Exhibitions

20 ispod 36

20 under 36 is an exhibition, which was produced by ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK for its 2013 edition It displays twenty projects by Bulgarian architects under 36 and was displayed on the main pedestrian street in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in November 2013. The unifying theme of the exhibition was "Future City", which was also the theme of the festival as a whole. The purpose of the exhibition was to support a generation, which is yet to establish itself on the Bulgarian architectural scene and which has still not drowned in compromised investment building. 
 
The exhibition was formed through an open call to all Bulgarian architects, urbanists and landscape architects under 36. The festival's 2013 curators, Orlin Manolov and Pavel Yanchev selected amongs the submitted ones the 20 projects to be exhibited. The title is a play of words with the popular 40 under 40 architectural awards and with the meaning of the expression "young architect". In a conservative profession such as architecture "young" is a term that applies to architects under 40. The construction boom however led to a collapse of the age boundary ( and of many other boundaries as well). Architectural starst under 30 rose ( typical case - BIG). That's why ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK took as an upper limit the non - round number 36. 
 
ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is a Bulgarian yearly festival for contemporary architecture and the city and it aims at raising the level of awareness about urbanity, at stimulating an active and responsible behaviour towards the city, as well as at initiating actions for a positive and visible improvment of the quality of architecture and urban planning of Bulgarian cities. It is part of the platform for contemporary culture ONE, also organiser of a dance and a design festival. ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK started in 2008 under the name Sofia Architecture Week. 
 
The 2015 edition of ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK will be held between September 18th and 27th under the title UN - COMMON RIVER and will have as curator Merve Bedir.
 
PROJECT ANATOMY: ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
 
‘Architects do not make buildings; they make drawings of buildings.’
 
This exhibition tends to bring up the subject of the status of an architectural drawing within the framework of a project, with the intention of viewing the drawing as a formative aspect of the design process, rather than a means of presentation. Research through the architectural drawing is conceived as a link in the iterative process between the analytical (deductive) and the intuitive (inductive) architectural operation. It can, therefore, be nominated as an instrument for research in the field of architecture, as a tool in the process of finding the optimal spatial configuration. Since this iterative process is conducted by pre-established criteria related to the circumstances, needs and intentions, a procedure with a clear and positive aim is established, which can be evaluated as such. This analytical design process aims to define the operational measure of the project’s completion, and provide new design strategies that could involve not only the organization of space in the design process, but also future circumstances and time in which the architectural object arises.
 
Consequently, these works aim to contribute to the discussion on the role and status of architectural design and adaptability of the architectural technique in modern circumstances of the destabilized architectural profession.
 

Archiprix: 

Archiprix International invites biennially all schools world wide in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture to select their best graduation project. 

Fot the 2015 edition Archiprix International received a record number of 351 projects from 87 countries. The jury reviewed all submitted entries, nominated 21 projects for the Hunter Douglas Awards and selected 7 winners . The issues many graduation projects testify to great political and enviromental concerns. The projects also showed great awarness of the technology that is currently available to realize the proposed designs. 

When selectin the winning projects, the jury looked for projects that reflect the very individiualand personal language of the designers, expressing themselves in a truly clear voice to the world. 

Winners of the Hunter Design Awards are: 

Archipelago Lab -  Pedro Pitarch Alonso
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid Spain

Architecture and Extreme Environment - Adriana Debnárová
Vysoka skola vytvarnych umeni, Academy of Fine arts and Design, Department of Architecture, Bratislava Slovakia

Architecture of the Synthetic the Spectacular and Belligerent  - Frances Cooper
University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, Auckland New Zealand

COOP - Santiago Benenati, Javier Tellechea
Universidad de la Republica - Uruguay, Facultad de Arquitectura, Montevideo Uruguay

Diary of an architect - Verónica Francés Tortosa
Universidad de Alicante, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Alicante Spain

Recording and Projecting Architecture - Filippo Doria
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Delft Netherlands

Red Meat - José María Martín Padrón, Ana Caracuel Urbano
Universidad Europea de Madrid, Escuela Superior de Arte y Arquitectura, Madrid Spain