Discover the magniﬁcent architecture and rich cultural heritage of New Orleans on an exclusive, ﬁve day tour with Architectural Adventures. From the famous Creole Townhouses and Cottages in the French Quarter and the spectacular homes in the Garden District to post-Katrina sustainable neighborhoods and some of the most important contemporary structures in the city, experience the myriad of architectural gems of the Crescent City. Join our Architectural Adventures expert on this exclusive exploration of the past, present, and future of New Orleans.
Laka Competition 2017 “Architecture that Reacts”
We invite designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism since it responds to the external stimuli and develops because of it.
On 5 July the book ‘After Piraeus’ will be launched at a festive gathering in Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam.
In 1994, the housing block Piraeus was completed to the design of Hans Kollhoff. It was a blow. German architects were needed to demonstrate that a design did not need to be at odds with the Dutch construction culture. Piraeus must be taken as a pivotal point in modern history, after which the thinking on the production of buildings and city were newly charged.
David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material, a review of world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye’s work to date, is travelling to the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The exhibition, which debuted at the Haus der Kunst in Munich in 2015 before travelling to the Art Institute of Chicago, offers insight into the global architect’s unique approach, highlighting the ways he weaves local geographies and cultural legacies into his celebrated designs.
A two-day public program of talks, debates, workshops and discussions following the week-long design and build summer school.
On June 3–4, the BSA Foundation presents the 2017 Common Boston Festival of architecture and design (#CB17) .This open-house architecture festival will unlock the doors to dozens of Boston’s architecturally, culturally, and historically significant sites, encouraging residents and tourists to consider why design matters, while tapping into unique stories that illuminate our vibrant communities. From historic sites to office towers to community gardens, participants will get unparalleled access to more than 50 unique sites that contribute to making greater Boston such an exceptional place to live, work, and play.
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.
Learn to collaborate on large scale planning with supporting disciplines to develop critical thinking and innovative approaches to future growth of cities and develop prototypes for the future economies of the cities with a global perspective and approach. Learn to rethink the future functions of conventional and traditional programs of the city and the most innovative technologies supporting balance, self - sufficiency and continual growth.
Cocoweb - a lighting source that combines classic design with modern, energy-efficient technology.
As environmentally-conscious design becomes more and more sought after in the fields of architecture and interior design, the use of LED lights becomes an essential part of an eco-friendly building’s creation. Southern California-based lighting company Cocoweb, inspired by this notion, offers all their products integrated with LED technology. The classic light fixtures that the company started with are all customizable, so the colors of the shades, bases, and arms, as well as the arm and shade styles, are interchangeable.
Facades+AM Austin includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative collaborations between architects and engineers, high performance envelopes, and the changing face of Austin's skyline. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.
The Facades+ conference series sponsored by The Architect's Newspaper is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to Austin for the first time this July.
We invite young architects, artists and students to take part in a Global Practice Unit international summer school, organized this summer at Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in Russia.
The BCN Summer Workshops is a revolutionary program by IAAC, designed to connect some of the most pioneering minds of Barcelona with like-minded creatives from all around the world. Our 4-day workshops will take place in the Valldaura Estate, located inside the Collserola Natural Park, 30 minutes away from Barcelona. The program will start on July 24th with an inaugural speech from the world-acclaimed chef, Ferran Adriá (date TBC).
Architects today have access to an impressive array of tools to make sure the execution of their designs goes off without a hitch. They are typically given a very specific brief by business owners and use the latest technologies, such as BIM (building information modeling), to be certain they don’t misplace a window or put electrical outlets in the wrong place.
The irreverent architecture debate Turncoats launches in New York City.
Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference takes place this summer in Berlin, and will be a must-visit event for entrepreneurs, architects, urbanists and designers alike. Hosted by Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, topics unpacked across the conference include transport, city branding and the future of the property industry. From visionary entrepreneurs to acclaimed architects, guest delegates and panelists will join Monocle editors and radio hosts for a range of lively discussions, with talks interspersed with samplings of Berlin’s fine hospitality and opportunities to explore the city’s architectural sites.
The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition is a part of the “Moscow.Flowers.Sweets” Festival. Participants are offered to suggest solutions for landscape and floral compositions to improve Moscow urban spaces in the city centre and its outskirts.
LEGACY: What will speak for you long after you are gone?
The Glasgow Institute of Architects, as Trustees for the Alexander Thomson Scholarship, are pleased to announce the launch of the Legacy Essay Writing Competition. The competition marks the bi-centenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s birth and celebrates how the architect used critical writing as a tool to disseminate ideas.