Event: Guess-A-Sketch 2016

18:00 - 28 April, 2016
Event: Guess-A-Sketch 2016

Center for Architecture is proud to present the return of Guess-A-Sketch, a lively evening where architects, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals gather for an architecture-themed, pictionary-style tournament. Charles Renfro, AIA will host the evening as Master of Ceremonies. Honoree sketchers draw iconic buildings as battling teams guess to win. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres served all night. Audience members are encouraged to play by tweeting their guesses. 

Exhibition: Garden City Mega City: WOHA Rethinks Cities for the Age of Global Warming

18:00 - 28 April, 2016
Exhibition: Garden City Mega City: WOHA Rethinks Cities for the Age of Global Warming, © Christian Erroi
© Christian Erroi

From commercial mixed-use to hospitality and social housing, Singapore- based WOHA reinterprets the skyscraper as a prototype for hyper-dense, green urban living. Their first major exhibition in the United States, GARDEN CITY MEGA CITY, opens March 23rd, 2016 at The Skyscraper Museum, and unveils twelve of their most recent vertical ecosystems.

Featuring architectural models, videos and renderings, the show contextualizes the firm’s towering endeavors as a stunning contribution to skyscraper design and a radical response to the Asian megacity. WOHA’s projects—in China, Bangkok, and Singapore, among others—address issues such as rampant population growth, preservation of tropical biodiversity, and the desire for

Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

18:00 - 28 April, 2016
Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

On Tuesday, January 26, Arhitext Design Foundation launched the second edition of East Centric Architecture Triennale, which will take place in Bucharest between September 15 and October 9, 2016. The theme of this year's edition is Drifting. The Triennale features three modules – Drifting Architecture (thematic projects exhibition), Critical Discourses (essay contest), and Arhitext East Centric Awards (projects contest) – and a special project named Agora Experiments (a workshop based on an international idea contest and multimedia exhibition).

Godrej DesignLab: The Genesis of Great Design

14:27 - 28 April, 2016
Godrej DesignLab: The Genesis of Great Design, Ranjan Bordoloi with his creation, the Kaathfula Chair  Designed for Godrej DesignLab 2016. Image Courtesy of Godrej DesignLab
Ranjan Bordoloi with his creation, the Kaathfula Chair Designed for Godrej DesignLab 2016. Image Courtesy of Godrej DesignLab

Even Philippe Starck was once a man with a great idea sitting on his desk. Luckily for the world of design, his blueprints didn't see the bottom of a dustbin! It is to ensure that all the other greats-to-be get the same opportunity to have their designs noticed, that Godrej DesignLab came about.

Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archive at the Arab Image Foundation

18:00 - 27 April, 2016
Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archive at the Arab Image Foundation, Every Building in Baghdad, installation view at Columbia University's Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
Every Building in Baghdad, installation view at Columbia University's Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery

This exhibition of several hundred original photographs examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other roles as a planning consultant and as director of buildings for several government agencies, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. Chadirji was central to the organization and consolidation of the image of the postwar city and helped foster the emergence of the factories,

Built-In: NYC Drinks @ Black Door

18:00 - 26 April, 2016
Built-In: NYC Drinks @ Black Door

We're back from hiatus and have some exciting and high profile panel events we'll be announcing soon, but first we'd like to get everyone together for a bit of social libations. Join us at Black Door weds, May 4th and meet other entrepreneurially-spirited New Yorkers over beers or the drink of your choice. We trade industry happenings, projects, and thoughts on technological/cultural trends.

Spotlight: I.M. Pei

14:00 - 26 April, 2016
Spotlight: I.M. Pei, Le Grand Louvre © Greg Kristo. ImageLe Grande Louvre
Le Grand Louvre © Greg Kristo. ImageLe Grande Louvre

Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), is arguably the greatest living member of the modernist generation of architects. When he received his Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that he "has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms."

Become an International Architect at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

10:07 - 26 April, 2016
Become an International Architect at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

If you would like to make a positive impact on the world through architecture, and study in a multidisciplinary and international environment, find out more about the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.

Spotlight: Gert Wingårdh

06:00 - 26 April, 2016
Spotlight: Gert Wingårdh, Aula Medica. Image © Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
Aula Medica. Image © Tord-Rikard Soderstrom

One of Sweden’s most esteemed living architects, Gert Wingårdh (born 26 April 1951) brought Swedish architecture out of the tradition of the International Style and into contemporary times with his playful design spirit and love of eye-catching materials. With his use of bright colors and geometric motifs, his recent buildings have been described as Maximalist or Modern Baroque.

Spotlight: Peter Zumthor

02:30 - 26 April, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Zumthor, The Therme Vals. Image © Flickr user rowenaoscura licensed under CC BY 2.0
The Therme Vals. Image © Flickr user rowenaoscura licensed under CC BY 2.0

Known for his sensuous materiality and attention to place, 2009 Pritzker Laureate Peter Zumthor (born April 26, 1943) is one the most revered architects of the 21st century. Shooting to fame on the back of The Therme Vals and Kunsthaus Bregenz, completed just a year apart in 1996 and 1997, his work privileges the experiential qualities of individual buildings over the technological, cultural and theoretical focus often favored by his contemporaries.

