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The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards 14th Edition Calls for Entries!

2020.10.26 up

The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards celebrates and rewards the work of designers and architects who improve our quality of life and the built environment, as well as private and public clients who entrust them with their design needs. Enhancing the appreciation and promotion of excellence in design, the awards provide international recognition and exposure to its winners. ADF(NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards 2021 as a media partner.

A NEW JOINT ART PROJECT “ART MEETS TOKYO” STARTS

2020.09.16 up

A new platform "The Chain Museum" will start a new project "ART MEETS TOKYO" alongside the exhibition of the winner of "The 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival". Targeted to students and young artists, this new platform aims to support art and artists to connect to the world through business and technology.

The first exhibition will be held at the restaurant bar, Dōngxī Restaurant & Sakaba(5th floor, Shibuya sequence MIYASHITA PARK). This project was co-planned by Rhizomatiks Architecture and David Watts.
ADF is proud to support "ART MEETS TOKYO" as a media partner.

Architectural Design Award - The 1st Annual Architizer A+Firm Awards call for entries

2020.09.16 up

The Architizer A+Firm Awards is a new awards program spotlighting the architects and collaborators behind the world’s best buildings. It is the only program of its scale and reach explicitly designed to honor offices of all sizes, specializations and geographies, as well as the A&E professionals that bring great architecture to life. Architizer is the world’s largest digital platform for architecture, with a community 5+ million strong. ADF(NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports the A+Firm Awards as one of the media partners.

TIMELINE
1st Annual A+Firm Awards Opens – September 15, 2020
Early Entry Deadline – October 9, 2020
Regular Entry Deadline – November 20, 2020
Final Entry Deadline- December 11, 2020
Jury Voting – December 2020 to January 2021
Winners Announced – January / February 2021

For more information visit the website

WA Awards 35th Cycle is now open and accepting entries

2020.07.31 up

World Architecture Community has opened the WA Awards 10+5+X 35th Cycle to accept innovative projects from all around to be judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics and top design leaders, as well as WA Awards' previous winners and World Architecture Community Members. All architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students can send their entries until August 20, 2020 (23:59 GMT) by registering to WAC from here first. Registrations are free to WAC and after uploading their projects, participants can send their entries whenever they want before deadline.

KODW 2020 Goes Virtual Meeting Global Experts to Explore the New Normal

2020.07.29 up

Hong Kong Design Centre’s (HKDC) major annual event, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW), will make its debut as a virtual event for international audiences this year. Under the theme “Designing Digital Futures”, KODW 2020 will be held from 26 to 29 August 2020 to explore how digital transformation and human-centric design can help us navigate uncertainty and thrive in the pandemic world. Meet over 40 international forward-thinking leaders and innovators in one virtual event. Free Community and Network platform are accessible to all the participants.

Period: 26 - 29, August 2020
Place: Vertual
Registration: https://www.kodw.org/en/buy-tickets/

ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2021

2020.05.01 up

ADF decided to exhibit showcase in “Milano Salone”, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition held once a year in Milano, Italy in 2021. We call for designs worldwide for the “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2021”.

ADF acknowledged a media partnership with HKTDC for DesignInspire

2020.04.17 up

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) has acknowledged a media partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) for DesignInspire, the exhibition of design and innovation, held by every December. Through the media partnership, we will work together to proceed with the activities aimed at the development of the design industry, and we will convey beneficial information to everyone and try to lead to the development of the design industry.

ADF acknowledged a media partnership with World Architecture Community

2020.04.08 up

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) acknowledged a media partnership with World Architecture Community, known as a unique global platform for architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students and academics around the globe.

This partnership will enable both of the party to enrich their contents and provide new insights to their members. We will continue to create an environment where members can mutually enhance each other and benefit from.

【About World Architecture Community】
Founded in 2006, World Architecture Community provides a unique environment for architects, interior designers, architecture & interior design students and academics around the globe to meet, share and compete. As a truly global platform, World Architecture Community is the place where international contemporary architecture and interior design are expressed from all horizons, providing an equal opportunity to those countries generally less covered by international media.

WA Awards 34th Cycle is now open and accepting entries

2020.04.08 up

World Architecture Community has opened entries to the WA Awards 10+5+X 34th Cycle that accepts innovative projects all around the world. The WA Awards highlights and recognizes remarkable projects that have the potential to inspire new questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

All architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students can send their entries until May 20, 2020 (23:59 GMT) by registering to WAC from here first. Registrations are free to WAC and after uploading their projects, participants can send their entries whenever they want before deadline.

