The scope of the prizes is the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics and it is open to works completed between the 1st of January and the 31st of December 2015. The deadline for entering works and presenting materials is 12 noon of Wednesday 27th of January 2016 and the awards will comprise the following categories: Architecture, Interior Design, City and Landscape and Ephemeral Interventions.
The themes chosen for these awards have always dealt with relevant aspects for society and have tackled current issues that are unresolved. In this edition we are asking for thoughts on the use of flat roofs, on the possibilities of recovering and reintroducing urban flat roofs in the quotidian life of the city, of the district, of the building; in short, in people’s daily lives.
The award, created and developed by FAD, has been higlighting urban improvemen projects since 2008. This december it opens a new call for contesters, this time focusing on the relationship urban life and education.
Organized annually by the ADG–FAD, The Laus Awards have a rich history in celebrating, nurturing and promoting outstanding work in the Spanish design and advertising industries. Having long served as a barometer of Spanish creativity, the 46th edition of the Laus Awards are now open, for the first time, to international design and advertising professionals and students.
ADI-FAD launches a new name, “ADI Awards”, to identify the design prizes that are best-regarded on the national scene and which enjoy international recognition. In a competition that is once again held biennially, the ADI Awards have added a new prize, the ADI Culture Award, which will join the now classic Delta Awards (product) and ADI Medal (students).
Ya tenemos a los ganadores del primer encuentro "BCN Digital Sketching", que tuvo lugar durante el FADfest.
We now have winners of the first "BCN Digital Sketching" session, staged in the FADfest.
El pasado viernes 3 de junio tuvo lugar la Nit Laus, la gran fiesta del grafismo y la publicidad de Barcelona. El Disseny Hub Barcelona acogió la entrega de los Premios Laus, unos galardones que reconocen, desde hace 51 años los mejores proyectos realizados por profesionales y estudiantes de diseño gráfico, publicidad y comunicación visual.
El pasado jueves 2 de julio, en el marco del FADfest, tuvo lugar la ceremonia de entrega de los Premios FAD de Arquitectura e Interiorismo 2015 y los Premios Habitàcola para estudiantes, en el Disseny HUB Barcelona, acto que estuvo presidido por la alcaldesa de Barcelona, Ada Colau. Este año se han presentado un total de 458 obras a estos galardones, de entre las cuales el jurado ha seleccionado 16.
The 39th edition of MODAFAD, the catwalk show for emerging fashion designers, was staged on 3 July. This summer edition showcased a selection of the best degree dissertations or projects by the students of Barcelona’s design schools. The catwalk shows ended with the presentation of the MODAFAD T Project Fashion Awards. See the winners here!
Plastic products designers had an appointment at the FADfest on 1 July, led by Clariant ColorWorks Europe and Materfad, at the presentation of ColorForward®. This is an initiative by Clariant to help the sector’s professionals in taking colour-related decisions.
The FADfest was inaugurated the 29th of june with an induction conference given by Tim Simpson ofGlithero, the studio he shares with the Dutchwoman Sarah van Gameren, a paradigm of trans-disciplinarity on an international scale.
This year, Renault ZOE with 100% electric technology joins the most cutting-edge design as an official sponsor of the FADfest. Leading edge and respect for the environment go hand in hand thanks to this collaboration.
El Último Grito, the London based studio of Spanish designers Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado, are some of the artists who investigate the concept of habitaje from multiple positions in the exhibition misplaced. With Imaginary Architectures bodies roam the glass of a primitive city that seems to devour itself.
Cecilia Jonsson, creator of The Iron Ring explores how contaminated mining grounds may benefit from the mining of metals. For The Iron Ring, 24kg of iron-tainted grass was removed from contaminated mining grounds and transformed into a ring of 2g metallic iron.
Material lovers, this year MaterFAD organises two terrific activitites during FADfest! The 30th june, we'll talk about last solutions in materials and constructive sistems for architecture at «Mater Brunch» and the 1st of july, color will be addressed from differents points of view at «Mater Lab: ColorForward®».
