SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: architect, urbanist Aleksandrs Feltins, Dec 12, 13.00

"Slice of Architecture" open lecture series this semester ends on December 12 at 13.00 with a guest lecture by architect and urbanist ALEKSANDRS FELTINS – "Climate Change Adaptation of Urban Blocks". Aleksandrs will illustrate how the climate change adaptation is reliant on urban structure. This connection goes down to how territories are arranged and how movement is organized. The lecture is based on own practical work as a project manager in a research project and a master's degree in urbanism in Delft University of Technology.

Lecture will be held in English. Venue: Street Durbes 4, room 303. Everybody is welcome!

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FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule – winner of BAUA Awards 2019 Camera

FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule receives award for the best architecture graduation project in the annual BAUA Awards 2019 show held on Nov 9 in Riga. BAUA Awards is an exhibition and competition of the best projects of young Baltic architects happening already for the seventh time with the aim to present, compare and award the best graduation works of architecture students from the Baltic States.
The graduation works were evaluated by the jury, consisting of licensed architects who are not involved in teaching architecture at any of the participating schools in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania – the Union of International Architects Secretary General Serban Tiganas and representatives from each Baltic state – architects Ilze Mekša, Igns Ogints ("DO Architects") and Narva city chief architect Ivan Sergejev.

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FAD students take part in the "Mission: Gauja" of Augmented Urbans project in Cēsis Camera

In organising the temporary office “Mission: Gauja” within the project AUGMENTED URBANS, the municipality of Cēsis had the possibility to test a pattern of population involvement allowing everyone to visit the temporary office at a convenient time – both daily and during the events. In two weeks time thereby they managed to involve the widest and more diverse community and variety of interests. RISEBA architecture students Zanda Bojāre and Anete Biņķe participated in the events on September 20, 2019 by presenting their ideas of the development opportunities, scenarios and potential of developing the city of Cēsis as a resort. The task of the studio (Architecture design IV, tutors: V. Celmiņš, I. Paklone) project was to analyse what could be maintained in Gaujaslīči and Cīrulīši, also, how to attract more tourists, and how Cēsis could achieve resort status with the particular design scenarios.

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Painting exhibition "horizon" by Rudolfs Dainis Šmits at the H2O 6 quarter from November 14

From Nov 14, 16.00 until Dec 31 H2O 6 Quarter will host paintings exhibition by architect, FAD tutor and guest lecturer Rudolfs Dainis Šmits. The exhibition titled "horizon" manifests transitions and beginnings.

The paintings exhibition will be on display on the ground floor foyer of 4 Durbes Street.

Rudolfs Dainis Smits, Dipl. Arch., is RISEBA guest lecturer and globally experienced architect, currently leading his own practice RDSA Studio based in Riga. He studied architecture, art history, and painting at the University of Illinois, Chicago and theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. St. Louis, U.S.A.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: architect Ivar Krasinski (Dubai, EDGE) / Thursday, Nov 14, 13.00

Slice of Architecture at FAD on Thursday, Nov 14, 13.00 –>>> open lecture by architect Ivar Krasinski (UAE) "Doing it wrong: incorrect assumptions regarding the sustainability of highrise buildings". Ivar Krasinski is a design director and founding partner of EDGE, based in Dubai – https://www.edgedesign.ae. His expertise covers large scale projects related to masterplanning, hospitality, residential, commercial, mixed use and venues.

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Student projects: City, Co-designing and Augmented urbanity, Cēsis

CITY, CO-DESIGNING & AUGMENTED URBANITY: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Case study: Green territories and public space in the city of Cēsis

By reason of the increasing nuber of environmental problems, nature as a resource obtains a crucial value. Due to globalisation and technological progress, many people return to their roots and seek unity with the nature. The concept of Cēsis as a resort was born to explore the potential of nature for development of the town. Student projects focuses on Cīrulīši and Gaujaslīči – two green neighbourhoods in Cēsis. How intact environment as a national treasure with contemporary services can blur borders of urban and rural lifestyles?

Study year – 2018/2019. Tutors: Ilze Paklone, Viesturs Celmiņš.

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RISEBA summer school of architecture and urban design – "FestivaL'and 2.0." Camera

Students of architecture, urban design, and related disciplines were invited to RISEBA Summer School on the Ephemeral Architecture and Urban Design “FestivaL’and 2.0” also in 2019. The summer school was organized as a cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF) from July 25 to Aug 2 in Valmiera city, Latvia.

Concept of 2019 – Playful and living city. Social diversity and inclusivity are fundamental aspects of any thriving city. Architecture and urban design play key roles in nurturing these characteristics. Majority of urban spaces, however, are built on somewhat pragmatic principles and outdated understanding of social structures and therefore often fail to efficiently address the needs of today’s cities and their inhabitants.

The Playful city sets out to seek new directions for shaping future social spaces, focusing on children within the city and ways in which different age groups could mutually benefit from the interaction. The playful city would be an environment that encourages any person to engage in playful behavior. The Playful city allows anyone to freely find their own meanings and uses for the setting, and take an active part in forming the social space of the city.

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Beginning of the study year 2019/2020 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

WELCOME TO RISEBA! The new academic year for architecture students at FAD will commence on September 2.

1st-year architecture students are invited to meet at the Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 (Durbes Street 4, 3rd floor) on 2 September, 11.30 (UPDATED TIME!) for introduction with the head of the faculty Jānis Dripe and faculty staff. Later architecture students will be joining other students and following the remaining program – official address by RISEBA Rector, introduction to the University, culture, standards, teaching staff, and students from other programmes. The program of the introduction week is HERE.

Please note – in the evening of September 6, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place in Riga to celebrate the New Academic Year! Follow the information, come and join!

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Architects education at RISEBA approved and is compliant with the EU Architects’ Directive and the New Qualifications Directive

Congratulations! The group of experts evaluated the full cycle of bachelor's and professional master's programmes of architecture education at RISEBA. Obtained Master's Diploma and professional qualification at RISEBA has gained approval and is compliant with the EU Architects’ Directive 85/384/EEC and the New Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC. The diplomas received by our graduates will be recognised and approved within the rest of EU/EEZ.

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First volume of RISEBA academic journal ADAMarts published in the summer of 2018

ADAMarts is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic scientific journal dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University's creative faculties – Communications and Media, Architecture and Design. ADAMarts aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and practitioners from around the world and encourages a variety of approaches to the urban phenomenon – the strengths of the editorial board run from urban planning to architecture, design and digital media.

Editor-in-chief: Jānis Lejnieks, Dr. Arch.
Editor of the issue: Dina Suhanova, Mg. Art.

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