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Open House Prague Livens the City Up

Elis Mutlu • May 18, 2018 • 452

Open House Prague Livens the City Up

Open House Prague is the name of a non-profit organization as well as a significant cultural event, that opens otherwise usually inaccessible buildings and areas with significant architectural qualities to the public. This year the festival celebrates its fourth edition, and it takes place on May 18-19, 2018. Moreover, it is free of charge for everyone. It mainly contributes connecting people of different generations, education, incomes and professions around the idea that an active participation of citizens in the public space what livens up and opens the city, and connects architects & city experts with the general public.

About the Organizers

It is organized by a small team of architecture enthusiasts, mostly women, w (...)

Archisections 8 will discuss sustainable and ecological structures in October 18-19, 2018 in Istanbul

WA Contents • May 17, 2018 • 751

Archisections 8 will discuss sustainable and ecological structures in October 18-19, 2018 in Istanbul

International Sustainable Architecture and Ecological Structuring Summit entitled "ArchiSections 8" will be held between October 18-19, 2018 in Istanbul Çiragan Palace.

ArchiSections Conference, focusing on “Infinite Shades of Green & Blue”, will be held in Istanbul between October 18-19 at Çiragan Palace with the theme “The Greener, The Bluer Ecological Structuring and Sparing Space to Nature in Urban Areas and Megacities!”. The conference becomes prominent as an important event by mentioning the selection of Istanbul as ‘Creative City’ in terms of design by UNESCO.

WOHA's Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

At the ArchiSection (...)

Call for entries to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival

WA Contents • May 16, 2018 • 640

Call for entries to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival

The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture, has extended its submission deadline to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival, which will be held on November 28-30, 2018 at RAI Amsterdam this year.

Architects and designers can submit their projects until June 1, 2018 to be judged by renowned industry experts from across the world, all LIVE critics are held in front of the world-renowned architects and industry leaders at the festival in Amsterdam.

Once again, World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of WAF, and offers to its Professional Members 10% discount over regular delegate tickets and regular submission entries during registration! A (...)

Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival "Arquiteturas" kicks off in June

WA Contents • May 15, 2018 • 960

Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival

Arquiteturas, the only Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival, has unveiled its detailed program for its sixth edition, which will kick off from 6th to 10th June at the Lisbon Forum and Cinema City Alvalade.

Focusing on fiction as a novelty this year, this year's theme has been announced as "Learning From Fiction" that will be dedicated to stories of our built environment and the people who live in it.

Tadao Ando, Francis Kéré, Alfredo Jaar and Ryue Nishizawa are among the architects which will be screened at the festival within the scope of its program. Beside that, some specific countries such as Chile, Tel Aviv, Istanbul and China will be screening with their dense and problematic urban en (...)

Modernism On The East Coast: Follow An Exclusive Conference On Iconic Houses

Ayla Gunerhan Adakli • May 10, 2018 • 1335

Modernism On The East Coast: Follow An Exclusive Conference On Iconic Houses

The Fifth International Iconic Houses Conference will take place from May 15th to 18th at Dolce Norwalk, CT, USA. It explores early days of Modernism on the USA's East Coast and retraces its roots. The conference program does not only involve lectures, but also it is full with exclusive house tours. All who share a passion for the 20th Century residential masterpieces are invited.There are many high-quality Modernist homes in New Canaan area. Lectures and house tours will focus on these unique homes. The architects who taught at Harvard are the reason behind the plenitude of Modernist homes in the area. They built houses for themselves and their friends. Philip Johnson and the architects of the Harvard Five built many of these houses. A (...)

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 announces 12 collateral events for Freespace

WA Contents • May 9, 2018 • 1240

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 announces 12 collateral events for Freespace

The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale is set to open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, with a vast number of installations, pavilions, meetings and discussions under the title of "Freespace." The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will host a press preview with journalists and Professional Members of the architecture world on May 24 -25, 2018 at the Giardini and the Arsenale. The 16th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and chaired by President Paolo Baratta, has announced 12 Collateral Events, which are admitted by the curator and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, take place in several locations. The s (...)

Iwan Baan, Nathalie de Vries, Elizabeth Diller and more to speak at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice

WA Contents • May 7, 2018 • 840

Iwan Baan, Nathalie de Vries, Elizabeth Diller and more to speak at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice

World-renowned photographer Iwan Baan and architects Maria Claudia Clemente from Labics, Nathalie de Vries of MVRDV, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Andrés Jaque from Office for Political Innovation and Marina Otero Verzier, director of research of Het Nieuwe Instituut will be speaking at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice Architecture Biennale.

