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These Smart Megalithic Stones Are Moved And Assembled Easily With The Hands

04:30 - 18 April, 2019
These Smart Megalithic Stones Are Moved And Assembled Easily With The Hands, © Matter Design Studio
© Matter Design Studio

Matter Design Studio has partnered with CEMEX Global R&D to challenge the relationship between the mass of materials and the physical effort of contemporary construction practices, exploring the movement and assembly of heavy objects on a real scale, manufactured using advanced computing. The objective of Walking Assembly is to eliminate the crane from the constructive equation, transferring the effort from people to objects, freeing them to play with the mass.

© Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio + 25

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.

How To Promote Lifelong Learning, Productivity, And Meaningfulness In Architecture

12:01 - 31 March, 2019
How To Promote Lifelong Learning, Productivity, And Meaningfulness In Architecture, HF & VUC Fyn Complex / CEBRA. Image © Mikkel Frost
HF & VUC Fyn Complex / CEBRA. Image © Mikkel Frost

With the aim of generating an architecture that incubates the wellbeing, self-realization, and fulfillment of its inhabitants to become the best version of themselves, CEBRA has launched an ambitious Research and Development Program (R&D) called WISE (Work, Innovation, Space and Education).

As explained by its creators, the purpose of WISE is "to bridge the ongoing and rapid change in the sectors of workspace and education to inform the design of buildings that stimulate learning and innovation. We are connecting ideas of the foremost thinkers of education and entrepreneurship, research and studies in sensory stimuli, cognitive psychology, and behaviorism with architecture."

We spoke with Carsten Primdahl, founding partner of CEBRA, and Klaudio Muca, R&D Architect at CEBRA, to better understand the approach and expected results of the program.

Spaces of Culture

14:00 - 20 February, 2019
Spaces of Culture

Cultural flagships, from trendy breeding grounds to iconic cultural palaces, form the core of many urban cultural landscapes. Spaces of Culture is about the new construction and redevelopment of cultural buildings in Amsterdam in the period 2000-2016.

In the construction and development of new cultural spaces in the city, the precise location and architecture play a major role in connecting the venue to the changing needs of the public, the makers and the neighbourhood. Using various case studies, Spaces of Culture shows that the cultural sector could benefit from knowledge exchange between urban planners, developers and the world of architecture.

This book

Porocity: Opening up Solidity

10:00 - 20 February, 2019
Porocity: Opening up Solidity

An exciting new manifesto from the Why Factory, Porocity: Opening Up Solidity makes a case for the intervention of the public realm into the private sphere of the city. The Why Factory raises a critique of the city as excessively closed off, and offers tools for the prying open and aerating of the city in such a way that is socially, environmentally and economically valuable to its citizens. How can we introduce pockets for encounters, for streams of circulation, for green areas, for tunnels of cooling? What structures can be imagined to allow for this openness? Creating grottos? Splitting towers?

Call for Submissions: Arnold W. Brunner Grant

08:42 - 20 December, 2018
Call for Submissions: Arnold W. Brunner Grant

We are currently accepting applications for the Arnold W. Brunner Grant administered by the Center for Architecture and AIA New York.

Call for Applications: Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2019–20

12:44 - 11 December, 2018
Call for Applications: Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2019–20, Fosco Lucarelli, Dysfunctional Plans, Garofalo Fellowship research exhibition, April 2018
Fosco Lucarelli, Dysfunctional Plans, Garofalo Fellowship research exhibition, April 2018

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture is now accepting applications for the 2019–20 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship. Named in honor of the architect and educator Doug Garofalo (1958–2011), this nine-month fellowship provides emerging designers the opportunity to teach studio and seminar courses and conduct independent research, culminating in a public lecture at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and an exhibition at the school.

Now in its sixth year, the Garofalo Fellowship has made an essential contribution to the school’s culture through participants’ design and pedagogical agendas. Past fellows include Molly Hunker (SPORTS), Pier

DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

08:00 - 14 June, 2018
DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

Design Trust provides project grants to individual designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for projects and activities focusing on the context and content relevant to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta region. These include but are not limited to: talks, exhibitions, residencies, overseas research projects and creative installations. Design Trust currently offers applications every 20th of January, April, July and October.

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

12:00 - 26 May, 2018
 29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Commission and Europe Nostra announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 winners from 17 countries have been recognized for their achievements in four categories: conservation, research, dedicated services, and education, training and raising awareness. The winners will be honored at an award ceremony at the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit on June 22.

