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Spotlight: Konstantin Melnikov

08:00 - 3 August, 2016
Spotlight: Konstantin Melnikov, Melnikov Residence (1929) / Konstantin Melnikov. Image © Denis Esakov
Melnikov Residence (1929) / Konstantin Melnikov. Image © Denis Esakov

Best known for the Rusakov Workers’ Club and his own house, Russian architect and painter Konstantin Melnikov (August 3rd, 1890 – November 28th, 1974) has only recently received his due, now more than forty years after his death. He spent much of the twentieth century shunned by the Soviet architectural establishment, having refused to capitulate to the increasingly conformist (and classicist) prescriptions of Stalinism. As a result, he was forced to end his career only a decade after it started, returning to his other avocation as a painter and leaving in his wake only a precious few completed works.

eVolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition

07:00 - 3 August, 2016
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2017 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2017 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

IE Spaces for Innovation Prize

18:56 - 2 August, 2016
IE Spaces for Innovation Prize

Attention top architecture and design talents!

IE School of Architecture and Design, one of the leading architecture schools in Europe, is committed to the continuous development of the practice of architecture and design and seeks to promote innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at all levels. Through its unique combination of design, innovation, and management, the school expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education and welcomes students who seek to find their own professional path and make a real contribution to the world of architecture and design.

Fentress Global Challenge 2016

07:00 - 2 August, 2016
Fentress Global Challenge 2016

In its fifth year the Fentress Global Challenge invites young architects to explore future design possibilities in public architecture. This year the annual competition challenges students to envision The Airport of the Future, designing speculative projects for a future in which airports will have ever-more significance as facilities for travel, retail, leisure, national security and more.

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 "International Competition"

15:02 - 1 August, 2016
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Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 "International Competition"

Call for Entries:
Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 International Competition 

Kerning for a Cause

14:56 - 1 August, 2016
Kerning for a Cause

The Chicago Chapter of The Architecture Lobby announces its first ever design competition, Kerning for a Cause, beginning August 1, 2016.

Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg

13:51 - 1 August, 2016
Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg, Fink Thurnher Architekten. Agrarbildungszentrum // Agricultural College, Altmünster/Upper Austria. Photo by Walter Ebenhofer
Fink Thurnher Architekten. Agrarbildungszentrum // Agricultural College, Altmünster/Upper Austria. Photo by Walter Ebenhofer

Galeri Petronas, in partnership with the Austrian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, recently launched a travelling exhibition titled “Getting Things Done : Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg”.

The exhibition features 70 panels that showcase the evolution and current state of Vorarlberg’s distinctive built environment and GALERI PETRONAS is the first Asian stop and the only venue in Malaysia to host this global-touring exhibition.

Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation

12:57 - 1 August, 2016
Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation, San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant Competition Finalist - Perkins+Will San Francisco
San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant Competition Finalist - Perkins+Will San Francisco

Our urban environment is in constant flux brought on by changes in economies and climate change. Issues of adaptation and resiliency are increasingly more relevant to all design disciplines. Jim Wasley and Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will discuss their design projects and research related to managing stormwater, revitalizing brownfields, and assessing climate change risk and adaptation in the Great Lakes and Bay Area regions.

Queen Hur Memorial Park Design Competition (India)

06:00 - 31 July, 2016
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QueenHur MemorialPark Competition, INDIA

Ÿ"Queen Hur Memorial Park Construction Project" is promoted in joint as a result of the 2015 Korea-India Summit on reinforcing cultural and personal exchanges between the two countries. The project is to reorganize the existing Queen Hur Memorial Park located in Ayodhya, India, and to extend the park in the riverside area next to the memorial park to construct the memorial park newly for connecting to the adjacent urban fabric, and commercial and cultural facilities.

Spotlight: Santiago Calatrava

07:00 - 28 July, 2016
Spotlight: Santiago Calatrava, The Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/bvincent/18091164/'>Flickr user bvincent</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a>
The Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Used under Creative Commons. Image © Flickr user bvincent licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Known for his daring neo-futurist sculptural buildings and over 50 bridges worldwide, Santiago Calatrava (born July 28, 1951) is one of the most celebrated and controversial architects working today. Trained as both an architect and structural engineer, Calatrava has been lauded throughout his career for his work that seems to defy physical laws and imbues a sense of motion into still objects.

Emerge Competition

14:42 - 25 July, 2016
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Emerge Competition

High unemployment and under-employment statistics amongst the youth in Zimbabwe cannot go unnoticed. The need for strategic partnerships is now evident.

In 2016, Emerge is addressing this issue through proposing a brief that rethinks the traditional youth centre building typology.

Emerge would like to see your new visions for a Youth and Entrepreneurship Centre.

The City Above the City - Architects' Competition

14:38 - 25 July, 2016
The City Above the City - Architects' Competition, The City Above the City - Architects' competition
The City Above the City - Architects' competition

The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanisation in both sustainable and humane ways.

Metsä Wood invites participants to submit their work for the City Above the City design competition by September 30th 2016. The prizes of the competition include one grand prize of 10,000 €, two second prizes of 5,000 € and five third prizes of 2,000 €. The top 10 entries will be published.

Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

14:32 - 25 July, 2016
Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

The workshop is organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association) in order to promote the principle of environmentally friendly architecture. It is addressed to young architects and students of architecture. It will take place at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse near the city of Volos, Greece between September 17th and September 25th 2016.

Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

14:25 - 25 July, 2016
Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

This fall, the University Art Museum will present the Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, on October 15, 2016, to benefit the 2017 exhibition, Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. This tour (10:30am – 5pm) will highlight the modern architecture of Hugh Davies, Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, George Montierth, Richard Neutra, and Raphael Soriano with nine stops throughout Long Beach! 

WANTED: Teaching Positions Available at Bergen School of Architecture, Norway

12:23 - 25 July, 2016
WANTED: Teaching Positions Available at Bergen School of Architecture, Norway , Courtesy of Bergen School of Architecture
Courtesy of Bergen School of Architecture

Contrary to the usual connotation of the wanted poster we want to express how WANTED aligns with the school’s urge to engage with new teaching experiences through committed, explorative architects and artists wanting to challenge students in teaching at Bergen School of Architecture (BAS). With this, we announce that we are in search of practitioners engaged in teaching for four new part-time teaching positions. The positions are for a four year fixed-term.

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

06:00 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.

Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt

02:30 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam

As an architect, critic and winner of the 2002 Pritzker PrizeGlenn Murcutt (born 25 July 1936) has designed some of Australia's most innovative and environmentally sensitive buildings over a long career - and yet he still remains a one man office. Despite working on his own, primarily on private residences and exclusively in Australia, his buildings have had a huge influence across the world and his motto of "touch the earth lightly" is internationally recognized as a way to foster harmonious, adaptable structures that work with the surrounding landscape instead of competing with it.

Spotlight: Richard Rogers

08:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Richard Rogers, Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0
Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0

As one of the leading architects of the British High-Tech movement, Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Rogers stands out as among the most innovative and distinctive architects of a generation. Rogers made his name in the 70s and 80s, with buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Headquarters for Lloyd's Bank in London. To this day his work plays with similar motifs, utilizing bright colors and structural elements to create a style that is recognizable, yet also highly adaptable.