Awarding follows a very democratic procedure where all WA Jury members votes (for the 10) or World Architecture Community members ratings (for the 5) have equal weight and are effective in the final decision.

Image: Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects in China won the WA Award in the 33rd Cycle. Image © Virgile Simon Bertrand

DFA Design for Asia Awards ー Call For Entry!

2020.04.03 up

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020, organized by Hong Kong Design Centre, will open for global submission from April 1 till July 17, 2020. Submissions by May 31, 2020 will enjoy a 50% off on registration fee. ADF has continuously supported the DFA for Asia Awards 2020 as a media partner.

DFA Design for Asia Awards organized by Hong Kong Design Centre has been an influential platform in underpinning designers’ contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia. The Awards covers a total of 26 design categories under four design disciplines: (1) Apparel & Accessory Design, (2) Communication Design, (3) Environmental Design and (4) Product & Industrial Design.

Dezeen Awards 2020 is open for entry!

2020.03.19 up

Dezeen Awards is an annual awards program, now in its third year, which is organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website. It identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.

This year, there are 42 project categories that can be entered in total: 12 each for architecture, interiors and design and six for studio categories.

Dezeen Awards have introduced new categories for landscape project, infrastructure project, bar interior, restaurant interior, small retail interior, large retail interior, architectural lighting design and exhibition design.

The world's leading architects, designers and curators complete the list of 75 judges that will judge this year's entries based on the three Dezeen Awards criteria – beautiful, innovative and beneficial.

■Enter Dezeen Awards now
31 March 2020: Early entry deadline
2 June 2020: Final entry deadline
9 June 2020: Late entry deadline

ADF acknowledged a media partnership with Dezeen

2020.03.13 up

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) acknowledged a media partnership with Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website.

Two parties dedicated to activities enhancing the architecture and design industry have come together to revitalize and empower the industry furthermore. We believe that utilizing our resources and exchanging information frequently will make it possible. We are willing to make this effort to provide useful information to our members.


【About Dezeen】
Dezeen is an architecture and design platform based in the UK, which has been active since 2006. Their carefully selected information has been highly appreciated, which made it one of the most influential architecture and design platform with the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. They post job offers on Dezeen Jobs and also organizes the Dezeen Awards every year for the sake of the growth of the architecture and design industry.

2020 A+Awards now open for entry!

2020.02.14 up

The 8th annual Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. It is live at Architizer.com, the largest online community of architects in the world, with an audience 7+ million strong. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion those products that are integral to bringing great buildings to life.


■Launch: January 7, 2020
■Early Entry Deadline: February 14, 2020
■Final Entry Deadline: March 27, 2020

■Award Info: https://awards.architizer.com/
■2019 Winners Gallery: https://awards.architizer.com/winners-gallery/

Design Shanghai 2020

2020.02.05 up

"Design Shanghai" will be held from November 26th to 29th, 2020. ADF proudly supports "Design Shanghai" as a media partner this year as well.

Design Shanghai is one of the world's most prestigious international design events and Asia's premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China's ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia's top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

Design Shanghai will move to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 26-29 May, 2020, celebrating its 7th anniversary with exciting new content. Set across six remarkable design sections, Design Shanghai 2020 is set to be the biggest and best yet.

Date : November 26-29 , 2020
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center


■Official sites
Design Shanghai: https://www.designshanghai.com/
Design China Beijing:https://www.designchinabeijing.com/

Winners Announcement - ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020

2020.01.27 up

We are pleased to announce the winners of ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020. Our panel of judges, which includes three influencers from the architectural design, chose the winning entry based on how well it exemplified the entry requirements and the theme "Versatility".
Great thanks to everyone who participated in the Award and also supported to make this Award a success.

Here are the winners.


■ Best Performance Award

Ms.Rie Aruga "CYLINDER x MATERIAL"


■ Outstanding Performance Award winners

Ms.Daan Snippe "UNDER PRODUCTION" 
Mr.Toshiki Yabushita "Luis from the cradle to the rocking chair"


Best Performance Award work will be exhibited at the ADF exhibit space in Milano Salone.
Stay tuned for more information on the Award and the winning works.


■Award details: https://www.adf.or.jp/english/compe/?id=1572571896-257258

ADF acknowledged a media partnership with Architizer

2019.12.20 up

Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) acknowledged a media partnership with Architizer, the world's most magnificent architectural online platform based in New York City.

By introducing each other's activities, such as information on awards in each media, we will try to provide more beneficial information to ADF members. Additionally, we hope this will result in increasing user engagement on both platforms and eventually accommodating to empower architectural design throughout the world.

