Winners of the competition “Remote Work Cabin” are announced which aimed to develop one drawing to communicate an architectural design.
Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non-Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.
In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.
Our exploration journey continues here, with theme three: INTO THE WILD.
The “Remote Work Cabin” was a design competition developed to explore the creative potential of architectural design through one of the most iconic architectural drawings: the axonometric projection.
The aim of the “Remote Work Cabin” competition was to develop one drawing to communicate an architectural design.
Participants were asked to create a design concept around the theme of nature and remote work. This time we challenged our designers to bring people back to nature, by designing a cabin as their ideal workplace in a natural environment. Designers were free to explore in a critical way the different interpretations of such topics, from practical approaches to more dystopian/utopian scenarios. No specific site was given.
This was a competition where participants developed their skills as a communicator, designer, and space thinker.
We were not interested in the construction details, we wanted to see the space organization. The drawing could highlight functional aspects of the building, showing a deep understanding of one or more design aspects. It could focus on the aesthetic qualities, showing space configuration and specific project characteristics, or it could only display structural elements and overall massing. The elements shown in the entry were supposed to be flexible and adaptable to the participants’ interpretation. The entry was completely flexible and adaptable to the participant’s perception.
Following are the results of this Competition.
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Team Members: Ishmam Ahmed, Barnabas Mah, Heng Si Ying Joy, Raphael Hugh Chang Jia Yi
Institution / Company: The Architecture Collective (Yale-NUS College)
Title of the project: Cabin’Mobil
Team Members: Victor Rocher
Institution / Company: École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF)
Title of the project: Niche-Making: Rewilding a Stone Quarry
Team Members: Alyson Demskie, Evan Wagner
Company: SCAPE Landscape Architecture, Kellenyi Johnson Wagner Architects
Title of the project: Hideout
Team Members: Riya Malhotra, Ajay Kamaleshwaran, Jeffril J Kumar
Institution / Company: TERI- Sustainable Buildings Division, School of Architecture and Planning Anna University, Chennai
Title of the project: Train Cabin 888
Team Members: Namida Niamnamtham, Plaifha Siripanthong, Nannapat Kosintrakarn
Institution / Company: INDA
Title of the project: Edge of the World
Team Members: Alexander Berkmann, Roland-Flavius Ventel
Institution / Company: Academie van Bouwkunst, Space Architect
Title of the project: BitCabin
Team Members: Utku Doğanay
Institution / Company: TOBB Economics and Technology University
Title of the project: Iel Flâneur
Team Members: Deng, Jin, Wang , Kai, Dieffenthaller, Michael
Institution: University of Florida
Find entire result entries on the competition WEBSITE.
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