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Immortal Feature

Immortal Architecture- Competition Winner

The concept of ‘Immortal Architecture’ certainly sparked our imagination, and it seems it inspired some other people too- there were a lot of really great entries to this competition. It was quite a hard brief to grasp, with a tension between designing something to face the steady march of time, and still maintaining a social significance. Some … Continue reading

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Almost Home- Honourable Mentions

This winter we set the hard challenge of coming up with designs to rehabilitate the homeless, after last year’s competition “Let it Snow” which looked mainly at providing essential shelter for people living on the streets. The brief called for a more holistic and thoughtful strategy, which would integrate well with the urban environment and have a … Continue reading

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Almost Home- Competition Winner

This winter we set the hard challenge of coming up with designs to rehabilitate the homeless, after last year’s competition “Let it Snow” which looked mainly at providing essential shelter for people living on the streets. The brief called for a more holistic and thoughtful strategy, which would integrate well with the urban environment and have a … Continue reading

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Immortal Architecture

The Immortal is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges, starts with a quote from Francis Bacon‘s Essays, LVIII. “Salomon saith, There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, that all knowledge was but remembrance; so Salomon giveth his sentence, that all novelty is but oblivion.” It’s a bleak outlook, and a bleak story, … Continue reading

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Almost Home

Winter is fast approaching, the nights are drawing in, and it feels great to come home out of the cold. This winter we are revisiting what was one of the most exciting competitions we have held, and inviting you again to design for the homeless. Last year we had almost 100 entries to our “Let … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure Winner

“Trash to Treasure” attracted a lot of very positive, engaging and creative concepts on how we can reuse materials to create something useful and beautiful. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this competition, but now on with the winners! Congratulations to Sarah Crowley (http://sararchitecture.blogspot.com/) Her concept of recycling toilet parts was original, … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure Shortlist

Below are the shortlisted entries from the “Trash to Treasure” competition. It was exciting to see a variety of approaches, and entries that were already being prototyped- we love seeing how students and designers are getting proactive and just trying things out! Here is the brief again, just to give you a quick idea of … Continue reading

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100 years on Winner

We can finally announce our winner for the “100 years on” competition. There was a lot of discussion surrounding the short list for this competition, but we hope you can join us in congratulating our winner and the two honourable mentions. As usual, your thoughts and discussion are very welcome at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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100 Years On Shortlist

Our 100 years on competition has now closed, and it was fantastic to again see so many diverse, interesting and thoughtful graphics. Again, short-listing has been hard, but below are 7 of the entries we thought deserved special mention at this stage. The winner will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to comment … Continue reading

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Facing the Floods- Australian winners

A couple of weeks ago we held the “Facing the Floods” exhibition, which featured architectural responses to the floods from students all over the world, and in particular a large group of students from Queensland University of Technology in Australia, many of whom experienced the floods first hand. It has taken much longer than we anticipated … Continue reading

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