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5 Ways to Discuss Building Performance for Your Next Project Pursuit

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5 Ways to Discuss Building Performance for Your Next Project Pursuit, Courtesy of Workshop Architects, Cooper Carry, OLIN, and Gilbane
Courtesy of Workshop Architects, Cooper Carry, OLIN, and Gilbane

Today in the United States, buildings account for nearly 40% of carbon emissions (EESI) and 78% of electricity usage. The most sustainability-focused firms run energy simulations for less than 50% of their projects (10% for a typical firm) and only doing so late in the process when design changes are limited and insufficient to combat red flags found in the performance report (AIA 2030 report). We can make building performance widespread once we help the entire community discuss the subject in terms of investment and return. Especially during a project pursuit, since having the buy in from the whole team helps ensure the key project metrics are met. Owners are seeking out teams who are using actual metrics and data driven processes that affect their bottom line. This new approach to practice is what makes the younger teams’ standout and will benefit both the climate and the bottom-line. Here are 5 ways to talk about building performance in your project pursuits: 

Periferica Workshop: The Open Museum [Architecture + SelfConstruction]

18:08 - 18 March, 2019
Periferica Workshop: The Open Museum [Architecture + SelfConstruction], Official Poster
Official Poster

Periferica is an international festival of urban regeneration that will take place in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, from 1 to 10 August 2019. Every year, Periferica brings together associations, universities and businesses to rethink a disused area with students, creative people and inhabitants, through a program of workshops and events. Since 2013, more than 300 students from different parts of Europe have so far participated.

International Student Competition for the Design of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ethiopia

08:30 - 8 November, 2018
International Student Competition for the Design of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, November 2013: Street scene in Addis Ababa.  rvdw images / Shutterstock.com
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, November 2013: Street scene in Addis Ababa. rvdw images / Shutterstock.com

If you're a student looking for an opportunity to make your mark and display your vision and direction for your career, this recently launched competition is definitely worth looking into. The Czech Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has offered an exceptional invitation to create a proposal for a new embassy in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. The embassy is going to be built according to the student's proposal. As the organization committee sees this as one of the largest opportunities to support talented students in the creation of such a prestigious project, the competition has been opened up to students from all universities around the world.

SOM Scale + Form at the 2018 Venice Biennale

10:45 - 26 May, 2018
SOM Scale + Form at the 2018 Venice Biennale, © Tom Harris
© Tom Harris

Today, a new exhibition opened in Venice featuring the work of the global architecture and engineering practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Presented at the European Cultural Centre, "Time Space Existence" is a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture. The show includes work from leading architects, photographers, sculptors, and universities from around the world.

The Greenhouse Talks: LIMBO SPACE

14:17 - 10 May, 2018
The Greenhouse Talks: LIMBO SPACE

The Embassy and General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut: LIMBO SPACE, the third edition of the Greenhouse Talks. The event will take place on 25 May 2018, 9 to 11 am, at the InParadiso Café, just in front of the Giardini della Biennale’s entrance in Venice, during the days of preview of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. 

Call for Submissions: Outside the Box / Opening International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

14:00 - 22 January, 2018
Call for Submissions: Outside the Box / Opening International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Opening Dutch pavillion in 2014_Photo Simone Ferraro
Opening Dutch pavillion in 2014_Photo Simone Ferraro

On the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in response to its general theme 'Freespace', the teams of the Belgian, Dutch and Spanish pavilions launch a joint Open Call.

This Open Call seeks to engage students, architects, designers, researchers, curators and artists of all ages and nationalities, to develop site-specific projects that encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and solidarity across borders. Projects should propose a spatial intervention and action in the outdoor space in front of the Spanish, Belgian and Dutch pavilions, and during the official opening day of the Biennale, 26 May 2018.

Anne Lacaton: LIVE KEYNOTE from the 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium

03:31 - 4 May, 2017

Anne Lacaton (France) is an award-winning architect and part of the duo Lacaton & Vassal, having made reuse of existing materials and integration of daylighting in standard construction their signature architecture and adding a social dimension to architectural design.

Omar Gandhi: LIVE KEYNOTE from the 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium

08:15 - 3 May, 2017

Omar Gandhi (Canada) from Omar Gandhi Architect is recognized as one of the world’s top 20 young architects by Wallpaper* Magazine and as one of 2016’s ‘Emerging Voices’ by The Architectural League of New York will be one of four keynote presentations by critically acclaimed architects that will be live-streamed from the international forum for daylight and architecture, the VELUX Daylight Symposium, to be held for the 7th time, 3-4 May 2017.

Stefan Behnisch: LIVE KEYNOTE from the 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium

03:20 - 3 May, 2017

Stefan Behnisch (Germany) from Behnisch Architekten, an award-winning architect and advocate of sustainable design, is one of four keynote presentations by critically acclaimed architects that will be live-streamed from the international forum for daylight and architecture, the VELUX Daylight Symposium, to be held for the 7th time, 3-4 May 2017.

The Surface Travel Awards: Call for Submissions

10:30 - 18 April, 2017
The Surface Travel Awards: Call for Submissions

At Surface, we see design as a catalyst for creative journeys. The Surface Travel Awards will anoint the most thoughtfully conceived new projects at the intersection of travel and design: hotels, restaurants, public spaces, retail outlets, cultural institutions, airports, travel products, luggage, branding, and more. Produced in collaboration with Peter Frank, former director of editorial product development at Travel + Leisure, the program aims to raise global awareness of the crucial benefit of design as a means to improve our lives as we explore the world around us.

