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Conference: African Perspectives 2014: The Lagos Dialogues
Where:  Lagos, Nigeria
When:   Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Concrete Show India
Where:  Mumbai, India - Bombay Exhibition Centre (map it)
When:   Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Saturday, March 15, 2014
2013 International Design Alliance Congress: Design Dialects
Where:  Istanbul, Turkey
When:   Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Monday, November 18, 2013
2013 ACSA Administrators Conference: All Over The Place
Where:  Providence, Rhode Island
When:   Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Saturday, November 16, 2013
47th International ASA-Conference “Cutting Edge in Architectural Science”
Where:  Hong Kong - School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (map it)
When:   Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
Concrete Show South East Asia
Where:  Jakarta, Indonesia - Jakarta International Expo (map it)
When:   Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Saturday, October 26, 2013
Where:  Fort Lauderdale, FL
When:   Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
Where:  Rotterdam, The Netherlands
When:   Friday, October 11, 2013 - Monday, October 14, 2013
7th International Conference of the AASA: Designing | Education
Where:  Melbourne, Australia
When:   Saturday, October 05, 2013 - Sunday, October 06, 2013
westedge Design Fair
Where:  Santa Monica, CA - Barker Hangar (map it)
When:   Friday, October 04, 2013 - Monday, October 07, 2013
Where:  Singapore
When:   Thursday, October 03, 2013 - Saturday, October 05, 2013
Archtober 2013
Where:  New York, NY
When:   Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - Friday, November 01, 2013
Monterey Design Conference 2013
Where:  Pacific Grove, CA - Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd (map it)
When:   Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013
Tent London 2013
Where:  London, UK - Old Truman Brewery London E1 (map it)
When:   Friday, September 20, 2013 - Monday, September 23, 2013
The London Design Festival 2013
Where:  London, UK
When:   Sunday, September 15, 2013 - Monday, September 23, 2013
Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013: Recycling Socialism
Where:  Tallinn, Estonia
When:   Thursday, September 05, 2013 - Monday, September 09, 2013
Kaunas Architecture Festival - KAFe2013
Where:  Kaunas, Lithuania - Zalgiris Arena (map it)
When:   Monday, September 02, 2013 - Thursday, October 31, 2013
Concrete Show South America
Where:  Sao Paulo, Brazil - Centro de Exposições Imigrantes (map it)
When:   Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - Friday, August 30, 2013
AA Cyprus-UN Buffer Zone Visiting School ‘Rebuilding No Man’s Land’
Where:  Nicosia, Cyprus - Architeture Research Center [A.R.C], University of Nicosia, 31 Michail Yiorgalla, 2409 (map it)
When:   Friday, August 23, 2013 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum
Where:  Houston, TX - The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet (map it)
When:   Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Thursday, August 29, 2013
Nature Writing for Beginners: (re-)Seeing What’s Around You
Where:  Perrysburg, NY - 12252 Mackinaw Road (map it)
When:   Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - Thursday, August 22, 2013
IFAC2013 - International Festival of Art and Construction
Where:  Covarrubias, Burgos, Spain
When:   Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Thursday, August 15, 2013
Gestural & Natural User Interfaces
Where:  Berkeley, CA - Wurster Hall Rm 494, UC Berkeley (map it)
When:   Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
Artforming Summer/Build
Where:  Rockport, MA
When:   Monday, August 05, 2013 - Thursday, August 15, 2013
+FARM Summer Studio 2013: The Hunter and Artists Cabin
Where:  Perrysburg, NY
When:   Sunday, August 04, 2013 - Monday, August 12, 2013
Landscapes of Information
Where:  Las Vegas, NV - 401 South 4th Street Suite 155 (map it)
When:   Saturday, August 03, 2013 - Friday, August 09, 2013
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit - MSc Building and Urban Design in Development - APPLY NOW!
Where:  London, UK
When:   Saturday, August 03, 2013
An Architectural Tour Up The Hudson
Where:  New York, NY - Pier 40, Hudson River Park (map it)
When:   Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Where:  Villena, Spain
When:   Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - Friday, August 09, 2013
Where:  Lisbon, Portugal - Campo de Santa Clara, 142-145 (map it)
When:   Monday, July 29, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
Frontiers in Desktop Fabrication
Where:  Berkeley, CA - Wurster Hall Rm 494, UC Berkeley (map it)
When:   Monday, July 29, 2013 - Saturday, August 03, 2013
Never Built: Los Angeles
Where:  Los Angeles, CA
When:   Monday, July 29, 2013 - Monday, October 14, 2013
AIANY Walking Tour: West Side Story: The Evolution of Lincoln Center
Where:  New York, NY
When:   Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica
Where:  Glasgow, GB - Architecture and Design Scotland, Level 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane (map it)
When:   Friday, July 26, 2013 - Thursday, October 03, 2013
Where:  London, UK - Design Museum (map it)
When:   Thursday, July 25, 2013 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Adaptive and Evolving Design
Where:  Las Vegas, NV
When:   Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - Saturday, July 27, 2013
AA DLAB 2013
Where:  London, UK // Hooke Park, Dorset, UK
When:   Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - Monday, August 05, 2013
Robotic Prototypes in Architecture
Where:  Berkeley, CA - Wurster Hall Rm 494, UC Berkeley (map it)
When:   Monday, July 22, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013
AIANY Walking Tour: Modern Architecture & Adaptive Re-Use in the West Village and Meatpacking Distr.
Where:  New York, NY - Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place (map it)
When:   Saturday, July 20, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Design - Apply Now!
Where:  Madrid, Spain
When:   Saturday, July 20, 2013
IE Master in Work Space Design - Apply Now!
Where:  Madrid, Spain
When:   Saturday, July 20, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Management and Design - Apply Now!
Where:  Madrid, Spain
When:   Saturday, July 20, 2013
Intelligent Users// Intelligent Cities
Where:  Athens, Greece
When:   Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
DIVA Day 2013
Where:  New York, NY - The Offices of Thornton Thomasetti (map it)
When:   Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Global Summer School 2013
Where:  International
When:   Monday, July 15, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013
Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design
Where:  Berkeley, CA - Wurster Hall Rm 494, UC Berkeley (map it)
When:   Monday, July 15, 2013 - Friday, July 19, 2013
The Bartlett DPU summerLab 2013 series - APPLY NOW!
Where:  Medellin | Santiago | Rome | London
When:   Monday, July 15, 2013
Kotor APSS Architectural Prison Summer School and APSS TALK Conference
Where:  Kotor, Montenegro - Serdara Jola Piletica 28 (map it)
When:   Monday, July 15, 2013
CALLING ALL INTERESTED BUILD LIGHTLY STUDENTS: what are you doing July 14th through July 28th?
Where:  Turrialba, Costa Rica
When:   Sunday, July 14, 2013 - Monday, July 29, 2013
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - 2300 Silver Lake Blvd (map it)
When:   Sunday, July 14, 2013 - Sunday, September 08, 2013
AIANY Walking Tour: Roosevelt Island: 1970s “New Town In Town” to FDR Four Freedoms Park
Where:  New York, NY - Roosevelt Island Tram Station (map it)
When:   Saturday, July 13, 2013
STUDIO 013: Sanctuary in Nature
Where:  Michigan City, IN - 1500 Tryon Road (map it)
When:   Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Saturday, July 20, 2013
Open(Art) – Creative platforms for the open web
Where:  New York, NY - Eyebeam (map it)
When:   Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Monday, August 12, 2013
productiveCity İstanbul sessions
Where:  Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul Technical University Taşkışla (map it)
When:   Friday, July 12, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013
Facades+ Performance
Where:  San Francisco, CA - UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center 1675 Owens Street (map it)
When:   Friday, July 12, 2013 - Saturday, July 13, 2013
Harlem Focus | Up on the Roof: Farming the Urban Rooftop
Where:  New York, NY - Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, 111 Central Park North (map it)
When:   Thursday, July 11, 2013
2013 IVSA Conference
Where:  London, UK
When:   Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - Thursday, July 11, 2013
Design for Life: Boston/Caracas
Where:  Boston, MA - 555 Huntington Ave. WIT. (map it)
When:   Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
ALIVE2013 - international symposium on adaptive architecture
Where:  Zurich, Switzerland - Schafmattstr. 32 (map it)
When:   Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Where:  Berkeley, CA
When:   Monday, July 08, 2013 - Friday, August 16, 2013
cyberGARDENing the City - AA Visiting School
Where:  Milan, Italy
When:   Sunday, July 07, 2013 - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
AIANY Walking Tour: New Architecture on Washington Square, Cooper Square, Bond St. & the New Bowery
Where:  New York, NY - Center for Architecture - 536 LaGuardia Place (map it)
When:   Saturday, July 06, 2013
Cities in Asia Summer Program
Where:  Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore - The University of Hong Kong (map it)
When:   Friday, July 05, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
FVG 13
Where:  Geneva, Switzerland - 5 route de Drize 1227 Carouge (map it)
When:   Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sensing Steinhaus - Mapping Workshop
Where:  Steindorf am Ossiacher See, Austria
When:   Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - Monday, July 08, 2013
inCONVERSATION: Los Angeles Boulevards with Doug Suisman and David Kipen
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - A+D Museum (map it)
When:   Wednesday, July 03, 2013
GAUD/Bilgi Istanbul Summer School
Where:  Istanbul, Turkey
When:   Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
SITREP.at [New York] 2013
Where:  New York, NY - 20 West 44th Street (map it)
When:   Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - Sunday, July 28, 2013
AA VISITING SCHOOL IVREA - Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans
Where:  Ivrea, Italy - Former Olivetti Headquarters Ivrea (map it)
When:   Monday, July 01, 2013 - Saturday, July 13, 2013
X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops July 2013 Athens Greece
Where:  Athens, Greece - Pireos 138 st (map it)
When:   Monday, July 01, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013
World Industrial Design Day
Where:  worldwide
When:   Sunday, June 30, 2013
Definition Series: on ISLANDS
Where:  New York, NY - Storefront for Art and Architecture / 97 Kenmare Street (map it)
When:   Sunday, June 30, 2013
Chinatown Design Night and LADF Closing Party
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - Chinatown (map it)
When:   Sunday, June 30, 2013
AIANY Walking Tour: New York City’s Civic Center
Where:  New York, NY - City Hall Park (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 29, 2013
Extreme IDEAS: Runway
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - Hercules Campus, 5864 S. Campus Center Dr. (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 29, 2013
Lebbeus Woods in an Archetype
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - Arts District, Bloom Square, Traction Avenue, Rose Street and E. 3rd Street (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Monday, December 02, 2013
Cocktails & Conversations; Richard Weller and Bill Menking
Where:  New York, NY - The Center for Architecture, 536 Guardia Place (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Architectural League Prize: Marc Fornes, Luis Callejas, Bryan Young
Where:  New York, NY - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Parsons The New School For Design, 66 Fifth Avenue (map it)
When:   Friday, June 28, 2013
Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture
Where:  Boston, MA - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (map it)
When:   Friday, June 28, 2013 - Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Design Shopping Night
Where:  Los Angeles, CA
When:   Friday, June 28, 2013
Where:  New York, NY - AIANY Center For Architecture (map it)
When:   Thursday, June 27, 2013
Where:  New York, NY - Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street (map it)
When:   Thursday, June 27, 2013
Harlem Focus | Garden Design: The Art of Color, Variety and Form
Where:  New York, NY - Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, 111 Central Park North (map it)
When:   Thursday, June 27, 2013
Pecha Kucha x Ping Pong Night
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - The Standard, Downtown 550 S. Flower (map it)
When:   Thursday, June 27, 2013
Concrete Show China
Where:  Shanghai, China - Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (map it)
When:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013
The Architectural League Prize: Matter Design, PRAUD, SJET
Where:  New York, NY - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Parsons The New School For Design, 66 Fifth Avenue (map it)
When:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013
2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers: Range
Where:  New York, NY - Parsons The New School for Design (map it)
When:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, August 02, 2013
inCONVERSATION: Faces of the Boulevard with Portrait Photographer Katherine Sheeham
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - A+D Museum (map it)
When:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure
Where:  Boston, MA - BSA |Space| 290 Congress Street (map it)
When:   Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013
New York - London Courses from Central Saint Martins & Parsons (The Dual City Summer Sessions)
Where:  New York, NY and London, UK - 66 Fifth Avenue, New York and Granary Square, Kings Cross, London (map it)
When:   Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Saturday, July 06, 2013
Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium (BESS)
Where:  Pomona, CA - Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel 3801 W. Temple Avenue (map it)
When:   Monday, June 24, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Dwell on Design 2013 - Canyons & Valley Home Tour 2013
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - 8000 Melrose Ave (map it)
When:   Sunday, June 23, 2013
Conversations in Place featuring Christopher Hawthorne and D.J. Waldie
Where:  Long Beach, CA - 6400 Bixby Hill Road (map it)
When:   Sunday, June 23, 2013
Anything that Floats 2013 Competition
Where:  Houston, TX - Sesquicentennial Park along Buffalo Bayou (map it)
When:   Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Glass House Summer Party
Where:  New Canaan, CT - 199 Elm Street (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013
Dwell on Design 2013 - East Side & Downtown Home Tour 2013
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - 1600 N Vine Street (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013
Walking Tour: The High Line and New Architecture in West Chelsea and the Village
Where:  New York, NY - W. 23rd Street and 10th Avenue (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013
Campaigning Architecture (AA/UIC Global Workshop 2013)
Where:  London, UK - 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES, UK (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Saturday, July 06, 2013
2013 Dwell on Design
Where:  Los Angeles, CA - 1201 South Figueroa St (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Monday, June 24, 2013
James Turrell
Where:  New York, NY - Guggenheim Museum (map it)
When:   Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Thursday, September 26, 2013


The Lagos Dialogues 2014 will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Lagos, from 10th – 13th April 2014 (UPDATED!). We invite you to attend this ground breaking international conference and dialogue on buildings, culture, and the built environment in Africa. Hosted by the organisation ArchiAfrika, based in Ghana, with support from organisations and institutions throughout Africa, and across the world. Its main aim is to provide a venue and forum for discussion, debate and academic discourse on emerging themes related to the African City and the built environment on the continent.

The event is unique in gathering together both scholars and creative people from Africa to provide a forum to share and debate their ideas on the key themes which are shaping Africa’s buildings and urban environment, through a number of cultural and social lenses, including literature, art, and the traditional built environment disciplines.

For more information on the conference see: http://africanperspectivesconference.wordpress.com/

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RELATED COMPETITION: Call for papers: African Perspectives 2013: The Lagos Dialogue

Following the successful launch of Concrete Show India in February 2012, we are pleased to announce that the show will be returning in 2014 in Mumbai… Bigger and better!

Concrete Show India 2014 will provide a platform to the industry suppliers to showcase the best and new technologies in machinery, equipments, commercial concrete products, services and systems.

The format of the event has been designed to offer the best networking and business opportunities and provide an interactive platform for equipment, technology suppliers and end users. Visitors include engineers, architects, contractors, government officials, developers, investors and more.

Visit our website for more information and register to attend for FREE - http://www.concreteshowindia.com

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) announced today that new dates have been confirmed for the 2013 International Design Alliance Congress, which will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) from the 15-17 November 2013. Under the theme “Design Dialects”, the congress will encourage a dialogue about the value of design-based collaboration between the disciplines of industrial design, communication design, interior architecture/design with government leaders, INGO’s, business, science and technology, education and the social sciences.

The proposed theme is a metaphor for confrontation, conversation and collaboration to enable creation and exchange of discourses about, for and by design during the professional dialogues among its different agents. The unique culture and the congress theme will be weaved together to offer participants a stimulating programme and exciting social events.

When asked about the upcoming event, Dr. Alpay Er, Head of the Department of Industrial Product Design at ITU and head of the local congress organising committee stated, “Istanbul is a living design lab where the city is experiencing a ‘design renaissance’ characterised by increasing internationalisation, rapid expansion and the diversification of design education. We strongly believe that the IDA Congress will mark a milestone within the perspective of positioning Istanbul as a leading actor within the global design network.”

The visual identity of the 2013 IDA Congress is also being launched, which has been customised by prominent Turkish graphic designer Sadik Karamustafa. The event’s concept borrows from the main congress identity originally designed and developed by Pentagram, but sets itself apart by visually representing the signature cultural intersection of Istanbul where North meets South and East meets West. It is a “map within a map” that emphasises the paradoxical location of the city that is divided by a sea and unified by two bridges.

The key congress visual will be used in different colours, each of them referring to different events and sections of the former.

With less than a year until the congress, organisers are also launching the call for papers for the education conference, which will take place on 15 November 2013. The deadline for submissions is 7 January 2013. More information is available on the newly designed congress website at http://www.idacongress.com/2013istanbul.


UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

2013 ACSA Administrators Conference: All Over The Place
November 14-16, 2013 in Providence, RI

Host School: Rhode Island School of Design
Co-chairs: William Morrish, Parsons The New School for Design; Pradeep Sharma, Rhode Island School of Design

Practice is changing, transforming and mutating into a polluted, messy and inventive process of disciplinary alliances and partnerships. Disciplines seemingly distant from architecture have thrown conventional pairings into a tailspin, by introducing push and pull forces of new knowledge from fields such as robotics, biology, electronics, climatology, fabrication, sociology, political science, digital information deliberation and social networks. Architecture has had to be inventive to capture these new opportunities while at the same time be promiscuous to survive this radical transformation of normative practice. It has to re-invent itself to generate next practices, future protocols and methods.

New students and the general public are seeking different objectives from the field of architecture than is typically addressed in practice.  Architecture is seen as a potential vehicle to respond to resilient urban landscapes, social production of housing, sustainable supply chain material development, robotic assembly of building components and even health policies for building a healthy public realm.

As such architectural education has also had to adapt and invent within the folds of academia and professional licensure criteria. How do we educate, manage, administer and thrive in this new territory of alternative practices? What alternative practices have emerged? What is forecasted? How do we teach a messy and constantly fluctuating terrain? How do we prepare students to be alternative practitioners? Are these alternative practices mapping out a new and more expanded architectural territory of design, development and building production?

The 2013 ACSA Administrators conference will be structured as a think tank; a place to debate contemporary practice and discuss the potential of fostering and administering generative practices in architectural education within this fluctuating field. It will be a productive platform for discussion, innovation, speculation and forecasting. This creative design workshop will be a place for debate and discussion, with design as the instigator and agitator.


We cordially invite you to contribute to the
47th International ASA-Conference “Cutting Edge in Architectural Science”
13th – 16th November 2013
that is co-hosted by the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong & the Architectural Science Association (ASA) by submitting your original research papers & posters on topics in architectural science, including but not limited to the following subjects:

Architecture & Environment - Buildings & Energy - BIM & City Information Modelling - Construction, Material & Technology - Design Education & Design Research
Environmental & Earth Science - Generative, Parametric & Evolutionary Architecture - Interactive Environments & Collaboration - Modes of Production & Mass Customization -  Practice-Based & Interdisciplinary Design/Research - Simulation, Prediction, & Evaluation
Theory, Philosophy & Methodology - Thermal Comfort, Lighting & Acoustics

We are facing unprecedented challenges in our natural & human-made, cultural, social & built environments. Working at the intersection of human needs, creative innovation, education, critical thinking, computing, science, design & technology, Architectural Science Practitioners & Researchers are uniquely placed to engage with these challenges & frontiers. Architecture is no longer an organization of matter & space, but systems with multi-layered components & increasingly complex relationships.

Especially in the larger Australasian context, with its philosophical richness & its rising influence on the world stage, the 47th International ASA-Conference hosted by the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong aims to present cutting edge developments, relevant discourses and, possibly, appropriate cures. It will explore & raise awareness to the need of overstepping disciplinary boundaries & reaching creative communities at all levels of expertise, by pooling resources, knowledge & practices, & integrating them into the discipline of applied architectural research & science.

The 47th International ASA-Conference presents state-of-the-art papers, posters, exhibitions, & postgraduate students’ research that highlight the recent development in applied research, education & praxis. Hereby the conference reaches out to intra-disciplinary & -professional research & practice. Original contributions from associated areas of knowledge or disciplines are recognized as bringing rich connections & are therefore particularly encouraged.

This year we will host a the ASA International Postgraduate Student Consortium to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to discuss their research with experienced researchers and other students. Submissions are invited from current postgraduate students, who would benefit from constructive discussions of their research.

All abstracts & full papers will be double blind peer reviewed by the ASA International Editorial Board. Based on the quality of their full-paper selected authors will be invited for publishing in Architectural Science Review (ASR). The conference is supported byTaylor & Francis.

More info: http://www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/asa2013/

Concrete Show South East Asia is the leading event in Indonesia for the concrete industry, unlocking business potential within the region for buyers and suppliers to experience and interact with a full range of products, services and technological solutions. Visitors include engineers, architects, contractors, government officials, developers, investors and more.

Do not miss your chance to take part in a region that is in the midst of an infrastructure boom with increasing international attention. Indonesia is South East Asia’s largest economy and growing, with emphasis placed on infrastructure and housing development. Concrete is at the heart of every construction project so a dedicated event in the South East Asia region is a must.

Visit the website for more information and register to attend for FREE - http://www.concreteshowseasia.com/

October 17-19, 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Host School: Florida Atlantic University
Co-chairs: Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University; Francis Lyn, Florida Atlantic University; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology


Catastrophic weather events – including drought and flooding, fires and deforestation, hurricanes, and landslides - have recently affected major centers of population throughout the world’s subtropical climate zones. In coming decades, the world’s population faces the compounding problems of sea level rise and resource depletion, and the impacts of climate-related disruptions on the flow of people and resources, particularly, sustainable food supply. With the forces of climate change now acting upon us, the subtropical urban regions of the world are becoming the harbinger for “Braving a New World”, as the power of local knowledge and focused research is tested against global influences and our everyday engagements and actions reflect our position about the future we are designing for ourselves and for our future generations.

So how do the built environment design professions respond and intervene in the way the community engages with the complex problems of design of urban settlements generally, and public spaces and buildings particularly, for more powerful weather systems?

What paradigm shifts in design philosophy in practice and education are needed to design for a world that is likely to be 2-4 degrees warmer?
Is there a role in cultural knowledge and the place/identity agenda in design more for extremes and less for averages?
What do designers need to know in order to design for increased capacity to produce and store renewable energy or finite resources (water)?
How do we collaborate and with whom to design for shelter to provide greater protection for inhabitants and for their property without further exacerbating anthropomorphic climate change?
Why not design for centrality of urban hydrology and ecology?
How do we incorporate theoretical principles of adaptability to the changing climate and social environment, particularly in regard to urban settlements and food security?
How do we design for increasing population in our subtropical urban centers over the next 40 years to ensure a good quality of life and responsiveness to climate change?

February 2013—Submission site opens
April 10, 2013—Submission deadline
May 2013—Accept/reject notifications sent to authors with reviewer comments.
Accepted Paper Abstract authors will be required to revise/prepare full-papers for publication in the conference Proceedings.
August 2013—Final revised papers and copyright forms due
October 17-19, 2013—Subtropical Cities Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL



TIME MACHINE - that’s the theme of the 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) which takes place from October 10-13. In the cinemas of LantarenVenster it will all be about evaluating the past and dreaming about the future. This will be done with movies, lots of movies, in which “the world called city” is the leading character. But the festival also hosts television series, debates and talk shows.

The poster of the AFFR 2013 shows an image of an actress in a stage costume, set against a backdrop of cranes and high-rise buildings. A surreal still, taken from the movie Estate. In this film a group of residents are followed within the context of a participation project. The residents are acting in a play about their neighborhood in London, which is in transformation. Estate is one of the films screened at the AFFR symbolizing that one time period is closed while another one opens. It symbolizes the times we live in, times in transformation. Times in which we are very well aware of past and future. There is a lot of vacancy in cities and both the value and the meaning of buildings are in dispute. Movies like Unfinished Italy, Reconversão and Unfinished Spaces focus on the life cycle of a building. The movies are picturing both the phases of newly built projects and underused or reallocated places.
But the time machine also takes us back in time. The film Drop City, for example, takes you to the seventies, when hippies and dropouts set out for their own idealistic society. Drop City was a lively experimental settlement full of dome buildings inspired by Buckminster Fuller. In 1973 it was abandoned and since then it is a ghost town. In total, the AFFR will screen about 100 movies; new films, cult classics, animations and documentaries. There’s one thing the films have in common: that’s architecture and ‘the city’.

Rooftop Screenings
The AFFR doesn’t only show architecture in 2D, we also offer visitors spectacular locations to enjoy movies. In the weeks leading up to the festival, we organize several rooftop screenings. On the roofs of Rotterdam buildings we build a temporary cinema to watch a movie at high altitude. Keep an eye on our Facebook account Affr.Rotterdam).

Practical information
Tickets are € 9 (regular) / € 7.50 (public transport card, cardholders CJP or 65 +) / € 25 (day pass). The presale starts on September 29. Tickets are available at the box office of LantarenVenster (010-2772277). There are also packages with hotel stay and day pass book.


The AFFR has been made possible by the municipality of Rotterdam, the Creative Industries Fund, the Dutch Film Fund, the VSB Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fund and Stichting Volkskracht.


Designing | Education
7th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
3-5 October 2013
Monash University, RMIT University and University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

This conference will bring together academics and practitioners to speculate on the future of the design studio as a pivotal platform for architectural education and production, and to consider modifications required in response to the changing demands of society, pedagogy, research and practice.

The conference will be structured around three broad themes:

Provocative Studio Pedagogies

Studio nexus, design ‹ › research

The Future of Practice

3 June 2013 deadline for submitting abstracts

5 August 2013 deadline for submitting completed academic papers and practitioner submissions

For further information and procedures please see the website: http://monash.edu/mada/aasa2013/

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Join us for westedge™, premiering this fall in Santa Monica, CA at the Barker Hangar, a known venue with 90,000 square feet of exhibition space. The newest destination for design, the inaugural edition will feature a curated selection of 200 leading national and international brands offering design inspiration for interior and exterior environments.

westedge offers attendees a full design experience, complete with trade and consumer seminars, culinary demonstrations and samplings, thought-provoking exhibitions and special events all presented in a sophisticated yet accessible environment for architects, designers, collectors, and patrons of the design world alike to enjoy.

Home to internationally renowned museums, leading design schools, hundreds of contemporary galleries, and a prodigious number of leading architecture and design firms, Los Angeles serves as the perfect landscape for a progressive, international contemporary design fair.


INSIDE is the global festival and awards programme that celebrates the very best in interiors. Held in Singapore on 2-4 October 2013 alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is your opportunity to showcase your finest work on the global stage.

Over three inspiration-filled days, INSIDE provides you with the opportunity to see the very latest in design with an enlightening global seminar programme and live judging, while positioning your work as one of the most accomplished and inspiring projects of the last year. You could be one of the winners - you might even walk away with the ultimate award for World Interior of the Year. Open to interior designers and architects, finished projects can be entered into 13 diverse including:

Bars and Restaurants - Civic - Creative Re-use - Culture - Digital - Display - Education - Health - Hotels - Offices - Residential - Retail - Transport

INSIDE is the only global awards event where designers present their work live to an expert panel of judges - including Nigel Coates; Lyndon Neri, Neri & Hu; Rob Wageman, Concrete; Odile Decq, ODBC; Pernilla Ohrstedt, Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio; Nicholas Stringer, Shed; Chris Lee, Asylum; Linda Morey Smith, MoreySmith - and an audience of peers, clients and press. Enter the awards and you could be pitching your best work to the most influential figures in interiors, as well as hearing about international projects from the designers themselves.

The festival itself is a feast of creativity and inspiration with leading designers and clients form around the world presenting in INSIDE’s illuminating seminar programme, unique design features and installations, exclusive tours that give you the inside track on Singapore’s thriving design scene and of course some great parties!

Enter a project to make sure you’re part of it. Every entry will be displayed in the INSIDE awards gallery at the festival and become part of our online archive, the World Interiors Directory, a fantastic resource of interior architecture around the globe.


The Center for Architecture and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) are delighted to announce that Archtober (ärk’tōbər) will be back in 2013! The third annual city-wide festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions will take place October 1-31, 2013.

Archtober’s curated calendar is expected to feature more than 150 architecture and design lectures, conferences, programs, and exhibitions happening at the Center for Architecture and collaborating institutions across the city.

One of the festival’s distinctive features is the breadth of its collaborating organizations, and many are returning for 2013. They range from established institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Arts and Design, to start-ups like the Institute for Public Architecture and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. This diversity captures the unique spirit of New York’s design world. 40 institutions are participating so far, with more expected to come on board throughout the summer. Organizations include:

AIA New York Chapter; American Society of Interior Designers New York Metro; Architecture & Design Film Festival; Architecture for Humanity New York; Associates of the Art Commission; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York; Brooklyn Bridge Park; Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92; Center for Architecture Foundation; City Modern; CNU New York; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; cultureNOW; The Decorators Club; Fordham University; Guggenheim Museum; Hudson Square Connection; Institute for Public Architecture; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; The Municipal Art Society of New York; The Museum of Arts and Design; The National Academy Museum and School; New Museum; New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects; New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA); New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design; New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation; New York University; Public Art Fund; Queens Museum of Art; Regional Plan Association; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design; Society of Environmental Graphic Design; Socrates Sculpture Park; Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY); WantedDesign; World Architecture Day; World Monuments Fund.

“New York City is a world design capital,” says Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President. “As in its first two years, Archtober will shine a spotlight on what makes New York great: its unparalleled architecture, outstanding design professionals, and cutting-edge cultural institutions.”

Media Sponsors Dwell and New York Magazine are also returning this year. World Architecture News will bring World Architecture Day to New York City this year—mark your calendars for Archtober 7, 2013, at the Center for Architecture.

Pentagram has designed Archtober’s branding and visual identity again this year, which includes the printed guide, website, and Archtober Lounge.

The popular “Building of the Day” series is reprised for 2013. Architects and other design professionals will lead the noontime tours, which will include contemporary buildings and historic sites. Special tours this year will feature synergies of food and architecture, global firms in New York, and building anniversaries.

Preliminary program and tour schedules will be available at http://www.archtober.org beginning July 1, 2013, and will be continuously updated as new programs are announced. Many events are free; individual pricing and ticketing information is available on each organization’s website. Printed guides will be distributed at the Archtober Lounge at the Center for Architecture and participating institutions during the festival.

Visit http://www.archtober.org, or Archtober us at http://www.facebook.com/archtober, and http://www.twitter.com/archtober for more information.

Monterey Design Conference: Where the Discussion of Design Unfolds
Designers, architects, and design fans enjoying three days of talks by international prizewinning architects, social events, and tours in the elysian setting of the Northern California Coast. This biennial conclave of design minds is conducted and hosted by The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC). 

September 27-29, 2013

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

To share ideas and discuss design
The biennial conference is known for presenting intriguing and insightful speakers, as well as noted landscape architects, industrial designers, filmmakers, and other creative thinkers.

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Among the architects presenting their work are:
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, AR
Odile Decq, Studio Odile Decq, Paris
Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fougeron Architects, San Francisco
Marcio Kogan, Hon. FAIA, Studio MK27, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kengo Kuma, Hon. FAIA, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, Japan
Thom Mayne, FAIA, Morphosis, Culver City, CA
John E. “Jack”MacAllister, FAIA, Cameron MacAllister Group, Tiburon, CA
Thomas Phifer, FAIA, Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York
Jennifer, Yoos, FAIA, VJAA, Minneapolis

What Else:
Social events, home tours, CES and Health Safety and Welfare Academy


Tent London is one of the largest design trade shows taking place during the London Design Festival and described as the most creative event in the design calendar.

Extraordinary interiors products are shown from over 200 established independents and undiscovered talents; accompanied by spectacular installations, inspirational talks, and presentations from country pavilions.

Over 20,000 international trade buyers, high calibre specifiers, opinion forming media and design savvy public from 52 different countries attend the four-day event. Now in its seventh year, it is regarded as the most cutting-edge and progressive trade exhibition internationally and a must attend for those who need to be seen with their finger on the pulse.

Find inspiration for your next project whilst sourcing and purchasing the next big thing.



RELATED COMPETITION: Project Spaces, at Tent London & Super Brands London


London Design Festival from London Design Festival on Vimeo.

First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

Our Mission Statement The London Design Festival is an annual event, held ‘to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the International creative community.’

Over ten days in September, the London Design Festival featured hundreds of events which took place across London, showcasing the city’s pivotal role in global design.

Save the date: London Design Festival 2013 will take place on the 14th - 22nd September 2013.

A centerpiece of the Festival is our commissions, the Landmark Projects, created with the help of our generous supporters. For the Landmark Projects we commission some of the world’s greatest architects and designers to create pieces of work in some of London’s best-loved public spaces.

And then there are the Partner events; if anything is evidence of this city’s vitality, it’s the sheer scope and quality of the Festival events programmed by our Partners. From established businesses to emerging practices, from entrepreneurs to educators, from manufacturers to retailers, our Partners represent the heart of London’s design culture.

The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, installations to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free of charge - enabling visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.

