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Specifi Architecture Events, UK, from 20 Sep to 24 Nov

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Specifi Landscape Manchester – 27th of September at The Renaissance Hotel
Guest Speaker – Dusty Gedge

Specifi Cardiff – 12th of October at The City Hall, Cathays Park
Guest speaker – Michael Pawlyn

Specifi Landscape Birmingham – 13th of October at The Council House
Guest Speaker – Dusty Gedge

Specifi Landscape Leeds – 16th of November at The Marriott House Hotel
Guest Speaker – Dusty Gedge

Specifi London – 24th November at The Crypt on the Green
Guest speaker – Michael Pawlyn

Specifi Architecture Events

Ace interface 2016 Architecture Event – in four cities in India

Ace interface 2016 Architecture Event

COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTURE (India) with Jürgen Hermann Mayer (Germany) architect and artist

Architecture & Design Film Festival , New York, NY, USA

“Amare Gio Ponti”
by Francesca Molteni
in partnership with Gio Ponti Archives
Italy 2015, 35’
Thursday, September 29th – 7.15 pm
Cinepolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Gio Ponti with Mr Nemazee in Teheran, about 1957:
Architecture & Design Film Festival New York 2016



Molteni&C participates to Architecture & Design Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design, with an original project “Amare Gio Ponti”: the first documentary film about one of the unforgotten masters of Italian design.

Founded in 2009, the Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Through a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to educate, entertain, and engage all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. It has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject with an annual festival in New York and satellite events in additional cities around the world. For more information, visit or @ADFILMFEST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“Amare Gio Ponti” is a portrait of Gio Ponti’s life and career as architect, aspiring painter, promoter ante litteram of Italian design. With a career spanning more than fifty years, Ponti experimented tirelessly with everything in design – arts, crafts, objects, architecture and materials – from the small to the large and ranging from designing a handle to creating a town planning scheme.

“Architecture is an interpretation of life,” wrote Ponti, a popularizer of everything modern who ran the risk of indifference and oblivion. The film explores the reasons for this distrust, especially on the part of the critics, above and beyond the stereotypes and clichés that “soon relegated him to the seraphic Olympus of the unacknowledged fathers,” as Fulvio Irace wrote. It also tries to explain the reasons for the change in fortune that has recently seen Ponti rediscovered and reproposed, as a model of the European and international architect.

To paraphrase the man himself when he wrote that “art has fallen in love with industry,” why has yesterday’s and today’s industry fallen in love with Gio Ponti?

According to Gene Pampaloni, “Ponti deliberately chose to offer the public the Greek of modern art through one of his Vulgates, brought into the homes, the living rooms, onto the tables, shelves, between the sideboards and second-sideboards, where people smoked their Macedonia cigars after lunch with gold paper cigar holders. These beautiful objects are also a message, just like the pages of Domus or the Montecatini building, to the new ruling classes.”

The film is based on the search for historical material, iconographic sources, such as the Ponti Archives and Teche Rai, and an interview with Gio Ponti in his studio in via Dezza, his architectural designs and customized furniture, ranging from Villa Planchart to Palazzo Montecatini, right through to the Pirelli skyscraper. With architectural projects where design reigned supreme, Ponti designed everything from the buildings themselves to the interior furnishings and details of the fittings.

“Amare Gio Ponti” is the first documentary about the great maestro with testimony from his heirs – his children Lisa, Letizia and Giulio, and his grandsons Salvatore Licitra and Paolo Rosselli – as well as interviews with some of today’s prominent figures: Vittorio Gregotti, Fulvio Irace, Enzo Mari, Giovanna and Maria Grazia Mazzocchi,
Sandro Mendini, Nanda Vigo, Bob Wilson. Also featured in the film is an exclusive interview with the publisher, Benedikt Taschen, a great Ponti fan and collector.

The film is curated by Francesca Molteni and produced by Muse, in partnership with the Gio Ponti Archives, promoted by Molteni&C, which has been producing remakes from the Ponti Collection since 2012, a project that has led to the rediscovery of certain items of furniture designed by the great maestro and never produced on an industrial scale, such as the small wooden D.552.2 table with a glass top, designed for the American company M. Singer&Sons in the 1950s, and the D.154.2 armchair, which Ponti made for the Villa Planchart in Caracas in 1954.


