7th Non Architecture Competition 2019 - Thinking now is over!
Non architecture competition this year is hosting their 7th edition themed ’Thinking’ dedicate to develop a design proposal for the office typology, intended as a space to process, organize and generate information.
Non Architecture Competitions, a non-profit organisation with only purpose to encourage and support the creation of brave innovative ideas, is accepting entries in their 7th international competition for 2019 this time themed "Thinking", dedicate to develop a design proposal for the office typology.
The aim of the “thinking” competition is to develop a design proposal for the office typology, intended as a space to process, organize and generate information. In other words, a place for mental work. The participants are asked to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of office.
Recently a series of new initiatives have emerged in relation to office innovation. While companies like Google revolutionized the way office work and workplaces are conceived, remote work and freelancing are increasing chances for freedom and flexibility, turning living rooms and coffee places into modern offices. In the meantime, digitization and automation not only changed the way work is done, but also the way work is retributed. If working conditions today tend to get better in traditional offices, there is an uprising new class of digital “slaves” under heavy exploitation.
Within this context, with critical thinking and creative attitude, the participants are urged to create an artifact, merging considerable programmatic innovation and valuable design tools. The proposal can be a device, a piece of furniture, an interior design project, a pavilion, a building or an urban plan. The scale of intervention, program dimensions and location are not given and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their project.
Non Architecture is also unconventional in its submission requirements, not asking for posters or booklets. The participants are in fact asked to submit one ZIP folder with following materials:
• A presentation image (JPEG), showing the qualities of your design, in one catchy and representative impression.
• A technical image (JPEG), showing in a 2d drawing a specific technical/organizational aspect of the project.
• A functional image (JPEG), showing a specific functional peculiar aspect of the project.
• A Word Document with a subtitle for the project (max 10 words) and a short description (max 200 words). The text must be written in English.
All the images must be A4 ,300 dpi, Portrait (Vertical). The size it is meant to be a frame for your work, so there is no need to completely fill the layout with images. Try to convey in each file one specific idea in one simple image. Avoid to overcrowd it with too much material. IMAGES ARE NOT MEANT TO BE POSTERS. Each one means one single content, SO FOR EVERY IMAGE YOU CAN INCLUDE JUST ONE SINGLE VISUALIZATION (ex. one drawing or one rendering).
The images do not demand for any kind of specific technique of representation, as long as they respect the guidelines given. They can be technical drawings, diagrams, collages, pictures, renders, models, paintings or hand drawings.
It is highly recommended to include texts just when it is extremely necessary, and leave the Word document for further explainations. The projects should be explanatory enough through the graphic material. Eventual drawings titles and notes must be written in English ONLY. Any text written in a different language will not be taken into account and may lead to a team’s disqualification. In the same way every submission which doesn’t respect the guidelines given might be disqualified.
Entry fees are:
• 1–15 June 2018 – Special Registration (30 €) period
• 16 June -15 July 2018 – Early Registration (45 €) period
• 16 July -15 August 2018 – Regular Registration (60 €) period
• 16 – 27 August 2018 – Late Registration (75 €) period
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.