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Call for Entries: A|N Best of Design Awards 2017

17:43 - 8 August, 2017
Call for Entries: A|N Best of Design Awards 2017

Be seen by 1,000,000 A|N readers and Members of the A/E/C Design Community! Our Fifth Annual Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements.

In This Semi-Derelict Montenegrin Prison, 7 Temporary Structures Untangle the Spatial Possibilities of Nautical Rope

09:30 - 28 July, 2017

Kotor is an ancient fortified city located in a secluded bay on Montenegro's Adriatic coast. It has been Venetian, Austrian and—most recently—part of the former Yugoslavia. Today, as part of an independent nation, it's narrow streets, small squares, and warm stone buildings define the character of a UNESCO World Heritage Site which, each summer, becomes one vast cruise terminal as tourists arrive in their droves to bask in it's dry heat and spectacular natural environment. At this time, however, it also plays host to KotorAPSS (Architectural Prison Summer School) – an eight day-long gathering dedicated to infusing contemporary cultural life into the city by means of temporary architectural installations.

Project: "Scope". Image © Luka Boskovic Project: "Corona". Image © Luka Boskovic Team: "Oculus". Image © Luka Boskovic Developing the projects in Kotor, Montenegro. Image © Luka Boskovic + 31

Envisioning a Hip-Hop Urbanism in Washington DC

09:30 - 30 June, 2017
Collage from Ivy City, a preliminary stage of the Ivy City Redux project. Image © Kyle Simmons
Collage from Ivy City, a preliminary stage of the Ivy City Redux project. Image © Kyle Simmons

The following is a manifesto, in search of a movement... In it, I am proposing a theory of architecture based around a ruffneck, antisocial, hip-hop, rudeboy ethos. [1]
– Kara Walker

In her companion publication to the 2014 group exhibition “Ruffneck Constructivists,” the show’s curator, Kara Walker, lays down a radical manifesto for urban intervention. Just months before Ferguson [2] and a year before Baltimore, [3] Walker proposes her theory through which installation artists (along with architects and designers by extension) can become “defiant shapers of environments.” [4] The invocation and juxtaposition of the terms hip-hop and architecture in the intro to her manifesto is particularly remarkable given the show’s exclusive assembly of visual and installation artists.

Call for Entries: Architecture at Zero

06:00 - 29 June, 2017
Call for Entries: Architecture at Zero, Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero

Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

06:00 - 28 June, 2017
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017, Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for students 2017
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for students 2017

Theme: “The Reconstruction of Commons Today”

Call for Entries: Rise Tiny Home Design Challenge

04:00 - 28 June, 2017
Call for Entries: Rise Tiny Home Design Challenge, Rise Tiny Home Challenge. Credit: Rise Home Design Inc.
Rise Tiny Home Challenge. Credit: Rise Home Design Inc.

Tiny Homes are hot these days - more and more people are seeing the value of drastic downsizing in favour of increased financial freedom and reduced consumption and footprint. These are also important values that are core to Rise’s existence - helping you save money while reducing your footprint.

VAA / Summer School

16:19 - 19 June, 2017
VAA / Summer School, VAA / Palazzo Contrari Boncompagni
VAA / Palazzo Contrari Boncompagni

From 15th to 23rd July 2017, a ten-day interfaculty summer school will take place in Vignola (province of Modena) Italy, in a Renaissance palace by Giacomo Barozzi. The workshop aims to connect architectural heritage with 21st-century manufacturing processes through experimental practices and invites international students of architecture, design, and engineering to take part.

International Competition: Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt

13:55 - 2 June, 2017
International Competition: Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, Arquideas International Competition Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt
Arquideas International Competition Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, is to conceive of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

Rome Contemporary Chapel

14:10 - 20 April, 2017
Rome Contemporary Chapel, RCC poster
RCC poster


INTRODUCTION

For centuries the population undertook great efforts to materialize the worship to their gods. Some examples are offerings, rituals, monuments or buildings, depending on their culture. The construction of churches was very important for the development of architecture. Every project took the constructions systems and technology of that time to its limit, generating suggestive spaces which transcended religions.

Rome, the crib of occidental civilization, witnessed multiple religious constructions along history. The juxtaposed layers throughout history include the first temples of the Roman Empire such as the Pantheon, to current Christian churches like the St. Peter´s Basilica, among others. Each building

Primeira Obra: Primeiro Projecto International Architecture Competition (4th Edition)

04:00 - 19 April, 2017
Primeira Obra: Primeiro Projecto International Architecture Competition (4th Edition), Primeira Obra - Primeiro Projecto // International Architecture Competition // 4th Edition
Primeira Obra - Primeiro Projecto // International Architecture Competition // 4th Edition

The objective of this call for tender is the creation of a new identity for the facilities of Jofebar company with special emphasis on PanoramAH! brand consistent with the company's values and the spirit of solutions and products that it develops. Whilst preserving the existing building, we ask the competitors to present innovative solutions, by creating a new structure / façade, via static or dynamic elements, with the use of traditional or technological elements that highlight its façade.

