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48H Open House Barcelona to take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October

Michael Swords • October 16, 2017 • 12

48H Open House Barcelona to take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October

Continuing the series of Architecture festivals that take place in major European cities throughout october, the 8th edition of 48H Open House Barcelona will be held on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October. During the event, more than 200 spaces will open their doors to the public, with free guided tours and activities.

Video by 48h BCN

The city of Barcelona is famous for its glut of beautiful buildings and pleasant public spaces. Those who have visited the city will be familiar with the city's best known buildings, with works by Gaudi or Jujol having become part of the image of the city. However, many of the cities' most interesting spaces are inaccessible, or even unknown to the general public. The "48H Op (...)

2nd Annual Cultural Middle East Conference to be held from 31 October - 2 November 2017 in Dubai

WA Contents • October 10, 2017 • 68

2nd Annual Cultural Middle East Conference to be held from 31 October - 2 November 2017 in Dubai

International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC), the global organization company of International Conferences, Online Communities, Summits & Workshops for industry leaders in every key industry, will held the 2nd Annual Cultural Middle East Conference from 31 October - 2 November 2017 at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

The 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East conference will address the latest developments and strategies to boost tourism in the Middle East through culture, heritage, arts and festivals. The Middle East is investing heavily in cultural tourism in an effort to economically diversify away from oil reliance.

As a result, Middle Eastern governments and tourism authorities are beginning to understand the i (...)

Mark your calendars: "Archtober" is here!

Elif Merve Unsal • October 5, 2017 • 36

Mark your calendars:

"For New York lovers of architecture and design, the beginning of fall isn't about pumpkin spice and decorative gourds—rather, it means Archtober".

Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is the name of the annual month-long architecture and design festival including building tours, lectures, exhibitions taking place across New York city’s five boroughs. This year the city will host Archtober for the seventh time from 1st to 31st of October.

The festival is appeared from the effort of collaboration of New York Built environment including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture and 70 + partners and organizations across the city. The idea of the festival is to emphasiz (...)

MAPPINS of an Architect: "Stage_0 Travelogue"

WA Contents • October 2, 2017 • 79

MAPPINS of an Architect:

MAPPINS of an Architect

"Stage_0 Travelogue”

29.09.2017 - 11.11.2017

Curated by Murat Tabanlıoğlu

Artist traveling. They document, research and collect, look for new tasks, inspiration and adventure. Traveling and exploring in Tabanlıoğlu Architects has a tradition that is based on Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, the office founder and father of today's office owner Murat Tabanlıoğlu. The exhibition "Stage_0 Travelogue" in the Architectural Gallery Munich examines the motif of travel and shows connections and opposites: Against the backdrop of the pictures and impressions of the architect, which he describes as "stage 0" in the planning of architecture around the world, a selection of Tabanlıoğlu Architect&apo (...)

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors announced its top speakers and conference programme

WA Contents • September 25, 2017 • 62

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors announced its top speakers and conference programme

World-renowned designers including Annabel Karim Kassar, Virginia Lung, Shanwei Weng, Jaime Oliver, Eisuke Tachikawa and many more will be speaking at this year's INSIDE World Festival of Interiors' conference programme centred on the theme of 'Performance.'

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the sister event of World Architecture Festival (WAF), is taking place in the same venue with WAF at Arena Berlin, Germany, from 15 – 17 November. Both events' conference sessions will be discussed around the same theme 'Performance' but with different subtitles.World Architecture Community is an official media partner for World Architecture Festival. World Architecture Community, in collaboration with W (...)

10 must-see installations at the Istanbul Biennial 2017

WA Contents • September 22, 2017 • 192

10 must-see installations at the Istanbul Biennial 2017

The 15th Istanbul Biennial is now open to the public - the biennial presents a variety of art pieces addressing to the theme of "a good neighbour" from different perspectives. World Architecture Community has selected 10 must-see installations and art works displayed in six venues under different themes. The Istanbul Biennial is one of the most prestigious biennials of the world organised by The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) since 1987 - the biennial's aim is to create a meeting point in İstanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience.This year's biennial, curated by Danish and Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, hosted 55 artists from 32 countries and tackled (...)

