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2018 LSA Winter Exhibition, William Road Gallery, London, England, UK

The 2018 LSA Winter Exhibition at John McAslan + Partners’ William Road Gallery showcases the interim work of Second and First Year students.

LSA Winter Exhibition at John McAslan + Partners' William Road Gallery
image courtesy of LSA

First Years spent the first term working in groups to produce four urban strategies focused around Stratford and the Royal Docks, while Second Years, in the midst of intense design experimentation, have produced key drawings which articulate an individual objective to design architecture that could have a positive impact on London life.

Over the next two terms, this work-in-progress will be developed into fully evolved proposals.

2018 LSA Winter Exhibition

Enchanting Traces – Reflections on b720 Arquitectos’ work, Berlin, Germany

Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christienen Strasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Exhibition: until 17 Jan 2019

The Aedes gallery dedicates an exhibition to the b720 architecture studio which can be visited until January 17th 2019 in Berlin:

b720 Arquitectos Architecture Exhibition

Swiss Architectural Award 2018 Exhibition, Mendrisio, Switzerland

until 20 Jan 2019

Auditorium Teatro dell’architettura, Mendrisio
Università della Svizzera italiana – Academy of Architecture

The Swiss Architectural Award 2018 exhibition at the Auditorium Teatro dell’architettura, Mendrisio, has been extended until 20th January 2019. The exhibition represents the outcome of the sixth edition of the international Architectural Award – won by the Spanish architect Elisa Valero – and shows the works by 32 candidates from 19 different countries.

extended until 20th January 2019

Swiss Architectural Award is an international biennial architecture prize sponsored by the Swiss Architectural Foundation, with the collaboration of Università della Svizzera italiana – Accademia di architettura (Academy of Architecture), Mendrisio, and the support of the Fondazione Teatro dell’architettura and the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of Università della Svizzera italiana.

The Swiss Architectural Award aims to promote a kind of architecture that is sensitive to contemporary ethical, aesthetic and ecological issues and can facilitate public debate. The Award, which amounts to 100.000 francs, is assigned to architects up to 50 years old (in the year in which the Award is presented), of any nationality, who have developed at least three significant works in line with the field and aims set by the Award.

The jury of the sixth edition was chaired by Mario Botta, its members were Riccardo Blumer (Director of Accademia di architettura – USI), An Fonteyne (Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Zurich Federal Polytechnic University), Francis Kéré (Professor at Accademia di architettura – USI) and Paolo Tombesi (Director of the Institut d’Architecture of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). The jury decided unanimously to grant the 2018 Swiss Architectural Award to Elisa Valero for the extension of a school building in Cerrillo de Maracena (Granada, 2013-2014), for the experimental houses in Granada (2015-2016) and for the church in Playa Granada (2015-2016).

Frida Escobedo La Tallera Cuernavaca (Messico / Mexico), 2012:
Frida Escobedo La Tallera Cuernavaca Mexico building
photo : Rafael Gamo

The Swiss Architectural Award is confirmed again this year – with the largest number of participants since the birth of the award to date – one of the world’s largest and most prestigious architectural awards, thanks to an advisory committee composed of architects and critics of international renown among which Solano Benitez, Asunción (Paraguay); Ole Bouman, Rotterdam/Shenzhen (The Netherlands/China); Angelo Bucci, São Paulo (Brasil); Gonçalo Byrne, Lisbona (Portugal); Jean-Louis Cohen, Parigi (France); Luis Fernandez-Galiano, Madrid (Spain); Sean Godsell, Melbourne (Australia); Toyo Ito, Tokyo (Japan); Bijoy Jain, Mumbai (India); Shelley McNamara, Dublino (Ireland); Valerio Olgiati, Flims (Switzerland); José Maria Sanchez Garcia, Madrid (Spain); Li Xiaodong, Beijing (China).

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Mendrisio Academy Press and Silvana Editoriale with texts both in Italian and English.

Elisa Valero, Winner of the 6th edition

Born in Ciudad Real (Spain) in 1971, Elisa Valero Ramos graduated from the ETSA (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura) Valladolid in 1996. She completed her PhD at the ETSA Granada in 2000 and won a scholarship from the Real Academia de España in Rome in 2003. She is the author of five monographies, has worked as reviewer and lecturer and was invited by numerous architecture schools in Europe and by the UNAM in Mexico City. She is currently Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSA Granada.This is how Elisa Valero describes her work: “At a moment in our culture when noise is enormously dense I have chosen an architecture that acts in silence, serenely and without drawing attention to itself. […] I am interested in living space, landscape, sustainability, precision and an economy of expressive resources. I am not interested in styles. I am more interested in books than in magazines, in consistency than in genius, coherency than artistic composition. And I understand originality as the rediscovery of the true meaning of things. I am interested in architecture rooted in the earth and in its own time. I accept the determinants of architecture as the rules of a very serious and enjoyable game and I try to play it in a coherent, rigorous way. While it is no longer stylish to speak of serving, I believe that an architect’s work is a quintessential service intended to make people’s lives more agreeable—a noble calling that seeks to make the world more beautiful and more human and to make society fairer. Architecture is no place for the nostalgic, it is a job for rebels”.