【About Architizer】
Based in New York, it has started its online platform from 2009. This is the largest online community of architects in the world, which provides information on outstanding architecture, interior, furniture, and products throughout the world. Architizer has hosted the A+Award annually, since 2013.

※Business of Design Week 2019 Summit, DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony and Fashion Asia Hong Kong to be Cancelled

2019.11.22 up

In view of the current situation in the city, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announced today the cancellation of this year’s Business of Design Week (BODW) Summit (2-7 December 2019), DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony (4 December 2019) and Fashion Asia Hong Kong programmes (3-10 December 2019).
The decision to cancel these programmes was made after consultation with key partners and the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom (UK), the partner country of BODW 2019.

Participants who have purchased tickets for the BODW Summit and Fashion Asia Hong Kong: Fashion Challenges Forum will be fully refunded. For details of how to obtain a refund, please check www.bodw.com and www.fashionasiahk.com

Design China Beijing 2019

2019.08.26 up

"Design China Beijing" is a brand new trade design event, showcasing iconic international design brands as well as a strong roster of local design brands. The fair attracts 20,000 influential architects, interior designers, property developers, hotel groups, retail buyers, designers, press and the design-savvy public to see and specify the very latest furniture, lighting, textiles, accessories, materials and conceptual installations from over 100 leading international and domestic design brands and galleries. ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports "Design China Beijing" as a media partner this year as well.

Period: Sep 12-16, 2019
Venue: National Agricultural Exhibition Centre

■More Info
Design China Beijing URL

ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020

2019.06.28 up

ADF decided to exhibit showcase in “Milano Salone”, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition held once a year in Milano, Italy in 2020. We call for designs worldwide for the “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020”.

ASA International Design Competition 2019 Results!

2019.06.07 up

The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) in Thailand announced the results of the ASA International Design Competition 2019. This year is dedicated to fresh ideas in sustainability – approaches so radical, unanticipated, and transformative they earn the epithet ‘uncanny’. This competition aims that the applicants present ideas that surprise and challenge our assumptions and widen our views of what is possible.

The winner of this year's award was Phornphong Yanyadech, an architectural designer living in Germany. The title of the work is "The Eternity Sustainability", and the subtitle is "A new type of eco-crematorium to reutilize our dead body back to nature."

Business partnership with the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage

2019.05.16 up

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) has signed a business partnership agreement with the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) in Thailand to interact with architects and designers of both parties, continuing from 2017 to 2018. As a result of this agreement, ADF will encourage opportunities to train Japanese and Thai architects and designers, improve the social status of them, and interact with each other. ADF will continue to provide a higher quality of design information than ever before. Furthermore, as part of the relationship, ADF has partnered with ASA to invite the ASA International Design Competition winner to Japan for research studies and cultural exchange.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019 - Call For Entry !

2019.04.18 up

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019 that ADF has supported will open for global submission from April 1 till June 28, 2019. Submissions by 30 April 2019 will enjoy a 50% off on registration fee.

In the past 15 years, DFA Design for Asia Awards, organized by Hong Kong Design Centre and funded by Create Hong Kong, has been an influential platform in underpinning designers’ contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia. The Awards covers a total of 26 design categories under four design disciplines: (1) Apparel & Accessory, (2) Communication, (3) Environmental and (4) Product and Industrial Design.

Design projects, produced and launched in one or more Asian markets between 1 January 2017 and 31 May 2019, are eligible for the Awards submission.

Online Submission: https://dfaa.dfaawards.com/
Award video: http://bit.ly/2KPAuya


◆Final Call: Until 28.6.2019◆

Receive 20% discount on the registration fee by entering the following information.
・Name of Organization: Aoyama Design Forum
・Promotional Code: AdFs05

Winners of ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019 Announcement!

2019.03.22 up

We are pleased to announce the winners of ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019.A meeting of ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019 Excellence Award Selection Committee was held at Milan, Italy.This year 1 Best Performance Award winner and 2Outstanding Performance Award winners were selected.

Here are the winners and the review from the judge follows.

Call For Entries: ASA International Design Competition 2019!

2019.03.14 up

The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) in Thailand announces the ASA International Design Competition 2019. This year is dedicated to fresh ideas in sustainability – approaches so radical, unanticipated, and transformative they earn the epithet ‘uncanny’. This competition aims that the applicants present ideas that surprise and challenge our assumptions and widen our views of what is possible.

The competition is also open to all entries from students, architects, urban planners, designers, artists, and thinkers. No restrictions on age, gender, or nationality. Besides, the registration is free. Please apply if you are interested!

Application deadline: Apr 5, 2018

Singapore Design Week 2019!!