FAD joins the 50th Rosa Sensat Summer School's anniversary, an exchance and pedagogical renovation space that has become a reference event for the education world.
On 3rd July at 18:00, the 39th MODAFAD edition, the emerging fashion designers catwalk, will take place at the Lluis Companys Olimpic Stadium. This year’s summer edition will also give a 600 euros check to spend at the most international fabrics shop of Barcelona, Gratacós, to the Golden Award winner.
Next 3rd of julu, Abode and Drawing on Location come together at FADfest to awaken your curiosity for new sketching tecniques development and push the boundries of digital art.
Jaron Rowan, researcher and cultural agitator, joins the Out of Place talks as a speacker in order to talk about a phenomenon of which we are all, at the same time, abettors and victims: memes.
On one hand, architecture had to be scaled back in order to provide neutral structures open for a variety of uses. On the other, it had to present inimitable, eye-catching objects with a unique design and high recall value. Is it compatible?
Hablar de comida sintética o de ciudades móviles puede parecer arriesgado, justo en la frontera entre realidad y ficción y sobretodo, una posibilidad tan improbable como lejana.
Artist and researcher, Di Mainstone creates body-centric sculptures, designed to initiate movement and storytelling. Many of these wearable artefacts are inspired by technology. Discover her most remarcable work: Human Harp.
This year, FADfest will not only exhibit the traditional FAD Awards 2015, we will also exhibit an international collective exhibition of FAD’s own production: Out of Place, conceptualised and directed by Head Curator Rosa Pera.
The opening of FADfest will be led by an international reference in the sector, a paradigm of the transversality of practices and disciplines: Glithero, a design studio from London, formed by Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren, from Britain and Holland, respectively.
This year, in addition to the annual exhibition of shortlisted projects for the prizes awarded by the FAD, the FADfest 2015 wishes to address the concept proposed by the curator Rosa Pera, “out of place”, through contemporary creative practice. The team of curators is headed by her and also comprises five professionals representing the different disciplines of the FAD: Pau de Solà-Morales, Ana Domínguez Siemens, Albert Martínez López-Amor, Jesús-Ángel Prieto and Juan Vidal.
Artists, designers and architects delve into the practice of the inappropriate, taking over others’ territories and examining the angles between habit and imposture to reach other perspectives. The FADfest 2015 wants to explore these practices in the Fuera de lugar (Out of Place) exhibition. The inauguration of Out of Place and The Best Design of the Year, the annual exhibition of the shortlisted projects in the prizes awarded by the FAD, will be the green light for the start of the FADfest 2015, which will be held from 29 June to 5 July, the week which will see the presentation of the prizes awarded by the FAD this year: FAD Awards to Architecture 2015, Laus Awards to Graphic Design and Visual Communication 2015 and MODAFAD Awards.
After an intense deliberation session, the Jury of the competition for the design of the space and graphics of the FADfest 2015 exhibition decided on 23 March 2015 at 7 pm that the team with the portfolio that best met the requirements for producing the brief is the one made up of the Emiliana Design Studio and the studio of David Torrents + Silvia Miguez.
For this edition of the FADfest, the FAD is seeking to renew the display design of the central exhibition. With this goal, FAD is calling all industry designers and companies from the Spanish domain to participate in a merit-based competition for selecting a design team (already existing or created ad hoc).
The 5th edition of the FADfest now has a date: it will be held from 29 June to 5 July and will feature important news. The principal one is that the FADfest will have a theme, a sphere for reflection that will ask questions about the future of the different fields of creation within design.
(Español) El premio Medalla ADI de Oro para estudiantes de diseño se otorga al proyecto Jib-Ster, una tabla de snowboard de Adrià Pedrosa, estudiante de la escuela Elisava.
(Español) El jurado también otorgó tres menciones, una para el proyecto Slums, City and Education in Architecture de Bangladesh, otra para el proyecto Map Kibera de Kenia y una última para el proyecto Libera del Alto Belice Corleonese en Italia.
