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Israeli Pavilion (Venice Biennale 2016): Between Biology and Architecture

The Venice Biennale is undoubtedly one of the most important architectural events in the world, so there is no surprise that the presented projects are at a high level. Many architects notice the need for changing the world and creating responsive architecture which will combine both biological and engineering approach. The project of the Israeli pavilion presents the Nanocellulose Desert Shelter and was designed by NCArchitects, professor Oded Shasayov and architect Guy Austern. It is a modern sustainable solution for…
Laka
August 9, 2016
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Max Berg Days of Architecture and Laka Exhibition

On June 4, 2016, the Max Berg Days of Architecture, an annual event organized by the Discovery Center of the Centennial Hall took place in Wrocław, Poland. The Centennial Hall in Wrocław, where it is located, is a UNESCO heritage building, erected in 1911-13 by the architect Max Berg. The aim of the event is to spread the word and educate about architecture and urbanism, as well as new technologies in order to raise consciousness about the topics, which apply…
Laka
July 15, 2016
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The Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a community of 36,000 professionals, organizations and students working together in the aim of social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development and related fields. It is one of the world’s leading platforms founded to create new and/or cross-post relevant content, as well as to enable discussion, interaction and sharing views. PCDN provides their members with information on events, jobs, funding, fellowships and relevant news and publications. Members can chat with each other, create blogs,…
Laka
July 12, 2016
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Impact Design Hub – Designing a better world

Impact Design Hub is an online resource for architects, designers, makers and other people working in public interest, social impact, humanitarian, and community design. It is a platform, which makes use of a variety of new media, such as a blogging system, infographics, videos or webinars in the aim of sharing and enabling communication. The Hub shares information regarding competitions, raises questions of funding / fundraising and crowdfunding projects, is active in promoting education in the field of sustainable development,…
Laka
July 12, 2016
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Technology Exchange Lab: Against poverty

It is widely assumed that poverty is one of the biggest problems in the world. According to UNICEF, 22 000 children die everyday as a result of poverty, more than 1.2 billion of people live in extreme poverty, on a budget of just $1.25 per day, and nearly half of the world's population – of less than $2.50 a day. One of the organizations which decided to combat poverty is Technology Exchange Lab (TEL) founded in 2009 by two MIT…
Laka
July 9, 2016
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Warka Water: Every drop counts

All sorts of architectural and spatial actions originate from human needs. Warka Water, designed by the Architecture and Vision studio under the leadership of Arturo Vittori, an Italian architect and designer, is an example of a project that had its source in a clearly stated human need. The society of Ethiopia constantly suffers from the lack of drinking water. According to Water.org, for the 99-million population of Ethiopia, 42,5 million of people do not have access to drinking water, and…
Laka
July 3, 2016
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The Buckminster Fuller Institute joins our group of Partners

We are honoured to be partners to The Buckminster Fuller Institute and Fuller Challenge! The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual international competition to seek for the most comprehensive solutions that address urgent global needs. Each year, a $100,000 prize is awarded to support the ongoing development and implementation of the best solution. The Buckminster Fuller Institute, the holder of the competition, looks for whole-system solutions that address social, environmental, economic and cultural issues. This methodology is aligned with the Buckminster…
Laka
July 3, 2016
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Laka Exhibition: Science & Technology Park in Gliwice

Laka Competition is an international architectural competition which seeks innovative ideas of the new architecture: socially engaged, capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions (environmental, natural, social) and providing safety for its occupants. Achieving such a goal requires an interdisciplinary approach that goes far beyond typical building solutions. Our aim is to promote the best architectural designs that underline a powerful impact that architecture has on social issues. The first edition of the competition met with interest among leading architectural magazines,…
Laka
January 13, 2016
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Flow: Architecture of particles

Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh, authors of the Fluid Architecture and laureates of the 1st prize in the Laka Competition 2015 were recently chosen as the winners of Toronto’s Winter Stations design competition. Their entry Flow was chosen as one of four international projects and built at the beaches for the months of February and March. Nearly 400 design submissions were entered for the competition that looked to enhance the waterfront landscape during the winter months. The theme of "freeze…
Laka
January 2, 2016