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Bauhaus Neue – Framing future of design education

14:16 - 15 July, 2019
Bauhaus Neue – Framing future of design education

PREMISE

There are moments in history when a confluence of ideas, people, and broader cultural and technological forces creates a spark. Sometimes the spark amounts to nothing more than a flicker. But if conditions are right, it can erupt into a dazzling, brilliant light that, while burning for only a brief moment, changes the world around it.

The Bauhaus was one of these – a place that despite the economic turmoil and cultural conservatism of the world around it, offered a truly radical, international and optimistic vision of the future. The origins of the Bauhaus lie in the late 19th century, in

Switching Prisons - Rethinking correctional facilities in context of tomorrow

12:48 - 27 June, 2019
Switching Prisons - Rethinking correctional facilities in context of tomorrow

OVERVIEW

The definition of crime is culturally subjective. This subjectivity used to help us define law and punishment in a more rational manner in the past. Today, this subjectivity placed against pacing time and increasing globalization is not easy to rationalize anymore.

We see this in many walks of life where assets like gold which used to be the driving force of an economy. Where trade and even countries were valued based on how much gold reserves they had in the past. In today’s context, trade depends on technology and the currency here is information. The millions of gigabytes of data that

Di - Generic Cities: Tokyo | Shanghai | Los Angeles

11:00 - 10 May, 2019
Di - Generic Cities: Tokyo | Shanghai | Los Angeles

BRIEF

If skylines around the world are looking too much the same, is this because the new and important buildings are done by the big names (designers) from far away and not by the locals or the opposite is true? Not only skyscrapers but, museums, civic center, concert halls, bridges, libraries, opera houses all give cities part of their identity.

We Australia – Embracing Evolution through Architecture

12:30 - 22 April, 2019
We Australia – Embracing Evolution through Architecture

BRIEF:
To build a tourist village that helps visitors to learn about the history of human evolution which not only sensitizes, but spreads awareness about the changing relationship between nature, natives and the country of Australia.

CTBUH 2019 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

07:00 - 16 April, 2019
CTBUH 2019 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 8th 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.

CTBUH 2019 Student Research Competition: Tall Building Performance

15:40 - 11 April, 2019
CTBUH 2019 Student Research Competition: Tall Building Performance

The goal of the 2019 Student Research Competition is to assist talented students, working in groups under the guidance of a professor, to focus on a relevant research question, and create an engaging output as a response. Research proposals should directly relate to the 2019 topic of “Sustainable Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat”. Proposals can come from any topic/discipline, including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, environmental engineering, façade design, financial & cost issues, fire & life safety, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance & cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering, etc.

Call for Submissions: National Pulse Memorial & Museum International Design Competition

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Call for Submissions: National Pulse Memorial & Museum International Design Competition

Design Challenge

On June 12, 2016, the largest and deadliest act of violence affecting LGBTQ+ people, and one of the deadliest terrorist attacks by a single gunman in modern American history occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A total of 49 people’s lives were taken that night, 68 others were injured, and hundreds were left permanently affected by the trauma.

In the aftermath, the Orlando community and the world came together to prove that love will overcome fear and hatred. Under this banner, the onePULSE Foundation, an educational nonprofit, was created to memorialize this tragedy and ensure that Pulse’s legacy of love, acceptance, and hope will never be lost.

$100,000 RAIC International Prize for Transformative Architecture Now Accepting Submissions

09:00 - 8 March, 2019
$100,000 RAIC International Prize for Transformative Architecture Now Accepting Submissions, Melbourne School of Design, Australia - John Wardle Architects and NADAAA - 2017 Shortlist. Photo credit: Peter Bennetts
Melbourne School of Design, Australia - John Wardle Architects and NADAAA - 2017 Shortlist. Photo credit: Peter Bennetts

The $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture is inviting submissions for its third edition, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce.

This unique international award, formerly known as the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, recognizes the power of great architecture to transform society. In keeping with a focus on the social relevance of architecture, jurors will visit all finalist projects to see the buildings in use and appreciate their impact on society and human well-being.

The RAIC is accepting entries from architects anywhere in the world, of any nationality, until April 26, 2019. The buildings should be

Athenaeum - of World Architecture ’20: Brazil

00:00 - 1 March, 2019
Athenaeum - of World Architecture ’20: Brazil

Introduction

Architects are not endowed with designing just buildings but with time, they are now building ecosystems. This expanded role of architecture is becoming more and more evident with the passing century, where the profession found itself from making enclosures for functions, to defining how the functions would be.
As we enter into the 2020, these changing definitions are becoming more noticeable. As architecture evolves these themes continuously shift with amazing trails behind.
And this, in context of South American subcontinent looks more real than ever.

