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Call for Entries: RIBA Norman Foster Scholarship 2018

18:00 - 19 February, 2018
Call for Entries:  RIBA Norman Foster Scholarship 2018

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship offers £7,000 to a student of architecture who demonstrates the potential for outstanding achievement and original thinking on issues that relate to the survival of cities and towns.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in, and have successfully completed the first year of, a professional qualification in architecture in one of the schools of architecture listed in the application form (available to download from https://www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship)

Each school can nominate one student only.

Deepen Your Understanding of Construction and Materials With These Online Courses

08:00 - 31 January, 2018
Deepen Your Understanding of Construction and Materials With These Online Courses, © ArchDaily | José Tomás Franco
© ArchDaily | José Tomás Franco

How much do you wish you knew about carpentry, solar energy or masonry? Leonardo Da Vinci said, "the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." Those who are open to learning and expanding their horizons are more likely improve their approach to design. If you've always wanted to understand more about construction processes, structures or materials, this list of online courses is for you. 

We scoured MOOC platforms and databases to highlight a series of online courses related to construction and building materials.  Many of the courses are permanently available and can be taken immediately; we've also provided information so that you may contact the universities or instructors to inquire about start dates, certificates, costs, course language and other relevant details.

How Did You Finance Your Model-Making and Printing Costs During Architecture School?

08:00 - 30 January, 2018
How Did You Finance Your Model-Making and Printing Costs During Architecture School?, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

Architecture is well-known as one of the more expensive professions to study given the high costs for supplies. The fast-paced rhythm of traditional studio courses requires students to present their design ideas using drawings, diagrams, renderings, and collages—usually plotted onto paper—adding to the already high cost of creating physical models. The price tag for studying and practicing architecture is a cost that the entire profession has assumed, for better or worse.

If you aren't one of the lucky few residing in a country or state in which education is free, or in which there are significant financial aid support systems, the constant extra cost of building models and printing presentation materials has a big impact. In the best case (and only in cases in which the family is in the fortunate position to do so) parents supplement the extra money need; but in many cases, students must work while studying. What else can you do when you're expected to produce a final project or thesis that can total hundreds or even thousands of dollars to produce?

Call for entries MEDS Workshop 2018 - DiverCity

17:58 - 23 January, 2018
Call for entries MEDS Workshop 2018 - DiverCity

Update: The deadlines for this opportunity have been extended 

  • Call For tutors : Extended till January 28
  • Call for participants : Ends on February 28

MEDS workshop “Meetings of Design Students” is an international workshop that takes part each summer in a different country, focusing on various issues, themes, topics and settings that will help any designer expand their expertise. It is a chance to get in touch with diverse approaches to design, different building techniques, traditions and skills. MEDS workshop is both practical and educational because it focuses not only on creative theoretical designs, but actually compels participants to execute these designs during the 2-week span of the workshop. You can apply to MEDS as a tutor or as a participant.

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition for Cultural Center in Africa

18:00 - 20 January, 2018
Kaira Looro Architecture Competition for Cultural Center in Africa, Kaira Looro
Kaira Looro

Hundred-year-old cultures give birth to communities, being transmitted through rhymes of those who are narrating it and interpreting the past through wisdom. One’s accomplishments result from rituals and metamorphosis, bonding the human being to its own roots through dance, history, music, colors, flavors, materials and landscapes. Space and matter relate themselves to the power of rituals, drawing together the lines of an architecture encharged of passing and preserving history.

Call for submissions: International FINSA Award

12:52 - 17 January, 2018
Call for submissions: International FINSA Award, International FINSA Award
International FINSA Award

Finsa launches its competition for students of Architecture and Design for the second time.

For this year's competition, the interaction between children and the elderly is the new focus.

International Photography Competition: Geest Van de Architectuur

12:50 - 17 January, 2018
International Photography Competition: Geest Van de Architectuur, The 9th International Photography Competition
The 9th International Photography Competition

In this fast-paced era a lot of little details are missed in a matter of seconds. Just like architecture that we see everyday and everywhere, the stunning beauty of it all are tend to be overlooked.

small home BIG LIFE 2018

12:25 - 17 January, 2018
small home BIG LIFE 2018

The Small house trend is here! We invite Victorian TAFE and University students studying either building design or architecture (full time or part time) to design and submit an innovative response to living in 45m2, 60m2 or 100m2. Go our our website for competition details and to register.

