Architect’s Eye Photography Competition 2013

Architect’s Eye, a competition which celebrates and encourages photography by architects, is now open. The competition, organised by International Art Consultants, is now being held for the fourth time since its launch in 2007.

The competition is open to UK architects and is split into two distinct categories: Architecture and Place and Architecture and People. The former focuses solely on the aesthetics of the architecture and places it creates, while the latter explores and celebrates the interaction of people with the environments created by architects. The winner in each category will receive a weekend break for two anywhere in the EU.

This year the Architect’s Eye Judging Panel is chaired by leading architect Simon Allford, Director at international studio Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Simon is a frequent lecturer and critic in the UK and abroad and he has been Vice President of RIBA (Education), a Chair of Design Review CABE and the Architecture Association. Simon’s recent projects include the Google Headquarters at Kings Cross, the Angel Building, Chobham Academy, The Saatchi Gallery and Yellow Building.

Alongside Allford, the prestigious judging panel will be composed of renowned architect Keith Priest (Fletcher Priest Architects), noted architectural photographers Quintin Lake and George Kavanagh, Martine Hamilton Knight (The Royal Photographic Society),Dr Irena Murray (Sir Banister Fletcher Director, British Architectural Library, RIBA) and Amanda Baillieu (BD Editor-in-Chief)

The winning works will be showcased in an exhibition at the Roca London Gallery coinciding with the start of the London Festival of Architecture in July 2013. Architect’s Eye and Roca join forces again following their fruitful partnership during the Architect’s Eye Photography Exhibition in 2012. Roca has come on board this year as the Venue Sponsor by providing the Zaha Hadid designed Roca London Gallery to host the competition awards and exhibition.

The competition is also sponsored by Media Partner Building Design Magazine and supported by The Royal Photographic Society.

Further information on Architect’s Eye, including application form for entries, can be found at
Closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th April.

The Deborah J. Norden Fund


Download a PDF of this year’s poster.

The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is a program of The Architectural League of New York.

Applicants must submit a maximum three-page proposal, which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will contribute to the applicant’s intellectual and creative development. The grant amount requested (up to $5,000), a maximum two-page résumé, and a projected schedule and budget for travel and other costs must also be included. An addendum of no more than four pages may be submitted in order to include images, maps, or other supporting material. Applicants must request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability and project. Applicants must reside in, but need not be citizens of, the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

The application process is extremely competitive. The intention of the fund is to support genuinely independent projects that require travel. Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awarded to support participation in an organized program, such as a university’s summer abroad program. While requests for support of dissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of the fund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who have not had this sort of opportunity before.

For a complete list of past winners and funded projects, click here or visit our website:

:output award

Works carried out by students usually disappear into drawers after presentation to a relatively small college audience.
There the work remains invisible.
We want to change that!

:output is the biggest international competition for students in design and architecture.

Until March 15 2013 students from all areas of design and architecture can submit their projects to the :output award. From all entries an internationally renowned jury will select about 80 projects to be published in the :output yearbook as well as in Germany’s leading design magazine “Form”.

The best project will be awarded the :output Grand Prix and 3.000 Euro prize money.

Jessica Hefland (design | USA)
Catelijne van Middelkoop (design | NL)
Dennis Paul (interactive design | GER)
NN (architecture, product design)
Florian Pfeffer (:output foundation | NL/GER)

To enter go to:
The :output award is organized by the :output foundation – a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam.


Call for Artists: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / Cuba 2013
Photography / Video Art / Computer Graphics / Architecture / Performing Art
Deadline: February 25, 2013

1 Year of participation in International art exhibitions organized by International ArtExpo, all over the world. International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting photo works, video/short films, computer graphics works, architecture projects and performances to include in the next 2013 Exhibition:
HYBRID IDENTITIES – International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art | UK / Cuba 2013, at Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh and FIVAC Festival, in Camaguey (Cuba).
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci


  • March 29th, 2013 at Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh
  • April 24th, 2013 during the 5th edition of FIVAC Festival, in Camaguey (Cuba), in “The Next Resistance” section


  • Edinburgh: from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013
  • Camaguey (Cuba): from 24th to 28th April 2013
  • The deadline for applications is February 25, 2013

Selected artworks will be presented at:

