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Cairo University named in the Global University Rankings For Architecture

yasmin el.sodany • March 27, 2017 • 496

Cairo University named in the Global University Rankings For Architecture

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) competent education company annually publishes a special classification with 800 universities around the world, and it is also classified according to subject (specialized).

Earlier this month, it published category for Architecture/Built Environment and The Department of Architecture - University of Cairo enters to the list as 151-200 on the level of The Departments of Architecture all over the world Architecture Department - Cairo University in QS.2017 (by subject). This arrangement is for the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Cairo University in this version is the first of Arab and African, it is one of the oldest departments of existing in the faculty.

Architecture between the ba (...)

Mona Hassan captures Egyptian Village Festival Houses composed of colourful paintings by 40 artists

yasmin el.sodany • March 27, 2017 • 129

Mona Hassan captures Egyptian Village Festival Houses composed of colourful paintings by 40 artists

The goal was to take some pictures of the boats on the shore of the lake, but the journey has included many images of artistic treasure, was captured by 40 artists from 14 countries. The Egyptian photographer Mona Hassan captures these images in a simple village of Kafr El-Sheikh in Egypt.

She was on her way to take some pictures of the boats, which stands on the shores of famous Lake Borollos on the way to the lake, she began to discover technical drawings in bright colours on the wall of simple homes there. On this trip, she decided to keep track of this mystery behind those drawings and discover step after step.

''While I watched paintings on the walls of the houses, I was amazed. As my study of Fine Arts I found (...)

The International Architecture Festival in Mexico City

Nora Vasconcelos • March 4, 2017 • 665

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 (...)

Join Stadslab’s new Masterclass: Tbilisi Courtyards

WA Contents • February 22, 2017 • 822

Join Stadslab’s new Masterclass: Tbilisi Courtyards

The next Stadslab Masterclass (May 17-21, 2017) will be in Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia. Application deadline is April 1.The 4 day program - co-organized by the Tbilisi Urban Experiments Group - will focus on the typical courtyards that can be found in the city. These intimate semi-public spaces were originally planned as urban gardens, but have been densified over the years. The houses in the courtyards are often still the wooden architecture, typical for the southern Caucasian Region, but most are in a degraded condition. These micro-neighborhoods are very interesting in terms of their social role. The Master Class wil aim to develop strategies for social and spatial design to rejuvenate these courtyards and rethink their role in the (...)

Exhibition ’’Mission Île de la Cité’’ opens to public in the center of Paris

Ka Ki Lee • February 20, 2017 • 986

Exhibition ’’Mission Île de la Cité’’ opens to public in the center of Paris

Cité has always been the most iconic and famous place in the city of Paris. Since the 19th century there hasn’t been any large scaled constructions or modifications, in December 2015 French president François Hollande decided to start ''Mission Île de la Cité'' with architect Dominique Perrault and President of Centre des Monuments nationaux Philippe Bélaval in order to study the future directions of Cité in the coming 25 years.

Dominique Perrault and Philippe Bélaval in front of Palais de Justice. Image © Mission d’étude Île de la Cité / W. YonFrom an urban scale it is a big challenge to re-designing Cité, the central isl (...)

reSITE brings top architects and infrastructure experts to Prague

WA Contents • February 18, 2017 • 982

reSITE brings top architects and infrastructure experts to Prague

Top architects and infrastructure experts will speak at this year's reSITE Conference, which will be held in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic from 22 to 23 June, 2017. One of the most respected architects in the world, Kazuyo Sejima, from Tokyo-based studio SANAA, and the architect and professor Teddy Cruz are the first keynote speakers announced for the upcoming reSITE conference. Deputy Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, in addition to 40 global experts will speak in Prague.

The annual event that aims to improve the urban environment will explore smart and inspiring solutions, infrastructure and urban innovations that are sometimes invisible to citizens.

''This is a dream line-up, we have been tryi (...)

Special Valentines Day offer! Buy your discounted ticket for reSITE 2017 before February 14

WA Contents • February 17, 2017 • 1017

Special Valentines Day offer! Buy your discounted ticket for reSITE 2017 before February 14

reSITE touches your heart with a special offer for Valentine's Day and presents a discounted ticket if you register before Tuesday February 14 midnight PST to get 50 % off!

Valentine's Day means everything for couples and reSITE consolidates your love with a special gift. reSITE 2017 will host this year's event in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic from 22 to 23 June, 2017. reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities.

Why is it that special offers for St. Valentine's Day are always for couples?

''We don't think that's fair for the overworked singles out there! Here at reSITE, we don't discriminate! Anyone - singles, couples, colleagues or teams - (...)

