Archinect - News 2017-08-22T01:09:11-04:00 Get one of ten free advertisements in the first issue of 'Ed', Archinect's new print magazine! Nicholas Korody 2017-05-02T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T16:02:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Ed</em></a>, Archinect&rsquo;s new hybrid print/digital magazine, is entitled &ldquo;The Architecture of Architecture&rdquo; and seeks to investigate the forces that determine and delimit the possibilities of architectural practice and thought. In short, the issue endeavors to make visible the limits of architecture, to probe its normative assumptions, and to propose alternatives for the discipline and profession. Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>A constitutive part of the &lsquo;architecture of architecture&rsquo; in the 21st century is self-promotion, branding, and other forms of identity-production. We&rsquo;d like to critically interrogate this imperative, without necessarily issuing a single or reductive judgment. To that end, we&rsquo;re including 10 free advertisements in the inaugural issue of <em>Ed</em>, both solicited and selected from an open call that is now open.</p><p>We welcome a range of approaches in these advertisements&mdash;from the polemical to the self-promotional. You can take this as an opportunity to sell your practice, sel...</p> “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> Last chance to submit your World Architecture Festival 2016 entries! Archinect 2016-06-08T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T00:52:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Only a few days left to submit your work to the anticipated <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2016</a>! Entries are due <strong>this Friday, June 10</strong>.</p><p>After four successful years in Singapore, WAF is making its way back to Europe in Berlin. The festival will take place on November 16-18 inside the Arena Berlin, which was previously used as Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot.</p><p>WAF and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (its co-located and just-as-popular sister event) are expected to attract more than 2,000 leading architects and designers worldwide for three days full of conference programs, awards, exhibitions, and fringe events. The World Architecture Festival competition is unique in that it everyone has a chance to win. Attendees will get to witness live presentations and critiques from talented architects and designers who come from all around the globe.</p><p>Set in the historically and architecturally rich German capital, the World Architecture Festival 2016 is expanding its fringe program, with...</p> MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="" width="629" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> Open Call for Submissions: Sex Aware Design Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-13T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:33:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With April comes springtime, and a proliferation of reproduction symbols laden with the sticky pollen of the universal allergen &ndash; sex. We're devoting our next editorial issue on Archinect to themes of sex and sexuality in architecture, and we want you to submit (to our open call).</p><p>Effective immediately, we're accepting written and design work under the following guidelines:</p><p><strong>&#12299;EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS: <em>Architecture "Penthouse" Letters</em></strong><br>A skyscraper is never just a skyscraper &ndash; architecture, in its lines and curves, interiors and textures, is a sensual object. Its space and substance are all around us, and we spend our lives in a passionate, long-lasting relationship with it. Now, we want to hear how that admiration, devotion, fantasy, fetish, straight-up procreation &ndash; or whatever gets you going &ndash; intertwines with architecture. However architecture and sex become one in the same, send us your tales of architecture erotica.</p><p><strong>&#12299;PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: <em>Sex Aware Design</em></strong><br>We're looking for projects that w...</p> Laka Competition 2016 is now accepting submissions! Sponsor 2016-04-12T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative Laka Architektura has launched their second &ldquo;Architecture that Reacts&rdquo; competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.</p><p>Following a successful first run last year, the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers worldwide &mdash; as well as scientists, engineers, students, organizations, and the like &mdash; all have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysi...</p> Open Call for Submissions: Architectural Survival Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-01T19:29:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:17:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Even more than the laws of physics and building codes, money rules everything in architecture. The architect is the canary in the recession's coal mine; skyscrapers and starchitectural gems stand as allegories for wealth; descriptors like "quality" and "affordable" at times seem mutually exclusive.&nbsp;But whatever the economic reality, there are always stories of architects that manage to make things work.</p><p>As Archinect turns to issues of Money in architecture this month, we want to hear your stories of how architects can survive, and thrive, when money is tight &ndash; how to make more, from less.</p><p><strong>&#12299;Editorial Submissions: <em>Stories from the Recession</em></strong><br>What sustained, or broke, you? What advice do you have for weathering the next recession? How did your practice change?&nbsp;Stories can be from the perspective of firms, individual architects, recent grads or nervous students during the latest recession.</p><p><strong>&#12299;Project Submissions: <em>Tightly-Budgeted Work</em></strong><br>Show off your small-budget built projects that didn&rsquo;t compro...