  • Edinburgh, at the Old Ambulance Depot, from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013.
    The creative space Old Ambulance Depot is situated in Edinburgh, in 77 Brunswick Street and will held the “HYBRID IDENTITIES” exhibition from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013. The event in Edinburgh is open to photography, video art, computer graphics, architecture and performing art.
  • Cuba during the 5th edition of FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, in Camaguey, in “The Next Resistance” section, from 24th to 28th April 2013.
    The 5th FIVAC, International Video Art Festival will held in Camaguey (Cuba) from  24th to 28th April 2013. Within the festival, there is “The Next Resistance” section, which show different International video art projects and allows the interchange experiences and collaboration between Cuban artists and institutions with the International ones. “The Next Resistance” will show a representative selection of the great variety of contemporary audiovisual outlook, which will serve as a platform for insertions and exchanges between the FIVAC Festival and other allover the world. The event in Camaguey is open only to video art.

The selection will be based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Be smart. Be hybrid. Be better.

ArtExpo’s audience will select by public vote the winner of 1 year of participation in International ArtExpo’s festivals. After being selected to take part in the festivals, International ArtExpo will upload the participants’ artworks on International ArtExpo Facebook page and give the artists the link of their artworks.
To vote and be voted all you need to do is following two steps:

  1. like International ArtExpo Facebook page
  2. like and share the uploaded artworks

Artist with the greater number of “like” by the deadline, will be the winner. The sooner you subscribe, the higher the possibility is to win! Make sure you complete all the steps. We will check if the winner followed all steps.

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Camelot Research and Visitors Center

Camelot. The legendary castle of King Arthur. The very word reeks of magic.

It’s where, in the midst of the Dark Ages, Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table fought to save Britain from hostile barbarian armies. It’s where, when all hope was lost, when three of Britain’s four major cities had already been sacked, Arthur and his knights stood their ground and restored hope to a broken nation. It’s where, when a country of vulnerable people “needed a hero,” they got one.
Camelot reminds us of all the spine-tingling legends we heard as children: the triumphs of battle, the transcendence of the Holy Grail, the powers of Merlin, the might of Excalibur, the heartache and betrayal of Arthur’s beloved Guinevere falling into the arms of his close and trusted friend, Sir Lancelot.

But one question still rages about this greatest of all legends, one issue that is hotly debated by the world’s top scholars and historians to this day: did Arthur, and his kingdom of Camelot, ever even exist…? That’s where ArchMedium comes in.
With resources and technology at an all time high, scholars and historians are able to debate this question now more than ever. But the resources are scattered. Frail books are holed up in distant monasteries. Relics are homed deep within the ruins of faraway abbeys. There’s even a round table with the names of Arthur’s knights hanging in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle.

It is time to build a research and entertainment center where all the great texts, the great paintings, the great poems, films, plays, relics, and documentaries about Arthur, and about all the other great works from medieval literature, can be viewed together as one living, breathing salute; where historians can continue their work, where families can bring their children, where everyone enchanted by the stories of Arthur and his knights, or by the stories of Beowulf, or The Canterbury Tales, or Tristan and Isolt, or any of the countless other literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages, can come together and celebrate these legends… It is time to build Camelot.

And what better place to build this new research and entertainment center than on the very same spot where the castle of Camelot once stood?

For this competition, you are being asked to build a top-of-the-line research and amusement center in South Cadbury, England, on the very same spot that once was home to Camelot.
This center will be both an exciting tourist attraction and the most functional medieval literature research facility in the world. Although the legend of King Arthur is at the forefront of the Camelot Center, the museum will also be home to thousands of other books and antiques that preserve and celebrate all the great literature from Medieval Europe.

South Cadbury is like most towns in rural England. It is filled with hardworking farmers and merchants, stony gates and ruins, muddy knolls, and even the occasional pub here and there for locals to kick their feet up in. It is a quiet, humble town that just happens to be the birthplace of a legend.
On the outskirts of the town, there is a plain-looking hill with a flattened peak; this, according to legend, is where the mystical castle of Camelot once stood.
The Camelot Center will need to be equipped to house books and other antiquities that may be over a thousand years old. It will be part research center, part museum, and part family fun center. It will have to incorporate the researchers’ needs to do their work, while also operating as an exciting, interactive museum where families and their children can spend their vacations.