Open Call: Learning Resource Center Design Competition

12:20 - 17 January, 2018
Open Call: Learning Resource Center Design Competition, Event Description poster
Event Description poster

“Once you stop learning you start dying” -Albert Einstein

Knowledge is power, knowledge is freedom. But my simple definition of knowledge is total sum of all things you know as a person, and all things known universally. Your experiences, skills you have acquired, and information that has been captured in any accessible format that can be utilized in various ways, is knowledge. And library is a temple for those who seek knowledge.

Competition: Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions

11:51 - 17 January, 2018
Competition: Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions, The site near Montello, NV Photo: Stefan Hagen
The site near Montello, NV Photo: Stefan Hagen

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.
The Montello Foundation intends to build a waypoint, so artists’ interpretations of nature and our interactions with nature may be the starting point for travelers’ contemplations.
When we travel, it is in our nature to seek points of rest, to reorient ourselves. We want to understand the place we are traversing; but we also want to focus our mind on the original purpose of our journey rather than just on the logistics and technicalities of our transportation. Historically these

Call for Entries: Community Center in Nepal

13:08 - 16 January, 2018
Call for Entries: Community Center in Nepal, ARCHsharing
ARCHsharing

Located between China and India, Nepal is all along the Himalayas. These high mountains offer a range of beautiful landscapes with the eight highest summits of the world. Nepal gets an important profit from the hiking tourism, which represents at least 10% of the GDP of the country. Although well exploited by the country, its environment is a difficult aspect for its development with a complex topography and a rough climate. Seasons rhythm the country’s activities with dry winter and summer marked by important monsoons.
The diversity of its ethnic groups, its castes, and its languages contribute to the richness of

Open Call: UIA HYP Cup 2018 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

12:41 - 15 January, 2018
Open Call: UIA HYP Cup 2018 International Student Competition in Architectural Design, UIA HYP Cup 2018 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
UIA HYP Cup 2018 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

| Theme: Architecture in Transformation
| Topic: Urban Co-living: Customizing Modules for Community
| Jury Chairman: Patrik Schumacher
| Registration Link: http://hypcup.uedmagazine.net/?r=site/login&en=1
| Registration Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) August 30th, 2018
| Submission Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2018

I. TOPIC
2018 Competition Topic:
Urban Co-living: Customizing Modules for Community
Premises and ambitions:
China’s economy is shifting from the primacy of manufacturing to the primacy of a knowledge- and research-based service sector. This shift aligns with a global trend, namely the global socio-economic transformation from a society based on mechanical mass production to a society based on digital customization. This implies a city based on R&D, marketing and finance, requiring continuous

Study Architecture 10x10 Design Competition

15:42 - 26 December, 2017
Study Architecture 10x10 Design Competition, Study Architecture 10x10 Design Competition
Study Architecture 10x10 Design Competition

Study Architecture seeks proposals from architecture students and faculty at ACSA Full and Candidate member schools for the design of a Study Architecture exhibit booth and interactive experience for the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival. The 10 x 10 foot booth should reflect the branding and messages of ACSA’s Study Architecture and #IMadeThat campaigns. The proposed activities within the booth should engage visitors in understanding how architects and architecture school graduates use science, technology, engineering, and math to design the world.

Light and The Senses Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)

13:51 - 4 December, 2017
Light and The Senses Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)

CLUE, the international design competition which rewards excellence in lighting design, launches its annual edition under the theme of LIGHT AND THE SENSES. From a young age, we know to use our senses to investigate the world around us and to guide us through our daily lives. For this year’s edition, CLUE invites students and young professional to develop a lighting design solution that aids the users of a city to reconnect and to better their public spaces through the use of their senses.

Call for Entries: Drawing of the Year 2017

11:20 - 7 November, 2017
Call for Entries: Drawing of the Year 2017, Drawing of the Year 2017
Drawing of the Year 2017

It is with great pleasure that Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA and the Danish Arts Foundation announce the fifth joint venture competition Drawing of the Year 2017. This year’s theme is Everyday Utopia.

Italian Fashion Hub: Call For Entries

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Italian Fashion Hub: Call For Entries, Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions
Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Centergross launch “Italian Fashion Hub”, an architectural competition to redevelop a multi-service area of the wider fashion district in Europe. A cash prize of € 20,000 will be awarded to the winners selected by an internationally-renowned jury made by, among the others, Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben Gilmartin (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Marie Hesseldahl (3XN), Aurélien Coulanges (Ateliers Jean Nouvel).

