Invitation to enter the World Habitat Awards 2017-18
Every year two outstanding housing projects are selected as winners of the World Habitat Awards. Entries are now open for the 2017-18 awards. We are looking for housing projects and approaches which:
- demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
- can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
- are already being implemented or are completed, i.e. not at design stage or very early stages of development
- view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.
The winning projects will receive a £10,000 prize and international recognition for their achievements along with the chance to attend an award ceremony at a global UN event in 2018.
All entries must be received by 1 March 2017.
Announcing the 2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards Competition
Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), dbXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards and co-hosted Structures for Inclusion conference.
Discussion, lectures and wokshops related to sustainable disaster management and development aid.
VENUE: humantektur I Ganghoferstr. 2 | 12043 Berlin
DATE: Berlin, April, 29-30th
KITCHEN-HUB Inauguration in Berlin
Opening: 27.11.2015 I 5 pm
Rossbachstr. 6, Berlin Schöneberg
Presentations: 5 pm – 6.30 pm
Food & Live Music: From 6.30 pm
Über den Tellerrand e.V. and CoCoon announce the opening of the KITCHEN-HUB, a place of mutual exchange between refugees and locals.
The KITCHEN-HUB is a DesignBuild project and was realized in close collaboration with Habitat Unit building on the experiences and outcomes of the Design Studio Refugees in the City at the TU Berlin.
KITCHEN-HUB Inauguration Poster (JPG)
Announcing the winners of the 2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards
Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), designbuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards winners to recognize excellence in public interest design.
Two winners were selected from each of the three networks to exemplify each network’s public interest design principles.
Call for Papers “Building on the Common Ground”
3 February 2017 – Deadline for abstract submission for Paper proposals.
13 February 2017 – Notification of acceptance for Papers and Workshops.
7 April 2017 – Paper Presentations at Conference
21 April 2017 – Deadline for submission of Full Papers. Note
For seventeen years, the purpose of the SFI conference has been to bring together and share the best ideas and practices that are reaching those currently un-served by the design professions. Continuing that tradition, Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), DesignBuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design at the Portland State University School of Architecture, are pleased to announce the Structures for Inclusion conference call for papers.
Venue: Portland State University, USA
Call For Papers: „Architecture Connects" - aae 2017 conference
For more information please visit the aae 2017 conference website: https://aaeconference2017.wordpress.com/
HANDS ON, June 1-3, 2016 Vienna
on academic designbuild studios
The registration for the conference and the excursion will be available end of April 2016.
Fees will be:
Conference (June 1-2, incl. coffee + snacks): € 15,00
Meals with speakers at conference (dinner June 1 + lunch June 2): € 50,00
Excursion (June 3, bus tour incl. Austrian Heurigen-lunch): € 30
Full conference package: € 95,00
New Publication: Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook
Edited by Lisa M. Abendroth, Bryan Bell: Routledge – 2015 – 364 pages
The first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology, the first step-by-step process supporting public interest designers. The book features an Issues Index composed of ninety critical social, economic, and environmental issues, illustrated with thirty case study projects representing eighteen countries and four continents, all cross-referenced, to show you how every human issue is a design issue.
Contributions from Thomas Fisher, Heather Fleming and David Kaisel, Michael Cohen, Michael P. Murphy Jr. and Alan Ricks, and over twenty others cover topics such as professional responsibility, public interest design business development, design evaluation, and capacity building through scaling, along with many more. Themes including public participation, issue-based design, and assessment are referenced throughout the book and provide benchmarks toward an informed practice. This comprehensive manual also contains a glossary, an appendix of engagement methods, a case study locator atlas, and a reading list. Whether you are working in the field of architecture, urban planning, industrial design, landscape architecture, or communication design, this book empowers you to create community-centered environments, products, and systems.
„KITCHEN-HUB table inauguration“ by CoCoon, Berlin
On the last day of the KITCHEN-HUB summer school the first table and chair modules for Über den Tellerrand kochen were inaugurated in our studio workshop.
The summer school was funded by the STO Stiftung. It was undertaken in a close collaboration between Habitat Unit and CoCoon at Technische Universität Berlin, building on the outcomes of the REFUGEE CITY design studio at Habitat Unit.
International SEED award for 'A Jam Manufactory for NAXIÍ'
The CoCoon- DesignBuild Project: "A Jam Manufactory for Naxií" is one of the winners of the 2015 SEED Award in Public Interest Design. The project will be presented by team members at the fifteenth annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference, co-hosted by the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) April 11th - 12th and 12, 201, 2015 in Detroit.
Dossier DesignBuild in Arquitectura Viva
Arquitectura Viva 165 features a Dossier on DesignBuild including projects by Rural Studio, CoCoon, Archintorno and many more.
Public Interest Design Award
Archintorno and CoCoon are two of the six winners of the P.I.D.Award Mexico.
Launch of the european designbuildXchange platform
Working Out: Thinking while doing
is the title of the ACSA fall conference 214 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
Here, the EDBKN-Team (European DesignBuild Knowledge Network) will launch and test the Beta Version of the interactive "european DesignbuildXchange web-platform.