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CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

21 – 25 Oct 2018

The CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, ‘Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism’ embraces 43 sessions, 13 workshops, 15 off-site programs, 4 evenings of networking receptions, and programs in Abu Dhabi following the main program in Dubai.

Speakers represent a wide array of subjects and disciplines related to the conference theme and other hot topics in the industry, as well as numerous companies and cities from around the globe. Check out the full program here.

We hope this will encourage you to register for the event, if not already registered, as the deadline for discounted registration rates is fast approaching; 15 August. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join this year’s premier gathering for influencing best-practice thinking in tall buildings and sustainable cities.


Adjacencies Exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture, CO, USA

Aug 30, 2018 – Nov 15, 2018

Yale School of Architecture Event

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

26 May – 25 November 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale

Scenography of Space, Venice, Italy

SCENOGRAPHY OF SPACE is a two-year interdisciplinary research initiative exploring the architecture of sound and performance. The five films on show currently on show at the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice each highlight key themes for today’s concert halls, and feature contemporary practitioners and researchers in architecture, acoustics, scenography and culture.

Scenography of Space Venice architecture 2018
image courtesy of PLANE—SITE.

Three major European concert halls form the basis for this multidisciplinary conversation. Harpa in Reykjavik, Wroclaw’s National Forum of Music and the Philharmonie de Paris redefine the architecture of performance and the musical experience.

SCENOGRAPHY OF SPACE is a self-initiated research project authored and produced by PLANE—SITE.

Watch the Scenography of Space videos on PLANE—SITE Vimeo channel:
Scenography of Space: Introduction from PLANE—SITE on Vimeo.

May 26–November 25, 2018
10am–6pm daily, except Tuesday

Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659, 30121 Venezia

For more details about Scenography of Space visit the project page:

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Portugal

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

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

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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Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990, England, UK

24 March – 2 September 2018

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich
photograph ® Nigel Young – Foster + Partners
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Building Exhibition

To mark the occasion the centre is hosting a major exhibition to shine a light on developments in architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s. Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990 tells the story of architecture’s fascination in the post-World War Two decades with new technology, lightweight structures, pioneering building techniques and innovative engineering solutions.

Exhibition of The Athens Architecture Club, Athens, Greece

The exhibition is presented by The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies in collaboration with the Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design.

The First Annual Exhibition of The Athens Architecture Club will take place at Contemporary Space Athens. Twenty-five architects will present their artworks including architecture renderings, drawings, sketches, travel sketches, paintings, sculptures, and poetry.

Duration of Exhibition: 11 Jul – 12 Aug 2018
Days & hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 2.00-9.00 p.m.
Contemporary Space: Athens 74, Mitropoleos str., Plaka.
The entrance is free.

More info at Tabanlioğlu Architects

International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018

3-5 Jun 2018

The International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) is delighted that TAIT Stage Technologies is the major Sponsor of the 2018 conference, taking place in London, UK next year, 3-5 June.

TAIT Stage Technologies’ continued support of ITEAC by taking the principal sponsorship role for the fourth consecutive conference – having been one of the founder sponsors of the initial event in 2002 – illustrates the tremendous reputation that ITEAC has established over the last sixteen years.

Bridge Theatre auditorium

The presentation of ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, recognises not only the demand for this major event – which seeks to investigate the developments that have already been made, and the innovations that will be required, in the ever-changing world of live entertainment – but also the need of those who design buildings for the performing arts and supply the production technology within them, to gather at this leading and learned event, alongside creators and end-users.

The quadrennial three-day event will take place on Sunday 3 June, Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June 2018 at Savoy Place, the Global Engineering Hub of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Situated in the heart of London on the north bank of the River Thames, overlooking the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall and close to the historic Savoy Theatre, the Savoy Place venue, with its impressive views, offers a most appropriate location for ITEAC.

A Call for Sessions has already been issued to those involved in the planning, design, construction, specification and operation of places of entertainment, as well as to writers, designers, performers, producers and production teams. Submissions may still be sent to David Staples, Chairman of the Editorial Board, via this dedicated email:

Presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), ITEAC 2018 will be the fifth edition of the Conference. Conceived in 2002 by the late renowned stage engineer and ABTT Fellow, Richard Brett, the event has grown from strength to strength, with TAIT Stage Technologies’ involvement having been integral to its success.

ABTT Chief Executive, Robin Townley, commented, “The commitment to supporting ITEAC 2018 that TAIT Stage Technologies have so generously made, is hugely important to allowing the next edition to be presented.

For TAIT Stage Technologies to continue its support of the conference, for the fourth time as Founder Sponsor, underlines their commitment to sustaining the industry. The value they place in the power of an international forum to drive their sector forward and their commitment to supporting the ITEAC conferences, underlines the benefits they consider the event has both for their own teams and for the industry at large.”

He went on to say, “Having established itself as a “must attend” event for so many areas and participants in the creation, execution, design and management of theatrical presentation, the next edition, ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, has been much anticipated by those engaged in the planning, design, construction, equipping, operation and management of performance spaces of every type – from the stadium and arena, the opera house and receiving theatre, to the school and community venue.

ITEAC 2018 will offer a unique opportunity for the specialists that make up our industry to hear from the makers, creators and producers of performance. It will bring together the world’s leading theatre technicians, architects, engineers, consultants, acousticians and production managers, as well as theatre makers and venue managers, to participate in the most exciting and stimulating investigation of the very particular mix of art and science, craft and technology, illusion and engineering, that we are required to provide.”

