Design Student Global Network (DSGN) officially launches its first international design competition! The winning proposal - an Innovation Hub development scheme for a rural community site in Bali, Indonesia - will be built during our first workshop in early 2019. The hub will be used to teach skills classes for community development and social entrepreneurship.
Individuals or multidisciplinary teams of students and recent graduates, freelance or professional, can participate in this international design competition; which aims to tackle this pressing problem-
“Mass tourism is stealing opportunities from rural areas, forcing income required migration and eroding culture in the process. To combat this, innovators are creat (...)
Thinking Hand, a non-profit organisation, calls for registrations to design innovative furniture for neglected communities in India and Africa, in collaboration with Ketham's Atelier.Thinking Hand is a non-profit organization located in Hyderabad India. Thinking Hand's endeavor is to bring awareness on design and innovation through workshops, exhibitions, lectures, discussions and competitions, and channel them to bring positive change in the society. Previously, Thinking Hand has conducted a workshop “Shelter in Need”, aiming to design a foldable structure, to shelter refugees and other vulnerable groups during disasters. To signify the history, profoundness in architectural design and engineering of our heritage sites, (...)
In order to promote the steel-intensive architecture and construction in India, the Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG) is pursuing various activities and one of them is "National Award Competition for Students: Best Innovative Use of Steel in Architecture". Starting from the year 1999-2000, INSDAG has arranged an interesting array of Competitions every year for the Students of the Architecture pan India with a view of recognizing, appreciating and finally rewarding the young and budding Architects of tomorrow for "Excellence in Steel Architecture".InSAG organization is a non-profit making member-based organization established at Kolkata by the Ministry of Steel and the major steel producers of India. The Institute primari (...)
Architectural Journalism Competition Series is an Initiative to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of Inspiration to take up it as a profession in a developing nation like India where it still needs to explore its wings to the fullest potential.
There shall be a total of 10 Series conducted at a regular interval of one month each. Best Publications from all the Series shall be published in the form of a customized book with ISBN No.
Themes for Series 1 to 5 are as follows:
Series 1: "Share an Experience with any Architectural masterpiece"
Monuments and Masterpieces exist everywhere; only their stories remain untold and thus, unheard. Even in India, there are many great works that are being bui (...)
The Bee Breeders has announced a new Black Balsam Laboratories competition and is looking for designs to help bartenders and cocktail makers invent the next big drink. The traditional Latvian liquor has a long history of being enjoyed for its bold and unique taste, dating back to the 1700s.
Riga Black Balsam is an iconic traditional Latvian drink, created from a combination of 24 ingredients, including herbs, roots, berries, and fruit juices. Its smooth and versatile taste can be enjoyed any number of ways, though it is often taken neat, or mixed into a cocktail of choice. More and more lately, younger audiences have begun to recognize that Black Balsam is great when mixed into cocktails.
In an attempt to further entice the yo (...)
Domés International Review of Architecture, following the program ROOM18: The New Urban Hotel (April – November 2016), is launching the program COOK8: The New Dining Place.
COOK8 consists of three actions (Competition – Exhibition – Publication) which aim to formulate and implement new ideas about the gathering of people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food as means of socialization.
The program begins with an International Design Competition starting from November 21, 2017 to February 8, 2018, about the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24-30m2. What is looked for is the creative re-interpretation and overtaking of the usual approaches which are a fu (...)
Volume Zero, an international architecture and design magazine, is hosting an open design competition titled UnBox 2017 with the concept of space utility and sustainable urban development, to encourage and empower young talented designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.
The world today has become aware of the reckless utilization of natural resources and is now making conscious efforts to move towards a sustainable future. In this endeavor, it has become imperative to rethink our approach towards building materials to ease the pressure on the conventional ones.
The Shipping Container is one such potential building material that boasts of good structural quality, can be recycled easily and i (...)
