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‘Every Building in Baghdad’, Graham Foundation, Chicago, USA
15 Sep – 31 Dec 2016

Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation on view at the Graham Foundation
September 15 – December 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6-8:30PM
Talk by curator Mark Wasiuta, 6PM

Every Building in Baghdad at the Graham Foundation in Chicago

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present Every Building in Baghdad, an exhibition examining the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s. As an architect, planning consultant, and Director of Buildings for various government agencies, Chadirji was central to the organization of Baghdad and to the consolidation of its postwar image. With nearly one hundred buildings Chadirji helped foster the emergence of the factories, colleges, monopoly headquarters, communication structures, and the other new building types that appear in Baghdad following Iraq’s 1958 revolution.

Address: 4 W Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Phone: +1 312-787-4071

Bamboo U: Design and Build Course, Indonesia
17 – 28 Feb 2017

Green School, Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Badung 80352, Indonesia

Bamboo U is back! Join The Kul Kul Farm this Feb 17th – 28th in collaboration with Ibuku to bring you a one of a kind bamboo workshop and experience in Bali. The program is a unique opportunity to design and build with bamboo and learn from John & Elora Hardy, the Ibuku design team, and special guests including Neil Thomas from the structural engineering firm Atelier One. Watch the Bamboo U Video Here:

What you’ll learn

Participants will gain an expanded, cutting edge view of bamboo architecture and design. The first days will be spent learning from experts and engaging in design challenges. The bulk remainder of the time will be given over to building a 1:1 structure with guidance from skilled craftsman. Interspersed will be talks and discussions about the approach to sustainability by the Bamboo U team and guest speakers.

Bamboo Team
Orin Hardy- Founder of The Kul Kul Farm
Maria Farrugia- Founder of The Kul Kul Farm
John Hardy- Founder of Green School Bali
Elora Hardy- Creative Director at Ibuku
Ewe Jin Low- Head Architect at Ibuku
Defit Wijaya- Senior Architect at Ibuku
Neil Thomas- Director at Atelier One
I Ketut Sumerta- Bamboo Craftsman

For more information contact

Website: Green School Architecture Event

Vo Trong Nghia in Berlin + DAM Frankfurt, Germany

9 March 2017

ARCH+ features 58: Vo Trong Nghia is a Vietnamese architect
mit Almut Grüntuch-Ernst
Donnerstag, 9. März 2017, 19 Uhr
Haus Ungarn, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Berlin

“In connection with two ARCH+ issues dedicated to pioneering architectural developments in Vietnam and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the HCMC-based architect Vo Trong Nghia has been invited to present his work in Berlin.”

Vo Trong Nghia, after studying in Japan, became internationally recognized for his “House for Trees” concept. He took part in the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015 and the Venice Biennale in 2016. Following his lecture, he will discuss the significance of integrating vegetation into architecture together with the architect Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, whose Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies at the TU Braunschweig has been researching the theme of “Hortitecture,” and Anh-Linh Ngo, editor of ARCH+.

The event will be in English.

Vo Trong Nghia im DAM in Frankfurt
Für alle, die am 9. März nicht beim ARCH+ features 58 mit Vo Trong Nghia in Berlin dabei sein können, hat das Deutsche Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt einen weiteren Vortrag am 12. März um 18:30 Uhr organisiert.

Peter Märkli Talk, London, UK
10 Mar 2017 7-9pm

Tickets now on sale for Peter Märkli

A talk marking the launch of a new monograph on the architect’s work of over 40 years.

The Zurich-based architect Peter Märkli has developed a body of work of unusual individuality that has won him cult-status among his peers. He appears in the Architecture on Stage programme on the occasion of the publication of Everything One Invents is True, a major new survey of his work published by Quart Verlag. The lecture will also coincide with the opening of an exhibition of his highly influential drawings at the London gallery, Betts Project.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks and debates.


