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 (...)
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 & (...)
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 (...)
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 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 (...)
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 (...)
German architect Prof. Tobias Wallisser, co-founder of LAVA, will lead an architectural workshop at Ajman University, UAE between 15-18 April 2018, as part of a series of architecture workshops by Architects & Designers held at the Department of Architectural Engineering.
Titled "Ajman Iconic – Parametric Architecture", Wallisser will give a public lecture and introduction about the workshop's theme on April 15, 2018. On April 16-17, 2018, students will be working on their projects regarding the workshop theme. In the final day of the workshop, student will make their final presentations and receive certificates.
Participants will receive participation certificates signed by Tobias Wallisser and the Dean of Coll (...)
World-renowned British architect Prof. Ian Ritchie, founder of Ian Ritchie Architects, will deliver a keynote at Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Istanbul on March 8, 2018, which will be held in conjunction with the Eurasia Glass Expo at Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center.
Ritchie's lecture will focus on "The story of inventing with glass – glass future trends society/philosophy and design direction" - best known for his glass structures, material-technical innovation and intelligent environmental and sustainable design. Ian Ritchie Architects' new Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in London propelled the the firm's career on evolution in that respect.
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in London, completed in 2015 (...)
The annual international forum reSITE 2018, showcasing better solutions for our urbanised world, will be back at Prague’s Forum Karlin on June 14–15, 2018. reSITE 2018, the most interactive architecture and urbanism event in the world, 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. The event will be curated by author and journalist Greg Lindsay this year. Early Bird registrations are open now.
Is it time to reconsider what a better city looks like?The tide has clearly lifted all boats over the last two decades of urban development, yet gentrification, rising costs of living and inequality (...)
Qatari architect Ibrahim M. Jaidah, a pioneer figure of a new architectural movement which combines the far-reaching influences of Islamic art with modern style in Qatar and Principle of Ibrahim Jaidah Architects & Engineers (AEB) in Doha, will give a lecture on February 21, 2018 at the Bodrum Architecture Library in Bodrum, Turkey.
Jaidah's lecture, titled "Qatari Architecture: From the Past to the Future", will present an in-depth overlook to the region's architecture with analyses and experiences showing that how his built landmark structures shaped the developing State of Qatar.
Ibrahim M. Jaidah graduated from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 1988 and worked for Qatar’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs (...)
The Villa Noailles, an early modernist house built by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, between 1923 and 1927, has opened its new exhibition in Hyères, France to unfold cultural architectures specific to spaces intended for entertainment.The new exhibition, called Domestic Pools, is a continuation of architecture exhibition series of the house, following the "Landskating"and "La Boîte de Nuit" exhibitions presented in previous years. The exhibition has been opened on February 11, 2018 and will be on view until March 18, 2018 at this modernist house in Hyères.
Y House by MVRDV. Image © MVRDV The Domestic Pools exhibition presents the works of Alvar Aalto, the (...)
On 20th of February, a very interesting event will be held in the center of Tirana. SHARE Tirana 2018 will bring together principal and senior architects from international practices to discuss on contemporary topics in the fields of Architecture and Engineering. The forum will feature lectures and presentations focused on the present and future of the field, innovatory technologies and building materials, smart and sustainable built environment, etc.
SHARE Tirana 2018 is organized by three national associations: the Albanian Architects Association, the Architects Association of Kosovo, and the Architects Association of Macedonia. The Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria has been an important partner in the organization of this event.< (...)
Design festivals are a great chance for cities to showcase their creative talent, and provide fantastic networking opportunities and the opportunity for rising talent to rub shoulders with some of the best names in the business.
In some cities, these festivals have become major touristic events, with Venice’s “Biennale” or Milan´s “Fuorisalone” examples of festivals that are renowned worldwide. From the 14th to the 16th of February this year, it will be Madrid’s turn to host some of the worlds best designers, when the city holds its first design festival, organised by “la fabrica”.
Planned as a new annual event, the Madrid Design Festival will branch all disciplines of de (...)
reSITE, an international urban provocator and multi-industry debate platform, in collaboration with Amanda Levete-designed MAAT Museum has announced its outstanding speakers for the RESONATE Conference in Lisbon, which will delve into the notions of "sound" and "space" as an holistic approach in architecture.
Developed in collaboration with California's Meyer Sound, the one-day event will take place on February 12 at the MAAT Museum in Lisbon with sound experts, top design leaders and prominent architects, including Elizabeth Diller from DS+R, Louis Becker, Partner, Design Principal at Henning Larsen Architects, Michael Jones from Foster&Partners, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen of Snøhetta, as well as sound designers fro (...)
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018, a three-day celebration of architecture and design, will discuss "Social Architecture" as this year's theme, which will be held on February 9 - February 11, 2018 at Fort Santiago, in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 brings together top architecture and design professionals from all over the world in search of developing an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier-free spaces that engage communities and their people.
This celebration comprising of lectures, workshops,seminars, competitions, and exhibitions will be held on February 9-11, 2018 at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.
VOLUMES Coworking in Paris is launching the 2018 Datascape FEST with a kickoff roundtable night with Francois Brument, Hugh Dutton and Nicolas Maigret.
