Posts Tagged as: Urban Design

Lunawood Urban Challenge

Lunawood Urban Challenge

Lunawood Urban Challenge 2021 aims to highlight the opportunities that building with Lunawood Thermowood offers for creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.

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Urbanscape : Streetbeat

Urbanscape : Streetbeat

Urbanscape’ is the manifestation of the built environment of cities. It not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define interstitial spaces. However, what we see today is the progression of ever-increasing skyscrapers that dominate the memories of a city, overpowering smaller elements.

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Mapping Out: Our Neighbourhood

Mapping Out: Our Neighbourhood

Anthology invites creative minds to map their cities through expressive diagrams. We invite everyone to present their social experiences that highlight the present locality such as activities, culture, tradition, innovations, and more!

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Concéntrico 07 | Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design

Concéntrico 07 | Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design

Concéntrico 07, the Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, seeks to reflect on the urban environment and the city through different formats of architectural and design projects.

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A Call For Nonurban Ideas 2021

A Call For Nonurban Ideas 2021

Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that address the nonurban half of the world: the people living in urban-peripheral small towns and rural areas. The competition is an investigation into the self-organizing & adaptive strengths of rural communities & role of professionals in enabling & supporting the autonomous functioning of such communities.

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Amsterdam Bicycle Bridge

Amsterdam Bicycle Bridge

Amsterdam Cycling Bridge competition inviting designers to create solutions that might visualize new/old opportunities & challenges, bringing the realization of a bridge one step closer.

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Marco Polo 100 Digital Build Challenge

Marco Polo 100 Digital Build Challenge

Construction is an industry that’s made relatively little progress in how it organizes its business, still using century-old technologies and processes. We believe digital capabilities present opportunities to make qualitative leaps for the industry.

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International Design Competition for the Central City Square of Rahovec Results Announced

International Design Competition for the Central City Square of Rahovec Results Announced

The aim of the project is to promote urban regeneration and the development of public spaces through inclusive, transparent and innovative methods of urban planning and design.

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Astrakhan Region awaits comprehensive changes

Astrakhan Region awaits comprehensive changes

In December, by order of Astrakhan Region Governor Igor Babushkin, a large-scale project was launched. It should result in a comprehensive re-boot of the region’s capital, one of the centres of the Caspian Sea. It determines the priorities for the development of a territory, takes into account existing socio-economic factors as well as the tasks of spatial development and offers mechanisms to achieve the goals set.

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S.ARCH 2021 Architecture Awards

S.ARCH 2021 Architecture Awards

The S.ARCH International DESIGN AWARD is dedicated to the recognition of Conceptual Designs, their excellence in architecture and/or urbanism, architectural diversity, new ideas and their exemplary implementations around the world.

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Tactical Urbanism Now! Competition Results

Tactical Urbanism Now! Competition Results

Awarded projects were able to reinterpret the concept of Tactical Urbanism in unconventional ways, experimenting with original solutions capable of redefining the paradigm of contemporary public space. With a creative and unusual vision, the selected proposals conceived unique and innovative scenarios within the city.

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Gaining Urban Space: Solving New York’s Affordable Housing Shortage

Gaining Urban Space: Solving New York’s Affordable Housing Shortage

To address this challenge, the competition invites architects and engineers to envision solutions that optimize the cost of both the platform and superstructure while upholding design integrity and community requirements. Rail yard operations must remain uninterrupted during construction.

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Dwell One: Embracing Solo

Dwell One: Embracing Solo

About Competition PREMISE Demographic Research Journal’s issue says, Living Alone: One-person household in Asia (2015), addresses this type of household as the fastest growing living situation in the world, especially in Asia. The current social welfare system and institutions not only fall short of supporting the one-person household, but the distribution and utilization of resources […]

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Call For Articles: The Urban Rhethoric: Spatial Chronicles

Call For Articles: The Urban Rhethoric: Spatial Chronicles

The next issue of The Urban Rhetoric titled Spatial Chronicles, attempts to serve as a platform to discuss the fundamentals of urban design and architecture in the context of the post-COVID or the curve-flattened world. We invite creative individuals from all fields to express their understanding, ideas and opinion around (but not limiting to) the issues listed above.

