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First major retrospective of I. M. Pei

M+, Hong Kong’s Global Museum of Contemporary Visual Culture

June 2024 : Opening

Location: West Gallery, M+

M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, located in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, announces details of major exhibitions, M+ Facade commissions, and the cinema programme for its third year since opening in November 2021. The 2024 programme covers a broad range of disciplines including visual art, design and architecture, moving image, photography, and fashion.

The programme includes the Special Exhibition I. M. Pei: Life Is Architecture, the first major retrospective of the seminal Chinese American architect I. M. Pei (1917–2019), opening in June 2024. Among the high-profile projects I. M. Pei realised over the seven decades of his celebrated career are the National Gallery of Art East Building in Washington, D.C., the modernisation of the Grand Louvre in Paris, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.

To lend a contemporary lens to Pei’s work, M+ presents newly commissioned photographs of his iconic and lesser-known buildings by a new generation of photographers from around the world including South Ho, Naho Kubota, Lee Kuo-min, Giovanna Silva, Mohamed Somji, Tian Fangfang, and Yoneda Tomoko. Architectural models of Pei’s built and unbuilt projects will also be made in collaboration with architecture schools at The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


11th edition International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

Announcement Theme and Curator Team


26 June to 20 October 2024

Under the title Nature of Hope, the 11th edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam examines nature, culture and hope from the perspective of architectural thought and action, as a driving force for social change. What does it take to face uncertainty about the future in a time of profound and multiple transformations – in other words, what are the building blocks we need to remain hopeful?

The IABR 2024 will take place from 26 June to 20 October 2024 and will focus on a combination of hope and nature. This choice stems from the recognition that everything begins with the Earth and that our exploitation – or rather, depletion – of the Earth, each other, and the living world is leading to multiple ecological and social crises. As humans, we can no longer place ourselves above or at a distance from nature and nor do we wish to. How can we put the knowledge and practices of spatial design at the service of the planet and all the creatures that live on it?

Conditions for Hope

In 2024, the IABR will focus on the design of hope – not as a naive position or a binary choice between optimism and pessimism, but as an active practice. After all, change will only land in fertile soil if it comes with the lure and hope of a new dawn. In the face of urgent systemic change, the design disciplines have an opportunity to redefine themselves. How can we consistently engage in a conscious confrontation with the realities of our field of work and our relationships, and find space in them for potential improvement and systemic change?

By focusing on the conditions for hope, the IABR 2024 will contribute to rebuilding social and knowledge infrastructures so that problematic ways of working can be abandoned and alternative ways of working strengthened. Architectural thinking as a flywheel for change!

Beyond the Makeability of the Landscape

The (Western) paradigm of ‘makeability’ – social engineering – and the economization and rationalization of the political and physical landscape in the form of polderen are deeply rooted in Dutch culture and inextricably linked to exploitation, dependency, and inequality. But both our technocratic and our democratic foundations are under pressure. The dominant attitude towards nature and landscape – talking and thinking about and designing in spite of nature – has led to our current situation: overlapping crises of ecology, climate, and social relations.

It is high time for a new (design) attitude: to think and act from nature; to act integrally and collectively; to interweave the multiplicity of (cultural) perspectives, lived experiences, and forms of knowledge – including those of other life forms – and to take the promise of the possible future as a starting point.

Towards a Regenerative and Hopeful Architectural Practice

Spatial designers have a key role to play in imagining and establishing the conditions for urgent change. Many signs of this coming cultural shift are already visible. More and more natural entities, such as rivers, are gaining rights (notably in the Global South). Insurers and financial markets are making their voices heard in the climate crisis debate, taking a stand on the future they want. Architects, urban designers, landscape designers, and spatial policymakers are also increasingly focusing on integrated design solutions: from water and soil the drivers of spatial change, as described in new national policies, to working circularly and carbon positively, (re)using local materials and knowledge building.

In the run-up to the exhibition, the IABR 2024 will support these developments by focusing on exploring and transforming architectural culture and strengthening the conditions for regenerative architectural practices. In this context, the imagination is not a utopian blueprint, but a pragmatic search for what previously seemed impossible.


The IABR 2024: Nature of Hope Curator Team consists of architect and researcher Janna Bystrykh, architect-researcher and philosopher Catherine Koekoek, researcher and writer Hani Salih, spatial designer and researcher Alina Paias, and designer and writer Noortje Weenink. The curator team, whose members come from different backgrounds but share a common basis in spatial design, manifests the change that is already underway.


The main venue of the IABR 2024 will be the Nieuwe Instituut (NI) in Rotterdam, the national museum for architecture, design, and digital culture. The IABR thus returns to the place where it took its first cultural steps 20 years ago. The IABR and the Nieuwe Instituut share a common agenda and both want the design disciplines to play a key role in interpreting and furthering the development of pressing social challenges.