Titled as "Limbo Space", the event, organised by the Embassy and General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, will take place on 25 May 2018, 9 to 11 am, at the InParadiso Café, just in front of the Giardini della Biennale’s entrance in Venice, during the days of preview of the 16th International Architecture Ex (...)

reSITE offers special discounts for reSITE Conference 2018

WA Contents • May 7, 2018 • 1121

reSITE offers special discounts for reSITE Conference 2018

reSITE, the annual international forum showcasing better solutions for our urbanised world, has offered special discounts for this year's conference, which will be held on June 14–15, 2018 at Prague’s Forum Karlin. reSITE 2018 will present a series of keynotes, panel discussions, field trips, interactive workshops, tours, parties, with an unforgettable dinner at this year's event. reSITE is a one-of-a-kind experience combining the best ideas in the world from the bottom to the top.

Video by reSITE

From left to right: Michel Rojkind (image © Santiago Ruizseñor), Jeanne Gang (image © Studio Gang), Partner Reinier de Graaf (image courtesy of reSITE) and Richard Burdett (image © B. Perezf) (...)

Call for registrations to "MateraLab" 3-day workshop in Sassi District, Italy

WA Contents • Apr 26, 2018 • 1008

Call for registrations to

STaRT, in collaboration with the INSTAURA platform, organises a three-day worksop called "MateraLab" in Sassi District, the ancient heart of the city of Matera, Italy. The workshop will discuss methods and potentials for the insertion of contemporary architecture in historical contexts.

The three-day meeting will be held between 27 and 29 July, 2018, a period in which debates, guided tours and project experiences will characterize the duration of the entire event.

The workshop is open to all students of the Faculties of Architecture, Archeology, Engineering, Design, all the Schools related to Cultural Heritage and Landscape. Undergraduates and graduates without age limits can also participate. Everything is thought to make cu (...)

Open Call: Landscape Festival Prague 2018

Elis Mutlu • Apr 15, 2018 • 859

Open Call: Landscape Festival Prague 2018

Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague and the Architectura Association are organizing the Landscape Festival 2018 in Prague. During this summer, Prague will host the sixth annual international landscape festival with the focus on landscape architecture, reviving public spaces, urbanism, participation and art & design. The organizers of the festival made an open call for the prospective projects that will revive 13 specific locations within the city.

All the project locations are situated in Prague 3 (Žižkov) and Prague 8 (Karlin): Štvanice Island, Rohanský Ostrov Island, Vítkov Hill and Žižkov Freight Railway Station, that are amongst the areas which will most likely undergo rapid changes in the future. The aim (...)

Junya Ishigami's refined models are on show with "poetic narrative" in Paris' Fondation Cartier

WA Contents • Apr 12, 2018 • 1526

Junya Ishigami's refined models are on show with

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami's twenty "highly-contextual" architectural models have been put on show at Fondation Cartier in Paris. The exhibition, titled Freeing Architecture, presents twenty key projects of Ishigami who have realised in Asia and Europe.

The language of the exhibition creates a quite "sensual" and "borderless" effect through its refined, light, pure, simplistic and elegant impression, which can be expressed as "a real poetry" flowing in the exhibition space.

Image © Giovanni Emilio Galanello

Freeing Architecture is the first major solo exhibition that the Fondation Cartier devoted to the work of Junya Ishigami. Opened on March 30, 2018, Ishigami's poetic show can be visited until Ju (...)

Philippe Rahm "The Anthropocene Style" at SFAI

Ka Ki Lee • Apr 9, 2018 • 997

Philippe Rahm

Paris based Swiss architect Philippe Rahm is having his first United States exhibition in San Francisco Art Institute. The exhibition "The Anthropocene Style" manifests Rahm’s ideas surrounding the urgency of climate change through an architecture and design process that takes climate, atmosphere, and physiology as its primary material.

The exhibition embraces the urgency of climate change to propose a roadmap for a field eager to adapt to and mitigate our changing climate. The Anthropocene Style will be on view until May 19, 2018 at the Walter and McBean Galleries.

The exhibition asks that "Are architects responsible for climate change?

Is our comfort within buildings negating our future on earth?"

Phili (...)

