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Call for Entries: Affordable Housing Competition in Lesotho

08:46 - 10 September, 2018
Call for Entries: Affordable Housing Competition in Lesotho, rise in the city 2018: Pushing the boundaries of design
rise in the city 2018: Pushing the boundaries of design

rise in the city is a unique international architecture competition for students and recent graduates worldwide. The challenge is to design affordable and sustainable housing solutions for Africa’s growing population. We invite all innovative problem solvers in the built environment to design a low-income housing prototype in an effort to curb Lesotho’s housing problem in an environment challenged by increased urban migration, climate change, and scarcity of resources.

Call for Entries: Drawing of the Year 2018

04:00 - 6 September, 2018
Call for Entries: Drawing of the Year 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture proudly announces the sixth joint venture competition: Drawing of the Year 2018. We invite architecture students from all over the world and call for drawings that demonstrate their ability to dream and create drawings that inspire for change.

This year's bold theme is Shaping new realities.

Shaping new realities
The world is facing serious challenges: climate, war, migration, and savage algorithms, to mention a few. How should architects respond to these? How can architects’ ability to dream and draw innovative solutions to challenges that are general and significant to all of us contribute to radical solutions?

We invite bold, inspiring,

Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION

14:06 - 8 August, 2018
Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION, Trans Plan 2018
Trans Plan 2018

[Overview]

TRANS PLAN is an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba). The competition is open to all students registered in a spatial design (architecture, interior, landscape, urban, and so on) and or an exhibition design programs.

The challenge of TRANS PLAN 2018 is to design an immersive installation that evolves throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning entry, selected by the jury, will be installed at A2G for public viewing for 50+/- days in the fall of 2018.

[Design Brief]

Can space evolve through its contextual and environmental

AJ Student Survey Results Pose a Worrying Question: Is Architecture Becoming an Elitist Subject?

08:00 - 30 July, 2018
AJ Student Survey Results Pose a Worrying Question: Is Architecture Becoming an Elitist Subject?, © <a href='https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-coffee-meeting-team-7096/'>Startup Stock Photos</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en'>CC0 1.0</a>
© Startup Stock Photos licensed under CC0 1.0

The Architects' Journal’s 2018 student survey has revealed troublesome, though perhaps not surprising, trends within the profession. The results of the survey, drawn from nearly 500 students in the UK, suggest that the economically fortunate are more likely to succeed within a culture that promotes unsociable and unhealthy working hours.

The numbers paint a bleak picture of the architecture student lifestyle in the UK, where, including tuition fees, students are now forking out an average of £24,000 per year. 44% of respondents identified this as the largest problem for them and their peers.

So as the traditional route into the profession becomes “increasingly out of reach for many,” is it time for schools and offices to reevaluate their methods in order to maintain a diverse, accessible architecture?

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Glenn Murcutt Master Class Student Intern Competition

15:26 - 26 July, 2018
Glenn Murcutt Master Class Student Intern Competition, Enter the Glenn Murcutt Student Master Class Competition
Enter the Glenn Murcutt Student Master Class Competition

The Glenn Murcutt Master Class Student Intern Competition is open to students currently participating in the Architectural Master's Degree at any Australian University. The winning student will be offered a place as an intern during the second week of the Master Class at Eco Outdoor Sydney in September 2018.

The intern role will see the student assigned to a team of Master Class participants and working alongside them to complete their final project by assisting with drawings, the sourcing of materials and making of models.

Eco Outdoor will cover the cost of the student's domestic flights, airport transfers, accommodation and meals.

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Call for Entries: The Big Mack Build

09:00 - 22 July, 2018
Call for Entries: The Big Mack Build, The Big Mac Build
The Big Mac Build

The Glasgow Institute of Architects, in collaboration with Glasgow Life, Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival and Mackintosh at the Willow, are inviting entries for an exciting live-build competition during the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Taking place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th of September, the competition will see the Billiard Room at ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’ on Sauchiehall Street inhabited and transformed by an installation built entirely from cardboard, which will enhance the Mackintosh-designed space.

