Wednesday 05 December 2007

Open Architecture Challenge | Call for Entry

on Wednesday 05 December 2007 - 22:01:28 | by admin
Open Architecture Network Cometition image
Open Architecture Network was started with a vision to improve the living standard of the world through collaborative design. It is an amazing idea of an attempt to change the dwelling condition among developing nations from the design ideas submitted by people from all parts of the world in a website. That is

Its something like, you are passing by a slum in your locality; (generally after being a related person to architecture) you start thinking of some better solutions for their dwellings. We often play around lots of ideas like this. Now if we don’t just play around ideas, if we start designing them? And in this way if all the design ideas from across the globe can be collected to a place and selected for making them in reality, what would happen? Soon we could be in a world without homeless people, without slums in the cities. OAN is trying to do something like this. Lets participate in that positive movement….

Open Architecture Network has been declared an open design competition for three projects in three different sites. The sites are in Ecuador (South America), Kenya (Africa) and Nepal (Asia). The competition is entitled as AMD Open Architecture Challenge, organized by the OAN and sponsored by AMD.
This competition is absolutely open for everyone from students to architects even for any non professional person. The deadline (14th Feb. 2008) of the submission and registration is open for more 70 days from this news has been published in ArchSociety. All other necessary information regarding this competition is available here:

All interested members are requested to post their queries in the discussion forum. (Till this news is being written,) We came to know that few of the ArchSociety members are going to participate in the Asia Challenge (the Nepal site), so if anyone gets any extra information regarding the sites and programs than the official website are requested to post them into forum for others help.
May the holly idea and intention of OAN become a reality in the near future. ArchSociety will always remain as a friendly community support to them.
AMD OAN Open Architecture Challenge
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Friday 10 August 2007

Seminar: City and Water- Dhaka/Berlin: Call for entries

on Friday 10 August 2007 - 15:36:38 | by admin
City and Water- Dhaka/BerlinGoethe logo

The seminar "City and Water – Dhaka/Berlin" is going to take place on 26 until 28 August 2007 and is fruit of the co-operation between Goethe-Institute Dhaka, Habitat Forum Berlin and MBZ/Alumni Bangladesh.

It is structured in three independent blocks, of which each will be treated on one day: ARCHITECTURE, HYDROGEOLOGY and PUBLIC SPHERE. Each of the three days is concentrated on one of the three topics and involves a guest from Germany and experts from Bangladesh, approaching an audience of scholars, researchers, students, activists etc.

In the next days a poster with the finalised programme will be ready. And we hope to invite a wide audience of architects, architecture students, different exprets, sociologists, artists, environmental activists, etc. to discuss with us.

Water and City, Assembly Building Kahn, Dhaka Water and City, Berlin

Call for Entry of Photographs
Goethe Insitute has started a call for entries for photos of Dhaka and Berlin that should be projected on the last day of the seminar.
Architects, Students, Photographers and photography schools are invited to submit their works in form of photographs related to following topics:
City and Architecture (architecture on water, but also examples of how architecture interacts with water)

Water and Environment (water management, pollution, etc.)

City – Water – Public Space (free space in the city, use of water bodies through e.g. boats and ships, occupation through commercial activities or pavement dwellers, rituals, etc.)

To ensure variety, most diverse, personal interpretations and views on the topic are welcome.

Format : Digital photos with min. resolution 300

Number : 10 photos or 3 series à 3-5 photos IN COLOUR

Submission term: please hand in all works, in a CD, at Goethe-Institute until 16 August!
The best photos will be chosen to be showed in a live presentation during the seminar at Goethe-Institute.
We are looking forward to diverse, artistic, original entries!!!

For more information regarding the event plese CLICK HERE.
ArchSociety is working behind as the online news publishing and as a webpartner for this event. You can ask for any query by commenting to this news, we'll try our best to give you prompt feedback.

The seminar is being organized by Goethe-Institut Dhaka and Habitat Forum Berlin in co-operation with the Alumni Association of the German Universities, The German Embassy and GTZ.

Friday 27 July 2007

Call for Papers: 23rd UIA Congress 2008, Turin, Italy

on Friday 27 July 2007 - 18:56:22 | by admin

UIA World Congress 2008, Turin, Italy
UIA (The International Union of Architects) is the largest association of architects in the world. Now UIA has grown up as the key professional organizations of architects in 116 countries and territories, and now represents, through these organizations, more than 1,300,000 architects worldwide. UIA organizes a world congress of architects once every 3 years. Last time in 2005 UIA World Congress of Architects was held at Istanbul and in 2002 Berlin congress the venue was declared for the up-coming UIA congress which is going to be held at Turin, Italy from 30th June to 3rd July, 2008.
The theme of Turin’2008 is
Transmitting Architecture
This global-scale event will focus on Transmitting Architecture, its participants will discuss architecture as a channel of communcation and the communication of architecture itself, in all forms and all places. The congress will study all the various aspects of a profession that is concerned with the quality of life, landscapes, and the environment on a daily basis.
During the days of congress each day will be dedicated for different aspects of the theme. All the presentations will be followed by this theme schedule: 30th June > Past: Culture, 1st July > Present: Democracy, 3rd July > Future: Hope.

CLICK HERE to download the detail of the theme and the declaration paper of the call for entry.

Call for papers has been declared for this congress on 10th July 2007. Last date of submitting abstract of paper is 19th October 2007. All submissions will be online. Online submission will be opened from 1st October 2007.
So it’s time to start Transmitting Architecture, as Architecture is for all.
Visit for more detail:
23rd UIA Congress, Turin, Italy, Official Website
UIA Official Website
ArchSociety will keep you informed about all the updates about 23rd UIA Congress. So keep your eyes on ArchSociety News for UIA Congress updates. More news is coming shortly regarding this biggest event of architects on the earth. UIA Congress is a very prestigious worthy event for architects as this is the only of it's kind where renowned architects from every parts of the world gather together for the betterment of the future environment of the earth for the mankind.

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