Unwinding Classics – Exploring architecture theory through design experimentation
In architecture, a theory is not divorced from practice, rather theory and practice are inseparable. To design a building, an architect needs a set of concepts and ideas to guide their actions. They may be traditional conventions, experimental structural concepts, or aesthetics. Similarly, theory ultimately relies on practice, to test its hypotheses and assumptions.
Designing as a process is continuous and, when it comes to designing buildings (architecture) the process originates from an idea/inspiration and develops on the theory acquired over a period of time.
While learning in design is advocated through practice and experience, we also study theories as a part of our curriculum. The architectural principles devised by renowned architects in “Theory of Architecture” acts as an ignition point for our ideas and inspirations. Supported by examples of buildings that are already made. The evolution of architecture is captured and updated in the theory.
What if we looked at learning from a new perspective? There are different parts to reach learning but, can we learn beyond reading?
The theory of architecture comprises their work to understand what has shaped architecture that we see today. Their understanding of forms, spaces and integration of both has created a benchmark for generations. These can be seen as the initial points of inspiration and theoretical study for the design challenge. The participants can choose any one of the following architects and interpret their design ideologies into a Pavilion and Exhibition Center.
To be announced.
The theory of architecture comprises their work to understand what has shaped architecture that we see today. Their understanding of forms, spaces and integration of both has created a benchmark for generations.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 20,000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention: 12 x 500$ Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
The maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes September 21, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project October 6, 2020
Winners announcement Date November 19, 2020
Location of Competition
New Delhi, India