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International Architectural Competition Design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

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UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, have announced a single phase, open, internationa competition for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan. As announced in the International Union of Architects UIA news, the centre will be built near the Cultural Landscape and Archaelogical Remains of Bamiyan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage property. The winning project should …

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Apply for the Architect in Residence programme 2015 in Australia

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The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation invites applications for their Architect in Residence Programme 2015. The overarching goal of the Droga Architect in Residence programme is to “promote, support and communicate the value of architecture as design which benefits the Australian community, culture, economy and environment, now and into the future”. Successful applicants will be accomodated in Sydney, Australia for 10–12 weeks. More information about the programme, …

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Nordic Journal of Architectural Research 2/2014 is out

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The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research has published a new theme issue 2/2014 titled Densification as a Planning Strategy. The issue showcases latest research and case-studies on urban development from various viewpoints such as feasibility, carbon reduxion strategies, well-being and urban ecosystems. For more information about the journal and the abstracts, please visit arkitekturforskning.net.

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Scenography of horror discussed at Omenapuutalo, Helsinki on Wed 10 Dec 2014

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Helsinki international Artist Programme (HIAP) invites to join a discussion on Scenography of Horror at Omenapuutalo, Helsinki on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 18:00. Scenography of Horror is a collaborative project by Patrik Aarnivaara and Maija Rudovska who began their co-operation during a Nordic and Baltic collaboration residency at HIAP in December 2013. Aarnivaara and Rudovska will discuss themes such as spatial narration, …

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Fine homage to Revell from the MFA archives

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Petteri Kummala from the Museum of Finnish Architecture drawings collection has put on display a beautiful installation to pay homage to architect Viljo Revell. The 3rd floor landing calls to examine Revell’s original drawing for his own family house to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The house project was designed between 1959–61 following the winning of the international competition to design the Toronto City Hall in 1958. The 8th of November, 2014 marked the …

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Six international teams proceed to Phase 2 of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: nexthelsinki.org © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

The 11-member jury of the Guggenheim Helsinki ideas competition for a new museum building has chosen the six finalists for the 2nd phase of the competition: AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, United States of America) Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, United States of America; Barcelona, Spain; and Sydney, Australia) Haas Cook …

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Ideas competition for young architects: Site Museum, Portugal

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ARKxSITE invites young architects and students of architecture under 40 years of age to participate in an international one-stage ideas competition for a Site Museum located within the Castle at Montemor-o-Novo area in Portugal. Registration is open until 24 January 2015. A complete competition brief and details about the process, the jury, entry fees and awards are available at the organisers’ …

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B&M’s Al Jufrah administration centre at La Triennale di Milano Africa exhibition

Administration Centre, Al Jufrah, Libya. B&M Architects, 2002. Photo: Jussi Tiainen by courtesy of B&M.

Triennale di Milano hosts until 28th December 2014 a special exhibition titled Africa: Big Changes Big Chances curated by Italian architect and scholar Benno Albrecht. The presentation focuses on urban architecture, rapid urbanisation and territorial changes taking place in many African countries. One of the projects showcased is the master plan and multipurpose complex designed by architects Jussi Murole and Daniel Bruun from …

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Jonathan Hale’s keynote lecture at ATuT ’14 Oulu published

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The organisers of the National Symposium of Architectural Research held in October 2014 in Oulu have announced that the keynote lecture by Dr. Jonathan Hale has now been published in the conference proceedings. Hale’s lecture was entitled “Materiality, Movement & Meaning: Architecture and the Embodied Mind”. Direct link to the article in the Proceedings: ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/atut/article/view/48277.  

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Emmi Keskisarja and Miia-Liina Tommila speak at AIA New York on Tuesday 25 Nov ’14

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“A violent incident with devastating consequences has occurred. Many were wounded, many experienced loss. While this play is written, the victim is still covered in plastic and it’s future is unresolved.” These are the opening words of the new play A Visit to the Doctor in a project The Phantom Pain by the Kaleidoscope team – a Norwegian-Finnish all female architecture collective exploring …

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