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Leisure Harbor

Leisure Harbor

This is the competition by BT and Marina di Loano to define the future of harbors by redesigning one of the 10 most important marinas of Europe. It is indeed a remarkable opportunity to rediscover harbors as lively places, city epicenters overlooking the sea and privileged cultural and social places.

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Karen Blixens Plads | Cobe

Karen Blixens Plads | Cobe

Karen Blixens Plads is one of the largest public squares in Copenha- gen. Situated between the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Royal Library’s buildings at the university’s campus, the open and welcoming urban space is an innovative, spectacular and multi-functional design.

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AGORA CAUMME: Online Conference

AGORA CAUMME: Online Conference

AGORA CAUMME 2020 aims to discuss current cities’ structures validity, and to have a refreshing perspective on two main topics: Urban Transformation and Urban Informals, under the umbrella of four methodological perspectives: Landscape, History, Socio-Economic, and Geo-Politics.

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Call for submission: A’ International Urban Planning and Urban Design Awards

Call for submission: A’ International Urban Planning and Urban Design Awards

The A’ Landscape Planning and Garden Design Awards are open for entries by Landscape Designers, Urban Planners, Garden Designers, Municipalities and Landscape Design Companies worldwide.

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Vardo Restaurant | Nex Architecture

Vardo Restaurant | Nex Architecture

A new restaurant building and leisure destination has opened on Duke of York Square in the heart of Chelsea. Designed for Cadogan, the building forms the final element in the redevelopment of the square. Housed within the space is Vardo – an eclectic restaurant by the team behind Caravan Restaurants. Nex were commissioned by Cadogan following an international design competition that sought a distinctive building which could be a focal point for the square. Nex created further value by incorporating a new rooftop public space with extensive greenery, enhancing the square in the midst of the bustling King’s Road

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International Design Competition for the Central City Square of Rahovec

International Design Competition for the Central City Square of Rahovec

The main purpose of the project is to promote urban regeneration and sustainable urban development as well as inclusive public space by exercising transparent and innovative methods of participatory planning and design for the Central City Square of Rahovec, a strategic part of the municipal territory.

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A Living Pedestrian Bridge Over The Nile (Ideas Competition)

A Living Pedestrian Bridge Over The Nile (Ideas Competition)

Design is to re-imagine the public space on the east bank of the Nile where the NDP building once stood, in and of itself but also in relation to Tahrir Square and the other important focal points on both the east and west banks.

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Radical Urban Intervention

Radical Urban Intervention

The intent is to generate design concepts that can potentially upgrade the character of downtown / city center and infuse new life in the urban core.

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Rethink Dupont Circle

Rethink Dupont Circle

Re-Think Dupont Circle. One of the key public spaces in Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s famous urban plan for the nations capital, Dupont Circle was not built out until the late 19th century and has not seen a significant redesign since the 1940’s when the automobile was ascendant. It’s well past time to rethink Dupont Circle as a social, human-centered, public space.

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Liberland Design Competition 2020

Global design competition for the 21st century micronation

Liberland Design Competition 2020

Liberland invites designers to challenge the contemporary urban and architectural design status quo by responding to Liberland’s fundamental values and to envision the full design potential for this new micronation. The proposed design must be agile and highly responsive to free market forces that are open to perpetual evolution. The proposal must also include design scenarios that creatively engage the theoretical, social, and technological implications of distributed intelligence systems, such as Blockchain.

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Divide-13

Divide-13

Brief is to design an urban link – a non-aggressive and socially inclusive border crossing, eliminating the current wall. A landscape feature and a public platform that bridges the gap between the two communities.

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New DenCities – Post Pandemic Township design competition

New DenCities – Post Pandemic Township design competition

This pandemic, however, has changed the fundamental perception of a city in many ways and especially the density it offers. The competition focuses problem-solving ideas for post COVID situation for regular life in neighbourhood.

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Ignite

Ignite

The competition participants are asked to develop a new vision for the Thompson center, as a creative hub in the center of Chicago. The existing glass-and-steel structure comprises 1.2 million sq. Ft. Of space and in order to make the new complex feasible, proposed schemes should plan for at least 2.5 million sq. Ft.

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Re-connect

Reimagining Furniture for Public Spaces

Re-connect

The challenge is to Design Street Furniture that can be placed in Public Spaces- Sidewalks, neighborhood parks and plazas. The proposed design should be a take over existing street furniture following the Physical Distancing Norm.