Charles & Ray Eames’ "Play Parade" for kids opens at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein

WA Contents • September 8, 2017 • 99

Charles & Ray Eames’

The Vitra Design Museum opens a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery dedicated to joyful and educational play series of Charles and Ray Eames, who are counted among the most important designers of the 20th century. The exhibition, named as "Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids", will present a detailed focus on the works of the legendary designer couple. The exhibition, developed as one part of four parallel exhibitions which will open later this month simultaneously, presents toys, short films and objects from the toy collection of Charles and Ray Eames in a spatial installation full of shapes and colours.

Charles and Ray Eames, prototypes for Toy Masks, 1950. Image © Eames Office LLCThe original objects are (...)

14th Madrid Architecture week kicks off September 29

Michael Swords • September 8, 2017 • 190

14th Madrid Architecture week kicks off September 29

The end of September and start of October typically see a range of architecture festivals and design weeks across European cities. These events provide an opportunity to the public to view the work of architects, both from past and present, while allowing access to spaces otherwise closed to the public.

Continuing that trend, the Madrid architecture week will be held this year from the 29th of September until the 8th of October. The event, now in its 14th edition, will be organised by COAM (College of Architects of Madrid) in collaboration with the Madrid City Council.

In this edition, it has been proposed to include Paris as an "invited city", with various organisations including the "Embajada de Francia en España", th (...)

Istanbul Biennial opens its doors to the art world on September 16

WA Contents • August 31, 2017 • 96

Istanbul Biennial opens its doors to the art world on September 16

The 15th Istanbul Biennial officially opens its doors to the art world on September 16, 2017 under the theme "a good neighbour". Organized by The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the biennial has announced the participating artists for this year’s edition welcoming 55 artists from 32 countries - their works will be addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood.

Curated by Danish and Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial will be held between September 16 – November 12, 2017 and staged in six neighbouring venues at the heart of Istanbul: Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and K (...)

WAF announced its top speaker lineup for this year’s seminar programme

WA Contents • August 24, 2017 • 127

WAF announced its top speaker lineup for this year’s seminar programme

Sir Peter Cook, Rafael Viñoly - Principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects, Pierre de Meuron - Partner, Herzog & de Meuron, Alison Brooks - Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects - and Cultural Theorist, Landscape Designer & Architectural Historian Charles Jencks are among the top speakers of World Architecture Festival’s seminar programme this year.

World Architecture Festival brings the world's most influential architects, designers, commentators, historians and critics together to discuss the theme of Performance across three days on three stages at the World Architecture Festival 2017.

World-renowned names will be speaking and discussing about the theme of "Performance" on (...)

Architecture Fringe 2017- Infrastructure: New and different voices in the structure of anything

Dr Hatice Ozhisar • July 27, 2017 • 242

Architecture Fringe 2017- Infrastructure: New and different voices in the structure of anything

Architecture Fringe 2017 has ended up after many workshops, events and projects with almost 260 independent contributors. "While the concept of 'infra' aimed to introduce new and different voices, together with the theme 'the structure' can be anything such a discipline, people and physical place," said Andy Summers in the welcoming speech of the closing lecture.

About 260 independent contributors developed projects Architecture Fringe 2017: Infrastructure that took place between 1-23 July in Scotland, pointed by Andy Summers before introducing the first presenter Sam Jacob.

Sam Jacob, creator:

Sam Jacob’s opening talk has addressed "the problem of being architect" and "How To Be A Modern Arch (...)

WAC Professional Members get 10% off on WAF 2017 tickets

WA Contents • July 19, 2017 • 1841

WAC Professional Members get 10% off on WAF 2017 tickets

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), celebrating its significant tenth anniversary year, is collaborating with World Architecture Community to create a global impact on the WAF's Awards programme and various keynote sessions, talks, conferences and live critics realized in front of an international judging panel of industry experts. The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is taking place this year at the Berlin Arena, between 15-17 November, and World Architecture Community is an official media partner for the event.

In this context, World Architecture Community, in collaboration with WAF, offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during registration! All you have to do is to u (...)

