Other awards were make for OMA’s New Court, St Pancras Chambers, the Olympic Stadium, and others.

RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. They set the benchmark for UK architecture, having been chosen by peers and industry leaders to represent the best work of the profession.

RIBA Awards in the UK are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners of RIBA regional awards, known by a local name e.g. the RIBA Hadrian Awards in the north east of England, are considered for RIBA Awards. Winners of RIBA Awards are considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize. RIBA Awards in the European Union are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects only. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize. RIBA International Awards are for buildings outside the EU by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are considered for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize.

See http://www.architecture.com/Awards/RIBAAwards/2012/London/RIBALondonwinners2012.aspx

Date Submitted: 25/6/2012

The installation is titled Fragile Tension and will be at the Teasmith Gallery in Spitalfields (6 Lamb Street London E1 6EA). The installation, which will be up until 4 August, is a two tatami size tea room (ni-jo). It utilises unconventional materials made from approximately 2000 pieces of 2mm bamboo rods and Vietnamese rice paper rolls as cladding.

The installation questions the validity of mass, matter and form making in architecture and challenges cosy assumptions towards objectification and aestheticisation. The employment of fragile materials creates tension within such metaphysical elements as light, wind, temperature, gravity and time which strives to evoke a deeper awareness of the relationship between the body and its surroundings.

Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

The competition was organised by AIAC e PressTFactory and sponsored by the software company AnalystGroup. The project was selected among other 80 entries by two international juries. Members of the jury: P. Schumacher, M. Cuccinella, H. Ibeling, L. Bullivant, N. Goldring, N. Leach, W. Menking, Luis Moya González, L. Prestinenza Puglisi, M. Russo.

The sponsor will also fund the production of a full-scale prototype.  This will involve a second design stage where OPENSYSTEMS will have the logistic and technical support of AKTII as structural consultants. The project explores the study of a deployable unit for emergency situations to be used as a temporary dwelling during natural calamity. The project brief invited the participants to elaborate the design proposals with a particular attention to technology, whether low- or high-tech.

Read more at www.opensysdesign.com

Links: competition website and winning entry

Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

The new book by author, critic and curator Bullivant explores and interrogates the identity of adaptive planning.
Contributions and discussion from a host of international speakers, including:
 Reinier de Graaf - OMA, Rotterdam
Alberto Francini and Andrea Boschetti - Metrogramma, Milan
Patrik Schumacher - Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Florian Beigel and Philip Christou - ARU, London
Ginés Garrido - Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos, Madrid
International masterplanning is adopting more adaptable and inclusive principles in response to both urban growth and ecological imperatives. In spite of the global economic crisis, new ideas and fresh approaches are emerging, in which the rigid plans of old are replaced by a mixture of flexible frameworks. The masterplan is dead, long live the masterplan. If adaptive planning works better for more people, shouldn't we consign the word to history? Whether S, M, L, X or XL, what are the most appropriate kinds of conceptual framework to deal with the challenges of the post-Fordist era? Make it relational: how can new technologies assist in the creation of bespoke yet resilient urban plans?
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD 
Book at:

Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

Based in Marylebone, the post is for three days per week.

Read full details here: http://binarytweed.net/intarch/cadtechnician.pdf

Date Submitted: 20/6/2012

The construction for the US$350 million project will begin next year and scheduled to complete in 2019.
See the news here: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/15/singapore-subordinate-courts-by-serie-architects-and-multiply-architects/

Date Submitted: 19/6/2012

The appointment coincides with the launch of a new EuropeanArchitectural History Network (EAHN) website (http://www.eahn.org and http://members.eahn.org) and the launch of Architectural Histories, The Open Access Journal of the EAHN (http://journal.eahn.org).

