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
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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 (...)
Madrid and Berlin-based architecture firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos will present Estonia's new Arvo Pärt Centre with a new exhibition - called TABULA - at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, which will open to the public on December 8 and will be on view until January 16, 2018. The Arvo Pärt Centre is currently under construction and will be the new home for the legacy of the distinguished Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.
The centre is located in Laulasmaa, 35 km from Tallinn, on a peninsula with a magnificent natural surrounding within a pine forest near the sea. Core of the Arvo Pärt Centre will be the archive, which brings together the entire creative heritage of the composer, providing a research and le (...)
With the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) starting in just under two weeks, the event has announced its fringe program celebrating the city of Berlin with diverse programs. All architects and designers who will be attending from around the world can take a quick look at this year's extensive Fringe schedule including Prize ceremonies, architect tours, the WAF10 & Shortlist Party and many more...
This year’s programme responds to the Festival’s theme, 'Performance', and will include keynote addresses, discussions and debates examining the topic of performance from the perspectives of housing, public spaces, festivals, cultural institutions and new technologies.
In addition to the WAF awards (...)
IDE Initiatives in Africa to culminate in spectacular fashion at the 18th edition Design Mission Africa. All together, over 2000 face-to-face meetings have transpired this year at IDE initiatives in Africa. "Affordable housing for every African is the ultimate aim of Design Mission Africa," said IDE organisation team. IDE, a global real estate solutions company, is set to host the 18th Edition Design Mission Africa on November 23 – 24, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the final leg of IDE’s events in Africa this year, and it is on course to be the biggest and most influential to date. The sectors covered at the initiative are: Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Healthcare and Mixed-Use Projects.
"We started (...)
The World Architecture Festival (WAF), celebrating its significant tenth anniversary year, is collaborating with World Architecture Community to create a global impact on the WAF's Awards programme and various keynote sessions, talks, conferences and live critics realized in front of an international judging panel of industry experts. The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) is taking place this year at the Berlin Arena, between 15-17 November, and World Architecture Community is an official media partner for the event.
In this context, World Architecture Community, in collaboration with WAF, offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during registration! All you have to do is to u (...)
Continuing the series of Architecture festivals that take place in major European cities throughout october, the 8th edition of 48H Open House Barcelona will be held on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October. During the event, more than 200 spaces will open their doors to the public, with free guided tours and activities.
Video by 48h BCN
The city of Barcelona is famous for its glut of beautiful buildings and pleasant public spaces. Those who have visited the city will be familiar with the city's best known buildings, with works by Gaudi or Jujol having become part of the image of the city. However, many of the cities' most interesting spaces are inaccessible, or even unknown to the general public. The "48H Op (...)
International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC), the global organization company of International Conferences, Online Communities, Summits & Workshops for industry leaders in every key industry, will held the 2nd Annual Cultural Middle East Conference from 31 October - 2 November 2017 at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
The 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East conference will address the latest developments and strategies to boost tourism in the Middle East through culture, heritage, arts and festivals. The Middle East is investing heavily in cultural tourism in an effort to economically diversify away from oil reliance.
As a result, Middle Eastern governments and tourism authorities are beginning to understand the i (...)
"For New York lovers of architecture and design, the beginning of fall isn't about pumpkin spice and decorative gourds—rather, it means Archtober".
Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is the name of the annual month-long architecture and design festival including building tours, lectures, exhibitions taking place across New York city’s five boroughs. This year the city will host Archtober for the seventh time from 1st to 31st of October.
The festival is appeared from the effort of collaboration of New York Built environment including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture and 70 + partners and organizations across the city. The idea of the festival is to emphasiz (...)
MAPPINS of an Architect
29.09.2017 - 11.11.2017
Curated by Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Artist traveling. They document, research and collect, look for new tasks, inspiration and adventure. Traveling and exploring in Tabanlıoğlu Architects has a tradition that is based on Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, the office founder and father of today's office owner Murat Tabanlıoğlu. The exhibition "Stage_0 Travelogue" in the Architectural Gallery Munich examines the motif of travel and shows connections and opposites: Against the backdrop of the pictures and impressions of the architect, which he describes as "stage 0" in the planning of architecture around the world, a selection of Tabanlıoğlu Architect&apo (...)
