Architecture and Engineering Postings

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Finalists

NEW YORK CITY - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the six Finalists for the 2017 program cycle. These Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and its grand prize of $100,000.

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists

August 17th, 2017, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is delighted to announce the Semifinalists for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. A record number of entries were submitted in this 10th anniversary cycle of the program. Seventeen proposals were selected as Semifinalists from more than 460 entries.

Arquideas | Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt international architecture competition.

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

“Think Resilience,” Self Directed Online Course

We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval, which prompts a profoundly important question: What should we do? The Post Carbon Institute believes two things are absolutely critical: 1. Understanding the true nature of the challenges we face. 2. Building resilience at the community level.

Fuller Challenge receives record number of entries for 10th anniversary


The 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, now in its tenth year, received a record number of entries. To select a winner of the $100,000 grand prize, the jury will review more than 460 submissions.

Enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge

There are just a few weeks left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge! The final deadline is Friday, March 31st at 5pm ET.

WHAT IS THE FULLER CHALLENGE?

From Fabricated to Farmed, Constructed to Grown, Isolated to Connected...

Maurice Conti, a designer and futurist from Autodesk, has given a TED talk suggesting that a new partnership among technology applications, principles of nature, and human ingenuity is shaping our world, enabling it to move from fabricated to farmed, constructed to grown, isolated to connected, extracted to aggregated, and from obedience to autonomy.

The Origami Revolution

NOVA released a fascinating hour-long program on the power and uses of origami. For example, the principles of ancient paper folding practice are used today for design of satellites and micro robots as well as in developing new medicines. The show explored how the rules of origami follow those in nature as in how leaves grow and how insects fly.

Webinar: Entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge

BFI will offer an informational webinar about the Fuller Challenge on Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm ET. BFI staff will provide a conceptual and technical guide to entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge. The webinar is free and open to the public.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?

Bucky and Spaceship Earth Documentary

Carlos Carcas made this 20-minute documentary on Fuller featuring interviews with Buckminster Fuller’s daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Norman Foster, an architect who worked with Fuller, and vintage footage of Fuller himself.