Open Call: ‘Creating Homes for Tomorrow’

Within the 2019/20 program, CANactions School travels to 4 metropoles in western, northern and central Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based on the findings, the new strategies for locally specific and globally relevant questions, considering spatial, economic, social and political measures being developed. The program is exposed to the…

SkyCity Challenge 19 Winners : The Future of Housing

Architecture community platform SkyCity has announced the winners of their biannual “SkyCity Challenge,” collecting over 180 entries from more than 50 countries. Established in 2016 in BROAD Town, China, SkyCity aims to confront the contemporary problems in housing.   The challenge was to create a build-system proposal for Broad Group, which is currently investigating their…

Nano Nest

OVERVIEW With the growing population, the land is constantly seen as a depleting resource and thus has increased real estate prices. Today, the definition of a house has barely boiled down to it being a commodity that constitutes a kitchen, a living area, bedroom and bathroom. This commodity offered is sometimes so inhabitable that it even lacks the basic notion…

Tropical House

Tropical House   PREMISE Music is a language that transcends all barriers. A symphony that resonates among everyone irrespective of their caste, class or colour. Music encompasses culture, political, social and even spiritual connection. A center stage that connects a community of people and binds them through their shared experience, even if there is nothing…

CENTRAL PARK BOOK STUDIO – RESULTS

BRIEF Books undisputedly play an unparalleled role in shaping the destinies of both individuals and societies alike and nothing guides man more effectively than books. However, it is a sad reflection that amongst other positive social values the culture of reading has also persistently been declining across the world. Libraries were the ‘cool’ places of…

UNSCHOOL COPENHAGEN

BRIEF The world is facing a huge learning crisis. Education systems have become so generic and systemic that it doesn’t provide personal, innovative and optimized care to its pupils. While countries have significantly increased access to education, being in school isn’t the same thing as learning. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of children reach young adulthood…

Hourglass – A beacon of climate change

PREMISE After 200-300,000 years of our presence on the planet, we have evolved and raced ahead of other species in no time. In an inevitable evolution to survive and thrive, humans (homo sapiens) have come to the age of advanced technology and lifestyle. In this trail of the progress we have caused the past century’s…

TINY LIBRARY 2019

Challenge Participants are to design a Tiny Library optimized for 50 users with engaging multi-functional spaces for all ages and spatial experience. The Tiny Library would be equipped with traditional reading material along with modern formats like e-books, audio books, audiovisual books etc. The space would be designed as a centralized think tank for the…

Call for Submissions: Dichotomy Issue 25

Soil is the foundation of the Earth in which we all inhabit. We grow from it, prosper from it, build upon it, pollute it, and dichotomize it. Soil is an organic material providing a sustainable base for life. Yet, polarized as degrading and dirty. How is it that soil can unite nations, yet divide people? What power…

Call for Submissions: Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA is pleased to announce an invitation to publishers, editors, curators and authors to submit their publications for consideration for the 10th CICA Awards 2020 by 30th November 2019. Award winners will be announced during the UIA XXVII World Congress of Architecture to be held in Rio de Janeiro from July 19th to 23rd,…