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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.

3rd Impact: The Identity Paradox. The Relationship Between Architecture, Comics and Photography

17:44 - 27 December, 2016
3rd Impact: The Identity Paradox. The Relationship Between Architecture, Comics and Photography, 3rD Impact: The Identity Paradox. Designed by Rabatanalab
3rD Impact: The Identity Paradox. Designed by Rabatanalab

The exhibition "3rd Impact: The Identity Paradox. The relationship between architecture, comics and photography” (In italian “3rD Impact: il paradosso dell'identità. Rapporto tra Architettura, Fumetto, Fotografia”) begins in Matera (Italy) December 28, with the presentation at 10:30 in the church of the former hospital of San Rocco.

How Ecologically Detrimental is Concrete?

16:00 - 24 December, 2016
How Ecologically Detrimental is Concrete?, Tricorn Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, 1965. Credit: RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Tricorn Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, 1965. Credit: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Concrete has long been considered particularly harmful to the environment. However, Architect Magazine recently published an article on Nature Geoscience, which may offer some concrete (pun intended) findings regarding the issue.

2017 Design Biennial Boston

16:00 - 23 December, 2016
2017 Design Biennial Boston, Design Biennial Boston, photography from 2015 installations
Design Biennial Boston, photography from 2015 installations

The fifth Design Biennial Boston will recognize emerging architects, landscape architects, and designers who have created inspiring and innovative practices in New England. The program showcases the most significant design leaders among the region's early-career, independent professional talent through a juried exhibition, publication, and site-specific public installation on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway. Up to four winners and one runner-up will be selected for 2017, based on a review of portfolios of prior work. Each winner will create an installation with a budget of up to $10,000 and gain access to the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building.

Call for Entries: Future Legacy Competition

15:00 - 23 December, 2016
Call for Entries: Future Legacy Competition, Future Legacy Competition
Future Legacy Competition

As part of Volume 37 of Site Magazine and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the editors invite submissions to a juried competition that projects the theme of 'Future Legacy' into Canada’s next 150 years. We are looking for design responses that take a position on the future history of a national project and offer perspectives on the role of legacy as a driving force in the creation of the nation.. What parts of the past drive us into the future? What scales of time influence our view of the passage of history? What do we pick up and what do we leave behind?

Call for Entries: 2017 Wheelwright Prize

14:00 - 23 December, 2016
Call for Entries: 2017 Wheelwright Prize, 2014 Wheelwright Prize winner Jose Ahedo traveled for the past two years to research the impact of animal farming on the land.
2014 Wheelwright Prize winner Jose Ahedo traveled for the past two years to research the impact of animal farming on the land.

Harvard University GSD's Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant available to early-career architects worldwide. With an open competition process, the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.

A Leading Light for Sustainable Construction: LafargeHolcim Awards

20:00 - 22 December, 2016
A Leading Light for Sustainable Construction: LafargeHolcim Awards, LafargeHolcim Awards Global Gold winner 2015: A hidden infrastructure within the city is opened up, made public, and transformed into a civic space. Photo: Courtesy Mario Camargo, Colectivo720.. Image
LafargeHolcim Awards Global Gold winner 2015: A hidden infrastructure within the city is opened up, made public, and transformed into a civic space. Photo: Courtesy Mario Camargo, Colectivo720.. Image

We all know that architecture, urban planning, and materials technology should aspire to greater levels of sustainability to deliver a built environment with better economic, ecological, and social performance. Innovation plays an important role since the challenges of the building and construction industry grow daily – especially in terms of sustainability. But how can the best concepts and projects find the spotlight to speed up the pace of transformation?

Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

11:31 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

Vyksa-10000 invites international artists to take a part in a contest for the largest mural in the world.

The Vyksa-10000 international contest is organized by the Art-Ovrag festival in Vyksa, Russia. The mural painting contest celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa.

Call for Entry: Architectural Concept of a Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Over the Vistula River

11:28 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Entry: Architectural Concept of a Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Over the Vistula River

Warsaw has just announced a competition to prepare an architectural conceptual design of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, which will connect both shores of the Vistula by the Karowa street.

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

08:00 - 18 December, 2016
Spotlight: David Chipperfield, The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak
The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak

The career of British architect David Chipperfield's (born 18 December 1953) has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in LondonBerlinMilan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany's Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground.

Multi-Comfort House Student Contest 2017

14:23 - 15 December, 2016
Multi-Comfort House Student Contest 2017, Multi-comfort House Student Contest 2017
Multi-comfort House Student Contest 2017

In recent years the Multi-Comfort House Student Contest has developed from a regional event aimed at architecture students to an international forum for anyone with an interest in architecture.

The opportunity to compare work and meet with international colleagues has made the competition incredibly popular with students and professors alike. In only a few years the contest has grown from just five participating countries to a worldwide competition.