All parties are invited to register their interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring the Conference, via the ITEAC website:

NEXT – AIA SF Event, San Francisco, CA, USA

May 31 – Jun 1, 2018

NEXT is AIASF’s premier conferencing event organized for stakeholders of the built environment to learn, share, and grow. The 2018 NEXT Conference theme seeks to expand dialogue and engagement around the United Nation’s New Urban Agenda—a bold roadmap to promote sustainable, regenerative, and equitable growth in our cities. The conference will concentrate on taking a proactive stance to prepare a blueprint to achieve a happier and healthier world by 2030.

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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

Exhibition Francisco Spadoni, Venice, Italy

Sep 6 – 29, 2017

Exhibition Francisco Spadoni IUAV 2017

Exhibit Francisco Spadoni “Architectures in the city” promoted by Università IUAV di Venezia.

The exhibition will feature Panels showing Francisco Spadoni works, Models, Technical Drawings Books and Sketchbooks.

Venue: Spazio Espositivo Gino Valle | Cotonificio Veneziano | Dorsoduro 2196 | 30123, Venice, Italy

Francisco Spadoni | Architectures in the City

On September 6th, at Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy, will take place the exhibit Architectures in the City.

IUAV University professor and the exposition scientific coordinator Enrico Fontanari will start the event with an open talk. Featuring 23 photographic panels and drawings, the exhibit will display 19 of the office’s works aided by books with the executive projects, a movie of the Centro Paula Souza building designed in partnership with the architect Pedro Taddei, and a compilation of 120 sketches by Francisco Spadoni. Among the works displayed are the Vitoria Park, the Mackenzie University Campus, a series of Urban Pavilion designs, the SINDPD Building and the SESC Osasco recently won design competition, and other building and urban designs. Also will be presented some of the academic workshops performed through Italian universities, including the Coffee Pavilion design, built for the EXPO 2015 in Milan.
The exhibit will be open until 29 Sepember.

Francisco Spadoni is an Architect and Professor at University of São Paulo (FAU -USP) and Mackenzie University. He graduated from FAU-PUC, Brazil in 1984. He is Doctor from FAU-USP 2004 and studied at École d’Architecture de Paris-Villemin and Architectural Association (AA) in London. He worked at Kenzo Tange’s Studio in Paris. He founded SPADONI AA in 1996 in São Paulo. Spadoni has participated as a lecturer and visiting Professor in institutions such as: IUAV – Venice, UQAM – Montreal, Politecnico di Milano, Azrieli School – Ottawa, among others. His work has been recognized in several architectural awards.

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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


11 Aug – 15 Sep 2017

An installation by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls

CONCRETE CONSPIRACIES brings together work by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls (Cisse Bolholt and Elisabeth Gellein) exploring how the spaces around us determine the ways that we relate to one another.

Concrete Conspiracies exhibition by LETH & GORI architects Copenhagen
image from architect

LETH & GORI Architects

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

Ensembles: Architecture and Craft, Antwerp, Belgium

Exhibition Ensembles highlights unique bond between craftsmanship and architecture

Ensembles Architecture and Craft

The exhibition Ensembles: Architecture and Craft can be seen in the Expo Hall of deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp until mid-January. The Flanders Architecture Institute presents a unique perspective on what craftsmanship means for the designers of yesterday and today. Bart Tritsmans, co-curator of Ensembles: “craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and historic skills lead to innovation in architecture through new forms of collaboration.”

Want to see more? Check out the video clip of Ensembles:

TAB 2017 Installation Exhibition, Estonia

TAB 2017 Installation
photo : Sille Pihlak

Dates: 14 Sep – 27 Oct 2017
Location: Estonian Museum of Architecture

Digital Building Blocks (Gilles Retsin Architecture) timber installation is soon ready to be installed (with the help of skilled volunteers) in front of the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

Installation Exhibition is curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam /PART/.

TAB 2017 exhibition Anthropocene Island
photo : Maj Plemenitas LINKSCALE

TAB Curated Exhibition “Anthropocene Island” staged at the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

Exhibition participants include: ecoLogicStudio, Rachel Armstrong, Noumena, The Urban Morphogenesis Lab, The Institute of Advance Architecture of Catalunia (IAAC), Alisa Andrasek and Marcos Cruz (BiotA Lab), Maj Plemenitas, Appareil, Heather Barnett and Studio Unseen.

‘Seven Sins’ Exhibition Opening, Copenhagen, Denmark
8 – 18 Dec 2016
architectural interpretation
. Lust . Greed . Gluttony . Envy . Sloth . Wrath . Pride .
An exhibition by architect Yang Wang.

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

Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia
26 Nov – 10 Dec 2016
What will workshop participants learn?

Bamboo Design + Build Workshop event

Building Trust are happy to announce that our latest workshop will be held in Cambodia to design and build a project made from bamboo. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design projects in South East Asia in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare. We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where participants will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Participants will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.

This is a hands on course and will result in a new bamboo prototype working with others to learn on-site skills such as:
• Bamboo framing and roof construction
• Bamboo joinery techniques
• Treatment process of bamboo
• Lessons in bamboo structure
When: The fun bit with hands on lessons in the techniques mentioned above Sat 26th November – Sat 10th December 2016

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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

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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