Monday 18 February 2008

Architectural Film Show in AIUB Campus

on Monday 18 February 2008 - 09:16:04 | by admin
aiub architectural film show skyscrapers by Joseph McMaster
AIUB (American International University, Bangladesh) Architecture Department arranges films shows on architecture and architects regularly.

As part of that program AIUB hosts another film show on 20th February 2008, Wednesday.
The name of the film which will be shown is Skyscrapers, Directed by Joseph McMaster.
About the Movie:
This movie is a part of a series of movies entitled 'Building Big'. It includes more other movies than Skyscrapers, like Bridges, Domes, Dams and Tunnels separately. Here we'll watch only the movie on 'Skyscrapers'.

What does it take to erect a skyscraper 100 stories tall?
From the medieval towers of Italy's San Gimignano to today's race to build the world's tallest skyscraper, host David Macaulay chronicles our aptitude for altitude. On the way up, he highlights the remarkable achievements of the Gothic cathedral builders and the almost-disaster of New York's Citigroup (formerly Citicorp) Center. Program highlights: Chrysler Building, Reims Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, New York City's Citigroup Center, Malaysia's Petronas Towers Program Producer: Joseph McMaster
BUILDING BIG is a coproduction of the WGBH Science Unit and Production Group, Inc., of Washington, D.C., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

When? > 20 February, 2008 Wednesday, at 16:00 – 17:30
Where? > Dept. of Architecture (Campus – 2)
H# 82, R# 14, Kamal Ataturk Avenue,
Banani, Dhaka – 1213

Contact: +88 01911353043 for details.

[ArchSociety Correspondence with AIUB: Ar. Arefeen Ibrahim, Asst. Professor & Program Coordinator, Dept. of Architecture, AIUB; Other information is taken from Building Big website]

Monday 21 January 2008

International Study Visit to ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde, Germany

on Monday 21 January 2008 - 20:11:39 | by admin
World Habitat Award Logo
The Building and Social Housing Foundation is organizing a five-day study visit to the above project, winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award.

Purpose of the visit

The purpose of the visit is to provide an in-depth understanding of the practical techniques, training methods and project management approaches used in the project. Intensive site visits will form a major part of the study visit, providing an opportunity to study all aspects of the project and to meet those responsible for its success.

What is ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde?

The municipality of Leinefelde-Worbis in former East Germany has succeeded in addressing the problems faced by shrinking cities through an innovative and integrated, participatory approach to urban regeneration.
The urban living environment has been significantly upgraded, with redundant housing stock demolished and over 2,500 apartments refurbished to high environmental standards. As a result of the project, the economy has been revitalised and depopulation trends have gradually been reversed.

(Click to enlarge the images of the project)
ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award ZukunftsWerkStadt Leinefelde winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award
Click Here to know more about this project.

Bursaries are provided by BSHF to help meet the travel and accommodation costs of those selected to take part in the international study visit. Please note that all applications should reach BSHF by Friday 29th February 2008.
Click here to apply online
Please feel free to forward this message to others who may be interested. Should you have any queries,
please do not hesitate to contact us at bshf©

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world habitat signature diane diacon
Director (Building and Social Housing Foundation
Memorial Square • Coalville • Leicestershire • LE67 3TU • United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1530 510444 • Fax +44 (0)1530 510332 • Email bshf© • Web

ArchSociety officially got this news from BSHF via email. ArchSociety members who are intersted to take part in this event may start new threads in the forum for discussion and help or may comment to this news post.

Friday 18 January 2008

UIA 2008 International Design Competitions

on Friday 18 January 2008 - 11:20:18 | by admin
UIA 2008 Torino, Logo, ArchSociety
We already know that this year (2008) the world congress of architects organized by the UIA (International Union of Architects) is going to be held in Torino, Italy in June-July with the overall theme “Transmitting Architecture”. ArchSociety published the news of the event and the call-for-papers notice of the conference before.

Recently UIA Torino 2008 committee has been announced the UIA design competition for the event as they do in every congress. Two different competitions have been declared one for students and another for young architects under 35. Take look to the brief of these to prestigious competitions of the year. Take part in and become a proud winner or participant in a mega event like UIA World Congress 2008.

Competition logo: Totem : International Students Design Competition, UIA 2008 Torino
Totem: International Competition for Students
This is an idea competition. The participants have to design something, a symbol which will signify the main theme of the congress ‘Transmitting Architecture’. The design will be of an architectural object for communication, information and exchange to be located in one of the following three types of environment: a social context: poverty; a natural context: ecology; an urban context: metropolis.
From registration to submission, the entire competition procedure will be running in the internet. There’s no registration fee for entrants.
Visit the competition website for details:
Leave comments to this news item in ArchSociety to ask anything or discuss about this competition.

Logo of competition: Info Point young architects design competition UIA Torino 2008
Info Point: International Competition for Architects Under 35
Here the participants have to design an Info Center where people will get information about architecture, information about the congress when it will be operating. And the overall design will focus on the most complete and deep meaning of the theme ‘Transmitting Architecture’. On the occasion of the UIA Congress the info-point will be positioned at the intersection of Piazza Castello and Via Pietro Micca, in an area of about 24X39 m, to announce Congress events and public activities. There will be
-info point, exhibition area, outdoor lounge area, press area, small storeroom, toilet facilities, and the meeting point for the UIA radio. Maximum built area will be 80-100sq. m. with a maximum height of 4m, except for any totem/sign.
Visit the competition website for details:
Leave comments to this news item in ArchSociety to ask anything or discuss about this competition.

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