5th Annual Urban Renewal Conference, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
5 & 6 Oct 2016

The impact of urban regeneration on the actual revitalization has been a subject of intense debate over the years. Nonetheless, proponents of urban regeneration believe this process is important for it continues sustainable growth of a country. Urban planners and city councils strive really hard working together in achieving a mutual understanding in progressing for any urban renewal related projects. A truly sustainable urban renewal project ensures new housing and commercial development projects are supported by efficient transport, a wide range of community facilities and parks.

With far more engaging and informative case studies, our 5th Annual Urban Renewal Conference, once again brings together a powerful platform for government authorities, local councils, city planners and private developers in working towards addressing rapid urbanizations and improving the liveability of cities.

This unique conference will bring delegates the benefits of:
• Assessing urban renewal policies and the implications it brings to social inclusion • Reaching out to key policies and government roles in determining effective urban renewal projects • Building communities together with community and stakeholders engagement • Creating a new urban precinct while creating liveable cities • Deciding high liveability neighborhood concept with mixed-use projects • Supporting mass transit transportation for effective project management • Seeking private sector, capacity and expertise in delivering winning urban renewal projects

For further details, contact
John Karras
T: +603 2775 0001 | : F: +603 2775 0005 | E:

Architect & LEED AP Seminar, Washington DC, USA

Innovative Solutions to Design Sustainable Building Envelope & Energy Efficient Buildings

8 AIA HSW + 7 LEED Credits (Valid for State License)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
8:00am – 5:30pm
District Architecture Center (DAC)
421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

* Warm lunch & Continental Breakfast included
* Half-Day Options available AM or PM 4 Credits + lunch

• Subfloor: The Hidden Asset
• Moisture Management in Tiled Showers
• Interior Non-Loadbearing Partitions
• Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable
• Gravity Fail Safe Protective Smoke Curtains Technology
• Sound Control in Construction
• Introduction to Water Source Heat Pump Systems
• Integrally Troweled Cure & Polish Concrete

For questions please contact: Ms. Danie Couture (919) 939-7204

London Build Expo, Olympia, London, England, UK
26th & 27th October
London Build 2016 expo event
The leading construction expo for London and the South of England. Taking place at the Olympia, London, this event will see over 200 exhibitors and thousands of construction industry professionals convene for what promises to be a spectacular event. Both days feature free-to-attend conferences and CPD accredited training workshops. For more information please visit

London Construction Awards, England, UK
26th October

The London Construction Awards are the leading and most prestigious construction awards in London.

The London Construction Awards recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and feature a wide range of categories for solution providers, contractors, architects, developers and local authorities.
For the first time in 2016 there will be a joint voting system for the flagship “London Build Excellence Award”. This award celebrates the best that London has to offer and is an opportunity for any company or individual to cement their reputation as a purveyor of excellence. This award will be voted for by both the judging panel and by the wider London construction industry, who will have the opportunity to vote via Twitter.
All awards are free to enter and are impartially judged by a panel of industry experts. The awards are presented at a prestigious Gala Dinner on October 26th at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, attended by 500+ movers and shakers in the London construction industry. The awards ceremony features a world class array of live entertainment, music and comedy; including a comedy-set by the legendary comedian Jimmy Carr.

Benefits of entering an award:
1. The awards are free to enter. Any company that services the London construction industry is eligible to enter (even without a physical presence in London).
2. All companies that enter for an award will have the opportunity to gain further exposure to the London construction industry by having their award entry assessed by a Judging Panel made up on senior-level London construction professionals
3. Any company that reaches the final of the awards will receive a logo that they can use on their company literature or marketing material to show their achievement.
4. Any company that wins an award will receive a prestigious trophy, certificate and logo
5. Any company that wins an award will be officially recognised by their peers as being a market leader
6. Journalists will be attending the awards ceremony and are available for interviews with award finalists and winners.

Ticket Price
£375 per individual ticket and £3495 for a complete table of 10
If you would like to be sent details on how you can enter for free the London Construction Awards then please email awards@

6.30pm Welcome Drinks Reception
7.15pm Seated for dinner, opening presentation
7.30pm 3 course meal featuring live music and entertainment
8.30pm After dinner address from special guest on the future of London Construction
8.45pm London Construction Awards begin
9.15pm Stand-up comedians and entertainment from up and coming London based performers
9.45pm Awards Continued
10.15pm Comedy Set from leading comedian Jimmy Carr

Dress Code: Business attire

The procedure for entering for an London Construction Award has been designed to be as simple as possible and will be judged primarily upon the submission of a 1000 word rationale as to why you believe you should win the Award.
All entrants are required to submit the following information, using a separate piece of paper for each award you are entering.
All information will then be assessed by the Judging Panel. In the event that further information or clarification of an entry is required by the Judges, then a member of the Oliver Kinross team will be in contact to explain what else is required.

