From 2001 to 2006 he worked as an assistant designer, project manager and draftsman for Bulkens Architecten, and between 2006 and 2008 as assistant designer and project manager for TARRA architectuur en stedenbouw. From 2008 to 2009 he was an assistant designer in Zotov & CO, Kyiv (
Following exciting commissions in education, the arts and housing, they are developing their own projects and participate in competitions in Colombia and around the world. They are also visiting professor at Isthmus school of architecture in Panama. They have received multiple recognitions in competitions and their work has been published in a variety of publications worldwide.
Our approach to design is based on our inmediate context. In Colombia resources are scarce and there are many issues to be attended. Every single gesture is important; maximum effect by minimum means.
When acting globally we think locally.
a + gf estudio
Hector Arderíus is an architect focused in architectural and urban design and he is currently director of the office a+gf estudio. After gaining experience in respected offices both in Spain and the UK- such as UP Arquitectos and StudioKAP - the commissioning of some private projects and winning the first prize at Europan11 Kosovo allowed Héctor to start a+gf estudio with Roberto García. Apart from his role at a+gf, Héctor collaborates regularly with the office DONAIRE Arquitectos with which he participated in the development of the winning proposal for the competition to design the Qattan Foundation new headquarters in Ramallah, Palestine. As an architect interested in research, he has always combined practice with tutoring and lecturing at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) and the University of Strathclyde from Glasgow.
Martino Tattarais the head of research and teaching at Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). He studied at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. His main theoretical interest is the relationship between architecture and large-scale urban design.
Dogma was founded in 2002 is led by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara. From the beginning of its activities, Dogma has worked on the relationship between architecture and the city by focusing mostly on urban design and large-scale projects. Parallel to the design projects, the members of Dogma have intensely engaged with teaching, writing, and research, activities that have been an integral part of the office’s engagement with architecture. Dogma is also active in offering consultancies to municipalities and agencies concerned with urban planning and architectural issues. Dogma’s work has been widely published and exhibited. In 2006, Dogma has won the 1st Iakov Chernikhov Prize for the best emerging architectural practice and in 2013, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Dogma. 11 Projects’ the first monograph on the work of the office was published by the AA Publications.
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Julien Monfort is architect-urbanist, co-founder of MOA-Architecture Office with Lauré Pantel. He also teaches in the Architecture School of Marseille-Luminy, after a 5 years collaboration with J. Castex and D. Klouche in the Architecture School of Versailles.
JM directs OMNI association (Unidentified Metropolitan Object) which develops since 2010 experimental scenarios for the Aix-Marseille-Provence, and participated in the identification of the future metropolis.
JM collaborated 4 years with OMA (R. Koolhaas) where he co-designed the Villa Lemoine in Floirac, and the McCormick Center in IIT Chicago (both 1998).
MOA Architecture won the «Moniteur's Première Oeuvre» price in 2003 for the «Roof-Pool» House in Bandol, and was nominated for the «Equerre d'Argent» price in 2008 for the Indoor-Soccer building «Block» in Marseille. The office was also gratified with two «Commerce-Design» prices for the restaurant «Café Populaire» in 2011, and the 200 years Old hardware store «Empereur» rehabilitation, both in Marseille.
Today, MOA counts 5 architects, and develops it's activity over every scale, from furniture design to urban prospective research. The office currently develops office buildings in Bordeaux and Gemenos, collective housing projects in Marseille, both social and luxurious, and several houses in Paris, Signes, Marseille, and Aix-les-Bains.
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n'undo - еmerges as an attitude, a way of (un) doing architecture, intervening on the territory and the city from non-construction, minimization, reuse and dismantling. Its work is based on criticism, debate and reflection, from where it develops its theoretical basis, which achieves various practices and urban and territorial actions, based on participation and the multidisciplinary performances.
Alejandro del Castillo
Architect E.T.S.A.M. (Madrid). Urban planning studies in Oxford Brookes University. DEA in 2009 with the work, massive housing architectures. Currently he is writing her PHD thesis about subtractions as places of creation. He has realized post degree studies of basic habitability in the UNESCO chair (U.P.M.) and of city and environment in the C.O.A.M. Has an expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene in international development and emergencies (U.A.H.) He has developed his work as a freelance professional, combining these labors with international development and teaching. He collaborates with diverse NGOs and lives in Haiti at the moment.
Architect (U.P.M.), takes the master of Advanced Project Of Architecture And City (U.A.H.) where she centers her investigations on refugee camps and informal settlements. Currently she is writing her PHD thesis about refugee camps. She has realized post degree studies of basic habitability in the UNESCO chair (U.P.M.) and is expert in water, sanitation and hygiene in international development and emergencies (U.A.H.). She has developed her work as freelance professional in Spain, combining it with teaching and international development, where she has been working in different countries and contexts from the basic habitability. Co-founder and active member of Soukala, organization specialized in low cost construction.
Alejandro & Verónica are members and co-founders of n´UNDO_ Re-Architecture Of The Territory And The City Based On No Construction, Minimization, Re-Use And Dismantlement.
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Architect, urban designer, Ph D student, researcher and journalist.
Henning Larsen Architects
Poland - Denmark
Mateusz is an architect, urban designer, Ph D student, researcher and journalist.