As a knowledge and cultural institution, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) promotes and draws attention to the value of research by design. The disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Design, and Urban Design have an essential, connecting and imaginative part to play in the profound social transformations the world is facing as a result of climate change. The visualization of alternatives is crucial to designing a shared future.

IABR is generously supported by the City of Rotterdam and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.


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Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Laos 2024

1 – 14 September 2024

Building Trust International are offering a hands-on participatory workshop where volunteers will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Volunteers will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.

Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Laos 2024

What will workshop participants learn?

We are happy to announce that we will be working alongside internationally acclaimed conservation charity, Free the Bears Fund Rescue Centre in Laos. The sanctuary was established in 2003 after local authorities confiscated three bear cubs and asked for assistance to help look after them. The rescue centre has continued to provide care for these bears and also accepted further bears that have been confiscated by the Laos authorities. The sanctuary is situated within the beautiful Tat Kuang Si Park, a Provincial Protected Area approximately 30 Km from the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Luang Prabang.

Building Trust International has been requested by Free the Bears to work with the local community and Laotian staff to design and construct a new sustainably built merchandise store. The merchandise store will enable the conservation charity to sell items in order to receive much needed donations to allow them to continue their ongoing efforts to protect bears in Laos and beyond.


Build Workshop: Sun 1st September to Sat 14th September 2024

This is a hands on course and will result in a new bamboo structure working with others to learn on-site skills such as:

– Bamboo building
– Bamboo framing and roof construction
– Bamboo weaving

Please note spaces are limited, so hopeful participants should get in touch today to receive their application form and register for this exciting bamboo workshop.


Lord Hendy Bus Tour

23 September 2024 – City of London


Service Design Global Conference

Helsinki, Finland

Autumn 2024

Service Design Global Conference 2024 in Helsinki brings top talents together

The Service Design Global Conference 2024 (SDGC24), a global event for professionals and design enthusiasts alike, will be happening in Helsinki next Autumn 2024.

The prestigious conference of the Service Design Network will gather world class service design cases, talents, innovators and other players. It aims to bring wider visibility to service design with the theme for the 2024 conference being “Designing for Impact: Strategic Leadership with Service Design”.

With more than 900 participants, the Global Conference has been organised for 16 years since 2008 and took place in cities around the world.The latest gathering in 2023 was hosted both in Berlin and online. In 2024, the event in Helsinki will be produced by the Global Service Design Network along with its local chapter SDN Finland. The event is organized with the support of Finnish designers association Ornamo Art and Design Finland, and other partners from academia to business.

Eliisa Sarkkinen, Head of SDN Finland and Lead Service Designer at Siili Solutions, is happy to have the conference finally in Finland. “The event will be a hub of creativity and a place to look into the future of our innovative capabilities. In SDGC24, we want to embrace design enthusiasts from early practitioners to global decision makers connecting tech and design, strategy and business”, Sarkkinen states.

The conference theme sets the stage for exciting keynotes, workshops, and networks about the role and impact of service design and how creativity is crucial for the service business. The stage will welcome all world class service design cases, innovations, businesses, and talents.

Finnish tech-driven companies are strong users of design

Salla Heinänen, Executive Director at Ornamo Art and Design Finland, has followed the growth and transformation of the design scene in Finland with positivity. The turnover in 2021 of the Finnish design sector was €15.4 billion euros, with an impressive 2/3 share in digital design. The development that has occurred in the software business is strongly linked to the digitalisation of society and business.

“Design is based on human understanding, and as a field of expertise, its potential as part of the digital economy is widely identified in Finnish companies. Thanks to our strong tech-intensive culture, Finland is one of the forerunners in service design”, states Heinänen.

Service Design Network in a nutshell

The Service Design Network (SDN), founded in 2004, is the leading non-profit institution for expertise in service design and a driver of global growth, development, and innovation within the practice. Through national and international events, online and print publications and coordination with academic institutions, our member-based network connects multiple roles.

Ornamo Art and Design Finland in a nutshell
Finland’s largest multidisciplinary design community, Ornamo, advances the profession of designers and promotes the role of design in society. Founded in 1911, Ornamo has 3,000 members.


China Dialogues Book

Together with the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China, we posted details of the presentation of a book by Vladimir Belogolovsky, that took place on 4 September 2022.

This online event was recorded and available for viewing at a later time.

The announcement link can be viewed here (in Chinese with an English translation feature):

China Dialogues architecture event

Blurb excerpts about the book by Vladimir Belogolovsky:

Li Xiangning: “With a refreshing query, engaging themes, and deep insights, Vladimir Belogolovsky’s dialogues with China’s cutting-edge architects investigate and illustrate a vivid scene of contemporary Chinese architecture.”

