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Call for Entries - FRC2017 - Floating Room Competition

19:30 - 5 June, 2017
Call for Entries - FRC2017 - Floating Room Competition, Water isolates, multiplies and reflects. Living on water is a challenge that humans have been taking up for a long time.
Water isolates, multiplies and reflects. Living on water is a challenge that humans have been taking up for a long time.

Archistart, continuing the focus on tourism themes, promotes Floating Room Competition, a contest aimed at imagining an experimental architecture, a floating Hotel Room, a privileged point of view and a new link with the landscape or the urban context. The competition requires designing a double/twin "special room" with restroom, imagining it to be placed on natural or artificial water bodies, like Lake Iseo or La Darsena (Milan’s city dock) - by way of example. The proposals will be evaluated considering the relationship with the context and the architectural innovation level.

Call for Papers: Issue N. 22: The Role of History in an Architect's Training

19:30 - 2 June, 2017
Call for Papers: Issue N. 22: The Role of History in an Architect's Training, Call for papers
Call for papers

The processes of learning how to become an architect has always involved historical research, albeit from a biographical perspective (H. Allen Brooks when he studied Le Corbusier), from a generational perspective (Silvia Arango on researching the common processes be- longing to six generations of architects who defined twentieth century Latin America), or from a pedagogical perspective (Jean-Nicolas- Louis Durand's Précis des leçons d’architecture).

CALL FOR PAPERS International Symposium: Women in Architecture

19:30 - 1 June, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS International Symposium: Women in Architecture, DEARQ II international Symposium: Women in architecture
DEARQ II international Symposium: Women in architecture

We are pleased to inform you that DEARQ Journal of Architecture, ascribed to Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, is organizing an International Symposium, and preparing a special issue on the role of women in architecture across the globe and in Colombia.

Authors of Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers and case studies relating to women in architecture, are invited to submit proposals for 15-minute papers for the International Symposium organized by the indexed and peer-reviewed Journal of Architecture dearq from Universidad de Los Andes.

Call for Proposals: Europan14

04:00 - 1 June, 2017
Call for Proposals: Europan14

Europan, the world’s largest biennial design competition for young designers, seeks proposals for 44 urban sites spread across 13 countries on the European continent.

The latest competition is themed on how cities can integrate ‘production’ and small-scale manufacturing. The winning teams will each receive a cash prize worth between €6,000 and €16,000 along with a commission to further develop their scheme with the stakeholders.

Re-Think: Ideas Open Call

19:30 - 31 May, 2017
Re-Think: Ideas Open Call

All humanity’s potential lies within the mind. Ideas are a testament to this fact. They change how we live, how we interact, how we feel. Ideas are everything.

Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape

19:30 - 30 May, 2017
Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape, Six Sites Another Landscape - Official Poster
Six Sites Another Landscape - Official Poster

The Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, in collaboration with the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Italy, is offering to a limited number of architecture and landscape architecture students the opportunity to take part in a twelve-day design workshop in Maccagno, organized by the Landscape Architecture Department, College of Environmental Design, the Chinese Culture University as part of the CCU summer 2017 workshops program.

AA Visiting School Amazon

13:34 - 30 May, 2017
AA Visiting School Amazon

Research shows that sea levels around the world have been rising for many decades due to global warming. The consequences of this will put hundreds of cities at risk of being flooded. Similarly, water levels in the Mamori Lake vary greatly between the dry and wet season, when the river can grow up to 14 meters flooding the forest and changing the physiognomy of the land. Currently, local houses are built on stilts to deal with tidal variations but in recent years, this has not always been enough to prevent the river from causing devastation.

The Boston Architecture Continuing Professional Education Symposium

12:25 - 30 May, 2017
The Boston Architecture Continuing Professional Education Symposium, Register now for CEU Weekend at the BAC
Register now for CEU Weekend at the BAC

Join peers and industry leaders on the weekend of June 3-4 at the BAC's annual CEU Weekend. Expand your passion and reach as an informed practitioner through workshops conducted at the BAC that examine current revisions and projected visions for our evolving profession. Licensed architects will satisfy annual continuing education requirements in Massachusetts by earning the 12 CEU/LUs from the 6 workshops scheduled over the course of the 2 days.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

11:22 - 30 May, 2017
Architecture & Design Film Festival, The Tiara at Tippet Rise Art Center, Design by Alban Bassuet and Willem Boning, with Arup Engineers. Lead Architect: Gunnstock Timber Frames. Image courtesy of Tippet Rise. Photo by Alban Bassuet.
The Tiara at Tippet Rise Art Center, Design by Alban Bassuet and Willem Boning, with Arup Engineers. Lead Architect: Gunnstock Timber Frames. Image courtesy of Tippet Rise. Photo by Alban Bassuet.

