RAIC Festival Registration Reminder

Register now for the RAIC | AAA Festival of architecture taking place in Calgary June 3-6 and save $350!

Courses are filling up fast so register before the April 30 earlybird deadline to take advantage of the lower rates.

Keynote speakers include Vassilis Sgoutas, Zita Cobb, Todd Saunders, and Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC.

Reserve your room now at the Hyatt Regency to enjoy Festival rates. Room rates will be held under this block until May 1, 2015.

For more information.

SALA Projects: An exhibition of student work from the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Dates: May 11-23

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am–5pm
Thursday, Friday: 9am–9pm
Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Closed

Location: Pendulum Gallery
Atrium – HSBC Building
885 West Georgia Street

Reception: May 14, 6-8pm*

For more information.

*free hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel and more design 3D-printed shoes for United Nude

By staff of Dezeen
Dezeen, April 13, 2015

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Image: Flames by Zaha Hadid

Milan 2015: five well-known architects and designers have created pairs of sculptural shoes for footwear brand United Nude made entirely on a 3D printer (+ slideshow).

United Nude founder Rem D Koolhaas enlisted architects Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel and Fernando Romero, and designers Ross Lovegrove and Michael Young, to create pairs of women’s shoes solely using 3D printing.

“We want to push the technology but I also wanted to push the silhouettes,” Koolhaas told Dezeen. “I also wanted to create conversational pieces and shoes that are not necessarily for everyday wearing but really are beautiful pieces and conversational pieces, almost like art.”

The shoes each took about 24 hours to print using a sPro 60 selective laser sintering (SLS) machine made by 3D printing company 3D Systems. Read more…

Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD)

Development and planning problems continuously affect both rural and urban areas all over the world.

Urban development has led to deterioration of the environment and has also worsened the problems faced by rural areas, such as mountain regions, coastal areas and many others. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation of novel strategies can hinder solutions and lead to environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.

Nowadays, sustainable development has become an inevitable choice for humanity after facing a series of resource and environmental problems that have become universal problems faced by all countries all over the globe.

The topic of how to scientifically develop while effectively using the limited environmental resources has become an important topic in academia, the private sector, and governmental departments.

IEREK organizes the Urban Planning and Architecture Design for Sustainable Development Conference to exchange the better understanding of the sustainable development between social and economic development with the environmental resources, exploring the problems between the resources of the environment and sustainable development in the academia, engineering technology, management and policy.

The Urban Planning Conference deals with all aspects of development and planning and brings together scientists and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest advances in the field, as well as to seek and highlight developments in managerial strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers.

Date: Oct 14-16
Location: Italy

Conference email: upadsd@ierek.com

More information and registration.