48H Floor Plan Battle #2 Inclusive Parliament: Meet the Winners and Hounourable Mentions!
by Quentin Lapébie, Tamara Cazaubon and Sophie Blaya
“Graduated since July 2020, we met in the corridors of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Toulouse during our first year here. Being of similar minds, we became friends quickly, which often translates in Architectural school to working together, criticizing each other’s projects and helping one another. The end of the Bachelor course is a time of reflection and often, changes; thus we separated to follows our own ways. After a year of working in studios, Tamara and Quentin went to study to Politecnico di Torino with the Erasmus+ program, whereas I went to continue my studies in the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et du Paysage of Bordeaux. However our friendly link, stronger than ever, remained untouched, translating in regular trips between our home cities, between France and Italy.
Following the end of our Master and thus the acceptance of our diploma, the idea of testing ourselves together, facing an architectural challenge, made its way in our minds. We wanted to recreate the stimulating experience of working in a group on an architectural design, and the strange times that we are living preventing us to find a job instantly, we chose to exercise our architectural thinking outside of the professional world. Searching for a challenge, we found a great interest in the 48h Floorplan #2 presented on an Instagram post. We organized our reunion in Toulouse, the city which saw our first meeting, to work as a team once again on the competition. From the reception of its theme, we found ourselves in agreement with what it inspired in us. The design and the ideas around the subject emerged quickly following intense discussions, thus making us able to work efficiently giving birth to schemes during the two days of the competition until we found the perfect candidate for our submission.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Free State of George Floyd: Minneapolis Workers Council (38th & Chicago)
by Caleb Lightfoot
Caleb Lightfoot received an M.arch from Texas Tech University in 2017 where he participated in the 2015 Land Arts of the American West field season. He is a senior member on the American Excavations Samothrace, a project in which he helps oversee architectural research at the Sanctuary of the Three Great Gods. He is also, most recently, a co-member of the Catawba Vale Collaborative, a community archaeology intended to rethink community access to the Pisgah National Forest trail system. His work exists at the intersection of architecture, archaeology, and ethnography and he uses strategies from each discipline in his work. He currently resides in Berkeley, CA, where he works with several organizations committed to standing in solidarity with the unhoused.
HONOURABLE MENTION: CIRCUITRY OF VIRTUAL DEMOCRACY
by Benjamin Tolis and Roderick Crafoord
“This is us, Benjamin Tolis and Roderick Crafoord.
We graduated architecture school in June. The pandemic took us by surprise, but we hit the ground running taking on the 48h Floor Plan Battle while being isolated in our studio.
We spent our 48 hours attempting to illustrate something beyond the boundaries of the conventional floor plan. Our intention was to depict a virtual democratic institution in the vacuum of cyberspace, highlighting our beliefs about the future of democracy.
Our entry, CIRCUITRY OF VIRTUAL DEMOCRACY, is the result of our effort. Two days and two nights of imagination, determination, and non-stop drawing.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Agora
by Germán Bosch Domingo, Peio Royo Zabala and Pol Martínez Pérez
“We are a group of friends who got in touch at the ETSAB during our architecture studies and have shared our own personal backgrounds (diď¬€erent origins, study lanes, Erasmus experiences and professional opportunities) in order to take part on diverse initiatives and competitions, so that we can test up our concerns on the post-academical realms.
We knew about the Non-Architecture competitions due to the publications on the social media and, even if some of us had participated in other contest, we felt attracted by the Floor Plan Battle as an opportunity to go along in this sort of workshop format, working intensively for 48 hours, reď¬‚ecting, discussing, drawing and challenging our ideas.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Falling For You – tearing down boundaries for political transparency
by Florian Berrar, Ji Yun Lee, Julia Wiesiollek and Catherine Zesch
We are Florian Berrar, Ji Yun Lee, Julia Wiesiollek and Catherine Zesch, architecture students at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna, Austria. The evening of the extended brief release, we sat together at a bar. While listening to political discussions on the table next to ours, we immediately started scribbling on the napkin. We decided to transfer these kinds of casual debates into our concept of the parliament.
Generally we like to include our ideas of a desirable future and on new ways of living, in our designs. Sustainability, self-determination, biodiversity and inclusive participation, as our principles, accompany us in all of our design processes.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Ballade to democracy
by Haitam Daoudi B., Asmaa Elbaz and Ege Öz
Haitam Daoudi B., Asmaa Elbaz and Ege Ă–z are three 5th year architecture students with a shared passion in their field who are eager to challenge and experiment with the normalities of design.
“We took on this competition as a challenge to establish a productive workflow within a restricted time frame, but also to experiment and play, given the surprise factor that is embedded in the 48h competition structure. Hence when the topic was released, it was interesting to experience the rush from brainstorming, understanding and taking strategic decisions. Meanwhile being creative and flexible during the process of breaking down the nature of democracy and designing for the forthcoming virtual shift and its shaping of society.”
HONOURABLE MENTION: Turbulence
by Milan Katić
Milan Katic is an architect based in Belgrade, Serbia. Working in fields of architectural design, product design and experimentation in design, with offices Remorker Architects and 4of7 Architecture.
In addition to architectural projects, he also works with experimental and digital types of graphical representation. He is the author of the graphic plug-in Hedgehog Pattern for Rhino3D.
Non Architectural competition for Floor Plan was an attractive project to showcase and test different approaches to architectural plan.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Plan for an Open Assembly
by Athan Vadiakas
“My name is Athan Vadiakas and I am a graduate of architecture from Melbourne, Australia. My interest in architecture lies predominantly in spatial and tectonic composition and the political effectivity of architectural form. Participating in the Non-Architecture competition was an enjoyable exercise due to the concise brief and slight time constraint.”