What: Indian Institute of Architects, Trivandrum Centre in collaboration with the Landscape Foundation, India has organised talks & presentations under the focus ‘Celebrating Landscape’ by eminent landscape architects and designers on the occasion of Award Presentation Ceremony of Landscape Foundation Students’ Design Competition 2014 based on the theme Seen Unseen and 50 Years of Modern Architecture in Kerala. Continue reading Celebrating Landscape
What: In a career spanning more than six decades, B V Doshi’s contribution to the discourse on Indian architecture and as an institution builder is seminal. Amongst others, he has been instrumental in establishing the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design and CEPT University. Curated by Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, a retrospective exhibition will be hosted at NGMA, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Hon’able Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism has kindly consented to inaugurate the exhibition in the presence of Shri Ravindra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Shri Mahendra Raj, Eminent Structural Engineer, will be the guest of honour.
When: 9th October 2014, Thursday at 6.00 pm
Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, India Gate, New Delhi: 110003
Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the way forward
What: PLEA is an autonomous, non-profit, network of individuals sharing expertise in the arts, sciences, planning and design of the built environment. The goal of the 30th International PLEA Conference (PLEA 2014) is to promote discussion and debate on the learnings, opportunities and challenges in passive low energy architecture and design in a rapidly growing world. Within this conference, the theme will deliberate on the choices we have and the choices we need to make in order to move towards a more sustainable habitat, especially for developing societies and emerging economies. Continue reading PLEA 2014
What: Intensive Service-Learning Workshop on the topic of Vernacular Eco-architecture of the Himalayas. Continue reading Vernacular Eco-Architecture Workshop
What: Following in the footsteps of Maker Faires across America, Europe, and Japan, among others, MakerFest is an all-ages showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It is a celebration of everyone who makes things, and a place where people can meet likeminded A-Class innovators. MakerFest is a non-commercial event, and free for the public to attend. Continue reading Maker Fest 2015: Inviting Makers
What: The Charles Correa Foundation is curating a National Architecture Workshop for young architects and students of architecture & design with the intent to explore and ideate on the issue of housing in urban densities. DWELL 2014 will explore the many dimensions of designing a dwelling – a most basic unit – in an urban context. 6 teams will ideate on designing a unit in 6 urban centres of varying scales, capacities, character and climate. Continue reading Dwell ’14: Design for Density
What: One of the world’s biggest and best annual conferences on design, Kyoorius Designyatra features some of the biggest names in global creative and communications industry. The theme this year deliberates on “what if..?”. The speaker line-up includes Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review, Tim Malbon of Made by Many, Natasha Jen of Pentagram, and many others. The conference is organised by Kyoorius, a not-for-profit organisation initiated by Transasia Fine Papers to build a platform for the design, creative and communication community in India – providing information, inspiration & networking opportunities.
When: 11-13 September 2014
Where: Grand Hyatt, Goa, India
What: METROPOLIS focuses its international engagement with cities and metropolitan regions by examining the cultural, economic, social and political influence on the growth and development of cities around the world. Since its inception in 1984, METROPOLIS worked closely with member cities and international partners to further enforce the idea of solidarity among cities as fundamental to address the global issues of cities in the 21st century. As METROPOLIS is about to turn 30 , the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress, planned in Hyderabad, India will focus on the idea of ‘Cities for All’ and will be an opportunity to hear from key elected representatives who, over the past 30 years, have developed their metropolises. It will also be the occasion to listen to and interact with Urban India´s prominent experts, decision makers, mayors, and open new avenues between cities and metropolitan regions. In addition to the renewal of the statutory bodies, METROPOLIS will also take advantage of this urban agora to showcase the many ongoing projects the network is running: the Initiatives programs, the METROPOLIS International Training Institute (MITI), the Women Network, the launch of its new Youth Network and to establish the main priorities of its new Action Plan for the 2015/2017 period. The tentative panel of speakers includes Jean-Paul Huchon, President of Metropolis and President of Ile-de-France Region; Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, JOHN MANT, Councillor, City of Sydney; Paul James, Director of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and many others.
The award ceremony for the 5th edition of METROPOLIS Awards will take place concurrently.
When: 7-10 October 2014
Where: Hyderabad, India
XI Metropolis World Congress Secretariat
3rd Floor, South Block,
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation,
Tankbund Road, Hyderabad-500063,