AF Members: £12
Standard: £15
Concession: £12
Young Barbican: £5

The Barbican’s online booking fee is £3 online per transaction. There is no booking fee for tickets booked in person at the Barbican box office.ärkli

Architectural Conservation Masterclass, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2 Mar 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.00pm (followed by a wine and nibbles reception).
Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR (map here:

Heritage and Sustainability: The improbable couple
Ana Pereira Roders, Eindhoven University of Technology

Heritage and Sustainability are often assumed unrelated, and consequently, studied separately. On the one hand, heritage is assumed focused on material resources, driven by past values, primarily historic. On the other hand, sustainability is assumed focused on people, driven by present and future values, primarily economic, social and environmental.

More details on the Edinburgh Architecture events page

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.

Civic Forum – Climate Change: The Role of Innovative Construction Methods, Houston, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

Rice Design Alliance Architecture Events

Civic Forum – Resilience H2Ouston: Living in Flood Plains, Houston, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

Rice Design Alliance Architectural Events

Amale Andraos Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

The Dallas Architecture Forum and UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA)

Dallas Architecture Forum Events

Bamboo U: Design and Build Course, Green School, Abiansemal, Badung, Indonesia
17 – 28 Feb 2017
Join The Kul Kul Farm in collaboration with Ibuku to bring you a one of a kind bamboo workshop and experience in Bali. The program is a unique opportunity to design and build with bamboo and learn from John & Elora Hardy, the Ibuku design team, and special guests including Neil Thomas from the structural engineering firm Atelier One.
Details on our Building Events page.

Debate: Does user involvement create better designs?, The Building Centre, London, UK
27 Feb 2017

Date: 27 February 2017
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Future Cities Catapult
Price: £15 + VAT, concessions £12 + VAT
Speakers: Robert Sakula, partner, Ash Sakula
Dieter Kleiner, director, RCKa
Carolina Caicedo, The Decorators
Kyle Buchanan, director, Archio

Does participatory design lead to better buildings? How and why do architects benefit from a close collaboration with users during the design process? The third event in our Architecture and Citizenship season takes the format of a debate to understand whether getting the users involved results in better designs.

On one hand, co-design allows a wide range of people affected by a particular design challenge to make a creative contribution in shaping the solution of a problem. On the other hand, a large number of participants involved might make the design process much more complicated and difficult to manage, often with limited benefits. This talk aims to understand what tools are available to architects to facilitate co-design processes, and what might be the potential obstacles as well as rewards. We will hear from four speakers who will each present their case for a more critical engagement with the users in the design process to understand how participation impacts the current practice in the built environment industry.

Architecture Event at The Building Centre

BIG projects with Kai-Uwe Bergmann, The Building Centre, London, UK
28 Feb 2017

28 February 2017, 6.30pm
The Building Centre

Learn about the Serpentine Pavilion 2016 alongside other Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) projects. Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at BIG, will give a special presentation on the practice’s work in London.

Architecture and Citizenship events are kindly hosted by Future Cities Catapult and The Built Environment Trust.

BIG Architecture Event at The Building Centre

City of Ideas: Architects’ Voices & Visions, Chicago Design Museum, IL, USA
until Feb 25, 2017

Curatorial Project’s conceptual installation, City of Ideas: Architects’ Voices & Visions opened Oct 28 at the Chicago Design Museum.

City of Ideas is a traveling exhibition based on over 200 interviews with leading international architects that curator Vladimir Belogolovsky conducted since December 2002.

October 28, 2016–February 25, 2017

City of Ideas in-progress installation:
City of Ideas: Architects’ Voices & Visions
photo : Vladimir Belogolovsky

The Chicago installation was designed in collaboration with the Chicago Design Museum; it features 10 voices from 10 global cities:

Madrid: Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa (Ensamble Studio)
Los Angeles: Thom Mayne (Morphosis)
Vienna: Wolf Prix (Coop Himmelb(l)au)
Chicago: Jeanne Gang (Gang Studio)
São Paulo: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
London: Will Alsop (aLL Design)
New York: Peter Eisenman
Sydney: Glenn Murcutt
Tokyo: Kengo Kuma
Berlin: Zvi Hecker

