To celebrate outstanding brick and ceramic building projects from around the world, Wienerberger is inviting architects, architecture critics and journalists alike to enter projects into the Wienerberger Brick Award 2020. Entries are open from 7th January 2019 until 9th April 2019.
For its second year as part of the EDGE Center for Advanced Studies, the MS in Architectural Technologies program at SCI-Arc continued connecting issues of disciplinary relevance with the most advanced technological developments reshaping society and culture at large.
Taught by Program Coordinator Marcelo Spina and Casey Rehm, the program’s final degree studio “The Future of Experience: Speculations on New Cultural Centers” explored how artificial intelligence (AI) and its various forms of automation allow us to visualize, learn from, and reconfigure the world.
"There is an existential need for simplification." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The Father of “Less is More”
Mies espoused the concept of “less is more” long before the days of Building Information Modeling. As a director of the Bauhaus School, he sought to establish an architectural style that could serve as the Modern alternative to Classic or Gothic styles. His design focus was on clarity and simplicity.
Until a few years ago, kitchens were separate rooms where food was prepared, but nowadays their role has changed. With open-plan designs, often combined with a dining or living room, they are a place for coming together. In many homes, they are even the center of everyday life. This multiple-function space challenges designers to produce coordinated room concepts with a uniform look.
Compromises when it comes to design and color? Nobody wants that when planning their perfect kitchen. There is a demand for materials with surfaces that always look the same no matter the use, for kitchen and living room designs with a uniform look and targeted accents.
Saving space, reducing costs and a pleasant user experience – parking doesn’t get much better than this.
Cityscapes around the world are changing, architects face the constant challenge of integrating parking space into new or existing real estate in densely built-up urban environments. While there is a growing ambition to replace cars as a prime mobility tool, we’re far from realizing this goal. Most downtown revitalizations today require structured parking. Where space is tight, access ramp or radius of a conventional parking garage may be hard to fit. Because robotic parking systems require neither these nor access for pedestrians, they can place up to 60% more cars in the same space – increasing the RoI on parking spaces Alternatively, the same number of cars can be parked in 60% of the space of a conventional parking garage, creating significant cost savings in the construction phase. In either case, the user experience in robotic parking systems – brightly lit entrance areas, safe vehicle retrieval processes and reduced car fumes as the search for parking is effectively eliminated – is second to none.
The One Club for Creativity is accepting entries for the ADC 98th Annual Awards competition and invites participation from all parts of the world. The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world and this year it is expanding into Spatial Design with multiple sub-categories.The ADC Spatial Design will honor and celebrate innovation and design in environments that are aimed towards enhancing the human experience in both private and public design realms. Outstanding entrants will be selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual
Havana has often been referred to as a time machine — a city that transports its visitors to a distant moment and time in history. The capital city’s colorful Spanish colonial-style architecture has made it a go-to destination for photographers, architects, and people seeking life in a bygone era. From classic cars to “its overall sense of architectural, historical and environmental continuity makes it the most impressive historical city center in the Caribbean and one of the most notable in the American continent as a whole,” remarks UNESCO.
The A’ Design Award was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products." It is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. This year's edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.
Sketching is the best way to work through design problems. Since no designer is an island, sometimes sketching collaboratively is the best way of working through design problems together. Other times, you sketch a bit, create a proper drawing, and then present to colleagues, clients or stakeholders.
"Whether you're resolving a challenging condition by yourself, or helping a client to visualize, we all sketch it out first," explained Sophie Amini, Creative Director at Pooky. "With Archisketch, more often than not, even I prefer to put aside my paper and pencil and whip off a sketch on my iPad. At Pooky, we work very closely, both with each other and with the manufacturers. We talk through sketches and ideas at length before deciding which samples to get made up. Sketches are translated into technical drawings, from which the manufacturers can work."
Laptops and tablets are great tools for the designer on the move—but when it comes to maximizing your productivity, there's simply no alternative to a larger desktop screen. Smaller devices simply don't have enough space to efficiently display the many apps, images, multiple view frames and other documents that most designers juggle in their work, and while switching between different apps and programs might only take a few seconds, those seconds add up over the course of a long day. According to a study by the University of Utah, using a larger screen allowed people to complete tasks up to 52% faster, saving as much as 2.5 hours per day. These findings are also backed up by myriad anecdotal evidence: ask any architect and they will likely agree that a larger monitor helps them professionally.
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.
The design scene is brimming with great ideas, and not just from well-known professionals. The real challenge lies in getting these designs off the drawing board and into the real world. For all those with a passion for interior design, there is Godrej DesignLab.
The Wienerberger Brick Award has offered a unique platform for the recognition of outstanding brick architecture of international quality since 2004. The award comprises 5 different categories, which may change depending on trends and current topics.
Even Philippe Starck was once a man with a great idea sitting on his desk. Luckily for the world of design, his blueprints didn't see the bottom of a dustbin! It is to ensure that all the other greats-to-be get the same opportunity to have their designs noticed, that Godrej DesignLab came about.
If you would like to make a positive impact on the world through architecture, and study in a multidisciplinary and international environment, find out more about the UICBarcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
The A’ Design Awards are held to honor excellent designs from all countries in disciplines across the design industry. Entries to the A' Design Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of leading academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A' Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, eminence, attention and international recognition for the A’ Design Award Laureates.
February 28th is the deadline for the A’ Design Award & Competition, an international design accolade that reaches millions of design oriented readers, brands, designers, architects and developers from countries around the world. This is the design award that runs and manages the World Design Rankings, and last year there were winners from 83 countries in 88 design categories that were judged by a 70-person grand jury panel.