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Sunday 16 June 2013

A House for Pink Floyd : An Open Design Competition

on Sunday 16 June 2013 - 22:35:06 | by T Z H

A house for Pink Floyd: Design Competition

There are walls all around us… and the thickest and the tallest are those within. What wall(s) did Roger Waters and Pink Floyd want to break in their immensely successful album The Wall…? Mainly that wall that creates that almost mythical box modern architects especially are notorious for trying to break.
The function of art, almost by definition, is TO BREAK WALLS. Thus, an art that does not “break walls,” that is, an art that does not bring anything new by adding to what we call “tradition” what we call “invention”, fails to do its job. We ask you to explore the generic theme of “breaking the wall” in as many ways as possible and as freely as possible.
Create architecture as intense and inspiring as this celebrated album of Pink Floyd. Listen to the music again, watch the film, and then feel, think, draw and model. BUILD.   BUILD A BROKEN WALL. BUILD A WALL THAT UNITES, NOT ONE THAT SEPARATES. BUILD A BEAUTIFUL WALL. 
Scream; scream as loudly as possible against all the prisons of this world. Against all those artificially built walls that trap all of us in the name of FEAR. TEAR THEM DOWN, dear architect!


Participants are to be 18 years old, by the time the competition closes, that is on the 10th of August 2013. They are required to be graduates or students of architecture faculties, including all other related domain training (interior architecture, product design, urban planning, etc.). Participants are able to enter the contest, no matter their nationality or country of residence.


In order to enter the contest, you are to fill in the whole Registration Form (available at Entering the contest is free of charge.


Registration: until the 10th of August 2013
Submitting the projects:
until the 10th of August 2013
Results: 20th August 2013


All projects are to be submitted by email to both works @ and pink.floyd @ (remove the space before and after @).


The prizes and awards are to be announced by the 1st of August 2013.

Visit the Competition site to know more. 

Tuesday 11 June 2013

HYP Cup 2013 International Student Competition in Architecture

on Tuesday 11 June 2013 - 02:52:23 | by T Z H


The second HYP Cup 2013 International Student Competition in Architectural Design is hosted by The School of Architecture of Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environment Design (UED); the competition is open to students of architecture worldwide. The International Union of Architects supports this initiative.

With the theme ‘Architecture must disappear’ the competition expects something radical for the future. The official brief states “Architecture as a discipline should no longer think in terms of objects. Walls, facades, structures, are only modalities of architecture, but never its finality. Design comes after situations. Architects deal with situations.”


Open competition for architecture students around the globe


Deadline for Registration: June 30, 2013
Answers to inquiries: June 30, 2013 - July 15, 2013
Deadline for entry submission: August 15, 2013
Date for Jury meetings: September, 2013
Announcement of winners: September 2013
Exhibition and award ceremony: December 2013


1st Prize (1 team):
Certificate and 50,000 RMB (around 8,000 USD)
2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 20,000 RMB (around 3,200 USD) 
3rd Prize (8 teams):
Certificate and 5,000 RMB (around 800 USD)  
Honorable Mentions (20 teams):
Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazines  

Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded with certificates. All prize winners will have an opportunity to intern at well-known architectural firms.  

Visit the Competition site to know more. 

Friday 07 June 2013

ARCASIA Students' Architectural Design Competition 2013

on Friday 07 June 2013 - 23:45:30 | by T Z H

ARCASIA Nepal 2013 logoBrief

The Architects’ Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) is a Council of the presidents of the National Institutes of Architects of eighteen Asian countries that are members of ARCASIA. Every alternate year, an ARCASIA FORUM is hosted by one of the member countries of ARCASIA. Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) will host ARCASIA FORUM -17 in 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme of “Spirituality in Architecture” with a sub-theme of “Image of the City”. ARCASIA Board has decided to organize a design competition among the individual students of ARCASIA member countries in this FORUM.

The design competition along the Asian spirit will try to create a space in their specific countries where youths of ARCASIA can gather, exchange views, share ideas on varieties of subjects. Architecture students will design an ‘Asian Youth Center’ to cater this need of the Asian youths. This may be the contribution of the Asian Architecture students to support the Asian spirit manifested in its economical, cultural and scientific achievements.


The competition is open to 3rd and 4th year individual students of all the architecture colleges that are accredited and/or recognized by the respective Institutes of Architects in the ARCASIA countries. Two best entries from each country as selected by the respective Institutes of Architects shall be exhibited at the FORUM in Kathmandu and the first, second and third prize winners shall be decided by an international jury.

Schedule and Submission Procedure

May 15, 2013– First electronic Announcement to all ARCASIA Member Institutes, Chairperson ARCASIA, and Convener ACAE.  
August 20, 2013 – Formation of Jury by NIA to select two designs (Country Entries) among the, to be submitted designs. The name of the Jury members shall be confidential till September 1, 2013.  
August 20, 2013 – Selection of two best designs internally in each college.  
August 30, 2013 – Submission of the selected two designs both electronic and hard copies from each colleges to the respective NIA.   
September 6, 2103 – Final selection of two best designs as ‘Countries Entries’ by the Jury formed on August 20, 2013 by respective NIA. 
September 9, 2013 – NIAs inform of the selected two designs and the name of the two winner students, Convener ARCASIA Students Design competition, Chair ACAE, and Chairperson ARCASIA. Respective NIAs will send the electronic copies of the ‘Countries Entries’ to the Jury members on September 9, 2013.
September 15, 2013 – Dispatch the hard copies of the Country Entries designs to the Convener ARCASIA Students Design Competition at the following address. Respective NIAs shall ensure the compliance of all the requirements before the ‘Countries Entries’ are dispatched for final submission. This dispatch date is an arbitrary date. Respective NIAs shall make sure, that hard copies will reach the following address not later than September 30, 2013. The procedure to be adopted for selection of designs within the colleges and by the National Institute is entirely at the discretion of the colleges and the Institute.  
September 20, 2013 – Selection of the final best three designs by the Jury, and ACAE invites the winners students to the FORUM-17.
October 6, 2013 – Exhibition of the Country Entries during the ARCASIA FORUM – 17 and Final Jury deliberation, announcement of the prize winners.


Three students, winners of the competition shall be the official delegates to the ARCASIA FORUM - 17. They will be the honored guests of the Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) and will be offered complementary registration in the FORUM-17.

First Prize : ARCASIA Student Prize, a gold medal paid for by ARCASIA and citation  
Second Prize : US $ 500.00 in cash from SONA and citation  
Third Prize : US $ 300.00 in cash from SONA and citation   

All the final entries will be given citation.  

Visit the Competition site to know more. 

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