Call for Submissions: MEXTRÓPOLI 2017 Pavilion in Mexico

14:48 - 9 November, 2016
Call for Submissions: MEXTRÓPOLI 2017 Pavilion in Mexico, Courtesy of Arquine
Courtesy of Arquine

The MEXTRÓPOLI Pavilion will become a public space that is activated to promote reflection of key issues for the city, a pavilion with social vocation, which is recyclable and reusable, contemplating relocation and achieve incorporated as a recreational device, information carrier and knowledge to a space currently demands the city. Participants must design a structure that complies with the requirements that specify the rules of this competition in terms of time, cost and characteristics; considered as a fundamental part to evaluate the proposal on thematic approach should be discussions within the structure will be carried out, this way the MEXTRÓPOLI Pavilion will become a traveling purposeful device that every year open global space competition from generating ideas that revolve around the development process of architecture and the city, which in turn will become the benchmark per se of each edition of the Festival of Architecture and City.

FORUM OF THE FUTURE

19:30 - 20 October, 2016
FORUM OF THE FUTURE, CMPorto
CMPorto

The Forum of the Future is an annual international festival dedicated to thought-provoking debates and performances, held in Porto, whose main objective is to invite guests from different disciplines to discuss key issues facing contemporary societies. Founded and organised by Porto Municipal Council since 2014, the Forum of the Future’s strategic partners are the Serralves Foundation, Casa da Música, the São João National Theatre and the University of Porto.

“Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition

18:00 - 22 September, 2016
“Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition

During the Olympics in Rio, on the afternoon of August 13rd, an international landmark design “Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition kicked off at Beijing Parkview Green and called for international design powers. 

Submit Your Projects to Innovation Forum at Beijing International Design Week And Win Trip to China

09:15 - 6 September, 2016

Beijing International Design Week “International human settlements development Forum” is honoured to invite you to attend the first: Global Future Living Innovation forum and World-wide Travelling Exhibition.

In light of China’s recent urgent real estate reforms, the Global Future Living Innovation forum has the honor of inviting 100 top real estate developers in China, to have an one of a kind face-to face exchange together with 100 global design companies during the annual Beijing Design week. This will be a ground breaking event seeking to find innovative solutions to humanize the concept of housing, while providing real collaboration opportunities for developers and global cutting-edge architectural designers in China for the first time.

One hundred global architectural design companies / individual designers will be chosen out of worldwide submissions to to exhibit their works to demonstrate the future trends in living. In addition, 30 of the chosen candidates will be chosen to attend the 2 day forum and face-to face event in China, all expenses paid!

Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

10:30 - 5 September, 2016
Symposium: MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe, THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE
THE FUNDACIÓ MIES VAN DER ROHE ORGANISES A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PAVILION AND THE FIGURE OF MIES VAN DER ROHE

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has organised a symposium, presided over by Juan José Lahuerta, on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.

The symposium entitled "MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929, “Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe” will be held on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Barcelona CaixaForum and will constitute a point of encounter for discussions and knowledge exchange.

KotorAPSS Forum 2016: RE-USE Symposium and THE DEBATE (Project Solana)

03:30 - 13 July, 2016
KotorAPSS Forum 2016: RE-USE Symposium and THE DEBATE (Project Solana)

With its upcoming double symposium KotorAPSS further establishes a small Montenegrin town as an international hot spot for architectural thinking and advances the debate on decaying places of the recent past and their possible futures.

Boka Kotorska Bay cuts the Adriatic Montenegrin coast like a Norwegian Fjord. Once a hideout for pirates and smugglers it also was an important commercial trade hub and naval base.

The region once belonged to the Illyrian Kingdom, the Roman Empire and later to the Byzantine Empire. The Venetians ruled until the late 18th century, followed by the Austrians, and troops of Napoleon. From here Mediterranean cultures spread into the Balkan. Especially since UNESCO declared the natural and culture-historical region Kotor a world heritage site in 1979 the city and the bay have become an increasingly popular daytrip location for cruise ship tourism along the Adriatic coast.

Moscow Urban Forum 2016: Fast-Growing Megacities - Technologies for Dynamic Development

02:30 - 17 May, 2016
Moscow Urban Forum 2016: Fast-Growing Megacities - Technologies for Dynamic Development

Since its first version in 2011, the Moscow Urban Forum has become an important international platform devoted to the development of megacities, and improvement of the quality of life of urban residents in the world, Moscow and Russia. Over the years, it has developed into a major international project that brings together the people who come up with ideas to improve the quality of urban space, and the people who implement these ideas: mayors, politicians, urbanists, and architects from all over the world.

The topic of the 2016 Forum is "Fast-Growing Megacities: Technologies for Dynamic Development." Why is it so important to discuss growth and development of megacities at this time? What are the rules that determine their existence?

RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

16:00 - 29 February, 2016
RIBA Event: Make No Small Plans

Inspired by the idea of creating something from ‘nothing’ and starting from scratch, RIBA presents a special evening exploring big urban thinking on a blank canvas. Selected from an open call, the Make No Small Plans program features fast-paced and dynamic selection of screenings (including a ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ event), talks, active installations, readings and workshops, all from a wide range of professional and student architects, artists and curators. With special guest Alexander Eisenschmidt via Periscope video feed delivering a unique talk LIVE from Chicago, USA.