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New York Affordable Housing Challenge

15:00 - 19 January, 2017
New York Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge  ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017

In the words of Bill de Blasio, New Yorkers have a “crisis of affordability” on their hands. This is a crisis built upon the success that the city has had in recent decades. These years have made the city safer, and more appealing, for people from all over the world to come and start businesses, studies, and their lives. This has put a huge strain on housing stock, and has led to New Yorkers having to spend increasing amounts to cover their housing expenses and have made entire neighbourhoods unaffordable.

Call for Entries: Firm of the Year Award 2017

14:30 - 19 January, 2017
Call for Entries: Firm of the Year Award 2017, AAP Firm of the Year
AAP Firm of the Year

The AAP Firm of the Year Award recognizes the excellence of inspiring and innovative architecture, interior, and landscape design firms around the globe. The Firm of the Year Award honors the total body of work of small, medium, and large companies in their own categories based on firm size and area of expertise. The AAP team and jury have created the most comprehensive award structure that ensures that firm resources and specialization are taken into consideration.

Spotlight: Thom Mayne

08:00 - 19 January, 2017
Spotlight: Thom Mayne, Emerson College Los Angeles. Image ©  Iwan Baan
Emerson College Los Angeles. Image © Iwan Baan

The principal architect of LA firm MorphosisThom Mayne (born January 19, 1944) was the recipient of the 2005 Pritzker Prize and the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, and is known for his experimental architectural forms, often applying them to significant institutional buildings such as the New York's Cooper Union building, the Emerson College in Los Angeles and the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters.

2017 Dencity Competition

13:24 - 17 January, 2017
2017 Dencity Competition, Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements
Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements

Shelter Global is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the 2017 Dencity Competition.

The world’s population is rapidly growing and places all over the world are having to adapt to an unprecedented increase in urbanization. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Right now, well over 1 billion people around the world live in slums. This number is rapidly growing and it is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) 2017 Vision Competition: "Re-metabolizing Paljassaare"

05:30 - 17 January, 2017
Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) 2017 Vision Competition: "Re-metabolizing Paljassaare", satellite view of Paljassare Peninsula area
satellite view of Paljassare Peninsula area

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 have announced the TAB 2017 Vision Competition, offering architects, scientists and artists the chance to define a new urbanity of the Paljassaare Peninsula in Tallinn in the era when no ecosystem is unaffected by human action. The deadline for the one-stage international competition is 25th of April 2017.

Call for Submissions: LA+ TIME

18:00 - 16 January, 2017
Call for Submissions: LA+ TIME, LA+ TIME Call for Submissions (design by A.Koll)
LA+ TIME Call for Submissions (design by A.Koll)

Time is ticking. That’s what it does. Or at least that’s how we represent what we don’t understand. For physics, time is a byproduct of so called space-time, elastic goo created at the very moment that something came from nothing; the moment eternity stopped and the universe began. For geology, time is 4.5 billion years of compression and catastrophe. For biology time is 3.5 billion years of diversification and now the urgency of the sixth extinction. For anthropology time is 150 thousand years since mitochondrial Eve walked out of the rift valley in Ethiopia.

Open Call: Hyde Park Library I London

09:26 - 11 January, 2017
Open Call: Hyde Park Library I London

London - literature's labyrinth of 'lost souls' is one of the favorite settings for writers/poets/scientists/thinkers and intelligentsia, who have nurtured the city into the greatest hub of intellectual revolution. One of the greatest living cities of the planet, London has had the biggest global influence on the socio-economic and cultural landscape of the world. 

Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 Entry Period is Open

03:00 - 9 January, 2017
Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 Entry Period is Open, Philippe van Gelooven
Philippe van Gelooven

The Wienerberger Brick Award is a global award for modern and innovative brick architecture. Architectural journalists, critics, as well as architects, are invited to submit outstanding projects of modern brick architecture via an easy to handle submission tool until 20th April 2017. The official Brick Award ceremony will take place in Vienna in Spring 2018.

AA Easter Rising: Visiting School to Easter Island

08:30 - 6 January, 2017
AA Easter Rising: Visiting School to Easter Island, Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, Archaeology of Things Larger Than Earth. Film, 2m 30s. Exhibited at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 2016. Compiled, edited and produced by Jose Hernandez. Copyrights: Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2016.
Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, Archaeology of Things Larger Than Earth. Film, 2m 30s. Exhibited at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 2016. Compiled, edited and produced by Jose Hernandez. Copyrights: Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2016.

The 2017 Visiting School to Chile aims at studying from architectural, urban, and territorial perspectives, a series of infrastructures that since the 1960s have been installed in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) because of its extraordinary strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean. These include satellite tracking equipment, seismology and GPS tools, and radio-nuclear detection instruments that came to define global technological projects in the island. In particular, the workshop will focus its attention in the Mataveri Airport which – being the remotest runway in the world – was paved in the 1960s by the United States for the installation of a (currently abandoned) strategic base and extended again by NASA in the 1980s to become emergency landing for space shuttles. The island, in opposition to usual associations to isolation, was instead expedient for the setting of larger technological networks.

