ABOUT - Non Architecture Competitions

ABOUT

OUR VISION

NON ARCHITECTURE

We can consider “Architecture” everything that has already been designed and/or built. That would define a realm of conventional solutions, often repeated in a self-referential system. We imagined a counterpart, a “Non architecture”. A world of unexplored designs and countless possibilities, that if found, could enlarge and change the boundaries of Architecture permanently. A universe of chances and opportunities never challenged by architects before. A limitless field of investigation that includes everything that is not Architecture, yet.

 

NON ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS

Non Architecture competitions is an initiative pointed at finding and bringing forward these valuable alternative proposals. It practically consists in a series of nine competitions, organized in a time frame of three years. All competitions have their focus on finding innovative approaches to a specific architecture topic, always related to a functional issue. Emphasis is always pointed to non-traditional, and therefore non-architectural approaches to the architect’s work.

And here 10 reasons why you should participate

500+

500+

PEOPLE PARTICIPATING

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3

COMPETITIONS COMPLETED

300.000+

300.000+

AVERAGE YEARLY PAGE VISITS

3

3

BOOKS PUBLISHED

COMPETITIONS AS A TOOL FOR RESEARCH

For Non Architecture competitions are much more than just an architectural exercise, they are a valuable tool to challenge and involve talented designers from all around the world into a collective research.

The most interesting submissions of each competition are in fact collected into a book, and enriched with essays and graphic materials from our community. As a result, each book becomes a vehicle of a Non Architectural perspective on each specific topic, and a condensed version of our open source research on the topic investigated.

If you want to learn more about our vision you can check out here the introduction to our first non architecture book: “Ce n’est pas architecture – This is not architecture”

 

NON PROFIT NON ARCHITECTURE

Non Architecture, differently than most of competition platforms, is part of a non-profit organisation. Its only purpose is to encourage and support the creation of brave innovative ideas.

All the funding raised by the platform are used to promote and support those ideas with new projects and initiatives.

If you are interested in collaborating or supporting Non Architecture you can contact us at info@nonarchitecture.eu

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OUR JURORS

Inanc Eray

Inanc Eray

Founding partner at Eray/Carbajo Architects

Nuno Brandão Costa

Nuno Brandão Costa

Founder and director of Brandão Costa Arquitectos

Filippo Maria Doria

Filippo Maria Doria

Architect and Researcher PHD at TU Delft

Alex Hogrefe

Alex Hogrefe

Founder of VisualazingArchitecture

Aldo Sollazzo

Aldo Sollazzo

Founding partner at Noumena Researcher at IAAC, Barcelona

Laurent Rosset

Laurent Rosset

Creator of Lorystripes Architect at CEBRA

Stephane Hof

Stephane Hof

Founding partner at Hoffice

Massimo Alvisi

Massimo Alvisi

Cofounding partner at Alvisi Kirimoto

Matus Nedecky

Matus Nedecky

Founder of FlyingArchitecture

Hector Garcia-Castrillo

Hector Garcia-Castrillo

Architect, BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

William Lewis

William Lewis

Associate, RA, SHoP Architects

Chiara Tonelli

Chiara Tonelli

Professor of Architecture, Roma Tre University