The lecture was titled Interface-based Urbanism: Relational Modelling. 
Read more at http://memento.epfl.ch/event/relational-urbanism/

Date Submitted: 24/4/2012

In 2012 £7500 is available for the RIBA McAslan Bursary. First awarded in 2004, the bursary supports an individual or a team to develop an original design project that will cultivate positive change to communities and environments where the need is greatest and the opportunity often least. See also Notices for other RIBA funding opportunities.

Applications are welcome from architecture and engineering students and graduates for projects that focus on the power of design as an instrumenfive years from an RIBA-validated school of architecture, or a JBM-accredited engineering course. The 2012 bursary will be open to applicants in May, and the funding will be awarded in October.

The free launch event for future and potential applicants takes place on Wednesday 2 May at 18–20.30 at the William Road Gallery, John McAslan + Partners, 7–9 William Road, London NW1 3ER to enable interested students and graduates to find out more. RSVP by Friday 27 April.

Booking is essential. To register, email joanna.scott@riba.org and include your name, the name of the RIBA- or JBM-accredited course you are studying at, or have graduated from, and your dates of study. Places at the event will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit the education pages of the RIBA website.

Date Submitted: 24/4/2012

Read more at rare architecture's site: www.r-are.net

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

In the summer of 2011 Emma Hedditch, Anthony Davies, Howard Slater, Jakob Jakobsen along with Henriette Heise, worked together on 'Trauma 1–11: Stories about The Copenhagen Free University and the surrounding society in the last ten years at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark. This exhibition was developed and staged as an attempt to retrace personal, collective memories within the broader (and often traumatic) framework of global events. 

Since then, Howard, Anthony and Jakob have continued to work, together with others, on Mayday Rooms, an 'organisation' set up to recover and further socialise histories of dissent and struggle. This along with Emma's long-term commitment to Feminist History/s will form the starting point of the discussion at public works.

For more information about Friday Sessions, go to Public Works.

public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

Superfusionlab is Nate Kolbe, ex-AA Unit Master, and Lida Charsouli, AADRL 2000. The competition took place in March 2012.

For more information about Superfusionlab, please go to www.superfusionlab.com

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

This early Summer School will combine excellent teaching with three great evenings at different locations and one day's drawing (at the Zoo) This will differ from our regular Sketchmob meetings.

It is a one-off taught course in response to feedback requesting workshops that will develop skills.

All classes are scheduled to take place after work or at the weekend. The course fee of £50 is a fraction of conventional Summer Schools

Contact info@sketchmob.co.uk with Yes Summer School in the subject bar. Cut off date for responses is 1 May.


Read more at sketchmob site

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

The exhibition looks at the diagram in contemporary architecture. Palace's project consists of both a publication and an exhibition based on several newly commissioned critical essays, and diagrams from nearly 50 architects.

See more here: http://www.esa-paris.fr/Exposition-Diagramme-s.html?lang=fr and palacepalace.com

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012
Open to all, free admission but due to limited space advance booking is required. Book online: http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.uk 

Further information and biographies: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2012/summer/may1_MoscowasaSpaceinTransition.shtml

Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

This panel discussion will consider Moscow as a space in transition during the first half of the twentieth century (1905–35) and the post-Soviet period (from 1989). By focusing on the subject of urban planning and architecture of the city during the periods of social and political change, the panel will address the topics of the early skyscraper projects, patterns of urban Americanism, the city and commerce, and the revised architecture and planning practices in post-Soviet Moscow. The panel will explore the form and context of architectural practices during the time of ideological change, whilst highlighting patterns of rupture and continuity in Russian architectural history and its complex relationship with the West.

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

The presentation at NYU discussed the political implications of the strong relationship established between Aldo Rossi and Seville, 1975–80

Francisco González de Canales was invited by Juan Carlos I King of Spain Professor Juan Jose Lahuerta, 



Date Submitted: 18/4/2012
Date Submitted: 17/4/2012

Architecture students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC – ETSAB) are currently working on the launch of a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects. Add your project now!

Read more about Team IS ARCH at www.isarch.org 

Date Submitted: 16/4/2012

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching a brand new monthly night of events on the London cultural scene with the ‘Last Tuesdays’ series. The stunning Art Deco London headquarters of the RIBA, a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus at 66 Portland Place W1, will be open late on the last Tuesday of each month, offering a series of themed special events with a spotlight on architecture and design.   

Come and enjoy inspiring debates and talks, fascinating exhibitions and events such as film screenings and book launches. The RIBA’s Last Tuesdays offer an after-hours opportunity to discover one of London’s hidden gems, take a tour of the building, browse the bookshop, explore the world-class British Architectural Library or have a meal or a drink in the spectacular Art Deco Florence Hall.

Each Last Tuesday will celebrate a different theme with a range of special activities and events, as well as offering a chance to visit ongoing exhibitions. Admission is free. Themes for the upcoming Tuesday Lates are:
24 April – Women in Architecture
29 May – Jubilee 2012
26 June – Play!  