Datascape FEST is a series of lectures, experiences and workshops focusing on interdisciplinary collaborations on digital fabrications; organized by Volumes Coworking Datascape and Design By Data, which is held in Paris from January to April 2018. This year's Datascape FEST covers topics from BIM, 3D printing, motion design and more.
On 29 January, the three speakers will discuss how their disciplines impact the new practices of digital design and fabrication. They will also share their concerns and challenges in their professions.
About the speakers
The quality of architecture and design events held in Spain throughout 2017 was very high even by Spanish standards. As we come to the end of the first week of the new year it appears that the momentum gained in the past 12 months will continue well into the new year. In this article, some of the most inspiring events already announced, or branching across from last year into this, are briefly discussed.
Caixaforum Barcelona, located in the old "Fabrica Casaramona", designed by Puig i Cadafalch. Image © Jordi Sans.
"Puig i Cadafalch seen by Ramon Manent"
23rd November 2017 - 28 January 2018 - Design museum, Barcelona, Spain
Any visitor to Barcelona will doubtlessly have seen or visited some of the remarkable (...)
Amanda Levete-designed MAAT Museum and reSITE, an international urban provocator and multi-industry debate platform, has teamed up to organise a one-of-a-kind event on "sound" and "architecture" for RESONATE conference in Lisbon.
The one-day international event, developed in collaboration with California's Meyer Sound, will bring world's best creators of sound spaces and acoustic experiences to the same stage, which is set to be held on February 12, 2018.
RESONATE will explore new ways of "sound" and "space" as a holistic approach with prominent architects of the most fascinating contemporary music and culture venues and designers of intriguing sound environments.
Artist-led tours, innovative technologies, de (...)
The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization and architectural development, will be opening for its 7th edition on December 15th, 2017. UABB will be held at Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district, an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao'An County.
Hou Hanru, Liu Xiaodu, and Meng Yan (in alphabetic order) make up the curatorial team, all known for notable accomplishments in their respective fields. UABB is thrilled to host more than 200 award-winning exhibitors from 25 countries to share their perspectives on diversity and urban villages at this year’s biennale.
Image © Zhang Chao, courtesy of UABB 2017
NATCON is the largest annual convention of the Architects in India organized by the Indian Institute of Architects – IIA. This year NATCON will be hosted by IIA - Odisha Chapter in the capital city of Bhubaneswar - A perfect place where Indian architecture has flourished since time immemorial. NATCON - 2017 will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of the State, Sh. Naveen Patnaik. The Event will be graced by the presence of the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu.
Architectural Footprints Impact on Cities
"Architecture is the footprint we leave behind in the sands of time."This intriguing phrase, over the ages, has proved to be apparently true. ARCHITECTURAL FOOTPRINTS - t (...)
November is a very significant month for Albania and the Albanian community. Albania was declared an independent and sovereign nation on November 28th, 1912. November 29th marks another important date, that of Liberation Day, when Albania was liberated from the Nazi forces in 1944. "The White Night", a tradition of more than a decade in Tirana, is taking place again in this year's 105th Anniversary of Independence for Albania.
The White Night, is a concept firstly developed by Jean Blaise in 1984. Tirana's "White Night" is similar to "Nuit Blanche" of Paris, which firstly took place on October 5th, 2002. It was the first night-time event in Paris, offering the opportunity for everyone to experience the artistic and cultural c (...)
reSITE, an international urban provocator and multi-industry debate platform, has teamed up with renowned holiday-rental platform Airbnb to organise one-of-a-kind one-day event to discuss the constraints of the collective efforts in cities.
Titled "My City / Your City: Constraints of the Collective", the evening salon will take place on December 1st in Berlin, holding a comfy panel discussion with international guests - including landscape architect Martin Rein-Cano, Anna Scheuermann, curator of German Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Dutch artist and writer Charlie Koolhaas and curator, writer and educator Lukas Feireiss.
"This is the kickoff event in a pilot series that will focus on sharing, innovation and co (...)
The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) has announced its first 'Visiting School' program in Bolivia, taking place in El Alto, on the Altiplano surrounding the city of La Paz. Directed by alumni Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri, this exciting three weeks workshop is entitled "Cultural Assembling". It will question the idea of identity, folklore and rituals translated into architectural artefacts - that becomes thus a collision among a multitude of symbolic fragments.
Freddy Mamani Silvestre, the main representative of contemporary Andean Architecture, will teach in the course, explaining the cultural and construction process behind his colorful and extravagant cholets in El Alto.
AA Visiting School (...)
Tabanlioglu Architects (TA_) will close its on-going exhibition "Stage_0 Travelogue" with a last exhibition tour and panel discussion, along with the launch of a new book at the Architekturgalerie München, Germany.
Opened at the the Architekturgalerie Munich on September 29, the Stage_0 Travelogue presents Murat Tabanlioglu's travel memories - which is described as "state zero" of architecture - and mapped with selective pictures, alongside Tabanlioglu Architects' realised projects with recent competition finalist proposal New National Stadium Japan (2012) in Tokyo, Japan and the winning proposal Tehran Office Led Mixed-Use Tower in Tehran, Iran.
Image © Saskia Wehler
The exhibition, presented as th (...)