Steven Holl Architects' recent projects are exhibited at Dorsky Museum with "worth-seeing" models

WA Contents • Apr 3, 2018 • 1413

Steven Holl Architects' recent projects are exhibited at Dorsky Museum with

Steven Holl Architects has opened its new exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New York, presenting the firm's nine recent projects - among them the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania, The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington D.C. the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Maggie’s Cancer Care Center in London.

The studio shared the first images from the exhibition with World Architecture Community, taking a closer look at Holl's "worth-seeing" models and the process of making in architecture and urbanism.

The exhibition, curated by Nina Stritzler-Levine- the director of the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York City, is titled "Steven Holl: Making Architecture" and exploring (...)

DiXite3dPrint: Training on 3d robotic concrete printing

Ka Ki Lee • Apr 3, 2018 • 1044

DiXite3dPrint: Training on 3d robotic concrete printing

XtreeE, a French startup on 3D Concrete Printing is collaborating Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and HAL Robotics on organizing a 3D concrete printing training and symposium. The event will be held on January 17-18, 2019 at Champs sur Marne in France.

Post in Aix-en-Provence, XTreeE

The application of 3D print in building construction has been taken places in different building experimentations, especially in China and in USA, where prototypes, houses and buildings are realized. In France, different initiatives also started to investigate in 3D robotic printing pour big structure with different material. These studies allow us to understand the technical feasibilities and potentials of this emerging mode of construction.

Th (...)

Tirana to Host its fourth edition of Tirana Architecture Week

Eneida Berisha • Mar 29, 2018 • 1064

Tirana to Host its fourth edition of Tirana Architecture Week

Tirana will be hosting the fourth edition of Tirana Architecture Week from the 16th to the 29 of September 2018 at Polis University, Tirana. The event includes a multitude of lectures, workshops, events, competitions and an impact-lasting conference. The mission of TAW 2018 is promoting international knowledge through practice, research activities starting from the Albanian context to the worldwide stage. The main issue identified in this year’s program is Co-habitation.

TAW states their mission as: "The turn of the 21st century has been marked by dramatic changes in the political, social and environmental panorama, which are deeply affecting the way we live today: terrorism, migration and global warming are certainly the most (...)

Symbolism in Architecture and the New Silk Road by the international architect Jean-Pierre HEIM

WA Contents • Mar 27, 2018 • 1604

Symbolism in Architecture and the New Silk Road by the international architect Jean-Pierre HEIM

The Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center is organizing a lecture on Symbolism in Architecture and the New Silk Road by the international architect Jean-Pierre HEIM on Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 11 am at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lectures Hall.

Mr. Heim, an Alexandrian by birth, is a visionary designer who has created a variety of unique projects around the world. Mr. Heim has designed formerly French Luxury brand flagship stores in New York and Paris and world-famous venues such as the Capitol Music Theater in Frankfurt Offenbach, the Luxor Palace in Dresden, Brasserie La Lorraine restaurant in Paris and Thalassa restaurant in New York ,villas in Miami , along with luxury resorts and entertainment centers, such as the Coral (...)

reSITE and Airbnb power a second salon in Prague, this time on tech innovation

WA Contents • Mar 26, 2018 • 1367

reSITE and Airbnb power a second salon in Prague, this time on tech innovation

reSITE, a non-profit platform supporting the understanding and synergies of architecture, urbanism, politics, culture and economics, will host the second evening salon from “My City / Your City” series, which was started by a successful event in Berlin last December, in collaboration with a renowned holiday-rental platform Airbnb.

The Prague volume, entitled Urban Tech Pioneers, will bring together an international panel of tech innovators from living, mobility, quality of life and startup scenes. The event curated by reSITE in partnership with Airbnb will take place on March 27 at SmetanaQ Gallery and explore the potential of technology for cities and the quality of life.

“Sharing has become fundamental to (...)

Call for entries to "Semana de la arquitectura 2018", Barcelona

Michael Swords • Mar 26, 2018 • 874

Call for entries to

Architecture and design festivals across European cities seem to be popping up with increasing frequency, with new locations added to the list of host cities every year. However, one criticism that may be made about these events is the short period of time over which they are held. Some of the best festivals with the most intriguing events are unfortunately too often restricted to a single weekend, transforming them into a sprint across the city to visit the maximum number of buildings rather than a pleasant, slower paced marathon. Its for that reason why weeklong events, such as the recently announced “semana de la arquitectura 2018” (Architecture Week 2018) in Barcelona, are an appealing breath of fresh air.

Despite its (...)

