a+t magazine is offering an outstanding read featuring Dutch Architecture called, “DBook“. The magazine itself comes from Spain and is also translated in English. Another fine architectural periodical from Europe.
NAi the Netherlands Architecture Institute is featuring a symposium of designers, artists and intellectuals similar to TED in the United States. Wiel Arets is assisting the NAi in their efforts and the program in entitled “Happening“. The review runs through May 4, 2008 at the NAi in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
We also have received word that the Esherick House in Philadelphia is going up for auction. For those of you in the city of brotherly love now is your chance to purchase an amazing work by one of the all time master architects, Louis Kahn. Estimated selling price between $2-3 million US.
With the new year almost a month underway it is time once again to share our email with our readers. Today’s selections include: competition call for entries, grant funding for architecture, and several new links for firm websites and other compelling design material.
The Architecture League of New York Young Architects Forum presents, Resonance 2008 (due February 11, 2008).eVolo presents the 08-Skyscraper Competition (due February 26, 2008).JELD-WEN presents the JELD-WEN Student Door Design Contest (due February 29, 2008).The Storefront for Art and Architecture presents, White House Redux. (due April, 20, 2008).ASHRAE presents the ASHRAE 2008 Design Project Competition (due May 9, 2008).
A generous grant opportunity is being provided to our readers from the state of New York to fund professionals in the design, planning and historic preservation fields. The grant is funded by the Architecture, Planning and Design Program for the New York State Council on the Arts for up to $10,000.00.
03:: Interesting Links
SEI design group in Rochester, NY, USA
OOD-A is a Portuguese based architectural showcase site.
ARX Portugal Arquitectos located in Lisboa, Portugal
Check our sidebars for more architecture, modern design, urbanism and sustainability links.
“Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Young Architects Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in public forums, an on-line installation, and an exhibition at the Architectural League beginning in May 2008. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A poster of the winning entries will be published and distributed nationally, as will a catalog of winning work published by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. The Young Architects Forum is an annual competition, series of lectures, and exhibition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects Committee. The Forum was established to recognize specific works of high quality and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum.”
“Ceramic Tiles of Italy is now accepting entries for their 15th Annual Design Competition. The competition celebrates outstanding examples of contemporary American design featuring fabulous Italian ceramic tiles. North American architects and interior designers are invited to submit residential, commercial and institutional projects completed between January 2003 and January 2008. Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to Coverings which will be held in Orlando, Florida from April 29th – May 2nd, 2008. Winners will also be treated to a 5-day trip to Cersaie 2008, the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings and join a delegation of leading design media journalists. The organization will once again offer an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.”
“This week in New York magazine’s “Year in Culture” issue, architecture critic Justin Davidson names the ten best things that the architecture world had to offer this year, from the best new building (The New Museum of Contemporary Art)(by SANAA) to the best new interior (Tiffany & Co on Wall Street). See his picks at http://nymag.com/arts/cultureawards/2007/41799/.”
Another edition of mail call is upon us. Some of these have aged a bit in the mailroom but, nonetheless, are provided below for your perusal. Please enjoy and if you have an event or project that you might like to have featured here please email our editor.
A press release from KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture in Sweden reads:
New Bureau New House New Bench
After winning the international architecture competition for the new Mirage dancehall in Falsterbo, Sweden, KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture was founded by Fredrik and Joakim, two young Swedish architects.
The founders have previously worked at architectural firms such as Wingardhs and UN-Studio, Ben van Berkel. Our new office will work with architecture in its broadest meaning ranging from furniture to city planning, from theory to practice.
Right now we are working with the detail design of the Mirage dancehall and simultaneously releasing a new piece of furniture; a bench called Praline noir.
Two additional links of interest are included below for your enjoyment. One is for european modern architecture site MIMOA and the other is for project submission site Designer Pages. Both of which we will investigate and provide discourse for at a later date.