Bocci (www.bocci.ca) is a high-end contemporary design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver, Canada. We are searching for a brilliant young videographer to prepare two 3-4 minute long videos about the "making of" two of our pieces.
The pieces in question are a blown glass chandelier, and a large decorative sand cast copper bowl, both of which are manufactured in Bocci's factory in Vancouver. Bocci's philosophy is that the form of an object should relate directly to the manner of its making. Instead of inventing form, we focus on inventing a process, and the process in turn yields form. For this reason, a "making of" video is for us a very important and conceptually rigorous exercise. We are open to any and all approaches.
Please submit a video, maximum 30 seconds in length, about the "making of" a fried egg. Upload your video to YouTube and check "unlisted" in the privacy setting, then email the link of your video and your C/V to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 1, 2011. Judging will occur in the first week of February by a panel consisting of Bocci's board of directors (including Creative Director Omer Arbel), and the results will be announced on February 7th. The two final "making of" videos need to be complete no later than April 1st, 2011.
The winning candidate will receive a $5,000 fee (Canadian funds) and one sample of each of the pieces filmed, in exchange for the production of our two “making of” videos. The winner will also receive travel to and from Vancouver, living expenses (if required), and a modest reimbursable expense budget (to be discussed at a future date) for equipment rentals. Bocci already owns a Panasonic AG-HMC150 PU camera which may be employed to gather footage. The winning candidate will be credited in all of Bocci’s promotional material, including the debut of one of the two videos at Rossana Orlandi’s Gallery during the 2011 Milan Design Week.
TrimoUrbanCrash is a competition for undergraduate/diploma students of architecture and design. The competition awards the best project with its permanent realisation on location while the author also receives a summer school at the AA School in London, UK.
This year's task is designing The Life Stand, a tribune for a specific residential neighbourhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia, using Trimo materials. The winning project will be realised in summer 2011. Participants can also approach the subject of urban renewal with conceptual, experimential projects.
SHIFT: is a student-run organization seeking to provide a scholarly and provocative forum for emerging issues at the forefront of theory and practice in landscape architecture and related disciplines.
Our inaugural issue, SHIFT: infrastructure suggested that the integration of natural systems into the built environment provides for a more sustainable model of landscape architecture in infrastructure design. However, the skillful employment of ecological principles does not necessarily ensure a culturally sensitive design. In the 21st century, Landscape Architecture faces the challenge of not only creating ecologically regenerative designs, but doing so in a way that engages the public through education, community mobilization, and inspiration. This is important not only for the long-term viability of the design, but also for its economic success.
SHIFT: process calls for submissions from current students from any discipline, or student work from graduates within the past 2 years. We are looking for work that encourages debate and discussion of this important topic through informed and academically rigorous creative thinking. Each submission will be reviewed by an independent jury, which is composed of nationally recognized leaders in Landscape Architecture.
Submissions may be: academic essays (up to 3,000 words), narratives, project graphics including mixed media, or anything one considers key in communicating their ideas. We strongly encourage graphics, photography, diagrams, flash animation, stop motion animation, models, social networking tools, games, community building art forms, puzzles, interactive media of any kind, and...you get the idea. Each submissions must include a concise written abstract with bibliography.
Last year's jurors included Mark Johnson, FASLA, Kristina Hill, Jeff Hou, Walter Kulash, and Bill Wenk, FASLA.
Hong Kong's Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Shenzhen Municipality's Bureau of Public Works jointly launch an international design ideas competition and call for submissions in relation to the proposed Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) passenger terminal building and four vehicular bridges across the Shenzhen River.
The new BCP will be located in Hong Kong's north-eastern New Territories and Shenzhen's Luohu district to serve passenger, goods and vehicular traffic travelling between Hong Kong (HK) and Shenzhen (SZ) East.Please refer to the attached plans for the location and concept of the new BCP.
Under the theme "People Foremost, a Vista of New Connection", the design competition calls for submissions that will see the proposed new passenger terminal building blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment and presenting a consistent image and style on both the HK and SZ sides of the boundary. The BCP's design should also illustrate the intimate collaboration between HK and SZ under the "separate-location" arrangement of immigration and customs operations.
The competition is open worldwide to qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering and planning, as well as the general public.Interested participants may join the Professional Group or the Open Group according to the requirements of the competition.
The Professional Group is open to all registered, fellow or full members of professional institutes of architects, engineers, and planners in HK, the Mainland and overseas (professionals in the Mainland must be registered professionals and have Class 1 registered qualifications, if applicable).
Individual entries, collaborative entries or entries submitted by units/companies are permitted.
The Open Group is open to the general public from HK, the Mainland and overseas (except qualified professionals as described above). Individual entries, collaborative entries or entries submitted by units/companies are permitted.
Registration for the competition will close on January 31, 2011. The submission deadline will be on March 21, 2011. Interested participants should register their interest by submitting the duly completed entry form by email to
For details and rules of the competition, please refer to the competition document which can be downloaded at the competition website www.lthywbcp-design.hk.
KDDI Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo ; President: Tadashi Onodera) has announced the iida Award 2011 design competition, and is encouraging all those wishing to participate to submit their user-oriented product designs. The goal of the competition is to develop excellent ideas into commercial products.
Entry registration period from October 18, 2010 to January 31, 2011.And Works must be received between January 11, 2011 and January 31, 2011.
Theme: “iida LIFSTYLE PRODUCTS that add color to everyday life”
Contest description “iida LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS” suitable for commercialization *The works may incorporate digital content to enhance presentations
What are “iida LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS”? Mobile phone peripherals that suggest new lifestyle (Examples) AC adapters, straps, mobile phone cleaners, mobile phone earphones, trays, etc.
What is digital content? Interface design, application, sound functions, etc. that use mobile phone as media
Product commercialization Products to be selected: A few Winners will participate in meetings with a prospect of commercialization of products for iida LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS. *Consideration in the amount of 500,000 yen (including consumption tax and withholding income tax) will be paid.
Entry registration period From Monday, October 18, 2010 to Monday, January 31, 2011
Judges KDDI Corporation and external judges will conduct the screening process.
Meetings for product commercialization Through iida AWARD 2011, we send out products that suggest new lifestyle to the world by utilizing meetings for product commercialization in which both the company and students exchange ideas to polish design and specification. Therefore, some entry works may be buffed up and others may require major changes in design and specification. Applicants who passed the screening process will participate in meetings for product commercialization for the period of up to one year.