Conference: Iraq Architecture and Planning 2016

08:00 - 13 November, 2015

Al-Kindi Society for Engineers will be holding its annual engineering forum in London, titled “Iraq Architecture and Planning 2016”.

The forum will be held on Saturday the 09th January 2016 and will be attended by a host of distinguished professionals from international high profile engineering and architectural firms.

The forum will be held as a 1-day symposium and will feature expert speakers and presenters. It will also be complemented by a range of activities including an exhibition on architecture and technology.

Open Call - Collective 3D Print Installation

15:27 - 11 November, 2015
Tower by Vivian Chan M Arch RIBA
Tower by Vivian Chan M Arch RIBA

Attention to all visionary artists, architects, engineers, 3D designers and model makers: Wide Open Arts will host a curated booth of imaginary towers in our upcoming Outsider Art Fair | NYC (Jan 21-24 2016). Submissions are open to all. All received designs that adhere to the dimensional and structural criteria will be evaluated and the best designs will be 3D printed and displayed in the curated space at the Outsider Art Fair NY 2016. The project and space will be curated by independent artist and curator, Leah Gordon.

Call for Entries: International Competition for Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea

12:30 - 11 November, 2015
Korea Racing Authority
Korea Racing Authority

Korea Racing Authority (KRA) launches an international competition for the design of a Horse Park in Yeongcheon, Korea.

This one stage project competition in accordance with the UNESCO-UIA regulations has been approved by the UIA.

KRA intends to develop on a 1,474,883㎡ site "LetsRun Park Yeongcheon", a theme park about horses incorporating a racetrack that will hopefully become a local attraction. Its goal and purpose is to improve the overall image of horse racing and contribute to the horse industry, become tourist destination and attraction that enriches the local economy, and bearing a profit, provide an exemplary model for theme park development.

Call for Submissions: GROUND UP Journal, Issue 5

07:40 - 11 November, 2015
GROUND UP Call for Submissions, Issue 5
GROUND UP Call for Submissions, Issue 5

Euclid understood lines as ‘breadthless lengths,’ defined by two points and stretching on into infinity. But delineations can also be as small and simple as a flick of the wrist; the mind moving out of the hand into a gesture. Vassily Kandinsky believed lines to be ‘created by movement – specifically through the destruction of the intense self-contained repose of the point.’ Process is suggested; moments emerge from the continuity to form a rhythm. When the abstract becomes physical, delineations unite and exclude. Sociologist T.K. Oommen sees ‘the very story of human civilization’ in shifting and overlapping boundaries of all kinds. Whether blurred or accentuated, instantaneous or permanent, representational or manifest, intentional or happenstance, DELINEATIONS in the landscape are consequential. They have a story to tell.

Open Call: From Border to Home - Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers

07:30 - 11 November, 2015
Background image from October 19, 2015, when the competition was officially announced and the seminar From Border to home was held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Image:
Background image from October 19, 2015, when the competition was officially announced and the seminar From Border to home was held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Image:

The Museum of Finnish Architecture, in collaboration with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, organizes an open, anonymous architectural competition for the design of solutions to housing needs of refugees in northern Europe.
The submissions will form the basis of an exhibition to be hosted in the Finnish Pavilion at the forthcoming Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. The main exhibition at the Venice Biennale will be curated by the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. Its theme, Reporting from the front, is a call for proactive communal responsibility among architectural practitioners.

Is Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Status Under Threat?

04:00 - 11 November, 2015
View over Edinburgh. Image via College Tribune
View over Edinburgh. Image via College Tribune

"A spectre," writes Kevin McKenna for The Guardian, "thought happily to have been exorcised from the heart of beautiful Edinburgh, is stalking the city’s old wynds and crevices once more." To put it more bluntly, the "formal recognition of [the Scottish capital] as one of the world’s most beautiful cities is under threat, amid a battle for the soul of its most historic quarter." As the UNESCO inspectorate moves in to determine whether the city's World Heritage Status should be renewed McKenna laments, through a series of case studies, the potentially bleak built future of one of Britain's most loved urban centres.

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Billie Tsien

15:20 - 10 November, 2015
Architect Billie Tsien will discuss the Barnes Foundation Museum and many other award-winning projects for the Dallas Architecture Forum on November 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art
Architect Billie Tsien will discuss the Barnes Foundation Museum and many other award-winning projects for the Dallas Architecture Forum on November 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Billie Tsien, Co-Founder and Partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - a New York City-based studio focused on work for museums, schools, and non-profit organizations. Tsien’s many projects include the new art museum for the Barnes Foundation collection, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, projects for Lincoln Center in New York and Cranbrook in Michigan, and the Dallas residence for

Lecture: In Our "Extreme Present" Time

14:27 - 10 November, 2015
 Taken from The Age of Earthquakes (Blue Rider Press): Trevor Yeung, Laughing Tears.
Taken from The Age of Earthquakes (Blue Rider Press): Trevor Yeung, Laughing Tears.

In Our Time is an architecture and design lecture series presenting the best thinkers, makers, and builders of today.

Shumon Basar, co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present is joined by architect Keller Easterling and writer Kari Rittenbach.

Discussion hosted by Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic.

