ULI PRESENTATION | Development of seoul

Topic: Seoul's Voyage to a World-renowned Cultural and Historic City

Presenter: Dr In Keun LEE, Commissioner / Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy, KOREA

formaly Assistant Mayor for Infrastructure Director-General for Urban Planning, Seoul Municipality

Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday November 2, 2016 (Registration starts at noon)

Location: CallisonRTKL, 17th Floor, Platinum, No.233, Taicang Road, Shanghai

Admission: Open to ULI and AIA community

Admission Fee: 100 RMB Paid at entry, includes lunch

Pre-registration email for AIA Shanghai community: events@aiashanghai.org

Registration deadline: 6:00pm, Monday, October 31, 2016

Confirmation email sent: noon, Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Topic: Sustainable American Hardwoods in a Healthcare Environment

Presenter: Criswell Davis, Mighty Oaks Consulting, President

Topic: Structure + Soul

Presenter: Prof. Patrick Fong, Patrick Fong Design, President

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (registration from 5:30 pm), Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Location: Westin Bund Center, Floor 3, 88 Henan Middle Road, Shanghai

RSVP required by October 28: events@aiashanghai.org

Members Free, Nonmembers 100 RMB at Door. Dinner + Drinks Included.

Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, Elected 2017 AIA President

Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, from AIA Continental Europe, was elected 2016 AIA First Vice President/2017 President at AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta. Currently serving as 2014–2015 AIA Vice President, he is also the founder and past president of AIA Continental Europe from 1994 to 1995. He served on the AIA Board of Directors representing the AIA International Region from 2010 to 2012. Read more

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China's Nail Houses

 © Reuters / Image via The Atlantic

© Reuters / Image via The Atlantic

"Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property owners say the compensation being offered is too low. Some of them have remained in their homes for years as their court cases drag on and new construction continues all around them..." The Atlantic. View this photographic essay here

NBBJ plan skyscraper that 'casts no shadow'

A concept for a "No Shadow Tower" was recently put forward by the London branch of NBBJ architects. The ambitious structure would be built to reflect light between two high-rises to ensure more sunlight can reach ground level. It works by using an algorithm in the design phase to calculate which panels on a building will be in view of the sun at certain hours of the day depending on its location, shape and the time of year. Read more

Photographer captures overscaled urbanization in Chongqing

Since his first visit to the city in 2009 photographer Tim Franco has been on a mission to document the rapid change in what he believes is “maybe the most widely unknown megacity in the world.” The result is Metamorpolis, a forthcoming book photographic book by Franco with text by British journalist Richard Macauley, which documents the colossal scale of development juxtaposed against the people of Chongqing .....read more

Frei Paul Otto | 31 May 1925 – 9 March 2015 | Pritzker Laureate 2015

Frei Otto has just been named the 40th recipient of the Pritzker Prize - two weeks prior to the expected official announcement. The abrupt news has been released early due the unfortunate passing of the German architect and structural engineer, who was best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium.  Read more