VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE: THE GIARDINI (2016)

 

This post is the third and last in a series on the Venice Architecture Biennale. These photos and previously posted trip planning tips are inspiration for you to attend the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy, which is currently going on through November 25, 2018.

This post shares older photos specifically from the Giardini section of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale including the country pavilions so you can get an idea of the amount and variety of exhibits available for attendees.

See more details for the current 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale here. See more details for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale here.

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DON’T MISS ‘EVICTED’ AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

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After taking a dip in the Snarkitecture ‘ball’ pool at the National Building Museum, take an educational walk through ‘Evicted’.

…an immersive new exhibition based on Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer prize-winning book. Using recently released data researched by the Eviction Lab, the first nationwide database of evictions, Evicted brings visitors to the intimate, frustrating, painful, and often repeated process of losing everything—furniture, food, heat, school supplies—as a family starts all over, over and over again. Evicted opens April 14, 2018 and runs through May 19, 2019…

Located on the first level near the bookstore, this exhibit has free admission and is open to the public. See more at the National Building Museum.

ACD CONFERENCE IN BALTIMORE

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Next week the Association for Community Design, in partnership with Neighborhood Design Center, will host their annual conference in Baltimore.

A gathering of community design practitioners, community partners, government officials and others, Reverberations will encourage critical reflection on the state of community design, past and present, in order to better serve our communities in the future. By building skills, honing cross-disciplinary techniques, and openly examining on-the-ground experiences, we will deepen and amplify our understanding of and influence on community impact.

See conference details here.

AIA TO HOST PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON DC

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March 24 & 25, 2017 at AIA Headquarters in Washington DC.

Design professionals will learn skills and methods to pro-actively engage in community-based design through fee-based practice. Instructors and special guest speakers will present in-depth case studies of the community and client engagement processes and the outcomes of their award-winning Public Interest Design projects. Successful completion of this two-day intensive Public Interest Design Institute qualifies attendees for 11.5 AIA (HSW) CEUs or ASLA PDHs and certification as a SEED Professional. Preliminary agenda.

Learning objectives include:

  • Finding new clients and public interest design projects
  • Learning about new fee sources and structures
  • Learning methods of working with a community as a design partner
  • Leveraging other partners and assets to address project challenges
  • Maximizing a project’s positive impact on a community
  • Moving beyond LEED to measure positive social, economic, & environmental impact
  • Understanding public interest design and how it is re-shaping professional practice

This two-day intensive course is presented by Design Corps, the SEED Network,
AIA National, and the M.S. in Sustainable Design Program at the CUA.

Register here.

SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN CELEBRATION 2016

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Inscape Publico, a nonprofit architecture firm in Washington DC, is hosting it’s 2nd annual Social Impact Design Celebration. It is the social event for all of those supporting social impact design in architecture, design, development, and construction in the DC area. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, unique silent auction items, and a chance to meet and view the work of leaders in the field. All proceeds will support the mission of Inscape Publico.

And…you can enter to win a new ‘Handsome Devil’ bicycle, valued at $1,200. Drawing will take place on Nov 2, 2016 at the Social Impact Design Celebration (need not be present to win). Bike raffle tickets here.

See more about Inscape Publico. Event tickets here.

WINNERS OF THE DC AFFORDABLE LIVING DESIGN COMPETITION

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Last year the DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative organized a design competition for an affordable housing project in Washington DC. The competition was for 10 affordable single family homes in the historic neighborhood of Deanwood in Washington DC that are designed to meet the International Living Futures Institute’s rigorous sustainable requirements of their Living Building Challenge. Award winners will be presenting their work February 1, 2016 at Catholic University.

1st Place: The “Urban Grapevine” team was Mike Binder (Binder Regenerative Design,) Marcie Meditch (Meditch Murphey Architects,) Thomas Serra (Independent Engineering,) Lael Taylor (Meditch Murphey Architects) and Jenny Wienckowski (Rain Underground, LLC.) The project excelled in all of the Living Building Challenge v3.0 petals:  Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Material, Equity and Beauty.

2nd Place: The “Deanwood Market” team was made up of William Teass and Charles Warren (Taess Warren Architects,) Ryan Moody and Jason Reibold (Moody Landscape Architecture) and Chris French (District Homes.) This project also excelled at all of the petals, most of all energy and place.

Honorable Mention: The “Coming Together” by team 521 composed of Lindsey Falasca (Hickok Cole Architects,) Elin Zurbrigg (Mi Casa Inc,) Paul Totten (WSP in the USA,) Daniel Moring (IBC Engineering) and Apryl Webb (Skanska.) Bethany Bezak of DC Water thought this project was the most innovative in its water treatment. This project also incorporated a workplace strategy for the community.

RSVP for the event. See more from the award winners and their submissions on the DC LBCC website.

 

DC’S FIRST SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN CELEBRATION



Inscape Publico has announced it’s inaugural Social Impact Design Celebration to be held at the Wonder Bread Factory on November 17, 2015. Two awards will be announced, one for a DC based social impact designer and another for a DC metro area project that has made triple bottom line impact. Attendees will be social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, designers and others who support this work. Food and drink are included but buy your ticket soon, early bird pricing is only available through October 1st. It promises to be a night public interest designers should not miss!

Purchase tickets here. Proceeds go to providing nonprofits in need with probono design services.