Fabrizio Barozzi, Alberto Veiga Museo d’Arte dei Grigioni / Grisons Museum of Fine Arts Chur (Svizzera / Switzerland), 2016:
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts Chur
photo : Simon Menges

The candidates at the 2018 edition of the Swiss Architectural Award were:
Al Borde (Pascual Gangotena, David Barragán, Marialuisa Borja, Esteban Benavides, Ecuador); Arquitetos Associados (Alexandre Brasil, André Luiz Prado, Bruno Santa Cecilia, Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff, Brazil); Barozzi Veiga (Fabrizio Barozzi, Alberto Veiga, Spain); Baserga Mozzetti (Nicola Baserga, Christian Mozzetti, Switzerland); Baukuh (Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Giacomo Summa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Andrea Zanderigo, Italy); Fernanda Canales (Mexico); ChartierDalix (Frédéric Chartier, Pascale Dalix, France); José Cubilla (Paraguay); Frida Escobedo (Mexico); Gong Dong / Vector Architects (China); H + F Arquitetos (Pablo Hereñu, Eduardo Ferroni, Brazil); Anna Heringer (Germany); Akihisa Hirata (Japan); Anne Holtrop (Bahrain); Hua Li / TAO, Trace Architecture Office (China); Kumiko Inui (Japan); Carla Juaçaba (Brazil); Ansi Lassila / OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture (Finland); Li Zhang / TeamMinus (China); Ling Hao (Singapore); Rozana Montiel (Mexico); Daniel Moreno Flores (Ecuador); onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects (Maki Onishi, Yuki Hyakuda, Japan); Orkidstudio Architects (James Mitchell, Carolina Larrazabal, Kenya); Oualalou + Choi (Tarik Oualalou, Linna Choi, France); PAO – People’s Architecture Office (He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng, China); James Russell (Australia); Sami Arquitectos (Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira, Portugal); SO-IL (Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiu; USA); Marina Tabassum (Bangladesh); TNA Architects (Makoto Takei, Chie Nabeshima, Japan); Elisa Valero (Spain).


Exhibition: Swiss Architectural Award 2018, curated by Nicola Navone.
Where: Auditorium Teatro dell’architettura, Mendrisio.
Promoted by: Swiss Architectural Foundation, in collaboration with Università della Svizzera italiana – Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio, and the support of the Fondazione Teatro dell’architettura and the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of Università della Svizzera italiana.
Duration: 16th November – extended until 20th january 2019
Opening hours: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 12.00 PM – 6.00 PM, Thursday 2.00 PM – 8.00 PM, Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Free entrance
Catalogue: Swiss Architectural Award 2018, by Nicola Navone, Mendrisio Academy Press and Silvana Editoriale, texts in Italian and English.

Please find all the information about the present edition and the past ones on the new website

Swiss Architectural Foundation

The Swiss Architectural Foundation, formerly known as BSI Architectural Foundation, is located in Lugano, at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). The foundation is active in the promotion of knowledge, training and research in the architectural field and aims at facilitating the collaboration between Università della Svizzera italiana – Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio and the Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich (Architecture department D-ARCH, ETHZ) and Lausanne (Institut d’Architecture, EPFL).

The Foundation provides for the creation of the Swiss Architectural Award: an international architecture award held every two years, which promotes an architecture that is attentive to the current ethical, aesthetic and environmental issues, thus encouraging public debate. Charles Kleiber is the chairman of the Foundation.

Zaha Hadid Gallery: NYC Pop Up, 514 West 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001, USA

Nov 8 until Dec
1pm – 6pm Tuesday to Friday

tel: +1-917-634-5451
email: gallery@zaha–hadid–

This exhibition will occasionally be closed for events during these hours: to ensure access, please contact us if you are planning your visit at a particular time.

Zaha Hadid Gallery NYC Architecture Event

Democratising Residential Development, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

various dates
Procurement Seminar Series 2018, Holding Redlich – Sydney Seminar Series

various dates
Hayball Sydney Education Forums 2018 – Sydney Architecture Events

Metis builds capacity, voice, and strategy for the professionals and organisations that are designing, building and serving our cities and communities.

