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Stardust* – Arcompetition 2010

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

MAG LAB (Syria-Spain) in collaboration with Ebdaat Magazine (Architectural Creations), ALFA 301 (Spain) and Stardust* (Spain-Italy-Brazil-USA) is organizing the 2010 International Architectural Competition. continue reading

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Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

Mine the Gap: “An international design ideas competition dedicated to examining one of the most visible scars left after the collapse of the real estate market in Chicago: the massive hole along the Lake Michigan shore that was to have been—and may yet be—the foundation for a singular 150-story condominium tower designed by an internationally-renowned Spanish architect, a tower which was to have become a new icon for the city and region. What to do with the gap?” Submissions due: “anytime between March 22, 2010 and May 3, 2010.”


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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Gawel Tyrala from Wroclaw, Poland

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+eu:abierto

Within the IAAC Thesis projects series we started last year, we continue today by presenting the work by Gawel Tyrala, an architect from Wroclaw, Poland. As a thesis project he developed a project to enter a competition on Vistula River banks. Permanent activities around Vistula River banks forced the need to create temporary infrastructure for going on events. continue reading

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#followarch On Office

Category: #follow+#followarch+architecture

Every friday, Twitter’s users have got into the habit of selecting and suggesting someone interesting to follow. This action has become a weekly international event and it is called #followfriday.
[Ecosistema Urbano] has been inspired by this to create a new section known as #followarch. It is focused on recomending architecture offices who are worth following.

If you are interested in being part of this section please send us completed our contact form.

We are pelased to present you this week the Portuguese office: ON OFFICE. continue reading

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open calls for fellow European mobility program Leonardo da Vinci

Category: architecture+creativity

[ecosistema urbano] open calls for admission of candidates for a vacancy with fellow European mobility program Leonardo da Vinci.
Each year we support one or two trainees, and this year we have decided to make the call through the blog.

Date: From February to August 2010
Deadline for submissions: 03/02/10
Format: original presentation in pdf (no more than 5MB).
Send documents to

Leonardo Grants:
Since 1 January 2007 the Leonardo da Vinci is part of the Lifelong Learning Program, in conjunction with the Comenius, Erasmus and Grundtvig. Will be addressing the needs of teaching and learning of all participants in education and training, excluding tertiary level.

These are grants for placements in enterprises or in training institutions in other European Union country. They are addressed to students of Middle Level Training Cycles and people in the labour market (people who follow vocational training courses, recent graduates: college or vocational training background and degree courses, etc.).

The Leonardo da Vinci provides financial assistance to organizations that promote mobility projects.

To obtain a scholarship within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci, you should contact one of these organizations witch have approved mobility projects (the Ministry of Education of your community, your University, your Institute, Chamber of Commerce, City Councils. ..).

Good Luck.

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BIArch Dialogues. Reviewing Architectural Knowledge Formats

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture


The Barcelona Institute of Architecture present its forthcoming BIArch Dialogues “Reviewing Architectural Knowledge Formats” to which I am invited.

As the title suggests, the dialogues will focus on issues regarding the generation and dissemination of architectural knowledge and content, through print and digital media, institutions and curatorial practices, and the establishment of pedagogical agendas. This way, BIArch hopes to open a field of inquiry that complements the Institute’s fundamental theoretical, technical and academic concerns. Through the shared reflection of scholars, critics, independent publishers, digital media entrepreneurs, curators, and cultural activists, the dialogues hope to establish a framework that might provide some of the answers to a context in which knowledge is permanently evolving.

Where: Barcelona, Spain – Passeig de Gràcia, 92
When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 continue reading

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new life in old walls

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+eu:abierto

This post is by you.

I am an architecture student from Germany and would like to share my last semester\’s urban design project with you. It was a group work focusing on the revitalization of a city quarter in the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Damascus, Syria. We proposed up-to-date housing in the traditional courtyard houses and a new cultural center on what has been urban wasteland for centuries. continue reading

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Sentient City: Interview with Fabien Girardin

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+espacios sensibles | sentient city


This interview is in the framework of a Phd research about new technologies and hybrid cities. It aims to demonstrate how this new tools can revitalize public spaces at the city. continue reading

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WHATIFCITIES: workshop with students in Louisiana

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+educación+sustainability

The exhibition What if…? cities is ongoing until the Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen. Meanwhile the staff of Louisiana organise workshops with several schools from Denmark. continue reading

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[work in progress] eco-neighbourhoods in the north of Europe

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+city+work in progress

In a recent visit to Paris, I bought a French trade magazine that made references to “eco-neighbourhoods” built in northern Europe. Some, like BedZED, are already commented on this blog. Others were a total discovery for me. It is necessary disseminating these performances, some very good, so we can learn from these experiences. For a neighbourhood to convert into an “eco-district”, sometimes you only need a politician illuminated with appropriate buzzwords. Other times it is a collective work which has required joint efforts on the part of the public initiative, private, and of course some architects have responded to these concerns. continue reading