Friday 22 January 2010

SMART Ideas Urban Design Charrette & Competition

on Friday 22 January 2010 - 20:13:56 | by admin
SMART Idea Urban Design Competition logoThe American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire Chapter, and the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy are joining together to sponsor a SMART Ideas Urban Design Charette and Competition for an existing suburban area around the North Santa Rosa Station for the new Sonoma Marin train.

This competition is open to any person from any profession. There’s an immense possibility of playing versatile design ideas to develop the site. And it may become a great chance to concentrate on access and connectivity, access to existing jobs and services, placemaking, infill and preservation of open space, balance of public and private partnerships, the connectivity of multiple modes of ransportation, stimulate excitement about new possibilities for urban transformation etc.

We are sorry for a late post of such an interesting and important competition! The registration and submission deadline is knocking at the door. However as the submission is online you may still try:
Registration Deadline : 1st February
Submission Deadline: 8th February
Registration Fees: 75 USD for students and 150 USD for professional and academics.
All the details of the design task and the information about the site are available in the competition website.

Passive House: Architecture Award 2010

on Friday 22 January 2010 - 19:21:39 | by admin
Passive House: Architecture Award 2010
Means of sustainable development have different means! Often we look at the issue with an easier to look at way, the way of ‘design by (so called) green elements’ which sometimes lead us to nothing but some mediocre design with a black solar panel hat.

The more intelligent way of sustainable development of architecture is the passive way. Where from the basic design to the construction process everything is intended to incorporate with the climate and environment, and gradually the design process leads us to a practically sustainable solution with passive cooling, passive heating, passive air-flow and energy system.

If you think your design (something already built) achieves these issues of passive design there’s an opportunity to submit your work and win the Architecture Award 2010: Passive House. Your project may be of any building type and may be situated anywhere in the world.

The deadline of the submission is 1st March 2009 (submission is NOT online, you’ll need to send it via postage mail, so count the time of postal delay).
Visit: Passivhaus website to know more.
Download all the submission documents HERE.

Tuesday 12 January 2010

CAA International Student Design Competition 2010

on Tuesday 12 January 2010 - 16:01:05 | by admin
Its the 8th International Student Design C9ompetition organized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). This time the host institute is the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects (SLIA).
The title of the submittal design is 'A Memorial to a Memorable Event"
Competitors are invited to make proposals for a memorial commemorating a significant past event in their own country, or the country in which they are studying. The event should be real and worthy of remembrance. It could be a political, sporting, cultural or historical event such as a famous speech, a battle, a protest march, sporting success, disaster, human migration, musical performance, act of bravery, revolution, strike… anything.

Sounds interesting! However we are late to publish this news. The submission deadline is 29th January and the participants are required to send their hard copy submission to Sri Lankan Institute of Architects office.
Awards: First Prize: £2500 Second Prize: £1000 Third Prize: £600
Those who already know this news we blame them not to let us know! And those who are thinking of participating within this short time we wish them all the best! Participating in CAA's competition is always a matter of pride, as their jury is generally seems to be one of the best juries in the world for student design competition. So jump in and make a memorable event more memorable for yourself.
Visit the SLIA CAA Competition Page to know more.

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