The World Design Capital® is designated every two years by the World Design Organization (WDO), which is dedicated to promoting the design profession worldwide. The objective is to recognize cities that use design as a tool to stimulate economic, social, cultural and environmental development. The latest cities chosen have been Turin, Seoul, Helsinki, Cape Town, Taipei, Mexico City and Lille; an interesting mixture of cities that have established design as a key method of transformation.
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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture: Living Heritage
BUFFALO, NY — The sixth consecutive Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) will take place on August 19, 2021, commencing with an opening keynote speech by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, principals of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects | Partners. ACAW is an industry-academic collaborative workshop hosted by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, with Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Its aim is to broaden industry professionals’ knowledge of the performance of terra cotta, encouraging a deeper understanding of manufacturing architectural ceramics that will inform next-generation designs. Guided by terra cotta manufacturers and ceramicists, eight teams of architects, façade engineers, and educators work together over the course of the workshop to share knowledge and gain experience developing terra cotta wall assemblies. Visual mockups – constructed by the teams on-site at Boston Valley – will be virtually presented during the conference. The event is concluded by closing keynote speaker Mic Patterson, PHD and LEED AP+ of Façade Tectonics Institute.
Live stream of a panel discussion organized by Milan-based studio untitled architecture as part of Triennale di Milano's summer public program. TOPOTEK 1, Openfabric and Project for Public Spaces, three leading firms in the world of public spaces, will address the issues of the post-pandemic cities and share their views on how to approach them.
PANEL DISCUSSION – BALANCING NATURE AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Tuesday 22 June 2021
1630 hrs BST
online via Zoom
PANEL DISCUSSION AND EXHIBITION PREVIEW
Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 17.00 (BST)
A virtual event featuring 5 fast-paced presentations with artists, designers and architects exploring the ways in which queer spaces are shaped.
From nightclubs to villages, bookstores to community centres, the 2SLGBTQ+ community has found safety, community and belonging in numerous visible and invisible spaces. These queer spaces have been a life saving haven for many, making room for a historically marginalized community.
DigitalFUTURES is pleased to announce the launch of InclusiveFUTURES, the world’s largest ever festival of architecture and computational design
OPEN 2021 is an online exhibition of projects that reflect the varied design approaches of the University of Westminster's School of Architecture + Cities, its diverse students, and their place at the heart of London.
The Media Architecture Biennale is the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, and urban informatics. It brings together architects, artists and designers, leading thinkers on urban design, key industry and government representatives as well as community activists. Together, we explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.
The world is in dire need of good design that benefits both people and the planet. High school and university students around the world have spent their semesters creating projects that use art, design, and biology to create a more sustainable and equitable future.
A FREE ONLINE SYMPOSIUM ON THE BIM-TO-GIS MOVEMENT IN THE AEC INDUSTRY
Architecture Fringe 2021 (Un)Learning
A Festival of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment across Scotland, and Online
Friday 04—Sunday 20.06.21
ArchDaily and IE School of Architecture and Design invite you to unfold the strategic interior design process by solving a challenge for a real client in a real case in a real-time session. The online workshop will take place on June 10 at 5 PM CEST.
EIGHT BOOKS in Eighty Minuets LIVE on YouTube with Chee Pearlman / TED Moderator, Peder Anker/ NYU, "The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World". Bjarke Ingels, Kai-Uwe Bergmann / BIG, "Formgiving: An Architectural Future History from the BIG Bang to Singularity". Eran Chen / ODA, "Unboxing New York". Michael Murphy / MASS Design Group, "Justice Is Beauty". "Julia Watson, "Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism". Paul D. Miller / AKA DJ Spooky, "Digital Fictions: The Future of Storytelling". Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Nurhan Gokturk / Terreform ONE, "Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities". Nina Edwards Anker / nea studio, "Cocoon House".
Parks and urban green spaces enrich people’s lives in many ways and are known to provide a range of physical and mental health benefits to communities within which they are located. In the past year, with the increasing number of restrictions and guidelines for social distancing due to the global pandemic, parks across the world have seen dramatic increase in use. They have become spaces of resilience, personal restoration, and social activity when the usual amenities were not available. Parks today provide access to a range of activities such as exercising,
The next online conference of the “AURA on Saturday” series will host Prof. Ute Schneider, architect, urban designer, and the partner of Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners (KCAP). The lecture will focus on “Re-Activate by Adaptive Re-use” to transform cities into vibrant, open, inclusive, and adaptable places by re-using, re-cycling, re-thinking what is already there, with a holistic vision.