Somali Architecture Students Digitally Preserve Their Country's Heritage—Before It's Too Late

09:30 - 14 April, 2018
via Somali Architecture
via Somali Architecture

Since the start of civil war in 1991, the political and architectural landscapes of the East African country of Somalia have been unstable. While the country’s urban centers, such as the capital city Mogadishu, boast a diverse fabric of historic mosques, citadels, and monuments alongside modernist civic structures, the decades of conflict have resulted in the destruction of many important structures. And, while the fighting has substantially subsided in recent years, the future of the country's architectural heritage is still far from secure.

In response, Somali architecture students from across the UK, Italy, and the United States have banded together to form Somali Architecture, an ongoing research project archiving and digitally "rebuilding" iconic structures through 3D models. Their goal is “to preserve the identity and authenticity” of Somalia through its architecture—both existing and destroyed. “We want each iconic building of the past to be reinterpreted for a more coherent future,” they say.

See below for a selection of the structures Somali Architecture has uncovered and re-constructed so far.

Call for submissions: MANUEL DE SOLÀ-MORALES EUROPEAN PRIZE

18:00 - 21 March, 2018
Call for submissions: MANUEL DE SOLÀ-MORALES EUROPEAN PRIZE, © Laboratori d'Urbanisme de Barcelona · Enric Satué (design), Rosa Feliu (photography)
© Laboratori d'Urbanisme de Barcelona · Enric Satué (design), Rosa Feliu (photography)

Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize recognizes the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD.
The award honours the memory of professor in urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubió (1939-2012), who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called «persistent research».

ARCHITECT's 12th Annual R+D Awards

14:22 - 7 March, 2018
ARCHITECT's 12th Annual R+D Awards

ARCHITECT magazine is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual R+D Awards! We would be grateful if you could share the competition details below with your network. The winners will published in ARCHITECT’s July 2018 issue and on our website. As with previous years, full-time students and faculty are eligible for a reduced registration fee!

Why Do Cities Exist, and What Makes Them Grow? Here’s A Detailed Explanation

09:30 - 28 January, 2018

In this video, Wendover Productions asks some simple (if rarely asked) questions about cities: Why do they exist? What causes them to grow exponentially over time in the way they do? In answering these questions, the video suggests that, somewhat paradoxically, the creation and growth of cities is a natural phenomenon, bringing up some interesting implications regarding city planning in the future.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Fitch Funding

17:32 - 13 October, 2017
Call for Submissions: 2018 Fitch Funding, Featured work of Fellows past and present (clockwise from top left): Kress Fellow Tim Frank (2015), Blinder Awardee Rebecca Ward (2014), and Fitch Fellow Paul Kapp (2017).
Featured work of Fellows past and present (clockwise from top left): Kress Fellow Tim Frank (2015), Blinder Awardee Rebecca Ward (2014), and Fitch Fellow Paul Kapp (2017).

Since 1989, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The mission of the Fitch Foundation is to support professionals in the field of historic preservation, and to achieve this we provide mid-career grants to those working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, materials conservation, decorative arts, architectural design and history, and allied fields.

Are.na Research Platform Launches Grant Scheme

06:00 - 5 October, 2017
Are.na Research Platform Launches Grant Scheme, First Papers of Surrealism, 1942, New York. Installation view showing Marcel Duchamp’s Mile of String, 1942.
First Papers of Surrealism, 1942, New York. Installation view showing Marcel Duchamp’s Mile of String, 1942.

Are.na Grants is a new initiative to support research, writing, and other creative projects that are being developed and built on Are.na. For the first set of grants, we are especially interested in projects that address issues around the shifting nature of “knowledge work,” algorithmic governance, and networked learning, though proposals of all kinds are welcome.

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

00:30 - 4 October, 2017
Call for Papers: The International Journal of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

The International Journal of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD) is calling for papers for its third issue titled Environmental Sustainability: Methods for Green Energy Management.

Meet the Mobile Dwelling Space Named B.O.B.

08:00 - 24 September, 2017
Meet the Mobile Dwelling Space Named B.O.B., © Adam Shilling
© Adam Shilling

Three M. Arch. candidates at Montana State University, Jonathan Chavez, Kimball Kaiser and Adam Shilling, won an Undergraduate Scholars Program research grant which they used to fund their design-build project: B.O.B., the Backyard Office Box. B.O.B. is a kit of parts which, when put together, create a 150-square-foot dwelling space. The design team, also known as Tr3s, wanted their project to be adaptable to a variety of sites and users. B.O.B. can function as an additional space to already existing projects or standalone as a temporary shelter.

© Adam Shilling © Kimball Kaiser © Kimball Kaiser © Kimball Kaiser + 19