13th ISDC 2015 Announced

13TH IAHH International Student Design Competition

Theme:

Development of a sustainable urban community on the periphery of an existing town / city

The 13th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC) shall focus on the theme of development of a locality on the periphery of an existing town or a city with an aim to transform the area into a vibrant humane and sustainable community through innovative planning, design and construction which addresses the key issue of evolving sustainable humane habitats in harmony with its natural setting and socio-cultural environment in the regional context.

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17th ICHH 2015 Announced

We are happy to announce the 17th International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2015 slated for January 31 – February 2, 2015

The theme for this year’s Conference is

Sustainable Architecture, Environment and Development in Rural, Urban and Regional Context.

The 17th International Conference on Humane Habitat shall focus on the Theme : Sustainable Architecture, Environment and Development in Rural, Urban and Regional Context. The conference shall be organised by International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH), and hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture at its premises in Bandra West, Mumbai, India on January 31 – February 2, 2015 in association with Council of Architecture (COA),Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), and World Society of Ekistics (WSE), and Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects, Forum of Colleges of Architecture, Mumbai Region and Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) and Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA) in Mumbai, India.

In the era of rapid economic development and resultant urbanization there is a need for evolving sustainable and humane architecture in harmony with environment. Architecture as the cultural expression of a society reflects the philosophy of life of the people. Each region has evolved its own distinctive architecture and in the process enriched the built-environment. Architecture in rural and urban areas has to be critically viewed in its regional context. At the same time, revolution in science and technology has had tremendous impact on architecture and environment. With the growing concern about the quality of life in contemporary human settlements, it is necessary to review and re-envision the strategy of development of our villages, towns and cities to promote sustainable development.

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12th ISDC 2014 Results Announced

Results

of the 12th IAHH international student design
competition are as follows:

First Prize : Entry no 1234567 The University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Second Prize: Entry no: 1127005 CEPT University, India

Third Prize: Entry no 8889903 CEPT University, India

Honourable Mention:

Entry No, 1576865 CEPT University India

Entry

No. 3528123 KRVIA, India,

Entry no. 3055421 University of Kitakyushu, Japan.

The results were announced at the concluding session of ICHH 2014.

The jury consisted of Prof Ashish Ganju India, Ar. Martina Spies, Austria and Ar Suresh Patel, U. K.

Heartiest congratulations to you all the participants and winners!

Please visit exhibition at RCA Bandra West, Mumbai, India open until 8 Feb 2014.

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan
Convener ICHH & ISDC 2014
President,
International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH)

12th ISDC 2014 Announced

12TH IAHH International Student

Design Competition

Theme: Affordable Housing for the Urban Poor and Evolving Sustainable Communities

The 12th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC) shall

focus on the theme of redevelopment of an urban community of the poor in an existing city with an aim to transform the area into a vibrant humane and sustainable community through innovative planning, design and construction which addresses the key issue of evolving sustainable humane habitats.

Full details and the competition brief on the 12th ISDC 2014 page.