(Español) Los Habitàcola son un concurso dirigido a estudiantes, impulsado por *Arquinfad, para promover la reflexión de los nuevos marcos teóricos en los ámbitos del diseño y la arquitectura.
(Español) La primera edición del Premio FAD Internacional otorgó también cuatro premios con carácter igualitario.
(Español) El pasado viernes 4 de julio tuvo lugar la 37a edición del MODAFAD, la pasarela de diseñadores de moda emergentes.
(Español) Kima Guitart gana la Plata con la obra Subtil, un xal ritual y el Premio ARTFAD Estudiantes lo recibe Tura Sanz por la obra Os.
(Español) Los premios de este año se entregaron en una ceremonia que tuvo lugar en el Auditorio del Disseny Hub Barcelona el 30 de junio a las 21 h., en el marco de la programación del FADfest. La ceremonia contó con dos presentadores muy especiales, Joaquim Noguero y Josep Pedrals, que condujeron el acto y presentaron los galardonados.
(Español) El pasado 26 de junio a las 21h. tuvo lugar la Nit Laus, que se convirtió una vez más en el epicentro del mundo del diseño y la comunicación en Barcelona. Durante la noche se entregaron los Premios Laus, que este año celebraban 50 años desde su primer edición y que reconocen los mejores proyectos realizados por profesionales y estudiantes de diseño gráfico, publicidad y comunicación visual.
Que opinión tienen del diseño los profesionales del resto de sectores? Un debate para repensar la función y aplicaciones del diseño en el mundo profesional.
(Español) Con motivo del 3r congreso internacional Open Design / Shared Creativity el FAD y UltraLab te proponen dos talleres de iniciación en torno las posibilidades que nos brindan la impresión 3D , los wearables y los e-textiles.
The team from the Domestic Data Streamers has been working for days at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on a new installation that will count the votes of the public for the Laus Awards via an original counting system.
La segunda edición de la jornada Rock Papel Pixel ya está en marcha. Faltan menos de dos meses para que bloguers, instagramers y influenciadores se den encuentro en la jornada de comunicación sobre diseño Rock Papel Pixel para hablar del presente y la inmediatez actual hacia la planificación a largo plazo.
Less than two months from the FADfest, the FAD2014 Awards shortlist has been announced! In addition, the winners in the Thought and Critique category have now been made public.
Has your work been shortlisted by the Jury of the Laus Awards? Do you want to know which other works you are competing against to win a Gold Laus? Ahead of the Nit Laus, come and view all of this year’s shortlisted works and vote via Twitter for what you believe is the most interesting piece.
Registration for the third edition of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference is now open! This year, in keeping with the conference’s “open” philosophy, you set the admission price yourself.
Six national previews of documentary movies will be held between the 2 and 10 of july. “From nothing something” will open the series 2nd of July and it will be closed by “The Human Scale” on 9th of July.
The young designers Domestic Data Streamers and Jan Boelen, curator of this year’s edition of the Design Biennial of Ljubljana, will be taking part, among others, in the new edition of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference due to be held from 30 June to 1 July as part of the FADfest.
Debbie Millman, Maria Popova and Guta Moura, benchmark figures in the field of design dissemination in the digital sphere, will be participating in the second edition of the Rock Paper Pixel session due to take place on 2 July as part of the FADfest 2014.
The Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference (ODSC) is a space where we meet up once a year to reflect and debate on the potential of the brave new world that we’re all creating together, to explore the opportunities and the challenges it brings, and share ideas and experiences.
ArquinFAD, FAD’s Architecture Association, launches a new edition of the Habitácola Awards under the tagline "Abandon Yourself!". The Habitácola Awards, promoted by Arquinfad, were established in 1987 with the aim of encouraging reflexion about new theoretical frameworks in the context of architecture and design and viewpoints arising from the various subjects of social interest put forward for each competition.