With South Cadbury being less than an hour’s drive from Bristol, and less than a two and a half hours’ drive from both London and Cardiff, there will be plenty of opportunity to draw in tourists; since Bristol is extremely close, the Camelot Center will even become the perfect “day trip” destination, a place where families can spend a single day, enjoying their lunch and the excitement of the center while still being able to get back home (or to their big city hotel) before dark.

The Camelot Center building will be an iconic image that future generations will forever tie to the legend of King Arthur. Will the building be an homage to the history of Camelot, or will it be something completely modern? Those are decisions for you to make.
Camelot is yours. Now go and build it.

17 DEC’12 – 17 FEB’13 Special registration (50€ + TAX*)
18FEB’13 – 17MAR’13 Early registration (75€ + TAX*)
18MAR’13 – 15ABR’13 Regular registration (100€ + TAX*)
30ABR’13 Submision deadline
29 MAY’13 Winners announced at the London Roca Gallery

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Summer Studio 2013 – The Hunter and Artists Cabin

The project for this year’s weeklong intensive design and construction workshop is to build a cabin for the Hunter and the Artist.  During the week participants are introduced to emerging design processes through hands-on construction. Away from the confines of an insular indoor studio practice, the team of participants and craftsmen will be able to engage architecture directly, both theoretically and physically on site. This year, the goal of the studio is to explore the programmatic relationship between a Hunter + Artist, and build a cabin for both users on the Five Sisters Farm in Perrysburg, NY.

Seven applicants selected from an open call will work closely with local craftsmen and practicing professionals on site, developing practical, technological, and presentational skills. They will work together as a team to cultivate ideas critical to the overall form of the project. As a part of the entire design and build process, participants will learn how to build a structure from ground up and partake in collaborative design.  Consideration of the rural location of the Five Sisters Farm and negotiation with the real world complexities of this site are crucial to the realization of each participant’s design ideas.  The team will present their ideas to a local public audience, develop the design content, and engage in all aspects of the construction.

++ The +FARM Summer Studio is Saturday August 3 – Saturday August 11
++ Application Deadline: 11:59pm Friday, April 5th, 2013
++ Announcement of Selected Participants: Friday, April 12th, 2013

For more information about the Open Call, and +FARM please visit:

Greenhouse Design Competition

A design competition calling for original greenhouse designs that meet the needs of food growers in the North Puget Sound bio region and meet the Living Building Challenge.

Our design criterion establishes that the greenhouse be modular, adaptable and accessible, strictly following the criteria set by *“The Living Building Challenge. The size and types of spaces within the green house will include, but not be limited to, planting areas, growing areas, loading and unloading, restrooms and meeting space. Food grown benefits the community, food growers and Food Bank Farms.

Registration Deadline Extended to February 28th
Competition Entries due March 31 st 2013

click here to read the brief about the competition or you can find more information on website:

Architecture and Food: International Competition – “Buffet” restaurant

The competition consists of two parts: a conceptual and practical, the best project will be realized.

PLACE: Yaroslavl, Russia
DEADLINE: April, 10, 2013 
CONSTRUCTION: May-June, 2013.
“Gourmanization of the Space” – Taste in architecture is like the taste of food. Smell, color, taste – this feelings akin the feeling of optic nerves. Pleasure one experiences at the sight of appetizing building is comparable to dinner at a nice restaurant, and the more simple and unassuming ingredients are surprise us the more as a delicious in general could have been built. The pleasure of the experiment: combine salt with spicy at the architectural kitchen… Environment is saturated or nourishing. Architecture, that forcing to applaud to chef. Architecture as a compliment from the chef. The image of the food in the architecture and design of food.
New alternative architectural competition from the “NMAXU”. We offer you to prepare delicious architecture beyond typology, functions, rules and regulations, and not be carried away by fast food in the form of American roadside diners: exactly replicate the kind of hot dog, hamburger or a donut. No direct metaphor in thinking is encouraged. The best works will be distributed to nominations: – The best in the light architecture (snacks) – The best basic architecture (hot) – The best dessert in the architecture.
The competition consists of 2 parts: a conceptual and practical: Conceptual part: participants are invited to make sketches of their vision of interaction between architecture and food for the exhibition and publication. Project for realization: design for a terrace/veranda and summer pavilions of the cafe + additional drawings.
Competition is a part of the Social Revolution 2013 festival, Yaroslavl, Russia. Organizers: professional-technical, architectural and artistic initiative: “NMAXU”, “Buffet” restaurant, architectural portal , Department of Architecture YaSTU. The additional prizes, publication and exhibition of the projects are also provided by the organizers.
More information on website:

