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Open Call: House Challenge 2019 - Desert House

12:40 - 27 June, 2019
Open Call: House Challenge 2019 - Desert House, Poster
Poster

Registration: Sep 30, 2019
Submission: Oct 1, 2019
Language: English
Location: Worldwide/Concept
Prizes: Cash Prize 1st for $500, 2nd for $300, 3rd for $200
Type: Open/Awards/International

“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

Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism

16:42 - 14 June, 2019
Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism, Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism
Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism

urbanHIST welcomes abstracts on the main theme of its second conference: Interpreting 20th Century European Urbanism. As an explicitly interdisciplinary project, we encourage submissions from urbanism, planning, and architectural historians; preservationists; geographers; museum curators; and independent
scholars. More information about the suggested tracks for abstracts is available in: www.bth.se/urbanhistconference.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Henrieta Moravčíková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Luděk Sýkora, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Sasha Tsenkova, University of Calgary, Canada
Stephen V. Ward, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Submissions
The organizers invite proposals for individual presentations (20 minutes). Please upload your abstract and a short CV on the online submission platform. Abstracts should be

[TRANS-] topia 2019 :: journal call for submissions

00:55 - 28 February, 2019
[TRANS-] topia 2019  ::  journal call for submissions, [TRANS-] topia 2019  ::  journal call for submissions // Image by [TRANS-] journal
[TRANS-] topia 2019 :: journal call for submissions // Image by [TRANS-] journal

[TRANS-] topia
across, beyond, through :: critique, fantasy, technology

Designing Change

01:00 - 26 February, 2019
Designing Change

Over the timespan of just one generation the planet’s pace of urbanization has dramatically increased. Through these dynamics and its resulting environmental threats, new challenges have emerged that deeply question the validity of the post-war planning paradigms. Dominant ideologies have been replaced by a problem-solving attitude, increased economic pressure and an urgent quest for evidence. What impact does this have on the work of the urban designer and planner, and how can the profession prepare for the future?

Designing Change tries to answer these and many other questions through in-depth conversations with 12 leading practitioners in the field. Conceived as an

Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

11:48 - 2 August, 2018
Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize exceptional design by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania AIA and ASLA members. The awards program is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and planners.

Algiers20xx /////// International Ideas Competition

11:44 - 17 July, 2018
Algiers20xx /////// International Ideas Competition, Algiers20xx
Algiers20xx

/// Algiers20xx
International Ideas Competition
Disruptive[Radical] Urbanism

/// Mentorship
Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands)
/// Support
City/Governor of Algiers (Algeria)
//// Sponsorship
EPAU - École Polytechnique d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme d'Alger (Algeria)

/// International Jury
>> Rem Koolhaas (Mentorship)
>> Fathallah Baghli (Professor in Architecture, Algiers)
>> Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University)
>> Jean-Louis Cohen (Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
>> Rodolphe el-Khoury (Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture)
>> Tsouria Kassab (Dean of EPAU, Algiers)
>> Hou Hanru (Director of the MAXXI Museum, Rome)

More inspiring people are joining us!

AURA Summer Academy / Istanbul: Past, Present, Future

13:04 - 7 March, 2018
AURA Summer Academy / Istanbul: Past, Present, Future, AURA Summer Academy 2018
AURA Summer Academy 2018

Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy (AURA) Istanbul would like to invite you to join its inspiring Summer Academy, "Istanbul: Past, Present, and Future".

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.

Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition

17:30 - 13 October, 2017
Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition, Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition
Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition

Great Rivers Greenway is leading a major public-private partnership to establish the conceptual plan for the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis through this design competition. The goal of the project is to connect the areas of Washington University and Forest Park to Downtown and the Gateway Arch and Mississippi Riverfront. With spurs north and south and many other destinations along the way, the greenway will connect area neighborhoods, employment centers, parks, transit, and dozens of cultural and educational institutions.

Archireport: The Site Report App That Has Changed Thousands of Architects' Lives

Sponsored Article
Archireport: The Site Report App That Has Changed Thousands of Architects' Lives

In 2011, Julien, a young entrepreneur, started to build his own house. During the preparation phase, then the construction phase, he realized the difficulties encountered by his general contractor to communicate effectively with the different stakeholders of the project. He told Morgan, his associate, about this problem; in the meantime, Apple unveiled its new iPad 2 with a camera. It wouldn't be long before the idea of a tablet tool grew in their minds: Archireport App.

They decided to meet with different architects and general contractors in order to understand the difficulties that they encountered in their everyday work. A recurring issue comes back in their speeches: the time spent writing site reports.

Summer School: MOYTIRRA 2017 Sketch design for deep-sea mining labour's housing

11:49 - 18 July, 2017
Summer School: MOYTIRRA 2017 Sketch design for deep-sea mining labour's housing, Moytirra
Moytirra

DINÂMIA’CET-IUL is delighted to announce the 1st Summer School on the Island of São Miguel in Azores.

