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Monday 06 December 2010

ArchSociety's Facebook page re-started

on Monday 06 December 2010 - 06:55:51 | by admin
For a technical difficulty we had to delete the Facebook Page of ArchSociety along with all the posts and fans.
The page has been re-created and now fully functioning. Visit the page at

You will need to be fan again to keep getting the timely updates from ArchSociety. We are really sorry for this inconvenience. Please be a fan there and invite your friends who might be interested.
Thanks for being with us.

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Saturday 06 November 2010

Call for Entry: 9th MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards

on Saturday 06 November 2010 - 16:42:49 | by admin
Architects from all over the world have been invited to enter their latest projects into the 9th annual MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards programme, which uniquely celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for buildings either still on the architect’s table or yet to be built.
The prestigious awards form a centrepiece event for showcasing exemplar architectural design and robust responses to the client brief, and will take place during the MIPIM commercial property market in Cannes next March.

The awards include eight separate categories, seven of which are open to entry, with the ‘Overall Winner’ prize awarded during the ceremony. Previous winners have included the Jean Nouvel designed ‘One New Change’ in the City of London; Isay Weinfeld Arquitetura’s 360º Building in Brazil; and SOM’s Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait, which was designed by Gary Haney.

The eight awards categories incorporate:
- Big Urban Projects
- Regeneration and Masterplanning
- Tall Buildings
- Mixed Use Offices
- Residential
- Retail and Leisure

One New Change, London, UK designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Sidell Gibson Architects for Land Securities - night shot TALL BUILDINGS Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters _Garden Tower_, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by Perkins+Will for Al-Birr Foundation

(Photos: previously winning projects by Jean Nouvel and Perkins+Will)

An additional Sustainability prize will be awarded to one project entered in any of the above categories. This category cannot be entered separately.

The deadline for entry is 26th November 2010. An international jury, chaired by Paul Finch, will be announced shortly.

Paul Finch, the director of the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards, said, “the Future Project Awards has an excellent track record of identifying projects which subsequently go on to be both realized and critically celebrated. We always see a wide selection of high calibre projects from all over the world, and MIPIM is a perfect opportunity to showcase the highest standards in architectural design.”

The MIPIM AR Future Project Awards are truly international, with the most recent winning projects hailing from Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

2010’s winning practices included Suyabatmaz Architects, FXFOWLE, LAN Architecture, Perkins+Will, Zwarts & Jansma Architects, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Sidell Gibson Architects, molo Japan kk & d/dt Arch Inc and Frank la Rivière Architects Inc and COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH.

Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and one of last year’s winners, said:

"The AR Future Project Award 2010 for the project ‘Town Town Office Tower' helped us a lot to take the next step towards realising this project. Without the international attention which the award generated, it would have been far more difficult to convince the client of the importance of an energy producing facade."

Further details including full entry criteria and online entry at MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards website.

[via: MIPIM Architectural Review Press Release sent to ArchSociety News Desk on 29th October, photos copyrighted to the Awards organizers]

Friday 01 October 2010

"Better City, Better Life" | 2010 World Habitat Day

on Friday 01 October 2010 - 16:08:15 | by admin
World Habitat Day 2010 logo The United Nations has been designated the first Monday of October as the World Habitat Day and it has been observed since last couple of years to help, support and advocate for the people around the world those who are struggling to have a decent place to live. This year the World Habitat Day is going to be observed on the 4th October.

The urban situation of cities around the world are rapidly changing in such a way that it is already becoming one of the biggest problems to talk about and take care of. Since all the major social and economic activities are more of urbanized, it is obvious that the betterment of the whole living condition lies in the health and success of the cities.
here are some quick information to realize the situation of urban growth and habitation around the world:
Every week, more than a million people are born in, or move to, cities in the developing world. As a result, the urban population of developing countries will double from 2 billion to 4 billion in the next 30 years. (Kissick, et al: 2006)
By the year 2030, an additional 3 billion people, about 40 percent of the world’s population, will need access to housing. This translates into a demand for 96,150 new affordable units every day and 4,000 every hour. (UN-HABITAT: 2005)

Habitat for Humanity hopes that by raising awareness and advocating for universal decent housing we can dismantle and alter the systems that allow for poverty housing and make an affordable, decent place to live a reality for all.

UN's timely chosen theme of the year 'Better City, Better Life' will reflect on the World Habitat Day in the host city Shanghai and the rest of the world.

Anyone can get involved in the activities and movements of World Habitat Day by advocating for the cause by helping signing petitions, by helping in fund raising for the cause and by educating others to raise the awarness.
For more details and ways to get involved please visit
World Habitat Day 2010 Website

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