housing.

In this Learning By Design workshop you will have the opportunity to work with professional architects, tour an architecture firm, design and create a 3D model, and present your work to a panel of professionals. This workshop is for teenagers aged 13 to 16; no experience is necessary, but register now, as space is limited.

Building on the Built

18:39 - 1 April, 2016
Building on the Built, Image above features: Alpheton Recording Studio and Norsehaus, Switzerland
Image above features: Alpheton Recording Studio and Norsehaus, Switzerland

Jonathan Tuckey Design’s work will be exhibited at 6-8 Stable Street, N1 in the heart of London’s King’s Cross redevelopment where the practice is currently designing the interiors of The Gasholders apartments.

The exhibition will look at over a decade of work within the context of opposing approaches to the restoration of buildings as exemplified in the writings and works of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and John Ruskin.

International Competitions Conference

18:32 - 1 April, 2016
International Competitions Conference, Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University

The Sixth International Conference on Competitions launches, looking at the concept of experimentation within architectural competitions.

The Sixth International Conference on Competitions (ICC) has launched with support from the RIBA and the UIA and will take place at Leeds Beckett University from 27 to 29 October 2016. This year will be the first time that the ICC is to be held in the UK.

BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up: Architecture and Design in Your Neighborhood

18:25 - 1 April, 2016
BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up: Architecture and Design in Your Neighborhood, Image: 2015 KidsBuild!; Photo: Mike Lawrie.
Image: 2015 KidsBuild!; Photo: Mike Lawrie.

The BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up returns this year with a new opportunity to explore some of the projects that the BSA Foundation has brought to life in communities around Greater Boston. The BSA Foundation was created by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA to enhance public awareness of the built environment and the processes that shape it. The BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up will connect BSA members with educators, artists and other BSA Foundation grant recipients to discuss recent successes and future options.

Design Museum Mornings: Playable Cities with Maggie Cooper

18:10 - 1 April, 2016
Design Museum Mornings: Playable Cities with Maggie Cooper, Image: Courtesy of KaBOOM!
Image: Courtesy of KaBOOM!

To celebrate the upcoming Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition in June, BSA Space is teaming up with co-curator Design Museum Boston for an event exploring how to make the urban environment more accessible to play. As part of the ongoing series Design Museum Mornings, this session will feature Maggie Cooper, City Initiatives manager at KaBOOM!, a nonprofit focused on bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children. Join Cooper for a candid conversation as she shares how to bring communities together through initiatives like group playground builds and playability walks, especially for children growing up in poverty. Free