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ACA's 4th International Design Competition

16:30 - 5 September, 2016
ACA's 4th International Design Competition, ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture
ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture

The Architecture of Boundaries: “The fascination of boundaries lies in their ambivalent role of dividing and connecting at the same time. They mark the transition between different modes of existence. They transmit and control exchange between territories. They are the playground for discovery and conquest." —Richter and Peitgen (1985)

Call for Submissions: Oxygen (Fragmented Cities + Identities)

16:15 - 5 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: Oxygen (Fragmented Cities + Identities), OXYGEN – FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES
OXYGEN – FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES

LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Gallery Altillo del Arte, is selecting all interesting photography, design/architecture projects, video-art, painting, installation and performance art works to include in the next event: Oxygen – Fragmented Cities + Identities, hosted in Bogotá (Colombia), at Contemporary Art Gallery Altillo del Arte – Espacio Cultural, from October 27 to November 24, 2016.

Virtual Reality vs Film: What Are the Benefits of Each When Presenting Building Designs?

15:12 - 5 September, 2016
Virtual Reality vs Film: What Are the Benefits of Each When Presenting Building Designs?, Courtesy of Shimahara Illustration
Courtesy of Shimahara Illustration

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed-Reality add to an evolving spectrum of visualization tools that have invigorated the dialogue around how we pre-experience architecture. Los Angeles-based Shimahara Illustration discusses a fundamental difference between these new technologies and traditional CG film/animation.

Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

10:30 - 5 September, 2016
Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe, THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE
THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has organised a symposium, presided over by Juan José Lahuerta, on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.

The symposium entitled "MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, “Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe” will be held on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Barcelona CaixaForum and will constitute a point of encounter for discussions and knowledge exchange.

Spotlight: Kenzō Tange

08:00 - 4 September, 2016
Spotlight: Kenzō Tange, St. Mary Cathedral. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/9160678@N06/1351951533'>Flickr user scarletgreen</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
St. Mary Cathedral. Image © Flickr user scarletgreen licensed under CC BY 2.0

As one of the eldest in a long line of architects that have made Japan one of the most revered countries in architecture, Pritzker-Prize Winning architect Kenzō Tange (4 September 1913 - 22 March 2005) helped define Japan’s post-WWII emergence into Modernism. Though he was trained as an architect, Tange was equally as influential as an urban planner giving him significant influence in Japan and around the world at both large and small scales.

Spotlight: Louis Sullivan

08:00 - 3 September, 2016
Spotlight: Louis Sullivan, The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/8656829487'>Flickr user cjsmithphotography</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a>
The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © Flickr user cjsmithphotography licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Known as Chicago's "Father of Skyscrapers," Louis Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) foreshadowed modernism with his famous phrase "form follows function." Sullivan was an architectural prodigy even as a young man, graduating high school and beginning his studies at MIT when he was just 16. After just a year of study he dropped out of MIT, and by the time he was just 24 he had joined forces with Dankmar Adler as a full partner of Adler and Sullivan.

Apply to the Strelka Institute: New Educational Programme Launched

04:30 - 29 August, 2016
Apply to the Strelka Institute: New Educational Programme Launched

The Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design has launched the enrollment campaign for the postgraduate education program. The theme of the 7th academic year at Strelka is entitled The New Normal. Research will focus on the new contemporary condition, which has emerged because of the rapid development of technology—including machine intelligence, biotechnology, automation, alternative spaces created in VR and AR—and define new paths for urban design and development.

Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

04:30 - 26 August, 2016
Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland's largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment.

SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

11:19 - 24 August, 2016
SIA-Getz Architecture Prize - Call For Submissions

The SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia honours, biennially, an architect who contributes to emergent architecture in Asia. Launched by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Getz Bros. & Co. (Singapore) in 2005, the prize is in its sixth edition this year.

In the last three decades, Asia has been experiencing an overwhelming rate of development. This has left an impact on the international architecture scene. It is therefore appropriate to recognize and promote emergent Asian architects - architects who produce an exemplary quality of works while responding innovatively to the swift changes in our society, culture and

Biodesign Competition

14:15 - 23 August, 2016
Biodesign Competition, Biodesign
Biodesign

The Biodesign competition is a a two week long sprint, seeking bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital and the biological.

We seek radical visions for the following categories:

  • A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population.
  • B. Spaces for learning or healing – Visions for primary or secondary schools – Novel typologies for wellness institutes.

Bridges & Highways Engineering & Maintenance Summit

14:10 - 23 August, 2016
Bridges & Highways Engineering & Maintenance Summit

Bridges and Highways infrastructure development have rapidly escalated in recent years in Asia Pacific, constituting 60% of the global market. Demand is largely driven by the availability of government road building funds, urbanization growth, and the need to replace or repair aging infrastructure. The Engineering and Maintenance components play a vital role in bridges & highways development as they are key to overall safety, project management and delivery of bridge and highway project and on a larger scale, a reflection of the country’s infrastructure plans and reputation.

Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

14:02 - 23 August, 2016
Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

Year on year, we are seeing Asia drastically outperforming all other regions in Skyscraper construction. For example, in 2015, 81 of the 106 completions were constructed in Asia.

A direct consequence of Asia’s Economy Growth, Rapid Urbanization and a Tremendous Appetite to build the Smartest, Most Asthetic and Tallest Buildings in the world, going forward it looks like it is no different as another record breaking year of skyscrapers completion is expected to take place in Asia.

Be sure not to miss out Equip Global’s leading Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017.

3rd Architecture Week

13:52 - 23 August, 2016
3rd Architecture Week, 3rd architecture week
3rd architecture week

Achieving almost zero energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all developing communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost zero energy building.

Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money

13:49 - 23 August, 2016
Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money, For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.
For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.

This course will look at the mechanisms contained within the most widely used standard forms of contract used in the UK construction industry (JCT and NEC3) where money is required to change hands.

The day is aimed at guiding delegates through a thorough review of the money related provisions, relevant legislation and/or case law that underpins the mechanisms adopted. This course is aimed at practitioners with some knowledge and/or experience in this area to assist them in developing their skills further.

UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

13:42 - 23 August, 2016
UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Announcing our Fall 2016 Lecture Series!

The UMN School of Architecture Fall 2016 Lecture Series brings together a range of leading architects, designers, historians, and theorists whose work, research and writings are actively reshaping the discourse of architecture and the ways in which it is taught, contextualized, practiced, and constructed. These lectures will present their current bodies of work and research through unique lenses guiding their own design practices and pedagogy.

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy

19:20 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The project represents a brilliant transformation of a failing school. The new success of the architecture is reflected in the achievements of pupils and teachers. This is a building that not only the staff and students are proud of, so it the local community as a whole. This is grown up, successful, great quality architecture."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions

19:07 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Marks Barfield Architects. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The Gateway Pavilions are sculptural, distinctive, and form a well-composed gateway to the new residential development in this new and vibrant district on the Greenwich Peninsula."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block

19:02 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block, © Kilian O'Sullivan
© Kilian O'Sullivan

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Urban Projects Bureau. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "This is an inspirational space, both teachers and students seem to thrive within the environment. The daylight is beautiful, abundant yet balanced - the combination of double-aspect teaching spaces, roof-lights and moments of exposed translucent façade of double-skin polycarbonate, is bewitching."