Think.Design.Build – Architectural Matters


June 2-3, 2016
Institute for Architecture, Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Berlin.


The conference will focus on the multiple correlations between idea (think), creation (design) and realisation (build), which shape the process of architecture. The far-reaching transformations that the discipline undergoes today underline the conference’s relevance. Pressured by data driven dynamics of development regarding simulation (building information modeling), computerisation (ubiquitous computing) and digital networking (internet of things), we detect a growing de-differentiation of architecture. Instead of being an active agent, architecture seems to have turned into a passive, silent witness of our society’s transformation. With the ongoing process of technological development that massively transforms everyday life, architecture more and more renounces its social aspirations. This is especially the case where architecture mimics the tools and machines, which should be at its service.

Architecture’s current crisis demands a critical analysis of the discipline’s knowledge practices and its complex synergies. The conference therefore critically examines the three knowledge practices of thinking (concept/word), designing (drawing/model) and building (material/structure) and their respective mediality, mode of action, and knowledge potential. On the one hand we will analyse the three conceptual levels in regard to their respective guiding principles, methods and medial tools. Moreover, we will investigate the interdependence of these three conceptual levels and how specific architectural knowledge is transferred between them.

The conference aims to connect questions of research, teaching and practice. Focussing on that which can be expressed in words (idea), represented in drawings (creation), and constructed in material (realisation) the three pillars of architectural education will be addressed and critically investigated. Hence, by analysing the three conceptual levels of thinking, designing and building the conference wishes to clarify also methodological questions of architectural education. The focus on the correlation between the three conceptual levels will furthermore allow to confirm the unity of the architectural process.


Invited are more than 40 distinguished architects and scholars of architecture theory and history from more than 12 nations. Keynote speaker will be Toyo Ito. He will give his lecture on June 3rd at 7 pm.

The conference language is English. There is no admission fee. Please register:


Please check the conference website and download the Full Programme for more informations.


Open Lectures on exhibition design – MantovArchitettura 2016

workshop+open lecture series
Installations Exhibitions Arts: making projects


18 maggio mercoledì, ore 10,30
Casa del Mantegna, via Acerbi 47 Mantova

ATELIER BRÜCKNER: Uwe R. Brückner | Stuttgart, Germany
«Scenography – the spirit of holistic design/Scenografia  – lo spirito del design olistico»
discussant Luca Basso Peressut | Politecnico di Milano


19 maggio giovedì, ore 10,30
Casa del Mantegna, via Acerbi 47 Mantova

ISA STEIN STUDIO: Isa Stein | Linz, Austria
«Creating an aura/Creando un’aura»
discussant Peter Assmann | Direttore del Complesso Museale di Palazzo Ducale, Mantova


26 maggio giovedì, ore 10,30
Casa del Mantegna, via Acerbi 47 Mantova

«Within the scene: new narrative spaces/Dentro la scena: nuovi spazi narranti»
discussant Luisa Collina | Politecnico di Milano, Preside della Scuola del Design


Programma completo di MantovArchitettura

Premio Tesi Laurea Magistrale

Premio “Ezio De Felice” per gli Studi di Museografia e Museologia

Seconda edizione – Anno 2016


La Fondazione Culturale Ezio De Felice, allo scopo di promuovere e valorizzare ricerche svolte da giovani studiosi nel settore della Museografia (ICAR 16) e della Museologia (L-ART 04), bandisce per l’anno 2016 la II edizione del “Premio Ezio De Felice” per gli Studi di Museografia e di Museologia.

Il Premio verrà assegnato alla Tesi di Laurea Magistrale che presenti particolari qualità analitiche e metodologiche e costituisca un contributo originale nel campo degli studi di Museografia e Museologia. Saranno privilegiate le Tesi di Laurea Magistrali condotte con specifica metodologia che consenta di mettere in luce i moderni indirizzi internazionali di Museografia e di Museologia.

Possono concorrere al Premio autori che abbiano conseguito la Laurea Magistrale nel periodo compreso tra il 1 gennaio 2013 e il 31 dicembre 2015, e che alla data del conseguimento della Laurea non abbiano superato i 30 anni di età.