World-renowned designers including Annabel Karim Kassar, Virginia Lung, Shanwei Weng, Jaime Oliver, Eisuke Tachikawa and many more will be speaking at this year's INSIDE World Festival of Interiors' conference programme centred on the theme of 'Performance.'
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the sister event of World Architecture Festival (WAF), is taking place in the same venue with WAF at Arena Berlin, Germany, from 15 – 17 November. Both events' conference sessions will be discussed around the same theme 'Performance' but with different subtitles.World Architecture Community is an official media partner for World Architecture Festival. World Architecture Community, in collaboration with W (...)
The 15th Istanbul Biennial is now open to the public - the biennial presents a variety of art pieces addressing to the theme of "a good neighbour" from different perspectives. World Architecture Community has selected 10 must-see installations and art works displayed in six venues under different themes. The Istanbul Biennial is one of the most prestigious biennials of the world organised by The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) since 1987 - the biennial's aim is to create a meeting point in İstanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience.This year's biennial, curated by Danish and Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, hosted 55 artists from 32 countries and tackled (...)
The Vitra Design Museum opens a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery dedicated to joyful and educational play series of Charles and Ray Eames, who are counted among the most important designers of the 20th century. The exhibition, named as "Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids", will present a detailed focus on the works of the legendary designer couple. The exhibition, developed as one part of four parallel exhibitions which will open later this month simultaneously, presents toys, short films and objects from the toy collection of Charles and Ray Eames in a spatial installation full of shapes and colours.
Charles and Ray Eames, prototypes for Toy Masks, 1950. Image © Eames Office LLCThe original objects are (...)
The end of September and start of October typically see a range of architecture festivals and design weeks across European cities. These events provide an opportunity to the public to view the work of architects, both from past and present, while allowing access to spaces otherwise closed to the public.
Continuing that trend, the Madrid architecture week will be held this year from the 29th of September until the 8th of October. The event, now in its 14th edition, will be organised by COAM (College of Architects of Madrid) in collaboration with the Madrid City Council.
In this edition, it has been proposed to include Paris as an "invited city", with various organisations including the "Embajada de Francia en España", th (...)
The 15th Istanbul Biennial officially opens its doors to the art world on September 16, 2017 under the theme "a good neighbour". Organized by The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the biennial has announced the participating artists for this year’s edition welcoming 55 artists from 32 countries - their works will be addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood.
Curated by Danish and Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial will be held between September 16 – November 12, 2017 and staged in six neighbouring venues at the heart of Istanbul: Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and K (...)
Sir Peter Cook, Rafael Viñoly - Principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects, Pierre de Meuron - Partner, Herzog & de Meuron, Alison Brooks - Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects - and Cultural Theorist, Landscape Designer & Architectural Historian Charles Jencks are among the top speakers of World Architecture Festival’s seminar programme this year.
World Architecture Festival brings the world's most influential architects, designers, commentators, historians and critics together to discuss the theme of Performance across three days on three stages at the World Architecture Festival 2017.
World-renowned names will be speaking and discussing about the theme of "Performance" on (...)
Architecture Fringe 2017 has ended up after many workshops, events and projects with almost 260 independent contributors. "While the concept of 'infra' aimed to introduce new and different voices, together with the theme 'the structure' can be anything such a discipline, people and physical place," said Andy Summers in the welcoming speech of the closing lecture.
About 260 independent contributors developed projects Architecture Fringe 2017: Infrastructure that took place between 1-23 July in Scotland, pointed by Andy Summers before introducing the first presenter Sam Jacob.
Sam Jacob, creator:
Sam Jacob’s opening talk has addressed "the problem of being architect" and "How To Be A Modern Arch (...)
Scotland as the venue of many festivals throughout the year has started to host a series of events and projects, exploring architecture and its impact on our lives. Before the start of the official fringe festival, currently, the streets of Scotland are busy with architecture this time of the year, because the Architecture Fringe Festival has opened its doors with the theme of "Infrastructure".
Though the Fringe (noun); meaning ‘the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity,’ Architecture Fringe is not less important or outer of the centre of the Scotland.
As initiated by the group of architects, photographers, engineers, landscape architects, visual artists, designers, curators and musicians, t (...)