"How architecture makes difference to our lives" asks Architecture Fringe 2017

Dr Hatice Ozhisar • July 13, 2017 • 963

Scotland as the venue of many festivals throughout the year has started to host a series of events and projects, exploring architecture and its impact on our lives. Before the start of the official fringe festival, currently, the streets of Scotland are busy with architecture this time of the year, because the Architecture Fringe Festival has opened its doors with the theme of "Infrastructure".

Though the Fringe (noun); meaning ‘the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity,’ Architecture Fringe is not less important or outer of the centre of the Scotland.

As initiated by the group of architects, photographers, engineers, landscape architects, visual artists, designers, curators and musicians, t (...)

The world’s most influential architects and tours of Prague’s underground at reSITE 2017

WA Contents • June 19, 2017 • 1564

The world’s most influential architects and tours of Prague’s underground at reSITE 2017

reSITE, one of the world's most dynamic and propelling festivals, finally kicks off this week with the most prestigious architects, mayors, city leaders, urbanists, economists and investors exploring this year's theme under the title of "In/visible City". reSITE 2017 will be held between 22 - 23 June, 2017 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic and you can still buy your festival tickets today before the conference prices rising - register to the event from here.

For its sixth edition, reSITE is preparing a 360-degree custom podium to showcase 54 of the world's leading architects, investors, mayors, economists, and chiefs of transportation, water and waste management companies. They will explore infrastructure (...)

Open House Lisbon 2017

Hugo Ferraz • June 16, 2017 • 805

Open House Lisbon 2017

Inserted in the dynamic of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the "Intervalo", an action that aims to give continuity and critical space as an echo of the activities of the Triennial, is renewed in this sixth edition of the "Open House Lisbon" with a script for curious and technical looks , of the best that is done and made in architecture in Lisbon, as a "treasure map of the city".

The Open House is an international concept that already includes 35 cities from all over the world and aims to make known, through careful selection, emblematic buildings of each city, authors and their history.

As commissioners of this edition, we have Architects Catarina Almada Negreiros and Rita Almada Negreiros and it will be already, on 23 and (...)

Farshid Moussavi to deliver lecture on her works and design philosophy at Royal Geographical Society

WA Contents • June 12, 2017 • 2989

Farshid Moussavi to deliver lecture on her works and design philosophy at Royal Geographical Society

The Architecture Foundation (AF) has announced its major lecture series presenting Bijoy Jain and Takaharu Tezuka to give a talk at the Royal Geographical Society. The other prestigious guest of the lecture series is the prominent architect Farshid Moussavi, Director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard. The lecture will be held on 22 June 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Accalimed woman architect Farshid Moussavi will share her works and design philosophy as a leading thinker on the contemporary nature of architectural style and performance.

Moussavi is director of FMA and was co-founder of Foreign Office Architects which shot to fame with their 2002 Yokohama Fe (...)

Francis Kéré will be in conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi about his Serpentine architecture

WA Contents • June 9, 2017 • 1123

Francis Kéré will be in conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi about his Serpentine architecture

The award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso Francis Kéré will be in conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, on June 26, 2017 at the Kensington Gardens, London. The award-winning and socially minded architect Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 and he will talk about his commissioned design "Serpentine Architecture" throughout the conversation. The Burkinese architect, leading his Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, was selected for responding the brief with a bold, innovative structure and for bringing his characteristic sense of light and (...)

Deadline extended for World Architecture Festival Awards 2017!

WA Contents • June 7, 2017 • 3366

Deadline extended for World Architecture Festival Awards 2017!

The official entry deadline for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2017 has been extended to June 9, 2017. Architects and designers still have time to send their entries to this year's World Architecture Festival Awards program. The World Architecture Festival Awards 2017 and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors are judged by the most prestigious architectural elite in the live crits.

World Architecture Festival is the only global architecture event which hosts several keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures from all over the world. World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors are taking place at the same venue at Arena, Berlin simultaneously between 15-17 November, 2017.

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Arcoplan presents the Waste Architecture at Sardinia 2017 Symposium

WA Contents • June 6, 2017 • 2736

Arcoplan presents the Waste Architecture at Sardinia 2017 Symposium

Arcoplan, an architectural and engineering consultancy active in the fields of architecture, landscape and environment, is currently organising a new event exploring Waste Architecture to delve into waste management systems in much more practical ways.

