Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray Lecture – April 6 – AIANY

The AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics, is welcoming Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers, to the Center for Architecture on April 6, 2009. Winning the James Stirling Lectures on the City competition for their proposal “CAOCHANGDI Urban Rural Conundrums: Off Center People’s Space in the Early 21st Century Republic of China – A Model for the Momentous Project of the New Socialist Village,” the Studio Works principals will be discussing the dynamic social and economic conditions of Caochangdi, one of nearly 500 urban villages in the city of Beijing.

Continuing education credits are being offered. The lecture is free for AIANY members and $10 for nonmembers.

For more information regarding Robert Mangurian, Mary-Ann Ray, their proposal, Studio Works, or the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition, please visit the AIA New York Chapter online calendar.

Interviews by Penn Current with Marilyn Jordan Taylor

A great interview with Marilyn Jordan Taylor of PennDesign who states that “it’s a great time to be thinking big about design.”

Read the full interview at the SOURCE: Penn Current: Interviews: Q&A: Marilyn Jordan Taylor

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Winners named in Delft architecture faculty competition – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Three practices have won an ideas competition to recreate the architecture faculty at the Delft University of Technology, 10 months after it was devastated by fire.”

“…Laura Alvarez Architecture and Gijs Raggers and French practice Marc Bringer Architecture”

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Building Design – Winners named in Delft architecture faculty competition

Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The five proposals in the competition, on view at stockholm.se/slussen, offer a snapshot of contemporary urban planning ideas. They include a breathtaking design by Jean Nouvel, a head-scratching proposal by Norman Foster and some intriguing work by younger talents who are still mostly unknown internationally.”

[SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Architecture Review – Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete]

Asia Eco-Green Building Congress – Shanghai

Asia Eco-Green Building Conference 2009 will provide you with critical industry information and insights to answer all your questions on how to overcome the challenges in Green Building issues and how to seize the investment opportunities in it. This is a high-level business meeting featuring speakers from industry-leading organizations and experts from both overseas and locally with compelling case studies to learn from.

Goto Congress website for more information

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