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DECEMBER

‘Seven Sins’ Exhibition Opening, Copenhagen, Denmark

S E V E N S I N S

architectural interpretation

. Lust . Greed . Gluttony . Envy . Sloth . Wrath . Pride .

An exhibition by architect Yang Wang.
8th – 18th of December
Opening: Thursday 8th of December 2016 @ 17.00

Seven Sins architecture exhibition

Architecture, like any other art, doesn’t directly represent the nature or an abstract idea, rather the practicalities of natural situations, human life. This project focuses on translating sins into architectural scale pavilions.

For the discourse between art and architecture, there is no so-called right and wrong. We (architects) are constantly rethinking and discussing the relationship in between of them, so are you “kind of blue”? Don’t worry, we are still romantic.

Yang Wang is a Chinese architect based in Denmark. She is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Institut for Kunst og Arkitektur.

The project is funded by STATENS KUNSTFOND.

exhibitions in LETH & GORI’s exhibition space:

Absalonsgade 21B
Copenhagen V 1658
Denmark

Architecture Events on future of London’s workspaces at New London Architecture, UK

A series of free events and talks about the future of London’s workspaces are taking place in November and December at The Building Centre in Bloomsbury. Leading architects, designers, makers, developers and government advisors will be speaking as part of New London Architecture’s (NLA) landmark WRK/LDN exhibition and insight study.

NLA, the capital’s leading forum for debate on the built environment, has organised the programme of events to coincide with the publication of its WRK/LDN Insight Study calling on the government, the Mayor of London and others in the capital to act to maintain the capital’s position as a preeminent commercial centre.

All events are FREE and take place at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT, unless otherwise stated.

Lunchtime talk: Where do you work?
Friday 9 December, 13:15-13:45
Where do Londoners work? Which areas of the capital are expecting change from work to other uses? Where will we work in the future? Read More

Evening event: Capital Ideas! Powered by PechaKucha
Monday 12 December, 18:30-20:30
The Trampery Old Street, 239 Old Street, EC1V 9EY
London’s next generation will present their Capital Ideas! for the future of work in London, responding with realistic solutions to the set of key recommendations to come out of the Insight Study. Read More

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

Trinity Project, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Special presentation of the extraordinary Trinity Project in December 2016 in Chicago, IL.

Book Launch with Artist Talk

Trinity Project architecture event

Exhibition of works by Brohm und Seidel and Schulz und Schulz
December 3, 2016 – December 30, 2016
VIP Preview with Cocktail Reception and Informal Talk: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30pm
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm
Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S Throop St, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL
www.manacontemporarychicago.com/trinityproject

Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, the Goethe Institute Chicago and the Mana Contemporary Chicago as well as in cooperation with the Mies van der Rohe Society. Photography by Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel.

John Ronan Architects Lecture, Magnolia Theatre, Dallas, Texas, USA

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Ronan will speak on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village.

“John Ronan is an award-winning architect who is known for thoughtful, elegant buildings that have been published in the national and international business and design press. His Poetry Foundation building has achieved iconic status, and he was one of only seven international finalists for the Obama Presidential Center – a commission won by Billie Tsien, who spoke for The Forum last season,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “John is very engaging with audiences, and we believe his breadth of architectural, education and research experience will provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 6, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Fall/Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, CORGAN, MAPP Construction, and modmedia, inc // moderndallas.net.

JOHN RONAN
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
JOHN RONAN ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO

6 December 2016
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Magnolia Theater, West Village

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2017

Construction in Wood, Barcelona, Spain
New intensive course “Construction in Wood”

The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has organised a new course entitled Construction in Wood, an intensive course about current wood construction systems. The aim is, by analysing real cases, to provide students practical information about the possibilities of building with wood, the different types and systems and the manufacturing process.
Open to students from years three through five, from all universities.

Construction in Wood course

Teaching staff
David Rifà, a specialist in wooden structures
Marta García-Orte, architect and lecturer at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture.

