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MNPG ARCH COMPETITION

Submission: August 31, 2016
Registration: August 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Sapphire Coast, Australia
Prizes: 1st. Prize: $1500 & 4 Honorable Mentions $250 each
Type: Open

 

The MNPG Arch is an international competition working to improve architecture every two years. Awarding a first place prize, as well as honourable mentions in Sustainability, Resourcefullness, Best Practice and Most Innovative. This year’s idea challenge is asking architects to build a tech port beacon in the Sapphire Coast, Australia. The 2016 MNPG Arch Competition meshes architecture, technology, ecology and modern living. (more…)

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SUSTAINABLE BAMBOO HOUSING COMPETITION // BAMBUTERRA

Submission: April 15, 2016
Registration: April 10, 2016
Language: Spanish
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st. Prize: $15,000 MXN & 3 Honorable Mentions
Type: Open

 

This competition invites students of architecture, design and engineering in Mexico to send architectural proposals for sustainable housing built of bamboo, using the BiBa® system, which consists of prefabricated structural bamboo floors and roofs and prefabricated panels Bambulosa® construction of structural walls Biopanel®. Projects should be based on actual housing needs of a community, whether rural or urban. (more…)

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The Inverted Corner /// PIN Competition

Submission: March 31, 2016
Registration: March 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication
Type: Open

 

A corner defines the convergence of non-parallel forms. Within every corner there are two distinct and often opposing conditions. A corner’s interior tends to unify space, while a corner’s exterior can divide space along its edge. What if the inside and outside of a corner suddenly switched roles, trading characteristics and functions? What stimuli might trigger a corner to dynamically invert on itself? How is the spatial relationship around a corner affected by this inversion? What mechanism might enable an interior corner to flip to the exterior and vice versa?  How does this concept apply to different types of junctures? That happens when a corner inverts? (more…)

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The Secret Life of Buildings: A CALL FOR OBJECTS

Submission: May 01, 2016
Registration: May 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Prizes: Exhibition and Publication of OBJECT
Type: Open

 

This is a call for works of art or design that (i) might fairly be called ‘objects’ by the nascent philosophies of Speculative Realism and Object Oriented Ontology, and that (ii) will throw light on architecture as a peculiar set of objects, phenomena, ideas, relations, connections, skills, materials, obligations, and operations. A selection of twenty of these Objects—all physical and all, whether singular or configurations of smaller objects, falling within the four Parameters set out below—will be exhibited for two weeks around a three-day symposium to be staged by the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) at The University of Texas at Austin in October 2016 called “The Secret Life of Buildings.” (more…)

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Drawing Futures

Submission: May 16, 2016
Registration: May 16, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: N/A
Type: Open

 

Reviewed by our international panel of experts, projects presented at Drawing Futures will be selected through our call for work. Selected submissions will also be included in a Drawing Futures book released at the conference and an exhibition of work held at our new 22 Gordon Street gallery space. (more…)

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SCENARIO 6: MIGRATION

Submission: May 28, 2016
Registration: May 28, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: N/A
Type: Open

 

Populations move. Plants disperse genes by way of seeds and pollen; wetlands accrete and erode; animals forage, mate, roam. Humans leave their homes in search of work, land, education, safety, and opportunity. Migration is a process by which organisms track resources, discover, and escape. The patterns of migration reflect spatial and temporal changes in the landscape. Species also shape the environment as they move through it.  (more…)

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Chicago Sukkah Expo ‘16

Submission: July 01, 2016
Registration: May 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st. Prize: $3,000, 2nd. Prize: $2,000, 3rd. Prize: $1,000
Type: Open

 

Chicago Sukkah Expo ’16 is a national design competition that challenges entrants to re-imagine the Sukkah. The sukkah, a temporary structure that is built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot commemorates the 40 years that Jews spent wandering the desert (Leviticus 23:42-43). The impermanence of the sukkah reminds us that many community members do not have adequate shelter and are threatened by the dangers of homelessness. We must devote attention and support those without a permanent home. (more…)

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COCOON | Call for Ideas

Submission: March 31, 2016
Registration: March 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Details in description
Type: Open

 

COCOON – open call for ideas, which will be part of “A Shelter for Architecture”. The event will take place on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York. During that evening, the Consulate itself will become a shelter for architecture and a platform for exchange of ideas between architects, scholars, educators, and the general public. Cocoon is an open call to architects and designers to rethink the archetypical notion of shelter as an architectural project. (more…)

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University Island Competition

Submission: June 15, 2016
Registration: June 08, 2016
Language: English
Location: Poveglia, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize €10,000, 2nd Prize €4,000, 3rd Prize €2,000
Type: Open

 

YAC with the support of RIAM, lays the foundations for University Island inviting all the designers to feel completely fascinated by the magnificence of one of the most breathtaking places of the Venetian Lagoon and to plan a new future composed by activities, good attendance and the vitality of thousands of students who every year choose Venice as an esteemed location for their studies.

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Carrara Thermal Baths Competition

Submission: May 08, 2016
Registration: May 08, 2016
Language: English
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 3000€, 2nd Prize: 1000€, 3rd Prize: 500€
Type: Open

 

The contest, called Carrara Thermal Baths, looks for two concept: RE-NATURALIZE and RE-STORE. Let’s think for a moment. How can our actions contribute to nature? That’s what the contestant must investigate and propose. Projects do not start from scratch since there is no place ever inhabited, with stories, cultures or ways of living that should be part of the experience of this location.

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