The Festival is funded through a combination of public and private sources. The Mayor Of London’s office provides grant funding for the Festival; Arts Council England have been long term supporters of the Festival. Private funding (approx 60%) is raised through sponsorship of Festival projects alongside a small range of London Design Festival products and services delivered throughout the year.

Festival audiences are significant, with an estimated audience of over 350,000 people, from over 60 countries with a wider audience of over 1m people coming into contact with the major public commissions in 2012. Audiences at the V&A totaled 111,538 – which is the highest ten day figure recorded in the museum’s history. The Festival had a programme of 304 projects and events staged by 295 partner organisations including media partners. The Festival also attracts substantial press coverage, with 1,969 articles about the Festival appearing worldwide.


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Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013: Recycling Socialism
September 4th-8th, 2013, Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is an architecture and urban planning forum that continues the tradition of the Nordic-Baltic Architecture Triennale and brings together theory and practice, experience and innovation in order to spark fruitful discussion. This year’s biennale is curated by b210, a team of young architects (Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi, Aet Ader, Kaidi Õis, Mari Hunt) and organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture.

The topic of TAB 2013 - Recycling Socialism - focuses on questions: What is there to recycle from the spaces, structures, projects, ideas, concepts and materials of socialist architecture? What is there to recycle for today’s life and new utopias of the future?

Main organiser
Estonian Centre of Architecture

City of Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Arts, Union of Estonian Architects, Museum of Estonian Architecture

b210 (Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu, Kaidi Õis, Mari Hunt)

Project manager
Lill Sarv
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Press and media
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Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Tallinn, Union of Estonian Architects



RELATED COMPETITION: Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2013 | Vision Competition: Recycling Socialism

As an International Event of contemporary architecture, Kaunas Architecture Festival (KAFe-2013) aims at to rise architectural awareness and understanding among different groups of audience – both professionals of architecture and design, and engaged and interested citizens and guests of Kaunas and Lithuania who simply enjoy good and inspiring architecture, and who want to know more about its international trends, and how surrounding physical and cultural contexts and realities affect contemporary architectural designs.

KAFe-2013 Dates and Event Theme

  • KAFe-2013 Event in Kaunas is organized for the first time, and is planned to become a biannual International Event of such scale and scope;
  • Duration of the event: 8 weeks;
  • Dates of the event: September-October 2013;
  • Theme of the event: Historical City Centers and their Waterfronts.

More information: http://www.kafe2013.lt


RELATED COMPETITION: Kaunas Architecture Festival - International Student Projects Competition

Concrete Show South America is the leading exhibition and conference on concrete technology in Latin America. The 2012 event brought together more than 29,000 professionals from the concrete and civil construction production chains. Visitors include engineers, architects, contractors, government officials, developers, investors and more.

It is recognized by the worldwide market as the most important meeting point of the concrete production chain with the Latin American civil construction industry.

Visit our website for more information and register to attend for FREE: http://www.concreteshow.com.br/english/


The Integrated Landscape designed for the No Man’s Land Project workshop held in 2010, by students from the Dessau Institute of Architecture (Christos Passas Studio).


The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus, is a demilitarized zone patrolled by the UN Peacekeeping Force that spans the full length of the island from west to east and covers an area of around 350km². Although accounting for only around 3% of the island’s total area, the UN Zone has turned into a separate geopolitical entity of its own that will potentially play a vital political and economical role in a future reunification of the island’s north and south parts.

The Visiting School will draw from the results of the “No Man’s Land Project” workshop (held in 2010) and will be based on the hypothetical event of the return of the confiscated land and villages inside the Buffer Zone back to their former proprietors, following a 38-year period of abandonment.

The main agenda will be to explore how digital tools can address the conflicting nature of the Zone on an urban scale and explore non-linear scenarios of enabling its targeted rehabilitation. Intensive tuition by experienced tutors will be in the following software platforms: Rhino/Grasshopper for Rhino/Python scripting for Rhino and Grasshopper.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals worldwide.

Teaching Staff

Pavlos Fereos [Bartlett GAD RC2 Tutor]
Kostas Grigoriadis [AA Diploma Unit 2 Tutor]
Michail Georgiou [ARC University of Nicosia Lecturer]
Alkis Dikaios [Partner Dikaios+Associates]
+ Invited guests to be announced soon


The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) will host a two-part civic forum featuring nationally known leaders in science, business, and law who will discuss emerging air, water, land, and health issues on August 21 and August 28, 2013. “Industrial expansion has driven Houston’s phenomenal economic growth and high quality of life.  However as population growth is accompanied by new coal terminals, expanded refineries, and port facilities for super tankers our region needs to think hard about the challenges ahead,” says Thomas Colbert, organizer of the civic forum and Associate Professor at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. This forum was developed in coordination with an upcoming issue of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston.

The forums, which are free and open to the public, will take place at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is located at 1001 Bissonnet. Additional parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available until 7:00 p.m. for $7 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.

Challenges of Climate Change
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30 pm

The State Perspective: Dr. John Nielson-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.

The Regional Perspective: Dr. John Anderson, Ewing Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University.

The Local Perspective: Eric Berger, Science Correspondent, Houston Chronicle.
The Economic/Corporate Perspective: Mr. Brent W. Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy Corporation.

Moderator: Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

Environmental Justice: Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean and Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University.

Water, Flooding and Competing Land Uses, Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney and Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law, Rice University.

Urban Growth and Agro-Ecological Infrastructure: Dr. John Jacob, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program, Professor and Extension Specialist Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University.

Air Quality and Urban Growth: Larry Soward, former Commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Consultant.

Moderator: Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston


Through a keen sense of observation and an ardent pulse to translate nature’s language, you’ll participate in engaging immersions in writing (some outdoors, weather permitting) to help you explore the natural worldits deep-sea baubles, prairie grass-swish, and northern-light delights. This will be an introduction to the craft of nature writing and you will explore new ideas for keeping a nature journal. You’ll get a mixture of mini-lectures and then studio time to let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. This class is ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher. Taught by SUNY-Fredonia professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of three award-winning collections of poetry, and winner of an NEA fellowship and the Pushcart Prize.

Dates: Aug. 21-22, (9:30am - 12:00pm). Cost: $175. Class limit: 15

+FARM: http://www.plusfarm.org
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: http://www.aimeenez.net


IFAC2013 is the acronym of Internatioal Festival of Art and Construction, it takes place in August 2013 in Covarrubias, Burgos, (Spain) a medieval village of 627 people.

IFAC is a space where you can exchange ideas and knowledge, designed for 250 youngsters from all around the world with some kind of relation to art and architecture whom will live together for 10 days, in a creative and integrative space of different arts, where debate, work and exchange experiences, in a context of analysis and recovery of rural areas, establishing a balance between academic, practical, cultural and social.

IFAC2013 is an initiative started by the non-profit association “Movimiento a la Autosuficiencia” (Self-Sufficiency Movement), who’s aim is to:

- Support avant-garde artistic and technological creations.
- Reverse aggressive over-consumption tendencies.
- Spread and encourage self-sufficient practices.
- Experience alternative building methods.
- Exploring and research of ways towards self-sufficiency.


Photo from IFAC2012

The IFAC dynamic has three basic principles:

-Practical education: most part of the material will be used in a practical and experimental way. We encourage an empirical learning environment that will help the development of “collective thinking” through cooperation, integration and dialogue, creating a “horizontal atmosphere”.

-Creative freedom: free expression is encouraged by the rotation of participants through workshops, having the possibility of attending as many of them as desired, combining them. The presence of free time, with free access to all tools and material, reinforces this breaking of enclosed schedules, specific places or prejudice.

-Collective enrichment: IFAC is an exchange of knowledge and experience. IFAC does not believe in lineal transmission of knowledge, everybody actively participates in the decisions made in the workshops, fostering the emergence of parallel initiatives spontaneous and unpredictable.



RELATED COMPETITION: Sunshade Competition

Set at the Cal Design Lab at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, this workshop will explore how to design natural user interfaces that are, in fact, natural. Physical interfaces are understood, learned and experienced through the body and should allow for more natural interactions that fit the way we think. Workshop participants interested in responsive environments, interactive displays, gesture, touch and haptics will learn how to prototype interfaces, design gestural languages, and test and refine designs with user testing. Participants will be given tutorials in gestural prototyping technologies, understanding the context of use, and user experience design. Workshop exercises include designing context-based gesture sets using the Kinect, and developing screen based gestures using the LEAP SDK. This workshop will be led by Jody Medich, a visual and sensory designer; most notably, she was the Global Designer Director at Cadillac.com as well as the former creative director at Yahoo!.

The 2013 Cal Design Lab will include the following workshops: Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design (July 15-19), Robotic Prototypes in Architecture (July 22-26), and Frontiers in Desktop Fabrication (July 29-August 2). Each one-week workshop is designed by an expert in the topic domain that is pushing the boundaries of making, and features a combination of informational lectures, structured hands-on learning activities and self-directed open-ended experimentation. For more info, please visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-futures-workshop-series/.


Artforming’s Summer/Build is an experiential learning opportunity for students and working professionals, of art and design, sharing a passion for translating ideas. Coupling the acts of thinking and making you will explore, express and translate spatial thinking into built form. Summer/Build strives to consider the relationships between art, architecture and landscape through a combination of emerging technologies and engagement with materials and assemblies.

Program Details
Summer/Build will run from August 5th through August 15th and will be structured as an intensive two-phase workshop at the Windhover Center for the Performing Arts (windhover.org) located in Rockport, Massachusetts. The workshop will run with a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum enrollment of 15. Participants will stay over at Windhover in the provided lodgings for the duration of the workshop. Phase One will involve a collaborative design exercise explored through digital processes and one to one scale experimentation. Phase Two will involve translating design thinking into built form and resulting in a temporary site specific installation. Prior experience with building or Rhino/Grasshopper is welcomed but by no means required. Work produced throughout the workshop will be shared and documented with a broader goal of exhibition and publication. Documentation will be made available to all participants following the conclusion of the workshop.

Program Costs
Tuition is $2,500.00 and includes lodging for the 11 days, local transportation, breakfast/lunch, construction/fabrication expenses, and a celebration gala. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Rockport, dinner and any additional meals, bedding, and laptop/software.

Additional Information
Please visit Artforming’s website (artforming.org) for additional information and examples of work designed and fabricated by the Artforming collaborative. For further information or if interested in a Summer/Build application please contact Program Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the Summer/Build website.

Artforming Mission Statement
Artforming is a Boston-based collective of artists, educators and design professionals. Our mission is rooted in the conception, fabrication, and installation of multi-sensory public art and architecture intended to foster individual contemplation and open public dialog. Our interests focus the work on site-specific installations that are imbued with fundamental principles of architecture and art. Research and the resulting built work centers on environments, emerging technologies and the intersection of art and science.



OPEN CALL: Summer Studio 2013 - The Hunter and Artists Cabin
Design - Digital Fabrication + Milling - Farming - Hands On Construction - Landscape

Applications due Friday April 5th
Apply Today at +FARM website: http://www.plusfarm.org

Earn IDP + Elective Credits
Summer Studio Schedule: August 3 - 11, 2013

The project for this year’s week long intensive workshop is to design, fabricate, and build a cabin for a Hunter + Artist. During the week participants are introduced to site specific design processes, and will be instructed in all phases of building through hands-on construction. We will design directly on the farm, fabricate components at Rigidized Metals Digital Milling Shop, and construct the cabin with master craftsmen. 

Working directly with experts we will engage architecture directly, living, working, and building at the farm. This year, the studio will explore the relationship between the farm and architectural technology through the construction of a cabin for a Hunter + Artist. Training will be provided to all participants for the digital and analog tools. 

Seven applicants selected from the open call will work closely with experts in environmental design, digital fabrication, building, and practicing professionals on site, developing practical, technological, and ecological skills. We thank the Five Sisters Farm in Perrysburg, NY for their hospitality during the workshop.


RELATED COMPETITION: OPEN CALL: Summer Studio 2013 - The Hunter and Artists Cabin

Landscapes of Information, taught by Nadia Amoroso is a late summer week-long experience in Downtown Las Vegas run by the AIA Las Vegas and the UNLV Downtown Design Center.

This program will enable attendees to explore exciting places in Las Vegas as part of the week. During their explorations, participants will take data on observations, and learn a new software that enables them to connect the data directly to their place. At the end of the experience, attendees should have a great understanding of flows and forces in affecting urban design, and the capacity to map that data in geolocated, three-dimensional form.

Basic information can be found here:  https://unlvddc.squarespace.com/#/landscape-of-information/


The production, reproduction, and transformation of urban space via social, economic, and environmental forces presents a complex challenge for architects, designers, engineers, planners and other professionals. There is an urgent need to use our professional capacities to critically reconsider and recalibrate our engagement with design and society to effectively respond to the challenges of a rapidly urbanising world.

The Msc Building and Urban Design in Development at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit is an innovative 12-month post-graduate course combining cultural, social, economic, political and spatial analysis in the effort to present a holistic response to the growing complexities within the design and production of cities.

Led by an internationally diverse faculty with vast experience in research and practice, the objectives of the MSc BUDD are to equip those interested in the development of urban areas with a political economy perspective of space and a nuanced comprehension of the unique needs, abilities, aspirations, and resistance of urban dwellers in various contexts - specifically in geographies of the Global South. Students are charged to critically challenge different morphologies and tensions that shape complex neo-liberal landscapes at different scales and to respond with strategically coordinated processes of urban design, architecture and urbanism.

The opportunity to acquire these relevant concepts and skills is achieved through a combination of theoretical investigations, writing, hands-on studio projects and extended field research trips working directly with local partners, communities and government representatives. This way of working calls for an innovative attitude in which design is reconfigured at the urban and the architectural scale. Urban practice becomes something more - it becomes an activator for change.


As a profoundly international and inter-disciplinary course, we welcome applications from individuals of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds spanning architecture, urban design and planning as well as parallel fields such as geography, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. 


More details on course structure/content, faculty, course output, and alumni profiles can be found on the MSc BUDD website at

If you have any questions about the MSc BUDD program at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit please contact Dr. Camillo Boano (Course Director) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Join openhousenewyork (OHNY) for its annual summer boat tour up the majestic Hudson River. On this architectural tour of Manhattan’s West Side, view Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum, now under construction; Frank Gehry’s IAC Headquarters; the iconic Starrett-Lehigh Building; Hudson Yards; Midtown Manhattan; Riverside Park; and much more. Hear the stories and histories behind two centuries of waterfront development along the Hudson. Rain or shine.

For tickets: http://ohny2013hudsonboattour.eventbrite.com/

Elcasc is an academic and institutional event that will take place in the historic centre of Villena organized by the architectural office el fabricante de espheras, the Villena’s city council and the University of Alicante. Over the course of 10 days, a 200-strong multi-disciplinary group of students and young professionals from around the world will devise and deliver a series of low-cost architectural, artistic and cultural interventions. These workshops will be led by young well-known tutors.

elcasc consists of 12 practical workshops and a theoretical seminar about the historical centre reactivation through different disciplines like architecture, design, art, urbanism, restoration, sociology, economy, engineering or audiovisual communication. Moreover, it will offer different activities in order to discover the city and its boundaries so the evolution and the current historical centre conditions can be understood.

TUTORS LINE-UP – alfonso calza // PKMN // paco ortí // ZULOARK // espai mgr // CPESRM // arquitectura se mueve // UNUSUALGREEN // desayuno con viandantes // ARAE PATRIMONIO // pez estudio //  LIKE ARCHITECTS

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Enroll until 21 July for the workshop with Liam Young

Between 29 July and 9 August, at Sinel de Cordes Palace, curator Liam Young, is leading a workshop to finalize the 40m² hyper-real scale model that constitutes one of the key elements of Future Perfect. This immersive exhibition will recreate tomorrow’s city, departing from research currently in progress, in areas such as biosciences, robotics, multimedia and 3D design. Formed by areas or “districts”, the exhibition will offer an intense sensory experience of the future urban habitat, which the visitor is welcome to walk through and explore. Part of Close, Closer, the 3rd edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the exhibition opens on 12 September at the Electricity Museum (until 15 December).

The model will be formed from extraordinarily intricate 3D printed and resin cast buildings, lighting systems, fibre optics, detailed painting and graffiti. It will be a hyper real cityscape that extends traditional architectural models into a world of fiction and popular culture. Miniature model making of this form has a long tradition in science fiction filmmaking.
This workshop is an opportunity to learn these techniques from experts in the field and to be part of Triennale’s creative team.

Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Founder of the Tomorrows Thoughts Today think tank, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, perverse and imaginary urbanisms, he also runs the Unknown Fields Division, a nomadic workshop that holds annual expeditions to the ends of the Earth to investigate unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and industrial ecologies. Liam’s projects develop fictional speculations as critical instruments to survey the consequences of emerging environmental and technological futures.


Special price for early bird until 14 July
– 10€ discount

Enrol until 21 July
– Complete workshop (2 weeks): 175€
– Only the first week: 100€
– 20% discount for Triennale Friends

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Palácio Sinel de Cordes
Campo de Santa Clara, 142-145
1100-474 Lisbon

Set at the Cal Design Lab at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, this workshop will explore emerging technologies that push the bounds of what can be physically made using inexpensive and accessible desktop fabrication technologies. Workshop participants interested in advanced modeling, integrated electronics prototyping and physical fabrication techniques will learn how to hack 3D printers, vinyl and paper cutters to create origami-folding 2D to 3D models, interactive objects with integrated sensing and circuitry, and 3D models using experimental materials. Participants will be given tutorials in basic modeling, plotting, and fabrication programming. Workshop exercises include creating 3D jewelry from cement, actuated origami, and custom capacitive touch sensors. This workshop will be led by Bjoern Harmann, an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Ronald Rael, who is an architect, author as well as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley.

The 2013 Cal Design Lab will include the following workshops: Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design (July 15-19), Robotic Prototypes in Architecture (July 22-26), and Gestural and Natural User Interfaces (August 5-9). Each one-week workshop is designed by an expert in the topic domain that is pushing the boundaries of making, and features a combination of informational lectures, structured hands-on learning activities and self-directed open-ended experimentation. For more info, please visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-futures-workshop-series/.


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Never Built: Los Angeles will explore the “what if” Los Angeles.  A thorough compendium of projects that only saw the drawing board, the exhibition asks: Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?

Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes.

Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—still have relevance today, and many could inspire future projects. The projects beg the question: Why were they never built?

The show will contain dozens of illustrations exploring the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through renderings, blueprints, models, and the lost art of hand drawing. Through these images, and accompanying narratives, the city is interpreted in a new light, with discarded projects understood as art. Never Built probes these schemes, setting the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in Los Angeles.

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A+D Museum

Discover the evolution of this pioneering cultural complex of the mid- 20th Century. Explore its origins as a Robert Moses’ urban renewal project announced in 1956, through its design and construction by some of our most iconic Modern architects in the turbulent 60’s, to its reimagining by Diller, Scofidio and Renfro in this past decade for the New York of the 21st Century.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
Price: $10 for AIA members; $20 for non-members
Tour is Limited to 20 and attendees must register in advance (waiting list available)
Register via the AIANY e-Calendar here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5917


Commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica is a new international touring exhibition that will illustrate how innovative contemporary architecture is enabling scientists to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on our planet.

The exhibition features five imaginative designs for Antarctic research stations and opens at Architecture and Design Scotland, The Lighthouse in Glasgow from 26 July to 2 October 2013 before touring to Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (21 October - 6 January) and then internationally.

From the newly opened British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research station to the speculative Iceberg Living Station, Ice Lab will give visitors a unique view of the inspiration, ingenuity and creativity behind architecture in the coldest, windiest, driest and most isolated place on earth.

The first exhibition of its kind, Ice Lab will include architectural drawings, models, photographs and films that give the visitor a sense of what it takes to live and work in Antarctica. Sources of inspiration for the projects including original drawings from Archigram’s ‘Walking City’ will be on display as well as a new commissioned light and audio work by international visual artist Torsten Laushmann. The Glasgow-based artist will create this work in collaboration with ‘We Made That’, the exhibition’s designers.

Ice Lab will highlight the diverse and cutting edge science that takes place on the frozen continent – from collecting 4.5 billion year old meteorites that illuminate how the solar system was formed to drilling ice cores whose bubbles of ancient air reveal the earth’s climate history; from cutting edge astronomy peering into the world’s clearest skies to studying its Dry Valleys, the closest thing to ‘Mars on Earth’.

The featured projects are:

British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI (recently featured on Bustler) The station became fully operational in February 2013 and signals a new dawn for 21st Century polar research. Opening 100 years after Captain Scott’s famed Antarctic expeditions, this new state of the art facility, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and engineered by AECOM (UK) fulfils the UK’s ambition to remain at the forefront of scientific endeavour. Located 10,000 miles from the UK on a floating ice shelf, the new station is designed to be self-sufficient, able to withstand freezing winter temperatures of minus 55ºC, have minimal impact on Antarctica’s pristine environment, and be an aesthetically stimulating place to live and work.

Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Conceived, designed, constructed and operated by the International Polar Foundation (Belgium), Princess Elisabeth is Antarctica’s first zero-emission station. Perched on a nunatuk, 200km from the coast, at an altitude of 1400m, the aerodynamic stainless steel structure can withstand strong Antarctic wind, and is layered so that no form of interior heating is needed. The station seamlessly integrates renewable wind and solar energy, water treatment facilities, passive building technologies and a smart grid for maximising energy efficiency.

Bharati Research Station India’s third Antarctic research station by bof Architekten / IMS (Germany) is a striking modernist structure made from 134 prefabricated shipping containers. Wrapped in a special aluminium case its extensive glazing offers magnificent panoramic views whilst withstanding powerful winds, below 40 degree Celsius temperatures, blizzards and unfathomable loads.

Jang Bogo Korea is becoming a significant player in Antarctic research and Jang Bogo, by Space Group (South Korea), will be one of the largest year-round bases on the continent when it opens in 2014. The station’s aerodynamic triple-arm design will provide resistance to the elements and accommodate up to 60 personnel during the busy summer season.

Iceberg Living Station A speculative design by MAP Architects (Denmark) for a future research station made entirely from ice, Iceberg Living Station negates the need to transport foreign materials to Antarctica. The station will be holed out of a large iceberg, using caterpillar excavators that are traditionally used to clear snow. It will eventually melt, resolving the issue of removing it at the end of its life course.

An events programme will run alongside the exhibition including film screenings, talks and workshops in architecture, design, art and science.

Vicky Richardson, Director Architecture, Design, Fashion at the British Council, said: “The new wave of Antarctic research stations show the inventiveness in design and engineering required to build in Earth’s most extreme conditions. In the same way that scientists from around the world collaborate in Antarctica, these buildings are made possible by cooperation between nations, so it is highly appropriate that the British Council should be commissioning this exhibition, which will tour in the UK before travelling overseas.”

Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of Architecture and Design Scotland, said: “It’s great that we’re hosting the premiere of this fascinating exhibition. By exploring a series of innovative building projects in one of the harshest climates on earth, the exhibition can help us develop ideas on sustainable design for our own changing and challenging climate. We hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to see the innovation and ingenuity shown in these amazing projects.”

Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica features the work of Hugh Broughton Architects, IMS/bof Architekten, MAP Architects, Space Group, International Polar Foundation and Torsten Lauschmann.



Want to know your additive manufacturing from your 3d printing, and find out how the ‘new industrial revolution’ will impact your life? Or just want to understand more about how the things around you are made? Then visit The Future is Here. Everything you need to know is in this exhibition.

The Future is Here explores how the boundaries between designer, manufacturer and consumer are becoming increasingly blurred. Significant changes in the way objects are made, the materials they are made of and the type of objects that people use have the potential to affect commerce, industry and the environment as profoundly as any past Industrial Revolution. See some of these manufacturing techniques demonstrated in The Future is Here Factory and find out how they will change the designed world around you.


Calls open for ‘Adaptive and Evolving Design’ that will be held in the context of HCI International 2013 ( http://www.hcii2013.org ) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21-26 July 2013.

‘Adaptive and Evolving Design’ will be one of the parallel sessions of the ‘Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions ’ Conference that will be held in the context of HCI International 2013.
Your paper will appear in the Conference Proceedings along with the other regular submissions that will be accepted for oral presentation, following a peer-review process.

The HCI International 2013 Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in volumes of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Extended Poster abstracts will be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

All volumes will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world, and will be indexed by a number of services including EI and ISI CPCI-S. For more information about the Conference Proceedings, please visit our website.

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Architectural Association (AA) Bedford Square // Hooke Park

22 July – 4 August 2013

DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic and generative design methodologies with large scale digital fabrication tools. DLAB will investigate natural growth processes in relation to innovative concepts of architectural tectonics and fabrication. We will carefully interweave these concepts with interaction and participatory design to create full-scale working prototypes. The programme will be formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants will benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA’s London home. The second phase will shift to AA Hooke Park campus and revolve around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention.

Some of the most prominent features which the participants will be exposed to during DLAB include:

  • Teaching team: Participants engage in an active learning environment where the large tutor to student ratio (5:1) allows for personalized tutorials and debates.
  • Facilities: The Digital Prototyping Lab (DPL) in AA London houses cutting-edge facilities for the fabrication of physical outputs through digital fabrication techniques. The facilities at AA Hooke Park allow for the fabrication of one-to-one scale prototypes with a 3-axis CNC router.
  • Computational skills: The toolset of DLAB includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, Arduino, and Grasshopper.
  • Theoretical understanding: The dissemination of fundamental design techniques and relevant critical thinking methodologies to the participants through theoretical sessions and seminars forms one of the major goals of DLAB.
  • Professional awareness: Participants ranging from 2nd year students to PhD candidates and full-time professionals experience a highly-focused collaborative educational model which promotes research-based design and making.
  • Fabrication: According to the specific agenda of each year, a one-to-one scale prototype is fabricated and assembled by design teams.
  • Lecture series: Taking advantage of its unique location, London, DLAB creates a vibrant atmosphere with its intense lecture programme conveying the diverse expertise of professionals in the areas of digital design and fabrication techniques.


The deadline for applications is 8 July 2013.

An application can be made by completing the online application form or completing the PDF application form and emailing it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The AA Visiting School requires a total fee of £1,660 per participant, which includes a £700 deposit and a £60 Visiting Membership.

Fees are non-refundable. Fees do not include flights. Train tickets between London-Hooke Park, accommodation, food in Hooke Park, and materials are included in the fees.

Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools.



Set at the Cal Design Lab at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, this workshop will explore a new multidisciplinary approach to robotics. Interest in robotics has risen dramatically over the last fifteen years in the fields of architecture, engineering, industrial design, and art. Designers in the future will be called upon to create spaces that are computationally enhanced, interactive, responsive and artificially intelligent. Rather than designing traditional buildings and simply applying a computational layer, this workshop will explore a more integrative and synthetic approach. A review of the literature reveals a lack of established methodologies for designing architectural spaces as intelligent spatial systems. As such, it is clear that a new multidisciplinary approach is needed to bring together research in the fields of interaction design (IxD), architectural design, product design, human computer interaction (HCI), embedded systems, and engineering. Workshop participants will explore a range of emerging software and hardware tools and techniques for designing, programming, visualizing, fabricating and testing parametric robotic architectural prototypes well beyond the traditional domain of architecture or design education. This workshop will be led by Jason Kelly Johnson, a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab in San Francisco.

The 2013 Cal Design Lab will include the following workshops: Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design (July 15-19), Frontiers in Desktop Fabrication (July 29-August 2), and Gestural and Natural User Interfaces (August 5-9). Each one-week workshop is designed by an expert in the topic domain that is pushing the boundaries of making, and features a combination of informational lectures, structured hands-on learning activities and self-directed open-ended experimentation. For more info, please visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-futures-workshop-series/.

Discover lesser-known examples of Modern architecture and some stunning new buildings in the West Village and Meatpacking District. Included are buildings designed by Joseph Urban; Albert Ledner, AIA; Edgar Tafel, FAIA; Paul Rudolph, FAIA; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; SHoP; SOM; and others.

AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW
Price: $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members
Tour is Limited to 15 and attendees must register in advance (waiting list available)
Register via the AIANY e-Calendar here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5916

Dear prospective student,

If architecture, and resulting urbanism, is one of the more tangible cultural manifestations of today’s economic, social, political and also technological realities, it is clearly essential to pose a reorientation of its practice at a time in which architecture lives uncomfortably with rapid changes to paradigms on which it is based.
Therefore, a more global approach to the profession and academic training is required, able to unite architectural thinking and the pragmatism of professional practice, and thus strengthen the two invariable elements of the profession: scientific-technological knowledge, and awareness of the underlying cultural base. Today, these abilities, as well as entrepreneurship, are clearly fundamental to being able to lead creative teams and understand the complexity and reach of the profession.

IE Master in Architectural Design, intends, to bridge the space between the existing fragmented post-professional architecture courses and the ever shifting reality of professional practice.

We propose an ambitious academic program for the IE Master in Architectural Design based on three parallel themes of praxis:

  • Architectural design.
  • A rigorous analysis of scientific/technical advances to allow the precise use of current and emerging technologies in an advanced practice setting.
  • Upmost awareness of the cultural, economic and social milieu in which architecture is immersed.

Thanks to a prominent international and Spanish faculty and industry leaders in each sector, those architects who gain the title of IE Master in Architectural Design be equipped with the most tailored and flexible criteria for the practice of architecture.

An outstanding environment for research, experimentation and professional relationships signal IE Business School and the IE University contribution, guaranteeing that IE Master in Architectural Design is infused with the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit of these institutions.

IE Master in Architectural Design will strengthen those aspects which we consider essential in architecture training and which have served to place Spanish professionals in the vanguard of architectural practice and education in the most influential cities and centers throughout the world. We emphasize the value of global training and the development of interdisciplinary teams with the capacity to materialize architectural projects based on an adherence to the contemporary discourse which the must bring into being.

Our interest is to enrich the experience of professionals as they move towards achieving the IE Master in Architectural Design, the program will be developed rotationally between Madrid and Barcelona, thus benefitting from the cultural, patrimonial and urban management paradigms which characterize both cities.

We believe the IE Master in Architectural Design to be the only program in Europe which strengthens architectural thought, pragmatism in professional practice and scientific rigour, all of which we regard as necessary for every committed architect to exercise their profession in the immediate future.

We invite you to play an active role in this stimulating challenge.

Javier Quintana
IE School of Architecture & Design

Jorge García de la Cámara
IE Master in Architectural Design

IE School of Architecture & Design


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The Master in Work Space Design is an innovative post-professional program that addresses the implications of change in our contemporary work place. There are new complexities in the work place – including how we work, where we work, the technology we use, increased competitiveness, new forms of communication, globalization, stakeholders’ expectations, sustainability and more. The program has been designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to establish positive relationships between the design of the work space, business and the individual.
It is a comprehensive program that integrates design strategies, user needs and the organizational culture of businesses.

Through careful analyses of the complexities of the work place, business cultures, user requirements and perceptions, along with advanced design instruction, the program seeks to provide an innovative understanding of the relationship between organizational culture and architectural concerns; paying special attention to the interior design of the work environment and its relation with branding, efficiency and social responsibility.

The innovative and pioneering profile of this master course lies in the combination of IE’s business expertise in conjunction with the research knowledge of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

you & IE

The program is aimed at a wide variety of professionals involved in the design and decision-making process of the work environment such as:

  • Architects, interior designers, space planners, interior environmentalists, willing to improve their expertise on the work space and all the elements that comprise it.
  • Engineers, IT specialists, and consultants seeking to make a step forward in their know-how about interior environments.
  • Facility Managers and HR who are responsible for the translation of corporate culture and productivity to the physical environment.


We are seeking for dynamic, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds and the right interpersonal skills that are capable of bringing momentum to the learning process. If you think that the Master in Work Space Design is right for you, we encourage you to start your online application.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department at (+34) 915 689 610 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

IE School of Architecture & Design


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The Master in Architectural Management and Design is a 13 month program aimed to bridge the gap that exists between advanced design and the business in the architectural field.

The innovative and pioneering content of this master course lies in the combination of IE’s well known entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise in conjunction with the design approach of IE School of Architecture.

Its blended format allows students to meet their professional obligations while studying. The master combines online sessions with on-site periods.

The Architect’s Backstage lecture series will enrich the students experience through direct exposure to leaders of top architecture practices who will explain their work underlining the necessary back office to achieve excellence in design.

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The Master in Architectural Management and Design is conceived for a range of professionals within the field; from young independent, independent professionals willing to start their own practice and junior designers immersed in professional practices looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms willing to reinvent their practices.

Most architects are, in fact, entrepreneurs and vocational designers who face business responsibilities without adequate tools and training. This program addresses the design implications of business decisions and vice versa.

The combination of hands-on practice and teamwork with innovative online teaching methods creates a new, advanced, and culturally diverse platform, exposing you to an international network of professional contacts in your professors, corporate collaborators, and of course, your fellow students, equipping you with the up-to-date specialized skills that you will need as you embark on your career.