Future of Money Design Award


Whether we like it or not, crime is a driving force behind a large proportion of technological ‘progress’; this is especially true regarding money.  In 1817, a burglary at a British dockyard led the government to start a competition challenging locksmiths to invent an unpickable lock.  The result was the Chubb detector lock, and it remained ‘unpicked’ for 33 years.

In the past, adding another lock or increasing thewall thickness of a safe was the obvious solutionto deter theft.  However, as our money becomes completely electronic, new crimes will undoubtedly be committed which take advantage of the technology itself.  Perhaps if we could imagine what crimes might happen, we could start to think about how to prevent them. What financial crimes could be committed within a completely electronic marketplace? We invite creative practitioners to imagine and design a future monetary based crime.  A crime which utilises a loophole, a social convention or specific technology.

The competition will run in two phases.
FIRST PHASE – Initial Idea
Please submit an overview of your initial ‘future crime’ concept. Preferred format = PDF. Maximum 3 pages communicating the concept and examples of previous work (website or PDF).
Deadline for submission 20th February 2013. Send entries to

SECOND PHASE – Project Development
Shortlisted entrants will receive £500 each to develop their idea and produce a short video. The videos and concepts will be judged during the annual Tomorrrow’s Transactions forum in London, and prizes will be handed out to the winners.

The awards will be presented during the annual Tomorrrow’s Transactions forum, on the 13th / 14th March 2013, organised by Consult Hyperion.




[Traffic, transit, migration, nomadism]

«When traffic delays and confusion seem hopeless, remember that men of vision are working on the problem. Actually traffic engineers are planning city streets and country highways free from stop and go…
1. Sidewalks will be elevated – you’ll walk and shop ABOVE Main Street, actually cross OVER it.
2. Local traffic will use the FULL width of the streets below – no sidewalks, no parked cars. Loading and unloading will be done INSIDE the buildings.
3. High-speed, long-distance traffic will have its own elevated, one-way lanes, no stop lights or intersections.»
«Pedestrians –
Express Traffic –
Local Traffic –
– each will be given a clear path by 1960»
– predicts NORMAN BEL GEDDES, authority on future trends.
~ «This is the City of TOMORROW» Advertisement brochure for SHELL, before 1960.

(…) Could we imagine an alternative society in which the free movement of people takes part of their human rights? If people could follow the path of the internet and the migration of information, what would happen to our society? Would our ability to move depend on money and how would it influence tourism? How can we deal with the freedom of movement and borders? How could we overcome the dilemmas of urban mobility? Would there be a changing urban aesthetic relating to urban space and technologies of transport and communication? What could be the future of the pedestrian? And how could our movements shape the urban landscapes and our daily lives in the cities? (…)


Launching date: 15th of January 2013
Questions Deadline: 15th of February 2013
Early Birds Registration Deadline: 1st of March 2013
Submission Dead Line: 15th of April 2013, 23:59 pm, European time (CET)
Results announced: 15th of May 2013

Early Bird fee (until 01.03.2013): 30 € / submission
Fee (after 01.03.2013): 50 € / submission

… more info on:

RSA US Student Design Awards

RSA-US Student Design Awards (SDA-US) – an undergraduate competition to inspire collaborative design-led social change in the areas of architecture, interiors, urban transit, industrial design, fashion and textiles connects design students and faculty with industry needs.

Who are we?
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, founded in London, 1754) is committed to finding innovative solutions to today’s challenges.

Why do we need SDA-US?  Why now?
“It is a pivotal moment in the field of socially responsible design. More than ever, design professionals are involved in projects that have a social impact. Student enrollment in educational programs or social innovation is growing exponentially.”  Bill Moggridge, RSA Royal Designer for Industry, co-founder of IDEO and Director, Cooper-Hewitt,  National Design Museum 2010-12.