Entrants are asked to propose an installation designed from cardboard, which will inhabit and enhance

BAMB’s Reversible Design Competition

11:01 - 19 July, 2018
BAMB’s Reversible Design Competition

The BAMB - Building As Material Banks – project has been working on developing and integrating tools including reversible design and materials passports in order to enable a systemic shift in the building sector, where dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy. Through design and circular value chains, materials, products and components used in renovations and new buildings can sustain their value over time. Instead of being to-be waste, buildings will function as banks of valuable materials – slowing down the usage of resources to a rate that meets the capacity of the planet. Different

Call for Entries: Archiprix International 2019 Santiago de Chile

16:45 - 6 July, 2018
Call for Entries: Archiprix International 2019 Santiago de Chile

Archiprix International is proud to announce the start of its tenth edition. After successful editions in 2001 in Rotterdam, 2003 in Istanbul, 2005 in Glasgow, 2007 in Shanghai, 2009 in Montevideo, 2011 in Cambridge (USA), 2013 in Moscow, 2015 in Madrid and 2017 in Ahmedabad, Archiprix International will again stage a unique presentation of the world's best graduation projects in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. The Archiprix International 2019 will take place in Santiago Chile. We are honoured that the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile are our co-organisers for the 2019 edition.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Announces 4 Winners

11:30 - 6 July, 2018
Courtesy of YTAAwards
Courtesy of YTAAwards

The four winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2018—a competition run by the European Commission, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the Architects’ Council of Europe, and the European Association for Architectural Education—have been announced. With “implicit social and cultural relevance,” each of the winning projects deals with the theme of heritage in a personal yet visionary manner, leading to a set of projects that “show good architectural citizenry.” In the second edition of the competition, 451 students from 118 schools participated, representing 32 countries from across Europe (with China and South Korea participating as Guest Countries).

Read on to see the four winners with descriptions of their projects provided by the Young Talent Architecture Award.

Courtesy of Hendrik Brinkmann Courtesy of Loed Stolte Courtesy of Loed Stolte Courtesy of Matthew Gregorowski + 34

Open Call for Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition

17:00 - 27 June, 2018
Open Call for Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition, Lisbon Triennale Universities Award Competition, 2019, ©Letra, Marco Balesteros
Lisbon Triennale Universities Award Competition, 2019, ©Letra, Marco Balesteros

As part of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale program, this call invites architecture students to engage in deep thought, in an exercise of collective research on constructive rationality. This competition for ideas is open to master degree students from worldwide architecture schools. A selection of proposals will be part of the exhibition “Natural Beauty”, curated by Tristan Chadney and Laurent Esmilaire, alongside a genealogy of works, from the 16th century to the present, that relate to constructive rationality.

2018 PAVE Student Design Competition: REGISTER TODAY!

12:00 - 19 June, 2018
2018 PAVE Student Design Competition: REGISTER TODAY!

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition
SPONSORED BY Home Depot

2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge: Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075

13:30 - 12 June, 2018
2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge: Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075, 2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge: Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075
2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge: Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075

Global commerce and the unprecedented demand for travel and have resulted in the proliferation of airports around the world. In their short history, terminal buildings have been criticized for employing generic architectural forms that are unapologetically disconnected from their context and cultural identity. Technical complexity and functional design have often taken precedence over quality and comfort for users.

IsArch Awards for architecture Students

12:02 - 4 June, 2018
IsArch Awards for architecture Students, image credit: Eleni Vagianou
image credit: Eleni Vagianou

IsArch is a non-profit organization, originally formed by architecture students and young architects, and directed to this same public. For the past 8 years we have been organizing a competition for architecture students, with the aim of promoting an international debate on the future of architecture. Academic projects from all over the world are put on display, side by side, and are being voted by a prestigious jury and also, the online community.
The winners receive prizes and are published in a rich network of press collaborators we have built over the past years, and are occasionally called for internships at

Natian Cup International Design Competition Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life

12:53 - 31 May, 2018
Natian Cup International Design Competition   Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life

The Second “Natian” Cup International Design Competition

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2018

18:00 - 18 May, 2018
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2018, Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2018
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2018

The “Home-for-All” is a project that is built upon the premise of “thinking together and creating together” with the community. It is an architectural manner that goes further than simply supporting the people affected by the disaster to question the most fundamental meaning of the future of public architecture. I would like students to present proposals that build from and go beyond the concept of “Home-for-All” from a perspective that takes into consideration of people living in our society today. - Toyo Ito

II International Contest “inHAUS LAB – Design Your Modular House” For Students and New Graduates

16:54 - 16 May, 2018
II International Contest “inHAUS LAB – Design Your Modular House” For Students and New Graduates

Following on from the work started in 2017 with the I International Competition “inHAUS LAB – Design your modular house”, Casas inHAUS launches this second edition where we would like to repeat the great reception that the last edition received, and increase the monetary value of the prizes.