We are seeking for dynamic, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds and the right interpersonal skills that are capable of bringing momentum to the learning process. If you think that the Master in Architectural Management and Design is right for you, we encourage you to start your online application.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department at (+34) 915 689 610 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

IE School of Architecture & Design


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Intelligent Users// Intelligent Cities


workshop at the Symposium on Smart Cities during the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments [IE’13], Athens, Greece
new deadline April 31, 2013



We are happy to announce that the 2nd DIVA Day will be held on July 15th, 2013
at the offices of Thornton Tomasetti in New York City!

DIVA Day is a conference on the use of environmental analysis in design practice and research. The full-day event includes a series of presentations and discussions, focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflows. Sessions include introductions to new features by the DIVA Team, and research and case studies by practitioners at leading architectural, engineering and consulting firms and universities. This year, the afternoon will be devoted to an “Educators Session” which will focus on the ways simulation tools are used in college and university architectural and building technology education.

Our list of presenters includes speakers from Atelier Ten, CUNY, Harvard, MIT, Thorton Tomasetti, Transsolar, TU Berlin, the University of California at Berkeley, and WSP Built Ecology.

Registration is now open.
For more information, go to: http://diva4rhino.com/diva-day-2013.

Hope to see you in New York!
-The DIVA Team
Alstan, Christoph, Jeff, Jonnie, and Kera

Access to the production of energy, food, knowledge, and objects are fundamental to the creation of self-sufficient habitats. The 2013 Edition of the IAAC GSS wants to address the challenges and opportunities which exist in our urban environments with regards to the production of these elements.

This year, 11 international institutions from five continents will participate simultaneously in the Global School Program July 15th - 26th, 2013.
Barcelona, Spain · Launceston, Australia · Brisbane, Australia · Shanghai, P.R.C. · Mumbai, India · Tehran, Iran · Istanbul, Turkey · New York City, NY, USA · Santiago, Chile · Lima, Peru · San Diego, CA, USA / Tijuana, Mexico

McNeel Rhinoceros, Grasshopper 3D, Processing, Arduino

Application deadline is May 31st 2013.
Inquiries: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More information: http://www.iaac.net/globalschool/2013/

Set at the Cal Design Lab at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, this workshop will explore the expressive possibilities of recognizing and using motion to build more “intuitive” systems in domains such as architecture, public art and industrial design. Workshop participants interested in modern-day applications of motion studies and social factors examine the current state of the art in sensing and actuation technologies that detect and perform motion, applying this knowledge to working prototype designs. This is useful in designing automated windows or doors, or reactive public displays. Participants will be given tutorials in basic computation, electronic, micro-controller, sensor and actuation technologies. Workshop exercises include the construction of simple automata, design of public-scale reactive displays, and improvisational video prototyping. This workshop will be led by Wendy Ju, the program coordinator for the Cal Design Lab.

The 2013 Cal Design Lab will also include the following workshops: Robotic Prototypes in Architecture (July 22-26), Frontiers in Desktop Fabrication (July 29-August 2), and Gestural and Natural User Interfaces (August 5-9). Each one-week workshop is designed by an expert in the topic domain that is pushing the boundaries of making, and features a combination of informational lectures, structured hands-on learning activities and self-directed open-ended experimentation. For more info, please visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-futures-workshop-series/.


The Bartlett Development Planning Unit’s summerLab series draws on the progressive action-research ethos of the DPU in collaboration with local partners. The workshops aim to leverage the reality of the city as a laboratory for developing socially and politically conscious interventions that are intended to provoke the minds and actions of urban practitioners in reconsidering the role and process of design in promoting spatial justice.

Geared toward students and emerging professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, the workshops offer a vital testing ground for hybridized spatial responses to particular contextual challenges and phenomena.

Each uniquely geographical and thematic workshop blends complementary expert input and short methodological seminars with hands-on field investigations and exercises that allow for direct interactions with communities and beneficiaries.

The schedule of the DPU summerLab 2013 series is:

Medellin (Colombia) – Growth in Transit             26 - 31 Aug

Santiago (Chile) – Providencia in Transformation     2 – 7 Sept      

Rome (Italy) – Occupation City                       9 – 14 Sept

London (UK) – Localising Legacies                     16 – 21 Sept


The application deadline for all summerLab workshops is July 15.

The international fee for participants is £400. This excludes travel and accommodation. However, local information and assistance will be provided.


General DPU summerLab program information can be found at

2013 workshop series information can be found at

Questions about DPU summerLab can be directed to William Hunter (Program Coordinator) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Below is a brief information about our workshop, for more info you can visit our page at http://www.kotorapss.me

Location: Old prison building in Kotor, Montenegro (UNESCO World Heritage site)

Mentors and lecturers at Kotor APSS 2013:

Dijana Vučinić, DVARP, Montenegro
Boštjan Vuga, SADAR+VUGA, Ljubljana
Simon Hartmann, HHF architecten, Basel
Saša Begović and Marko Dabrović, 3LHD Architects, Croatia
Andreas Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin.
Hubert Klumpner and Alfredo Brillembourg, , Urban-Think Tank, Zurich
Ivan Milošević and Marko Stjepčević, AIM studio, Montenegro

There are two main parts of Kotor APSS:

  • Summer school workshop with final work exhibition and student presentation,

  • Final conference ”APSS talk” and Panel discussion based on the workshop Topic and Conclusions. Final conference is open to wider public

Kotor APSS 2013 Topic

South Adriatic is used as a common name for a part of Adriatic coast that includes Montenegrin coast and southern Croatian regions. This space was merged by one of the first regional plans – “Regional plan for South Adriatic” proposed in the late sixties of the last century (1964-1968). The plan has been an initiative of the Government of SFR Yugoslavia, implemented together with United Nations Development Programme. As one of the last year mentors -  Architect Branislav Gregovic pointed out - many perceive this plan as the beginning of an institutional approach to spatial planning in this part of former Yugoslavia and, at the same time, a plan that initiated the modernization of this part of the former country.

The plan itself has marked the beginning of the tourism as an economic branch in the region. Tourism has been considered as an addition and insurance to the existing economy and the way to bring leisure closer to working people of industrialization.

Fifty years later Tourism has a completely different role in our society. It is considered as the main development lane of Montenegrin economy and the greatest challenge for urban planning. While “Regional plan for South Adriatic” has measured tourism growth by the growth of infrastructure, culture, employment and production, we lost track at some point during the 90s and focused on the number of beds. Demand for leisure became equal to demand for occupied beds and the number of nights spent on the coast.

One of the key moments that have influenced urban chaos in Montenegrin coast seems to be the introduction of the apartment as a tourism unit.  Apartment, or bed production has been much cheaper, faster and less demanding than hotel building. The unit itself has multiplied and shaped the architecture as well as the wider urban context and certain patterns in social behavior. During the 90s, the apartment unit has created the urban chaos in the city on the coast we are struggling to correct today.

The workshop will explore the question of “place” in wider urban context and its transformation under the influence of market demands and rapid development pushed by transition. We want to go back and examine the essence of the city and its architecture on one side, and residential unit as one of the fundamental elements of any urban environment on the other side.

The workshop will investigate new elements that will redefine relationship between architecture and the city, and improve urban background by changing architectural fundamentals such as tourism housing unit.

Register Now: we are taking between six to ten participants in open registration for Build Lightly Costa Rica. Students from all Universities, young architects, intern architects, and volunteers are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining us for the Costa Rica summer workshop, email your full name, university or program name, and your current year in school to info{at}buildlightly.com to receive an application form. The Costa Rica Design-Build Studio will be an intense two weeks of living, designing, and building together. Summer 2013 design-build Studio takes place in Costa Rica, read more below if you want to get in on the fun:


  Instructor: Miriam Gee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Build Lightly co-founder
  Guest Instructors: TBD.
  Location: Turrialba, Cost Rica, Central America
  Client: Finca Antigua – organic coffee farm
  Project: Sustainability/Organic Learning Center and Casa, $8k budget
  Site: San Juan Sur, hilltop location w/panoramic views
  Language: Spanish is recommended, but NOT required. Course will be taught in English.

Build Lightly meets Pura Vida: Study abroad in Costa Rica! Costa Rica is the ecological oasis of Central America with its comfortable lifestyle, peaceful democracy and overwhelming natural beauty. It is host to numerous indigenous flora and fauna, from howler monkeys to toucans. The waves are prime, the beauty is staggering and the sluggish pace seductive. “Eternal spring” temperatures and microclimates of Turrialba contrast with heavy rains, or “aguacero.” Turrialba is a walkable town of 70,000 and is accessible by bus, about an hour from the Capital. It is known for world-class white water rapids, an active volcano, and agriculture. Students will be hosted by local families and immersed in the culture with optional Spanish classes available. Weekdays will be spent on site as the student team designs and builds collaborates with our instructors, volunteers, and the client to create a fully-realized structure. Educational trips or outdoor adventures may be scheduled on weekends.


Meet our client: Jorge Avendaño of Finca Antigua, one of the few organic coffee farmers in Turrialba, Costa Rica:

Finalized dates for the course are July 14th – July 28th, 2013. The total of the Costa Rica Summer Workshop will be US$1,400 per participant. A US$600 deposit is required to secure your spot as part of the application. Costs cover fourteen days of housing, laundry, food, ground transportation, construction materials, equipment and workshop instruction. Applications are due April 12th, 2013.

Inverting Neutra is an installation at Richard and Dion Neutra’s VDL Studio and Residences in Los Angeles that offers spatial inversion as a strategy for activating historic architecture. Designed originally by Richard Neutra in 1932 and then rebuilt after a fire in 1965-66, the VDL House is known for its close interlocking of interior and exterior space. Void spaces penetrate the house from the street up to the roof terrace, and in response, Inverting Neutra manifests these voids as luminous blue volumes. With rows of satin blue cords hanging from lightweight aluminum frames, the installation creates the optical effect of the volumes appearing and receding depending on the viewing position. By activating the negative spaces as colorful, dominant forms, the project inverts the positive-negative spatial relationships of the existing building.


This project continues Bryony Roberts’ ongoing work on the creative interlocking of new and exisitng architecture. Originally trained as an artist, with a B.A. from Yale University in Studio Art and Humanities, Roberts later turned to architecture, earning her MArch from Princeton University and working for the offices of WORKac in New York and Mansilla + Tunon in Madrid. Her practice Bryony Roberts Studio, which is based in Los Angeles, engages projects from the scale of residential architecture to urban design, and her design work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Houston, Berlin, and Rome. For the last two years, she was teaching as a Wortham Fellow at the Rice School of Architecture, and she is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences. The project is generously supported by an Individual Grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, John and Jean Geresi, and the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation.

Installation at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
July 13 - September 7, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 5-9pm
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
2300 Silver Lake Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90039

View a sampling of buildings from four centuries on the island formerly known as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island, and since 1973 Roosevelt Island—culminating in the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn, FAIA, in 1973. Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, 1970s UDC housing by Johansen & Bhavnani and Sert, Jackson & Associates, and recent housing by Gruzen Samton, among other works.

AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW
Price: $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members
Tour is Limited to 15 and attendees must register in advance (waiting list available)
Register via the AIANY e-Calendar here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5915

The bucolic Indiana landscape serves as our inspiration, our site, and our home for the week. You’ll live on the farm, collaborate to design and make meaningful space that you create with your own hands. This is a unique, immersive experience designed for discussion, collaborative design and investigation of ceremonial place-making in the landscape.

Live on-site, collaborate with a team of creatives, carpenters + celebrants.

Design charrette led by Honored Guest Host STEVE BADANES of Jersey Devil Design/Build + University of Washington!

Open to students, architects, landscape architects, artists, carpenters, celebrants, and others from related fields. Limited to ten participants. 

visit http://www.studio013.org!


July 12 - August 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 6-8pm
Workshops: Saturday, July 13, 12-3pm

Eyebeam is pleased to announce the Open(Art) exhibition and workshop series, which marks the culmination of our Open(Art) Fellows’ projects.

Join the Fellows, Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman and Nortd Labs, for a reception on July 12 and workshops on July 13. Both events are free and open to the public.

Open(Art) is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It offers a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on work that catalyzes participation on a global scale, and engages audiences through innovation, transparency, and utility.

Workshop Schedule: July 13
12pm: Short presentations and Q&A with all three Fellows
1-3pm: Individual workshops

3pm: Re-group to share insights and eat pizza!


IAAC Global Summer School Istanbul sessions is organized by SayaSaya and hosted at Istanbul Technical University Architecture Faculty Taşlışla Taksim.
Project site is the network of ITU campuses distributed amlong the city. Generative design workshop includes environmental mapping and design via Arduino sensors and prototype production for vehicular network interconnecting the campuses.


Facades+ Teaser from Facades+ on Vimeo.

Facades+, presented to you by The Architect’s Newspaper in collaboration with Enclos, is the fifth event in an ongoing series of conferences that have unfolded in cities across the nation, including New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. Each year the event is designed to address a new theme, this year we have selected Performance.

This past April the first Facades+ Performance conference kicked off in New York City. After receiving positive feedback and great responses from both our speakers and attendees we are thrilled to launch the second sequence of this year’s conference series in San Francisco this July!

Featuring a Keynote Address by Ecoarchitect Ken Yeang of Hamzah & Yeang, Day 1 (Symposium Day) of the event will include a series of discussion-based panels and presentations presented by leading design professionals. Day 2 (Workshops Day) of the event will be dedicated to half-day Dialog Workshops that will take place in intimate seminar-style classrooms, and full-day Technology Workshops in which participants will work on hands-on assignments.

Join the dialog, register now! http://www.facadesplus.com


Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Join landscape architect Elizabeth Kennedy as she presents her work on the Brooklyn Grange farm, located on a massive 65,000 sq ft roof towering eleven stories over the East River, atop Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Constructed as a Stormwater Management Tool funded by a NYC DEP Green Infrastructure Grant under PlaNYC, the project serves as an inspiring model of green roof possibilities.

About the Harlem Focus series:
John Reddick, architectural consultant and Harlem historian, will curate and lead a series of talks featuring designers, architects, and artists whose work engages and affects the local community. The Harlem Focus series will highlight design issues in Harlem, ranging from public art and landscape architecture, to rooftop farms and urban woodland restoration, and explore how design will affect this unique neighborhood as it continues to evolve, change and inspire.



CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the International Visual Sociology Association 2013 Annual Conference from 8 to 10 July 2013. 

Inspired by Michael Burawoy’s concept of “public sociology,” we dedicate the 2013 IVSA conference to the concept of the “public image”, and the ways that visual sociology can meet Burawoy’s challenge to bring a sociological understanding of social life to a vibrant, active and diverse public. Public and urban sociology endeavors to bring sociology into dialogue with audiences beyond the academy, an open dialogue in which both sides deepen their understanding of public issues in cities.

Information and submission guidelines can be found at:



RELATED: Call for Panel Proposals and Papers: 2013 IVSA Conference


Caracas Venezuela’s La Carlota Park Ideas Competition winning entry by Manuel Delgado, Jorge Perez Jaramilo & OPUS

As part of the Institutional Cooperation Agreement signed between the Central University of Venezuela and Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Symposium “Designing for Life, Boston / Caracas” looks to analyze some of the most relevant urban interventions made in Boston’s urban history in relation to the proposals of the contest of ideas to transform La Carlota Air Base into a Metropolitan Green Park, sponsored by the city of Caracas.
Curated and designed by renowned architects and professionals in the field of design, planning, and urbanism from different institutions from North and South America institutions, Design for Life Boston / Caracas will reveal the opportunities design has to offer and how it can impact urban contemporary cities in numerous and contrasting ways.

The exhibition, which spans an array of disciplines including architecture, design, built environment, and urban planning, will be a mixed overview of three exhibitions: The exhibition of the 12 finalists of the Competition of Ideas for La Carlota, an exhibition of the integration and works of the city landscape by students of Wentworth and a last “Caracas Zenith” sponsored by the Foundation for Urban Culture in Caracas.

The event will take place at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Avenue in the city of Boston, next Friday, July 12, 2013. The symposium looks to be a place for exchange of ideas and experiences in order to learn how design can effectively transform the contemporary city.

More details: https://sites.google.com/a/wit.edu/designing-for-life/ or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

ALIVE2013 - international symposium on adaptive architecture

will be held on July 8th, 2013 / 9:00 - 18:00

at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich-Hönggerberg, HPZ Floor F.

