Binge-watching tv shows and enjoying the latest memes on social media may have kept us busy for a few weeks, but as we enter another month of staying at home, many may be feeling the need to express themselves through design outlets like competitions. If you're in the mood for design self-reflection or use writing as a creative outlet, our team at Bustler has selected six new architecture and design competitions that are perfect for addressing new opportunities in architecture.
Whether you're a student or a designer who's been at home pondering over what's next for the industry, these competitions will help you express your creative ideas.
For over a decade, Bustler has been the go-to place for showcasing the best architecture and design events and competitions. Sister-site to renowned architecture platform, Archinect, Bustler has got you covered with the latest listings in our vast database of student competitions, workshops, awards, conferences, and more!
*The following competitions are organized by registration and submission due date.
Role Models Student Design Competition
Presented by: Parsons Healthy Materials Lab
Register/Submit Deadline: Monday, May 18, 2020
Impacts of design decisions are far-reaching, inescapable, and indisputable. As designers, the questions we continually ask ourselves are: how does what I make impact the world at large? What materials am I using? Who am I designing for and are my designs inclusive? How can materials be used in new, healthier, and innovative ways? That’s where you come in! This is your chance to be a role model to the rest of the design world by sharing your innovative approach to healthier design. As well as winning a $1,000 cash prize, you could generate media exposure and kick-start your career, plus earn the esteem of your peers.
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2020 Lyceum Fellowship - BELT TIGHTENING, Bungalows For A M̶i̶l̶l̶e̶n̶i̶a̶l̶ Family
Presented by: The Lyceum Fellowship
Register/Submit Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020
Does the design of a space for only residential use make sense as remote and flexible work proliferate? Is a garage the highest and best use of limited space when car ownership is declining? Or could a flexible studio space be created on the same footprint? Learning from the history and design of bungalows and utilizing the standard Chicago lot, design a new housing prototype for Chicago. Understanding the historical design context, demographics and shifting definitions of family to be more expansive and inclusive, define, design, and deploy a new housing prototype for Chicago. The student should consider the space over the course of generations and plan for flexibility in overall and occupant use. Architectural and narrative diagrams should be utilized to explain the proposed design. Students should question current acceptable standards for residential construction. What does it mean to build affordable and efficient homes that families can afford?
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Cliché – Call for submissions for Quinta Colonna
Presented by: Quinta Colonna
Register/Submit Deadline: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Crediting the origin of the word “cliché,” Quinta Colonna launches a call for submissions where words are not forbidden, but priority is given to visual content.Cliché was originally a tool used to reproduce an image through different printing techniques. From a single cliché, almost indistinguishable copies are generated in a repetitive process. Cliché is also something defined as a cultural superstructure. The repetition of the basic element creates a pattern that leads to a meaning that differs from the original one. These superstructures contribute to build the stereotype, which in turn, sometimes, redefines the meaning of things themselves.
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Write ON 2020: a themed writing workshop
Presented by: d.talks
Register/Submit Deadline: Friday, Jun 5, 2020
All are invited to apply to Write ON 2020: a themed writing workshop with a focus on togetherness in the built environment. In a time of unprecedented change, where is the way forward in supporting our neighbors and communities? What openings can we find to make up for lost time in seeking to re-connect with the land? What memories or histories can we draw from in order to remake our support networks even more open and caring? And finally, what might creative process offer? Write ON is about words. And about contemporary expressions of visual form.
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2020 Architecture & Film Symposium Call for Papers
Presented by: University of Cincinnati, School of Architecture & Interior Design
Register/Submit Deadline: Sunday, Jun 7, 2020
Film is a dynamic representational medium offering the ability to collapse time and compose visual narratives frame-by-frame. Like cinematography, architecture engages spaces within the view frame as well as the ambient effects of spaces beyond. In both practices, time may be translated into measures of movement and occupancies of space. Apart from architecture informing scenography and cities serving as backdrops for moving images, film discourses have actively participated in shaping and critiquing urbanism, architecture, and interiors. And while architecture and design may not necessarily be central themes in a film, their latent influences inform cinematic processes of thinking and making.
Working from Home Competition
Presented by: Archistart
Registration Deadline: Monday, Jun 8, 2020
Submission Deadline: Monday, Jun 15, 2020
Working from home competition is the new international contest of ideas promoted by Archistart in order to experiment future visions on the coexistence between living and work. The unprecedented current situation dictated by the international health crisis requires us to reflect on remote work and on the sustainability of carrying out our work inside our homes. The contest requires the design of the reference apartment, lived by a young couple that, even after the end of the pandemic, decides to work from home (WFH) more frequently. The typical WFH day alternates moments of concentration and individual work with others on calls and meetings with colleagues. How do you imagine a joint of such activities in the home spaces?
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