Open Call: Q City Plan—Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition

11:30 - 10 May, 2018
Open Call: Q City Plan—Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition,  “Q City Plan· Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition", image credited to UED magazine
“Q City Plan· Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition", image credited to UED magazine

“Q City Plan—Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition" is now calling for entries from all university and college students worldwide who major in the fields such as urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, and artistic design, aiming to provide them a platform to show their talent based on the real built environment of Qinhuangdao as the foundation for their creation and inspiration. We hope to use this event to solicit creative ideas of microscopic renovation in public spaces and to find more possible paths for the regeneration of this famous port city of China in the future.

Call for applications: 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence & Possibilities

12:00 - 18 April, 2018
Call for applications: 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence & Possibilities, Photo: Mari Hunt
Photo: Mari Hunt

The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is welcoming applications for the international summer school — 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence & Possibilities! Application deadline: 6 May.

The programme will offer a selection of courses in various visual culture research and artistic disciplines, focusing on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, linking art and technology in clay 3D printing, bringing a fading skill to Estonia for restoring

Call for Entries: CTBUH 2018 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

18:00 - 2 April, 2018
Call for Entries: CTBUH 2018 International Student Tall Building Design Competition, 2018 International Student Tall Building Design Competition, CTBUH
2018 International Student Tall Building Design Competition, CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 7th International Student Tall Building Design Competition. The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. The deadline for submission is July 23, 2018.

The age of the tall building as a single iconic piece of sculpture, standing in isolation from its surroundings, is coming to an end. Designers have a responsibility to ensure that these permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time: unprecedented population growth; mass

Open Call: FAB FEST - International Fabrication Competition and Public Festival

14:00 - 21 March, 2018
Open Call: FAB FEST - International Fabrication Competition and Public Festival, FAB FEST '18 official poster. ©FAB FEST
FAB FEST '18 official poster. ©FAB FEST

FAB FEST is a week-long celebration of design and making, hosted by the Fabrication Lab at the University of Westminster. For the third year running, it invites creative designers from around the world to envision and build their ideas about architecture and the city. It will feature over 80 pavilions and installations designed internationally, manufactured in the Fabrication Lab, and assembled and installed in Central London.

Amanda Levete Architects Unveil Oxford University Addition

06:00 - 14 March, 2018
Amanda Levete Architects Unveil Oxford University Addition, Courtesy of AL_A Architects
Courtesy of AL_A Architects

London-based AL_A, spearheaded by Amanda Levete, have revealed their design for two new buildings at the Wadham College site of the historic Oxford University in England. The Dr. Lee Shau Kee Building and William Doo Undergraduate Centre will provide much-needed space for undergraduate services to support the University's access programs as well as new gathering places for the student body. The firm has been developing the expansion since securing the project after an invited design competition in the summer of 2016.

3D Hubs Architecture Student Grant

17:28 - 10 March, 2018
3D Hubs Architecture Student Grant, 3D Hubs Architecture Student Grant
3D Hubs Architecture Student Grant

The brief is simple: show us your use of 3D printing in your architecture project. Whether it's a wild mockup of a future tech hub made of plastic or a treehouse prototyped in metal, we want to see how you're using 3D printing to help communicate your ideas. We’re looking for inventors, problem solvers and creative talents who are able to push the boundaries of 3D printing. The awardee will receive $1000, with 10 runners up receiving a copy of The 3D Printing Handbook.

Connect Student Design Competition

17:19 - 6 March, 2018
Connect Student Design Competition

Now in its sixth year, CONNECT highlights innovative design programs at universities throughout the country. Students, under the supervision of university faculty, have the opportunity to design environments that incorporate seating and lighting installations, with the intention of offering an intimate area on the show floor where attendees can sit, relax and "connect." Exhibits will be located throughout the show floor, providing SOFA CHICAGO's international audience an opportunity to experience the innovation and creativity of future designers.

BAC - Best Architecture Competition

14:33 - 5 March, 2018
BAC - Best Architecture Competition

It is an Architecture competition, completely free, addressed to the student of the Polytechnic of Turin, which allows them to put into practice their acquired knowledge in their studies. It will be performed as a one-day workshop where 350 students, working in groups of 3, are invited to develop their project ideas related to a specific theme. The topic will be announced the day of the competition.