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 Blog is a platform for free exchange of content and inputs. Members from the Non
Architecture community share articles, essays, projects and visuals in an ongoing discussion on various
topics related to the future of architecture.


Non Architecture Competitions is a research program organized around open competitions. Members of the Non Architecture community are challenged to develop design proposals within the framerwork of the design contest.


Non Architecture Studio works as a project incubator. Members from the Non Architecture community come
together in the Studio to form design teams and develop projects.


And here 10 reasons why you should participate














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 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



The following organizations have contributed to our project with different means, including funding, sharing knowledge, expertise or in-kind support








<span style="color: #23e286;">Inanc Eray</span>

Inanc Eray

Founding partner at Eray/Carbajo Architects

<span style="color: #23e286;">Nuno Brandão Costa</span>

Nuno Brandão Costa

Founder and director of Brandão Costa Arquitectos

<span style="color: #23e286;">Filippo Maria Doria</span>

Filippo Maria Doria

Architect and Researcher PHD at TU Delft

<span style="color: #23e286;">Alex Hogrefe</span>

Alex Hogrefe

Founder of VisualazingArchitecture

<span style="color: #23e286;">Aldo Sollazzo</span>

Aldo Sollazzo

Founding partner at Noumena Researcher at IAAC, Barcelona

<span style="color: #23e286;">Laurent Rosset</span>

Laurent Rosset

Creator of Lorystripes Architect at CEBRA

<span style="color: #23e286;">Stephane Hof</span>

Stephane Hof

Founding partner at Hoffice

<span style="color: #23e286;">Massimo Alvisi</span>

Massimo Alvisi

Cofounding partner at Alvisi Kirimoto

<span style="color: #23e286;">Matus Nedecky</span>

Matus Nedecky

Founder of FlyingArchitecture

<span style="color: #23e286;">Hector Garcia-Castrillo</span>

Hector Garcia-Castrillo

Architect, BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

<span style="color: #23e286;">William Lewis</span>

William Lewis

Associate, RA, SHoP Architects

<span style="color: #23e286;">Chiara Tonelli</span>

Chiara Tonelli

Professor of Architecture, Roma Tre University

<span style="color: #23e286;">Harry Parr</span>

Harry Parr

Founder and Director at Bompas and Parr

<span style="color: #23e286;">Labics Architects</span>

Labics Architects

Maria Claudia Clemente & Francesco Isidori

<span style="color: #23e286;">Natascha Meuser</span>

Natascha Meuser

Co-Founder at Meuser Architects & DOM publishers - Professor at Hochschule Anhalt Dessau

<span style="color: #23e286;">Marc Roma Trepat Perez</span>

Marc Roma Trepat Perez

Architect at B\TA & co-founder of Heads&Tails INC

<span style="color: #23e286;">Miquel Clot</span>

Miquel Clot

Directors at LEDSCONTROL

<span style="color: #23e286;">Rebeca Sanchez</span>

Rebeca Sanchez

Directors at LEDSCONTROL

<span style="color: #23e286;">Lukas Feireiss </span>

Lukas Feireiss

Founder at studio Lukas Feireiss (picture © Luise Volkmann)

<span style="color: #23e286;">DigitaLabs</span>


Ana Fonseca & Brimet Silva

<span style="color: #23e286;">Mirek Claßen</span>

Mirek Claßen

Parametric Design and Head of Innovation at NowLab@BigRep - Co-Founder of Makeathon.cc

<span style="color: #23e286;">Maria Eugenia Latournerie</span>

Maria Eugenia Latournerie

Workplace Research Specialist at Haworth

<span style="color: #23e286;">Astrid Piber</span>

Astrid Piber

Partner at UNStudio

<span style="color: #23e286;">Arjen Wals</span>

Arjen Wals

Unesco Chair at WUR

<span style="color: #23e286;">Prue Chiles</span>

Prue Chiles

Professor at Newcastle University

<span style="color: #23e286;">Carlo Ratti</span>

Carlo Ratti

Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab Founder and Director of Carlo Ratti Associati

<span style="color: #23e286;">Seetal Solanki</span>

Seetal Solanki

Director and Founder of materials research design studio Ma-tt-er and Visiting Tutor on the Interior Design programme at the Royal College of Art

