events

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

WA Contents • June 19, 2017 • 1073

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 • 408

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 • 2669

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 • 775

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 • 2457

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.

(...)

Arcoplan presents the Waste Architecture at Sardinia 2017 Symposium

WA Contents • June 6, 2017 • 1714

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 • 1457

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 • 2260

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 • 1441

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 • 1107

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 • 1679

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 • 1869

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 • 2013

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 • 2003

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 • 2034

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 • 2167

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 • 2021

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 • 4181

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 • 3263

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 • 2651

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 (...)