Curatorial Project is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in New York City

Intercontinental Curatorial Project
2785 West 5th Street, 11F
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Tel. 718.415.9646 /

e-flux Architecture Event in NYC
Refugee Heritage, a new project by DAAR

The Architecture of Exile IV. B: February 24, 7pm, with Suad Amiry, Thomas Keenan, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal; moderated by Nikolaus Hirsch
e-flux, 311 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002

e-flux New York Architecture News

Everything Architecture, centre d’architecture – arc en rêve, Bordeaux, France

3 Nov 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Everything Architecture
image from architect

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen

A coproduction between:
arc en rêve centre d’architecture
Architectural Association School for Architecture

Thursday 3rd of November 2016 until Sunday 12th of February 2017, at arc en rêve centre d’architecture
7 Rue Ferrère, Bordeaux 33300, FR

Vernissage on 3/11 from 18:30 (open to the public).
And from 4/11 until 12/2/’17 open daily from
11:00 until 18:00 (Wednesdays until 20:00)

Wolf D. Prix Workshop, Ajman University
5 – 8 Feb 2017

An architectural workshop by the internationally renowned architect Wolf D. Prix(Coop-Himmelblau), at Ajman University:

Series of Architecture Workshops by Architects & Designers

Workshop 12

“High Density vs Low Density”
by Wolf D. Prix, Coop-Himmelb(L)au

5 – 8 February 2017

Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Ajman University, UAE

Wolf D. Prix architecture event in UAE

Arrival: Saturday 4 February at 1:00 pm

Day 1 (Sunday 5 Feb. 2017):
Workshop: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00.

Day 2 (Monday 6 Feb. 2017):
Workshop: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00.

Day 3 (Tuesday 7 Feb. 2017):
Workshop: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00.

Day 4 (Wednesday 8 Feb. 2017):
– Public Lecture by Wolf D. Prix: “THE HIMMELB(L)AU PROJECT ,“
at Dubai Municipality, 11:00 am.
– Final Presentations and Certificates at Ajman University: 2 – 5 pm.

Departure: Thursday, 9 February at 6:50 pm

Wolf D. Prix architecture event

* Participants will receive participation certificates signed by Wolf D. Prix and the Dean of
College of Engineering.
* The workshop will be later documented in a book which includes all participants’ projects,
names, and photos. Each participant will receive later two copies free. In addition,
participants will get free copies of all books we have printed so far for previous workshops.
* Participants will be working in groups. Number of participants is limited.
* Registration Fee for the workshop: ALL students and AUST graduates 1500 AED; Non-
AUST graduates 1700 AED. Participants from outside AUST can pay when they are in Ajman.
* Application Forms are available at the Finance Department, J2 building, ground floor.
* One instructor from each university/institute can participate (free of charge) as co-supervisor
when two or more students from the same institute register for this workshop.

For more information and registration please contact workshop coordinator:
Dr. Jihad Awad:,

Erosion – exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 Jan – 12 Feb 2017

Erosion – Spacial interpretations from the synthetic landscape called Denmark

An exhibition by architect Morten Sylvest Nøhr
13th of January – 12th of February 2017

About the exhibition:
The intense cultivated danish landscape is shaped by the automated agriculture production, as well as small pockets of synthetic nature. The cities and suburbs are eroding the land with their everlasting need for fresh foods and fossil fuels.

To maximize food production a 1 million km. net of pipe drainage have been build into the fields, providing an efficient underground megastructure supporting the surface machinery of GPS navigated tractors and unmanned farming drones.

Small pockets of nature have been designed by public domains or private initiatives to facilitate a controlled escape that brings back memories of unspoiled forests and romantic walks on long deserted sand beaches.

Erosion is everywhere, taking place on different levels; from physical to psychological. The exhibition explores these levels through drawings, models, texts and installations.

The exhibition is supported by Statens Kunstfond.

