Competitions
Call for Architectural Papers at conditionsmagazine.com Print E-mail
Monday, 14 June 2010 14:45
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, CONDITIONS ISSUE #5/6: THE POLITICS OF ARCHITECTURAL QUALITY

The next issue of CONDITIONS will be a double issue, exploring the politics of quality management in architecture. The Scandinavian countries are all developing national strategies for their architecture politics, and quality in architecture is the buzzword, as something to be strived for at all levels of planning. The debate on what constitutes quality in architecture is as old as architecture itself. In architecture the notion of quality can be approached on several levels. Building-technical quality standards are becoming more and more dominant, aiming mostly at avoiding mistakes.
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The American Institute of Architects selects the recipients for the 2010 Young Architects Forum/Committee on Design Ideas Competition Print E-mail
Monday, 14 June 2010 07:44

IDEASProgram looks for innovative solutions to shelter needs following a disaster

Last week, the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Young Architects Forum (YAF) and Committee on Design (COD) selected the recipients of the first annual YAF/COD Ideas Competition.

Submitters were asked to explore the issue of temporary relief housing that could have a permanent function, through a concept design problem. While successful site adaptability is a key goal and criterion for this competition, the specific site to demonstrate the solution consists of approximately 200 acres at Houston’s Astrodome and the surrounding parking lots. Entrants could include modifications to the structure of the Astrodome in their proposal, may allow the Astrodome to remain untouched and focus solely on the surface parking areas, or may have some combination of the two. Individual entries could focus their solutions on the provision of either temporary or permanent housing. Entrants were encouraged to address issues of uncertainty associated with either types of housing and with temporary solutions that become permanent.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 June 2010 08:04
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Competition: Pamphlet Architecture 32, Call for Entries Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 06:23

pamphlet32Juried Competition To Be Sponsored By Pamphlet Architecture

Founded in 1977 as an alternative to mainstream architectural publishing, Pamphlet Architecture provides a forum for architects and writers to present their ideas, theories and designs in modest, affordable booklets. Pamphlet Architecture helped launch the careers of architects from Steven Holl and Lebbeus Woods to Zaha Hadid, and has had influence far exceeding the ad-hoc nature of these humble books.

Competition theme: Resilience

By addressing the capacity to cope, the ability to bounce back, and the mitigation and management of risk, proposals are welcome that showcase a fresh understanding of the possibilities and opportunities of resilience in architecture, from the large to the small scale. Whether resilience stems from natural disaster, civil conflict, global warming, catastrophe, and so on, is the applicant’s discretion. Please visit the submission site for more details.

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$125,000 in prizes to be awarded in international “Living City Design Competition” Print E-mail
Written by Megan Hilfer   
Thursday, 06 May 2010 12:55

image002Global design competition launched by the International Living Building Institute to award a total of $125,000 in prizes

Design teams from around the world are expected to create powerful visual renderings of truly sustainable cities based explicitly on the Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge 2.0™.

The Living City Design Competition (ilbi.org/livingcity) requires participants to select an existing city anywhere in the world and conceptually transform it through photo-realistic three-dimensional modeling and renderings. Leveraging the Living Building Challenge’s already substantial impact on the green building industry, the competition is expected to draw contributions from multi-disciplinary teams composed of the world’s most talented and daring designers, planners, artists and animators. The International Living Building Institute created the competition in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with generous funding from the Kendeda Fund and the Summit Foundation and media support provided by Metropolis Magazine.

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Student competition organized by LG Hausys Surfaces and Aloft Hotels Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:26


LG Hausys Surfaces and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. are have announced the official call for entries for the “2010 LG Hausys Surfaces Student Design Challenge with Aloft℠ Hotels.”

The contest challenges students throughout North America to design solid surface innovations for the hospitality industry, capturing the theme “where life happens“ Contestants are encouraged to utilize bold, modern design techniques.
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A Review of the Winners at the World Architecture Festival - part 1 Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 November 2009 05:43

vignette_d01Opening its doors to over 1,500 visitors is the biggest gathering of the global architectural community - the World Architecture Festival, just a few minutes outside Barcelona city centre at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB), happened earlier in the week, from 4th to 6th November 2009. The festival, now in its second year, celebrates the work, concerns and aspirations of international architects. The curators have masterminded the exhibition and seminar programme to respond to the common festival umbrella theme - Less Does More, which in reflection of the current global economic climate will examine the challenges facing architects to produce more value for less cost.

Running alongside the main seminars is the world's largest architectural awards programme - the World Architecture Festival Awards. Unlike other award schemes the WAF Awards give access to something more often reserved for a select few - to see shortlisted architects present their schemes live to international judging panels, including the likes of Sir Peter Cook, Kengo Kuma, Renato Benedetti and Will Alsop and delegates, as they compete for the ultimate accolade of World Building of the Year 2009. Rafael Vinoly is chair of the super-jury which will choose the winner from 15 finalists announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the end of the festival on Friday 6th November.

We are posting thte list of winners announced during the festival, courtesy of the organizers. The list being quite long, we split it into two articles. The second part to be published tomorrow.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2010 10:32
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A Review of the Winners at the World Architecture Festival (part 2) Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 November 2009 05:43

vignette_d01We continue the listing of the winners at the World Architecture Festival that happened earlier this week. If you haven't done so, check out the first article about these awards here.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2010 09:48
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