Call for Papers: First International Conference on Urban Physics

20:17 - 7 April, 2016
Call for Papers: First International Conference on Urban Physics, First International Conference on Urban Physics, Quito - Galápagos, 25 September - 2 October 2016
First International Conference on Urban Physics, Quito - Galápagos, 25 September - 2 October 2016

The First International Conference on Urban Physics aims to be a founding event for the numerical simulation of cities and megacities, which are facing worldwide critical problems, such as their dual participation - as victims and actors - to the present and upcoming climate changes. The conference will provide an opportunity for scientists from different disciplines (computer graphics, environmental physics, numerical models, renewable energies, urban planning ...) to confront their ideas and methods for the detection and analysis of physical quantities, in order to better manage the development of cities and

Call for Submissions: Radical Innovation Award 2016

20:11 - 7 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: Radical Innovation Award 2016

The John Hardy Group announces the Radical Innovation Award call for entries and 2016 competition details.

Now in its tenth year, Radical Innovation is an incubator led by top hospitality executives and design minds seeking to challenge the hotel industry and elevate guest experience using progressive thinking in design and operations. The Radical Innovation Award invites contestants to submit their ideas for the next big hotel concept and compete for a grand prize including $10,000 to further their concept, as well as chance to have their idea realized.

CIU HABITAT International Academic Competition

12:40 - 7 April, 2016
CIU HABITAT International Academic Competition

CIU HABITAT invites designers to submit proposals that compete for the solution of three real problems of the Ecuadorian popular habitat. Which are: for item 1, human settlements in mangrove ecosystems in the Gulf of Guayaquil; for item 2, the settlements located in areas of vulnerability and risk in the vicinity of the Tungurahua volcano; and item 3, housing solutions in marginal urban settlements with precarious levels in Guayaquil’s Estero Salado.

Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

12:35 - 7 April, 2016
Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

The Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) is looking for examples for the second in its "Case Studies from the Field" publication series, entitled "Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings".

Spotlight: Léon Krier

08:00 - 7 April, 2016
Spotlight: Léon Krier, Town of Poundbury, England. Image © Andy Spain
Town of Poundbury, England. Image © Andy Spain

One of the most boldly dissenting voices of our time, architectural and urban theorist Léon Krier (born 7 April 1946) has throughout his career rejected the commonly accepted practices of Modernist Urbanism, and helped to shape ideals of the New Urbanism movement. Through his publications and city designs, Krier has changed the discourse of what makes a city successful and returned importance to the concept of community.

Open Call: Women and Family Complex Facility

09:35 - 6 April, 2016
Open Call: Women and Family Complex Facility

Seoul Metropolitan City executes a design contest targeting native and foreign experts in order to construct a women and family complex facility, ‘Space Salim’, at Dongjak-gu Daebang-dong 340-3 and three lots near Dongjak-gu Daebang Station (near Daebang Station exit 2 and 3, total area 8,874.8㎡).

Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

09:30 - 6 April, 2016
Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

After the successful past Editions La Città Nuda The Naked City presents, in collaboration with Moso International e TAG Talent Garden Torino, the new international contest focalised on the "architecture in a box". This edition, organized by the Architects Giulia Desogus, Valerio Fogliati and Ambra Seghesio, will take place in Turin, in the neighbourhood Porta Palazzo.

Gus Wüstemann Architects - TOTAL RECALL

16:27 - 5 April, 2016
Gus Wüstemann Architects - TOTAL RECALL, Musée Wien Neu à Vienne © Gus Wüstemann Architects
Musée Wien Neu à Vienne © Gus Wüstemann Architects

TOTAL RECALL
is a reference to see and feel what there really is, a sudden clearness, independent of program, with no hierarchy nor status, just a hint of cultural context, like a ruin in a landscape.

The studio gus wüstemann architects was founded 1997 in Zurich and in 2004 opened a second office in Barcelona. Gus graduated at the ETH Zurich and has lived and worked in Australia, India, England and the USA. He is co-founder and curator of catalan-architects. gus wüstemann architects work on all aspects and programs in architecture and urban design. They are working on new typologies and morphologies of housing and in their latest international competition for the Wien Museum Neu they came 8th place.

Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City

16:18 - 5 April, 2016
Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City, Living Small Exhibit graphic by Leah Vendl
Living Small Exhibit graphic by Leah Vendl

As Seattle grows, how can housing design keep pace with the evolving ways we are living in cities? Is small housing a viable option? Can smaller spaces make for better living? This exhibit by 2015 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship Recipient Garrett Reynolds, explores micro-living spaces in dense urban environments in Copenhagen, New York, Stockholm, and Tokyo.

