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Free Webinars to Dive into Software, Materials & Architecture

If quarantine has brought something positive into the lives of many people around the world, it is the opportunity to change up our daily routines and dive into new activities that we did not have time or energy for beforehand. Learning and delving into topics that interest us or that are related to our work is one of them.

Many organizations and companies linked to the world of architecture and construction are enhancing their digital presence through webinars (or 'online seminars') that provide an in-depth look into their tools and products, allowing them to maintain their connection with the people who want and need them. We invite you to review a list of free seminars in which you could participate in the coming weeks. Hopefully, you will find one that suits your latest project!

13 Design Solutions to Organize your Workout at Home

© Toshiyuki Yano © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Toshiyuki Yano © Adrien Williams + 17

As cities keep growing and daily realities quickly shift, people turn to new and ever-changing ways to maintain their well-being. While the promotion of active lifestyles has been the focus of many Planners and Architects (Pedestrian/ bike-friendly cities, parks or fitness/ sports centers) aiming to support Human comfort and health, recent times have shown that these publicly coveted facilities might not always be accessible.   

The solution is as clear as day. In fact, if you’re not engaging in it nowadays, you’re probably witnessing those around you working out from home or even offices.  Workplaces have been also adapting their interior spaces, having designated areas and equipment available for those eager to take a break from work. 

Call for Entries: Food Academy Logo

CODE - COmpetitions for DEsigners - and the Municipality of Castelfranco Emilia launch FOOD ACADEMY LOGO, a call for ideas to design the logo for a high-level hub for food culture in the enchanting Villa Sorra. The winners will be selected by a jury made of renowned professionals with the likes of Ale Giorgini, Armando Milani, Alberto Moreu, Tanino Liberatore, Giovanni Avosani. A total cash prize of € 2,000 will be awarded to the winning projects.

"City Details" : Worldwide Trends and Best Design Solutions for Megacities Exhibition

“A city is a unity of dissimilar elements,” said Aristotle, and his words still ring true. Today, millions of people live in megacities with different, often conflicting interests, and the task of urban planners is to make cities convenient for everyone, taking into account the characteristics of their inhabitants. 

Grafton Architects: Get to Know 2020 Pritzker Winners’ Built Work

University of Limerick Medical School / Grafton Architects. Image © Dennis Gilbert Urban Institute of Ireland / Grafton Architects. Image © Ros Kavanagh Waterloo Lane Mews / Grafton Architects. Image © Ros Kavanagh Kingston University Town House / Grafton Architects. Image © Ed Reeve + 16

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara founded Grafton Architects in 1978, after they met each other at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin. The practice, named after the street where the duo's first office was located, has been awarded this year’s prestigious 2020 Pritzker Award. Grafton's built work reflects the continued search of architectural excellence, in buildings ranging from small scale housing to large public volumes.

Tokyo City Guide: 25 Iconic Buildings to Visit in Japan's Capital City

Similar to Berlin, Tokyo’s architecture is overwhelming modern due to its destruction during the 20th Century. Its minimalistic yet experimental architecture has drawn the world's attention, attracting a considerable number of tourists to the Japanese capital every year. New technologies and old traditions are assembled together to build this city, providing it with uniqueness in its architecture and design along with the richness from the way they build with concrete, wood, and glass.

The following list showcases 25 iconic and contemporary buildings that will provide a good starting point for your first visit to Japan's largest city, including works from renowned architects such as Nikken Sekkei, Herzog & De Meuron, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Sou Fujimoto, Kenzo Tange, OMA and Kazuyo Sejima.

Online Masterclass: Tech Trends and the New Digital Workplace Ecosystem

IE School of Architecture and Design and ArchDaily would like to invite you to join this outstanding online masterclass by Xiaolin Gu, currently Ideation Workplaces Strategist at Haworth.

A systematic concept of workplace strategy advances with the times. It’s closely related to the evolvement of technology and the work patterns of the new generation workforce.