This lecture is made possible by William Pordy M.D.

Presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic.

Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker, and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Penguin/Blue Rider, March 2015). His edited books include

Architectural Photography Workshop at the Center for Architecture

12:56 - 10 November, 2015
Empire State Building, Catherine Teegarden
Empire State Building, Catherine Teegarden

Learn how to create your own eye-catching photographs of the city’s built environment in this hands-on workshop with architectural photographer Matthew Carbone. An introductory discussion about techniques, relevant mobile phone apps and considerations of lighting and composition particular to on-site architectural photography will be followed by an outdoor shooting session in the iconic South Street Seaport neighborhood. Class size limited to allow for individual feedback and instruction.

Open to all levels of experience. Digital SLR cameras or current iPhones / Android phones with high-quality cameras recommended.

RIBA Future Trends Survey Records Optimistic Prospects

04:00 - 10 November, 2015
Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for September 2015 shows a level of consistency with the workload index remaining unchanged at a balance figure of +21. All nations and regions within the United Kingdom returned positive balance figures, with practices in Scotland responding most confidently about workloads in the next quarter. The report states that practices remain firmly positive about overall workload prospects in the medium term, though with "an apparent leveling-off in the rate of growth."

Lisbon Architecture Triennale's Kick-Off Debate Madrid

11:47 - 9 November, 2015

The Crisis of Form
André Tavares debates with Juan Coll-Barreu and Nicolás Maruri

Madrid is the first international city to receive a debate to launch the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Under the title The Form of Form, this edition is curated by André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes.

Lisbon Architecture Triennale's Kick-Off Debate London

11:41 - 9 November, 2015

Communicating forms
André Tavares debates with Mark Tuff and Tim Abrahams

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is very pleased to announce the kick-off debate - Communicating Forms – with André Tavares chief curator of 2016’s Lisbon Triennale, Mark Tuff and Tim Abrahams.

The National Building Museum's 35th Birthday

16:44 - 8 November, 2015

Thirty-five years ago today, an Act of Congress established the nation’s only museum dedicated to the history and impact of the built environment. To celebrate our birthday, we’re throwing open our doors and offering free admission to all, as well as birthday festivities throughout the day. Learn more at

Leaking Water Becomes Latest Setback for the World Trade Center Hub

12:00 - 8 November, 2015
© Joe Woolhead
© Joe Woolhead

Adding to the controversy surrounding its construction, Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Hub - set to be the world’s most expensive transit hub with a now-estimated budget of $3.7 billion - has delayed its opening until the first half of 2016 due to leaking water, according to an article in The New York Times. The water, originating from the site of an office tower to-be at 3 World Trade Center has been traced back to workers constantly spraying water to handle dust while breaking up concrete, exposing the construction site of 3 World Trade Center to the elements. Though the centerpiece of the Hub, The Oculus, has nearly finished construction, several retail spaces of the Westfield World Trade Center luxury shopping centre have been affected by the leaking and the Westfield Corporation has decided to postpone the move-in of all stores until the problem has been fully addressed. Despite the problems, the Westfield Corporation remains optimistic of the final result that the Oculus will produce and are working aggressively to remedy the leaking.

Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003

08:52 - 8 November, 2015

This fall, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003 at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO).

Wayne Thom, an architectural photographer who built a practice under the tutelage of A. Quincy Jones, was a success from the start, quickly establishing a position as one of the leading figures in the ‘visual communication’ of architectural projects and ideas, working for developers and architects throughout the North American west and Asia, and often photographing a project from its first promotional models to finished buildings.

Rammed Earth Workshop in Tanzania

08:48 - 8 November, 2015
RAMMED EARTH WORKSHOP - Design. Build. Safari!
RAMMED EARTH WORKSHOP - Design. Build. Safari!



Join us at the Eastern slope of the Kilimanjaro from October 31, 2015 to January 30, 2016... See event page for more: / Email:

We are going to the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania to build a Volunteers Quarter at the Kasirwa Arts Village with Nka Foundation. We are looking to put together an interdisciplinary team for the build. We will immerse in the local environment to explore their building traditions, to discover what resources the community already has and mobilize those

Museum Shop Program: Building Washington National Cathedral

08:44 - 8 November, 2015

Author R. Andrew Bittner discusses the techniques used to build the Washington National Cathedral in his newly-released book from Arcadia Publishing (2015). The construction of this neo-Gothic cathedral is presented in photographic detail. A book-signing follows the talk. Book price: $19.80 Member | $21.99 Non-member.

Building Tour: Dance Place and Brookland Artspace Lofts

08:41 - 8 November, 2015

Washington’s Brookland neighborhood gained a jolt of artistic energy with the renovation of Dance Place studio and construction of Brookland Artspace Lofts. Dance Place incorporates a theater, office space, and an expanded dance studio. Brookland Artspace Lofts, a 78,000-square-foot residential development, provides 40 affordable live/work studios for working artists. Yolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP; Holly Lennihan, RA, LEED AP; and Starr Ashcraft, LEED AP BD+C with Hickok Cole Architects lead a tour of the buildings and explains how the programmatic needs unique to artists impacted their final designs. 1.5 LU HSW