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Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

08:00 - 31 October, 2016
Spotlight: Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow
Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow

In her lifetime, Pritzker prize-winning architect, fashion designer and artist Zaha Hadid (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) became one of the most recognizable faces of our field. Revered and denounced with equal aplomb for the sensuous curved forms for which she was known, Hadid rose to prominence not solely through parametricism but by designing spaces to occupy geometries in new ways. Despite her tragically early death in March of 2016, the projects now being completed by her office without their original lead designer continue to push boundaries both creative and technological, while the fearless media presence she cultivated in recent decades has cemented her place in society as a woman who needs just one name: Zaha.

Spotlight: SANAA

08:00 - 29 October, 2016
Spotlight: SANAA, Grace Farms. Image © Dean Kaufman
Grace Farms. Image © Dean Kaufman

Founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima (born 29 October 1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (born 7 February 1966), SANAA is world-renowned for its white, light buildings grounded in the architects’ Japanese cultural origins. Despite the white exteriors, their architecture is far from modernist; the constant incorporation of ambiguity and doubt in SANAA’s buildings is refreshing and playful, taking the reflective properties of glass and brightness of white to a new level.

Exhibition: "Peter Cook. Retrospective" at Tchoban Foundation

17:14 - 27 October, 2016
Exhibition: "Peter Cook. Retrospective" at Tchoban Foundation, Peter Cook. REAL CITY: Perspective of Everscreened Type, 1986, tracing paper, ink, 64 x 62 cm © Peter Cook
Peter Cook. REAL CITY: Perspective of Everscreened Type, 1986, tracing paper, ink, 64 x 62 cm © Peter Cook

The exhibition 'Peter Cook. Retrospective' is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his contribution to architecture.

International Open Call: XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile 2017

14:14 - 27 October, 2016
International Open Call: XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile 2017, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile and the XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile curatorial team, invite international professionals to participate in the exhibition, to be held a second consecutive year at the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso. Aspiring towards a biennial open to citizens rather than closed to the discipline, the biennial is titled “Diálogos Impostergables”, and for the first time will include citizen's initiatives.

Call for Entries: The Smart Green Awards 2016

08:45 - 27 October, 2016
Call for Entries: The Smart Green Awards 2016,  The event is a one of a kind platform that brings together all the stakeholders in  the  building  and  construction  industry  under  one  roof  -  the  Government, architects,  builders,  corporate  houses,  thought  leaders  and  industry  bodies .
The event is a one of a kind platform that brings together all the stakeholders in the building and construction industry under one roof - the Government, architects, builders, corporate houses, thought leaders and industry bodies .

Saint-Gobain & Economic Times Smart Green Awards will honor those who have worked towards creating ecological, innovative development solutions towards building a sustainable tomorrow.

Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma"

08:30 - 27 October, 2016
Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma", An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction
An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction

Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to imagine an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.

What's Up Paris?

16:52 - 26 October, 2016
What's Up Paris?, What's Up Paris
What's Up Paris

From reTHINKING competitions we are happy to announce our new competition:“What's Up Paris?” A city like Paris is intense, full of tourists, workers, cars ... is a place in constant motion, with changes of atmosphere, with people walking and taking pictures. It is the perfect city for having a coffee and watch people go by, watch tourists spellbound with its architecture, businessmen who run to take the subway or Parisians who simply walk their city.

The Seventh Sense - Powering the Creative Economy

16:48 - 26 October, 2016
The Seventh Sense - Powering the Creative Economy , Nuqat's 7th Annual Conference 2016 - The Seventh Sense
Nuqat's 7th Annual Conference 2016 - The Seventh Sense

As part of their commitment to enriching the Arab society through identifying and resolving cultural and creative development issues in the region, Nuqat will be launching their 7th annual conference in Kuwait – themed ‘The Seventh Sense – Powering the Creative Economy.'

Narrative in Practice: 2016

16:44 - 26 October, 2016
Narrative in Practice: 2016, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

What is Narrative in Practice all about?
What is narrative for you, in your practice? How can stories or story–telling be of use to a design process? Where do your narratives come from? Are they important to the success of your project? Within creative practice, ‘narrative’ is a subjective and elusive term, and has a wide variety of meanings. As curators we understand narrative to be a tool that creative individuals can use in their process and outcome.

Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice

16:39 - 26 October, 2016
Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice, Inޟigo Manglano-Ovalle Alltagszeit
Inޟigo Manglano-Ovalle Alltagszeit

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space Present
EXPO VIDEO: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto (Oct. 24–Nov. 25, 2016)

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space collaborate to present a satellite iteration of the EXPO VIDEO program, highlighting a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video, and new media works by artists selected from EXPO CHICAGO 2016 Exhibitors at Spazio Ridotto in Venice, Italy. The programmatic partnership between the exposition and the satellite location extend on a programmatic partnership presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago.

Better Insight, Onsite: International Design Competition for the Creation of Worksite Information Modules

16:23 - 26 October, 2016
Better Insight, Onsite: International Design Competition for the Creation of Worksite Information Modules, Better Insight, Onsite: International design competition, City of Montreal
Better Insight, Onsite: International design competition, City of Montreal

The Ville de Montréal (City of Montreal, Qc, Canada) is launching an international competition for the design of worksite information modules.

The purpose of the modules—prototypes of which will be installed in summer 2017 on three specific sites—is to mitigate the adverse impacts of worksites on the quality of life of residents and the economic vitality of surrounding areas.

Although these transitions are essential steps in the renewal of cities for the 21st century, worksites are disruptive both to the economic activities of business communities and to the daily lives of citizens.

Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /

16:19 - 26 October, 2016
Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /, Poster
Poster

A fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber – the natural renewable resource

Based on selected distinguished national and international projects, the exhibition represents the state of the art in sustainable and modern timber architecture. The presentation spans from spectacular projects by Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto to direction setting urban timber houses such as those by Kaden & Klingbeil in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg, and upwards to the newest trends in high­rise buildings realized in timber.

Registrations are open for workshop Filming Architecture in Lisbon - December 2016

10:29 - 26 October, 2016
Registrations are open for workshop Filming Architecture in Lisbon - December 2016 , Courtesy of Filming Architecture in Lisbon
Courtesy of Filming Architecture in Lisbon

Filming architecture comes to Lisbon, Portugal! This is an academic itinerant workshop about architecture representation and narratives through cinematography, and will be part of the closing activities of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. As the final product, students will produce a short movie filmed at a Museu dos Coches, a paradigmatic building designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Ricardo Bak Gordon.

Archipendium 2017

17:00 - 25 October, 2016
Archipendium 2017, archimappublishers
archimappublishers

ARCHIPENDIUM 2017 – the architecture calendar by architects for architects and all architecture enthusiasts. In this seventh year since its first publication, the 365 calendar pages of ARCHIPENDIUM 2017 are once again a unique compilation of contemporary building culture in a compact format.

Works of young and innovative studios are depicted next to buildings of well-known and experienced architects. The compilation of these architects works from all continents creates a fascinating summary of the contemporary architectural production. Each individual calendar page, with a clear and straightforward layout, provides all the essential information about that particular architecture project in words, photos, plans and layouts.

Spotlight: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

13:59 - 25 October, 2016
Spotlight: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE). Image © Paul Clemence
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE). Image © Paul Clemence

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is one of Brazil's greatest architects and urbanists. Born in Vitória, Espírito Santo in 1928, Mendes da Rocha won the 2006 Pritzker Prize, and is one of the most representative architects of the Brazilian Paulista School, also known as "Paulista Brutalism" that utilizes more geometric lines, rougher finishes and bulkier massing than other Brazilian Modernists such as Oscar Niemeyer.

COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room

03:00 - 25 October, 2016
COBE Architects: Our Urban Living Room, Our Urban Living Room, Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
Our Urban Living Room, Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

This book explores the remarkable development of Copenhagen from a poor and unattractive industrial city to one of the most livable urban capitals in the world. Through a detailed presentation of the work of Danish architectural office Cobe, readers investigate Copenhagen's challenges - from density and social segregation to congested infrastructure and post-industrial redevelopment.

Spotlight: Paul Rudolph

08:00 - 23 October, 2016
Spotlight: Paul Rudolph, University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth. Image Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth. Image Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth

One of the United States' leading architects of the Modernist era, Paul Marvin Rudolph (October 23, 1918 – August 8, 1997) was known for his contributions to modernism throughout the latter half of the 20th century. He served as the Chair of Yale University’s School of Architecture for six years and famously designed the Yale Art and Architecture Building, one of the earliest examples of Brutalist architecture in the United States.

Spotlight: Peter Cook

08:00 - 22 October, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Cook, Plug-In City. Image © Peter Cook
Plug-In City. Image © Peter Cook

As one of the founding members of Archigram, the avant-garde neo-futurist architecture group of the 1960s, the British architect, professor, and writer Sir Peter Cook (born 22 October 1936) has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century; one of his most significant works from his time with Archigram, The Plug-In City, still invokes debates on technology and society, challenging standards of architectural discourse today.