Tuesday 24 April – Women in Architecture
Discussion - Female Power in Architecture

18.30–20.30  Tickets: £8.50 Non-Members/£5.50 Members

Most architects are men. Come and discuss the role that women play in the design of our buildings and public spaces. Join RIBA President Angela Brady, Brady Mallalieu; Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects; Deborah Saunt, DSDHA; Anna Gagliano, Aedas; Liza Fior, muf architecture/art; Kathryn Firth, Chief of Design, Olympic Park Legacy Company; and chair Christine Murray, Editor of the AJ. This event is dedicated to Norma Merrick Sklarek

Film - A Girl Is A Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright (2009, 18 mins)

Showings at 19.20 and 20.30, free – drop in

At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed them, offering training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. The film focuses on the stories of six of these women – Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen and Read Weber. Produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.


RIBA Bookshop Discussion – Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

18.30–19.15, free

Sumita Sinha in conversation with Nabeel Hamdi about architecture and regeneration projects in areas suffering from poverty, war and natural disasters.  The role that women such as Wangari Maathai and Linda Garland have played in such projects will also be discussed. There will be a round of Q&A afterwards. Sumita Sinha is an architect, lecturer and writer specialising in sustainable and participatory design. Nabeel Hamdi is Professor Emeritus of Housing and Urban Development at Oxford Brookes University.

Date Submitted: 16/4/2012

Contributions are sought from across the world for this conference (18–19 October) hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, nr Shanghai, PR China 215123. The conference will be part of the 'UK Now' festival, which is one of the biggest ever cultural exchange event organised by the UK government in China. It is supported by the British Council with The Architectural Review as UK media partner.

For full details, see: www.masterplanningthefuture.org 

Deadline for extended abstracts: 2 May.  

NB: The copyright of the papers accepted to form part of the conference proceedings and published (under an ISBN) will be vested in XJTLU.

Conference Synopsis:
One hundred years have passed since Le Corbusier’s Voyage to the Orient. Although he didn’t venture into the Far East, his influence – and that of Modernism – is recognisable across the world. This conference looks at Modernism’s significance to architecture and urbanism from across the world. It will explore its lasting, or fading, influence on China; and China’s influence on it.

Architecture, and indeed the world, has changed massively over the last century, so this conference will explore what contemporary ideas can be drawn from different historical periods and different social circumstances. 

With the rapidly urbanising conditions of India and China, what can Modernism tell us about the global urban condition? Indeed, is there such a thing as 'Modernism' or 'the global urban condition'? How has Modernism fared in the last century? How are future-oriented architectural ideas portrayed today and what are the connections with the past?

This conference is an international forum within China, bringing together researchers and experts from across the world. In this way, the exchange of ideas and experiences will stimulate a better understanding of modern and vernacular architecture, contemporary and traditional urbanism; and regionalist and universalist design ideals. 

Themes: Papers are welcomed to address a range of topics, which include, but are not restricted to: 

• Modernism from the West to the East… and across the world.;
• Modernism and the role of manifestos;
• Chandigarh: then and now;
• Metabolism;
• Asian development;
• Emerging Cities: from South America to Africa;
• The role of ideology;
• The concept of masterplanning;
• The Eco-City;
• Contemporary and Vernacular Modernism?;
Lessons from 20th to 21st century;
• The role of transport planning: then and now;
• Influences and Legacy (Western and Eastern);
• Le Corbusier and the Environment;
• New Towns/ New Cities;
• Urban flows;
• Civic space and sociability;
• The changing face of “the Modern”: Theory and Practice over the years;
• Visualising the City: from sketch to film to the digital image;
• Universalism contra localism?;
• Historically, geographically and culturally specific context;
• Lessons from India/Europe/China;
• GIS and space syntax;
• Technological developments in Urban Planning and Design;
• Social and development issues of the Modern city?;
• Preserving or demolishing Modern icons;
• Urban planning: Bottom up or top-down?

Date Submitted: 16/4/2012

The seminar takes place at 14–17.00 

Read more at www.deda.ie

Adrian Duncan (artist/writer, www.adrianduncan.eu)
Blaithin Quinn (artist/architect,www.transcolonia.org)
Fiona McDonald (artist/architect,www.fionamcdonald.ie)
John McLaughlin (architect/lecturer UCD, CCAE, Curator of Ireland's representation at Venice Architecture Biennale), www.johnmclaughlin.ie)
Des Ward (artist/lecturer, IADT,www.deda.ie)

There is currently a lot of interest around the status of the objects of art and architecture and their relationship to place, community and the built environment. This seminar hopes to open up discussions around the different practices and theories operating in the shared and sometimes hybrid spaces between art and architecture.

All welcome

Date Submitted: 16/4/2012

The thesis project by the Cast on Cast team (AADRL 2009–11, tutors Yusuke Obuchi and Rob Stuart-Smith), which won the Next Generation 1st prize in Holcim Awards Europe in September 2011, has recently won the Holcim Innovation 3rd prize in the Global Holcim Awards 2012. 

The project was selected for its contribution to innovative building materials and construction technologies in the context of sustainable construction, out of 53 prize-winning projects at the regional level in the five different continents (including 38 Acknowledgement and Next Generation winners). It is a great honour to be awarded this prize and share this moment with two of the most recognised architectural studios in Europe: Gramazio & Kohler, Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation, who received first prize, and Barkow Leibinger Architects, Germany, who received second prize.   

Read more at: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/T1509/Innovation_3rd_prize_-_United_Kingdom.htm 

'Cast on Cast' team is Povilas Cepaitis, LLuis Enrique, Diego Ordonez, Carlos Piles. See www.castoncast.com   

Date Submitted: 16/4/2012


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