1. Please list the Award Categories you are entering.
2. Your company profile.
3. Describe in up to 1000 words why you should win the Award – Explain the rationale behind your entry.
Example topics to be covered might include: What your goal has been in the past 12 months? What individuals in your team, your department and/or your company has achieved? What sets you apart from other companies in the industry? How you have triumphed or overcome adversity? How you think any of your achievements will help lead the industry?
4. If necessary please provide any supporting material that you feel necessary to help clarify your achievements (such as brochures, advertisements, charts, statistics, customer feedback etc). Supporting material should be sent as a separate document entitled “Supporting Material” and should be limited to a maximum of 2 pages.
5. Would you be interested in exhibiting at the event?
6. Number of tickets you would like to register for the event (please leave blank if you would like to book these at a later date).
7. Name and full contact details of the person that we should liaise with in the run-up to the Awards Ceremony. Including the name and contact details of the person collecting the Award should you win (this can be changed at a later date).
All entries must be submitted by email to: before June 24th 2016


Revitalising the British High Street: Modernising Town Centres Through Innovation and Investment, Central London, UK
Tuesday 1st November 2016

Key Speakers:
– Mathew McMillan, Development Director – Boxpark
– Fay Easton, Founder – PopUp Hub

In recent years local councils and business retailers have been forced to be creative in order to entice consumers back to the high street. In 2015 the number of empty shops on British High Streets fell to 12.9%. Nevertheless, small start-up companies have the problem of facing larger corporations with strong brand recognition and a loyal consumer base. In order to tackle this problem, local councils around the UK have been innovative in order to help start-ups compete against larger companies on the high street.

This symposium will provide local authorities and town centre managers the knowledge and tools to revitalise local town centres. It will look at new approaches to rejuvenate town centres and provide innovative insights to help local authorities to reinvigorate high streets and boost local economies. It will also assess how technological developments of the high street must be an integral part of its restoration.

Delegates will:
• Discuss and develop innovative strategies to rejuvenate local high streets
• Gain insights into modernising high streets to keep up with changing consumer demands
• Analyse various economic models and test their viability for your local high street
• Evaluate of central and local government authorities in revitalising local high streets
• Consider how to open up different funding opportunities in order to drive local investment
• Consider architectural alternatives in order to modernise and diversify high streets
• Examine strategies that will encourage community-led high street rejuvenation
• Analyse previous strategies that have helped small businesses compete against large brands on the high street

A 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates for all bookings received by 30th September 2016.

Texas Build Expo, NSW, USA
November 5th & 6th 2016, GRB Convention Center, Houston

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, USA
Nov. 4, 2016 – March 26, 2017,
exhibition design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Scotland Build 2016, UK
23rd & 24th November 2016
Scotland Build 2016 expo event
Scotland’s only dedicated construction exhibition focusing on Scotland’s construction boom. The expo will take place at the SECC in Glasgow and will be attended by thousands of visitors and 150+ exhibitors showcasing the latest developments, investment and opportunities in Scotland, including a 2 day conference, CPD accredited training workshops and 50+ high level presentations. For more information please visit

lightspace dot london 2016, UK
23rd & 24th November 2016

lightspace dot london – a unique combination of innovation, discussion and inspiration which brings architects and the lighting design community together to share ideas and inspiration.

UK’s biggest architectural lighting event, key features:

– Masters of Light Live

Thought leaders share their insights about lighting design’s role in articulating architecture

– 40under40 Night

A new generation of lighting design talent with a unique perspective is given its voice

– Embedded Lighting Experience

We curate the next-generation tools you need to integrate lighting into the fabric of a building

– Lighting Crit Pit

Principals and clients give constructive feedback about innovative future lighting projects

– The Social Lighting Summit

We explore the strategies and techniques to democratise lighting design and bring its benefits to all

Dates and times
23 November 0900-2100 hrs
24 November 0900-1700 hrs
Venue: ExceL London
Admission: register in advance for free entry
Follows on Twitter for updates @lightspaceshow

FAMEX India, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi/NCR, India
24-25-26 Nov 2016

Green buildings need careful facility management to perform

Green Building refers to the incorporation of environment friendly and resource efficient processes at each stage of construction, right from site selection and designing to construction, operation followed by maintenance, renovation or even demolition. The endeavour is to seek minimum possible impact on environment.

