French architect and landscape designer Odile Decq will deliver a lecture for the Distinguished Architects Lecture Series on December 9th at 7:30pm.
Odile Decq came to international renown in 1990 when she won her first major commission: La Banque Populaire de l’Ouest headquarters in Rennes. Decq’s work materializes a complete universe that embraces urban planning, architecture, design, and art.
NJIT's Solar Decathlon Studio will be hosting a gallery exhibition showcasing drawings and 3D models of D.O.T.T.I.E. (Digitally Operated TecTonic Integrated Environment), a single-family, sustainable house that integrates the digital and the analog, local traditions and global considerations, and designers from the U.S. and China. The house, a modular structure that can be digitally fabricated, is inspired by Chinese vernacular architecture and will accommodate four generations. The design will be judged in July after the house is built in Dezhou, China.
If starchitecture isn’t dead, then it has surely been rendered irrelevant in a world struggling to provide decent living conditions to at least a quarter of the world’s population. A growing network of architects and urban planners are busy tackling the challenges posed by realities like unprecedented urban growth, climate change and conflict as opportunities to build a more just and sustainable future. As such, resilience, sustainable urban development, the effects of mass migration on cities, community participation, post-disaster response and disaster risk reduction are key issues within our master program that deserve a spotlight beyond the classroom and that today, more than ever, resonate with urban practitioners and the general public.
We are inviting young architects / final year students, to build the First Children’s Nature Play Pavilion at Red Soil Nature Play. This is a blind fold jury competition; the selected top 3 entries will be given natural space of 1500 sq.ft at Red Soil Site. You are left to your own imagination with sensitivity towards young children and nature. We will grant/ fund the project. Each Pavilion (selected entries) will be built periodically (one by one) and will amaze the young children for 3-4 months at Red Soil Nature Play.
Chicago Architectural Club Launches the 2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On the Edge
The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Chicago Prize Competition: On The EDGE. In partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), a call for entries for the 2016 Chicago Prize is taking place as of November 29, 2016 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 2, 2017.
For this year’s Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is calling for visionary proposals for the Chicago’s Lakefront in consideration of the stated issues that imagine and speculate its scape.
The aim of the competition is the creation of a shared space along the border of the two countries through an architectural/design intervention.
The border must not remain a mere division between the two countries, but aim at rejuvenating the community life on both the sides by activating the public spaces in and around the design intervention.
It should educate people about the virtues of social and religious harmony and promote the mutual coexistence of friendship and peace between India and Pakistan.
It should propagate the message of peace and harmony through the dual language of art and architecture.
The Times they are a-changing. It was true over 50 years ago when Bob Dylan wrote the song and it’s true now more than ever. Technology is the biggest engine driving change and the realm of Architecture is not exempt. The latest shift sees Architects employing new ways of integrating visualization into their 3D workflows to help their clients feel the space inside their future buildings. Fast, self-created animations, self-rendered images, and 360 panoramas can be viewed through VR headsets or uploaded to the internet to share instantly online. These are all possibilities with a visualization tool like Lumion, which the whole of the US architectural industry currently seems to be flocking towards en masse.
“The Archipreneur Concept” is an action-oriented guide about exploring new business models for entrepreneurially minded architects. You have the chance to win 1 out of 10 copies the Archipreneur Team is giving away for free this week.
Producing wine is a complex experience. It means carrying on an ancient tradition, which goes far beyond entrepreneurial spirit, and embracing centuries-old practices as well as innovation, charm and discovery. So, when the “Cantina Valpolicella Negrar” winery – a leading and historic Italian wine-producing company – decided to associate its products with a well-known figure, it is not by chance that Ulysses was chosen. He is the traveller par excellence and embodies a strong bond with the land, the spirit of enterprise, intelligence and far-sightedness – values which have distinguished this winery for decades.
Australia’s Gold Coast is searching for an artist to deliver iconic gateways that are visually bold, expressive and memorable. The major public artworks will “bookend” the city with installation expected before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, your artwork will be on the world’s stage as visitors and athletes arrive at Games time.
The production of value has ever been concentrated in cities. They are the driving force of economy. But the globalization process enabled the relocation of the productive industry to developing countries - where salaries are low and the environmental restrictions are almost of no concern. Additionally the land value of urban ground is rising permanently, especially in dense megacities leading to speculations and displacement of productive areas from the city to the periphery and thereby consolidating the post-industrial production as post-urban. The monofunctional emphasis on the development of housing in the
Founder of the innovative architecture firm MAD Architects, Ma Yansong (born 26 November 1975) has helped to give China a name in the international architecture scene. The first Chinese architect to receive a RIBA fellowship, Ma explores contemporary architecture in relation to traditional eastern values of nature, resulting in buildings that are complex and contextually aware, but sometimes even surreal.
The profession "architect" has expanded in recent years, not just in terms of the cultural influences, but equally with respect to scientific advances. The inventive economy has also led to new lifestyle choices and a new role for the architect and architectural practice. We talk of an architecture that is either pre-crisis or post-crisis, the latter resulting in a call for responsible architecture (affordable, sustainable, attainable, and healthy).
This development led to changes in the UNStudio practice; with the introduction of Knowledge Platforms and the development from a network to a knowledge practice. Now compiled into an inspiring publication, Knowledge Matters
As industry withdrew, the creative types came and populated the empty factory floors of the big cities. Art, furniture design and work life benefitted from this international trend. EGGER, a supplier of wood-based materials, interprets this trend with its forthcoming decorative range.
Unlike almost any other architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré (born 1965 in Burkina Faso) stands for the association of constructive, social, and cultural aspects of building. He made a name for himself not only with his designs for Christoph Schlingensief’s Opera Village Africa. He has received numerous international awards, primarily for his building projects in his native country of Burkina Faso – including the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. His structures join his formal training at the Technische Universität Berlin with the traditional building methods of Burkina Faso. In doing so, he places local social and historical needs at the center of his design concepts.
The 2017 edition of the BIM Competition offers candidates the opportunity to reflect on the center city of the community of Saint-Prix. Candidates will need to design digital model informed with several residential and commercial buildings (refer to the "Architectural" section below) which will be integrated into a larger project for the creation of a new central area for the city.
TESTING-GROUND journal invites contributions for its second issue, other sides.
What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and distant lands are destinations to visit, invade, occupy and separate ourselves from. Many territorial borders are marked with walls and fences or have settled along rivers and ridges of mountains. These socially and architecturally constructed landscapes contrast with cities and towns which unite otherwise separated territories. The second issue of TESTING-GROUND focuses on concepts, structures, devices and architecture which define or integrate difference.
UNSW Built Environment proudly presents its 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition - 'UTOPIA REDUX'.
This year’s Master of Architecture program fosters a broad vision and a considered understanding of the socio-cultural and economic context which influence the making of architecture in conjunction with the concept of ‘utopia’, that has been a recurring theme in architecture marked by experimentation and interrogation of architecture’s ideological and societal purpose.