SAH 2022 Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians looks forward to hosting our 75th Annual International Conference in person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 1, 2022. SAH members from around the world will convene at the Westin Pittsburgh to share new research on the history of the built environment. The program will include 37 paper sessions, keynote talks, social receptions, a city seminar, and architecture tours in Pittsburgh and nearby areas. The conference will also include a series of roundtables that will be presented online throughout the month of May.


More information & Registration

The Society of Architectural Historians looks forward to hosting our 75th Annual International Conference in person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 1, 2022. SAH members from around the world will convene at the Westin Pittsburgh to share new research on the history of the built environment. The program will include 37 paper sessions, keynote talks, social receptions, a city seminar, and architecture tours in Pittsburgh and nearby areas. The conference will also include a series of roundtables that will be presented online throughout the month of May.


More information & Registration

 

The Future of Work and Urban Planning

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant changes within existing city structures (like urban spaces) have become even more noticeable, therefore reinforcing the demand for novel visions as well as (system) innovations for metropolitan areas. The Plenary Table “The Future of Work and Urban Planning: Designing Innovative Interventions” will pursue the answers to the questions: How can new concepts, as well as interventions for sustainable and resilient urban structures, be created? What will these solutions look like? The discussion will explore and further evaluate the potential of these transformative approaches regarding: the public sphere, social inclusion, community involvement in urban planning, governance, mobility and other aspects of public infrastructure.

Presented by: Falling Walls Foundation, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leopoldina Akademie der Wissenschaften

With following Speakers: Jutta Allmendinger, Doris Kleilein, Magdalena Skipper, Edgar Pieterse, Klaus Klaas Loenhart

To find out more about the Falling Walls Science Summit and Falling Walls Circle, go to www.falling-walls.com


 

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant changes within existing city structures (like urban spaces) have become even more noticeable, therefore reinforcing the demand for novel visions as well as (system) innovations for metropolitan areas. The Plenary Table “The Future of Work and Urban Planning: Designing Innovative Interventions” will pursue the answers to the questions: How can new concepts, as well as interventions for sustainable and resilient urban structures, be created? What will these solutions look like? The discussion will explore and further evaluate the potential of these transformative approaches regarding: the public sphere, social inclusion, community involvement in urban planning, governance, mobility and other aspects of public infrastructure.

Presented by: Falling Walls Foundation, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leopoldina Akademie der Wissenschaften

With following Speakers: Jutta Allmendinger, Doris Kleilein, Magdalena Skipper, Edgar Pieterse, Klaus Klaas Loenhart

To find out more about the Falling Walls Science Summit and Falling Walls Circle, go to www.falling-walls.com


 

 

Golden Lion for raumlabor

Berlin based collective has been awarded at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

For their contribution to the main exhibition of the 17th architecture biennial “How will we live together?”, raumlabor has been awarded the Golden Lion. The jury composed of Kazuyo Sejima (president, Japan), Sandra Barclay (Peru), Lamia Joreige (Lebanon), Lesley Lokko (Ghana-Scotland), Luca Molinari (Italy), elaborated that the prestigious award has been given for “an inspiring collaborative approach that argues for participation, regeneration and collective responsibility, resulting in two projects that are a model for imaginative civic revitalization.” The installation shows two Berlin projects, Haus der Statistik and Floating University, that will also be documented in the upcoming monography of raumlabor, Polylemma, published at JOVIS in autumn 2022.

Photo: Andrea Avezzu © La Biennale di Venezia

For their contribution to the main exhibition of the 17th architecture biennial “How will we live together?”, raumlabor has been awarded the Golden Lion. The jury composed of Kazuyo Sejima (president, Japan), Sandra Barclay (Peru), Lamia Joreige (Lebanon), Lesley Lokko (Ghana-Scotland), Luca Molinari (Italy), elaborated that the prestigious award has been given for “an inspiring collaborative approach that argues for participation, regeneration and collective responsibility, resulting in two projects that are a model for imaginative civic revitalization.” The installation shows two Berlin projects, Haus der Statistik and Floating University, that will also be documented in the upcoming monography of raumlabor, Polylemma, published at JOVIS in autumn 2022.

