Call for Projects: The Urban Intervention Award Berlin 2013 and the Urban Living Award 2013
The Berlin Senate Department of Urban Development and the Environment is opening a Europe-wide call for projects for the Urban Intervention Award Berlin. For the first time, this prize is being offered in collaboration with Deutsche Wohnen AG and will for this reason be expanded to include the new Urban Living Award.
This year Deutsche Wohnen AG will award prize money in the amount of €3,000 to the winners of the two categories in the Urban Intervention Award Berlin, ‘Build’ and ‘Temporary’, as well as the winner of the Urban Living Award. Only projects that have been realised in the past five years may be submitted. Interested architects can submit their work by 24 August 2013 (postmarked by this date) to the following address:
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin
For more information, visit the competition website.
Date Submitted: 17/6/2013
The RIBA is now calling for nominations for the President’s Medals Student Awards 2013
Established in 1836 when the RIBA awarded the Silver Medal for the first time for the best architectural essay, these are the RIBA’s longest-living awards and are widely regarded as the most prestigious international awards in architectural education.
Date Submitted: 12/6/2013
AA Summer Opening Hours
Monday 29 July – Sunday 1 September closed, and by appointment only through the summer
Normal hours resume 23 September, Monday – Friday 10.00–1.00 and 2.00–6.00
Open Monday – Friday, 10.00–6.30, Saturday 11.00–5.00. Closed Monday 19 – Monday 26 August
Monday 24 June – Friday 26 July, open 10.00–6.00, closed Saturdays
Library closed Monday 29 July to Sunday 1 September inclusive
Monday 2 – Friday 27 September, open 10.00–6.00, closed Saturdays
Term-time – Normal hours will resume from Monday – Friday 10.00–9.00, Saturday 11.00–5.00
Date Submitted: 12/6/2013
School Dates for 2013/14
Introduction Week for New Students Monday 23 September
Term 1: Monday 30 September to Friday 20 December (12 weeks)
Term 2: Monday 13 January to Friday 28 March (11 weeks)
Term 3: Monday 28 April to Friday 27 June (9 weeks)
Graduate School MA/MSc Students
Research/Preparation/Submission of Final Dissertation
Term 4: Monday 30 June to Friday 26 September (13 weeks)
Date Submitted: 12/6/2013
Dan Pearson in conversation with Ivan Harbour of Roger, Stirk Harbour + Partner, and Helmut Kinzler of Zaha Hadid Architects, at the Garden Museum
Tuesday 11 June, 6.30pm
The Garden Museum,
The evening's conversation will focus on the process of collaboration between the architect and landscape designer.
A few tickets remain. When booking, AA Members can take advantage of a discounted ticket price (£10 off) by entering the code: DPIH10.
More information can be found on the Garden Museum's website.
Date Submitted: 10/6/2013
2012/13 External Examiners (18–19 June)
The role of external examiners is to look at portfolios submitted by students for RIBA Parts 1 and 2 and exemptions, and to agree to pass lists which are then forwarded to the RIBA.
Examiners view Intermediate student work for AA Intermediate RIBA/ARB Part 1 (Third Year portfolios) on Tuesday 18 June and Diploma student work for AA Finals RIBA/ARB Part 2 (Fifth Year portfolios) on Wednesday 19 June.
Mary Bowman studied architecture at the University of Virginia and at the AA. She worked for Foster and Partners from 1988–98 where she was made Associate in 1993. In 1999, Mary joined the architectural practice of Walters and Cohen where she was a Director. She has been an external examiner at Chelsea College of Art from 2001–05 and has taught at the AA. Mary joined Gustafson Porter in 2002 and was made a Company Director in 2004. Together with Kathryn and Neil, Mary is responsible for the direction of the office.
Keller Easterling is an architect and writer from New York City and a professor at Yale University. Her book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) researches familiar spatial products that have landed in difficult or hyperbolic political situations around the world. A forthcoming book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Matrix Space (Verso, 2013), examines global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity. Easterling has lectured and published widely in the United States and internationally. Her research and design work has been most recently exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the Rotterdam Biennale, and the Architectural League in New York.