Urban Housing Forum: Room for Growth

16:16 - 5 April, 2016
Urban Housing Forum: Room for Growth, 2016 Urban Housing Forum graphic by Leah Vendl
2016 Urban Housing Forum graphic by Leah Vendl

The Urban Housing Forum will examine how housing design and policy can serve as catalyst for livability and quality of place in an increasingly dense city. The full day program will include presentations on innovative projects, regulatory and development strategies and an investigation into housing’s unique and significant role in shaping individual lives, a sense of community and the overall design of a city as well as a panel on “What Will Make Seattle a Model City?”. In addition, our keynote speaker will be David Baker FAIA, LEED AP of David Baker Architects.

AIA Awards 4 US Projects Research Grants

14:00 - 4 April, 2016
AIA Awards 4 US Projects Research Grants, Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects
Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected four projects for its Upjohn Research Initiative, a joint program of the College of Fellows and the Board Knowledge Committee to support knowledge sharing between practitioners and academicians. "The purpose of this grant, now in its ninth year, is to provide base funds for applied research projects that advance professional knowledge and practice," says the AIA. "The 18-month long project grant qualifies recipients to have their findings and outcomes published both electronically and in a nationally distributed publication." Read on for more on each project. 

Viral Voices V: Architecture in Motion

12:15 - 4 April, 2016
Viral Voices V: Architecture in Motion

The panel will explore architecture through media in motion. It will look at how the field has evolved in the social media age, through the introduction of various technologies such as film and virtual reality, and business models, such as crowdsourcing. Viral Voices V will look at architecture as the intersection of environment, technology, and design, and how it will influence the new careers of tomorrow.

LAMP's 2016 Lighting Design Competition

11:00 - 4 April, 2016
LAMP's 2016 Lighting Design Competition

The Lighting Architecture Movement Project, aka LAMP, is an international juried design challenge open to all ages and creative backgrounds. The theme for the fourth annual competition is “Cosmic” – the best representations of which will be featured in a special exhibition in Vancouver, launching in November.

"It's Liquid Architecture" Design Student Awards 2016

10:55 - 4 April, 2016
"It's Liquid Architecture" Design Student Awards 2016

International students are invited to present their architectural and product design projects to have the chance to be featured on It’s LIQUID website, presented in BORDERS 2016, It’s Liquid Art and Architecture Festival and to take part in the first workshop of VAA – Venice Architecture Academy in May 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Call for Participation: Earth Architecture Workshop 2016

10:50 - 4 April, 2016
Call for Participation: Earth Architecture Workshop 2016, EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 2016, LOAD+NKA, July 13 -October 14, 2016 Abetenim Arts Village, GHANA
EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 2016, LOAD+NKA, July 13 -October 14, 2016 Abetenim Arts Village, GHANA

LOAD, the eARThouse2016 Designing Team is pleased to announce the Earth Architecture Workshop 2016! We look for volunteers, experts, professionals, students of architecture and landscape to locate the completed unit and blend it with the rural surrounding, interior design to organize the interior spaces, product the furniture and fittings, photography/video arts for a documentary and artists to create works of art to adorn the various spaces.African students are welcome to do their part in the building project. Students can use the opportunity for internship, personal research or thesis.

Call for Entries: 2016 Chart Architecture Competition

10:45 - 4 April, 2016
Call for Entries: 2016 Chart Architecture Competition

CHART is a Nordic art and culture manifestation of the CHART ART FAIR, the leading art fair for contemporary art in the Nordic region. The aim is to build the strongest platform for showing, communicating, and integrating art and culture on an international level. Through creative alliances across art, design, gastronomy, music, performance and architecture, CHART has distinguished itself as an important platform and meeting place for art and culture in the Nordic region attracting 14,000 visitors in 2015. The 4th edition of CHART will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28.

Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation

18:00 - 2 April, 2016
Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation , Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri
Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), will host a public panel discussion about the life and work of architect Frank Gehry. Mr. Gehry will join Paul Goldberger, architecture critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, in conversation with moderator Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art.

Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

19:30 - 1 April, 2016
Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

3XN Architects announces an exhibition that goes 'behind the scenes' of architecture, exploring some of the little-known stories, processes and people that lay behind the static, glossy photos often used to depict buildings.

Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture also marks 3XN’s 30th anniversary, which the firm is celebrating throughout 2016.