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urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

In its title urbainable – stadthaltig, the latest exhibition by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, follows the hypothesis that sustainability and the city cannot be seen in isolation from one other. It addresses the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitalisation, demographic change and the breakdown of traditional social networks.

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Open International Competition for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for the Integrated Development of Saratov’s City Centre

Open International Competition for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for the Integrated Development of Saratov’s City Centre

Solutions based on architectural and urban planning concepts will allow the city to expand its centre, develop public and business functionality, create new public spaces in the city centre and re-evaluate recreational areas in built-up areas. The competition’s goal is to choose a concept that can offer options for the use of this territory while accounting for the necessary environmental rehabilitation of green spaces and allowing for the creation of an exemplary residential district on the territory of the former airport.

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Second Issue release: NESS.docs 2: Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

Second Issue release: NESS.docs 2: Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

NESS and Lots of Architecture – publishers are pleased to present the second issue of their monographic series NESS.docs 2: Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas. The issue will be launched online on July 30th 4pm EST with their first Webinar.

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Call for Design Proposals: The City to You Think Tank

Call for Design Proposals: The City to You Think Tank

The Architecture Et cetera Lab is launching a call for proposals to be included in The City to You Think Tank. It aims to compile creative responses to the COVID-19 imposed self-isolation measures currently affecting the world at large. It seeks to open up a multi-disciplinary conversation about the issues related to the residential built environment of our homes, particularly in relation to the building envelope and the notion of bringing the city to the individual.

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Urban Chair: Rethinking Street Furniture

Urban Chair: Rethinking Street Furniture

The competition invites designers to create dynamic furniture to be placed in zones of social and public exchange. The product should be more than just a sitting module and offer multiple ways for users to interact with it. It should become an important symbol for the zone and stimulate greater social interaction among the people.

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Tactical Urbanism Now! The reappropriation of public space

Tactical Urbanism Now! The reappropriation of public space

The challenge of this competition is to encourage participants to imagine a city where public space goes beyond the traditional conception of a park, a square or a street.

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Awadh Shilpgram | Studio archohm

Awadh Shilpgram | Studio archohm

The built environment is an interpretative collage, a gesture saluting the unique traditional architecture of the Roomi Darwaza and the Imambaras with adequate daylighting, proper air circulation through cross ventilation further adds the dimension of comfort to the design

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EnteKochi Competition

EnteKochi Competition

The EnteKochi competition is a national level Urban Design Competition, aiming to jointly ‘design the future city’ of Kochi.

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Campus of Religions: Architectural Competition

Campus of Religions: Architectural Competition

The competition aims at finding architectural solutions for the buildings for worship/religious services of the eight participating communities, for the University College of Christian Churches for Teacher Education KPH.

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African House Design Competition

A Home for the Jojerick Family

African House Design Competition

With that in mind, Archstorming is looking for a housing design to be implemented not only in Tanzania, but also in other African countries where housing is an increasing problem. In order to do so, the current competition will explore efficient and economic ways to build houses in Africa.

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#LONDONCALL: New Metropolitan Conference Hall

#LONDONCALL: New Metropolitan Conference Hall

The Competition Calls for ideas for The New Conference Hall  in Bloomsbury, in the Camden district, which will be a place of culture in which residents and tourists can go to take part in public gatherings.

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The Little Big Loo RETHINKING PUBLIC TOILETS 2020

Call for Ideas Architecture Competition

The Little Big Loo RETHINKING PUBLIC TOILETS 2020

Rethinking Public Toilets invites ideas that can be used to disrupt the perception of public toilets with the most innovative and efficient solution for this serious issue plaguing our future.

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Tube: Underground Passageway Renewal

Conceptual Design Competition

Tube: Underground Passageway Renewal

Designers and students from fields of architecture, interior design, interaction design, service design, art etc are welcome to this conceptual competition, surprising the city with exciting ideas

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Love in the Time of an Epidemic

Navrachana Design Challenge 2020

Love in the Time of an Epidemic

The Design Challenge is to “design a public seating that brings people together and yet keeps them at safe distance from each other”

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SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge

SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge

The challenge searches out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high rise structure.