Antón García-Abrilis associate professor in the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He received the Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome in 1996. In 2000 he established the award-winning Ensamble Studio, leading a research team on the architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation. He has been visiting professor at Harvard GSD and Cornell. Ensamble was selected by SANAA to participate in the 2010 Venice Biennale. Projects including the Music Studies Centre and the SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela and more recently the Truffle in Costa da Morte (Spain) have been internationally published. In 2009 he founded the Positive City Foundation to research the urban phenomenon.
Jeffrey Kipnis is Curator of Architecture and Design at The Wexner Center for the Arts, and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Ohio State University. Kipnis previously taught at the AA, Harvard University, The Cooper Union, and Columbia University. He is the founder and first director of the Graduate Design Programme of the Architectural Association of London. His publications include Choral Works: The Eisenman/Derrida Collaboration, as well as numerous critical and theoretical essays for periodicals such as Assemblage and El Croquis. He collaborated with architects Reiser and Umemoto (RUR Architects) in designing the Water Garden in Columbus, Ohio and the Kansai-Kan National Diet Library. In 2009, he received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Amanda Levete has spent her career exploring the transformative potential of space through buildings and furniture pieces. She works with diametrically opposed elements, the organic and the man-made, to create the unexpected and is recognised for her ability to bring visionary projects to fruition realising the ambitions of private and public sector clients. Levete has received a number of international commissions, including a new gallery, courtyard and entrance for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Levete is a trustee of Artangel, the Young Foundation and the Arts Foundation. She is a regular TV and radio broadcaster and writes for numerous magazines. She trained at the AA and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989.
Brendan MacFarlane studied at Sci-Arc and Harvard GSD. He has been visiting professor at these schools and at the Bartlett, the Berlage Institute and the University of Florida, among others. He is co-founder with Dominique Jakob of Jakob + Macfarlane, a Paris-based practice. Its work explores digital technology both as a conceptual consideration and as a means of fabrication, using new materials to create a more flexible, responsive and immediate environment. Recent projects include the Euronews Headquarters in Lyon, the FRAC Architecture Exhibition Centre in Orléans, and the High School of Art and Communication of Pau. The practice was among those selected by France for the 2002 Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the International selection in 2004 and 2008.
Paul W Nakazawa is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He works internationally as a practice and business adviser to firms in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and allied professions. He has served as a managing principal and board director for architectural companies in Boston, Chicago, New York and London. He was one of the founders of AMO, the research and development arm of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. He presently serves as chairman of the board of advisers for Snøhetta, New York. Nakazawa received his BA and MBA from the University of Chicago, and MArch I from the Harvard GSD. He is a registered architect with significant building experience, ranging from museums to heavy industrial construction.
Carol Patterson completed her undergraduate study at the University of California-Berkeley and received her Masters degree from Columbia University. She has worked for many acclaimed offices including Rogers Marvel in New York and Norman Foster and Arup in London. She has also worked with Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam from 2000–03 and again in London since 2006. Patterson had primary responsibility on the Seattle Public Library and was the lead architect for the Whitney Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art extensions. She now oversees the design and construction of the new Rothschild Bank headquarters in London.
Emmanuel Petit is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Yale University. He is the author of Irony, Or, The Self-Critical Opacity of Postmodern Architecture (Yale Press, 2013), is supported by the Graham Foundation and was nominated for a 2013 Gustave O Arlt Award in the Humanities. He is editor of Stanley Tigerman's Schlepping Through Ambivalence: Writings on An American Architectural Condition (Yale Press, 2011), and editor of Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change (Yale Press, 2009). Petit is curator of the travelling exhibition Ceci n'est pas une rêverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman (New Haven & Chicago, 2011-12). He is a partner in the architecture firm Jean Petit Architectes S A in Luxembourg City and co-founding partner at EPISTEME Architects in New Haven.
Deborah Saunt established DSDHA with David Hills in 1998 and in 2010 the studio was shortlisted for both the RIBA Stirling Prize and named BD's Architect of the Year. DSDHA has been involved in significant urban design proposals including Waterloo City Square, the redesign of Parliament Square with Foster & Partners, and most recently improvements to the public realm between The Albert Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall, as well as regeneration projects such as Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Deborah is currently studying for her PhD at RMIT, is a Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and a member of various judging panels, including Chair of the RIBA Awards Group, and the Architecture Commission for the Campus de la Paix à Genève. She writes and broadcasts on architecture, has held numerous teaching positions including the Architectural Association and University of Cambridge and has recently been an invited professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Benedetta Tagliabue was born in Milan and graduated from the University of Venice. In 1991 she joined Enric Miralles’ studio where she eventually became a partner. In 1998, the partnership won the competition to design the new Scottish Parliament building and despite Miralles’ premature death in 2000, Tagliabue took leadership of the team as joint Project Director, and the Parliament was successfully completed in 2004, winning several awards. In 2009 she won the World Architectural Festival Award within Category Top Future Project for Shanghai Pavilion.