Who can participate?
We’ve invited studio groups from some of our top design schools to get involved. We know their students love creating new things, and have no interest in the status quo.

When’s the deadline for entries?
March 29, 2013

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International Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013

Light is a fundamental element of life and a key aspect of any architectural project. Prizes will be awarded to projects that have successfully met the architectural lighting needs of an interior or exterior space, having created a positive synergy between architecture, interior design, landscaping and lighting.
The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project.


ARCHITECTURAL OUTDOOR LIGHTING: lighting projects for exterior illumination such as: facades, sport facilities, monuments, canopies, etc.
INDOOR LIGHTING: lighting projects for interior illumination such as: shops, restaurants, museums, exhibition halls, single buildings, offices, etc.
URBAN AND LANDSCAPE LIGHTING: lighting projects for urban illumination such as: squares, roundabouts, avenues, streets, parks, bridges, etc.
STUDENTS PROPOSALS: this year’s theme is “Light to connect”; lighting projects, both indoor and outdoor, in which light is used as a tool to connect people and/or spaces: squares, streets, parks, beaches, malls, airports, car parks, etc. Only idea-based projects will be accepted.
*Bear in mind that the projects must incorporate innovation and sustainability elements in all categories.
*Only daylight based projects, entertainment lighting, and luminaire design will not be accepted.


The jury will determine 4 winners (1 per category):
Architectural Exterior Lighting Award: 15.000 €
Interior Lighting Award: 15.000 €
Urban and Landscape Lighting Award: 15.000€
Students Proposals Award: 3.000 €

Deadline: 31st January 2013

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Grace Arts Center Entryway and Backlot Ideas and Design Competition

Grace Arts Center of Dania Beach, Florida, is a non-profit organization providing education and venues for the performing and visual arts, besides being co-located with an art gallery and the dogoodhere café.

The Competition
The organizers are looking for ideas and creative designs for the façade treatment of the rear façade of the warehouse building, a canopy for the entryway, including the door (which swings outward, (as per the building code), into the Grace Arts Center, off of the alleyway access, and a general plan for the parking area. Competition entrants may choose at their discretion to submit proposals either for the entryway/canopy and façade treatment of the building alone, or include ideas and designs for the general plan of the parking area.

Important Issues
This competition seeks to raise issues of critical importance to the current and future practices of environmental design, art, and planning. Such issues include Sustainability, Building Façade Revitalization, Movement and Sensory Challenged Accessibility, First Cost and Cost of Ownership, Sociable Urban Design and Planning, Pedestrian, Public Transit, and Bicycle Modes of Mobility, Integration with the Automobile, Light Pollution, Vehicular Access, Art and its Role in the City, and Public Art.

The Competition in detail
There are two sections to this competition. Participants can choose to propose a west facing façade treatment for the building alone or propose in addition ideas and designs for the backlot parking area. Any proposal for the backlot parking area must also include proposals for the Grace Arts Center building façade.
The west facing façade treatment of the warehouse building should include a 2 dimensional surface proposal for the entire façade, as well as a canopy to protect guests at the entry door, both of which should reflect the diverse, creative, and exciting activities of the Grace Arts Center. The 2 dimensional façade proposal should ideally be on the surface only, removable, and be capable of returning the façade to its original condition. The canopy for the entry door must accommodate access for emergency response and delivery vehicles, be demountable, and removable from the façade, should withstand high winds but does not need to meet Dade County impact standards.
The Backlot parking area should assist in the flexible use of the parking area, including accommodating vehicular traffic, parking, and transitory events, such as café tables and chairs. (For further details, see below.)
In general, the ideas and competition entries should use recycled and recyclable materials, be of low carbon content, low environmental impact, low energy consumption, and show how post-consumer waste can be used to make beautiful cities. The work of Samuel Mockbee is an example of this.

Registration deadline: February 18, 2013

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The city is a place involved in a continuous Transformation where man is the main creator and user. The city withstands continuous changes in its form, generating new and different landscapes.

STUDIO #04 – TRANSFORMATION – is set to investigate which were, are and will be the dynamics and the transformation processes of the cities.

Through their decisions, men repeatedly adapt space to their necessities, in a path of programmatic choices and transformations caused by uses and customs that are always different.

At the same time nature is also the lead of the urban metamorphosis process; in some cases it contributes to the “re-naturalization” of the abandoned territories; in other, it undermines the artificial order producing transformation opportunities.

