A’ Design Award Winners We Love: Furniture and Lighting Design

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                                Heads up! The <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=furnlighting17"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award &amp; Competition</a> is the world’s leading design award, reaching designers, architects, and brands in over 180 countries in 40 languages. If you’re a designer or an architect with something to submit, you better get moving—the deadline for next year&#8217;s <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=furnlighting17"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award &amp; Competition</a> nominations is approaching.
All A’ Design Award & Competition entries are peer-reviewed and voted on by an esteemed jury panel of scholars, design professionals, experts and media. With over 100 different categories, like lighting design, packaging design, and tech, plus their special awards like the Good Industrial Design AwardGood Architecture Design Award, and the Good Product Design Award, there are so many opportunities to get noticed for
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The Winners of Wilsonart’s 13th Annual Student Chair Design Competition

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/the-winners-of-wilsonarts-13th-annual-student-chair-design-competition/wilsonart-2017-chair-1-matt_bacher_sdsu_winner/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/05/Wilsonart-2017-Chair-1-Matt_Bacher_SDSU_Winner-810x741.jpg" alt="The Winners of Wilsonart&#8217;s 13th Annual Student Chair Design Competition" /></a>
                                Have you been following <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/sdsu/" data-wpel-link="internal">our series</a> on the <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wilsonart</a> <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/press-room/essence-america-s-melting-pot-comes-life-13th-annual-student-chair-design-competition" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Challenges Student Chair Design Competition</a>? The students at <a href="https://www.sdsu.edu/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">San Diego State University</a> worked with the theme &#8220;Borders, Boundaries and Mashup&#8221; using patterns from the <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/laminate-surfaces" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wilsonart® Laminate Collection</a> and the results are in! Our very own Jaime Derringer was one of the judges and just last week during ICFF the winning chair and the five runners up were finally seen in public. Take a look.
Matthew John Bacher’s chair, “A Piece of Tlaltecuhtli,” won this year’s competition and he incorporated the Milano Rosso laminate pattern for its resemblance to real stone. The sculptural chair looks at the politics of cultural appropriation with the hope of creating some type of visual dialogue. Bacher was inspired by the giant Tlaltecuhtli Monolith that was excavated at Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City in 2006. The Waves chair, by Anna Karreskog, takes a look at the waves
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2017 Winners

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                                Another <a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=winners2017"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A&#8217; Design Award and Competition</a> wraps up, and <a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/winners.php?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=winners2017"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">the winners</a> of this year&#8217;s competition are now live! The competition highlights some of the best global designs, concepts, buildings, interiors, and products in all creative disciplines and industries. Submissions are reviewed by an esteemed jury, and winners get publicity, recognition and accolades for their designs in addition to a framed certificate and an invitation to an exclusive gala night and award ceremony.
The winners will also have their work physically exhibited and get a 3D-printed trophy. The award winners even receive PR/marketing services to help make their projects a reality or networking opportunities for future projects. From architecture to interior design, furniture and lighting and more, the winning designs are all
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A’ Design Award & Competition: Last Call to Enter Your Best Designs Before the Deadline

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2017"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                The <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2017"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a> is still open and accepting nominations, so <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2017"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">register and upload your design today</a>. Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity— it promotes original design work to millions of design oriented audiences including design buyers and editors. Winners not only get a fancy trophy, but so much more including an exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications.
The competition reaches 180+ countries with over 100 categories. Plus, there are six different design
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Blank Space 2017 Fairy Tales Competition Winners

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/blank-space-2017-fairy-competition-winners/last-day-mykhailo-ponomarenko-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/02/last-day-Mykhailo-Ponomarenko-1-810x524.jpg" alt="Blank Space 2017 Fairy Tales Competition Winners" /></a>
                                It’s official, the winners for the <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">4th annual Blank Space 2017 Fairy Tales Competition</a> are in! This is a contest where designers, artists, and creatives from all walks of life are asked to design their own unique architectural fairy tale world.
For this year’s competition, three prize winners, an AIAS winner, and 10 honorable mentions were chosen from an esteemed jury that included: John Maeda of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers; Dan Wood of WORKac, Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA – National Building Museum Executive Director; G. Martin Moeller, Jr., National Building Museum Senior Vice President and Curator; Michel Rojkind of Rojkind Arquitectos; Antti Nousjoki of ALA; Sarah Balmond of Balmond Studio; Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi; Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture; Jing Liu of SO-IL; Alan Maskin of Olson Kundig; Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies; Michael Van Valkenburgh of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Robert Hammond of The High Line;
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2017 Call for Entries