MIPIM 2017 reveals top speaker lineup for conferences and events program in Cannes

WA Contents • February 15, 2017 • 1078

MIPIM 2017 reveals top speaker lineup for conferences and events program in Cannes

The 2017 edition of MIPIM announced its top speaker lineup for conferences and events program which will be held between March 14-17 in Cannes, France. This year's main theme will focus on New Deal for Real Estate and the topic sets the tone for those key global challenges that will impact the real estate sector in the coming years. The MIPIM 2017 will host 17 sessions specifically dedicated to the main theme of the event will be held in the New Deal Room (Palais 3). MIPIM 2017 will held 100+ conference sessions with 400+ experts & global leaders on diverse topics ranging from architecture to innovation, cities to technology, market trends to business. The 2017 edition of MIPIM speakers include Winy Maas, Architect and co-founder, (...)

Datascape Festival in Paris on digital design and fabrication

Ka Ki Lee • February 8, 2017 • 1001

Datascape Festival in Paris on digital design and fabrication

VOLUMES Coworking in Paris is launching a festival Datascape FEST, focusing on interdisciplinary collaborations on digital fabrications. The festival include a free digital fabrication event [HACKATHON] with Volume opening up their fab lab.

Participants, with the aid of different experts on computational design and fabrication; will have the chance to create a project during the weekend of February 18-19. On March 20-24, there will be a video mapping workshop, teaching participants on using Millumin 2 to create a video mapping installation.

Furthermore on March 30 evening, there will be a Pecha Kucha night “Digital goes physics”, discussing the convergence on computational design and digital fabrication on art, d (...)

Jaipur Hosts ARCASIA 2017 - The Largest Conclave Of Asian Architects

SARBJIT BAHGA • February 7, 2017 • 2119

Jaipur Hosts ARCASIA 2017 - The Largest Conclave Of Asian Architects

Jaipur - the Pink City of India will host the 19th Arcasia Forum on 23-25 May, 2017. Arcasia Forum is the major regional forum held every two years that take the form of a large international forum for fostering intellectual exchange and strategic discussion on regional challenges, initiatives and development amongst thousands of architects.

Arcasia, the Architects Regional Council Asia, is an assembly of the National Institutes of Architects of Asian Region consisting of 21 member countries. These countries include Bhutan, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The organisation itself ser (...)

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine exhibition opens at Vitra Design Museum this week

WA Contents • February 6, 2017 • 2106

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine exhibition opens at Vitra Design Museum this week

Vitra Design Museum opens one of its major exhibitions this week called ''Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine'', which examines the current boom in robotics in detail for the first time. The museum's robotic show will comprise more than 200 exhibits from the fields of design and art and will include robots used in the home, in nursing care, and in industry as well as computer games, media installations, and examples of films and literature in which robots feature.

The exhibition will run from 11 February to 14 May 2017 at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Basel-it will show the wide variety of forms that robotics takes today and at the same time broaden our awareness of the associated ethi (...)

CTBUH’s 2017 Conference calls for Abstracts&Attendees on People, Density & Infrastructure

WA Contents • February 2, 2017 • 1554

CTBUH’s 2017 Conference calls for Abstracts&Attendees on People, Density & Infrastructure

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has officially launched its 2017 Conference: Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure. The event will take place from 30 October – 3 November in Sydney, Australia, a city with a 230-year history in urban development that finds itself at the nexus of much of the current debate about cities: density vs. suburbanization; modernity vs. historical preservation; infrastructure vs. urban life; the high- vs. low-rise realms.The age of the tall building as a single iconic piece of sculpture, standing in isolation from its surroundings, must now come to an end. We have a responsibility to ensure that these permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban respons (...)

MIPIM unveils its main theme for 2017

WA Contents • January 18, 2017 • 1435

MIPIM unveils its main theme for 2017

MIPIM, the world's leading property market, has unveiled its main theme for 2017 and the world's real estate market will discuss 'A New Deal for Real Estate' between 14-17 March, 2017 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

The Real Estate New Deal will basically focus on the major issue and will ask: how will the real estate generate new sources of growth?. But, what does it mean for the real estate market?

The theme is developed to address the impact of the geo-political and economic challenges facing the real estate industry and create new sources of growth, and stakeholders need to adapt and rethink their strategies by collaborating with new players and creating new forms of business. MIPIM confere (...)

