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News Archives - Laka Reacts


Laka Perspectives & International Design Awards

By | News | No Comments | May 31, 2018 Tags: , ,

A happy news from Los Angeles: the Laka Perspectives book receives an honorable mention in the International Design Awards! Many thanks for the Participants and all engaged in the preparation of the book, more information about the 1st volume: http://lakaperspectives.com/, and the 2nd (in progress) https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018/ Learn more about IDA 2017: https://idesignawards.com/winners/zoom.php?eid=9-18267-18  Laka Perspectives is a pocket-sized source of inspiration that outlines different views on the role of architecture, the connections between spatial interventions and their social outcomes, and the pathways…

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BART//BRATKE & Matthijs la Roi Architects: New Concert Hall

By | News | No Comments | April 22, 2018 Tags: , , ,

BART//BRATKE & Matthijs la Roi Architects proposal for New Concert Hall Nuremberg PROJECT INFO Location: Nuremberg, Germany Status: Design Proposal / Competition Entry Size: 17 000 m2 BART//BRATKE Design Team: Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke Matthijs la Roi Architects Design Team: Mattijs la Roi www.bartbratke.com www.matthijslaroi.com ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT The Nuremberg Concert Hall extends the historically rich heritage of the Meistersingerhalle and enriches the cultural city of Nuremberg with a unique musical experience in which music and space become one. Based…

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Laka Competition 2018 has started!

By | News | No Comments | April 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The main focus of the competition is on the solutions that develop through a process of changes and adjustments. The subject of the competition is architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings. https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018/ Schedule: ● Registration opens in April 2018 ● Early Registration (April 1st–June 1st): 50 USD ● Regular Registration (June 2nd–October 1st): 75 USD ● Late…

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Laka Perspectives vol. 1 is printed!

By | News | No Comments | February 2, 2018 Tags: , , , , , ,

It’s ready! After about fourteen months from the initial idea, with the schedule adjusted a dozen of times, we managed to complete and print the Laka Perspectives book volume 1. We have miscalculated the original schedules for more than eight months, but finally, on January 2018 the first edition of the book has been delivered to our office in two boxes 0,10 m3 each. We received amazing support from all participants of the book, authors of the interviews and introductions and…

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Italian Pavilion Expo’15 – Paolo Venturella

By | News | No Comments | January 10, 2018 Tags: ,

Italian Pavilion Expo’15 is one of the projects from Paolo Venturella Architecture – a firm based in Rome that mainly focus its research on the integration between the design processes and renewable energies. Source and more information about the project: http://www.paoloventurella.it/italian-pavillion-expo-2015/ | Authors’ description: “The proposal for the “Italian Pavilion” for the EXPO 2015 in Milan is based on the integration between sustainable food and renewable energies. Food is incorporated in the design by the continuation of the green of the exterior space, while energies…

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“Architecture that Reacts” 2017 – Results

By | News | No Comments | December 1, 2017 Tags: , ,

200 Participants from more than 40 countries submitted over 90 designs to this year’s “Architecture that Reacts”! The variety of submitted solutions “that reacts” showcase the outstanding creativity of the authors. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all Participants for your inspiring projects! Huge thanks to Laka’s Judges, Partners, Media Partners for your support, consultancy and promotion! Deadline for submissions for the Laka Competition 2017 was on November 2, 2017. Every project that has been submitted before…

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PCDN Network – About Laka’s Partners

By | News | No Comments | November 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , ,

As Laka we are honored to be partners to The Peace and Collaborative Development Network, the community which work to empower others to make a change in the world. In 2017, PCDNetwork has developed an incredible group of new services such as The Career Series, The Social Change Career Helping Line or The Social Change Career Podcast. We are more than happy to share the promotional material from PCDN, which you can find below. WHAT IS PCDN? PCDN 3.0 is…

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Laka Perspectives book – German Design Award 2018 Nominee!

By | News | No Comments | August 28, 2017

Laka Perspectives book has been nominated to the German Design Award 2018! www.german-design-award.com Laka Perspectives is a collection of 21 interviews with renowned experts from disciplines such as architecture, urban planning, computational design, digital fabrication, smart materials, mobility, and biomimicry. The keynote of the book is about perceiving and following the new ideas on the horizon and challenging the status quo along the way. The interviews have been conducted by Laka Foundation in 2016/2017. Content of Laka Perspectives: Number of pages: approx. 350 (paperback) Publisher:…

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Judge meets Laureate of #ArchitectureThatReacts ’16

By | News | No Comments | June 27, 2017 Tags: , , , ,

At the beginning of June 2017, one of the Judges of the Laka Competitions “Architecture that Reacts”- Dr. Peter Kuczia – met with Laureate of the 1st prize of the Laka Competition 2016 – Jin Young Song – at the Department of Architecture of University at Buffalo (State University of New York). Jin Young Song (AIA) is an architect, researcher, assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo and founder of DIOINNO Architecture PLLC (Buffalo and Seoul based design firm). His interest is…

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Partners in crime (Laka’s interview with Rasa Navasaitytė and Daniel Köhler from lab-eds)

By | News | No Comments | April 25, 2017

Main picture: Choreograments. Reactivation strategy for the Linnahall, Tallinn, Estonia. 2010, project by Rasa Navasaityte, Daniel Köhler. Source: http://www.lab-eds.org/Choreograments-Linnahall Easy access to simulation tools in architecture, engineering and urban planning would allow more precise solutions, which are tailored to the particular needs of a society or area, however in practice such software is rare and unfamiliar to designers. The work of lab-eds allows an intuitive, conceptual analysis of controlled interactions in design. But it is not all that Rasa Navasaitytė…

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