Below you can find a selection of news related to traditional building, architecture and urbanism:

Donald Gray: The most beautiful designs of traditional neighborhoods in Andalucia The book Donald Gray: The most beautiful designs of traditional neighborhoods in Andalucia is now on sale. This book, written by Javier Cenicacelaya and Alejandro García Hermida and published by ORO Editions, describes in detail the neighborhoods that the architect Donald Gray designed and built in Andalucia. More information

2022 Sydney Is Beautiful Architecture Competition The Sydney Is Beautiful architecture and urbanism competition aims to promote the design and construction of buildings that follow local building traditions. Entries can be submitted until January 16, 2023. More information

Pedro Navascués passes away Pedro Navascués, who was a member of the jury of the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, honorary member of INTBAU Spain, full member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and one of the most beloved and respected professors of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has passed away. We send our condolences to his family and close friends.

INTBAU has created a new chapter in Mexico If you are interested in supporting the initiatives that will be launched in this country, you can register and join the meeting that will take place on September 8. Date: September 8 Time: 20:00 UTC-5 More information

Exhibition ” Memorias del Barro” (“Memories of Clay”) From September 24 to October 2 will take place at the Centro Cívico Albayzín, in Granada, the exhibition “Memorias del Barro”, which commemorates the pottery of Fajalauza. The exhibition is supported by the Diputación de Granada, the Fundación Fajalauza, the Granada City Council and the Asociación de Vecinos del Albayzín.

Faculty positions at the University of Oxford The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, UK, is looking for faculty to join its interdisciplinary Sustainable Urban Development program, which offers a master’s degree, a PhD and short courses for professionals and the general public. The master’s degree is taught in collaboration with the Prince’s Foundation and two of the teaching weeks take place at the Foundation’s London facilities. Applications can be submitted until September 14, 2022. More information

Article “The new splendor of the old Spanish coffered ceilings” It has been published in this interesting article in which several architects and carpenters claim the Hispanic origin of the historic roofs and highlight the importance of the disclosure, restoration and manufacture of both the old coffered ceilings and those of new conception. Several experts in Spanish structural carpentry, all of them members of INTBAU Spain, such as Enrique Nuere (Rafael Manzano Prize), Javier de Mingo, Paco Luis Martos (Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award and member of the Spanish Network of Traditional Building Crafts Masters) or Ángel María Martín (member of the Spanish Network of Traditional Building Crafts Masters) are quoted in the text. More information

The new issue of The Classicist is now available online, free of charge. Focusing on Washington’s Atlantic region, issue 18 of The Classicist explores the city’s rich architectural history, and includes numerous contemporary examples of classical design by both professionals and students, as well as several scholarly articles written by leading experts in the field. More information

Plaque in honor of Donald Gray in “La Virginia” In order to honor the memory of the master of Andalusian architecture Donald Gray (1935-2019), a series of plaques are being installed in some of the most beautiful urban ensembles he designed. One of these plaques has recently been installed in “La Virginia”. Donald Gray was awarded the 2015 Rafael Manzano Prize for a whole professional life dedicated to giving continuity to Spanish architectural traditions, always working to incorporate them into contemporary practice, to update them and to keep them alive not only in the conservation of existing urban ensembles, but also in the creation of new ones, taking them as a reference for this purpose.