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Researchers from the University of Patras and the University of West Attica, Greece have won a £10,000 research prize to investigate how rainwater can be used to help cool facades of buildings in super-hot cities. The winning project is a suspended modular lightweight facade system for evaporative cooling with harvested rainwater. A light-weight structure which …

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YTAA, as (inherent) part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It is organised in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ …

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Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe wish to inform you of the new dates for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, which is currently in progress. The present circumstances force us this change of dates in order to maintain the rigour and value that distinguish this …

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Prince Claus Awards honour individuals and organisations for their excellent, ground- breaking work in culture and development. The seven 2020 Prince Claus Laureates were announced on 2 December in an online ceremony. Viewers watching from around the world were invited into the Royal Palace Amsterdam. During the programme, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the …

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Pakistan pavilion at the Expo-2020 Dubai will showcase ‘the hidden treasures’ of the country including the 7,000-year-old civilization. Visitors to the pavilion will get to know about the country through digital audio visual experience. For the first time, Pakistan has unveiled details of its unique pavilion being built at a cost of $28.72 million (Dh …

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From the 9-14 November, Dubai Design Week returns with a diverse line-up of 100+ events and activities for visitors of all ages to explore including exhibitions, pop-ups and outdoor installations at Dubai Design District (d3), alongside new digital programming. The weekend program includes the launch of a new large-scale outdoor retail initiative bringing together the …

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Text & Visuals | Abdul Rehman – Issue 56 – The provision of safe water supply has remained an important concern of all responsible governments. At the time of advent of subcontinent by the British, there was serious outbreak of cholera in the towns and cities of the subcontinent. A large number of military personals …

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Text | Zarminae Ansari – Visuals | Museum of the Russian Icon Website – Issue 56 – By ADA’s Moscow correspondent, when she lived in the endlessly surprising city trying to learn their rich, but forbiddingly difficult language! Arch. Zarminae Ansari, (MIT, 1997) is the Founder/ Director of Joy of Urdu, a bilingual organization for …

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Text & Visuals | Iftikhar Azam – Issue 55 – The Creative Process: What is a creative process and how does a creation create? So many questions fill one’s mind. Does the hand of the Master guide the servant? How does one imagine what there is not? How does one imagine the final form before …

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Text | Maria Aslam and Anushay Zehra Rashid – Visuals | Courtesy  Arif Hasan – Issue 55 – From the joint ADA Issue 53 & 54 we continue our conversation with Arif Hasan about his illustrious career. Diving further into his work, we discuss the immense knowledge he has gathered, the work he has interacted …

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