SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Projects sought for Toronto exhibition on aethetics and seismic design

The curators of an upcoming exhibition considering the relationship between aesthetically pleasing design and conventional structural solutions to seismic activity are looking for completed or unbuilt schemes to display at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure are asking architects to submit their elegant structural solutions to building in areas often struck with seismic activity.

The curators explain: “Buildings, as we have been reminded by too many recent catastrophic earthquakes, are complex dynamic systems, oftentimes, aesthetic consideration is put on hold in favour of cost an engineering restraint; with this in mind, we are seeking proposals that surpass conventional approaches, ones that do not sacrifice a design aesthetic for conventional structural solution.”

Submissions must be received by 1st June, 2012, with the exhibition scheduled for September/October 2012. A brief synopsis and photos of the building or models are to be sent to info@mechanikllc.com with all shipping and printing costs covered by the exhibit. More information can be found here.

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 15 February 2012
St George welcomes NAWIC to Battersea Reach
Fri 23 Jan 2015
Architecture for Humanity files for bankruptcy
Wed 21 Jan 2015
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners announced their new office, releasing the film ’The Leadenhall Building’
Wed 21 Jan 2015
HOK Completes acquisition of 360 Architecture
Thu 15 Jan 2015
Broadway Malyan celebrates first built project in the Americas
Thu 15 Jan 2015
Mersin Integrated Health Campus reaches financial close
Wed 14 Jan 2015
In 2014, 97 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed – a new record
Wed 14 Jan 2015
SimpsonHaugh and Partners announce new LLP partners
Tue 13 Jan 2015