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January 22, 2016

Olivieri, La Pyramide, 1973, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)
© Iwan Baan Rinaldo Olivieri, La Pyramide, 1973, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)

African Modernism Next week, the Graham Foundationm is bringing the exhibition Architecture of Independence: African Modernism to the United States, curated by Swiss architect Manuel Herz. Following independence from their colonial powers after World War II, many Sub-Saharan nations built grand modernist as a symbol of that newfound freedom and their government's newfound power. [ARCHITECT]

The Week in Tech Connecting the dots on connected devices, helping the blind navigate cities, D.C. Metro wi-fi, New York State going $5 billion in on clean energy, and more cool tech stories this week. [ARCHITECT]

Shenzhen Thesis Shenzhen Bienniale co-curator Aaron Betsky lays out the intent behind the new show: "We need to 're-live' our cities. We need to bring them alive through architecture. What we need ... is to reuse and rethink what we already have. We need to do so in a way that lets us take charge of the human-made world we inhabit." [ARCHITECT]

Each component of the partion was 3D printed.
The Living Each component of the partion was 3D printed.

Bionic Partition David Benjamin's The Living and Autodesk use a biology-based algorithm to design a very light partition for the Airbus 320 Partition. [ARCHITECT]

Augment Your Reality Advances in the technologies offer new methods of visualizing projects and communicating design intent to clients, such as the Augment app shown above. [ARCHITECT]

Awards and Competitions

The Copper Development Association is accepting submissions for its 9th annual North American Copper in Architecture awards program. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is now accepting submissions to its fourth Wheelwright Prize, an open, international competition for early-career architects that supports travel-based research. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2016. Read more about the Wheelwright Prize

The Architectural League has announced a call for entries for its Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, focused this year around the theme of (im)permanence and time as a defining characteristic of architecture. Entries are due Feb. 17, 2016. 

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge recognizes initiatives that take a comprehensive and anticipatory design approach to advance human well-being and the health of the planet’s ecosystem. The Buckminster Fuller Institute awards one $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a design solution that addresses complex global problems. The application window will open on Jan. 15 and entries are due by March 1. 

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