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Urban Nostalgia: The Musical City in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Urban Nostalgia: The Musical City in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Call for papers Deadline: 6 April, 2020 About the Seminar The aim of this workshop is to explore space through music, approaching the history of the city via the notion of nostalgia. Often described as a form of homesickness, nostalgia is, by definition, the feeling that makes us wish to repossess or reoccupy a space. […]

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San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge

San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge

The San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge is the latest in the Bee Breeders Affordable Housing competition Series

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World Habitat Awards

World Habitat Awards

Our World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.

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International Competition for Conceptual Design for the Multifunctional Hall

International Competition for Conceptual Design for the Multifunctional Hall

The City of Banja Luka invites all architects to submit a proposal for the new multi functional hall in the city.

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[Competitions] Bharat Bhavan 2020 : Discovering Indian culture through architecture

[Competitions] Bharat Bhavan 2020 : Discovering Indian culture through architecture

Under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first prime minister), India saw the formation of various new academies and retrofitting of heritage buildings with cultural institutions. This was done to bring arts and traditional crafts in the urban limelight.

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[News] Water crisis in Chennai to impact construction activity; projects may be delayed by 6-9 months

[News] Water crisis in Chennai to impact construction activity; projects may be delayed by 6-9 months

Poor water management, despite warnings by satellite images, is believed to be the main reason for this crisis. Water scarcity is bound to impact residents and economic activity, including real estate.

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[Competition] Plugin Housing Challenge Competition

[Competition] Plugin Housing Challenge Competition

Humankind has lived and worked primarily in rural areas. But now, more than half of the globe’s population, will be living in towns and cities. The number of urban dwellers is rising, reaching almost 32%of total world population, and 68%by 2050.

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[Competition] URBAN DETOX: AFAIR UI 2020 Competition

[Competition] URBAN DETOX: AFAIR UI 2020 Competition

Urban Detox provides you a public platform to encourage a strong sense of spatial qualities in a fast-paced urban circumstances. It is a competition of ideas, an opportunity to experiment and explore the limits of architecture.

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[Competition] The 4th International Graduation Projects Award for Architecture – Tamayouz Excellence Award 2019

[Competition] The 4th International Graduation Projects Award for Architecture – Tamayouz Excellence Award 2019

Tamayouz Excellence Award invites students of architecture, urban design, urban planning, architecture technology and landscape design worldwide to register and submit their graduation projects.

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[News] Walk-to-work: Still a distant dream in India

[News] Walk-to-work: Still a distant dream in India

Last week, Bhushan Joshi, a banking professional residing in Kalyan had to stay back home, all thanks to the rains. The city was brought to a standstill, Mumbai local train services on the central line beyond Thane to CSMT were defunct.

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[Competition] Human City Design Award

[Competition] Human City Design Award

The ‘Human City Design Seoul’ Declaration is a response to what the world needs now, with our society convinced that we must overcome the harmful effects of human alienation or materialism or environmental problems, and design a sustainable urban environment

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[News] Feeding Minds

[News] Feeding Minds

It all began when architect Prasanna Desai shifted to Pune from New Delhi in the late 1990s. He felt that many architects, who visited the city, had experiences to share. “Learning in architecture is a continuous process.

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Is Architecture same as Urban Design

Is Architecture same as Urban Design

With college degrees getting highly specialised, students have become selective. They need to be aware of the fine differences between any two subjects of the same discipline. Many students often get confused when it comes to choosing between a Bachelor’s in Architecture and a Bachelor’s in Urban Design.

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[Competition] Elevate – Bringing urban spaces to life

[Competition] Elevate – Bringing urban spaces to life

Technology has miraculously enabled people to stay connected, informed, and entertained, from every street and corner. It is usual for someone to stare at their screens despite being surrounded by people in public spaces

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CEPT Essay Prize (2019-2020)

CEPT Essay Prize (2019-2020)

The second cycle of the CEPT Essay Prize (2019-2020) will focus on ‘Dwelling in Asian Cities’. The term Asian here will refer to a more geographical location of places and cities, and the many histories from which contemporary Asia emerges

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Laka Competition 2020 “Architecture that Reacts”

Laka Competition 2020 “Architecture that Reacts”

The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological, or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments.

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