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In Berlin

Posts on this blog will resume next week. In the meantime, head to World-Architects to see my posts on the World Architecture Festival taking place this week at Arena Berlin.

Book and Exhibition Review: Harry Seidler

Harry Seidler: The Exhibition: Organizing, Curating, Designing, and Producing a World Tour by Vladimir BelogolovskyOscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2017Hardcover w/slipcase, 272 pagesHarry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture curated by...Show More Summary

Competition / Beam Camp Seeks Proposals for Spectacular Projects / Beam Camp

Beam Camp is a collaborative building and design summer camp in Strafford, NH that works with kids aged 10-17 to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our award-winning program has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and...Show More Summary

Competition / Livability in New American City / Urban Design Committee of AIA|DC and City Age Conference

Introduction Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented rate, and for the first time in recent history represent the preferred place for people to live. Urbanization has historically aided millions to escape hardship through...Show More Summary

Competition / Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition / Malcolm Reading Consultants

The Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition is a global search for an outstanding design team to create a new cultural destination for Australia. Adelaide Contemporary will showcase an exceptional collection of international and Australian, including Aboriginal, art. Show More Summary

Competition / PEA Window Competetion 2017 / AIA Philadelphia

For this year’s competition we’ve teamed up with the Center for Architecture and Design (CFA) to give you, the creative thinkers reading this, a chance to really express your design chops. In this design competition we are asking you...Show More Summary

Competition / 24h competition 20th edition - biomimetic / ideasforward

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. Show More Summary

Competition / The Dubai International Award For Best Practice / UN - Habitat / Dubai Municipality

The Dubai International Award For Best Practice 21 years of recognizing excellence in urban best practice The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Show More Summary

Competition / Indigenous Housing Canada Ideas Competition 2017 / The Manitoba Association of Architects; NDL Construction Ltd.; penn-co; Sigfusson Northern; Neegan Burnside; LDA Structural Engineers; PM Associates Ltd.

Indigenous Housing Competition Canada invites everyone, students and professionals, to submit ideas for remote access Indigenous Community housing in Canada. PURPOSE The purpose of this competition is to raise awareness of Indigenous...Show More Summary

Competition / Barcelona Social Housing / ARCHmedium

INTRODUCTION Barcelona is going through a moment of housing emergency where 40% of the purchases of flats are made only to invest and the increase of tourist apartments exponentially increases the price of rents. There are large numbers...Show More Summary

Competition / Project of the Year 2017 / Architecture of Israel + the European Union

Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, researchers and students are invited to submit works planned or written since 2011. PowerPoint or PDF presentations, not exceeding 5mb, should include a short explanatory text describing the project, location, purpose, its uniqueness and date of completion. Show More Summary

Competition / U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) / U.S. Department of Energy

Collegiate institutions can start planning for the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero), which is at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, April 21–22, 2018. The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. Show More Summary

Art in the Open

On Friday Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York opens at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). On display until May 13, 2018, the small but visually dense exhibition (designed by Tsao & McKown) covers notable displays of public art in New York's public spaces from 1967 to the present. Show More Summary

Competition / HELMA 2017-2018 ?Architecture in Sport Facilities Design AWARD? / Al Dwian A Amiri, Kuwait

HELMA© 2017 - 2018, Architectural Design Award is a project organized and managed by Balsam International (BI) proudly backed by Al Diwan Al Amiri in collaboration with other key strategic partners. HELMA is offered to honor young practicing architects and academics from all levels i.e. Show More Summary

Competition / Galletti Shape Contest - Food design contest by Mulino Bianco / Barilla

New product design contest on Desall.com: Barilla and Desall invite you to a new creative challenge for redesigning the iconic Galletti Mulino Bianco biscuits, proposing a modern and distinctive style. Founded in 1975, Mulino Bianco is truly a part of the culture of Italian food and of the everyday diet of Italian families. Show More Summary

Competition / Past Continuous is Future Perfect, Students' Landscape Design Competition / Landscape Foundation, India

Architectural heritage sites are an invaluable part of a country's cultural legacy. Conceptualized and created in a different epoch, sited in a different cultural context, they are memory markers of cultural history and give a sense of time to the place. Show More Summary

Competition / All Along the 'Watchtower' / CYSOA

The All Along the Watchtower Competition is open to architects, students of architecture, recent graduates, and associated disciplines from around the world. CYSOA is looking to continue investigating the coastline of Geroskipou (the site of the Paphos Beach Shelters Competition). Show More Summary

A Library Lined with Books

Recently MVRDV, with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a "cultural center featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade." [All photographs...Show More Summary

Book Review: Obra Architects Logic

Obra Architects Logic: Selected Projects, 2003 - 2016 by Jennifer Lee, Pablo CastroB Architecture Publisher, 2016Distributed by Idea BooksHardcover, 416 pagesLike many others, I'm guessing, I first heard about Obra Architects, the duo...Show More Summary

Me, Talking Skyscrapers

Last month I spoke at the Skyscraper Museum about one of my recently published books, How to Build a Skyscraper. For those who couldn't make it, below is a video of the talk.

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