The concept of Green Building concentrates mainly on two points:
· Increasing the efficiency with which buildings use energy, water and materials
· Reducing building impacts of human health and the environment, through better site selection, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal throughout the complete life cycle.

FAMEX India is the only platform for companies specialized in designing, manufacturing, installing & maintaining building management system scheduled to take place from 24-26 November 2016, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. The three day business exhibition will work as a catalyst for this fragmented sector and would encourage business and trade development in India and abroad.

FAMEX India Summit in conjunction with the FAMEX India 2016 is a high level conference which will be held on 24-25 November. Themed on ‘New Opportunities & Current Challenges in FM Sector in India’, the two day conference will feature a panel of distinguished speakers from facility management companies, real estate professionals & consultants, technology solution providers, and other large end-users sectors of facility management who will be sharing their experiences with top buyers from India and the rest of World.


Scandinavia Build 2017, Malmo Arena, Sweden
March 1 + 2 2017
The leading new construction event for Scandinavia’s booming construction industry. Scandinavia Build is the only event to cover all of Sweden, Denmark and Norway – a region experiencing high economic growth; acute housing shortages; and substantial opportunities in infrastructure & construction.
Taking place in the iconic and world-famous Malmo Arena, Scandinavia Build will be attended by thousands of: developers, construction companies, government, architects and their suppliers.
Scandinavia Build includes an Exhibition, Conference, Training Workshops and ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions providing hundreds of meetings between exhibitors and VIP buyers.
This construction industry event is taking place in the city of Malmo in Southern Sweden – a city which is just a short journey across the Oresund Bridge to Copenhagen in Denmark.

Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds, London, UK
23 + 24 Mar 2017

international conference organised by the UEL, supported by ARUP and the Museum of Architecture

Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ, UK

Keynote speaker: Prof Jan Wiener

Between Data and Senses is a conference on architecture, neuroscience and the digital worlds organised by the UEL with the support of Museum of Architecture and Arup. The conference will examine how digital and physical works overlap and what methods, approaches and findings architects can borrow from sciences. See below for further information abound the conference and call for papers.

Key Dates:
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 September 2016
Notification of acceptance: TBC
Deadline for conference registration: TBC
Conference: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline for full-paper submission: TBC

To submit your abstract:
To pay the conference fee:
UEL conference website:

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Gartner Digital Workplace Summit, London, UK
21 + 22 Sep 2016

Delivering on the promise of a digital workplace means looking at architectural foundations and frameworks with fresh eyes. Enterprise architects and IT leaders need a holistic approach to exploiting technology innovation, taking control of workplace architectures and engaging with business stakeholders.

At Gartner Digital Workplace Summit, 21-22 September, London, UK, you’ll gain the strategies and insights you need to take your digital workplace initiatives to the next level. Here are some sessions suggested for you:

• The Workgrid: Architecting the Digital Workplace
• TechInsights: Shifting Enterprise Search to the Cloud: This Changes Everything
• TechInsights: Building a Foundation for Productivity in the Digital Workplace
• Roundtable: Redefining Your Intranet for the Digital Workplace
• Magic Quadrant: Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing
• Endpoint Computing Scenario

Website: Workplace Architecture Event

City of St. Albert welcomes international placemaking expert, Alberta, Canada

September 21, 2016 doors open at 6:45 om

Arden Theater, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB

Cynthia Nikitin from Project for Public Spaces to speak as part of Millennium Park Redevelopment Project

The City of St. Albert, together with its consultant DIALOG, is hosting a free public lecture on placemaking at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period with Cynthia, who will be joined by Teaka Broughm – City of St. Albert planner and project manager, and Antonio Gomez-Palacio – award-winning urban designer and DIALOG partner.

For more information about the event and to reserve tickets, please visit EventBrite link below:

Alberta Architecture Event

MoA Academy | Business Development for Architects with Briony Lumb, London, UK
15 + 22 Sep 2016

How do clients choose between you and your competitors? In an increasingly crowded market, you need to have a clear vision and distinctive approach to attract better clients and grow your business.

Business Development for Architects, a two-session workshop in our MoA Academy series, will look at how you can differentiate your practice to create better business opportunities.