Archcember'17 is a fun competition organized by Sqrfactor which is about celebrating Indian architecture in December. It aims to bring out the content that has been hiding in, scribbled behind the notebooks of the artists within the Indian architecture fraternity. Their weekly themes have been thought-provoking, and the illustrations have surely churned some emotions in us. The basic aim of this challenge is about telling your story through illustrations (sketches/doodles/paintings or computer generated illustrations and graphics) related to architecture.
The brief of competition raises a question that all designed objects, whether conceived by an architect, artist, graphic designer, industrial designer, or landscape architect, t (...)
The VELUX Daylight Award 2018 is calling for your favourite candidates for The Daylight Award 2018, honouring and supporting daylight research and daylight in architecture, for the benefit of human health, well-being and the environment. The award puts specific emphasis on the interrelation between theory and practice.The Daylight Award is given every second year in two categories; Daylight Research and Daylight in Architecture. The award is given as two personal prizes, and each to the sum of €100,000.
It is still possible to nominate candidates for The Daylight Award 2018. The award is given every second year in two categories: "Daylight Research" and "Daylight in Architecture". The Daylight Award honours daylight and is award (...)
Project Earth 2 has announced a new ideas competition to design "stable and proper settlements" for refugee camps to be used in many parts of the world.
Titled Cities of Tomorrow, the competition is open to any architecture student or actual architect for the competition, regardless of their nationality. Likewise, people from other disciplines will also be participating, such as philosophers, sociologists, researchers, etc.
"The presence of an architect is not necessary, although it is recommended. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (6 team members maximum)," said Project Earth 2.Project Earth 2 is a platform creating design solutions for tackling two important challenges of the XXI century: climate c (...)
24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, is calling for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "fire" in its 22nd edition. The competition will explore the whole subtitles of "fire", starting from its positive aspects to negative connotations.
The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about the new concept of a home rooted in architectural, historical, social, political, economical and natural physical or ideational environment. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.
Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies (...)
The Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) calls for entries for its tenth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, an honorific biennial competition which, since 2000, has recognised the creation and recovery of public spaces, and presented awards for the best public space interventions carried out in European cities.
Representing the CCCB on this tenth award of the Prize, the president of the International Jury deciding the prize-winning projects carried out in 2016 and 2017 will be Olga Tarrasó, architect and holder of a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, with long experience working with public space projects in several European cities.The other members of the Jury are Peter Chacola S (...)
A new international design competition calls for all engineers, architects and students to develop innovative solutions to tackle the mammoth task of housing every Indian. Developed under the initiative 'India Next' by UltraTech Cement, the competition - titled Building For A Billion - will receive entries under two categories: Category I – Housing (Urban Poor) and Category II – Housing (Rural Poor).
The Initiative:A vision to house every Indian by any yardstick is both an ideal and a mammoth task to achieve. But achieve it we must. The growing issue of homeless people in India is one that needs to be tackled on a war footing and any talk of India being a developed nation before giving its every citizen a safe sh (...)
The nonprofit organization "Balouo Salo", in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Sedhiou Government and others, has launched the second edition of its competition to design a Cultural Center in the city of Sedhiou, Senegal. The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers and students and it's possible to participate as a team or individually.
Kaira Looro Competition - Sacred Architecture is an international architectural competition which has as project theme the architectural celebration of the cult philosophy in a remote place on earth, where the shortage of materials and high-performing technology pushes the architecture to the branch of sustainability and integration with lands (...)
MUDO Concept, the prestigious brand of home decoration and furniture industry, holds an international contest, Live Design Live Awards, to support young designers and innovative designs. The theme of the first year of Live Design Live Awards will explore innovative designs on Living and Dining.
The international contest, which is open to students who are still students in undergraduate or graduate programs in Design, Architecture or Fine Arts Faculties, encourages students or professionals from different cultures, countries, fields, and experiences to participate in teams.
The contestants are required to essentially create a space, atmosphere, and style while designing individual furniture that is compatible with each other. T (...)
Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced the Kemeri National Park Observation Tower architecture competition to design a new observation tower in one of the largest national parks in Latvia. The competition provides a chance for architecture enthusiasts to design a project that takes advantage of the stunning scenery afforded by the national park, and places a strong focus on ensuring that every visitor will be able to experience it to the same degree.
The Kemeri National Park Observation Tower architecture competition is now open until April 27, 2018. As the Nature Conservation Agency has expressed an interest in the construction of this tower, winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction.
Blank Space, an online competition platform, has announced the 2018 Fairy Tales competition for its 5th edition, in partnership with the National Building Museum, Washington, DC. Focusing on more societal and communicate ways of architecture in its special themed-based tasks, Blank Space's competitions can completely be evaluated out of the box!
For the Fairy Tales competition, all architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales by using only 5 selected images and creative architecture narrative, in the most spectacular way possible.
After four successful years, this year the fifth annual Fairy Tales competition returns with a s (...)
Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced the Nemrut Volcano Eyes architecture competition to tackle the problem of constructing a functional and aesthetically-pleasing lookout point along the southern edge of a collapsed volcano crater.
The task of creating an observation point, positioned at an altitude of approximately 2,800 metres, is no small feat. The observation point will provide visitors with outstanding views overlooking Lake Van and its surroundings. Those projects that present design options as well as practical solutions for construction in such an extreme environment, will sit more favourably in the jury’s eyes.
Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition Site
The Nemrut caldera sits cradled within th (...)
24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "home" in its 21st edition. The competition will explore the whole panoplies of the idealist (or personalised) version of a house interrogating what makes a house a home - its size?
its family members?
its irrevocable place or nature?
or its materiality?
and so on...
The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about the new concept of a home rooted in architectural, historical, social, political, economical and natural physical or ideational environment. The competition will (...)
Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced a new competition to design a guest house that allows visitors to watch the splendor of the Northern Lights directly from the comfort of their own beds. For the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms architecture competition, participants are tasked with creating the concept for a guest house from which to view this breathtaking spectacle.
The guest house would need to be able to permanently accommodate its hosts, as well as providing welcoming temporary accommodation for guests. The building complex would need to feature a series of separate, detached guest bedrooms, scattered around the site. The key attraction of the each room would be its unobstructed view of the sky, allowing guest to (...)
Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced a new competition to tackle housing affordability in Australia’s biggest and busiest metropolitan city Sydney. Organized in collaboration with the Sydney Build Expo, the Sydney Affordable Housing architecture competition asks participants to develop a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Sydney, which can be easily rolled out to increase capacity of housing stock, and is minimal in its use of land and materials.
Revealed as having one of the lowest supplies of affordable house in the world, coming in second to Hong Kong, Sydney property remains unattainable for most of the young population. Working with limited resources participants are challenged to create sol (...)
ARKxSITE Architecture Competitions announced its new International Architecture Ideas Competition titled 'Site Theatre' for architecture students and young professionals (≤ 40 years old). The Site Theater, located on a site promontory near the Fortress of Baleal, Peniche, Portugal, aims to create a new cultural destination and provide a place for open-air performances to enhance the experience within the landscape.
The Site Theatre is a place to engage with the land, the sky and the sea, where performers and audience are both participants and observers while the landscape becomes a natural scenic venue.
The Baleal Fortress is a significant landmark located within a remarkable place; a powerful natural scenery whe (...)
The 2017 edition of the Spanish Tile Awards has recently been announced by its organizers, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, "ASCER". The competition is held annually and open to projects and professionals in Spain and worldwide, with the organizers welcoming submissions from architects, designers and students.The use of ceramic tiles is ubiquitous throughout Spain, with each region having a unique type. The prize aims to improve awareness and understanding of ceramic tiles made in Spain amongst architects and interior designers and promote their use by these professionals.The importance of this award is highlighted by the large prizes on offer to successful entries. There are three categories in total, with Archite (...)
24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "biomimetic". The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about a social organisation rooted in architecture and derived from its nature, history and architecture language. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.
Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 24H is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustainable archi (...)