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HELMA 2017 – 2018 Architecture in Sport Facilities Design Award

17:25 - 13 October, 2017
HELMA 2017 – 2018 Architecture in Sport Facilities Design Award, HELMA 2017 - 2018 Update Calendar 11 Octber 17
HELMA 2017 - 2018 Update Calendar 11 Octber 17

HELMA© 2017 – 2018, ARCHITECTURE IN SPORT FACILITIES DESIGN AWARD is a GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE SPORTS FACILITIES COMPETITION that will bring together architects and designers from both international countries, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (http://www.gcc-sg.org).

Call for Entries: Walk On Water Design Challenge

17:10 - 13 October, 2017
Call for Entries: Walk On Water Design Challenge

For 28 years, FIU Architecture students have participated-in and celebrated Walk on Water, a race founded and orchestrat­ed by Professor Jaime Canaves. Each student designs and constructs shoes that will allow him/her to walk the length of the Green Lake at the heart of FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature

09:00 - 27 September, 2017
ACA's 5th International Design Competition - Inhabiting Nature, IDC - Inhabiting Nature
IDC - Inhabiting Nature

INHABITING NATURE

"The idea of using development as an engine to protect open space, strengthen communities, reduce auto-mobile use and even restore damaged ecosystems is an exciting one.... It will require a paradigm shift to move society 'from thinking the best it can do is to minimize negative impact, toward a view in which development is seen as both contributing to the growth of healthy human communities while simultaneously restoring (not merely sustaining) the natural environment. '"
- Alex Wilson, Green Development, 1998

Call for Entries: International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture

16:00 - 31 August, 2017
Call for Entries: International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture, Courtesy of Velux
Courtesy of Velux

The International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture challenges students of architecture all over the world to explore the theme of daylight and consider its role in our lives as an ever-relevant source of light, life and energy in buildings - and as an important discipline in architecture. Students can register from 1 September 2017 to 1 April 2018 and submit their daylight projects before 15 June 2018.

Open Ideas Competition: Mosul Postwar Camp

11:25 - 31 August, 2017
Open Ideas Competition: Mosul Postwar Camp

ARCHITECTURE AFTER TERRORISM
Architecture has found a strange and unexpected enemy in ISIS, which has destroyed and looted countless religious buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and works of art from different cultures and religions, most of them considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge: The Next Parkway

19:30 - 29 August, 2017
2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge: The Next Parkway, Design for Philadelphia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway by Paul Crét and Jacques Gréber, 1917
Design for Philadelphia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway by Paul Crét and Jacques Gréber, 1917

The 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge | $5,000 First Prize

This international urban design competition for university students is now open for registration. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Center / Architecture + Design seeks creative concepts for what a new 'Parkway' could be in a dense and developed 21st-century city, connecting neighborhoods with nearby natural and cultural resources.

Call for Entries: "Lost and Found" - Reclaiming Architecture of Nobody

15:00 - 16 August, 2017
Call for Entries: "Lost and Found" - Reclaiming Architecture of Nobody, AFAIR UI 2018 Design Competition: "Lost and Found"
AFAIR UI 2018 Design Competition: "Lost and Found"

Have you ever had the idea to occupy a space that is soulless and lacking of identity? When you are in a transitional space, for example, can your surroundings leave you any meaningful/memorable expressions or a positive impact?

Residual spaces. They are spaces of nothingness, physically and psychologically. Ironically, their widespread existence tend to be abandoned/forgotten and considered useless and hopeless.

"Lost and Found" challenges you to explore and address meaningful expressions of these spaces. How far can we dig in the potentials that correspond to the surroundings of these residual spaces? Either solving an issue or embracing a local phenomenon, architecture contributes to kick-start positive changes to our society.

Just look around you.
After all, they are just lost spaces, in need to be found.

HELMA 2017 - 2018 Architecture in Sport Facilities Design Award

14:50 - 16 August, 2017
HELMA 2017 - 2018 Architecture in Sport Facilities Design Award

HELMA© 2017 - 2018, Architectural Design Award is a project organised and managed by Balsam International (BI) proudly backed by Al Diwan Al Amiri in collaboration with other key strategic partners. HELMA is offered to honour young practicing architects and academics from all levels i.e. Student, Fresh graduates and Amateur creative in and around the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab Gulf States and the world.