Framing the world capital architecture as a place of dialogue, the time to build architecture for architecture

Boun - Urbanscape Symbiosis

09:00 - 6 February, 2019
Boun - Urbanscape Symbiosis

As our future megacities are defining themselves every day with bustling streets and soaring skyscrapers, a city still craves for many things but mostly - an identity. The 21st century from its onset is rapidly changing how we live and how we perceive the definitions of a city rampantly.

Hustle Hub - Youth Housing Design Competition ‘19 : Russia

03:30 - 3 February, 2019
Hustle Hub - Youth Housing Design Competition ‘19 : Russia

With most of the young population working today to acquire basic security of livelihood and not investing on their lives for the long term (depreciating because of the ‘grind’) due to various social stigmas associated with not owning a home; create this rat-race. Cities being an economic platform which is constantly growing everyday - equity of housing has become an issue as they turn more and more severe/unaffordable every day. 

Open Call: 2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop

01:30 - 29 January, 2019
Open Call: 2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop

Open Call: 2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop

2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop is now calling for participants from all around the world! Started in 2016 International Colleges and Universities Construction Competition initiated by CBC (China Building Centre), this annual event has been successfully hosted in different places of China and acquired a wide recognition at home and abroad. This year, International Union of Architects (UIA) joined as the international supporter of this event and make it the first China-based International construction competition on such level. 

Design that Educates Awards 2019

02:30 - 31 October, 2018
Design that Educates Awards 2019, Design that Educates Awards 2018
Design that Educates Awards 2018

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards. Such an informational layer of design and architecture provides an important (yet not fully explored) opportunity for a dialog between the user and the designer. The result—a new type of learning environment—provides a space for the exploration of both the design itself and its relation to the vaster context. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges will select the most outstanding examples.

IIDA 2018 Global Excellence Awards

16:10 - 16 October, 2018
IIDA 2018 Global Excellence Awards, 2017 Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition Winner - Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine by Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co.. Ltd., Shanghai, China
2017 Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition Winner - Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine by Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co.. Ltd., Shanghai, China

The 9th annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects in 15 categories.

Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect may submit design project(s). The project(s) must be located outside of the United States; however, the design firm may be located anywhere (including the USA). The design project(s) must have been completed no earlier than Oct. 1, 2016.

Selected by prestigious and respected design professionals, the winners will be featured on the IIDA website, on our social media channels with over 300K followers, and in the official Winners Brochure.

Winners are also

The City of Dreams 2019 Pavilion Design Competition

10:46 - 24 September, 2018
The City of Dreams 2019 Pavilion Design Competition

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2019 pavilion will be our ninth City of Dreams Pavilion, and our first on Roosevelt Island.

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on Roosevelt Island, enjoy a performance or lecture, and enjoy this temporary structure.

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

The Small House of Universal Design Award

15:47 - 23 July, 2018
The Small House of Universal Design Award, official poster
official poster

Since its foundation in 1919 in Weimar, “Bauhaus” is not just the name of Walter Gropius' legendary school of building – it also stands for unprecedented ideas as well as for having the courage to create the future while considering present global and social issues.
The initial purpose was to create a school of building which would achieve a total work of art through its interdisciplinary ways.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Bauhaus, Universal Design will be hosting the architecture competition “The Small House of Universal Design Award” in 2019.
Seizing the concept of Germany's “Schrebergärten”, translating

Call for Submissions: NOVA DESIGN AWARD 2018 - Future Living Space

09:00 - 4 June, 2018
Call for Submissions: NOVA DESIGN AWARD 2018 - Future Living Space

We live in a time of great change. As paradigmatic shifts in technology, social networks and the physical environment constantly reshape our way of living, we can foresee that the living space of the future in 10 or even 5 years will be drastically different from what it is today. 

How will we live in 2025 with updated basic needs and redefined living spaces? Perhaps, physical space and distance will further give way to digital connectivity, while inter-personal relationships will be complicated by our latest affair with artificial intelligence. Or, unsustainable urban development and the celebration of all things virtual will come to a halt and humans will engage in a renewed conversation with each other and the environment.