MoA Academy Business Development for Architects

Business Development for Architects with Briony Lumb
Session one: 15 September 2016
Session two: 22 September 2016
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: Air Space, 29-31 Oxford Street, W1D 2DR London
Price: £125 + VAT for both sessions

This event is hosted by air space.

Through practical exercises and strategic insights, Business development for architects will look at your whole business to understand your current reality and find new opportunities, with the aim of helping you become of greater interest to clients, grow reputation in the market and gain market share. The workshop will focus on tangible outcomes and actions that will get you closer to creating the architecture and profitability you want. This workshop is suitable for practice owners, directors and senior-level staff of small and medium-sized practices (5 or more people) with ambition for growth.

Workshop 1
Differentiation: how does your practice stand out from the crowd?
• Standing out from the crowd
• Differentiation
• Understanding value
• Innovation in your operating model
• Understanding your current pitch and how you attract clients

Workshop 2
Creating a compelling strategy for your practice
• How do you create a shared vision for your practice?
• Do you understand what your practice really stands for?
• What actions should you consider to deliver your strategy?

About the lecturer:
Briony Lumb is architecturally-trained, but has focused her career on the business of architecture, working in-house and through her consultancy with a number of high-profile architecture practices, multi disciplinary teams, planning consultancies, engineering firms and contractors. Before founding the consultancy in 2014, Briony was Director of Business Development at the global architecture and engineering practice HOK for several years, after she managed the new business, marketing and PR activities for RIBA Stirling Prize winners Stanton Williams.

Museum of Architecture, 108 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RT

ESSEX Architecture Weekend, Essex, South East England, UK
10 – 11 Sep 2016

Radical Essex is presenting a programme of events to celebrate the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture.

The two-day festival will pivot around three key sites – the Bata Estate in East Tilbury, founded in 1932 by the Czech visionary Thomas J. Bata, Silver End, a model village conceived in 1926 by the industrialist Francis Henry Crittall and Frinton-On-Sea – and in doing so will show how the region was at the forefront of Modernist architecture and experimental community models.

Le Chateau, Silver End building in Essex
photograph © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

Visitors can tour the county in free shuttle buses, participate in walking tours and open house visits at venues including The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch and attend a talks programme with speakers including Gillian Darley, Elizabeth Darling, Owen Hatherley, Charles Holland and Jonathan Meades.

ESSEX Architecture Weekend

People and Place Event, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

The Magnetic North and RIBA present People and Place – an evening of live music, film, literature and architecture

Tuesday 9 August, 7.30 – 11pm

Tickets £15, concessions £13.50

Join us for a one-off summer special event on People and Place with The Magnetic North performing with a full band line up and the premier screening of their new short film alongside specially commissioned readings from writers Amy Liptrot, Laura Barton and John Grindrod.

RIBA Architecture Event in 2016

BUILD 2016, London, UK

BUILD 2016 Matt + Fiona Event

Matt + Fiona and The National Trust would like to invite you to the opening of BUILD 2016 – an innovative week long live build project to enable 7-14 year olds to design and build a new summer performance space in front of Sutton house, Hackney’s oldest home, inspired by the story of The Borrowers. Please come visit at any point during the week.

BUILD 2016 Architecture Event

North England Build Expo, UK
April 27 + 28 2016, Manchester Central, Manchester
North England Build 2016
In a bid to get Britain moving again, Chancellor George Osborne has established the National Infrastructure Commission. Chaired by Lord Andrew Adonis, former Labour Transport Secretary, the independent body will assess the UK’s infrastructure needs to encourage growth across the whole of the UK, and minimise the notable gap between London and the rest of the UK.
Architecture Event in Manchester

How to Photograph Your Own Buildings with Simon Kennedy, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

CPD on 23 Feb

Simon Kennedy, prolific architectural photographer and tutor at the Bartlett, will discuss how to promote your work and practice through your own quality photographs. Simon will explore the importance of the image, composition and viewpoints, online presence and the possibilities your camera equipment offers.

Simon Kennedy - jersey energy from waste plant

Learn about software enhancements, including keystoning in Photoshop, copyright and protecting your work online. After this session, you will be equipped with the knowhow to photograph your own projects for RIBA award submissions and publicity.

Simon Kennedy

Photographer and Bartlett lecturer, Simon Kennedy, has over 15 years’ experience in the Architecture profession, and provides photography to clients throughout London and the UK. He has a growing customer base, situated throughout the UK, including The BBC, Sheppard Robson, MJP Architeccts, Haptic architects, Redbridge Council.