Speakers include:
Prof. Ludger Hovestadt (ETH Zürich, CH),  Prof. Philip Beesley (University of Waterloo, CA), Prof. Kas Oosterhuis (TU Delft, NL), Martina Decker (DeckerYeadon, US), Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio, UK), Manuel Kretzer (ETH Zürich, CH), Tomasz Jaskiewicz (TU Delft, NL),  Jason Bruges (Jason Bruges Studio, UK), Areti Markopoulou (IAAC, ES), Ruairi Glynn (UCL, UK), Simon Schleicher (Universität Stuttgart, DE), John Sarik (Columbia University, US), Stefan Dulman (Hive Systems, NL)

More info on the speakers, the detailed program, location and registration can be found on the event’s website. http://www.alive2013.wordpress.com

The symposium is free of charge however registration until July 3rd, 2013 is obligatory. Seats are limited. http://alive13.eventbrite.com

The event is organised by Manuel Kretzer and Tomasz Jaskiewicz, hosted by the Chair for CAAD and supported through the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley offers three introductory six-week summer programs in the study of architecture [IN]ARCH, landscape architecture [IN]LAND, and sustainable city planning [IN]CITY, as well as one advanced studio course in architecture [IN]ARCH ADV.  This Summer [IN]STITUTE, July 8-August 16, 2013, gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and theories of these fields, experience the culture of the design and planning studios, connect with top faculty and professionals, and build a portfolio for graduate school application. 

The introductory programs are designed for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates with majors in other fields who are interested in learn more about environmental design. We will also consider exceptional students who will have completed their junior year of college by June 2013. The advanced architecture studio is open to students who have already obtained their undergraduate degree in Architecture or who will be entering their senior year in June 2013. Each program consists of a lecture series, a design or planning studio, and either a seminar or media course. The total cost for the program is $3,400 not including UC Berkeley summer session fees.
Apply now through April 26, 2013.

For more detailed information, please visit the Summer Institute website at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/college/academics/summer-institutes/apply.


Marco Poletto and Claudia Pasquero on behalf of the Architectural Association in Milano are proud to launch the second spring/summer season with a renewed program of lectures and events leading to our International Summer School focused on the topic of alternative FOOD and renewable ENERGY for the Urban Environment.

In the end of March we will launch our first lecture series in Milano. The AA MILANO Spring Lecture Series is part of the AA Public Program, one of the most diverse and prestigious open lectures series in the world, and it will be stages in 3 different venues across the city: the Polytechnic, the NIL28 and the Stecca degli Artigiani.
This first round of talks will end with a dedicated exhibition in the Gallery SpazioFMGperl’architecttura, opening on the 23rd of May.

For updates visit: cybergardens2013.aaschool.ac.uk

Matteo Pasquinelli, a young Italian philosopher, will open the series with his Manifesto on Urban Cannibalism, setting the stage for the debate that will inform the main Summer School, the experimental design workshop taking place between the 6th and the 16th of July and involving international participants working on the theme of cyber-gardening the city; this year each team taking part to the design experiment will breed alternative urban food supply chains and renewable energy networks of algae, bacteria and urban insects; the key design instruments will be direct field work and a custom design twitter based real-time digital interface. Applications are now welcome.

Summer School Brief

As the world’s population grows at an ever faster pace and the effects of global warming threaten crops worldwide, the global reserve of food is reaching an historic low. Global metropolis like Milan will soon find themselves in a condition of shortage, perhaps not dissimilar to the one experienced in the past in periods of war or siege, where food and energy were either absent or unaffordable to the majority.

Philosopher Matteo Pasquinelli claims that it is in this periods that the culinary art has demonstrated its ability to expand the horizons of edibility by reinventing the urban landscape as a potentially productive one; in periods of shortages the art of cultivating the nutritious potentials of what Gilles Clement calls the “third landscape” elevated itself to a gastro-political art of resistance towards the enemy and of building a new collective identity.

Such practice posses a radical attitude that goes far beyond the current fashion for urban allotment and farmer markets in the sense that has the capability to reinvent our perception of those interstitial ecologies that are ubiquitous in our metropolis but that escape categorisations, as they are not part of the urban techno-sphere nor they belong to the agricultural layer; they exist within out of control, invisible or neglected strata where nature escapes human control and proliferates unchecked.

This year the AA Milan will set up its urban Lab in the Milanese borough of Nil28 and will embrace this radical attitude to propose scenarios of gastro-political resistance towards the tyranny of large multinational food distributions, the classism of organic gourmet food and the threat of global supply shortage.

Studio Structure

The teaching model of the AA Summer School in Milan is grounded on the experimental tradition of the Architectural Association and on the design philosophy of ecoLogicStudio, that will curate the event and run the design workshop.
In the first 3 days of workshop our explorations will take us on a trip across unnoticed landscapes of urban algae blooming on the Milanese Navigli, of mosquito hunting in Novara and of bacteria fermentations in Gorgonzola.

The design studio will than take its base in the Nil28 neighbourhood where the aspiring cyber-gardeners will be able to explore and invent new urban cultivation practices by combining Applets design and real-time urban mapping with 1:1 scale prototyping.  Dedicated real-time mapping and prototyping design clusters will be interfaced and interrelated during the workshop giving to all participants the opportunity to experiment with multiple techniques and challenge different aspects of the brief.

The final outcome will be an urban cultivation digital interface involving the participation of the neighbourhood and a series of speculative prototypes testing novel cultivation practices or urban recipes.
The 10 days workshop will be supported by a series of seminars with invited specialists and dedicated algorithmic design and prototyping tutorials. The seminars will be held in the evening and will feature guests from the world of digital design and prototyping, agronomy and food science, landscape design and computational design, journalism and curatorial practices.


The deadline for applications is 30th June 2013. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 visiting Student Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Early enrollment and group discounts apply. for more info please visit our website: cybergardens2013.aaschool.ac.uk


AA Milan Directors: Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto
Scientific committee: Luca Molinari and Simona Galateo
Computational Design Tutor: Andrea Bugli

Explore new architecture on Washington Square, Cooper Square, Bond Street and the Bowery. Highlights include Fumihiko Maki’s new Astor Place office building, Morphosis’ Cooper Union academic building, new residential developments on Bond Street, SANAA’s New Museum, Norman Foster’s Sperone Westwater Gallery, new hotels, as well as older landmarks in these historic NYC neighborhoods.

Price: $20 for AIA members; $30 for non-members
Tour is Limited to 15 and attendees must register in advance (Waiting List available)
Register via the AIANY e-Calendar here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5908

Program Directors: H. Koon Wee & Darren Zhou

The University of Hong Kong Summer Program (SHA: Jul 5-18, HKG: Jul 19-26, SIN: Jul 27-Aug 2)

Visiting cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou and Shenzhen

Studio SHA-HKG-SIN is a three to four-week design and research studio organized by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture in the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Taught by a diverse group of faculty members from the University of Hong Kong, and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, the course offers participants a design studio experience within Asia’s most vibrant contexts.

The International Summer Program in Architecture positions Hong Kong as a launch pad to other Asian cities, linking strategically with the cities of Shanghai and Singapore this year. This summer program has the benefit of tapping into the vast wealth of expertise from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Future Cities Lab and Asian Urban Lab. A number of the urban sites and studies designed for this program will be linked to ongoing research undertaken by design studios at the ETH, NUS, SUTD and MIT. Since its inception in 2008, HKU academic programs in Shanghai have benefitted from exchanges and joint studios with leading universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, NYU, AA, ETH and EPFL, as well as regional universities such as Tongji, China Academy of Art, Tianjin and others.

Fundamental to the study of architecture and cities is the question of rapid urbanization and innovation on the multiple fronts of society, culture and the economy. For the purpose of this summer program, the three key cities in east China, the Pearl River Delta and Southeast Asia will serve as platforms for the understanding of such issues, in the current neo-liberal world of urbanization, where international corporations have grown far more powerful than sovereign governments. Saskia Sassen notes that it is precisely because cities are no longer within the realms of national politics, they naturally become the new frontiers where the “political informal” can thrive within the infrastructure and systems of cities without overt control.

Through this course, participants will focus on different architecture and building types that have emerged from the current state of rapid urbanization. These urban building types are unique in the way they resist and subvert, or become mutated or subsumed by the prevailing urban conditions of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. The design and research studio would be based on the examination and re-invention of a number of these building types.

Participants will have the benefit of visiting numerous cities under-going massive change, exploring broad-ranging issues such as identity, migration, cultural production, colonialism, nationalism and globalization through topics in architectural history and theory. This program will include study trips to the cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou and Shenzhen. In support of the design and research studio, a daily lecture and seminar program will further enrich the participants’ knowledge in these fields.


We re organising a workshop with subject:
Densification of the BIG Geneva (Agglomération Franco-Valdo-Genevoise)
The goal is to offer a place where people from differents horizons could come, share and developp projects together dreaming the best way to live together in the future

Nous organisons un workshop sur le thème de la densification de l’agglomération Franco-Valdo-Genevoise.
Le but est de réunir un maximum d’acteurs de domaines différents (Architectes, Ingénieurs, Paysagistes) afin d’offrir une plateforme d’échange permettant le développement de projets susceptibles d’offrir de meilleures perspectives du “Vivre Ensemble”



Analogue‹ ›Digital | Steinhaus by Günther Domenig

A workshop organised by SeMF, an architectural & art collective, intended for architects and visual artists who consider studying built space as inspiration for reinventing and enhancing its intrinsic qualities.

The program of the workshop consists of an intense exploration of Günther Domenig’s Steinhaus (situated at Ossiachersee in Carinthia, Austria) and it’s visible and hidden properties. By the use of mapping strategies these properties can be isolated and will be implemented as a temporary installation.

Each participant will investigate certain spatial aspects using methods of mapping. In a series of tutorials on various techniques, strategies will be developed to translate and structure the collected information into a unified spatial concept. Participants will work amongst groups to propose the result of their investigations with a site specific installation, which, will be digitally materialized on site.

Stefan Rutzinger & Kristina Schinegger, SOMA
Christian Halm, ArchitekturConsult
Clemens Preisinger, Karamba
+other guests

Receiving applications now!

Doug Suisman, author of Los Angeles Boulevards: Eight Xrays, addresses how the city’s urban identity flows from the growth and expansion of its main arteries. Streets, not parks, plazas or freeways, are the city’s public spaces. Can the city’s soul can be found along the broad, long, endlessly travelled boulevards? Urban Designer Doug Suisman joins in conversation with David Kipen, author of reissues of WPA Guide to California, WPA Guide to Los Angeles, and owner of Libros Schmibros Bookstore Tuesday July 2nd from 6 - 8pm at A+D Museum.



The PrattGAUD/Bilgi Istanbul Summer School is a collaboration between Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) Program and Istanbul Bilgi University’s School of Architecture. 

The program focuses on generating projects that explore urban, architectural and environmental issues concerning the future of Istanbul. 



SITREP.at [New York] 2013

This July, please join us in New York City for a groundbreaking Architecture+Urbanity study program. Final Applications are due June 08, 2013.

SITREP.at is a New York City-based “Design Tank” dedicated to the study of Urbanity through architectural research and design. All our findings and proposals are published for public distribution as Situation Reports – SITREP.

SITREP.at defines the term Urbanity as the unique confluence of high density, wide diversity, and compressed temporality commonly associated with cities and city life. Furthermore, SITREP.at considers cities to be superpositions of systems (hardware), the operations of which are determined by methods (software) adapted for generalized user-ship.

Besides providing you a “soft landing” to studying and working in New York City, your participation in SITREP.at provides you with:

  • Expert training in the study of Urbanity through the on-site study of New York City, the densest, most populous and diverse metropolis in the United States, with a population of over 8 million who speak up to 800 different languages.
  • First-hand association with renowned experts in Urbanity through our guest lectures and discussion panels. (See our Program Schedule for the full list of lecturers and panelists.)
  • Access to an extended network of educators at Architecture and Urban Planning programs based in universities and institutions throughout the United States.
  • Personal recommendations for school applications and employment.
  • Direct connections to a wide range of architecture and planning firms in the United States.
  • Intensive exposure to work and life in New York City.
You will also receive:
  • Co-authorship of the resulting SITUATION REPORT.
  • Membership in the ever-expanding SITREP.at alumni network worldwide.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .


Jul 08, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Discussion Panel : “Flow”
Jul 09, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Lecture : Prof. Vikram Bhatt
Jul 12, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Lecture : Prof. John Shapiro
Jul 15, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Discussion Panel : “Pervious”
Jul 18, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Lecture : Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA


In July 2012, the Architectural School of Architecture - in partnership with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and Gehry Technologies – launched Factory Futures: A THREE YEAR RESEARCH PROGRAMME exploring innovative architectural responses for the productive landscape of the future.  Critical and technical in equal terms, the mission of Factory Futures is to connect the realms of CONTEMPORARY URBAN THEORY WITH COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN TECHNIQUES for the affirmative re-empowerment of the architectural practice within contemporary conditions of production. THE FORMER OLIVETTI HEADQUARTERS IN IVREA –the only UNESCO candidate site in Italy fully dedicated to its modern industrial architecture – constitute both the physical and cultural setting of our work. A growing NETWORK OF ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS, Factory Futures operates through highly focused symposia, visiting schools, exhibitions and publications.


Far from being invisible, the physical infrastructure supporting today’s need for DATA STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION is increasingly transforming the configuration of our productive landscape. In 2013 the Ivrea Visiting School will develop design tools and research concepts to confront this phenomenon, which is challenging the conventions of both architectural design and urban theory. Using the Olivetti design culture as the DNA of our design experiments, we will investigate TIME-BASED AND ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN STRATEGIES applied towards the creation of a speculative data storage infrastructure in relation to a former Olivetti industrial site in Ivrea.  The course will be taught by AA SCHOOL AND GEHRY TECHNOLOGIES TUTORS, with support from the Adriano Olivetti Foundation, in a two weeks programme. Together with CRITICAL SEMINARS and FIELD TRIPS focusing on the local design culture, work will be articulated in sessions intertwining COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN and ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION: in reclaiming the rich Olivetti propaganda aesthetics, students’ proposals will be condensed in large scale individual posters to be published and exhibited through the Factory Futures network.


The deadline for applications is 1 JUNE 2013. Applicants should submit a short written statement outlining the interest in the course, a CV and payment of the full tuition fees in UK Pounds Sterling. The cost for the twelve-days course is £695 which includes a £50 AA membership fee, payable online at: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/ivrea  It is highly recommended that students arrive to Ivrea on the 30 JUNE 2013 in order to sort out accommodation and logistics prior to the commencement of the course on 1 JULY 2013.  A final exhibition of the students work will be held on 13 JULY 2013. The course is an intensive studio-based programme requiring full-time participation.  The AA Visiting School Ivrea is open to all current undergraduate/graduate students and young professional in the field of design, engineering and architecture. No previous specific software knowledge is required.  An AA Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the programme.


Tommaso Franzolini [Founder - Factory Futures] 

Maria Shéhérazade Giudici [AA DIP14 Tutor – The City as a Project] 

Pierre Cutellic [Digital Knowledge Dept., E.N.S.A.P.M. Paris] 

Edmondo Occhipinti [Gehry Technologies Europe] 

Lea Sattler [Gehry Technologies Europe] 

Patrizia Bonifazio [Adriano Olivetti Foundation] 

Fabrizio Bellabio [AA – Histories and Theories Tutor]


AA Visting School Coordinator
Priji Balakrishnan
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T: +44 (0)2078874014
W: ivrea.aaschool.ac.uk

RECEIVING APPLICATIONS NOW: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),
For more information http://www.xatelier.com/workshop

X|A ATHENS Workshop 1: 1st-12th of July 2013 @ Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece
X|A ATHENS Workshop 2: 15th-26th of July 2013 @ Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece

X|Atelier is organizing during Summer 2013 two international intensive workshops of Advanced Architectural Design in Greece The X|A Summer Workshops 2013 are led by X|A principals Erick Carcamo (Sci-Arc, UPenn) and Nefeli Chatzimina (University of Southern California, NTUA), both Columbia University NYC graduates (GSAPP, AAD)

X|A Athens Workshops are hosted by the Benaki Museum and operate under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine Arts.Participants will attend the Computation Workshops, Final Review and Exhibition of the results at Benaki Museum of Athens. As part of an ongoing academic research X|A workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art. Through technical attainment of design and digital production the X|A Workshops give the opportunity to students of Architecture and Art, Professional Architects, Designers and Artists to challenge new design territories.

Former Participants of X|A workshops under X|A guidance and support have been accepted to important Architectural Institution worldwide such as Columbia University NYC, Harvard University, MIT, the Architectural Association in London, the Angewandte in Vienna, Sci-Arc and UCLA in Los Angeles.