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                                It&#8217;s that time of year again! The <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=entries2017"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">A’ Design Award and Competition</a> 2016 period is still open and accepting entries. If you&#8217;ve been thinking about entering, now is the time to <a href="https://www.adesignaward.com/registration.php?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=entries2017" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">register and upload your design</a>. All of the competition entries are peer-reviewed and voted on by an esteemed <a href="http://competition.adesignaward.com/jury.html?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=entries2017"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">jury</a> of design scholars, professionals and media professionals who adhere to evaluation guidelines. Beyond the recognition of the award, you also get a trophy, an invitation to their exclusive gala night, a framable certificate among other promotional materials, and access to tons of press opportunities (<a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=27776?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=entries2017"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">trust us—we&#8217;ve even gotten one</a>).
The A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading design award, reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in
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Spread the Love in Airgora’s Product Design Competition

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                                There is nothing in our lives that wasn’t created by someone. From your laptop to your favorite coffee mug to the bottle of shampoo in your shower, the work of product designers is so ubiquitous that it’s often nearly invisible. The recently-launched <a href="https://www.airgora.com/?utm_source=design%2520milk&amp;utm_campaign=competition&amp;utm_medium=cpc" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Airgora</a> aims to change that. It’s both an online community and a marketplace for product and industrial designers to showcase their work.
The platform is the brainchild of designer Leona Hu Hudelson. She spotted a connection gap in the marketplace: Companies need designers to turn ideas into products, designers need better ways to promote their services, and consumers need an easier way to find the products with best designs. Airgora closes that gap by giving designers the opportunity to raise their visibility to
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2016 World Rankings from A’ Design Award

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                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/2016-world-rankings-design-award/2016-world-rankings-adesignaward/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/12/2016-world-rankings-adesignaward-810x535.jpg" alt="2016 World Rankings from A’ Design Award" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=worldrankings2016"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>, the international organization that hands out the most prestigious design award competition has revealed their <a href="http://www.worlddesignrankings.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=worldrankings2016"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">World Design Rankings (WDR)</a>.
Rankings The United States still leads the 88 represented countries with 396 awards (wow!), followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2016. There were also five new countries are included in the 2016 rankings: Montenegro, Malta, Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Georgia.
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World Rankings Heatmap

designer-rankings-big-negative Check out the World Rankings “Design Business Insights” section for more details about the designs and even find out which country was awarded the best industrial design, or which has the most awards in a particular category. These insights provide a glimpse
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SDSU “Quick and Dirty” Chair Exercise

                                <em>We&#8217;re continuing our series documenting <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=SDSU" data-wpel-link="internal">the Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition at SDSU</a>. The next step in the competition is an exercise in chair building that serves to get the students acquainted with chair building, in an unconventional way&#8230;</em>
The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one. – Unknown
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                                Expectations are paralyzing: The pile of plywood, the stack of laminate, the blank piece of paper. &#8220;The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits.&#8221; The writer Steven Pressfield explains, &#8220;An amateur craps out. A professional shows up, does his work and keeps truckin’ no matter what.&#8221; How do you get a student to turn pro? You throw them in the deep end of the pool and let them swim.
“Every year we try to refine the Wilsonart Student Chair competition by making adjustments to the class,” explains program manager
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Matthew Hebert enjoying Laila Said’s recliner and Chuck Thomson’s birthing stool! Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
Christine Nilsson and Amalia Soerlien working together in the studio. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
Andreas Imfeld showing off his sweet dining chair during the critique. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
: Amalia Soerlien working on her porch swing in the studio. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
Christine Nilsson in the studio considering her chair. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
Caselle Reinke demonstrates her folding chair during the critique. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne
Jeremy Blake’s conversation chair. Photo by Matthew Hebert
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A’ Design Awards & Competition Architecture & Design Winners