Simon’s photographic vision developed in a unique way – years of working as a qualified architect combined with teaching post-graduate architectural studies at The Bartlett School Of Architecture. While no longer practicing, this experience has given him a unique understanding of architecture, and a highly insightful photographic vision which continues to develop and be informed by his teaching practice at the Bartlett and collaborations with various architects. Cutting edge equipment is combined with a hybrid work-flow which enables him to deliver extremely high resolution digital images of uncompromising quality.

Shigeru Ban Talk, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

Shigeru Ban to speak at RIBA – his first UK talk in seven years

23 Feb 2016

In partnership with the Japan Foundation, the RIBA is proud to host a lecture by the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban on Tuesday 23 February. Speaking for the first time in the UK for seven years, Shigeru Ban will discuss his work with disaster relief projects through the Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN), an NGO established by the architect in 1995. He will also talk about his other projects worldwide.

Shigeru Ban’s 2015 Nepal Project is currently on display in the Creation from Catastrophe: How Architects Rebuild Communities exhibition at the RIBA Architecture Gallery. The project demonstrates Ban’s unique approach to rebuilding after disasters, using sustainable and vernacular building techniques and materials such as paper tubes, bamboo and brick rubble.

Born in Tokyo in 1957, Shigeru Ban graduated from the Cooper Union and started working for Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1982. He founded Shigeru Ban Architects in 1985 and became consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1995.

St Mary Redcliffe Symposium, UK

St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol : Architecture Competition

23 Feb 2016

A series of talks and discussions in one of England’s finest churches.

Hear new thinking on issues surrounding the design and construction of new buildings on historically important sites. This symposium is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) for CPD.


St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol – once described by Queen Elizabeth I as ‘the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England’ – has recently launched an international architecture competition, run by Malcolm Reading Consultants, to inform a large scale redevelopment of its facilities. The project will result in the appointment of a team of architects with whom the church will work to develop a proposal for new built infrastructure in the environs of the current church building.

In recognition of the status of St Mary Redcliffe as one of Bristol’s most important landmarks and one of the country’s most important parish churches the church has decided to hold a Symposium on church architecture entitled Architecture and the contemporary church: imagining the new in the context of the old.

Featuring a filmed introduction from Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson

Lecture by the architect, lecturer and theorist Luis Martínez Santa-María, School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016 – 7 p.m.

Lecture: “Peso y Materia”. Weight and Matter
Place: School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona
Aula Magna (Main Hall) – C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona
Language: Spanish
Public lecture. Free admission

2016 lectures at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

Next Monday, 15 February, the School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona hosts the second lecture of Foros 2016, “Origin”. The lecture, which is open to the public and will take place at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the UIC Barcelona Campus, is given by Luis Martínez Santa-María, Doctor of Architecture from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Martínez Santa-María is renowned both for his design work, and as a teacher and the author of various publications reflecting on architecture.

Luis Martínez Santa-María architecture

With the title “Weight and Matter”, the guest speaker will be examining how some architecture works and projects combine these two concepts in a way that constantly escapes reality. According to Martínez Santa-María “architecture belongs to the physical world, in which bodies and objects have a weight, and move towards and away from each other and us, by virtue of their material condition”.

lecture at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

Luis Martínez Santa-María combines teaching and editorial work with his ongoing activity in the studio as integral parts of his commitment to architecture. He has lectured in Projects at the ETSAM since 1990, and his doctoral thesis “Tierra espaciada: el árbol, el camino, el estanque ante la casa” was awarded the UPM’s Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in 2000. Since 2005 he has been director of La Cimbra, the book collection of Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. His body of architecture work reflects his interest in the floor plan, which, according to Martínez Santa-María, generates architecture and concentrates the intellectual capacity of the architect.

Luis Martínez Santa-María architecture design

Sobre Foros
Foros is an annual lecture series organized by the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture in which
renowned national and international architects share their vision of architecture and the profession through
their work. In this eighteenth edition, Jorge Vidal, lecturer and director of Foros, under the title “Origin”,
invites the speakers at this edition to get to the origin of things, of thinking, of projects and works, with
the aim of drawing a map to help us understand things that can be invisible and hard to explain.