</p> This February, Archinect is all about furniture – and we want your submissions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T06:01:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T12:08:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lean back in that Eames and rest your cup on that Noguchi &ndash; February is furniture month here on Archinect, and we're going to luxuriate in an overstuffed Fatboy of furniture-related editorial, including yours. Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on the site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</p><p>Submissions can be either article- or project-based, and can be in the form of written pieces, designs or alternative media. If we decide to feature your work, you'll hear from us within two weeks of submitting.</p><p><strong>For more information, and to submit your work,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fill out this form</a>.</strong></p><p>We'll accept submissions through Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 pm (PST).</p><p>Still have questions? Ask&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>.</p> Interested in how urban design and mental health connect? A brand new journal wants your thoughts! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-16T12:59:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T00:05:44-05:00 <img src="" width="618" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health is planning to launch a new, biannual journal in early 2016. This online journal will help address the challenge of there not being many journals explicitly publishing research on the links between urban design and mental health right now. [...] Do you have a relevant research paper, case study, review, comment piece, photograph, book review or other relevant content, (or a good suggestion for the journal's name)? If yes, please submit</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in submitting? Here's the details from the Urban Design / Mental Health <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>:</p><ul><li>This journal is not currently peer-reviewed. Editorial decisions will be made by Layla McCay (UD/MH Director) and Itai Palti (UD/MH Fellow and Guest Editor of the edition). The journal will be open-access. The style of writing and terminology should be clear, succinct, interesting, and accessible to multi-disciplinary professionals including scientists, psychologists, architects, planners, interior designers, planners, policymakers, etc.</li><li><strong>Research papers</strong>: up to 4,000 words (and note we value succinct writing). Please include a 200-300 word abstract including introduction, methods, results, conclusion, and a short comment on what your findings mean practically for those working in urban design/mental health. Please include 1-3 relevant photographs (with description and any attributions). Please ensure your paper is fully referenced, with a link associated with each reference.</li><li><strong>Comment pieces/op-eds...</strong></li></ul> Call for Projects: Sign up now for the 2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition! Sponsor 2015-12-01T17:47:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T17:50:57-05:00 <img src="" width="530" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking place annually for the last 22 years, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a> is back for 2016! Architects and designers worldwide are invited to submit their projects that utilize Italian ceramic tiles in an aesthetically beautiful, original, and functional way.&nbsp; Do you already have a ceramic tile project you've been eager to showcase? This competition could be your chance! The submission deadline is January 15, 2016.</p><p>To qualify for the competition, projects must be designed by North American-based architects and designers, completed in the past five years (January 2011 to January 2016), and feature a significant portion of Italian ceramic or porcelain tile.</p><p>Domestic and international projects, renovations and new buildings, and all scales and styles will be equally considered in three categories: residential, commercial and institutional. An international jury of design experts will select three winning projects and honorable mentions in each category.</p><p>Winners will be notified ...</p> 2020 Tokyo Olympics panel launches nationwide call for new logo design Justine Testado 2015-11-24T13:58:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T00:06:46-05:00 <img src="" width="630" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We&rsquo;re expecting at least 10,000 applications this time,' said Ryohei Miyata, head of the selection committee. Only 104 applications were accepted for the previous competition. Applicants this time only have to be 18 or older and a resident of Japan. The committee will accept an entry by a group if the leader of the group meets the age and resident criteria, meaning that people younger than 18 can still take part.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee ran into accusations of plagiarism with their first logo for the Games, the committee is at it again with a second call for submissions. But this time around, they're inviting virtually all residents of Japan to submit their ideas for a new logo, regardless of design experience.</p><p>More recent news on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Tokyo's 2020 Olympics won't have Zaha, but it's looking like there will be &quot;Robot Taxi&quot;" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo's 2020 Olympics won't have Zaha, but it's looking like there will be "Robot Taxi"</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid ineligible to participate in Tokyo Stadium design-build competition" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid ineligible to participate in Tokyo Stadium design-build competition</a></p><p><a title="Japanese government hopes to cap Olympic stadium costs at US$1.28 billion" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese government hopes to cap Olympic stadium costs at US$1.28 billion</a></p> Submit your ChiDesign CADE entries by September 9! Justine Testado 2015-09-03T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their first ChiDesign CADE competition earlier this summer seeking design ideas for a different type of educational facility called the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Now that registration is closed, be sure to submit your entries by&nbsp;<strong>September 9</strong>.