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Global Workshop BCN | Building Ecologies: The five Elements

The Global Workshop: Building Ecologies: The 5 Elements, is a summer course offered by Rice Architecture and hosted by Escola d’Arquitectura La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona (Spain). Through visits, talks, and hands-on activities, the students will become familiar with urban strategies and material cultures relating to architecture and ecology. This academic initiative is supported by Rice University Creative Ventures involving Rice Architecture, Rice University School of Engineering, La Salle School of Architecture, as well as local manufacturers and experts such as BEC industries, Ceramica Cumella, Suimco Materiales, S.L., Huguet & xmade, material and envelope design. The workshop integrates ecological principles into architectural design, fostering interdisciplinary cooperation and innovation in sustainable architecture.

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Research Assistant/PhD student Opportunity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

School: Architecture School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Sha Tin, Hong Kong) Faculty: Prof. Wang Shuaizhong The research group of Assistant Professor Wang Shuaizhong at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is seeking 1-2 Research Assistants. Professor Wang’s team specializes in the convergence of structural and architectural design, exploring […]

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‘Critical Practice’ at ICSA2025

Is your work in practice breaking boundaries? After the successful first edition in Aalborg 2022, the forthcoming ICSA2025 will again host a Critical Practice track. It is framed as the avant-garde of knowledge and method creation in applied modes of working, such as applied research or research by design. Submissions are expected to be intimately […]

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Colloqui.At.e 2024 Ar.Tec. Conference: “Architectural Engineering in Italy and Worldwide: comparing experiences”, June, 12-15, 2024, Palermo, Italy

Ar.Tec. Conference “Colloqui.At.e 2024 – Architectural Engineering in Italy and Worldwide: comparing experiences” will be held in Palermo, Sicily, IT, during 12-15 June 2024 (https://2024.artecweb.org/en/). Architectural Engineering has been recently identified as the discipline with the highest potential in the fight against climate change. It promotes the construction of sustainable, resilient, adaptive, and high-performance buildings, to meet the needs of increasingly evolving, sophisticated and cutting-edge users. In those countries […]

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AM Perspectives 1

AM Perspectives: Research in additive manufacturing for architecture and construction AM Perspectives 1 is the first issue of a periodical centred on the presentation and discussion of emerging research in the field of Additive Manufacturing in Architecture and Construction. This issue results from a collaboration between the Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho […]

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Symposium | Collateral event Venice Biennale | “Material Ecosystems: Digital, Physical, and Cultural Assemblies”

As part of the Collateral Event: “Students as Researchers: Creative Practice and University Education” at the Venice Biennale organized by the New York Institute of Technology at the “Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena”, the installation and symposium titled: “Material Eco-Systems: Digital, Physical, and Cultural Assemblies” will be open on the 21st and 22nd of November 2023. The proposed installation and symposium unfold design explorations and manufacturing processes in which virtual simulation tools and traditional manufacturing processes are developed in parallel, establishing a fruitful and enriching dialogue between analog and digital methods, as well as between cutting edge academic research and traditional manufacturing industry. This dialogue produces as a result “material ecosystems” that evolve towards a future in which technological developments facilitate innovative design approaches with technical, cultural, and environmental awareness.

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