Morten Sylvest Nøhr holds a Master in architecture from the Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, School of architecture. In the past 5 years he has explored the Danish countryside through numerous hikes and bike trips. In 2014 he did a 1000 km. long hike, collecting a diverse pile of interviews, photos and drawings for the ongoing study of the synthetic landscape called Denmark.

LETH & GORI, Absalonsgade 21B, Copenhagen V 1658, Denmark

Diversity + Community 2017 Architecture Conference, Australia
10 – 12 Feb 2017

Date: 10th – 12th February 2017

Cost: AUS$745 (including GST)

Student Fee: AUS$375 (including GST, student card required at entry)

including all social events, and the tour of the Australian Islamic Centre Mosque – but excluding accommodation and meals.

Booking: Book through Eventbrite. One fee package only, due to seating limits, no one day tickets.

Location: all events will be centred at the National Gallery of Victoria, (NGV) 108 St Kilda Road and a short walk away from NGV Australia Federation Square – beside Flinders Street Station

Exhibition: the exhibition ‘Architecture of Faith’ on Glenn Murcutt’s Australian Islamic Centre and Mosque, will be showing at the NGV Australia, which is located separately at Federation Square, closing 19 February. It is envisaged people can visit in their own time before or during the conference. Entry is free.

Accommodation: not included.

CPD Points: AIA Refuel 11 Formal 3 Informal

Website: Diversity + Community 2017 Architecture Event

TOM WOLSELEY, Roaming ROOM, 24 Manchester St, London, UK
12-28 Jan 2017

The exhibition runs from Thursday 12 January – Saturday 28 January Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm.

It will include a screening of the film, research material and photographs from around southeast London of the city and the Shard.

Roaming ROOM architecture event

Tom Wolseley’s exhibition is the summation of 2 years research into the spectacle and dynamics of capital in the city through an exploration of the Shard, as a building and spectacle, and the production of a film Vertical Horizons: The Shard and the City.

Vertical Horizons is a meditative film about Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. Artist filmmaker Tom Wolseley juxtaposes views of The Shard from different vantage points around South London with contrasting narratives about the building and his own response to living in its shadow. The film asks questions about the relationship between the individual and larger global dynamics that are manifesting themselves in the changing landscapes of capital cities like London.

Does ‘showing that London is open for business’ produce these iconic buildings that are less products of capital than conservative political ideologies? In turn are these architectural projections of an imagined future and present ideologies predicated on nostalgic national and personal modes of identification? Ultimately the film speculates on whether we are in the midst of a re-functionalising of the built environment from cities once understood as places of habitation for people to storage containers for insecure financial assets.

Roaming ROOM, 24 Manchester Street, London W1U 4DJ ; Phone 07831193014

Dallas Architecture Forum Event, Dallas, Texas, USA
Jan 26, 2017

Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents STATE OF THE ARTS Special Lecture
Distinguished Educator, Architect and Creator
of the New Dallas Arts District Master Plan Alex Krieger
Thursday, 26 January 2017 at Dallas Museum of Art
In Partnership with State of the Arts (KERA and DMA)

He and his team have produced a new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District, which supersedes the approximately 30-year-old Sasaki Plan that provided the initial framework for the 17 blocks between Uptown and Downtown.

Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek will moderate a discussion with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas, as they review the updated plan. The discussion about the Arts District will also include the broader context of Dallas and the other emerging creative centers across our city, as well as the changing attitudes of American culture towards cities and urbanism.

Krieger will speak on Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

“Alex Krieger is an outstanding educator, architect and sought-after consultant to city officials and planning staffs. He was appointed by President Barak Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum. “His new plan for the Arts District will create a more engaging environment in which to enjoy the arts and should provide a program of great interest to the Dallas community.”