Photo: Andrea Avezzu © La Biennale di Venezia
 

JOVIS is moving

 

Dear friends of JOVIS,

We are moving! From June 15, the JOVIS office will be located at Lützowstraße 33 in Berlin-Tiergarten.
We look forward to welcoming you in our new office, once things have returned to normal.

Stay safe and healthy!

Your JOVIS team

 


 

New office:

JOVIS Verlag GmbH
Lützowstraße 33
10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49-(0)30-26 36 72-0

 

Dear friends of JOVIS,

We are moving! From June 15, the JOVIS office will be located at Lützowstraße 33 in Berlin-Tiergarten.
We look forward to welcoming you in our new office, once things have returned to normal.

Stay safe and healthy!

Your JOVIS team

 


 

New office:

JOVIS Verlag GmbH
Lützowstraße 33
10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49-(0)30-26 36 72-0

 

The Vienna Model

Exhibition

The exhibition, which had its debut at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, is curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menking and features 36 case studies of Viennese public housing design. A series of images of artworks, curated by Sabine Bittner and Helmut Weber, accompanies the exhibition.


Exhibits till now (as per April 2018)
Bellingham, Washington, USA, 05.04.2018 –
Dublin, Ireland (workshop only), 28.01.2018
Seoul, Korea, Dongdaemon Design Plaza, 02.09. – 05.11.2017
Vancouver, Canada, Museum of Vancouver, 30.04. – 02.09.2017
Berlin, Deutschland, Aedes Architektur Forum, 13.06. – 11.08.2016
Hongkong, China, City University, 14.11. – 27.11.2014
Riga, Latvia, City Hall, 11.04. – 27.04.2014
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia Architecture Club, 07.03. – 28.03.2014
Washington DC, USA, Austrian Embassy, 12.11. – 15.12.2013
Baltimore, USA, D Center Gallery, 02.10. – 31.10.2013
New York, USA, Austrian Cultural Forum (acf), 15.04. – 30.08.2013

Exhibits planned (as per April 3, 2018)
Warsaw, Poland, October 2018
Calgary, Canada (workshop only), November 2018
Conference Housing for All, Vienna, Austria, 05.12.2018
Los Angeles, USA, spring 2019


http://www.vienna-model.at/en/ausstellung/

Vienna Model film screenings Bellingham (Washington):
https://www.facebook.com/events

The exhibition, which had its debut at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, is curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menking and features 36 case studies of Viennese public housing design. A series of images of artworks, curated by Sabine Bittner and Helmut Weber, accompanies the exhibition.


Exhibits till now (as per April 2018)
Bellingham, Washington, USA, 05.04.2018 –
Dublin, Ireland (workshop only), 28.01.2018
Seoul, Korea, Dongdaemon Design Plaza, 02.09. – 05.11.2017
Vancouver, Canada, Museum of Vancouver, 30.04. – 02.09.2017
Berlin, Deutschland, Aedes Architektur Forum, 13.06. – 11.08.2016
Hongkong, China, City University, 14.11. – 27.11.2014
Riga, Latvia, City Hall, 11.04. – 27.04.2014
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia Architecture Club, 07.03. – 28.03.2014
Washington DC, USA, Austrian Embassy, 12.11. – 15.12.2013
Baltimore, USA, D Center Gallery, 02.10. – 31.10.2013
New York, USA, Austrian Cultural Forum (acf), 15.04. – 30.08.2013

Exhibits planned (as per April 3, 2018)
Warsaw, Poland, October 2018
Calgary, Canada (workshop only), November 2018
Conference Housing for All, Vienna, Austria, 05.12.2018
Los Angeles, USA, spring 2019


http://www.vienna-model.at/en/ausstellung/

Vienna Model film screenings Bellingham (Washington):
https://www.facebook.com/events

 

COMMUNICATING ARCHITECTURE

Communicating Architecture is a longer-term, joint undertaking of publishers Park Books (Zurich) and JOVIS (Berlin).

Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them. We used this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. During the book fair, we presented new releases from both publishers at our joint stand and brought a selection of topics from the areas of architecture and urban planning into the spotlight.

Authors and editors, as well as institutions were invited to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication. Our initiative is still continuing, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

If you would like to find out more or would be interested in working with us, we would be glad to receive your message:
Jutta Bornholdt-Cassetti: bornholdt@jovis.de


Communicating Architecture is a longer-term, joint undertaking of publishers Park Books (Zurich) and JOVIS (Berlin).

Today, books are more often chosen for the topics they cover than for the name of the publisher behind them. We used this circumstance as an opportunity to launch a completely new form of collaboration and book presentation at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. During the book fair, we presented new releases from both publishers at our joint stand and brought a selection of topics from the areas of architecture and urban planning into the spotlight.

Authors and editors, as well as institutions were invited to visit our stand to learn more about their core areas of interest in architecture and to participate in furthering this knowledge through mutual exchange and communication. Our initiative is still continuing, with events and collaborations revolving around the topics of architecture and architecture books.

If you would like to find out more or would be interested in working with us, we would be glad to receive your message:
Jutta Bornholdt-Cassetti: bornholdt@jovis.de


 

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. It will feature a diverse group of over 80 leading international and local architects and designers coming together and sharing their ideas and experiences.

This year's festival theme is "Content and Intent." It will focus on the relationship between architecture and its constantly evolving context, as well as the ideas that help shape and define our built environment and how they are related and presented in our work and practice. The festival will feature keynote lectures, panel dialogues, and a corresponding exhibit among others.

Anthology aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to function as a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences.


Beyond the festival, the WTA Architecture + Design Studio also started The Book Stop Project
The project is a pop-up public library network that explores how libraries need to evolve to engage with and attract contemporary users and promote reading in the next generation, as well as galvanize communities by creating community events where people can interact and share ideas with each other. In place of a huge monolithic building with an extensive collection, The Book Stop is a network of mobile spaces spread across the city each with garnering far more foot traffic than the typical library. The project is intended to serve three distinct functions with a social component, a research component, and a program prototype component.


Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. It will feature a diverse group of over 80 leading international and local architects and designers coming together and sharing their ideas and experiences.

This year's festival theme is "Content and Intent." It will focus on the relationship between architecture and its constantly evolving context, as well as the ideas that help shape and define our built environment and how they are related and presented in our work and practice. The festival will feature keynote lectures, panel dialogues, and a corresponding exhibit among others.

Anthology aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to function as a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences.


Beyond the festival, the WTA Architecture + Design Studio also started The Book Stop Project
The project is a pop-up public library network that explores how libraries need to evolve to engage with and attract contemporary users and promote reading in the next generation, as well as galvanize communities by creating community events where people can interact and share ideas with each other. In place of a huge monolithic building with an extensive collection, The Book Stop is a network of mobile spaces spread across the city each with garnering far more foot traffic than the typical library. The project is intended to serve three distinct functions with a social component, a research component, and a program prototype component.


 

50 Years of Gerber Architekten

On November 12th, 2016, the international architecture office Gerber Architekten with head office in Dortmund, is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. 50 years in which the practice could realize an astonishing amount of projects of different kinds. In the next few weeks there will be two events to celebrate the companies anniversary – the celebration on November 12th at the cathedral of the Dortmunder U-Tower, which was revitalized by Gerber Architekten for Ruhr.2010, such as an exhibition at the Aedes Architectureforum Berlin. From December 11th, the exhibition Meilensteine aus fünf Jahrzehnten shows projects from the last 50 years and those who are currently in process.

Eckhard Gerber Baukunst 2 follows up the monograph about Eckhard Gerber published by JOVIS in 2013 and presents the most significant projects of recent years. Over a number of decades Eckhard Gerber was able to realize many public and private buildings that meet the highest of architectural standards. Signature Buildings in European, Asian and Arabic countries have cemented his reputation as a creative, internationally renowned architect and his works have been awarded national and international prizes. The scope of his realized projects ranges from landscape planning and urban redevelopment to high-rises, from administrative buildings to train stations, from residential buildings to university buildings and cultural venues. 