Date Submitted: 18/6/2012

Part of the lecture series from the Anglo Peruvian Society, at 52 Sloane Street SW1X 9SP. A summary of the talk:
Precarious, spontaneous housing on the peripheries of Lima demonstrate how the search for beauty occupies a fundamental place in residents’ priorities, emerging even before the most basic comforts have been addressed. Dr Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano will describe the informal process through which people build their own cities – one house at a time – to meet their needs, and how they strive to make their dwellings beautiful.
Organised by Fabrizio Matillana, AA member and alumni 

For tickets and further information, please see http://angloperuviansociety.org/?cat=45

Date Submitted: 18/6/2012

Published by Sternberg Press

Book launch with conversation between Raqs Media Collective, Nikolaus Hirsch and Grant Watson
Wednesday 13 June, 19.00

Iniva is at Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

Further book launches:
Delhi, Devi Art Foundation, August 18, 2012
New York, October 2012

The Cybermohalla project takes on the meaning of the Hindi wordmohalla (neighbourhood) in its sense of alleys and corners, relatedness and concreteness, as a means for talking about one’s “place” in the city. Initiated by the Delhi-based research institute Sarai/CSDS and Ankur, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller developed a project that involves approximately seventy young practitioners, the Cybermohalla Ensemble, who engage with their urban contexts through various media. Cybermohalla Hub, a hybrid of studio, school, archive, community center, library, and gallery, is a structure that moves between Delhi and diverse art contexts including Manifesta 7 and, most recently, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.

The Cybermohalla experiment has been engaged in rethinking urban life, and reimagining and reanimating the infrastructure of cultural and intellectual life in contemporary cities. The book not only documents the architecture of the project, which functions as an attempt to 'build knowledge', but also publishes insights that have emerged from the project as a whole.

Contributions by Can Altay, Cybermohalla Ensemble, Rana Dasgupta, Hu Fang, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Rancière, Raqs Media Collective, Superflex, et al.

Date Submitted: 12/6/2012

Registration is open for the second year of this workshop in the south of France about mud architecture and construction.

This year, the workshop is based in La croisée des regards, for three weeks to work on a small building project. The idea is to formulate the concept and complete the construction of the project in the same workshop.

The workshop include a training about traditional raw earth techniques.

For full details, go to www.touraterre.com

Date Submitted: 7/6/2012

The two other winners are J Arthur Liu and Michael J Smith (both Harvard GSD). Each is granted $10000 to fund summer travel and produce a report about their work. The award aims to allow students in their penultimate year at one of the 21 schools partnered by KPF to broaden their education through a summer of travel.

Four additional students were given honourable mentions and awarded $1000.

The jury was made up of Stan Allen (Dean, Princeton School of Architecture), Kathryn Dean (Director, Washington University GSD), Michael Oka Doner, artist and author, and James von Klemperer and Josh Chaiken, both principals at KPF.

Date Submitted: 7/6/2012

London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 – International Showcase,  Greece 

SARCHA POLYPOLIS Athens, a mindset-shifting Board Game

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic recession, illegality, city-phobia  and rising violence, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting upon 'real' city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. The Athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to TRANSFORM the materiality of their city.


Book to play at www.polypolis.sarcha.gr (23 June, 15.00–17.00, Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT


Registration of attendance at the official London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012: http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/international-showcase-greece-polypolis-athens-become-an-athenian-and-experience-a-city-in-crisis-232

Strategic Partners of SARCHA in the UK: International Law and Theory Centre,

University of Westminster; Urban Design MArch programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

The event is under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London

Read more nformation on SARCHA: http://www.sarcha.gr/About.aspx

 Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou

SARCHA Associate

http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociate.aspx?associateID=134 <http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociate.aspx?associateID=134> 


Date Submitted: 30/5/2012

Speakers include: Toni Kotnik, Michael Hensel, Peter Trummer, Rivka Oxman, Alan Depsey, Marta Male-Alemany 

Read more here

Date Submitted: 30/5/2012

The work is featured in El Pais' Sunday edition (traveller section) and also in Landscape Architecture Now! published by Taschen.

Read more here: http://elviajero.elpais.com/fotogaleria/jardines/fabulosos/elpgal/20120524elpepuvia_1/Zes/2

Date Submitted: 29/5/2012

Sujit Nair graduated from AA DRL in 2004 (responsive environments | team – ROOT 5).

SDeG is possibly the only architecture firm from India in this year's biennale and has been identified as ‘emerging talent’ – the work was found to be in sync with this year’s theme of ‘Common Ground’.

See more at http://www.palazzobembo.org/index.php?page=152&lang=en




Date Submitted: 28/5/2012


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