Construction Law Conference 2015

07:00 - 28 September, 2015
Construction Law Conference 2015

From a review of claims involving innovative design, new materials and value engineering through to the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 and an assessment of the particular difficulties associated with concurrent delay, this conference, chaired by Paul Reed of Hardwicke, examines a range of topical and tricky issues and will appeal to all those who need to keep up to date with all the latest hot topics and big issues.

In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism

23:00 - 27 September, 2015
In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism, Presentation drawing for the proposed rebuilding of Downing Street with two Triumphal Arches in perspective. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & bodycolor ca. 1827
Presentation drawing for the proposed rebuilding of Downing Street with two Triumphal Arches in perspective. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & bodycolor ca. 1827

Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing is hosting its second exhibition from Sir John Soane's Museum, showing masterpieces of British Neoclassicism. The exhibition illustrates the ambition of leading British architects of the late 18th century who strove to create new architecture in the Classical tradition that could compete – in terms of public works, private houses, mausolea, interior detail and even furnishings - with the glories of the Ancient World.

Reading Images Series: After Belonging and the Spaces of a Life in Transit

19:30 - 27 September, 2015
Reading Images Series: After Belonging and the Spaces of a Life in Transit, Asylum Seeker’s Center in Oslo, ‘Moments of Freedom’, Javad Parsa (2013). Courtesy of the author.
Asylum Seeker’s Center in Oslo, ‘Moments of Freedom’, Javad Parsa (2013). Courtesy of the author.

“Reading Images: After Belonging” reflects on a group of images that frame new objects, spaces, and territories that define our transformed condition of belonging under global regimes of circulation.

The increasing movement of people, information, and goods in a global context has destabilized what we understand by residence, undermining spatial permanence, property, and identity. Circulation brings greater accessibility and more diverse goods to remote territories, transforming the way we own, exchange, and share them, but simultaneously grows inequalities for large groups, who are kept in precarious transit. These transformations concern both our attachment to places—where do we belong?—, as well as our relation to the objects we own, share, and exchange—how do we manage our belongings? Being at home has a different definition nowadays, both within domestic settings and in the spaces defined by national boundaries.

AFHny's Day of Impact

07:00 - 27 September, 2015
AFHny's Day of Impact, Volunteers support a Build It Green project in Queens during last year's Day of Impact. Photo by Sakeenah Saleem, courtesy of AFHny.
Volunteers support a Build It Green project in Queens during last year's Day of Impact. Photo by Sakeenah Saleem, courtesy of AFHny.

This Archtober, join over one hundred architects and design professionals in making an impact in their local communities through AFHny’s annual city-wide service day.

Participants will work alongside some of the region’s leading community­-focused organizations through hands-on painting, planting, and rebuilding projects, all of which will improve New York's neighborhoods on both physical and social levels.

Exhibition: "After Schengen"

23:00 - 26 September, 2015
Exhibition: "After Schengen", Nickelsdorf - Hegyeshalom A-H (Border between Austria and Hungary)
Nickelsdorf - Hegyeshalom A-H (Border between Austria and Hungary)

This exhibition shows 16 pictures of "After Schengen" a series from Spanish photographer Ignacio Evangelista. The "After Schengen" project shows old border crossing points between different states in the European Union. After the Schengen agreement, most of these old checkpoints remained abandoned and out of service, allowing us to gaze into the past from the present. It causes many reflections, especially at a moment in which the EU project is severely discussed.

Call for Submissions - PLAT 5.0: License

19:30 - 26 September, 2015
Call for Submissions - PLAT 5.0: License, PLAT 5.0: License, Call for Submissions
PLAT 5.0: License, Call for Submissions

License can bind and it can liberate. A fantasy of disciplinary finitude, a professional architectural license bestows liability and autonomy in equal measure. In an abstract sense, to take license is to disregard established limits, to undermine the very idea of a closed and comprehensive disciplinarity that sustains licensure.

If licentiousness is derived from license, how do architects leverage this polemical condition to balance - or not - responsibility and invention? How does architecture's periphery change when license ceases to be a telos/terminus? What kind of authorities, criteria, and protocols emerge to determine whether an architect is fit to practice?

Symposium: "A Constructed World" at Yale School of Architecture

07:00 - 26 September, 2015
Symposium: "A Constructed World" at Yale School of Architecture

The world is constructed. It is the product of material realities, philosophical concepts, and imaginary ideals. No part of the world remains unaffected by the cumulative impact of human activity. Through complex processes of exploration, habitation, cultivation, transportation, consumption, and surveillance, the world has become increasingly interconnected. According to ongoing scientific research, the world appears to have crossed the threshold of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. Scientists, geologists, and environmentalists acknowledge that humans are transforming the world at an unprecedented scale. This assertion begs the questions: How is the world constructed? What is the role of design?

Exhibition: SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape

23:00 - 25 September, 2015
Exhibition: SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape

An award-winning anthropological case study by designer Stephen Fan, SUB URBANISMS explores the controversial conversion of suburban single-family homes into multi-family communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in Connecticut. Addressing the norms, cultural values, and public policies that determine how most Americans live, the exhibition juxtaposes immigrant cultural beliefs and pragmatism with suburban American social, aesthetic, and financial codes. With a regional focus and global reach, it also provides insight into the long-term effects of 9/11 on the New York Chinatown service industry as a significant factor behind the influx of Chinese labor seeking employment at the region's casinos, and the formation of this satellite suburban Chinatown. With creative implications for the future of housing design and habitation in response to cultural, social, and ecological challenges, SUB URBANISMS offers a powerful inquiry into the ways in which culture shapes our lives and homes.