Celebrating the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) comes to Tippet Rise Art Center, the 10,260-acre sculpture park and classical music center in the Montana highlands, this September. Architect Kyle Bergman, ADFF’s founder, will bring a lineup of eight films to Tippet Rise that intimately explore the connections between nature and architecture and examine how architects from around the world grapple with the constraints and inspirations presented by their sites.

Klasik: The Image of an Average Czech Family House 1989–2015

10:19 - 30 May, 2017
Klasik: The Image of an Average Czech Family House 1989–2015, Canaba Classic, designed in 1991. Photo © Oskar Helcel, Martin Netočný.
Canaba Classic, designed in 1991. Photo © Oskar Helcel, Martin Netočný.

As the building production had been limited during the preceding socialist era, buying land for building a house was next to impossible and the society as a whole preferred mass housing construction of block of flats, the idea of a house was wrapped in the aura of scarce goods. Thus, it was no wonder that after 1989 many new designs and building companies responded to the existing strong demand.

Will Virtual Reality Transform the Way Architects Design?

04:00 - 30 May, 2017
Will Virtual Reality Transform the Way Architects Design?, An immersive visualization of a user’s Revit model in Revit Live
An immersive visualization of a user’s Revit model in Revit Live

Over fifty years ago, Bob Dylan sang the words that we still know so well today, “the times, they are a changin’.” He was right.

We’ve seen change happen all around us. Architecture looked pretty different 50, 30, and even 10 years ago. And the technology powering the industry has evolved to keep pace. First, with a move from the drafting table to the computer screen with 2D CAD, and now to Building Information Modeling (BIM) where information-rich 3D models allow architects to create in unprecedented ways.

Camposaz 9:9 Roccamonfina 2017

19:30 - 29 May, 2017
Camposaz 9:9 Roccamonfina 2017

CAMPOSAZ ROCCAMONFINA 9:9 is a design workshop and wooden self-construction at 1: 1.
This new edition of Camposaz will take place from 23.06.17 al 02.07.17 in Roccamonfina, Caserta in the Campania region (CE), in a territory with great landscape value. Camposaz consists of a free workshop aiming at designing and self-building architectural objects for landscape enhancement. It is targeted to 10 young architects and designers and 1 videomaker, selected by Camposaz collective, for the purpose of gathering in a temporary group the processes of design and self-construction.

2017 A' Design Award Winners

18:13 - 29 May, 2017
2017 A' Design Award Winners, Flexhouse by Evolution Design - Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2017. Image Courtesy of A’ Design Award & Competition
Flexhouse by Evolution Design - Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award in 2017. Image Courtesy of A’ Design Award & Competition

A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2016 - 2017 design competition: 1959 winners from 98 countries in 97 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry.

AIANY Civic Leadership Program

14:45 - 29 May, 2017
AIANY Civic Leadership Program

Want to make a difference in your community? Help lead the architecture profession towards a more publicly engaged future! Become a part of the first class of AIA New York's Civic Leadership Program.

Civic Leadership Program
The Civic Leader Program (CLP) is designed to develop a class of emerging professionals into civic leaders by enabling participants to steer public projects and initiatives through NYC's network of municipal agencies, boards, and processes. The program will foster the critical skills architects need to garner public support and project approval.

Vision
The AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) developed CLP after identifying a need for

Global Architectural Political Event London

14:43 - 29 May, 2017
Global Architectural Political Event London, Global Architectural Political Event London_AA
Global Architectural Political Event London_AA

‘Global Architectural Political Events’ are a series of public debates organised by Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal that continue the investigation about the political re-engagement of the discipline, as analysed in the essay ‘Well into the 21st Century’ and the ‘Global Architectural Compass’.

VAA Summer School

19:30 - 26 May, 2017
VAA Summer School, Vignola Archives of Architecture - Palazzo Contrari Boncompagni
Vignola Archives of Architecture - Palazzo Contrari Boncompagni

From 15th to 23rd July 2017, a ten-day interfaculty summer school will take place in Vignola (province of Modena) Italy, in a Renaissance palace by Giacomo Barozzi. The workshop aims to connect architectural heritage with 21st-century manufacturing processes through experimental practices and invites international students of architecture, design, and engineering to take part.

Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

19:30 - 25 May, 2017
Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

A Swiss Room to Showcase Lausanne’s Candidature to organize the 28th UIA Congress.

The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention center in Seoul.

The Conway Urban Watershed Framework Plan

03:00 - 25 May, 2017
The Conway Urban Watershed Framework Plan

More than half of America’s waterbodies are unsafe for swimming, fishing, and as sources of drinking due to city building and farming. Beyond water quality problems, dysfunctional streams cause flooding and erosion of property leading to neighborhood blight. Not only can this be reversed, but repair of degraded urban streams can be a powerful agent for reinventing the physical environments of post-industrial cities. This requires transdisciplinary collaboration between the fields of ecological engineering and urban design.