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented,&nbsp;the competition is a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.&nbsp;If you need a refresher, CADE designs must include the following:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals and select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL St...</li></ul> The eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition is accepting entries now until January. Register early! Justine Testado 2015-08-31T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:12:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating in mid-air, inspired by traditional designs, or built out of carbon dioxide, the sky is indeed the limit in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Since eVolo first launched the contest in 2006, there's no question that the 2016 edition will be just as competitive.</p><p>Every year, participants worldwide are invited to&nbsp;reinvent the skyscraper: examining its definition, historical context, purpose, and exploring the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.&nbsp;The fun part is that entrants are given complete freedom in designing their skyscrapers.</p><p>Get a headstart on those submissions!&nbsp;You can sign up for<strong> early registration</strong> now until November 17, 2015 for $95. Then from November 18 until January 19, the registration fee will hike up to $135.</p><p>The final registration deadline is <strong>January 19, 2016</strong>. Submissions are due on <strong>January 26, 2016</strong> at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.</p><p>This year's jury features: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>Here's a t...</p> Don't forget that the Dry Futures submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1! Justine Testado 2015-08-29T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T12:14:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Got an inventive design idea on how to address the historic drought that's parching up California? Send your submissions to Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a>&nbsp;competition!&nbsp;Architects and non-architects worldwide are welcome to send entries that are imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic. The submission deadline is&nbsp;Tuesday, September 1 at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.</p><p>We're accepting submissions in two categories: Speculative and Pragmatic. Three prize winners in each category will be announced.</p><p>"Speculative" refers to proposals of the sci-fi variety, perhaps involving technologies that don't yet exist, or imagining alternative future scenarios for a drought-affected California. "Pragmatic" are the more standard, realistic proposals &ndash; ones that could feasibly be implemented today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>1st place winners in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as a custom one-week survival kit, including a backpack. 2nd place winners get an emergency kit stocked with one-week of supplies, and 3rd ...</p> Articulate your feelings in the "Dear Architecture" competition. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-05-13T21:04:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T15:07:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Needless to say, effective communication is vital in architecture, but how often do architects get the chance to elaborate their own thoughts and feelings on the discipline itself&nbsp;&mdash; in the form of a letter?<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Blank Space</a> (the creators of the successful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) along with Archinect, our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, and ArchDaily are presenting a new challenge: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Dear Architecture"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Dear Architecture invites participants worldwide to write their own 500-word letter to architecture &mdash; whether as a concept, a social practice, or as a community &mdash; along with an illustration to supplement their letter's message. Through letter-writing, the competition hopes to initiate an open dialogue and valuable exchange of ideas about the role and responsibility of architecture in modern society.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Register by <strong>May 27</strong> to take advantage of the <strong>$30</strong> early-bird special (Regular registration: $40; Late registration: $50). The final submission deadline is <strong>July 24</strong>.</p><p>As always, give this competition...</p> All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8! Sponsor 2015-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> IABR–2016–Call for Projects Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-28T11:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T20:58:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The seventh edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam,<strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;THE NEXT ECONOMY&ndash;</strong>, will open in April 2016.</p><p>Chief Curator is Maarten Hajer, director-general of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>IABR invites urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations, or coalitions thereof, to submit best practices, projects and plans in response to the challenges formulated in the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;CALL FOR PROJECTS&ndash;</strong></a>&nbsp;and further articulated in the&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;CURATOR STATEMENT&ndash;.</strong></p><p>IABR&ndash;2016 is a platform for fresh ideas on the possible future of the twenty-first-century city. IABR will exhibit designs and promote dialogues that open up perspectives of the city. IABR&nbsp;wants: a clean city, a communal city, a productive city &ndash; a city in which the public space once again occupies center stage.