“Moytirra 2017, Sketch design for deep-sea mining labour’s housing” includes Master-Classes, studio sessions and field trips, led by lecturers and researchers from ISCTE-IUL and University of Azores (Portugal), Northeastern and Dartmouth College (USA), Kuwait University (Kuwait) and University of Waterloo (Canada), with the support of local architectural offices. On 5th day, the final results of the workshop will be presented and discussed with the local community.

International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Place des Montréalaises

19:30 - 17 July, 2017
International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Place des Montréalaises, International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Photo credit: Marc Cramer
International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition - Photo credit: Marc Cramer

The Ville de Montréal (city of Montreal) wishes to source the most innovative and creative ideas for the permanent construction of Place des Montréalaises, a new public space adjacent to Champ-de-Mars métro station, including a pedestrian overpass.

Philadelphia International Airport "Image Maker" Landscape Design Competition

09:45 - 3 July, 2017
Philadelphia International Airport "Image Maker" Landscape Design Competition, Philadelphia International Airport Main Terminal
Philadelphia International Airport Main Terminal

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are hosting a design competition to create an “Image Maker” landscape at the Airport. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate Philadelphia’s position as America’s Garden Capital and create a welcoming image for the Greater Philadelphia region.

Call for Entries: Future House - Micro House

08:18 - 24 April, 2017
Call for Entries: Future House - Micro House, Future House: Micro House
Future House: Micro House

This international architectural idea competition invites all architecture students, young architects, and professionals related to architecture studies to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a Micro House. The competition seeks the creation of a Micro House with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning. Micro houses are the focal point in a broader system to address issues, concerns, and problems of the current day.

Call for Submissions: LA+ TIME

18:00 - 16 January, 2017
Call for Submissions: LA+ TIME, LA+ TIME Call for Submissions (design by A.Koll)
LA+ TIME Call for Submissions (design by A.Koll)

Time is ticking. That’s what it does. Or at least that’s how we represent what we don’t understand. For physics, time is a byproduct of so called space-time, elastic goo created at the very moment that something came from nothing; the moment eternity stopped and the universe began. For geology, time is 4.5 billion years of compression and catastrophe. For biology time is 3.5 billion years of diversification and now the urgency of the sixth extinction. For anthropology time is 150 thousand years since mitochondrial Eve walked out of the rift valley in Ethiopia.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards

15:00 - 8 December, 2016
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Now Open for Entries

The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is now open for entries. 
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces. 


Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017"

17:00 - 4 December, 2016
Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017", The Cover Image
The Cover Image

Have you ever imagined living in a house surrounded by the forest? Here is a competition to realize your dreams. The competition will be started very soon and seeks to explore the fantastic ides of 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. We also encourage the creation of new living style which is not only limited for houses, but also can be like pavilions, structures, or landscape.

Opinion: Why Our Cities Need Less Jane Jacobs

09:30 - 20 October, 2016
Opinion: Why Our Cities Need Less Jane Jacobs, Mrs. Jane Jacobs, chairman of the Comm. to save the West Village holds up documentary evidence at press conference at Lions Head Restaurant at Hudson & Charles Sts. (1961). Public Domain
Mrs. Jane Jacobs, chairman of the Comm. to save the West Village holds up documentary evidence at press conference at Lions Head Restaurant at Hudson & Charles Sts. (1961). Public Domain

This article was originally published in the Literary Review of Canada as "Tunnel Vision: Why our cities need less Jane Jacobs." It has been partially re-published with permission.

My introduction to Jane Jacobs was completely ordinary. Like many, many architecture students since its publication in 1962, I read The Death and Life of Great American Cities for an introductory course in urbanism. Jacobs was a joy to read, whip-crack smart and caustically funny, and she wrote in impeccable, old-school sentences that convinced you with their unimpeded flow. She explained her ideas in utterly clear and simple language. Planners are “pavement pounding” or “Olympian.” There are “foot people and car people.”

Why were we reading her? I expect it was to encourage us to look harder at the city, and to imbibe some of her spirited advocacy for experience over expertise. It was a captivating message and delivered at the right time. Today it seems as though everybody interested in cities has read at least part of Death and Life and found personal affirmation in it. Michael Kimmelman wrote, “It said what I knew instinctively to be true.” For David Crombie, “she made it clear that the ideas that mattered were the ones which we understood intimately.”

This quality was important, and one of the reasons that Jacobs endures in our culture is the facility with which we can identify with her. She is one of “us,” whoever that is—not an expert, more like an aunt than a professor. Her speciality was the induction of rules from patterns discovered by individual observation, like a 19th-century gentleman scientist. Her work gave seriousness to reactions that might otherwise be dismissed as taste, ignorance or prejudice.