The continuous transformation of the reality we experience inevitably condition the perception of those who use space, creating new unexpected necessities and will of change, which in turn will produce other transformation in the city in a continuous evolutionary process.

Which are the dynamics and the transformative processes? What will be the results? How long will the change take? Which cities for the future, which future for the cities?

All submissions via e-mail to:
ABSTRACT: January 31st 2013
FINAL PIECE: February 28th 2013

Here are the links to download all the details: or competition pdf

The Cycling Visionaries Awards

The Cycling Visionaries Awards programme highlights new ideas to evolve cycling cultures around the globe. The programme seeks to support young individuals from different backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility. Hand in your ideas and projects for urban cycling! Win a Cycling Visionary Award and participate in the global discourse on urban cycling!

Awards categories

  •      Advocacy and Social Projects
  •      Science, Research and Development
  •      Design, Fashion and Cycling Equipment
  •      Urban Planning and Urban Design
  •      Cycling and the Arts

Winners of the Cycling Visionaries Awards are entitled to free participation in the foremost global venue on urban cycling, the Velo-city conference, to be held in Vienna, Austria, in June 2013.

During the Velo-city conference, there will be ample opportunities for prize winners to meet leading voices of the global cycling community. Cycling Visionaries will learn more about global cycling cultures, develop their own networks and expand the scope of their work. Moreover, Cycling Visionaries will participate in the Velo-city 2013 conference programme and present their ideas in speed-datings, lectures, round tables or film screenings. Additionally, their work will be published in the Velo-city Vienna conference publication.

The Cycling Visionaries Awards programme is open to ideas and projects covering all fields related to urban cycling. Submissions for the awards will be taken from now until 31 March 2013.

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PIN Architecture : January Brief / The Breathing Building

PIN Architecture is an open monthly competition for designers who have a desire to exercise design skills and communicate original ideas. Submissions are both small and digital to give busy designers an opportunity to participate without the time commitment of a standard competition. There is no fee to participate. The first place winner will receive a poster containing the top 10 submissions of the month.

January Brief / The Breathing Building :

In pursuit of higher R-values and lower energy bills, buildings are increasingly becoming hermetically sealed from exterior environments. While energy efficiency is extremely important, buildings can also be designed to open up to outside conditions. Glass affords buildings visual connection with the outdoors; however, other qualities (breezes, sounds, and smells) are typically limited to the operation of windows and doors. How might a building more fundamentally open and close beyond standard methods of fenestration? How might it inhale and exhale?
Submissions may be technical, conceptual, practical, and/or artistic. Participants are asked to consider a solution that addresses an environment that requires insulation, not a location that has consistently temperate weather. Concepts should address both open and closed positions.


Format :
Submissions must be completely contained within a 4 inch circle (templates can be found at Any media type (hand drawings, vectors, renderings, photos, etc.) may be used in addition to text to best express the concept. Submissions must be 300dpi JPGs and should be sent to by January 25th, 2013. Please include your name, city, and state in the e-mail.

Schedule :
1st of the Month : Competition Brief Posted
25th of the Month : Submission Due
Last of the Month : Winners Announced



The application deadline for the competition of Nikola’s Belvedere is delayed to January, 22, 10:00 AM, Moscow time.
As announced, by this date participants of Nikola’s Belvedere competition are welcome to spend free of charge one day in Nikola-Lenivets.

Visit us to study the site and to get inspiration.
For further information about the holidays in Nikola-Lenivets including longer vacation please call:
+7 (915) 899-48-32 – Kristina,

We recall the conditions of the competition on project of belvedere (observation deck) for Versailles park in Nikola-Lenivets.
Nikola’s Belvedere should become one of the iconic symbols of Nikola-Lenivets. Objectives of the competition include design and construction of belvedere which will become the high-rise dominant of Versailles Park and will connect composition-wise Rotunda by A.Brodsky and Arch by B.Bernaskoni into a uniform architectural ensemble. The main function of the belvedere is to show the park from above.

The winning project will be implemented in Nikola-Lenivets village and presented at the festival Archstoyanie 2013. Summer.
Participants – artists and architects.

For further information about the competition of Nikola’s Belvedere please visit