Call for Papers: Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest

19:30 - 25 September, 2015
Call for Papers: Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest

Alternative energy, also known as renewable energy, is an energy source that can not be destroyed from human use, it is an energy harnessed. Renewable energy is considered to be one of the pivotal ‘wedges’ that can combat global warming and stabilize the climate, through the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

The world has a critical necessity to search for alternative and renewable energy and the importance of its technologies have been growing significantly. For several important reasons, this is extremely important for the future of our society.

Before and Further: DABSMYLA & Modernica

07:00 - 25 September, 2015
Before and Further: DABSMYLA & Modernica, DABSMYLA's You Are Here
DABSMYLA's You Are Here

For their most ambitious exhibition to date – artist duo DABSMYLA presents Before and Further, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property. DABSMYLA have fully transformed its interior and exterior with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations, all designed and created exclusively for their collaboration with Modernica. The already rich history of this building and Modernica create a fitting compliment for DABSMYLA’s spectacular experience. This long awaited solo show will be

Grayson Perry, Martha Thorne and Bjarke Ingels Among the RIBA's 2016 Honorary Fellowships

04:00 - 25 September, 2015
Grayson Perry, Martha Thorne and Bjarke Ingels Among the RIBA's 2016 Honorary Fellowships, P+R De Uithof, Utrecht / KCAP led by Kees Christiaanse, Honorary International Fellow. Image © Ronald Tilleman
P+R De Uithof, Utrecht / KCAP led by Kees Christiaanse, Honorary International Fellow. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced fourteen 2016 RIBA Honorary Fellowships (of whom two are in partnership) and eight International Fellowships which will be awarded at an event on the 1st February 2016, alongside the recently announced RIBA Royal Gold Medal. RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made "a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense," be it in the fields of architecture, construction, media, education, or the arts.

Exhibition: OBJET

23:00 - 24 September, 2015
Exhibition: OBJET, Chair design exhibition of 3 Generation of Iranian architects
Chair design exhibition of 3 Generation of Iranian architects

This is the first design exhibition that incorporates three generations of Iranian architects in one event to design and build chairs.

A chair, as an object, lies somewhere on the scale between interior architecture and a product. It can be made by anyone as a response to the primary human need for “a place to sit.” But, on the other hand, a professional designer can create a structure to respond to human needs, using a comprehensive framework, technology and geometry. 

UNL College of Architecture 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series

19:30 - 24 September, 2015
UNL College of Architecture 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series, 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series
2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series

2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series opens another exciting chapter for the design disciplines as speakers take a fresh, in-depth look at What’s Next.

The College of Architecture’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed public program. Each year the College hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

RE-Form Design Competition

07:00 - 24 September, 2015
RE-Form Design Competition

The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee (AIA|DC EAC) has partnered with Price Modern, a national furniture solutions dealer, to announce its inaugural RE-Form Competition. RE-Form aims to bridge the boundaries of the design industry and promote a multidisciplinary dialogue towards design solutions. Through an industry-wide design competition, RE-Form helps widen the definition of design work creative professionals do throughout the country. The design competition launches nationally through AIA|DC EAC’s online platforms on August 31st 2015, with entries due on October 19th 2015. Award winners will be announced at a gala reception at Washington, D.C.’s District Architecture Center (DAC) on November 12, 2015. Winning entries will be showcased at DAC’s gallery space and online via Architect Magazine.

Call for Papers: Parallelism in Architecture and Computing Techniques (PACT)

19:30 - 23 September, 2015
Call for Papers: Parallelism in Architecture and Computing Techniques (PACT)

The theme of Parallelism in Architecture and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016 explores the relations between computational design software in architecture, organizational and global, ever-changing and pervasive contexts. This conference looks at how the new trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking can adapt to increase the ability in finding a complex digital fabrication, augmented reality, and intelligent environment. PACT 2016 is organized by The University of East London (UEL), in collaboration with the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK) institution.

Niche Tactics Book Launch

07:00 - 23 September, 2015
Niche Tactics Book Launch, Niche Tactics Cover
Niche Tactics Cover

Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site (Routledge 2015), the first book by architecture's Edgar A. Tafel Assistant Professor Caroline O'Donnell, explores architecture's relationship with site and its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.

The launch event on Monday, September 28 at 5 p.m. will replicate the order of the book itself, with experts responding to particular chapters: Catherine Ingraham will represent the self-authored "Introduction"; Greg Keeffe will respond to chapter 1, "Niche Tactics"; Val Warke will respond to chapter 6, "All Dressed Up"; Mark Morris will respond to chapter 9, "Duck Jokes"; and O'Donnell will conclude with the CODA. In addition, an array of mixed meats and eggs will represent chapter 11 "Hopeful Monsters." 

Festival: One Architecture Week

23:00 - 22 September, 2015
Festival: One Architecture Week

ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is an annual international festival for architecture, which will have its next edition in September 18th-27th 2015 in Plovdiv. Launched in 2008 as a two-day conference under the name SOFIA ARCHITECTURE WEEK, the event expanded into a more than a week-long meeting and idea exchange platform for architecture, interior design, landscape and urban environment. Through stimulating a broad professional and public debate the festival aims at initiating sustainable social and architectural practices. The diverse and intense program features presentations, exhibitions, discussions, workshops, screenings and urban interventions as well as architectural workshops for the youngest.

2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class

18:30 - 22 September, 2015
2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class, © Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
© Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class (GMMC) in Australia has become a major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from over 75 nations around the world have now travelled to Australia to participate in the two-week residential studio based program. Students will have the opportunity to work with four tutors - all Gold Medallists of the Australian Institute of Architects: Glenn Murcutt (1992), Richard Leplastrier (1999), Brit Andresen (first female recipient 2002) and Peter Stutchbury (2015).