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=archdesign2016" >A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-design-awards-competition-architecture-design-winners/alpod/"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/10/alpod-600x394.jpg" alt="A’ Design Awards &amp; Competition Architecture &amp; Design Winners" /></a>
                                By now you&#8217;re probably familiar with <a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=archdesign2016" >A’ Design Award &#038; Competition</a>, the world’s leading design award, reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages.
a-award-design-competition-logo If you’re a designer or an architects, chances are that you’ve made something worthy to submit to the competition. With more than 100 categories and special awards like the Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, and Good Industrial Design Award, you’ve got a lot of chances to get recognized. Entries into the competition are all peer-reviewed and voted on by a jury of design professionals, scholars, and media members who follow specific guidelines. Benefits of being awarded include a trophy, an exhibition, an invitation to an exclusive gala night, a display-worthy certificate,
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2017 – Call for Submissions

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2016" >A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                It&#8217;s about that time of year again &#8211; the submission deadline for the 2016-17 <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2016" >A&#8217; Design Award &amp; Competition</a> nominations.
Maybe you’ve seen some posts about it on Design Milk before. A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading design award, reaching designers and brands in over 180 countries in 40 languages. If you’re a designer, you’ve probably got something in your portfolio for submission… design-award-trophy Entries to the A’ Design Award & Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted by an expert 50-person jury panel consisting of scholars, design professionals and media members following strict evaluation guidelines. There are over 100 different categories with different evaluation criteria to enter your works. There are also specialized design awards that include the Good Industrial Design
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Fairy Tales 2017 4th Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/fairy-tales-2017-4th-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition/1_blankspace_fairytales_title/"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/09/1_BlankSpace_FairyTales_Title-600x363.jpg" alt="Fairy Tales 2017 4th Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition" /></a>
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It’s that time of year again – the Blank Space Fairy Tales competition is now open for submission. The past three years have yielded some really incredible results: 2014, 2015, and last year’s winner, Olsen Kundig: 2016. The competition brings together architecture and storytelling in a unique merging of creative worlds, inviting everyone to enter from architects to designers, writers, artists, illustrators, even students. You choose whatever you want to write or draw: the narrative and its illustrations are up to you. 2_BlankSpace_FairyTales_Splash Blank Space has enlisted an awesome and talented jury that includes: John Maeda​ (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers), D​an Wood (WORKac), ​Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA​ (National Building Museum Director), ​G. Martin Moeller, Jr. ​(National Building Museum Senior Vice President and Curator),M​ichel Rojkind​(Rojkind Arquitectos), A​ntti Nousjoki​ (ALA), ​Sarah Balmond​ (Balmond Studio), ​Marion Weiss (Weiss/Manfredi), M​ichael Maltzan​ (Michael Maltzan Architecture), Jing Liu​ (SO­IL), ​Alan Maskin​ (Olson Kundig), ​Minsuk
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Creative Challenge! Doritos Legion of the Bold

                                <em>Design Milk has partnered with <a href="http://bit.ly/DoritosLOTB" >Frito-Lay</a> in this sponsored campaign, however all of the opinions are our own.</em>
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                                When it comes to flexing your creative muscle, Doritos might not necessarily be the first thing you think of. But there&#8217;s where you would be wrong.
It was a creative spark of genius that birthed the beloved snack, when the chip was created in an effort to up-cycle tortillas into an innovative new snack by adding a flavorful combinations of spices and flavors. To help foster the same kind of creative thinking that turned excess tortillas into supermarket gold, Doritos launched their “Crash the Super Bowl” video contest. After 10 years of success with that campaign, Doritos is cultivating a community of thinkers, creators and artists called Legion of the Bold. Doritos_LotB_Logo_red-2[1] Once you sign up to be a member of the Legion of the Bold community, you unlock the dozens of
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 Winners

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=winners2016" >A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Another amazing year of nominations and submissions, but the <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=winners2016" >A’ Design Award &amp; Competition</a> winners have been announced!
a-design-award-trophy-red A’ Design Award & Competition is the largest annual juried design competition for designers, architects, and design brands worldwide. Providing publicity, recognition and accolades for their designs, A’ Design Award strives to reward designers for their hard work. This year, there are 1278 award winners from 88 countries in 93 different design disciplines, from architecture to interior design, furniture and lighting and more. See all the categories here. The entries are carefully reviewed and evaluated by an international and prestigious jury panel of established academics, media professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs. a-design-award-design-exhibition-visitors a-design-award-gala-night-lake The winners will have their work physically exhibited, an invitation to the glamorous
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Fairy Tales 2016 Competition Winner: Olson Kundig