Sarah Whiting has been Dean of the School of Architecture at Rice University since January 2010. Whiting has taught modern urban history, contemporary architectural theory, and studio at Princeton, Harvard, IIT, the University of Kentucky and the University of Florida. Whiting’s writing and editing have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, from ANY to Wired. She is currently completing a manuscript on scale and urbanism, called Superblock City, and she edits a book series with Princeton University Press called POINT. Whiting cofounded WW with her partner, Ron Witte, in 1999. She has served as a Design Partner for numerous projects, including the Golden House in Princeton and WW’s winning design for the San Jose State University Art Museum. Prior to WW, Whiting worked with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in The Netherlands, where she was a designer for the Euralille masterplan.
Elia Zenghelis studied and taught for 20 years at the Architectural Association in London. He is one of the original founders of OMA in partnership with Rem Koolhaas until 1987, when he established Gigantes Zenghelis Architects in Athens with Eleni Gigantes. He has been Professor at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts and thesis tutor at the Berlage Institute for 19 years. He has served as External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association and the Edinburgh College of Art, and seven times as juror on the Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Architecture. As an architect he has won the Mies van der Rohe award for Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin, 1989) and the Eternit award for the same building. He has served the Greek Ministry of Culture in numerous appointments, including Commissioner for the Greek Architecture Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2000.
Date Submitted: 5/6/2013
Week 8 Graduate School Jury listings
Dates can also be found in the Diary and the Week 8 Events List
History and Critical Thinking MA Thesis Reviews
Monday 10 June, 10:00–1:00, 2:00– 6:00
37 First Floor Front
Jury includes Marina Lathouri, Mark Cousins, John Palmesino, Thomas Weaver, Ryan Dillon, Brian Hatton and Yeorgia Manolopoulou
Architecture & Urbanism (AADRL) Phase 1 Final Juries
Thursday 13 – Friday 14 June, 10.00
Critics include Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Jenny Wu and Marta Malé-Alemany, among others
Landscape Urbanism End of Year Jury
Friday 14 June, 2.00
32 Second Floor Back
Guests include Jeffrey Paul Turko, Claudia Pasquero and Susannah Hagan
Emergent Technologies and Design MSc/MArch End of Term Juries
Tuesday 11 June, 11.00
Projective Cities MPhil Phase II Jury
Friday 14 June, 1.00
33 First Floor Front
Date Submitted: 5/6/2013
Housing is Architecture: one-day conference and workshop at Snape Maltings, Suffolk
28 June, 10.30–8.00
Housing is back on the agenda as both a political necessity and potential economic catalyst. Some architects are producing thoughtful exemplars which recognise our present needs and aspirations. What do you consider to be good housing? Is mass house building right for the future?
Join Suffolk RIBA for a celebratory event on Friday 28th June 2013 at Snape Maltings on the Suffolk Coast.
Speakers: Rowan Moore, Crispin Kelly, Fred Scott and Eoghan Sheils.
The 6.30 evening Love Architecture Talk 'Housing is Architecture' by Peter Salter will be followed by supper and a Suffolk sunset.
All day ticket: £50.00
Date Submitted: 5/6/2013
End of Term School Dates
Intermediate (Part 1) Final Check
Monday 10/Tuesday 11 June, 10.00,
Wednesday 12/Thursday 13 June, 10.00, Library
Diploma Honours Presentations
Friday 14 June, 2.00, Lecture Hall
Date Submitted: 5/6/2013
PhD Programme end of year presentations 3rd - 4th June
The PhD Programme is having its end of year presentations by 15 of its current research students on Monday 3 June and Tuesday 4 June in 33 FFF.