RIBA Stirling Prize Exhibition 2018 – RIBA North, Liverpool, England, UK

16 Nov 2018 – 23 Feb 2019

RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP


An exhibition at RIBA North providing a glimpse of the six schemes shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

Cook’s Camden Exhibition, London, England, UK

22 Nov 2018 – 5 Jan 2019

RIBA North – National Architecture Centre, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP


An exhibition at RIBA North based on Mark Swenarton’s acclaimed recent book Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing​

A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing, London, England, UK

24 Nov 2018 – 30 Jun 2019

Gallery 128a, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Free exhibition

A collaborative display by the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Drawn from the RIBA Collections and V&A archive, this display presents six UK social housing projects from the last 100 years, each with an experimental approach in addressing the provision of a home for all.

Dawson’s Heights: Hilltop Community, London, England, UK

29 Nov 2018 – 2 Feb 2019

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

Free exhibition

Previously unseen and rediscovered archival photography of Kate Macintosh’s Dawson’s Heights housing in south London shown at the RIBA.

MSA Awards Exhibition 2018 at RIBA North, Liverpool, England, UK

1 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019

RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP


An exhibition at RIBA North showcasing entries to The Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2018.

RIBA President’s Medals 2018 exhibition, London, England, UK

5 Dec 2018 – 15 Feb 2019

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Free exhibition

The annual RIBA President’s Medals exhibition showcases the talent of students nominated by schools of architecture across the globe for the RIBA Bronze, Silver, and Dissertation Medals, widely regarded as the most prestigious awards in architectural education worldwide.

Website: RIBA Architecture Events

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Portugal

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Crash Course, Architecture Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Every Friday, a Crash Course on Amsterdam architecture and urbanism.

Date & time: every Friday, from 1.30 to 2.15 PM
Location: Arcam
Language: English
Price: € 7,50 p.p

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YTAA – Young Talent Architecture Award 2018, Venice, Italy

26 May – 25 Nov 2018

YTAA Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
photographer: Alice Hiley Courtesy: Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The Collateral Event will be a comprehensive exhibition taking place at Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio, that will present the designs of the YTAA 2018 shortlisted works including the 12 finalists and the 4 winners. Together with images and drawings, videos will also be used to explain the graduation projects.

The exhibition will be open from 26th May to 25th November 2018 with a Press Preview on 24th May 2018 at 4 pm.

YTAA – Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Event

International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018, London, England, UK

3-5 Jun 2018

An architectural event by The International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC), presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), the fifth edition of the Conference.

Bridge Theatre auditorium

Atlanta Design Festival 2018, Georgia, USA

26 May – 3 June 2018

Atlanta Design Festival 2018 Event
image courtesy of architects
Atlanta Design Festival 2018

Atlanta Design Festival, organised by MA!, will be returning for the twelfth year to the city of Atlanta, Georgia from 26th May to 3rd June 2018 with a new Midtown location for its Design Economy Expo and talks programme.

Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow, London, England

9 Feb – 19 May 2018

Baobab timber building:
Baobab timber building
image : Michael Green Architecture

Roca London Gallery Exhibition in 2018

Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow The first comprehensive exhibition to look at the new revolution in timber high-rise building

Milan Design Week 2018, Milan, Italy

17 – 22 April 2018

Contemporary Furniture Event in Italy

MAD Architects Gu Chair for Sawaya & Moroni at Milan Design Week
photo © MAD Architects

Salone del Mobile di Milano 2018

Composite Material Event, Telford International Centre, England, UK

5 – 7 Sep 2017

Growing use of composite materials for architects poses inspection challenge

While composites are increasingly being used to replace conventional materials in architecture and infrastructure, experts are still assessing the best ways to inspect and validate such structures.

Some of the world’s leading authorities on composite inspection will be gathering in Telford next month to reveal the latest research and cutting-edge testing techniques. The event on Tuesday 5 September is part of NDT 2017, the annual conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and will run alongside its free Materials Testing exhibition from 5-7 September at Telford International Centre.

The full-day programme of conference lectures will focus on different inspection techniques including ultrasonics and X-ray and applications such as aircraft composites and 3D woven fabrics. There will also be a half-day of lectures on the inspection of additive manufactured parts on the following morning, Wednesday 6 September.

Cailean Forrester, who is head of BINDT’s composites group and CEO of the inspection company Inspectahire, said: “The use of composites now extends well beyond supercars and aircraft to trains and ships, pipelines, bridges and buildings.