Timetable
Every afternoon from 18-24 January 2017

Credits
1 ECTS

Price
€180

Location
Campus Barcelona
School of Architecture

Contact Details
Isabel Moreno
imorenoy@uic.es
+34 93 254 18 00

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

Contact: BDS2017@uel.ac.uk
To submit your abstract: https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=40715978.cl2JtaHWrcNF69nz
To pay the conference fee: http://bds2017.eventbrite.co.uk
UEL conference website: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Events/2017/March/Between-data-and-senses

NYCxDESIGN 2017, New York City, USA
May 3-24, 2017

New York City’s celebration of global design will run from May 3-24, 2017

NYC design industry is a major economic driver of the City’s economy generating over $500 million in City tax revenue annually

New York, NY – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that NYCxDESIGN 2017 will run from May 3rd – 24th. The fifth annual celebration of global design will increase from two to three weeks for 2017. The extended program for 2017 will allow for expanded programming in venues throughout the City with more details to be released later this year.

NYCxDESIGN 2016 featured over 500 events throughout the five boroughs including the Design Pavilion at Astor Place Plaza and the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design magazine and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Awardees consisted of companies and design leaders who excelled in design fields such as urban design, fashion, architecture, technology, public space projects and more. For a full list of this year’s winners, visit 2016 NYCxDESIGN Awardees.

“New York is the most innovative city in the world and NYCxDESIGN is one way we are able to recognize, not only, design talent in the five boroughs, but also our world-renowned design schools and businesses that are leading the way. Design and innovation makes our city unique and moves our world forward,” Mayor de Blasio said.

“NYCxDESIGN 2017 will be the biggest and best citywide celebration of global design since its inception five years ago, uniting New Yorkers and industry leaders in learning more about the power of design,” said NYCEDC Maria Torres-Springer. “With over 50,000 designers employed at over 7,500 firms and generating over $500 million in City tax revenue, the City’s growing design sector plays a critical role in our economy and NYCEDC is proud to support its continued growth.”
“The New York City Council is excited to have NYCxDESIGN back for another year to help design communities from all over the world showcase some of the most innovative and diverse designs they have to offer,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “We want designers and manufacturers to be inspired by what this city has to offer and use New York City as their blank canvas to put their design in the spotlight. I want to thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their efforts to drive economic development through the attraction of more designers to the city.”

Missed last year’s celebration? Visit NYCEDC’s Flickr page for hi-resolution photos. To learn more about NYCxDESIGN and how you can be part of the action, visit http://nycxdesign.com/.

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Scotland Build 2016, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
23 + 24 Nov 2016
Scotland Build 2016 expo event
Scotland’s only dedicated construction exhibition focusing on Scotland’s construction boom.

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.

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

Specifi Logo

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

Specifi Architecture Events

2016 Neutra Award – Carme Pinós, California, USA

Monday November 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Cal Poly Pomona University Theater (bldg 25), CA 91768, USA

An event to present the 2016 Neutra Award for Professional Excellence to Spanish architect Carme Pinós.

Award ceremony and lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

2016 Neutra Award Carme Pinós

Phone: +1 909-869-3800

Carme Pinós Architect

International Conference on Competitions, Leeds, UK

27 – 29 Oct

The sixth International Conference on Competitions (ICC), examining experimentation within architecture competitions, is set to take place at Leeds Beckett University in October.

Architecture competitions are open calls to compete for the best design or idea in response to a brief presented by a client. This can be managed through an established organisation, such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). An example of buildings that have originated through the competitions process include the Royal Armouries, Wembley Stadium, and the Millennium Bridge in the UK; and, internationally, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Sydney Opera House.

Dr Maria Theodorou, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Leeds Beckett University and co-organiser of the event, explained: “The purpose of ICC 2016 is to offer a window into current interdisciplinary research on the topic of architecture competitions. In recent years we have, alongside the standard process of architecture competitions used for the procurement of buildings, seen, and continue to see, a surge of competitions which do not seek to produce a building or an architecture structure, but aim instead to raise awareness and pinpoint current social, political, technological issues in our cities. These aim to entice experimentation by reformulating and resetting the very terms and conditions within which a problem is posed or arises. Moreover, concerns over competitions exploiting the unpaid work of the contestants have also been voiced.”