</p><p>If you want to submit your project for IABR&ndash;2016, please read the Call for Projects and the Curator S...</p> One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="596" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Folly 2015 non-finalist proposals! Justine Testado 2015-03-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:25:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Folly 2015 competition is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already done</a>, but Archinect and our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler </a>want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning Folly entries in our latest Call for Non-Finalists.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!) Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also check out our ongoing call for entries for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre</a> and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> competitions.</p> BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Bamiyan Cultural Centre submissions! Archinect 2015-02-25T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T10:24:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent announcement of the final results for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition in Afghanistan was met with euphoric excitement by the winning teams and blunt disappointment by other participants, even resulting in an online petition to re-evaluate the jury's decision. While the dispute continues, we want to invite all you non-finalists to submit your competition entries and present them to our huge international audience after all.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In our last <a href="" target="_blank">Call for Non-Finalists</a>&nbsp;&mdash; following&nbsp;the insanely popular <a href="" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> design competition &mdash;&nbsp;we were overwhelmed with a great number of stunning submissions, which you can now find <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">people</a> or <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p> The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition, exploring the medium of installation, nears its final deadline - Last chance to submit your proposals! Archinect 2015-02-12T15:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:27:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a few days left to submit your ideas to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building</a> competition! Entries need to be received by <strong>Sunday, February 15, 2015</strong> via the competition website <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong>.</p><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette are the organizers behind this call for submissions, hoping for an exploration of the medium of installation design within the architectural realm and its duality of spatial-artistic traits.</p><p>The winning entry will be realized in the lobby at the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space during the fittingly titled gallery exhibition <em>Bigger than a Bread Box, Smaller than a Building</em>, June 17 &ndash; October 4, 2015.</p><p>Some more details from the brief:</p><p>"From June 17th &ndash; October 4th of 2015 the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space gallery will host 'Bigger than a Bread Box, Smaller than a Building,' a gallery exhibition that will examine the appropriation of installation in contemporary architectural practice. While in no way...</p> Share your creative commute proposals to NY Transit Museum's PLATFORM 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-02T15:51:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:56:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the right mindset, commutes can become an abundant source for inspiration. Creative commuters or commuters in need of a creative outlet are invited to send submissions about&nbsp; public transit to the New York Transit Museum's PLATFORM 2015.</p><p>Now in its second year, PLATFORM 2015 lets commuters perform and share their work inside the&nbsp;museum's decommissioned subway station home. Entries from all disciplines and academic fields are welcome, including: history, science, engineering, visual + performing arts, urban studies, and city planning.&nbsp;</p><p>Submissions may include but are not limited to:</p><ul><li>Live performance (music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy)</li><li>Film (documentary, fiction, creative media works)</li><li>Visual Art (must include a presentation or programmatic discussion of the artwork)</li><li>Presentation (academic lecture, informal slideshow, etc.)</li><li>Panel discussion (must include participants, moderator, topic, and your expertise)</li><li>Other participatory events</li></ul><p>Submissions are due by <strong>February 20</strong>....</p> Submit your best work to the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-08T20:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-08T20:43:01-05:00 <img src="" width="530" height="878" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Society of American Registered Architects - New York Council</a> just launched a call for entries for the 2015 edition of the SARA | NY Design Awards.&nbsp;</p><p>The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields. Why not take the chance? Just make sure to register by January 26 and submit your entries by February 23.</p><p>Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Stu...</p> The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition is accepting proposals! Justine Testado 2014-12-23T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T12:43:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox</a> is a current open international competition that examines the role of installation design and its hybrid artistic-spatial qualities that have made it an increasingly popular investigative medium in contemporary architecture practice.