On November 12th, 2016, the international architecture office Gerber Architekten with head office in Dortmund, is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. 50 years in which the practice could realize an astonishing amount of projects of different kinds. In the next few weeks there will be two events to celebrate the companies anniversary – the celebration on November 12th at the cathedral of the Dortmunder U-Tower, which was revitalized by Gerber Architekten for Ruhr.2010, such as an exhibition at the Aedes Architectureforum Berlin. From December 11th, the exhibition Meilensteine aus fünf Jahrzehnten shows projects from the last 50 years and those who are currently in process.

Eckhard Gerber Baukunst 2 follows up the monograph about Eckhard Gerber published by JOVIS in 2013 and presents the most significant projects of recent years. Over a number of decades Eckhard Gerber was able to realize many public and private buildings that meet the highest of architectural standards. Signature Buildings in European, Asian and Arabic countries have cemented his reputation as a creative, internationally renowned architect and his works have been awarded national and international prizes. The scope of his realized projects ranges from landscape planning and urban redevelopment to high-rises, from administrative buildings to train stations, from residential buildings to university buildings and cultural venues. 

 

Must Reads in the field of sustainable architecture

According to Architecture in Development, Handmade Urbanism and Make_Shift City are must reads in the field of sustainable participatory architecture. AID asked members, staff, and partners to suggest books that every designer or architect working in this field should read. Impact Design Hub has picked their five favorites from this list—including both books by JOVIS: 

Handmade Urbanism “is all about inspiration and positivism; a proof that multidisciplinary teams and a strong network of  partners can be the key of success when driving bottom-up projects.”

Make_Shift City: “Francesca Ferguson has compiled a great collection of stories, essays and interviews which represents the latest addition to a growing literature on the mix of uncertainty, austerity, insecurity and temporality as the landscape for re-imagining the city.”

 

According to Architecture in Development, Handmade Urbanism and Make_Shift City are must reads in the field of sustainable participatory architecture. AID asked members, staff, and partners to suggest books that every designer or architect working in this field should read. Impact Design Hub has picked their five favorites from this list—including both books by JOVIS: 

Handmade Urbanism “is all about inspiration and positivism; a proof that multidisciplinary teams and a strong network of  partners can be the key of success when driving bottom-up projects.”

Make_Shift City: “Francesca Ferguson has compiled a great collection of stories, essays and interviews which represents the latest addition to a growing literature on the mix of uncertainty, austerity, insecurity and temporality as the landscape for re-imagining the city.”

 

 

The ten most beautiful modern swimming pools

The online editors of Architectural Digest Germany have selected the ten most beautiful modern swimming pools around the globe. Among them is the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center by gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, which was inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships. 

The site brings together the SOSC swimming facilities, a multipurpose venue, and a press center, whose forms and materials harmonize as an ensemble. “The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has emerged as a model project of German architecture and engineering skill,” is the verdict of the renowned architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer in his architectural critique of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

The elongated Natatorium containing four adjacent pools consists of in-line, arch-shaped triangular trusses along which glazed skylights permit filtered daylight to enter. In the outdoor swimming stadium with its diving platform, the semi-circular arena roof consists of radially arranged cantilevers with lightweight membranes spanned between them. The outdoor swimming stadium and the natatorium are now open pools for the public. 

The online editors of Architectural Digest Germany have selected the ten most beautiful modern swimming pools around the globe. Among them is the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center by gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, which was inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships. 

The site brings together the SOSC swimming facilities, a multipurpose venue, and a press center, whose forms and materials harmonize as an ensemble. “The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has emerged as a model project of German architecture and engineering skill,” is the verdict of the renowned architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer in his architectural critique of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

The elongated Natatorium containing four adjacent pools consists of in-line, arch-shaped triangular trusses along which glazed skylights permit filtered daylight to enter. In the outdoor swimming stadium with its diving platform, the semi-circular arena roof consists of radially arranged cantilevers with lightweight membranes spanned between them. The outdoor swimming stadium and the natatorium are now open pools for the public.