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                                The results of the 3rd <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" >Blank Space Fairy Tales</a> are in! The jury selected the top three submissions from a pool of thousands from 67 countries, and from what I&#8217;ve been told, the competition was especially close this year! The esteemed jury included Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Elizabeth Diller, Allison Arieff, Bradford Shellhammer, Daniel Simon, Dror Benshetrit, Sylvia Lavin, Cristina Goberna, Aaron Betsky, Alexander Walter, Robert McKee, David Basulto, Becky Quintal, Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani.
You may already know the name Olson Kundig because we’ve featured some of their projects were on Design Milk in the past. Well, they’re also now winners of this year’s Fairy Tales with their gripping sci-fi narrative called “Welcome to the Fifth Façade,” which was accompanied by dream-like illustrations of structures inside silhouettes. Congrats the the Seattle team of Alan Maskin, Jerome Tryon, Kevin Scott, Gabriela Frank & Katie Miller! olson-kundig-fairy-tales-1 olson-kundig-fairy-tales-2 Here’s an excerpt:
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 Call for Entries

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2016" >A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2016" >A’ Design Award and Competition</a> 2015-2016 period is still open and accepting entries! Register and upload your design today to know how good your design is: get a complimentary preliminary score.
Gold-Trophy-in-Box You must have heard about the A’ Design Award & Competition, yes? It’s the world’s leading design award, reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages—we’ve even gotten one. If you’re a designer, then you’ve got something to share, so why not submit it for consideration alongside hundreds of other global designers to see how it measures up. With more than 100 different categories and some special awards like the Good Industrial Design Award, the Good Architecture Design Award, and the Good Product Design Award (plus many
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2015 World Rankings from A’ Design Award

The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. 2015 World Rankings from A’ Design Award A’ Design Award and Competition, the international organization that hands out the most exclusive design awards has released their World Design Rankings (WDR). Once again, the United States lead the 83 represented countries with a whopping 249 awards, followed by Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy and China. Congrats to all the winners, but a special “yay” to the US designer winners, but congrats to everyone who has been recognized.
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World Rankings Heatmap

World Rankings Heatmap

Some of the great work coming out of the United States includes these winners: brookline-residence Brookline Massachusetts Renovation Residence by BUTZ + KLUG Architecture cheung-residence Cheung’s Residence Residence by Yu-Ngok Lo cats-cradle-chair Cat’s Cradle Living-Room Chair by Stoel Burrowes lumen-lamp Lumen – Kindle Living Large Floor Lamp by
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How to Earn (or Win) an Extra $10,000 in 2016

Competitions are a integral part of the architecture experience. Since architecture school and throughout our careers, design competitions have provided a vehicle for architects to promote our talents and showcase our skills. Several architects have built their firms around the results of competitions, allowing them to leapfrog years of marketing strategies, accelerating their brands and […]

SOFTlab Wins Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition

SOFTlab Wins Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and the Van Alen Institute recently announced the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition, which called for proposals for a temporary installation in NYC’s Flatiron District. The winning proposal came from SOFTlab, whose Nova installation opens November 18th and will be on display through the holidays as part of the Partnership’s annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” programming. We spoke with SOFTlab’s Founder and Principal, Michael Szivos, about the design and partnering with 3M on the materials here’s what he had to say. SOFTlab-Flatiron-public-plaza-competition-2 What about the Flatiron location inspired the direction of the piece? The surrounding context of landmark buildings was the biggest influence on the design. The installation is meant to be a kind pedestrian scale kaleidoscope that uses the surrounding urban context as the material to get fragmented and multiplied in the various view cones of
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Fairy Tales 2016: 3rd Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition

Fairy Tales 2016: 3rd Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition We’ve talked about the previous Fairy Tales competitions in the past (2014 competition, 2015 competition, and 2015 winners) and now Blank Space has launched Fairy Tales 2016, its third edition. The competition invites all types of creatives (architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, and even students) to submit their own architectural fairy tales. The scope is pretty wide open – you can choose your own scale, location, and program for your entries. Fairy-Tales-Volume-2016-Blank-Space-Comp-2 Blank Space has enlisted a diverse jury of the utmost talent including: Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director of the Serpentine Galleries), Elizabeth Diller (Founding Partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Allison Arieff (Editorial Director of SPUR), Bradford Shellhammer (Founder and CEO of Bezar), Daniel Simon (Concept and Car Designer), Dror Benshetrit (Founder of Dror), Sylvia Lavin (Director of Critical Studies in Architecture at UCLA), Cristina Goberna (Co-Founder of Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism), Aaron Betsky (Dean of
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