Workshop by Wolf Prix/Coop Himmelb(l)au, at Ajman University, 5-8 Feb 2017

WA Contents • January 12, 2017 • 1458

Workshop by Wolf Prix/Coop Himmelb(l)au, at Ajman University, 5-8 Feb 2017

Ajman University will host an architecture workshop with internationally renowned architect Wolf D. Prix, founder of Coop-Himmelb(l)au between 5-8 February 2017. The workshop will be held within the scope of series of Architecture Workshops by Architects & Designers at the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Ajman University, UAE. Now, celebrating its 12th edition, the workshop program will close with a public lecture of Wolf D. Prix on February 8, 2017.

After the workshop, participants will receive participation certificates signed by Wolf D. Prix and the Dean of College of Engineering. The workshop will be later documented in a book which includes all participants’ projects, names, and photos (...)

reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities, registrations now open to the event

WA Contents • January 6, 2017 • 2094

reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities, registrations now open to the event

Registrations are now open to attend to next year's most interactive event reSITE 2017 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic from 22 to 23 June, 2017. reSITE 2017: In/visible City will explore the anatomy of cities. reSITE 2017 has opened registrations for the biggest architecture and urban development event in CEE.

The sixth edition of the annual architecture and urban development event reSITE 2017: In/visible City will focus on how the invisible shapes the visible in a city. On June 22-23, 2017 reSITE will host an international conference for architects, urbanists, landscape architects, municipalities, real estate developers and city lovers that will take place in Forum Karlin, Prague.

World Architecture Commu (...)

The Brutalist Playground opens in Vitra Design Museum next week

WA Contents • January 4, 2017 • 1486

The Brutalist Playground opens in Vitra Design Museum next week

A new exhibition The Brutalist Playground opens to the public on January 13, 2017 at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The Brutalist Playground is just one part of 10 major exhibitions of Vitra Design Museum which has been announced in late December 2016. The exhibition can be visited until April 16, 2017.

Originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the exhibition explores various demolished Brutalist playgrounds in Britain interpreted with new hybrid architectural installations and walk-through sculptures for adults and children.

Installation view The Brutalist Playground, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2016. Image © Alun Bull, courtesy of RIBA

For this exhibiti (...)

Call for Papers: Cross(-) abilities in Design | 12. International Design and Design History Symposium

WA Contents • December 9, 2016 • 1940

Call for Papers: Cross(-) abilities in Design | 12. International Design and Design History Symposium

Design and History Society calls for papers for the 12th International Design and Design History Symposium, which will be held on May 11-12 in İzmir, Turkey.

In the context of representing the other Gayatri Spivak once said:''And I don’t think, really that we will solve the problem today talking to each other; but, on the other hand I think it has to be kept alive as a problem.''The statement can be applied to many contexts of identification. Be it cultural, disciplinary, or individual identities, boundaries that define them are constructed rather than given. Contrary to essentialist claims, they need to be constantly questioned, deconstructed and re-formed. This year’s symposium will question the bou (...)

Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

WA Contents • December 8, 2016 • 2165

Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

After a successful first cycle of activities in the initial year, Future Architecture Platform launches a new call for ideas for all who wish to participate in the Future Architecture program cycle throughout Europe in 2017.

The platform invites emerging creatives to apply with the ideas, visions and projects they consider important for the future of architecture. Applicants should articulate the relevance of their application to the future of architecture, whether as an architectural statement, a social practice, a business model, as new construction technique, as production of living space, or other subject, which the applicants consider to be inevitable or highly relevant to the debates on the future of architecture in Europe. (...)

Do you know who will be speaking at INSIDE Festival 2016?

WA Contents • November 9, 2016 • 2197

Do you know who will be speaking at INSIDE Festival 2016?

INSIDE World Festival of interiors is WAF’s sister festival dedicated to celebrating global interiors. This year’s WAF and INSIDE festival takes place at the Arena Berlin on the 16-18 November. Now in its 9th year, it is set to be the largest event yet with unmissable talks and seminars, and our biggest ever fringe programme including site visits, city tours and parties.

Over three inspiration-filled days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At the festival there is an array of creativity and design excellence that will totally refresh your design outlook including: talks, INSIDE Festival gallery, the exhibition, parties, and networking.

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Call for submissions: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show

WA Contents • November 7, 2016 • 2605

Call for submissions: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show

It’s Liquid Group, in collaboration with Valorizzazioni Culturali | Art-Events, is selecting all interesting architectural projects, photos, paintings, video art, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event: Contemporary Venice – It’s Liquid International Art Show, international exhibition of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, will be held in Venice, in the prestigious Palazzo Flangini, from December 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, architectural project, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, photographers, video makers and performers ar (...)