Call for Ideas: Post-War Housing in Syria

10:05 - 18 April, 2016
Call for Ideas: Post-War Housing in Syria

matterbetter.com has initiated an international open ideas competition for architecture students and young architects to research new housing concepts for the future of post-war Syria. The civil war in Syrian Arab Republic, which started in 2011, has created the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. According to UNHCR, over 4,300,000 people have left the country and fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and now Europe. While world leaders are looking for an international solution to the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, many Syrians are looking forward to the opportunity to come back home as soon as the war is over.

Edmonton Infill Design Competition

08:00 - 18 April, 2016
Edmonton Infill Design Competition, Edmonton Infill Design Competition
Edmonton Infill Design Competition

Edmonton’s Infill Design Competition is an opportunity to encourage productive conversations about infill and help the public and development community understand what’s possible for infill design. The competition should demonstrate that infill can augment, rather than detract from the character of our established neighbourhoods. The City of Edmonton is excited to promote and celebrate innovation, context sensitive design, and advance the design ethic for infill development in Edmonton.

Open Call: Design Competition for a Gate to Jarfalla Public Park

08:00 - 18 April, 2016
Open Call: Design Competition for a Gate to Jarfalla Public Park

This is a competition to design an entrance gate for Järfälla’s Public Park. The competition is aimed at young designers from the fields of architecture, design and social media.

Open Call: Début Award for Young Architects

07:00 - 18 April, 2016
Open Call: Début Award for Young Architects

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is delighted to announce the opening call for Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award, framed in the context of its 4th edition – The Form of Form.

Targeted at international emerging architects, the Début Award boosts the recognition of young professionals or recently established practices. This distinction awards outstanding work, critical ideas, and encourages their career with a monetary prize.

Female Architects Speak Out About Gender Differences in New York Times Article

12:00 - 17 April, 2016
Female Architects Speak Out About Gender Differences in New York Times Article, Clockwise from top left: Rosemary Park, Rebecca G. Barnes, Amity Kurt, Patricia Galván, Farida Abu-Bakare and Claire Weisz, women who responded to the survey. Image via The New York Times
Clockwise from top left: Rosemary Park, Rebecca G. Barnes, Amity Kurt, Patricia Galván, Farida Abu-Bakare and Claire Weisz, women who responded to the survey. Image via The New York Times

Gender inequality in the architecture profession has continued to be a cause for concern, with a recent survey from the AIA showing that women feel that little to no progress has been made with overcoming gender obstacles. Following the recent passing of Zaha Hadid, a powerful pioneer and role model for female designers, The New York Times launched an online survey asking women in architecture about their experiences in the profession. Read some of the excerpts from the two hundred responses they received after the break.

Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron

16:00 - 16 April, 2016
Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron, © Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura
© Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura

Located along the shore of the Golden Horn in Fatih, Turkey, the Bulgarian Church of St. Stephen is no ordinary basilica. Unlike most churches of its time, St. Stephen’s is constructed entirely out of cast iron, explains Atlas Obscura in their article "Bulgarian Iron Church."  This method of construction was cost-effective and efficient for the time, but never became popular.

The New York Times Laments Poor Airport Design for Passengers

12:00 - 16 April, 2016
The New York Times Laments Poor Airport Design for Passengers, Interior of Beijing Airport by Foster + Partners
Interior of Beijing Airport by Foster + Partners

new article by Chris Holbrook for The New York Times, "Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger," points out a black sheep among architectural typology: the airport. Though built for one of the most delicate and stressful human situations, airports are notoriously hostile to the travelers that occupy them.

Open Call: Collective Habitat: International Competition For Collective Housing Ideas

15:45 - 14 April, 2016
Open Call: Collective Habitat: International Competition For Collective Housing Ideas, Collective Habitat Poster
Collective Habitat Poster

Collective Habitat is a competition for students and professionals which seeks to produce ideas to densify areas in or near the centers of 5 Chilean cities with collective housing. The goal is collect innovative architecture proposals that offer access to housing for middle and lower class families in well-served urban areas of Iquique, Valparaíso, Santiago, Concepción and Puerto Montt.