Open call: Structures of Freedom Competition

12:00 - 11 April, 2017
Open call: Structures of Freedom Competition

Archtalent, an online architecture platform for Architects, in collaboration with Sziget, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, make an international call to design a temporary structure within the particular context of a music festival in the city of Budapest in Hungary.

The 10 Types of Architecture Professor Every Student Has Experienced

08:00 - 4 April, 2017
The 10 Types of Architecture Professor Every Student Has Experienced, Courtesy of The Leewardists
Courtesy of The Leewardists

Professors: for many of us, they're the windows through which we first glimpse the huge breadth and depth of the subject of architecture. They're our guides and our mentors--but they're often also strange, unpredictable and infuriating (although there is a silver lining to even the most frustrating of teachers). Of course, every different person brings their own quirks to the job of teaching architecture students, but the likelihood is that you've come across at least one professor that fits each of the following descriptions:

10 Types of Architecture Students

08:00 - 7 March, 2017
Courtesy of The Leewardists
Courtesy of The Leewardists

Architecture students have a lot in common. We share a long-term committed relationship with coffee. We share an instinctive urge to collect random cardboard boxes for model-making. We share a university studio which, over time, becomes our ‘home away from home’. As we get to know our fellow students, however, we learn that the architecture studio hosts a micro-society of ten different, but lovable, characters.  

Courtesy of The Leewardists
Courtesy of The Leewardists

Call for Applications: MFx WORKSHOP!

15:00 - 16 February, 2017
Call for Applications: MFx WORKSHOP!, Now accepting applications for the MFx WORKSHOP!
Now accepting applications for the MFx WORKSHOP!

We are now accepting applications for our second year of the MFx WORKSHOP. Like last summer, we will have a team of paid, full-time positions available for undergraduate and graduate students to join our crew from June 5 to August 11.

Call for Entries: Aakriti - An Architectural Design Competition of Pragyan, Nit Trichy

19:30 - 10 February, 2017
Call for Entries: Aakriti - An Architectural Design Competition of Pragyan, Nit Trichy, Bob the builder, can you fix it?
Bob the builder, can you fix it?

To shape or form - the word Aakriti traces its roots from the ancient Sanskrit language. Our ancestors believed in the design of the universe and infused their creations with ideas and designs of the world. And here's a chance to inspire the world with your designs. Aakriti is an architectural design competition meant for Civil Engineering and Architecture Students.

7 Things I Learned While Getting My Master's in Architecture

08:00 - 21 January, 2017
7 Things I Learned While Getting My Master's in Architecture, © Image © Alex Watkins, via Flickr. License CC BY 2.0
© Image © Alex Watkins, via Flickr. License CC BY 2.0

Graduation often leaves a void in a new architect’s life. After five years or more (lets face it, usually more) of being with the same friends, colleagues and teachers, it’s only natural that the transition from academic to professional life is accompanied by a feeling of nostalgia for long discussions in college corridors, late nights designing together, parties, and, above all, a student routine.

The most common route after receiving a degree is facing the (savage) job market. Finding an internship and becoming an architect, finding a job in a new office, and spending some time getting to know the insides of studios, offices, and architectural firms seems to be one of the options that most interests new architects. The idea of starting your own business in the long-term future seems to be adequate compensation for those years of dedication to projects that are not always tasteful or aligned with the ideals of those who have just left college.

Call for Entries: Tamayouz International Award 2017

18:30 - 19 January, 2017
Call for Entries: Tamayouz International Award 2017

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to invite students of Architecture / Urban / Architecture Technology / Landscape Design worldwide to register and submit their Graduation Projects. An independent international jury will review all entries and will select the winners of Tamayouz International Award 2017. Prizes include: An MSc Scholarship for 2 Years at the Polytechnic University of Milan, 2 scholarships for the Stadslab (European Urban Design Laboratory) master classes, Medals for 7 Honorable Mentions, supervisor the Year Medal, University of the Year Medallion. All the selected winners making the Top 10 list, the supervisor of the year and the university of the Year will be invited to attend our annual Tamayouz Excellence Award ceremony (Travel Expenses covered by the organisers of the Award).

2017 Dencity Competition

13:24 - 17 January, 2017
2017 Dencity Competition, Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements
Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements

Shelter Global is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the 2017 Dencity Competition.

The world’s population is rapidly growing and places all over the world are having to adapt to an unprecedented increase in urbanization. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Right now, well over 1 billion people around the world live in slums. This number is rapidly growing and it is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.