Review Panel Pier Vittorio Aureli, Doreen Bernath, Paula Cadima, Mark Campbell, Marjan Colletti, Mark Cousins, Jorge Fiori, Hugo Hinsley, George Jeronimidis, Marina Lathouri, Douglas Spencer, Brett Steele, Tom Weaver, Mike Weinstock, Simos Yannas
Patricia Martin del Guayo
Session Two 11.45-1.15 Chair: Douglas Spencer
Session Three 2.00-3.30 Chair: Doreen Bernath
Session Four 3.45-5.15 Chair: Mark Cousins
Tuesday 4 June
Gabriel Felmer Plominsky
Session Six 2.00-3.30 Chair: Paula Cadima
Session Seven 3.45-5.15 Chair: Mike Weinstock
Date Submitted: 3/6/2013
RIBA Stirling Prize 2013: shortlist and winner dates
Shortlist announced Thursday 18 July. Six buildings will be shortlisted
Winner announced Thursday 26 September at an evening event at Central St Martins in London
This year the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building comes of age and celebrates its eighteenth year.
From the rule-breaking Evelyn Grace school in London by Zaha Hadid to a cutting-edge sustainable housing development near Cambridge, past RIBA Stirling Prize winners illustrate the social and economic trends that shape our buildings and environment and show why UK design talent is famed around the world.
2013 RIBA Stirling Prize judges:
Sheila O’Donnell – architect, O’Donnell + Tuomey
Paul Williams – architect, Stanton Williams and winner of the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize
Stephen Hodder – architect and RIBA President Elect (commencing 01/09/13)
Dame Vivien Duffield – philanthropist and Chair of the Clore Duffield Foundation
Tom Dykchoff – journalist and broadcaster
Tickets to the RIBA Stirling Prize evening event on Thursday 26 September will go on sale in June. To register your interest email email@example.com
Visit RIBA for more information.
Date Submitted: 24/5/2013
Projects Review School Meeting
Tuesday 28 May, 12.30
It is essential that at least one tutor and student representative of each unit attend this meeting in order to collect and sign documentation and receive Projects Review exhibition space allocation, a budget form and vital information pack.
Date Submitted: 24/5/2013
DOCOMOMO Event: The Significance and Survival of the Richard & Dion Neutra Studio/Residences in Los Angeles
Friday 31 May, 6.30 at ABA Gallery, 70 Cowcross st. London EC1 M 6EL
Dr Raymond Neutra will give an illustrated lecture on the VDL House and compound, which was an ongoing social and technological experiment, designed in three phases: 1932, 1940 and 1966. Aside from the historic interest in Neutra, distinguished visitors and others who started their careers at this location, the compound serves to remind visitors of ongoing design questions addressed at the compound.
Cost £6.00 Docomomo Members, £8.00 non Members
For more information visit DOCOMOMO-UK.
Date Submitted: 24/5/2013
New Library Opening Hours: Weeks 8 and 9, and Summer Vacation
WEEK 8 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday 10 June : open 10-9
Tuesday 11 June : open 10-1
Wednesday 12 June : library closed
Thursday 13 June : library closed
Friday 14 June : open 11-9
Saturday 15 June : open 11-5
WEEK 9 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday 17 June – Thursday 20 June : open 10-9
Friday 21 June : library closed
Saturday 22 June : library closed
SUMMER VACATION LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday 24 June – Friday 26 July : open 10-6, closed Saturdays
Library closed Monday 29 July to Sunday 1 September inclusive.
Monday 2 September – Friday 27 September : open 10-6, closed Saturdays
Normal term-time hours will resume from Monday 30 September :
Monday – Friday 10-9, Saturday 11-5
Date Submitted: 22/5/2013
AA Student scholarships available for 2013 Ottawa Visiting School.
The course will explore 3D devices that can scan the unnatural post-industrial landscapes in an attempt to fuse the accidental qualities of discovery – such as Willson’s trial and error of calcium carbide – with the mathematical precision of laser-scanned environments. Students will form their own architectural ‘carbide’, a fusion of scans and digital modelling to generate a landscape that materialises from Willson’s place of decay into a new architectural ground.
Full details about the school available at www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/ottawa.
Current AA students can apply for 6 available scholarships reducing the fee to £100 from £635. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
Contact programme director Tobias Klein: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Date Submitted: 20/5/2013