Non Architecture seeks to reinvent spatial design by questioning the base, the fundaments and the conventions of an architect’s work. With its international editorial team and a design community of thousands of people, Non Architecture develops initiatives, mediums, and projects to explore innovative design solutions and experimental collaboration models.

Non Architecture is everything that is not architecture, yet.

Also, Non Architecture is concrete. Today it’s a portal for design contests, a community for architects and non architects, an open-source online journal, an independent publisher and a remote design studio.

And here 10 reasons why you should participate


NON ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS  – The place for participation

Non Architecture Competitions aim to explore unconventional and uncharted design solutions within the realm of architecture, urban planning and design. From 2016 to 2019, Non Architecture organized a series of 10 competitions with the goal of redefining functional architectural typologies. In 2020, we entered a new phase structured around nine themes. Each theme approaches the big challenges of today’s world from different angles.

During its 6 years in action, Non Architecture Competitions has run 21 competitions, engaged around 8000 participants in 183 countries, accumulated over 3000 design ideas and released curated content in 19 books.


NON ARCHITECTURE JOURNAL  – For reading and inspiration

Since 2020, the Non Architecture Journal functions as an open container for engaging Non Architectural content. Within the context of the journal, we share materials from the Non Architecture community and tailored insights from our editorial team.



THE NONAVERSE – The virtual playground for (non) architects

The NONAVERSE is an online community space for everyone who is interested in the Non Architecture Universe. It is a virtual playground for those who wish to engage: to meet and chat with like-minded designers, participate in light-hearted design challenges, ask questions about the ongoing competitions and much more.



NON ARCHITECTURE STUDIO  – Tailored for private organisations and institutional clients

The Non Architecture Studio is a department to take on incoming commissions and work on collaborations with external bodies. We cater to a wide range of requests within the realm of architecture, urban planning, design, and research, offering our expertise and support to deliver the desired outcome. As its unique feature, the Studio engages the Non Architecture community in its working process, reaching designers throughout the globe.




  • 5 star review  Great competition, very affordable, and helped me and my partner expand and explore different styles and concepts of design.

    Julia Fhaili Avatar Julia Fhaili
    August 29, 2018
  • positive review  this competition allow us to explore the citical issues in a great degree of freedom in terms of scale of the interventions and design approaches

    Achmad Tardiyana Avatar Achmad Tardiyana
    October 27, 2020
  • positive review  An opportunity to free the mind and wonder about the “why” more than the “how”

    Olga Conto Sterling Avatar Olga Conto Sterling
    May 2, 2019
  • positive review  Nice to have and take all the freedom to design! Having fun

    Julie Le Baud Avatar Julie Le Baud
    May 4, 2020
  • positive review  Very fun prompts and friendly environment

    Cris Rodero Avatar Cris Rodero
    December 14, 2020
  • positive review  Very interesting subjects and a lot of freedom to explore your own ideas and graphic skills!

    Laura Sabau Tatar Avatar Laura Sabau Tatar
    April 27, 2019
  • positive review  very interesting topics and promoting a critical scoop

    Gise Bartoloni Avatar Gise Bartoloni
    May 30, 2019
  • positive review  Good i love it Hope i get prize

    Fanming Wang Avatar Fanming Wang
    August 31, 2019
  • positive review  I like this

    Kaito Takano Avatar Kaito Takano
    April 15, 2021
  • positive review  Alternative getaway from mainstream thinking

    B.M. Tahammul Kabir Avatar B.M. Tahammul Kabir
    May 2, 2019

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