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UIA-HYP CUP 2014 “UNEXPECTED CITY”

The School of Architecture of Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED), are launching the third edition of the UIA-HYP Cup 2014 International Student Competition in Architectural Design.  
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CDRS Summer School 2014 – ‘Resilient London – Urban Security’

This summer, Cambridge Design Research Studio, in conjunction with the research unit Urban Emergencies : Emergent Urbanism, is hosting a summer school under the title ‘Resilient London – Urban Security’. The summer school will take place between 18th – 31st August …
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MMDA´14 International Architecture Summer Workshop_Santander, Spain

  Do you want to discover the world of Modelmaking while staying in a Natural Park in the North of Spain? Join us! Who? Atelier La Juntana is a group of architects and artists developing Architectural Models and prototypes worldwide, working with international firms …
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Competitions

ARCHmedium Competition: Medellin Experimental Social Housing

  INTRODUCTION In 1991, Medellin was considered to be the most violent city in the world with almost 20 people being shot every day, and one of the five most corrupt cities of Colombia in the year 2003. Society was …
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Competitions

Bloomsbury Association Prize

The Bloomsbury Association Prize is an annual design competition which invites entrants to challenge and re-imagine the nature and use of one of Bloomsbury’s celebrated buildings or spaces. This year The Bloomsbury Association Prize invites visionary proposals which re-imagine the …
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Lecture

Lecture 7: Su Butcher

This week’s lecture is being held by Su Butcher - http://www.justpractising.com – a well-known networking consultant in the construction industry. It is a great opportunity for those thinking about jobs in the summer; she will talk about the role of social …
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2014 RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship Call for Entries

The RIBA is calling for applications for the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2014.   The scholarship provides £5,000 to support one student for a period of postgraduate study lasting up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. Aedas …
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Competitions

Competition: Museums for the City Park in Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Városliget Zrt (City Park), property of the Hungarian State, announce four open, international, two-stage architecture competitions for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on …
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Lecture

Consuming Architecture

Consuming Architecture On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings.   Lecture and book launch with Daniel Maudlin and Marcel Vellinga. Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural …
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Field trips

Unit F: Gibraltar

By Jack Perry Unit F’s overriding interest to the year is human and architectural immigration and so in January we travelled to Gibraltar for a trip to experience the post-effects of immigration on such a small place with a huge …
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Field trips

Unit E: Lanzarote

By Feng Yang In January, Unit E flew to Lanzarote, a Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 125km off the coast of Africa. We will choose sites on this island inspired by the culture and landscape for the main …
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Projects

Unit E: Student Limelight

Blackpool Project (Semester 1) : Breaking Ground by Feng Yang To encourage people living in Blackpool to do more exercise and eat healthily, I proposed creating an allotment scheme on North Pier. It involves cutting into the floor of the …
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Projects

Unit F: Student Limelight

  By Tatiana Southey-Bassols The building addresses the issue of female and male segregation in the islamic tradition, a prominent religion in Newham. The programme combines the ritual of ablution in mosques with prayer through the spatial light qualities created …
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Projects

DS4: Student Limelight

The Murmuration Garden by Luke Evans, John Ball, and David Moore Palestine & the occupied territories are divided by dozens of visible and invisible lines. From a theoretical point of view there are treaty and armistice lines that divide the …
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Projects

Unit D: Student Limelight

Nicosia and the Catalyst by Freddie Broadhurst This semester, members of Unit D entered a week long competition competing against each other (one light hearted and constructive) to complete what is to be a catalyst concept for our greater, final …
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Field trips

Unit D: Field trip to Nicosia

By Melissa Kinnear Unit D’s focus for the year is researching and designing with the aim of discovering ‘urban society’, a concept developed by Lefebvre and elaborated by Mark Purcell in ‘The Deep Down Delight of Democracy. He states that …
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Projects

Unit D: New book

Melissa Kinnear and Peter Newton have just published a book which describes the work, ideas and pedagogy of Unit D, one of the vertical design studios for undergraduate students. In the unit our approach encourages students to investigate the impact …
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Lecture

Lecture 3: Rick Mather Architects

This Tuesday’s lecture will be given by Stuart Cade from Rick Mather Architects - http://www.rickmather.com/practice/ – The talk will be an insightful retrospective on various projects based in Oxford over the last twenty years, including the Ashmolean Museum. It will be …
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Research

2014 RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship – Call for Entries

 The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is now calling for applications for the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship 2014. The scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field by providing them with …
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Conferences

Understanding the New/Changing World in Architectural Studios

The Maltepe University International Student Congress (MUISC) of Faculty of Architecture and Design will be organized between 10th and 12th of April, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. With the theme of “Understanding the Changing World through Architectural Design Studios”, the conference …
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Projects

Unit D: Student Limelight

Urban Catalyst – A Cross Cultural Run by Samuel Schubert As part of our design process we were asked to design an urban catalyst for our main project in Nicosia.  This was a one week project and we had to …
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Lecture

Lecture 2: Finn Arne Jorgensen

This week’s lecture is given by Finn Arne Jorgensen - http://www.finnarne.net – a senior lecturer in History of Technology and Environment at Umea University in Sweden.  The talk will focus on Norwegian leisure cabins and how they have become a symbol …
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Lecture

Lecture 1: Angela Brady

On Tuesday 4th February, Angela Brady of Brady Mallalieu Architects – http://www.bradymallalieu.com/ - and former RIBA President is giving a lecture on the role of women in the architecture profession as well as the future of architectural education, focusing on the …
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Lecture

Conservation Theory in the 21st Century

Conservation Theory in the 21st Century Dr. Aylin Orbasli Place, Culture & Identity Research Group Open Lecture – all welcome               Oxford Brookes School of Architecture  Student Hub Abercrombie Building Wednesday 12th February 2014 …
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Lecture

OxArch Lecture Series Line-up! -Semester 2

Hope everyone is settled back in and looking forward to our first talk on Tuesday with Angela Brady.  We are looking forward to a busy semester of workshops and exciting visiting speakers. Please see the poster for a breakdown of …
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DS1 & RLD: A taste of Marrakech

Picture a labyrinth of narrow, dusty roads that twist and turn – and open up to wide squares dotted with street vendors, dancing gypsies, beggars, henna ladies, snake charmers, Arabic musicians and all things exotic.  Occasionally you stumble upon a …
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Oxford Human Rights Festival

The 12th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival takes place between 24th and 28th February 2014.  The festival is run by students on the Development Practice MA and MArch course and it’s aim is to raise awareness of a variety of …
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