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HOUSE IN FOREST is pleased to announce its 6th annual international design competition: House In Forest 2020 - Wooden House. The competition is designed to challenge and seek the creativity with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.
This year’s competition focuses on wooden houses, an extraordinary architectural style with traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, prefabricated wooden structures or creative
Every human intervention on an island – even those that interpret it as an ideal space for confinement - starts as an act of colonisation aimed at reducing the unescapable condition of insularity. Enacting the power of nomads as decolonising agents, Casting Castaways will migrate every two years from island to island across a former carceral archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. We will seek for a pedagogy that, while suggesting future scenarios vis a vis current trends in tourism, environmental preservation and heritage, interrogates those territories to understand how and whether architecture can challenge and escape from the very ideas
Registration: Sep 30, 2019
Submission: Oct 1, 2019
Prizes: Cash Prize 1st for $500, 2nd for $300, 3rd for $200
“An idea is salvation by imagination.” - Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.
HOUSE CHALLENGE is pleased to announce its annual international design competition: House Challenge 2019 - Desert House. The competition is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a temporary dwelling with ideas and concepts in architectural design, landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of exploring the possibilities for living in harsh environments, as well as simultaneously raising awareness of
Last week, we asked our social media followers, "What does public architecture mean to you?" These thoughts are intrinsic to the architectural debate and come into play in various types of projects, especially in those related to the planning of common-use spaces in cities.
This article was originally published by Project for Public Spaces as "What makes a successful place?", a brief guideline about how to develop great public spaces by following four qualities: Sociability, Uses & Activities, Access & Linkages, and Comfort & Image.
Great public spaces are those places where celebrations are held, social and economic exchanges occur, friends run into each other, and cultures mix. They are the “front porches” of our public institutions – libraries, field houses, schools – where we interact with each other and government. When these spaces work well, they serve as the stage for our public lives, but what makes some places succeed while others fail?
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to announce its 2018/2019 public lecture series: Home and Away. The Faculty’s stunning 400-seat multichromatic Main Hall in the heart of the Daniels Building is now open. To inaugurate our first full year of public programming in this space, we are bringing together talent and ideas from near and far for a series of discussions and debates on design issues of global importance.
The workshop focuses on the living of a direct experience of the participants, showing the territory where the work of RCR Arquitectes is rooted, with the aim of understanding their relationship with the site and the landscape, to share and pass on an attitude to life, architecture, and creativity, putting into practice their working methods.
Just like the architectural elements that make up built space - floor, walls and ceilings - natural elements are also capable of creating spaces in large-, medium- and small-scale areas, in places like public and residential gardens.
According to Brazilian landscape architect Benedito Abbud, "Landscaping is the only artistic expression in which the five senses of the human being participate. While architecture, painting, sculpture and other visual arts use and abuse only the vision, landscaping also involves smell, hearing, taste and touch, providing a rich sensory experience by adding the most diverse and complete perceptual experiences. The more a garden can sharpen all the senses, the better it fulfills its role. " 
Below we list some of the key elements of landscape planning and design. See the principles and learn why you should never randomize the placement trees!
Open Call for Proposals
Artists, (environmental) Architects, Designers & Makers
In this book, Belgian architecture office a2o presents an investigative and connecting approach to architecture through an evocative reading of their latest project, crematorium Statie Stuifduin in Lommel, Belgium. This thoughtful yet radical design blends architecture and landscape in a succession of spaces that reveals a deep understanding of both the fundamental aspects of and changing attitudes towards death, burial and the journey of life. Rather than through explicit religious symbols, the sacral is represented by the universal power of nature and by Romantic notions of finding meaning in rediscovered nature. In doing so, Statie Stuifduin goes beyond the specifics
As the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood barriers, and even public recreation space.
Commenced in 2001, this annual event has been attended by architects and academics from over 80 nations.
The Glenn Murcutt Master Class is a two-week residential studio program held in Australia. Week one is held at ‘Riversdale’, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, a magnificent rural retreat south of Sydney - an award-winning building designed by Murcutt in 1999 and described by Thomas J. Pritzker as a ‘Masterwork’. Glenn personally leads the Master Class, stays at ‘Riversdale’ with the participants and leads the program. Other tutors on the Master Class include seminal Australian architect and educator Richard Leplastrier, award winning and internationally published architect Peter Stutchbury, leading academic and practitioner Professor Brit Andresen, and Master Class Convener Lindsay Johnston, former Dean of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Australia. Week two of the 2018 Master Class will be held again in Sydney. The Master Class is open to practising architects, academics, postgraduates and some senior architecture students. There are only 32 places available.