Friday, April 27, 2007

2nd Lisbon Ideas Challenge International Design Competition

The Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, of the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon, is pleased to introduce you the International Design Competition "Lisbon Ideas Challenge (LIC) - Urban Design with Photovoltaics".

LIC is an activity promoted within the Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) latest task, Task 10. Task 10 objective is to enhance the opportunities for the wide-scale, solution-oriented application of PV in the urban environment, as part of an integrated approach that maximizes building energy efficiency as well as solar thermal and PV usage. PVPS is a collaborative R&D agreement, established within the International Energy Agency (IEA), aimed at conducting projects on the application of solar PV electricity.


The official presentation of this competition occurred in the workshop "New rising era for photovoltaic in buildings" on the 2nd of February in Brussels, within the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week promoted by the European Commission. The competition calls for entries from the 1st of March to the 31st of July 2007; the final prize ceremony is expected to be held in November 2007.

International Conference and Student Design Competition

"Tectonics Making Meaning" is an international conference and student design competition which will take place at the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The event consists of an international student design competition as well as an international conference to be held on the 10, 11 en 12 December 2007.

Design competition: General Information

"The submission deadline will be posted together with the assignment description on the 1st June 2007."

Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design

3.6.9. is the spatial volumetric relationship that the participants should adhere to for the competition. The given dimensions are 3m, 6m, and 9m; the space volume of any width, length or height. Within the boundary of the spatial dimensions, the participants are at liberty to explore and suggest innovative interior space reflecting lifestyle(s).

Due date of Application Acceptance: August 31st, 2007
Due date of Submission of Works: September 13th, 2007


Monday, April 16, 2007


Guide to Copper in Architecture - Free Publication


Targetti Art Light Design Competition 2007

The theme of the competition is to create works of art that use artificial light as a tool, material and content.
Participants will present a "light portrait" or "light sculpture".
Works must be new (never before shown in previous exhibitions or published).

Artificial light must be an essential component of the work and all kinds of lighting technologies can be used. The works must also be designed with material and technology suitable for creating several examples, otherwise they will be disqualified.

First Prize: 30,000 euros; 2 second prizes of 5,000 euros; honourable mentions: 14,000 euros.
The closing date for entry and delivery is6th July 2007.

Targetti Sankey S.P.A.
Via Pratese, 164
50145 Firenze (Italia)

Informations: PDF

Cooper in Architecture - Awards 13

The Copper in Architecture Awards promote and reward excellence in design by architects and students, as well as craftsmanship by installers.
To be eligible, all entries must incorporate cladding, roofing or other architectural elements of copper or copper alloys, such as bronze and brass. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London in September 2007. All winning and commended projects will feature in extensive press coverage, including a special
supplement in Architectural Review. A selection of entries will be displayed at the presentation.

Architectural Students Design Award
For design projects prepared by students studying at UK schools of architecture.
Winner’s Prize: £500.

"Copper in the Home" design competition - CONCORSO I.I.R. 2007 - “IL RAME E LA CASA”

The aim of this competition by the Italian Copper Institute is to design a piece of home furniture that involves the widespread and correct use of copper or its alloys (brass, bronze, cupronickel, etc.).
The object designed must be for domestic use and may, for example, be one of the following: a chair, table, coffee table, mirror, coat stand, shelf, magazine holder, bookshelf, lamp, vase, wall-covering, partition or door, etc.
Other materials may be integrated or combined in the design, but the part in copper or its alloys must be the main component in the construction of the object as a whole.

Designer and architects¿ category: First Prize: 4,000 euros; Second Prize: 2,500 euros.
Students¿ category: First Prize: 1,500 euros.

The closing date for entries and delivery is 31st May 2007.

Istituto Italiano del Rame
Via Corradino d'Ascanio, 4
20142 Milano
tel. +39 02809301330