GSA Boogertman+Partners International Lecture Series 2018 Features Alejandro Aravena

GSA Boogertman+Partners International Lecture Series 2018 starts with Alejandro Aravena of Elemental. Alejandro Aravena, graduated as an architect from Catholic University of Chile in 1992. He continued his studies of Theory and Art History in IUAV in Venice. In 1994 he established his own practice, Alejandro Aravena Architects. From 2000 until 2005, he taught at Harvard University, where he fo...

UJ GSA Lecture Series: Bjarke Ingels Speaks in Johannesburg on Hedonistic Architecture and the Art of Giving Form

Bjarke Ingels spoke last week to over 750 enthusiastic architecture lovers in Maboneng, Johannesburg, continuing on the Lecture series run by the Graduate School Of Architecture at University of Johannesburg. Ingels, perhaps one of the most divergent critically acclaimed contemporary architects, sort to take the audience through a journey of his famous "process" of architecture, one now made kn...

UJ GSA Lecture Series: David Adjaye on Unlearning Everything and Redoing it Again

David Adjaye explored a returning to the renaissance in African architecture yesterday at the University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture in an engaging heart to heart with Lesley Lokko where he implored upon the need to radically explore architecture from always the new rather than projecting upon them before the actual solution, deeper meaning or discussion of the situation is ...

Africa Architecture Awards 2017

The Africa Architecture Awards seek to celebrate design excellence and promote an increased awareness of the role and importance of architecture across Africa. Based on values rather than categories, the awards seek to honour established architects and encourage emerging and future voices. A ‘Critical Dialogue’ award promotes excellence in architectural writing, film and criticism and encourage...

Local Studio's Thomas Chapman Headlines Talk 02 of GSA Boogertman + Partners International Lecture Series

The second event in Boogertman + Partners continuing International Lecture Series features Thomas Chapman from Local Studio. Thomas Chapman is an architect and urban designer with over 10 years experience working in both public and private sector. He founded Local Studio and has been focussing on community participation, exploration of materials and exploring new spatial typologies in the urban...

Francis Kere Opens Radically Simple Exhibition

The Architekturmuseum der TU München presents »Francis Kéré. Radically Simple«, the most comprehensive exhibition yet on Kéré’s work, covering both his completed designs and his ongoing projects. In addition to the buildings that he planned and realized in his home village of Gando, the exhibition displays his buildings in Africa and China, as well as his projects and designs in Germany, where ...

AFRICA - The Architecture, Culture and Identity Catalogue Delves Deep into the Epicentres of the Continent

When Joe Addo opened the Africa Architecture, Culture and Identity Exhibition in the Louisiana Museum, his words were as concise as his outlook. "For the first time in my living memory, there are African artists, architects, musicians and other creatives, who can engage at the higher level and have the work to back it up.” And he was right. Now almost nearing its completion, the museum has rele...

African Design Center; “Bauhaus of Africa”

MASS Design Group’s Rwanda Program Director, Christian Benimana, will announce his vision for a major new initiative to train Africa’s next generation of creative design talent at the UN Solutions Summit in New York City on Sunday September 27th. Benimana, who oversees the nonprofit design studio’s high-impact architectural practice across Rwanda, will present what he calls the “Bauhaus of Afri...

Autodesk Kenya Live

Autodesk Africa is coming to Nairobi once again and invites you to attend a workshop showcasing the very best in design technology software and test drive moving from AutoCAD to BIM for Build.

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)

There is a wealth of architectural heritage worldwide, from historic city centers and cultural landscapes to some of the largest archaeological sites in the world. Conserving such inheritance is a challenging task that requires sustained commitment, interdisciplinary effort, and international cooperation. The Ministry of Tourism will be attending this conference in order to join us in spreading...

GIfA Awards for Architecture 2015

Architecture is the most visible and public of the arts. An important function of all the Regional Institutes and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is to recognise and promote excellence in architecture and to create public awareness and debate on architectural issues. The awards programme is in support of these goals, and run in two stages over a two year period.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

Designing City Resilience

A city’s resilience impacts on the quality of life of its citizens and the health of its economy. Stability and certainty encourage the entrepreneurship, investment and international trade essential to a city’s long-term prosperity and growth.

Terra 2016: XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures

Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures. 

Making Africa A Continent of Contemporary Design

From March 2015, a major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and soluti...

World Architecture Festival Awards 2015

Winning a WAF award is your passport to the international architecture scene. Both professionally and personally transformational, the WAF awards are your gateway to global exposure, recognition and success.

Call for Proposals: Expo Milano 2015

On the occasion of the Expo Milano 2015, Scoopa invite Architects, Engineers, Artists, Designers and students to submit their proposals to be exhibited at their exhibition space and to be presented to a worldwide public in this Universal Exposition. Expo Milano 2015 is a part of the history of the Universal Expositions that have been celebrated all around the world since the second half of the ...

Architecture for Social Gain Awards 2015 is Finally Here

Construction materials are an integral part of architecture. Saint-Gobain would like to celebrate 350 years of their contribution to architecture. Africa is currently growing faster than any other continent, where societal change is dynamic and the role of architecture is critical in providing a framework for the development of social gain. As the continent develops, areas like education, train...

Musau Kimeu: The Philosophy of Environmental Design

Day two of the Triad@50 celebrations brought in a familiar face from the world of sustainable design. Arch. Musau Kimeu is renowned for his environmental strategies in Kenya, a visionary some would say with his radical ‘sustainable’ ideologies which have silenced many in the LRC buildings at Catholic University, Karen.

Visualizing the Future of the City/CAA Students Competition

What will your city look like in 2065? Cities throughout the world are facing unprecedented changes and the United Nations predicts that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will be urban. We want to know how you think your city will respond to such issues as the pressures of population growth, the impact of climate change and developments in technology. How will your city capita...

UIA Road trip Caravan 2014/ Students under the EAIA

For the very first time, six colleges of architecture across East Africa supported their students in an adventurous academic trip through the region’s major cities whilst engaging them in architectural discourse. They shared ideas on urban design challenges with solutions emerging from ARCHITECTURE OTHERWHERE as a means to prime them for the highly anticipated UIA Durban 2014 Conference.

Re-Imagining Nairobi: An Architectural Exhibition

RE-IMAGINING NAIROBI- an Architectural exhibition showcasing new ideas on how to solve the architectural and planning problems facing the City of Nairobi.