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4th Call for Ideas Future Architecture Platform

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Present your new work at the most significant architectural happenings and events that form the core of the European Architecture Program 2019. Future Architecture is more than a competition. Future Architecture is changing the very foundation of architecture in Europe, and beyond. Exploring boundaries. Breaking down walls. Building new systems. Forming new coalitions. Providing talented conceptual thinkers and practitioners with opportunities to speak up – and be seen and heard. Let the Future Architecture platform help you boost and sharpen your practice. Start exchanging your ideas and projects with high profile institutions— museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials, and festivals —…

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle Exhibition

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EN/ The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 cycle exhibition opened on the 19th of October 2018 at the Kosovo Museum. The exhibition showcases the 2016 shortlisted projects, among which is a project from Kosovo as well as the 6 winning projects. The exhibition will be opened till the 28th of October and them travel to Albania and Macedonia. Please read below the preface on the 2016 cycle by the Director and Curator of the award Mr. Farrokh Derakhshani. Preface The Aga Khan Award for Architecture focuses on processes of change in parts of the world where the built environment…

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Screening of Homo Urbanus – Bogotanus at French Alliance

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EN/ A documentary film on Bogota, part of Homo Urbanus series by the acclaimed Italian-French duo of Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine was screened at the French Alliance. The screening was fallowed by a discussion with the head of the UN-Habitat in Kosovo Mrs. Gwendoline Mennetrier, KAF Director Mr. Bekim Ramku and Mr. Joseph Giustiniani from the French Embassy. The screening is part of the Climate Diplomacy Week organized by the EU Office and its Member States around the world. The full series of Homo Urbanus will be screened during the next Kosovo Architecture Festival with the support of the French…

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Francisco Adão da Fonseca, Skrei

By | Lectures, News

EN/ Skrei began its practice in 2009 with an inquiry into the qualities of Portuguese raw materials. By experimenting with mortars and construction tools, Skrei was able to develop specific materials and started administrating its own works. It has become a workshop of architects of experimental constructions where construction techniques and craftsmanship have combined with sophisticated engineering for refined clients. Skrei’s architectural practice is based on a close relationship between design, construction, and cultural production. It’s an approach that shows how materials can incorporate knowledge and how this knowledge can be instrumental in defining the praxis of architecture. Skrei was…

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Hapësira Zero Space

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AL/ Pavijoni i Shqipërisë në Bienalen e 16-të Arkitekturës në Venecia quhet “Hapësira Zero Space” dhe i është dedikuar studimit të katit përdhes të qytetit të Tiranës, si hiperbolë e një fenomeni të shpërndarë të në të gjithë Shqipërinë. Sot, në Tiranë jetohet në një hapësirë urbane, ku është e mundur të gjesh pothuaj çdo shërbim privat dhe publik dhe të jetosh çdo eksperiencë të mundshme brenda perimetrit të qytetit dhe në shtrirje të njëjtë për nga densiteti i dyqaneve dhe shërbimeve përgjatë gjithë sipërfaqes së tij. Në qytet, çdo lagje mban gjallë “nivelin zero” duke i shtuar komoditetit të…

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David Basulto, ArchDaily CEO

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EN/ Architect David Basulto graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2006. He is Founder & CEO of ArchDaily, “the world’s most visited architecture website;” published globally in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. ArchDaily’s mission is “to improve the quality of life of the 3 billion people who live in cities in the next 40 years, by providing inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects who fill face this challenge.” He has served on juries for several awards, and design competitions in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia.  He is a member of the Mies Crown Hall America…

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Nils Fischer

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EN/ Nils-Peter Fischer, Dipl.-Ing. Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects Nils joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2004 and has developed a large design portfolio spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with a focus on cultural facilities such as Performing Arts Facilities and Museums as well as projects involving novelty design, engineering and construction solutions. In recent years, he has been working on complex high-rise structures. Nils co-leads Cluster 1, a business unit within Zaha Hadid Architects focusing on large cultural, infrastructure and transportation projects. Nils has an academic background in experimental computational geometry. He studied in Germany and Italy and…

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Gran Horizonte, Around the Day in 80 Worlds Screening

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EN/ Gran Horizonte, Around the Day in 80 Worlds Compiled with material collected by U-TT Films over the course of three years, this documentary portrays the reality of urban informality around the world, structured in a dream-like dérive of a single day. Asking questions rather than presenting answers, “Gran Horizonte” aims to broaden the perspective of viewers about both the world they live within and the world they could help create. Directed by: Daniel Schwartz and Martin Andersson Concept by: Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner Cinematography by: Daniel Schwartz and Markus Kneer Edit by: Martin Andersson and Daniel Schwartz Original…

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Francis Kere: An Architect Between screening

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EN/ Francis Kéré: An Architect Between & The Design Between Screening The work of Francis Kéré is at the forefront of a paradigm shift within design. The architect is globally renowned for using his craft to improve social, economic, and political environments in his native Burkina Faso and numerous other countries. Globally, people are turning to designers to address intractable problems from poverty to climate change. Kéré seeks to do just this, using a mix of low-tech and high design and working in partnership with the communities for whom he builds. This film documents several projects Kéré has built or…

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