<span style="color: #23e286;">Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli</span>

Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli

Founders of MICROCITIES and Socks-studio

<span style="color: #23e286;">Anna Citelli & Raoul Bretzel</span>

Anna Citelli & Raoul Bretzel

Capsula Mundi designers

<span style="color: #23e286;">Yunil Nam</span>

Yunil Nam

Artist/Architectural Designer at WestonWilliamson+Partners

<span style="color: #23e286;">Paola Bonini</span>

Paola Bonini

Rai Digital Consultant and Professor Adjunct, University of Bologna

<span style="color: #23e286;">Steven Rubio</span>

Steven Rubio

Founder at Show It Better

<span style="color: #23e286;">XU Jia</span>

XU Jia

Vice Manager of Beijing Tourist Scenic Investment Management

<span style="color: #23e286;">WU Zhonglin</span>

WU Zhonglin

President of Shouqing Aolv Investment Management

<span style="color: #23e286;">Rebel Architette</span>

Rebel Architette

Elena Fabrizi & Francesca Perani

<span style="color: #23e286;">Smolenski Nicole</span>

Smolenski Nicole

Associate at Populous

<span style="color: #23e286;">Enno Zuidema</span>

Enno Zuidema

Head of Urban Development at MVRDV

<span style="color: #23e286;">Megan Born</span>

Megan Born

Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations

<span style="color: #23e286;">Markus Appenzeller</span>

Markus Appenzeller

Director and Partner at MLA+

<span style="color: #23e286;">Marijn Schenk</span>

Marijn Schenk

Co-Founder at NEXT Architects

<span style="color: #23e286;">Jules Gallissian</span>

Jules Gallissian

Architect Urbanist at Snøhetta

<span style="color: #23e286;">Joyce van den Berg</span>

Joyce van den Berg

Head Landscape Architect at the City of Amsterdam

<span style="color: #23e286;">Jos-Willem van Oorschot </span>

Jos-Willem van Oorschot

Architect Partner and Director of VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism

<span style="color: #23e286;">Irene Luque Martin</span>

Irene Luque Martin

Senior Project Leader at MVRDV

<span style="color: #23e286;">Hidden Architecture</span>

Hidden Architecture

Alberto Martinez Garcia & Hector Rivera Bajo

<span style="color: #23e286;">Giulio Verdini</span>

Giulio Verdini

Reader at the School of Architecture and Cities of the University of Westminster, member of ILAUD

<span style="color: #23e286;">Giulia Sonetti</span>

Giulia Sonetti

Assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino, Sustainability Specialist at Green Team

<span style="color: #23e286;">Gijs van der Velden</span>

Gijs van der Velden

Founder at MX3D

<span style="color: #23e286;">Francisco Leiva</span>

Francisco Leiva

Founder of Grupo Aranea

<span style="color: #23e286;">Fernando Ceña</span>

Fernando Ceña

Associate at Meis Architects New York

<span style="color: #23e286;">Felix Madrazo</span>

Felix Madrazo

Partner IND [Inter.National.Design]

<span style="color: #23e286;">Dai Wanjun</span>

Dai Wanjun

Vice Manager of the Shandong Li Guizu Cultural Development

<span style="color: #23e286;">Claudia Livia</span>

Claudia Livia


<span style="color: #23e286;">Francesco Decaro</span>

Francesco Decaro

Founder at C_A_G_E

<span style="color: #23e286;">Carlos Gonzalvo</span>

Carlos Gonzalvo

Founder at BETA Architecture

<span style="color: #23e286;">Francesco Rivera</span>

Francesco Rivera

Founder at Axo_Madness

<span style="color: #23e286;">Jose Moraindera</span>

Jose Moraindera

Founder at Arqpedia and Designer at KCAP

<span style="color: #23e286;">Marko Riboškić</span>

Marko Riboškić

Founder at Archiboom

<span style="color: #23e286;">Antonio D'Antrassi</span>

Antonio D'Antrassi

Associate Partner at MAD Architects

<span style="color: #23e286;">Ad Kil</span>

Ad Kil

Founder of Ro&AD Architecten

<span style="color: #23e286;">Aleksander Kongshaug</span>

Aleksander Kongshaug

Project leader at GXN

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