Family Design Day: Playscapes

18:42 - 25 April, 2016
Family Design Day: Playscapes, Image: The Pulse Park, Denmark, CEBRA. Photo by Mikkel Frost.
Image: The Pulse Park, Denmark, CEBRA. Photo by Mikkel Frost.

Playgrounds are spaces where children and adults can have fun together. They also play an important role in the development of social and problem-solving skills. Explore the way playground design can improve the quality of life for children and families through a tour of the exhibition Extraordinary Playscapes and then design and build the perfect playscape for your neighborhood.

This program is in partnership with Design Museum Boston.

Biennale i2a

18:38 - 25 April, 2016
Biennale i2a, Biennale i2a_manifesto
Biennale i2a_manifesto

The first i2a Biennale will focus on the important territorial transformations currently underway in Switzerland, with more than 20 invited experts from various disciplines participating in a series of encounters and debates. The 3-day event aims to stimulate a dialogue between insiders and citizens, in order to place the transformations of the Swiss territory within a historical, social and political context.

Guests
Hans-Georg Bächtold . Cristina Bianchetti . Francesco Buzzi . Sandro Cattacin . Kees Christiaanse . Pierre Dessemontet . Andrea Felicioni . Martin Heller . Marco Hubeli . Yvette Jaggi . Hubert Klumpner . Maria Lezzi . Sébastien Marot

Extraordinary Playscapes

18:34 - 25 April, 2016
Extraordinary Playscapes, Image: The Pulse Park, Denmark, CEBRA. Photo by Mikkel Frost .
Image: The Pulse Park, Denmark, CEBRA. Photo by Mikkel Frost .

By examining the history and science of play—including 40 notable examples of playground design by international leading experts—this exhibition will explore how designers translate play objectives into innovative environments. Curated by Design Museum Boston, the exhibition highlights include public programs with playscape design experts, workshops for adults and children, and a Playground Passport that will promote play spaces in the neighborhoods of Boston.

Raumlaborberlin

18:29 - 25 April, 2016
Raumlaborberlin, Project for the LiFE by raulmaborberlin
Project for the LiFE by raulmaborberlin

"Everyone dreams of an ideal city. Except for those who consider the town where they live to be satisfactory. But they are rare. As rare as those who find perfect the society in which they live. The philosopher in his library and the exile in a shanty town dream of a city that could satisfy their everyday lives as much as their fantasies."
Michel Ragon, "L’homme et les villes", 1995

PARTICIPATORY FOUNDATIONS
Raumlaborberlin is a collective of nine architects, city planners, landscape architects and artists. Their name could translate as both space and laboratory, since there is no equivalent pre-existing common word in German for Raumlabor: a neologism referencing notions of experimentation and empirical research, guided by a community manufacturing process.

Bespoke Access Design Awards Competition

18:10 - 25 April, 2016
Bespoke Access Design Awards Competition

The Bespoke* Access Awards 2016 is an international design competition, which seeks original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities. Peers in the UK House of Lords initiated the competition. It aims to employ good design to re-imagine the welcome that hotels extend to guests with physical disabilities and learning difficulties, with the aim of making the hotel experience more joyful and inclusive. The scope of the competition is wide-ranging. It seeks to reward the most creative and original ideas in architecture, interior design, product design and service design.

Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World

18:00 - 25 April, 2016
Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World, Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World by Christopher Beanland.  Published by Taylor & Francis
Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World by Christopher Beanland. Published by Taylor & Francis

Author of "ConcreteConcept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World" Christopher Beanland will take us on a journey through some of the most iconic as well as some of the unknown treasures of Brutalist architecture around the world. Why were they built, what do they mean and how are they seen today? Are some of the things we'll get to find out about some of the Brutalist Beasts featured inside Beanland's new book. 

Solar Powered Shelter(s) Design Competition

10:45 - 25 April, 2016
Solar Powered Shelter(s) Design Competition

Concordia University’s CoLLaboratoire invites young creative practitioners, be they students or recent graduates, to consider the role of public art and design in increasing awareness of, and engagement in, issues around climate change at the local level. This design competition is part of a series of activities conducted by the Montreal-based not-for-profit CoLLaboratoire initiative, whose main objective is the realization of a series of art-based interactive installations that address some critical theme of sustainable living in the city.

Call for Entries: Make Buildings Better competition

10:30 - 25 April, 2016
Call for Entries: Make Buildings Better competition

If we are to prevent catastrophic global warming, buildings need to perform better. BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki are running an ideas competition to improve the performance of buildings in use. The competition is very simple to enter. You don’t need to write an essay, we are just looking for ideas, which might only take a paragraph, or even a sentence to explain. The more innovative and far-reaching the idea the better.