</p><p>Recently launched by organizers and Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette, participants will explore the use of installation design specifically through the lens of the design-research process. Participants will be required to submit the following:</p><ol><li>"A past built installation project that used the medium to engage a topic (disciplinary or not) external to the installation itself."</li><li>"A proposed installation for the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space lobby at 290 Congress Street that builds upon the work done in the first project." The 290 Congress Street lobby proposals should be presented as a continued deeper exploration of the past built installation, and not simply be a re-applied concept.</li></ol><p>An overall idea ...</p> BUSTLER’S CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals! Justine Testado 2014-12-10T11:18:00-05:00 >2015-09-23T01:59:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you've been following the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Stage One attracted an astounding 1,715 entries from 77 countries. However, only six of those entries made it as finalists to proceed to Stage Two, which will begin in the early months of 2015. With that said, we know many of you that participated in the competition want to share what you submitted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Unless you happened to look through all 1,715 submissions (did you really, though), wouldn't you want to see more of the designs that your fellow participants around the world had in mind?</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR STAGE ONE SUBMISSION:</strong> You will have to create an Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest. (On that note, we would <strong>honestly love</strong> to learn more about the submission used as the cover image <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> UNESCO accepting entries for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan Justine Testado 2014-11-17T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Afghanistan continues to build toward reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict and turmoil. To contribute to this process, UNESCO recently launched a single-stage open competition seeking the winning design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. The Centre will serve as a space to promote cross-cultural understanding and heritage safe-guarding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan (with the financial support of the Republic of Korea) will collaborate to implement the project. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.</p><p>Submissions are being accepted now until January 22, 2015, 11:59 P.M. GMT.</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Call for Submissions: MONU #22 - Transnational Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-11-03T13:17:00-05:00 >2014-11-03T15:07:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With this new issue of MONU we would like to expand on, and complement, the topic of "Border Urbanism" through the topic of "Transnational Urbanism" as cross-border processes are not just limited to cities that are located close to nation-state borders, but impact cities anywhere else as well by trans-border relations. Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, October 2014</p></em><br /><br /><p>Around six years ago, our <strong>issue #8</strong> entitled <strong><em>"Border Urbanism"</em></strong> focused on urban phenomena that appear in cities that are located close to nation-state borders. We were fascinated by the fact that when cities are located close to borders, they often foster very specific economic features or urban anomalies, which cannot be found in cities located in the very centre of a country. Wherever two jurisdictions come into contact, special opportunities seem to arise. We showed how cities that are located close to borders could be described as isolated islands, where a different type of life is possible, and as places conducive to experiments, utopia and dystopia.</p><p>With this new issue of MONU we would like to expand on, and complement, the topic of <strong><em>"Border Urbanism"</em></strong> through the topic of <strong><em>"Transnational Urbanism"</em></strong> as cross-border processes are not just limited to cities that are located close to nation-state borders, but impact cities anywhere else as well by<em><strong> trans-border relations</strong></em>. That is why we...</p> MAS Context LEGACY is now accepting entries until December 1 Justine Testado 2014-10-27T19:39:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:46:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MAS Studio is back with their latest competition, MAS CONTEXT: LEGACY. The open competition explores how the most influential people, places, buildings, ideas, films, etc. have affected -- and continue to affect -- the way we experience the urban environment. And LEGACY not only looks to the past, it also theorizes what legacies may define the future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Submissions can be in the form of critical essays, photo essays, analytical studies, data visualizations, visual explorations, films, or interviews.</p><p>So get started on those entries. The deadline to submit is Monday, December 1, 2014.</p><p><strong>Learn more important competition details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Vision42 is now accepting proposals to repurpose NYC’s iconic 42nd Street Justine Testado 2014-07-02T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42's Design International Competition</a> is inviting architects, planners, and urban designers worldwide to send their ideas for a river-to-river and auto-free light rail boulevard in New York City's 42nd Street.</p><p>To address the iconic street's heavy traffic and noise, Vision42 set up the competition to garner interest in their initiative and potentially repurpose 42nd Street into a pedestrian-friendly urban space. From there, they hope the competition will serve as a 21st-century model for a live/work urban environment and transportation hub.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated address in New York City.</p><p>The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers...</p>