Still haven’t submitted your project? The BigMat International Architecture Award call for entries is open

Register for free in one of the most relevant architecture awards for the promotion of quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€ in prizes! Check out if any of your projects is eligible to participate in the biannual award in our website.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award ’17 Grand Prize, FRAC Grand Large by Lacaton & Vassal © Paulo Catrica

 

The prize is open to architects who work in one of the seven participating countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Any architects whose professional address is in any of the seven participating countries and whose works have also been built in these territories can submit their works until the 26th of April 2019. To be eligible for the award, the project must have been built between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2019 in any of the participating countries. Buildings that won or made the final in previous editions of this competition may not be entered again into this fourth edition.

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Submit your project now for the BigMat International Architecture Award ’19

The 4th edition of the biennial BigMat Architecture Award rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. Check out all the info here.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award ’17 Grand Prize, FRAC Grand Large by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault

 

The prize is open to architects who work in one of the seven participating countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Any architects whose professional address is in any of the seven participating countries and whose works have also been built in these territories can submit their works until the 26th of April 2019. To be eligible for the award, the project must have been built between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2019 in any of the participating countries. Buildings that won or made the final in previous editions of this competition may not be entered again into this fourth edition.

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Call for entries for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award

Submit your project now! The BigMat International Architecture Award ’19 rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. The registration period will close on April 26, 2019.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award ’17 Grand Prize, FRAC Grand Large by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault

 

The prize is open to architects who work in one of the seven participating countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Any architects whose professional address is in any of the seven participating countries and whose works have also been built in these territories can submit their works until the 26th of April 2019. To be eligible for the award, the project must have been built between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2019 in any of the participating countries. Buildings that won or made the final in previous editions of this competition may not be entered again into this fourth edition.

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“Momentum II. Self, shell, shelter” independent magazine

Conceived as a reaction to the insane amount of inputs and images to which we are exposed on the Internet, MOMENTUM magazine proposes to open a new conversation and to go back to carefully selected personal references that will allow to represent a point of view on a certain topic, finding out new ways of thinking.

 

Kresge Chappel, Cambridge Mass. © Corners of the 20th Century

 

We live in a global world where, due to hyper connectivity, information is stored without any filter in the global network. But, is there any possibility of going beyond the concept of image as simple visual information? What is the difference between an image, a memory and a postcard? What can we represent through a graphic document? MOMENTUM arises as a response to a certain environment, where images potential is reduced to a quick and ethereal use that represents basic information.  (more…)

Registration open for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award

The registration period will run from January 14 through to April 26, 2019. The BigMat International Architecture Award ’19 rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. Free submission available here.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award ’17 Grand Prize, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault

 

The registration period for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award is now open. In the last edition the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais art center by the French architects Lacaton & Vassal followed the kitchen tower by Xaveer De Geyter (winner in 2013) and the office building by Alberto Campo Baeza (winner in 2015) as Grand Prize of the biannual award.

The Prize aims to reward and call attention to those architectural works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. (more…)

Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos

The house seats with discretion on the place, leaning on a natural slope next to beautiful existing oaks, looking at the landscape and the city of Cáceres. From this dominant position the house tries to be respectful with the natural-artificial environment, establishing formal and constructive links with the surrounding environment and the historic center of Cáceres.

 

Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

 

The exterior of the house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 17,40 meters side. Its walls are built with local quartzite stone. On the inside, nine spaces with cubic dimensiones of 4.20 meters accommodate the different uses of the house. The rooms open up to the exterior landscape through large square-shape windows with oak frames. An open platform in the rear part of the house with a small swimming pool invites users to enjoy life outdoors. (more…)

BigMat International Architecture Award ’19 registration will open next January

The 4th edition of the biennial BigMat Architecture Award rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. Check out all the info here.

 

BigMat ’17 Grand Prize for Architecture, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault

 

The registration period for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award will open next 14th of January. In the last edition the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais art center by the French architects Lacaton & Vassal followed the kitchen tower by Xaveer De Geyter (winner in 2013) and the office building by Alberto Campo Baeza (winner in 2015) as Grand Prize of the biannual award.

The Prize aims to reward and call attention to those architectural works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. (more…)

Peter Zumthor’s first building in the UK, house “Secular Retreat” in Devon

As a part of Living Architecture program, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has completed a holiday home titled ‘Secular Retreat’ set on a hilltop amongst the rolling pastures in South Devon, England. The retreat will be the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first permanent building in the UK.

 

Secular Retreat house, Living Architecture, Peter Zumthor © Jack Hobhouse

 

In South Devon, between the resorts of Salcombe and Hallsands lies a landscape of rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields and small villages of old stone houses. It is here Living Architecture invited one of the greatest architects in the world, Peter Zumthor, to create Secular Retreat. (more…)

“Universo Futurista” at Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Foundation

Through an extraordinary variety of works by the Fondazione Cirulli, the exhibition itinerary proposes “settings” dedicated to themes relevant to futurists such as speed, energy, progress, mechanized man and home design, organized around five units main structures: the air conquer room, the wall of posters, the “constellations”, the “orbits” and the “spaces”.

 

Bruno Munari, Momenti d’un lancio con il salvagente aereo, 1930 ca., fotomontaggio b/n, cm 15×21. Veduta della mostra “Universo futurista” presso Fondazione Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO), 2018. Courtesy Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO).

Bruno Munari, Momenti d’un lancio con il salvagente aereo, 1930 ca., fotomontaggio b/n, cm 15×21. Veduta della mostra “Universo futurista” presso Fondazione Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO), 2018. Courtesy Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO).

 

Last April, in San Lazzaro di Savena, a few kilometers from Bologna, the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Foundation opened to the public, a new Italian private institution based on a historical archive dedicated to the Italian culture of the twentieth century, launched in New York in 1984 by its founders, Massimo and Sonia Cirulli and which today has a collection of some thousands of pieces. (more…)

Assemble completes London’s Goldsmiths Art Centre

Assemble were commissioned by Goldsmiths, University of London, to create a new public art gallery within the Grade II listed former Victorian bathhouse at Laurie Grove, New Cross. The 1000m2 building accommodates seven new gallery spaces, a café, curators’ studio and event space.

 

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art © Assemble

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art © Assemble

 

As a critical testing ground for exploration and discussion, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art will be a significant cultural resource for students, artists and the wider public, offering a diverse programme focused on exhibitions, events and education. (more…)