Wednesday 07 December 2011

Urban Intervention: Howard Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space

on Wednesday 07 December 2011 - 17:22:00 | by diya
Urban Intervention Seattle What is the role public space will be playing ecologically, socially and economically in the next 100 years? Urban Intervention attempts to answer this question through a competition for designing a public space on a 9 acre site at the heart of Seattle Centre, a 74 acre urban park and campus in the USA. Design ideas are expected to keep in mind the city's culture of innovation and interaction through civic engagement and participation and use these as tools to explore the changing role of public spaces in the contemporary.

The key themes to be explored are:
-Design to Innovate
-Build an Ecologically Resilient City
-Renew the Cultural Campus
-Generate Dialogue
-Be a Change Agent

The competition is open to high level multidisciplinary entries from established or emerging design teams with at least one member who is a licensed design professional. Participation can result in not just prizes and recognition in an international arena, but also exhibitions, publications, honorable mentions, etc.

The competition is open internationally for participants from any country.
Award: Up to three finalist teams receive $30,000 to further develop ideas; winning team will receive an additional $30,000 cash prize
Deadline: Early registraiton: January 6th 2012, Phase-1 Submission: February 10, 2012.
Fees: Early registration fees $80

For more information please visit the Competition Website.

Tuesday 06 December 2011

Design a Logo Competition for Architects & Architecture Students

on Tuesday 06 December 2011 - 19:41:10 | by admin
A logo and branding design competition for architects and students has been announced by a newly born community organization in Hyderabad, India called the "archxplore". Archxplore is a not for profit organization created by the architectural design firm Samar Ramachandra Associates, Hyderabad, India. They are planning to create a forum/body of people passionate about architecture, seeking insight into its various aspects through discussions, travel, interaction and sharing.

At the beginning 'archxplore' starts with this call for the design of their logo and other stationary design. The competition entrants will have to submit the design of these:

- A logo
- A letter style and a monogram
- Letterhead
- Visiting Card

Entries to be submitted in jpeg or pdf format. The winning entry will have to be submitted in an image resolution that can be used for printing. The design has to be original and any similarity found with an existing logo will call for disqualification.

The Prize
A free trip to Sikkim with archexplore in April 2012*, or (on providing valid reason for unavailability to join the trip) a prize amount of INR Rs. 20,000.00 or equivalent in Euros/US Dollars.

Architectural students or architects anywhere in the world (yep, no graphic designers, no advertising professionals).

How do you enter the competition?
No entry fee, the entries will have to be emailed to chetna© along with these information:
Permanent Address:
College of architecture:
Year of passing out/studying:
Currently studying/working:
Email id:
The reason you are in/have chosen this profession is…………….(fill in the blanks)

Up to three entries per participant. Incomplete entries will be rejected.

The Deadline:
All entries should reach to chetna© in jpeg or PDF format by 25th of Dec 2011. Winner shall be announced on 1st of January 2012.

The Judges
Architect Samar Ramachandra and the panel in Samar Ramachandra Associates.
All entries shall be the property of the judging panel and there shall be no display of the entries, other than the winning entry, to the participants or others. The judges retain the rights to reject all entries if not found satisfactory, however, two consolation prizes shall be given to the deserving participants.

Further query may go to the Facebook page of archxplore: or Samar Ramachandra Associates.

Saturday 03 December 2011

International VELUX award 2012 for Students of Architecture

on Saturday 03 December 2011 - 15:59:54 | by diya
Velux Award 2012 for Students of Architecture The scope of using daylighting creatively in architecture is limitless. This award attempts to encourage architecture students to explore daylight and create awareness and understanding of this ever present source of energy and light. 'Light of Tomorrow' is thus its overall theme. It seeks out projects that use daylight in the context of aesthetics, functionality, sustainability and the interactions between built form and its contexts. Projects can have any scale from the design of a small device to a large urban intervention both in a living or work environment.

The award contains no specific categories, but entries may focus on:
-Concepts with focus on sunlight as a natural source
of light and energy
-The contribution of daylight to high visual quality
and interior comfort that support people’s lives and
living conditions
-The rethinking of daylight in urban or surburban
living context
-The importance of sunlight and daylight for sustainable
architecture that takes into account the rhythm and
balance of nature
-Abstract concepts like daylight vs. artificial light,
day vs. night, in vs. out, etc.

The jury will evaluate the projects in accordance with the following criteria:
-How the project addresses the future
-The level of experimentation and innovation
-How technology is being approached
-The level of poetry, human conditions and an
architecture that we want to believe in
-The use of daylight as a premise for architecture
-The overall graphic presentation of the project,
how the project presents itself.

The award is open to any registered architecture student anywhere in the world. Projects can be submitted by individuals or groups of students supervised by a teacher. One of the jurers is Alvaro Siza which is an added attraction for many!

1st prize: 8,000 euros to student(s), 2,000 euros to teacher(s)
2nd prize: 4,000 euros to student(s), 1000 euros to teacher(s)

Registration deadline: 1 March 2012
Deadline for submission: 7 May 2012

For registration and details please visit the competition website.

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