Ananda House / IBUKU

© Stephen Johnson © Shaan Hurley © Stephen Johnson © Stephen Johnson + 20

Abiansemal, Indonesia
  • Architects: IBUKU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260.98
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Who Should Win the 2020 Pritzker Prize?

Once The Hyatt Foundation has revealed the announcement date of the Pritzker Prize 2020 Winner, the speculation has begun to swirl around which architect will be named next laureate of the trophy. What used to be a somewhat predictable award has become less so in recent years, and if you look at the list of people who have won before, you will realize that anything is possible.

Masterclass: Disruptive Design to Transform Business

IE School of Architecture and Design and ArchDaily, would like to invite you to join this outstanding face to face masterclass by Elvira Muñoz, Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces at IE School of Architecture & Design and Principal of Interior Design for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at AECOM.

Join us at COSENTINO´s offices in New York or Miami to discover how to implement innovative design changes that impact behavior and align with an organization’s goals — whatever they may be. Elvira will explain how investing in physical and digital spaces has a myriad of benefits for a company allowing them to enhance functionality, brand strengthening and boosting productivity and satisfaction, while also providing sustainable solutions.

Heatherwick Discusses Design on a Human Scale in First Episode of ReSITE Podcast

Design and the City is a podcast by reSITE, raising questions and proposing solutions for the city of the future. In the first episode, Thomas Heatherwick founder of Heatherwick Studios discusses the notion of Designing on a Human Scale, describes his conceptual approach and introduces his latest venture in the heart of historic Prague. Joining the interview is ArchDaily editor, Christele Harrouk.

Thomas Heatherwick from Heatherwick Studios. Image © Tomas Princ Vessel Public Landmark - Heatherwick Studio. Image Courtesy of Getty Images Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - Heatherwick Studio. Image © Iwan Baan © Tomas Princ + 9

Online Masterclass: Authentic Marketing for Designers and Design Firms

IE School of Architecture and Design and ArchDaily would like to invite you to join this outstanding online masterclass by Vivien Chong, currently Associate Partner in the Total Workplace team in Cushman & Wakefield, where she will address how a designer or design firm balance being true to oneself while running a commercially successful firm.

Call for ArchDaily Interns: Winter/Spring 2020

is looking for a motivated and highly-skilled architecture-lover to join our team of interns for Winter/Spring 2020! An ArchDaily Content internship provides a unique opportunity to learn about our site and write engaging, witty and insightful posts.

'We Can't Innovate Alone as Manufacturers, We Need to Listen to Researchers' David Briggs, CEO at The Velux Group

On the occasion of the 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium held on October 9 and 10 of 2019 in Paris, we talked with David Briggs, CEO at The Velux Group, to learn about the present and future of the company. We wanted to know how they address innovation and new technologies – especially through the biennial event – to improve quality of life for people who incorporate Velux's products and services into their homes and other spaces in more than 46 countries around the world.

The Millenium Bridge / IBUKU

Courtesy of IBUKU Courtesy of IBUKU © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco + 21

Abiansemal, Indonesia
  • Architects: IBUKU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  70.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture Announces Winners of the Essays in Architecture Competition

Architectural thinking has a rich tradition of being bound to writing. Be it the vāstu śāstra, the Seven Lamps by Ruskin, or the writings of Thoreau—writing and craft have not only gone hand in hand but are synonymous. Imagination is the moment of architecture and it finds expression in writing as much, if not more, as it does in drawing. Unfortunately, the power of the pen, especially when it comes to architecture-design, remains largely underrated.

Spotlight: Charles and Ray Eames

Charles (June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978) and Ray Eames (December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988) are best known for their personal and artistic collaboration, and their innovative designs that shaped the course of modernism. Their firm worked on a diverse array of projects, with designs for exhibitions, furniture, houses, monuments, and toys. Together they developed manufacturing processes to take advantage of new materials and technology, aiming to produce high quality everyday objects at a reasonable cost. Many of their furniture designs are considered contemporary classics, particularly the Eames Lounge & Shell Chairs, while the Eames House is a seminal work of architectural modernism.