Maggiori informazioni nel bando




2 April – 12 September 2016
Palazzo della Triennale, Italy


Tutti abitiamo dentro alle case, e dentro a quegli spazi la nostra vita si svolge per buona parte. Lì ci riposiamo, ci rigeneriamo, leggiamo, pensiamo, studiamo, mangiamo, dormiamo, viviamo insieme alla nostra famiglia, accogliamo gli amici.

In occasione della XXI Esposizione Internazionale, la Triennale di Milano e il Salone del Mobile presentano la mostra STANZE. Altre filosofie dell’abitare.


Job / Victoria University of Wellington

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Interior Architecture

Faculty of Architecture & Design – Wellington, New Zealand


Applications close Tuesday, 31 May 2016


The School of Architecture seeks to appoint a full time lecturer or senior lecturer in Interior Architecture.

Candidates should exhibit evidence of a high level of research and scholarly production, along with a record of excellence in teaching and show strong promise of making significant contributions to the advancement of interior architecture as an academic discipline.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate a robust understanding of interior architecture theory and the principles of sustainable design for interiors with innovative design studio teaching.


Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Call for Papers / Journal


Building Interventions and Adaptive Reuse


Abstract deadline: July 15, 2016


Established in 2009 as the first American academic publication focusing on Design and Adaptive Reuse, the Int|AR Journal explores this inherently sustainable practice through multi-faceted investigations and paradigmatic examples. Encompassing issues of preservation, conservation, alteration and interventions, each peer-reviewed issue offers broad but distinct viewpoints on a single topic.

From Scarpa’s poetic use of water in the redesign for the Foundation Querini Stampalia in Venice and Luis Barragán’s reflecting pools to Kraanspoor, the reuse of waterfront infrastructure in the Amsterdam docks, the Moses Bridge’s provision of access to a restored 17th century waterline, the reuse of torpedo stations in the Baltic Sea, lifted foundations and floating communities designed for rising sea levels, water has served as an inspiration, a material, a force, an auditory experience, a catalyst for architecture and design.

In Volume 08 of the Int|AR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, we contemplate water in all of its many different manifestations.

We invite scholarly proposals of ideas, built or unbuilt projects and critical explorations that investigate the relationship of water in design and building reuse from historical, theoretical, environmental, cultural and social points of view.


Salone del Mobile

space & interiors


April 12th, 2016 – h. 17.30
The Mall, Milano


Intervengono Ico Migliore e Mara Servetto, progettisti della mostra-evento



Call for Papers / Journal of Interior Design

Elocutions, Elaborations and Expositions of Interior Design Creative Scholarship | Special Journal Issue

Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design
Under the auspices of Interior Design Educators Council


Abstract deadline: July 1st, 2016

Download the Call for Papers 


“Stiffened from long sleep in the background of scholarly life, the scholar’s body yearns to exercise its muscles. Sleepy from long inactivity, it aches to restore its sensibilities.” (Paul Stroller, Sensuous Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997, p. 21)

Whether one adheres to the terminology of creative scholarship, research-creation, practice-based research, practice-led research or artistic research, qualititative research in art, design and the creative arts in general, has shifted in recent decades to embrace a wide range of practices, approaches and expressions that acknowledge the generation of new knowledge through creative modes of inquiry. In this paradigm, creative works such as durational performances, architectural projects, interactive media installations, films, and interior designs, have the capacity as affective spatial experiences and/or materially constructed environments to generate, in and of themselves, new understanding.

If we take this potential seriously, as Natalie S. Loveless suggests, it will give artists and designers the opportunity “to marshall new methods that allow us to tell new stories, stories that demand new research literacies and outputs”; “to revision and re-craft—to re-story—our disciplinary practices.” (RACAR: revue d’art canadienne / Canadian Art Review, Vol. 40, No. 1 (2015), pp. 53)



Interni Milanesi

Architetture domestiche di Vico Magistretti


24/03/2016 – 18/02/2017
Milano, Italy


FVM Interni milanesi – invito

Job / Université Libre de Bruxelles

Architectural Engineering and Digital Design

Brussels School of Engineering / Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles
BATir Department – Building, Architecture & Town Planning


Deadline: March 15th, 2016


Required Qualifications: PhD Degree (with doctoral thesis) in Engineering Sciences or Architecture
Required Skills:
The chair is opened in the domain of Architectural Engineering, with special focus on digital design.



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