X|A Workshops have accepted in the past undergraduate and graduate Students, professional Architects and Artists from Greece, Australia, India, Egypt, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Iran, the Netherlands, Austria, England, Bulgaria, Denmark and Albania and South Korea.X|A Workshops have been an international meeting point for students and professional Architects who have studied at the Architectural Association, Saint Martin’s University of Arts, the Bartlett UCL in London, RMIT and University of Queensland in Australia, the Angewandte Applied School of Arts in Vienna, TUDelft and Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, Berkeley University in California, Parsons School of Design in New York, École Spéciale d’Architecture ESA-Paris, L’école d’architecture de Paris-Malaquais and École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles in France, Danish Royal Academy of Arts in Denmark, to Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, from the National Technical University of Athens, the Aristotele Univeristy of Thessaloniki, the Architecture School of Thessaly, Patras and Crete, the Athens School of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Lund in Sweden, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Brunell University, Westminster University, Southbank University, London metropolitan University and the University of Budapest in Hungary.

X|Atelier was founded in 2007 by Erick Cárcamo and Nefeli Chatzimina ::X|A:: is an architectural practice based in the use of multi-layered experimental techniques and production processes networked in Europe, US and Latin America. Both hold a Master’s of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and have graduated from SCI_Arc and N.T.U.Athens respectively. Their teaching expertise extends to Sci-Arc, University of Southern California, Columbia University, Yale SOA, UPenn, Pratt Institute, University of Kentucky, Die Angewandte, N.T.U.Athens and LTH in Sweden. X|A’s work has been internationally published and exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, London, Lexington and Barcelona. Their working experience is held in offices of Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York, CoopHimmelb(l)au in Vienna, Asymptote NYC and Xefirotarch LA.   

The international X|A Advanced Design Workshops are known as an established academic activity that repeats every year since 2008 in Lund Sweden and Athens Greece, with the initiative of X|Atelier Architects under the auspices of the Greek Hellenic Institute and the Athens School of Fine Arts. X|A workshops have been hosted mainly by the Benaki Museum, the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Lund in Sweden. At the end of every X|A workshop there is a formal exhibition of the results and final presentation of the projects in recognized venues with invited jurors who are recognized in the field of Architecture.

World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is observed annually on 29 June in recognition of the profession of industrial design. First declared in 2007 on the occasion of Icsid’s 50th anniversary, World Industrial Design Day has been established with the aim of promoting awareness of the profession of industrial design and facilitating collaborations that help to highlight the impact of industrial design on economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.

Not just for designers
Industrial design affects us all. It relates to the products that we use as much as to the services and processes we employ. It’s about finding solutions that make life easier and relates to function as much as to form. For these reasons and more, World Industrial Design Day is for everyone.

Through a series of events held around the globe, World Industrial Design Day provides designers and like-minded design enthusiasts with an opportunity to engage about industrial design. From sustainability workshops to exhibitions and symposiums about socially responsible design, to webcasts and citywide programmes that provide free admission to museums, the activities held to commemorate the day are as diverse as they are inspiring.

For the non-designer, it is a chance to become more aware of the benefits of industrial design and how it impacts ones daily experience. For design-focused cities and encourage more of them to make an official proclamation declaring 29 June as World Industrial Design Day.

As part of its mandate Icsid connects people from diverse backgrounds who, while perhaps from different cultures or religions, have at least one thing in common: a passion for industrial design. This bridging of the design community continues to be shown with the annual celebration of World Industrial Design Day; a day for the industrial design community to share ideas, celebrate their profession, spread knowledge and help create a better world in the process.

World Industrial Design Day


Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Definition Series: On Islands on the occasion of the launch of Pamphlet Architecture 33 “Islands and Atolls” by Luis Callejas. For this event, selected Colombian studios will redefine the currently disputed banks and atolls of the San Andres Archipelago by intervening a Colombia stamp from 1956 that shows the archipelago as an oceanic region. The stamps will be on display at Storefront’s gallery during the event.

Luis Callejas and Melissa Naranjo in conversation with Charles Waldheim and Mason White.

Definitions and stamps by Felipe Mesa, Antonio Yemail, Miguel Mesa, Melissa Naranjo, Viviana Peña, Luis Callejas, Catalina Patiño, Manuel Villa, Camilo Restrepo, and Lukas Pauer among others.

Definitions of “Islands” should be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) prior to the event. These will be gathered as part of Storefront’s ongoing compilation of definitions as part of the Storefront Definition Series.

About the Publication
Luis Callejas’ (LCLA Office Medellin, Colombia) proposal was selected as the first of two winners for the Pamphlet Architecture 33 architecture competition, which calls on previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today. Published consecutively under the purview of architect Steven Holl over the past 35 years, Pamphlet Architecture 33 comprises an index of provocative proposals ranging between the theory and practice of design, buildings and cities. Participants in the most recent competition were nominated by previous authors from the series. The jury was conformed by: Kevin Lippert, Steven Holl, Toshiko Mori, Michael Bell, Stan Allen, Marion Weiss, and Jennifer Thompson.

Luis Callejas will be the next author to be a part of the Pamphlet Series with the launch of Pamphlet Architecture 33: Islands, Atolls, and Other Derivative Territories, which calls into question how architecture might critically repurpose its traditionally limited disciplinary tools in order to make a meaningful impact at a territorial scale.

Functioning as a landscape architect in a country where the field is not yet stablished, Callejas questions pedagogical, disciplinary, and political norms at macro levels using micro tactics. As a result, Pamphlet Architecture 33 provocatively expands devices such as repetition and aggregation beyond their limits in scenarios where sociopolitical constraints seemingly prohibit what would normally be understood as a landscape architecture intervention.

Pamphlet Architecture 33 “Islands and Atolls” will be available for purchase at the event.

The Definitions Series invites a series of individuals to construct, propose and articulate definitions of a specified term.


For the third year in a row, LADF and Chung King Road celebrate the vibrant creative community that continues to grow under the crimson glow of Chinatown’s lanterns by hosting Chinatown Design Night, June 29th from 7pm to 10pm.  Shops, studios, and galleries will stay open late into the summer night for this all-out art and design street party, which also serves as the closing party for the Los Angeles Design Festival.
In addition to traditional restaurants, apothecaries, and novelty shops, Los Angeles’ Chinatown has become an artistic stomping ground for hipsters and curators alike, with boutique architecture and design studios, indie fashion shops, and galleries now calling the Chung King Road neighborhood home.

From an exploration of male beauty to holographic art set to a famous dutch DJ’s electronica, and even a glimpse at TBWAChiatDay’s dragons, Chinatown Design Night 2013 will go off like a firecracker once again!  Highlights include:
ABERRANT ABSTRACTION at Coagula Gallery curated by David DiMichele - The collection of works making up the exhibit come from a group of artists who’s goal was to readdress the act of abstraction in art. They sought to approach the pieces “in the language of painting, without being painting.”

Charlie James Gallery - Charlie James quit his job at Microsoft and moved to LA to open up the eponymous Chung King Alley gallery and pursue what he called his “passion project” in 2008. It’s precisely this personal fervor for fine art that is contagious when one walks into this bright white space.  Featured works represent an array of abstraction and assemblage, constructed into installations, paintings, sculptures and always have a voice, a message, or something to say.

BINGWA at drkrm gallery - A Swahili term for “expert,” “competent,” and “body builder,” Pej Behdarvand’s exhibition BINGWA documents the enduring practices of bodybuilders in rural Africa. Behdarvand wanted to “isolate and dematerialize the figure to explore the motivation behind the self-glorification and to also challenge the viewer to examine his or her own notions of male beauty.” Feel free to examine your own notions of beauty when you stop in during Chinatown Design Night.

Midcentury Male Physique by John Palatinus at drkrm gallery - Sponsored by the California LGBT Arts Alliance, John Palatinus’s exhibit is sure to turn some heads. Intrigued by forms of beauty and the physical male body, Palatinus documented physique, trademarking his works with recognizable lighting techniques and minimal background. Because of his history of discord with government officials, through artistic trials and tribulations, Palatinus now reflects comfortably in his Palm Springs home as his “lost” collection of photos, Mid-Century Male Physique Photography, circulates through galleries and blogs across the globe.
Craft + Design with California Home and Design at Fifth Floor Gallery - Fifth Floor Gallery will be hosting the closing reception for Craft + Design, a special exhibition for the Furniture Society Symposium.  California Home and Design co-hosts festivities.  Executive Editor Erin Feher will be on hand to say a few words. Gallery owner and curator Robert Apodaca uses his architectural background to bring together artistic notions and spatial design, showing off in his gallery “accoutrements for the Modern Life.” His eclectic assortment of products and exhibits are often tied together through current social, political and environmental issues coursing through Los Angeles.

Cold Void Featuring Rafaël Rozendaal and Luuk Bouwman at KK Los Angeles - World renowned multi-media artist Rafaël Rozendaal and Dutch electronic musician Luuk Bouwman will debut their music and video project Cold Void here beginning June 15th and extending through Chinatown Design Night. The collaborative installation is part multi-media and part instrumental innovation. Rozendaal’s holographic video art pieces move by their own volition to Bouwman’s beats on a self-playing piano, guitar, and other various automatized instruments.

Let There Be Dragons - Let There Be Dragons – When we said you might see dragons at Chinatown Design Night, we weren’t kidding. Jennifer Golub‘s crack team will be on hand in their state-of-the-art roving mobile production studio designed by Standard.  A play on the saying by ancient explorers that “Here be Dragons,” Let There Be Dragons draws on untapped passion projects sourced through TBWA staff and outside  to create fearless and diverse films, television, digital projects and products.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to peek inside and meet the team.

Open House at Preen - Known for her skills as a hospitality designer, Preen owner Alexis Readinger will be opening her doors to the bustling crowds of Chinatown Design Night. Preen is an architecture and business enhancer, bringing its keen eye for design to hotels, restaurants and retail shops.  Well-known Preen projects include Akasha, Stephen Webster, Sweet Lady Jane, and their own sexy Chung King live-work studio space.  Just follow the music to the Southern end of Chung King Alley to check it out!

Sabina Lee Gallery - Many of the artists they display experiment with translating the urban environment, as well as removing everyday scenes from without their context and onto a canvas. Their white-walled, silent venue allows for a serene experience where the artist is able to communicate with the viewer solely through their works of art.

 “Making Space” Closing Reception - The Institute for Figuring will be having a closing reception for the exhibit “Making Space” the night of Chinatown Design Night. This exhibition explores the many interpretations of the word “space,” and the influences around us constantly shaping these interpretations.

While at “Making Space,” concepts of dimension, mathematics and geography will be evaluated through active learning. Partake in this scientific exploration concluding Chinatown Design Night at the Institute for Figuring’s closing reception party.


Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, Department of Health, Criminal Courts, State Building, NY Supreme Court and Annex, US Courthouse, Manhattan Correctional Center, Police HQ, Murry Bergtraum High School, Chatham Green, and Chatham Towers.

AIA CES: 2.0 LU | 2.0 HSW
Price: $15 for AIA members; $25 for non-members
Tour is Limited to 20 and attendees must register in advance (waiting list available)
Register via the AIANY e-Calendar here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5914


This celebration marks the culmination of the Pacific Standard Time Presents “L.A. Architecture Month” initiative. Noted architects, designers and thinkers will share their thoughts on the future through a series of fast-paced, back-to-back presentations. The event will be emceed by Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s “DnA,” and will also include music, food and installations.




Earthwave, designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch
June 28 – December 1, 2013
June 28, 7pm: Earthwave Installation Opening
Traction Triangle at Bloom Square, At the intersection of Traction Avenue, Rose Street and East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

SCI-Arc Gallery
October 11–December 1, 2013
October 11, 7pm: Exhibition Opening Reception & Symposium
With Hernan Diaz Alonso, Christoph a. Kumpusch, Dwayne Oyler and Alexis Rochas


Lebbeus Woods is an Archetype, SCI-Arc, 2013, image via sciarc.edu

Earthwave was initially designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch in collaboration with Adam Orlinski for the Biennale of Architecture and Art of the Mediterranean (BaaM) in Reggio Calabria, Italy and is based on a Lebbeus Woods drawing from 1997. It is an installation that proves to a new generation that there is a fine line between “unbuilt” and “unbuildable.” It is an inhabitable drawing which allows one to move through the structure’s swarms at 1:1 scale.

Earthwave is a 3-dimensional embodiment of Woods’ ideals, a challenge to the perceived notion of what is considered architecture and a transcendental experience of inhabitation.

The site of the project—a busy walkable intersection in downtown L.A.‘s Arts Distric—will free it from being perceived as an object to be viewed from a distance and transform the structure into a metric of urbanity meant to be freely moved through.

The Earthwave installation precedes a SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition forthcoming in fall 2013, titled LEBBEUS WOODS IS AN ARCHETYPE. “In that house of shadows where Lebbeus Woods still plies his pen, all the architects, from the caves onward, follow each movement of Lebbeus’s hand that is drafting for us all a new lease on survival…”—Apologies to A. Malraux // “Not farewell, but fare forward, warriors.”—Krishna to Arjuna

Installation Team
CaK_LAB is the experimental arm of Forward Slash (/) the multidisciplinary, New York-based office headed by architect Christoph a. Kumpusch. Within this domain, the office investigates technology and material effects on form and tectonics. The office is both a design and publishing outfit, producing a number of essays, books, exhibitions, podcasts, and films. Kumpusch holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Technology from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He is a Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and at Pratt Institute. The recently completed Light Pavilion at the Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects in Chengdu, China, is one of several projects in over a decade of collaboration between Kumpusch and Lebbeus Woods.

Project team
Adam Orlinski, Ryan J. Simons, Ali Fouladi, William Orlando, Cecil Barnes & Carlos Rodriguez

SCI-Arc Gallery

Join us for a conversation between architect Richard Weller (University of Pennsylvania) and journalist Bill Menking (Architect’s Newspaper), with cocktails by bartender and author Toby Cecchini.

Our new series Cocktails & Conversations pairs an architect and a critic, journalist, or curator. Of course, it wouldn’t be Friday night without a suitable beverage. A custom drink inspired by the architect’s work will be created especially for the occasion. 

Price: One drink included: $12.50 for AIA members; $15 for non-members

Register at https://s01.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=15334411911426304300&PG=1533441182300

For more info: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5817


League Prize
Luis Callejas, Lcla Office
Bryan Young, Young Projects

The second evening of lectures by winners of the Architectural League Prize, features Marc Fornes of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, Luis Callejas of Lcla Office, and Bryan Young of Young Projects. The League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects. This year’s theme for the portfolio competition, Range, reflects the perception of young architects’ careers as explorations of “potential boundaries with practices that are radical, that search the edges of the discipline to find its limits.”

A reception with the opportunity to view the exhibition will follow the lecture.



RELATED NEWS: 2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers


Composite Landscapes examines one of landscape architecture’s most recognizable representational forms, the montage view. The exhibition gathers work from a select group of influential contemporary artists and a dozen of the world’s leading landscape architects. These composite views reveal practices of photomontage depicting the conceptual, experiential, and temporal dimensions of landscape. The first exhibition of its kind in North America, Composite Landscapes illustrates the analog origins of a method now rendered ubiquitous through digital means. In revisiting the composite landscape view as a cultural form, Composite Landscapes illuminates the contemporary status of the photographically constructed image for the design disciplines, and beyond.

Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture is curated by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape with Assistant Curator Andrea Hansen.

Yves Brunier
Claude Cormier
James Corner
Jan Dibbets
Charles Eliot
Teresa Galí-Izard
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Adriaan Geuze
Booth Grey
Christopher Grubbs/Hargreaves Associates
Gary Hilderbrand
David Hockney
Kenneth Josephson
Kienast Vogt Partners
Anuradha Mathur/Dilip Da Cunha
Valerio Morabito
Eadweard Muybridge
Humphry Repton
Arthur Shurcliff
Ken Smith/Alice Adams
John Stezaker
Stöckli, Kienast & Koeppel
Michael Van Valkenburgh
Richard Weller
Byron Wolfe

Lecture and Discussion
Landscape as Photomontage
Calderwood Hall
Thursday, June 27, 7 pm
The exhibition curators and select contributors present the history and present status of photomontage as a medium of landscape representation, followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Andrea Hansen, Assistant Curator, Composite Landscapes
Gary Hilderbrand, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
Robin Kelsey, Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Harvard University
Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape.

Gallery Tour
Viewing the Composite Landscape
Hostetter Gallery
Saturday, July 13, 11 am
Join the curator for a guided tour and informal gallery talk on the exhibition.

Gallery Talk at Third Thursdays
Viewing the Composite Landscape
Hostetter Gallery
Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
As part of Third Thursdays, the exhibition’s curator will give a brief, informal gallery talk.

