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Open Call: Maine Mass Timber Design Competition

11:50 - 17 July, 2018
Open Call: Maine Mass Timber Design Competition, Maine Mass Timber Design Competition
Maine Mass Timber Design Competition

2018 MAINE MASS TIMBER DESIGN COMPETITION

This year’s Maine Mass Timber Design Competition is intended to generate design ideas and test implementation of an emerging technology that hold specific promise for the state economy.

DESIGN ABSTRACT

Remote Mass Timber Wilderness Lodge - Open Ideas Competition

Maine Huts & Trails maintains a network of backcountry trails and remote wilderness lodges woven through the woods and mountains of western Maine that provide a unique opportunity to explore and discover this beautiful region. The goal of this year’s competition is to study and develop a design concepts for a new hut on a established backcountry site, as

Algiers20xx /////// International Ideas Competition

11:44 - 17 July, 2018
Algiers20xx /////// International Ideas Competition, Algiers20xx
Algiers20xx

/// Algiers20xx
International Ideas Competition
Disruptive[Radical] Urbanism

/// Mentorship
Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands)
/// Support
City/Governor of Algiers (Algeria)
//// Sponsorship
EPAU - École Polytechnique d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme d'Alger (Algeria)

/// International Jury
>> Rem Koolhaas (Mentorship)
>> Fathallah Baghli (Professor in Architecture, Algiers)
>> Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University)
>> Jean-Louis Cohen (Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
>> Rodolphe el-Khoury (Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture)
>> Tsouria Kassab (Dean of EPAU, Algiers)
>> Hou Hanru (Director of the MAXXI Museum, Rome)

More inspiring people are joining us!

Call for Submissions: WWI Centenary Peace Memorial in France

10:07 - 6 July, 2018
Call for Submissions: WWI Centenary Peace Memorial in France, Sylvain Pierre Jean architecture
Sylvain Pierre Jean architecture

In order to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War in a creative and innovative way, the Collectif Rosati organizes an international idea competition for the creation of a 1918's armistice memorial.

Open Call: Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International Competition

01:00 - 5 July, 2018
Open Call: Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International Competition, Credits to Jacques Rougerie Foundation
Credits to Jacques Rougerie Foundation

The 8th edition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International Competition in Architecture will conitnue this year, once again, to encourage creation, audacity and the capability to imagine visions of anticipation of a world to come, while respecting the percepts of sustainable development turned towards ocean and space.

Call for Entries: Infrastructures, the 2018 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture

04:00 - 4 July, 2018
Call for Entries: Infrastructures, the 2018 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture, Jury chair Andrea P. Leers (left) with jurors Marion Weiss, Lisa Iwamoto, Linda C. Samuels and Anna B.F. Ives.
Jury chair Andrea P. Leers (left) with jurors Marion Weiss, Lisa Iwamoto, Linda C. Samuels and Anna B.F. Ives.

How does infrastructure shape our individual and collective environments?

That’s the question posed by "Infrastructures," the 2018 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture. The biennial research competition challenges early-career architects to investigate the fundamental systems, facilities and services that enable, sustain and enhance societal living conditions.

The fellowship is organized by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, in concert with AIA St. Louis. The winning proposal will receive $50,000 to support up to a year of international travel and research.

“Infrastructure can be almost anything that is systemically constructed,” said Steedman Governing Committee member

What is Affordable Housing?

14:35 - 3 July, 2018
What is Affordable Housing?, Registration for ‪the ‎architecture‬ ESSAY ‎competition‬ Competition Name is now open! Submission and registration deadline: August 25
Registration for ‪the ‎architecture‬ ESSAY ‎competition‬ Competition Name is now open! Submission and registration deadline: August 25

In the search for solutions to the global housing crisis, Bee Breeders are calling for essay submissions to explore the problem further. Winning entries will be included in the first issue of their print publication ARCHHIVE, which will focus on affordable housing.

Submissions can be historical, present, or prospective. They can be data-centric, analytical, fictional, critical, or conceptual; and can be from participants related to any field or discipline. “Essays” can be submitted as written or illustrative, as long as they fit on a single or double-page spread so they can be featured in the publication. (More information available at archhivebooks.com)

To

Resilient Design Competition - call for entries

16:00 - 19 June, 2018
Resilient Design Competition - call for entries

Internationally adopted in 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction aims to achieve in 2030 “the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries” (UNISDR, 2015).

Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

02:30 - 14 June, 2018
Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

The Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia and DOM.RF, with the support of the Russian government, announces the Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing. Strelka KB have released a design brief and participants can enter here.

OPEN CALL: BETA 2018 Competition

12:12 - 13 June, 2018
OPEN CALL: BETA 2018 Competition

The BETA competition and its related exhibition supports and promotes quality architecture in all its forms and manifestations, being conceived as a relational interface both within the profession and between the profession and the socio-cultural environment in which it operates.