The Rose Bowl building at Leeds Beckett University:
Rose Bowl Building at Leeds Beckett University

For more information and to register on this free event, please go to http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/icc2016/

Shaping European Cities II Debate, Teatro Piccolo Teatro, Venice, Italy

28 Oct

Collateral Event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

Shaping European Cities II Debate event

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe present the debate “Shaping European Cities. Urban confrontation, democracy and identity” and the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), the newly created award of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, Granting Ceremony.

www.miesarch.com

London Build Expo, Olympia, London, England, UK
26th & 27th October
London Build 2016 expo event
www.londonbuildexpo.com.

Frankfurt Dialogues, Rottterdam, Netherlands
27 Oct 2016

Datum: 27.10.2016, 20:00
Locatie: Het Nieuwe Instituut

On the occasion of the exhibition MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands in Frankfurt, the Flanders Architecture Institute, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum present the Frankfurt Dialogues debate series.

Dutch and Flemish architects will discuss their shared convictions about craftsmanship, customisation and spatial quality, despite their divergent cultural and historical conditions.

Frankfurt Dialogue 1 Architecture Event

Prestigious Aga Khan Lecture: Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas, Texas, USA

Oct 24, 2016

AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
PRESENTATION BY SHIRAZ ALLIBHAI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AGA KHAN TRUST FOR CULTURE
Geneva, Switzerland

24 October 2016
Monday, 7:00 pm, Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Free Event, Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.

Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable and Sustainable Urban Environments, NYC, USA

Oct 19, 2016

Archtober Goes Nordic – Kjellander Sjöberg lectures at Archtober in NYC

Kjellander Sjöberg will present their winning proposal of the design innovation competition Nordic Built Cities Challenge at the Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable & Sustainable Urban Environments event at the Van Alen Institute in New York.

Kjellander Sjöberg lecture at Archtober in NYC

Join us for an afternoon of fruitful discussions and talks on how Nordic architecture and design approaches are setting new standards for creating livable and sustainable built environments. Come and meet notable speakers from the Nordic region and NYC, and engage in the discussion.

Building on the inspiring discussions from last year’s session on the role of architecture, policy and technology within climate adaptation, the Nordic Consulates of Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, and Danish Cleantech Hub together with Nordic Innovation are proud to co-host a joint Nordic official Archtober event again this year. Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the sixth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.

Zonal NASA Convention, Acharya’s NRV College of Architecture, India

8-11 Oct 2016

What is NASA, India?

The National Association of Students of Architecture divides all architecture colleges across India into six zones. To bring together colleges from each zone, NASA, India holds an exclusive convention for students of architecture.

National Association of Students of Architecture event in India

This year, NASA, India has chosen Acharya’s NRV College of Architecture to host the Zonal NASA Convention for Zone 5. Zone 5 includes more than forty colleges from across Goa, Telengana, Seemandhra and Karnataka.

Over the course of 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th October 2016, the college will become a concentrate of 1500 innovative minds from across the south.

The students will be pushed to their limits by being put into frames of minds that solve paradoxes: real time problem solving, timed unconventional design prompts etc.; there will be basketball and football tournament, fashion show, dance competitions, battle of the bands and the entire event will be topped off by an exhilarating DJ Night.

Distinguished architects and educators such as Christopher Benninger, Anup Naik, Leena Kumar, Sumit Ghosh, Apurva Bose & Eugene Pandala will conduct talks on an eclectic spectrum of design and innovation.

While it is a closed convention, the scale of it is momentous. It is seldom that this many design minds, all focused on architecture and construction congregate in one place.

NASA India Architecture event

About ANRVSA

Pedagogy at Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture is holistic beyond the prescription and boasts of an extravagant 120-acre contemporary campus that buzzes with over 12,000 students from 65 different countries every day. The blue, white and orange vernacular compound has also famously been the backdrop of many famous Kannada and Tamil movies.

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.

Summary

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

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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205214242852671/

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: www.canactions.com/en/news/APPLY-FOR-STUDIO-2/

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
RECODE THE CITY FESTIVAL
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.
RSVP: corporate.events@burohappold.com

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
http://www.thecela.org/pdfs/cela_2014_abstracts_call.pdf

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: CELA.exhibit@gmail.com 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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