However as with any new materials, we do not know for certain how these structures are going to behave in five to ten years’ time and are still working out how best to inspect and validate them. By sharing leading-edge research and the latest developments, this event will help to build confidence in expanding the use of composites.”

For further information, visit the website at, follow Materials Testing on Twitter @BINDT_MT2017 or email

Drawing Ambience Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Exhibition

8 Jul 2017 – 24 Sep 2017

Location: Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing, Christinenstraße 18a, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Alexander Brodsky, Russian, b. 1955 Untitled (Person Holding Building), 1984 Etching and plate tone on Johannot paper Plate: 29.8 x 22.1 cm (11 3/4 x 8 11/16 inches) From the Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive:
Drawing Ambience Alvin Boyarsky and the AA Exhibition
image © Alexander Brodsky

Drawing Ambience Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Exhibition

TAB 2017 Installation Exhibition, Estonian Museum of Architecture, Estonia
14 Sep – 27 Oct 2017
TAB 2017 Installation
photo : Sille Pihlak
Digital Building Blocks (Gilles Retsin Architecture) timber installation, curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam /PART/.

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RIBA Architecture Exhibition, London

AA School Architecture Events, London
AA Visiting School Houston
image : Erick Mazariegos

V&A Architecture Gallery, London
Kings Cross Concourse
image : Hufton + Crow

Pitzhanger Manor architecture exhibition, PM Gallery, Ealing, west London, England, UK
Theatreland by MacDonald 'Max' Gill
picture from Pitzhanger Manor
This major retrospective will feature rarely-seen original artwork, including Max’s beautiful (and traffic-stopping at the time) 1914 ‘Wonderground’ map of London Underground stations, Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens and amazing pictorial map of Theatreland, as well as original posters, personal papers & artefacts unearthed at Gill’s remote Sussex cottage. Much of the work was discovered by Gill’s family rolled up in chests and tucked away under the eaves of the cottage. Max was famous in his day but has become a bit overshadowed by Eric, so the exhibition’s aiming to help bring his work back to the public.

London Festival of Architecture Events
London Festival of Architecture
photo of London Festival of Architecture


SCI-Arc Architecture Events, SCI-Arc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lebbeus Woods work
image from Southern California Institute of Architecture

AIA SF Events, San Francisco, CA, USA
AIA San Francisco Architecture Events

Place is the Space, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), St. Louis, Missouri, USA
The Clyfford Still Museum Denver
photograph : Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM)
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
This exhibition is a collaboration between the architect of the building, Brad Cloepfil (founder of Allied Works Architecture), and Dominic Molon, chief curator at CAM.

Guggenheim Exhibition, New York City
Guggenheim Museum New York
photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Center for Architecture in New York Building Events, New York City
New York Architecture
photo © Tim Collins

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, CA
LACMA Resnick Pavilion
image from LACMA

Architecture and the City Festival San Francisco Events, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion
image © Snøhetta

Cooper Union Building Events, NYC
er Union End of Year Show
photo from Cooper Union

Gagosian Gallery Exhibition, New York City

Heinz Architectural Center Events, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Adriana Varejão Gallery
image © Iwan Baan

Kansas City Design Week Architecture Events


ARCAM Architecture Exhibition
ARCAM Exhibition
photograph : Loes de Ruiter


Carré d’Art-Nîmes Architecture Exhibition


Mediterranean Academy Architecture Event, Italy


Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne Events
DCM Australian Pavilion Venice
image from University of Melbourne

CUSP Architecture Event, Sydney, NSW, Australia
CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade Sydney
image : Brett Boardman

Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Event, Australia
photo from Lindsay Johnston

Gold Coast City Gallery Architecture Events, Queensland, Australia


Aedes Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
UNStudio Exhibition Berlin
photo © Christian Richters


Kiev Architecture Event
Kiev Architecture Event
image from organiser


Danish Architecture Centre Events, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Architecture Centre Copenhagen Harbour Buildings
image from DAC


Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event, Portugal
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event
The third Lisbon Architecture Triennale ‘Close, Closer’
Chief Curator: Beatrice Galilee
Curators: José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young
Graphic Design: Zak Group
Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice.


Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Architecture Event
image by architect
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv Exhibition
Exhibition of Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings


Museum of Finnish Architecture Events, Helsinki
Viikki Church
photo : Arno de la Chapelle

GIS Architecture Expo Event, Bucharest
Dominic Harris
image from organisers

INGLASS Architecture Conference, Romania
INGLASS Architecture Conference
image from organiser

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