The Waste Architecture has been included in the main programme of "SARDINIA 2017 – Sixteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium", a world-renowned event to be held at Forte Village Resort in Cagliari, Italy, from 2 to 6 October 2017 with an extimated attendance of 800 experts from throughout the world.

Waste Architecture at Sardinia 2017 is the result of the activity of "Waste Architecture Platform", a complex project conceived as a container of initiat (...)

Prominent architects announced to speak at RIBA International Week between 3-7 July, 2017

WA Contents • May 2, 2017 • 1980

Prominent architects announced to speak at RIBA International Week between 3-7 July, 2017

David Chipperfield, Prof. Saskia Sassen, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong are just few of them who will be speaking at RIBA International Week between 3-7 July, 2017 in London. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced dozens of prominent architects to speak for UN-Habitat's new urban agenda focusing on UN's global strategy on goals for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades.

A series of events and keynote speeches will be discussed around the theme of the New Urban Agenda to facilitate this global engagement for architectural practices of all sizes, and architects at every stage of their career.

Burkino Faso National Assembly. Image © (...)

Outstanding women will speak on reSITE 2017 stage in Prague

WA Contents • April 28, 2017 • 2773

Outstanding women will speak on reSITE 2017 stage in Prague

reSITE has announced its top speaker lineup for this year's conference featuring a dozen influential female speakers in the world of architecture and city design.

Celebrating its sixth edition this year, reSITE 2017's theme will focus on In/visibleCity at the event, as World Architecture Community previously announced. reSITE 2017 will take place between 22 - 23 June, 2017 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic with a series of experts, city leaders, architects and urbanists from all around.

This year's conference has a special emphasis on female architects and leaders to reflect the impacts of women on the future cities, as stated in reSITE's manifesto called #FutureIsFemale.

World Architectu (...)

Mexico Interior Design Business Summit kicks off on April 26th

Nora Vasconcelos • April 22, 2017 • 1803

Mexico Interior Design Business Summit kicks off on April 26th

For the first time a National Business Summit will be focused on Interior Design and Architecture, according to the Asociation of Architects and Interior Designers of México, in charge of the organization of this event which will be held on April 26th at Centro CitiBanamex, in Mexico City.

"We generate an interactive space of business and entrepreneurial experiences, with the support of prominent Mexican professionals in the interior design and architecture fields. We focus as well on the national talent that generates projects, ideas and opportunities", said the organizers in a press release.

As part of the event, there will be seven interactive talks with different experts who will share their ideas, inspirations and (...)

Iwan Baan, Ken Yeang among speakers at IIA Cochin Center’s Grand Monsoon Architecture Festival 2017

Varun Kumar • April 17, 2017 • 1478

Iwan Baan, Ken Yeang among speakers at IIA Cochin Center’s Grand Monsoon Architecture Festival 2017

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Cochin Center curated a series of events addressing the importance of architecture responding to the Tropical Monsoon regions. Chaired by architect VN Ramachandran, founding member of the Engineers Club in Cochin, this was a series well-crafted, adding to the integrity of IIA.

From the IIA Cochin Center:

''MAF (Monsoon Architecture Festival) is the grand culmination of the two year long Living Monsoon series that began in June 2015. Living Monsoon is the theme for the current tenure of IIA Cochin Center under the chairmanship of Architect V N Ramachandran.

It is a curated series of design talks and events that celebrates authentic architecture for the Tropical Monsoon r (...)

The International Architecture Festival in Mexico City

Nora Vasconcelos • March 4, 2017 • 1987

The International Architecture Festival in Mexico City

Mexico City is ready to welcome architects, urban planners, designers, students, tourists and all people interested in visiting Mextropoli-the International Festival of Architecture and City, which will take place in the downtown area of the Mexican capital, from March 11th to March 14th.

Multiple venues have been assigned for this festival, as there will be different activities scheduled during the four days of the festival, some indoors, such as workshops, conferences, exhibitions and lectures; and some others outdoors, like guided architectural walking tours, installations and pavilions.

Among the international architects invited to take part in this festival are Francis Kéré, recently appointed to design the (...)