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on December 26. There will NOT be a reception for this special State of the Arts event. Admission is FREE for Forum, KERA and DMA members. General Admission is $5 for this special program. 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 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. Winter Series Benefactors are Architectural Lighting Alliance, Corgan Associates and modmedia, inc//


26 January 2017
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

NOTE: There will NOT be a reception for this State of the Arts special event.
In Partnership with State of the Arts (KERA and DMA)

Alex Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both disciplines to understanding how to improve the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Mr. Krieger is a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, as Director of the Urban Design Program, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture. In addition to design studios and seminar courses at the GSD, he teaches a general education class on the evolution of American cities at the College. He has been honored three times as one of the outstanding teachers at Harvard University. Design Intelligence Magazine’s annual national survey has named him one of seven “Architectural Educators of the Year.”

Krieger is a principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. Offering services in architecture, urban design and planning, the studio, formerly Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, has served a broad array of clients in numerous cities worldwide, focusing primarily on educational, institutional, healthcare and public projects in complex urban settings. Krieger is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Among these: Director of the NEA’s Mayor’s Institute in City Design; Boston Civic Design Commission; Providence Capital Center Commission; and the New England Holocaust Memorial committee. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Krieger to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Alex Krieger has been involved in various planning projects in Dallas over the past years, and is currently working on a new plan for the Arts District in Dallas.

RIBAJ breakfast debate, London, UK
26 Jan 2017

Upcoming architectural events:
26 Jan RIBAJ breakfast debate: Taking another look at the EU referendum
28 Feb BIM CPD: Aluminium Facade Systems – modelling, design, construction standards and collaboration

AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH

Architectural Conservation Masterclass, Edinburgh, Scotland

40th annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses starting on Thursday, 26 January and featuring leading national and international experts in conservation and connected disciplines.

This first masterclass is organised jointly with Europa Nostra UK:

Thursday, 26 January 2016, 5.30 – 7.00pm (followed by a wine and nibbles reception).

Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR

Construction in Wood, Barcelona, Spain
18-24 Jan 2017

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 +34 93 254 18 00

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 Events 2016 Archive

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

Nov 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

2016 Neutra Award Carme Pinós

Carme Pinós Architect

The Society of Artists in Architecture Inaugural Exhibition, Central London, UK

31 Oct – 5 Nov 2016

The Framers Gallery, Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London

The Society of Artists in Architecture Exhibition

The Society of Architect Artists (SAA) was a well-loved and successful Society which ceased exhibiting in 2000. It may be remembered as exhibiting frequently at the RIBA Florence Hall from the mid 1970’s to the late 1990’s. It has now been reformed by a group of former Committee Members and they have set up a new website, for the relaunched Society that is live.

The first exhibition of this newly formed SocAA – now called ‘The Society of Architects in Architecture’ (to include a wider range of architectural professionals), will have work by former Fellows of the SAA, and some new young and invited members to create an interesting and varied exhibition. A prize will be given at the exhibition to encourage artists under 35.

This small inaugural exhibition is at the Framers’ Gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, from the 31st October to 5th November 2016. The SocAA Committee hopes it will establish the SocAA credentials and set it on the course of developing an exciting and engaging new Society. It has the potential to be a platform for the debate on the relationship between art and architecture.
The former SAA was part of a European group of like-minded Architect/Artist Societies under the umbrella title of Ligne et Couleur and the SocAA will re-join this group in due course. We are looking to promote two exhibitions a year, some of which will be themed, and will keep the profession in touch with our progress.

The Society of Artists in Architecture Exhibition

Contact Richard Rees or Stephen Bragg
for more information and invitations to the opening night – 6.00 pm on the 31st October.

Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture, Australian Embassy, Paris, france

until Nov 4:

Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

International Conference on Competitions, Leeds, UK

27 – 29 Oct 2016

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

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

28 Oct 2016

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.

London Build Expo, Olympia, London, England, UK
26th & 27th October
London Build 2016 expo event

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

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


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

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

ESSEX Architecture Weekend

Architectural Events

Architecture Events

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 2016, 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:

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
AA School Architecture Events

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

Architecture Whispers Event, Paris, France

Architecture Centre Bristol Events, England

Faculty of Architecture University Hong Kong Events, China

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

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

Events for the World Architecture Events in 2016 and 2017 page welcome