Kenneth Frampton: “…Each conversation is an extraordinary testimony to the energy of an undeniable renaissance, in which these talented and highly cultivated architects are engaged in the common project of creating a civic culture for a new society…”

Steven Holl: “…China Dialogues tirelessly presents the Chinese architects who have embodied new freedom and promise…”

Jean-Louis Cohen: “…Belogolovsky lifts the veil on a prolific new generation of designers, who have in common a highly intellectualized and conceptual understanding of architecture…”

Juhani Pallasmaa: “…Belogolovsky shares his deep personal knowledge of current Chinese architecture and the leading individual designers, as well as their thinking and intentions…”

Aaron Betsky: “…This book assembles some of the very best practices not just in Asia, but in the world, displaying their work with photographs of great depth while letting the designers tell us about their sources, dreams, and aspirations…”

Luis Fernández-Galiano: “In China Dialogues Vladimir Belogolovsky charts a panorama of Chinese architecture through the words of its main players. He draws his ‘landscape with figures’ with excellent prose, deep understanding, and outspoken wit…”

Cui Kai: “Belogolovsky’s book gathers an inquisitive collection of thoughts from outstanding Chinese architects; it is a critical documentation of the author’s in-depth conversations about the past, the future, and the current moment of our architecture.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky
Curatorial Project


The Pritzker Architecture Prize presents

May 16 2024 at 6:00pm CDT

Community: The Architect as Catalyst for Change,

the 2024 Laureate Lecture and Panel Discussion

The Pritzker Architecture Prize and Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center, present Community: The Architect as Catalyst for Change, the 2024 Laureate Lecture and Panel Discussion, taking place at the university’s historic S.R. Crown Hall on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00pm CDT.

Riken Yamamoto, 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Prize, will uncover his personal journey in the discovery of communities throughout the world, inspiring his socially-driven architecture that blurs the boundaries between public and private dimensions. “Every house exists within a town and every family exists within the community of townspeople. The relationship between community and family—the threshold of space between the town and a house—is what allows a community to exist forever,” explains Yamamoto.

“Whether he designs private houses or public infrastructure, schools or fire stations, city halls or museums, the common and convivial dimension is always present,” states the 2024 Jury Citation, in part. “His constant, careful and substantial attention to community has generated public interworking space systems that incentivize people to convene in different ways.”

Following the lecture, Yamamoto will be joined by recent Laureates, Sir David Chipperfield CH (2023), Francis Kéré (2022) and Anne Lacaton (2021), who will engage in a personal conversation about their very different paths of life. Sharing a deep commitment to the value of the social system, they will discuss the responsibility of the architect as a catalyst for change and debate respective challenges of creating and bridging communities as they shape new approaches to the design of the built environment.

“Riken Yamamoto has managed to create a body of work that is consistently ambitious and responsible,” comments Chipperfield. “The buildings manage to be both elegant and meaningful, always looking to have architectural and physical presence while at the same time celebrating ideas of community and social purpose.”

The event is free and open to the public but capacity will be limited and registration is required. The program will also be livestreamed to audiences at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture, Yokohama National University, Japan, and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and viewable worldwide at

Riken Yamamoto is the 53rd Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and resides in Yokohama, Japan. The 2024 ceremony video will be released this fall.

The Architecture Drawing Prize Exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum

31 January – 3 March 2024

The Architecture Drawing Prize Exhibition opens on 31 January 2024 at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London

Next month sees the opening of The Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, UK.  It features drawings by the finalists and category winners of the 2023 Architecture Drawing Prize

31 January – 3 March 2024

Sir John Soane’s Museum

13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP, England, UK

Entry is free

Louise Stewart, Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum says:

“Along with producing his own buildings, Sir John Soane sought to inspire young architects to learn from the built world around them, and did so through using drawings in innovative ways. The Architecture Drawing Prize continues this tradition, showcasing new work that celebrates draughtsmanship, skill and innovation.”

This year’s Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum takes the visionary as its theme. The curators are combining selected drawings from the Prize with examples from Soane’s collection to showcase how drawing is at the very heart of expressing innovation and design intent in architecture.  A reading table dedicated to exceptional drawings through the history of architecture will enable visitors to contextualise the exhibited contemporary drawings from the Prize.

Other highlights of the exhibition are the 2023 Category winners’ works that are notable for their play on the idea of representation and pictorial conventions. The three winning drawings are:

Hand-drawn category: ‘Grundtvig’ by Ben Johnson – United Kingdom

Digital Category: ‘The Archatographic Map of the Incomplete Landscape on Pedra Branca’ by Eugene Tan – Singapore

Hybrid Category: ‘(Re)membering the See Monster’ by Eldry John Infante – Philippines

The Overall Winner of The Architecture Drawing Prize will be announced on 29 January ahead of the exhibition opening.

Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects who originally set up The Architecture Drawing Prize, comments:

“The annual exhibition at Sir John Soane Museum is what makes this Prize programme so special and we welcome seeing the selected entrants’ work celebrated in London in this way by both our profession and the wider public from around the world.”

Details of opening hours:

About The Prize

The Architecture Drawing Prize is now in its 7th year. It is a collaboration between Sir John Soane’s Museum,  Make Architects and the World Architecture Festival.

The Prize had a record number of entries in 2023, attracting submissions from around the world, representing today’s best and most innovative architectural drawings.  The extent to which drawings make a proposition about the possibilities of architecture is an important criterion in the judging process as are technical skill and originality of approach.

The 2023 Prize was judged by:

  • Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands, Artists
  • Pablo Bronstein, Artist
  • Paul Finch, Director of World Architecture Festival (Chair of Jury)
  • Lily Jencks, Co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Jencks Squared
  • Federica Minozzi, CEO Iris Ceramica Group
  • Narinder Sagoo, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners
  • Ken Shuttleworth, Founder of Make Architects
  • Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum

The Architecture Drawing Prize is generously supported by the Italian company Iris Ceramica Group, one of world leaders in the production of high-end ceramic surfaces.

Federica Minozzi, CEO of Iris Ceramica Group and Prize Judge, says:

“We are really honoured to sponsor the Award. The Architecture Drawing Prize is a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate the genius of people and the desire to experiment. Hence the importance of it: it assumes a prominent role in reflecting architectural creativity.”

AI and EPDs: Pioneering a Better Future through Environmental Building Design

5 December 2023 at 2pm ET

Join Sandeep Ahuja and Leise Sandeman as they discuss environmental building design.

join cove.tool’s CEO and Co-Founder, Sandeep Ahuja, and the Co-Founder of Pathways, Leise Sandeman, for an upcoming webinar exploring the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

Join us this Tuesday, December 5th at 2pm ET for “AI and EPDs: Pioneering a Better Future through Environmental Building Design”. This session brings together industry experts and female founders to explore how these cutting-edge technologies are reshaping the landscape of building design.

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cove.tool, 100 Peachtree Street NW, Floor 5, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA, 404-998-5846


12th International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona

Catalunya, Spain

27 – 28 November 2023

It will delve into the theme of “The Poetics of Remediation”.

  • This year, 32 experts, including renowned professionals in the field, jury members, academics, and researchers, will be participating with their presentations.
  • Prominent speakers include the landscape architect and experimental vegetation activist Cassian Schmidt, the Thai landscape architect Koch Voraakkhom, theorists Gareth Doherty (Harvard University) and Tim Watermann (UCL), landscape architect Catherine Mosbach, and the author of “Water Lore” in Australia, Gini Lee, among others.
  • The Biennial returns as an in-person event, but with free and open streaming events for registered attendees.

Symposium in the Music Palace:

  • On November 27, 2023, a presentation day for projects chosen as finalists for the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize in the 12th edition of the Biennial. Venue: Petit Palau.
  • On November 28, 2023, a theoretical reflection day on the theme “The Poetics of Remediation”, with input from the juries of the Rosa Barba and Ribas Piera Prizes, as well as invited keynote speakers. Venue: Petit Palau.
  • On November 28, 2023, as part of the Biennial’s closing, the winning projects for both the Rosa Barba and Ribas Piera Prizes will be announced in an event at the Palau de la Música.
  • On November 28, 2023, there will be a Pop-up Green ephemeral intervention and a closing celebration. Venue: Pavelló Mies van der Rohe.

12th International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona


How Tall is Tall in Timber in the UK?

8 Fitzroy Street, London, England

CTBUH UK Chapter Presents:

How Tall is Tall in Timber in the UK? Challenges, Current Trends, and Future Prospects

(Thursday, 23 November 2023)


Join the CTBUH UK Chapter for an exploration of the opportunities, challenges, and potential of high-rise timber construction. Our expert panelists will discuss the topic “How Tall is Tall Timber in the UK?” This cross-industry discussion will delve into the potential for pushing the boundaries of sustainable timber buildings and uncover the critical factors that impact their height limitations.


  • Mads Kaltoft, Principal Partner, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
  • Adam Ozinsky, Senior Associate, 3XN
  • Judith Schulz, Fire Engineer, Arup
  • Carolina Bartram, Structural Engineer, Arup


Event details

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2023

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Arup, 8 Fitzroy St, London W1T 4BJ, UK

Cost: Nonmembers: £5, Members: Complimentary

Kindly Sponsored by: Arup.

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