Lecture by the architect, lecturer and theorist Luis Martínez Santa-María

Sobre la School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona
The School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona is committed to the intellectual, professional and personal
growth of all those who form part of it. The School of Architecture has strongly invested in a teaching
model based on individual attention, practical learning based on bringing in all areas of knowledge,
cutting-edge technology and teaching staff with international experience in order to train architects to be
able to tackle the challenges posed by society.

Baltic Pavilion: The Phosphorite Debate, Estonian Centre of Architecture

15 February at 18:00 to 21 February at 15:00 in UTC+02

Next week, this public discussion series will seek to present an understanding of architecture as an agent at the heart of civic debate establishing a sphere of visibility and publicity – explaining contemporary challenges of built environment and role of the architect in making structures public. The talks will be public and open to everybody; the event series will be in English.

In 1980s, the environmental protests both rejected the mass-industrialization of our local resources and galvanized the Estonian independence movement. Analyzing that historical precedent as a starting point, the focus of the discussion will shift to contemporary developments. The talks will inquire into range of issues enabling connections between politics, civic processes, technological developments and built infrastructures in order to establish an understanding of the complex phenomena as space for architectural interventions to deal with its consequences.

The focus on the Phosphorite Debate
With invited designers, planners, paleo-ecologist, environmental activists, geologists and representatives of the mining industry, the panel discussions will focus on society’s relationship with mining – how Estonia and the Baltic Region relate to its mineral resources and the industries involved. Our round table discussions will trace the ideas relating society to its material space and resources. Both extremes of this debate – the condition of mining and not-mining – consist of their inherent material and immaterial infrastructures, technologies and strategic argumentation where visionary thinking meets provisionary control of the environment, while creating complex material, bureaucratic, political, civic conditions to enable or disable the process.

As a result, we seek to render out an operative image or a diagram charting those two opposites, the conditions of mining and not mining with the aim to understand their interrelations as specific parameters for possible further formulations of architectural agendas and ideas on modes of intervention possible in the region.
The Phosphorite Debate is a part of the Baltic Pavilion conceptual framework – the project representing the Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 2016 La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition, and the talks programme is led by Johan Tali (Estonia), Jonas Žukauskas (Lithuania), Jurga Daubaraite (Lithuania), Petras Isora (Lithuania), Niklāvs Paegle (Latvia) and Dagnija Smilga (Latvia) from the Baltic Pavilion curatorial team.

The week-long series of talks is organized with support from The Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Architecture and Estonian Center of Architecture, funded by the Cultural Endowment Fund of Estonia.
The events are all in English and take place in the venue rooms of Estonian Centre of Architecture (Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn).

Time schedule and more info on Facebook:

Eesti Arhitektuurikeskus, Tallinn, Estonia

Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK
9 Feb 2016
Image by Peter Cook, ‘Veg House, Stage 4’:
image by Peter Cook
On 9 February at 18:00-20:30, RIBA HQ 66 Portland Place will be hosting a CPD seminar:
‘Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture: Professor Sir Peter Cook in Conversation with Professor Marcos Cruz’
For architects, drawing is a thinking process. Sketching by hand onto paper without having any predetermined built form in mind is often the springboard for new hypotheses. With the rise of digital representation in architecture, has the computer superseded the hand in the exploration of ideas?

RIBA Architecture Events

CANactions Open Call for STUDIO #2, Ukraine
3 Jan 2016 deadline for application

CANactions STUDIO #2

CANactions School, the first school for urban studies in Ukraine, has launched an international call for applicants for STUDIO #2 “Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities”.

STUDIO #2 is second study program of CANactions School. It will start in February and will last till May 2016. Application deadline is January 3, 2016.
We would be glad if you can publish news about our open call and ready to provide all the needed information.

CANactions school STUDIO #2

The application process:

Living Cities Event, New York, NYC, USA
Living Cities event
photo : Benjamin Benschneider
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:30 – 8 p.m.
National Academy Museum & School, Assembly Hall, 5 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128
With a reception to follow in the Stone Room

Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, London, England, UK
London 21-23 Sep 2015
Recode the City festival
image from Human Cities
The Recode the City festival takes the Human Cities programme to London. Organised by Clear Village in collaboration with the Machines Room and Lime Wharf, and curated by Thomas Ermacora, founder/ creative & strategic director of Lime Wharf, Machines Room and Clear Village. Recode the City will bring together representatives from the Human Cities partner network for an action-packed programme of events during the London Design Festival.
Recode the City festival maker mile
image from Human Cities

