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"Imagine Prague" City-Game & Exhibition Helps Citizens Build Their Imaginary City of the Future

Elis Mutlu • Dec 14, 2018 • 304

Prague’s Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) celebrates its second season with an interactive city-game & exhibition: Imagine Prague / Pře(d)stav si Prahu. The exhibition encourages the citizens "step into the shoes of city planners to build the city of the future" as it is nicely stated by the organizers. And, the exhibition can be visited until the 20th December, open from Tue – Sun from 9 am to 9 pm.

"Each of the four game stations operate independently of others, however decisions made while playing will influence the shaping of the whole."

The interactive exhibition combines real-data information technologies and gaming elements with the visitors' imagination of how the city migh (...)

Balkrishna Doshi's exhibition "Architecture for the People" will be displayed at Vitra Design Museum

WA Contents • Dec 12, 2018 • 528

Balkrishna Doshi's exhibition

Vitra Design Museum will present the first international retrospective about the 2018 Pritzker Prize laureate Balkrishna Doshi outside of Asia. The exhibition entitled "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" will be showcased between 30 March – 08 September 2019 at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

The renowned architect and urban planner is one of the few pioneers of modern architecture in his home country and the first Indian architect to receive the prestigious award. During over 60 years of practice, Doshi has realized a wide range of projects, adopting principles of modern architecture and adapting them to local culture, traditions, resources, and nature.

Balkrishna Doshi in his studio, Sangath (...)

Call for Applications to Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class 2019

WA Contents • Dec 11, 2018 • 459

Call for Applications to Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class 2019

The Architecture Foundation Australia has opened registrations to the Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class 2019. The 2019 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will be held in Australia 15-29 September 2019. This annual event has taken place annualy since 2001 and has been attended by architects and academics from over 80 nations.

Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s best known architect and is internationally renowned. He received the 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize (the ‘Nobel’ Prize of Architecture), is a Visiting Professor at a number of prestigious universities. His other awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland), 2001 Thomas Jefferso (...)

Idea-Tops Launches 9th International Space Design Award

WA Contents • Dec 10, 2018 • 349

Idea-Tops Launches 9th International Space Design Award

Idea-Tops Organizing Committee has announced the 9th International Space Design Award, calling for marvelous projects of interior design and architecture from around the world. The winners will be selected by international jury, whichis consisted of senior experts in the field, with the principles of being professional, rigorous, fair and just.

Participants should send their entries until 31st December, 2018 via Idea-Tops' website or its media platform—China Interior Design website.

World Architecture Community is Global Media Partner for Idea-Tops competition and will follow the whole process regarding the competition.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops is the most influential, internationalized and aut (...)

Saving our Planet, the forth industrial Revolution at Ecomondo 2018

Antonello Magliozzi • Nov 5, 2018 • 947

Saving our Planet, the forth industrial Revolution at Ecomondo 2018

Environmental protection and circular economy are key words of the current Italian cultural and political scene. The effects of climate changes, environmental disasters, collapses of territories that we live and see so devastated are indeed national emergencies on the order of the day. Nowadays storms are scourging Italy, from Trentino to North of Piemonte, from Liguria to Veneto, South Italy included, are determining victims and damages estimated in billions of euro, representing the umpteenth alarm bell, a fact less and less extraordinary. An emergency that does not only concern a near future, but a tangible present. An urgency that certainly today requires fast solutions to protect and safeguard the territory and human lives, but which m (...)

New Generations Festival 2018: Building the Atlas will explore three main themes in Warsaw

WA Contents • Oct 9, 2018 • 2029

New Generations Festival 2018: Building the Atlas will explore three main themes in Warsaw

The fifth edition of the New Generations Festival is set to open in Warsaw, Poland, with the theme of "Building the Atlas". A project by the Cultural Association New Generations, organised and curated by The City of Warsaw, Gianpiero Venturini of Itinerant Office and Katarzyna Dorda, will take place in Warsaw this November 15th-17th, 2018.The event is supported with the patronage of Oddział Warszawski Stowarzyszenia Architektów Polskich, Narodowy Instytut Architektury i Urbanistyki and Mazowiecka Okręgowa Izba Architektów Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.

Set architects' Bologna Shoah Memorial. Image © Simone BossiThe festival will be one of the first events hosted at the new ZODIAK Warsaw Architecture Pavilion. The facility will serve (...)

Harvard's Symposium Will Seek New Policies and Tools to Benefit Global Slums This Fall

WA Contents • Sep 11, 2018 • 2030

Harvard's Symposium Will Seek New Policies and Tools to Benefit Global Slums This Fall

There are very few signs that slums will transition out of the urban landscape in the foreseeable future. Even after more than one and a half centuries of policy interventions, starting from efforts to address the effects of industrialization in Europe, slums persist in almost every geography on the planet.

Slums are not only visible in the Global South, but are reappearing in old and new manifestations in the Global North. Their persistence can be linked to a number of political and economic failures to effectively address poverty and inequality, distorted land markets, and systemic social exclusion. These failures are, in turn, rooted in the very way policymakers, global media, and intellectuals conceptualize and represent how, wh (...)

Harvard Graduate School of Design announced its 2018 Public Programs

WA Contents • Sep 8, 2018 • 1938

Harvard Graduate School of Design announced its 2018 Public Programs

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced its 2018 Public Programs. The full Fall 2018 public program can be viewed on the GSD’s events calendar. Please visit the GSD’s homepage to sign up to receive periodic emails about the School’s public programs, exhibitions, and other news. Past Harvard GSD events can be viewed on the School’s YouTube channel. All events are free and open to the public.

Wheelwright Prize Lecture: Anna Puigjaner, "Kitchen Stories"September 11

Anna Puigjaner is an architect, editor and researcher. Co-founder of the architectural office MAIO, which works on spatial systems that allow theoretical and practical positions converge. Her project on kitchenless cities has been finalist of the Rolex Me (...)

Getting ready for the international exhibition Cersaie 2018

Francesca Cuoghi • Sep 5, 2018 • 1699

Getting ready for the international exhibition Cersaie 2018

Every year the international exhibition Cersaie takes place in Bologna at the end of September (Sept. 24 - 28). The programme of the venue is rich in lectures of well-known architects and designers that are invited to illustrate a topic.

The international meeting with surface design and bathroom furnishings new trends. 5 days during which international companies meet architects, designers, contractors and retailers and show the new trends in ceramic surfaces, wallpapers, wood flooring, marble and bathroom furnishings.

Cersaie is the foremost international event for designers of ceramic and other surface coverings and bathroom furnishings. The show’s importance is demonstrated by the presence of more than 111,000 attendees, hal (...)

Future Facades will be discussed in a summit in Dubai on 23-25 September

WA Contents • Sep 4, 2018 • 2232

Future Facades will be discussed in a summit in Dubai on 23-25 September

Windows Doors & Facades Event will discuss "Future Façades" at the Middle East Facades Summit 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre on 23-25 September, 2018, the Summit will be part of a broad, free to attend and CPD-Certified educational program delivered by top industry leaders.

Future Façades will celebrate life. The summit in Dubai shows how this year's theme "Future forward: Revolutionizing the next Generation Facades", the Middle East Facades Summit 2018 will unveil the future look of our cities.

Facades have a tremendous impact on our cities’ appearance. Today we know that they also have a measurable impact on our emotional wellbeing. With fresh data and new technology available, the look and feel of buildings is s (...)