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Submission: December 15, 2016
Registration: December 08, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Exhibition & Publication
Type: Open

 

Or should we say the House of NuNu…? One of the several explanations for the name “dada” is that the Romanian poet Tristan Tzara, one of the founders of this “controversial” art movement, approved in a discussion at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich with the words “Da, Da”, which in Romanian mean: Yes, Yes…

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Submission: October 26, 2016
Registration: October 26, 2016
Language: English
Location: Colectiv – Str. Tabacarilor 7, Bucuresti, Romania
Prizes: 1st Prize: €500, 2nd Prize: €300, 3rd Prize: €200 
Type: Open

 

Almost one year ago, on October 30th, 2015, a terrible tragedy happened in Bucharest, Romania. It was Friday evening and in the Club “Colectiv” gathered around 400 people, most of them young… and a good number of architects and students of architecture.

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Submission: October 05, 2016
Registration: October 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication, exhibition
Type: Open

 

We can only begin this invitational text by apologizing that we are a little late: on March 5th there were 50 years since Anna Akhmatova’s death. Fatally, it seems in cultural matters women still, despite occasional good intentions, come second… But we launched the competition for Alberto Giacometti late too… and just “by accident” we learned about Akhmatova’s commemoration this year. Continue reading

Submission: October 08, 2016
Registration: October 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication, exhibition
Type: Open

 

How many mothers had to place their daughters in an orphanage, in order to save them from starvation, and how many lost one of them, nevertheless, to hunger…? How many women had their husbands executed, and how many of them lived in the terrible poverty Martina Tsvetaeva lived in, towards the end of her life…? Continue reading

Submission: October 10, 2016
Registration: October 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication 
Type: Open

 

It would be hard to find more appropriate depictions of human beings, now, than those of the great Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti. Indeed, at the pinnacle of our human accomplishment and progress, we became thinner and thinner, metaphorically speaking, elongated perhaps by the very “success” of our “unprecedented” triumphalism. Continue reading

Submission: December 16, 2016
Registration: December 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication 
Type: Open

 

No doubt Walter Gropius was a special man. To invite a painter like Kandinsky to teach at the Bauhaus, showed vision and courage. What school of architecture would do something similar, now…?And, of course, Kandinsky was not the only one. Gropius was against specialization and against the specialists, who, he said, were merely repeating their mistakes over and over again… funny definition of the specialists. Continue reading

Submission: August 09, 2016
Registration: August 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Exhibition, publication
Type: Open

 

A HOUSE FOR HIERONYMUS BOSCH – The greatest Medieval Dutch painter, as he was called… The Netherlands… Nether lands… or one of the great lands of painters. This small country gave to the world some of the greatest painters, and Bosch was / is one of them. Continue reading

Submission: August 01, 2016
Registration: July 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: N/A
Type: Open International Design Competition

 

DESIGN THE HOUSE OF DANCE. A DANCING HOUSE. A LOVER AND BETRAYER OF GRAVITY. THE HOUSE OF TANGO, THE SERPENTINE HOUSE THAT FLIRTS WITH DANGER, THE LOVER OF EARTH, THAT VERY EARTH BETRAYED BY EMBRACING THE SKY. A HOUSE FOR MARTHA GRAHAM. Continue reading

Submission: July 01, 2016
Registration: July 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: N/A
Type: Open

 

A HOUSE FOR ZAHA HADID

Maybe she didn’t need a house… inasmuch as the shoemaker does not seem to need shoes…And maybe this is why it might be useful for us to imagine one. Continue reading