Wednesday 17 August 2011

Logo Design Contest from Open Architecture Network

on Wednesday 17 August 2011 - 20:34:20 | by admin
OAN Open Architecture Challenge Logo Contest 2011 The Open Architecture Network (of Architecture for Humanity) is running a quick call for design the logo of this year's Open Architecture Challenge "[un]restricted access: from military space to civic space", a design competition to turn the abandoned military bases into public spaces. The submission deadline for the logo design contest is 31st August, so there's actually not much time for you to jump in to brainstorm for an identity design for the competition.

As you all may already know Open Architecture Network is a website to host 'Open Source' architecture an initiative by Architecture for Humanity, they are also hosting one of the important yearly design competitions called the Open Architecture Challenge since 2007.

The submission of this logo design competition is over the internet and there's no entry fees. And the award sounds awesome:
- A night-vision goggles (really).
- And 500$ USD cash prize

So what are you waiting for? Log into the contest page to know more details.

Sunday 24 July 2011

eVolo Skyscrapers Design Competition is up again for 2012

on Sunday 24 July 2011 - 20:23:06 | by admin
eVolo logo eVolo established in 2006, an annual Skyscraper Competition now has become one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.

The inevitable reality of present day urbanism are tall stuffs. And taller stuffs inevitably come with a lot of inherited troubles, they are difficult to make, they are expensive, most often extremely unfriendly to the environment, killing millions of watts of electricity everyday around the world to keep the air conditioning and elevator systems running. And much talked about green high rises are an absolute rarity in reality. So it's a burning challenge that every creative mind should take part in to think a sustainable future for the tall structures.

So as recommended by eVolo Competition the participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.

The competition is open to Architects, students, engineers, and designers from anywhere in the world and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. There is no limit for number of submission or number of people in a team, individual submissions are welcome. Submissions are accepted digitally.

# November 7, 2011 – Deadline for submitting questions.
# November 15, 2011 – Early registration deadline
# November 30, 2011 – Answers to questions posted on website
# January 17, 2012 – Late registration deadline
# January 24, 2012 – Project submission deadline (23:00 hours US Eastern Time)

Entry fee (for each project): early 65$, late 85$.
Competition Website: For any other details click HERE.

Just for getting an idea of the trend and quality of submissions here are the images of the eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition 2011 winning projects:

LO2P: Delhi Recycling Center, first prize winner, eVolo 2011
LO2P: Delhi Recycling Center, first prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...

Flat Tower, second prize winner, eVolo 2011
Flat Tower, second prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...

Re-imagining the Hoover Dam, third prize winner, eVolo 2011
Re-imagining the Hoover Dam, third prize winner, eVolo 2011. Read More on eVolo...

(All images are shared on CC non- commercial -attribution license, licensed to eVolo. The eVolo logo is used just to tag the news item)

Friday 15 July 2011

A Considerate Done | Launching of the Books The ARCASIA Heritage

on Friday 15 July 2011 - 08:14:09 | by admin
ARCASIA Heritage book launch [Click HERE to download the poster and invitation card of the launching event]
Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) is an organization of the seventeen National Institutes of Architects from the Asian region who have united together to foster friendly, intellectual, artistic, educational and scientific ties and maintain professional contacts, mutual cooperation and assistance among Member Institutes. Each of these member countries share some common traits being an Asian and also are rich with their individual heritage.

The architectural heritage of all the ARCASIA member countries is rich with the glory of the ancient wisdom of building science as well as with the continuation of those inspirations reflected in the architectural built forms of the present day.

The ARCASIA HERITAGE is a portfolio of some heritage architectural projects from the ARCASIA member countries. It is a collection documenting ten heritage projects from each of the seventeen member countries of ARCASIA. These projects have been selected such that they signify a particular period of architectural achievement, covering from ancient to modern age. The total book is divided into two volumes, the first one containing eight countries while the second volume includes nine countries, all of them being arranged in alphabetical order.

This publication may remain as an inspiration and a source of invaluable knowledge for all throughout Asia and the world. And it's kind of a long overdue task considerately done mainly by some of the enthusiasts in Bangladesh. The book is edited by Dr. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed, Head of the Department of Architecture of The University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, arranging contents from all the 17 member countries of the ARCASIA.

ARCASIA Heritage book launch The Launching Event
Institute of Architects Bangladesh, in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, is organizing the launching ceremony of "ARCASIA HERITAGE" at Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Hall, National Museum, Shahbag, Dhaka at 17:30 on Sunday, July 17th, 2011.

Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh will be present there and Dr. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed will talk about the book.

The invitation is open. Inquiry or rsvp at +880 2 9624664, +880 2 8611454,
Download the poster and invitation card .

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