Get to Know the Great Zaha Hadid in this Tribute by Her Niece

08:00 - 6 January, 2017
Get to Know the Great Zaha Hadid in this Tribute by Her Niece, © Steve Double
© Steve Double

As we open to a new year, we would like to take a moment and remember one of the most significant lives lost in 2016: Iraqi-born British Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid. While the narrative of Zaha’s trailblazing accomplishments are well-known, architect Rana Hadid celebrates her aunt’s memory from a uniquely poignant perspective in this new piece for the Guardian. Recounting Zaha’s early artistic prowess, fierce ambition, and earnest personality, Rana describes her as “the incredibly warm and generous Zaha who showed us we could do anything we wanted if we worked at it hard enough.”

59th Annual NASA Convention

10:30 - 5 January, 2017
59th Annual NASA Convention, Parallel Projections the 59th Annual NASA Convention to be held in Jaipur, Rajasthan India
Parallel Projections the 59th Annual NASA Convention to be held in Jaipur, Rajasthan India

The Annual NASA Convention is a place for students of Architecture to come together, learn, interact, enjoy and share their views on architecture. This is the 59th Edition of the Annual NASA Convention.

Earth Architecture International Workshop, Ghana 2017

10:20 - 5 January, 2017
Earth Architecture International Workshop, Ghana 2017, InsideOut Workshop Flyer © Francesca Vittorini, Andrea Tabocchini
InsideOut Workshop Flyer © Francesca Vittorini, Andrea Tabocchini

We are happy to announce InsideOut Earth Architecture International Workshop, that will take place from June 2nd to August 25th 2017 in Abetenim, Ghana.

In this period, a team of volunteers from around the world will meet to build InsideOut, a prototype of a sustainable school in participation with the local community.

The AR Celebrates 50 Years of Venturi's "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture"

06:00 - 4 January, 2017
The AR Celebrates 50 Years of Venturi's "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture", AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi. Image © Maria Buszek
AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi. Image © Maria Buszek

The Architectural Review has recently published an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Robert Venturi’s book, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, which is regarded as one of the most important writings about architecture since Le Corbusier’s Vers une Architecture. In the article, Martino Stierli—Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art—delves into the significance of Venturi’s work, the motivation behind it, its continuing impact, and more. Read the full article at the Architectural Review, here.

SOHO China Property Mogul Zhang Xin on the Chinese Economy and Her Changing Business Model

08:30 - 3 January, 2017
SOHO China Property Mogul Zhang Xin on the Chinese Economy and Her Changing Business Model, Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects . Image © Iwan Baan
Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects . Image © Iwan Baan

German magazine Der Spiegel has conducted an interview with Zhang Xin, billionaire real estate mogul and founder of SOHO China—the company behind such well-known buildings as Zaha Hadid Architects' Galaxy SOHO and Wangjing SOHO. In the interview, Xin discusses the Chinese economy, her changing business model, digitalization, the symbolic value of buildings, and more. Learn more about Xin’s take on success and change in China by reading the full interview here.

Skopje 2014 is a Controversial Project Aimed at Remodeling the European City

14:00 - 1 January, 2017
Skopje 2014 is a Controversial Project Aimed at Remodeling the European City, Courtesy of © Wikimedia user Pudelek licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Courtesy of © Wikimedia user Pudelek licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

After the earthquake in Skopje in 1963, a slew of foreign architects worked to change the capital into an architecturally dynamic urban landscape. Now, that vision may be obsolete.  In Architects of Modernist Skopje Decry Retrograde Remodel, Bojan Blazhevski investigates the overwhelming number of buildings enduring "Skopje 2014" — a remodeling of existing buildings in the capital city. More than 20 modernist buildings have already been made over. Described as "kitsch" by a hostel manager in the city, the project, which aims to draw in more tourists and regain historical elements, has culminated in a neo-classical display. The imitation buildings, however, have produced controversy, with opinions divided on the aesthetic quality of the project. 

Open Call: HOME•LY | ASA International Ideas Competition 2017

03:00 - 1 January, 2017
Open Call: HOME•LY | ASA International Ideas Competition 2017, HOME.LY | ASA INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION 2017
HOME.LY | ASA INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION 2017

HOME•LY / ASA international ideas competition 2017

Home is the domain of architecture that is most intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, Home is also an embodiment of family. It is an altar of family values, traditions, rituals as well as memories.

Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture

17:56 - 27 December, 2016
Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture, Kaira Looro Competition
Kaira Looro Competition

A national symbol for the spirituality of Senegal. Introspection, spirituality, and divinity. These are the elements around which the sacred architecture revolves. The light and the lightness of the materials join sacred and profane, creating an architecture that, through spaces and forms, try to invite humans to an introspective research. The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers, and students. It’s possible to participate as a team or individually.

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

17:50 - 27 December, 2016
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Portland Open Space Sequence, Ira Keller Fountain, Portland, OR, 2016. - Photograph © Jeremy Bittermann, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Portland Open Space Sequence, Ira Keller Fountain, Portland, OR, 2016. - Photograph © Jeremy Bittermann, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

A traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of influential Modernist landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009). Organized on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth, the exhibition, organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation in collaboration with the National Building Museum, is accompanied by a comprehensive website and full color, 92-page gallery guide.