Programs include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone: 617 278 5156. Museum admission: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students $5, Free for Members.


On the hunt for a Brendan Ravenhill bottle opener, an Ashkahn print, or a set of Alexander Girard memory cards for your tot?   Whether your tastes skew quirky and irreverent or heady and sophisticated, you won’t want to miss the first-ever LADF Design Shopping Night.

Select Los Angeles art and design stores and showrooms throughout the city will stay open late on June 27th from 6pm to 9pm.  Unlike other cities that have defined design districts, Los Angeles is peppered with design destinations for those in-the-know.  LADF has selected some of our favorites from neighborhoods across the city to participate.

Take advantage of this special evening to go out and explore and shop till you drop.  Participating shops and showrooms will offer discounts, nosh, and even a bit of bubbly.

Be sure to check back for updates on event details from each of the participating stores, which include:




Galerie Sommerlath/French 50s 60s

HD Buttercup

Ilan Dei Venice

Knibb Design

LA Downtown Modernism

Ligne Roset

MASH Studios

Matters of Space



The success of Global Capital Cities increasingly resides in their respective abilities to meet economic and social demands through initiatives that intensify residential, commercial and recreational land use. Densify, looks at proposals for Manhattan’s Midtown East, that could significantly increase land use intensity at Manhattan’s densest urban core, and Micro-housing that will significantly decrease the allowable dwelling size in New York City. The program will also include interviews with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop on high-rise mix-use development in London, focusing on the Shard, and comparisons between Micro-housing in NYC and Asian precedents. Expanded definitions of density in this Global Dialogue will include themes of urban porosity and the aesthetics of a skyline.   

June 26, 2013 - 6:45 - 8:30pm  

AIANY Center For Architecture,   

Event hosted by the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee  

AIA CES Credits Available  


Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge, nArchitects, Micro-housing  

James Von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Manhattan Midtown East

RSVP: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5883

IIDA NY, a charter Chapter of the International Interior Design Association, in collaboration with desigNYC, is hosting IMPACT NY. This event was established to enhance visibility and highlight the importance of pro bono design work in and around New York City, but also, to strengthen the local design community’s collective commitment to giving back while also celebrating individual contributions. We are calling on the creative community in the New York City and Upstate New York areas to submit conceptual designs that will make a difference in the community. This design challenge aims to highlight the importance of pro bono work while honoring those who truly demonstrate their IMPACT.


Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Join the curator and gardeners from the Central Park Conservancy for a talk about the landscape design of the Central Park Conservatory Gardens and how it compliments and contrasts with Frederick Law Olmsted’s overall design for Central Park. Despite the garden’s formal planting structure, learn about how the elements of form and color are redesigned each year to offer the public unique views.

About the Harlem Focus series:
John Reddick, architectural consultant and Harlem historian, will curate and lead a series of talks featuring designers, architects, and artists whose work engages and affects the local community. The Harlem Focus series will highlight design issues in Harlem, ranging from public art and landscape architecture, to rooftop farms and urban woodland restoration, and explore how design will affect this unique neighborhood as it continues to evolve, change and inspire.


As part of the third annual Los Angeles Design Festival, de LaB is collaborating with Santino Medina of Gehry Technologies to co-host the first-ever Pecha Kucha x Ping Pong Night at The Standard’s new ping pong social club, a fun “spin” on the fast-paced open mic night that we’ve all come to know and love.  Medina has handpicked a variety of presenters from across the design disciplines in honor of the LADF’s spirit of creative inclusion.  We didn’t think it hurt to add a bit of sport either, so once the design chatter ends, presenters are invited to put down the mic, pick up the paddles, and join the rest of us in an epic battle for ping pong supremacy. 

The lineup curated by Santino Medina is…

1. Danielle Rago - Writer/Curator
2. Jeffrey Eyster - Abrahams Eyster Architecture, Inc., Principal
3. Christian Prasch - Community work in Ghana
4. Oliver Hess - Materials & Applications, Director Emeritus
5. Yohannes Baynes - Farmland Media, Creative Director
6. Mariana Zarate – mzb, Fashion Designer
7. Steve Fuchs - Design Professor at Orange Coast College
8. Julia Cerrud/Aaron Gutierrez - Amorphica Design Research Office
9. Alvin Huang - Synthesis Design + Architecture, Principal
10. Steve Purvis – Jones, Partners:Architecture, Associate
11. Josh Moratto - Maximal/Moratto A+D, Principal
12. Charissa Santos - Graphic &; Interior Designer
13. Orhan Ayyuce - Architect
14. Jeremy Levine - Jeremy Levine Design, Principal
15. Neely Shearer - Parade by neely shearer, Designer/Owner
16. Daniel Cardoso - PhD Fellow at MIT School of Architecture and Planning
17. Patrick Shields - Designer
18. Jonathan Louie - Academic Researcher at UCLA AUD
19. Greg Goldin - A+D Museum, Curator
20. Liliana Castro – ARCHeffect, Principal
21. Lucas Walker - South Park Studios, Technical Artist


Tickets- http://pechakuchapingpong.eventbrite.com

Preview- http://prezi.com/1upldogop4h1/pk-preview/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Organised by UBM and the China Chamber of Commerce (CCCMC), Concrete Show China coincides with the Government’s plans for rapid urbanisation, with the creation of 260 new cities in the next 20 years.

The three day exhibition takes place from the 26-28 June 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, providing the perfect platform to meet and network with concrete industry professionals, from engineers, architects and contractors to government officials and developers.

The event will bring together buyers and suppliers to experience and interact with a full range of products and services, learn about the latest innovations and experience firsthand new technologies in the market.

Visit the website for more information and register to attend for FREE - http://www.concreteshowchina.com


League Prize
Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, Matter Design
Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim, PRAUD
Skylar J.E. Tibbits, SJET

The first evening of lectures by winners of the Architectural League Prize, features Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee of Matter Design, Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim of PRAUD, and Skylar J.E. Tibbits of SJET. The League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects. This year’s theme for the portfolio competition, Range, reflects the perception of young architects’ careers as explorations of “potential boundaries with practices that are radical, that search the edges of the discipline to find its limits.”

A reception with the opportunity to view the exhibition will follow the lecture.



RELATED NEWS: 2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers


Featuring work by 2013 League Prize Winners:
Luis Callejas, Lcla Office; Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, Matter Design;
Marc Fornes, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY; Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim, PRAUD; Skylar J.E. Tibbits, SJET; and Bryan Young, Young Projects.
On view: June 25 — August 1, 2013

On view at:
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue

The exhibition will be open daily 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will also be open on the evenings of the lectures. Admission is free.

The League thanks the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design for co-sponsoring and hosting the League Prize exhibition and lectures.



RELATED NEWS: 2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers

Join A+D Museum for a conversation with portrait photographer Katherine Sheehan Tuesday June 25th from 6 - 8pm. Ms. Sheehan contributed to Windshield Perspective with an introspective visual survey of the Faces of the Boulevard. She photographed community members of this short but dense stretch of Beverly from Normandie to Vigil that is the feature of our exhibition. Her lens celebrates this vital neighborhood that is otherwise unseen and unknown.



Image of “The Cascade” by Edge Design Institute, 2007, Central Hong Kong; photo by Scott Burnham.

This exhibition will be a global overview of ways in which the existing infrastructure of cities around the world is being redesigned, repurposed, and reimagined to serve alternate and expanded functions for urban dwellers and visitors. Reprogramming the City will celebrate more than 40 examples of imaginative reuse and repurposing of urban infrastructure, from physical objects to the city’s most functional systems and surfaces. Cities represented include London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and Boston.

Curated and designed by renowned urban design director Scott Burnham, Reprogramming the City will reveal the city as a creative platform for new approaches to urban design.

The exhibition, which spans an array of disciplines including architecture, design, engineering, and urban planning, will be a media-rich global overview of this new spirit of resourcefulness in urban design. Featured exhibits will include numerous videos, photos, media stations, renderings, and models.

More details http://bsaspace.org/exhibits/reprogramming-the-city/

In 2013, Dual City crosses the Atlantic Ocean with an exciting new series of international short courses linking two world class cities and iconic institutions: Parsons The New School for Design and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

New York City and London are vibrant urban centers that share in their abundance of learning opportunities in art and design. The existing industries of architecture, fashion, finance, and education, provide the student with exceptional models to study as well as experience, first hand.

Where better to plug into this energy, view the latest trends and collaborate with fellow students in art and design thinking while building a new network of contacts from around the world?

The Course Program:

  • Fashion Design and Marketing in New York & London
  • Spatial Design in New York & London
  • Strategic Design Management in New York & London

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The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. are pleased to announce BESS-SB13 CALIFORNIA, a peer-reviewed technical conference to explore the state of the art in professional and academic approaches and experiences related to the design and implementation of net zero buildings. BESS-SB13 will focus on six major topics: innovative design, improving existing building stock, validation, affordability, user control, and education. The scheduled papers to be presented at the conference represent authors from 11 countries, namely: Argentina, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United States and Venezuela.


On June 23, join us on this self-drive tour through Los Angeles’ Canyons & Valley. Self-drive or carpooling means you can set your own pace—perfect for a laid back Sunday. The (5) modern homes in LA’s hippest hillside neighborhoods are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the Canyons & Valley Home Tour Headquarters starting at 9:30 a.m.Ticket pick-up is ONLY available the morning of the tour.
Blu Dot (8000 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046)*

A portion of the Home Tour and Meet the Architects Night ticket proceeds will go to our non-profit partner,Architecture for Humanity. Home tour tickets are $90-$95; Meet the Architects Night tickets are $25 (Ticket Pricing). Tickets are on-sale now.

LEARN MORE: http://www.dwellondesign.com/home-tours/canyons-valley-home-tour-2013

The 2013 Conversations in Place series will kick-off on at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 1:30-4:00 p.m with a program titled “The Nature of Place: From the Rancho to the New Urban Scene – When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary,” which will examine the value of ordinary places within a region defined by iconic, extraordinary imagery. For this discussion, speaker Christopher Hawthorne, the acclaimed architectural critic for the Los Angeles Times, will address the topic in conversation with D.J. Waldie, renowned author, historian, and cultural commentator. They will be joined by distinguished panelists including Greg Goldin, architectural critic at Los Angeles Magazine, as well as Alan Pullman, founding senior principal and Michael Bohn, principal and design director, of the firm Studio One Eleven, a division of the international Perkowitz+Ruth Architects.

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Rancho office at (562) 431-3541 or online (http://www.rancholosalamitos.com/events/2013_conversations/index.html#june23). The cost per person is $15. Free parking for this event will be at CSULB Lot 11 with free continuous, handicap accessible shuttle service to the Rancho.

For additional information about the series, please visit: http://www.rancholosalamitos.com


Photo via ricedesignalliance.org

rdAGENTS, Rice Design Alliance’s young professionals group, will host its third annual Anything That Floats competition on Saturday, June 22 at Sesquicentennial Park. The event challenges participants to build a device that can float a short distance along Buffalo Bayou using discarded building materials. This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 4th, but was cancelled due to a water release from Addicks Dam into Buffalo Bayou. The rise in water and strong current would have been too dangerous for the participants to race across the bayou. The previously scheduled date coincided with the Kentucky Derby and we will continue with the horse‐racing theme! We encourage viewers to wear their best derby gear and participants to wear a jockey costume for extra points.

Participants only will be allowed to start building on the day of the competition and will be judged based on creativity, innovation, and speed, among other spontaneous criteria that emerge from the event. KHOU‐TV news reporter Katherine Whaley of KHOU and Doug Combes from Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing will judge the event. The public is encouraged to attend.

What: Anything That Floats hosted by rdAGENTS. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to the participating teams by RDA.

When: June 22, 2013, 7:30 a.m.-­‐1:30 p.m. Teams may unload any materials along Preston St. between Smith St. and the bayou. Races will begin around 11:30 p.m.

Where: Sesquicentennial Park along Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas

RDA Member Registration Price: $25

Non-­‐RDA Member Registration Price: $35

For more information, including how to enter, allowed materials, judging criteria, and rules, please visit http://ricedesignalliance.org/2013/anything-that-floats-2013-save-the-date

June 22, 2013

The Glass House
199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

The Glass House continues its rich tradition as a cultural salon where leading minds across creative fields gather. Our annual gala, The Glass House Summer Party, will take place this year on Saturday, June 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Presented by Alfred Dunhill with additional support from Swarovski, the Summer Party will include a festive lunch, cocktails, performance, and a silent auction — all set on our stunning, pastoral landscape with opportunities to explore the Glass House and new temporary exhibitions, along with our world-class collection of 20th century painting and sculpture.

Dwell Home Tours allow design seekers to immerse themselves in “Dwell-like” domestic spaces. These unique homes are specially selected by Dwell to reflect the rich diversity of livable, innovative modern architecture and design found throughout Los Angeles. Join Dwell for what promises to be two nights and three days full of interesting architecture and people during the Dwell Home Tour. A portion of the Home Tour ticket proceeds will go to our non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity.

On June 22, join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles’ East Side & Downtown, then head to Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center nearby. Drive yourself or carpool, and set your own pace—perfect for a laid-back Saturday. The (5) inland homes, condos and lofts in LA’s up-and-coming neighborhood are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the East Side & Downtown Home Tour Headquarters starting at9:30 a.m. Ticket pick-up is ONLY available the morning of the tour.
1600 Vine (1600 N Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

A portion of the Home Tour and Meet the Architects Night ticket proceeds will go to our non-profit partner,Architecture for Humanity. Home tour tickets are $90-$95; Meet the Architects Night tickets are $25 (Ticket Pricing). Tickets are on-sale now. LEARN MORE:

AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

View a stunning variety of new architecture in West Chelsea and the Far West Village, as well as the innovative design of the High Line around which it is clustered. Included are buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Neil Denari, Annabelle Selldorf, Ennead Architects, Richard Meier and others.

Tour is Limited to 15 participants - Register Now via the AIANY e-Calendar link!

$20 for Members
$30 for Non-Members



Campaigning Architecture is an international design workshop that operates across a range of scales and disciplines to explore more effective ways to make thought-provoking changes to our urban environment. Join us in exploring new modes of urban intervention for a hedonistic reuse and reactivation of a fatigued site in London’s East End.

Campaign strategies engage the city like no other: from the London Cycling Campaign to provide a collective voice for the City’s cyclists; to the cross-party campaign to bring London’s air quality into compliance with World Health Organization standards; to London’s successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Executed as an amalgamation of military-like precision and haphazard logic, the effectiveness of campaigning lies in successfully navigating the social, political, and economic networks that make a city tick.

The two-week workshop will develop and deploy multiple ways for campaigning architecture—enabling participants to combine the potential of design intelligence with the strategic power of propaganda in order to get things done in the city.

Andrew Moddrell
Tatiana von Preussen
Emanuel de Sousa
Kirk Wooller

‘Early Bird’ 20% Discount Deadline: 1st March 2013

For more information: http://chicago.aaschool.ac.uk
Program Director: Kirk Wooller, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

About AA/UIC Global Workshop:
Established in 2011, the AA/UIC Global Workshop is an international design workshop initiative between the Architectural Association and University of Illinois at Chicago Schools of Architecture. Its aim is to develop and deploy thought-provoking changes to our urban environment. The Workshop attracts pragmatic idealists wishing to explore alternative forms of practice that creatively and collaboratively engage with our peers, our communities, and our world. These include students, recent graduates, and young professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape urbanism, graphic design, and related fields.


Dwell on Design, June 21-23, 2013, is America’s largest modern design event attracting more than 30,000 attendees during Dwell Design Week in Los Angeles, CA (June 14-23, 2013). The event, held at the LACC and produced by Dwell magazine, showcases new design ideas, products, and services in conjunction with world-class design speakers, exhibitions, & home tours.  More than 400+ national and international exhibitors across all home design categories participate and over 200+ design leaders will present this year including distinguished keynote speaker Michael Graves.  Participating organizations include the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA, A+D Museum, Hammer Museum, & Architecture for Humanity. Dwell on Design’s partner this year is The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The Presenting Auto sponsor is The Lincoln Motor Company, and Dwell, the Design Partner is JCP.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.dwellondesign.com.


James Turrell: Rendering for Aten Reign, 2013, Daylight and LED light, Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell, Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © SRGF

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture—its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space—as one of Turrell’s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus the Roden Crater Project (1979– ). Reorienting visitors’ experiences of the rotunda from above to below, Aten Reign gives form to the air and light occupying the museum’s central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist’s career will be displayed in the museum’s Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one of three of major Turrell exhibitions spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, and Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


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