Educated in architecture and urbanism at Silesian University of Technology in Poland. Gained experience in renowned Dutch (MVRDV) and Polish (medusagroup, KWK Promes) offices. Right now is working as an architect and urban designer in Copenhagen based office COBE, focusing on physical realization of architecture, strategic urban planning, urban and landscape design, and research where he was involved in several winning projects. Mateusz is also PhD student and teaching assistant on Wroclaw University of Technology, where he is doing research about socio-artistic approach in architecture, focusing on high quality and lowcosts interventions. In 2014 he joined Henning Larsen Architects, where he is a core part of competition department HLAB. Besides that he was a tutor on many international workshops like OSSA or Indesem. In spare time he is writing for A10 Magazine.
We are happy to announce Ivan Honchar Museum as the theme and the location of the Place Making & Building Transformation workshop.
CURATOR:Theo Hauben / HAU|Hauben architecture & urbanism / the Netherlands
TUTORS: ELENA ARCHIPOVAITE / Lithuania & ANDREA VIDOTTO / Italy
This workshop is about the publicness of space in Kiev. Rather than focusing on the physical properties of public spaces, this workshop will scrutinize public space uses and the functions they hold in the lives of the citizens.
More info and the application process:http://festival.canactions.com/…/canaction…/workshop/5/about
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GEBERIT with CANactions invites young architects and designers to contribute to the development of sustainable public street toilets for Ukrainian cities within STREET GEBERIT: Всеукраїнський конкурс (March 10, 2016 - April 21, 2016)
The need for sanitation in urban areas is obvious. Inappropriate sanitation can be damaging to human health and the environment. Especially in urban areas, where public toilets are more common.
Innovative design improvements in public toilets and new ways of recycling will help governments and their partners to meet the enormous challenge of providing quality services to public sanitation.
Organizer: GEBERIT - The European leader in the field of sanitary products.
Co-organizer: CANactions - interdisciplinary urban research platform.
Partners: Zhytomyr City Council.
First place - 30 000 UAH and the realisation of the project
Second place - 15 000 UAH
Third place - 7000 UAH
Audience Award - 5000 UAH
Who can participate:
The competition is open to persons under 35 years, who are citizens of Ukraine, from students to skilled architects and designers.
More information THERE
Competition will take place for the ninth time in a frame of the International Architectural Festival CANactions 2016.
Applications for can be submitted from February 29 till April 13 23:59 (Kyiv time).
The competition is open for:
• students and graduates of Architectural departments of Ukrainian institutions of higher education, specialization - Architecture
• age restriction - up to 35 years, inclusively
• Bachelor's degree is necessary
• number of projects from one author is not limited
• the theme of projects is not limited
• individual membership or stuff is permitted
Among the awards are:
- the opportunity to study in DIA (Dessau Institute of Architecture) to get Master Degree - Germany,
- participation in workshops EASA - Lithuania
- participation in workshop Hello Wood 2016- Hungary.
FOR PARTICIPATION YOU HAVE:
- to fill the application form
- to send the project by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Among our students we would like to see talented and ambitious agents of change who are ready to initiate urban projects and implement real transformations in Ukrainian cities. The topic of the STUDIO #2 is ‘Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities’
Theme:Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities
Dates:February 15 – May 21, 2016
Curator:Urs Thomann, CH
Tuition fee:11 800 UAH
Application deadline:January 3, 2016
Do (post)industrial cities of Ukraine have a future?Have they truly become post- or do they still remain industrial?How to take a step forward from a utopian Soviet past to a contemporary city without the utopian pretense?
The STUDIO #2 participants will be working on finding answers to these questions and raising new ones through developing strategic scenarios and tactical proposals for Kramatorsk – an Eastern Ukrainian city which has been chosen for our case study.
The students will get an opportunity to present their results at the annual CANactions International Architecture Festival in May, 2016.
Want to apply? Read more on our website:
You have one more chance to become a member of first urban school in Ukraine CANactions School for Urban Studies: Studio#1.
By popular demand, we continue to accept applications until 10 August 2015
28 липня о 20:00 архітектор Віктор Зотов прочитає лекцію про урбаністику, а також разом із командою фестивалю презентує CANactions School for Urban Studies: Open call for Studio #1
А після заходу сонця розпочнеться кінопоказ «Берлін – симфонія великого міста» (1927).
First in Ukraine urban school declares accepting applications for grant in CANactions School for Urban Studies Studio#1.
We will give a grant to study free for citizens of Ukraine, who have experience of successful social projects and seek to join team, which will develop strategy for one of the cities in Ukraine.
(must contain personal details, education, level of English, and also your experince in urban projects, participation in social and cultural projects, workshops, master-classes, educational programs etc.)
should describe why exactly you want to win a grant and become Studio#1 participant, your vision of professional activities after the graduation from Studio#1
must contain examples of your design, architectural or urban projects, extracts from your written reports, publications, research and analytical work etc. Portfolio have to contain up to 5 projects, no more than 10 pages overall, and should not exceed 20 MB. Each project must be signed with title, year, explanation, significance and amount of work the candidate has conducted for the project.
Scan-copy of passport
Scan-copy of University Diploma. Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's degree
The application deadline is August 10, 2015.
The required documents must be sent via e-mail: email@example.com
More details: http://school.canactions.com/
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