RE-DRAW.02: Meet the Winner and the Honourable Mentions!
WINNER: Art Is a Blast
by Yi Zhou and Xueying Huang
“People make plans for a holiday, we, too, made stay-at-home to-do lists at the outburst of coronavirus in Germany. This competition is one item on our lists. I mean, who can say no to a quarantine-discount on registration? We’re architecture students in our freshman year at Technical University Munich. This Re-Draw task turned out to be more demanding than what we expected and has pleasantly filled our semester break. We very much enjoyed doing it and have learned a ton through the process. Although looking at the drawing now again we see many aspects to be bettered, we have to admit it’s unsatisfactory that drives us forward. Big thanks to Non Architecture Competition and the jurors for making this nice experience possible!”
HONOURABLE MENTION: VERTIGO
by Juliette Blatter
Young architect, both French and Swiss, I am working in Basel for 2 years after a diploma from the Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio. Drawing architecture and Non Architecture has always been a passion in parallel of my profession. Another way of expression, to develop new ideas and also to escape from reality and its constraints. An activity that I will surely continue and improve in the future.
“Resilience has been for all the motto during these hard times of confinement and drawing has been my way of interpreting it. RE-DRAW 02 offered me a great occasion to escape through my pencils and to reflect on the inspiring and iconic Guggenheim!”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Divers Coil
by Elin Holm
“My name is Elin Holm and I have a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chalmers University in Gothenburg. A year back from now I´ve spent participating in architecture competitions and taking on smaller projects with two other architect friends, while working part-time in a shoe shop. I will start my master in architecture this autumn, and I am looking forward to spending one semester at an exchange in Norway in 2021.
This was a free and fun challenge to participate in. I thought it was interesting trying to read and “experience” a building completely from the internet, since I haven´t seen it in real life. Looking at plan drawings, sections, and pictures. As I imagine many would, the great spiralling atrium caught my attention. Through my illustration, I wanted to show the light and verticality of the space cutting through the entire building, by using an imagined scenario of a different use for the space. Diving: being in the space by falling through it!”
HONOURABLE MENTION: The Summer Dream
by Anna Kuchera
Anna is an architectural designer currently working in New York City at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. She was born and raised in Apalachin, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a B.Arch in 2018. Her interests lie in researching the constantly changing nature of today’s cities, exploring design through the channels of craft and materiality, and pushing the limits of communication through visual representation.
“I was drawn to the RE-DRAW.02 competition because of the open-ended nature of the prompt and the opportunity to create an image with representation methods and elements less common to architectural practice. An ongoing personal project of mine is to create visuals that combine vastly different architectural programs in order to challenge traditional architectural values and ideals. By inserting the program of a public pool into the avant-garde and pure forms of the lauded Guggenheim Museum, a chaotic yet functional scene is created. The image is aspirational in the context of New York’s current shuttered state; many museums here are not set to re-open until the end of summer, and when they do it will be with a certainly more sterile environment than pictured here.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: The Playseum
by Ege Cakir
Ege Cakir is a young Turkish architect who received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from METU as a valedictorian in 2016. His graduation project is awarded the second place in Archiprix Turkey. In 2019, he completed his master’s studies in TU Delft with his graduation project about transgressive spaces and inclusion/exclusion in public space. He believes that the role of architect/ure goes beyond the position of a designer and brings responsibilities as a collaborative actor in social and spatial justice.
“Participating in Non-Architecture Competitions was an inspiring process for me since it allows artistic freedom and creativity. I decided to participate because it encouraged me to explore concepts that are beyond the field of built architecture, through re-illustrating one of the precedents of our built environment.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Not only villains go to hell
by Cecilia Bagnolatti
“I am an Italian architect, fresh out of my Masters at Politecnico di Torino.
I’ve always been interested in illustration and graphics, so in this Non Architecture competition, I tried to combine these two interests with my major.
Looking at different images of the building, the section immediately jumped out at me, reminding me of Hell in Dante Alighieri’s epic poem Divine Comedy. I’ve always had a soft spot for that classic work of literature!
This year also marks the anniversary of its completion in 1320, a year before the author’s death in 1321. As Dante did 700 years ago, I decided to include in my work prominent figures of today’s world, placing each sinner inside the relevant section of Inferno (Dante’s circles) where they are being punished for their crimes on Earth.
Among my sinners, there is probably a number of predictable choices, but others might surprise the viewers. In each circle of Hell depicted in my work, you can find one or two famous individuals, 12 in total.
Can you identify all of them and understand their sins?”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Guggenheim to go
by Fran Mikolić
“Enrolled in a graduate programme at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb (Croatia), I’m currently on a break, recharging before my last semester. Amid pandemic and post-earthquake, the RE-DRAW.02 competition was a mental reset for me. I was already obsessed with masterpieces other people created through competitions that signing up was the next clear step. Since I’m also a big fan of The New Yorker Cartoons, it was a blast to reimagine the FLW’s iconic building in a new humorous way. This competition surely got me hooked and I can’t wait to be back for more.”