2019.03.04 up

Singapore Design Week is held from 4 to 17 March 2019.NPO ADF(Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports the Singapore Design Week(SDW)organized by DesignSingapore Councilas one of the media partners this year as well.

For more details

Design Anthology Awards 2019 Results

2019.02.25 up

The inaugural Design Anthology Awards results were officially announced at an event held at Hong Kong luxury hotel The Murray on February 22, 2019.Design Anthology has created the Awards programme to acknowledge the importance of design in today’s culture and industry, and recognize the talent and vision in the region.

Best Graduates Award 2018 of the Polytechnic University of Milan!

2019.02.05 up

ADF(NPO Aoyama Design Forum) participated as one of the supporters in the Premio Neolaureati 2018 Awards ceremony of the Polytechnic University of Milan(Politecnico di Milano), which has produced prominent architects and designers.
This award provides opprtunity for letting newly graduat to getting into real filed problems and also allows their outstanding thesis open to the public.
Please click "Here" to see the first classified of the Newly Graduate Award 2018 and also feel the atmosphere of the award ceremony!

Result of ADF Design Award 2019

2019.01.25 up

We are adraid to announce that there was no project selected as a winner of ADF Design Award 2019 which we co-host with ASA (The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage).
However, we selected the following project for the consolation prize. For the project information, please click Here.

■Consolation Prize: Wannapha Fishery Community - Mr. NAKHARIN PITAK

MIID ANNUAL BALL & AWARDS 2018

2018.11.30 up

The Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) is the national institute representing the interior design profession in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MIID has hosted various award programs recognizing and celebrating various interior designers across Kuala Lumpur and beyond.It is their honor to recognize each of the award recipients for their many accomplishments.

For more details

Business of Design Week (BODW) 2018 !

2018.11.02 up

Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, the 17th edition of Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading annual design event, will be held in Hong Kong from 3-8 December, 2018. Delivering ahost of international innovators and creative powerhouses from across a multitude of disciplines,BODW continues to provide a platform to present the latest industry insights and to promote the wide and strategic use of design for cities, the economy, culture and the living.

BODW 2018 will take on the theme ‘Think ∙ Collaborate ∙ Create’. This year’s programme will focuson design and innovation in branding, space, communication, product, culture and the city. In addition,new sessions focusing on Digital & Design, Greater Bay Area & Design and more, will be introducedthis year. ADF will proudly support the BODW 2018 as one of the media partners. If you have interest,please join the event!

* a 30% discount will be offered to ADF members and friends of supporting organization.

Online Submission: bodw.com/af
Promo code: MD3TZYM

ADF Awards has been introduced in AIA NYS magazine!

2018.10.12 up

ADF awards has been published in a quarterly magazine published by the American Institute of Architect New York State Branch (AIA NYS).

■For more details:https://issuu.com/aianys/

ADF Webmagazine has published!

2018.10.12 up

ADF published new webmagazine site which offers design trends and unique information from all over the world!

■Webmagazine::https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/

ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019

2018.10.11 up

ADF is decided to exhibit showcase in “Milano Salone”, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition held once a year in Milano, Italy in 2019. We invite the design worldwide for the “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019 ”.

■For more information::https://event.gg/10496/

We are pleased to announce that NPO Aoyama Design Forum will be offering our first co-sponsored award,“ADF Design Award 2019”

2018.09.21 up

We are pleased to announce that NPO Aoyama Design Forum will be offering our first co-sponsored award,“ADF Design Award 2019”, with the cooperation of The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA).
The theme of the award is “Restructuring the Asian Depopulating Community Through Architecture”. In some regional communities in Asian countries, depopulation has become a serious problem. Considering the way the residents are living in the areas and the way these existing communities should be, how do you think you can help rebuild the area as a sustainable community through architecture? There is no limit to age or nationality for application.
For more information please click the ”Details". We are looking forward to your innovative ideas!

■For more information:https://www.adf.or.jp/up_pdf/1537506210-601835.pdf

The Design Anthology Awards 2019 Calls for Entries!

2018.07.06 up

The Design Anthology Awards 2019 submission portal is open and accepting entries until 30 September 2018. There is a total of 21 awards over three categories: People, Places, and Products. ADF supports this Awards as one of the sponsors.

The Design Anthology has a stellar lineup of judges: Soo Khian Chan of SCDA, Aric Chen of M+ Museum, Njusja de Gier of kvadrat, André Fu of AFSO, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri&Hu, Peer Linder of bulthaup, Joyce Wang of Joyce Wang Studio, and Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU and Design Trust.

For more details head to the Awards website. The Design Anthology looks forward to receiving your entries!

Website: https://awards.designanthologymag.com/

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