Call for Ideas: 2018 NOVA DESIGN AWARD "Future Living Space"

09:55 - 10 June, 2018
Call for Ideas: 2018 NOVA DESIGN AWARD "Future Living Space"

ABOUT NOVA DESIGN AWARD
The inaugural NOVA Design Award invites applicants to imagine future living spaces in an urban setting, and intends to build a subsequent physical prototype to promote such creative thinking. It calls for new design proposals based on a single living unit, with a suggested gross floor area of no more than 50 square meters and a clear height not exceeding 6 meters, as part of a high-density context in a first-tier Chinese city. 

Benefits of Entering:
· The Jury will select 5 finalist teams, who will be invited to attend NOVA DAY - the culmination of the competition including a design forum and the awards ceremony. Teams will also be asked to pitch their entries to the Jury at the ceremony, where the final awards will be determined.
· All finalist teams will receive a cash award and a NOVA Design Award certificate. Finalist entries will be published on acclaimed media platforms. NOVA welcomes all members of the finalist teams to the events, but will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses for only 1 representative from each finalist team.
· Winning entries may result in a physical prototype by NOVA in 2019.

Open Call: Switch Guggenheim Museum New York

18:18 - 31 May, 2018
Open Call: Switch Guggenheim Museum New York, Credits: Switchcompetition.com
Credits: Switchcompetition.com

In October 1959, when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened the doors to its new building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, it promptly became “the obligatory topic of every New York conversation The last built work by Frank Lloyd Wright, who had died earlier that year at 91, was not showered with praise, as one might now expect, but pelted with criticism. Almost everyone felt that the architecture of the museum dominated the paintings and the art inside. Such was the power of FLW’s architecture. Wright’s building made it socially and culturally acceptable for an architect to design a highly expressive,

International Competition: 4th Architecture Film Festival Santiago

18:00 - 30 May, 2018
International Competition: 4th Architecture Film Festival Santiago, Cortesía de ArqFilmFest
Cortesía de ArqFilmFest

In October 2018, the Architecture Film Festival Santiago will hold its fourth version in various venues of the Lastarria neighbourhood of Santiago, including the Centro Gabriela Mistral GAM, the MAVI Visual Arts Museum, and the ICTUS Theater (Santiago, Chile). In this context, the organizers invite filmmakers from around the world to participate in its international competition "The City is ..." with shorts and feature films whose theme is the city, the urban environment, architecture of buildings and cities.  The competition categories are: documentary, fiction, experimental and architecture documentation. The festival will also award a special mention for the "best Chilean short film" and "best Chilean film.

Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

19:30 - 23 May, 2018
Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing, Courtesy of Strelka KB
Courtesy of Strelka KB

The Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia and DOM.RF, with the support of the Russian government, announces the Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing. Strelka KB have released a design brief and participants can enter here

Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Renowned Firms

05:00 - 21 May, 2018
Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Renowned Firms

108 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop and internships/lectures held by internationally-renowned architectural firms like OMA, Mccullough Mulvin Architects, Aires Mateus e Associados, Claudio Nardi Architects, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Duque Motta & AA, and Markus Scherer.

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA)

17:12 - 16 May, 2018
Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) , Tapestry Design Prize for Architects
Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Hosted by the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) is the only international tapestry award for architects. The TDPA invites architects from around the world to design a tapestry for a hypothetical site. Boullée’s mooted building that inspired the Pharos Wing, MONA, has been announced as the TDPA 2018 hypothetical site on Tuesday 20 March 2018. MONA was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects to house David Walsh’s extraordinary collection of old and new art.

Call for Ideas: Marschitect 2018 Architecture Competition

16:44 - 16 May, 2018
Call for Ideas: Marschitect 2018 Architecture Competition, Volume Zero encourages you to come envision an unseen utopian future on ‘The Red Planet’!
Volume Zero encourages you to come envision an unseen utopian future on ‘The Red Planet’!

Since the start of time, we humans have been captivated by the mystical nature of other celestial bodies surrounding our Planet Earth. This fascination has been translated to works of astronomy, astrology, architecture and many other studies from making a simple telescope to humankind’s first steps on the Moon. This unending drive for exploration has today led us to understanding our neighboring solar systems and galaxies, thousands of light years away.

The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge

16:23 - 16 May, 2018
The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge, Enter ‪the Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge #‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 25, 2018
Enter ‪the Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge #‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 25, 2018

It’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a coffee shop perched on every corner. With the boom of coffee culture in the late 90s, mornings seem unbearable without the support of a caffeine kick. Emulating the cosmopolitan New York lifestyle of shows like Friends, Seinfeld, and Sex and the City, ambiance-inspired cafés that encourage its customer to linger were a big step away from the greasy spoons of yesteryear.

Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities

19:30 - 2 May, 2018
Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities, Displaced Competition Poster, Design in Public
Displaced Competition Poster, Design in Public

THE CHALLENGE
Our world is witnessing a time of record migration and
displacement. According to the United Nations High
Commission for Refugees, there are now more than 60
million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the result
of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights
violations.
Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. Sixty
to seventy percent of displaced people now live in
cities. As the number of urban displaced persons
grows, so does the moral imperative to welcome and
embrace them.
While immigrants and refugees face many challenges
in their new urban lives — language, access to
services, work and housing, cultural barriers — they
also bring new energy to our cities and economies.
Their success is our success.

Call for Entries: School in the Marshes

18:00 - 2 May, 2018
Call for Entries: School in the Marshes, School in the marshes design competition
School in the marshes design competition

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to invite students, designers and architects worldwide to participate in the newly launched "Dewan Award for Architecture" and its competition subject for this year: School in the Marshes. Winners of this Award will be offered fully paid employment at Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai for 6 months expandable to 12 months.

Walk DVRC International Design Competition (Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)

17:30 - 2 May, 2018
Walk DVRC International Design Competition (Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)

The Walk DVRC International Design Competition is a way to imagine a more walkable, pedestrian environment on a 1.4 km stretch of Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. It is an idea-based contest to re-envision and re-engage the street as quality public space – a placemaking effort in a vehicle-choked urban street. The Competition is an international one where any interested party is eligible to participate. From all compliant Expression of Interest statements, a renowned Jury will invite five Finalists to participate in the Design Competition.

Living Upon The History

04:00 - 19 April, 2018
Living Upon The History

Registration Period: Apr. 2nd (Mon) - Oct. 1st (Mon), 2018

Submission Period: Aug. 20th (Mon) - Oct. 5th (Fri), 2018

Language: English, Japanese

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 JPY(one), 2nd Prize: 500,000 JPY(one), 3rd Prize: 300,000 JPY(one), Merit Prize: ¥100,000 (eight)

Type: Open

 

THEME

The theme for this year is “Living upon the history”.

A long history underlies in every place that we reside and live. Our lives are built upon the accumulated history of each place.
In the 20th century when the economy and industry developed rapidly, we tried to put the conventional history behind us to build a new world. However, we have learned and

Open Call for curator of the lecture series Auditorium 18/19 - Leuven

18:00 - 18 April, 2018
Open Call for curator of the lecture series Auditorium 18/19 - Leuven, Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle-by-Peter-Zumthor - photo Tim Van de Velde
Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle-by-Peter-Zumthor - photo Tim Van de Velde

Stad en Architectuur vzw is inviting curators to apply for the curatorship of the lecture series AUDITORIUM 18/19. The latest edition of AUDITORIUM will take place from October 2018 to May 2019 in the STUK Arts Centre. Stad en Architectuur vzw would like to invite curators to propose a programme that treats 'the matter of architecture’, space as a tactile place and its creation'.

Auditorium 18/19
Stad en Architectuur vzw has been organising the AUDITORIUM lecture series since 2001 in cooperation with the STUK Arts Centre and the department of Architecture of K.U. Leuven. This series has been bringing together a

Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces: Precendent Exhibition | Call For Entries

14:00 - 18 April, 2018
Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces: Precendent Exhibition | Call For Entries

How can historic sacred places support civic engagement, social cohesion, and neighborhood equity?

The Community Design Collaborative in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places is excited to announce the next phase of Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places / Civic Spaces!

Join us to demonstrate that underutilized space in historic sacred properties throughout Philadelphia can be activated in ways that expand the civic commons, serve a larger secular purpose, and strengthen communities!

The Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places are launching a call for Design Precedents and Design Teams to support Sacred Places/Civic Spaces.

We are calling for Design Precedents for a Sacred Places/Civic

LE LOGEMENT EN QUESTIONS / HOUSING IN QUESTION(S)

04:00 - 18 April, 2018
LE LOGEMENT EN QUESTIONS / HOUSING IN QUESTION(S), LE LOGEMENT EN QUESTIONS / HOUSING IN QUESTION(S)
LE LOGEMENT EN QUESTIONS / HOUSING IN QUESTION(S)

The Syndicat de l’Architecture is launching an open and anonymous ideas competition on housing in France.

The competition is open to all French architects who are qualified in architecture, working alone or in a team, as well as European architects associated with an architect working in France.

Participation conditions:

- Pre-registration and downloading detailed documents from 30 April 2018 via the competition web site: www.lelogementenquestions.fr

- Final deadline for registration: 14 July 2018 at midnight. A payment of €30 must be made on line, by transfer, or by cheque made payable to Syndicat de l’Architecture. That deposit will be refunded to any registered applicant who