Only three A3 digital sheets are needed plus a 200 words summary. Proposals must be collective housing projects for middle and lower class families; they also could incorporate additional uses if the participant wants. There is no restriction in scale or materials,

Spotlight: Peter Behrens

11:35 - 14 April, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Behrens, The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr user josepha licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr user josepha licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

If asked to name buildings by German architect and designer Peter Behrens (14 April 1868 - 27 February 1940), few people would be able to answer with anything other than his AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin. His style was not one that lends itself easily to canonization; indeed, even the Turbine Factory itself is difficult to appreciate without an understanding of its historical context. Despite this, Behrens' achievements are not to be underestimated, and his importance to the development of architecture might best be understood by looking at three young architects who worked in his studio around 1910: Le CorbusierMies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

Summer Program: The Business of Architecture

10:30 - 14 April, 2016
Summer Program: The Business of Architecture

Syracuse Architecture along with IE Business School and IE School of Architecture and Design have teamed up to offer an innovative summer course: The Business of Architecture. The six-week, 3-credit hour-long course will be conducted at the state-of-the-art Fisher Center, home of Syracuse Architecture in New York City. This course is intended for those studying for a professional degree in architecture (B.Arch and M.Arch) as well as for young professionals and qualified students in related design fields.

Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism

07:00 - 14 April, 2016
 Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism, Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter
Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter

With his designs for Skansen Restaurant, Ekeberg Restaurant and the Horn Building, the architect Lars Backer brought the International Style in architecture to Norway. Many people had felt that a new era was imminent, and now it had arrived.

The exhibition “Lars Backer – architect. A pioneer of Norwegian Modernism” tells the story of Lars Backer’s life, explains his contribution to Norwegian architecture, and sheds light on the era he lived in.

Design Showcase: Planning for Play

17:28 - 13 April, 2016
Design Showcase: Planning for Play, Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen
Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen

Students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School spent their CityVision semester researching what makes a great green space more fun. In collaboration with the NoMa Business Improvement District, they used their findings to design a park for the NoMa neighborhood. Join us to see the students' designs at the reception. Refreshments served.

Building on the Built - Talks to Coincide with an Exhibition of Work by Jonathan Tuckey Design

16:57 - 13 April, 2016
Building on the Built - Talks to Coincide with an Exhibition of Work by Jonathan Tuckey Design

A series of talks focused on the theme of ‘Building on the Built' hosted by Jonathan Tuckey Design and which the studio hopes may start an on-going conversation about the opportunities and problematics of architectural interventions within existing structures.

Sketching the City: Architectural Drawing

16:51 - 13 April, 2016
Sketching the City: Architectural Drawing

This 4-session class is an introduction to architectural free-hand drawing through lessons at the Center and on-site sketching exercises outdoors.

Topics will include sketching building façades, basics of perspective drawing, and techniques for showing light, shadow and rendering building materials. This class is open to the general public - no previous drawing experience necessary. (Ages 16 and up)

Ameller Dubois & Associés - MATCH CUTS

16:44 - 13 April, 2016
Ameller Dubois & Associés - MATCH CUTS, Nantes, Les Pierres Noires / Client : Nantes Métropole Habitat / Photo Sergio Grazia
Nantes, Les Pierres Noires / Client : Nantes Métropole Habitat / Photo Sergio Grazia

The architecture the agency produces is sensitive to our profession’s moral imperatives with respect to every aspect of a project, from its uses to its aesthetic values.

Because buildings determine day-to-day experiences, they must provide exemplary environments and excite feelings of elevation.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "The Social Impact of Greening the City"

16:39 - 13 April, 2016
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents "The Social Impact of Greening the City", Don Gatzke, Professor & Former Dean of UTA School of Architecture will moderate "The Social Impact of Greening the City" Panel Discussion for the Dallas Architecture Forum
Don Gatzke, Professor & Former Dean of UTA School of Architecture will moderate "The Social Impact of Greening the City" Panel Discussion for the Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 with “The Social Impact of Greening the City” moderated by Donald Gatzke, who served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2004 through 2014 and is now a Professor at the university on the faculty.

Call for Submissions: FM Journal Issue 8

06:50 - 13 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: FM Journal Issue 8

FM8 is concerned with the meaning of architecture and the city. The dinosaurs of capitalism have become the senescence of urbanism. If the modernist project of carte blanche is over, how do we engage the city’s filthy state without a clean slate?

2016 VMODERN Competition

06:45 - 13 April, 2016
2016 VMODERN Competition, 2016 VMODERN COMPETITION
2016 VMODERN COMPETITION

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite designers around the world to participate in the 2016 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition. The award was born from the desire to create a forum for the discussion, debate and development of innovative design. Our goal is to discover and promote the most creative pieces of furniture that will transform the way we live and interact with our environment. What is the future of furniture design?