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An apartment at kurtulus by S+ Architecture

Murat Soygenis AIA of Istanbul shares a recent project:

A hundred year old apartment building in Istanbul’s crowded neighborhood Kurtulus underwent a major renovation by preserving historic shell and floor slabs intact. New touch to building is kept as invisible as possible yet adding the new simple, fresh aura to spaces. Original brick load bearing walls, cast iron beams were exposed after a careful surface cleaning. Light pastel colors are applied to most other walls to help strengthen the idea of flow of spaces to each other. 
Images available on the S+ website > an apartment at kurtulus



Industry Media Take Note of AIA Shanghai

Following the inauguration of AIA Shanghai, international and Chinese media took note and published articles underscoring this turning point for the architecture and design industry in Shanghai and China. AIA Shanghai is the first international professional association for architects to officially launch in Shanghai and Mainland China. It is the American Institute of Architects sixth international chapter, joining Hong Kong and Japan in the region. Links after the jump > Industry Media Take Note of AIA Shanghai via @IntlAIA



The Business Case for the 2030 Challenge

Join the Practice Management Knowledge Community for a free webinar: “The Business Case for the 2030 Challenge” on 16 October, 13:00-14:15pm ET. Learn how 2030 Challenge design metrics and tools inform design. Learn how you can translate that value added proposition to firm leadership, decision-makers, in-house design teams, and client stakeholders. For more information and registration, go to



Les Halles redux

While learning the history of Les Halles, member Giancarlo Alhadeff FAIA sent a gem — an entry for the 1980 competition which was organized in protest to 1979 project at Les Halles. More information about that effort can be found on the website of the Cité de l'Architecture et Patrimoine (in French), the location of the Laufen sponsored reception during "Paris | The anticipated urban that".

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On the subject of competitions from the 80s

Over 550 architects and designers entered the 1984 Times Square Tower site competition. An entry by AIA Europe member Thomas Bitnar AIA is among twenty boards now on display at The Skyscraper Museum in New York City in the exhibit "Times Square 1984: The Post-Modern Movement."

To see the entry by Thomas, scroll to the bottom of this page.



AIA UK Summer 2014 Newsletter

At the start of conference planning for 2014, the AIA Europe board considered that only London could serve as the bookend for Paris, creating what became a tale of two cities. Read coverage of that and more in the AIA UK Summer 2014 newsletter.

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Frank Gehry - Centre Pompidou

Attending the upcoming conference "Paris | The anticipated urban thaw"?  Need more Frank Gehry? The Centre Pompidou exhibit of "The lines of force in the career of one of the key figures of contemporary architecture" opens 8 October 2014.

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AIA Middle East year end conference

Tom Vonier of AIA Europe is Chairman of the second annual AIA Middle East conference, 14 & 15 November 2014.

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Welcome AIA Shanghai!

The AIA International region officially welcomes it's newest chapter: AIA Shanghai Inaugural — Home 首页



Fondation Louis Vuitton | Architectural Record

See it in person, and here AIA Europe's own James Cowey AIA, DESA of Studios Architecture (Architect of Record) and Matt King, Associate Director and Engineer at TESS describe their experience: Fondation Louis Vuitton | Gehry Partners | Paris | Building Types Study | Architectural Record

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Gehry and the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Follow @aiaeurope for regular updates regarding @FondationLV from now until the opening, 27 October, coinciding with "Paris | The anticipated urban thaw" —

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More from the NY Times

Setting the mood…Whit Stillman, Director of 'The Cosmopolitans,' on Paris's Most Timeless Places.

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Giving the Paris Cafe Scene a Jolt

Seems even the NY Times wants to prep our attendees for Paris: Giving the Paris Cafe Scene a Jolt.

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AIA International Practice Committee

The AIA International Practice Committee (IPC) is now soliciting applications for 2015 appointments to the committee's Advisory Group (AG). All IPC members are encouraged to consider this opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity. Learn more about the International Practice Committee.

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