FENELEC and The BIG 5 Constrcut North Africa team up

WA Contents • Mar 20, 2018 • 1043

FENELEC and The BIG 5 Constrcut North Africa team up

FENELEC, the National Federation of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energies in Morocco announces its support to the second edition of The Big 5 Construct North Africa.

The new partnership between the international exhibition and FENELEC is expected to enhance best practices and provide state-of-the-art solutions to the broader construction community in Morocco, including electricity, electronic and renewable energy professionals.

Khalil El Guermaï, General Director of FENELEC, says: “The show highlights innovations in construction with a particular focus on products, which are clustered in dedicated product sectors.”

Taking place from 10 to 12 April 2018 at the Parc Des Expositions de l’Of (...)

The first Indian designer lighting brand makes mark at Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt

Tanya Khanna • Mar 20, 2018 • 1774

The first Indian designer lighting brand makes mark at Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt

Light + Building architectural design and technology biennial trade fair is currently underway at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, from 18th to 23rd March 2018 to over 2,600 exhibitors and 2,10,000 visitors. One of the biggest platforms of its kind in the world focused on the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, building automation, and civil-engineering software is showcasing a spectrum of exhibits including designer luminaires in a variety of styles, technical luminaires, and lamps in various forms and for all kinds of uses.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is SOGANI, a signature brand of lights and light installations to unveil three new collections of light Installations, each of which is bespoke & (...)

Call for participation: SmartBlueCity' Euro-Mediterranean Conference, Cyprus, 5-6 October 2018

WA Contents • Mar 19, 2018 • 1114

Call for participation: SmartBlueCity' Euro-Mediterranean Conference, Cyprus, 5-6 October 2018

The planet is nowadays confronted with major challenges, such as the escalating urbanization rates, the severe climate change impacts, the loss of biodiversity, the intensifying resource scarcity, the upsurge in migration movements, the endangered cultural resources of land and maritime European regions, etc. The Mediterranean region seems to constitute a hotspot in most of the above respects, with unpredicted repercussions with regards to future sustainability achievements. Undesirable trends and related risks call for trend-breaking endeavors that can steadily decrease ecological footprint of Mediterranean urban constellations, reverse current economic recession and ensure sustainable, resilient, liveable and prosperous MED localities for (...)

Exhibition: Tabanlioglu Architects Recomposing AKM

WA Contents • Mar 12, 2018 • 2265

Exhibition: Tabanlioglu Architects Recomposing AKM

Istanbul-based architecture firm Tabanlioglu Architects to open its new exhibition at the Architektur Galerie Berlin, Germany on March 15, 2018, with Ulrich Müller's welcome speech and Alexander Schwarz's introduction. The exhibition will be on view until April 28, 2018.

The Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) is located at the eastern end of Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul. Not only is it one of Turkey’s most important cultural buildings, but also a prime example of modernist architecture in the country. Built in 1966 and renewed in 1977, it has stood abandoned for years now. The building’s multi-faceted history serves as a catalyst to understanding modern Turkey, with political and technological deve (...)

Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform to open Metrophysics exhibition in the Atrium Gallery in New York

WA Contents • Mar 9, 2018 • 3213

Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform to open Metrophysics exhibition in the Atrium Gallery in New York

Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform to open a new exhibition titled "Metrophysics" in the Atrium Gallery at the Bernard and Anna Spitzer School of Architecture on March 12, 2018. The exhibition will present in-depth overlook at cities and buildings in terms of their historical traces and new speculative efforts to push forward the projects beyond their territorial effects. The exhibition can be visited until May 04, 2018.

"Architecture lives as both object and aggregation: buildings and cities. If the pursuit of an environment that is sustainable, equitable, beautiful, and rich with difference is common at every scale, the valence of these values varies by situation. Metrophysics foregrounds projects rooted in the urban, including b (...)

reSITE's 2018 conference announces confirmed speakers and highlights gender rebalance

WA Contents • Mar 8, 2018 • 1986

reSITE's 2018 conference announces confirmed speakers and highlights gender rebalance

Jeanne Gang, Michel Rojkind and OMA’s Reinier de Graaf are amongst the confirmed guests to speak at reSITE 2018's conference, the annual international forum showcasing better solutions for our urbanized world.

Celebrating the seventh edition of the conference this year, the event will focus on the future of housing and housing of the future. reSITE 2018, the most interactive architecture and urbanism event, will present 50 international speakers from 30 countries, surrounded by a 1000+ audience gathering architects, planners, bottom-up innovators and municipal and private sector leaders on June 14–15, 2018 at Prague’s Forum Karlin.

“Housing is different than other types of development because it&# (...)