easa010 has a new flickr page:
At the moment it is being used to store images which may be useful for our competition (easauk.net, go to competitions tab)
However in the run up and during the event we will be adding loads more pictures.
Can we also ask you to use the tag 'easa010' when uploading your pictures. Don't forget them to add them to the 'official' EASA group too!
All the info is now finally online!!
Short link: ow.ly
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for the competition. Simply email email@example.com with your name, location, and contact information and the names of each individual if entering as a group.
SASBE2009 is the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments. The conference will be held in Delft, the Netherlands, 15-19 June 2009. Central theme is "From problem to promise – building smartly in a changing climate".
CIB has made available prize money for an international student competition.
Sustainable living – beyond energy neutrality
The challenge is to propose a concept for a living area or single home that produces sustainable energy that equals out energy consumption. This includes energy for mobility, operation of buildings, product and food production, etcetera. We like you to address the following topics:
- Concept of an energy-producing urban environment or solitary house and all its features
- A vision on the different energy sources
- Energy supply, demand, exchange and storage in time and space
- Integration of the latest available technology and ideas on sustainability
- The scale of being self-supporting
The setting is an urban environment with different means of transport (private and public). You may chose to combine urban functions or make a proposal for a mono-functional setting. www.sasbe2009.com/competition.html
The competition’s protocol
In the first phase of the competition you may present your concept on four A4s (or two A3s). The content of this presentation preferably contains:
- A 3D drawing of the total design presenting the spatial quality
- Maps or floor plans
- List of systems, products and materials
- Diagrams of energy flows and the relations to other flows in the system
- Description of the concept over different time-spans (day and night, summer and winter)
- Explanation of the technologies involved, referring to (soon) available technologies
Use a maximum of 500 words; the use of references is highly appreciated. We like to receive your entry digitally and in hardcopy before 28 February 2009:firstname.lastname@example.org
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture
PO Box 5043
2600 GA Delft
The jury will select five nominees for the second and final stage. Notification on 31 March 2009.
Nominees will be invited to develop their concept into a realistic plan. Further instructions will follow in time. The selected teams will receive a budget for this second phase if one agrees to deliver the final entry before the 15th of May 2009.
At the SASBE2009 conference the five nominated designs will be on display for our international visitors. On the 18th of June the jury chair will announce a winner. The winning design team will get the possibility to present at the conference.
The five finalists will:
- receive € 150 to prepare their presentation
- have free entrance to SASBE2009
- present their plan at the conference, during the lunch session on Tuesday 16 June
- have their plan presented on two pages in a book presented after the conference
The winner will:
- receive € 2000 prize money
- have their plan presented on four pages in the book
- present their prize-winning plan at the closing session of the conference (18 June)
- be published on www.sasbe2009.com , www.cibworld.nl and www.duurzaamgebouwd.nl, as well as an architecture or sustainability magazine
[Go for it!!! Good luck ;)XXX]
in association with
Architecture for Humanity
The AMD Open Architecture Challenge is an open, international design competition. Its aim is to develop not one but many solutions for building sustainable, multi-purpose, low-cost technology facilities for those who need them most. Three community partners have been selected to participate in this year's Challenge. Each site poses a unique set of design constraints and opportunities. While the needs of each client are unique, the hurdles they face in embracing technology to offer access to education, healthcare and the global marketplace are shared by millions of people in communities all over the world.
You do not have to be trained architect to participate. Anyone can enter. Entrants are invited to develop a design for one, two or all three sites.
Each design entered into the competition will be published and shared on the Open Architecture Network so that any community looking for similar design solutions will have access to them.
SIKON would like to invite you
to an anniversary celebration
with the traditional Architecture Student Idea Contest in Vilnius, Lithuania .
Space: Vilniaus koncertu ir sporto rumai
Workshop: My House
More info: www.sikon.lt
please, inform your colleagues!
we are waiting for you!
To distract you a bit from thinking about the summer, I want to do a bit of shameless pimping for the Europan competition...
If you are not familiar, Europan is a comeptition for young architects which has given opportunities and fame to many of the famous architecture names we know today.
This year, we are especially excited about Europan Slovenia - the site is in Ljubljana, the capitol, and represents an extension of the city centre. It's 80ha for urban design and up to 4 project sites to choose from.
The city is really hoping for some fresh international thinking, so if any of you are looking to do a competition - take a look at www.europan.si.
Registration deadline is in May, and the only requirement is that one of the team has to be an accredited architect. You can register through www.europan-europe.com.
ArchitectsJURY.com is a new site for students of Architecture all around the world. You can see/vote/comment on architecture-related computer images, and you can upload your own renderings and get your work rated. More and more students put their work to the site, so now there is a huge competition, and now a Macbook Pro is the prize for the best work.
It definitely worth it, if not because of the prize than the inspiration.
Check at www.architectsjury.com
at the moment im working on redesigning a pedestrianstreet in istanbul in coorporation with the city municipality. istanbul is in urgent need of some breathing space for its inhabitants. starting in the very historical center this is meant to be a katalysator for further humanscaled development of a "greener" network of public spaces in this car-oriented metropole.
if you have any favorite projects on the subject of pedestrianspaces, id like to ask you to post your inspirational links/pics from any place, here.