Recode the City festival London
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 1 – Ljubljana / 18.6.2015 – 19.6.2015
Recode the City festival Ljubljana
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 2 – Saint-Etienne / 8.7.2015 – 9.7.2015
Recode the City festival Saint-Etienne
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 3 – Helsinki / 27.8.2015 – 28.8.2015
Recode the City festival Helsinki
image from Human Cities

14th Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, Australia
6 – 20 Jul 2014
Glenn Murcutt Architecture Event
photo from Lindsay Johnston
Glenn Murcutt Masterclass
The fourteenth annual Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class will take place in Australia next July at ‘Riversdale’, the Boyd Education Centre on the shores of the Shoalhaven River south of Sydney. The now famous event has attracted practising architects, academics, postgraduates and some senior students from 70 nations around the world since its inception in 2001.

An exhibition by OBR Architects, London
8 Jul 2014. 6pm – 9:00pm
Emerging Architects series - 42 Architects
Location: Buro Happold, 17 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PD
Buro Happold’s Emerging Architects series presents the work of OBR Open Building Research. OBR was established in 2000 by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi to investigate new ways of contemporary living, creating a design network between Genoa, Milan, London and New York, further extended to Mumbai and Accra. OBR and Buro Happold cooperate on international projects to promote – through architecture – a sense of community and individual identities. The exhibition explores their design approach through completed projects and projects under construction in Italy, UK, India and Ghana.

Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference, James Madison University, Virginia, USA
4 Sep 2014 04:30 GMT-7
The Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia brings together thoughtful leaders in the residential and commercial building industry and aims to inspire building for the future.
Organised by The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design

Architecture Event – Call for Exhibits

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) 2014
Call for Exhibits Deadline – 30 Oct

To celebrate the creative work within landscape architecture realm, CELA 2014 calls for exhibits: paintings, sketches, poetry, textiles, prints, outdoor sculptures, digital art, collage, photomontage, that have found the truth of their being, in addressing the conference theme. The exhibition will run from the evening of opening reception until the eve of closing day of the conference.
Artwork to be submitted should have been undertaken outside the academic class work as an original creative pursuit. The call is open to all students, faculty, practitioners, land artists and creative professionals who are interested in understanding, revealing, questioning, challenging, and contributing to landscape architecture.
Submit images of your artwork to the e-mail: along with a description of exhibit type including title, medium, dimensions, date completed and space + time requirements for installation. Submissions should be accompanied by an Artist’s Statement in poetry or prose of up to 300 words. A panel of Artists and Critics will review the artwork and some of the best work will be recognized.
Exhibition spaces available includes walls, indoor and outdoor floor space, digital screens and display pedestals with sizes of 15” X 15”, 26” X 32” and 30” X 46”. Sculptural works should be less than 8’ X 8’ and fit through 46” doors. Selected work would be eligible for limited honoraria to offset transportation costs.

San Francisco Architecture Events, California, USA
Sonoma Living: Home Tours Headquarters
Monkey Ranch
San Francisco Architecture Events

Rice Design Alliance Events, Texas, USA

UB School of Architecture & Planning Buffalo Events, NY, USA

Architectural Association Architecture Events, England, UK
Charles Jencks Garden
photo from The Architectural Association School of Architecture
AA School Architecture Events

ArchiLab Architecture Symposiums, Orléans, France – two events
Orléans Architecture Event
image © Xuberance
The Turbulences FRAC Centre Event

Architecture Whispers Event, Paris, France
Architecture Whispers Event
photo : Quentin Dubret

Architecture Centre Bristol Events, England
Architecture Centre Bristol Event
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Faculty of Architecture University Hong Kong Events, China
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
picture from architect

Bartlett School of Architecture Event, London, England
Bartlett School of Architecture Alumni Social
Wates House, 22 Gordon St, London
Join fellow alumni for an informal social event to celebrate the New Year. 2014 is an exciting year for The Bartlett as the long-awaited refurbishment of Wates House begins. Get an update on the Wates House project from Professor Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, and hear about our new plans for future alumni activities.

V&A Architecture Events, London, UK

University of Melbourne School of Design Architecture Event, Melbourne, Australia
Inspired Homes - Jacket
image from University of Melbourne

Glasgow Architecture Events

Edinburgh Architecture Events

AIA Kansas City Architecture Event

University of Westminster Events, London, UK : Building Lectures

Deutsches Architektur Museum – Building Exhibitions, Germany

Columbia University Architecture Event – GSAPP : NYC, USA

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